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ACV and Baking Soda

Posted by A (Chicago) on 04/30/2007

Dear Ted, in 1999 while traveling in Vietnam, I caught a parasite or amoeba and was sick for two weeks with bad diarrhea. After taking a lot of antibiotics, I developed C Dificil, which took four months to cure. It took an additional year to strengthen my stomach and intestinal tract. Six weeks ago, while traveling in Arizona, I seemed to have had food poisoning in a Mexican restaurant. Within a day or two I developed acid reflux, stomach bloating, and gas. My doctor had me take Prilosec for 20 days, but after stopping the symptoms returned. Can you advise me what combination of apple cider vinegar and baking soda to take and for how long to use it? I want my life back!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The usual dose is 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, any brand is o.k., and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken on an empty stomach, taken twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening. As to your skin rash condition on elbow that comes and goes, taking those will also help should help the acid reflux and the skin rashes. An ordinary distilled vinegar or an apple cider vinegar can be applied to the skin to reduce the rashes. Sometimes flaky skin of the elbow you got can be helpd a lot with omega 3 1000 mg, fish oil 1000 mg, vitamin E 200 i.u., and evening primrose oil 1000 mg. Taken initially for a week before paring down the dose to 1 once a week, after taking it for about 1 or 2 weeks.

Replied by Ava
Brisbane, Australia

I took the acv/bs dose as Ted suggests. I had 4 lots, stopped for a few days and had another 2 lots, on the 3rd lot I felt nauseous when I took it. Later I started having very watery diarrhea and vomited the next day. Is this normal for acv/bs, does it detox as well as help PH levels.

I have a fatty liver and a gallstone polyp. I have passed a couple of stones previously, so don't know if I have any at the moment or not. I was getting a lot of gallbladder pain and liver heat previously which had settled down a bit before I had the acv/bs mix. I was having liver pain and internal heat which seemed to radiate down my right side from my liver to my mid-thigh. I thought maybe the diarrhea and vomiting could be cleaning out my liver and gall bladder. Only a bit of liver/gallbladder twinges at present. I also had a lot of very loud stomach/bowel gurgling and it sounded like bile was being released into the bowel and I could hear it making its way down my intestines... to its ultimate

I have been a heavy drinker and smoker and have switched to chocolate and coke, which I have a very large amount of. So obviously I would be very acidic and thought that all that diarrhea/vomiting was some sort of good clean out...hopefully.

If anyone can help with the detox symptoms and have similar or know what is going on, replies would be appreciated. Thanks...