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Apple Cider For Allergies
I've heard that raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar has allergy benefits, how long does it take to take effect?
Not true.: Unfortunately, that is not true. Many wives tales about allergy are perpetuated unwittingly. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Likely yes.: If you have an allergy to apples, you likely have an allergy to products that also contain apples, like apple cider, apple juice, apple pie, etc. If you have a bad allergy to something, you should get tested to see how bad it is, because it could be serious, and you should try to avoid anything that could have even traces of it. ...Read more
If I have an apple and grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to cider and grape juice?
Yes: Yes, these should have the allergen in them. ...Read more
Stomach pain. Endo=sm. Ulcers (neg hpyl) and mild duodenitis. Tx:omeprazoleotcx4wks. Can I drink apple cider vinegar? Do I have poss. Gluten allergy?
Possible but: Gluten sensitivity is unrelated to ulceration. As for apply cider vinegar, it is a controversial subject. Theoretically, anything acidic should be avoided. However some patients feel that it helps their reflux symptoms. I would be very interesting in finding out what apple cider vinegar does for you. ...Read more
More palatable: Apple cider vinegar seems to have entered the rhetoric of naturopathic medicine and organic enthusiasts. It is a source of calories and a minor adjust to the acid-base balance of the body, but has no independent health effects. If you feel you must drink it, mixing with juice might make it more tasty. ...Read more
Yes: Vinegar (acetic acid) U.S. Absolutely safe to consume while pregnant. The things to avoid while trying to conceive are excessive alcohol and high Mercury containing fish. A low carbohydrate diet, full of fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats is the best diet for trying to conceive as insulin resistance caused by excessive carb intake can make it harder to get pregnant. Exercise regularly too. ...Read more
I do not know.: I have never heard or recommended this treatment. ...Read more
Worthless: Get with a dietician and a personal trainer. There is no magic in this widely-touted nostrum. ...Read more
No: It really has no proven value.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently had some apple cider and burnt my tounge, so I was wondering what's really happening to my taste buds right now?
They will heal.: Just like skin cells your taste buds are constantly being replaced and just like skin cells they will heal over time. Depending on the severity of the burn it could take about 5-7 days. In the mean time avoid hot and/or acidy food and drinks, as they will slow down healing. ...Read more
Using apple cider: Vinegar for weight loss is a current trend. It turns out this has been used as a health tonic for centuries. The theory is it will regulate the appetite resulting in more appropriate calorie intake. While some report this effect, many do not. There is no convincing evidence that this apple cider vinegar approach works. Eliminate 200-300 calories from your daily diet and expend that many more/day ...Read more
Evidence: It's hard to say if things like cider vinegar help for cellulite because no one has invested the time and money to study them properly. There might be anecdotal evidence, but no good reproducible studies showing they work. At the very least, rubbing some apple cider vinegar on your legs won't hurt you, and it's not expensive like some other cellulite "cures". So no harm in trying. ...Read more
What are the benefits of taking apple cider tablets? I've started taking them to try and lose weight
Unclear: Probably no benefit for no risk other than cost! ...Read more
Probably not: If you believed all the health claims made for this stuff (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. If the stuff doesn't make you sick to your stomach, it probably will not hurt you. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of chronic gastritis. H.Pylori is one cause and apple cider vinegar has been observed to inhibit its growth along with other natural remedies like aloe and coconut oil. Both alcohol and vinegar can release histamine which increases stomach acid. Listen to your body. ...Read more
Yes, in moderation: Vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, lowers post-prandial glycemia by 20%. This appears to be due to vinegars effect of slowing gastric emptying. Just 2 teaspoons before meals is the effective dose. **Avoid vinegar pills as they have been associated with esophageal injury....their pH and contents are not standardized. Avoid large dose of apple cider vinegar as it can cause hypokalemia. ...Read more
Many different ways: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. Its many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear ; yeast infections), acne ; other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension ; high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses. It is safe and inexpensive. See comments for useful links:. ...Read more
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