I suffer from almost all these ailments.. RA, acid reflux, inflammation, pain, headaches, sinus issues, digestive problems, fatigue and more. I am only 32 Im just to young to have to deal with all of this and on top of it all I am a single mother of 3 young children I have to care for. I tried the ACV and baking soda thing about 1/2 hr ago for the first time and I ALREADY feel better!! Not perfect but my stomach is better, my coffee (yes coffee!!!! ) tastes better and I'm up and about early this morn with my kids getting em ready for school all of which was nearly impossible for me every previous morn. Can't wait to continue using this amazing home remedy and seeing how much better I can feel and get off all my meds (that don't even help anyway) Thank you so much!
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Posted by Gaby M. (Zimbabwe) on 09/10/2014
I have been following your articles with great interest. I am 61 years of age and for the last couple of months I have take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda 6 times a week an hour before dinner. Ever since I have started taking this I feel great. I seem to have so much more energy, my blood pressure seems much better and I sleep well at night. I also did not have the dreaded flu this winter.
Posted by Meganmom (Lansdale, Pa, Usa) on 12/30/2010
My family just started using it and already we have less snot(and with 5 kids at home you better believe its great)my husbands reflux is better and my allergy symptoms are way less. We do add baking soda so we don't have to worry about the high acid content and the kids like the fizziness.
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Posted by Sheena (Granville, Ohio, Usa) on 08/12/2010
Just discovered this site two weeks ago--love it!! Am using the ACV and BS. Now sleeping through the night, no more sniffles from allergies and arthritis pain is greatly diminished (I am 68). I use 2 tsp of ACV and 1/4 tsp of BS three times a day. Still have an excruciating stabbing headache on the top left of my head however and it has been 2 weeks. Keeping me off work. Have tried ACV wrap on my neck to no avail. Taking Feverfew. Any ideas? Thank you all!
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Posted by Karen (Deland, Fl) on 02/13/2010
Hello - I have been reading this forum for a while now and would like to comment on what has worked for me for GERD and I have also had a spell of rapid pulse that seems to be more under control. I have used Ted's recommendation of ACV and baking soda. One week ago I had a very bad reaction to pizza. My stomach (under breastbone) was tightening and making loud gurgling noises. I've also been suffering from anxiety after recently losing my job. My heart felt like it was in an empty cavity with alot of gas. I'm 59 years old and I can remember over 25 years ago going into the hospital where they performed an ultrasound on my stomach. I forget now what the problem was that I was having the procedure done, maybe pregnancy? Anyways, as the nurse was sliding the scope all over my stomach she said,"You have alot of gas." My question is can gas affect your heart rate? I know the body is made up of gases and fluid, etc. which brings me to my next question, why do conventional doctors constantly harp that all of our "numbers" should be the same. Why should my pulse be the same as my neighbors, why should everyone's blood pressure expected to be 120/80? The list goes on. We are all different. There seems to be alot more to it than what we are being told. It's all about scaring us with their hype, selling more drugs and pushing more surgical procedures. ACV and baking soda has worked well for me and I thank God I found this site. Most of what I read and Ted's recommendation make perfect sense to me. I also want to mention the incident with the pizza was an eye opener for me, I know now I had a bad reaction to gluten. Gluten can cause scary symptoms that you think may be your heart when, in fact, it's digestion causing the pain. Unfortunately, gluten is everywhere. If you think you may have had an episode caused by gluten read the label of what you are buying and if you are still unsure check with the manufacturer. Also, stay away from the obvious products that you know contain gluten. I've been gluten free for a week now and feel so much better.
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Posted by Victoria (Sydney, Australia) on 01/19/2010
I started using apple cider vinegar (approx 1-2 tablespoon) with baking soda (1 teaspoon) in 750ml of water, and 1/8 teaspoon in borax every morning, and the same mixture again at night (without the borax). It has only been about 10days since I started doing this.
It has reduced all of my bloating, increased my energy, my stomach is almost flat again! This is something that I couldn't even achieve as a personal trainer and working out 6 days a week. I think I'm even passing some parasites (or what looks like parasites- little white things). My body is getting back to what I looked like as a teenager. Its amazing!
Also it is keeping by bm's 'regular', which has been an issue for me in the past.
I have not changed my diet at all, but I now no longer take sugar in my coffee, as I don't like the sweet taste (since starting the remedy). Also I'm not hungry all the time like I used to be!
Thanks goodness for Earth Clinic!
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Posted by Michael C (Hawthorne, Ca, USA) on 06/08/2009
I am Male 36 old. very good health take regular Multi Vitamin, eat very well, drink mainlly spring or bottled water.
My Following symptoms are:
1.Constant Sore throat
2.No taste in my mouth,
3.Back of tongue swollen
4.Sometimes it is hard to breathe
5.Throat dries up & lump in back of throat
5.Sometimes hard to swallow large items
6.Constant swallowing all day long.
7.Chest area is sore when I flex or stick my chest out or sneeze really hard.
PLEASE HELP HORRIBLE. The breathing and dried out throat gave me anxiety a few times in the past 2-months scary. I went to the ENT doctor said I may have LPR, gave me both Prilosec and Kapidex made me sick so I stopped those on the 3rd day both of them this was about 1-month ago. I always have to carry bottled water with me or cough drops with MENTHOL/BENZOCAINE ORAL in it, or may have an dry throat attack.
I have recently staring taking June 2, 2009 the ACV 2 tbls & 1/2 baking soda 3 times daily, in addition I am taking probiotics + TEDS RECOMENDATION ON Vit E 200 i.u with the selinium, B-complex 100s, Changed My vitamtin c to the ascorbate version which I take ALL daily. I took the magnesium citrate 160mg once I think it made me really hot, not sure.
WOW I FEEL MUCH BETTER more energy, however I still have many of the symptoms like sore throat, No taste or Acid taste, constant swallowing all day, lump, acid shoots up after meals, sometimes mildly hard to breathe but 70% better.
I conserned about, Possible Pathogens, Candida, Acidosis, Fungus,Bacterica, Parasites pylori, high metals and other problems. I just ordered PH TESTERS waiting for UPS to deliver. I am lost on what to take, and or what possibilities I may have as far as my condition?
I love the ACV Please help.
Thanks, Michael C
Posted by Deha (Miami, Florida) on 03/24/2009
Hi, I came across your site and thought I now have the remedy for most of my aliments. I have a slight blood pressure, butterfly feelings in my stomach, like a constant sense of anxiety- maybe ulcers and a serious case of neurofibromatosis over my arms, legs, back and I am over weight. Tomorrow I am having an MRI to check for brain.tumor. I was told there is no cure. I tried the ACV and baking power. My pressure went down 6 pts from the very first day. However, my stomach began to burn even more so I stopped taking it. I would greatly appreciate any advice as to what to do about my aliments since ACV seems to be the solution but it causes my stomack to really burn. Also I was wondering how is it that an acid substance like ACV could help a too much acid aliment like an ulcer?
Posted by Todd (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 03/13/2009
I have never really felt compelled enough to comment on a website about a subject until now.
I have been suffering from various skin ailments from some time, burning red dry palms, red pinkish face, extremely dry skin (face, palms, back of arms, legs, sides of trunk - all slightly red/pink), my skin really suffered, i was prone to infections (athletes foot etc) and i generally felt very run down. I had been to the doctors on several occasions and was prescribed nothing more than moisturiser which of course had no effect on my many ailments and to be honest i was getting quite fed up of it all. Despite having a balanced diet, taking plenty of exercise (5 times a week and quite intensive) and staying hydrated my skin condition did not improve and in fact was slowly deteriorating so much so that i thought antibiotics might be the only answer. I stumbled across the ACV and baking soda remedy (2tsp ACV and 1/2tsp baking soda in cup water, 3 times a day) and i must say all my ailments (which i have had for well over a year) have almost disappeared in less than 4 days!! I really can't believe it, i feel completely recharged, my skin is shining, the redness has faded substantially and my skin is starting to feel quite normal, if not softer and better than before. I would highly recommend this remedy and am extremely happy with the results already in such a short space of time. I feel really healthy now and am experiencing a constant 'buzz' of good energy/positivity throughout the day (sorry don't mean to sound new age there), i also feel considerably less stressed at work and am constantly in a good mood with lots of energy and feel mentally sharper. I appreciate this remedy might not work for everyone but i just wanted to share my experiences so someone else might see this and also benefit from it too. (for information i am in the UK and am using Aspall Organic Cyder Vinegar from Holland and Barratt and bicarbonate of soda (any supermarket)- I have yet to try an ACV with 'mother' but would like to as i wonder if the results will be even better)
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Posted by Josephine (Accra, Ghana) on 03/07/2009
Better But With Side Effects
I have being using ACV+BS for almost a month now. My principal reason for taking it is to loose weight and stay trim and for all the other health benefits. My skin looks great, my mouth feels very clean, ACID REFLUX CURED but I seem to be gaining weight around exactly where I want to loose them. My breasts are heavy, my thighs looks big and my stomach; in fact I am just gaining weight! I take 2tablespoons ACV+1/4BS. It is a brand that is preserved by sulphar dioxide. Somebody help me undertsand this as I am still taking this remedy becuase I just love the health benefits but this weight gain.............is troubling.
Posted by K.Lynn (Mt.Healthy, Ohio) on 12/19/2008
hello everyone, I just wanted to say what a difference these health tips have made for me. this is the 1st fall season I have not come down with a head cold that went directly to my chest and lungs and I credit that to the acv,organic bs,and local raw honey. heat 4oz. of boiled water, and put bs,acv,and honey in that order(cuts down on fizz of bs). I've noticed some complaints from some about the acv's sour and burn, the bs and honey will change that (i'm diabetic and that tbsp does not raise my sugar either).It's 2or3 tbsp of acv, half or whole tsp of organic bs and tbspor half of raw (local) honey. This mixture has also helped my breathing (overweight and smoked for years) edema(swelling) in legs reduced to normal, acv w/diet has brought my sugar down 200pnts. go back and try the acv mix it can't hurt and will help. MANY BLESSINGS!
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Posted by Anna (Elkl Grove, California, USA) on 05/14/2008
I'm 48 years old and took ACV and Baking soda for eczema and this is what happened.. Severe insomnia was cured after taking ambien for 3 years..no more ambien! My blood pressure went to normal, cholestrol dropped 30 points and my borderlie sugar level (too high) went to normal. And a big thrill for me was that my thinning hair grew back after 20 years! My hair dresser noticed it first and now its normal. I do have to admit it didnt help eczema but Im so grateful that it worked on so much more. I mentioned it to my doctor a year ago and she has been watching my lab work and was impressed. She wrote down website and is going to recommend for acid reflux. (Oh yeah, it stopped that too!) Thank you Ted!!!!
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Posted by Tricia on 12/26/2007
Hi Sandhi, I was taking ACV, baking soda, and water for a few weeks. I read baking soda supplies oxygen to the body, so I took it before I exercised. Worked well. Seeing I have weak knees, I thought my knees felt lubricated. (as i was reading on the earthclinic website about some guy taking it to cure his knee discomfort) but also felt later that my knees were feeling like they are all bone and no cushion.
I thought BS helped with my digestion as I was drinking it as a hot tea before bedtime w/ACV. I felt less constapated, which i liked. I noticed a slight weight drop too, I'm normal size so about 5 lbs. My relatives were saying I looked too skinny. I was thinking my body was missing some nutrients. But I was thinking calcium and not vitamin B. I also started to crave heavier foods and junk which is funny because I've always loved eating fruits and veggies, and I didn't want to turn back. I also developed a cough which lasted about 2 weeks, which i thought was unusual because I am type of person who never gets sick with coughs or colds. Was this baking soda getting to my me & my lungs? It gave me a good reason to suspect BS.
Have you ever noticed how BS has this calming effect on you? Then if you aren't taking it all the time, then your blood pressure seems to rise when stressed. I have....it almost felt like i was taking a drug. I didn't have a problem with any vaginal side effects. Maybe because I was taking small doses 1/8 or less tsp BS a day. With all said, I was thinking these related symtoms were just my thinking. But maybe not. I'm beginning to think that BS is the main cause being that it is an unknown substance to the body if you think about it. I started doing some research to see if there were any negative feedback on the internet about baking soda and stumbled upon this website. This gave me good reason to stop taking it. I was surprised by some of the BS additions out there. Hope this helps and I hope you can share it with others looking for a BS cure. With best intentions, Tricia
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Posted by Jarrod (Fillmore, CA) on 10/16/2007
I started taking two tablespoons of ACV with the veil of mother with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda twice a day about two months ago. I notice a better skin tone, better digestion, and really just an over all better sense of well being. My body is definitely thanking me for doing this!
Posted by Kimberly (Mineral, VA, USA) on 10/08/2007
Hello, I've been using the ACV & Baking Soda since June and have been very please with the results. I went from having NO energy, chronic general joint pain all over, excessive weight and acid reflux to feeling about 75% better with a lot more energy, NO chronic general pain and I have lost 20lbs to date and although my acid reflux isn't gone, at least when it flairs up even with meds, I can now get it under control. I have about 60lbs I would like to still loose. I would like to stop taking my medication for acid reflux, but I think I need to loose some more weight to. I think that in conjunction with the ACV and baking soda would do the trick. I am also on blood pressure medication and would like to see what happens with that to. I have seen a decrease in my blood pressure since starting the ACV. It will be interesting to see if my dr removes me for this medication to. The one thing I was really hoping for with the ACV and baking soda that I haven't seen an improvement in yet is a reduction in my chronic back pain and pinched nerve. I still have to take something for these two when they flair up. I have scoliosis and I guess this will be something I will have to address differently. However, if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post or e-mail me. Over all I am very very please with the results I've had with the ACV and baking soda. Thanks!