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Water Remedy With ACV and Salt

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Posted by Andreina (Roma, Italy) on 12/27/2007
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In the morning, I mix 1Tbl ACV with a pint of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I put it in a bottle and drink it throughout the day. I repeat the prosedure in the afternooon, so I drink 2 pints a day. It cures everything (my acne, sore throat, stomach ache, dry skin, sore joints...etc) I've been doing this for 3 months, and have dropped 7.5 kilograms! I <3 water! Be sure to mix it with salt and vinegar, so you don't lose vital nutrients, and sodium!

Replied by ADR
(Dayton, Ohio, USA)

I love this website! My husband has always loved organic this and that, and I grew up on store bought chemicals. I don't know if it's a midlife crisis hitting me at 32, but he's getting ready to teach me how to make homemade soaps. I have got most of the stuff I need for shampoo/conditioners; and today, I went the Health Food Store and purchased the Organic ACV and bunch of other stuff. I hope the ACV works for me in weight loss; I could stand to drop about 30#. I am going to start with a low dosage then increase as I adjust to it. And I am hoping that the ACV with BSM will eleviate my chronic reflux or whatever it is.....I have been so uncomfortable for months now and don't want to go to a bland diet. I will post at a later time with any results whether positive or negative! Thanks

Replied by Leslie
(Jonesborough, TN)

How much do you take each day?

Replied by Gloria Dawn
(Phoenix, Arizona)

Hi Ekta, you may be gaining weight because your fat might be converting to muscle if your clothes are not getting tight because muscle weighs so much more than fat. if that's not the case then, u may have another problem, mine was "sleep apnea" (i'm sure i didn't spell that right) for some reason it kept me from loosing weight. Now I combine 1/2cup Acv & 1/2 cup raw honey in a 2 quart pitcher. that, for me, is a two day supply. good luck

Replied by Sara
(Albertville, AL)

To the lady who is taking acv before bed--to lose the weight you mix a tbs with water and mabey a little honey and sip it DURING your meal. Everyday- the weight will come off but slowly. If you want to lose fast try leaving off bread, potatos, rice, sugar,butter, and drink lots of water. I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks using the low carb diet.

Replied by Ashley
(Toronto, ON)

Thanks for the comment! I read more about taking ACV and realized it needs to be taken BEFORE the meal and/or during the day. I'll try this and post if I see any changes in a couple of weeks.

Replied by Manjit
(Toronto, ON)

Hi BIMMI, i have been taking ACV for about 3 weeks, i didn't notice and weight loss, but i feel less tired, i feel no appetite, (i used to love coffee or tea)i can't drink it now. pain in keens is disappearing. i but i see blood in my urine. I am getting pain on my sides. do you think i might have gallstones, what is your remedy to get rid of them. help will be appreciated.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
509 posts

To Cassie from Adamstown, Pa: Hi Cassie, Don't feel like the "Lone Stranger" for you have lots of comrades in "The Battle of the Bulge". Also, if we can believe the media there is an epidemic of obesity, diabetes over the last few years. My first suggestion is to get rid of all those diet foods and diet drinks, because they are a big part of what is making you keep that weight. My second suggestion is for you to search on line for excitotoxins, what they are and what they cause. Two names you are going to find in this search is monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame (Nutrisweet). I find that most people are not aware of how much MSG they are ingesting, thinking that the only time they get much of it is when they eat stir-fried or Asian foods. To really get an idea of how much you are getting, print out that list of names they hide MSG under and go into the kitchen and start reading ingredients on everything in there to eat or drink, including your raw meats. After you get an honest idea of how much of the food you eat is loaded with MSG, go back on line and see if you can pull up some pictures of those MSG fed mice & rats? These are both pitiful and disgusting. Know that they also make us two-legged animals fat also.

Ok, now we know where the problem is. Go to the library and borrow a copy of "The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program". This book answers the question I asked and the one I didn't ask, after being told in a physioloogy lecture at VUSN (1978) that all fat people had 8 times the normal amount of insulin circulating in their blood streams. Knowing that insulin will "bottom-ut your glucose and make you hungry, I asked which came first, the excess insulin or the overweight? and got the answer of "We don't know"! Figuring that if they didn't know that, I didn't bother to ask my second question, which was "What makes us kick out excess insulin"? The book I mentioned above by Rachel & Richard Heller and Dr. Vagnini, answers both of my questions. Again MSG and aspartame pop up as the 2 major culprits. Rachel Heller probably weighed more than l05 lbs. by the age of 7 or 8 years old. She battled the bulge for much longer than you have - and she won. She has maintained her size 8 dress figure since lucking up and finding how to really win that battle. In this book, she tells you how to do it and I can vouch for the fact that it works - the weight comes off and without you feeling like you are starving. I don't think I need to point out that not only will you be losing weight without feeling starved, but you will also be avoiding developing diabetes type 2 along with all those other medical problems that the excitotoxins cause. Also hopefully, you be eating correctly and teaching your little one to eat right to stay healthy.

Replied by Jennifer
(Irvington, NJ)

Yes, it's true. I am NOT lying because I too am desperate in losing weight.I just had a baby and it looks like i'm still pregnant. I measured myself before and it was 44inches, i remember. Than next morning it was 37 inches. Next day i did some billy blanks 15 min video, and measured myself next day, i was 33 inches. But me, I'm a person that wants to see results REAL fast, so I had lost interest and stopped taking it. It may have been water i lost. But now I decided to go back. when I was taking it, I didn't feel any boost of energy like everyone else said. My appetite was not controlled, but my skin was looking good. So I will start this again before I go to bed. But i'm desperate like no other.

Replied by Dyema
(Rochester, NY)

since reading what Jennifer said happened to her, I'm very interested in what the apple cider vinegar did i would really like to try it but i dont know what you did did you just put the ACV in some water? is that all? youdidnt work out or anything im really interested because i just gained a little over 20 pounds in a month im going to new york next month so i would love to try this method i never even heard of this please explain to me what you did.

Replied by Dorie
(Detroit, USA)

You did not lose that many inches in one night! People are really trying to lose weight here and you are misleading them. That is not nice!

Replied by Angie
(Sparta, MO)

I do not believe you lost that many inches in one night either. You may have been retaining water though.

Replied by MaryM
(Boston, USA)

Regarding Jenifer's ACV Weight Loss - Who are we to say she didn't lose that many inches?? I personally believe it was water retention but to accuse her of misleading people is an uneducated, juvenile accusation.

Replied by Alex
(Boston, MA)

She probably took it at night and then woke up and peed. After sleeping through the night and peeing a lot of inches she had gained from food and water would be gone anyway.

Replied by Ron Tucker
(York, Pennsylavania)

Wow that many inches in one day.. are you being honest???.. Ive heard of this applecider vinegar thing about a year ago.. i took it.. but not as a dietary supplement.. I think ill do it more often though. It taste so horrible but it will all be worth it when i lose my 40 inch waist line

Replied by Leeda
(West Park, Florida)

I know many find it hard to believe but it is possible to lose many inches overnight. Under normal circumstances of course, this is not possible. However, if a person has a great deal of fermentation in their stomach and intestinal tract this will expand the stomach and waistline. The cider vinegar helps dispel the fermentation and it moves trapped matter out of the bowels.

When I ran one of the first colonics clinic in the UK, I had clients that came in with huge stomachs. They had lose pants after their first colonics session.

There was of course, much 'wastes of digestion' that came out of the intestinal tract along with fermentation which caused bloating and expansion.

If the person concerned took too much ACV it could have caused diarrhea and the expulsion of fermentation, which caused a reduction in the cherished waistline.

Cider vinegar is nature's tool. If used wisely and correctly, it really will help. But one has to keep at it.

I speak as someone with many years of authority on the digestive system and other modalities. Please read our latest book "Flood Your Body with Oxygen." Thank you for reading.

Replied by Judi
(Boca Raton, Fl)

Thanks for sharing. I just started taking ACV a few days ago and I am only using 4 oz of water room temp in the am and in the evening before bed, how long until I start loosing weight?

Replied by Teresa
(Memphis, TN)

I read your comment concerning your intake of ACV and weight loss. Were you taking the ACV while nursing your son? I am nursing a 2 month old girl and I would like to know if this will affect my breast milk in anyway. Thanks!

Replied by Marina
(Bordeaux, France)

Hey, I'm new with starting out with ACV.. i'm diluting 2 tablespoons in 2 litres which i'm sipping throughout the day.. I was wondering how you apply it to cellulite if you don't bathe and also do u keep it on ur skin or rinse off after massaging it on? Your advice would be mch appreciated. Thanks!

Replied by Michael
(Dorset, United Kingdom)

Buddha, there are many inspiring testaments to ACV on here and as a result I have ordered some organic ACV from a farm not far from me. I just wanted to say that your story is a good one and I am glad you have had success and continue to do so. The end bit about finding your old pills and it made you sad was sad, the bit about you wishing anyone of middle age could find health with ACV was touching, hopefully I will be one of many who do!

Replied by Maribel
(Chicago, IL)

what brand of apple cider vinegar are you using, and how much? I just started using the Heinz brand I take 2 tsps once a day i use it to loose weight been using eat for 4 days now. Am I taking the right amount?

Replied by Sweetheart
(Marvell, US)

what did you use as a colon cleanser?

Replied by Marina
(Bordeaux, France)

It sounds likely that the weight you've gained may be muscle weight due to exercising,.. havn't you noticed any toning? Try noting your measurements for progress instead. Hope it's working for you!

Replied by Jeff
(Burlington, Vermont)

hey, i am guessing that your body was building muscle and that is why you were gaining weight.

Weight Loss Remedies After Pregnancy

Posted by Shazi (Ajman, UAE) on 06/15/2013

I had c section before 2 month and now I want to lose tummy pouch and weight, what should I do?

Replied by Kathy
(The Usa)

Hi Shazi-- I found that not eating or drinking four to five hours between meals is the best remedy for weight loss. Both of my babies were breech and only one was a caesarean. I had struggled with weight problems before I got pregnant and learned how necessary it was not to put anything in my mouth, not even a taste, between meals. It is necessary to eat balanced meals so you are satisfied and to eliminate cravings. If you are breastfeeding drink large amounts of water after you eat and/or nurse. Right now, just love that baby... It took you nine months to gain the weight and it will take awhile to come off. When you first get up in the morning, pull in your stomach, tuck your butt and do side bends. Start with ten (each side) then add two each day. That will help but that's not the most important thing right now. You can also just keep pinching/massaging the area while sitting.

Wild Tea or Tsaang Gubat

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Posted by Gerald (Gensan City, Mindanao, Philippines) on 07/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

re: wild tea or tsaang gubatim.

i'm gerald, 23 y.o.. i used to drink wild tea and it was so effective in losing weight..whenever i got weight problems sometimes i used to take almost a litter of wild tea,, after a couple of weeks i can bearly lose 2 pounds..i take it as a alternative of water...try some for those who have weight problems...it has no side effects, very refreshing, and also it increases your metabolism..promise! because im a living evidence.

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Yacon Powder

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Posted by Nat (Brooklyn, Ny) on 06/18/2020
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Yacon syrup/powder helps support weight loss and helps improve intestinal motility.

The powder is much better tasting than the syrup. (bought it online from a nut/seed distributor).

One teaspoon to one tablespoon can be taken before a meal (mixed into water or just taken as a sweet powder), a few minutes to an hour before the meal.

* Too much can cause intestinal distress/diarrhea, (sometimes noticed only a few days later) so the dosage should be adjusted accordingly.

Yacon also lowers hunger level, so that one needs to eat less. It is also a pre-biotic helping to grow good bacteria.

It has many other benefits. It helps against certain cancers. It is anti-fungal. It helps to lower blood sugar, to lower cholesterol, to lower blood pressure. It helps the liver.

Yam Noodles

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Posted by Yvae (London, UK) on 02/09/2009
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Shiratake Japanese 100% konjak asian yam noodle is 97pc water and 3pc fibre. It has the uncanny property of expanding in the stomach to give the effect of being very full. It is 20cal per 100g. I find it useful for weight loss and constipation. Also for piles as the fibe is very smooth at the exit end, compared with other products such as bran does not aggravate the situation at a time one should increase fibre intake. After a lifetime of discomfort I think this may well be the ultimate gut prouct as it is a meal, noodle comes wet- in a water bag, so preparation is minimal. Please note it has no nutritional value at all so add to meals with care to ensure balance. Carried by oriental shops and health shops, Japanese and Korean in particular, though Chinese will know what you mean at the very least.

Replied by AC
(West Midlands, England)
5 out of 5 stars

If you don't live near an Asian grocer and want to buy Shirataki noodles OR konnyaku jelly (that's the startchy form of shirataki, which can be added to soups, stews, and stir fried) online, here are a few resources:

If you're in the US or Canada: http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/category/shirataki-noodles
If you live in Europe or the UK: http://www.japancentre.com/

Please read the directions on the packet, many shirataki and konnyaku noodles give off a strange odor and need to be boiled before hand.

Please also consider this a yay for shirataki and konnyaku! Both are very high in fibre, contain no gluten, are very low-carbohydrate and either free or extremely low in calories.

Yerba Mate Tea

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Posted by Goji (London, England) on 11/23/2009

I've recently been drinking yerba mate tea. Approximately three tea bags a day, and found that it really does increase one's energy and suppress appetite. However, I've researched it on various web sites and now find that drinking too much of it can in somes cases cause cancer. Does Ted or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Many thanks.

Replied by Lilly
(Sydney, Nsw Aust)
5 out of 5 stars

I drink Yerba mate. Sipping it during the day, warm or cold. It suppresses my appetite and I don't get the same 'wired' feeling from coffee. (which is why I drink it haha)

Replied by Trish
(Beverly Hills, California)

Hi, I just want to tell you guys about Yerba Mate. I am from Uruguay, South America, where we drink mate every single day, all day. It is safe , good for your digestion, keeps you awake naturally ( so do not drink it in the evening if you are not used to it) and helps decrease your appetite. In the US you can find it at the latin markets. As far as the cancer, it has been related to cancer of the esophagus but it can happen with any beverage you drink hot , so to clarify it is related to the temperature of the drink not to the kind of drink itself.
Hope this helps!

Replied by Parismilton
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

drinking green tea and consuming fiber in food also helps much. if you do regular exercises also then you will be able to lose your weight more effectively.