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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Acid Reflux

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Posted by Joyce (Reeds Spring, MO) on 01/28/2006
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I read about vinegar for acid reflux in a book and am occasionally bothered by this condition. I tried just swallowing a teaspoon on apple cider vinegar and low and behold. It worked. I was told that vinegar neutralizes acid and acid reflux is caused by too much acid in the stomach. So soon we get old. So late we get smart.

Posted by Fernando (Fort Myers, Florida) on 01/26/2006
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I suffered from acid reflux for TOOOO many years I'm 54 now, my cousin told me about your website and the cure with vinegar, after eating some prunes my pain started all over and I decided to try vinegar, IT'S WONDERFUL it works. Prilozec was not working anymore not effective at all, started taking twice a day and did not respond as planned. Today after only 4 days I decided to stop the medication and continue with vinegar. Thanks to all who made this possible. Best regards, Fernando.

Posted by Gary (Melboune, Australia) on 01/25/2006
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I have suffered from reflux for years and heard about apple cider vinegar so thought I'd give it a try. My wife bought some home and I was actually suffering severe pain from reflux when she arrived. 2 teaspoons later and I am sitting here completely cured. Thankyou sooooo much!

Posted by Daniel (Phoenix, AZ) on 01/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

my voice left me and i went to get it checked out and the specialist said nothing was wrong with my vocal cords. he diagnosed me with reflux. i took prevacid but it didn't help. my homie found this site for me and a few minutes ago i tried some apple cider vinegar. my voice has been gone for 3 months. i hope these tips help because i feel like im at the end of it all. i'll keep everyone posted on if the vinegar helped.

Posted by Liz (Madison, WI) on 01/19/2006
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I'was diagnosed last year with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. When I started taking synthroid I started getting severe chest pains. I called 911, went to the hospital and had several tests done to no avail. My chest continued to hurt so bad, it felt like I had an elephant sitting on me. I went back to several doctors with no luck. I never had any acid reflux type symptoms in my life. I am 50 yrs old, work out, run marathons, and not over weight. I eat extremely healthy etc, etc, etc. Then I read that having a hypothyroid disorder like hashimotos can cause acid reflux because it weakens the valve that can let acid get back into your esophagus. Well, to make a long story short, apple cider vinegar worked unbelievable. I was grabbing my chest in so much pain on such a regular basis that doctors almost had me convinced I was having panic attacks and needed to see a psychiatrist. I knew it was not panic nor stress because I have a good life, but when a doctor can't figure out what is wrong they seem to want to pass you off to a shrink as soon as possible. Thank you so much for this web site and saving my life. I use apple cider vinegar, 2tbs mixed in water every night. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Posted by Kathy (Olathe, KS) on 01/16/2006
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I had heartburn for about 2-3 years. I took all sorts of acid reflux medicine. I came to know thru this web site that Apple Cider Venegar helps to prevent heartburn. I went to Organic Store and bought _______ Apple Cider Venegar with mother. Started taking 3 tablespoons 3 times a day. It has been a month now and I have not taken any acid reflux medicine. I tried all food from italian, mexican, indian, chinese, Greek and all sorts of cake, pie, cream or any thing you name it that might reflux did not give me any heartburn. I am very glad that ACV is working so fine.

Posted by Randy (BC, Canada) on 01/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have not tried apple cider vinegar, but I have used normal vinegar, and it stopped my acid reflux for weeks. I also have a theory about why vinegar works. Whatever produces the acid in a persons stomach, for some reason, unknown to me, decides that a persons stomach needs more acid, so it produces more. I think when you add vinegar to your stomach, the thing in your stomach will stop producing acid because it knows that you are getting it somewhere else ... just a theory...

Posted by John (Spring City) on 01/14/2006
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I have suffered from Acid reflux for about 8 years. I have had several episodes that made me sit straight up in bed with spasms and tightness in my chest. My heart rate would even increase but that was probably anxiety over thinking I was having a heart attack. The last attack I had lasted about 12 hours so I went to the Doctor. She scheduled me to see a cardiologist who prescribed a stress test, EKG and a CAT scan to rule out heart problems. All the tests came out normal. Having heard some many different people talking about this screwy cure for acid reflux involving apple cider vinegar I decided to give it a try. You can say i'm full of it if you want but it works! Forget the Tums and Nexium and previcid because you won't need them and you'll save a lot of money. I won't lie to you, right after you drink the ACV your heartburn will get worse for about 20 minutes but after that you'll be jumping for joy and praising really is a miracle cure. I take a half of a shot glass once in the morning and once at night and I'm reflux free. I still feel some slight spasms but even they are subsiding. I could go on and on but I'll leave you with this...just try a couple of teaspoons the next time you feel the acid rising and see if I am wrong.

Posted by Jason (Rochester, NY) on 01/14/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I had an extreme attack of reflux, to me anyway. I mean it burned from the middle of my chest, all the way up my throat halfway! And the pressure was uncomfortable. I downed 5 exta strength Tums...that didn't work. I took one of my wife's protonix...didn't work. So I searched under natural cure for acid reflux. your site came up after a few sales sites. So I tried ACV, and as I'm writing this, the pain and weirdness is going away slowly...a little. It's definitely not as bad.

Posted by Matthew (Fayetteville, AR) on 01/13/2006
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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to this site for recommending ACV. I must confess I was sceptical and didn't believe it would work. All I can say to anyone reading this is give it a try - no-one on this site has a vested interest in reccomending this - nobody makes money from the reccomendation - I believe these are (like mine) genuine experiences. I have had problems with my throat for over a year and a half. Been to numerous doctors - camera's down my throat etc - all to no avail. I was prescribed acid reducrs several times - but they made no difference so I stopped taking them after 2/3 days. I didn't believe it was acid reflux as I had no heartburn or indigestion. Just a feeling of a lump in my throat, an occasional burning sensation in my neck & all around my throat, tingling and just a permenant uncomfortable feeling - for over a year and half. Before xmas it got worse & I went to another Doctor who gave me loads of free samples of Aciphex. Started taking them on Xmas day & far from fixing my throat - I started to GET heartburn & indigestion. For 6 days it was dreadful - stopped taking the pills - but everything continued. Then I found this website - bought ACV & literally with the first dose - the heartburn went. I have been taking it now for four days & my throat is totally normal. I no longer have a cough in bed (which I think now could have been the acid reflux) and sleep soundly. It really is amazing. I never had really bad heartburn - just my throat - but now even that has gone and I feel I can start feeling normal again. I will stay on ACV for the forseeable future as frankly I have no issues taking it. Funnily enough when I think back in life I have always enjoyed vinegar - as a kid I used to drink it neat - maybe my body was telling me something!!!

Posted by Mike (Rockville, Indiana) on 01/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I am always skeptical of folk cures but after several days with bouts of heartburn and several nights of acid reflux I tried a straight shot of plain white vinegar. It felt hot going down and at first I felt worse but after a minute or two I began to feel much better. I now dilute the vinegar with three or four parts water and add a little raspberry flavored syrup to make it more palatable. I have had good consistent results after drinking a couple of ounces once or twice a day. Apparently the secret to controlling acid reflux is more complicated than simply reducing the acid - some kind of pH balance must be coming into play. I can not believe the medical and pharmaceutical aren't aware of this inexpensive treatment that seems to work for most sufferers.

Posted by Rhonda (Dardanelle, AR) on 01/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

After numerous doctor and ER visits and many tests for asthma-like symptoms, passing out feelling, sinus problems, tinnitus, then taking Nexium, Reglan, Prevacid, Zyrtec, Pepcid Complete and anything you can possibly think of, I had just about given up with doctors and medicine for acid reflux. Then I found this website and decided to try the apple cider vinegar and water. What a blessing! After five days, I am truly amazed. I feel ten times better than I did this time last week and I can actually hear without the ringing in my ears. Acid reflux can be a nightmare and can cause many strange symptoms to the human body. I am a 42 year old female and this has been an ongoing problem for over four years. My father lived to be 89 years old and took ACV almost every day of his life. He was a very wise man and I really think he was on to something.

Posted by Loo (Singapore) on 01/13/2006
5 out of 5 stars

hi everybody, apple cider really solve my acid stomach acid problem immedately. Million tks, earth clinic.

Posted by Teresa (Spartanburg, SC) on 01/12/2006
5 out of 5 stars

over a year ago i was diagnosed with severe larynx acid was causing sores on my vocal box,chronic coughing, post nasal drip,& etc. i was prescribed prilosec, it helped some but then it stopped working. then i was prescribed nexium which also helped some for awhile then stopped. so then i was prescribed nexium in the morning and zantac150 at night but of course this also stopped working i started taking organic apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons at night and i am completely off of all the prescriptions i was put on. and it works better than any of the other ever my sinuses have cleared up,no more coughing,no voice loss, and as an extra plus no more hot flashes at night.

Posted by Donna (Tulsa, OK) on 01/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I recently started the raw apple cider vinegar and raw honey treatment. It has helped my bloating and reflux, but I see so many variations of dosage. Currently, I mix 2 tsp acv & 2 tsp honey in 8 oz. of distilled water. I use _______'s raw ACV with 'the mother'. I do not buy pasteurized acv because the raw is supposed to have more health benefits. I drink one glass first thing in the morning and one at bedtime. I still have stomach problems but the acv does help. I am now going to stop taking the Zelnorm, I already quit taking Protonix. I'm tired of popping pills and acv seems to be my remedy.