Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic

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Posted by Anna (Elkl Grove, California, USA) on 05/14/2008
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I'm 48 years old and took ACV and Baking soda for eczema and this is what happened.. Severe insomnia was cured after taking ambien for 3 more ambien! My blood pressure went to normal, cholestrol dropped 30 points and my borderlie sugar level (too high) went to normal. And a big thrill for me was that my thinning hair grew back after 20 years! My hair dresser noticed it first and now its normal. I do have to admit it didnt help eczema but Im so grateful that it worked on so much more. I mentioned it to my doctor a year ago and she has been watching my lab work and was impressed. She wrote down website and is going to recommend for acid reflux. (Oh yeah, it stopped that too!) Thank you Ted!!!!

Replied by Michelle
Kenosha, WI

Response to Anna from Elk Grove. You should try coconut oil exturnally and internally for your eczema. My nine year old daughter had a very severe case, I started the EVCO to help her allergies and asthma (which it did) but it also cured her eczema which has been an non issue ever since she started taking it. The skin on her face was always dry and dull even when she wasn't having an eczema breakout but now she just glows!!!!

Replied by Beth
Jemkintown, PA

Can you tell me what the coconut oil product was that you used for you daughter that wsas so successful with clearing up her eczema, I have severe exzema, chronic urticaria and now vasculitis. I'll try the coconut oil as well. Anyone have any experience with taking the ACV dring while on 200mgs of cyclosporine/day, 10 mgs of prednisone /day, 25 mgs of doxepin/day and 10 mgs of ambien tp sleep st night. So any experience anyone has would be great as I'm relly at the end of my line here.

Thanks - Beth

EC: Your local health food store will carry some very fine brands of coconut oil.

Replied by Mike G
Amherst, Ny

I'm a natural health practitioner and have also referenced this site for testimonials from others cause I do what works - not studies and theories! I do phone consults anywhere if anyone needs guidance and want to chime in to give back... those challenged with eczema may want to try ozonated Olive Oil!! I had a stubborn dollar size patch behind my thigh for well over 7 or 8 years and nothing touched it and I tried it all and even made my own concoctions, used infrared saunas, lasers, etc. and the ozonated olive oil did the trick within days!!

Also highly recommend this ACV and BS cause I believe one of it's greatest benefits is detoxing from heavy metals and just look up on the sky and see what trails the planes are leaving and that we are breathing... much higher levels of heavy metals are being found in our soil and water tables and they don't come out with normal food intake without reaction of binding to eliminate. Hope this helps as many people as possible!! Thank you EarthClinic!!

Posted by Tricia on 12/26/2007
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Hi Sandhi, I was taking ACV, baking soda, and water for a few weeks. I read baking soda supplies oxygen to the body, so I took it before I exercised. Worked well. Seeing I have weak knees, I thought my knees felt lubricated. (as i was reading on the earthclinic website about some guy taking it to cure his knee discomfort) but also felt later that my knees were feeling like they are all bone and no cushion.

I thought BS helped with my digestion as I was drinking it as a hot tea before bedtime w/ACV. I felt less constapated, which i liked. I noticed a slight weight drop too, I'm normal size so about 5 lbs. My relatives were saying I looked too skinny. I was thinking my body was missing some nutrients. But I was thinking calcium and not vitamin B. I also started to crave heavier foods and junk which is funny because I've always loved eating fruits and veggies, and I didn't want to turn back. I also developed a cough which lasted about 2 weeks, which i thought was unusual because I am type of person who never gets sick with coughs or colds. Was this baking soda getting to my me & my lungs? It gave me a good reason to suspect BS.

Have you ever noticed how BS has this calming effect on you? Then if you aren't taking it all the time, then your blood pressure seems to rise when stressed. I almost felt like i was taking a drug. I didn't have a problem with any vaginal side effects. Maybe because I was taking small doses 1/8 or less tsp BS a day. With all said, I was thinking these related symtoms were just my thinking. But maybe not. I'm beginning to think that BS is the main cause being that it is an unknown substance to the body if you think about it. I started doing some research to see if there were any negative feedback on the internet about baking soda and stumbled upon this website. This gave me good reason to stop taking it. I was surprised by some of the BS additions out there. Hope this helps and I hope you can share it with others looking for a BS cure. With best intentions, Tricia

Replied by Sandhi

Thanks Tricia, for sharing this information. I have tried and tested BS and am convinced that its bad for health and I will abstain from it totally. I like to brush my teeth with BS and 3% H2O2 mix. But injesting BS is no longer in my list. The negative things I noticed after ingesting BS were, Bacterial Vaginosis (vagina smelling really bad), hair loss and dry skin. Apple Cider Vinegar / Lime/Lemon juice MUST be ingested without reacting it with BS. Our stomach needs the acid and neutralizing the stomach acid it extremely hazardous to health. One more reason to avoid cakes, cookies, pastries is that they contain BS...

Replied by Andrew

With so many positive entries, why would you be determined to pour water on a drowning man? Have you ever spent any time in front of your local hospital or doctors office warning people who overpay for the poison they sell? My friend, if it didn't work out for you, dear friend don't create doubt in the minds of people who are trying desperately to help themselves.

Posted by Jarrod (Fillmore, CA) on 10/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking two tablespoons of ACV with the veil of mother with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda twice a day about two months ago. I notice a better skin tone, better digestion, and really just an over all better sense of well being. My body is definitely thanking me for doing this!

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 Nef

Consider seeing a chiropractor and an acupuncturist for the back/nerve pain. They've really helped my roommate who had both for years. Just look for ones with good reviews.

Posted by Alice (Lincoln, CA) on 10/06/2007
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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.

Posted by Ryan (Chicago, Illinois) on 10/03/2007
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I have had EXCELLENT success with ACV (2tbs) and Baking Soda (1/4 tsp or so) in a glass of water three times per day especially upon waking. I also mix a small thermos with another two doses and sip it during the afternoon. I definitely find it energizing and the psoriasis/eczema (whatever it is -- apples/oranges) I've had on my elbows ever since an extended fast is clearing up PRONTO. I'm very excited. I think I'll be a lifelong devotee. Ted -- you're awesome. I'm also taking a bit of borax occasionally and experimenting with the sodium thiowhateveritis. Best of luck to everyone.

Posted by Tina (Dumont, NJ) on 06/21/2007
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Here is an update from when I recently wrote in about my experience of being "overly-energetic" after taking ACV. Upon further reading, I know now that ACV is a natural stimulant and the website for a popular brand of raw, organic, unrefined ACV 'with The Mother' actually recommends taking 1-2 teaspoons 3x/day, diluted with water (honey optional). OK, so now I understand why I've been bouncing off the walls the last week, feeling like I just downed coffee (very racing, manic feeling). Here's my new plan: 1 TEASPOON ACV with 7 oz. water and 1/4 tsp baking soda. I may take less or none with dinner because I'm not sleeping well. My husband is also sensitive to caffeine and he has had a similar experience to mine. I still love my ACV & what it's doing for my health - goodbye brain fog, depression, acid reflux & hopefully back pain!! Don't give up, folks, & God bless!

Posted by Tina (Dumont, NJ) on 06/20/2007
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In previous post, I recommend starting slowly with ACV/baking soda. Another reason is that ACV left me feeling overly-energetic. Like I sprung out of bed the first few mornings at 4am (I usually drag out of bed at 8:30 or 9 & have always required lots of sleep). I have a tendency to get the jitters & be anxious- I'm no psych., but I would start w/ less than 3 tbsp/day of ACV if you have an anxiety, manic depression, etc. I love this stuff but it can give you the jitters. Anyone else had this problem?

Posted by Tina (Dumont, NJ) on 06/20/2007
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I have had bouts of acid reflux for about 20 years (I am 36 y.o.) Until the last few years, a Tums or Zantac or just time would resolve. I started taking painkillers for severe back pain, including ibuprofen, about 3 yrs ago. I was very careful not to take too much or too many consecutive doses. I'd skip days/wks/even months between doses as much as possible. The most I EVER took was 7 200mg tablets/day and would never do this for more than a couple of days a time. My dr. told me this should not be enough to cause AR, but it did. I treated bouts of AR w/ Nexium and other PPIs. Zantac and over-the-counter meds helped too. The last 9 months have been the worst. Even with no pain meds, no coffee, tea, or other offending foods, it just kept coming back. I took 20, then 40 mg Nexium for 4 months. I even took 40 mg twice a day (double the max dosage, but dr. suggested for short-term) in desperation, I took over-the-counter stuff too. I haven't slept flat for months. I finally discontinued the Nexium when my stools turned light and blood was present. For about 2 weeks, I was controlling AR by sleeping upright and eating much less. I was truly desparate... My mother had mentioned ACV, but I dismissed as crazy - treating acid with more acid!?! In desperation, I searched for info. on the web & how thankful I am!! I have so much to say after only 6 days - AR has made drastic improvement. I have energy like I've never had. My severe allergies are better. I could go on and on. But I really want to help others avoid my initial problems, so here's my advice/experience:

Use baking soda!

Dose #1 - 2 tbsp ACV honey warm water aggravated my AR a lot.

Dose #2 - 2 tbsp ACV 1/4 tsp baking soda water aggravated AR a little & left me nauseous.

Dose #3 - 1 tbsp ACV 1/2 tsp baking soda 7 oz. water, sipping slowly before & after meals (3x/day); 1/4 tsp baking soda in 8 oz. water before bed... This has helped tremendously. If this gives you stomach pain, then try just baking soda (1/4-1/2 tsp in water) with no ACV. Take before meals and bedtime for a few days or so. Gradually add in a little ACV, testing to see if pain results. If no pain, gradually increase ACV. Lastly, decrease baking soda to 1/4 tsp. Note: I'm taking probiotics now because several readers said they got yeast infections from baking soda (& the only yogurt I like is full of artificial sweeteners and sugar).

My husband, who had digestive problems and intermittent IBS, said 1 tbsp ACV 1/2 tsp baking soda gave him a stomach ache, so he's now taking just baking soda first & doing fine (already less gas, indigestion) after 1 day. Also started probiotic.

In retrospect, I'd start with just baking soda for a few days, & then gradually add ACV. Start slowly & don't give up - it's worth it!! What a blessing from God.

Posted by Terri (Starkville, MS) on 02/27/2007
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Thank you Ted, I had back discomfort for a few years. I bought shoe inserts, heating pads, creams for pain, and a new mattress. Each of these things would help temporarily. I started your ACV/baking soda remedy last night and I slept well. This morning I awoke to very little pain.. it feels like the inflammation is almost gone. Like the other responders said.. I had new energy, better attitude, no yeast itching, and space to fasten my tight jeans. Whatever it is, this is great.

Posted by Raquel (Aichi Prefecture, Japan) on 02/27/2007
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I tried to get some answers about my daughter's recurrent cough and colds and somebody gave me your site so I immediately search it. I don't know how to thank you enough because for almost a month now my kids are taking this apple cider vinegar honey-lemon with baking soda and it's really working. I stopped all medications though her cough and colds are still there because she has allergy, she now sleeps pretty well at night. One thing more, ACV has helped me a lot, I am hypertensive and I was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis but after almost a month of taking ACV my blood pressure went down to 110/75 and also my amylase result went as high as 133 which is above the normal 40-110 but when I got the result today It went down to 111 which is almost normal already. I will continue taking ACV and will keep you posted. Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I'm praying that more people would find your site and that they will benefit from it. May God continue to shower you with blessings. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Lila (London, England) on 02/18/2007
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Hi i am a 22 year old female,I started taking 2 tablespoons of acv mixed with about a quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mixed in about 8 floz of water (250 mls) for about a week now.I do not suffer from any illnesses so im just taking it for general well being. Verdict: I have a lot more energy and feel less tired towards the end of the day, and I have more regular bowel movements, I have increased saliva production(is this something good?). Also I feel that it has improved my mood as i feel much happier and cheerful now.I don't know maybe its all psychological or maybe its the acv working. I have two questions for anyone who can answer this question (maybe ted from Bangkok can ans this)here in england we only have baking powder or bicarbonate of soda in the supermarket.We don't have anything called baking soda. Could someone please tell me which one i should use? Also I am using aspalls organic cyder vinegar from tescos. Again, I cant find the _______ vinegar with the mother in it. .Is the vinegar I'm using effective as it doesn't contain the 'mother'. and if anyone here knows where I can get hold of some vinegar with the mother in it in london please let me know. Also one unpleasant side effect is that my teeth and tongue feel really funny, like they are coated with something is this normal?your answers to my questions would be greatly appreciated .Thank you.

Posted by Russel (Indiahoma, OK) on 02/13/2007
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I take the ACV formula 3 times a day. I take 2 tbs Organic ACV 1/2 tsp Baking soda in 8 oz of water in the morning and evening, at midday I take 1 tbs ACV 1/4 tsp baking soda in 4 oz of water. This has worked GREAT, I sleep better, my allergies have greatly lessened, and I haven't taken my Prilosec otc (omeraprazole) since I started the ACV Baking soda 3 weeks ago. The whole process seems to be getting better as I stick to this daily regimen. I take it for 5 days on and then 2 days off. My first question is what can be done during the 2 days off to help with acid reflux since we are not supposed to take the ACV Baking soda during the off days. Is it just a matter of eating less or certain foods or can we take a little baking soda with a glass of water before a meal during that time? My second question is although my constipation issue is getting better since taking ACV, I have had a little bit of blood from straining? Is there anything I can take to help those blood vessels from bleeding during bowel movements? Thanks, Russell

Replied by Fizz

hi all,] in U.K.

'Baking soda ' is barcarbonate of soda. I also have been doing the Apple Cider Vinegar and barc soda regime and definitely helps with psoriasis I made a paste and applied directly, no itching at all. Also felt more energised and helps with cleansing kidneys and tummy


Posted by DJ (Denver, CO) on 12/24/2006
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5 days without Nexium! It's a miracle. Ever since I started taking Nexium about 3 years ago, my acidity and heartburn have gotten to the point where even with the drug I would spend a few nights a month where I couldn't lay down and sleep because the pain was so bad. Then something made me think of searching on "Vinegar Acid Reflux" on the web. Not sure where that thought came from, but it could have changed my life (so far so good at least). I came upon this website and bought some ACV the same day about 3 weeks ago. Although I was hoping it would help me feel less miserable even while on Nexium, I couldn't dare hope I would actually be able to wean off the drug. 5 days ago I decided to try it. Instead of taking Nexium every day, whenever the acidic feeling hits I take the concoction (2 Tbsps of ACV and about 1/8 tsp of Baking soda in half a cup of water) and get immediate relief. Haven't woken up once in the past 5 days in the middle of the night and have slept better than I can remember.

I have two concerns for now:

1. The concoction is not exactly transportable. So what happens when I'm out for dinner or visiting friends and don't have it handy? I'll probably have to rush home.

2. Too much Sodium can be bad for the body, so wondering what the effect of long term use will be since baking soda is being used several times a day every day.

Thank you for your website. I'm hoping someday I will be completely pain free. For now I'm happy that when it hits I have a remedy on hand that isn't causing harm to other parts of my physiology. Let's help get the word out there. I strongly believe the drug companies for their own greed are creating pills for every ailment there is out there with total disregard to long term effects. My experience with Nexium is that I got hooked on it and couldn't not take it because the pain would come back 10 times worse than before I was ever on it. We as a culture need to return to home remedies as much as we can (using drugs only for severe illness) and turn our thumbs down on the greedy pharmaceutical companies.

This cure itself can permanently get rid of so many drugs on the market today. Its unbelievable that this remedy is not spreading like wildfire all over the internet.

I actually came across another website advertising on your website for home cures for acidity and charging for it. So thank you for keeping your website free and honest. It works, the info is free and the ingredients are cheap. Its nothing short of a miracle for me!


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Posted by Erica (Wellington, Colorado) on 11/16/2007
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About a year ago I started to get sick all the time. I was always nauseas, throwing up, belching, and constipated. Sometimes it would be so hard for me to get up in the morning, and I was tired all day. And all of these symptoms seemed to worsen during my PMS, accompanied by depression. I was finally fed up with all of this, so I began looking for home remedies over the internet about five days ago. I ran into this website and in the last four days I've been taking the ACV remedy with baking soda 3 times a day, and it has made such an amazing difference. I can eat in the morning without feeling nauseas, I have been moving my bowels everyday, and I am higher in spirits. I will update if it makes a difference during PMS. I will recommend this remedy and this website to all of my family and friends. Thank you so much. God Bless, Erica