Apple cider vinegar

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by catsholiday on Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:11 pm

Apple cider vinegar

Is there any truth or substance in the fact that drinking apple cider vinegar can help with arthritis?

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by wendygreen on Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:04 pm

Re: Apple cider vinegar


While there is no scientific evidence that cider vinegar eases arthritis, it's a traditional remedy that's stood the test of time and there's lots of anecdotal evidence that it does help some people.

Margaret Hills, a nurse who suffered from arthritis advocated taking one dessertspoonful of cider vinegar with one teaspoon of honey in water 3 times a day, in her book Treating Arthritis The Drug Free Way. She claimed that arthritis was caused by excess uric acid in the body - which the cider vinegar and honey, combined with a healthy 'acid-free' diet helped to neutralise.

Another well-known cider vinegar enthusiast - the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has revealed that cider vinegar and honey helped ease both his mother's arthritis and his own. You'd certainly have nothing to lose by giving it a go! Even if it doesn't help your arthritis it may improve your health in other ways, as a recent study at Aston University, Birmingham claimed that taking 30ml of cider vinegar diluted in 200ml water every day reduces cholesterol levels by 13%!

Wendy Green
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