Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects

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DESCRIPTION: Does vinegar work by slowing stomach emptying, acting as a starch blocker or improving insulin sensitivity? And what might be the downsides?

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This is the final instalment of my 5-part video series on vinegar. If you missed any, here they are:
• Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss? (
• Vinegar and Artery Function (
• Can Vinegar Help with Blood Sugar Control? (
• Optimal Vinegar Dose (

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Heather says:

Question. Does vinegar raise the acidity level of your blood? I seem to recall that one of the concerns with dairy is that it raises the acidity level of the blood, which causes calcium to be leached out of your bones, which can contribute to osteoporosis. I never really thought of milk as being acidic, so this always confused me. However, I do think of vinegar as acidic. So, it makes me wonder. Does vinegar raise the acidity level of your blood? Can this cause calcium to be lost from your bones? Can this result in an increased risk for osteoporosis? What does the science say?

red rose says:

here we go again.What is it today?
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ELIAKIM Joseph Sophia says:

We have malt vinegar on fish and chips in the UK. My mother also gave me malt when I was a child, she thought it would increase my weight, due to being underweight for my age. I thought it tasted like toffee. I like Italian Balsamic vinegar the best, its great with French bread dipped into it, with olives and Greek Feta cheese.

dippster357 says:

he use to be one of my favorite doctor to go to on nutritional info of late i find my self havin to decipher what he says he doesn't give an exact answer to anything anymore it seems like I wonder if other people find it the same way I have to listen to his message 3 or 4 times just to figure out what the hell he's saying don't like him no more. if you agree give a thumbs up!

Menlify says:

So simple and always available in the kitchen that has a positive impact on the body's health. I'm glad I am using it daily on our meals both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar.

Tom Boardman says:

your protein & carbs cause insulin to spike, a great antidote is vinegar mixed with water! Brags makes Apple cider vinegar that can be purchased at most stores! this has helped me get my weight loss in order along with a smaller eating window, one great resource is Dr Jason Fung! Hope this is helpful!

Anders Malmsten says:

well taking vinegar and AVC causes a over acidification in the blood, and since the blood must be at a PH 7.365 +- 0.1 it will take calcium from fluid, muscles, skin and bones to produce sodium to neutralize the acid in the blood, and the slightly overproduction will benefit the rest of the body functions……But in the over all you lose bone density and skin cells and muscle cells, that why older people suffer from bone and muscle loss and so on….

Zhanna says:

Great video! I usually take one table spoon per warm glass of water. I do two glasses on an empty stomach every morning. Not sure if the "on the empty stomach" is a good idea though:)

Kathleen L.A says:

Dr. Gregor is for plant-based whole foods, you can keep your potatoes.

Kathleen L.A says:

He made the potato statement for diabetics just like he says to raise fats for people who have lost their period due to low calories, not in general is he for fats or against potatoes. People take everything to extremes.

Vee is for Vegan says:

What about vinegar and colitis?

inGods2hands says:

Bragg now sells a 7 types of ACV drinks in 16 oz bottles! Bragg recommends 1-2 tsp ACV in 8 oz purified water with 1-2 tsp organic honey, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses or stevia. I like a mix of earl grey & rooibos tea with acv and honey.

White Kita says:

2000 cups of vinegar a day ????? what ????

Maxim C. says:

04:30 – it says: "with each meal as a dressing".

So is it "per day" or "per meal"?

Manboy says:

This is exactly what i found as a type 1 diabetic , i took a table spoon of vinegar last night , and had to drop my insulin doses today by 30% !

johnygogo says:

ok enough with the vinegar please

Jeff Lebowski says:

Eat more mustard: it contains mustard seeds(antioxidant), turmeric(antioxidant), vinegar(see videos), salt(not good for us but it tastes good).

Smuddpie says:

Where in the world does the 2000 cups final statement come from? The text says 250 ml, which is nowhere near 2000 cups. What is he talking about?

TheLogicJunkie says:

Jesus H. God, this guy's William F. Buckley douchevoice makes me want to pick up a fucking garden rake and just start hacking at pretty much everything.

dharmababy59 says:

Apple cider vinegar and other vinegars are acetic acid–poison to your liver, esophagus and other tissues in the body.

Quran Now says:

What about vinegar neutralizing blood & urine PH ?!

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