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

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Posted by Gladys (Las Vegas, NV) on 11/08/2006

I take a quarter cup of ACV and 16 oz. of water. I've had a terrible sinus condition for years and stuffed nostrils. I also had a terrible cough. After drinking ACV just once, my nostrils were cleared for the first in over 10 years. My cough is not as bad as it used to be. I can go hours without coughing, whereas before I coughed non-stop. I still have a problem with mucous, though. Any way of getting rid of mucous?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Gladys: Your mucous will be liquefied like water, if you take N Acetyl Cysteine, between 100-500 mg dose. This will simple amino acid will naturally liquefy the mucous. Eat some foods with Kikkoman or Amino Acids soy sauce might help since they have tiny amount of cysteine also.

Replied by Nabiyah
Missouri City, Tx, Usa

I have been coming to this site for years, but I don't believe I have ever posted anything. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to & supported this site. It is an act of love to share the way we do here =) I completed 28 days of the master cleanse (fyi: I have been fasting for 27 years, various levels and types) and I am fairly familiar with my body, its reactions & the do's and don'ts. I had a serious die-off response to this cleanse. It is my understanding that I should have continued with the cleanse, rather than concluding on my goal date to allow the body to come out of the crisis process, but I didn't. I developed this strangling cough, which turned into some type of respiratory congestion, which turned into a consistent, worrisome unproductive cough. I had never experienced anything like it. About 1 week into its progression I was coughing violently & strangling... No mucous was really coming up and when it was, I wasn't pulling anything significant.

I started taking Vitamin C (3000 mg) and GSE (15 drops 2 x a day) in 6 ozs of organic fresh pressed (not from concentrate) cranberry juice. It didn't do anything to help & honestly I don't know why I took that because I knew this was not a cold & would probably have no effect. It got so bad, I worried that I had COPD or Whooping cough or something & resolved to going to the Dr. then I remembered my ACV. After every dose I drank 16 ozs of Spring Water. I took 2 tbsp of ACV, 1 tbsp of Honey, 8 ozs of warm water & 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper (2 hrs of relief, coughed 2 xs & mucous started coming up, thick, clear & stringy). 2 hrs later: 1 oz of ACV & 1 oz water (shot) relief = 3 hrs (mucous same). 3 hrs later: 1 oz of ACV shot = 5 hrs of relief (mucous same). 5 hrs later: 2 tbsp of ACV, 1/4 tsp of baking soda, 8 ounces of water = 6 hrs of relief (mucous same). At bedtime: 30 ml of colloidal silver silver (the ingestable type by Ellwood Thompson's, a proprietary blend w/15 ppm) in 6 ounces of water - relief = No coughing at all through the night. Awakened next morning: No coughing. However, some muous is coming up, thinned, clearer, no more string aspect. Results = 90% better in 1 day. Will take 2 tbsp of ACV & 1/4 tsp of baking soda (let the reaction settle first) in an hr (straight, no water) and continue to increase my pure water intake throughout the day.

BTW... I also took Garden of Life, probiotic formula (1 capsule per day) also to balance my intestinal flora while this process was being carried out. There is no rhyme or reason in the mindspace or any medical wisdom that I have acquired that led me to follow this particular regimen. I was intuitively guided to do this, this way & I responded to how I was guided and it proved very helpful. Perhaps, Ted can offer some wisdom as to why I may have done this & why the body responded so well to it. I wish all you suffering with any malady, well health & a speedy recovery. Again, my gratitude for this site is ineffable. Thank you & Love to you all.