I have always been a big proponent of apple cider vinegar and have written many times on its health benefits. According to my research on vinegar, it is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food preservative, vinegar’s medicinal uses soon came to light. Hippocrates used vinegar to manage wounds, while medical practitioners in the 1700s used it to treat everything from poison ivy and croup to stomach aches. Vinegar was even used to treat diabetes. Vinegar, which means “sour wine” in French, can be made from virtually any carbohydrate that can be fermented, including grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, beets and of course, apples. Additionally, vinegar is made through a long, slow fermentation process, leaving it rich in bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, caffeic acid, and more, giving it potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and many other beneficial properties. “Mother” of vinegar, a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance found in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar, indicates your vinegar is of the best quality. Most manufacturers pasteurize and filter their vinegar to prevent the mother from forming, but the “murky” kind is best, especially if you’re planning to consume it. Vinegar is not only useful for cooking, it’s useful for health purposes, cleaning, garden care, hygiene, and much more. In fact, a jug of vinegar is easily one of the most economical and versatile remedies around.” Here are some of the health conditions that AC vinegar can benefit the most: Diabetes, heart health, weight loss, sinus congestion, sore throat (as a gargle), acid reflux, skin irritations, warts and energy boosting. I recommend taking organic apple cider vinegar with the “mother” daily as a health tonic. 2 tablespoons of vinegar to 6-8 oz of water. Always buy organic AC vinegar with the “Mother” intact.
Thought for the Week: An apple a day is thought to keep the doctor away, but an apple turned to vinegar will really keep the doctor away!
Chiropractic Thought for the Week: An egg is cracked, a spine is adjusted. When the chiropractor adjusts your spine it is not a hap hazard random manipulation. Anybody can give a person a squeeze and get the bones to move with audible noises or “cracks.” Chiropractors use a specific analysis to find fixed, misaligned vertebra call subluxations. The analysis not only finds the joints that are problematic, it also lets the chiropractor know the direction of the alignment and therefore the specific adjustment needed to correct the body’s structural issues that are causing symptoms. Chiropractors use spinal reflexes, muscle testing and motion palpation to figure out the best care for each patient.
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