People like to seriously debate that. To me everything isn't as black and white. Just my thought but sometimes you have to try something yourself, with caution, to see if you benefit from it or not. It has actually helped my candida and there is a lot of information out there supporting that. I also know that some folks are sensitive to vinegars and they may cause them allergy problems. It's kinda like lemon, it's an acid but it helps the body become alkaline. Who'd a thought.