Acid Reflux
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Acid Reflux

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Posted by Nancy (Germantown, WI) on 11/25/2005

I've been suffering with serious reflux/heartburn for months now. It was mild for several years, but has now progressed. The ACV has worked wonders. I've stopped the prescription Protonix completely. It's been 5 days and when I feel a bout coming on I take 2 T. in 8 oz. water and within a minute or so the intense burn subsides. My stomach does feel a bit sour for about 10-15 minutes after drinking it, but it passes and then I feel great. Truly amazing. I've only had 1 episode of heartburn in those 5 days.

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Posted by Julio (Riverside,California) on 09/02/2005

Dear friends: I was suffering of acid reflux for months, the doctors game me prevacid,the reflux got worse and gave me a horrible diarrhea.I took acv and after two days it was gone, now i add two tbs of liquid chlorophyl to the drink. I feel just peachy. thank you.

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Posted by Rick Anderson (USA)

I'm overweight and often have acid reflux problems. A high-protein/low carb diet definitely works for me in alleviating this acid.... but when I'm bad (eating too late at night or eating too much pastry) I have found that a small glass of apple cider vinegar and water, gulped down, momentarily makes the burning in my esophagus worse--- but then seems to completely get rid of the acid condition. I've tried this several times and each time the results were the same. Rolaids work by neutralizing acid; does vinegar really work by adding more? I don't know, but it does work! One more anecdote: I told someone at my job about it, and she said her grandmother used to swear by it, too: a swig of vinegar helped acid indigestion. She also told me that in the "old days" people would swig some vinegar to see if they had strep throat-- if it burned like hell when it hit the back of the throat, they had it! I would imagine that the acid in the vinegar helped treat the strep, too.