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Thyroid problem, can I use apple vinegar?

Thyroid problem, can I use apple vinegar?

Don't play games: Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid tumors / cancers are all extremely serious. Don't try to self-medicate or believe anyone who suggests that this much-touted (though interesting) substance is any substitute for life-saving scientific treatment. Feel free try it if you like, but only as an adjunct to real rx; old graveyards are full of people dead from thyroid disease ; only 'natural rx'. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Does apple cider vinegar help in curing thyroid?

Does apple cider vinegar help in curing thyroid?

No: It doesn't do anything to help any thyroid problem. This is an old wife's tale apparently perpetuated on the internet. If you think you have a thyroid problem, see your doctor for real advice and effective treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Will adding vinegar to a urine sample help to pass a drug test?

Will adding  vinegar to a urine sample help  to pass a drug test?

No: All vinegar will do is decrease the ph or increase the acidity of the sample. Drug tests are very sophisticated and can detect trace amounts very easily. ...Read more

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar have bad interactions with certain medications?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar have bad interactions with certain medications?

Some meds: Calcium, B-6, tetracycline, some anti-diabetic drugs, quinolones, levodopa, and phenytoin are medications that are suggested NOT to be taken when eating acidic foods, such as apple cider vinegar. Since it is a weak acid, the interaction with this and most medications is not significant - see your medication insert directions or your doctor for further guidance ...Read more

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I've heard conflicting stories on ACV. is 2 tbps of apple cider vinegar a day good for you?what if you're on medications. Tyvm

I've heard conflicting stories on ACV. is 2 tbps of apple cider vinegar a day good for you?what if you're on medications. Tyvm

Good for many things: ACV is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions. It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but supports many uses. It's safe, inexpensive OK with meds. Dilute it.See http://tinyurl.com/joe2kht ...Read more

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Is it safe to be taking apple cider vinegar daily, with my specific medications? does it flush too much of anything out? Help!

Is it safe to be taking apple cider vinegar daily, with my specific medications? does it flush too much of anything out? Help!

Myths: You are asking the wrong question. Does Apple Cider Vinegar have any health benefits is the question you should be asking. The answer to that question is no. Apple Cider vinegar has no health benefits that would warrant you taking it daily or at any other rate. ...Read more

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When taking Xanax (alprazolam) daily, is it okay to consume apple cider vinegar? Or will it cancel out the medication?

When taking Xanax (alprazolam) daily, is it okay to consume apple cider vinegar? Or will it cancel out the medication?

It is ok: There should not be interaction between the components. Always consult your doctor about intake of meds and other stuff as they may share metabolism site and cause toxicity. Furthermore, if you can take xanax (alprazolam) as needed, perhaps that was the way it was ordered to not cause dependence and tolerance. ...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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My friend have a serious heart condition, 20% heart function, 28 years old on lots of medication waiting for heart transplant now CRAVING vinegar ?

My friend have a serious heart condition, 20%  heart function, 28 years old on lots of medication waiting for heart transplant now CRAVING vinegar ?

Sorry: to hear about your sick friend ...I do NOT have an explanation for craving vinegar..I hope some of my Health Tap colleagues will read this answer and have some ideas! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more