Questions About Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by K (Italy) on 08/09/2007

Yersterday i visited ur website and found so many thanking you for ur precious remedies.... I am K____(indian) fm ITALY, 29years and a mother of two boys. The first is 3 and a 1/2years and the second is only 8months.I had to undergo c-sections for both the babies. After the first baby my stomach was so bulgy and kept exercising ( moderate ) and by time passed reduced a little. After the second baby i started jogging followed by some excercise in the morning, but my stomach is so big that people ask me whether i am 7 months or 8 months pregnant! my upper tummy ( above the navel is pointed and big whereas the lower tummy is bulgy and big ) I am also a lot overweight. i wanted to start with the ACV plan. what my questions are as follows:-

1. how should be ACV used in my case to lose weight and stomach?

2. i'm breatfeeding, is ok to use ACV? 3. how soon can the first results be seen after taking ACV?

i hope you would take my mail into consideration and expecting your PRECIOUS answer for all my dream to come true! PLEASE!!! thanking you in advance.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

As to your questions:

1. how should be ACV used in my case to lose weight and stomach?

Apple cider vinegar has to be mixed with baking soda where the dose is 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, taken twice a day.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda works by alkalizing the body, reducing the constipation and therefore reduced bloating in the stomach from reduced constipation.

The remedy is generally mild and ideally it should be taken 3 times a day, but most people have problems on three times a day due to work schedules and therefore two times a day is also acceptable.

During pregnancy a mother's biggest problem is the excess toxin buildup due to waste that the body cannot get rid of a quickly whenever the baby grows inside the mother's womb.

As a result certain detoxifying toxin removal such as apple cider vinegar and baking soda will at least restore the body from excess acidosis, which is quite common (haven't seen one who is not!) during term pregnancy. The acetate portion of the vinegar (sodium acetate, after reacting with the baking soda) is also detoxifying much like how natural acetylation by the liver in detoxifying substances.

2. i'm breastfeeding, is ok to use ACV?

Apple cider vinegar is considered as a food and if mixed with baking soda will at least reduce the excess acidity created by the apple cider vinegar. If taken as a drink or added in salad, it can therefore be considered a form of food, but a modified form where it helps modify the body's imbalances of excess toxicity and acidosis.

3. how soon can the first results be seen after taking ACV?

It takes generally between one to two weeks to see some improvements, but mostly the constipation problems even a mild one should be noted through improved bowel movements, and hence greater toxins if it is unloaded, the body's excess retention for water is generally reduced as well. f you are observant, whenever a person has a bowel movement the body also gets rid of excess urine. Therefore more frequent bowel movement the body also tends to unload excess water retention at the same time. Apparently the extra amount of water the body retains is to neutralize whatever is in the bowels, once the bowels clears up, excess water retention reduces and any stomach distension is hereby reduced.

In case weight loss is a real problem, I would probably avoid eating during dinner hours, since this is the time when the body doesn't do any activities and the fats and sugars get stored. As a result eating only very light meals, such as apples, or salads (with apple cider vinegar and some baking soda - to reduce excess acidity) are some of the things that can be substituted during the dinner/supper period. Sleeping late is also not helpful as the later you sleep the more food is actually consumed during late hours causing the liver to store more fats resulting in congestion. Ted