Ok I got the following info from this website.. click here
There is lots of info here also... Apparently pickle juice is good for lots of things...
2/6/2006: Carol from Jacksonville, FL writes, "ACV cured reflux x 6 years ...arthritis....mental health. I am going to share something with you that I recently discovered. I'm sending this to everyone I can think of who may have or have family members (husbands, mothers, fathers, etc) who have issues with arthritis or indigestion. Please read to the end.
I've been taking a generic Prilosec (antacid) daily for the last 6 years or so at about $39/3 month supply. Whenever I ask the doctor if I can discontinue - he says if you have acid reflux, you will just have to keep taking it. And when I miss a dose, I'm miserable. Well, I'm pretty suspicious of that drug as I think it's contributing to some health problems I have and I've never felt comfortable taking it all this time. Finally, I read where you shouldn't take that for more than 6-8 weeks as it can cause absorption issues (i.e., calcium, iron, etc.) which has caused me some issues in the last few years. So. I took the brave step and stopped the medication a week ago.
RAGING HEARTBURN - like a firebreathing dragon - a boiling volcano. Nothing helped and I mean nothing. Someone mentioned to me that when they get heartburn, they take apple cider vinegar. So I took a swig one day and although it worsened things for about a minute, the reflux stayed away all night. So I researched it. The websites advise to take organic "Braggs" apple cider vinegar with the "mother" in it and suggested mixing it with raw, organic honey. So -
off to the healthfood store. I took 2 tsp mixed with a little warm water and mixed in some honey and swigged it down the other night when I was having issues trying to sleep with heartburn. Heartburn gone - I slept all night for the first time in years. And I woke up with a feeling of euphoria - well being and an unusual feeling of peace. I'm not sure how to describe it. No joint pain - no stiffness and no heartburn all day. So I'm thinking this surely could not be from the vinegar??? After researching websites I find that others are having similiar experiences. I'm just amazed. Supposedly, this drink twice a day cures: arthritis, acid reflux , allergies, sinus and a whole list of things. It is considered a health drink and has cleansing properties. Today I had a big spicy italian meal and had no issues after. If you try nothing else, try this.
So, I guess take from it what you will... it can't hurt right? Good luck to all of you and let me know if you try and it and how it works for you and I'll do the same! - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots