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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Sathiananthen (Singapore) on 02/14/2010

I have been taking ACV for almost some time now. Reason high cholesterol and so on. My reading taken on the 23/10/09
Cholesterol 7.73, Trigleycerides 1.33, HDL-C 0.94, LDL-C 6.19 and Chol: HDL Ratio 8.22 all in mmol/L measurment. I went on an offensive method thats ACV 2 cap full, Lemon 2 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of honey with pipping hot water drinking slowly.

Current result taken on 07/01/2010
Cholesterol 4.63, Trigleycerides 1.55, HDL-C 1.05, LDL-C 2.88 and Chol: HDL Ratio 4.41 all in mmol/L. For me it works well but in term of loosing weight I don't see much. I introduced ACV to my Manager who has the same problem and never once see his result pass from the test. After my advise and taken for 3 or 4 weeks on daily basics last week result out shine my report.

Those with high cholesterol please try but please check with your doctors advise. I tried after reading from the net on the benefits. One important thing I was on medication too for cholesterol (Lovastatin). My managers report was the thing which confirm of ACV coz he never see a better result in all his testing.

Thanks, Sathia

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Posted by Alan (Oldham, Lancashire) on 06/28/2009

Having read a vinegar book i was later diagnosed with both boarder line diabetes and high cholestrol remembering the recipe i tried to reduce my cholestrol problem by use of ACV

the recipe is as follows:

2 cups of black grape juice
1 cup Apple Juice
1/2 cup ACV

mix, chill and drink 1/2 to 1 cup before your largest meal every day.

best to use concordia grapes they have the best tanin level. a good apple juice not consentrate gives fibre and the ACV. (dont use shop bought ACV for salads). unable to find a good local supplier i used ACV from a equine supplier fit for human consumption
my benifits are reduced weight, more energy, reduced lathergy and finding i also dont have 3AM hot sweats no more, just waiting for a blood test results for my cholestrol fingers crossed. Hopeful male

Replied by Alan
(Oldham, Lancashire)

Update to previous publication: Apple Cider vinager, Recent blood test results back have shown excellent results (doctors words) previously 10.8 now 4.2 triglycerides, previously 6.2 cholestrol now 5, also lost 1 stone of weight but must start doing execise (not). A slight modification on the recipe i dont have the apple, i have increased the purple grape slightly with the cider vinager because what was not explained to me is i have boarderline diabetes and cholestrol taking the apple may increase my sugar level also since my blood test i have lost a futher 1lb in weight, over 5 months anyone trying these recipes good luck

Replied by Alan
(Oldham, Lancashire)

What a disappointment after using Apple cider vinager for sometime now I have just been re-assessed with my doctor and the conclusion is that I have now got Accute pancreitis this seems to be my main trouble so now I am on a high quantity of flax oil two desert spoons and two high fish oil tablets, for the moment I have given up the ACV. I am due to go back to the doctors for another blood test if this shows that my AP problem has not reduced I will accept Statins and a high fish oil content capsules

I must stress the AP problem is not related to drink

Replied by Shih Tzu Momma
(Gibsonburg, Ohio)

Acute Pancreatitis is caused by high levels of Triglycerides which is what I am in danger of getting. It appears the ACV remedy does not work for this and I have yet to find a natural remedy. Statins have already sent me to the hospital so I refuse to take them. Has anyone else had this issue and found a natural remedy?

(Eugene, Or, Usa)

Shih Tzu Momma:

For elevated Triglycerides:

1.) Vitamin B5, (aka Pantothenic Acid & Pantethine.) Dosage: 300mg's three times daily.

2.)Psyllium Husk Powder: 1 heaping tsp. 1-2 times daily. My Family Practice Physician calls Psyllium Husk Powder the "Poor Man's Questran", (Questran is a Prescription Drug that treats elevated Triglycerides.)

3.) Guggullipids: A standard dose of guggul (plant extract) is 400-500mg taken three times daily with meals, totaling 1,200-1,500mg daily (although doses up to 2,000mg have been used before) If using the guggulsterones in isolation, a dose of 25mg taken thrice a day with meals is used.

4.) Omega 3's(e.g. Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Flaxseed Oil if you're a Vegetarian.) 4000 mg's of Fish Oil daily. I'm not sure about dosages on the other two.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Shih Tzu,

Concerning "Acute pancreatitis"

From my reading and experience there are two causes of Pancreatitis.

The veterinarians observe something in the animal world that is called "Triadism" which is a problem that manifests when a problem develops with the gall bladder and then runs to the pancreas and then effects the liver. The three (hence "triad") adversely effect each other in sequence. I don't know which organ it usually first malfunctions.

Another form of cause for Pancreatitis is a viral or bacterial infection. For that if I had Pancreatitis I'd at least try Colloidal Silver which I've had great success with in quickly knocking out infections. I'd drink a lot for three days. Five tablespoons three times a day for three days and see if there was some relief. If so I'd continue for another week at lowered amounts.

Concerning "Triadism"...if that is the cause, then you'd have multiple organs involved, but even then I'm not so sure I wouldn't at least eliminate the issue of infection as a base line treatment. At least that's what I'd consider trying.

CS can be obtained at a health food store; and not all CS brands are the same. I'd consider buying two brands to make better my odds at getting one that had sufficient quality to kill the infection. I make my own so I know what works from years of experience.

Replied by George
4 posts

Losing weight through plant based diet plus exercise plus stress-reduction plus less sitting down plus ACV (as part of diet) plus keep off wheat and sugar...that seems the way forward. But there's still old age.....

Replied by Emma Chan
(New York)

Take few oz beet juice per day, will reduce triglycerides to normal in couple months, it work for me .

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 02/06/2009

my sister was told by her doctor recently that she has high cholesterol. she asked him about using ACV for this and the doctor started laughing. now this really bothers me. obviously he has not done any research on this. if he had he would have told her that some people find it helps - even if he didn't believe in it himself.

this is a very bad thing; now my sister is not sure she should take it and she is now lipitor or something else for her cholesterol - and she is only 28. i can't believe that doctors don't do research. this is the same sister that has had many immune system problems and even had the lymph nodes under her arms removed. it seems to me that the doctors would be looking for less toxic aproaches to treating things like this but suprisingly her doctor is not.....

Replied by Wendy
(Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin)

Apple Cider Vinegar: I have for many years (20 or so) taken daily 1tbs 3 times daily of the following home remedy. I do not get sick (sinuses once in a while) but almost never a cold. it helps with my arthritus, my hdl and ldl are good. and it help keep my blood sugar numbers down. a chiro gave it to me.
take one head garlic, chopped
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup bottled water

- soak over night ( plastic container)
- in the a.m. add 1 cup bottled water
- take 1 tbs 3 times a day (i usually follow it with 6 oz of juice)

i swear by it.

EC: Thank you for the new recipe! Cross-posted to the apple cider vinegar recipes page.

Replied by K.Lynn
(Mt. Healthy, Ohio)

I just read your post for acv+h20+garlic. Is there any reason I could'nt use a glass(ball) jar to soak overnight? thank you.

Replied by Dena
(Yonkers, New York)

I am commenting on this message regarding ACV along with the garlic and water. I am on medication for type 2 diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medication. I know that all of these medications can and will play havoc with your body. I am definately going to try this and hopefully it will take me off all meds. Thank you for this advise.

Replied by Myra
(Syerling Heights, Mi, Usa)

When you refer to garlic should the entire bulb be used or a piece of the bulb ?

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Posted by Michele (Lake Stevens, WA) on 10/24/2008

I read this book about Vermont Folk medicine and it talked about drinking ACV, honey and water and how it pretty much helps with everything. So I figured I would give it a shot, cuz it can't hurt. And now I mix a pitcher of it and me and the kids drink it. I just had my cholesterol checked and it lowered 30 points in a year. I wasn't even worried about my cholesterol. We refer to the mixture as honey drink and it makes a difference for me feeling hot and cold, having energy, rarely getting sick. I am totally sold and now buy honey and ACV in bulk. And I recommend it to everyone.

Replied by Lucille
(Roseville, Michigan)

I was wondering exactly how much ACV, honey and water was use to make the pitcher.

Replied by Brrr1106
(Grand Forks, Nd)

Wondering if those who have experienced such luck with taking ACV for cholestrol have also made dietary and exercise changes as well. If so, please let us know this as they factor into the success. It would be good to know what the total program is so one can gauge the success.

Replied by Dean
(Kennesaw, Ga)

I have been on cholesteral meds for the past yrs and I am done! I'm going in for blood work next week..while still on the meds...after that, going to stick with the ACV for 3-6 months then test again... Also I have stopped taking acid reflux over the counter drugs and using ACV - will be back in 30 days to give the acid relux update.

(Kelwna, BC, Can.)

Try replacing the ACID reflux meds with 1/4 TSP. of cayenne pepper in 1/3 c. water(stir well), chug a lug followed by 2/3 c. water...it will cure ulcers and help or destroy acid reflux. Do this for 2 weeks . After that continue once a week to keep healthy, it may also address cholesterol levels .Don't be chicken ..it won't burn!

You may have in your spice rack but buy some, make sure it is fresh and powerful.

Replied by Sue
(Perth, Western Australia)

For those of you worried about your cholesterol, type cholesterol myths into your search engine, and prepare to be surprised.

Replied by George
4 posts

Then type in VAP test and you'll realise cholesterol myth is not talking about VLDL and particle sizes and CRP and PLAC etc...

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Posted by Charles (Philadelphia, PA) on 06/13/2008

ACV is a miracle remedy!! Eight weeks ago i was rushed to the hospital for chest pains and my blood pressure was up due to the anxiety created from the chest pains. After 2 days of testing in the hospital it was concluded that my cholesterol was borderline high. My Total Cholesterol was 239. I was told to take aspirin and given a prescription for some other popular medication, neither of which i took. I came across your site doing some research on natural remedies and now I am truly amazed at how ACV has working for me in only 7 weeks. My cholesterol came down from 239 to 175. I started taking 2Tbs mixed with either cranberry or grape juice in the morning and the same at night. The juice helps with the bitter taste of the Vinegar. I have had very little change in my diet, except for the fact that i no longer eat eggs! I have, however increased my activity to working out at least 3x's week. I am going to carefully watch my cholesterol and continue to drink the ACV and go back to my doctor in 2 months for another test.

Replied by Pam
(Las Vegas, NV)

apple cider vinager is great but so are eggs... boiled they are simply ovals of pure protein. my cardiologist suggested eating them and cutting the carbs/ such as no potatoes only two slices of bread a day etc. kind of like the adkins less the bacon :)

Replied by Andoy
(Boise, Id)

Edgar Cayce said egg yolks should be eaten only when soft-boiled everyday- very nutritious for all- babies, kids and adults. Boil eggs in cool water and its done when water starts boiling.

Hard boiled gives you cholesterol.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

I am sorry but there is good evidence nowadays that eggs have nothing to do with cholesterol! Also the liver makes much more cholesterol than what you could ever eat so if you eat a bit more the liver will make less! I have no idea who Edgar Cayce is but I don't think that he is right!

Replied by Rani
(Lautoka, Fiji)

Pls let me know how much of the grape juice should I add to the 2 tablespoon of ACV. Thanks

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Posted by Julie (Akron, Ohio) on 05/18/2008

My cholestrol has been high my entire adult life. I come from it naturally in a family that has the same problem. I have been put on just about every medicine that has come out without success. I have tried garlic and a low fat diet but have had no success with that either. I came across this page while researching migrane remedies and thought that I would give it a try. I started taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water once a day about a year ago. My cholestrol has always measured around the 254 mark and my triglycrides had always been well over 300. This past January my blood draw came back with very surprising results. My cholestrol was 162 and triglycrides were 163. I made the nurse calling me double check the name on the report. I have continued this therapy hoping that it wasn't a fluke. I will know in August when I have my next blood draw. I'm hoping for even better results. I also was able to stay 100% healthy this past year. With so much illness in a very close office setting I was able to not use one sick day while most of my co-workers were off at least one day if not more. It has not produced any weight loss benefits but I'm only 140 lbs to start with so I'm not so concerned with that as I was with the cholestrol results. I have passed this on to some friends that are suffering from the same thing. I'm waiting to hear their results.

Replied by Carol
(Pueblo, Colorado)

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Posted by Shari (Steubenville, Ohio) on 05/02/2008

I had my cholesterol checked in Jan. before I started drinking apple cider vingar(209). I had it checked again 3 months later and it is down 3 points (206). I am taking 1 tablespoon three times a day mixed in juice. I am going to hope it continues to bring it down. I take a number of vitamins too. The only thing I have not had is weight loss. I am small and have put on a couple of pounds so the ACV did not make me lose any weight.

Replied by Chris
(Dighton. Ma)

If cholesterol is at 200 plus or minus 10 you are in good shape.

You need cholesterol in your system. I had 280-300 and I started taking 1500 Mg. garlic oil caps. One a day and the Cholesterol went to 170. It happened over a 6 month period. I do not take statins. Trigliserides are good. Funny, statins cost a lot and can make you loose your memory.

Garlic oil caps cost 4.99 for 500 and also help with stomaach problems and high blood pressure. 140/90 to 117/70. You can get them from a health food store or online.

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Posted by Derrick (Atlanta, GA) on 08/26/2007

First, thanks for the website. I, sadly, have NOT found that ACV lowered my cholesterol. In fact, my LDL and overall Levels are actually UP (slightly) since my last blood test. However, (and this is a big however) something else odd happened in the 9 weeks I have been taking ACV (dosage: one mouthful each morning). After almost a year of no change in my Triglycerides, they dropped a whopping 32% since my last blood test. There simply IS no other explanation other than the ACV - none. The only "possible" reason for this - is that in the last 2 weeks I started a low GI diet. Even then, 2 weeks of not eating watermelon is hardly a reasonable explanation for a 32% drop in blood fat (triglycerides), and often what is good in the low GI - is blacklisted on a Triglyceride diet - such as apples, oranges, peaches etc....all of which I have been consuming recently in carnivorous fashion. For the record; Everyone needs to keep in mind that 80% of your Cholesterol is produced by your body...but Triglycerides are nearly 100% dietary and exercise related.

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Posted by Luis (Bklyn NY, NY) on 07/19/2007

I do suffer from diabetes for several years. Several weeks ago I went to the doctor and they told me that my cholesterol was quite high 210. I began taking ACV once a day 2 tablespoons a day. In about a month time my cholesterol went down to 160 and blood pressure to 1about 120/80. I noticed that it is suggested to take at least to take the ACV twice to three times a day.Also is the unfiltered product is being used. Has anyone used the capsules? Two tablets do contain 600 mg of ACV. What have been the results of using the capsules? Appreciate comments. Thank you

Replied by La Vern De Wilde
(Fort Collins, Colorado)

The 32% drop in triglycerides is a great success and the kind of success you are seeking.

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Posted by Alma (St Croix, USVI) on 07/03/2007

I use the ACV 500 mg pills...2 pills, two to three times a day, begore meals. My Chlestrol was 257...I weighed 176 pounds...started taking them Sept. 1, 2006. December 2006, my chlestrol dropped to 120..my weight dropped to 162..today my weight is 149 and I haven't had my chlestrol checked yet. I feel great!!!

Replied by La Vern De Wilde
(Fort Collins, Colorado)

Congratulations on such a success with ACV in both the cholesterol and weight categories!!!

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Posted by Bea (Phillipsburg, NJ) on 06/20/2007

I began taking 2tbsp of ACV every day since February. I didn't change one other thing in my diet and my cholesterol dropped 46 points from 258 to 212. I was shocked and so was my doctor. I made her copy my bloodwork results so I have the paperwork to prove it!!!

Replied by Potpourri
(Portland, Maine)

I have been taking 2 tbsp of acv in water every morning for about 8 years. My cholesterol has been consistently around 260-278 for the past three years, up from 220-230's. Should I take more? I don't want to go on medication. and my 'good' count is too low now. It all worries me.

Replied by Peter
(Hampton, Va. Usa)

You may need to take a look at your diet as well. Don't rely on one fix, but look at your overall health. Include exercise when possible. You may be one of the people that needs the meds afterall, but try some other fixs first.

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Posted by Raymond (Woodbridge, VA) on 05/27/2007

Benefits of ACV lowering Cholestoral: Very simple! I have been taking 2 tablespoons per day (morning and evening) and LDL has dropped from 218 to 199!

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Posted by Linda (Upper Darby, Pa) on 03/17/2007

ACV is helping to bring down my high cholesterol. I am amazed how ACV is working for me,it's only been 3 months that I have tried this and my cholesterol came down from 231 to 222. I came across your site doing a search because somone told me how ACV worked for them. I started taking 2Tbs in the AM followed by a small glass of grape jucie. The grape juice helps with the bitter taste of the Vinegar. I am now increasing my ACV to 2X a day because I am so impressed. I had my blood work done this week and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it came down without even changing my diet! Now I am going to carefully watch my cholesterol intake and continue to drink the ACV and go back to my Dr. in 6 mo. and test it again. ACV is a great alternative to traditional medinations and I am now a true believer in it! I hope this helps someone else who is thinking of trying ACV! Continued Success to all!

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Posted by Amela (Southport, USA) on 03/06/2007

After reading a lot of articles about dealing with gallstones in the USA, I found out that a little is mentioned, or not at all, about laser surgery that has been for long time in practice in european countries for removing gallstones. Ask your doctor about it... Also, a very good remedy for lowering or getting rid of a bad cholesterol is a homemade apple vinegar. It tastes like an apple cider, just it's very sour. If you have a chance to come across a book of bosnian homemade remedies, get it! Also, dates are very good fruit for the women who cannot get pregnant.

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Posted by Nicholas (Cibolo, TX) on 01/07/2007

2 TBS of ACV, 12 ounces of grape juice and 2 TBS of pure honey... I'm not cured yet, but I believe this is going to work for my high cholesterol. 'I'm a 46 y/o black man with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I'm currently taking plendil for high blood pressure. About a month ago I had my cholesterol checked and it was 282. My LDL is 199. I looked at your website today and immediately went to the store to get some grape juice, honey and ACV. In about 30 minutes of drinking this recipe I started felling better. My head is clear and I got a little pep in my step. I'm going to continue taking this remedy and have my cholesterol checked in a month. I know it's going to be better. God makes the simplest things to fix our big problems.

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