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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health and Well Being

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Posted by Alice (Oro Valley, Az) on 03/18/2012

Soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar uses a LOT of vinegar.

I've been able to use way less vinegar by putting my feet into the gallon size zip lock plastic bags, putting the bagged feet into a rectangular dishpan from the $1 store, in case the bags leak or spill vinegar.

Replied by Lou
Aransas Pass, Tx
Thank you so much!! What a wonderful idea!

Posted by Jeri (Macomb, Mi) on 01/12/2012

My doctor says to drink ACV solution with a straw. It by passes the teeth so they don't yellow from it or weaken them. It's easy to tell if its bad on your teeth, they will become more sensitive.

Posted by Stanford (Las Cruces, Nm) on 02/03/2011

My wife and I use LOCAL organic honey... Helps get it down AND helps with allergies

Posted by Naturally88uprisingstardyt (Dayton, Ohio, Usa) on 06/04/2010

Is there a way to "nuetralize" the smell of ACV? It is very strong and is not so pleasant to smell. Like an oil or something that would make it be less strong? I use the organic ACV with "mother". Thanx I appreciate any comments. I tried to add olive oil to it but i think it made the smell stronger if i remember correctly.

Replied by N
Sea, Wa
the best way to get it down is to plug your nose and use a straw positioned farther back in your mouth and then after you're done lick a spoon dipped in a small amount of honey.

Posted by Theresa (Zaklan, Or, Usa) on 01/24/2010

The first book on vinegar I read was by a Vermont doctor who did his studies in conjunction with the Uni. of Georgetown and and govt. agencies associated with their studies. He rcommended 1 tsp of acv with 1 tspn. of honey 3x's a day usually before meals or with meals because the trace minerals in the honey add to and complement those in the acv. For chronic conditions he upped it to 1TBSN of honey to 1 TBSN acv 3x's a day. He also reported on it's effective use with his patients who were having trouble staying pregnant or were having fertility problems. He got the idea from the local farmers who routinely used it to cure fertility problems with their cattle/dairy animals.

Posted by Speedy (Columbia, Sc) on 01/09/2010

Use a drinking straw aimed at the back of the mouth to drink the ACV water concoction. It gets the drink past the teeth and most of the taste buds. Goes down smooth (almost.) Love this site.

Posted by Carolyn (Hobbs, Nm Usa) on 09/29/2009

Premixing ACV and Honey

If you are having trouble getting the honey to mix with the ACV try this. I talked to the B__gg people and they said it is fine to do this. I mix 1 c. ACV and 1/2 c. Honey together and put into an empty ACV bottle. Then when I am ready to drink it I take out 1 Tablespoon full and mix in 8 oz. water and drink. I don't mix up any more than that because the B__gg folks said to not keep it over a week like that. Works great for me and saves a lot of time.


EC: Thanks for finding that out and sharing it with us!

Posted by Harold (Lantana, Florida) on 09/29/2009

After reading this website I went to the grocery store to buy ACV. All the brands had what was called 5% reduced> Are these effective as Organic? If not where do you purchase organic? And what do they mean by 5% reduced?


EC: Many grocery stores are now selling organic apple cider vinegar. We've seen it stocked at Publix and Kroger in their "healthy eating" section.

Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa
Grocery store ACV (acetic acid) starts out as "glacial" acetic acid...that is, water-free acetic acid, which has a pH of 2.4. They then take that glacial acetic acid and water it down to a pH of 5 to get a standardized solution of acetic acid that they label "vinegar" other words they "reduce" the acidity to 5 percent. That is what they mean by "reduced to 5 percent". I don't' know if what they call organic vinegar is also just diluted glacial acetic acid, so I'll find out by reading the label the next time I go to the store. Personally, organic vinegar is so much more expensive than regular vinegar that it is not worth the price. Plus, it is very easy to make your own organic vinegar at home. Buy a gallon of organic apple cider. Remove the lid, and cover the top with several thicknesses of cheesecloth, secured with a rubber band (to keep the fruit flys out). Stir the cider around to introduce air into it and in a few weeks, it will naturally turn to vinegar. Put the cap on and shake the cider every day to make sure that air is getting into it (acetobacteria are an aerobic species and need oxygen to do their work). You can also innoculate your cider with a small amount of vinegar (organic or regular) to get the fermentation going. Given time and oxygen, cider or wine will turn to vinegar.

p.s. and in case you haven't noticed, regular old grocery store vinegar will also develop a mother culture over time, so there is nothing special about organic vinegar except the price.

Replied by Tanya
Hailey, Id
Thank you for this recipe! I have always wondered how to do this!
Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa
Oh, no problem, Tanya. But be aware that the fermentation will draw fruit flys. And btw, the vinegar is ready when the cider smells and tastes like vinegar...let your nose and tastebuds be your guide. Also, homemade vinegar can vary in acidity and sometimes have a pH of above (meaning more alkaline than) 5, which is why it shouldn't be used for water-bath canning of pickles, relishes, etc. In other words, home made vinegar may not be acidic enough to deter botulism in water-bath processed home-canned goods.

Posted by Towkay (K.l., Malaysia) on 09/28/2009

Hi all, i just came across this board. I have no problem with the taste with ACV, so i take it straight. I'll have 1 tablespoon after every meal. i just wonder if this is harmful in any way?

Posted by Pam (Orange County, Ca) on 09/23/2009

I have side effects after taking 2 TBS ACV diluted in a 8 oz cup of water twice a day - a lot of gas and bloating problem, even acid reflex, I think. Anyway, I couldn't sleep at night. That's how uncomfortable it made my stomach and chest feel. Then, I tried two ways to ease the problem. One is adding about 1/4-1/2 TS of baking soda to the drink. It worked. But, I was concerned about the side effects of using the baking soda mentioned on this web site, so I switched my ACV drink to a lower dosage - 1 TBS ACV with a full glass of water, and always drink it after a meal. Either way helps my problem. Oh, I also found out another great way to stop the gas/bloating problem - apples. It really works. But, it seems green apples work the best. Hope the tips would help anyone with the same problem.

Posted by Pup Jones (London, Uk) on 09/18/2009

ACV: Can I use it in my salad dressing instead of drinking it? Will there be any difference if instead of drinking ACV as a daily tonic, I use it twice as a day as a dressing on my salads??


Posted by Bonnie (Stroud, Glos Uk) on 09/13/2009

I have discovered a great way to take apple cider vinegar with no taste. I bought some empty caplets 00 size off the internet.If you google empty caplets a whole list of companies come up. Then i use an empty dropper and fill them up and take them like that with plain water to swallow them. The kind of dropper i use is the sort you get for putting drops in your ears for ear wax etc as i have not seen any to buy . Taking them this way also protects the tooth enamel as it doesn't touch your teeth. I know you can get apple cider pills but there is a big question as to how much apple cider vinegar is actually in each pill and what do they do to it to get into the pill state. The empty caplet way is a sure way of getting pure apple cider vinegar in a tasteless way.You have to make them up fresh or they dissolve but it takes no time at all. I take 5 at a time as this is about a teaspoon full on the 00 size caplets

Replied by Crystal
Salyersville, Ky, USA
I was having a terrible time trying to take ACV and then I followed a post that ted responded to and he said o mix 1 teaspoon ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup and then wait for it to stop fizzing and then add 1/2 a cup of water. I was so excited because you could not taste or smell the ACV. I am 39, female, with lupus and fibromyalgia.

Posted by Alise H. (Chicago, IL) on 04/12/2008

UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many natural benefits. Taking a shot of UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has cured my sore throat on several occasions. Please be sure that it is the undistilled version and not distilled. This version has the particles at the bottom. The other type, which may look better, has no true nutritional value. ACV, if raised to a certain temperature can also lose some of its healing powers, better to take it at refrigerated or room temperature. In addition, ACV can be damaging to the teeth so be sure to brush them after rinsing with ACV.

Replied by Sylvia
Toronto, Canada
I would suggest rinsing the mouth with water and not brushing for 2 hours so the tooth enamel can harden again.

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Posted by Mamaleah (San Rafael, Ca) on 01/17/2012

What kind of Apple Cider Vineger is everyone using? I have a bottle that says Organic pasteurized Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar but I heard it's supposed to be raw for the affects? Does anyone know if that is true? Thank you.:)

Replied by Zai
Houston, Tx
Best kind of organic Apple Cider Vinegar is B______(there is a book available for it with the zillion of reasons why you should drink acv) and So____. Don't bother with Heinz - you want the organic acv. You want it slightly cloudy and with some residue at the bottom. I am currently looking for research regarding Apple Cider Vinegar and cancer. I would presume that taking Apple Cider Vinegar would be a good choice because it would neutralize the effects of sugar on the body.

Posted by Min (Toronto, On) on 09/16/2011

I read benefits of drinking ACV and I bought no name brand apple cider vinegar (5% acetic acid- I think it's filtered. It's clear) from Loblaws. Is it alright to drink it? :'(

I keep buying the wrong vinegar... I bought pure vinegar (which I didn't drink) then this ACV....

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