I’m a little ashamed to admit it here, but my first experience with apple cider vinegar was just a couple of months ago after reading some of your posts here at the Acv Hub. One post in particular that caught my attention was your acv and baking soda hair treatment tutorial, although it’s a relatively simple tutorial I had never before thought of using apple cider vinegar on my hair, as I already has some baking soda in my bathroom I decided it was worth giving a go.
At this point I’d like to take a minute to explain how desperate I was to find a solution for my dull lifeless hair. ‘Think female Worzel Gummidge with a touch of Russell brand.’ It really wasn’t a good look. I would sit at home staring at the TV but dreading having to watch the shampoo & conditioner adverts as the size zero women threw their lush locks back and forth for the camera, leaving me with a strange sense of worthlessness.
As the tutorial pointed out, filtered acv really isn’t the best stuff, unfortunately that’s all I could find in stock at my local Tesco store, but not to be deterred I set of to track down a bottle of Braggs that I had heard so much about. It didn’t take me long to find a small health store in Brighton that stocked the cloudy glass bottles, I picked up a couple and headed home.
After applying the acv and baking soda solution to my hair my first reaction was ‘get it off this stuff stinks!’ but after rinsing it away I noticed the smell soon disappeared and as my hair started to dry I was amazed to feel how tangle free and soft it felt. Instead of my normal course messy strands of hair sticking out at all angles. I honestly felt like a new woman.
After this great success I decided to investigate other uses for apple cider vinegar ‘ there are literally thousands of them’ it wasn’t long before I was drinking it every morning mixed with some water and a small amount of organic honey. This not only helped me with my long standing battle with acid reflux but improved my completion to such a extent I no longer have any spots on my face.
To any one out there considering buying some apple cider vinegar all I can say is its well worth it. I can’t see my self living without this stuff and I’ve only known about it for a matter of months.
I had been suffering from crippling arthritis and gout for over 10 years when a good friend of mine first mentioned apple cider vinegar and told me about some of its unique health benefits. I couldn’t help but feel that if my doctor had never seen fit to even mention this stuff to me then it probably wouldn’t be of much help at all. Never the less after mentioning the idea to my wife we decided that anything was worth a shot and headed out to the local health store.
We picked up a bottle of Braggs unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar as advised and headed home to give it a go. I still remember the taste of my first shot of apple cider vinegar. Being naive I decided not to heed the warnings I had been given and drank a sip neat from the bottle. The burning sensation was almost too much to handle, I felt short of breath and had to run to the kitchen and down a pint of water to try and cool the sensation in my throat. Although my wife found the whole ordeal mildly amusing I did not feel like repeating the process and the Braggs vinegar soon found its way to the back of the cupboard where it stayed for some time.
It wasn’t until about a month later when browsing Youtube for tips for dealing with arthritis that I stumbled across and tutorial type video explaining ways to prepare apple cider vinegar. In the video the woman explained that you only need around 2 tablespoons worth of the vinegar mixed with a glass of water and that honey can be added to sweeten the mixture and make it more palatable. This seemed to be a good idea and with my arthritis getting more painful by the day I decided to give it another go.
I must admit that after diluting the mixture with water and adding honey it completely changed the taste. There was no burning sensation and the honey seemed to stop the taste of vinegar lingering in my mouth after drinking. In the video it recommended sipping the drink slowly throughout the day, so I poured my mixture into an empty water bottle and headed out side. Although the taste was a lot more pleasant now I still couldn’t notice any real health benefits and I still had to use my wheel chair when moving more than a few steps. Deciding that I was probably being a bit keen hoping it to work within hours of use I continued to drink the tonic daily for the next 4 weeks.
After four weeks of drinking the acv I was a changed man! This may well sound to good to be true but I assure you I was just as amazed as you. I no longer needed my wheel chair even when having to walk long distances. The pain that I had become so accustom to during the last 10 years was now nothing but a memory. From what I can gather the pain was as a result of acid crystals building up on my joints. ACV works by alkalizing your body and bringing it back to its natural PH level, once the bodies balance is restored the pain disappears.
I decided to take a trip back to my doctors who had been prescribing me pharmaceutical medicine for over ten years that did not work and find out why he failed to mention apple cider vinegar to me in the past. When my name was called out my doctor came out to the waiting room expecting to have to wheel me and my chair into his office as he had done every time I visited in the past. I’m pretty sure he could hardly believe his eyes when I stood up smiled and walked with him into the surgery, Still looking rather shocked he asked me “what I thought it was that had helped my condition so dramatically” I explained to him about apple cider vinegar and the way it balanced the PH levels in my body. He told me that due to a lack of scientific studies backing up the health claims of apple cider vinegar that is was something that he felt he couldn’t promote the use of but seemed to agree with me that the benefits I was receiving far outweighs the dangers of any risks associated with long term use of acv. Feeling rather smug about myself I returned home and had a nice glass of warm acv and honey.
I now drink apple cider vinegar religiously everyday, I’m nearly 70 years of age and have never felt more full of life!
Don’t just take my word for it, go and try it for yourself.
What’s up people, today I want to talk to you about braggs organic apple cider vinegar with the mother. I was drinking this with honey, and it was working as some kinda cleanse. But obviously you can see I didn’t stick with it for too long, but honestly its really good stuff, I mean this stuff too me mixed with honey ( and I would make it warm ) taste like warm apple juice I really couldn’t taste the vinegar! I think I used 8 ounces of water with a tbl spoon of vinegar and a tbl spoon of organic honey.
I’m going to show you what the difference is between this organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar and this store bought filtered type.
Firstly look at the colour you will notice the organic version is a lot cloudier and has bit floating in it known as the mother, if you compare it to a filtered bottle you will notice that there are no bits left in the pasteurized version which is almost clear in colour. Let me assure you, you can really taste the difference.
The reason that I’m actually talking about apple cider vinegar today is because I go to the gym and one of the older guys who works there was talking about it and how much he swore by it and how much it had increased his energy levels. So I decided to go and do a little research for myself online and let me tell you this stuff is great at treating loads and loads of different health issues.
The only thing that you should watch out for is a upset belly if you do end up drinking too much Acv. If you are in good health though and you’re thinking about trying apple cider vinegar for yourself let me tell you know the is defiantly a reason that the raw unfiltered stuff costs a little more so don’t be convinced from the cheaper options at your local store.
Has anyone ever said to you that they feel like someone has hit them on the big toe with a hammer, and they could barely walk? Or one of there joints is so inflamed that it hurts when you breath on it?
Hello my friends this is Bud Tarreto, natropath and nutritional consultant
I would like to share information with you about a health issue that has been plaguing man kind since the early days of Egypt, in fact the earliest documented case of gout was 2600BC. At first gout was know and the ‘Disease of kings’ or the ‘Rich mans disease’
And was one of the leading causes of painful and disabling arthritis. So you ask, what is gout? And what causes it? Gout is a form of arthritis caused by high acid levels in your blood known as hyperuracymia. The excess acids form crystals this then turns to inflammation and swelling in your joints and a lot of pain.
We as humans have lot the ability to produce uricase which break down the uric acid crystals there for as blood levels of uric acid become excessive these crystal build up around the joints as a result inflammation occurs and causes severe pain.
Gout is becoming more prevalent in fact currently close to eight million people in the united states have experienced gout at some point in their lives. If you are a male and over the age of 40 the chances are you will experience this very painful form of arthritis However women are not immune to gout, especially women after their menopause.If you have ever experienced gout or know someone who has she or he will tell you that the pain is excruciating! These uric crystals look like needles that accumulate in the joint. So, some of the contributing factors they may bring about gout are, regular alcohol consumption especially beer, low calorie diets, long course of medications such as aspirins and high blood pressure ETC.
How Too deal with gout?
Daily in take of apple cider vinegar keeps your bodies PH levels alkaline. Gout cannot develop in a non acid environment!
I’m going to be talking about apple cider vinegar today and some of it benefits. I’ve had a lot of comments asking questions about what you can do with this stuff here. Some of the questions you guys have sent in have been really good, so I’m good to go in depth and hopefully answer some of these for you.
This is apple cider vinegar that I have right here, this is the organic stuff but you can use what ever you like. I prefer to use the organic one as a lot of the time the organic versions have a lot of added benefits compared to regular filtered varieties. Your can tell when its good apple cider vinegar as it will have something called the mother in it still, ‘I don’t know if you can see this, let me get it close to the camera’.
You will be able to see the live enzymes floating around in the bottom of the bottle. A lot of people have been asking me how much too use. I like to put it in a jar a dilute it with water as my face is pretty sensitive, some time if I try and use it without adding water it can leave a slight burning sensation on the skin which I try and avoid.
Once I have my mixture I store the solution in a dark glass bottle like this one here, the dark glass helps to prolong the shelf life of your mixture.
As well as mixing your acv with water you can also add essential oils or lemon. Be sure to dilute your essential oils in a carrier oil before using directly on to the skin. Some good oils include sandal wood and lavender I have excellent results using both of these.