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Nephrotic Syndrome
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Posted by Jun Sayson (Cebu City, Philippines) on 08/06/2008

[YEA]  ACV and Baking soda cures my Nephrotic Syndrome:

I was diagnosed by my doctor with Nephrotic Syndrome disease for 17 yrs. I've been taking prednisone for 2 years and other medication. My NS has never getting better but even worst and my immune system became low, I was even confined in the hospital for Pneumonia. After my confinement in the hospital I decide to stop taking my medication and taking some natural food supplements. Every year I had my physical examination including urine testing and my protein rose to 4+ until I stumble to this site seeking for remedy or even cure to my NS. I read some testimonies I found a cure to my NS the ACV + Baking soda and was very surprised after my Physical exam my protein is normal. Thank GOD that he guides me here in this site I hope that this will help also to people who is suffering NS. More power to this site and God Bless us all.

EC: Read more about NS here:

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
Hello Jun, so glad that you tried a natural and it worked out for you. I wanted to alert you to discontinue drinking any soda pops (colas, pepsis, & all other carbonated beverages) because I picked up a few children spilling protein in their urine & nothing to explain why. Dipstick Urine negative for everything but the protein and culture was also negative. After asking Mom's about their carbonated beverage intake (all were drinking carbonated beverages instead of water), I asked Mom's to not let them drink anything but milk, fruit juice and water and return to clinic a week later for a recheck of their urine. All of their urines checked negative for protein except for the one who had been 4+ proteinuria, who was down to a trace of it. Her Mom admitted that she had drank one on the way to the clinic!
Replied by Patty
Palmdale, Ca.
Hello Jun, my son is 6 years old and has been battling with nephrotic syndrome since 15 months of age. like you, he tryed prednisone and didnt help much. I desperately want to take him off all the meds., can you write back the exact measurements and how to take it. We are just tired of all the edema and minor little infections that lead to admissions at the hospital.
Replied by Mr Gamal
Mansoura, Egypt
Please I want to know the real relation between nephrotic syndrone and using Apple Cider Vinegar to treat it and if it gave good results or no? Please reply soon as I have a girl of five years with this disease two years ago up till now and she got bored of all medicines. Thanks alot
Replied by Sabrina
Decatur, Al, Usa
Diagnosed with NS 10 years ago. Interested in exact dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar Baking soda and how long you had to take.

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Posted by Tana (Columbia, South Carolina) on 01/18/2008

[YEA]  Five years ago I started taking ibeprophen for a serious back problem. About 800mg a day. Three months later I started having pains that started below my breast bone and radiated up my throat, to my back, and up the right hand side of my neck and face. The only thing that stopped the pain was a spoon full of baking soda in an8oz. glass of water. I've tried the purple pill but still am suffering from time to time. I am now going to try the ACV with the Baking soda, before I eat to see if this will be an additional help? I have heard great things about this and at this point willing to try anything to keep from, the burning sensations, not being able to swallow, and throwing up in my sleep. Today I mixed the 1 teaspoon/ACV with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 8oz. of water and was able to keep my food down. This is a Miracle!!

Replied by Tana
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Apple Cider/Baking Soda: I am writing to warn people that taking Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other such painkillers, that you also need to take at least 1000/2000 milligrams of Milk Thistle/Silymarin preparation to protect your liver. I take the Milk Thistle/Silymarin at the same time I take the Tylenol in my case. Since I have been dealing with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for ten years I know that it is necessary to protect the liver so that it can do its job of cleansing your body of the many toxins that otherwise would build up and cause the liver to work ineffectively or lead to liver damage.S incerely, Tana.

Posted by Laura (Courtland, CA) on 10/26/2007

[YEA]  I Was so happy to find your website-I was looking for a natural approach to upping my DHEA level as my test results showed very low-As I am 46 and entering into the change of life I was frustrated with my weight gain and came upon the stories of ACV-Well I started to take the 2tbl. ACV to 1/4 tsp of baking soda, with a dash of cayenne and a skirt of lemon in 1/2 cup warm water....what I didn't expect to experience immediately was that the pain associated by my 12 year bout with slipped ribs and vertebrae problems disappeared within 20 minutes-hopefully now my body can heal itself rather than trying to quiet the agonizing heat of inflammation-Alleluia, the journey has just begun, healing is indeed something we can all do for ourselves. I have spread the word and for those of you with daily is the easiest thing you can do- Thank you so much...p

Posted by Joy (Cadillac, MI) on 07/09/2007

[YEA]  For several days I was suffering from neck and head pain on the left side. I had pain in my left ear and eye. I tried the heating pad, self massage, and pain pills. Nothing helped. Woke up every morning to headache and pain. I couldn't turn my head without cringing. Finally this morning I took acv with baking soda and grape juice. I felt better almost immediately. My head pain is gone and my neck doesn't hurt. I can turn my head and there isn't any pain! Thank you for this website!

Posted by Loranda (Long Pine, NE) on 01/16/2007

[YEA]  I have been drinking three 20 oz. bottles of water with 1/8 tsp. baking soda and 2 T. ACV a day for a week. No more aches and pains. Haven't had a headache in a week. My hip, knees and shoulders ached daily before the ACV. My energy level is up also. And this isn't organic ACV, just the store brand. Looking for the organic, but having trouble finding any locally. But determined to find. Thanks for this website.

Posted by Pain free (Oregon) on 11/10/2006

[YEA]  Hello, here I am, and, still PAINFREE. The acv is wonderful, I love the baking soda in it, along with the honey, now using mineral water, no tap water, and it makes my mouth taste so sweet, and I noticed I do not feel that sourness in my tummy after the I drank it, 4 times. My tongue is also nice and naturally red, my lips too. I do not think it is all in my mind at all. Hear this: I wear glasses, bi focals, and I am able to read words now without them. Before I found this site, I could hardly see with the glasses on, and also, my walking balance was so bad, and I was so dizzy. When the pain came on so strong, and all that dizziness and falling, I knew it was time to go do research and get off of that drug for reflux. I had no clue it was going to help my breathing, but it did, so none of that problem either. No, not at all have I had to take any drugs for acid reflux (GERD), because it is not present. I drink it in the morning upon arising, before breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bedtime. My appetite is wonderful. The foods taste so great, I do not have to add spices at all. My stomach is digesting so well, I am eating my meals on time, and getting to bed on time. And, I do not have to baby sit the house anymore in the wee hours of the morning. The swelling is gone in my neck and my tummy. I do not have to take any allergy or cough medicines at all. So, since I feel so great, and am learning now all about natural foods to eat, and also to use as body cleansers and even cleanse around my home, and also, I found out that ants and weevils do not like baking soda, or boric acid, (Borax?) so that is nice to know. I am reading quite a bit on this site and doing my own research now, because now that my body feels great and clean, I do not want to dirty it up with any chemicals that are not natural.

Replied by Donna
This is nine years later, so would be quite surprised if I actually get a reply. I'm now at the place where you were 9 years ago. I'm curious of your physical condition after this many years. How are you doing and do you have any new miracle self healing tips you could share.


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Posted by Melanie (Ankeny, Iowa) on 03/21/2010

I've used ACV for about 2 months, and feel good. No weight loss, like I hoped, but aches and pains have gone away, and high energy throughout the day. I usually mix about a week's worth in water bottles and store in my fridge. I have never used baking soda, but want to start. Can I pre-mix the ACV and baking soda in water and store in my fridge, or will this cause one or the other to not be as effective? Thanks for your advice!

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Posted by Bill (Covina, Clifornia) on 04/25/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I've been on your ACV/Baking Soda for some time, and it has worked great for my psittacosis infection...better than any antibiotic I've been on, and I've been on 17! I'm having a problem though, the amount of salt seems to be building up and I'm having a hard time getting rid of it! The mucous I'm coughing up is actually burning and I'm not feeling too good. I'm getting intense muscle cramps, spasms and soreness which I believe is from electrolyte imbalance. I've been drinking a lot of water, about a gallon and it doesn't seem to be helping much. Is there something I'm doing wrong, like not enough vinegar, or something?


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Posted by Evilmissk (Bilambil, Australia) on 12/10/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi, I tried 2tsp bicarb + 3TBsp ACV with water tonight. After about 15 mins I began to feel a little unwell. 45/1hr later I had aweful diarrhea. Once it had passed (literally) I felt OK again. This is the first time I have tried this remedy. Has anyone had a similar experience?


Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Evilmissk, OMG, you have taken WAY too much!!!! Start again in a few days with 1/3 or less of what you have taken!
Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
The dosage for Bicarb for over 50's is no more than one half teaspoon three times per day. That is according to Dr. M Sircus. See his informative website. Also make sure the powder is totally dissolved before drinking it in cold water.

It is handy to use a measuring spoon.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Mark (Las Vegas) on 11/16/2013

I have taken this for a few years. I can hardly stand ACV without backing soda now. I also take my Logol's Iodine in the mix of Water ACV and Baking Soda.

Unless you're trying to combat food poisoning then it's better full without the Backing soda as the Acidity is what kills the bacteria. How ever it's not the best food poisioning remedy. A teaspoon to a table spoon of Activated Charcoal mix in water is the best food poisoning remedy.

Honestly I have had ACV without baking soda actually give me indigestion.

Now I have a question. My mother recent emailed me and told me "never to take ACV with baking soda that a Natural Doctor on TV said it was just like drinking Coke-A-Cola and that it would damage your organs."

That was not my experience however I did do some research and when you mix ACV with baking soda it does create Carbondioxide which is in carbonated drink and softdrinks.

So that may have been what he was talking about. No I do not know how harmful carbondioxide is but I have heard it's bad for the eyes and it's also a waste product that we exhale.

So this might be a consideration on this remedy. I'd like ot hear Ted's answer on this or any one that has actually knowledge.

Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
Mark: Carbon dioxide has a myriad of functions, mainly by forming carboxylated adducts with macro molecules. Carbon dioxide is produced in the process of energy generating metabolism. The amount of carbon dioxide produced in relation to the amount of energy consumed is the respiratory quotient. Sugar oxidation produces a higher RQ than fatty acid oxidation. The stress metabolism, in stark contrast, wastes carbon dioxide. Fructose generates more carbon dioxide than starches. Blood clotting proteins, for activity, require carboxylation of their glutamate residues. The enzyme catalyzing the first step in the synthesis of fats, uses carbon dioxide, forming malonyl CoA.
Replied by Marie
Long Island New York
I dont understand what you said.. Can you simplify this? I use Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda .. So is it safe or not..? I was using it to stay alkaline and lower blood pressure and all... Its confusing with conflicting reports as to what is harmful and what is safe. How can we ever know what is right or wrong? Thank You.
Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Marie, Sorry to come in late on the thread, but I've been on ACV and Baking soda for years and have no side effects and haven't read of any.
Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
Marie: Your idea is very good. Please let me explain my point. I take 700g of the best food concentrates. They enable me to function at peak performance. I walk 10 miles per day and have not been to the doctor in 7 years. Eating regular food and taking some sb and Apple Cider Vinegar is not going to enable you to do that. Take my mother for example. She fell and broke her hip due to osteoperosis. I said take some hawaiin spirulina. She puts a piece of iceburg lettuce on her chicken sandwich for the vegetable. She has gout in her hands. I say take a herbal remedy. She drinks a beer for some folk medicine. She is so funny she could guest star on snl. Thank you.
Replied by MJones
New York
Oh; not sure what you are taking? 700 g. of food grade.. what is that?? My diet is mainly vegetarian and organic .. I do walk and bike and do the best I can.. I also do supplements and some herbs.. do veggies and fruits and sometimes use spirulina.. I drink lemons and try and stay as alkaline as I can. I drink alkaline water..still need tweeking but working on it... So what is your regime?? Thank you.
Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
MJones: I take concentrates because they are less costly and more convenient than produce. I take 1/2 gallon water kefir from 60g organic whole cane sugar and 60g organic buckwheat flour, 200g organic whole dried cane sugar, 200g raw wildflower honey, 8oz. organic berries, 7g Hawaiian spirulina, 3g chlorella, 10g nondefatted dessicated liver, 20g nondenatured whey isolate, 5g absorbable colostrum, 30g raw organic cocoa powder, 60ml thai fish sauce, 1oz. organic tomato paste, 20g expellar pressed coconut oil, 30g black chia seeds, 1tsp. sesame oil, 3g cold processed maca, 3g yucca powder, 2g 90, 000hu cayenne, 3ml. skate liver oil, and drink 2 gallons of water. This is the way us simple country bumkins here in rocky mountain high just live naturally as God intended like our hunter gatherer ancestors. Happy and cheerful and joyful living everyone at fabulous E.C., the best place for God's Goodies.
Replied by Marie
New York
Hi, well that is a lot of stuff you take.. wow.. Not sure I could do all of that..

Right now I eat organic veggies and fruits and take some spirulina when I remember. I also drink green tea and other herb teas.. I take the acv, baking soda and use astragulus root..Oh; I do not eat red meat or chicken or turkey and soy in very very low moderation when I know its sneaked in some food.. LOL..

I take Taurine, magnesium, vit.E, D and use chia seeds, cayenne pepper and turmeric .. I also use beet root powder and Olive Leaf Extract..

I think that is it for now. I am going to add COQ10 and thinking of some omega although I use olive oil and eat fish. I also drink lemons and once in while get some veggie juice at health food store..

Most of my diet is good and never eat out or eat fast food. I am 59 and female.. I just wonder these days what is good or bad. LOL

Posted by Teresa (Tennessee) on 08/10/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  After reading the posts about all the benefits of ACV I finally decided to try it this morning when I got up. I used 2 tsp of the organic ACV with the mother and 1/4 tsp baking soda in about 10 ounces of water. After about 30 minutes, I started burping like crazy off and on for what seemed like an hour. Is this normal? I am wondering if I should omit the baking soda next time. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, I really want to do this for my health. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Anonymus
Acv and bs in a half a glass of water it is a traditional, old east European natural remedy for stomach upset, indigestion, to help you burp. Mix with a teaspoon until you get it fizzing, you get the same reaction like shaking a soda, don't wait the bubbling to subside, drink it right away. There is no recipe for it just add some Apple Cider Vinegar some Bs until you see its starting a reaction, you can also use just bs for indigestion so next time throw those Tums away and use with confidence this remedy.

Posted by Dessy (Rockhampton, Australia) on 06/28/2013

Hi Ted, For the last 6 months I have been taking ACV and bicarb both morning and night to balance my PH. I test my saliva and urine with Litmus paper, first thing in the morning and my saliva is usually around 6.4 with my urine around 7.6 or higher. For about the last 5 weeks my urine has been very, very cloudy, sometimes dark, and othertimes can be a thick cloudy yellow colour. This does not happen daily, but when it does it is quite alarming. Could it be a side affect of the remedy I am taking? I am thinking of changing over to the lemon/lime/bicarb treatment. I hope you can advise me. Thank you for your good work, it is much appreciated.

Posted by Vancie (Lusaka, Zambia) on 03/03/2013

hi, am on Bicarbonate of soda and ACV but my joints are feeling funny. Is it because I am also taking a slimming tea? Please advise. Also is Bicarbonate of Soda the same as Baking Soda? Am I taking the right type of soda, I want to reduce my weight.

EC: Hi Vancie. Yes, Bicarbonate of Soda is Baking Soda.

Replied by Kojo
London, United Kongdom
No EC... Bicarbonate of Soda is not the same as Baking Soda. Baking Soda has additives like Aluminium in them.

Hi Vancie I read that Bicarbonate of Soda depletes Potassium in the body... Fruits like banana could help replenish it.

EC: Hi Kojo, This is a common confusion. Bicarbonate of Soda and Baking Soda are without question the same product, and under neither name does it contain aluminum. Whether mined or chemically produced, sodium bicarbonate is composed of nothing more than sodium, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.

For no very good reason, one small brand of baking soda decided to declare itself aluminum-free and succeeded in confusing all of us. Truth is, Baking Powder may and very often does contain aluminum. Baking soda never does.

Posted by Lorica (New Albany, Indiana) on 02/27/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I am puzzled as to why one needs to use baking soda with apple cider vinegar in order to bring up the ph levels to more alkaline. For me personally the baking soda, even at what seems like a small level, often causes me a concerning, though slight, pain in one kidney. In addition, if taken with food, baking soda can interfere with good digestion.

I have found that taking 1-2 tbsp ACV in a quart of water, sipped throughout the day, keeps me perfectly alkaline. I do take extra potassium as I know it can cause a deficit there, & I use a brand that seems to work well for me personally, for that, namely Twinlab.

For times when I am away from home I have ACV capsules, one brand that smells especially strongly of vinegar so I know it's the real deal.

Posted by Sandy (Kolkata) on 02/20/2013

Hi, I am following this site from a 15 days and have question about one of the TED's remedy ACV + Baking soda to alkalize the body.

As per TED, one should drink 2 tablespoon ACV + 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda + 1 cup of water to prevent from tooth enamel and throat problem on empty stomach for 5 days and the discontinue for 2 days and then start again the same routine.

Is it safe to adapt this remedy? Are there any sideeffects? I have gone through this post and have found several negative comments using the combination of ACV + baking soda.

Few of them are dryness etc, hairfall etc.