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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar

Belle has been fighting a cold off and on for a few weeks.  So I tried some ACV.  Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar has some natural bacteria-fighting agents containing stuff like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, iron, etc.  Feel a cold coming? Mix 2 teaspoons of ACV into a cup of water and chug several times a day. I also threw some carrot juice to mask the taste but you could also add honey. The vinegar will help rebalance the body's acid level. Chest cold?  An old school home remedy touts soaking a piece of brown paper in vinegar then sprinkling one side of it with black pepper. Place the peppered side of the paper on the chest, cover with a towel, and relax for 20 minutes. For better results, purchase the organic ACV or make your own with this recipe.   Here's more interesting things you can do with ACV.  


kalyaniseo said...

Hi,I have a kid of 3 years old.He also often suffers from cold.I think your remedy will be useful for me.Thank you for your tips and keep on sharing more.
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Dan said...

Acids like the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar are natural antibiotics and antifungal agents, yet the apple cider tonic is completely natural and no more acidic than a can of soda. Kids typically love the stuff, particularly when mixed in with juice, but even on its own. Kids often love acidic foods (think about their love of pickles and sour candies) to balance their own nutritional needs. You can definitely offer it in good conscience to your child as a way to kill bacteria and viruses while strengthening their immune systems.
Daniel P. Kray
Author, “Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy” available from major retailers through Earth Clinic.

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