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Dr. Ann de Wees Allen, Doctor of Naturopathy, is a prominent scientist who has warned that consuming Apple Cider Vinegar alone in water can and will irritate the esophagus in some people. She recommends to only consume it as a vinegrette for salads. The ACV/lemon/honey tonic is tempered by adding the Tupelo honey.

THE NATURE OF DISEASE

Food has certainly been the downfall of man's health. With all the rubbish he stuffs into his delicate, yet adaptable organism, it is no wonder that there is so much unnatural disease rampant today. From the day he ate his first meal man has forever abused his system with the wrong types of food. He has not been rational in his eating habits, but has merely satisfied his banal desire for stimulating, refined and processed fare. The day will come, however, when he suddenly realizes that his food habits affect his physical as well as mental well-being. He will then realize that he had been satisfying his debased taste buds, rather than sustaining the body. The wise, however, look toward nature for their answer; with patience and perseverance they have re-discovered the answer to man's dilemma. The answers although simple are extremely effective as they do not entail unnatural chemical compounds - it is the utilization of these wonderful gifts from nature which are so efficacious and free for all! There have been many natural curative formulae discovered throughout the centuries, which have proved themselves safe and yet effective. Natural resources have been used since the days before Christ viz: Sunshine, Water, Air - herbs and homebrews have been used for generations too by our ancestors. Honey is also a natural wonder, together with many other folk preparations, which have been handed down through the ages. Amongst these APPLE CIDER VINEGAR has been widely used as a successful remedy for a number of ailments. We find that, with the abuse of the body, inordinate amounts of waste matter have accumulated within the system. In the early stages these are not so apparent as the body is still vital enough to deal with this extra burden. However, if an attempt is not made to eradicate these toxic accumulations, the body has to deal with more and more pressure, resulting in aches and pains. Later in life these efforts to eliminate these encumbrances result in influenza, bronchitis etc; and, if these healing efforts are suppressed by continued wrong living and drugs, the acute symptoms become chronic and insidious. Rheumatism, arthritis, cancer, heart ailments, high blood pressure etc, are all signs that the body has been neglected by the suppression of natural healing process. There are certain preparations, however, which assist the body in eliminating these toxic substances and this is where these natural curative methods have found a valuable place in the healing arts. To abstain from those foods and drinks which add to this unnecessary accumulation, is a great assistance to the body i.e. those refined and denatured food items such as bread, starch, white sugar, and their products; together with the unnecessary food items which cause excessive mucous and toxic waste in the system e.g. meat, eggs, dairy produce, legumes, cereals. However, one may now ask what should one eat if these are to be eliminated from the diet. Where one cannot completely abstain from these products, moderation is the key word in this instance, together with certain herbal and folk preparations, which assist in the breakdown of the acids and mucous waste.

THE BENEFITS OF CIDER VINEGAR

Before you cringe, make an "I just ate a lemon" face and go to another page, take a moment to read about this very old folk remedy. Physicians of many diverse healing practices and great grandmothers sometimes have more in common that one might think. Apple Cider Vinegar is one aspect of this common ground. The concept of preventing and treating ills with apples began long before the coining of the adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." In fact there is an even older maxim, "To eat an apple before going to bed, makes a doctor beg his bread." Apples, are full of pectin, a soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals. That alone makes an apple a healthy food, but many consider apple cider vinegar as the ultimate form of an apple. Not only does apple cider vinegar help to alkalize the body, but it is very rich in potassium. A variety of research indicates that potassium is one of the key nutritional factors in apple cider vinegar that assists in easing, and possibly preventing, many ailments. Potassium promotes cell growth and has even been called the "mineral equivalent to the fountain of youth." The University of Minnesota School of Medicine conducted experiments that indicate potassium may be very beneficial to those individuals that suffer irregular heart beat. Other research shows that can help prevent high blood pressure by countering the damaging effects of sodium. So why not pop a potassium supplement? It is an individual choice, but why take a pill when the natural mineral is at your fingertips? Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in ACV to improve your health. ACV can provide you with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine, phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. The vitamins contained in ACV are bioflavonoids (vitamin P), beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, E, B1, B2, and B6. Tannins from the crushed cell walls of fresh apples as well as malic acid, tartaric acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and pectin (fiber) are also contained in ACV. Be sure to purchase organic unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally fermented ACV for its medicinal features. ACV ranges in color from a light golden to orange. You'll know you've found the right stuff if you see sediment, referred to as the "mother of vinegar" on the bottom of the bottle. White distilled vinegar has none of the beneficial elements listed above. White vinegar is good for external uses.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Helps slow the aging process, aids digestion, fights arthritis by flushing harmful toxins from joints, tissues and organs, controls and stabilizes weight. "Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) is one of the most powerful tonics in the world. Doctors and nutritionists acknowledge its remarkable effectiveness in treating arthritis, high blood pressure, stomach upset and weight loss." "Making ACV a daily habit can even protect you from accidental food poisoning caused by tainted fish, meat or bad mayonnaise-based salads. "ACV stimulates your metabolism and its potassium content ensures that the proper chemical balance is present, so your body burns more fat." "ACV plays a valuable role in helping reduce the risk of heart disease."

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Amongst other things, cider vinegar is very effective in detoxifying various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becorning too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body.

THE USES OF CIDER VINEGAR

A number of outstanding authorities have proven the therapeutic advantages of using cider vinegar for numerous complaints ranging from obesity and overweight to arthritis. Besides the therapeutic benefits derived from taking cider vinegar therapy, it can also be used for a number of other purposes e.g. salad dressing, pickling, a flavor in cooking etc. It also makes a very refreshing drink, hot or cold, with honey - this should take the place of normal tea and coffee, which are so habit-forming and unnecessary commodities. Try using cider vinegar where lemon juice is required e.g. in making mayonnaise, or just sprinkle some on a salad before serving.

EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS

ITCHY SCALP:
Take one teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glassful of water - dip your comb into the solution and comb the hair thoroughly until saturated. This should be performed fifteen minutes or so before actually washing the hair. This treatment also helps with the elimination of dandruff.

FUNGUS INFECTIONS OF THE FEET:
This remedy calls for WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR ONLY!
First, you must understand that there is NOTHING, prescription or non-prescription, that KILLS any topical fungus (nails, skin, vagina, mouth, etc.). All any thing does is to inhibit growth of the fungus in tissue that was grown THAT DAY during the treatment. The growing cells must incorporate some of whatever is being applied, right into the cell, so THAT CELL will no longer be susceptible to the fungus. THEN the natural shedding of superficial tissues will grow the already infected tissue right off the body. If even one application is missed (even when griseofulvin is being taken internally) any tissue that grew that day will be susceptible and the treatment might have to start all over. It takes about 4 weeks to replace your skin--therefore, if you stop treatment of any skin fungus before 6 weeks, the problem may recur. It takes at least 6 months to grow a new toenail. Therefore, if the treatment is stopped less than a month after the nail looks NORMAL, the problem will probably recur. Fungi cannot stand an acid environment. The normal colon contents are very acid, which is what protects us normally from having Candida Related Syndrome. If an individual with onychomycosis (toenail fungus) will fill a dropper bottle with the cheapest distilled vinegar from the grocery store (do not use good vinegar that has not been distilled) and put 2 drops of the vinegar at the growing base of the affected nail every night and morning, within a few months, normal nail will begin to show at the base of the nail. Remember, the normal nail will have to grow the infected nail off the body. If the treatment is missed, for even one dose, the nail that grew that day may not be resistant to the fungus and the fungus can jump from the infected nail that is still present into the healthy (but not resistant) nail. If that happens, infected nail will be seen at the base in a few months (when it has grown out enough to be seen) and the treatment will have to be continued until THAT infected nail tissue is grown off the body. In essence, the treatment time would have to be started anew. Vinegar is cheaper than anything else and always works.