Works like a charm! Really!! I had an endoscopy scheduled because I was feeling terrible, with an acid reflux that nothing could stop. The Prevacid that I had been taking was useless. Since I had to wait about 1 month for my appointment, I stopped taking Prevacid and started taking the ACV baking soda remedy described here... I felt GREAT about 3 days into it, and PERFECT within 3 weeks. Got the endoscopy done: NOTHING!! Seriously, no inflamation anywhere, including the duodenum. Last time I had an endoscopy done I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia: GONE! Go figure... I must warn you again though: BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE BAKING SODA. Too much and you will end up in much worse shape. I used only 1/8 of a teaspoon, with ACV. Never measured the resulting pH, but preferred to err on the safe side. Good luck, and take care!
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Auckland, New Zealand
Posted by Ingrid (Sydney, N.s.w, Australia ) on 05/13/2011
I have been taking nexium for about 7 years, I am 55 years old, I have started ACV With BS about one week ago, and I can tell you that I can feel the difference already, all of this is for my acid reflux. But my question is, should I be worried if I stop taking nexium?
Is it possible to have ACV and BS with the nexium for long, until I feel secure to go off of the nexium?. It is very important for me to know this as soon as possible.
I am also taking BP(blood presure) medicine.
Thank you very much.
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Posted by James (Plainview, Texas) on 05/09/2011
For most of my life I would take baking soda for my severe acid reflux and after only minutes it would do its wonders of nuetralizing the acid, after a couple of burps I was good to go. But lately its been so bad that even putting 5 or more tablespoons in 8 oz of water didn't help.... So today, after finding this site I tried apple cider vinegar and although I had to take a few doses over a couple of hours, it seens to make the pain tolerable. Now keep in mind that my acid reflux is an extreme case that cases vomitting and on average 12 to 15 hours of level 9 pain ( 1 to 10 scale). For more mild heartburn and reflux I will swear by baking soda, and now , because of the wonderful site I am becoming convienced about the positive uses of ACV.
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Posted by Stacey (Sarasota, Florida) on 02/18/2011
Can you use this combo of Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda when pregnant?
Posted by Donna (Nova Scotia, Canada) on 10/27/2010
I developed severe acid reflux after antibiotics and prednisone for a respiratory virus in March. I was taking 2 nexium 40mg, sulcrate, zantac, and domperidone, and had a very limited diet. My acid reflux was still awful. My gastroscope showed Barrett's esophagus and severe gastritis. I had elevated liver enzymes, gallbladder attacks, severe weight loss, and chronic fatigue. Previously I didn't have a problem with acid reflux and led an active life.
I started the apple cider vinegar with baking soda three days ago and can't believe the improvement already. Originally I used 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar and a 1/4 tsp of baking soda and worked up to 2 tbsp of cider and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda. I have been able to stop domperidone and zantac and only take 1 nexium now. I hope to be able to soon stop taking any nexium. I still have some burning and use DGL, baking soda, and chew gum. I tried several times in the past to reduce the nexium but the burning in my chest was always so unbearable that I always started taking it again. I am concerned about the 2 days off of the ACV. Do I wait to do this once things have settled down? Thank you so much Ted! I feel like I am getting my life back.
Posted by Aloha (Honolulu, Hawaii ) on 10/03/2010
It's been interesting reading all the comments on ACV/BS etc. I have been on Prilosec for years for acid reflux and it helps the burn but it doesn't help the constant regurgitation... Everyday my food/liquids come back up into my mouth and I can either chew it up again and re-swallow it or spit it out.. I know that is disgusting but I'm sure I'm not the only one suffering with this. My doctors approach to this so far is to "take more Prilosec" I don't want to take Prilosec to begin with because I heard it robs your bones of calcium. Well I've tried taking the ACV without BS and as soon as I take it, I begin to get a burn in my stomach. Will the BS help this??? and how do you know when you have mixed the right amount of BS to bring it to a PH of 7... How do I measure that??? Thanks...
Posted by Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md) on 08/19/2010
I'm a 39 year old female with horrible acid reflux. I had my gallbladder removed about 10 years ago. I still would get horrible bouts of acid reflux after eating anything tomato based, spicy, creamy, or acidy (like fruit) I tried the ACV (2 tbl spoons) with 1/4 tsp of baking soda and 8 oz of water last night. I was attempting to enjoy some red wine and knew I would have a horrible night of reflux. I made the mix and drank it right before bed. It WORKS! No sour burps or acid burning it went away completely! I have slept with antacids, Pepto and pepcid by my bedside and none of it ever worked but this did! Thank you so much! I'm finally not afraid to eat and drink the things I love!
Posted by Dee (Fairfax, VA) on 05/16/2007
I'd been having terrible heartburn for over a week. So bad that that my kids and husband were very worried. A few years ago I had six ulcers! But didn't want to start the standard gastro treatments lansoprazole or purple pills - I'm well aware of the downsides to them. My gastric problem was probably caused by my ADHD, I frequently forget to eat because I get so hyperfocused I don't notice I'm hungry!So, I went looking for a homeopathic cure and found your website. I read a whole bunch of stuff and probably confused one thing with another nevertheless this is what happened: I made the ACV mixture adding the Baking Soda also 2 tbsp Aloe juice; 1 tbsp of organic honey; 1 tbsp of'Coconut Oil (using warm water, which melts the honey and VCO). I tried with and without the VCO and for those who find the ACV drink unpalatable the VCO helps alot! The heartburn stopped in 24 hours! Major miracle. I felt focused, relaxed, energetic and pain free. The only side effect of note was/is gas. Is this from the VCO? Is there anything I can do about that? And is it OK to blend all this together? Should I be drinking it before or after or with a meal? I don't know about the other magical effects of VCO its only been 2 days! Thanks for this great site, its already helped me a lot!
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South Pasadena, Ca
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Posted by Lilli (Kenmore, Wa, Usa) on 02/13/2013
I've found that ACV works the best for my acid reflux. However, I had to tweak the formula a bit.
I cannot stand the taste of straight ACV so I added fresh lemon juice in equal amounts to the ACV. I used to drink a tall glass of water but found that too much water triggered the AR, especially before bedtime.
Now I use apx. 6 ounces of filtered water and add 1 tbs. ACV, and 1 tbs. Lemon juice. If this mixture is too sour, just add a squirt of good quality honey. Some have mentioned adding baking soda. I never have, but if the acidity bothers you, it is worth a try.
I drink the mixture throughout the day and never before bedtime. I've even tried drinking it with my meals in place of other drinks.
Another thing that has helped tremendously is not eating or drinking after the evening meal and at least 4 hours before bedtime. I also limit my intake of liquids while I am eating to aid digestion. I've added more raw fruits and vegetables. Apples work really well.
I find that these things work best whenever I feel the first twinge or feel the acid coming up in my throat.
Posted by Acidic (Campbellcroft, Ontario) on 04/22/2011
I have been reading the information on a number of sites lately regarding ACV and also MANUKA honey. They seem to have a number of benifits, my reason for the sudden interest in these treatments is that I have had stomach problems for yrs. and yrs. But it was always on average, just a minium effect in my life. I have been taking perscribed medication for this problem for yrs. In Feb. of this yr. I had a tooth problem actualy three teeth two with bacteria infection, and one that needed root canal, my pain was severe!! I was taking lots and lots of IBUPROFEN just to be able to function.
When I saw my dentist he perscribed antibiotics the first didn't work so he perscribed a much stronger one, after three days I could not stand the pain in my stomach and the heartburn so I quit the antibiotics, after all was said and done I am left with this heartburn that is so bad it is burning my throat and the back of my mouth, morning to night.
I have just yesterday purchased ACV with mother as I understand is the best one! Also picked up some Manuka honey. I really hope this works? I have a question Can I mix the honey and the vinager together in a drink and also if I boil the water and put the honey in the boiling water will the heat of the water damage any part of the honey's good properties. Also is there a maxium amount that I should take? I don't want to exceed it and create another problem. If anyone could help me with this I would appreciate it very much
Posted by Crazydogjack (New Castle, Pa, USA) on 11/13/2009
Okay. Here's my advice to acid reflux. If you take the "medication" traditionally given for reflux, what happens is that it depletes the acid in your stomach and then you don't digest your food properly. I was on medication for 11 years and decided there was a better way. There are a slew of side effects from taking those suggested meds. This is what I came up with on my search for something better to cure this problem. I was very skeptical that it would work but I thought what the heck I'll try it and it worked.
In the begininning I used a combination of orange peel extract every other day, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and water daily and organic Aloe Vera juice as needed. After two months I became symptom free. I drink the Apple Cider Vinegar and water everyday because of the health benefits. I also keep aloe vera juice on hand and I keep the orange peel extract on hand just in case I have a flare up. I have been symptom free for over a year and I feel great! Best of luck to you! I am sure this will work for you too!
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Posted by Varinder (Houston, Tx/usa) on 11/15/2011
I just eat 1/2 an apple anytime I eat acidic food and acidity is bothering due to overeating or fried food. It has helped me. I don't take any medicines, always the natural cure. It works. Doctors were writing prescriptions for my acid reflux but thank God I checked home remedies.
Posted by Cool Woman (Bremerton, Washington) on 10/26/2011
Im 18 years old and studying in college, when 3 days ago I justs started feeling this sensation like acid was backing up in my throat. So the first day I ignored it, but it continued to grow worse so on the second day I started popping tums and they didn't help at all. So on the third day I decided not to eat anything at all in hopes that the sensation would go away. Well haha, halfway through the day it still persisted and I couldn't take it anymore so I got online, found this website, and out of desperation tried eating apples. To my surprise, within 30 minutes the sensation cleared right up and I feel much better. The weird feeling in my throat is not completly gone, but I feel like if I keep eating the apples and stay away from trigger foods, I will be fine :) thanks for this great tip
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Posted by Van (Sa, Tx) on 01/07/2010
Keeping this short so as not to repeat information -- I stopped taking my meds for a couple days till symptoms appeared. Tried the ACV, and it didn't really work (for the reflux). Tried the almonds, worked slightly. Ate the apple...worked almost immediately!!! I was amazed. Since then I have been eating on average 2 apples a day, drinking apple juice with my meals (which seems to work also). I still am experimenting with the ACV though...but for my sinus clogs and allergies...too early to tell but that seems to be working slowly as well.
Thanks to all who post here and to the site owners for helping people try to find more healthy ways to live. The part that really chaps my hide though is that doctors HAVE TO KNOW that these remedies exist and work and yet they still try and sell us on those prescription meds.
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Posted by Mrgrace (Concord, Nc) on 12/14/2009
I have suffered from Acid Reflux for over 10 years and have been on a precribstion for at least 7 years. I still have problems from time to time and noticed that eating an apple helped me. I think I just lucked up with that, I tried it only a few times and it seemed to work, so I deciced to google apples helping with reflux and found this site! It is good to know it is not just me, it really works! One apple (I have used Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delishious and all worked fine)