Why You Should Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar For Gut Health & Healing | Dr. Nick Z.

In this video we’ll discuss the different
ways that apple cider vinegar can help you improve your gut health. Hi ladies and gentlemen, I’m Dr. Zyrowski
and welcome back to the channel. Now, if you’re new to the channel, it’s a pleasure to have
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community so that way I can help you excel your health and your life. Now in this video, we’re going to discuss
apple cider vinegar for gut healing. Now a lot of people love apple cider vinegar. It’s
this great DIY at home remedy that you can use to drastically improve your health on
a lot of ways. Well a lot of people are not familiar with is how you can actually use
apple cider vinegar to improve your gut health. So that’s what we’re going to discuss in this
video. Some research back ways the apple cider vinegar can help you improve overall gut healing.
Let’s go ahead and dive into this topic. Number one on our list. So, we’re going through
four different topics here. Number one on our list is going to be stops candida overgrowth.
Now this is important because a lot of people have candida overgrowth today for a lot of
reasons. A lot of medications cause it. There’s also too many people eating a lot of different
sugars and carbohydrates that are processed that also feed that candida. And it causes
a lot of problems in the body. Now the good news is, is apple cider vinegar can help in
a lot of ways. First of all, it’s antimicrobial. It has antimicrobial properties that have
been research proven to help decrease the Candido within the gut. So, using apple cider
vinegar is powerful for that because if we can decrease candida, we can decrease also
a lot of other problems or a lot of symptoms that come out of candida overgrowth. And so,
it’s involved in problems like a SIBO. It’s involved in problems like Crohn’s disease
or ulcerative colitis. It’s involved in conditions like joint pain. And so anyway, when we look
at candida, it causes a lot of different symptoms, a lot of different problems in the body, or
it’s directly involved with them. So, we want to make sure that we reduce candida in apple
cider vinegar. Like I said, it’s a great way to do so. Next here is apple cider vinegar is powerful
for increasing nutrient absorption. Now this is really interesting here because all the
time I see people who are taking a lot of supplementation, they’re also eating a healthy
diet and then we’ll do a nutrient test on them looking for their overall micro nutrient
levels and they’ll have all kinds of nutrient depletion. It’s always interesting, so it’s
very important that not only do we take these proper nutrients, but we also go in and we
make sure we optimize gut health so that we can absorb them. Apple cider vinegar has something
called acetic acid in it. Acetic acid is going to help in a couple of ways to help you get
more out of the food that you’re eating. First of all, the research shows that it’s going
to help increase absorption of the nutrients. But the other thing that apple cider vinegar
is going to do with the acetic acid is it’s going to actually help release enzymes into
the gut so you can break down your food and get more nutrients out of it because what
research also shows is that when you have like an enzyme depletion in the gut, you’re
not breaking your food down well and you can have micronutrient deficiencies from that
as well. So anyway, when you look at apple cider vinegar has the acetic acid, it’ll help
increase acidity in the gut, and it’ll also help break down food and help support, get
more nutrients and more nutrient absorption. Next on our list is going to help increase
stomach acid. This is so important and this kind of ties into the topic we were just talking
about here. So, it’s going to increase stomach acid in. A lot of people have way too little
stomach acid. A lot of people have stomach alkalinity and essentially when you have stomach
alkalinity and gut alkalinity, it opens the door for a lot of different problems. First
of all, you’re going to have heartburn that will come out of that. The other thing that
you’ll have come out of that is something called SIBO and this is small intestinal bacterial
overgrowth. This is essentially when you get bacteria in the wrong places in the gut and
also you get too much bacteria. And so, if your gut is too alkaline, then you have these
issues going on. Apple cider vinegar can help improve the acidity of not only the stomach,
but also the entire gut. And as a result, it can help with these different
issues that are suffering from here. And also, when you have too much alkalinity within the
gut, it opens a door for all these different issues. And I did a whole video on it and
I’ll put it in the description below because if you’re someone who thinks that, hey look,
I may have an alkalinity issue, and maybe that’s why I have so many different gut issues
and so many symptoms, I did a video that covers all of that because it’s really surprising
how many people have this issue and how many people have a ton of conditions as a result
of way too much gut alkalinity. But just to sum it up, apple cider vinegar will help increase
the acidity and help reverse a lot of these different problems that you may be facing. Next and last on our list is going to be supports
the healthy gut bacteria. Now it’s going to do this in a lot of ways and it’s very important
because when we look at the gut bacteria and the bacteria on our body in general, it’s
very important. For years, all these people were putting these different antimicrobials
on their skin and every time they walked into a grocery store, they would put it on their
skin and it was terrible for your health because it’s killing those bacteria, the bacteria
on your skin and in your body that’s really essential for good health. It’s essential
for proper hormone balance. It’s essential for proper gut health, for proper immune functions.
So important. So, we have to support that good bacteria. Apple cider vinegar is going
to do a couple of things. So we talked about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, how
you could have too much. Well, first of all, it’s going to help remove unwanted bacteria
because first of all, it’s going to act as a anti-microbial, but also is going to act
as a prebiotic and support the good bacteria. When you support the good bacteria, it helps
get rid of some of the bad, unwanted bacteria that you don’t want in your system. Now, the
other thing about apple cider vinegar, is it going to have the mother. Now the mother
has been shown to have over 12 different strains of bacteria in it and when you look at apple
cider vinegar, you want to always get the apple cider vinegar that has the floating
cloudiness within the bottle because that’s the mother. If it’s filtered, if it’s not
raw, you’re not going to get all those same benefits. And if you want to learn more about
apple cider vinegar, I did a whole complete guide that teaches you everything from when
to take it and how to take it and all the different benefits. So be sure to check that
out. Now when we look at taking apple cider vinegar
and let’s say people don’t like the taste of it. The other thing you can do is take
a capsule, but if you want to get these digestive benefits for the most part, you’re going to
have to really be careful on what you’re doing because most of the different capsule forms
of apple cider vinegar out there are not good quality at all. They’re just simply acetic
acid. We talked about how acetic acid has some benefits but the problem is when you
look at supporting the gut health and a lot of other ways, the capsules don’t contain
the mother in most cases and they are typically not raw as well. So we want to make sure that
you’re always buying a good quality apple cider vinegar capsule and don’t be duped into
thinking that they’re all equal because they’re not. As a matter of fact, most of them are
completely junk. And if you want to learn more about the one that I recommend the people,
I’ll put a link in the description below because like I said, if you want to get the benefit,
you can’t be taking something that doesn’t offer you the benefit. So if you’re using
apple cider vinegar, you want to use the liquid with the mother in it, with that cloudiness
in it. And if you’re using a capsule, you want to make sure it’s raw and it also contains
the mother as well. And so be sure to give this video a thumbs
up. If you have any questions, put it in the comment section below. Let me know the results
that you get from apple cider vinegar. I’d love to know, dying to know the benefits that
you have received cause I’ve heard so many others tell their testimonial. So share in
the comments below. Also, if you want to learn more about how to improve your health through
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  1. i could almost finish one bottle of Apple cider but I haven't noticed yet that I'm losing weight?

  2. I know I feel better when I take it. I think it helps me to more easily lose weight too. I think it’s delicious the way I make it.

  3. Excellent video, Apple cider vinegar has also been shown to improve insulin resistance. Also, for me, it helps reduce cravings for sweets.

  4. Hey Doc Where's the list you said of when to take it etc

  5. When do you recommend taking it? Morning, night? With meals? Empty stomach?

  6. Thanks doctor for making it easy for us to understand💕💕👍👍👍

  7. Firm believer in ACV for internal + many external uses. In my attempt to get away from diet colas, I drink stevia colas(Zevia brand). They are a bit too sweet for my taste; however I tried adding ACV and lemon to the ginger ale. This has become my breaking fast go to drink, since I don't drink coffee/tea.

  8. Awesome info Doc and btw nice shirt!

  9. I have been taking it for two weeks now , so far so good I mix it with fresh squeezed lemon and I take it just before breaking my fast.

  10. ACV gave me a great relief from GUT issues. I lost weight in my 3 months try. I was 168 Lbs and now I am 146 Lbs. I am doing a 2 tsp in a glass of water mixed with half piece of a squeezed lemon with Stevia. I am totaly in love with this concoctions!

  11. I’ve tried taking this with lemon n water and did t feel any difference:(

  12. Thanks Dr. Z. I'm LIVING to see your next video and benefit from the great information that you share with me us. ♥️

  13. Have you ever done a video on parasites and intestinal worms? I imagine ACV would help with that, but what more could someone do naturally?

  14. You’re awesome and thorough thank you so much👍👍👍👍

  15. "Bragg"👍 I have been taking it daily since Nov, I don't have gastric anymore and have been losing weight ( am doing IF since Nov). Dr Z, is it ok to drink it at night before bed? I have been drinking it before lunch all the while. Thank you for all the great information!

  16. I had to have most of my colon removed because of ibd and I was still very ill after this surgery, it didn't help. I swear by acv with the mother to help tummy problems. I also swear by wild oil of oregano for digestive issues.

  17. I have bad GERD use it a few times with water n mixed with raw honey but i would feel very nauseous….can you please tell me how can i use ACV the right way

  18. Thank you for this video, sir.

  19. What do you suggest if you want the benefits of the liquid but have issues with it bugging your teeth?

  20. Hi,I have burning of my stomach with ACV…should I go on or stop it ? I don't know exactly if I have gerd or colitis….sometimes that which hurts makes some good,or not…

  21. Great advice. Thank you for sharing this important information. & Take care. ❤🙂🐶

  22. Dr. Nick, I love apple cider vinegar, and have had used it for many years… But though it helped me immediately, in the long run I could feel it that it wasn’t good for me… And then I found out that it acts as a histamine, and I’m allergic of so many things, that some I don’t even know that I’m allergic to… Now I’m terrified to take apple cider vinegar… I just thought you should know about it… God Bless….

  23. Hi! What your view in colonics? Can you do q video on them please? Thank you for your amazing content.

  24. is it safe to take apple cider vinegar long term?

  25. Hi Dr Z my husband suffers severe heartburn and/or acid reflux and he takes Sodium Bicarbonate to prevent it. What can he do, keep taking bicarbonate or ACV?

  26. What so special about apple cider vinegar? Why grape vinegar has no such positive influence?

  27. Brilliant
    Thank You
    Thank You

  28. Good information. Can I suggest you add a link to the research that you reference?

  29. I just wanted to order Bragg Apple cider vinegar from the link that you provide here, but I got a message back after I put in my order and was about to pay that they (Amazon) do NOT ship this item to Norway 🇳🇴😞 And I have checked before in the stores here in Oslo – But nobody sell Brag apple cider vinegar with the mother here‼️How can we get this here in Norway❓

  30. It definitely stopped my candida overgrowth.

  31. اتمنى منك الترجمه للعربيه وشكرا لكم
    Translate to Arbiska

  32. Hello Doctor, I have started the keto diet. My weight is 308 I am 5'9, female, and 37 years old. I am trying to find how many grams of protein, fat and carbs I should consume a day. I also would like to know how many calories I should be on a day. I have searched online but feel very confused. I am morbidly obese and need to lose weight, but I am not sure the grams and calories I need a day. I know what type of foods I need to eat on the keto diet and healthy fats vs unhealthy fats that I need to eat and not eat. I just don't know what portions are appropriate for me. I have high blood pressure and I take pills for that. My doctor said its a good idea for me to do intermediate fasting and keto to lose the weight but she has no idea the portions I should consume. I went to a nutritionist and she wanted me to do a different diet. I was originally 316 and have lost 8lbs in a week and a half. Two days of that week and a half I didn't do keto and I ate carbs when I broke my fasting and I felt better. I can maintain intermittent fasting 18:6. But when I break fast and eat Keto I am still hungry and feel tired but when I ate carbs on the two days I felt good so I am confused as to what I should do. Please help.

  33. Will you please answer this question. can you drink kumbocha while fasting?

  34. Everything I take ACV my sugar spikes. I'd this nirmal ?

  35. Hello Dr if a person who has high bp or hyper acidt can have apple cider vinegar

  36. Hi Dr Z! This is great! But what can you say about “kefir”?

  37. Lots of conflicting opinions about when to take it for best rezults….morning or night. I wish you had said so. I also wish it didn't taste like battery acid !

  38. Does Apple cider vinegar have a detox affect when first taking it ?


  40. I read the combining ACV with turmeric and lime juice boosts benefits. Is this true?

  41. Very grateful for the truth and you’re extremely kind to provide all your teachings free. Thank you so much!

  42. Hi dr !! Informative video .. can you suggest the best time to consume ACV to optimize its results during IF ?

  43. Thanks a lot. Whever I take apple cider vinegar during the day, at night I usually get reflux. Am I allergic to it??

  44. I have ibs ( irritable bowel syndrome) loss stools. Will this apple vinegar will help but the same time dun wan to lose weight. By consuming daily will it help. I was very skinny. Just a few months gain weight. So can I consume it without losing weight?

  45. Thank You Dr. 🙏😇❤️😇🙏

  46. Doc you are nice, but you don't have a smile on your face 😏

  47. Does it help Lichen planus in the mouth?

  48. Thank you for the great info! I have a question about a fasting. I was wondering if it’s safe to do a 3 days fast every month? I want to give my body a rest at the end of every month, but I’m not sure if it’s safe to do. I’m new to fasting, so I’m not too sure what’s safe and what isn’t. Thank you doc!

  49. Acv gives me a headache. Why

  50. question is s. Pellegrino is good of diabetes would please tell me thanks

  51. I have GERD. I started intermittent fasting, 20:4, 3 weeks ago. For one week, I took 2 tbsp ACV everyday. The next week I had no ACV. Into the third week, started taking ACV again. Since I’ve started IF, I no longer need to take omeprazole, yet I take 1 antacid tablet after meals. With or without ACV, seems to make no difference as far as the acid reflux. Only with IF has my GERD been greatly reduced.

  52. I was never sicker than when I went on a antibacterial binge. I was renting rooms in my home and I bleached everything! Opps.. I was made aware of my boo boo when my grandkids came to say for a few months, They were rarely sick. After a few weeks they seemed to always have one icky or another. My daughter explained the whole good bacteria aspect and I now use ACV as my main cleaning agent! No more ickys

  53. Thank you for great information, I discovered acv 2 years ago. I would wake up at night with pain in my tummy and the only thing that helped the inflammation was acv mixed with water. Although I hate the taste ( don’t mind it on salad) and struggled to take it in the middle of the night it was the only way to manage the inflammation and go back to sleep. I have leaky gut and on the way to recovery on a FODMAP diet but every now and then when I go out for dinner and the inflammation comes back , I always have apple cider vinegar. It’s the best medicine around, it s cheap and keep my money out of the hand of those big pharmaceutical companies who want to keep you sick so that they can make more money from us.

  54. Can I take with lemon after food.Can you explain about the timing of its consumption for those with gastritis.I find taking it in empty stomach aggravates the gastritis.

  55. Doc, I absolutely hate the taste of apple cider vinegar. But I force myself to drink it because I've been seeing many videos on this and it's supposed to be good for you. I don't drink this everyday (sorry, seriously hate the taste; but I'm trying to drink it everyday, I promise), and only take about 3 spoons of it whenever I drink it (I put a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to help blunt the taste, and sometimes add pomegranate extract to it, too; and must use ice-cold water to make it be more palatable overall).
    I have just started drinking this since last June (so about 2 months now) and these are some things I have noticed:
    1. No more gas in stomach
    2. Better bowel movement, i.e, no more constipation
    3. Don't feel hungry even when not eating for a long time
    4. Stomach tends to feel flatter upon waking up
    So that's my results of drinking ACV. I take the Bragg one, the raw one with the mother.

  56. Good morning Doc..I have H.pylori, errosions, in my stomach but I don't have ulcers I am hyperacidity also. Is it helpful to Drink Doc. I am a medical student it's difficult concentrate at overnight studies any tips DOC.

  57. I sometimes get diarrhea after drinking acv then having my meal, i usually take 1 tbsp and a half, how can i fix this?

  58. Take it every morning fasted, then again with every major meal. This along with fresh ginger daily has allowed me to get off Omeprazole after 10 years.

  59. I've been taking ACV on a daily basis since February and some of the benefits: lowered my uric acid count, helped me loose some weight (gives you a fullness feeling), improved my skin smoothness and have never experienced heartburns or any sore throat or flu issues since then. I take 1 or 2 tablespoons with water (100 ml) around 20-30 minutes before breakfast.

  60. Please do a video on your top 10 carbs to eat on low carb.

  61. Excellent video thank you god bless

  62. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge. Can I take ACV with a high quality probiotic? ACV won’t negate the efficacy of the probiotic?

  63. Great video. Does glutamine have a positive effect in the treatment of SIBO ?

  64. Hello Dr Z,
    since 2 weeks i am making waterfekir and drinking it. Does this has a similar effect as apple cider vinegar? Could you do a video on that please?
    I am doing 16:8 IF too. Does that combine wel with waterkefir during the eating window?
    Thanks for your advice.
    Tania Verhulst

  65. Dr. I watch your videos regularly and am trying ACV for the first time as recommended but I just want to ask about your shirts you are wearing… What brand are these? I want them too..

  66. Are you even areal doctor??

  67. Vision damage after antibiotics for h. Pylori? Can you make a video on this?

  68. How can ACV help me from indigestion and constipation

  69. Excellent!!!!!

  70. comprehensive & informative!

  71. I prefer fermented agave.

  72. I drink some in the am/ pm to start & end my day because I watched your other videos & others that it helps w diabetes blood sugar and energy…well it has for me for the last year pretty regular…5.4 a1c no meds now so it helped me get out of the diabetes range! Thanks so much for straight shooting the info and your tips on HOW helps us all👍💙

  73. Very informative, take it just before my dinner which is carb dense. Thank you. I'm learning alot.

  74. so to me best video, like the way you explain with the slides. great video

  75. Ive been drinking apple cider vinegar for 8 days now and I feel less bloated after meals

  76. I was diagnosed with SIBO and have taken 2 courses of the 2 antibiotics in the 2 week Span. I have a 30% change for the better. He now wants to perform an upper GI. Should I start the ACV program b4 or after my upper GI?

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