Apple cider vinegar is a folk remedy for a lot of illnesses. I've been drinking 2TBSP in a glass of water twice a day for about 3 weeks now and I can notice a boost in energy. It's a little too acidic for me so I add 1/8th tsp of sodium bicarbonate before adding the water. This helps to neutralize the acid a bit but doesn't change the beneficial effects. The best kind to use for this purpose is raw, organic ACV with the mother. There are several brands available. We don't have a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods near here so I use Bragg's.
Drinking ACV is reported to help stabilize pH, and cure various illnesses such as allergies, sinus problems, arthritis and gout. Add to these candida, high cholesterol, acid reflux, sore throats, chronic fatigue, acne and the flu and you can see how beneficial this inexpensive treatment can be. ACV is also widely used for weight loss because of its ability to break down fats. Another added bonus is the healthy glow it brings to your skin. Drinking ACV daily will detoxify your body and keep your kidneys clear.
ACV is great for pets too helping with barn flies and fleas, adding a glossy shine to their coats and easing arthritic conditions.
Earth Clinic has the following recommendations:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RECIPES
Standard Dosage: 2 teaspoons of ACV in 8 oz of water. Add honey to taste.
Acute Conditions: 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz of water. No honey.
Note: 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar may be too much apple cider vinegar for some people . We suggest you start with the standard dosage and see how your body responds to a teaspoon or two of acv. If all goes well, you can up the dosage over time if you feel a need arise.
In summer months: Add 1/4 cup of ACV to a quart of water. Add ice cubes. Drink this on a hot summer day, especially before working out. Your body will feel very cleansed.
In winter months: 2 TBLS of ACV in a mug filled with hot water 3x day. Are you used to drinking tea or coffee during your long commute to work? Try this instead -- you will feel energized but not adrenalized. Add a few shakes of cayenne pepper if you REALLY want an energy lift!
To detox: 2 TBLSP of organic ACV in a 1 or 2 Liter filtered water bottle (ie Smart Water, Evian, etc). 2 TBLSP = 1/8th cup. You can add more vinegar than this amount, however, make sure you dilute it with plenty of water. Do not add a sweetener. Drink this solution throughout the day. The solution will be cleansing your system and kidneys all day long. That's the point.
There are several things you will notice within a day or two of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar: your allergies will disappear, your face will have a healthy & youthful glow, you will look & feel more VITAL, you will have consistent energy, and you will more easily digest your food.
We believe that apple cider vinegar is probably the best (and cheapest) detoxifier for the body. As such, it is should be considered a critical component to the fountain of youth!
Check out their web site for more info and testimonies for folk remedies.
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"What Grandma Knew about Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a folk remedy for a lot of illnesses. I've been drinking 2TBSP in a glass of water but it's a little too acidic for me so I add 1/8th tsp of sodium bicarbonate before adding the water. This helps to neutralize the acid a bit but doesn't change the beneficial effects. The best kind to use for this purpose is raw, organic ACV with the mother. Adding the water is very important because straight vinegar can dissolve tooth enamel and may cause irritation to the esophagus and sphincter valve at the top of the stomach. You can read the rest of my article @ http://woodwifesjournal.blogspot.com/2010/07/apple-cider-vinegar.html Stop by to check out other alternative and herbal remedies that we use in our home. But the change up that I'd like to share today is the addition of organic blackstrap molasses. Since I became severely anemic a few years back, I struggle to keep my iron levels where they should be. During bouts of perimenopause, with bleeding issues, my iron drops quickly. So, I decided to tweak my morning routine in an effort to regain healthy iron levels without over the counter iron supplements that cause their own problems. Each morning, after drinking a glass of room temp water to get my system going, I mix up a concoction of 1-2 tbsp ACV, a pinch to 1/8th tsp of baking soda and a tbsp+ of molasses. Then I fill the glass up with water and sip it throughout the rest of my morning activities. There are so many benefits to both the ACV and the molasses; just to name a few...cleanse the system of yeast and toxins, build iron levels, balance pH and provide more energy. Who couldn't use more of that! "
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