An update to my post: after using ACV for a couple of years, I began to experience episodes of tingling lips after eating certain foods. At first, it was rare, then occurred more often, and I began to have sores in my mouth frequently. Finally I stopped taking the ACV, thinking that maybe my body was getting too much and reacting to it. Anyway, I haven't had the sores or tingling since. My joints (hands esp. ) were still stiff, even with the ACV, so I'm still looking for a good, reasonable remedy!
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is my first ever post/question.
Please would someone answer this question ASAP.
I have been using organic ACV with the mother, dosage at 1 tbsp to about 10 ozs alkaline water with 1 tbsp of unsulphered organic molasses in the morning on an empty stomach and then the same again, 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 10 ozs alkaline water only 1 tsp of raw honey late at night just before bed. Been doing this for a few weeks, nearly finished my second 32 oz bottle. Taken a couple of 2 day breaks from the ACV, but not done that for about 2 weeks now.
I am now every day waking up with achy joints, usually the hips and maybe the feet, the odd twinge in ths shoulders, but never the knees, plus just feeling achy, at times all over during the day.
I drink a lot of commercially "made" alkaline water during the day plus some herbal tea made with alkaline water. I started doing the ACV because after I had tennis/computer elbow for a few months, which has now complete healed, my left elbow began getting stiff and achy. The elbow aching has largely gone, but some stiffness/pain is still there, but it's slightly reduced after the ACV and other natural remedies. Like magnesium oil. I have just obtained some quality Oil of Wild Oregano for inflammation.
I have had a very ocasional touch of gout, just really one bad attack several years ago when I started on an rx BP medicine, but now it seems to only come on once a year in mid December, when it first gets really cold here. Copious amounts of water seem to get rid of it, and mercifully I have found ACV seems to instantly stop any attack. Cherries don't work for me.
I fully realise that the uric acid and calcified deposits etc have built up over the years. I check my urine during the day with PH strips. The achy joints in the morning seems to coincide with more acidic urine @ 6.0/6.2. And this slowly gets more alkaline - usually back up to 6.8/7.0 during the day as I drink the alkaline water ... And after the ACV drink. But the achiness comes and goes all day.
MY QUESTION IS THIS ... Should I endure the achiness for a while longer, as the ACV leaches out the years of deposits, or should I take a break for a day or more every week? Or should I dilute the ACV a bit more? I'd rather not take the baking soda because of the high salt content. My BP is completely normal with the BP pills with not even a hint of any side effects.
My elbow, the reason I started with ACV, is still stiff. BUT obviously I don't want to damage my joints using ACV. I have read many "testimonials" and other posts on EC and other sites, but very few seem to explicitly cover this area. I obviously understand that everyone's biochemistry is different, and that the leaching out takes a while. I also take krill oil capsules late at night too, which is the best time to maximise the effects.
I understand there is NO "set period" to be free of this, but normally after the ACV leaches out the deposits one is supposed to feel much better - right?
Does one usually need to persevere over a few weeks, or can it take months for some people? No one ever seems to be specific about this on the web sites. You usually just read, it worked for me - or not.
I have also sent this directly to Ted, in the hope he will have a few minutes to respond.
Thank you, Andy