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Posted by Cindy (Creston, IA) on 01/08/2009

Hi Ted, I was born with just one Kidney and half a Uterus and one tube and ovary on just my right side. I am overweight by about 45lbs and just started the ACV/BS and adding Cinnamon to help with the taste. Is adding cinnamon okay with a little apple juice? Also will this be hard on my one kidney? The only time I have a problem is when I was pregnant and losing some protein, no problems since and not on any medications.

Thank you,

Replied by Shinewin
Hildenview, NC

If you have sensitive skin and body, i suggest you don't use the baking soda. I started two days ago with the apple cider vinegar diet. I had baking soda in my drink and the baking soda burn my throat and makes me cough a lot. So yesterday, I switch to not using the baking soda...and so far so good.

I notices, my appetites had changed since i started drinking this diet drink. No matter how good the food looks or smells, my mouth and stomach tells me "no" to it. The hardest thing to me about getting a diet is my appetite! So apple cider vinegar is a two thumbs up for me. I have a thyroid problems, so when i exercise, I have a hard time breathing. I am glad I found something that can help me lose weight without exercising or starving myself.

I sip some before i eat anything in the morning, and after each meal or snacks, I will sip a little. Sometimes, I don't even finish the whole 32 oz that I made.
My recipe:

2tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1tsp Honey
1tsp Lemon or Lime
1Cup Orange Juice
The rest is water.

I will keep everyone updated on how much weight i will lose in two to three weeks from now. I currently weight 150 to 153.

Replied by Iris
Sanford, Florida

I'm just starting to use ACV to lose weight. I am a bit more than 100 lbs. over weight and that is considered morbid obease. I have been using 1 TB. per 8oz. water with 1/8 tp. of baking soda to cut the tast 3 times a day. I have read about ACV to lose weight for years and I did try it a couple of times but the tast was just to acid for me. Someone suggested I put in a bit of baking soda and see if I could handle the taste of it then. I found it very agreeable.

After only 1 week I haven't noticed much weight loss, but I don't seem to be craving food all the time now and I have found I want less to eat. I have been reading some of the ways to prepare and drink the ACV. I think I may try the large glass and sip instead chugging it down real quick. Like you I'm still in the learning process.

Posted by Fuse (Singapore) on 12/24/2008
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I'm a fan of earth clinic and i know many people don't start losing weight immediately. I have been doing the ACV with baking soda sipping it through out the day since beginning of Dec to see if the losing weight really works before my solemnisation in end Jan. It has been 3 and half weeks now but i still don't see any weight loss. I'm using organic ACV with the mother in it. I'm just wondering if i'm doing anything wrong. Should i switch drinking just half an hour before meals? Any advice would be great. Cheers

Replied by Mel
Kobe , Japan
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I have also had no success using ACV for weight loss. I have tried it off and on for periods of about a month, have tried it with meals, before, in between but unfortunately i've had absolutely no change. (ToT)

Posted by Donna (Port Huron, MI, USA) on 12/15/2008

I have read with interest many of the comments on ACV and weight loss. To the lady in Michigan who wrote about reading a book by a doctor in Vermont, it is The Arthritis Cure by Dr. Jarvis. I had calcium deposits blocking my nerve endings, causing excruciating pain. The doctors could not diagnose it, but suggested it might be skin arthritis, which is supposedly incurable. I followed his protocol of iodine, kelp, Vitamin C, calcium, honey and ACV and lost most of these calcium deposits within a few weeks. To those of you making comments about losing the pain and symptoms of arthritis and RA, it would be worthwhile to read this book if it is still in print. I do not remember the exact dosages that he recommended. I had read many books about arthritis; his is the only one that worked.

For those of you having trouble with increased appetite and weight gain instead of weight loss, I would suggest you read about eating for your blood type. I had a very difficult time losing weight after menopause; when I began to eat for my blood type (Type O, non-secretor), I lost the weight that I could not lose in any other way. However, for me, it meant giving up a lot of foods, including most grains. My blood type cannot consume any kind of vinegar without having negative effects. I used the ACV because the arthritis was worse than the weight problem.

However, I always found that my appetite increased massively whenever I consumed ACV, whether on an empty stomach or with a meal. If you read books about yeast problems (The Yeast Connection, etc., you will find out that yeast when it dies in your body produces a byproduct that stimulates the appestat, the gland that controls hunger. ACV, especially with the mother, contains yeast. So for some people, this might explain why the ACV does not work. I solved the yeast problem by taking acidophilus, which kills the yeast. This is all explained in more detail in these books.

I feel, though, that the problems of weight gain and appetite increase might be solved by taking baking soda with the ACV, something which I had never heard of. So I am trying that right now. Usually when I take ACV, I have almost immediate hunger cravings, even when I am eating. On an empty stomach it is even worse. But I am drinking this ACV/baking soda combination right now on an empty stomach and I have not had any cravings. So to those of you who tried it and found it did not work, I would suggest you try it again with the baking soda.

Acid reflux is usually helped by adding acid, not by using antacids, so drinking ACV would help with this.

To the person who might be breaking up gall stones in the liver and being in a lot of pain passing those stones, it is a good thing to pass those stones. I passed a lot of them at once, and immediately my energy level increased. Now I understand what is meant by a sluggish liver. But I passed all those stones, hundreds of them in one evening, by using a liver cleanse. There are many of them described on the internet. I found one that used lemon juice, olive oil, grapefruit juice and Epsom salt. I took this at night, woke up in the morning and passed all those stones painlessly, and lost about 3" on my waist overnight. I know that because I had to tighten my belt. The Epsom salt (food-grade) apparently relaxes the muscles enough to open the ducts to allow the stones to pass out easily. I was amazed at their size.

Anyway, I am so grateful for this site and for how much I am learning by everything you have all so generously contributed. Thanks to all of you and to the administrators of this site.

Replied by Oria
Luton, Befordshire

Hello, i'm just trying to ask about the use of the lemon juice,olive oil, grapefruit and epsom salt @ night. could you pls explain more on the measurement of each and what type of grapefuit did you use... the seedless one or the big one. pls explain more for me as i'm interested. thx.

EC: You may find more details here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/gallstones.html

Posted by Gigi (Palm Coast, Florida USA) on 11/08/2008

To the person who is experiencing constipation with ACV use. I, too, had the same experience. But once I got organic ACV, the problem was gone. So, if you're using a supermarket brand, stop using it, and get the _____'s brand with the mother in it. You will begin to notice all the benefits without detrimental side effects (in fact, it promotes regular bowle movement). Good luck, and remember to drink it with a straw so as to protect tooth enamel. Hope this helps you! Gigi

Replied by Katherine
Chattanooga, TN

A recent study that I read about in the Sat. Eve. Post reports that brushing your teeth with baking soda and ACV is very good for the teeth and gums and recommends it over baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. So I wouldn't worry about it eroding enamel. My husband and I have been using it for about 3 months and it makes our teeth feel amazingly clean and fresh. Dentist is very pleased and amazed.

Replied by Gigi
Palm Coast, Florida USA

Katherine -- Wow, I have never come across this; only that ACV is acidic and will erode enamel. Please be careful with your teeth. If it works for you, great, but 3 months is early days so make sure the info you have is correct.

Replied by Joyce
St Clair Shores, Michigan

Just a note; If you are worried about the acid erroding your teeth (and you should be) try this: Make a solution of 1tsp baking soda in about 8oz of water and keep on your sink in bathroom. Use this to rinse out your mouth when you drink ACV or Lemon juice etc. My holistic dentist said this takes away the acid in your mouth. It's a safe and easy way to keep your teeth healthy.

Replied by Susan
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

For constipation, I use an acupressure point in the arm. The point is found when you bend the arm - for example, place your right hand on your left shoulder. At the bend of the elbow, use your left hand to locate the acupressure point about halfway between the crease of the bend and the bone. Massage that point for about 15 seconds, then switch to the other arm. Back and forth. I also do this while standing. Usually works within 10 to 15 minutes at most. Also, I have cut out wheat and all gluten grains. I did not think I had a gluten problem but found out that I have that sensitivity.

Posted by Kathy (Bristol, TN) on 11/03/2008
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Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking ACV/BS/Water for several months now. Loss of 17 lbs is terrific! I've been tapering off the ACV due to the jitters. I drink only filtered or mountain spring water (at least 1 liter) and tea now, no soft drinks, no diet drinks, no aspartame. Occasionally I take BSM. Also take SuperGreens and Magnesium plus flax seed pill. I use only coconut or grape seed oils for any eating/cooking. Gave up sugar, white bread, white flour, am eating organic mostly or home cooking veggies, rice, some chicken, whole wheat breads. Cut way back on proportion size. I use sea salt. Take B compound 3 times a week. Use Turmeric and Oil of Oregano for sinuses/sore throat/cold. I keep my Ph around 7 and walk 3 or 4 times a week. Still I have insomnia, plus now I am SUFFERING WITH CONSTIPATION. Additional fiber makes it much worse. In my life I can only remember being constipated 2 or 3 times and I am over 60. To combat this, I took 2 TBL mineral oil last night, nothing happened. I took 2 more TBL late this morning, still nothing by 11 pm tonight. I am on blood pressure meds (HCTZ and atenolol) plus cymbalta anti depressant. I was taking Lipitor but gave that up recently. Anyone have any thoughts? I have read all the posts on constipation and suppose tomorrow I will try Lime and BS, or maybe tonight. HELP.

THIS IS THE VERY BEST SITE EVER, EVER, EVER! Thank everyone who contributes.

Replied by Joanna
Westport, CT

Kathy, the baking soda might be causing your problem. You might want to cut that out first and see what happens.

Replied by Marjorie Knowles
Las Vegas, NV, USA

To Kathy re: having constipation w/ACV and Baking Soda. I learned as a director of a health retreat that the ans to most constipation problems was very easy. Drink lots and lots of water and walk at least 2 to 3 times a day. Generally within 24 hours the constipation was over. Now continue drinking at least 6 8OZ glassed of water a day and walk or even have a gentle massage or reiki treatment.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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Hi Kathy, are you drinking plenty of water? At least 8 - 10 glasses a day? Also are you getting any activity, especially walking? If the answer to both of these is yes, then my suggestion is to increase your intake of the dark, leafy green vegetables for a better type of fiber.

I remember one patient who had a fecal impaction, which consisted mostly of popcorn husks (the outer covering of the popcorn kernels). He was somewhat upset because he had been snacking on popcorn quite often to combat his constipation. From the looks of what was removed, he never ate anything but popcorn! Even indigestible fiber can create problems if you don't drink enough water or have a little activity.

I find that when I have a slight problem with constipation, a glass or two of apple juice works like a purgative for me, much quicker and more thorough than prunes or prune juice.

Your dietary changes sound great though. One other thing I just thought of is that many in the medical field say that
magnesium is one of our biggest nutrient deficiencies today, so unless you eat a lot of magnesium rich foods, you might want to consider a magnesium supplement or even an epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) bath a few times a week..

Replied by Maribel
Miami, Florida
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You go to Whole Foods and in the bulk section you buy OAT BRAN, it's very unexpensive. it is like powder and you just put 1-2 spoonfuls in your cereal or in anything and it's like magic, in less than 1 hour you have a bowel movement and natural not forced like with laxatives.

Replied by Ashlee
Dallas, Texas

For anyone who is taking fiber supplements or eating food high in fiber be sure to drink lots of water or the added fiber can cause severe constipation. I take a fiber supplement and have unfortunately suffered with the constipation problem. I am also taking Chromium Picolate for minor depression and it has made me feel so much better i've heard that it is good for weight loss too but i havent seen any difference. Magnesium is also good for constipation, depression and other problems that have a tendency to pop up it pretty much can cure what ales you since most people do not receive enough magnesium in their diets.

Replied by Angie
Astoria, NY

I was having problems having bowel movements. A friend recommended 2 tbsps of lemon juice in hot water on an empty stomach. It helped so much. I do this everyday and don't have problems anymore. I tried fiber supplements and became bloated with pain.

Replied by Jessica
Dartmouth, Canada

i too had this same problem develope after radical life changes in diet. what i did was to take milk of magnesia as directed and it soon had me moving. then i increased my water intake and made sure i took black strap mollases every 3 or 4 days to stay on track. magnesium is hard for our bodies to take in so even if you take a supplement of it, it doesnt mean that your body is absorbing it. and that was my entire problem a deficiency in magnesium. i hope this helps you

Replied by Suzief1
Huntington Beach, Ca

magnesium and calcium are excellent to help with constipation... Had problems my entire life and when I hit 50 decided I needed extra calcium and it was recommended to take it with magnesium for obsorbtion... I am now for the the past 6 yrs. regular and sleep like a baby! I take two pills at bedtime with a large glass of water and the results are great in the morning! Good luck... And trust me! This works!

Replied by Morganism
Granite Bay, California

For constipation I would suggest 1) yoga 2) Ginger tea I like the yogi brand because it has a great flavore and other stimulating herbs that help the digestive tract. I've delt with constipation my whole life and I accidentally bought the Ginger teas and found that within an hour of drinking I'm ready to no longer be constipated. Try a few different organic brands from health food stores until you find one you like, they aren't all the same. Also if you like raw Ginger you can try eating it but be careful if your pregnant or intend to be because too much Ginger can cause miscarriage.

Replied by Lisa
Hartford, Sd

Oh, try the natural approach to your backed up problem and drink prune juice. Things will flow thru soon

Replied by Leigh Ann F.
Abilene, Tx

I've learned from 94 yrs old lady to drink plum juice. I drank whole container from grocery store. Wait a while n true enough it flush bowel movement. More importantly, make sure to eat enough fiber foods to keep your stomach digest well. If not enough fiber then it constipated like flour, meat, sugar, n anything junkie.

Posted by Blanche (toronto, canada) on 12/17/2007
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Remedy: Apple cider venigar and baking soda. Ailment: weight loss and blood ph. I am senior who has been using ACV off and on for years, but did not attribute it to anything particular, even though people commented on my skin, I thought that I was just blessed; however, six months ago, I saw an article on the wonders of ACV and baking soda, and thought that I whould try the mixture (which I drank through a straw three times a day, to protect my teeth from the acid), in combination with a daily exercise program, (bally total fitness twister), for weight loss, also to alkalize my blood ph. Well in no time at all, (1 month), I lost those stubborn five pounds that I had been struggling with, and my ph went from 8.0 to 6.8. Hope this helps those who are concerned about their weight and teeth.

Replied by Sandra
Cape Town, South Africa

I just want to know, how much of ACV and baking Soda do you use, and do you mix it with water?? Regards, Sandra

Replied by Lynda
Ruther Glen, VA

Way to go Kimberly from Mineral, VA - Keep up the good work! When you share the amounts of ACV and baking soda, and frequency of use, I would love to know as well!

Replied by Katie
Fort Collins, Colorado

Just thought I'd make a correction to Blanche's post. To "alkalize" the blood would refer to raising the pH. Going from 8 to 6.8 would be lowering the pH and making the blood more acidic, not more alkaline. Also, the ideal pH for the blood is 7.4, so I'm not sure why you are trying to lower it so much...

Posted by Kimberly (Mineral, VA, USA) on 10/08/2007
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Hello, I've been using the ACV & Baking Soda since June and have been very please with the results. I went from having NO energy, chronic general joint pain all over, excessive weight and acid reflux to feeling about 75% better with a lot more energy, NO chronic general pain and I have lost 20lbs to date and although my acid reflux isn't gone, at least when it flairs up even with meds, I can now get it under control. I have about 60lbs I would like to still loose. I would like to stop taking my medication for acid reflux, but I think I need to loose some more weight to. I think that in conjunction with the ACV and baking soda would do the trick. I am also on blood pressure medication and would like to see what happens with that to. I have seen a decrease in my blood pressure since starting the ACV. It will be interesting to see if my dr removes me for this medication to. The one thing I was really hoping for with the ACV and baking soda that I haven't seen an improvement in yet is a reduction in my chronic back pain and pinched nerve. I still have to take something for these two when they flair up. I have scoliosis and I guess this will be something I will have to address differently. However, if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post or e-mail me. Over all I am very very please with the results I've had with the ACV and baking soda. Thanks!

Replied by Kimberly
Mineral, VA (USA)

Hello Everyone, Well, it's now May of 2008 and I've been using the ACV & Baking Soda for 10 months. I have now reached my 40lb weight loss mark and couldn't be happier. I have over the last 5 months removed a majority of the processed foods that I was eating from my diet, as most processed foods had allergens in them for me and I feeling even better now that I am avoiding my food allergies. I will continue to learn from as many good sites and this one, in order to continue my journey to better health. Thank you earthclinic and Ted for all that you have done. You are a God send. Kim

Replied by Cheryl
Dover, Delaware

I would like to try this method for weight loss. How much Baking soda / ACV do you use?

Replied by Lori
White Oak, PA

Cheryl, will you tell me how much acv and baking soda and how many times a day please tell me too thanks Lori from Pennsylvania

Replied by michelle
san antonio, tX

I also would like to know the measurements for ACV and baking soda. Thank you, great site....

EC: Check out this page for more information: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html

Replied by Michael
Atlanta, Georgia - USA

Kimberly from Mineral, Va mentioned that she has scoliosis and was saying how she was going to have to treat this ailment differently. There is a "cure." Go to www.egoscue.com for Pete Egoscue's web site. Order his book, "Pain Free." In the index is the root cause of scoliosis and how to cure yourself. Read the first 3 chapters. Book is written so ANYONE can read, understand and follow.Pete Egoscue helped internaional golfer, Jack Nicholas cure his back problems and Jack says so on Pete's site. Jack Nicholas has done very few endorsements in his life. I cite this so people will know this is an actual method that works.

Replied by Camillems
Las Cruces, Nm, Usa

Hey Kimberly from Mineral VA, try aloe vera juice for your acid reflux. I have had chronic heart burn and acid reflux and the past week it has gotten out of control and keeping me up at night. The gal at the pharmacy told me to buy a gallon of aloe vera juice.. and guess what my acid reflux is gone!! I was taking antacids, and baking soda, even ACV nothing was working but the cooling and gentle effect of aloe vera juice has done the trick... i hear its good for weight loss too...hmmmm looking forward to what I'll find. Good luck.

Replied by Tayrah52871
Georgetown, Ky

I had chronic heartburn too (like 6-8 Tums Ultra a day chronic) and was not about to start monkeying with my acid pumps. I went gluten free and have not had heartburn since. If I cheat, I get horrific heartburn and feel generally colicky. I drink a lot of coffee, which is acidic, but wondered how drinking apple cider vinegar would "alkalyze" your system? Baking soda is a base, and when mixed with vinegar, forms salt, carbon dioxide and water, and in equal proportions would neutralize each other. I am confuse how this works. Can someone help me understand?

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

Hi, those who are experiencing weight loss with ACV - with or without baking soda - are you drinking it before or after meals? I am doing everything in the book and haven't been able to budge my weight in 6 months. I also minimize dairy, meat and wheat.

ACV and Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Julie (Tarboro, Nc) on 08/21/2011
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I have taken 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil for almost a month now, and I have gained no weight. As a matter of fact between the coconut oil and the Apple Cider Vinegar I have lost 30 lbs.

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Replied by Cheryldelf
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Are you sure your not allergic to the coconut oil??

Posted by Nelson (Stockton, California) on 12/02/2007
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finding your website was a godsend. I tried taking 1 tblspn of coconut oil in the am and the pm. also am drinking glasses of water with added acv, and my pants are literally falling off. my stomach is disappearing fast. have more energy, and am looking forward to excercising every morning, along with moving to eating only organic foods. thanks from a young 70 years guy..and looking great. I'm spreading the word about your website to young and old alike.

Replied by Kelly
Rochester, New York

12/2/07 Nelson wrote that he takes 1 Tlbs of Coconut oil in the am and in the pm and drinks water with ACV throughout the day. How should the oil be taken?? Mixed with something? How much ACV to how much water and how often? Can you drink too much AVC a day? Thank you!

Replied by iscel benavides
Chicago, IL

I just wanted to know how much coconut oil do you take in the am and pm? and how much acv and baking soda do you add to your water? do you gulp a tablespoon of baking soda with acv then drink your glasses of water. Please help, im very interested. Thank you!

Replied by Adriana
Beachwood, NJ USA

Nelson, As with the others, what is your recommendation on serving for acv and coconut?

Replied by Janice
Coloma, Mi/USA

Regarding ACV and coconut oil for weight loss. What type of diet are you following?

Replied by Daniellejuditrh
Indy, Indiana

how much ACV& baking soda should be used per day to lose weight? Can I mix it in my homemade smoothie instead of drinking it with water? thanx

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

Dosing questions: A good place to start is 1 TBSP of coconut oil at a time. I put mine in pomegranate green tea, but you can add it to hot chocolate or your favorite hot drink to melt it. Or you can add 1 TBSP coconut oil to a blended health smoothie/protein style drink that you are creative with. You can also cook with 1 TBSP of it if drinking it feels weird. For the ACV, I use 1 TBSP in 16 oz of water. Personally, I do that with 1 teaspoon of baking soda before bed. Start with a bit less if that is too strong at first. I am doing that once a day at the moment PM, and the coconut oil mid afternoon to control appetite.

Replied by Plumhappy
Eugene, Oregon

Be careful with coconut oil. Start out with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a time since it can cause diarrhea if too much is taken at once. Work your way up to a Tablespoon.

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

One tablespoon of virgin cocout oil (VCO) at a time with a food or drink product as described should not be a problem for anyone, unless you have pre-existing bowel issues. Starting with less VCO would only be helpful in those situations, or if you are taking it solo (not what I described). You need at least a tablespoon of VCO at a time before you will see health benefits.

Replied by Xiomara

Can you explain if its the coconut oil that comes in a glass jar and it's white?

Replied by Dawn
Northville, Mi

I will be trying Acv 2tsp two times a day along with 1tsp virgin coconut oil 1x a day. I will be starting this Friday and let you know my progress on November 24th how much weight I lost. I have gained 40 plus pounds in the matter of 8 months. I have a thyroid condition but take medicine for it. I hope this works. It just seems I am putting on more and more weight.

Replied by Ginny
Lakeland, Florida

I have thyroid issues also, and have gained 40 lbs in a short amount of time too. I am 67 years old, and have been doing this for 2 days. I have already lost 2 lbs. I will keep you posted as to my results.

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Posted by Donna (Jackson) on 01/18/2016
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I have been trying to take this apple cider vinegar to lose weight mixed with water and cayenne pepper and lemon juice... But when I do I get a headache.....does it have anything to do with my medicine that I take....bp med latansan, nexium and crestor alliegen med?

Replied by Lynn
Las Vegas
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I've only tried ACV & water twice & both times I've had a headache. I do 1 tsp of ACV in 6 oz water at night before bed. I thought it was stress until I saw your post.

Posted by Reena (Mumbai, India) on 08/13/2014

Hi Ted, I have low sugar and low BP so can I take ACV for weight loss?

Regards, Reena

Posted by Karen (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/10/2013
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I am a believer! I thank God for you. I stumbled upon your website because I was looking for a natural way to lose weight. I was at my wits end. I started reading all of the ACV reviews and they gave me so much encouragement. I had some organic ACV in my kitchen so I started the regimine two weeks ago. I started at 215 lbs and this morning I weigh 209.8! So far I'm down 6 pounds!! During this time my husband and I went out for a special dinner and I had wine, bread, a steak dinner, mac and cheese, and cheesecake for dessert! I have not dieted or worked out once. I take 2 tbls with 6-8 ounces of water 3 times a day and the weight is slowly but surely coming off. Before I would have been so discouraged because I wanted the weight to come off quickly. I have now realized that, like the turtle, slow and steady is the way to go. Along with the weight loss I have also noticed other benefits as well. My skin is glowing, the whites of my eyes are "whiter", I am post-menopausal and would wake up several times throughout the night but since I started taking ACV I sleep without waking up (unless I have to make a bathroom run), and my energy is through the roof! I am so very happy for the weight loss and the other benefits from ACV. This is some amazing stuff! I will continue to take it for life!

Replied by Anon

Hi, thank you for your post, I lost weight last year and actually among other things I was taking ACV. Just interested what blood group are you?

Also I wonder if the reason ACV helps us loose weight is the vitamin k is good for our liver and gall bladder and helps with fat metabolism?! Just wondering.. Thanks for reminding me. I'll start taking it again but might add some bicarb of soda. Keep us posted of your continued weight loss, thanks.

Replied by Mari
Miami Fla

Do u take the Apple Cider Vinegar before you eat or after to lose weight?

Replied by Jill

Be careful with the amount of ACV you put in your water. I started out doing 2 tps in water 3 times a day and it gave me a yeast infection. Honestly I have never felt any health benefits from ACV. When I have stopped drinking it for a few months I feel no different.

Replied by Michele

ACV cures yeast/ fungus, sugar and flour cause yeast, please check your diet.

Replied by Gretchen
Las Vegas

I agree with Michelle, ACV cures yeast and it cleared up my candida. Check your diet.

Replied by Deonet

Hi. Yes, ACV can be great for you but just like all good things, too much can be bad. A proper amount of ACV can help balance the body's ph levels, especially in the bladder, and help the body metabolize certain things. Just like in the pet section for incontinence and thyroid issues though, too much ACV for people can throw the balance too far to the alkaline and cause infection too. Wisdom and caution, prudence and proportion with all things. Blessings to all.

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Posted by Mamat (New Delhi, India) on 11/10/2008

Actually m' adding apple cider vinegar in my daily routine.but as i found it losses the weight, i am confussed weather to use it or not because i want to gain a weight. i am under weight.c an you plz suggest?and is there any remedies to gain the weight?

EC: Check this page: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/gain_weight.html

Replied by Kelly
Walworth, NY

Dear Ryms88 - I feel that your comment was very negative and cannot believe you have nothing better to do with your time than to write such negative comments. If this site is helping people - even if it's not 'medically' sound - why should it bother you? Many of the remedies have helped people and many have not. The mind is a powerful tool and SOMETIMES if someone believes they will get better, they will. Perhaps it is not a physiologial ailment but something psychological... Why knock that? What is being presented here are natural products that really can do no harm if taken in moderation. Perhaps instead of being so negative you should embrace the fact that people here are trying to help others. And the best part about it is if it offends you so much you don't ever have to visit the site again. Quick question ~ in nutrition school didn't they teach you that it is 'curb' your appetite not 'curve' it? Thanks for your time and have a nice day.

EC: We decided to remove Ryms88's post earlier today. Apologies to everyone -- it should never have been posted in the first place! Too negative for this positive site.