Last Modified on Sep 26, 2015
The Earth Clinic team is incredibly proud of all the natural, effective remedies discovered and uncovered throughout our site. Still, our goal is always to improve and protect your health, so we want to make sure you're also aware of any possible side effects from the natural cures our users recommend.
Natural remedies are, by their very nature, generally safe. However, any of us may have unknown allergies, may be taking drugs or consuming other foods and supplements that might interact strangely, or the remedy itself may be dangerous in larger doses or with continued use.
Natural Remedy Tips: Our best advice -- always start slow and with the lowest possible dose, then increase the dosage slowly. Most of the side effects and poor health results we see are from users who try to change their health too fast with a super-sized dose of... whatever. Take it slow, and try one remedy at a time to see what works best.
Before you try any natural remedies, please check out the following information on home remedy side effects.
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If you are having a reaction to vinegar, you may have candida. Yeast-proliferating foods-such as sugar,(including honey), and vinegar exacerbate intestinal candidiasis. Candida is extremely common, given to the poor choices in food selection now days. For me, candida was the root cause of all my sinus problems, headaches, bloating in my belly, on and off fatigue/depression, poor memory/brain fog and added to weight gain and an addictive craving for sweets,breads, and vinegars. fyi: another sign of candida overgrowth is recurrent fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails; or recurrent athlete's foot.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] I started taking the lemon w/BS for over a month ago and I felt like I was getting a funny taste in my mouth like metal and it felt like a coating was all inside my mouth. And Saturday I woke up and my tongue had a white coating on it and the insides of my mouth all around my cheeks inside my lips and the way back of my tongue felt like it had a coating and was red and swollen almost like a rash my tongue underneath felt inflamed and tight. I felt terrible like I had been trying to catch a real bad cold. I never had this happen before. I started immediately taken more of the BS and ACV in very warm water and sipped on it. My throat started to clear up and by Tuesday I felt normal again. I'm thinking it was all getting rid of candida or??? I thought I might have mixed too many remedies. But I still take the lemon w/BS, blackstrap molasses, lecithin, e and d, and occasionaly sea salt. Any idea what it might of been could it of been ridding candida?
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Hi Ted, I have a question for you: I started on 2 tbl ACV & 1/4 tsp Baking soda along with lemon juice. This I take twice a day for the last 5 days. The main intention is to reduce my blood pressure. I definitely see improvement in energy levels. However since I have started taking this I have begun getting constipated. Also my blood pressure has risen by about 5-8 points on the systolic reading and I feel I am gaining weight. Does this sound like I am retaining sodium? In one of your suggestions you mention using Potassium Bicarbonate. However I am unable to find it in the pharmacy. Please let me know what you would recommend. Thanks
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Hi, I just took the alkalizing remedy (baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, citric acid) in the monring and in the mid afternoon I took it again and threw in a little vitamin C and magnesium. I read somewhere on here it was recommended to alkalize 4 times a day to strengthen the immune system. I haven't been able to eat much cuz I don't feel well but on the 2nd time I felt a quick full body heat flush and then anxiety for a few minutes until I drank more water and ate an egg. I might have been a bit dehyrdrated as well. My stomach feels a bit in turmoil right now. Did I do something wrong? What can I do right? Gracias!
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[SIDE EFFECTS] I am getting a headache taking acv. I hear so many good benefits. Does this happen to some people?
[SIDE EFFECTS] I started taking the ACV a few weeks now and I haven't seen my periods as yet for the month and the date is passed by 5 days now.
[SIDE EFFECTS] I don't know if I am posting this in the correct forum.
After reading thouroughly about the benefits of drinking ACV I decided to try it. I went to my health store and purchase a bottle 5% acidic, unpasteurised, etc... Could not get my hands on Br...., cause I live in France, but let's say is 100% organic and the lot.
I had 2 tbs with water in the morning, ( I take usually lots of water during the day), and 15 minutes later I develop this headache... I came back here to read that my body is detoxifing itself so I think ok, I will keep going. Everyday a headache, depleated energy (and I am usually ready for the gym in the morning), for the 5 days I drank this I could not find the energy to do anything on top of the slight headache my body was depleated ans screaming for cookies (which I never eat, sugar cravings).
My last intake of ACV was yesterday before lunch. I had a major final exam today and I just couldn't study due to the lack of energy and the headache. During the night I thought no more, tomorrow is a big day and I cannot afford to feel like this anymore, lack of energy, not wanting to exercise (which I usually do very pleased).... No more ACV.
I had been reading also about coconut oil, so this morning I decided to have a tablespoon of it, and although my headache didn't go away immediately, it faded away gradually. By the time my exam started I was feeling more energised than the previous 5 days while drinking ACV. I am still using it topically on my face.
I want to say that the first time I opened the bottle of ACV I gagged, now I am kind of used to it and doesn't disgust me that bad. I would want to continue with it, but I need some input as to why I feel so bad while drinking it.
Any input/help, very much appreciated.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Just a question and not sure if anyone has had it happen or if it is even related. Three days ago I started taking Braggs ACV 2 tablespoons 3 times a day in a huge glass of water. On the second day on wakining I was very stiff and my joints ached And even now I feel the same way. I did not work out, I am not sick. Is this just me or has anyone else encountered this odd symptom? I had tried ACV for GERD and some energy as I heard it could help both. I also heard it helps arthritis, but it seems like I'm having the opposite effect. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Hi, I just started drinking ACV with some lemon juice and dried ginger (day 2). I have been feeling bloated and was wondering if that will go away with time? Is there any other things that might happen to a new user that would be helpful to know?
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[SIDE EFFECTS] HI, I have been dealing with constipation & hemorrorids all my life, I'm 38 years old. Recently had a colonoscopy and all was clear with no issues.
Doctor said add water & more natural fibers and 1 teaspoon of metamucil to your diet which I did. It helped my constipation but the side effects were brutal extremely gassy and sensation to go all the time but nothing would come out just the sensation was there. it was horrible
So I stopped taking natural fiber & metamucil. I heard apple cider vinegar was a natural remedy for this so I started having it for 8 days. The first 2 days I had 1 or tablespoons raw and straight not diluted in anything. After that I had 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 tablespoon of honey in 1 glass of room temperature water first think in the morning. It def helped my constipation making me go daily, but on the 7 day of drinking this I woke up nauseous and stayed like that the whole morning. Then afternoon developed a bitter saliva taste in my mouth. I stopped the APC and the next day I was fine. Decided to take it every other day. So waited 1 day and took it the day after, and the next day I had nausesous and bitter saliva which has lasted for 3 days now.
My questions are as follow:
- Is the nauseousness and bitter saliva a side effect of the ACV?
- If so, is this permanent side effect or will it go away? The reason I'm asking I had the ACV on Saturday and today is Tuesday and still dealing with the bitterness saliva
Please advise. Thanks in advance.
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[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] I've been taking Apple cider vinegar early mornings with water and once in the middle of the day and then before I sleep. My main purpose has been to detox with it. I feel it is great but today I've been feeling a lot of heart burning. Is it possible that ACV can cause stomach ulcers? Should I continue taking this on an empty stomach in the mornings or stop with that? I've changed my diet and have a lot of yogurt and fruits in my diet now. Hardly any fried foods. What can be the reason? Should I get an H pylori test done? Thanks!
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I started drinking ACV in larger doses (6T/day in tons of water) after developing a nasty bladder infection.. It worked wonders on reducing the infection (I was happy I still went to the doctor to get antibiotics! ), but my joint pain/discomfort skyrocketed and would worsen the more ACV I drank. It disrupted my sleep unfortunately, which doesn't help w/ fighting infections. (I get the same kind of joint discomfort when I am sick with the flu and when I eat nightshade vegetables.)
I used to be a strict ACV follower, as it helped reduce my body fat and increased my energy (lost 20 lbs w/o trying! ), but then I noticed that it worsened a scalp condition, facial acne, and tonsil stones/halitosis. I was using an organic, unfiltered, unpasturized, popular gold labled brand of ACV.
Now that I am drinking the ACV again, while it is helping reduce the UTI/bladder infection, the joint pain increased and the scalp flared up too. I get similar effect when I drink Kombucha and unfiltered beer.. I consider the side effects to be too burdensome to bear as a "detox", and so cut out the ACV.
However, I am wondering, could the Mother and yeasts be part of why I experience side effects? Has anyone who's reacted to motherized-ACV experimented with organic, unfiltered (or not), PASTEURIZED ACV to reduce their reactions?
I am a big fan of probiotics and enzymes and such, but am not worried of loosing those health properties by using pasturized ACV as I can find those in other foods. I think that the major benefits of ACV are the acetic and malic acids, mineral content, and phytochemicals, all which are unaffected by pasteurization.
I appreciate any thoughtful responses!
I have been drinking ACV and I have been pooping dark green is this supposed to happen? (I have not been taking anything else). Thanks!
[SIDE EFFECTS] Hello, I started taking a spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning, when I heard that it aids digestion and alkalines the system.
However, since I started I have been waking up with burning eyes and my tounge and mouth feel very acidic every in the mornings. I also experience worsening pains in my joints (hand) that seem to get worse every day.
Could the Apple cider have made me more acidic? Please advise. Thank you.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Initially, I had used ACV with mother and got good results with a chronically blocked nose and warts. However, I find that any internal use nowadays, even the lowest recommended dose, triggers an aggravation of my barely dormant facial dermatitis and urticaria. Odema and melasma also occurs. I was such a fan of ACV that I tested this in several ways with long breaks in between. It definitely ACV that causes the aggravation. Just thought I'd pass on this feedback.