Apple Cider Vinegar
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Apple Cider Vinegar: Uses, Health Benefits and FAQ

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Posted by Henry (San Miguel, El Salvador) on 01/24/2011

I had 20 years with this horrible problems. I was Ia cassa de Iucy Ia direcion es, 506 jefferson avenue. Taking medicine and test after test and nothing works. I start the to take ACV And in hours I feel the diference is the best of the Best. No existe nada mejor. Solo tratalo y lo veras. Con jugo de naranja o iceTea. Sabe mejor

Mix it with juice. Orange or ice T. Hrc. From El Salvador.

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Posted by Rob (Sundance, Wy, Usa) on 01/22/2011

Great value distilled white vinegar.. Is it the same as ACV? will this work for sinuses?

Replied by V
(Seattle, Wa)

Rob from SUndance,

It's not the same. I'm not sure what all of the differences are but they are very different. Great Value wite vinegar is great for cleaning/fighting mildew or for laundry. Great Value is a Wal-mart brand, yes? Perhaps in the same isle you can find a glass bottle of ACV for just a few bucks. It'll be higher on the shelf.

Google can tell you more about the differences between apple cider vinegar and white vinegar.

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Posted by Anwen (Dublin, Ireland) on 01/20/2011

I have been reading this website with interest. I would like to begin taking apple cider vinegar but would like clarification on the amount of water that you recommend. You recommend 16oz of water per 2 teaspoons ACV on the website. Is this 16ozs or 16 fl ozs (as I have both on my measuring jug)? 16oz relates to about 700 mls of water whereas 16 fl ozs relates to about 500 mls of water. Just want to make sure I am getting the dilution right.

Thank you for all of the wonderful information on the website and thanks for your help.

Replied by Knute
(Sacramento, Usa)

Not sure how you get the figure of 700 mls. In the US each fluid ounce represents about 29.57 milliliters. 16 fluid ounces is the same as about 473 milliliters or, practically speaking, sligthly less than half a liter.

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Anwen, you don't need to be so specific about the dilution of acv. You would probably need the fluid ounces since it is liquid. But honestly I put as much or as little water in the apple cider vinegar depending on how I feel at the time. Lily.

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Posted by Evelyn Miguel (Quezon City Metro Manila, Philippines) on 01/17/2011

Is apple cider Vinegar good for those people suffering from Antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome accompanied by autoimmune disease?

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Posted by Brian (Souderton, Pennsylvania) on 01/15/2011

I Have been dealing with Mental Illness my whole life. A couple of years ago I made the decision to change my diet and for whatever reason Dr. Andrew Weils Optimal health diet found its way into my life and changes have been good but pain was and still is bothering my at times. I stumbled across Apple Cider Vinger while surfing the net and figured I would give it a try. This stuff is helping so much it may be saving my life. My question is this I know you recommend 2 teaspoons in 16oz of water sipped through the day but am really enjoying 2 in 8oz 3 x's a day. Am I doing any harm? I eventually desire to end up at your protocol but need to heal.

Also, In your opinion what is a healthy dosage of Cinnamon and healthy dosage of honey that one can take each day? I am exploring these as well. Thank you so much for your help. Apple cider vinegar so far is making a big difference and is very much appreciated.

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Posted by Darwin (Albia, Iowa/usa) on 01/13/2011

I have been doing the ACV and water. I have been experiencing gas badly, can't stand myself. Also has experienced boils on my body and some pimples on my face and back. Is this poisons coming out of my body or is my what I'm taking to strong? I mix 2 cups ACV in a gallon of water and refrigerate. Should I try the baking soda, lemon or lime, and add vitamin C to my regimen? Help?

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Posted by Genevive (Erie, Pa, Usa) on 01/11/2011

Hi I was wondering if drinking raw ACV can bind you up like eating apples can? Thanks, Genevive

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Posted by Rick From Missouri (Auxvasse, Missouri) on 01/09/2011
1 out of 5 stars

I've been using Apple Cider Vinegar now for about 6months or so and haven't notice any improvements on my health, everybody here raves about it, from what I've read you'd think that Apple Cider Vinegar was a panacea/cure all for everything, so I'm very disappointed at not seeing any results for myself

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Posted by Colene (Denver, Colorado) on 12/22/2010
1 out of 5 stars


To the gal who microwaves her Apple Cider Vinegar - not a good idea since micro-wave kills all enzymes in all food including drink -Not the best invention for mankind (best place for microwave is - in a garbage heap)

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Posted by Ruddy (Candan, Ontario) on 11/30/2010

Hi Just wondering after reading all these posts if I drink apple cider vinegar for one month then every other day for a year is that good enough? I dont want to take is everyday as it is bad for your teeth surely? How many times do you suggest you drink it and for how long? Also the rinse is fine that is once a week. This is for female pattern hair loss.

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Posted by Athena (Phoenix, Az) on 11/12/2010

I never knew this about Apple Cider Vinger!!!! That is amazing.. WOW!! So many uses for this stuff, its great!! I will try it and let you know.. I wish I had checked this site sooner. I just lost my dog Austin to ear infection and ticks. I know now plan to help all my other dogs..

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Posted by Rita (Maysville Ky, Ky) on 10/27/2010

Why would apple cidar vinegar make you itch when taken internally?

Replied by Peg
(Winston-salemjoalty, North Carolina)

It is likely clearing toxins, and this is a temporary condition.

Replied by Elizabeth
(Nashville, Tn)
1 out of 5 stars

Some people can't tolerate vinegar as well as others. If you have candida it can actually aggravate it instead of helping it. I read so many wonderful things about ACV I decided to try it for my candida related health issues. I ended up getting a yeast infection from it, even when I mixed it with baking soda for the acidity. I'm not knocking the ACV beneficial effects for some people.... It's just not for me.

Replied by Christina
(Ann Arbor, Mi)

It's possible that the ACV is throwing your body's pH balance out of whack. You should find out what your balance is before trying something acidic. "Apple cider vinegar is an exception: unlike almost every other vinegar, it has an alkaline ash and improves pH by making the body less acidic. "

Read more at Suite101: Tips to Balance Acid Alkali pH: Beat Chronic Pain, Inflammation, Acid Indigestion, Fatigue and More

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Posted by Gitslinger (Austin, Texas) on 09/24/2010
1 out of 5 stars

ACV has been great for my other ailments (especially warts!), but it made my hemorrhoids much much worse. They went from being a minor nuisance to swelling twice their size, becoming incredibly sore and oozing. Ouch! I'll never try this again!

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Posted by Firepiperpat (Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada ) on 08/31/2010

A message to Earth Clinic: Why are you not fans of the baking soda/ACV mix? Do you feel that the addition of the baking soda adds too much sodium to be healthy?

Secondly, if our bodies are meant to be slightly alkaline, doesn't consuming ACV add MORE acid to our system? Won't my body then try to neutralize the acidity by drawing calcium from my bones to maintain the proper pH, which might lead to a calcium deficit leading to osteoporosis?

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Posted by Carlos Viccino (Piracicaba, São Paulo Brazil) on 08/12/2010

Dear friends, I would ask about the worms that exist in the vinegar, especially in apple vinegar is not filtered or treated much to inhibit the growth of these worms. Wonder if is bad for health? Or if they grow and create a population in the stomach. Anyway, what is the truth about these parasitic worms of vinegar, for those who make use of apple cider vinegar for health? Is it dangerous? dangerous as there are worms that attack the human body. I look back, Grateful, Carlos Viccino

Replied by Leslie
(New Castle, Pa)

Carlos, those aren't worms. It is sediment from the unfiltered vinegar. This milky, cloudy, and stringy looking stuff at the bottom of the container is what contains the healthiest part of the mixture. It also lets you know that the important vitamins and minerals, enzymes, and naturally occurring good bacteria have not been compromised due to over processing, filtration, or excessive heating. Before consuming, shake the bottle gently to thoroughly distribute all of the nutrients, pour, and serve.