Being that it is a preservative and keeps bacteria from growing in food, I was wondering if it may just kill the good bacteria shield that forms on our skin. I tried it a while back with no luck, actually it just seemed to make things worse for me and yes, I tried it for nearly a year. Anyway, I got this book from the library, it's called "An Extraordinary Power to Heal" and the author write's about how vinegar is a yeast promoter. From what I gather so far, say we take an anti-biotic, then before our gut has had time to replenish the layer of good bacteria, we consume foods that are yeast promoters, beer, vinegar, malt products, etc. which lets the yeast (candida) colonize and prevent the good bacteria from recolonizing the way it should. In turn, it wreaks havoc on our immune system. He sites many referenses to studies and he seems to have the credentials to back it up. There is a website but I'm not sure that I am aloud to mention it, it's nutritioninstitute.com . I apologize if I am not supposed to mention the site.
I found two of his books at the library.
Well, just thought I would mention this as I researched here and could not find any mention of it. I have already started on the diet stages as I have most of the foods around anyway from the other anti-candida diets except that I have been consuming a lot of vinegar-that is what I have dropped about 2 days ago. I let you all know how it goes.
Also, I don't have any nystatin but may see if my doc will let me try it. I guess I forgot to mention that. He suggests oral nystatin in small amounts over a period of time to kill the yeast in the gut.
Anyway, good luck all. And if anyone has tried this please let me know how it went. Thanks