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Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Question

Posted by Grace (Vac, Hungary) on 11/28/2006

I spent $40.00 on a cure for my horrible acid reflux and they said to take a tsp of honey or two when you have symptoms and pain. I did try the remedy for a week or two, but them my uvula has become highly swollen and the pain has worsened. I am in a terrible spot as I need to talk and eat and have a whole life again but this pain and problems are killing me. I cannot afford to return to the states for medical care at this time. How do I take this soda and apple cider mixture, after I eat, before I eat. I am a diabetic and have a thyroid problem, but I have stopped all of my medication because I cannot get the acid in my stomach to quit. I have only been eating breads, soft foods, pureed vegetables and I am still suffering. I will be greatly blessed if you can help. Thank you in advance. for your answer to my questions. 'The honey only helped relieve the pain for a few moments.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Grace: I do not know where they get the idea that honey is a good cure for acid reflux. Sugar IN ANY FORM is food for these microbes.

Acid reflux is a sign of immune problems where a simple ACV bicarbonate can help indirectly through increasing the alkalinity and killing off the microbes responsible for the ACV. You can also try the lemon bicarbonate formula and works too. Just one whole lemon and add baking soda until the fizz stops and add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for good measure, plus 1/2 glass of water. Often the dose required you take 2 times a day, but I have seen people telling me 4 is the best. Of course, they could be right, but all my doses are the bare minimum necessary to normalize the pH first.

Best times are before bedtime and in the morning. Another time I found to be of significance is around 2 p.m. or 4.00 p.m.

It is very important to control your sugar and fats, being important, aside from pH being the priority. Then to kill these microbes try taking some licorice extract now and then, 1/4 teaspoon borax per liter of water and taken throughout the day will further kill these microbes. Adding a drop or two of orange oil will also help kill them. Acid reflux is simply one form of microbes invading the body, such as yeast infection. It is helpful to take 3-4 days out of a week a handful of chinese parsley along with the food to drive out the heavy metals accumulated by these microbes. Taking 2000 - 4000 mg of glycine or a teaspoon or two of glycine (a cheap) amino acid, can also help, but this should be taken at night. Increasing your body's immune system is important, and I found lately that vaccinations and antibiotics also cause acid reflux problem. Avoiding them may help. In other cases a severe form I found were practically cured by taking plenty of vitamin B complex and magnesium citrate or magnesium chloride. For some reason there is a blurring of lines between anorexia and acid reflux. Therefore vitamin B complex if not well absorbed or not working may require (but often not necessary) a B12 injection. If immune is at issue just do iodine painting on the soles of your feet once a week also help. Again 25 mg of zinc acetate (or zinc citrate) supplements a 5 day out of the week for about a month or so should greatly reduce acid reflux.