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Alison Johnson is a respected naturopath of over 22 years. She has qualifications in herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and iridology. Visit her Sydney clinics for a personal appointment.

Apple cider vinegar

Sunday, August 31, 2008
Apple cider vinegar is regarded as alkaline and therefore would not upset the acid/alkaline balance, so it is okay to take.

Question:
I am an O blood type and therefore have high acidity in my stomach already and I'm wondering if it is okay to still take apple cider vinegar. If so, what is your recommendation in taking it? I've already read to take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, diluted with water and maybe some honey?

Answer:

Apple cider vinegar is regarded as alkaline and therefore would not upset the acid/alkaline balance, so it is okay to take. Many benefits have been attributed to cider vinegar but possibly the chief one is to assist in digestion.

It is very important the digestion takes place in a timely fashion. If food sits undigested in the stomach for too long, all sorts of complications follow, such as bloating, wind and the inability to successfully absorb nutrients. You can take cider vinegar before every meal if you want to; a teaspoon in a little water is usually enough. You could add honey if you want, but I think it is better without.

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