I am 21 and have been taking ACV for about a month now and I have noticed a increase in energy especially after I take it. Most of all it made my allergies and fluid build up (around throat and sinus) almost disapper. I swig oragnic pure ACV (with mother) strait from the bottle. I try to ingest only a tablespoon each time. Then rinse my mouth with water (to protect teeth) then drink a big glass of water. I try to do it twice daily. My bother asked my if I had any cough drops when he was at my house not long ago and I said no but you can try some of this ACV. He tryed a little swig and he said it instanly took his sore thoat away. It makes your senses almost come alive, it's the real deal.
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I was referred to this site by a friend of mine and was amazed at all of the benefits ACV has. I suffer from chronic allergies/sinus infections. It has only been 24 hrs and I CAN BREATHE!! I had problems breathing out of my left nostril and my left side of my face always has sinus pain...it has completely opened up. I cannot wait to see other health benefits including some weight loss. It has suppressed my appetite today! :)
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YIKES! I was plagued with clogged sinuses, feeling flu-like, underwater and everything in slow-mo anytime I was in cold air for the past 20 years.
As time went by I realized more and more I was plagued with this "condition". Over the counter stuff and 1/2 a vicodin worked to an extent but I was after the core of the problem, not a bandaid.
Over time I was told the mucous was caused as a reaction to the cold air and for "some reason" my sinuses didn't drain and would remain in the mucous remained in the cavities causing this living, miserable HELL!
It took days and weeks for it to drain. I'd get clear headed probably for a few days and it would start all over again. In the winter it was continual for months.
This is also depressing because any physical activity, like going to the gym, sweating while the air conditioner was blasting was not fun...every physcial activity where there was cold air had a price. L.A. is not the tropics and we get cold air many months of the year, not counting public places, from churches to clubs where there is forced cold air.
I went to an allergist, had the tests done and finally he said you have an aversion to cold air! Duh! He told me to keep warm, etc. GEESH! Well, when I started to really take responsibility for my health and much focused prayer - I found this site. I can't tell you how amazed (putting it very mildly) I am about the ACV. I haven't even purchased the organic, unfiltered stuff yet, just a gallon of ACV one buys at the restaurant supply I had around the house.
'PRAISE GOD, it works...IMMEDIATELY> My sinuses drain EVERYDAY and now that fall weather is here I'm still OK. The next few weeks and months will be the test and I'll update this.
I also have inhaled the peroxide and this also has helped, including the ear insufflations.
I'm noticing lately with the peroxide insufflations that I can now feel it actually flowing through the sinus cavity which I didn't at first and I also have slight ear pain. I am figuring this is "die off" since the sinuses are draining and my head has been continually clear.
This is not a solicited or marketing gimmick, this is a blessed community of wonderful folks who get together and share their struggles and victories with each other.
Blessings to each and every one of you!
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I have been on a regimen of 2 tbls of ACV and 1 tbls of blackstrap molasses 2x's a day for about 4 months now. I've just recently in the last month added 1/2 tsp of cayenne (1 tsp/day total) to my ACV and chase it with a glass of water. I read on your site that cayenne helps circulation and that was the primary reason I started adding it to my ACV. Before that I would cook with it and added it to my food everyday as I really like hot food. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with what happen next... The puffiness around my eyes (due to some kind of allergies food or airborne I'm guessing) and face is COMPLETELY gone! No kidding! I have a healthy glow to me now and the puffiness around my eyes that would make me look tired all the time, has vanished. The next thing I noticed is that my sinus' are clear, the dull sinus headache that I lived with for so long is gone and I can breath through my nose at night. As a result I think I'm getting more oxygen to my brain and body now and I definately feel much more clear headed. I had no idea how much congestion was in my sinus' that I had just learned to live with. After ingesting a teaspon a day for about a month, although results came within a couple of days, I look and feel so much better. The only thing I can attribute to the changes to is the cayenne. Thank you so much for posting this remedy. Makes me want to kiss you guys right on the lips! SMACK!
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Thank you Elizabeth for posting on 10/08/06!! I have such bad congestion in the Fall that I cannot function without lots of medicine for several days just to go to one 4-hour social event, and then I have to be off of them for several days just to rehydrate and get some sleep. Most of the time I feel like a zombie and have chosen to stay home with the kids because I just could not function like every one else could. Reading Elizabeth's comments really hit home with me! I immediately went out to get cayenne pepper and felt unbelievably better. That night I also downed some ACV and could not believe how good I felt. It's been 2 days now and I can actually function somewhat and my eyes aren't nearly so swollen. I've also started taking lactobacillus probiotics and a quercetin Ester-C Bromelain complex. I also got some L-Theanine to help me sleep (I think the cayenne and ACV are keeping me up at night). I could not tolerate the taste of drinking down straight cayenne and water again, so I got some Wal-Mart supplements and they kind of burn a little going down, but that quickly goes away. I don't seem to get the immediate runny nose like if I sprinkle the cayenne on food (which I do), but I still think there are real benefits. The ACV and baking soda in a shot glass or bathroom cup was tolerable (poured it down my throat trying to avoid teeth) but I still felt like there was so much acid on my back teeth that I went out and got supplements. I tend to be super dehyrated from antihistamines, and I think excess salt in the baking soda might really bother me. After reading Ted's comments though, I wonder if I should add some baking soda and water to my diet every day. I guess I'll see how it goes. I plan on also trying tumeric, olive leaf and bee propolus also. I feel sooo much better! I had experimented with OTC and prescription drugs for 14 years, used a dehumidifier for 7 years (too dehydrating), eliminated junk foods and soda, took megadoses of antioxidant vitamins, exercised, and tried to be so healthy mentally and physically...nothing has helped like the supplements and advice I have discovered on this website. I've been thanking God all day!!! Love, Love, Love this website! I will try oil-pulling soon. Thank you so much!