"My Big Fat Greek Wedding"! Fun movie! Do y'all remember what the father's "cure-all" was?! Windex!
I must admit, I have my own "Windex"! However, my cure-all is all natural and outstanding for your health!! It is,... drum roll, please,.. Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar!! (aka: ACV)
The old saying, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away" is quite appropriate since apples are rich in enzymes, iron, minerals, trace minerals, fiber, boron and potassium.
Back in 400 BC, Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, used apple cider vinegar as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic to help his patients fight germs, bacteria, fungus, mold and viruses!
It is a powerful agent for cleansing the body, healing and disinfecting wounds and even for weight loss.
“Recent studies show a straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of common mold and 80% of germs & viruses." (Paul Bragg & Patricia Bragg. “APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Miracle Health System.”)
Here are a few studies that reveal some of the benefits of ACV:
- In a Japan, participants drank ACV over a 12 week period. Those who consistently consumed the ACV had lower BMI, overall fat and smaller waist circumference than those who drank none!
- Another study revealed that consuming ACV lowered the risk of esophageal cancer (as it reduces the body's acidity)
- The Gerson Institute - specializing in cancer research and treatment - combats cancer by alkalizing the body to prevent the growth of cancer. Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline body and ACV alkalizes your body!
Shall I go on?
Some of the many conditions that consuming ACV on a regular basis can help relieve:
- high cholesterol
- Diabetes -- studies have shown that 1-2 tsp ACV before each meal has drastically reduced blood glucose and insulin spikes.
- candida/yeast -- since my surgery last year when I had to take antibiotics, I started having yeast infections every month. When I started taking ACV (in the form of Thieves Vinegar) morning and night, they went away completely!! Yippee!:)
- chest congestion
- sore throats
- Colitis, IBS, gas, constipation and spastic colon
- heart disease and clogged arteries
- Brain fog and memory
- bacterial and fungal infections due to is malic acid content
- gout -- ACV helps dissolve uric acid
- chronic fatigue
- sore and dry eyes
ACV is essential for:
- weight loss -- rich in beta carotene which fights free radicals and breaks down unwanted fat
- Healing and disinfecting wounds
- Building strong bones -- ACV helps extract calcium from fruits and vegetables
Here's how I take it:
-I take this morning and night.
I hope you incorporate this practice into your daily routine!
Let me know how it goes!
Watch for my next Daily Practice -- Oil Pulling
Blessings to you!!