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Doctor insights on: Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits

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What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar: http://authoritynutrition.com/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/

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I've heard apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. Is this true? What are these benefits?

I've heard apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. Is this true? What are these benefits?

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

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I'm a 30 year old man. What are the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar daily?

I'm a 30 year old man.  What are the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar daily?

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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Is filtered apple cider vinegar beneficial for health? Can it be used for the same health benefits as unfiltered?

Is filtered apple cider vinegar beneficial for health? Can it be used for the same health benefits as unfiltered?

Are you lost?: Sorry, but since this is a traditional medical site this sort of treatment will not be as recognized as it may on others. But we are open-minded. I personally find it very helpful for heartburn w/ a pinch of baking soda. This is symptom relief - not 'health'. Read online and try it for your concern. It's probably safe for most 'healthy' adults. ...Read more

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I'm taking organic apple cider vinegar for health benefits 1 tbsp. Per day. Why is it giving me a dull daily headache? Am i detoxing or should I stop?

I'm taking organic apple cider vinegar for health benefits 1 tbsp. Per day. Why is it giving me a dull daily headache? Am i detoxing or should I stop?

Food Myths: There is absolutely no health benefits to be gained from taking vinegar. Anyone who tells you this is misinformed. This practice should be stopped and avoided in the future. ...Read more

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I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

Osteoporosis: No those items are not bad for your bones. You are still young to have osteoporosis. If you have it, are you being treated for osteoporosis? I don't see any osteoporosis meds on your medication list! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily? Old timers swear by it for good health.

What are the benefits of drinking a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily? Old timers swear by it for good health.

Usually it's diluted: in a glass of water and not taken straight if a person has stomach issues, as it is acidic in nature. You may want to discuss this with your doctor to see if you can benefit from this or not. It's not for everyone, and if you are taking medications, you definitely should run it past your doctor first to make sure it's for you. ...Read more

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What do think about apple cider vinegar... For driving every now and again? Does it really help health wise?

What do think about apple cider vinegar... For driving every now and again? Does it really help health wise?

Driving or drinking?: 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 useful links:. ...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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Is taking unfiltered apple cider vinegar good for your health? How much should I consume a day?

Is taking unfiltered apple cider vinegar good for your health? How much should I consume a day?

1-2 tbsp/ day..: Apple Cider Vineger has long histry if medicinal use. Recent new look on benefits points towards its anti inflammator, antibactetial effect . Lower blood sugar. By proces of fermentation ( Acetic acid) promotes good bacteria to thrive( pre- biotic). Acidic environmen is " unfriendly " to bactetia, yeast,... booster immunity.. Quility priduct ad " BRAGG " Apple cuder Vinegar with Mother- 1-2 tbsp ...Read more

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Is vinegar the same as alcohol? If I can't drink due to medication interactions and health reasons, can I have apple cider vinegar safely?

Is vinegar the same as alcohol? If I can't drink due to medication interactions and health reasons, can I have apple cider vinegar safely?

Has no alcohol, safe: Vinegar does not contain alcohol. It has acetic acid, a very different chemical. It is very safe though should be diluted before consuming. There are no proven drug interactions; some sites say large amounts might interact with digoxin, insulin and diuretics because it can lower potassium, but it contains potassium so I doubt that. For info on proven benefits see http://tinyurl.com/joe2kht ...Read more

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I have heard many different pros and cons about apple cider vinegar supplements, some say that there can be health risks. Should i take them daily?

I have heard many different pros and cons about apple cider vinegar supplements, some say that there can be health risks. Should i take them daily?

Vinegar OK,not supps: I'm not sure what you mean by apple cider vinegar (acv) supps- there is little harm in taking acv itself when properly diluted ; some evidence of benefits, but i wouldn't take it in pill form. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.Htm ; http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar?Page=2 ; my comment:. ...Read more

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Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for health or harmful? ( mixed with water ) Thanks

Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for health or harmful? ( mixed with water )
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Neither: If you are otherwise healthy -- in particular, if your kidneys are working normally -- this will neither help nor harm your health in any way. Assuming, of course, that you're not drinking liters of the stuff. Too much acid (which is what this is) or anything else can be harmful. ...Read more

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I need to know more on the benefits of Acidophilus capsules and apple cider vinegar?

I need to know more on the benefits of Acidophilus capsules and apple cider vinegar?

To fix bloating?: Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver &/or gut disease). As to your question: There is considerable value to probiotics like Acidophilus (see prior HealthTap answers on the subject); not so much with apple cider vinegar, for anything. ...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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I've heard that raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar has allergy benefits, how long does it take to take effect?

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