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Apple Cider Vinegar: Uses, Health Benefits and FAQ

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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?

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.

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?

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

Posted by Rick From Missouri (Auxvasse, Missouri) on 01/09/2011
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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

Posted by Colene (Denver, Colorado) on 12/22/2010
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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)

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.

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..

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
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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

Posted by Gitslinger (Austin, Texas) on 09/24/2010
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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!

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?

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.

Posted by David (Newburyport, Mass, Usa) on 02/23/2010

Anyone experiencing stomach discomfort after taking that particular apple cider vinegar should switch brands. the type of wooden barrel the cider is aged in can contain resin that can get into the applecider. it's not the acv vinegar thats bothering the stomach ie., bloating, cramping and gas pains's the resin from the barrel !

Posted by J (Los Angeles, Ca USA) on 07/02/2009

For everyone using ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) on a more than rare instance, please note the following in my research of the product from

Should I Use Apple Cider Vinegar?

The answer depends on how you want to use apple cider vinegar. As a salad dressing, you should be fine. But TAKEN AS A DAILY medical treatment, it could be a little more risky. Yes, some studies of applecider vinegar are intriguing. But a lot more research needs to be done. Right now, there is not enough evidence that apple cider vinegar -- or any vinegar -- has any health benefit for any condition. Since the benefits are unknown, so are the risks.

I think its a great option to help relieve the pain and suffering of various issues etc., but figured since everyone was somewhat glorifying ACV on the site I had to research it, and think this should be posted so people aren't overding it... apparently it has been known if used too often to lead to potentially osteoperosis (bone thinning) and a slew of other things. Do your research people, please, for you.

Thank you for this site and the posts though, great great ideas and great great remedies. Being added to my favorites list b/c I dont prefer pill popping and shots to fix ailments/sickness etc.

Best, J

Replied by Knute
Sacramento, CA

While the information at WebMD is interesting, and I often like to refer to it also, it must mentioned that WebMD is very much in line with standard mainstream medicine.

Regardless, when proponents of standard medicine voice their concern for risks of different alternative ways, we should always keep the following in mind:

A fully referenced report from a few years back showed that as many as 2.2 million people in the US have in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs per year, and 8.9 million were exposed to unnecessary hospitalizations. But the biggest one is this: US number of deaths caused by conventional medicine annually: 783,936.

So, without a doubt, there are HUGE risks with standard mainstream medicine...

Morale: Always consider the source when they talk about risks!

Replied by Frank
Charlotte, Nc

I whole heartedly agree. Of course doctors are going to shoot down any inexpensive natural remedy because they can't capitalize on it. They are all about drugs and treatments because it makes them and the drug companies money. I will take the natural remedies any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I have had great success with ACV, as well as cayenne pepper. They have worked better for me than any prescribed drugs.

Replied by Len
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In regards to doctors and pharmaceutical companies and not recommending "home" cures (that may or may not work--I believe ACV works by the way) because there is no profit in killing cancer (or whatever), I came across a quote somewhere (maybe even here) that bears repeating:

A live sheep can be sheared many times, but you can only kill him once.

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Posted by Swear By It! (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Usa) on 03/07/2011

I swear by this remedy. I can prove it. I have lots of people who didn't believe me at first. But I have a public job. Work with lots of germs and sickness all around me, and I have not been sick this year. I did not get a shot. I take this whenever I feel the need for it. I feel like a million bucks! I use 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar"with the mother", 2 tsp local honey, 1/2 cup of room temp water. I stir until honey is dissolved. Drink quickly, then chug lots of water. All day. 30 minutes later, I feel great!!! I got rid of sore throat with this, 3 times a day, with plenty of water. That is what the Doctor will tell you to do. Drink plenty of clear liquids... But with the added fighter, ACV"with the mother". I really and truly believe this is the cure we have all been looking for.

I have a bad thyroid and take levythyroxin daily. I don't take the ACV everyday. Just when someone around me is sick. Or when I feel that first symptom of a cold. And I am not getting sick. I am a seven year cancer survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma and intend to find the cure to cancer one day. I am hot on the trail! I feel better than I ever had! There are numerous things that are good for us, but one that truly comes from the fruit of the earth, apples, vinegar comes from the apple, which God put before us. Let's use the old knowledge and learn from it. And use it.. Pure water, pure honey, pure apple cider vinegar. It purifies your body inside out! Swear by it!