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Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Posted by Robert (Raymond, Me) on 05/16/2010
1 out of 5 stars

Can't lower my blood pressure 170/70. Doctor put me on blood pressure pills 10mg Lisinopril and 12.5mg Hydrochlorothiazide, and now wants to increase the dose. My body was/is having a hard time adjusting. Right kidney has slight pain, my skin is dry, my nails have pits in them, I am slightly tired, just don't have the energy I used to.

I have tried the ACV, with Baking Soda, but it doesn't seem to help all that much. Any help would be much appreciated thank you!


Replied by Merryanne
(Orange City, Florida, Usa)
119 posts

I know you may not accept what I am going to say but I hope you will give it a 3 month try,,first get the book called the China Study,,this is by a scientist that did 30 years of research on food and our diseases. I suggest you try a vegan diet for 3 months,,,no animal, nothing, are you to eat,,only vegatables and only vegetables that you cook, with no oils whatsoever...you may eat rye or pumpernicle bread or make your own with whole flour..no sugar, no peanut butter or anything with oil,,no purchased prepared food with preservatives and chemicals in it. Merryanne

Replied by Carol
(Puyallup, Washington)

Robert you don't mention how much of the ACV you are using daily or if you are using the raw, unfiltered ACV with the Mother. For 3 weeks now I have been using the ACV with the Mother in it, 3 tablespoons a day with water and juice and using baking soda to bring up the ph level to 7.2. Today when I went to the Dr he took me off the Lisinopril and told me to keep doing what I am doing. From what I understand sometimes you have to stay on it for some time before you see benefits but I am not sure. Hope this helps.

Replied by T
(Brooklyn, Ny)

Hi Robert. I don't know what specific factors are contributing to your HBP but if you try to incorporate more fruits & veggies into your diet - this will certainly help you significantly. I would also encourage you to eat garlic and cayenne pepper (the hotter the better). These two sources (along with magnesium chloride) are exceptional at lowering HBP. I know because both my parents no longer suffer from HBP (especially my mother who took meds for a while). I recommend garlic cayenne because both possess some degree of sulfur and magnesium - which, when working in tandem, are exceptional at reducing the force at which the heart has to work/pump blood systemically (systolic). Cayenne pepper (which is one of my favorite herbs/spices) is mother nature's gift for strengthening the heart. Its very rich in magnesium (which helps to induce muscle relaxation, circulation vasodilation) and garlic - known for so many different things - is very rich in sulphur compounds.

NOTE: I do want to caution u that since you are taking meds - both cayenne garlic are minimal blood thinners and thus, could be a cause for concern (for you). Check with your doctor to prevent any problems.

But as for utilizing as a remedy - I would recommend to start - trying to eat 1 raw (preferably organic) clove of garlic a day. (Yikes! I know!) but it works! I would say mince it and try it in a salad or w/ an avocado. The allicin in the garlic can oftentimes be hard on digestion. Cayenne u can basically sprinkle on anything....or if you want to go for the gusto - try a 1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water or tea of your choice (ie. peppermint, chamomile, ginger, etc.) w/ lemon and some honey (per day). This is how I usually take it....but if neither appeals to u - then I say, try the diet route. I think it'll be a win-win either way.

Take care God Bless You. :0)

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Karen (Deland, Fl) on 02/23/2010

Hello - I have a question for Ted. I have been taking ACV with baking soda daily. Is daily baking soda added to apple cider vinegar w/mother the correct remedy for high blood pressure or should I drink the ACV in water without the baking soda? I've been reading about sodium in baking soda so I'm unclear as to the amount. I have been adding 1/4 teaspoon to an 8 oz glass of water with 2 tablespoons ACV. (I also brush my teeth with baking soda). Thank you.

Replied by Robin
(Peterborough, On)

I ended up in emergency with chest pains and BP 177/124 - took them about 6hrs a needle of some sort and 2 aspirin and 2 blood pressure pills to get it to start coming down - at the heart clinic the next the said I would have to take BP meds - maybe forever or loose 20lbs, stop smoking - so for right now I am on 2mg of coversyl - it is coming down after a month on BP med - but I took it this afternoon - 117/86 - which is good - but I tried the AVC/baking soda and re took the reading 30 mins later - 115/82 - this is great - plan to do this every evening and will monitor results - out of the gate - works great!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Jaques (Brighton, England) on 04/27/2009
1 out of 5 stars

For around 12 months Ive been taking acv - 2 tablespoons with 1/4 teaspoon bicarb in a glass of water on an empty stomach before going to bed Ive also been oil pulling twice a day on empty stomach, 5 days a week for both.This has my GERD under control most of the time but my blood pressure which has been high for years, for which im on medication, remains high as does my cholestorol, this is hereditary and i think maybe in these cases, drugs may be the only answer. I don't smoke, drink moderately and my diet is quite good, i.e. i dont eat much fat........

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Yaa (Manassas, Virginia) on 03/14/2009

Well after reading your comments I decided to try this. I visited the doctor about a week ago and was surprised that my reading was 167/80. I was floored. I know that I need to exercise, but I don't use heavy sodium. I am 47 (birthday tomorrow) and I would like to see 48. I went to the GNC and got the ACV with Mother and made the drink with 2tlbs of cider, 1/4 tsp of baking soda and 8 oz of water. Did not taste that bad. I did take my pressure prior to drinking it was 127/79. I think the spike previously was I took Sudafed for a headache. But still high. I will be tracking the results for the next two weeks and see what happens. Also I have made myself a promise to start some kind of exercise program. Wish me luck. Thanks for the site.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Dorthea Butler (Great Falls, MT) on 10/28/2008

I just started reading this site and did further research on baking soda because I thought it contained salt which increases blood pressure. I'm reading here that baking soda combined with acv lowers bp. How's this so?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Albert (Ottawa, Ontario) on 10/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After reading so many positive comments I decided to give it a try. I am a slim and healthy engineer who started taking Prozac for anxiety a few months ago. My blood pressure went up from normal levels to about 138-145/87-95. Given that I am 48 years old my doctor told me that it may also be related to my age and that perhaps I may need to go into medication for it. I started searching and found this website and the comments on ACV. I thought that I had nothing to lose by trying it. I even like vinegar with olive oil in my salads. Given the various options for taking the ACV I opted for one that seemed more sensible for me. Half a glass of water with two tbs of ACV and 1/4 tbs of baking soda. I am taking this three times a day. Early in the morning before breakfast about 1 hour after lunch and 1 hour after dinner. I reasoned that perhaps on an empty or semi-empty stomach would be better. Some people may not like the taste but I am used to it and don't mind it at all. Let me tell you that the results in 10 days of doing this have been very impressive. I have been taking my pressure some times twice a day. My blood pressure started coming down. I have had only one spike one day around the 4th day. I have been 120-125/70-75 in the last five days. So, what can I tell you? Try it out, you may be happily surprised by the results.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Aim (Louisville, Ky) on 08/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I got an e coli infection from eating at a local fast food joint. After the five days of diarrhea I then had a kidney/bladder infection from it.

My blood pressure on tuesday was 149/94. I read on here about the ACV and baking soda. I put two tablespoons acv with with a 1/4 tablespoon baking soda in a full glass of water. About three hours later I took my blood pressure; it was 124/79. Wow, and I feel so much better too!

I had to force myself to drink it, but it was definently worth it.

EC: Read more about ACV and Baking Soda here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html

Replied by Fran
(Rocky Face, Georgia)

Why doesn't anyone ever use Cream of Tarter, which is full of potassium? Just wondering.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Beth (Fox Cities, Wisconsin) on 07/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I was quite amazed today when I went into the doctor. My blood pressure was 150/80 a few months ago and now it's 130/80! A drop of 20 in a few months I think is quite amazing. The only thing that I've been doing different is taking 2 tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I also eat a few peanuts or some peanut butter to help with the taste if it's getting to me one day.

Replied by Leena
(Montrose, CO)
5 out of 5 stars

You might get rid of the peanuts because of mycotoxins and consider almonds or walnuts instead. Watch "Know The Cause".

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Carol (Greenville, USA) on 06/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

... I take the pinch or 1/4th tsp of Baking Soda and 2 TBLS of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in 4 oz of COLD WATER and it has lowered my heartrate from 117 to 72.This has also lowered my BLOOD PRESSURE from to 112/60 I feel full of energy and I do this before I eat first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I sometimes take it at NOON for a pick me up. I no longer have acid reflux/ GERD. I sleep and breathe better as I have sleep apnea.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Alice (Lincoln, CA) on 10/06/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was feeling very bad in many different ways (mostly from anemia) when I found your site. The most pressing problem I was having was high blood pressure and water retention that had come on quite suddenly and was making me feel like I might explode. The DR gave me meds, of course, they really weren't working (avg BP 160/95 with meds)and I thought I should try other methods rather than have him raise the dosage, and besides, why was I suddenly having this problem?

I had tried ACV along with my mother many years ago when I was a teenager to help with winter athritis and sore throats, but I had forgotten about it. So after reading about it on your site, I immediately started by having 2tbls ACV 1/4tsp baking soda and a little agave nectar for sweetner in a mug of hot water. Within a couple hours of my first mug I was up and about feeling better. My grown son could not believe the transformation. He happened to come by for a visit right when I was drinking that first dose and I changed right before our eyes. I'm so glad he was here to see it so I know I'm not imagining things. I continued using it at least twice a day. The first night I felt so good in my skin, it was wonderful. It took several weeks to get off the BP meds, I had only been on them several weeks before starting ACV so I think I had not become dependent on them. Other people should be very careful about changing their BP meds, DR should monitor this. The water retention problem got better and better each day and finally disappeared after a couple weeks. Last BP check at DRs was 135/85, not bad.

Amazingly, and without me expecting it, my hot flashes that had appeared with a vengence at the same time as the high BP, completely disappeared at that first mugful. It took me a couple days to realize it, but I have not had one since, not ONE hot flash since, and they were rolling in just about one an hour, and believe me they were very thoroughly HOT.

I very patiently waited before writing in to you, and it is over 5 months later now, and I have my mug once a day or more, even while staying away from home (I have been sad to leave organic ACV behind in hotel rooms because I don't know of a good way to travel with it by air). I believe my digestion is better and elimination more regular though I would not have said before that I was particularly troubled in that area. It helps my overall sense of well-being. I can certainly tell if I haven't had some for a day-- I just feel off without it.

I have to add, though, sometimes my ACV doesn't sound good, it kind of hits my stomach funny, gives me a hollow feeling, and sometimes I feel like it heats me up, not quite a hot flash, but not desirable for someone who's had too many hot flashes. I don't know what this aversion is all about, but I manage to make myself have some, even if just a more diluted version of it and in cooler water. I am always glad that I did. After reading more, I think I will try the baking soda in water alone, or the lemon juice with baking soda in water next time the ACV just doesn't sound good.

Thank you so much for this site. I am determined to continue trying things until I feel like I remember I once felt--really well and useful.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne

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Posted by Minnie (Dubbo, Australia) on 05/18/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I have been taking cayenne pepper for the past 6 weeks, 1 teaspoon three times per day. I have been feeling unwell for years and came across this site. Made a bit of difference. I felt the best I have for years, although still not real good. I am about 7 lb overweight and exercise daily and have a healthy diet. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism (palpitations, difficulty losing weight, lightheadedness, slightly elevated cholesterol, high triglycerides, anxiety, etc.) but blood tests are normal. My blood pressure has been good since taking the cayenne pepper. However last week it went very high for 4 days. I had much more mucous than normal and may have had a sinus infection. I started taking ACV for my blood pressure and it has finally come down. My cold symptoms have also got much better. My questions are:

Is it better to take Cayenne pepper or ACV or can they be taken together? Also can having a slight infection make blood pressure rise? Look forward to getting some answers.

Replied by Minnie
(Dubbo, Australia)

I realise that I have not included some information which may be helpful. I am 53 years old and my blood pressure is usually about 95/65 so the high blood pressure was very unusual for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
Posted by Regina (Sonoma, CA) on 07/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone adn thanks so much for the great info. Long Story short is we live in Allergy county and well this yr was yr round for alot of us. I felt tired dizzy sinus issues and almost like asthmatic. So with dealing with all of that I gained 15 pounds in 3 months and was really depressed. I got to thinnking about my diet and realised I was eating pretty bad cheeese pizza dining out lots of salt ect. # days ago I checked my bp to see if went up due to the diet wieght gain as this has happened before. And it was 140/78 pulse 97. So I have changed my diet to no salt, cherries avacado seafoodfresh/frozen (not the breaded) chicken beans veggies. And started the cool water swims. After my laps I lay on the floatie in the water and put my head in the water and do a major head massage off/on 5- 10 minutes.

So today after discovering this site and before doing the cool water swim my bp was 141/78 pulse 103 3:30 pm. So I drank 3 tbs of the organic ACV then took a capsule of Cayenne 450 mg did my above swim workout and after my shower my bp had dropped 122/68 pulse 89 5:58 pm. This is remarkable. The cold water feeling is truly a miracle. My head is clear I feel like a million bucks. ANd thanks to this website and wonderful people I started the ACV and am so happy how quick this worked. I also have lost 3 pounds in just 5 days. I truly hope this info is helpful to you alll out there. I wish you all health wealth and happiness.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes

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Posted by Florzzy (Singapore, Western Region, Singapore) on 01/20/2010

Hi, I am 47 from Singapore. Last night before I go to bed, I took 2 teaspoonful of Manuka Honey dilute it in a cup of plain water, add 2 teaspoon ( some dripped into the cup so it was slightly more than 2 tsp) of Apple Cider Vinegar and drank it.

I have an Omron wrist BP reader, my BP was 137/96 (average of 2 readings) this (Wed) morning.

Before this, on Monday night my BP was 162/106 (average of 2 readings). On Tuesday morning, I took my BP again and my BP was 155/107 after a night's rest.

I told myself I don't want to end up an invalid. So, the next day (Tuesday morning) I stopped drinking coffee and stopped eating my favorite softboiled eggs and kaya toast. Instead, I drank orange juice, Bread Margarine and 1 small banana. Then later I realized that Margarine is a Hydrogenerated Fat, which is bad for the body. So, I decided to throw away the small tub of margarine I just bought.

For lunch (Tuesday afternoon) I ate 1 China fuji apple, 1 small banana, 5 inches plain french baguette and a cup of warm milo. One hour after my lunch I checked my BP. It was 154/104.

For dinner @5.30pm (Tuesday evening) I ate at a Japanese restaurant - salmon sashimi, grilled saba fish, eel, 2 pcs fried sushi lobster salad toppings, 1 tempura shrimp and vegetables, chawmushi or Japanese egg custard and some rice (left 3 quarter of the bowl of rice behind). I drank green tea and decided not to drink their miso soup because of the salt content in it. Well it looks as if I ate alot, but in fact,it was just a variety of small pieces of each item because it was a Bento spread.

Had Supper at 8.30pm - slice fish soup (my purpose was to eat the fishmeat) and 1 China fuji apple.

I took my BP at 10pm it was 144/94. Then I drank the honey apple cider vingear and went to bed at 12.30am.

My BP this morning at 9am was 137/96.

Before I found this Earth Clinic website yesterday (Tuesday afternoon)I was determined to watch what I eat to bring my BP to normal. After reading the information on apple cider vinegar I went out to buy the Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar after dinner last evening.

I am waiting to see, if I can bring down my BP to healthy level with a healthy diet drinking the Honey and apple cider vinegar.

I only started the above on Tuesday and that was my day 1.

Replied by Maura
(Easton, MD)

Cut down on as many carbs as possible. Cut out honey, grains (no bread), sugar, white flour. Try paleo diet. Do more exercise. See Chris Kresser or other paleo type blogs. Some folks can eat grass fed butter, dairy but I cannot. I do eat eggs (1-2 a day). ACV or lemon/lime plus baking soda should help. (ACV gives me a headache). Turmeric helps lower BP. See Mercola blog for lower BP.

Replied by Roseanna

I just read Florrzy's 2010 post about dietary changes. I found it very interesting and helpful. I myself am currently on medication for high blood pressure. In the near future I would like to be able to control my blood pressure naturally and to eventually be able to live without the medication altogether. I have a question that I hope the community may have the answer to.

She said that margarine hydrogenerated fat (which is not really a good thing to eat.) I do love to occasionally put butter on certain foods. I was wondering, since the margarine is not really good for us, do you happen to know if there might happen to be anything on the market that might be a better choice to replace the margarine so that you can still get a buttery flavor either in or on top of our foods? I appreciate any advice that you could offer. Thanks a lot for your help, and the best of luck to you, and best of health to you as discover all the better solution to high blood pressure. - Sincerely, Roseanna

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
Posted by Fabat50 (La, Ca) on 08/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

ACV, and healthy diet, cured HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, Hi thank you for this web sight, I too, am addicted, Ive got the family on acv the results are amazing. 2 tbs with V8 3 to 6 oz,once or twice a day. The most impressive is my mother, she was in so much pain!! nightmares, fatigue, incontence,depression, ON 10 rx meds, The side effects were horrible, and she had them all! This was the cause of her misery!! After a few months of acv, 50% raw food diet, lean protein, fish oil, garlic tabs, She has lost 25 lbs, Her bp is now 130/78 somedays lower, She is now down to ONLY, 1 and a quarter blood pressure rx, And the Dr is now weaning her off of those, WITH A LITTLE PRESSURE, she was on 4 bp meds, Her blood sugar is stable, SHE FEELS GREAT

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses

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Posted by Mary (Atlanta, Georgia) on 08/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking this brand of molasses for 2 months and my bp seems to be going down. I also take the apple cider vinegar. I take both first thing in the morning. I take 2 tbsp of molasses plain and 1tbsp apple cider vinegar with1/3 cup of spring water.

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