Natural Remedy Makeover!
Author: Shannon Miller
Health and fitness expert, motivational speaker, and wellness consultant Susan Smith Jones, PhD, recommends natural ways to rejuvenate your health in her new book Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover.
by Susan Smith Jones, PhD
Apple Cider Vinegar – a healing agent since Biblical times.
It is said that Hippocrates, the Greek “father of medicine”, relied on apple cider vinegar as a standard remedy. The current scientific literature and users of apple cider vinegar, which is rich in enzymes and potassium, have corroborated its ability to relieve high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, acid reflux, achy joints, allergies, vaginitis/yeast infections, sore throats and other conditions.
There’s a difference between the raw, organic, unfiltered and undistilled apple cider vinegar sold primarily in health food stores and the distilled, clear vinegar that turns up on grocery shelves. The latter lacks the “mother of vinegar”: the cloudy sediment that proponents say contains most of the health-promoting enzymes, acetic acid, bacteria, minerals and other nutrients from the apple, but which lacks “eye-appear” to the general public.
If you’re interested in trying apple cider vinegar as a tonic and cleansing drink, here’s what I recommend in my private practice. Stir 1-2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water and sip it slowly – not chugged. Some people add honey or other sweetener for taste. Undiluted apple cider vinegar, being highly acidic, can damage tooth enamel was well as throat and mouth tissue if residues are allowed to remain in the mouth. This effect can be overcome simply by rinsing out the mouth with water after drinking or consuming apple cider vinegar.