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Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:18 am
by whitebear54
I've been reading how sipping some apple cider vinegar can help me cut down my belly fat and also help lower my A1C--I'm trying to do something to get off some of the meds I'm on for my type II diabetes. Any truth to it?

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 am
by Fullmoon
Anytime you can wean yourself off the meds its to your advantage to do it. I take a shot glass of apple cider vinegar mixed with the juice of one lemon, topped off with ice cold water, a 12 ounce glass of this every day will eliminate gout pain in the foot. I don't know if my glucose levels have changed from drinking this but wild swings in the numbers no longer happen. They seem to have stabilized. Most big pharma meds have side effects like "unexplained rapid weight gain" so it defies logic to take these meds as they benefit big pharma and not the patient. Weight gain just causes more problems like high blood pressure so they can sell you more meds which in turn cause more side effects and its a never ending cycle to sell more pills.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 am
by whitebear54
Fullmoon wrote:Anytime you can wean yourself off the meds its to your advantage to do it. I take a shot glass of apple cider vinegar mixed with the juice of one lemon, topped off with ice cold water, a 12 ounce glass of this every day will eliminate gout pain in the foot. I don't know if my glucose levels have changed from drinking this but wild swings in the numbers no longer happen. They seem to have stabilized. Most big pharma meds have side effects like "unexplained rapid weight gain" so it defies logic to take these meds as they benefit big pharma and not the patient. Weight gain just causes more problems like high blood pressure so they can sell you more meds which in turn cause more side effects and its a never ending cycle to sell more pills.


Thank you. I agree about the side effects. Seems like once I got started on the meds I could not lose weight. Also as time has gone on I need more and more meds to keep the A1C under control. It's expensive and it stinks to have to carry a pharmacy with me any time I travel. I'll try the shot glass Idea and forward it to a friend who suffers from gout.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:52 am
by rickdun
Vinegar does have a lot of benefits, but for gout, maybe for some people.

I try not to eat anything with vinegar in it, 'cause, it gives me the gout. :?

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:58 pm
by angie_nrs
I've taken ACV tablets in the past to keep mosquitos from biting. I'm not very consistent with taking pills so I'm not sure how well that really works. I do have ACV tabs in my med pantry though.

However, for weight loss and to lower your A1C, you might want to consider intermittent fasting. I have been doing this (5:2 method) for the last month and have been having some great results (noticeable reduction in belly fat) and it's really not as difficult as I thought it would be. Do your own research. There's lots of books on Amazon about it with lots of interesting comments by folks who have done it. Just a thought if you want to get off meds and lose weight.....

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:17 pm
by arkieready
I can't speak to diebetes or weight loss, but ACV is the best thing I've found for heart burn. A slug in water. And when I had a morning drink everyday of ACV and honey in warm/hot water, I had much less tummy trouble. I use mrs Bragg's raw ACV and raw, local honey. It kinda tastes like tangy cider. Thanks for the reminder--I need to start back on that.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 pm
by anita
I often make AC Vinegar tea. Heat a mug of water, add a tbs. or two (start with less, build to more), a little honey, and top with a shake of cinnamon. It is an acquired taste, but not bad.

DON'T take before bed, or you will be going to the bathroom all night long. It took a while to make the connection. :-)

I also use Mrs. Braggs.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 pm
by ForwardPreppers
Hubs has been taking a shot of Braggs ACV with a little water every evening. I think he read to do it at night and it doesn't make him get up in the night. His blood work is Monday. His doctor gave him 3 months to get his A1C down or he would have to get on meds. We are trying to avoid the meds with low carb diet, weight loss and ACV.
Fingers crossed that he's made a difference.
Mrs FP

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:52 pm
by whitebear54
ForwardPreppers wrote:Hubs has been taking a shot of Braggs ACV with a little water every evening. I think he read to do it at night and it doesn't make him get up in the night. His blood work is Monday. His doctor gave him 3 months to get his A1C down or he would have to get on meds. We are trying to avoid the meds with low carb diet, weight loss and ACV.
Fingers crossed that he's made a difference.
Mrs FP



Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:29 pm
by anita
ForwardPreppers wrote:Hubs has been taking a shot of Braggs ACV with a little water every evening. I think he read to do it at night and it doesn't make him get up in the night. His blood work is Monday. His doctor gave him 3 months to get his A1C down or he would have to get on meds. We are trying to avoid the meds with low carb diet, weight loss and ACV.
Fingers crossed that he's made a difference.
Mrs FP


You might try having him take cinnamon as well. Good for reducing blood sugar.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:47 pm
by ForwardPreppers
He does take turmeric, but he's been taking that for about 3 years. It was recommended by a fellow prepper with diabetes. I'll have to read up on the cinnamon. We have a lot stocked for all our oats.

Mrs FP

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:12 pm
by angie_nrs
ForwardPreppers wrote:He does take turmeric, but he's been taking that for about 3 years. It was recommended by a fellow prepper with diabetes. I'll have to read up on the cinnamon. We have a lot stocked for all our oats.

Mrs FP


I heard on Rachael Ray last week that turmeric is only effective if taken along with pepper (black pepper I think). I have no idea whether or not that's true. I do not watch RR or any other talk shows as they typically just drive me batty.....but I just saw this blip as I was walking by and the TV was left on. It was promptly turned off as I passed by. I don't take turmeric so I was not interested, but this thread made me think of it. Just thought this might be helpful to you.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 pm
by anita
I don't think that turmeric is ineffective without black pepper, just less effective (at least that's a theory).

I don't take much health info from Rachel Ray, as her cooking is about the antithesis of healthy. :-)

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:34 pm
by angie_nrs
anita wrote:I don't think that turmeric is ineffective without black pepper, just less effective (at least that's a theory).

I don't take much health info from Rachel Ray, as her cooking is about the antithesis of healthy. :-)


You may be correct. I know absolutely nothing about it. It was actually RR's guest that made the statement. I don't know anything about RR, except that I don't really like her much and I have absolutely no idea why. :evil: She is just one of those people that rub me the wrong way....like she's always acting fake or something. I lose absolutely no sleep over it and would never watch the show.

Although, back to the ACV tabs.....for myself, I take it when my gut doesn't feel quite right and it seems to help get me feeling better quicker.

Re: Benefits of Vinegar???

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:23 pm
by ForwardPreppers
Hubs did some research on the cinnamon and thinks he might give it a try.

Blood work results after eating low(er) carb, losing 16 pounds and taking ACV each night for 3 months:

A1C - from 7.8 to 6.4
Glucose -from 180's to 111

He did notice more tummy trouble when he forgot to pack his vinegar last week in combination with eating out off his normal diet at home.
We will continue on our plan and see if it goes down again in 3 months.

Mrs FP