Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Health Benefits


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Posted by Jeff (Atlanta, GA) on 08/05/2008
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For the past two years I suffered from a severe case of chronic urticaria and angiodaema that manifested itself on my palms and soles as well as my legs and face. My particular condition would not respond to the traditional prescription medications of H1 and H2 inhibitors (anitihistamines) even though I was taking twice the daily recommended dosage. I was even put on low dose cyclosporine therapy by my allergist/immunologist in a vain attempt to control this condition. The only alternative that succeeded in temporarily relieving the urticaria was prednisone (which is too dangerous to be considered a long term solution). My condition was so severe that I was unable to leave the house because of the embarrassment of the visible wheals on my arms and face. The hives and swelling kept me from going in to work on more than one occassion, and kept me from being about to go out and socialize as well. It also was exacerbated by exercise as well as hot or cold weather. Needless to say I had exhausted what I thought was all the possible causes and possible means to cure my ailment to no avail. That was until my mother called me after reading a book about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. My further research led me to this site (and for that I thank God!), and my condition has ceased completely! I contine to use raw ACV along with baking soda and don't plan on ever stopping. I am no longer on any medications whatsoever...which I think is Truly Amazing. Thank you Ted and the good folks at earthclinic for the website and the willingness to help people. It really is amazing that something so simple accomplished what literally thousands of dollars of prescription medicine could not.

Posted by Kenny (Strathclyde, Scotland) on 02/20/2008
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I have suffered from Cholinergic Urticaria or Hives as it's more commonly known, for the past 15 years. I have attended Dermatologists galore, tried anti-histamines and all sorts! To no avail. So... I did some research and tried a number of things, natural and herbal, like Quercetin tabs (found in red onions) which is natures anti-histamine, with mixed success. Interestingly though, my ailment appears when stressed, hot - in warm weather or artificial heat, like a sauna, sweating or excercising vigorously and is manifest with red bumps all over my arms, legs, neck and torso which can become itchy - not to mention unsightly. I found the best treatment is an Air Bath - cool or cold air outdoors, minus the clothes, not always possible though!! ;-)I've been on ACV for a while (read my last post on 2/19/08) and decided to manipulate the system I had adopted and over-and-above my two cups of ACV/water solution a day, I decided to try the ACV/bicarb of soda (2tablespns to 1/4teaspn mix in water) about half an hour before vigorous excercise. The red bumps were hardly noticeable, I was wearing a short sleeved t-shirt for the first time in ages, and when I finished, I went for my usual 'sauna, cold shower, steam bath then another cold shower' routine to finish off. Normally,I'd look like I had been stung by a thousand bees! Literally. However, on this occassion, my skin was pretty clear, not red and inflamed looking - very few small red bumps but hardly noticeable, I felt fantastic!! No skin experts, doctors or snake oil salesmen could break the code, but I think I may have. Interestingly though, I beleive wholeheartedly that part of the problem is acid/alkali PH balance in the body and crucially, when out of kilter, renders the body susceptible to all-sorts of conditions. Thanks to Ted for the tip!!!


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Posted by Lisa (Lula, Ga) on 04/18/2017
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Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda:

I love this remedy, I also add half tablespoon of natural raw honey. I usually drink it when I get up sometimes I add a second one if I get indigestion. I was able to stop my indigestion medicine after a short while. I have more energy and less allergies.


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Posted by Julie (Elk Grove, CA, USA) on 09/18/2007
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I am 48 yrs old and have suffered from severe insomnia for 9 years. I have taken ambien sleeping pills for the last 5 years just to get a good night sleep. I started taking apple cider vinegar and baking soda for eczema and it CURED my insomnia. I mean totally cured. No more sleeping pills and I am not exaggerating when I say I sleep like i did in my 20's. At first my skin felt like it was burning for a couple of days then when it was gone so were many ailments. It also lowered my cholesterol 30 points, and I no longer have acid reflux. Thank you for your website. Its been such a blessing.

Kidney Infection

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Posted by Aim (Louisville, Ky) on 08/20/2008
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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.

Replied by Anonymous
(Pdx, Or)
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I had a side effect from a Kenalog steriod shot which gave me kidney infection took a super strong antibiotics which did not work. So I started drinking ACV 2 tablespoons with 1/4 baking soda three times a day and drank pure unsweetened cranberry juice all day and within two day felt remarkable better will continue for a week.

Kidney Infection
Posted by Ao ([email protected]) on 06/29/2007
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i use the vinegar and baking soda for my kidney infection but now i have 90% less pain and it is now 3days i have started using it and very soon it will clear. i am eating normal now. please i will like to have the remedies for loss of memory and ovary cancer please reply via my email.Thanks and more grees to your elbow.

Lowers Blood Sugar

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Posted by Mark (Australia) on 05/15/2020
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Hi, I have found that if I take the apple cider vinegar and baking soda mix before dinner, my blood sugar drops from around 9 to around 5 in the morning reading.

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Posted by Harold (Asheboro, Nc) on 12/26/2018
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I have been taking a vinegar tonic for over 20 years and enjoying the health benefits from it... About four years ago I read on several websites about the benefits of adding baking soda to ACV and I am so glad I begin adding the baking soda. It does help neutralize the sour acidic taste of the vinegar. The biggest difference I could see imediately was my bathroom visits... I have always not been very regular, but now I can be almost punctual with my morning bathroom visits...

My formula that I use is 1 TBL of ACV and 1/4 tsp of baking soda.. 2 ounces of coffee for flavor and 2 ounces of water..

I am 65 year old and am in pretty good health.. I take no medications prescribed by doctors, I am still active working, and enjoy being outside playing with my grand children as often as possible...

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Posted by Jose Monge (Calgary) on 12/29/2016
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I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tbsp) with Baking Soda (1/2 tsp) AND BEFORE going to bed with lime instead of Apple Cider Vinegar and it works miracles in my stomach and I slowly reversing gray hair here. Don't forget it is taken in empty stomach.

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Posted by Miles (Canada) on 12/24/2014
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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar "with the mother" will kill all fungus by diluting it with water and soaking feet or hands in it. It can also be dabbed on mosquito bites, cuts, etc. this and baking soda mixed together (1/2 teaspoon B.S. and 2 tablespoons of A.C.V.) brings the P.H. Level of your body up to 7.3 or there abouts where no Candida or fungus or Cancer can live as the enviroment is too highly oxygenated. I take it one hour before breakfast and one hour before bedtime. Have being doing this for 1+ Years with no problems whatsoever. No more Gout or aches and pains neither. This also cleans out all toxins and metal build up in you bodies. I will NEVER go off of this combination. And yes you can mix B.S. and molasses together. This they call the " Trojan Horse" as this cures all cancers. The bad Cancer cells go after the sugars or sweet molasses and the B.S. kills the cells. Google Vernon Johnson and how he cured stage 4 prostate cancer when the doctors gave him weeks to live. Many more testimonials as well if you google B.S. as a Cancer cure. All sickness is about your acidic or bad PH level. Must always be little more alkaline where bad cells can not survive. It all starts in the Gut. I have researched this for years to help myself and now I want to share the information so people can live healthier lives. God Bless.

Replied by Angela
(Dallas, Texas)

How much water do you add to the B.S and ACV mix that you drink in the more and right before bed?

Replied by Sidney
(New Zealand)

What can you eat while on this stuff? At the moment I'm on a ketone diet, not a full ketone diet, just limit my carb intake to stop cells growing...

Replied by Joe
(Lafayette, La.)

most likely 8 oz of water.

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Posted by Lisa (Clinton, Ma) on 10/15/2014
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I suffer from almost all these ailments.. RA, acid reflux, inflammation, pain, headaches, sinus issues, digestive problems, fatigue and more. I am only 32 Im just to young to have to deal with all of this and on top of it all I am a single mother of 3 young children I have to care for. I tried the ACV and baking soda thing about 1/2 hr ago for the first time and I ALREADY feel better!! Not perfect but my stomach is better, my coffee (yes coffee!!!! ) tastes better and I'm up and about early this morn with my kids getting em ready for school all of which was nearly impossible for me every previous morn. Can't wait to continue using this amazing home remedy and seeing how much better I can feel and get off all my meds (that don't even help anyway) Thank you so much!

Replied by Redducky1

OMG! You sound like my clone! I'm a single mother of 3 kids with RA, chronic fatigue, chronic sinus problems, migraines, gerd, ulcerative colitis, reproductive issues, bladder and yeast infections, and immune system problems. I'm 44, and have been seriously sick since I was 28. I've been drinking Apple Cider Vinegar and water, and I haven't noticed any difference. Because of your testimony I'm going to add baking soda to it. I'll keep you posted.

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Posted by Gaby M. (Zimbabwe) on 09/10/2014
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I have been following your articles with great interest. I am 61 years of age and for the last couple of months I have take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda 6 times a week an hour before dinner. Ever since I have started taking this I feel great. I seem to have so much more energy, my blood pressure seems much better and I sleep well at night. I also did not have the dreaded flu this winter.

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Posted by Meganmom (Lansdale, Pa, Usa) on 12/30/2010

My family just started using it and already we have less snot(and with 5 kids at home you better believe its great)my husbands reflux is better and my allergy symptoms are way less. We do add baking soda so we don't have to worry about the high acid content and the kids like the fizziness.

Replied by Sarah
(Leominster, Ma)

Can you mix the ACV and Baking soda with juice or does it have to be water? I want to get my two toddlers to drink... Any tips on how to get it down?

Replied by Jewelrygirl
(Houston, Texas , Usa)

I'm so glad Meganmom is on the right track, but I don't think Sarah's question was addressed. I, too, would like to give my son (age 6) the remedy for alkalizing, but he gags on the taste of ACV. Any suggestions would be most grateful!

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

I gave my son some ACV this morning as he had a bad dose of diarrhea. I mixed 1 tsp of ACV in about 8 oz of water with about 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and it tastes quite nice. Lemon juice in itself is a good alkaliser as well.

Replied by David In Houston, Tx
(Houston, Texas Us)

Debbie and Jewelrygirl: Mix your ACV with organic Grade A or B maple syrup, or stevia, or Organic Agave Nectar. Mix to you taste. I know this is year late so I hope you all read this... Best wishes to your quest for Health.

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Posted by Sheena (Granville, Ohio, Usa) on 08/12/2010
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Just discovered this site two weeks ago--love it!! Am using the ACV and BS. Now sleeping through the night, no more sniffles from allergies and arthritis pain is greatly diminished (I am 68). I use 2 tsp of ACV and 1/4 tsp of BS three times a day. Still have an excruciating stabbing headache on the top left of my head however and it has been 2 weeks. Keeping me off work. Have tried ACV wrap on my neck to no avail. Taking Feverfew. Any ideas? Thank you all!

Replied by Hope
(Sacramento, California)
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Hi Sheena - I have these on very rare occasions - I think they are referred to as "ice pick" headaches. I have a Hulda Clark Zapper that I have been using for years, off and on for numerous problems. When I get the first sign of the ice pick headaches, I use the zapper 2-3 times a day and voila , they go away by the next day! Perhaps it has to do with parasites. I am not sure, but all I can say, that for me, it works every time.

Replied by Sheena
(Granville, Ohio, Usa)

Thank you, Hope! I will check out the zapper. Good thoughts on the parasites. Will see if that applies also. Regards, Sheena

Replied by Tehani
(Los Angeles, Ca)

To Sheena--- My suggestion for a stabbing headache is 1 teaspoon of any instant caffeinated coffee. I too used to suffer from stabbing headaches until a friend suggested it to me. Use 1/3 cup of water & dissolve the teaspoon of coffee inside. The idea is to a have a coffee shot, and use a straw to drink it, so that your teeth won't get stained. I brush mine after I drink it. If it does not go away within 5-10 minutes, do another teaspoon of coffee with the same amount of water. I hope this will work for you. Post your results.

Replied by John
(Atlanta, Ga)

For headache or any other pain, get a very strong hematite magnet & place it wherever you have pain. Hold it there until the pain subsides which should be very soon.

Replied by Tanya

My naturopath tools me that a headache affecting the top of the head is usually your liver. You may want to try doing liver flushes.

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Posted by Karen (Deland, Fl) on 02/13/2010
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Hello - I have been reading this forum for a while now and would like to comment on what has worked for me for GERD and I have also had a spell of rapid pulse that seems to be more under control. I have used Ted's recommendation of ACV and baking soda. One week ago I had a very bad reaction to pizza. My stomach (under breastbone) was tightening and making loud gurgling noises. I've also been suffering from anxiety after recently losing my job. My heart felt like it was in an empty cavity with alot of gas. I'm 59 years old and I can remember over 25 years ago going into the hospital where they performed an ultrasound on my stomach. I forget now what the problem was that I was having the procedure done, maybe pregnancy? Anyways, as the nurse was sliding the scope all over my stomach she said,"You have alot of gas." My question is can gas affect your heart rate? I know the body is made up of gases and fluid, etc. which brings me to my next question, why do conventional doctors constantly harp that all of our "numbers" should be the same. Why should my pulse be the same as my neighbors, why should everyone's blood pressure expected to be 120/80? The list goes on. We are all different. There seems to be alot more to it than what we are being told. It's all about scaring us with their hype, selling more drugs and pushing more surgical procedures. ACV and baking soda has worked well for me and I thank God I found this site. Most of what I read and Ted's recommendation make perfect sense to me. I also want to mention the incident with the pizza was an eye opener for me, I know now I had a bad reaction to gluten. Gluten can cause scary symptoms that you think may be your heart when, in fact, it's digestion causing the pain. Unfortunately, gluten is everywhere. If you think you may have had an episode caused by gluten read the label of what you are buying and if you are still unsure check with the manufacturer. Also, stay away from the obvious products that you know contain gluten. I've been gluten free for a week now and feel so much better.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
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Hello Karen,

Just a question re your severe reaction to eating pizza recently. Wonder if your reaction was to the monosodium glutamate that the pizza sauce was most likely heavily laden with? You should also be aware that both monosodium glutamate and aspartame are known to cause palpatations. As for the gas problem, I get that every time I eat anything that contains bleached or brominated flour along with the acid regurg and heartburn.

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(Las Vegas, Nv, Usa)


How was the mixture prepared (anyone)? Is it fermented, refrigerated, juiced, jammed/jellied? What? I have both fibroids and have been rushed to ER 2X for OC's and know I can overcome through diet and lifestyle. Not to mention the side effects such issues cause like Anemia. I was threatened with a blood transfusion on my last trip. This runs in my family and I can see from my mother's hysterectomy (and the resulting issues of daily hormone replacement therapy), my sisters various surgical proceedures (a severely affected sibling has suffered 2 blood transfusions, same as mom, and her fibroids returned), lifestyle impact (recovery time, etc) that I Will NOT be going that route. BTW if anyone has info on how to achieve rebalancing iron content, I'd appreciate if you might share. I understand the heme, non-heme absorption affect and to add lots of Vit C to help absorption. I understand to separate milk and caffeinated drinks from iron if I want to drink such moderately (I do like coffee every now and then), but have issues with constipation from the fibroids and iron tabs. Your help is greatly appreciated it. Thanks.

Replied by Carla
(Denver, Co)

Check the info on this site for Molasses cures for your fibroids. I wish I'd had this info before having a hysterectomy because of fibroids. The type of molasses seems to make a difference, but I learned all of it on this site. good luck!

Replied by Marrta
(Atl, Ga)

I'm trying it also......very upset stomach