ACV and Honey Didnt Work

Posted by Janet (Philadelphia) on 07/01/2006

Yesterday I made apple cider vinegar and honey in the morning, hoping I would feel better during the day but it seemingly didn't work. I have had chronic digestion problems for so many years I can't even count and tried so many things. I woke up yesterday with a strong taste of bicarbonate in my mouth as I have also today with a kind of mild burning skin irritation and eyes as well.

I suspect that I have a kind of compensatory alkalosis for a rather extreme acid condition but this is only conjecture. My cholesterol is also very high so I wonder if the unprocessed fatty acids are causing the problem, or even unmetabolized vitamins that I have been wont to take, hoping THEY would help as well. Anyway, thoughts or feedback would be appreciated.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Janet: You seem to have a severe form of electrolytic imbalance. Electrolytes occur in form of salts (sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus and bicarbonate) and you can get laboratory studies of the blood serum and see which of your electrolytes you have imbalance.

Where I live, I cannot afford such services, so I prepare my own electrolyte solution which often includes magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and a small amounts of potassium phosphate. The formula is usually based on a Ringer's Solution scientist used to keep tissue alive in Petri dishes, for example.

The other possible issue could be oil imbalance, usually evening primrose and fish oil will help. The possible vitamin deficiency is perhaps vitamin B complex.

Alkalosis is usually due to electrolyte imbalance and you should find the answer when doing a blood serum tests. My wild guess appears to be a chloride deficiency whenever an alkalosis exists since most chloride are rather acidic.