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.

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How do you feel about taking apple cider vinegar in water 3x per day instead of rinitidine, omeprazole, or Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for gerd?

Worth a try. While the drugs you mention are proven to help reflux, they can have serious side effects, some even life-threatening. While I am not aware of research on apple cider vinegar for reflux, it is a widely-used folk remedy that has helped many. If it doesn't help, you can always try the drugs, or try other home remedies and herbal medicines. See http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux2.Html#acv. Read more...

Can apple cider vinegar be used for bloating? Do capsules work?

Probably not, but... When you say bloating are you relating expansion of your abdominal circumference to feelings of distension, fluid retention, constipation, overeating, or do you feel pregnant? Hard to answer your question without further information and clarity. 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). Read more...

Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take? I want natural ways to help my GERD

Yes if diluted but.. Yes, it is safe & effective but should be mixed in water or can irritate your tissue. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heartburn.html However, while safe & natural, it still only treats symptoms. For sound advice on how to prevent and cure reflux naturally see http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd. Read more...

I have been drinking apple cider vinegar to help with my GERD. It seems to help but what can I mix it with for taste and how much do I need to take?

Your doc can give. You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar is fine bt please make sure you use the "with the mother" on the label (peelings). Dilute w/water. Peace and good health.. Read more...