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Question About ACV for Acid Reflux

Posted by Rachel (UK) on 08/23/2006

I've been suffering with acid reflux for about 4 years and I stumbled over this website suggesting the use of ACV and I can't see any major difference. If anything I feel more acidic. I realise that ACV becomes alkaline once digested but surely taking it initially increases the acid in one's stomach and therefore increases the symptoms. I take daily medication for my reflux and would really rather not! I understand that reflux caused by lack of gastric acid may be helped by an intake of ACV, but what about if it is caused by having too much acid?

Replied by Ted
391 posts

ACV can be acid also, if the body has insufficient buffers. Therefore, I would rather just let you take baking soda for 2-3 weeks before taking on either pure ACV or ACV plus baking soda. The common suggestions is to take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in water twice a day, one in the morning and one in the bed time. Once your bicarbonates is of sufficient capacity, then you might consider taking either ACV or ACV with baking soda. However, for me, I would rather take either baking soda or baking soda plus citric acid. However, most people think taking ACV with baking soda works best for them. So you just have to try and see which works for you, but it is always best to start of with baking soda for 2-3 weeks. By that time the acid reflux should normalize. If not, take fulvic acid, it may be the Helicobacter Pylori that is causing your acid reflux. Based on my own observations here, all acid reflux seemed to be relieve just doing these two simple things: baking soda and fulvic acid. Ted

Replied by Mark
Novato, CA

I'm not even sure Acid Reflux is what I have, but it's a very high possibility and here's why. My mom had Acid Reflux for many years until she just had an endoscopy. She ended up with Barretts so the endoscopy was her only cure. I'm 25 years old, white male, in decent shape. But here is my problem. In August of 2008 I ate a burger at Burger King, a day or 2 later I woke up with rotten egg burps, and then was on the toilet with the worst diarrhea I've ever had in my life. It was literally like I was peeing from my butthole the whole time.

Ever since then about every 5 to 10 days I'll wake up with the rotten egg burps again, and I've narrowed it down to certain foods that trigger it. Mainly honey, dairy (milk especially), and meat seem to give me these rotten egg burps. Another symptom I've had for a couple years also is a difficulty swallowing. I find it very difficult to chew food small enough to swallow. I've been looking online for some answers and most people say it sounds like GERD. If you have any idea what would work for me please let me know. I don't have the diarrhea anymore when I get the rotten egg burps. That is basically the only symptom I get since the first time when I had that terrible diarrhea the whole day.

You mentioned that it could be H. PLORI. I've been wondering if I got a parasite from the burger at Burger King. Like Giardia? I'm really not sure, but I'd really like your opinion on this. Thanks and GOD BLESS!