Ailment: Abdominal Pain
Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Lydia of Arcata, CA, USA on 27 August 2013 at 6:11 1353
At the first sign of stomach discomfort, I grab Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (the mother culture is important). The cider vinegar works! Straight, 1 tsp - 1 tbl. right down the hatch, or 1 tbl. in 6-8oz water. Some take it ever day. I'd say if you have a long lasting issue, try it for one or two weeks, every day. In time your belly eco system may be healed for good. Stop with commercial brands acid stoppers, the WORSE thing to do. We need the acid and micro organisms to help w/digestion. Drug store anti-acids remove the goodness of the correct acids in the stomach.
Remedy (new) posted by JohnM of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 25 May 2010 at 12:31 216
For several years I had severe abdominal and stomach pain. Occasionally after a big meal I would have a little acid reflux, but neither I nor my doctors thought this heartburn was the cause of the problem. Instead they labelled my problem as "anxiety". I was given a prescription for losec (prilosec), after discussing proton pump inhibitors protonics, nexium and zantac. Also an antibiotic tablet klacid. None of them helped - after a few weeks they made the pain and episodes of reflux worse. I started to do my own research, and was reading on this site about how most people have low stomach acid, and the use of apple cider vinegar. I am taking a glass of water with two teaspoons of ACV three times per day, away from meals. WOW! I had almost immediate relief! Also, no episodes of reflux since. I am amazed at the doctor's lack of knowledge - how such a simple cure can work so fast and yet they don't use it. Other benefits - more energy, I sleep better, and apparently, much less snoring. Thank you!!!