Try Apple Cider Vinegar to Help Your IBS

I was skeptical when I first read about apple cider vinegar for IBS treatment. One night as I was lying awake with terrible IBS symptoms, I decided to give it a try. I mixed one teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. Within 20 minutes my symptoms were better! I was sold! Apparently, Hippocrates used this natural remedy in 400 B.C.!

There are many amazing benefits of this home remedy. Among those are:

Improve bowel irregularity by removing toxins

Helps to break down food more efficiently

Treats heartburn

May control glucose levels, helping those with diabetes

Weight loss by suppressing the appetite

May improve the body's ability to absorb minerals from food such as calcium

Not just any old vinegar will work.

There has been a lot of talk about how fermented foods are a good way to treat digestive problems. The fermentation of foods adds beneficial bacteria to food, which is needed for a healthy digestive system. Vinegar is one of those foods.

The apple cider vinegar you use for IBS symptoms needs be organic, raw, unfiltered “with the mother" (as it says on the label) which means it has those important living nutrients and beneficial bacteria.

I use the vinegar once in the morning after breakfast and once in the evening after dinner. Do not drink it without mixing it with water or other drink, and do not drink it on an empty stomach. It can be too harsh that way. You can put some honey or stevia in the drink, if you can tolerate these sweeteners, otherwise, just plain sugar will work. You can add it to any juice. Sometimes I mix it with peppermint tea, which is a drink that can be very soothing to the digestive system. The peppermint tea with a little sweetener added does a great job at disguising the strong flavor of vinegar. You can buy this type of vinegar from a company called

Bragg's and find it in the health food section of the store or online.

Drink up and enjoy the benefits!

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