Hi I had acid reflux for a number of years but was in denial, I used to eat a packet of quick eze a day, I eventually went to a doctor who diagnosed me with Heicobactapylori and gave me some pills to counteract that, a year later I still had the heartburn severely, back to quick eze, I started some research on natural help for cancer sufferers due to a friend with cancer, and learned that cancer can not survive in an alkaline body, so what would to deacicify the body to help balance the PH I found that baking soda helps to bring balance to your PH level,, I thought it would be a good idea for me to start doing this and see what the result would be,, I took a tsp in a glass of water before going to bed the result was that for the first time in who knows when I slept through with out any burning pain with waking up from a mouthful of acid food and I found that anytime my belly felt bloated or I was having heartburn,
I would take a tsp of bicarb in a glass of water and the symptom was gone in minutes, but even though the bicarb eliminated the symptom in minutes, it would return at a later date, I was having, some knee pain and looked up apple cider which helps again to deacidify the body and thought it would be a good adjunct so my 2tblsps of ACV seperately from my tspn of bicarb, and it helped the pain in my knees, more research brought me to putting 2tblsps ACV with 1tspn of bicarb and mixi g with water, 4 days, no reflux no bloating feel great, 15 mi s after taking must go to toilet where it feels like everything you ever ate is evacuated,, I was getting a little belly before starting this in four days the belly is going totally flat and the people around me are flabbergasted I will continue this for about another week then have a break and see what the results are, but must say best result I've ever had, I am also a homeopath
I started mixing 1Tbsp. ACV and 1/2 tsp. Baking soda to one 16oz. bottle of water for my reflux. I drink a little first thing in the morning, before each meal, and before going to bed. After a week I came off my Rx. Meds and am doing great.
Hello Ted, I have started taking ACV+BS (2tbsp+1/4tsp) thrice a day to cure acidity. Just after ingesting this remedy it gave me a great relief. I must admit that it's a miracle remedy. A big thanks to you! I want to know about BLACK PLUM VINEGAR that is it possible to use the BLACK PLUM VINEGAR+BAKING SODA (BPV+BS) just like ACV+BS for healthy digestive system or for curing other digestive ailments?
Hi. For my reflex issues I took 2 tsp. AVC with 6-8 oz water with my meal. It supplied the acid I needed right at the time I had food to digest. I never had an issue with it taking it that way.
However, I couldn't use the baking soda in it as it made my ankles swell - I am very sodium sensitive. Does anyone know of a substitute for the baking soda to be used with the ACV?
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I just started taking 2 tbs. ACV with 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1tsp agave. I have been on prevacid for many years. This mixture has been working real well for me. My tongue is burning a bit. I have a hiatal hernia(sp) and gerd. I'm afraid to stop for the two days because I know my heartburn will be bad. Is it ok to take this everyday 3x a day?
When we start taking the baking soda and ACV for Acid Reflux, is there a time limit where we can stop taking this and the Acid Reflux would be gone, or is this a lifetime of taking this remedy?
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[quote]SHOULD YOU TAKE IT EVERY DAY?
No, take it for 5 days, then stop for 2 days.[/quote]
Why do you need to stop taking the baking soda, if there are no side effects?
If I don't have the baking soda with the ACV my reflux comes back. Please answer, thankyou.
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I have been on Earth Clinic and found it so interesting. I have had several bouts with what I believe to be Gerd. Pain in my chest (increases while lying down, stomach discomfort, tremendous gas. However along with these symptoms, usually at night, I get flu-like symptoms: body aches,lethargy, light-headedness. After taking an IBprofin or Tylenol it will go away. Have any of your readers experienced anything like this? The doctor does not believe they are related, but I know they are. I get them each time together, and I feel miserable. May I add that I have been taking OnecAPS. After reading your articles, I will be going on the ACV and baking soda plan today. I will keep you posted.
Hi, I just had to post about Ted's remedy for acid reflux. I have been on antacid prescription drugs for wayyy to may years(10) 40 mg. twice a day. I hate to think of all the damage it has caused, not to mention all the horrible side effects I have suffered, which have included migraines, bloating, belching, extreme fatigue and probably numerous others that I have yet to identify. I am 48 yrs old, I don't look my age, but certainly feel older. I had to let Ted and others who suffer with this, know what my experience has been with the apple cider vinegar and backing soda recipe. I have been on the remedy for 5 days and I am amazed at how well it has worked! the first day I used apple cider vinegar with the "mother" 2 Tbs. in water 3 times a day, however I did experience some nausea the first day and was very tired and a little bit of a headache( I think this was just some detox side effects). I have to tell you that I never experienced any heartburn at all! This is amazing considering that usually if I even miss one dose of my antacid meds. I would get severe heartburn!. The second day continued with just the water and vinegar 3 x day, again with a little nausea. Days 3-5 I switched to using the 2tbls. of the vinegar and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of baking soda 3x a day one hour before meals no nausea. This is just an amazing remedy, and I was extremely skeptical about this working. But thank you God and Ted for this recipe and I hope others who are suffering will give it a try to see if it will work for them as well. I will continue the remedy after 2 days off and report my results, God bless!!
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Greetings to my fellow reflux suffers:
After reading all the feedback on this site, I can't tell you how things have changed for me.
I was diagnosed with reflux a few years back,and prescribed the usual regiment of acid blockers. That worked until a recent flare left me burning incessantly all day long. After a trip to my gastro doc; I had an egd(throat scope) to see if any cancer was present, then put on a monitor that I wore for 48 hours recording times and ate/drank while sitting, standing, or laying down. It was determined I probably be on medication for the rest of my life.
I was prescribed dual therapy that included Omeprazole and ranitadine before bed. Then I ran across this website, and others that wanted to charge to download the natural remedies described as probably already in your kitchen.
I left work that day, chest burning even after medication, and went to the nearest health food store, and bought my bottle of ACV. I mixed it with a level teaspoon of baking soda, two level tablespoons of ACV,and a cup of water.
While I'm hesitant to use the word "cure", sustained relief is putting it mildly. No more medication folks, and after the first week of on for 5 days off for two, I now just use as needed.
Thanks for all the sharing
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I have suffered from acid reflux and hair loss for about 3 years. I tried Ted's recipe of ACV and baking soda in water, I liked the taste of it. I had to put about 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz of water inorder to reach 7.0 acid level. I think the large amount of baking soda is making me retain water, I feel very puffy and scale is up. I'd appreciate feedback if others have experienced this. Thank you. Love this site.
I believe I got GERD from excessive beer drinking. I have now been living with this disease for 3 months. I've been to the doc and I was treated for H pilory bacteria. However, no change in my symptoms. I have been taken over the counter prilosec two different kinds and now I'm taking Nexium. However, there is little change. when I go to bed my stomach just start generating bubles that go up to my throath and completely burns it. I read this site that acv/baking soda 2x or 3x works. I stopped the nexium today and my gas has returned and I'm really scared that tomorrow I will wake up with my chicks swollen like before. AM I on the right treatment? how long before I see some progress? should I add something else? I thank you for any help you can provide
I recently recovered from a particular heavy bout of upper resporitary infection (uri) / bronchitus. It took 14 days before I started feeling better. Two days later I started the classic symptoms again, tight chess, wheezing. I decided, thats it, off to the ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor. I described all my symptoms, frequent bouts of bronchitus. He put this scope down my nose and throat and nonchalantly exclaimed "You have acid reflux", prescribed aciphex (ppi) and strong cortisone to clear up my congested sinusses.I must add that up to this point, I never had reflux or experienced the sensation of food coming up my esouphagus. Within 6 days of starting the aciphex, I started experiencing extreme nausea, I could hardly keep any food down and constantly had the sensation of food/fluid coming up my esouphagus. I could no longer sleep at night and frequently woke up with the sensation of drowining. I woke up exhausted everymorning with a very hoarse voice. I started getting the sensation that something is stuck in my throat, I stopped taking the aciphex and went to see an internist, described my symptoms, he prescribed an h2 blocker, pepcid and a mobility pill to clear my stomach. I started drinking the mobility pill before each meal, and the pepcid at night. Within 3 days, my digestion stopped completely, food would sit in my stomach all day and not digest. Went back to see him, told him whats happening, he ordered upper gi with barium x-rays and a ct scan of the lower abdomen and pelvis. After calling the medical aid to find how much I would have to pay out of pocket, I decided to stop this nonsense. 8 weeks and I am worse off than when I started, so I started taking organic apple cider vinegar with baking soda on Dec 2nd 2009. I am astounded and ecstatic to say that today Dec 4 2009, I have not had any sensation of food stuck in my throat or food / fluid coming up my esouphagus. One positive thing that came out of this is that I had to re-evaluate my diet and stress levels. I lost 12 pounds in 8 weeks due to small portions I have to eat now. I will carry on with a predominantly fruit based diet and one larger meal with chicken etc per day for the next couple of days and gradually introduce other foods to see what effect they have.
Thankoyu thankyou thankyou, ACV has saved my life!
I'm confused on the alkalizing formulas. I'm a 47 year old female. I began having acid reflux about a month ago. Unsure if I have too little or too much acid. PPIs or antacids not helping at all. I tried 2 Tbs ACV 1/2tsp baking soda, then added 4oz water after fizzing stopped. I drank this once I stated having heartburn. I also tried this in AM and PM on empty stomach. No help at all with my constant acid-reflux or ph of 6. What formula is best? The quantity? Best time to take? How long before or after meals?
ACV/Baking Soda Side Effects
I have had trouble with stomach problems for years now- heartburn/acid-reflux- burps where the acid comes all the way back up my throat (yuck!) and stomach pain, etc. I decided to try the ACV and baking soda- used the dosages Ted recommends- just took it once in the evening. I had stopped drinking coffee too (I know that doesn't help)- yet I was having bad stomach pain and really bad nausea- to the point I had to lay my head down bc I thought I was going to vomit. I stopped and it's okay now- about like it was before- not perfect. Could I have an ulcer? I feel like my stomach can't tolerate this remedy. I was taking kefir to help- I think I will go back to that.
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