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physical therapist. – And Hey, I'm Chris the pharmacist. – Today, Bob is not here with us, but I'm sure you'll be very
happy with the topic at hand and the information that Chris is gonna help us with today. He's got knowledge on
this. That is excellent. And I cannot communicate it or don't have the brain power to figure it all out. So anyways, apple cider vinegar, big topic for weight loss, cholesterol and blood sugar management. Is it going to help with that? And that's what we're going to find out.
Is it a viable product to use or not? And guess what? No giveaway today. So we're
not going to go into that. – So sad, so sad. – But you can tomorrow night at 9:00 PM. It'll be a Sunday night. 9:00 PM. Yep. You can go to our discord. Let's go right to the topic. I just messed that completely up anyways. – Okay. – Apple Cider vinegar.
We're talking about it, I always use the one with
the mother I've been using actually for joint pain,
which we're not covering.
And we just did a video last night covering the use of apple
cider vinegar for cramps, which had some really interesting and positive information in that regard. But we're going to talk about, let's get it to right into weight loss. – Yeah. So kind of interesting stuff. So apple cider vinegar,
like you say, whether it's, you know, really pasteurized stuff, that's the nice clear bottle. Or if you get organic and unpasteurized, which is an unfiltered,
which has the mother, which I would tell you is probably gonna be the better one to use just because there's other
little bits of nutrients and all good stuff in
there with the mother. So I think it's probably more complete. – And that's kind of a
yellowish orange color and it's got the sediment.
– Yeah. It's gonna have some sediments can be a little cloudy. I mean, if you're going to
mix it and put in, you know, I mean, you know, apple cider vinegar, it can be used in a
variety of different ways. I mean, you can put it on your
food, or you can drink it. And then what we're going
to talk about with the dose for all of these is you're
going to put a tablespoon full or 15 milliliters in 4 oz of water. You're going to mix it. You're going to drink it. So
that's one way of doing it. Or you can actually do
there's a lot of other ways you can do it where you can
just put it like on a salad or something to that effect. But we'll just talk
about it straight up dose 15 ml tablespoon spoon. – If you put more than 4 oz of water.
Is it going to change anything? – No, as long as you drink
it all. I think that's fine. So if you want it more dilute
for those who have never tried apple cider vinegar, it's
got a very sour taste, so it may not present
as it's for everybody, but for some people they like it. So, and it just depends on your
taste buds and what you like. But if we're going to use this
for weight loss specifically, the dose range is either 15 ml up to 30 ml and 4 oz of water, or even up to 8 oz when you consume this.
And no matter what we do when we're talking about
apple cider vinegar, after you consume it, I want you to make sure
you rinse and gargle and swish water around on
your teeth because it can… – With water – With plain water because it can damage a tooth enamel if you don't protect it right away – Because of the acid…
– Because it's an acidic
product, you know, it's about, you know, and on the pH scale,
it's about two to three. So it's, it's a moderate acid. So it's something you
want to be real careful. – So I just want to clarify again, and he said two different volumes, either one tablespoon or
two, not more than two. – Not More than two,
two is an absolute max. And frankly, when you're looking at it from a weight loss
standpoint, over the 90 days, the research that it found
that actually has a little bit of, you know, they had
about 45-50 subjects, which still very small, but I think it had enough
evidence that shows, you know, if you did the 15
milliliters and 4 oz of water over 90 days, it caused a 2.7 pound weight
loss versus the 30 milliliters in the water over 90 days
caused a 3.6 pound weight loss.
So you're talking about just
a couple of pounds. Well, what does that mean? Well,
I think for a lot of people, I mean, when you have
true fat loss, I mean, I think it's something that is going to be beneficial to you. – And I read something about
this, the apple cider vinegar, actually losing the stomach, weight, that weight in the gut itself. – Yeah. Well. They seem to
say that it targets that I've always been of the mindset that you can lose weight everywhere. So I don't know how true that is. And I haven't found straight
up scientific evidence that says that, but there's a lot of anecdotal
evidence that suggests that. So, I mean, it's not going to hurt you.
I mean, the nice thing about
apple cider vinegar is that it's relatively safe stuff. If you're a diabetic
specifically type one, if you are on diuretics or on
the special heart medication called the digoxin, or Lanoxin, you'd want to use care
and caution with that, but we're going to touch into blood sugar lowering
shortly too. But I mean, it's something that I think
if you want to give it a try, I think it does have some application with some modest weight loss. – I do want to say one thing about it after I get done eating them, you know, and I've got that urge for
something sweet that dessert drink it then, it takes that urge for that
to the right away from me. It's like, I don't even think about it. – And that's the one
thing they actually say. The reason that they think
that apple cider vinegar may be a weight loss, actually
you want to do at the time, it was actually better before you eat because it slows down gastric emptying.
So that means what your stomach empties. And so if you feel more full,
you're going to eat less. And so it kind of delays that. And the reason why it might
help you with digestion and other things is that that acidity might help to drive down, break up food a little
bit better and allow because of that delayed gastric emptying, you got more gut transit
time for that food to absorb.
So your body is getting more
nutrients out of the things that you're eating as well. – So take it before you eat. – Before you eat. – What if I took a little before and then afterwards to
kill that sweet tooth. – I mean if you wanna kill
it, I mean, I think, you know, your remedy is certainly gonna hurt you 'cause I I'll tell you that
it doesn't taste great. – It does the trick for me. – I don't want to have. – It does the trick form me, I don't wanna have that ice cream. That's not in my mind after a few… – That's going to take away
the craving for ice cream, for sure. No two ways about it. – All right. You want
to go on to cholesterol? – Yeah. Why don't we? So, I mean, again, we're going to treat this
much in the same way, why it lowers cholesterol? You know, we don't really have a definitive answer.
– So we're talking about if
we lower our cholesterol, it's going to help our circulation. – It might help with our circulation, it might help with our heart functioning and minimize the risk for
heart attack and stroke. So they've shown that
then, you know, again, smaller scale studies
and more anecdotally, because we don't have the
wide bodies of evidence that show it. But, and
I think a lot of it is because you can't really
make a ton of profit off of apple cider vinegar
because it already exists.
But that's thing on big pharma. But you know, if you're
in a university setting and you got the gumption for it, guys, if you want to research on why precisely it lowers cholesterol, it
would be interesting to know, but I can tell you personally, my cholesterol has been high for years. I got a familial deal on my
side, you know, my lineage. And so unfortunately, you know, I've had higher cholesterol
and I started taking it, I used it for three months
before my appointments. And, prior to that, prior to the research that
I did on our last video that we did on this, I just wanted to see how
it worked for myself. And I actually lowered
my cholesterol 20 points. – And you were doing the same dosage. – I did 15 ml, 4 oz of water every day, like right before dinner. – Sure. – So, and for whatever reason, my cholesterol for the first time in years was in a healthy range.
So I mean, it was, as again, you can't take that to the bank. If you're a physician or
a cardiologist out there, you certainly may scoff
at it a little bit, but I would tell you that
there's enough anecdotal evidence that does suggest that it
may be beneficial for you. It's not going to hurt you.
So again, same mornings, you know, if you're got
gastroparesis or if you're using… – Gastro-paresis is? – Is when your stomach
doesn't want to push food through there. – Is there another name
for it? A layman's names. – Slow gastric emptying. – People usually know they have that. – Your doctor's going to tell you, it's more common with type
one diabetics specifically, but you know, it's something that we do want
to be mindful of. So again, always check with your
doctor and your pharmacist, making sure they're looking
at your profile because if you're on diuretics that
could affect things too with electrolyte balance and
how your potassium levels are.
Cause that's important for you. – 2 water pills – 2 water pills. Yeah. You wanna be careful with that. But I do think that does
have a positive effect on cholesterol and can probably
lead us into the weight or the blood sugar lowering too. So. – Let's segue right into that. – So, with diabetes, there's two types of type one and type two type one is the one that
everybody has to have insulin, type one. This is probably not for you because there's a lot of
other, your insulin dependent. And the way that this
lowers blood sugar could be, it could be dangerous for you
because if you get too low and you didn't make an insulin correction, you could have some serious problems.
So this is something that, again, type one I would take
off the table. I mean, it's one thing if it's like
in your salad dressing already because there are types
of things that you use kind of a vinegar based. So it doesn't necessarily have
to be apple cider vinegar. But I think from that stand point, it's just something to be aware of using moderation use accordingly. But if you're going to try and
use it to help as an adjunct, it's considered mostly safe. And most of the studies that we find what they've done is an excellent example. And we've talked about this before, if you do 15 ml and 4 oz of water and you take it before a
high carbohydrate meal. And the example they used
was a bagel and orange juice. – Okay. – It diminished the blood
sugar that was readily that went in the bloodstream tremendously. And so that effect when
you're a type two diabetic is gonna have a big effect
for you because you know, blood sugar control is everything from a diabetic standpoint.
And so realistically this is an adjunct that I think would be used
with exercise and diet and obviously medication therapy that your doctor has provided for you. So talk with your doctor
to see if it's appropriate, but I think it's a
reasonable thing to bring up because there are clear studies, again, not large bodies of studies,
but you're talking, you know, a couple of hundred
people in multiple studies that have clearly shown
whether it's in the bagel and the orange juice, this one, they've also done another one
with white bread specifically.
And they show a tremendous
decrease, you know, like 5% reduction in the
amount of postprandial or after eating blood sugar
levels. So you want it, it's got a benefit to it. And they actually did a study
to taking it at bedtime, which we'll talk about one
of the side effects is reflux and heartburn, but taking it
before bed, if you do that, make sure you take it
lots of water to make sure it's into your gut and
moving before you lay down. So we don't cause heartburn, but they showed that people
lower their blood sugar when they wake up in the morning by 4% and 4% doesn't sound like a large number, but if you're teetering
on the edge and you're, there's a big number they
talk about with just an A1C, you know, if you're,
you're just on the border and you want to get down
to a lower level, I mean, it's got its place and it shows
it pretty eloquently that, that it it's got its place. But you know, there's a couple of downsides
with apple cider vinegar.
We have to be careful with. So
we want to protect our teeth. So after you use this, you want to make sure your
rinse and gargle really well, cause it can damage the
enamel on your teeth. Some people actually find
that it can cause heartburn. So we do want to be careful with that. So staying operate after
you take it for 30 minutes would be ideal. So when I say the before
bed dosing for the people that want to consider that
stay upright for 30 minutes and make sure you've consumed
plenty of water on top of it to get it, to absorb into
your system as quickly as possible or not reflux back up, cause heartburn can be
damaging and problematic. So we have to be, we have
use a modicum of care when we're going to use this. And again, you do want to protect yourself and you want to talk to your doctor and talk to your pharmacy to make sure it's appropriate for you. – That it? – That's pretty much it. – I did want to mention a couple of things just from this is anecdotal, but people that comment on
our other apple cider vinegar, there was a number of acts.
You said it got rid of their heartburn, which I don't know how that works. – And that's actually, I looked
at that a little bit too, and it seems like it's
almost more homeopathic at that point. You're
taking acid to treat acid. And so there are burgeoning there's large amounts
of anecdotal evidence, not a lot of large scale
studies that do suggest that it may be beneficial.
So in certain populations, I think it's something
that you can consider, but consider with caution,
just like anything else. I mean, if it helps you,
we've solved a problem. And I think that that's
wonderful, but again, it's not for everybody. Some people aren't going to
like the taste, but I mean, at some point I think it does
have some possible, you know, benefits that I think are
really worth exploring. – For me personally
joint pain in my hands. – You said that for years, – Yeah. 3 or 4 years ago, I couldn't even close my fist and it came on roofs really suddenly. I was really concerned and
I'd wake up in the morning and I could never make a full fist, which was really weird
because I'm an active person.
I was concerned about how I was
going to function, you know? And so I started taking
this from a friend of mine who it's a long story, but anyways, within two weeks I noticed
things getting better. And so I took it for about a month or two, maybe close to two months
and I've got about 80% better and I just quit taking it because it doesn't taste that well. And I felt pretty
But recently, because we talked about this again, I started taking it again
because this finger right here is particularly sored from an
accident. I believe anyways, it seems to be improving
it again, you know? So I think it's got some pretty
good, mandatory benefits. Yeah. It's working for me personally. I'm I can't vouch it or, you know, I'm not going to give it a
blessing for everyone, but… – But I mean, again, just, yeah, don't be afraid to speak up to your doctor and speak up to your pharmacist.
Let's make sure it's safe, but I think it's got an application… – If You're a healthy person, you're not taking any medications and you just take the doses
that we're talking about. – I think it's reasonable. I
think it's reasonable to try. And if you want to give it a try, I think we'll see some
positive results and you know, we'd like to see your
comments to see how it does for you too. It's always
interesting to get that kind of feedback.
Yeah. – Yeah. A little feedback, little input. All right, Chris. Well, once again, we've tackled another world
problem and we're going to go on to another one and just right after this, we're going to talk about… – Neuropathy. – Neuropathy. All right. Very good. Have a good day and be careful. – Thanks guys..