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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Acid Reflux

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tom (St Johns, Nl) on 02/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I take Apple Cider Vinegar for reflux and I feel much better in time.

If we had a headache when we were growing up, our mothers used to warm the regular vinegar and soak a piece of brown paper in and when the person go to bed they would lay it on their on forehead and it really worked because I know as I never had headache since I was five or six years old.

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Posted by Pat (Minneapolis, Mn) on 02/23/2012

ppi is "proton pump inhibitor" It is a class of drugs often used to reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces. Nexium is just one of several brand names that comes immediately to mind.

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Posted by A.barrett (Cambridge, Shelford, England) on 02/12/2012

my friend, bicarbonate soda and molasses syrup, which brings the acid down in your body.

And cures cancer and alot more. But you have to look at your diet mate also, or colloidal silver, which will build your immune system up. And also kill off many major diseases too.

Good luck god bless

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Posted by Piyush (Kolkata, West Bengal, India) on 02/12/2012

I was suffering from acid reflux since february 2011 then I saw so many doctors they gave me lots of medicine but when I take medicine then its ok but when I discontinue medicine the problem starts again then in the month of september2011 I do endoscopy then it found reflux esophagitis with ulceration erosive gastritis. The doctor advice me to take razo-d before breakfast and sleeping time after two months I again done endoscopy then the endoscopy reports shows normal but after one month the same problem starts and in this problem when starts my breathing problem also started. So please advice me that will apple cider vineager will work for me about my problem if yes then please tell me how to take Apple Cider Vinegar and where to get I live in india my age is 30years. I will be waiting for your early reply

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 01/27/2012 2072 posts

Becky, the ACV speeds metabolism and releases built-up toxins, and as the O. P. Sequesters toxins, it also allows some to enter bloodstream. Begin 1 grm Vit-C 3 daily and 1 hot bath w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salt 1/4 cup Baking Soda 3 per week.

Marshmallow and Slippery Elm would help the kidneys. Add more purified water during this episode.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Posted by Becky (Berryville, Ar/ Usa) on 01/26/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking ACV 1 shot twice a day with a tsp of natural honey, for 1 wk. The overall results have been amazing. I had been taking zantac 150 mg 1-2 times a day for yrs and have totally been cured of my acid reflux. My concern is the past 3 days I have been having intense pain in my back, the kidney area. It feels like spasms. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything like this. I also started OP with sunflower oil the same day I started ACV.

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Posted by Joselyn (Manchester, Ct, Usa) on 01/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have just started taking acv. My mother has been using it for over a year and it has seemed to control her acid reflux. I am not sure how, but this seems to do the trick. I cannot STAND the taste of it, so I started off with half a bottle of water, a teaspoon of avc, a teaspoon of honey, and a powdered flavor I can mix in the water. I love it. ACV also cures different types of infections, helps menopause systems, etc etc! It's the magic trick! It won't do you any harm, I encourage you to try this.

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Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 01/19/2012

PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitor. Prilosec, Prevacid, etc. are all PPI's.

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Posted by Kapohosue (Pahoa, Hi) on 01/19/2012

What are you talking about when you mention ppi? I do not know what this acronym is.

I plan to give the ACV a try today. Acid reflux has just started and I really hate the idea of getting onto prescription drugs to solve this.

Love this site.

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Posted by Myrna (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 01/12/2012

Mike from Montreal, Try half a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (the one sold at health food stores) in a glass of water half hour before you eat. I read this in the book Take Control of your health and Escape the Sickness Industry by Elaine Hollingsworth, her website is My husband had the same problem and the first time he took it the cure was immediate.

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Posted by Mel (Katy, Texas) on 01/10/2012

I just saw your post and wanted to let you know my doctor thought the lump in my throat was anxiety and it was. He put me on 20mg of celexa for anxiety and I feel a whole lot better. I also use apple cider vinegar along with my ppi and it has helped so much.

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Posted by Blackened Dove (Arlington, Tx) on 01/05/2012

Hi Deb from Victoria, Bc/canada!

I'm very interested in your mix of Almonds, coconut, chia and hemp. You said that you blend it and strain it? Could you give a little bit more info on how you do this exactly? Do you use a food processor? And when you strain it, does a liquid come out? How much of each do you use? Sorry for all the questions, and thanks in advance!!

~Blackened Dove

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Posted by John R (Cudahy, Wi) on 01/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I was certainly tired of acid reflux, and approaching 3 of those pepcid completes in a day's time. I went to see doctor google and ran across the statements in favor of ACV. I have a tblspn of ACV (with the mother!! ) with 12oz of purified spring water and a touch of pure flavoring in the AM with my fibery breakfast. Now it's more like 3 pepcid completes in one week if I have lots of spicy food. I'm going to have to give ACV (with the mother) two thumbs up. Been on it 2 months or so.

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Posted by Joanie (Basking Ridge, Nj, Usa) on 12/31/2011

Hi, I am so happy to have found this site. I'd like to ask Ted a question. I have been diagnosed with LPR. Almost 3 months of ppi's and no improvement. I have changed my diet completely and am doing everything right. I am reading a lot about apple cider vinegar and have just begun to try it. I am also in menopause now as a 47 yo woman. I'm wondering if hormones could be playing with my LES. Thank you for any advice. I cannot stand living with this lump in my throat anymore. My gi is now saying that maybe it is just anxiety. I don't think that is it but I suppose it could be. I also have post nasal drip and when I go to bed at night, I can feel the reflux coming up into my throat. I have had 2 doses of ACV already and I see my throat feels better already.

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Posted by Lillian (Stoney Creek, Ontario) on 12/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I was on Prevacid for a very long time and getting worse. I did some research on Prevacid and found that I should not have been on it for the length of time that I was. I started taking 1 tablespoon of ACV in a small glass of apple juice plus eating an apple every evening(golden delicious) and have been fine ever since. Prevacid eliminated too much acid and this is what made me worse.

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Posted by Wendy (Clearwater, Fl) on 12/23/2011

Sounds like you may have SIBO. Check out the work of MD Mark Pimentel for more insight. Rifaximin is the antibiotic of choice for this, but that is just a part of the story. It is a complicated disease.

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Posted by Henri (Miami, Florida, U.s.a) on 12/09/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

The mixture stopped the heartburn but, me too I get spasms in the colon and constipation when I drink AC bs as side effects so far.

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Posted by Karla (Miami, Usa ) on 12/04/2011

I cured my acid reflux with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 4 fingers of cold water. I will do this at the 1st sign of acid reflux and I repeat every 1/2 hour till I have no reflux. Usually once is all I need. The key for me is cold water and for it to be bubbly like a soda if it's not bubbly I add more of each till it looks like carbonated like a soda. Drink it fast but don't chug and repeat as needed in the beginning I could do this 6 times a day, now every other day 1time. I use to take nexium 40 mg 2 times a day went down on the dose little by little know it's been months sense I have had a nexium! Good luck

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Posted by Grammie (Lawton, Oklahoma) on 12/02/2011

I am trying to get off Prevacid again. I tried last year and when I had horrible pain (which never happened BEFORE the Prevacid), I juiced cabbages and drank that. It was like balm the first time. But later I got another stricture and the endoscopy showed HEALED ulcers all over the esophagus and I was told I must stay on the Prevacid. I worry about the dangers of staying on it over eight years so now I am trying the ACV and Aloe Vera juice. I wondered if drinking cabbage juice might help you to heal. It doesn't taste as bad as you might think if you drink it right down. However you have to thoroughly clean up the juicer and even then your house will smell!

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Posted by Kristy (St. Louis, Mo, Usa) on 11/29/2011

Hi! Thanks for posting your results. I'm new to this site and I'm trying to find out Ted's exact remedy for acid reflux. What are the doses and how many times a day does he recommend the ACV and should I be doing baking soda too? I'm desperate for relief. Any info you can offer would be helpful! Thanks!

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Posted by Lisa (Hackettstown, Nj) on 11/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

OMG, unbelievable relief within a couple of hours! I was reading this site yesterday, ran to the store got the vinegar pills and in addition, took 2 tbls in 8 oz of water. In about 2-3 hours, GONE! So happy because that lump in throat accompanied by the phlegm, choking, horrible, and food coming up my throat all day was insane! So happy I found this site. It's also so good for other things, like hot flashes, bloating, etc. Whoa... Yay me!

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Posted by Ang From Texas (Amarillo, Tx) on 11/17/2011

I put my ACV in with my hot tea and Stevia. It's GREAT!!!!

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Posted by Flyman32 (Walla Walla, Wa, Usa) on 10/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 60 years old and have had severe acid reflux for years resulting in a condition called Barrett's Esophagus. I was taking a prescription drug and it was literally killing me. Couldn't work, could barely function. Not only that but it wasn't stopping the acid reflux any more. I got off that stuff and I started with ACV 2 months ago. I wanted to write here because it's working wonderfully for me. But.. I had to play around a little. I tried with just water, tasted bad and although I have NEVER had acid reflux again since I started, I got some pretty bad heartburn.

As far as the taste was concerned I read someone's post about putting it in V8 juice and I have been doing that for a while. It tastes like a bloody mary and is pretty good. But it still gave me heartburn. Finally I switched to Ted's remedy and now what I do is drink it with the V8 in morning and with baking soda at night, right before bed. I'm acid reflux AND about 98% heartburn free. Still gotta watch out for some things that make it reoccur. Also, I increased the dose to 4-5 teaspoons ACV. I mix 4oz of V8 with 4oz of water in the morning and at night I add 1 tablespoon baking soda. I will visiting my doctor so he can stick a tube down my throat if he wants I guess. Barrett's is a pre-cancerous condition and not to be allowed to progress. THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has posted here. The info here has changed my life.

Ole T,

Walla Walla, Wa

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 10/22/2011

Erika, I had a quick read of the reviews of the book you mentioned. I don't think they are giving you the right advice at all. Acid Reflux is caused by a LACK of acid in your stomach not too much acid. If as told in the book you eat lots of alkaline foods you are still not fixing the problem. If you don't have enough acid in your stomach the acid won't be able to digest the foods properly and your body won't be able to absorb nutrients properly.

Iodine regulates acid in your stomach. You are probably deficient in iodine and that is why you have a problem in the first place. Iodine is needed by the whole body. Deficiencies cause many many problems including acid reflux.

Google Dr. Flechas on youtube talking about the lack of iodine and how it relates to stomach acid. The lack of iodine is what causes the throat cancers and stomach cancers according to Dr. Flechas. It also causes endometrial cancer (which starts off as endometriosis)...

The reason ACV works is because it puts back acid into the stomach which helps digest the food. It then breaks down to an alkaline after digestion but it still doesn't fix the deficiency. The same with lemons. Google "why stomach acid is good for you"...

You will get lots of problems down the track if you don't fix what sounds like an iodine deficiency.

If the author Dr. Kaufmann has been studying reflux for decades why does she not mention iodine deficiency or that reflux is caused by a lack of stomach acid?

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Posted by Erika (Arlington, Virginia) on 10/21/2011

I was unexpectedly diagnosed with silent reflux after going to an ENT for a regular voice checkup in August of this year '11. (I'm a singer) I was also just beginning to see a little blood when I brushed my teeth in the morning. All this time I thought the bleeding came from my gums not my esophagus. He diagnosed it as a severe case of acid reflux and put me on a high dosage of Lansoprazole (before meals) and Ranitidine (bedtime).

After about a week I began to develop symptons e.g. numbness in fingers, high heart rate etc. Someone introduced me to "Dropping Acid- The Reflux diet Cook book and Cure" by Koufman, Stern & Bauer. The book gives the acid and ph levels of many foods so I followed their guidelines. I eventually dropped the medication for symptoms stopped and I was afraid the meds may have a detrimental effect. The book is absolutely wonderful!! I plan to stick with this regiment for the rest of my life. I have never felt better and I am losing weight without trying. It revealed not only the usual culprits e.g. caffeine, chocolate, tomatoes etc. but also revealed less known culprits such as peppermint, carbonated drinks and sometimes cucumbers (depending upon your personal makeup) Everyone's toleration is at different levels when eating certain borderline foods such as cucumbers. I determined cucumbers were not good for me during this healing stage because it was the only thing I ate one evening and then side effects occurred that night.

I had a setback last week when I travelled out of town for 4 days. I ate airport food and my host's food. I had just started Mag Relax (powder form), which is great by the way, for muscle spasms and didn't realize it was loaded with acid. I also failed to follow the directions to mix with 'cold' water instead of room temperature. Yesterday, the old acid symptoms returned again. Lesson learned.... know the content of your vitamin supplements and prepare for out of town trips.

Thru my previous victory, I am still so very encouraged that I and many others can beat this! The jury is still out on ACV. I've tried it off and on. Some say to drink it diluted WITH a meal while others say to drink in the morning or in between meals. Again, I need a scientific explanation to fully embrace the idea.

Thank you all for your postings. This site is wonderful!


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Posted by Duffy (San Francisco, Ca) on 10/14/2011

A recommendation at is to eat 3-4 hours before bed. He also has information about how stomach contents migrate up when one stops breathing during the night.

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Posted by Mike (Stuart, Fl) on 10/11/2011

Try sleeping on your left side.

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Posted by Van (Sunnyvale, Ca, Usa) on 10/10/2011

Seems like I must have ate something bad because I can't get my saliva PH to go up. Neither apple cider vinegar (ACV) or baking soda could get it to go up.

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Posted by Susan (Cupertino, Ca) on 10/07/2011
1 out of 5 stars

ACV can not cure acid reflux. It makes it worse. I personally expericed it. It makes the buring sensation even worse. Indigestion is due to low acid in the stomach so ACV may help. Acid Reflux is the opposite, too much acid in the stomach, ACV is really bad for it.

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Posted by Van (Sunnyvale, Ca, Usa) on 10/06/2011

I just did a test with apple cider vinegar (ACV). One tall glass with 2T of ACV. When I drank the first have my PH read 6.75. Then I down the last half and put the PH strip under my tounge where my saliva comes out so I am testing the saliva and not the liquid that remained on my tongue. The result was 7.25.

When I first was experimenting with an Alkaline diet with PH drops, I had acid reflux. My PH pointed to alkaline, but I couldn't hold my food down. I was in England at the time and I thought it was the over priced British cuisine (ie hot dog stand) turns out you guys are right, it is due to too much alkalinity not acidity.

A lot of professionals say a lot of weird things or just don't know. Sometimes I have to google the answers for my doctor so they would stop arguing with me. Proof is in the PH strip not always in our common logic.

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Posted by Dad (New York ) on 10/04/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects


I had severe acid reflux and the ACV made a HUGE DIFFERENCE. Now I am 95% to 99% better with very little reflux and I have only been using for three days. But I am having now symptoms of UC -- ulcerative colitis -- spasms, some pain, etc. Is this due to not using baking soda with the ACV or should I add Humic Acid to my diet as a supplement?

Thanks to EVERYONE who has posted to this site because it has saved my life!!!!

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Posted by Horrorvacuii (Brooklyn, Ny, Usa) on 09/27/2011

Michelle! I'm another Michelle from NYC, also 26, also diagnosed this summer (with LPR/silent reflux). I feel slightly better knowing there are two of us. ;)

I've made insane dietary changes. I have basically been reduced to smoothies and basic non-acidic foods. I drink green smoothies with banana and also 2 tablespoons of olive oil each morning/night, followed by a combo of honey and tumeric paste. The olive oil is anti-inflammatory and helps sooth the throat, though my symptoms are less about soreness and more about the lump-in-throat feeling and excess mucus.

I take ginger, garlic, and echinacea pills each day, drink tons of water, and have started light dance classes again to relieve stress. Since being diagnosed my anxiety has gone through the roof (long process of not knowing what it was/being misled by doctors/being misdiagnosed and put on the wrong meds... horrible summer) and that doesn't help the healing process.

My mother had some version of this at my age and she recommended the ACV. I am now drinking 3 cups of water with 2 TBSP per day, and 90% of my symptoms are gone including pain in my throat and the burning sensation in my chest after eating. I hope that's enough relief for my body to start healing--but I don't plan to change my diet back to normal any time soon.

I did buy one awesome book that shed so much light on this condition for me, and has a ton of GERD/LPR friendly recipes that are really delicious. It's called "Dropping Acid" and it's a cookbook/text book. Easy for people who aren't scientists to understand exactly what's going on inside of them.

I know how miserable this condition is (I work in nightlife and fashion, and it's made me feel like an isolated lab experiment). Good luck to everyone. Xx

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Posted by Djt (Medford, Or ) on 09/26/2011

I wake up with a horrible taste in my mouth in the morning and my throat is sore or if I nap in th recliner I have a sore throat and bad taste when I wake up. Sometimes in the night I guess I burp and up comes a horrible taste (bile?); so bad I can't get it out of my mouth. Do you think ACV would help with this?

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Posted by Rg (Singapore) on 09/25/2011

Hi, Past 6 years I am going through the hurdle of Gastrics & Bloating stomach and subsequently passing the gas with strong odor. I was diagonosed by Gastric Ulcer and undergone the surgery. However my bloating and gastric issues not fixed.

I came across the Apple cider vinegar and Mastic Gum. Can anyone advise me whether I can try this? Just want to make sure not makes the situation worst.


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Posted by Charles (Claremont, Ca) on 09/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cidar vinegar works well for me too. It stopped the acid reflux in its tracks.

My DO told me that there is something in coffee, (not caffine) which relaxes the esophageal sphincter muscle, allowing bile to come back up. So I gave up coffee and substituted green tea, but it didn't clear up the problem right away.

What causes the sphincter to close is when it detects acid. So there is probably not enough bile being generated to trigger the closure. May be a function of age. A good supplement is Betaine HCL which is what the body produces for digestion, so it's a natural supplement. But it's kind of expensive. ACV is a lot cheaper.

My idea on apple cider vinegar is that it is an acid, like all vinegars, and when it hits the sphincter, it triggers the closure. That's the end of the acid relux episode. Works for me every time, although it has been some time since I have had any indigestion. I haven't tried ACV on a daily basis as a supplement, I only swallow a teaspoon full if I feel any indigestion or acid reflux coming on.

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Posted by Judy (Redding, California) on 09/21/2011

I've just begun taking ACV along with Baking soda. According to Ted from Thailand, you're supposed to take on empty stomach which I assume is before each meal. Now I'm seeing comments about taking the ACV/BC after each meal. Now I'm confused. I assumed the idea was to prevent acid reflex and as with Prilosec, you have to take before meals, it doesn't work if you take it after a meal. Did I miss something somewhere?

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Posted by Sam (San Jose, Ca, United States) on 09/21/2011

Because without Pills doctors and Pharmacy will be out of business. Who will pay for there million dollar homes and Mercedes-Benz? I have had bad heartburn for past 7yrs now. Been taking all sorts of heartburn medicine. It just relieves the pain but I feel other problems with fatigue and joints hurting problems.

I just started taking ACV with Gatorade or 2tsp Apple Cider Vinegar with 1tsp raw honey and 8 oz of water.

I feel much better after only 4 days of taking it. I will continue to take this until all my symptoms are gone. Not all doctors out there care about patience, they only care about what health insurance you carry.

I think the best is to read true stories and testomonies about natural remedies cure and try it for yourself.

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Posted by Sam (San Jose, Ca ) on 09/21/2011

I have bad heartburn for past 7yrs and I just started to take Apple Cider Vinegar, you need to mix it will water, do not take it straight up. I mix mine with gatorade and taste and works good for me. Hope it works for you .

I put 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar for every 8oz of gatorade or 2tsp, 1 tsp raw honey , and 8oz water. Buy the organic Apple cider vinegar. Only $3.89 at Lucky's or Safeway.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 09/07/2011

Countrygrl, lemon juice will also stop acid reflux if you don't like ACV. Lemon juice has many nutritional benefits as well.

Those reflux meds you are on are very dangerous for you (research it). I would stop those cold turkey if I were you.

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Posted by T (Houston, Usa) on 09/06/2011


ACV 2 tablespoons in 8oz of lukewarm water 2-3 times daily (empty stomach or between meals) helped me with acid reflux.

Aloe vera juice has also been very useful, when at times I felt the ACV was too harsh and felt like it was burning my stomach.

Reduce/eliminate sugar, meats, flour and fried foods from your diet for a few weeks as you do this and your system will re-balance itself out.

I do AVC for 4-5 days and am cured for months on end. The acid reflux will pop its head out again if I am not careful with diet and I have learned to in the long run eat what my body needs hence elminating this issue altogether.

Good luck, T

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Posted by Countrygrl (Hodgenville, Kentucky, Usa) on 09/06/2011

I am new here and I would like to get some advice on the ACV and Baking Soda theory. I am now taking 2 meds for acid reflux(Gerd) prilosec 20mg and zantac 150mg and I am wanting to get off the both of them.. I have tried the organic ACV at one time but it seemed like to me it burned my stomach and made me worse but maybe it was because I was doing things all wrong.. I would love to get off of these meds that I am taking for this but I dont want to be in misery doing it.. Any Replys would be great.. Thanks everyone and God bless you. Sherry

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Posted by Judy Mackinnon (Victoria, Bc, Canada) on 08/21/2011

It is not excess acid in the stomach that gives you acid reflux necessarily. It is the imbalance of acid/alkaline For me it ALL started after being treated for H pylori. Those dreadful antibiotics ruined the balance in my stomach. ACV seems to have really help me so far. I pray it is a cure and not just a treatment. I will stay on a diet of very small meals and the ACV for a month then.... Wait and see. Fingers crossed.

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Posted by Melissa (Florence, Arizona) on 08/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I am 40 years old and have had acid reflux so bad that it got into my lungs and I was misdiagnosed with COPD! I was taking 2-4 prilosec per day and still having problems. Then I saw that medicines like prilosec can cause low iron, calcium and b12 which I have had problems with for years. I wanted to find a better way.

The first day I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar for acid reflux I put about a teaspoon in 8 oz of water and drank it with dinner, which my husband accidentally made spicy! It was burning with every bite and then it stopped and I never got heartburn! Amazing love it!!

I am on day four and still no heartburn. Fantastic! I hope it continues!!

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Posted by Marius (Centurion, South Africa) on 08/15/2011

I'm definitely trying this ACV. I've also heard from good sources that pineapple just one ring or a sip of juice after eating will help. Lemon half an hour before.

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Posted by Erica (Slc, Ut, Usa) on 08/07/2011


I am also a singer. I use my talents often, especially at school, churches and benefit concerts. I was also diagnosed with GERD. Mine was diagnosed as to from too much eating, caffeine cunsuption, etc. They also discovered that the lower esophageal sphincter to my stomach is erroded, so it won't close. That is what is causing my GERD. In the exam, the DRs giving me the exam, said that they had NEVER seen GERD react as fast as mine - the moment it hit my stomach, up went the acid. I did Prilosec, Zantac, etc. I was still having GERD while on those meds. I then did research on ACV. It's harsh but I don't have any issues with GERD when I take it. So much cheaper and it's better for you.

Also, I ruptured my vocal chords when I wasn't diagnosed with pneumonia for 12 weeks and from all the coughing caused the rupture. I thought that I would have problems with ACV and my voice but that hasn't happened. I just feel better taking ACV. This stuff is amazing. I know that this sounds ridiculous and made up but it isn't. I really hope that this helps with your questions and concerns...

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Posted by Dixie (Aptos, Calif) on 08/04/2011

Can you use regular Vinegar too and Hintz Apple Cider? When I was a child I drank it all the time. Now I have Acid reflex and sometimes even with medication it gets out of control so I hate it. Am willing to try this and would love if it works to get off medication all together. Also heard if you take medication for this it takes away from your bones and that isn't good.

Thanks, Dixie

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Posted by Kay (East Northport, Ny) on 07/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi my name is Kay from Long Island NY. For anyone unable to tolerate the ACV taste in water, I have been sweetening the liquid with Stevia and it tastes much better. I have not used a prescription or any antacid in three years. I have been able to sleep lying down instead of propped up..

You can also use the ACV on your salad as well.

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Posted by Michelle (Chicago, Il) on 07/02/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I like to Thank everyone for sharinig their experiences and remedies. I was diagnosed with gerd 3 weeks ago. Was given prescription version of pepacid, didn't seem to get better, got worse started feeling sharp pains when I ate certain foods, which never happened before. I felt hopeless at 26 yr. Because for the most part I've been healthy and active all my life. Researched alot of sites and saw positive reviews for ACV and almonds for heartburns, decided to try it and through the grace of God have been feeling much better and even have started slowly to eat some of the normal foods that arent recommended for those with gerd. I started taking a yoga class and got a chiropractic massage. Little by little im slowing improving. I will keep everyone in my prayers for a full recovery.

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Posted by Arsh (Dubai, Dubai, Uae) on 06/24/2011

Hi osama,

1- u can buy organic ACV (apple cidar vinegar ) at a pharmacy which does sells natural or health nutrition supplements is the requirement, as it would be unpasturised and would be consumed in water.

2- for GERD - Acid reflux...

as prescribed by previous posts by followers..

mix 2 teaspoon / ( increase it to 2 tablespoon with time ) in one glass of water (8oz approx )

for best result so that ur stomach shouldnt get irritated ( try adding sodium bicarbonate ) yes its soda bicarb and not baking soda powder....

this too is available at same such pharmacies.

this wil help to neutralize bit of acid to alkalanize it to ph 6 - 7.

here Acid ( ACV) is used to treat acid reflux (another higher kind of acid ).

hope it helps u.

I have same condition since many years and I am trying it since a week. first day it did irritated my stomach so I taken anacid ( omeprazol) which is the only solution being given by doctors till date....but since last week, now im not having any anti acid pills, and its keeping fine!

lets hope inshallah this should help us all to cure our long held ailments amin!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike (Montreal, Quebec) on 06/03/2011

HCl/enzyme capsules will work IF YOU KNOW HOW TO CONSUME THEM PROPERLY. Don't take HCL without water or milk otherwise of course it will burn your esophagus because it is pure acid. The best is to take it before, between or after a meal. HCL is important against GERD because it kills of many bacterias that regularly causes your reflux problem. ACV is good also but bad for your liver since it is a form of pure vinegar. Try HCL/Enzyme as a first and let us know the effect it has on your digestive system then if that does not work, there is also plan B. Mike

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lori (Reedsville, Wi) on 06/03/2011

Can regular store bought ACV be used for this?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Paigeinphilly (Philly, Pa) on 05/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with GERD a couple of yrs back.. The first thing the Dr. wanted me to do was to get on meds and quit all of my fave foods and drinks... NO..... So I did research, saw so many positive reviews for ACV... Tried it... Felt like gagging... So I switched to ACV tablets... You can find them in every heath store and even WalMart for only a couple of bucks... This has been a heaven send... I have been GERD free for yrs...naturally.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sarah (Gillette, Wyoming) on 05/06/2011

Lilli, Maybe you have some other digestive disorders that you are unaware of, such as food allergies, eosinophilic esophigitis, or gallbladder issues. You might consider going to see a gastroenterologist or allergist for testing.

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