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Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Folk Medicine: Diluted Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for indigestion. I do not know how effective it is. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Can consuming raw apple cider vinegar cause constipation?

Can consuming raw apple cider vinegar cause constipation?

Not known to but...: Apple cider vinegar is a widely used folk remedy, but like most folk remedies research on it is limited. As best as i can tell, it is not known to cause constipation (see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.Htm ) and on this website 17 of 21 people reported it was a useful home remedy to treat constipation: http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/constipation.Html#acv. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Can apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Vinegar: Yes/no can aggravate acutely, but can help prevent when taken dilutely(1tbs in cup of warm water). ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar help gerd?

Does apple cider vinegar help gerd?

No studies : Never been proven in a study but some people swear by it. Doesn't hurt to try. Remember to buy apple cider vinegar with mother(mother is the yeast that ferments the apple cider). One to two tablespoons per full glass of water 2x/day. ...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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Apple cider viniger cures chronic gastritis?

Apple cider viniger cures chronic gastritis?

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

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Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar burns throat and stomach, is this normal?

Apple cider vinegar burns throat and stomach, is this normal?

Yes.: Vinegar is an acid, so it's normal if it causes a burning sensation when consumed. Avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods; they can trigger or worsen heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms such as throat irritation. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes causing heartburn and gas/bloating, what to do?

Apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes causing heartburn and gas/bloating, what to do?

Needed?: Ask yourself if you really need these-your body makes plenty of acid already, as well as digestive enzymes, so unless you have a proven deficiency, stop taking them and see if your symptoms disappear! if not, see your GI doc to investigate for other causes of dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar irritate your throat?

Does apple cider vinegar irritate your throat?

Doubtful: It is actually part of an old folk remedy for sore throat. It reportedly did away with strep throat (but i would not accept that at face value.) however, it can really damage your teeth. So insure that you rinse well with water. Are you having burning or pain from apple cider vinegar? If so, aloe vera juice ingested a couple times per day can help. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar affect my tooth patch? I'm drinking the Bragg's apple cider vinegar.

Can apple cider vinegar affect my tooth patch? I'm drinking the Bragg's apple cider vinegar.

Risks: Some people use a couple of teaspoons in other liquids such as juices as a reported way to control weight and improve their mood. Even if this were the case, which I personally question, with continued use, you run the risk of having the acids wear away your tooth enamel. It's a risk I personally would not take. Is it one that you want to? There are better tried and true methods. ...Read more

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Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Orange Juice: App;e cider vineger contains weak acid called Acetic Acid about 4to6% orange juice contains citric acid which is stronger acid.Orange juicehas ph of around 3.5. ...Read more

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Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

No: Many acidy foods/juices/cola beverages can cause worsening of reflux symptoms.Apple juice does not make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar damage the stomach or esophagus?

Can apple cider vinegar damage the stomach or esophagus?

Unlikely: When used in moderation apple cider vinegar would be unlikely to injure the GI tract. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar helps infetility?

Can apple cider vinegar helps infetility?

Unlikely: There are many health claims for apple cider vinegar. It often helps heartburn & appears to lower blood sugar in diabetics, but there is little research to support most of the claims, gut even the wildest claims don't say it helps infertility. There are many different causes of infertility & it's important to find & address the cause.Hypothyroidism is a common issue. Individualized herbs may help. ...Read more

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Told earlier that cinnamon doesn't help acid reflux. Does apple cider vinegar help?

Told earlier that cinnamon doesn't help acid reflux. Does apple cider vinegar help?

You need medicines: Acid reflux can be easily treated but not with any of the home remedies. You will need an antacid, preferably by seeing your doctor. If you want an alternative, take over the counter antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid which are old but inexpensive medicines. More modern medicines include prilosec(over the counter) or any of the ppis which are prescription drugs. Acid reflux requires ongoing treatment. ...Read more

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Will drinking apple cider vinegar make my vagina taste different?

Will drinking apple cider vinegar make my vagina taste different?

No: If you believe all you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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