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Which ACV Is the Best?

Posted by Joanne (England) on 12/01/2006

WHICH SORT OF ACV IS BEST TO USE? I HAVE BEEN USING SAINSBURYS CIDER VINEGAR. IS THIS OK OR DOES IT HAVE TO BE ORGANIC OR A PARTICULAR SORT? WE HAVE FOUND IT GIVES US A "GLOW" BUT ARE NOT SURE IF IT IS DOING US GOOD. ALSO THERE IS SOME CONFLICTING CURES WHICH I AM NOT SURE ABOUT. IF I HAVE BV, DO NOT USE, IF I HAVE THRUSH THEN USE, BUT IF I HAVE BV AND ACID REFLUX, WHAT THEN? I THINK I MAY NOW HAVE BV. CAN TED CLARIFY THESE POINTS? THANK YOU

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Joanne: The best apple cider vinegar is an organic form of apple cider vinegar. The one that's most cloudy is the one I like. The organic forms are good not just on the issue of minerals, vitamins, etc. but that they are alkaline forming. The chemical version is usually acid forming, which is just the opposite. Even so, I would much prefer to add baking soda to the solution to further reduce the acidity and increase the body's buffers and this will help the body buffer the acid much better from acid forming diets which I found is much of the problems related to yeast issues. When the body is well alkalized, it sometimes gives the skin a glow, due to the skin being somewhat less toxic.

IF I HAVE BV, DO NOT USE, IF I HAVE THRUSH THEN USE, BUT IF I HAVE BV AND ACID REFLUX, WHAT THEN? This is simple. Under all three conditions your body is acid, whether they are BV, acid reflux or thrush. Therefore, adding baking soda to the apple cider vinegar until there is no fizz would help all three conditions. For example, the usual dose is 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda necessary to neutralize the pH to exactly 7. This is taken twice a day so that the body can build enough immunity to do all three conditions. However, it is important to make some dietary changes by please AVOIDING bread, cheese, coke, pastries, bread and fried foods. These are strongly acid forming. So anything that contains white flour, white sugar, or any perfectly bleached product needs to be avoided. The other issue is to take some zinc supplements and if you CAN'T get zinc supplements, I hear it's difficult to get them in general in UK, just take preferably unsalted pumpkin seeds. They are high in zinc, and best of all, I found to be alkaline forming. Finally when you do drink water, the water usually are fluoridated and chlorinated, so it is best to drink un fluoridated and un chlorinated water or you just have to get RO (reverse osmosis) water and add the sea salts of 1/4 teaspoon, baking soda and potassium bicarbonate (at 1/16 teaspoon each) per liter of water to at least mimic natural water. Most yeast infections such as thrush are relatively difficult, but certain minerals such as chromium, molybdenum, and zinc should help a lot in reducing thrush. Thrush and acid reflux are related by the fact that sometimes stomach fermentation from the fungus are what causing the problem. In that case taking some licorice extract and maybe some glycine should help the acid reflux problems. Eating food, try to eat less meat and when you do eat, try italian dressing and most importantly add generous portions of spices consisting of thyme, oregano and cinnamon will help reduce the acid reflux by reducing the fermentation AND the thrush at the same time. The single most important element I found is to alkalize first. In some cases the body may have high heavy metals which causes fungus too in which case taking some emulsifiers, in particular granulated lecithin 1 tablespoon along with your food should help the body remove the heavy metals. Certain accumulations of halogens such as fluoride, chlorine can cause body to be acid and adding a pinch of borax in the drinking water should help chelate out the fluoride compounds. Hydrogen peroxide drops added to drinking water will neutralize the chlorine also by converting them into salt also.


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