Apple Cider Vinegar

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Has anyone heard whether Apple Cider Vinegar ( with the mother) is good for Bronchiectasis? 

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    I've heard this although haven't tried it yet - and wonder what sort of 'dose' might be recommended.  I discovered turmeric supplements (as being effective in managing bronchX) via this site and have started to take them - but not for sufficient time as yet to know how effective they might be.

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    I use it. A large glass of water with 2 desertspoons of pouring honey and 3 of apple cider vinegar (I prefer a tart taste - I believe the standard is 2 of each and I've seen that others use tablespoons as the measure not desertspoons. Topped up with lots of ice. I take it once a day.

    My understanding is that it has no direct effect on the bronchiectasis condition itself, rather it's meant to neutralise or at least act as some counter to the impact of antibiotics on the gastric system. Some people get real problems with their digestive system as a side effect of talking either or both of prophylactic antibis or rescue antibis when facing an infection that's off to the races. I've seen others comment on health forums saying that cider vinegar and honey dose help to calm their systems down.

    I didn't have a problem with my stomach when I decide to take it up a couple of years ago. I haven't had any problems since taking it either. So, I can't tell whether it's doing me any good, but as I live in a hot climate (Thailand) and have to consume copious quantities of water this makes a refreshing change as a drink! So I stick with it. Others might think the sweet and sour is way OTT but I'm quite partial; the natural sweetness of homey is probably better for one than fruit juice sugars and way better than canned sodas like cola of course.

    I started taking Bragg Organic cider vinegar (US-made) with The 'Mother' (no idea what that is, but health wallahs seem to go on about it being essential). In the last year I've downpriced a little to Ozzy-made 'Healthy Mate', which tastes as good to me and also has that mother thingy.

    Dunno why the market leaders don't seem to include French or British cider vinegar - since as far as I'm aware we and the froggys are the fount of all good ciders. Perhaps that's the reason - they don't want to turn their lovely apples to vinegar.

    On that subject I digress: has any other Brit on here been to the Cider Pub in Newton Abbot (can't remember its formal name) - it's a world-class experience; heaps of big old barrels in a slightly grungy darkened hostelry that speaks of at least a hundred years ago and not at all ersatz of kitsch. Hope it's still going strong as I've been out of the country for ten years save for brief family visits a bit far away from Devon.

    Just looked up Cider Vinegar on the internet. Seems as though the natural health community claim lots of general health benefits for it, so maybe I'm doing my body a better service than I thought.  

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      PS - I'm with you on turmeric Primrosegirl - or the curcumin essence of turmeric, which I take enthusiastically as part of an anti-inflammatory diet. Some or all parts of that approach has made me feel noticeable improvements to my condition over the last 12 months. My full annual review at Papworth in May (CT/breathing tests/shuttle walk/full bloods) franked that improvement too.

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      Another chunk of your advice/tips that I've screenshot and added to the others; these have helped remove any reservations I had about looking at an online patient's forum (I thought this would inevitably be full of 'oh woe is me's).

      Really positive, helpful info. Thank you again smile

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    Thanks for your feedback Sally and Steve, good to know your thoughts. Stay well.
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    I was told that it helps with arthritis, a tablespoon a day. And that it would take several weeks to notice an improvement. My husband and I started taking it, but we couldn't get past the taste, even when we put it in apple juice. So we stopped taking it.

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