Apple Cider Vinegar – An Ancient Health Elixir For Today!

We have found Apple Cider Vinegar lives up to it’s reputation.

A lady friend of ours had a bad heart attack 20 years ago. She was finally released from hospital on a counter full of pills. She was resigned to a life that was a shadow compared to her pre-heart attack world, Then an oldster gave her some Apple Cider Vinegar. They coached, cajoled and coaxed her into taking it every day, 2 tablespoons, 3 times a day every day. Within 6 months she was down to blood pressure pills and more active than she had been in 10 years. She is in her 80’s now and as fit as a fiddle, She has her Apple Cider Vinegar every day and knows it gave her, her life back.

My husband suffered really bad heartburn for years. They had him on all of the drugs but nothing fixed the problem, Then I read about Apple Cider Vinegar being good for Heartburn and Acid Reflux. I got my husband the capsule form of Apple Cider Vinegar. It totally got rid of the heartburn/acid reflux but it also regulated his bowels as well. Now he takes 1 capsule a day to maintain.

We find it a very simple, affordable, effective solution.   Below is a lot of good information on Apple Cider Vinegar.  See what it can do for  you or someone you know.

Healing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Healing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Bertram B. Joyner

Apple cider vinegar is a brownish vinegar made from fermented apples.
The healing properties in apple cider vinegar have been used for thousands
of years to treat common ailments and infections such as sinusitis, colds,
and the flu.

1.              History

o   Apple cider vinegar has been used for thousands of years for treating a variety of complaints. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recommended the use of apple cider vinegar mixed with honey to treat colds and the flu in 400 BC. Since then, apple cider vinegar has continued to be used for treating a variety of ailments including aches and pains and was used by Roman soldiers and Japanese samurai as a healing elixir for health, strength, and vitality. It was used in the American Civil War as an antiseptic to clean the wounds of soldiers and continued to be used in this way up until World War I.
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Properties

o   It is the sour taste of apple cider vinegar that also gives it its cleansing and antiseptic properties. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps to get rid of harmful bacteria and yeast in the digestive tract. It assists with digestion and the absorption of vitamins from food. It also contains pectin, which is a water-soluble fiber. It absorbs water, fat, toxins, and cholesterol in the digestive tract and flushes it out of the body.

Uses

o   Apple cider vinegar has a large number of uses. It has powerful cleansing properties and assists in the healing of many ailments. It is used to cleanse the colon and digestive tract. There are many books that detail the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and according to authors such as Dr. Earl Mindell and Dr. D. C. Jarvis, it has the ability to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as clear fats and toxins from the body. The other uses listed include cleansing the skin and fighting acne. It has also been known to have antibacterial properties and will reduce the symptoms and severity of colds, the flu, sinus problems, and infections.

Benefits

o   According to Dr. D.C. Jarvis, when taken each day first thing in the morning, apple cider vinegar will greatly increase your energy levels and general health and vitality. Pain from chronic illness will decrease and may go away altogether. Skin will be clearer, digestion easier, and the overall health of your heart and nervous system will be greatly improved.

Dosage

o   Apple cider vinegar can be taken everyday. Two to four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily will improve overall health and vitality. When taken first thing in the morning, the apple cider vinegar will have a powerful cleansing effect on the body. When using apple cider vinegar for weight loss, take three tablespoons in water three times a day. A popular way of consuming apple cider vinegar is to add it to a cup of purified water with a tablespoon of honey stirred in and the juice of half of a lemon.
Symptom Find.com had some good info too. SEE BELOW – What they tell us,  explains my husband an our friend’s experiences.

The use of apple cider vinegar as a home remedy dates back for centuries. Over time, it has been used as a cooking ingredient, cleansing agent, disinfectant and as an ancient remedy for curing a wide variety of ailments. In recent years, apple cider vinegar has become recognized by many as a powerful health tonic.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is comprised of vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids. The main ingredient, acetic acid, is responsible for vinegar’s bitter taste and strong odor. To make vinegar, apples are pulverized and then left to ferment. During fermentation, bacteria and yeast enzymes break down the sugar in the apples to create alcohol. Vinegar is created when the alcohol continues to ferment. There are two basic kinds of apple cider vinegars. There is commercially produced vinegar that is found in the cooking aisle of supermarkets, and there is natural, raw, and sometimes organic, vinegar that is found in health food stores. In terms of health benefits, it is the raw, natural variety that should be utilized.

Immune System Booster

There are many factors at work in apple cider vinegar that may be responsible for the possible boost in immune system health. Chock full of vitamins and minerals, apple cider vinegar helps provide vital nutrients that the body may be missing. Raw apple cider vinegar contains anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that can work as immune protectors against a wide variety of germs. In addition, apple cider vinegar helps balance pH levels in the body and helps to maintain the body’s natural alkaline state. When the body is alkaline, it is better equipped to stave off colds and other viruses that thrive in an acidic body. These viruses cannot develop and grow properly in a body that is alkaline because it is not conducive to the environment these germs need to survive.

Improve Metabolism And Weight Loss

The use of apple cider vinegar as a weight loss supplement is nothing new. Weight loss is one of the most common reasons people turn to apple cider vinegar, and for thousands of years, people have relied on its health benefits to help trim their waistlines. It is believed that the acetic acid in the vinegar reacts with foods that are eaten in a way that helps boost iron absorption. When iron is absorbed at a high rate, oxygen is utilized rather quickly, and the result is a higher metabolic rate. A higher metabolic rate leads to increased weight loss as a result of more calories being burned.

Although apple cider vinegar has thousands of supporters who swear by the weight loss benefits, there are no scientific studies that prove these claims to be true. Some research over the years has suggested that apple cider vinegar may have a possible weight loss link, although more studies need to be conducted.

Improve Digestion

It is the combination of acids and minerals found in apple cider vinegar that are associated with improved digestion. Though the exact reason for this is unknown, one popular theory suggests that the acids and minerals together help prevent bacteria from developing and breeding in the digestive tract. Bacteria in the digestive tract are a common cause for slowed digestion and digestive illnesses. An acidic digestive tract is required for these bacteria to thrive. When the minerals in apple cider vinegar form a bond with the acids, they become neutralized, which balances out the digestive tract to become more alkaline.

Remove Toxins

Next to weight loss, detoxification is one of the most popular reasons why people turn to raw apple cider vinegar. For hundreds of years, people have relied on apple cider vinegar and its cleansing properties to remove toxins and impurities form the body. It is believed that apple cider vinegar assists with detoxification by aiding circulation and boosting the liver’s ability to purge toxins. Once again, it is the acids found in apple cider vinegar that are believed to be responsible for the cleansing effects. The acids help to eliminate impurities by binding to free radicals and other toxins that are stored in the blood, fat cells and organs, and ‘pulling them out’ of the body. In addition, apple cider vinegar supplies the body with a large amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, which is essential to a body that is purging out toxins.

Skin Benefits

Apple cider vinegar is touted as a natural remedy for a wide variety of skin conditions. From removing warts and freckles to treating acne and soothing the pain of sunburn, its use as a topical treatment is widespread. While supporters insist on apple cider vinegar’s ability to improve skin health, there are very few studies that support this popular theory. The few that have been conducted suggest that although apple cider vinegar may help with conditions such as shrinking warts, treating lice and dandruff and eliminating acne, it will not help as quickly or as effectively as traditional medication.

Control Blood Sugar

Although apple cider vinegar is not as widely known in health circles for its ability to treat diabetes and lower blood sugar, this is probably the one area with the most research in the medical field. The underlying reason for apple cider vinegar’s effect on glucose is not yet understood. However, even conventional doctors cannot deny the results of numerous studies which suggest that there is a definite correlation among the two. It is important to note that individuals suffering from Diabetes should never start an apple cider regimen without a doctor’s supervision. The chromium contained in apple cider vinegar can have an effect on insulin levels, and any use of apple cider vinegar should be closely monitored by a health care practitioner.

Lower Blood Pressure And Improve Heart Health

Natural health enthusiasts claim that apple cider vinegar can have a positive effect on elevated cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Not many studies have been performed on the effects apple cider vinegar may have on high cholesterol. The few that have been performed suggest that the vinegar may help lower cholesterol, but more research needs to be conducted. The same thing goes for apple cider vinegar and blood pressure. If there is in fact a correlation between apple cider vinegar and a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol, two of the major factors in heart disease then it stands to reason that taking apple cider vinegar daily may help to improve overall heart health.

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