Hi all, How about ACV? It doesn't make sense to drink acid to cure acid.How does it work?
Hi there! I am not sure how it works, but it really worked for me. I couldn't handle any of the meds for acid reflux, and decided to order the info from Barton.
It states in his booklet, if you have too much acid it might not work for one, but if not enough acid, the acv being acidic, aids in immediately digesting the food in the stomach and eases heartburn.
I followed the one regimen given by a person who wrote, he took 2 tsp of Braggs ACV, along with 2 teaspoons of honey, mixed in a 1/2 cup of warm water, after every meal. I did this for several months, and then about a few weeks ago, stopped. I no longer seem to need it. Also if I ever felt a bit uncomfortable, I would take the honey alone. I also took a tsp of honey every night before bed. No more tho.
Originally, I was afraid to drink the Braggs acv, but one day I had a bout of heartburn that was so bad, I tried it, and it was great, after about 10 mins or so, the hb was gone, and I was sold! It was then I started the regimen of taking it after every meal. I have also read where some people take it before eating.
It seems to me, I have also read where the acv is not acidic when reaching the stomach. I dunno, but will look for the link and post it.
I hate to say this, as I am a bit superstitious, but I haven't had heartburn for quite awhile. I am eating a lot of things now, including eating fat free potato in bed while reading---------awww something I really missed. I also eat in the evening, and do not worry about not eating for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. I also get up during the night and eat graham crackers dunked in fatfree milk.
The honey helps the acv not taste so bad, and it is easy to use to then. The taste never bothered me really, as I knew it was helping. I also bought honey from a local bee keeper.
Don't use Heinz, I know Braggs worked for me, and then the info I have, suggests it be Braggs or another organic ACV.
The first few days, eat soft foods only. Also chew your food thoroughly.
The link below tells about additional benefits and a few warnings about acv.
The 2 above links were given in Barton's booklet.
I would like to note tho, I don't think I had a real severe case of GERD.
At the present about the only thing I use is an occasional Rolaid, and it is only a precaution, not that I think I really need it.
Hope this hleps. Try it, what can it hurt?
Oh and I would rinse my mouth out real good after drinking it, as I have read where it can hurt the enamel on the teeth. I would also drink a glass of water to clean my throat of any the the mixture hanging on there, incase it would burn the throat.