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  1. recepta
    May 23, 2010

    Yummy … this looks tasty. I hope it’s healthy too.

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    • clarizza
      March 30, 2014

      It tastes horrible. Very bitter and sour, and has the gross smell of strong vinegar. Very foul. Don’t get your hopes up.

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      • Tammy
        April 23, 2014

        That’s because your ph levels are off. After you drink it for a while and your blood is cleansed and at the right levels the taste will improve as well…

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      • Donna
        April 23, 2014

        Thanks Tammy, that makes sense to me. I notice how my own tastes, and what I crave changes. Our bodies communicate so much to us.

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      • moe
        November 10, 2014

        Just add stevia and enough water to make it taste good.

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      • Nicole
        April 21, 2015

        Tammy, Very interesting to know regarding ph levels. I have been mixing it with lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon, at first I had to drink it really fast to avoid the taste of the apple cider..I have been drinking for about 1 week and have noticed a difference in the taste. The taste does not bother me at all anymore.

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      • JB
        November 15, 2015

        Adding stevia is defeats the purpose what this drink does – there is a synergy w/ the ACV and honey and water. And yes, after drinking it consistently, your body starts to crave it, is happy to have it, and it tastes good and does great things for your body.

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      • Sea Wolf
        February 16, 2015

        It tastes like vinegar because it isn’t full of the sugar and other crap that you probably prefer. ACV tonic has been around longer than you, believe it or not. It isn’t anything new. ACV in the water for my laying hens also keeps them healthy and prevents them getting colds in the winter. ACV has more uses than this and maybe using your research skills will show you that it is indeed a very useful home remedy and resource.

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      • Errol
        April 8, 2015

        Try a table spoon of apple cider vinigar and a tea spoon of honey with hot water in a glass or small cup. you cannnot taste the vinigar much. I find taking this about 30 minuites beforte i go to bed helps me sleep like a baby and i find it very tasteful.

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      • Ezz
        August 14, 2015

        try using pineapple or apple juice or any other fruit juice with your ACV, but do not use juice drinks that have sugar added.

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  2. Cheryl Schistad
    November 8, 2010

    HI Donna,
    Since you discussed the dangers of using ACV at full strength, what is the ratio for the 2 – 3 teaspoons of ACV to water that you would recommend…
    I love the idea of Kale chips but realize the kale by itself with OO and salt and ACV will be good enough for me.
    On another note, have you any ideas on what would cause someone to crave salt?
    Thank you for your blog….
    Cheryl

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    • johnetta Kemp
      April 29, 2013

      I watched a show on discovery fit and health and this lady craved salt and she was eating rock salt. It had something to do with her potassium levels.

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  3. fareeda
    January 20, 2011

    normally i take apple cider vinegar in the morning with out any food , seems to be very good and easy for the day.

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  4. Jeanne
    August 4, 2011

    Trying it now for the first time. Water is real cold,
    which helps. Seems o.k. If good for me, I will do it,
    and not gagging, lol 🙂 lol…. so. It’s a “can do”
    drink. (Some aren’t!!!) To a great day for all. J

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  5. Rita
    September 20, 2011

    I have the same problem. The adrenal glands are fatigued,in other words tired from exess stress.investigate on this

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  6. Gerald
    October 28, 2011

    It’s been awhile since I’ve come to this site and since then I have become a vegetarian.
    I just stopped by to colect some vege recipes and to say to all stay healthy eat organic and lay off the chemicals if at all possible

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  7. steph
    July 21, 2012

    would any kind of ACV work?

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    • Donna
      July 27, 2012

      Hi Steph, theoretically any type of ACV will work. But how the quality of the ACV is pretty critical. If it’s been pasteurized, all the good enzymes, and micro-organisms will be dead. If it’s not made from organic apples you may have pesticide residue in it. It’s best if it’s unfiltered too, but I would say that raw and organic are the most important qualities, in that order. You can always make your own too, I have a recipe and instructions for doing that here.

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  8. Pixie
    October 14, 2012

    Can I use honey instead of sugar when I make the recipe to grow Kombucha ?

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    • Elizabeth
      May 13, 2013

      No, honey may not be used because of its antibiotic properties. Use regular cane sugar (white) or a combination of white and evaporated cane juice. Make sure the label reads cane sugar otherwise you might be getting GMO products, i.e., from GMO beets.

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  9. Debbie
    October 16, 2012

    How do you keep the gnats from swarming around the covered jar? Thanks.

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  10. Richie
    October 30, 2012

    It really helps with my low stomach acid levels. Just feels good overall.

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  11. Joy
    March 1, 2013

    I just stopped by for this recipe..I have also been told that Stevia is good to add for the taste.

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  12. Elizabeth
    May 13, 2013

    Just ran across this site — thank you. As to ACV, I’ve found the best for me is simply to fill a pint size canning jar with water and add 2 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar. Sip throughout the day especially before meals. Has done wonders for my bloating. Don’t take before bed — might result in frequent bathroom trips. Large amounts of the ACV, i.e., 2-3 Tblsp. resulted in my blood pressure being lowered by too much.

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  13. Discoutech
    August 4, 2013

    Very nice post. I absolutely appreciate this website. Continue
    the good work!

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  14. Denise Grassart
    April 26, 2014

    can you eat the stuff at the bottom of the bottle? Looks icky.
    Thanks,
    Denise

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    • Donna
      April 28, 2014

      You can eat it Denise, but you may not want to, more due to the texture than anything. If so just use a strainer when you are pouring the ACV off and you’re close to the bottom of the bottle.

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      • Denise Grassart
        April 29, 2014

        Thank you Donna. That’s what my instincts said, but I didn’t want to be throwing away something that was beneficial.

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    • Stacy
      November 25, 2014

      You should be shaking the bottle so that all of that stuff at the bottom is mixed in.

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  15. dj
    May 12, 2014

    I add a pinch of cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla stevia to the drink and it is very tasty

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    • Donna
      May 12, 2014

      Thanks dj, that sounds yummy! I love the combination of vanilla stevia and sour things, like lemon, lime, ACV. It kind of reminds me of vanilla cream sodas I think.

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  16. Tammy
    May 12, 2014

    Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, it’s a natural antinflamitory, it also helps to keep your blood sugar leveled out, and it makes it taste great!!!

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  17. Madeline
    June 2, 2014

    do u drink the whole thing and keep making more for the 3 times a day ?
    (apple cider vinegar tonic)
    Thank you !

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  18. bertha
    December 5, 2014

    can the ACV water be used by some one who is going through dialysis?

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  19. Shy
    April 12, 2015

    Hi! Is it ok to use organic coconut sugar to sweeten it up a bit? Would this contradict your aim to lose fats? Thanks.

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    • Donna
      April 15, 2015

      Hi Shy, I sweeten it up with honey, or stevia, or use fruit (see my recipes for the ACV Chia drink). I think it’s better to do what you need to in order to get the ACV in you than to not drink it because you don’t like the taste. Once you add your coconut sugar so that you can start drinking it you can gradually decrease the amount of coconut sugar you use as you become more accustomed to the taste. Any sweetener with a lower glycemic index is going to be better, because it’s not going to spike your blood sugar, which causes your body to release the hormone insulin in order to regulate the blood sugar. Insulin in your blood stream tells the body to store fat.

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  20. srinivasan k
    April 23, 2015

    Hai, I have started to drink Acv 1tsp with 200ml of water. I am having severe nausea& disturbed sleep. Started yesterday only. Any suggestions to overcome please??

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  21. John
    May 11, 2015

    Has anyone had success at losing weight using ACV and if so was it a slow peocess>

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    • Donna
      May 27, 2015

      Natural, healthy weight loss generally is a slow process John. It’s not a magic bullet for sure, and most people have many positive changes they could make to both their diet and exercise program to speed up weight loss. I think that if people are still eating a lot of processed foods, artificial sweeteners, things they have food intolerances for, then they could be taking ACV every day and still not see a positive difference in their weight. But it’s probably working to keep them a little healthier, help their body cope with the stress they are putting it under, help them stay a little more disease free than they would otherwise. But all that is a very hard thing to quantify, because we never know what would happen if we didn’t do it.

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  22. patti
    May 16, 2015

    I am adding a squirt of Mio in it actually orange Tang Mio and it is excellent!! Goes down easily!! Tastes great!

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  23. Kailah
    June 14, 2015

    I was out of lemon juice for lemon water,and had never tried a drink with apple cider vinegar before. I put a couple small spoonfuls in a mug full of water and thought it was pretty good! Cheers to a nice, refreshing drink!

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  24. Maria
    June 22, 2015

    I’ve bought the ‘Biona’ organic ACV because I tend to have high blood pressure and cholesterol. I’ve been taking natural ingredients cholesterol treatment for 21 days but I’m still on the horrible, full of side effects HBP drugs even though I take hawthorn leaves , berries and roots in drops and my HBP is now almost normal. Will the ACV lower the HBP and will 1 tsp x 3 daily in 200ml water be sufficient or it needs to be 2 tsp in 200ml x 3 times daily in 200ml water to do the ‘trick’?

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    • Donna
      June 22, 2015

      Hi Maria. Sorry I am not a medical professional, so I can’t advise you on things of a medical nature. I’m pretty sure you would need to actually see someone in person though, in order to get all your questions answered. You might want to seek out an integrative physician who knows and can help you with both the allopathic and alternative treatments.

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  25. Sharon Lockhart
    July 13, 2015

    I am looking for a recipe or information about using Raw uncooked Apple Juice, that was frozen with some Apple Cider and if it will become Apple Cider Vinegar?
    Does anyone know if this is possible?
    I have a gallon jar full of just apple juice and apple cider, sitting with a cloth on the top.
    I just need to know if it will eventually become vinegar?

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  26. Charity
    July 14, 2015

    How much water is a freakin glass of water?

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  27. May
    August 6, 2015

    Take one glass with 1-2 teaspoons divided into three times a day, or three glasses with ACV – that is, a glass with ACV with every meal?

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