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I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles. Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

I'm a 38 yr. Old woman and i'm on the 6th day of my first episode of shingles.  Do you think drinking apple cider vinegar might help kill the virus?

No.: I am sorry to hear about your case of shingles. It can be quite painful. Apple cider vinegar will do nothing to kill the virus or shorten the duration of your symptoms. There are antiviral medicines that can help and also good pain medicines to make you feel better. ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar slow the affects of add meds?

Will apple cider vinegar slow the affects of add meds?

No: There are no known interactions between apple cider vinegar and any medications. This does not mean that interactions might not exist, but if there was a significant interaction between medications and apple cider vinegar the odds are pretty good that someone would have noticed this by now. ...Read more

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Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Not entirely but...: Bragg's is raw/unpasteurized whereas I'm fairly sure Heinz is pasteurized. Pasteurization degrades some nutrients and enzymes that are beneficial. Also, Bragg's is organic whereas Heinz is not, and apples are in the EWG "Dirty Dozen" and high in pesticide residues. Heinz should have many of the same benefits but, given a choice, I recommend Bragg's. ...Read more

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Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

In food ok: Drinking a little wont hurt, but a large amount as in a guart or so could cause serious ph changes in ur body and can have bad consequences. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's 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 more info:. ...Read more

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How do you use apple cider vinegar for health?

How do you use apple cider vinegar for health?

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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Why and how would unfiltered apple cider vinegar have a positive effect on my health?

Why and how would unfiltered apple cider vinegar have a positive effect on my health?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is touted as a cure for many maladies. However, research is limited. It does lower elevated blood sugar (a great benefit) & may lower cholesterol & reduce cancer risk. It may enhance mineral absorption & chelate lead & other heavy metals & support detoxification in general. It is a home remedy for many things- see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/remedies/acvinegar.Html & comment:. ...Read more

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What does a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar a day do for your body?

Vinegar tonic: Vinegar belongs to the class of high nutrient foods that have strong detoxifying health properties. Although formal research has not provided ample support for this, many empiric traditions of medicine support its health benefits especially when taken daily like other tonics such as astralagus. I use a couple teaspoons with olive oil and sea salt for a tangy home made salad dressing. ...Read more

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