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Old 02-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #901
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I forgot to come back and post my results of doing this. I lost a lb the day after I tried it, but I had been retaining a lot of water. I don't think it is changing my weight loss pattern, but I have continued to drink it because it really helps with appetite control between meals for me. I drink about 2 TBS in a small bottle of cold water with unflavored stevia twice a day, between bkfst and lunch and lunch and dinner. It has really cut out the lingering hunger I was previously experiencing. Doesn't seem to help with late night hunger for some reason.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:45 AM   #902
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Well it's been a little under 3 weeks, I've been pretty faithful to my schedule, except for the weekends and I noticed the difference.

I can't say that it's helped control my appetite or even caused me to lose weight, I'm still stalled at only 20lbs lost with the low-carb diet (but I admittedly am still falling of the wagon about once a week). But my clothes are definitely becoming looser, so I don't care if the numbers don't go down as long as the size does.

But over all, I feel better, not super charged, but definitely better. It's been easier for me to get up in the morning and I'm more willing to do things around the house after work, instead of just sitting. My husband has only been taking the APC, and not as regularly, but even he has noticed some small improvement in his energy.

I've got a long way to go, but I will be making the APC and CO a daily thing, I think I'm going to switch to the Nutiva brand of CO though, it smells a lot more like real coconut than the NOW brand.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #903
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Make sure to drink through a straw as the acid in the vinegar is not great for your teeth.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #904
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Well, I don't know if it has helped with weight loss, but ACV has definitely helped with detox yeast reactions...
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:31 AM   #905
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Question: I just downed a tbsp of AVC (took it like a shot of liquor and chased it with a tbsp of my liquid minerals that have a raspberry flavor to it). Is a tbsp too much? How much should you take per day?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #906
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Question: I just downed a tbsp of AVC (took it like a shot of liquor and chased it with a tbsp of my liquid minerals that have a raspberry flavor to it). Is a tbsp too much? How much should you take per day?
I take 2 TBL at night before bedtime.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #907
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Question: I just downed a tbsp of AVC (took it like a shot of liquor and chased it with a tbsp of my liquid minerals that have a raspberry flavor to it). Is a tbsp too much? How much should you take per day?
You should dilute it in water and then rinse with water to avoid destroying the enamel of your teeth.

And I've never taken quite so much as a Tbl spoon, but everyone is different and you have to find your own perfect amount.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:28 AM   #908
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I remember my mother saying that if you keep the jug with the "mother" in it, you can continue to make more vinegar by adding pure pressed apple cider. The mother is actually alive and will continue to grow. She was always very happy when her vinegar grew the "mother" because she knew it was very healthy. I don't think she shook the vinegar, but rather poured off the top and left the "mother" stay at the bottom.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #909
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I bought some Briggs today and although it is cloudy, I didn't see a mother. It says it has one, but I'm wondering if they broke it up somehow because it's not there. I'll let it sit a while and then check again. I was hoping to grow more vinegar from this one bottle.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #910
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OLD ACV

Hi, can anyone tell me if my bottle is still alive? It has been in my cupboard for a couple years. It does still have the mother in there.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #911
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Hi, can anyone tell me if my bottle is still alive? It has been in my cupboard for a couple years. It does still have the mother in there.
Mine has an expiration date on it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #912
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I wish I could do the ACV but it tore my stomach up!!!! - Just one teaspoon!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #913
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OK. This is probably weird...but, oh well. I have been using ACV on my psoriasis for the last few days. It is REALLY helping that like nothing else I have ever tried. I just made HM wipes with paper towels and 3 parts water to 1 part ACV. The weird part is that I noticed today on my down day (JUDDD) that I had a really decreased appetite. I haven't been drinking ACV...only putting it on my skin. Do you think I could get the appetite suppressant benefits that way? Maybe because it goes right into the blood stream...my psoriasis does have some open wounds??
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #914
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OK. This is probably weird...but, oh well. I have been using ACV on my psoriasis for the last few days. It is REALLY helping that like nothing else I have ever tried. I just made HM wipes with paper towels and 3 parts water to 1 part ACV. The weird part is that I noticed today on my down day (JUDDD) that I had a really decreased appetite. I haven't been drinking ACV...only putting it on my skin. Do you think I could get the appetite suppressant benefits that way? Maybe because it goes right into the blood stream...my psoriasis does have some open wounds??
Oh my gosh, one of my friends suffers from terrible psoriasis. A few months ago it had gotten so bad that she'd decided to get medical help. They put her on light treatments. Well, after about a month of that, it got worse. She had it on her back, chest, and stomach, all down her legs, down her arms; just a slight bump on a table or chair and another patch would start. It was behind her knees and in the nooks of her elbows. She'd never had it so bad.

According to the doctors, "that wasn't supposed to happen." They've now given her expensive creams instead.

I recommended she try a more homeopathic approach and try dabbing some myrrh oil on the patches to see if it worked. Well, it worked for Jesus, anyway. My mom (a Christian Hippie) used to put it on our sores or chapped lips when we were kids and it certainly worked.

I was already going to buy myself a bottle of Bragg's ACV, but since your post mentioned psoriasis, I'm buying her a bottle, too.

Please tell me, how bad is your psoriasis?
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #915
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Mine isn't as bad as what your friend has...but I read on a psoriasis site that ACV helps in about 60% of the cases. There are different types and severity levels, which is probably why it won't work for everyone. But, it has helped in a HUGE way for me. I have tried lots of other things.

Garlic helps me a lot. I add garlic powder to almost everything I cook now. If I have a flare up I make a cream cheese garlic dip with extra cloves of grated garlic. If my psoriasis is swelling, hot to the touch, starting to get infected; I put the grated garlic right on my leg where it is bothering me.

The tanning bed and getting lots of sunshine have both always helped me...but then you have to decide if you want skin cancer or psoriasis. The only prescription that ever really helped me was Dovanex (very expensive) and years ago antibiotics used to help. Now, it is more resistant to them.

Vaseline, hydrocortisone and triple antibiotic creams help me a little, sometimes. But, only when I'm not flaring. I have psoriasis in my nails and scalp but it is not bad and doesn't really flare there. I have four spots that flare up..one on each leg and on both of my elbows. I consider myself pretty lucky because the spots on my legs can be covered up as long as I don't wear really short shorts. So, really it is only if I go swimming that it is noticeable.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #916
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Oh, yeah. I only found this post after I started using the ACV. The kind I bought was a gallon size Walmart brand for $3ish and it has been working even without the mother in it!
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I am getting some braggs today!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #918
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #919
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #920
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Long-term use of apple cider vinegar could cause low [URL="http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/featured-nutrient-potassium"]potassium levels and lower bone density. If you already have low potassium or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before using apple cider vinegar.
Ok, I am confused I have read more than I can even believe of the apple cider vinegar threads and several people stated they take it for extra potassium. Does anyone know what the quote above is referencing? Does it help or hurt potassium levels?
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #921
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am going to try this....
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #922
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Okay i read the first post and the mixture contains honey I am on Atkins induction. Anyone have recommendations for induction should I just drink the AVC alone?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 AM   #923
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does ACV help reduce hunger for anyone ?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #924
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Okay i read the first post and the mixture contains honey I am on Atkins induction. Anyone have recommendations for induction should I just drink the AVC alone?
You can just shoot it down straight, or you can mix 1-2T of it in a glass of water and add some stevia or other sweetener and 1-2T lemon juice.
Make sure to rinse your mouth very well with plain water after because the ACV acid is bad for your tooth enamel.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:34 AM   #925
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Not for me
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #926
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I started today, only a few teaspoons but I am working my way up. Heinz now sells ACV with the mother, raw unpasteurized..
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #927
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Braggs will change your life! Maybe not your weight so much, but it helps me tremendously to not have inflammation in my knee joints, ankles and feet. 2-3 tblsp. per day mixed in a cold drink and I have no pain in my feet and no more 'cankles'.

This alone is worth every bottle. You can also buy Braggs ready made drinks at your health store. But read the label. Some have a few carbs (2 servings per bottle). But the ginger flavored one does not.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:15 AM   #928
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My doctor made a treatment plan for me yesterday that included a tsp of ACV in water before each meal. He said it is an excellent probiotic and safe for me to take regularly.
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Hot tip ya'll! I am a big believer now in the ACV thing, but it still is pretty raucous to me - have tried variations too

I made my best Cocktail to date: A grape Zevia + 2 TBSP ACV + Crushed Ice! Cannot even taste the ACV!

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #930
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Hello all,

I'm a long time low carber, mostly for insulin reasons (runs in the family). My wife's side has no such issues but she still has about 20 or so pounds of baby weight from a few years ago. She's not as strongly low carb as I am but does watch what she eats and is curious to try ACV. She'd like me to find the answers to a few questions, please:

1. What would you recommend as the minimum amount to drink per day, and at what intervals? The reason she asks is...

2. ...she's staring a business now which includes a LOT of walking, so she's afraid of doing ACV during the week due to the diuretic properties - she sometimes is away from any restroom for upwards of 4 hours. Any recommendations on a workaround on this?

3. Would restricting ACV to weekends only, or times during the week when she's in her office, negate any positives she might otherwise see, or just delay them? IOW, how consistent do you need to be to see results (even if it's just water weight, she'd be happy with that right now).

I'll be doing the ACV along with her, just for the heck of it. Going to buy some Bragg's today.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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