Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help?

Posted by k (chattanooga, tn) on 11/11/2007

I am 37 years old and I have had 3 kidney transplants. I have been blessed with this 3rd that has been with me for over 9yrs and now it is not filtering the toxins the way it should. My Dr has put me on different meds in hopes that the kidney would respond to them and maybe last a few more yrs by the way the reason that I lost my kidney was because of lupus. Now my lupus has been in readmissson for over 15 yrs. I know that I am a very blessed woman and it took this past Febuary which was when my creatin of my kidney went up to about 3.6 and my dr gave me I.V. meds and perform a biopsy on my to find out the kidney was not rejecting, but had lost 30% of its function. I was still thankful and felt blessed, but since the kidney has been goin up everytime I get some sort of infection. I recently caught an UTI and again I was in the hospital for this. I no that my body is more easy to catch infection (immune system is low). But the bottom line is I feel that continous meds is not always good for the body and I have been told about the apple cider vinegar and how it act as a cleanser I just want to know is it good for a person in my position to try natural remedies(not quite my meds)along with taking my medication. This has been on my heart strongly about trying Gods natural ways.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Some kidneys get destroyed because the urinary pH has been acid and lupus (and mycoplasma) tends to persist whenever urinary pH is acid. Hence, 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon (or 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda should be helpful. It is important that whenever there is a lupus problem that 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water (at least) is taken needed to get urinary pH to 7, or neutral, so that the lupus condition will go into "remission".

As to the UTI, the common remedy, for a more sensitive kidney is cranberry juice is drank all day, plus one single dose of 1 teaspoon of sea salt mixed in one glass of water. There is a huge difference between a common table salt and a sea salt. I would not try the common table salt at all since it is acid. It should be noted that if kidney functions are lowered that excessive calcium may have buildup clogging up the system, and hence 2 tablespoon of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water (at least) taken 2 times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. The reason is that citrates reduces calcium buildup of the kidney, albeit rather slowly, so it will take about a couple of weeks to show improvement. As a clue, I have noticed many people who have taken calcium supplements and were not able to pee, or had kidney functions reduced, in which case upon discontinuation of calcium supplements stopped both the calcium clogging up the kidney and the lupus, however, sugar and white bread should still be restrained during that period, especially the cheese and oily foods. In a more severe case of calcium supplementation, sometimes it is helpful to take magnesium citrate and no calcium, plus the lemon and baking soda to reduce the problem. While I can't resolve all kidney problems a good clue for me is just to measure three variables, urinary pH close to 7, brix refractometer of urinary is at 1.5 - 2, and urine conductivity around 4500 -5500, would be sufficient. Sometimes the lack of salt in the urine (no salt diet) often brings on UTI and lupus. While too MUCH salt can also put a strain on the urine. The key is to maintain a balance.

A good balance might be to regularly add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in a drinking water if the person happens to be eating an all vegetarian diets that is salt free, which is very common cause of urinary tract infection. Basically the bacteria just dies off whenever the urine suddenly becomes too salty for them.