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ACV- Apple Cider Vinegar February 17, 2007 9:45 AM

We've all heard about it's mysterious healing powers and many people down through time swear by it but what exactly is it all about?  [ send green star]
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Apple Cider Vinegar 7:31 AM
  There is only 1 reason for every illness & disease known. That is toxin. Get rid of the toxin & you get rid of the disease. Apple cider vinegar is good for getting rid of toxin. It works well on arthritis, vericose veins, parasites &, with a table spoon of black strap molasses, will even get rid of grey hair.
  I am a graduate of Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing & am a Master Herbalist. He belives that getting rid of toxins & eating whole foods will take care of any disease. His philosophy is "There are no incureable diseases. At times, there are incureable people."  [ send green star]
 February 17, 2007 9:57 AM

So, how much apple cider vinegar do you drink?  [ send green star]
Hi Kimberly February 17, 2007 10:04 AM

Hopefully we'll have the answer to your question and others when Pat and others pop back in. I personally know little about it so I look forward to this discussion.  [ send green star]
moved from another thread.... February 17, 2007 10:05 AM

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Hello Pat 8:01 AM

Yes!  You have the solution! I take apple cider vinegar three times a day with every meal and have been doing so for a year and a half.  I feel great.  I no longer have asthma, arthritis, or anything.  I would advise everyone to do a search on google to see the benefits of apple cider vinegar and start a routine for optimum health.


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 February 17, 2007 2:55 PM

But how much of the vinegar do you take at a time - a Tablespoon?  [ send green star]
How much? February 18, 2007 8:10 AM

   First of all, the Apple Cider Vinegar you should be using is the organic kind. The one that has the MOST sediment floating at the bottom is the best. Make sure it is minimally processed. Next, take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar & put it in 1 cup of DISTILLED water. Distilled water is used as opposed to other kinds because it is a hungry water. It has no additives of any kind. As a hungry water, it will enhance the properties of whatever you put in it. If you drink it plain like I do, it will absorbe toxins as it passes through your body. Anyway, if 1 tablespoon is too much for you at first, you can start out with the least amount your body will tolerate. Even if that happens to be 1/8th of a teaspoon. Just work your way up to the full dosage & drink it 3 times a day.
   I also use it on my daughters scalp & teeth gunk. Just be careful when using it in your mouth & dilute it REAL good. It will eat ALL the toxins in the surrounding area & if you are full of toxins, you might find yourself with very little skin left.
  It is also good as a vaginal rinse when you have a yeast infection. Rinse instead of wipe & air dry. Apple cider vinegar by it's self is good for getting rid of toxins, but it is even better when used in conjunction with a program to eliminate all toxins. I have a 3 day cleans program & an incureables program if anyone is interested. 
   I have had a number of people that has come to me for help. The toxin symptoms are as follows, alzheimers, MD, MS, parkinsons, bi-polar, epilepsy, cancer, rheumatism, arthritis, chrones disease, IBS, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS and the list goes on. Bottom line, take care of the toxin & you won't have a problem.
   The symptom is simply the bodies way of saying HELP! The symptoms manifest themselves for 1 of 2 reasons. Either you have a genetic pre-disposition for it, meaning your family genetic line shows the weakness, or you have a personal weakness for it. Either way, by eliminating the toxin & eating whole foods that FEED your body & not your taste buds, you can live a healthy LONG life.
   If anyone is interested, I could even let you know the ONE herb to use if you have a blocked gall bladder & the doctor wants to remove it. There is a nautral fix for anything that's wrong with the body.
   I hope this answers your questions of how much, but I hope even more that it has raised more questions. As a Master Herbalist, it is my job to educate people on what's REALLY going on with their bodies. And the more questions I raise, the healthier you can be. 

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 February 18, 2007 8:26 AM

"hungry water" Cool.

My Mom takes it with honey. Is honey recommended? I have heard some bad things about honey being adulterated in processing at times. How about that agave sweetener I've seen? Would that be safer than honey?

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Pat February 18, 2007 8:40 AM

Thank you for the information. You have answered my question and given me other useful informationa as well. I didn't know distilled water absorbed toxins.

Thank you for your knowledge.


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Honey February 18, 2007 6:14 PM

  As long as the honey is minimally processed, it's one of the best natural sweetners there is. Royal jelly is a major health supporter. Also, the honey you get from your local bee keeper is not only minimally processed, but if someone has allergies, it is good for that as the bees get the pollen from the local flora & fauna. Hence, the help in de-sensitising the allergies.
  Alot of people I know use honey in their distilled water & apple cider vinegar. I have a cough formula that's made with honey. I don't know anything about agave sweetener. I have never heard of it.
  Here is the list that I promote for natural sweetners. Starting with pure, raw, sugar cane which can be knawed on to promote healthy teeth & gums, then honey for reasons already mentioned & black strap molasses which is processed, but what it is is the nutrients & enzymes from cane sugar that has only been heated & pressed.
  I hope this information helps. As long as Mom gets her honey from her local bee keeper, she should be fine.

Namaste`, Pat 

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anonymous Wow... February 18, 2007 6:23 PM

This is amazing information.  A friend told me about apple cider vinegar and I did have it in the house for awhile.  But I stopped using it - I forget why, now - and I haven't bought any more of it.

So, organic apple cider, with as much sediment on the bottom as I can get.

1 Tablespoon in a glass of distilled water (distilled only), 3 times a day.

And you say this will help with such things as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue? Will it also work as a cleanse?  I'm trying to find information on that, and so far, all I've managed to get are lemons (mannnnn, those things are tart! ), but I've been sticking with them for the past few days.  What about combining the lemon-water and the apple cider?  Would that work as a good cleanse?

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 February 18, 2007 9:41 PM

As soon as I get to the store I'm starting this!!! I have migraines and NOTHING has helped, I'm hoping this will. Thank you!  [ send green star]
anonymous I have some questions February 19, 2007 12:54 PM

Why only distilled water?

Is filtered water okay to use instead?  If no, why not?

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 February 19, 2007 2:11 PM

Can I skip the water and just take it like medicine??? I can't suffer through the taste! yuck! I will if I have to but if I can get it over quickly, I'd rather have that!!!  [ send green star]
 February 19, 2007 7:41 PM

More than 60 uses for vinegar---

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Hi All! February 19, 2007 8:07 PM

So sorry I havent dropped in sooner.  Been so busy and now my computer is in the shop so I am using a laptop that is not very cooperative.

Anyway, let me give you my personal regimen and testimonial for apple cider vinegar.  I take one tablespoon a day with every meal.  Organic apple cider vinegar mixed with raw honey.  I prefer it this way to mixing it with distilled water.  However, make sure you rinse your mouth after this as the vinegar can hurt the enamel on your teeth.  Someone asked if they could use filtered water.  The answer is no, because you want the water to be as pure as possible. 

I have been doing this for a year and a half now. 

I used to have asthma and needed three inhalers a day to live.

I no longer have asthma.  I am mediation free and I have an indoor cat now.  By the way, apple cider vinegar and honey will rid you of your allergies.

I used to have fibromyalgia, together with the sleeplessness and exhaustion that accompanies it.  My hips were so arthritis ridden that I could not climb up to simple steps without making a big production out of it.

I no longer have fibromyalgia.  I can sit on the floor and spring back up.  I have energy and sleep well.

Study the links given you in this forum and do your own search on the benefits of apple cider vinegar.  It is good for everything, including your organs.

Apple cider vinegar will give your body perfect alkalinity.  Where therre is perfect alkalinity, there is no room for disease.

Doctors aren't even aware of this.  I have educated my doctor who, of course, does not pass it on to her patients, as she truly fears the FDA.  So, I am doing things naturally now.

By the way, and a little off the subject, oatmeal will bring down cholesterol.  So why don't doctors prescribe this method instead of giving you the meds that will kill you?  The drug companies are out of hand.



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 February 19, 2007 8:20 PM

This is fascinating...thanks for all of the info!  [ send green star]
 February 19, 2007 8:31 PM

the sediment in the vinegar is called the mother...i drink 1-2  tblsp in 1/2 glass of water w/ raw organic honey or unsulphured organic molasses...agave nectar would be alright even stevia for sweetening purposes...i use the honey or molasses for added health benefits...for slaw dressing i mix 1-2 tblsp organic mayonnaise w/ 2-3 capfuls of vinegar and 1 tblsp organic or raw sugar...honey can be substituted....for salad dressing....1-2 capfuls organic olive oil, 2-3 capfuls vinegar, over greens.....w/ a couple of spritzes of amino acids...  [ send green star]
For Shingles February 23, 2007 6:38 PM

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Apple cider vinegar.  Natural from a health food store, not the kind you get int he supermarket.  1 tablespoon mixed with raw honey, not pure, three times a day with every meal will get rid of shingles.  You can do a search for apple cider vinegar and find the proper way to dilute it in distilled water, only distilled water.  I prefer the tablespoon method as I get done with it faster.  After you are healed, continue the apple cider vinegar regimen for optimum health.  Apple cider vinegar works on alkalinity.  A body with perfect alkalinity has no room for disease.  [ send green star]
 February 23, 2007 7:30 PM

Even cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment. So, whether it's Coral Calcium or vinegar or whatever... Get alkaline!  [ send green star]
protecting tooth enamel/ lemon question March 19, 2007 7:32 AM

Great Post Everyone, I've been starting each day with an AC Vineger drink using 2T ACVinegar added to 1/4 tsp baking soda let fizz then add 6-8 oz warm water.... for three or four days  then take a break the rest of the week. The other days I use a 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice/ 1T maple syrup/ pinch of cayenne pepper / 6-8 oz warm water.

When I did my "due diligence" research for this I discovered it was very important to include the baking soda to protect tooth enamel, and to prevent calcium from being leeched from bones. It was also important to give the body a bit of a break each week, thus the days off in my regimine.

I wasn't able to find information about lemon juice/cider vinegar combined in daily drink....still waiting to read the answer to that question from someone. 

Bottom Line for me....I listen to my body and feel teriffic when I take these morning beverages.  I'm not a big coffee fan (love the smell though) When my sleep is not as sound as usual,  I'll take an evening ACvinegar too, sweetened with molasses. 

I'm 50 years young, climb trees, turn cartwheels with my nieces and LOVE to Dance.....and enjoy learning more every day.  Thank you all for your contributions.

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WATER? March 19, 2007 7:35 AM

I am curious about the distilled water question. It has made sense to me that it will absorb toxins....but since it only comes in plastic bottles I am wondering if the water is absorbing the plastic, and thus, not something I'd want to drink....any thoughts???  [ send green star]
 March 19, 2007 8:09 AM

Hi, Cynthia 

For any questions on water, please look at the  "WATER, Gotta Have It!" thread. It may contain the answer to your question.

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 April 12, 2007 12:47 PM

I've got this from somewhere ... even possibly in this group ... if I can't give credit where credit is due ... but I just made this, and I can't wait for the 5 days so I can start taking it:


~ Health Challenges ~

Muscle or joint aches, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, high
blood pressure, hemorrhoids, infertility and impotence, toothaches, fewer colds and infectious diseases, obesity ( a powerful fat destroyer and weight reducer), ulcers, reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol, reduced risks of breast, blocks agents of cancer of the breast - colon - esophagus - skin - stomach and stimulates the immune system.

Solution: Cider vinegar, garlic, honey remedy

Basic Elixir Recipe

Here's how to make your own miracle medicine...

Put the following in a blender:

 1 cup cider vinegar 

1 cup honey 

 8 cloves garlic

Mix on high speed for 60 seconds. Pour  mixture into another glass container. Seal and leave in the refrigerator for five days.  Normal dosage is two tsp. in a glass of water or fruit juice, grape or orange juice is best before breakfast.

Top doctors have revealed that the combination of garlic, vinegar and honey is a wonder drug that can cure everything from cancer to arthritis. Amazing studies from respected universities around the world prove the miracle home remedy that costs just pennies a day to make, is a super way to fight just about any affliction. Experts have verified that this health-restoring trio of garlic, vinegar and honey can wipe out both common and uncommon ailments.

In a study of arthritis victims Dr. Angus Peters of University of Edinburgh's Arthritis Research Institute found a daily dose of vinegar and honey reduced pains by 90%.  A daily dose of garlic and vinegar has proved to be a powerful fat destroyer and weight reducer, according to Dr. Raymond Fish of London's famous Obesity Research Center.

The prestigious British Medical journal Lancel reported that cholesterol levels plunged on average from 237.4 to 221.4 after volunteers consumed 50 grams of garlic and four ounces of butter. The study proved the dangers associated with high fat foods can be neutralized by adding garlic to your diet. A study of 261 adults patients by the German Association of General Practitioners that serum cholesterol and triglyceride level factors associated with the risk of heart disease are significantly reduced by regular use of garlic in the diet.

Studies at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston, the Pennsylvania State University and GCLA support earlier evidence that certain ingredients in garlic block agents the cancer of breast, colon, esophagus and skin. The National Cancer Institute found in a study of 1,000 people that eating a lot of garlic is linked to a reduced risk of stomach cancer. Dr. Etik Block of the State University of New York at Albany has discovered garlic unleashes at least 100 sulphur-producing components, all of which are powerful medicines.

There appears to be little doubt that this astounding remedy of garlic, vinegar and honey can extend life by protecting the user from many proven killers.

Dr. Hen Lee Tsno writes in China's respected Journal of Natural Medicines. Patients given this miracle drink before breakfast showed a remarkable reduction in high blood pressure and cholesterol in less than a week. Ralim nutritionist Emlio Stelfani adds, years of scientific investigation by experts around the world have proven beyond a doubt that garlic, vinegar and honey are nature's magic potion. The three powerful ingredients are available everywhere and they cost only pennies a day.

Considering all that these natural substances can do for human
health, it's amazing they are not more widely used. Dr. Jack Soltanoff a nutritional expert from New York praises the benefits of apple cider vinegar. He's recorded remarkable success stories involving arthritis sufferers. I have seen many arthritis patients start to loosen up at once, says Dr. Soltanoff. Some even call it (apple cider vinegar) a natural arthritis tonic that frees them from stiffness, pain and throbbing aches.

Within just a few weeks, most pain wrecked arthritis patients can
perform normal activities because of this simple tonic. Boxing legend Mohammed Ali reportedly takes a daily dose of garlic, vinegar and honey to light the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and many other athletes use it to gain competitive edge.


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 April 13, 2007 11:01 PM

Hi Elena, I have just whipped up my first batch and will be starting the dose next Friday. We are going to be so healthy we will be jumping out of our skin. 

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anonymous  April 14, 2007 7:55 AM

Has anyone tried this?  I've heard it is similar to ACV???

Lemon Cleanse

LEMON DRINK for your Master Cleanse
you need:

2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
2 tablespoons genuine organic maple syrup, Grade B (the darker the better)*
1/10 teaspoon (a small pinch!) cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more BTUs the better)
300 - 500 ccm (10-14 oz) pure water
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Good question April 14, 2007 8:02 AM

There are many who swear by lemon and others by apple cider vinegar.

Shall we have a competition over which is better?

Or could we mix them for a double whammy?

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 April 14, 2007 8:22 AM

Elena - I made some of that concoction you proveded - it will be ready on Tuesday. I can't wait - it's sounds wounderful. Donna - lately I've been doing both my lemon and started in with some vinegar for about a week now. I'm hoping it's okay to do both.  [ send green star]
anonymous  April 14, 2007 9:13 AM

oh yes, " HEALING POWERS " . I´ve drunk apple vinegar for more than 10 years, organic and cloudy, as the clear one, i.e., the one that´s not cloudy reminds of denatured alcohol rather ,lol,...About half an hour after dinner, as I only eat 2 times.

I pour a big shot of water into a large glass of cold water , cold water to "bypass"  the taste of it, at least in my case if I take for sure 10 cl , as otherwise impossible to swallow; so I gulp.

I´ll post soon more about apple vinegar.  

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interesting April 14, 2007 9:23 AM

You can also do a shot of vinegar the night before and the morning of a drug test.  It is proven that it works to pass every time?!  [ send green star]
 April 16, 2007 6:14 AM


Well, this was my first day trying the miracle remedy(garlic, vinegar and honey one). It definitely is an aquired taste! I love garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar alone, but their combination ...  again. It took me over 1/2 hour to drink that cup of water, after doing the oil. Sorry for the mental picture ... but I'm still burping it up! I think tomorrow I'll just have the two spoons all at once and follow it with lemon water or something. Hope that's ok!

If not, I'll try the lemon cleanse posted by Erin.

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anonymous  April 16, 2007 9:43 AM

Elena, you´re right and I can imagine.

I for one live prentively. And I´ve lived this style for at least 20 , that´s twenty years-. Nothing induced or pushed me to do so, just like that, simply I decided. Sure the circles of friends...The result : at the risk of not being believed: I haven´t sneezed or coughed or had a temperature ever since.

The tips given here by the one or other member, all fine, but the things we intake need to be tasty somewhere somehow, we musn´t have the feeling, we need to throw up...Therfore, to the gentleman here above ( didn´t exactly notice the name ), who is speaking of lemon and..., we don´t need to wait until we need to cleanse if we live healthily...And my tip, folks well meaning, works wonder! It truly does: don´t eah much, see to it that your food contains enough roughage, and drink apple vinegar every day after your meal. Please read the (my) post about apple vinegar --in cold water--.

I was in a group somewhere, some time ago, not on this website, no ! And some members were in the habit of joining forces and show each other up instead of supporting each other, it reminded of a sort of " SHADOW BOXING ".  It just took them to like each other, same kind of view, and then it said in the post :  

" I prefer Marita´s recipie though !" ,e.g., commenting on the post the unpleasant way, a way that speaks for them without them being able to think so far that the reader notices everything. LOl.  And it´s a shame when it comes from a host. Nobody knows whether they tried  the thing in the post . Sympathy or the opposite for the one who posts, decide or hence how they comment...

In other words, this group is fine. I´ll linger for a while.

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anonymous  April 16, 2007 9:47 AM

Elena, can you suggest anything ?!  [report anonymous abuse]
anonymous  April 16, 2007 9:54 AM

should say " preventively ", sure. Sorry.  [report anonymous abuse]
anonymous  April 16, 2007 10:42 AM

and with due respect for and towards views and tastes sure, to me it´s tantamount to sending my taste buds into lithargy by denying them the right to acquire a taste, this is inherent in us, it´s part of us , of mankind,  possible throwing up is part of it when something doesn´t agree with us... But one thing is certain, I would not like to learn to only swallow pills, so that one day l could lose to make the difference between mustard and chocolate .

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 April 16, 2007 10:48 AM

You’re right, Mongi, preventatively is way better, yet some join the healthy ways at different stages in their lives, so …


I can’t speak for anyone else, but … personally … I ate good and healthy up to when I left for university when time-saving, low budget frozen meals (or just a plain bag of potato chips ) replaced all hearty meals I was used to. Plus smoking, a bit of drinking here and there, stress, city pollution  ... you know what I mean. No proud of that, but … if I knew then what I know now …  

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 May 04, 2007 11:59 AM

Searching the net, came across this website:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Usage And Dosage

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Thank You Everyone For This Post May 05, 2007 3:06 PM

Thank you Donna and everyone for this post.  My ex-husband drank apple cider vinegar and honey in water everyday we were married.  He never told me why, but he was never sick or had any ailments.. Even now he still lives after the doctors have given him two death sentences.

I just wonder if it's the apple cider vinegar and honey.  My kids say he still drinks it when they visit him.

Thanks again.  I am stating today.
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 May 05, 2007 3:52 PM

Hmmm, I have never heard that amazing information about Apple Cider Vinegar. Thank everybody for sharing this information. I definitely will try.  [ send green star]
osteomyelitis- a painful disorder for humans and animals May 14, 2007 10:54 AM

Here's one I'll bet you never heard about...

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To Pat B. August 01, 2007 5:43 AM

So far I am not up to the tabs of vinegar in water but I'm workin gup to it.

I am interested in the three day cleanse. Could give me some info about it?

Thank you

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ACV August 01, 2007 6:41 AM

I have been taking two tablespoons of ACV in the morning with water and the natural sweetener, Blue Agave. I notice that it gives me some rather quick energy. I forget to take it twice a day.

However, I have a few medical conditions and I am hoping that if I get more disciplined with this and other things, I will get some more long-term and more substantial relief.

I suffer from bipolar disorder (mostly depressive), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and a serious TMJ injury and other chronic pain conditions.

I am in a serious process of trying to really clean up my diet, give up coffee and exercise daily. I would like to some day be off all medication for my conditions or at least have to take as little as possible.

I have been using Bragg's ogranic ACV. It has lots of sediment at the bottom.

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A lot of info about ACV August 01, 2007 9:50 AM

Here is a lot of info about how to take ACV and people's successess with it.

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ACV,Garlic & Honey July 14, 2008 9:38 AM

My husband mad the ACV/Garlic/Honey stuff this morning so in 5 days we will be trying it out. I have a rare collagen genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos-Syndrome that affects my joints, tendons, ligaments they are loose and unstable, I am prone to sudden constant dislocations, I struggle with my right shoulder and hips slipping in and out. Also after my 5th Childe almost 2yrs ago March my hands started up with the tingling, springing pain so they tell me post pregnancy carpel tunnel and said they believe once I was done breastfeeding and hormones are back in order it will cease. I stopped breastfeeding In May and still here! so hoping if this taste BLAH! I can get passed it! I am not a candidate for carpel tunnel surgery due to my condition. Someone mentioned taking oil with this what EVO? My mother in law swears by this stuff, she said her uncle who is a sceptic took it and it disolved his enlarged RA knots on his hands.

I recently found out on top of my EDS I have Osteoarthritis in my hips,knees and shoulders plus I was diansosed at 33 with borderline Osteoporosis, which is early onset with EDS.

Hope to have a good report to share soon

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 July 14, 2008 9:58 AM

   There is so much here, but what is the best way?

My mom has a bad hip, she walks with a cane, she also has high blood pressure and is 60lbs overweight.

I would like to loose about 30lbs and I have EXTREME hot flashes.

Should we mix with water, take by the spoon?

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 July 14, 2008 10:13 AM

Rabecca - all the best to you and really hope it will help. Keep us informed!

I usually take 1 or 2 teaspoons as is and then drink water afterwards. 

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 July 14, 2008 10:41 AM

I know years ago when my mother in law sent it to us like 1995 (we were bad and didn't want anything to do with it then) it was much more chunkier than what we made today with the food processor but then again maybe she like it that way as I am sure she was doing it all by hand no blender.

She took it by the spoon can't remember if she chased it with OJ or mixed it I will have to ask her.

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60 Uses of Vinegar July 16, 2008 8:22 AM
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re July 16, 2008 8:31 AM

Personally, I use this as a preventative.. to stay healhy and prevent disease.I buy a gallon at a time and transfer it into smaller bottle. 

I combine reverse osmosis filtered water with 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar plus a tablespoon of honey, AND a teaspoon of ginger powder..

The honey is mainly for energy, but it is also a healing food all by itself.

Ginger is a  powerful Ayurvedic herbal remedy..

Straight vinegar is a powerful acid so I would make sure to get it off the teeth as fast as possible after taking it... Either brush your teeth or swish with water afterwards.

In the body, vinegar is processed into an alkalkine end product, which is what makes it so healthy, but it is also an end stage fermentation product, so it is a LIVE food, with lots of living things in it... similar to yoghurt or miso...

If you put it in the sun, you will see things growing in it.

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 July 20, 2008 2:06 PM

Thank you all so much for all the info,.

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acv May 19, 2009 10:51 PM

Is there scientifc evidence that you can control acidity and alkalinity in the body with your diet? I know that pH is tightly controlled in the bloodstream by your brain/chemoreceptors and feedback mechanisms connected to your oxygen intake. It's nice to think you have control over it, but unless someone tested the pH levels in the body, you wouldn't know.

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 October 24, 2009 8:36 AM

Hi everyone

I'm new to this site and have a question. 

I started taking ACV a week ago, and I'm still having bad reflux and hearburns and pain/tender spots from fibromyalgia.  Can someone tell about how long I take this before having some relief.  I have noticed I stopped craving sweets 

Thanks so much


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 October 24, 2009 4:51 PM

Haven't been able to bring myself to drink the stuff yet, but I buy it by the gallon and pour it into my bath. So soothing; feels great on the skin. Wonderful to rinse through the hair as well.

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 October 25, 2009 5:42 AM

Hi Vickie,

being a natural remedy, it may take a little longer to kick in ... Could also be different for different individuals, based on their system. I am not sure though - not an expert - so hopefully one of our more qualified members will answer this for you.

Wish you well.


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Apple Cidar Vinegar April 01, 2011 10:42 AM

Regarding the suggestion of using Distilled Water only, please note that distilled water comes in plastic bottles and plastic leaches, so that is a bad choice. Anything that comes in plastic should be avoided. Instead install a good Reverse Osmosis system beneath your sink. It  removes everything 100%.  I have had distilled water in a friends house who swears by it. I cannot drink it because it tastes like plastic. 

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Question for Pat b May 22, 2011 9:02 PM

Hi Pat, I am interested in using distilled water, however when read a lot of diputeable information on internet. So I need to know from the ones who have been using distilled water for a long time and their experience. Thanks, Ravi

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anonymous  July 22, 2011 3:24 AM

I have been taking ACV, honey, garlic for 4 yrs. I have no ailments, and I am 46 yrs. old. I take 2 tablespoons everyday, straight from the spoon, and I am never sick. I accredit this to the powerful healing of the combination.

-There is also another tonic that I take once a day. I take 1 tablespoon per day.

Here is the website: honey & cinnamon natural cures & natures remedy

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acv July 23, 2011 12:20 PM

To: Pat Bronson
Would you be so kind to let us know about the herb that helps with gall bladder? Thank you very much.

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ACV and Honey July 24, 2011 7:46 AM

I have been taking ACV, honey, garlic for 4 yrs. I have no ailments, and I am 46 yrs. old. I take 2 tablespoons everyday, straight from the spoon, and I am never sick. I accredit this to the powerful healing of the combination.

-There is also another tonic that I take once a day. I take one tablespoon per day.

Here is the website: honey & cinnamon natural cures & natures remedy

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Honey March 09, 2012 11:16 AM

I am diabetic.  Is there anyway to have honey without having my blood sugars spike out of the control.  It sounds like taking honey with ACV would increase the nutritional benefits, but I haven't had honey since I was diagnosed with diabetes. Black strap molasses does not have as big of an impact on my sugars as honey does. 

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acv May 26, 2012 4:40 AM

Please, could you tell us about the herb or recipe for the gallbladder block?

I also have a question: In the 1800's women took vinegar, not acv, but regular I guess, to look pale, cause it was fashionable to be snow white skin, but it was because it got rid of blood cells, therefore, these people were anemic, is it the case of acv or not? Does it hurt the bones, I mean depleting them from calcium and making them weak? I'm just asking.
I took acv for a while and it really takes pain away, and cleanses hair and skin beautifully, but I stopped taking it because of these questions I made above. Does anybody have the info for this? And please about the gallbladder remedy I would be very thankful. Seems like women are more prone to this and it could be very dangerous.
Thanks in advance and have a beautiful Day!!!

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