The Medicinal Uses of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
by Brenda Skidmore
simple antiseptic/disinfectant.

When deciding to use ACV for medicinal purposes, be sure to select only a raw,
non-distilled vinegar. You may be able to find this type of vinegar in your regular
grocery store. But more likely than not, you will probably need to look for it at a local
health food store.

Clear distilled vinegar is easy to find in any food store and is relatively inexpensive.
This type of vinegar is great for regular household cleaning chores, but it is not so
wonderful for your internal health. Non-distilled vinegars are definitely going to be
more expensive and nutritionally potent than the distilled varieties, but isn't your
health worth the price difference? Plus, you are going to have the satisfaction of
knowing that you have chosen the right mixture that will work hard to enhance your
health.

Most commercial brands (whether white or brown) have been pasteurized, filtered,
and refined or distilled in order to make the final product look more attractive to
please the consumer. The manufacturers are only giving the consumer what they
apparently seem to want. Unfortunately, unbeknown to the average consumer, this
extra processing actually destroys much of the natural health restorative properties
of the end product.

Look for ACVs that have been cold pressed and made from whole, organically grown
apples, with no added chemical preservatives, and in which the 'mother' of vinegar
liquid has been retained. This 'mother' substance, as it is lovingly known, is the
gelatinous liqueur that is naturally formed during the final fermentation process.

This milky, cloudy, and stringy looking stuff at the bottom of the container is what
contains the healthiest part of the mixture. It also lets you know that the important
vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and naturally occurring good bacteria have not been
compromised due to over processing, filtration, or excessive heating. Before
consuming, shake the the bottle gently to thoroughly distribute all of the nutrients,
pour, and serve.

An energy boosting way to drink ACV, without it taking your breath away, is to mix
about 2 teaspoons with an equal amount of raw honey in a small glass of warm
water. Stir to dissolve the honey and drink one to three times a day. You can sip on
this drink during a meal for extra digestive power, or you can drink this ahead of a
meal. Refrain from drinking to much water or any other beverage during your meal,
and for up to an hour afterward. Give your gastric stomach juices enough time to
fully break down the food you just ate, on its own, without weakening their effects
with added liquids.

Why use apple cider vinegar? Because, when it is used medicinally it helps the body
rid itself of harmful toxins, has wonderful disinfecting properties as a natural bad germ
fighter, and is a very biodegradable substance that does not pollute the environment.

With regular and continued use, this wonderful liquid helps restore and balance the
body's pH, taking it from acidic to neutral in a short amount of time. Normally, it
would be hard to believe that such an acidic substance could normalize, or lower our
pH so easily. As far as I know, this only applies to vinegar, as our digestive system
will naturally convert it to an alkaline based substance.

An acidic internal system is directly caused from eating excessive amounts of meat,
grains, and sugar by eating and drinking too many processed foods and beverages.
This will provide an invitation, internally, for unwanted illness or disease to set up
house. Otherwise, a neutral or more alkaline system will promote an enhanced
emotional and physical health state.

Raw, ACV contains over 40 different naturally occurring substances from vitamins
and minerals, to enzymes and beneficial bacteria. It has been used for generations to
treat a variety of different human health conditions such as,
1.arthritis
2.high blood pressure
3.all types of skin problems
4.chronic fatigue and insomnia
5.heartburn and other digestive abnormalities
6.high cholesterol and blood sugar
7.maintaining normal body weight

This is not exhaustive list, by far, of common health maladies that ACV has been
known to eliminate. As with any new diet addition, your expectations may be too
high in the healing effects of vinegar. Keep in mind that it is not to be considered a
panacea for all ill health evils.

Although many individuals have achieved a more improved physical state by using
vinegar, without modifying their daily dietary habits, serious diet modifications need
to be considered in some hard-core cases. Doing so would further enhance a partial
response when combined with a healthier diet.

This is, especially, a key factor when using vinegar for serious weight loss. You simply
must reduce or eliminate your consumption of over processed foods, eat more raw
plant foods, eat smaller meals more often, and step up your effort in getting regular
and moderate physical exertion. These strategies combined with ACV will take you a
long way in seeing the results you are hoping for, and quicker. It is possible to lose up
to one to three pounds a week.

Remember too...that diet modifications include increasing daily liquid intake. Apple
cider vinegar works best when adequate liquids are supplied to help carry out the
toxins we ingest and are exposed to every day.

Not just any liquids, but read this to mean WATER exclusively. Start reducing the
amounts of other beverages you may be drinking instead, such as soft drinks,
coffee, tea, fruit juices, and alcohol. Moderation, in occasionally consuming these, is
absolutely crucial in maintaining a healthy body weight (even if your underweight), or
if you are trying to lose weight.

When used as a flavor seasoning, or drinking as a healthy tonic, ACV could have your
current health issue becoming a thing of the past. As with any type of natural or
conventional health treatment, be realistic. Expect a reasonable amount of time for
vinegar to take affect. This may be only a few days, a week, or it could be longer. If
you are really committed to giving it a real chance, you may look forward to a much
different health reality sooner than you think


About The Author

Brenda Skidmore has spent over the last five years actively researching natural
health care alternatives. She can attest to the many positive results natural practical
cures and preventive strategies bring to human health. Along with the many medical
professionals whose published works she has studied, it is her sincere desire to
empower others by sharing this important information. To improve your life visit:
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Honestly, natural apple cider vinegar
is one of nature's own, true miracle
health elixirs. The long history of its
use demonstrates, rather clearly, that
using vinegar was once highly revered
as a practical medical application long
before Johnny Appleseed graced
North America by planting apple trees.

The healing powers of vinegar has
been traced back as far as 3000 BC,
Hippocrates, Babylonia, and to 15th
century England as a means to ward
off dangerous and infectious
diseases, to keep one's general
health fit and strong, and used as a
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