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Ted's Acid Reflux Remedy: How Long Before Results

Posted by Brian (San Fran, CA) on 03/19/2007

Doctor prescribed Omeprazole to remedy my acid reflux. After 8 weeks no remedy but rather more acid reflux and the addition of joint pain and constant sore throat. Fred's Cure (formula acv/baking soda) appears to be my remedy. Question: How long do I have to use this formula? Will my problem disappear after using formula for month or so? Or will be required to take it the rest of my life?

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Question: How long do I have to use this formula?

Actually it's Ted's remedy, but you can use either of the formula, one lime and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. It takes about 2-3 weeks to notice results because it takes that long for the body to have enough bicarbonates necessary to normalize. The reason why you have sore throat and joint pain is that most of doctors meds are acid forming and causes your body to have a mild case of acidosis. You can also use just 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. The reason why apple cider or the lemon formula is preferred is that it has some potassium, and other components that will help the body's biochemistry achieve normalization faster.

Will my problem disappear after using formula for month or so?

It works so far so good.

Or will be required to take it the rest of my life?

Bad diets and acid forming food will likely cause you to take it whenever your body is acid or urine pH is below 6.5. I prefer a urinary pH closer to 7.0 in practice.

The exception is if you diets is essentially vegetarian and eat an ocassional fish, in which case you probably won't need this remedy since the body is already alkalize.

Much depends on what you eat. For me I take it only when my urinary pH says I am acid which is quite often pH below 6.5"


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