Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar and pH Balance
- Apple Cider Vinegar Books
- Apple Cider Vinegar History (Part 2)
- Bitter Taste and Sometimes Exceedingly Acidic
- How to Make ACV at Home
- Usda Breakdown of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Vitamin and Mineral Content of ACV
- Warnings and Caveats
- Acid Reflux
- ACV and Baking Soda
- ACV and Breastfeeding
- ACV and Medication Interactions
- ACV and Potassium
- ACV and Pregnancy
- ACV and Probiotics
- ACV and Tap Water
- ACV Chasers
- ACV Gargle
- ACV Rash
- ACV Vs. Other Types of Vinegar
- Additional Comments
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Children
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Refrigeration
- Apple Cider Vinegar as Panacea
- Apple Cider Vinegar Contraindications
- Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tips
- Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Baking Soda Note -- Very Important!
- Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Brands of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Breast Reduction
- Buying Apple Cider Vinegar
- Canker Sores
- Children and Infants
- Circulation Issues
- Clean Burn Marks Off Pots and Pans
- Colds and Flu
- Cough, Chronic
- Cuticle Pain
- Dental Enamel Issues
- Drink ACV Without Ruining Your Dental Enamel
- Ear Infections
- European Conversions
- Flus and Colds
- Food Poisoning
- Foot Health
- Foul Smelling Stools
- Fountain of Youth
- Gall Bladder Issues
- General Feedback
- General Health Tonic
- Hair and Scalp (Dandruff, Sd)
- Hair Conditioner
- Hair Growth
- Halitosis/Bad Breath
- Headache and Migraine Cures
- Heart Pain
- Hiatel Hernia
- High Cholesterol
- How to Make ACV at Home
- How to Travel With Your Remedies
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Inhaling Method
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Iodine Depletion
- Joint Pain
- Laundry Tips
- Liquid Vs. Pills
- Local Apple Cider Vinegar
- Long Term Side Effects
- Making Apple Cider Vinegar
- Maximum Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages
- Menstruation, Slow a Strong Period
- Multiple Cures Reported
- Nail Fungus
- Nausea, Seasickness, and Hangovers
- Nummular Eczema
- Oily Skin
- Overall Health
- Pimples (Impending)
- Refrigeration of ACV
- Sinus Infections and Sinusitis
- Skin Rash
- Skin, Pale
- Sore Throat
- Storing Apple Cider Vinegar
- Ted's Remedies
- Triglyceride Levels
- Varicose Veins
- Website Articles
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy
- Yeast Infections
[YEA] 12/27/2009: Ravi S from Dallas, Texas, United States: "I would like readers to try this. Add two tablespoons of ACV to lukewarm water and gargle all the way from your deep throat. Check the contents of your ACV water BEFORE and AFTER. All the more, if you are a vivid caffeine fan. You would notice all the gunk come out in lumps. Then you can imagine what it can do to your entire system. However ACV is not for everyone. Gargling, anyone can do, but if your stomach is of acidic nature, please be cautious using ACV INTERNALLY."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/02/2010: Carol from Tucson, Az: "I've been taking ACV with the Mother for about two months. 2 tablespoons in 4oz of water, 2x/per day. For the last 2-4 weeks I've noticed a slightly raised/slightly rough circular rash on the leftside of my body about the size of a quarter. Mostly on the left cheek on my bum & left thigh. Lately I've noticed these same circular rashes about the size of a dime on my chest & neck. I've heard of the Healing Crisis, meaning that my body is releasing toxins through my skin but yikes! Has anyone experienced a rash breakout after taking ACV for a length of time?"Replies
12/03/2010: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Take less and more diluted."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/03/2010: Storage Girl from St. Louis, Mo replies: "I have experienced the same rash you are talking about while taking ACV. Then, I tried to apply it to the rash, which made it worse! :v( Thinking it may be an allergy to ACV? Not planning to take ACV anymore - despite the benefits."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/03/2010: Jeff from Nashville, Tn replies: "Hi Carol,
The same thing happened to me after about 6 months of ACV. I originally thought it was a scrape from moving tree branches, but when it did not heal I thought ringworm. Tried everything and it got worse and I noticed new small patches(20-25)forming on my body. Turns out to be Pityriasis rosea. Look this up.
I also wondered if the detox process of ACV may have triggered this. If yes, so be it. I will always have ACV in my life and have lost 15 lbs without even trying! As far as the Pityriasis rosea, all you can do is stay clean, cool, and dry. (G--- Bond Powder seems to help) It will eventually start SLOWLY fading away."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/03/2010: Joyce from Lansdowne, Pa replies: "I have been taking ACV for acid reflux and I also noticed a small rash on my upper back near my arm. It does not hurt. It is there until it goes away then another one comes up nearby. I also believe that it is toxins coming out of my body."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/03/2011: Misha from Binghamton, New York replies: "I am absolutely shocked to read this post! Years ago in college I came down with the Pityriasis Rosea rash. I was told that this condition rarely reoccurs. However, when taking apple cider vinegar for about a month, again I had the unsightly, very uncomfortable Pityriasis Rosea condition again! I am thinking that this might be some sort of healing crisis."
09/03/2011: Tee from Philadelphia, Pa, Usa replies: "I am currently taking ACV with tap water and I noticed I have a rash on my left thigh. It's like a light spot about the size of a quarter. When I was little I used to get those spots, but smaller on my cheek from time to time. My mother said they were yeast spots. I guess from eating too much bread of starch. So maybe ACV is detoxing our body from too much yeast in our body and that's why we get those spots. They go away in about a week or two."
07/28/2013: Misha from Binghamton, New York replies: "Hey Earth Clinic Friends! It's back! I posted on this site back on 4/03/2011 about taking ACV and a resulting Pityriasis Rosea rash. I discontinued the ACV at that time, and waited about 3 months for this condition to clear up. Just recently, I started to take the ACV 3x a day before meals 2 tsps diluted in water for about 2 weeks and I have Pityriasis Rosea AGAIN! This is the third time I have had this rash and when I first got it, my doctor and numerous websites have noted that it is usually something you get once in a lifetime; rarely twice. But this is the third time! At this point, I don't care. I am going to continue to take the ACV because it has done wonders for my energy levels, even though I haven't seen any weight loss yet."
07/28/2013: Larry from Fairfax, Va replies: "Your skin rashes may have been caused by excessive amount of toxins released into the body when the ACV may have inadvertently too quickly killed-off a large amount of bacteria or fungus; this is known as the Herxheimer reaction. I have had this type of thing happen to me recently."
07/29/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Misha, how about lowering your dosage?"
ACV Vs. Other Types of Vinegar
09/16/2011: Mercedes from Bogota, Colombia: "Hello,
I have question- I bought a bottle of vinegar and it states that the compound is vinegar, it never says that cider vinegar is the source of it and besides says it has apple flavor and caramel color. For me it is just plain white vinegar flavored and colored. Does white vinegar have the same qualities of cider vinegar and both have and share the same nutrition facts and help to fight illnesses in the same way as cider vinegar?
If I continue having this white colored vinegar as if it were cider vinegar, would it eventually do me any damage?
When having white vinegar, what would be the answer just talking about health? I do have one tablespoon of it with half of a cup of hot water.
Thanks for your answer.
09/16/2011: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "Apple cider vinegar is made from the juice of real apples, diluted with water to 5% acidity. The white vinegar you mentioned won't hurt you. The amount you're taking is no more than you would find in a serving of salad dressing."
08/14/2010: Terry from Qulin, Missouri: "Is pure sodium acetate anhydrous powder safe to dilute in water and drink?
I know about the Apple Cider Vinegar and sodium bicarbonate to make sodium acetate, but vinegar and I do not get along. I cannot even stand the smell. If so, how much would you use? Example 1/8 teaspoon etc thanks"
EC: Material Safety Data Sheet:
06/14/2010: Gumby from Haiphong, Vietnam: "Are the curative powers of Apple Cider Vinegar also found in other kinds of vinegar? In the country where I live, they don't sell ACV but there's plenty of rice vinegar and I've even seen banana vinegar.
How much of the ACV benefits are due to the acetic acid which is present in other kinds of vinegar too? Are other kinds of vinegar also beneficial, even if ACV is better? Can one substitute other vinegars for ACV with good results? Thanks."
07/09/2010: Abid Ali from Islamabad, Pakistan replies: "U have many options to use vinegar. Best option is to make Apple cider Vinegar at home. It is very easy. U can find so many articles on the net on how 2 make ACV at home. However other vinegars are also very good and can subsitute the apple vinegar. But the best option is to make it at home"
01/19/2012: Jay(sc) from Sumter, Sc replies: "I had warts, and tried the duct tape with the cotton balls with some success. I started taking a quick swig from the bottle at night and in the morning, and now my hands have cleared up. I have also noticed that when I do take it at night, I don't have heartburn. This is my exp. though."
03/15/2010: Msg from Somewhere, Europe: "Can lemon juice be used instead of acv in all (most) of the remedies?"Replies
03/16/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "I would have to say that I disagree completely with the_phoenix's conclusions. I regard taking lemon or lime with baking soda as the major factor that helped me to successfully cure my candida. My understanding of the use of lemon and lime or ACV with baking soda came after my own long period of use and experimentation (4 years).
For me, lemon and lime with baking soda is the most useful because:
* It provides good citrate and ascorbate balance between sodium and potassium electrolytes.
* This remedy both alkalizes the blood as well as the internal body cell environment.
*As Ted has said, the lemon or lime remedy normalizes many biological parameters including pH, ORP, phosphates, bicarbonates and antioxidants of vitamin C.
I also use the ACV and baking soda remedy, but usually only if I need more energy, because the malates formed from the malic acid in ACV are utilized in the Kreb's energy cycle of cell metabolism and respiration. But I also use methylene blue or hydrogen peroxide internally, they are usually just as good as ACV, if not better, for increasing the efficiency of cell respiration and increasing energy levels in general.
I've also found, from personal usage, that lemon or lime plus baking soda seems to actually alkalize the body better than using ACV. As Ted says, ACV and BS only alkalizes the body to a pH of 7, whereas the lemon and lime remedy normally alkalizes the body to a higher and more balanced level.
Also, in the_phoenix's post, I note that she gives many reasons for her belief that ACV is better than the lemon/lime remedy and then afterwards, with no further critique on lemon/lime -- no reasons -- she concludes:
"Lemon juice has different properties[WHAT DIFFERENT PROPERTIES?] and hence is NOT a suitable subsitute in most cases although it is also an organic acid and contains potassium."
Here is what Ted from Bangkok offers and concludes regarding the ACV and Lemon/Lime remedies:
"In my opinion the best formula to use is the lime-baking soda formula, after drinking it many biological terrain parameters would be normalized the best."
The judgements the_phoenix offers are neither fair or good enough in the criticisms of the lemon and lime remedy.
Remember that people who have no experience at all read EC, and I would personally hate to think that I would mis-advise or mislead anyone concerning any of the remedies here."
10/27/2011: Don from Rodeo, Nm replies: "Hi Bill, in the Philippines, you mentioned lemon or lime with baking soda. Would like to know the recipe for that. Would you share that with me? Thanks, Don"
10/28/2011: Wildtriangle from Oxford, England replies: "http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html
Hope that helps"
10/26/2009: Rose from Sao-Paulo, Brazil: "Hello all,
does anybody know if tangerine organic vinegar has the same benefits as ACV?
11/12/2008: London from Sandusky, Ohio : "APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IS A TRIP. Listen to this, I usually use, 100% organic vinegar with Mother, always, but lately I have not had a chance to order it online. So I bought a bottle of regular ACV from the supermarket."Heinz". I notice fruit flies swarm around it like crazy, even when the cap is on. When I finally got a chance to use the organic again, I accidently left a few table spoons in a ramekin overnight, and found fruit flies were not attracted to it at all, and there were no floaters. Strange. I guess organic is better."Replies
09/17/2011: Muzza from Port Hedland, Western Australia replies: "Hi, I started reading this last night as I'm well fed up with my allergies. I had to laugh with the very first comment in this feedback section.
" I do not think I can make myself drink this every single day without something to help the taste."
I would drink the gastric juices out of a 10 day old kangaroo that was the victim of Road Kill, if it meant getting rid of my allergies.
I really hope this works as I got straight up and rode off to the shop to buy and try this remedy.
07/13/2013: Te from Charlotte, SC: "Do you know if ACV will change the color of your urine as it cleans you out?"
[YEA] 07/12/2013: Danae from Mckinney, Tx: "I've been drinking ACV for a few weeks now -- one shot morning and evening, with some water, and throughout my work day (a tbs or 2 in a bottle of water). I have so much more energy and end up not needing as much coffee as I used to. It also helps flush out candida and "junk" from the body. I'm hoping it'll help me shed some weight.
Yesterday my eye started feeling really itchy, not sure if it's allergies or a stye but immediately after it started swelling up I took 2 tbs of ACV with a little water in a shotglass and 30 minutes later the swelling went down tremendously. I woke up today and my eye is 90% better already!! Usually when I have allergies it takes a few days for the swelling to calm down but ACV sped up the process. Will definitely keep taking ACV :)"
EC: Danae, Another option for even more energy is to add a dash of cayenne to your shot of ACV (or ACV tonic). Whew!
[YEA] 03/18/2010: Chris from Auburn, Al: "First off, this is the most amazing site I've ever come across. I've had acute allergies for 10 years now. For the first 5 years, I just dealt with it, but as I've gotten older, it's gotten worse. I usually end up bed ridden with sinusitis, fever, terrible headaches, etc. before all is better. The last 5 years, I have taken an antibiotic virtually every time I had an outbreak (about every 2 months), and everyone knows how bad that is for our bodies. Since I found the ACV cure a year ago, I've had ONE outbreak. I cured both of my last outbreaks without antibiotics in a matter of 3 or 4 days. I now drink ACV daily. While I still occasionally have itchy eyes or headaches, I rarely feel bad at all. Additionally, I had laryngitis, and mixed cayenne pepper w/ the ACV mixture, and cured it instantly. Thank you all so much for giving my life back.
My daily dosage, 2 TSP w/ 8 oz of water several times throughout the day.
When I'm sick, 2 TBLSP w/ 8 oz of water and 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper (for sore throat) several times throughout the day."
09/14/2010: Noelle from Denton, Tx, Us replies: "Hello, first time poster here. I started a regimen of ACV in water after having it recommended to me by a weight loss clinic as a general detox. I noticed after 2 days of drinking it diluted in water that I seemed to have more energy at the end of the day than I was used to having. But what was truly impressive was that I had gone away for the weekend to visit relatives and did not think to take some ACV "on the road". I had increased allergy symptoms and overall felt worse than before going on the ACV regimen. So I'll definitely make a "to go" travel bottle in the future so that I don't have to skip any days."
[YEA] 11/01/2012: Justcallmecole from Elkhart, In replies: "I started drinking ACV while at the tail end of a cold. I had gone through a box of heavy duty decongestant/expectorant and halfway through a second box and I wasn't really improving past a certain point. I was frustrated and searching the web for any alternative solutions when I discovered this site. I ran right out and bought a bottle of [organic] ACV. I started drinking it diluted in water AND I also started to rinse my nose with it. I do not use a nettie pot for my sinus rinsing. Ever since I had sinus surgery 15 years ago, I've used a baby nose aspirator as instructed by the surgeon and squirt the solution up into my nose while leaning over the sink. I use 1 tsp in 8oz of warm water for my nose rinse & 2 tbsp in 16oz water to drink. Sometimes, I'll just take a shot straight but I love the flavor of vinegar. I had heard the nose rinse might cause burning but never experienced that myself. WOW! Within a day I noticed a difference. I stopped taking the decongestant/expectorant pill and have continued to drink & rinse twice a day (morning and night). I am not kidding when I say I very rarely sneeze anymore!! I have such horrible year-round allergies. I've been on an Rx nose spray AND would take an OTC pill also. Since I have been rinsing my nose, I rarely use the spray let alone take the pill. I do notice a difference when I forget to rinse my nose. To me that is just proof it's the rinse w/ ACV that is helping me. I have recommended ACV to everyone!"
[YEA] Patrick from Boulder, CO: "I had extremely bad spring allergies. A former Professor (bothered by my sneezing attacks) suggested this and it works! Two Tblsp. ACV and 2 Tblsp. local raw honey. The honey has pollen and allergens and the Vinegar is a stringent. Take one a day for 2-3 weeks and notice the difference!"
EC: However, adding honey can sometimes exacerbate allergies:
[YEA] 06/07/2008: Sam from Bernalillo, NM replies: "Ive always had a dry nose, but it never really bothered me. Then at the beginning of the spring I developed awful allergies. In New Mexico we have some of the highest pollen rates in the US. I was sleeping about 12 hours a day and was constantly nauseous for 2 weeks. I thought I was just really sick and since I don't have insurance I went to my collage health clinic and was told it was allergies. They told me to get some over the counter drugs to fix this. And since I'm cheap I decided to do some research. I found earth clinic and tried ACV. Two days later no allergies. I was amazed of how well it worked and suggested it to a few of my co- workers who also loved it. At first I tried the heinz which worked and later on decided to opt for Brag. Now I only take it about every 2 weeks. Thanks Earth clinc for keeping me off drugs."
[YEA] Lasa from Littlerock, AK: "I am a singer with severe allergies. I was on the road for several months playing music. My allergies got so bad I thought I had nodules that would need removing. I became unable to perform and every state I traveled to contributed to my condition making it worse. I returned to Little Rock to see my doctor but they did not remedy my condition. I was gigging in Biloxi a couple of days later and a friend of mine, who is also a musician, had contacted an ear nose & throat specialist about my condition. The doctor advised me to try apple cider vinegar. The relief was immediate. I was able to sing my low range repertoire that night. Within a couple of days, I was no longer hoarse and back to normal. I keep a bottle on hand at all times and use it as soon as symptoms occur. What a difference!"Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/02/2010: Whoopi from Makati, Philippines replies: "I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar twice daily in the last two weeks, hoping that this will help me in my allergic rhinitis, however, I noticed that evrytime I take Apple Cider Vinegar with a little amount of honey and water, I feel some kind of dizziness , itchy eyes and nose, I sneeze a lot but good thing I got good amount of nasal discharge also evrytime I blow my nose. I'd like to know, are those manifestations normal that will lead to a better results for my condition or am I to discontinue taking it ? Hope I can be helped on this as I don't wanna be so dependent to nasal spray and aantihistamines evrytime I'm exposed to dust and smoke."
06/28/2011: Deej from Mumbai, India replies: "I too am allergic with lots of things... Especially during rainy seasons and high humidities. I started taking apple cider vinegar, but Im not sure if its helping me or am I allergic to it too....."
09/21/2011: Philabongo from Crystal Lake, Illinois replies: "You might be allergic to apples. It can happen, I am allergic to red apples according to my ETN when I had my scratch test done. Good luck!"
[YEA] Amy from Hartford, CT: "I was on prescribed allergy medicine for 17 years. I started the honey and ACV mixed with water 3 years ago and rarely even have to take an over the counter allergy pill. It takes about 4-6 days of taking it twice a day to build up in my system, and then I usually only have to take it once a day. I'm a massage therapist and I recommend it to all of my clients who come in with allergies, many of them have become faithful to the ACV too. So glad someone told me about it!!"Replies
08/16/2011: Dan from Myrtle Beach, Sc, Usa replies: "I've had the exact same results!"
[YEA] Joanie from Akron, Ohio: "My cousin's doctor recommended ACV for gout, she passed this website on to me, so I've only been using ACV for about 3 weeks now, and no migraines, no sinus headaches (northeast ohio weather horrible), allergy symptoms have all but disappeared, and FEWER HOT FLASHES (am 47), I don't understand why more physicians don't tell us about this miracle cure-all!
EC: Read many more testimonials and cures here.