Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) goes in and out of fashion and is making a comeback.
This is how the movement began. Later, the Bragg’s came out with Liquid Amino Acids: a substitute for the protein missing in most vegan diets. A close look at the label though tells the consumer there is little protein in Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acid. The amino acids touted by the Bragg family were from fermented soy beans; a process that came under close scrutiny and caused outrage in the health community not long ago. Why? Natural bloggers everywhere had a 'beef' with the vegan protein substitute that stated "No MSG" on the label. The process by which the amino acids were made produce an 'MSG broth' and was not suitable as a soy sauce alternative or good source of vegan protein.
If you are using ACV and benefit from it, by all means, keep using it. Some may actually get sicker taking apple cider vinegar. A community of folks who struggle with another common ailment: Candida Albicans.
The trouble with candida albicans is the yeast takes up residence alongside fat in your cells. The yeast creates a barrier between fat and the outside world denying fat an exit strategy. Unless the yeast is reduced or eliminated from the cells, the fat molecules will not release. Current researchers believe more suffer with candida albicans than reported because one can go for years without being diagnosed.
For example, your only symptom may be weight gain while others may experience a myriad of symptoms. Candida manifests in each person differently. When aggravated, the condition only worsens because the acidic stomach loaded with yeast is already sour and ‘making wine’ per se. Candida sufferers will have a decreased alcohol tolerance. One or two drinks can intoxicate the candida patient who used to be able to drink more before becoming very drunk. Another study now links chronic edema with obesity. When yeast surrounds a cell, it traps fat and water. More research is needed to find a direct link but work to date is compelling.
ACV is not a cure-all but it can help some people. If you suffer from candida, I urge you to avoid adding ACV to your diet. Are you wondering if you have candida albicans? Take this questionnaire before seeing your doctor: http://www.yeastconnection.com/pdf/yeastfullsurv.pdf
The Yeast Connection online is a great resource for those who suffer from chronic illness. Rule out yeast before grabbing a bottle of ACV. People are unique and a cure-all may not be YOUR answer.