• HURRICANE CHUCKY HURRICANE CHUCKY
    August 18, 2008
    how much apple cider vinegar is a dose
    HURRICANE CHUCKY HURRICANE CHUCKY
    August 18, 2008

    I'm hearing apple cider vinegar is great for gerd and hiatal hernia.  But how do you take it? how much do you take, how often do you take  it.

    Thanks.

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  • Laura August 21, 2008
    Laura
    August 18, 2008

    Hurricane Chucky,

     

    In one of her recent posts nutritionist Jennifer Rackley warns that the effects of apple cider vinegar on acid reflux have not been proven.

     

    Here is an excerpt from the post: 

    "Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular "natural remedies" for GERD. It proponents claim that it will neutralize stomach acid when taken internally. Unfortunately there is no scientific research to back up this claim. In fact, the science would tend to indicate that, at best, it may produce a "placebo effect". At worst apple cider vinegar could increase the problem because it is highly acidic. The main ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which has the potential to damage tooth enamel and burn the esophagus."

     

    To read the full post click here.

     

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    • JanuaryRabbi
      October 18, 2009
      JanuaryRabbi
      October 18, 2009

      I take a tablespoon in 8 oz of water, add a little honey- twice a day-usually after breakfast and after dinner.  I have tried the inexpensive medications and the expensive PPI's, which had incredible side effects.  Since going on the apple cider vinegar regimen, I feel 100% better!  I say give it a try and if it works, like it did for me - great.  If it doesn't then talk to your Doctor about other alternatives.  Since neither Protonics, PPI's or Apple Cider Vinegar cures Barrett's Esophagus, which I have-go with your gut. "No pun intended." I no longer suffer with reflux - but I do follow the GERD diet and exercise religiously...I mean all of us want to go to Heaven,  but nobody wants to die.  Always put yourself first now...and above all try not to worry.  I'm a lot kinder to myself than I used to be and I definitely try not to stress over the small things anymore!

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    • Jack
      January 21, 2010
      Jack
      January 21, 2010

      There is no scientific evidence that bumble bees can fly or curve balls can be thrown, either.

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