Apple Cider Vinegar: Uses, Health Benefits and FAQ - Ted's Q&A

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Honey Issues

on 06/07/2007

Hi Ted, I read on Earth Clinic that you can mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, one quart of water and 2 table spoons of honey and drink it throughout the day before meal time. However, I saw your post that it is not recommended to put honey with ACV. Is there a reason for that? Does it null the effect of the ACV?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

That's just about the maximum dose i have seen, but I in practice the most effective dose is always 2 tablespoon with 1/4 teaspoon taken at least 2 times day, at least it is with minimum problems. Honey are not often added because I receive complaints of sugar issues, and some reduced effectiveness of certain conditions or it was not working as well as it should. If you need to add them, just do it as a sweetener and not too much is used. It might be true that years ago honey is good, but lately with strange microbacterium, more people getting diabetes, more bees dying for unknown reason (quite possibly a nanotechnology bug) and other reasons, I am getting more negative feedback in this arena. We just have to adapt with whatever works and for now use it only when need it, if you just can't stand the taste of Apple cider vinegar. Kids seem to like the fizz when baking soda was added, and somehow removes the bad smell also. So perhaps this might help. As to the best kinds of bee product, in my experience it is not the honey, but it is the bee pollen and the royal jelly.

Replied by Augustina Glasz
Orpington, UK

Hi There, instead of honey I have been using agave syrup/nectar ("a natural fructose sweetener extracted from the agave plant") there are no additional ingredient but it does have the same nutritien information as honey. Can I mix ACV with this, as I am finding it difficult to drink the ACV+BS in water alone.

Replied by Amy
Rocky Ridge, Maryland

MY thought to AUGUSTINA regarding the agave nectar in ACV drink: I have just begun what seems to be a lifesaver remedy.I didn't like the taste of the vinegar so just today I added about 1 teaspoon of the agave nectar to it and it was so good I drank it right down.

I would hope this is ok so could someone please let us know if they have any experience with it/ Do not want to take away from the value of the drink, but don't see what could be wrong with the nectar added. Please someone, help. I am new to this and am doing it to lose weight and feel more energy as I am tired lots. and have acking joints. Thank you, Earth Link for this great site!


Replied by Hercy
Rising Star, Tx

Responding to your Comment:

Excerpt: " bees dying for unknown reason (quite possibly a nanotechnology bug), getting more negative feedback."


Some irresponsible bee keepers rob the entire hive of the honey, then use a cheap winter substitute to feed bees instead of leaving enough honey for the bees to feed on during the winter. Shortening/Lard is mixed with sugar and fed to the bees. Bees began to die & infants were effected once this practice commenced.

Locate a bee keeper that leaves enough honey in the hive to carry his bees through the winter. The honey from a well managed hive contains no spores to cause harm.

As a bee keeper each of my hives had two (2) brood chambers and extra honey supers left in place for the bees year round. I never robbed the entire hive. Over the many years, no problems were experienced with my bees dying from an unknown source.

I am not recommending feeding honey to an infant.

Unless you test the honey how could you be sure?