Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic

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Posted by Jun Sayson (Cebu City, Philippines) on 08/06/2008
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ACV and Baking soda cures my Nephrotic Syndrome:

I was diagnosed by my doctor with Nephrotic Syndrome disease for 17 yrs. I've been taking prednisone for 2 years and other medication. My NS has never getting better but even worst and my immune system became low, I was even confined in the hospital for Pneumonia. After my confinement in the hospital I decide to stop taking my medication and taking some natural food supplements. Every year I had my physical examination including urine testing and my protein rose to 4+ until I stumble to this site seeking for remedy or even cure to my NS. I read some testimonies I found a cure to my NS the ACV + Baking soda and was very surprised after my Physical exam my protein is normal. Thank GOD that he guides me here in this site I hope that this will help also to people who is suffering NS. More power to this site and God Bless us all.

EC: Read more about NS here:

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
512 posts

Hello Jun, so glad that you tried a natural and it worked out for you. I wanted to alert you to discontinue drinking any soda pops (colas, pepsis, & all other carbonated beverages) because I picked up a few children spilling protein in their urine & nothing to explain why. Dipstick Urine negative for everything but the protein and culture was also negative. After asking Mom's about their carbonated beverage intake (all were drinking carbonated beverages instead of water), I asked Mom's to not let them drink anything but milk, fruit juice and water and return to clinic a week later for a recheck of their urine. All of their urines checked negative for protein except for the one who had been 4+ proteinuria, who was down to a trace of it. Her Mom admitted that she had drank one on the way to the clinic!

Replied by Patty
Palmdale, Ca.

Hello Jun, my son is 6 years old and has been battling with nephrotic syndrome since 15 months of age. like you, he tryed prednisone and didnt help much. I desperately want to take him off all the meds., can you write back the exact measurements and how to take it. We are just tired of all the edema and minor little infections that lead to admissions at the hospital.

Replied by Mr Gamal
Mansoura, Egypt

Please I want to know the real relation between nephrotic syndrone and using Apple Cider Vinegar to treat it and if it gave good results or no? Please reply soon as I have a girl of five years with this disease two years ago up till now and she got bored of all medicines. Thanks alot

Replied by Sabrina
Decatur, Al, Usa

Diagnosed with NS 10 years ago. Interested in exact dosage of Apple Cider Vinegar Baking soda and how long you had to take.


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Posted by Tana (Columbia, South Carolina) on 01/18/2008
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Five years ago I started taking ibeprophen for a serious back problem. About 800mg a day. Three months later I started having pains that started below my breast bone and radiated up my throat, to my back, and up the right hand side of my neck and face. The only thing that stopped the pain was a spoon full of baking soda in an8oz. glass of water. I've tried the purple pill but still am suffering from time to time. I am now going to try the ACV with the Baking soda, before I eat to see if this will be an additional help? I have heard great things about this and at this point willing to try anything to keep from, the burning sensations, not being able to swallow, and throwing up in my sleep. Today I mixed the 1 teaspoon/ACV with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 8oz. of water and was able to keep my food down. This is a Miracle!!

Replied by Tana
Berrien Springs, Michigan

Apple Cider/Baking Soda: I am writing to warn people that taking Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other such painkillers, that you also need to take at least 1000/2000 milligrams of Milk Thistle/Silymarin preparation to protect your liver. I take the Milk Thistle/Silymarin at the same time I take the Tylenol in my case. Since I have been dealing with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for ten years I know that it is necessary to protect the liver so that it can do its job of cleansing your body of the many toxins that otherwise would build up and cause the liver to work ineffectively or lead to liver damage.S incerely, Tana.

Posted by Laura (Courtland, CA) on 10/26/2007
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I Was so happy to find your website-I was looking for a natural approach to upping my DHEA level as my test results showed very low-As I am 46 and entering into the change of life I was frustrated with my weight gain and came upon the stories of ACV-Well I started to take the 2tbl. ACV to 1/4 tsp of baking soda, with a dash of cayenne and a skirt of lemon in 1/2 cup warm water....what I didn't expect to experience immediately was that the pain associated by my 12 year bout with slipped ribs and vertebrae problems disappeared within 20 minutes-hopefully now my body can heal itself rather than trying to quiet the agonizing heat of inflammation-Alleluia, the journey has just begun, healing is indeed something we can all do for ourselves. I have spread the word and for those of you with daily is the easiest thing you can do- Thank you so much...p

Posted by Joy (Cadillac, MI) on 07/09/2007
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For several days I was suffering from neck and head pain on the left side. I had pain in my left ear and eye. I tried the heating pad, self massage, and pain pills. Nothing helped. Woke up every morning to headache and pain. I couldn't turn my head without cringing. Finally this morning I took acv with baking soda and grape juice. I felt better almost immediately. My head pain is gone and my neck doesn't hurt. I can turn my head and there isn't any pain! Thank you for this website!

Posted by Loranda (Long Pine, NE) on 01/16/2007
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I have been drinking three 20 oz. bottles of water with 1/8 tsp. baking soda and 2 T. ACV a day for a week. No more aches and pains. Haven't had a headache in a week. My hip, knees and shoulders ached daily before the ACV. My energy level is up also. And this isn't organic ACV, just the store brand. Looking for the organic, but having trouble finding any locally. But determined to find. Thanks for this website.

Replied by Lynne
Antioch, Ca

Amazon has the good stuff if you're an online shopper like me. My daughter found ours at Winco.

EC: Things have changed! Since that post in 2007, almost all US grocery stores now carry organic apple cider vinegar.

Replied by Diane

Costco sells organic ACV.

Posted by Pain free (Oregon) on 11/10/2006
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Hello, here I am, and, still PAINFREE. The acv is wonderful, I love the baking soda in it, along with the honey, now using mineral water, no tap water, and it makes my mouth taste so sweet, and I noticed I do not feel that sourness in my tummy after the I drank it, 4 times. My tongue is also nice and naturally red, my lips too. I do not think it is all in my mind at all. Hear this: I wear glasses, bi focals, and I am able to read words now without them. Before I found this site, I could hardly see with the glasses on, and also, my walking balance was so bad, and I was so dizzy. When the pain came on so strong, and all that dizziness and falling, I knew it was time to go do research and get off of that drug for reflux. I had no clue it was going to help my breathing, but it did, so none of that problem either. No, not at all have I had to take any drugs for acid reflux (GERD), because it is not present. I drink it in the morning upon arising, before breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bedtime. My appetite is wonderful. The foods taste so great, I do not have to add spices at all. My stomach is digesting so well, I am eating my meals on time, and getting to bed on time. And, I do not have to baby sit the house anymore in the wee hours of the morning. The swelling is gone in my neck and my tummy. I do not have to take any allergy or cough medicines at all. So, since I feel so great, and am learning now all about natural foods to eat, and also to use as body cleansers and even cleanse around my home, and also, I found out that ants and weevils do not like baking soda, or boric acid, (Borax?) so that is nice to know. I am reading quite a bit on this site and doing my own research now, because now that my body feels great and clean, I do not want to dirty it up with any chemicals that are not natural.

Replied by Donna

This is nine years later, so would be quite surprised if I actually get a reply. I'm now at the place where you were 9 years ago. I'm curious of your physical condition after this many years. How are you doing and do you have any new miracle self healing tips you could share.


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Posted by Rosanne (Massapequa, N.Y.) on 02/12/2017
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I tried acv and baking soda, my heart was racing, broke out in a sweat, and I was shaky. After 2 sips. I followed directions using less then 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda . Was that too much??? This stuff is powerful!!!

Posted by Teresa (Tennessee) on 08/10/2013
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After reading the posts about all the benefits of ACV I finally decided to try it this morning when I got up. I used 2 tsp of the organic ACV with the mother and 1/4 tsp baking soda in about 10 ounces of water. After about 30 minutes, I started burping like crazy off and on for what seemed like an hour. Is this normal? I am wondering if I should omit the baking soda next time. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, I really want to do this for my health. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Anonymus

Acv and bs in a half a glass of water it is a traditional, old east European natural remedy for stomach upset, indigestion, to help you burp. Mix with a teaspoon until you get it fizzing, you get the same reaction like shaking a soda, don't wait the bubbling to subside, drink it right away. There is no recipe for it just add some Apple Cider Vinegar some Bs until you see its starting a reaction, you can also use just bs for indigestion so next time throw those Tums away and use with confidence this remedy.

Posted by Dessy (Rockhampton, Australia) on 06/28/2013

Hi Ted, For the last 6 months I have been taking ACV and bicarb both morning and night to balance my PH. I test my saliva and urine with Litmus paper, first thing in the morning and my saliva is usually around 6.4 with my urine around 7.6 or higher. For about the last 5 weeks my urine has been very, very cloudy, sometimes dark, and othertimes can be a thick cloudy yellow colour. This does not happen daily, but when it does it is quite alarming. Could it be a side affect of the remedy I am taking? I am thinking of changing over to the lemon/lime/bicarb treatment. I hope you can advise me. Thank you for your good work, it is much appreciated.

Posted by Vancie (Lusaka, Zambia) on 03/03/2013

hi, am on Bicarbonate of soda and ACV but my joints are feeling funny. Is it because I am also taking a slimming tea? Please advise. Also is Bicarbonate of Soda the same as Baking Soda? Am I taking the right type of soda, I want to reduce my weight.

EC: Hi Vancie. Yes, Bicarbonate of Soda is Baking Soda.

Replied by Kojo
London, United Kongdom

No EC... Bicarbonate of Soda is not the same as Baking Soda. Baking Soda has additives like Aluminium in them.

Hi Vancie I read that Bicarbonate of Soda depletes Potassium in the body... Fruits like banana could help replenish it.

EC: Hi Kojo, This is a common confusion. Bicarbonate of Soda and Baking Soda are without question the same product, and under neither name does it contain aluminum. Whether mined or chemically produced, sodium bicarbonate is composed of nothing more than sodium, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.

For no very good reason, one small brand of baking soda decided to declare itself aluminum-free and succeeded in confusing all of us. Truth is, Baking Powder may and very often does contain aluminum. Baking soda never does.

Replied by Leslie

Baking powder and baking soda are two different things.

Baking powder is to help things rise in baking. It contains cornstarch, sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum sulfate, monocalcium phosphate. But baking soda is just sodium bicarbonate.

Posted by Lorica (New Albany, Indiana) on 02/27/2013
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I am puzzled as to why one needs to use baking soda with apple cider vinegar in order to bring up the ph levels to more alkaline. For me personally the baking soda, even at what seems like a small level, often causes me a concerning, though slight, pain in one kidney. In addition, if taken with food, baking soda can interfere with good digestion.

I have found that taking 1-2 tbsp ACV in a quart of water, sipped throughout the day, keeps me perfectly alkaline. I do take extra potassium as I know it can cause a deficit there, & I use a brand that seems to work well for me personally, for that, namely Twinlab.

For times when I am away from home I have ACV capsules, one brand that smells especially strongly of vinegar so I know it's the real deal.

Posted by Sandy (Kolkata) on 02/20/2013

Hi, I am following this site from a 15 days and have question about one of the TED's remedy ACV + Baking soda to alkalize the body.

As per TED, one should drink 2 tablespoon ACV + 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda + 1 cup of water to prevent from tooth enamel and throat problem on empty stomach for 5 days and the discontinue for 2 days and then start again the same routine.

Is it safe to adapt this remedy? Are there any sideeffects? I have gone through this post and have found several negative comments using the combination of ACV + baking soda.

Few of them are dryness etc, hairfall etc.

Posted by Caterpillergirl (Wonderland) on 10/14/2012

I have just finished a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection. I have been plagued with sinus problems since my early twenties (I am now 62) and when I was younger the infections seemed to take care of themselves but as I have grown older they have gotten worse and have needed medical intervention. Two and a half years ago I ended up with bronchitis for 18 months due to an untreated sinus infection. I am determined not to be a senior with COPD and am doing all that I can to defeat this recurring ailment. Over the past several months I also developed a minor candida fungal infection which seems to be under control now, but of course from a medical point of view, only the symptoms have been treated, not the underlying cause, which is lying in wait inside my body for the right circumstances to flare up again. I do take a powerful probiotic and I believe that has significantly contributed to my recovery, and going to the bathroom is a pleasure now. I have never been so consistently normal in my entire life! I have slowly over the past ten years been taking more responsibility for caring for myself holistically and nutritionally and am really grateful to have found this site. I have begun using the ACV and oil pulling treatments and just have a couple of questions. I have been advised to drink the ACV and water through a straw so as to protect the teeth, but worry about ending up with an acid stomach as a result of the vinegar. Is this likely? Are the ACV and oil pulling cures recommended to do everyday for the rest of our life, or just until whatever ails us is cured? I've always had a fascination for the art and science of natural cures but have never had enough knowledge or courage to try them. I am an otherwise very healthy person and want to stay that way. Thanks to Earth Clinic for providing a safe forum to share information and experiences.

Replied by Kennywally
49 posts

Caterpillargirl, one cannot constantly take antibiotics...they are over prescribed. And they'll kill off the good gut bacteria. I had a quack prescribe broad spectrum antibiotics and I blew up like a loaf of bread and could not firgure it out for many years. As for the COPD, I personally helped a senior improve her COPD....she was on an inhaler/concentrator and nebulizer, could barely make it from bed past the door to her room at the nursing home, she was a roomate of moms. I asked if she would like to try something, she agreed and I gifted her a baggy of apple cider vinegar capsules, to take 3,3 times a day, within 10 days, she was up and out of bed, hardly on the oxygen concentrator or nebulizer, she was much improved and never complained about the ACV, which I credited to Earth Clinic and told her too, she knows and said she'd tell her daughter where to look and what to get for her.

Posted by Rina (Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa) on 02/26/2012
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux: Dear TED, I went to my pharmacy for a blood test to see what my acid count was. 5.9 it is very high. Today I bought a swimmingpool test kit, to test my urine and it was 7.6 the acid count. My friend told me about your Apv and bp drink, I've been taking it for 4 days now. Yesterday my legs and fingers was swollen. I take 2 tbsp acv, 1/4 tsp bp in a 1/2 glass of water. Why the swollen legs an fingers. Can you please advice me. My fingers are very stiff in the mornings.

I had a operation 3 years ago my small intestine died 10cm. I am fine after the operation.

Replied by Deborah
Chino Valley, Az

Hi Rina, try the ACV with water by itself and see if that helps. Sometimes the addition of the BP can cause stiffness and swelling for some people. You'll still get a lovely alkalizing effect from just ACV with water. 1 TBSP in 8 oz. of water goes a long way toward alkalizing the body.

Good luck ~

Posted by Lt (Boston, Ma) on 09/20/2011
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I've been taking apple cider vinegar (2 TBlspns) along with 1/4 tsp baking soda in 8 oz of water. I seem to be having diarrhea and stomach cramping. Is this normal? I've taken it for once a day for two days on an empty stomach in the morning. Should I stop taking this or am I doing something wrong?

Please help! Thanks!