Vinegar for Heartburn

January to December 2010

The use of vinegar for heartburn was reviewed by 71 people from January to December 2010:

User feedback summary on
the use of vinegar for heartburn or acid reflux:

The procedure simply involves taking 2 or 3 teaspoons (10-15 ml) of apple cider vinegar in an 8 ounce glass of water, before meals or
whenever heartburn is experienced.

Most people are amazed at how simple, inexpensive and effective apple cider vinegar can be in helping to reduce or eliminate heartburn or acid reflux and you can review their stories below:

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Testimonial 71

Name: Roy James
Location: United Kingdom
Date: December 27, 2010

Hi, I have been suffering from excess burping and difficulty breathing (just the feeling of wheezing or not being able to get a full breath) along with excess mucous in the throat and nose for 4 months now.

I have no problem at night which is weird but the day is bad.

I have been taking 2tbs of ACV and 1/4 bicarbonate of soda for 5 days now and have seen a good improvement, burping far less and not so much mucus in the throat etc but the breathing is still bad, just wondering if anyone knows how long it will take to come right?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Testimonial 70

Name: Kumar Rudravaram
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: December 23, 2010

I had acid reflux since a year, I almost had tear's in my eye's everyday at work.

But thanks to this site, ACV! cured it all, I feel great and am back to normal life.

What can I say!!.....thanks!!

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Testimonial 69

Name: Lindsay Thomas
Location: Texas, United States
December 15, 2010

Just took a tablespoon of white vinegar and felt relief instantly!

I have had acid reflux for about 8 years now and have taken nexium and prevacid, neither of them have worked.

White vinegar is the answer!!

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Testimonial 68

Name: Elizabeth
New Jersey, United States
Date: December 11, 2010

For three months I have basically been housebound from acute gastritis, acid reflux, hiatal hernia and mild duodenitis probably from too much NSAID use.

3 trips to the ER, given steroids, Protonix, then Prevacid which I started on November 1st. After searching the internet for reasons of ever-evolving symptoms--the latest being severe abdominal spams and cramps with constant diarrhea which when I am almost all cleaned out winds up mucosy and tinged with blood---I realized the evil drug PREVACID probably gave me the severe diarrhea and PPI-induced Colitis.

I have a new GI doctor, who I like, but she upped the dose of Prevacid to 60 mg per day instead of the 30 mg . The diarrhea got worse, the pains got severe and she is testing me for C-Diff and other stool pathogens and put me on Flagyl.

I am taking back control of my health and my life, which has stopped. I could not celebrate Thanksgiving, nor want to celebrate Christmas. During the small window in the afternoon hours that I get from a quiet intestinal tract and no spasms, I was able to try Braggs ACV.

I stopped the evil Prevacid and am slowly incorporating the Braggs into my day. I have taken 1/2 tsp in 4 oz of water with a drop or two of honey. It helped thus far.

I will post as I get further along.

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Testimonial 67

Name: Mervin Danies
Location: Caribbean, Aruba
Date: December 03, 2010

For 10 years I just use gastro pills, for heartburn.

I can eat Pizza, if I drink a lot of water. The acid of my stomach give me hearth problem, drinking coffee. I like my ham and cheese, but I get heart burn every day.

But now I have been using for one week ACV Apple Cider Vinegar. Last week on the 25 Nov is my last time that I just used pills for my stomach problem.

Now I can eat at Christmas my favorite meals, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years 2011.

God bless this Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Testimonial 66

Name: Manon Tremblay
Location: Québec, Canada
Date: November 24, 2010
(Translated from French.)

When I came across this site, just a few days ago, I was sceptical… even very sceptical. I never the less tried while telling myself there was no harm in trying.

I have to admit that it works. After hardly 2 days, I saw a 90% improvement in my condition. The burning that I felt in my throat and sternum have practically disappeared.

I will continue to regularly drink apple cider vinegar, for sure, not only for acid reflux but for my state of health in general.

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Testimonial 65

Name: Myint Lwin
Yishun, Singapore
Date: November 23, 2010

I had heart burn problem since 3 months ago and non of the medication can help my continuous heart burn after the food, almost all the time(whole day except night time) suffering and it made me uncomfortable, worried and depressed.

Fortunately, I've found the benefits of ACV in web.

Really, ACV can relieve heart burn immediately.

Thanks a lots to all people who sharing their feedback on ACV.

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Testimonial 64

Name: Mark
Minnesota, United States
Date: November 21, 2010

I had GERD for a decade and as a heart patient heartburn made me nervous.

I was taking Ranitidene and Omeprezole (Prilosec) and still need Tums on occasion. Then I noticed that vinegar potato chips seemed to help.

So I Googled vinegar + GERD found out about this.

I no longer have GERD but after a decade on Prilosec I now have Osteopenia, an early stage of Osteoporosis.

My theory of why this worked for me:
I've read that cold beverages are to be avoided with food as they slow digestion causing GERD. As an avid bicyclist I eat a lot for someone at their goal weight. Antacids slowed digestion so my stomach was often overfull.

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Testimonial 63

Name: Gary
Location: Santa Cruz California, United States
November 13, 2010

I mix ACV with apple cider. Tastes Great!

Sure has worked for me.

I also do shots of aloe vera juice. The Way of the Desert brand doesn't taste bad.

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Testimonial 62

Name: Sonny del Rosario
Location: NCR, Philippines
November 09, 2010

Just this afternoon I've searched over the internet to find a remedy for my acid reflux and I read a lot of medications like zantac, omeprazole, maalox etc but I'm always worried about the side effects of the medicines and when I found this site and read the testimonies of the people here I immediately went to the supermarket to buy a bottle of Braggs apple cider vinegar and went home.

I take 2 tbsp with one glass of water before dinner...and then immediately my acid reflux is gone.

I will definitely continue this acv till my acid reflux is gone...praise be to GOD for this wonderful acv :)

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Testimonial 61

Name: Jennifer Jones
Location: Ohio, United States
October 19, 2010

At age 19 I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux and a sliding hiatal hernia. I began taking 30 mg of Prevacid daily. This worked for me.

At age 29 I was ready to start having children but I did not want to take prescription medication during pregnancy.

I came across a website about the Braggs ACV and started doing the 2T w/ water a few times a day. I think it was only a matter of weeks and I didn't need anything. I did have normal heartburn during pregnancy but never got back on RX medications.

During my second pregnancy I had severe heart burn and was on Protonix until I delivered.

I am now 33, my youngest is 20 months and I have only had to do the ACV once since his birth.

I will never take RX medications for acid reflux again. Completely amazing and totally opened my eyes to holistic medicine.

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Testimonial 60

Name: Eddie
Location: California, United States
October 19, 2010

I've had Acid Reflux the last three weeks or so, a friend suggested that I try warm water, ACV and honey every morning.

At first the taste was horrible, but I've gotten use to it, I really have nothing to report, still waiting for the Reflux to go away!

I'm not sure this home remedy works, at least not for me and not as fast as others have experienced.

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Testimonial 59

Name: Lorrie Williams
Colorado, United States
Date: October 18, 2010

OMG I have never seen anything works so well and so fast.

I have been sick and to several doctors and have endured several expensive tests and prescriptions.

I can't believe the Dr would put me through all that when all I needed was a shot of ACV.

My cough is gone, I have slept through the night 5 days in a row, its a miracle.

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Testimonial 58

Name: Sarah Walters
Location: NY, United States
October 17, 2010

I have had GERD for 9 years after experiencing the horrors of 9/11.

I was first put on Prevacid, then Nexium and then Protonix. After my last bone density test which showed that I had borderline osteoporosis, my friend told me about ACV.

I did not think that would do anything, but I tried it. I take 2 tbsps twice a day - once before breakfast and once before dinner and then wash it down with a glass of juice.

Let me tell you, it works. I am feeling so much better.

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Testimonial 57

Name: Amy
Pennsylvania, United States
Date: October 13, 2010

Thank you for sharing this information! I've been diagnosed with acid reflux due to heartburn symptoms.

It became chronic about 2 months ago. I had an upper endoscopy which found only mild irritation of the stomach. My gastroenterologist told me there was nothing to be done "except taking Prilosec for a few months and to see what happens". It was very discouraging and the medication made me feel sick.

I tried the ACV - 2 tablespoons in an 8 oz. glass of water at each meal. It's been a tremendous relief. All my symptoms gone - the coughing, hoarseness and burning.

It should be a duty or responsibility for physicians to offer up this information to their patients as an alternative. It's a shame that so many people continue to suffer and pay tremendous pharmaceutical and medical bills when this simple and cheap natural medicine is available.

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Testimonial 56

Name: Susan
Location: Massachusetts, United States
October 11, 2010

I have had GERD on and off for years. I would go on the medication and it would clear up for awhile. This last time, medication didn't work and I hate take medication, never mind something that wasn't working.

My chiropractor suggested Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. I went and bought it along with some 99% pure aloe juice. I mix it in with the vinegar and then add water to dilute it.

I take it 3 x per day, and it works!!! My reflux is a lot better and I can actually eat regular food again. (I was eating baby food). You can almost feel the stomach acid gurgling down instead of up. I also take baking soda in water if I do get a little acid feeling. THAT works great too. No more pills, tablets or liquids for me.

Anyone that has this problem, try the vinegar remedy.

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Testimonial 55

Name: David Filjones
Florida, United States
October 11, 2010

I'm so happy to have come across this forum for all of us out there suffering from acid reflux.

I now realize that I am not alone! I've been suffering from acid reflux for a few years now which initially was brought on by spicy foods, alcohol, etc, but seemed to progress more recently to almost every day, no matter what I do.

My doctor put me on nexium which I've taken on and off for about a year but have never taken a medication in my lifetime and didn't want to start now at 38 years old. I was taking tums just before bed just to ease the burning when I laid down but I know that all this is not only just masking the problem but what side effects will I have down the road??

So very frustrated and depressed, I googled "how do you cure acid reflux" and came across this forum. I've heard about ACV before but never really tried it due my distaste for vinegar but after reading this forum I said "hey if its working for all these people why not give it a shot".

Well low and behold, I took a tablespoon of ACV with about 6 ounces of water. It amazingly I began feeling better almost instantly! I will continue on with this remedy and I'm truly a believer!

Thank you all for your encouraging comments, I'm hopeful that I can live a normal life again:)

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Testimonial 54

Name: Paul
Québec , Canada
October 09, 2010
(Translated from French)

After coughing a lot during a session of bronchitis, my acid reflux returned with burning in my oesophagus that was already irritated by the strong cough.

I took nexium, gaviscon etc… I was discouraged, nothing worked.

After having read on the internet the apple cider vinegar treatment, the taking of one teaspoon before each meal and at bedtime immediately regulated my problem.


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Testimonial 53

Name: Esther
Québec, Canada
October 08, 2010

I first started taking a little ACV in water to help lose some weight.

It seemed later to turn my system upside down. Bloating, abdominal pain and back pain all which disappeared upon taking a little baking soda in a glass of water several times.

I quit the ACV and feel MUCH better. Lemon juice in water kills, too.

Wish I could take it, but just can't.

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Testimonial 52

Name: Danny Duong
Location: Texas, United States
October 04, 2010

I had to take Prilosec for almost 2 years and begin having some bad side effects.

I search online and come to this site.

I tried ACV for 1 week, it worked well some first days, I quit using Prilosec right after drinking ACV. However, from 6th days, I feel choked again, sour in throat and heavy stomach again.

I will try ACV for several weeks and update. Thanks for all sharing comments. God Bless you!

Update: October 30, 2010

Update to my comment on Oct 04

After using ACV for a while, I see it works to cure the symptoms. However, I really want to cure it permanently, I buy e-book "Heart burn no more" via the link in this website. I don't write this message to support for the book, but share with all of you who have same problem as me about an acid reflux remedy. However, when I starting eating, symptoms seem come back, thus I have to watch out my food carefully, avoid any foods that caused bad symptoms.

I still drink ACV, sometimes I forgot but no bad things happened. Before using ACV, any time I did weight lifting in the gym, my heart would beat disorderly after that when I was back home (even I took Prilosec every day). However, now with ACV I can work out and feel good after that, no problem happened to my heart beating.

Currently, I still experience acid reflux symptoms such as sour on throat, feel choked, sour stomach,.. but not that serious and often like before, and I know what cause it (such as I ate some fried foods, ate late at night,...) so I can control it.

From my experience, I encourage people using ACV to cure acid reflux, but you also take care carefully your dietary and life style. I will continue update my situation. Happy Halloween :)

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Testimonial 51

Name: Gary
Location: New York, United States
Date: October 03, 2010

Tried the ACV treatment, and felt great for four days, then woke up in the middle of the night with horrible sour stomach, then had a vaso-vascular episode in which I almost passed out. I had to call in sick to work the next day I was feeling so lousy.

I kept taking the ACV (2 Tbl in 8 oz water before each meal and before bed). The burning has continued, and is now so bad I can't sleep. I have constant burning and feeling of nausea, though no vomiting. I have to stop the ACV. I'm desperate for relief and feel that I have to go back to the Nexium, although I hate to do it. Apparently, ACV doesn't work for everybody.

I was diagnosed with GERD about 8 months ago after many episodes of stomach pain and reflux that would burn my throat and wake me up in the night. I had an endoscopy, which came back negative for cancer and Barrett's. The doctor said I showed some stomach irritation. He told me to take Nexium, 40mg daily.

I've tried going off it a couple of times and have had horrible problems, once burning my throat so bad I had a sore throat for a week and a feeling of a lump in my throat. It was agony. My main symptom, though, is a pain just below my sternum, which is slightly and temporarily relieved by DGL.

I figured I'd try the ACV treatment, but it's killing me. I also noticed that I developed pimples on my face, neck and back, and I typically don't get more than one pimple at a time, and rarely. Is this a side-effect of ACV? Mainly, though, it's the constant nauseous burning.

Can anyone recommend anything to relieve it? In the meantime, I stopped taking the ACV as of lunchtime today.


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Testimonial 50

Name: George
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date: October 02, 2010

Wow! It really works.

All I can say is the awful pain of acid reflux is gone from my 78 year old body.

Try it!

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Testimonial 49

Name: Daisy Rose
NSW, Australia
Date: September 29, 2010

It was very interesting reading all the great feedback about ACV, I also suffered from acid reflux last year.

I have worked out a few handy hints: A piece of red apple (red delicious) before going to bed helps with reflux while sleeping, 1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a little water neutralize acid and give instant relief, avoid rich food. Stress was the main cause of my condition then, I found yoga and meditation to be very helpful.

All the very best and thank you all for ACV which I will take anyway for better health.

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Testimonial 48

Name: Renee
Location: Illinois, United States
Date: September 24, 2010

I've been using ACV for the past month. Initially, it worked VERY well.

In the past few days, however, I've been experiencing acid/coughing at night again.

Still using it. Just have upped the amount I use in water to see if increasing the ACV helps.

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Testimonial 47

Name: Jay Mcphee
Otago, New Zealand
Date: September 19, 2010

I have had chronic reflux for about 3 months now and loosing sleep, constant pain, hard to swallow food. However a friend said try ACV, I thought to my self, YEA right.

3 days later, very sleep depraved, I had a meeting with my boss at his home. Having told him about my loss of sleep he told me that he has a dessert spoon with honey in hot water every morning he said it fixed it so as long as he takes it every morning .

At this point I asked him for a sample and its quite good I thought.

Later that day I went down to supermarket brought acv and have NEVER NEVER had one issue with reflux EVER AGAIN and I can eat what I want whenever I want.

I strongly recommended you try it, it truly is a Very good fix.

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Testimonial 46

Name: Elaine
Location: New York, United States
Date: September 09, 2010

I developed acid reflux in the third trimester of pregnancy which is just over a year ago.

I suffered with heartburn, chest pain and pain in my left shoulder blade. I was really scared there was something very serious going on.

My GP suggested l go for an endoscope, which l am currently awaiting an appointment, as she suspects l may have acid reflux. in the meantime l have been put on medication to try alleviate the problem.

While browsing the internet l came across this site and decided to try Apple cider vinegar. I've only tried it in the past two days but already feel the difference. I use one tablespoon in boiled water at bedtime. It makes a nice cuppa and is also very relaxing.

Hopefully this improvement will continue. Thanks so much to all of you whose comments have encouraged me to try ACV. It really does work.

Continued healing to you all. xx

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Testimonial 45

Name: Ann Dyer
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date: August 30, 2010

ACV is a perfect remedy for acid reflux.

Please be sure to take care to get it off your teeth. I used to sip on a drink of ACV and honey for much of the day and ended up with many cavities.

Drink it all at once, then swish mouth with water. Do not brush your teeth right away because the enamel gets soft because of the acidity.

Someone said to chew gum...sounds good. Wait about 1/2 hour to brush your teeth so your don't strip the enamel from your teeth.

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Testimonial 44

Name: Eliane Robert
Location: Haute Garonne, France
Date: August 26, 2010
(Translated from French)

Good evening,
Well listen, I came across this article, this forum and these comments while spending the week documenting this problem, new for me, but very painful. Worse than anything I have ever had, I think?
I will try.

5 minutes before the store opening, I was already waiting. I started (taking ACV) as soon as I arrived home, as well as this evening at the table. I don't know why, but I am already hurting much less. I took Omeprazole anyway, which up to then had no effect, nor Gaviscon. I will see tomorrow…

I hope I will not have any secondary effects, such as stomach aches or others, nor aggregate my case. But for now I am reviving a little. That's it, my personal experience.

I have not yet had any exams, just seen the doctor who has prescribed medications, and said that if my condition did not improve it would become necessary to have further exams.

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Testimonial 43

Name: Armando Quintero
Location: California, United States
Date: August 22, 2010

I have GERDS and also I have sleep apnea. Waking up feeling tired from acid discomfort during the night has been a regular thing for about 6 years.

A friend told me to take tablespoons of mustard to which I laughed. I researched it one day while I was bored and learned about the benefits of vinegar.

Took a spoonful yesterday after lunch and I felt a difference. Took another one after dinner, before bed and I wake up early this morning refreshed- a good night's rest for once.

I couldn't care less about the taste. If people can take a shot of whiskey to calm nerves who's to complain about a shot of vinegar to calm a stomach!

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Testimonial 42

Name: Sam
Location: California, United States
Date: August 22, 2010

After using PPI for more than 9 months with all side effect, finally, I give ACV a try.

It works wonderfully for a week now.

No more Nexium...

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Testimonial 41

Location: Louisiana, United States
Date: August 15, 2010

I am a 56 year old male. Symptoms had me chasing heart problems, apnea, COPD and sinus allergies.

Entomologist diagnosed me with GERD and LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) and recommended PPIs.

After research . . . no rocket science or anything fancy, just a tablespoon or so of vinegar in a glass of tap water and drink. Compared to everything else I've tried, the taste is nothing to tolerate. I also elevate the head of my bed and have made a few other ENT recommended behavioral/(minor)diet changes.

All symptoms gone with no prescription or OTC medications.

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Testimonial 40

Name: Wayne
Location: Indiana, United States
Date: July 30, 2010

I have just been diagnosed with GERD. Of course I was given Protonix and Prilosec to remedy this problem.

After stumbling across this site, I read all of the comments on the page. All of the wonderful things I was reading encouraged me to try some vinegar.

I've had the Braggs brand in my kitchen for quite some time and am finally getting a chance to see if it works.

Playing it safe I took just a half tablespoon of the acv and followed it with about 6 oz. of distilled water. This was about an hour ago and already I feel a difference.

I will certainly be taking 2 tablespoons with water tonight and then some. I really do appreciate all of your comments. Thank You.

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Testimonial 39

Name: Jesus G.
Location: NY, United States
Date: July 30, 2010

I used to take Prilosec every day for two years.

After getting advice from family, I stopped taking the pills and I drink AVC two times a day. I mix ACV with apple juice and it tastes great. My reflux is gone and I feel much better about my health.

Also, I recommend chewing gum to clean the acid off your teeth, and it also helps with reflux.

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Testimonial 38

Name: Tamiko Jones
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: July 06, 2010

OMG...I'm a 35 year old mother of two and have had problems with heartburn and sour stomach since I was a child and my grandma would give me acv.

For years I didn't have a problem until I had my son 9 years ago and it got worse.

I have been taking all of these over the counter medicine which no longer help and tonight I couldn't take it anymore and I googled how to treat acid reflux and this remedy came up and the light bulb went off in my head.

I took the acv and it has started working already.

I'm so upset that I didn't remember this from my childhood and that I have been suffering for the last 9 years for nothing...It really does work everyone.

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Testimonial 37

Name: Margaret Amundson
Location: Michigan, United States
Date: June 26, 2010

Three years ago I was scoped and found out that I had esophagitis and old healed ulcers. The doctor sent me home and said to take antacids.

My condition has worsened to the point that my throat burns 24/7 and I can even vomit tums. I have tried all of the PPI's and the acid reducers. I have serious bloating, belching and pain.

The meds gave me abdominal pain and diarrhea. Desperate, I called to make an appointment with the specialist even though I did not think there was anything he could do for me.

One night I was in so much pain that I went on the internet and learned about people all over the world using ACV to treat reflux. I had read about it a year ago, but as a nurse, I reasoned that treating an acid problem with an acid didn't make sense.

I tried it two weeks ago and the improvement started the first day. I think it will take a little longer for the gastritis to calm down but the constant burning in my throat is 90% better. I use 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 6 oz of water with a package of Truvia morning and night. I drink it down and it tastes almost like lemonade. I hold my breath on the last swallow and then get a swallow of clear water before breathing. I rinse my mouth with water to get the acid off my teeth.

I cancelled my appointment with the gastroenterologist as I am getting better each day. I thank everyone for their testimonials.

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Testimonial 36

Name: Patricia Mcnamara
Location: New York, United States
Date: June 14, 2010

I've had acid reflux for at least 3 years.

After 2 endoscopies and barium swallow studies, the doctor prescribed Aciphex. It did help some, but the side effects are constipation & I still had some heartburn and bloating.

During this time, I probably gained at least 30 lbs.

It was suggested by a friend to try ACV for weight loss. I tried the vinegar in water and then in tea and the taste was really bad. I now take the ACV -one tablespoon twice daily and I chase it with a flavored water.

There is no more burning acid reflux, bloating or excessive gas.

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar has made me feel so much better.

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Testimonial 35

Name: Lorri
Location: New York, United States
Date: June 14, 2010

I can't believe it....after 1 1/2 years of trying 3 different prescriptions and every over the counter a final solution I searched the web and found this site and many others like it talking about ACV.....gave it a try.

Honestly in half a glass I felt relief! I stopped all the reflux medicine and now have 8 oz of water with 3 tsp. of apple cider vinegar and little honey about 1/2 hour before meals and at bedtime (and anytime I feel the need).

I also removed problem foods from my diet till things level out....then I introduce them to see how I tolerate is definitely a problem for me and I have to be careful with High fibber foods like cereal, breads etc... also small portions several times a day works better for me.

All small prices to pay for wonderful relief!

It sounded crazy to me....Apple cider vinegar.....but thank you all for sharing because it has made all the difference in my life!

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Testimonial 34

Name: Nathan
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date: June 13, 2010

I want to thank God as well for this cure. I have been through "medical hell" for quite awhile now.

What's more problematic for me is that I was only 25 and becoming addicted and dependent on nexium, which only fixes the symptoms and not the problems. I have seen a GE before and I have been using Zantac, prilosec, and nexium plus tums and baking soda, but this actually fixes the issue.

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for showing me this awesome cure.

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Testimonial 33

Name: Alice
Location: Nord, France
Date: June 10, 2010

I am starting the third trimester of my third pregnancy with acid reflux after each meal.

Two weeks ago I started to drink "tisanes" of apple cider vinegar (warm water, apple cider vinegar, honey) before each meal or just after: no more acid reflux.

I believe, that this would be just as effective for the nausea that starts in the first trimester, but that will be for someone else to try out.

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Testimonial 32

Name: Virginia Hesse
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date: June 08, 2010

I was diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflux when I was in my late twenties.

I started on Prilosec and then moved on to Nexium. I have been taking one or the other for 20 years and my symptoms were never completely relieved - pain; burning; difficulty swallowing, and inability to eat for a day at a time when symptoms were bad.

But I convinced myself that it would have been worse if I stopped taking the pills. Even with the pills, I would have a bad episode every week or two. Recently I learned of the side effects of Nexium on people over 50 who have been taking the drug for longer than a year. That's me. I am terrified!

I had read about the ACV remedy some months ago, and bought it but hadn't had the courage to give up the pills. After the recent medical news about the danger of Nexium, I quit cold-turkey two weeks ago.

Instead I take one tsp of ACV in about 6 oz. of water, with a little honey - at bed time. I have been symptom free since I have been taking it everyday - after 20 years of suffering!

I had long ago changed my diet to eliminate the worst offenders, which for me was anything deep-fried. But I have not and will never give up chocolate, and the ACV still works.

Try it, and good luck! I am one happy convert. :)

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Testimonial 31

Name: Kathy
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Date: June 05, 2010

I was skeptical when I read all the testimonials on this sight, but I thought I'd give the ACV a try.

I've been struggling with acid reflux for over two years, taking Prilosec and Nexium. These both seemed to work, but then I read about the possibility of bone loss when taking these drugs, and I decided to stop.

I just started two days ago, taking 1 TBLSP. of ACV in 1/2 glass of water before breakfast and dinner.

I cannot believe the results. I'm so much better!

Thanks for this awesome website - it's changed my life!

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Testimonial 30

Name: David Lenz
Location: Utah, United States
Date: June 03, 2010

I used ACV to kill a wart on my toe that I had been battling for years and became a believer.

Last week I had heartburn that just would not go away. I took a double dose of Zantac and sipped on Maalox while I waited. The Maalox provided short term (5 minutes) of comfort but when I realized I had already doubled the recommended daily dose, I googled.

Sure enough, this ACV website came up and with my wart experience, I trusted it.

I just drank a swig straight from the bottle and I was cured within a minute! It didn't resurface at all that night.

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Testimonial 29

Name: Linda
Location: Washington, United States
Date: May 26, 2010

I had been diagnosed with having a sensitive esophageal valve, also it was said during the upper g.i. that the valve in the lower part of the stomach appeared to open very slowly.

I have had this problem off and on for 30 yrs. The pain and bloating is now unbearable...

I will try anything to make it better... I have tried all the major antacids and H2 blockers and now am concerned especially with the later causing calcium loss in my bones.

My pharmacy recommended this -- said his wife had used it and it worked well.

Wish any who try it the best of luck.

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Testimonial 28

Name: Judith Duft
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date: May 26, 2010

With the recent research regarding Omeprazole, I started taking ACV and it seems to be working.

Also, when I get a really bad attack of acid reflux, the kind that tightens your chest...bitters in a glass of plain seltzer is a miracle cure!

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Testimonial 27

Name: Pat
Location: Florida, United States
Date: May 24, 2010

I read the comments and decided to try it.

It has definitely helped my reflux problem.

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Testimonial 26

Name: Harold
Location: New York, United States
Date: May 22, 2010

About 2 months ago I found out I had acid reflux and my doctor put me on prevacid solu-tabs (I have trouble swallowing pills even really small ones), but they didn't really work that well.

I couldn't even drink a really small cup of coffee!!! I love coffee!!! and if I even had a really little bit I would fell like I was going to through up the next morning.

My grandfather told me to try the apple cider vinegar, so I tried it and I have been taking it four about 2 weeks and I can drink all the double strength black coffee I want!!!!!!! no side affects!

Apple cider vinegar is the best!!!

I was taking 30 mg of the ppi crap every day and it did crap. Now I take one or two table spoons of apple cider vinegar every day and it is amazing!!! I love coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate acid reflux...

Apple cider vinegar rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Testimonial 25

Name: Anonymous
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date: May 13, 2010

I've had GERD for the past two years.

I'm on protonix twice a day and it is getting less and less effective so I started surfing the Internet for natural remedies.

I started taking acv two days ago with good relief! I also stopped the protonix at the same time.

I'm still skeptical but will give it a week.

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Testimonial 24

Name: Meryem
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date: May 08, 2010

Hi every body.

I was diagnosed with acid reflux 2 years ago and my doctor gave me nexium, I took it for about 10 days and stopped it. It does not work plus the bad side effects.

Now I am taking the apple cider vinegar and that's amazing.

Plus I was taking the pau d"arco. That's helped a lot, and no no more medicines, thanks God.

But I have now the same problem with my 5 years old son and he is taking zantac but it does not seem to be working and he does not like to take apple cider vinegar. I wish I could find a solution for him.

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Testimonial 23

Name: Jon
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date: April 30, 2010

ACV, amazing stuff!!

I destroyed my health taking nexium for over 8 years. Finally had to stop the nexium because it started making my ears ring. Undocumented side affect??

Started ACV and it works great, no more ringing in the ears and I feel 100 times better.. wish I would have tried it years ago..

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Testimonial 22

Name: Christian
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: April 26, 2010

2 weeks and counting, clear of PPI Medications. Drugs are not the Solution, if anything they exacerbate the problem.

I too am sceptical of home or natural remedies, but after one and a half years of dependency on Nexium, the most powerful PPI available in Australia, the drug only destroyed my health. Worst of all, the drug is addictive - any attempts to stop taking it and the reflux returns tens times worse.

The drug suppresses your stomachs ability to produce acid. But you still need some acid to digest your food right. So you stomach continues to attempt to produce acid around the clock until the food is passed. Your stomach becomes untrained.

Retrain your stomach using the ACV. You will digest your food more efficiently. Other health side effects to do with the drugs will pass.

I take a teaspoon just before shoving food in my mouth.

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Testimonial 21

Name: Deyadira
Location: Texas, United States
Date: April 24, 2010

Im 25 and have always had acid reflux.

I had tried everything. The reflux got so bad I would throw up 2-3 times a day. Tums would make it better for about 5 mins then I would throw up the tums and dry heave, it was so painful.

A few years ago I developed a weird habit, I craved apples dipped in apple cider vinegar, usually when my symptoms were bad. I thought nothing of it till my husband mentioned it was weird about a year ago. Then I realized it was only when the reflux was bad and that after I felt better.

I decided to google uses for acv and found your site.

Funny how my body was telling me what I needed all along. Been doing the teaspoon in a glass of water when the symptoms appear for about 2 weeks. No throwing up, no heartburn waking me up at night.

Thank you for posting this. Natural remedies ftw! :)

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Testimonial 20

Name: Marilyn
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: April 23, 2010

My kinesiologist suggested that I wasn't getting enough acid in my stomach (since I've been on prilosec for several years), and suggested that I take acv with honey and water 3 times a day.

I've only been doing this for one day, but I do feel better than when I take the prilosec (which I think causes me to be dizzy sometimes).

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Testimonial 19

Name: Tammy
Location: Ohio, United States
Date: April 21, 2010

Last January I was diagnosed with acid reflux, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia.

I really didn't suffer any pain in my esophagus until a year later. A few months ago I started experiencing soreness in my chest and burning and rawness in my esophagus. I have been struggling with this on a daily basis, and it has been very painful and disruptive to my daily life. I have been on these ppi's like omeprazole twice a day, and then pantaprazole twice a day along with ranitidine twice a day with absolutely no results.

The doctor's office acted like I was crazy when I told them that the medicine did not help me. But through research on the internet I am discovering that a lot of people who suffer with acid reflux and the more severe form called Gerd, also report their medications not helping too. I thought I was alone until I started reading testimonials from others.

Well anyway, one day I was talking with one of my friends, and she told me to try ACV. I also went to a health pharmacy and asked them what I could do to spare my esophagus. The pharmacist said to take DGL, slippery elm, and aloe vera juice.

I had tried ACV like my friend had suggested also. I was amazed that when I would have the burning that it would sometimes take it instantly away. But there was a day when I was working that I took some, and I started burning worse. I got discouraged and stopped. But then after a couple of weeks decided to give it another try, but this time on a REGULAR BASIS.

I did read that if you are currently treating the disease of Gerd that you need to take a stronger dosage. You have to find the amount that is best for you that gives you results. Well, I have been taking it regularly for almost a week. Just to let everyone know. I have had days where I almost feel like my old self again. The burning in my esophagus is not as constant. I feel a lot better, and am going to continue taking ACV. It helps better than my medications.

I am still taking those also but would not be without my ACV now. Everyone's individual cases are different, and it is always good to get a check up from your doctor also to make sure what is really going on inside of you, but if you know you do most definitely have acid reflux, do give ACV a try.

I told my doctor about everything I was doing and he had no problem with it. If you take DGL, aloe vera juice, or some of the other homeopathic remedies make sure you do check with your pharmacist to make sure there is no interaction with any other meds. But ACV is very beneficial, and is what I believe has been helping me.

I thank God for sending me to all these websites for information, and to see all of the testimonies. Some people take the organic ACV, but the regular works too, and is cheaper to buy in a gallon jug. It will last you a long time. But keep consistent even if you don't have results at first. It is worth trying, instead of suffering.

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Testimonial 18

Name: Joyce Williams
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date: April 16, 2010

I tried everything over the counter from Zantac, to Prilosec, which gave me temporary relief but the best remedy and relief for me was 1 tablespoon full of White Vinegar.

This is inexpensive, take once in morning and once at night, no more Gerd!

My esophagus is now open again. Thank you Lord!

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Testimonial 17

Name: Katy
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: April 06, 2010

I'm in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and have been getting terrible acid reflux for the past few weeks.

I was given some antacids from a friend but I heart that these remedies can actually make acid reflux worse because they tell the stomach to produce even more acid.

So, I went online looking for natural remedies and stumbled upon this site... I tried the ACV this evening and the heart burn/acid reflux disappeared after about 2 minutes. Incredible!

I took about two tablespoons straight up and it was pretty intense going down but it sure did the job!

I'll be using this remedy from now on.

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Testimonial 16

Name: Mark
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date: March 23, 2010

I'm 35 and had been suffering from heartburn for a few years and had been on Zantac, Prevacid and finally Nexium for about a year.

The Nexium stopped working and I was back to the doctors office for more pills and tests.

I discovered this site, read the testimonials and gave ACV a try. I was a little skeptical at first, but it really works.

I have some first thing in the morning and a tbs last thing at night. The taste is not great, but I am off the pills and no more heartburn.

It actually even helps me sleep better!

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Testimonial 15

Name: Victor Sardone
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date: March 20, 2010

I have had heartburn for 20 years and took all the prescription pills, nexiun, protonics, etc.

I read in a home remedies book about ACV and I haven't taken a pill in 2 years for heartburn.

I drink some with water after dinner or when I start having heartburn symptoms and it instantly goes away.

No more pills for me!!!

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Testimonial 14

Name: Linda Bates
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date: March 11, 2010

I have suffered from acid reflux for about ten years.

I started taking OTC acid reducers and then progressed to the prescription drug aciphex. I have also used Protonix, Prevacid, and Nexuim.

My GI-doc said I have a hiatal hernia from the burning in the stomach lining.

I found this site and read the testimonials. I started using ACV as suggested daily. I have not experienced any break through symptoms in three days.

I love this natural remedy. I hated taking the pills and prayed for GOD to help me. I was guided website and to this cure.

Thank you so much for your honesty and sharing this wonderful cure.
Linda Bates

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Testimonial 13

Name: Carlos Diaz
Location: Florida, United States
Date: March 07, 2010

I'm another one cured by the ACV.

I have suffered from Acid Reflux all of my life. I even had the Nissen surgery done which did not work for me. I took about every PPI pill in the market, including Nexium. I used the PPI for many years. The PPI helped at first, then they stopped working so I had to change brand names for them to work again.

I discovered this site surfing the net one day. I can't not believe that I wasted all that money on PPI pills and even put my life at risk on a major surgery. This is the cure for acid reflux. I can finally go out with my girlfriend and have a couple of beers without having to suffer for the following three days. I can't believe the doctors don't tell you about this remedy!

It took three weeks for the reflux to go away. I'm currently taking 8 ounces of water with 2 to 3 table spoons of ACV twice a day. One in the morning and the other before bed time.

I'm very happy. I feel like I'm normal again. I'm 42.

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Testimonial 12

Name: Karim Hamida
Location: Nabeul, Tunisia
Date: March 06, 2010

I've just tried apple cider vinegar and I realize that it works against acid reflux!

I hope that it continues to go well.

At the moment the results are fine.

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Testimonial 11

Name: Bo
Location: Ohio, United States
Date: March 02, 2010

I have experienced acid reflux for the last 7 years and 3 years ago had an endoscopy which showed damage.

The doctor put me on Nexium, which I have been taking for 3 years. Even with Nexium, I have to watch what I eat and drink and I have been sleeping on a slant pillow.

I wanted to get off the medication and found this website and tried Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as well as fresh apples and it REALLY works! The relief is instant.

Now, I need to get on a schedule of taking ACV so I can prevent the burn before it starts. I wish I could let everyone know that is suffering!

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Testimonial 10

Name: Hank
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date: February 25, 2010

I've had acid reflux for two years now, but Apple Cider vinegar has saved my life after all other medicines failed (Prilosec, Tums, Protonix).

I drink some cold everyday as a beverage.

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Testimonial 9

Name: Marion
Location: Illinois, United States
Date: February 19, 2010

A month ago I went to the ER with horrible heartburn and chest pains.

was told I had GERD and was given a prescription for Prilosec. And of course, I was given the long list of foods I could no longer have which left me practically depressed. But considering I would much rather not be in pain, I cut out the foods on the list and took the meds faithfully for the first 11 days. And, I no longer had any reflux problems.

But I started having all kinds of other problems. Migraine headaches, lightheadedness, diarrhea, and everything I ate just didn't seem to do anything but sit in my stomach. After a lot of reading on the internet, I figured out that most of these problems were side effects of the Prilosec and that really the medicine wasn't doing anything but masking the problem. So, bye bye Prilosec, I threw the rest away. I never really liked being dependent on medication anyway.

In the midst of all the research, I found this site and read every single comment. My family used to use ACV to assist in weight loss when I was younger so I knew about some of the benefits of ACV, but I never knew it was good for acid reflux. I decided to try it and see what happened.

It's been 4 days since I started drinking 3 tsps of ACV with water before meals and before bed. I've also been taking papaya enzymes to help with my digestion. Today is the best I've felt in a month. No heartburn, no constant burping. All the side effects from taking the Prilosec are slowly going away. The only thing that's been hanging on is the migraine, but tonight is the fist night in a week I haven't had one.

All I can say is I'm so happy I found this site. I hope this continues to work for me. Anyway, I know I am never touching PPI's again. Hopefully as time goes on I'll be able to start reintroducing some of the foods I gave up back into my diet.

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Testimonial 8

Name: Aicha Ba
Location: California , United States
Date: February 11, 2010

Approximately 2 years ago, I was pregnant and in my 2nd trimester I developed a tickle in my throat which later gave way to a chronic cough.

Postpartum I went to several doctors (general/allergist/ent). The general doc said that I had post nasal drip and prescribed some meds which I didn't take because I was breastfeeding and opted to nasal rinse instead.

My chronic cough endured to my absolute misery. The allergist gave me an allergy test and we discovered I have a severe allergy to dust mites and mold and a mild allergy to cats (I have 1). She prescribed some medication which I used for a week with no change.

Finally after experiencing chest pains, throat burn along with my chronic cough I see An ENT who checks me out and is like "you want to guess what you have" well it turns out that I have "silent LPR", he said that I would basically have it the rest of my life and to take zantac and keep in touch. That was May 2009.

It's Feb 2010, zantac gave me headaches, so last week I decided to try acv.

I've known about it and have tried it for several other ailments and it's always worked. I'm one week in and my cough is basically gone. Will it come back? I hope not but right now I'm a happy little camper.

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Testimonial 7

Name: Sherry
Pennsylvania, United States
February 03, 2010

I've had acid reflux since I was born and as an adult it became increasingly worse to the point I have been on a prescribed medication that I take twice daily for the past ten years.

If I go a day or two without my medicine I get heartburn so bad I can't stand it. It's very uncomfortable and once I get it, nothing seems to relieve it right away.

I found out about ACV and it's cures of heartburn and acid reflux and started taking two tablespoons twice a day for nearly two weeks now.

I take one in the morning and one at night. I can thankfully say I have not had heartburn in over a week 1/2 and I have not taken my daily med now for about the same time.

ACV truly works for acid reflux!!!

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Testimonial 6

Name: David B
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date: February 01, 2010

Hi -
For the past 2 years I have been suffering from acid reflux...experienced bloating, belching, difficulty breathing (caused by bloat and acid and a constantly blocked right nostril). Yes, acid does interfere with nasal passages.

I found ACV on the earth clinic site about 6 months back, and swear it helps me every time I drink it. It gives me IMMEDIATE relief. My breathing gets better and my nose becomes clear.

I drink the Bragg brand with the mother. Just add water and shake my head 10 times because, the taste is nasty. But taking my medicine is worth it, as I feel refreshed and renewed.

Please tell others about this miracle cure in a bottle.


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Testimonial 5

Name: D. Eastman
Location: Michigan , United States
Date: January 22, 2010

I have been on Acid Reflux pills for easily 10 years.

I started with Tums, Then a over the counter heartburn pill ( lil' pink one ), Then prescription, Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec. Then acid started coming up my esophagus in the night into my lungs. Prescription stuff just quit working.

To the health food store I went. I am drinking a 2oz. shot of Braggs ACV with a tablespoon of pure lemon juice in the A.M. Seems to be working.

When I get a attack I do up a round! Before I eat I take a enzymes vitamin to help digestion.

Good luck.

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Testimonial 4

Name: Jessica
Location: Georgia, United States
Date: January 21, 2010

I am only 21 and I have had a terrible time for the past year with acid reflux and the medicines don't work.

Doctors pretty much told me there was nothing they could do--but that probably has a lot to do with the fact that I have no insurance, but anyway I tried this vinegar thing....GREAT!!

I just used it the first time last night and that is the most I have slept in probably a year!! From just one use!!!!


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Testimonial 3

Name: Elier
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date: January 21, 2010

I've been having GERD symptoms for more than 5 years and lifestyle changes would not solve it.

Reflux woke me up many times at night and my esophagus felt tender for days afterwards. I went to a gastroenterologist and got an endoscopy, which revealed that my esophagus was irritated. The doctor prescribed Prilosec and told me I'd have to take it for life.

After two years on Prilosec I started having numbing on my hands at night, strong enough to wake me up in the middle of the night. I researched these symptoms and came to find out there are thousands of sufferers from long term Prilosec out there, many with very serious side effects.

I looked for alternative treatments for GERD and found out about vinegar after meals: IT WORKS GREAT. I've been without Prilosec for 6 months and haven't had a reflux episode since.

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Testimonial 2

Name: James
Location: Delaware , United States
Date: January 14, 2010

I have acid reflux and asthma.

My acid reflux had gotten so bad that I would prevent me from breathing. I had bad experiences with medicines for acid reflux, so I began looking for a natural remedy.

I stumbled across BRAGG's Apple Cider Vinegar, and I found this site. I was encouraged to try it based off of all of the positive reviews given on this site.

I bought the ACV, put two table spoons in about 8oz of water and drank it. Literally, within 5 minutes, I was able to breath!!! My pain has been eliminated, and I don't have to take any medication for my Acid Reflux as of now!

This is truly a blessing from the Lord, and something to be told! I encourage ANYONE who is suffering from Acid Reflux or GERD to go out, buy a bottle of BRAGG's Apple Cider Vinegar, put 2-3 tbsp. in 8oz of water, and drink! I can't guarantee anything, but I can say that it definantely worked for me.

Praise the Lord!!!

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Testimonial 1

Name: James M
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date: January 06, 2010

I have been diagnosing myself for the last several months and have run the gamut of possibilities as to the reasons of this newly assumed chronic cough. Allergies, bronchitis, and the unimaginable, a tumor to explain this chronic condition. After ruling everything out aforementioned either by deduction based upon what were truly my symptoms and then finally seeking the consultation of a PA, who is a lifelong friend, the symptoms pointed to the possibility of acid reflux.

Looking back on what had transpired a few months ago, that is, the lifestyle of massive amounts of coffee and eating once daily, yet virtually consuming the amount of calories in that one meal that would have better served me divided by three at least, it made sense that acid reflux was a definite posibilty. Especially after I did a semi exhaustive study on what the condition entails.

I then set out to take back my health with which G-d had blessed me.

I googled natural remedies for acid reflux and low and behold the treatment which can now be considered viable, was a few hundred feet away at the market. This information came to me in the late evening and of course I couldn't wait til the rising of the sun to make haste to the market.

The following day after purchasing the raw, organic type, I took a tablespoon of ACV with about 8-9 ounces of water, three times. The second day was virtually the same dosage. That second day was interesting. The reason is that in between the second and third dosages I began to feel this transformation of my body. At the time I didn't know for the better or for the worse. I just could feel something changing inside of me.

So here it is the sixth of January and so far today I have enjoyed a cup of coffee, then for dinner my children and I made a homemade pizza. The toppings on the pizza were jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, onions, garlic pizza sauce, broccoli, and mozzarella cheese of course. I will say that despite the wonderful combination of ingredients I did not gorge myself but rather filled myself to roughly 2/3 per the wisdom of the great Jewish sage Maimonides from his work compiled over a thousand years ago.

It is now almost four hours later and I think I have coughed only once, which I believe is due to the extreme cold, dry air that has pervaded the plain states. Other than that the chronic cough seems to have been alleviated due to this wonderful knowledge that was brought to my attention.

What remains to be seen is if I will need to continue this regiment or not. Or some modification of it. Regardless I am grateful that my health is being restored and will update this note at some point with amended details if they exist.

Praise to the G-d of all Israel.