Food Is Medicine: 21 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life

21 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life
Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (or ACV for short) is known as a superfood with incredible healing properties! 

For centuries, people have been using vinegar as a natural remedy to fight off infections, treat fevers and improve digestion. Nowadays, the acidic liquid that many enjoy on salads is used for just about anything and everything.

Along with improving health, many men and women use ACV for beauty reasons. Did you know it can be used as a natural hair conditioner? How about soothing a sunburn?

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Some people even ditch chemical-laden cleaning products and use ACV to wash their windows and countertops.

So what makes ACV so powerful? Well, it’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes! There’s a catch, though. Not all apple cider vinegar is created equal. If you want to reap the greatest benefits, there are a few things you’ll want to look for when picking out the perfect bottle. I’ll tell you what those things are in just a minute. But first, let’s take a look at 21 healing benefits of apple cider vinegar.

The Health Benefits

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Beauty and “Other” Benefits

How To Pick Out The Perfect Apple Cider Vinegar

When you’re walking down the aisles of your grocery store in search of the perfect bottle of apple cider vinegar, don’t judge a book by its cover. Rather than looking for crystal clear vinegar, you’ll want to choose one that looks murky. Organic, unfiltered, unprocessed vinegar has a cloudy look to it.

When you look through the murky vinegar, you’ll even notice a cobweb-like substance floating in it. This is actually desired. It’s called the “mother,” which means it still contains the beneficial compounds (including probiotics).

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Source: http://www.healthyfoodadvice.net/

Apple Cider Vinegar – 23 Research Backed Benefits

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“Vinegar has been shown to have numerous benefits for insulin function and blood sugar levels. It improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19-34% and significantly lowers blood glucose and insulin response. Reduces blood sugar by 34% when eating 50 grams of white bread. 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugars by 4%. Numerous other studies, in both rats and humans, show that vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity and significantly lower blood sugar responses during meals. ”

Apple Cider Vinegar has a plethora of useful and medicinal properties. There have been resources written on all the amazing benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has regarding multiple physical ailments as well as cleaning and DIY purposes.

ACV is a cheap and effective multi-purpose cleaner, you can add it to your water, tea and salad dressings for a refreshing zing and capitalize on the multiple health benefits you’ll be receiving.

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Why All The Fuss Over Apple Cider Vinegar?

The word vinegar translates to vin aigre, is French for “sour wine”. The medicinal uses of vinegar date way back to when it was discovered in 5000 BC by a courtier in Babylonia.

MD’s during the 18th century used it as a multi purpose treatment for ailments like dropsy, stomach ache and even for managing diabetes.

Columbus had barrels of apple cider vinegar on his ships to prevent scurvy. Apple cider vinegar was used during the civil war to disinfect wounds and Japanese Samurais drank it for strength and power.

Hippocrates used vinegar to treat seventeen different conditions ranging from ulcers to fractures.

Apple Cider Vinegar is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, it’s various enzymes help with digestion and 1 Tbs equals is just 3 calories.

1. Cleaning

ACV combined with 2 parts water makes an effective natural disinfectant solution for all surfaces.

It’s amazingly affordable compared to commercial natural cleaning products and the smell is really pleasant, you could add a few drops of thieves oil and have a great antibacterial spray for countertops, bathroom, kitchen and carpet deodorizer.

2. Hair rinse

There’s a new hair craze on the rise and it relies on the simple method of using baking soda as a shampoo and ACV as a conditioning hair rinse.

Instead of spending loads on junk free shampoos and conditioners, this “no poo” (short for shampoo, not the other stuff) method of hair care works really well and makes your hair super soft.

Thanks to the pH balancing effects that ACV has, anecdotal reports claim it can add shine, softness and break down build up from other hair products.

3. Dandruff and Thinning Hair

The high acidity and powerful enzyme in ACV kill the bacteria responsible for dandruff and hair loss, bottle bacilli, and stimulates our hair natural oils to secrete more effectively and moisturize our scalps better. I also recommend using coconut oil for a dry scalp treatment.

Saturate the scalp with ACV and let it sit for a few hours if you can, use the same treatment for thinning hair and itchy scalp.

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4. Pets

ACV is a great remedy for repelling fleas from your dogs skin, it’s totally safe to use so you don’t have to worry about your pet getting sick from licking afterwards.

It works on pets the same way that it works on humans, reestablishing the proper acid mantle of the skin to repel microbes and other pests.

You can also add Apple Cider Vinegar to your pets food to keep a healthy pH balance in their gut and to prevent allergies, deter parasites, ringworm, ticks, fungus and other microbes from invading.

A 50 lb. dog would get about 2 tsp per day with food, and if you wanted to use ACV externally you could mix it 50:50 with water and put it in a spray bottle, saturating the dogs coat once per day.

Try this!

Tahini Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs ACV
  • 1 Tbs Tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a jar and shake until emulsified, enjoy with some fresh greens and chunks of apple.
  2. Another tasty way of incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar is to add it to your meat marinades.

5. Skin Toner

Most skin care products are on the alkaline side of the pH scale, some people try everything for their skin problems but nothing seems to work! The issue is most products are harming the acid mantle, a protective layer on our skin.

ACV is great because its acidity is closer to the natural pH of our skin, which keeps the acid mantle intact to do its job, protecting against germs and foreign bacteria which can be perpetuating the skin problem.

If you want to try ACV as a toner, just combine one part ACV with two to three parts water, you’ll want to add more water for very sensitive skin.

Apply this concoction to your face after cleansing and allow it to absorb into your skin.

6. Detoxifying

In a world filled with so many toxins, we should all be taking precautionary measures by incorporating protective foods into our diets. We’ve discussed many of the sources of toxins in previous articles so we won’t be overly redundant in this article.

The unique acids in ACV bind to toxins and allow us to release them more effectively.

You can also utilize the medicine of ACV by adding a cup to a hot bath with some Epsom salts, to kick start your lymphatic system into releasing toxins.

7. Allergies and Congestion

Not only does ACV help break up mucous, it also has a natural anti-histamine effect.

Whether you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, environmental or pet related, ACV can lessen the sneezy, wheezy, uncomfortable symptoms.

8. Candida

If you aren’t familiar with Candida overgrowth, consider yourself lucky. Candida is a parasitic bacteria, which cause yeast overgrowth leading to low energy, poor digestion, yeast infections, canker sores and other uncomfortable symptoms.

Candida overgrowth occurs often when a person has a poor diet, high in refined sugar and carbohydrates, and it can take over when the gut flora compromised by antibiotic use or birth control.

ACV is an effective tool in the kit of someone trying to rid themselves of draining Candida. You can also look at lemon water as a possible solution when treating Candida.

It works by helping promote better digestion and an acid/alkaline balance more aligned with promoting healthy bacteria to once again thrive in the gut.

Vinegar has been used since time eternal as a cure for foot fungus and is great for killing molds.

Since yeast is a fungus it makes sense that ACV would help in keeping the parasite at bay, even though to date there hasn’t been any specific analysis of ACV directly as a Candida killer.

9. Reduces Heart Burn and Acid Reflux

One of the most common health complaints people have is heart burn. It’s a symptom of the SAD (Standard American Diet) lifestyle because acid reflux only occurs when we’re depleted in hydrochloric acid (HcL).

HcL production is low in people who have sub optimal gut flora, meaning they aren’t eating enough cultured/fermented foods and have likely taken some sort of antibiotic in the past which has killed off the natural beneficial bacteria.

Stomach acid is the first line of defense against microbes, but when the stomach pH isn’t low enough, pathogens may grow around the esophageal sphincter and paralyze the muscle, allowing food to relax back up the esophagus.

Taking a Tbs of raw ACV with each meal ensures that the stomach acid will be acidic enough to do it’s job in making sure to kill off harmful microbes and start the process of digestion.

10. Effective in Treating High Cholesterol

There has yet to be a study done on effects of ACV on humans with high cholesterol but a study in 2006 found rats fed ACV for 19 days had drastic reduction in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

There’s also an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid present in ACV which has been found to LDL cholesterol particles from becoming oxidized.

11. Antiglycemic Effect

Plenty of human studies have been done on the effect vinegar has on insulin response and blood glucose levels after a meal. I think it’s important that everyone understands what insulin is and does in our bodies. Insulin plays a critical role in the way our body uses food. The primary function is decreasing the concentration of glucose (sugar) in your blood stream.

Every time you eat your body begins to break down the food into glucose, which goes into your blood stream. Your pancreas reacts to the surge in glucose by releasing insulin which cleans the sugar from your blood. A portion of the glucose runs through the liver where it’s converted to glycogen to be used by your muscles.

Then insulin converts any left over glucose into fatty acids stored in the form of fat cells as an energy source later. Our bodies crave sugar, and so much of what we buy in the grocery store has added sugar as a result.

Many are developing a resistance to insulin which means that your body has so much insulin secreted that it starts to ignore it and the sugar stays in the blood stream which is not a good thing. This can develop into diabetes and permanent health damages.

Vinegar also has the effect of suppressing the appetite and increasing feeling of satiety.

ACV may also lower the glycemic response to starchy carbohydrates.

With diabetes being as prevalent as it is today it’s comforting to know that something as simple as vinegar may perhaps be an effective treatment.

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12. Preventative

Cancer is devastating and debilitating, almost all of us have loved ones who have been affected by this heinous disease. There’s so much research in the realm of cancer prevention, a healthy diet and lifestyle are of the utmost importance.

The acetic acid present in ACV has been found in a number of cell and animal studies to have anti-tumor properties. We are in to way claiming that apple cider vinegar is a cure for cancer or tumors, ongoing research and testing is a step in the right direction.

The amazing thing is that we can incorporate disease preventative foods like this one easily into our daily regime, there are no harmful side effects, and no risk of overdose, so why not?

13. Improves Digestion

Apple Cider Vinegar in its raw form is an excellent digestive tonic, it’s so rich in living enzymes that help to break food down to its bare components, making it far easier to assimilate.

As I mentioned before it’s an important source of acid which enables the first step of digestion to work effectively, stirring up those digestive juices helps immensely with the rest of the digestive processes.

The acetic acid present in ACV has also been shown to help with mineral absorption, enabling us to get the most out of the foods we eat.

14. Prevents Muscle Fatigue After Exercise

Muscle fatigue can often be a symptom of mineral and electrolyte depletion. To make sure the body has ample electrolyte stores take a Tbs of ACV with water before a workout. The natural pH of our bodies when it’s in balance create an environment where elimination of excess lactic acid in the muscles easily occurs, this stasis also plays a crucial role in oxygenating our bodies during exercise.

15. Bad Breath

Halitosis, it’s embarrassing and can be a sign of a deeper problem but one remedy for bad breath is you guessed it, ACV. A folk remedy that many people claim has merit is to gargle with 1/2 Tbs raw ACV diluted in water for 30 seconds, twice per day. Some say it also helps to whiten teeth and remove stains.

16. Body Odor

Again with the pH, ACV helps control excessive body odor by regulating the pH of the skin, something most commercial deodorants and perfumes can’t claim. To use ACV as a deodorant simply wipe each armpit with a soaked cotton ball daily.

For foot odor as well as fungal problems, even just a 10 minute soak once a week can keep bad smells in check.

17. Preserving Food

Vinegars use as a preservative agent dates back to 5000 BC when it was first discovered. People soon recognized that this magical substance could allow them to store food for longer periods.

The same rules apply today; saving some of the bounty when our favorite foods are in season is a great way to eat organic local food all year long.

Instead of making pickles with white vinegar, try using ACV, it gives them a great flavor as well as the added health benefits.

18. Weight Loss

A huge problem those of us trying to lose weight face is those ups and downs when blood sugars spike and drop too drastically.

The blood sugar roller coaster causes us to crave “high energy” foods like refined carbohydrates, to give a short term boost but a long term plummet.

ACV has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, helping to curb cravings and kick extra calories out.

ACV has become an overnight sensation in the weight loss industry, they even make it in pill form, though most of the experts say it’s better to just drink the real unpasteurized stuff.

ACV can also help with weight loss by increasing satiety after a meal, always a good feeling. A study done on obese individuals who consumed 15mL or 30mL of vinegar per day for 12-weeks, showed a reduction in body fat mass and serum triglycerides.

19. Prevents Bladder stones and UTI

If you’ve ever had kidney stones, or known someone who has, they are extremely painful, and totally preventable.

Stones typically form when a person’s urine is very acidic and concentrated, crystals form out of uric acid, calcium oxalate and struvite and have to be passed through the urinary tract.

ACV works by alkalizing the urine, decreasing the likelihood that this ailment would ever occur, and it’s been said that it can even break down the kidney stones.

It makes sense seeing as we saw above just how powerful of a substance ACV is when it comes to helping the body absorb minerals.

20. Balanced pH

Dr. Theodore Baroody, in his book “Alkalize or Die,” claims ACV to have an alkalizing effect on the blood and urine. Even though ACV is an acidic food, its structure changes to alkaline through the digestive processes.

The idea of eating a diet high in alkaline foods is that disease thrives in an acidic environment.

Foods like refined sugar, carbohydrates and meat create an acidic environment in our bodies; it’s interesting to note that the pH of a food in its pre-digested state is very different from the chemical processes it will undergo in our bodies. Thus foods like ACV and lemon water are surprisingly alkaline forming.

21. Potassium

Said to be the mineral of youth, potassium is an essential mineral in maintaining the soft tissues of the body, keeping everything flexible and resilient. Deficiencies in potassium can cause an array of health problems.

Nobel Scientist Dr. Alexis Carrel “was able to keep the cells of an embryo chicken heart alive and healthy for 35 years by daily monitoring it’s complete nutrition, cleansing and elimination. A chicken’s average lifespan is 7 years!

Apple Cider Vinegar was given to the chicken embryo daily for it’s full quota of potassium.” Pretty impressive seeing as Dr. Carrel did this study in 1912, proving that proper nutrition and cleansing can adjust lifespan quite drastically.

22. Corns, Callouses and Warts

Dr. Scholl was a believer in keeping feet healthy by soaking them in warm water with 1/3 C ACV for 20 minutes and rubbing with a pumice stone.

This treatment for chronic foot ailments helps to correct the pH of the feet and make it impossible for fungus and warts to imbed themselves within the skin.

For warts, instead of rubbing with a pumice stone after a soak, simply saturate a cotton ball, apply it to the affected areas and cover overnight.

23. Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

ACV can soothe the irritation caused by these poisonous plants. Combine 50:50 with water in a spray bottle and add a few ice cubes.

This cooling spray helps to draw the toxins out of the skin and provide relief from the sting.

Conclusion

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and I think the same goes for a bit of apple cider vinegar a day. There’s no reason not to incorporate this healing food into your daily regimen.

If not for any of the reasons stated above, remember that prevention is the best treatment for any disease. Although there could certainly be more research done on the potential for using ACV as a medicine, the research that has been done is promising.

We can see that it holds great potential in treating diabetes and high cholesterol in particular. On a holistic level this amazing whole food is good for every organ system.

Source: http://yourhealthypage.org/

DRINKING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BEFORE BEDTIME WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR GOOD

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Probably, you’ve heard a lot about the numerous benefits of apple cider vinegar. These additional ten uses of apple cider vinegar, presented in this article, will amaze you even more! Hence, drinking apple cider vinegar before going to bed will help you:

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Lose weight

According to studies, lack of sleep is closely associated with obesity. Namely, the more a person weighs, the more it has problems with sleeping. However, ACV prevents the piling up of fat and also decreases the appetite, thanks to pectin, an ingredient in it which makes the brain more satisfied. So, instead of reaching for a cookie or a chocolate bar, mix a tsp of ACV with a cup of water and drink it in sips.

Stop hiccups

Thanks to the bitter taste of ACV, the nerves in the throat, which cause the hiccups, are excessively stimulated. Namely, this makes them “forget” about the need to hiccup. So, the next time you have this problem; take 1 tbsp of raw ACV.

Treat sore throat

The bacteria which cause the soreness cannot thrive in an acidic environment which ACV creates. Also, ACV holds antibacterial properties. So, an hour before you go to bed, take one tsp of ACV and half an hour later, take another one, and then another one right before bed.

Unclog a stuffy nose

If you suffer from allergies and if your nose is constantly stuffy, you need to try out ACV. Hence, as it is rich in vitamins B1, B2, A, E, potassium, and magnesium, ACV successfully thins the mucus and thus clears the sinuses. Therefore, mix a tsp of ACV and a glass of water and drink it before bed.

Treat acid reflux

ACV restores the acidity of the stomach. So, mix 1 tbsp of ACV and a glass of water and drink the mixture an hour before bed.

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Reduce leg cramps

If you suffer from leg cramping at night, you’re probably lacking potassium. ACV contains potassium and this will help you restore the balance in the body. So, mix 2 tbsp of ACV and a glass of warm water. Drink it before going to bed to lower the chances for cramping.

Lower the blood sugar levels

ACV lowers high blood pressure by increasing the sensitivity to insulin. Therefore, take two tsp of ACV before going to bed at night if you have problems with high levels of sugar in the blood. However, if you take diabetes medications, consult your physician first.

Prevent bad breath

If you have problems with bad breath, it means that you’re oral cavity has bad bacteria. In order to destroy the bacteria and refresh your breath, take a tbsp of ACV before going to bed.

Reduce stomach ache

Mix a cup of warm water and a tsp of ACV. Drink the mixture before going to bed and you’ll experience fewer problems with gases and cramps, thus, you’ll fall asleep easier.

Prevent indigestion

Indigestion can often cause insomnia. If you experience indigestion, you should know that ACV is very efficient in treating nausea and bloating. So, mix a tsp of ACV and honey in a glass of warm water. Drink it half an hour before bed.

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Source: Healthy Life Idea

After Reading This You Will Start Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar Every Morning!

We have all heard about the benefits from apple cider vinegar, the thing you probably did not know is that consuming only 1 tablespoon of it in the morning before breakfast can be highly beneficial and can help you improve you overall health. Your body will get the needed nutrients and vitamins and you can also lose weight much easier and faster.

 

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Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consume apple cider vinegar every morning:

It strengthens and whitens your teeth

Rinsing your teeth with vinegar can help you get stronger and whiter teeth.

It is rich in potassium

Our bodies need potassium because of the growth, proper build of muscles, transmission of nerve impulses and normal heart activity.

It balances pH levels
Apple cider vinegar contains Acetic and malice acid which are responsible for maintaining proper pH levels.

It prevents many diseases

The vinegar has antiviral properties that break up the mucus in the body and can also help in reducing some allergies.

It helps to remove toxins from your body
The vinegar has proven as very effective in getting rid of toxins due to its antioxidant properties.

It helps regulate your blood pressure and blood sugar
Apple cider vinegar can help increase your insulin concentration and can help in reducing blood sugar and blood pressure.

It speeds up the weight loss process
The apple cider vinegar breaks down the fats in the body very easily and is very effective when it comes to losing weight.

It clears up skin conditions and helps to get rid of blemishes
Apply vinegar with cotton ball on the affected area and let it stay overnight.

It can make your hair extra shiny and voluminous
Washing your hair with vinegar once a week after shampooing can help you to get shiny and voluminous hair.

It heals unwanted bruises and painful sunburns on the skin

By drenching a towel in apple cider vinegar and then putting in on the sunburn you can eliminate the discomfort from this condition.

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Source : http://www.healthyfoodheadlines.com

45 Benefits and Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is all the rage. And for good reason! Ingested or applied topically, it is one of the best organic ingredients available. Not only is it a flavorful vinegar to use in homemade salad dressings and other classic recipes, it has a long history of medicinal use. “Hippocrates, the father of medicine, thought of it as a powerful elixir and a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used it,” wrote Jonny Bowden in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.

Continue reading to learn the many benefits of apple cider vinegar from Mamavision and David Wolfe.

 

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1. Lower blood sugar levels
2. Prevent diabetes
3. Lose weight
4. Slow fat accumulation
5. Suppress appetite
6. Increase metabolism
7. Reduce water retention
8. Improve nutrient absorption
9. Promote healthy cholesterol
10. Protect against arterial damage
11. Increase circulation
12. Detox the liver
13. Remove toxins from the body
14. Break-up mucus in the body
15 Clear lymph nodes
16. Clear sinuses
17. Prevent sinus infection
18. Treat common cold
19. Heal respiratory ailments
20. Relieve a sore throat
21. Suppress a cough
22. Aid digestion
23. Settle an upset stomach
24. Reduce risk of acid reflux
25. Relieve heartburn
26. Decrease intestinal spasms
27. Relieve itch from a bug bite or poison ivy
28. Heal a sunburn
29. Remove a wart
30. Boost energy naturally
31. Fight fatigue
32. Increase workout performance
33. Reduce the risk of sore muscles
34. Soften and shine hair naturally
35. Remove hair product build-up
36. Treat dandruff
37. Squash hair lice
38. Works wonders as a facial toner
39. Clear acne
40. Effective as a deodorant
41. Fade bruises
42. Whiten teeth
43. Promote oral health
44. Prevent bad breath
45. Treat smelly feet

For the best way to reap all these great benefits, follow the below tips on how to drink (and enjoy!) apple cider vinegar.

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Source: http://remedydaily.com/

The 7 Best and Easy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Getting Rid of Kidney Stones in NO TIME

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Kidney stone, which is known as nephrolithiasis in medical terms, forms within the kidney or urinary tract when there is either a decrease in the urine volume or if there is an increase of stone-forming substances in the urine.  Kidney stones are small hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts. It often causes extreme pain but do not cause any permanent damage. But if you do not pay attention in the beginning, it may block your urinary tract and create complications. It may sometimes need surgery to remove the stones from the urinary tract.

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Apple cider vinegar is considered as a great ingredient that you can use to prepare remedies to cure small kidney stones. And at the same time this ingredient will also save you from those painful surgeries as well as from the dreaded side effects of using drugs.

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Really Treat Kidney Stones

You must be thinking now how apple cider vinegar can treat kidney stones and what properties are there in apple cider vinegar that makes it so powerful to treat and prevent kidney stones? Let’s read on to find out!

Breaks down the stone forming tissues: Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature, which helps to break down the hard tissues that form the kidney stones. So its use cures the kidney stone issue as well as prevents the reoccurrence of it.

Flushes out the toxins: The consumption of apple cider vinegar helps the body to flush out the harmful toxins from it, which in turn help to prevent the formation of new kidney stones.

Promotes the digestion process: Apple cider vinegar offers an alkalinizing effect, so its consumption smoothens the digestive process and the production of hydrochloric acid. This in turn prevents the products in the body from forming acid. It makes the body strong enough to prevent the formation of new kidney stones.

 Dissolves the kidney stones: the acidic natures of apple cider vinegar also dissolves the smaller kidney stones and help them to pass through the urine.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Kidney Stones

Apple cider vinegar offers some of the most effective natural remedies to treat the kidney stones and the associated symptoms. So it is now important for us to know how to use apple cider vinegar for kidney stones. Let’s read on to get cured of the kidney stones by using apple cider vinegar!

1. Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

This is one of the simplest yet effective apple cider vinegar remedies   for kidney stones.

Required Things

  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 8 ounces

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Process:

  1. Take 8 ounces of water in a glass and add 2 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar to it.
  2. Stir it properly and drink.
  3. Take this remedy once in a day to get rid of kidney stones.
  4. 4.      To prevent the reoccurrence of the kidney stones, take this remedy once to twice in a week.

Note: Along with this remedy, also drink ample amount of water to flush out the toxins from the body.

2. ACV, Water and Baking Soda

ACV, when mixed with baking soda, offers an effective remedy for kidney stones. The alkalizing effects of baking soda remove the acid from the body, which is the main cause of kidney stones.

Required Things:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 glass

Process:

  1. Take one glass of water and 2 tbsp of baking soda and ½ tsp of apple cider vinegar to it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients well and drink it.
  3. Drink this remedy thrice a day to get rid of kidney stones.

3. ACV and Honey for Kidney Stones

Honey with its antibacterial as well as antifungal properties makes this ACV remedy more effective to treat kidney stones. And at the same time it also adds a good taste to the ACV drink.

Required Things:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Honey  – 2 tsp

Process:

  1. Mix both the apple cider vinegar and the honey well.
  2. Take this mixture 2 to 3 times a day to get rid of kidney stones.
  3. You can also add this mixture to a glass of water and drink it to treat the kidney stone issue successfully.

4. ACV, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Water

As lemon juice is acidic in nature, its consumption decreases the acidity level in the urine. This process in turn prevents the formation of stones in the kidney. It also works as a natural antiseptic, which prevents the further growth of bacteria in the kidneys. It also keeps you hydrated and removes the toxins from the body.

Required Things:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Organic Olive Oil – 2oz
  • Lemon Juice – 2oz
  • Water – 24oz

Process:

  1. Take the olive oil and the lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Drink the mixture and then drink 12oz of water.
  3. After half an hour, take the other 12oz water and squeeze the juice of half a lemon to it.
  4. Add the ACV to the lemon water and mix well.
  5. Repeat this remedy in every half an hour to get rid of kidney stones.

5. ACV, Coconut Oil and Water

Other than treating hair and skin related problems, coconut oil also treats kidney stones successfully. Its consumption helps to dissolve the kidney stones.

Required Things

  • ACV – 2 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Warm Water – 16 ounces

Process:

  1. Take the water in a glass and add the ACV and the coconut oil to it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well and drink it.
  3. Take this remedy regularly until you get cured of kidney stones completely.

6. ACV With Honey And Baking Soda

Required Things

  • ACV – 1 ounce
  • Honey
  • Baking Soda – 1/4  tbsp

Process:

  1. Take the water in a glass and add the ACV and the coconut oil to it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well and drink it.
  3. Take this remedy regularly until you get cured of kidney stones completely.

7. ACV Poultice

Apart from drinking apple cider vinegar to treat kidney stones, you can also use it topically to treat kidney stone pain.

Required Things

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 3 tbsp
  • A Washcloth

Process:

  1. Mix the ACV with water and heat it.
  2. Soak a washcloth in it and place it on the area where you are getting pain due to kidney stones.
  3. Let the cloth be on that place till it becomes cool.
  4. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a day to get rid of the pain associated with kidney stones.

Additional Tips

To get rid of kidney stones as well as to prevent it successfully, follow the tips that are mentioned below.

  • Always use apple cider vinegar in a diluted form otherwise you may harm the enamel of your teeth or may burn your throat or mouth. The recommended ratio of apple cider vinegar and water is 1:10.
  • Also, wash your mouth thoroughly after drinking apple cider vinegar.
  • Make sure to use raw, unpasteurized and extra virgin apple cider vinegar to prepare the remedies as it is more pure and effective.
  • Do not use apple cider vinegar if you are suffering from gout as its usage may increase the pain.
  • If you are suffering from any other disease then consult a doctor before using apple cider vinegar for kidney stones.
  • Remember to drink lots of water while using the apple cider vinegar for kidney stones. Drinking plenty of water will hydrate your body properly, which in turn will treat as well as prevent the kidney stones from reoccurrence.
  • You can take apple cider vinegar daily in your salad or as a condiment to prevent it from occurring again.
  • Avoid taking caffeinated drinks to prevent kidney stones from occurring.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in sodium, high in fiber and low in fat to prevent kidney stones in future.

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You can try these apple cider vinegar remedies to treat kidney stones if it is the initial stage and if the stones are small enough to be dissolved soon. But if you are experiencing acute pain due to kidney stones and if there is no improvement after using all these home remedies, then you need to consult a doctor to know the exact reason and the further medication for it.

Now I am sure that you are no longer going to bear the pain of kidney stones as you know how to treat kidney stones with the help of the simple yet effective apple cider vinegar remedies. So use the remedies to get of the painful kidney stones.

Source: http://www.myhealthtips.in

Here’s what this apple cider vinegar-based mixture can do for your body

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Apple cider vinegar has been on the health and wellness radar for quite some time. Researchers have published articles about its effectiveness inkilling microbes, treating ear infections, lowering blood pressure, and eventreating jellyfish stings.

The newest apple cider vinegar craze is “Fire Cider.” There are more than a few recipes touted by bloggers. All feature ingredients that would make most people question their sanity. But the health benefits are undeniable.The Kitchn claims Fire Cider can increase blood circulation, relieve sinus congestion, prevent illness, and aid digestion. When you try it, you’ll feel it!

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Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has been making Fire Cider for more than 25 years. In her video below, Gladstar explains the health benefits of each ingredient. Horseradish opens the sinuses and works as a digestive aid. Onion is a fantastic anti-congestant, and garlic, known as “Poor Man’s Penicillin,” is a powerful antiseptic that not only fights infections, but also warms the heart. Ginger aids in digestion and circulation.

Begin by chopping or grating equal parts horseradish, onion, garlic, and half-part grated or sliced ginger. Put all ingredients in a large glass jar, and then fill to the top with raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Finish with 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder. Screw the lid on and shake. Taste the Fire Cider and adjust proportions to your taste. Once the Fire Cider is to your liking, put the jar away and let it sit for 4-6 weeks. After that time, strain the mixture, reserving the liquid. Sweeten with a bit of honey and keep the Fire Cider to use as salad dressing or to take as a shot when you’re feeling under the weather.

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Gladstar’s recipe is just one of many. The Mountain Rose Blog adds jalapeño, lemon, rosemary, and turmeric to Gladstar’s mixture of horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, and cayenne. Wellness Mama keeps it simple, but recommends adding just 1 tablespoon dried echinacea root for an extra boost to the immune system.

Source: http://remedydaily.com/

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7 Side Effects of Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is a natural tonic.

It has several health benefits that are supported by scientific studies in humans.

However, people have also raised concerns about its safety and possible side effects.

This article takes a look at apple cider vinegar’s potential side effects.

It also provides instructions on how to consume apple cider vinegar safely.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is made by combining apples with yeast.

The yeast then converts the sugar in the apples into alcohol. Bacteria are then added to the mixture, which ferment the alcohol into acetic acid .

Acetic acid makes up about 5–6% of apple cider vinegar. It is classified as a “weak acid,” but still has fairly strong acidic properties when it is concentrated.

In addition to acetic acid, vinegar contains water and trace amounts of other acids, vitamins and minerals.

Several studies in animals and humans have found that acetic acid and apple cider vinegar may promote fat burning and weight loss, decrease blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity and improve cholesterol levels.

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Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar is made from acetic acid, which may provide several health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar and healthier cholesterol levels.

7 Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Unfortunately, apple cider vinegar has been reported to cause some side effects.

This is particularly true in large doses.

Although small amounts are generally fine and healthy, taking too much can be harmful and even dangerous.

1. Delayed Stomach Emptying

Apple cider vinegar helps prevent blood sugar spikes by reducing the rate at which food leaves the stomach and enters the lower digestive tract. This slows down its absorption into the bloodstream .

However, this effect may worsen symptoms of gastroparesis, a common condition in people with type 1 diabetes.

In gastroparesis, the nerves in the stomach don’t work properly, so food stays in the stomach too long and is not emptied at a normal rate.

Symptoms of gastroparesis include heartburn, bloating and nausea. For type 1 diabetics who have gastroparesis, timing insulin with meals is very challenging because it’s hard to predict how long it will take food to be digested and absorbed.

One controlled study looked at 10 patients with type 1 diabetes and gastroparesis.

Drinking water with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of apple cider vinegar significantly increased the amount of time that food stayed in the stomach, compared to drinking plain water .

Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar has been shown to delay the rate at which food leaves the stomach. This may worsen symptoms of gastroparesis and make blood sugar control more difficult for people with type 1 diabetes.

2. Digestive Side Effects

Apple cider vinegar may cause unpleasant digestive symptoms in some people.

Human and animal studies have found that apple cider vinegar and acetic acid may decrease appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to a natural reduction in calorie intake .

However, one controlled study suggests that in some cases, appetite and food intake may decrease due to indigestion.

The people who consumed a drink containing 25 grams (0.88 oz) of apple cider vinegar reported less appetite but also significantly greater feelings of nausea, especially when the vinegar was part of an unpleasant-tasting drink .

Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar may help reduce appetite, but may also cause feelings of nausea, particularly when consumed as part of a drink with bad flavor.

3. Low Potassium Levels and Bone Loss

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There are no controlled studies on apple cider vinegar’s effects on blood potassium levels and bone health at this time.

However, there is one case report of low blood potassium and bone loss that was attributed to large doses of apple cider vinegar taken over a long period of time.

A 28-year-old woman consumed 8 oz (250 ml) of apple cider vinegar diluted in water on a daily basis for six years.

She was admitted to the hospital with low potassium levels and other abnormalities in blood chemistry .

What’s more, the woman was diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition of brittle bones that is rarely seen in young people.

Doctors who treated the woman believe the large daily doses of apple cider vinegar led to minerals being leached from her bones to buffer the acidity of her blood.

They also noted that high acid levels can reduce the formation of new bone.

Of course, the amount of apple cider vinegar in this case was much more than most people would consume in a single day — plus, she did this every day for many years.

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Bottom Line: There is one case report of low potassium levels and osteoporosis likely caused by drinking too much apple cider vinegar.

4. Erosion of Tooth Enamel

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Acidic foods and beverages have been shown to damage tooth enamel .

Soft drinks and fruit juices have been more widely studied, but some research shows the acetic acid in vinegar may also damage tooth enamel.

In one lab study, enamel from wisdom teeth was immersed in different vinegars with pH levels ranging from 2.7–3.95. The vinegars led to a 1–20% loss of minerals from the teeth after four hours .

Importantly, this study was done in a lab and not in the mouth, where saliva helps buffer acidity. Nevertheless, there’s some evidence that large amounts of vinegar may cause dental erosion.

A case study also concluded that a 15-year-old girl’s severe dental decay was caused by consuming one cup (237 ml) of undiluted apple cider vinegar per day as aweight loss aid .

Bottom Line: The acetic acid in vinegar may weaken dental enamel and lead to loss of minerals and tooth decay.

5. Throat Burns

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Apple cider vinegar has the potential to cause esophageal (throat) burns.

A review of harmful liquids accidentally swallowed by children found acetic acid from vinegar was the most common acid that caused throat burns.

Researchers recommended vinegar be considered a “potent caustic substance” and kept in childproof containers .

There are no published cases of throat burns from apple cider vinegar itself.

However, one case report found that an apple cider vinegar tablet caused burns after becoming lodged in a woman’s throat. The woman said she experienced pain and difficulty swallowing for six months after the incident .

Bottom Line: The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar has caused throat burns in children. One woman experienced throat burns after an apple cider vinegar tablet became lodged in her esophagus.

6. Skin Burns

Due to its strongly acidic nature, apple cider vinegar may also cause burns when applied to the skin.

In one case, a 14-year-old girl developed erosions on her nose after applying several drops of apple cider vinegar to remove two moles, based on a protocol she’d seen on the internet .

In another, a 6-year-old boy with multiple health problems developed leg burns after his mother treated his leg infection with apple cider vinegar.

There are also several anecdotal reports online of topical burns from apple cider vinegar to the skin.

Bottom Line: There have been reports of skin burns occurring in response to treating moles and infections with apple cider vinegar.

7. Drug Interactions

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A few medications may interact with apple cider vinegar:

  • Diabetes medication: People who take insulin or insulin-stimulating medications and vinegar may experience dangerously low blood sugar or potassium levels.
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin): This medication lowers your blood potassium levels. Taking it in combination with apple cider vinegar could lower potassium too much.
  • Certain diuretic drugs: Some diuretic medications cause the body to excrete potassium. To prevent potassium levels from dropping too low, these drugs shouldn’t be consumed with large amounts of vinegar.
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Bottom Line: Some medications may interact with apple cider vinegar, including insulin, digoxin and certain diuretics.

How to Consume Apple Cider Vinegar Safely

Most people can safely consume reasonable amounts of apple cider vinegar by following these general guidelines:

  • Limit your intake: Start with a smaller amount and gradually work up to a maximum of 2 tablespoons (30 ml) per day, depending on your personal tolerance.
  • Minimize your tooth exposure to acetic acid: Try diluting the vinegar in water and drinking it through a straw.
  • Rinse your mouth: Rinse with water after taking it. To prevent further enamel damage, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
  • Consider avoiding it if you have gastroparesis: Avoid apple cider vinegar or limit the amount to 1 teaspoon (5 ml) in water or salad dressing.
  • Be aware of allergies: Allergies to apple cider vinegar are rare, but stop taking it immediately if you experience an allergic reaction.

Bottom Line: To consume apple cider vinegar safely, limit your daily intake, dilute it and avoid it if you have certain conditions.

Source: authoritynutrition.com

Soak Paper In Apple Cider Vinegar. Then Wrap Your Body For a Summer Tip You Need To Know

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Summer is a most loved time of year for open air play and experience. Lamentably, outdoors outings and bike rides can regularly prompt frightful instances of toxic substance ivy and oak.

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Side effects incorporate redness, tingling, swelling, and rankles, as indicated by Mayo Clinic. Rashes brought about by toxin ivy, oak, or sumac normally recuperate all alone inside a couple of weeks. You can make the rash less aggravating and stimulate the recuperation procedure by taking after these home cures.

1. Turmeric and lemon juice.

Common News swears by the home cure of blending equivalent amounts of turmeric and lemon or lime juice. Apply the thick glue to the rash and let it absorb for fifteen minutes. You will probably be stunned by the quick and compelling results.

2. Cucumber.

You may giggle at the picture of a lovely lady unwinding with cucumbers on her eyelids. In any case, cucumbers do in truth have cooling properties. Peruser’s Digest prescribes putting cucumber cuts straightforwardly on the rash, or applying pounded cucumber as a kind of glue to the influenced territory.

3. Heating pop.

Peruser’s Digest prescribes blending three teaspoons of preparing pop with 1 teaspoon of water, and applying the natively constructed glue to the bothersome, rankling range. The arrangement will get and chip dry. You can likewise plunge cloth cushions in a bigger amount of the arrangement and apply them to the rash for ten moment four times every day.

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 4. Cereal.

Cereal can draw out the noxious serum in rankling rashes. It can likewise dry wounds and alleviate irritation. To profit by cereal, The Wall Street Journal recommends pouring oats in a shower and taking a douse, or utilizing oats as a pack connected specifically to the rash.

5. Buttermilk.

The proteins in buttermilk can empty liquid out of toxic substance ivy rankles. They can likewise relieve irritation. DIY Health Remedy suggests blending a balance of salt, buttermilk, and vinegar, and applying the custom made answer for the irritated, rankling rash. You may feel moment help. In the event that you discover heat mitigates the irritation, you can likewise blend buttermilk with warm water and utilize this to wash the rash.

6. Watermelon skin.

Next time you eat a watermelon, keep the skin. You can utilize it as a chilly pack to assuage the tingling brought about by toxic substance ivy, as indicated by an article in The Wall Street Journal.

7. Apple juice.

Peruser’s Digest clarifies apple juice vinegar can really slaughter the toxic substance that causes the rash. To utilize this life hack, splash a chestnut paper pack in apple juice vinegar, and afterward put the sack on the rash. This could successfully draw out the poisons.

8. Dish washing Liquid.

At the primary indication of a toxic substance ivy, oak, or sumac rash, rub dish washing fluid onto the influenced zone. Try not to wash off the fluid and keep washing the rash with dish washing fluid once per day until the rash vanishes. As indicated by Natural News, this technique is likewise useful for treating mosquito nibbles.

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Source: http://www.justnaturallife.com/

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Eczema, It’s Unbelievably Effective

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Eczema is a skin problem that makes skin areas irritated and inflamed.

About 3% of adult Americans deal with this condition, and 20% of all children in the US have this problem.

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, and it is accompanied with itchiness and inflammation. Sufferers say it causes rashes on their face, knees, wrists, hands and the area behind the knees. Sometimes it may affect the entire body.

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The itchiness stops usually when the individual scratches the affected area until it starts bleeding.

There are various pharmaceutical solutions to this skin problem, but most of them come packed with harmful substances and cause severe side effects.

Dermatologists suggest to use organic apple cider vinegar instead of the conventional creams and OTC drugs. It has great effect in the treatment of eczema.

When combined with other powerful and natural ingredients, apple cider vinegar has even greater power.

Anti-fungal power

Apple cider vinegar eliminates the bacteria responsible for the occurrence of eczema. When applied regularly, it prevents further growth of the bacteria, due to its huge antibacterial and anti-fungal potential.

Cell renewal

Apple cider vinegar is high in beta-carotene which is essential for the cell renewal. Use it regularly, and you will be amazed with your healthy skin complexion.

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Potassium abundance

The mighty vinegar contains great amounts of potassium. This mineral is known for its ability to relieve allergy symptoms, balance the pH value of your skin and act like an effective astringent agent.

Fiber

Fiber in apple cider vinegar helps the body to flush out toxins that trigger the occurrence of eczema.

Stronger immune system

Strengthening the immune system is the first step of the prevention of eczema. Apple cider vinegar packs a great number of vital nutrients, including acetic acid, vitamin B1, pectin, minerals, mineral salts and riboflavin. These are important for your immunity, experts have revealed their power to ease the symptoms of eczema.

Relief from itchiness

Apple cider vinegar does wonders for the skin. Given that dry skin is tightly associated with eczema, apple cider vinegar will ease the itchiness.

Use it in combination with other natural ingredients, and make your own remedy for eczema.

Apple cider vinegar solution

Apple cider vinegar has been long used for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and it is one of the best traditional remedies for eczema.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. raw and organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. purified water

*You will also need 2-3 cotton balls

The apple cider vinegar treatment

Make the solution and soak in the cotton balls. It is up to you to decide how many cotton balls your treatment requires. Apply them directly on the inflamed skin area. Repeat the treatment until you notice some improvement.

Warning: This ratio of apple cider vinegar to water is not recommended for individuals with sensitive skin. If that is your case, use half a cup of purified water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

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Source: http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/

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