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Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Bill F. (Maitland, New South Wales, Australia) on 07/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My wife had a case of chronic diahhroeah. In the past, with loose or runny motions, one or two junket tablets, taken with a glass of water has done the trick. This time, not so lucky and after three days, went to the chemist - still nothing worked.

Finally at 5.30am this morning, remembered this site and had a look - apple cider vinegar - 2 tablespoons in a glass of water! My wife dislikes the taste of ACV, so I suggested she take it in a glass of flat lemonade. 15 minutes later - No diahhroeah. 10.30am had another dose and all seems fine.

Thank you Earth Clinic. Hope this helps someone else.

Posted by Kcat (Greensboro, Nc) on 11/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Diarrhea:

I agree with another writer who wrote this stuff is miraculous. It tastes bad, but the results are so amazing, I am happy to chug it.

I put 2T of apple cider vinegar--just the regular kind from my grocery store--into 6 ounces of water. I could feel the difference in about 15 minutes--this after four weeks of agony, and countless doses of probiotics, vomiting and diarrhea.

My guess is that I developed c. difficile colitis related to months of antibiotic use. Anyway, I could barely eat, I was miserable and nothing worked. This did. In spades. Today I have no symptoms.

Last night I drank 3 glasses of the mixture. Today I have sipped on one glass, throughout the day, not because I need it, only because I am in awe of it. This stuff is like some elixir of the gods. Whatever miraculous thing it did to my body, I'm all in. Thanks Earth Clinic .

Replied by Tinyx
South Bend, Indiana

Apple Cider Vinegar worked for my husband's diarrhea too. He used to take Imodium whenever he had diarrhea but lately the drug can no longer cure it and he felt bloated. So I followed the advice of EC contributors and have him take 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed in 8 oz. water. It worked fast and he does not complain of stomach discomfort or diarrhea since then.

Replied by Misha

I make a tea out of the Apple Cider Vinegar. I put cloves, allspice and crushed cinnamon sticks in a cheese cloth and soak it in hot tea. After it cools I add the ACV and drink it.

Replied by Phyllis Allison
Roswell, Ga

I have always been a fan of ACV but never used it for diarrhea. I'm not even sure I have diarrhea, it's more of a loose bowel problem. It has lasted for about 4-6 months, no blood just when I need to go, I need to go then! I have not been on any drugs so that's not it. I have tried to find out what caused this and can only think of 2 things I've changed in my diet.

The first was I started taking 1 tablespoon of coconut oil every day, the second, I've been eating a lot of bread. I can't believe coconut oil could have caused it when it is touted to be such a wonderful help for so many things. I am beginning to think it's a gluten intolerance.

Today, I have already taken my first dose of AVC in 6 oz of water and will not eat any bread of any kind for at least 2 months and see if that does the trick. Thank you so much for all of your input - I do not like drugs of any kind as they seem to do as much harm as good. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

Replied by Victoria

Hi, It could possibly be the coconut oil.. I started with half a teaspoon of coconut oil a few years bag and seemed to be going toilet much more regular, it wasn't watery it was just more urgent and softer.. Other people who have tried it also have had the same experience! It seems to speed up the metabolism which some people dont mind.

Hope this helps.

Replied by Liana

Wheat! I'd bet it's the wheat. I have that same symptoms as you describe, and have found it to be wheat as the culprit. It is not gluten, for me. I can eat all sorts of other grains that have gluten with no ill effect. For me it is strictly the wheat that causes problems. Of course, these days, it is not easy to find "no wheat" labeled products, but "gluten-free" is everywhere. 95% of the time, the gluten-free is going to be wheat free, too. But wheat hides, it is the source of so many products. Vinegar was a big one for me. Do your research on wheat-based products. Good luck!

Posted by Marine17 (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 08/25/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Worked like a miracle! Watery stool in the morning, took 2 Tbs right after (having read it on here of course) and diarrhea was fully gone!

Posted by Sofia (Wilmington, De) on 06/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

ACV for diarrhea:

Have had a one week bout of "the runs"... Took two tablespoons of ACV in water, drank with straw as to not mess up my teeth and Blam! It stopped in 4 hours. I tell you - this stuff is a life saver! I'll continue that dose 2x a day for awhile. Thanks earth clinic!

Posted by Callie (Naples, Fl) on 04/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I am on a juice fast and had horrible diarrhea with stomach cramps and shooting pains in my lower digestive tract for hours. I felt so bad that I came to Earth Clinic to try to ANYTHING to feel better. I had tried ginger tea with raw honey, but that didn't do the trick. I read the comment and decided to try 1 TBS of ACV (with the mother) in a glass of water and within minutes ALL of the pain, cramps and rumbling completely stopped and I haven't had any diarrhea since. It is a "miracle cure"! Thank you!

Posted by Mary (Charlotte, Nc) on 02/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I woke up at dawn not feeling quite right. Ate light, then started running from the bottom and then both ends. I finally (DUH! ) thought of Earth Clinic. Followed the advise of others and drank 1 tbsp of ACV w/mother. Figured if I threw it up, so what, it's worth a try. Like a MIRACLE cure! First the nausea went away immediately, then the lower stomach aches, cramps and running stopped. I've since had a cup of, hot broth and will soon have some toast. Thanks to all of you and this great website.

Posted by Colby (Angola, In) on 08/08/2013
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Well... I do not normally take the time to reply to things I find on the internet, but this is one I felt led to share my thanks for finding. I really appreciated finding this ACV trick for helping with my 5 days of horible diarreah! I was on my 5th day of this terrible bug and had allot of pressure in my belly and within 20 minutes of taking the prescribed dosage, I noticed significant relief. About 3 hours later I woke up and took another dose, which was very hard to get down, but did so and I am Very Pleased to share that I have felt very good today and did not have one episode of stuck on the toilet! Really glad to find a natural remedy! Thanks So Much! - Really!

Colby, From Indiana

Posted by Lydia (Las Vegas, Nv) on 06/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

C. Difficile-Associated Diarrhea Cured With Apple Cider Vinegar.

OK, I was a skeptic... A desperate skeptic but a skeptic just the same. When I came to earth clinic looking for a cure, I probably would have tried anything I read at that point as I have been battling C Diff for over 6 weeks, lost almost 25lbs, lost all my strength and was very close to losing my sanity. I had literally tried every drug cure they. Prescribe, every over the counter and was still racked by round the clock diarhhea along with pain, spasms, dehydration and weakness. I AM NOT EXAGERATING... I took 2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar in 6oz of water & in 20 minutes felt relief. When you have chronic diarhea, there is always a "tense" or "sick" feeling in the pit of your stomach; like you are just waiting to get sick again. ACV took that away on my first dose. By my second dose I was able to go 2 hours without visiting the bathroom- it was a real miracle. I actually slept for the first time in weeks by my 3rd dose (2 Tbs, every 2 hours- organic, with the mother- in 6-8oz of electrolyte water. )

ACV is a miracle! I would have never believed it, but I am a believer now. I will never be without a bottle. I know this sounds dramatic but I honestly believe ACV might have saved me a major health battle. I was going downhill. Fast, my Dr. had. Given up and I was supposed to check in the hospital the day I tried ACV. I never had to go to the hospital, I am still in shock that such a simple cure worked but I am a true believer now!

Replied by Wendy

WTH!!!! You guys really need to stop promoting apple cider vinegar as some magic cure!!!!!!! IT DOESN'T HELP DIARRHEA, IT CAUSES IT! If you don't agree you can take it up with my butt!!! Also it's very acidic and can cause stomach problems.

Replied by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma

Cool your jets, Wendy. A little ACV never hurt anyone.

People eat things that contain vinegar every day - salad dressings, pickles, condiments, etc.

A couple of tablespoons in water sipped throughout the day has benefited countless people. Just because you're not one of them, doesn't mean it isn't effective (or recommended) for anyone else.

Posted by Sick Again (Malaga, Nj) on 12/31/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I was having severe diarrhea for 2 days, getting dehydrated... On the morning of day 3 I tried 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and the diarrhea immediately became less intense. Used ACV 2 times more that day and the diarrhea was almost done. Not a quick fix but I think definitely helped.

Posted by A. J. (Calgary, Ab Canada) on 12/22/2012

Only saw this one example of diarrhea caused by antibiotics--wondering if other people had results with ACV treatment for antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Taking antibiotics for absess in or on colon related to diverticulitis. Have been in pain, sometimes knife-like, for 5 days. Just started two strong antibiotics yesterday for the absess/infection, and tonight started diarrhea. Want to stop it before I lose sleep and maybe rupture the absess or something.

The postings I read have given me hope, and I will be going to the ACV and honey in a few moments.

Thanks to all who posted and anyone who can tell me about an antibiotic-related case!

Posted by Mimi (Carmel, California) on 08/08/2012

I have been sick off and on for 5 days. Imodium always works right of the bat, but not this time - did absolutely nothing. I finally called my doctor for a prescription for Lomotil. Supposed to be a sure thing. I'm still running to the bathroom. I just made a cup of organic ACV, agave and hot water and some steamed rice. I am very optimistic that this will work! I'll post later.

Replied by Andrew
New York City, Ny Usa

Had the runs for a few days - especially as I was eating lots of watermelon. Trying the ACV at first didn't seem to work, probably because I kept eating fruits (actually: watermelons, apples, then cooked vegetables and cooked apples, and meat). On the second try, I only ate some cooked brown rice, with butter (from grassfed cows) and salt. And the diarrhea is gone. Oh and I did also take some probiotics, which I also had taken before without success.

ACV: about 2 tablespoons in a little water, followed by a cup of plain water

Replied by Gogirlusa
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
5 out of 5 stars

I have a horrible intolerance for gluten. I had some homemade bread that was supposed to be gluten free, but there was some cross-contamination because right after I ate it I got really sick. I read about the ACV here on earth clinic and can't belive the difference it made for me. It really helped me feel so much better and soothed my stomach and nausia. I will keep a small flask of this stuff in my purse at all times from now on in case I ever get glutened again! A miracle!

Posted by Max (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 08/04/2012
5 out of 5 stars

We missed an appointment because my son had diarrhea. I read about Apple cider vinegar and its benefits and decided to give it a shot. I gave him 1/3 cup and it stops the diarrhea in half an hour. Amazing. This should be in every home just for the health benefits alone.

Posted by Over-medicated In France (Paris, France) on 05/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have pneumonia for over a month and a half during which I have taken 30 (yes-thirty) days of antibiotics. (3 different ones. Chronic diarrhea for 30 days was easy to deal with-but when the Dr. stopped the antibiotics to finally research the actually cause-one week later I have found myself in agony with acute diarrhea. 4 days now... No probiotic or levure, spasfone or smecta has helped. I am exhasted and in severe pain. I recently cured my vaginal mycose using a ACV douche. Today I read here about the simple idea to use ACV for my stomach/intestinal bacteria. 2 Tblspn ACV 2 Tblspn honey in a coffee cup filled with warm water (like a warm tea). I drank this and feel sooo much better that I can actually Smile again! I will do this 2 times a day until I get my strengthback. Still exhasted but feeling hopeful again! Thank you all for your input! Amazing! God bless you!

Replied by Jules
Kissimmee, Florida
5 out of 5 stars

On a recent out-of-state trip, I caught a case of liquid poop. At first I thought it was because I ate a lot of greasy food one night (ive been sick to my stomach before when I ate a funnel cake at the fair; grease bomb!! ), but after a couple days, I figured it was something more serious.

So I started taking that good old pink stuff. However this did absolutely nothing after 2 days. By now, day 4, I was in so much pain from the cramps, and it felt like someone inserted a shop vac up my rectum and kept flipping the inflate/deflate switch. So I decided to check out EC once again for help. I came across the Turmeric cure. So I went to Walg****$ and bought a bottle, and took 6 capsules which is about 1 teaspoon I thought. After that, I thought I was good to go! No gas, no pain, and no liquid poop. However the monster came back just later that night.

So another day went by, another day of sulking. Then I visited the site again and decided to try the dreaded-by-many ACV cure!! Dah dah dahhh. I mistakenly took 2 teaspoons in juice one night, but the recipe was 2 TABLEspoons! So in the morning (when I found out) I again ingested the concoction, this time taking 2 big ones in a glass of juice with honey.

After 6 or so days of diarrhea every 30 minutes, I finally had peace! I was so happy that it was gone. Everything was gone, the cramps, the nausea, the gas surges, and the liquid poop. That afternoon I again chugged 2 more Tablespoons of ACV in juice, just to be safe. Then I was free. That was a week ago, it took me a while to post this but im so glad Earth Clinic saved me again : D Thanks to Jehovah God for ACV

Posted by Terri (New Port Richey, Fl) on 11/15/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using the advice and testimonials from Earth Clinic for years and have used it many times. But, I haven't had ANYTHING work as well or as quickly as ACV for diarrhea!

I have suffered with a horrible stomach virus for 3 days and the diarrhea was getting worse. I tried Immodium which helped, but when it came back, it was with a vengeance.

In desperation I went to my old friend, Earth Clinic for advice. Once again, most yeas were for ACV! Just as others have said, within 15 minutes, the symptoms stopped! I used 2 Tablespoons ACV with the mother and 2 Tablespoons of organic honey mixed in water. It's a bit hard to swallow, but helps if you have a chaser of tea or other liquid.

Once again, yea Earth Clinic!

Replied by Bonnied
Hyde Park, Vt, Usa
5 out of 5 stars

First time I found the site and am very glad I did! The ACV worked like a charm. I had tried charcoal, Immodium, diet and fiber. NG. But the ACV finally calmed down my GI tract. Whew!

Posted by C.h. (Carlsbad, California, United States) on 06/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I heard there was a bit of a stomach flu going around among some friends who were stuck home with diarrhea and pains. Eventually I got the telltale head congestion and mucus running going on, and felt some sharp abdominal pains and rumbling sounds, so I could tell I caught the stomach bug myself!

I acted pre-emptively before any diarrhea started, and had about 2 tbsp. Straight ACV washed down with some water. The stomach pains and sounds stopped within 20 minutes. I haven't had any diarrhea at all, and I've been drinking fluids here and there and eating light, natural foods. So far, so good!