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TucsonBill TucsonBill is offline
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I have read a couple articles that things like lemons, pickles and apple cider vinegar help to naturally stimulate insulin production and lower BG - anyone know if there is any truth to that notion?

EDIT: Ok, I ran down to the corner market and got a jar of Claussen kosher dill spears and had 3 of them with a light lunch (2 slices of Boars Head Everroast chicken wrapped up with a slice of American cheese. BG was 121 and an hour and a half later its 102.. a low I never had before except an hour and a half after aerobic exercise. I must repeat this test.

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I think quite a few of us use ACV, but I'm terrible at remembering to take it so have no reliable BG results to share. It definitely suppresses my appetite.

There is a thread on Vinegar as nature's Metformin, the Amy Berger article in it is very good,http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2014/1...of-vinegar.html
and Dr Fung is a big fan.

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=472620

My plan is Dill pickles, no sugar, up to two servings a day. Lemon and lime juice is limited to only 2 teaspoons/day. You're a big guy...3 pickles would likely be fine.

Dill pickle roll-ups are great for a portable lunch.

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I don't know if apple cider vinegar is special or not, compared to other vinegars--but there are studies showing acetic acid in vinegar can have good effects, which is good, because I only like plain "white" vinegar. Funny use of the word white.
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Interesting regarding ACV in that the brands that contain the "mother" like Bragg, are raw, unfiltered and contain supposedly healthy enzymes that other brands don't contain. I use it on salads and some meat dishes liberally. I was drinking water with a tblsp. of Bragg ACV, but I as well don't do this as often as I used to. This approach was also used to eliminate GERD, and I'm sure it helps, but since I no longer have GERD, I can't vouch for the effectiveness of this home remedy.
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I'm a heavy user. I buy in gallons. I'm not sure about the health benefits but I love the sour. At one point I was Bragg's only, then started cutting it, now just use plain old store bought ACV. Bragg's in deliciously flavorfilled drunk straight but so expensive. If you're doing ACV for it's claimed, "miracle pro-macrobiotic enzymey microNUTRIENT, age reversing, wrinkle removing, gastro beneficial, wunderkind magic elixir like properties", try a small bottle of it. It's likely not much will happen but it will also probably not kill you.

And remember, Bragg's #1 claim is that, and I quote from the website: "Helps remove body sludge toxins"

toxins. pfft.





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Sludge. pffft
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Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is online now
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And remember, Bragg's #1 claim is that, and I quote from the website: "Helps remove body sludge toxins"

toxins. pfft.


Sludge toxins - double pfft.

I haven't found any OTC type diabetes "cure" to help at all. I've tried the apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, chromium, & other things I can't recall. They have either done nothing at all or have given me some weird, uncomfortable side effects.

I'll stick with my Dr. Bernstein diet - low carb, medium protein, medium to high fat. No weird or uncomfortable side effects.
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