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7/31/09 8:42 P

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I've got acid reflux too -- I think I'll try the ACV. I take Prilosec, but would much rather have a natural cure.

Besides, I can't let you guys have an addiction all by yourselves! lol emoticon

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7/30/09 2:15 P

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And we don't even have to start on chocolate. To bad that CA is already taken. Those darn cocaine addicts have it easy compared to us with a predilection for eating to much chocolate.

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7/29/09 11:42 P

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LOL --

I've got a secret stash of ACV in each room of the house. And I tip the waitress in restaurants to put some "extra" salad dressing on my dish -- with a side car to boot.
I even pretend to us it as a rinse for my hair. That gives me an excuse to have it in the bathroom.
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Edited by: KUZINKEITH at: 7/29/2009 (23:44)
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7/29/09 6:18 P

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Now...what if he had offered you ACV?



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7/29/09 5:48 P

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LOL! Apple Cider Vinegar?!? One way you can define an addictive substance is by progressive increases in usage. Do you find yourself faking indigestion just so you can score another tablespoon of ACV? Do you wake up jonesing for salad dressing? Have you ever held up a convenience store to get marinade?

I mentioned to an AA acquaintance that I had a toothache Sunday and he offered me his prescription codine tablets. What a pal! (I declined.)

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7/29/09 12:43 P

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I never heard of anyone objecting to our using vinegar. I love apple cidar vinegar, especially in tomato sauces and chili.

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7/29/09 11:55 A

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Actually, after doing some research....I think it does have tiny amounts. In theory...all of the alcohol is supposed to oxidize in the process to become vinegar but in reality...trace amounts remain (most with the wine vinegars). All that said....I eat at least 2 T. of vinegar/day on salads and have done so for years. No one has ever suggested we stop eating salad dressing. I think vinegar is fine. I clean with it everyday and use it liberally on salads and subs. Mary L.

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7/29/09 10:27 A

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It's also a great substitute for wine in cooking. I mix it with Chicken broth and soy sauce for some recipes.
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7/29/09 9:50 A

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LOL, thank you! I just needed to hear another person affirming this.

And believe me, the taste is awful but it's the best cure out there! I swear by it.


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7/29/09 9:45 A

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Vinegar has no alcohol in it at all. The alcohol is oxidized to become vinegar. Your friend might want to pull out his old chemistry text.

I can question your taste in drinking vinegar, but not your sobriety.

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LILSWEETIE's Photo LILSWEETIE Posts: 428
7/29/09 9:40 A

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OK so maybe this is a stupid question but it came after a very old school and very opinionated member of my local chapter nearly fell over in shock that I take Apple Cider Vinegar in liquid form occasionally to calm an upset stomach at the recommendation of my naturalist. I checked prior to buying it to be sure that it is pure and contains no alcohol in the ingredients. Just pure ACV. I am aware that it takes alcohol form during the fermenting process but then is turned into vinegar. So what's the deal, by taking a tablespoon to help some occasional indigestion am I risking my sobriety? They acted as if I'm taking a tablespoon of whiskey! I'm not jerking around here, I value my sobriety as much as the air I breath and if general consensus says this may be dangerous behavior I'll look for another cure all. This just has been the only thing that works for my acid reflux. HELP please.



Edited by: LILSWEETIE at: 7/29/2009 (09:40)
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