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Old 03-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #11
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Apple cider vinegar is said to aid digestion in canines, although I imagine not very many canines are eating starches. Lots of people put a little in their dog's drinking water.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #12
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Heartburn is caused by an excess of acid in your stomach. Vinegar is an acid. ???
Actually, heartburn is caused by excess pressure on the esophageal sphincter (which keeps your stomach acid where it belongs), or a weakened esophageal sphincter. Antacids neutralize acid, relieving discomfort, but then your body panics, and creates even more acid to compensate, causing a rebound effect. Taking vinegar is supposed to keep you from over-producing acid in the first place, apparently. Which would maybe prevent excess pressure? Obviously that won't fix a weak esophageal sphincter though.
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...Taking vinegar is supposed to keep you from over-producing acid in the first place, apparently. Which would maybe prevent excess pressure?...
Your body doesn't produce as much acid if you take vinegar because the vinegar add that acid.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #14
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I add apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it about 15 minutes before I am going to eat a big meal. I was told you have to get the one with "mother" in it (and keep it in the fridge). I can only find it at a health food store.

BTW, my dogs eat potatoes and I do put a dash of apple cider vinegar on their food...they love their spuds!
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #16
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I did some googling on the subject of vinegar as a dietary supplement.

According to WebMD (see link below), regular use of vinegar as a digestive aid or food supplement has questionable effectiveness and is potentially harmful and may interfere with Rx meds.


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Apple cider vinegar is said to aid digestion in canines, although I imagine not very many canines are eating starches. Lots of people put a little in their dog's drinking water.
Vinegar does not aid in digesting starch, it inhibits it. In humans.

Since caninine are carnivores, their sytem is set up to digest meat and not starches.
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That's true jennyema.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #19
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Many salad dressings have vinegar included - I haven't seen many people with a problem with that.
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It's a matter of quantity. Most salad dressing contain much more oil than vinegar.
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