I always knew vinegar was a fantastic alternative to nasty chemicals when it came to cleaning, but when someone mentioned that I could improve my health with apple cider vinegar, and use it to cure the acne on my face, I was honestly a bit skeptical. I had tried everything to get rid of the awful acne on my chin. It showed up after my daughter was born two years ago, and decided it was happy staying. I finally gave apple cider vinegar a try, and to my surprise it actually worked!
ACV has played a huge part restoring the natural PH balance of my skin, and I have since learned a lot about ACV and the natural ways it can improve your health. Below, I have shared just a handful of the ways your can improve your health with apple cider vinegar, but I would first like to mention exactly what kind of ACV you should be using. When purchasing ACV, make sure that it is Organic, unfiltered, unpasturized, and includes the “Mother.” ACV that is unpasturized and includes the “mother” contains enzymes and other antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral components that most other ACV’s do not. The ACV that I use is Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and it can be found in most natural grocery stores for around three dollars.
So, let’s get started….
Add 1 cup of ACV to your bath water. This should relieve some of the pain associated with sunburn. After soaking for a while, hopefully your pain will lessen, and you will be relaxed of course!
When a person catches a cold or virus, their bodies usually end up overly acidic. By taking a couple of Tablespoons of ACV, with some honey, lemon juice, and warm water, it will reduce symptoms, as well as help to fight the virus with its antiviral properties. It should also give you a little burst of energy!
ACV works as a natural toner for the skin. Mix 1 part ACV with 2 parts water. apply with a cotton ball to your face after washing. I usually apply it at night, because honestly it doesn’t smell the greatest. It really works though! It may be a little too drying or harsh for some skin, so if necessary, you can always add more water to dilute the solution. You can also use it every other day if you need to.
#4 Balance Your Entire Inner Body System
The body is constantly striving to achieve a state of equilbrium. Most people are too acidic, and taking ACV internally counteracts the acidity and keeps your body working as a fine tuned machine. By taking 2 Tablespoons of ACV mixed into your glass of water a few times a day, your body’s PH levels will become more balanced, which will in turn have positive effects on your entire body.
What mama couldn’t use a burst of energy every once in a while?! Have yourself a shot of ACV for a quick burst of energy a few times a day!
Going back to #4, adding a couple of Tablespoons of ACV to your water a few times a day will aid in balancing the correct bacteria in your gut, as well as keep your bowel movements more regular.
Scientific studies have shown that ACV helps to raise the blood sugar in patients with Type 2 Diabetes!
Add 1/2 Tablespoons of ACV to a bottle, along with 1 cup of water. Rinse with the ACV solution after shampooing a few times a week for strong, shiny hair.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to apple cider vinegar. It is something that everyone should have in their cabinets. I hope that I was able to open your eyes and inspire you to take a more natural approach to your health with this post.
“For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect.” — Pfeiffer’s Law, Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., PhD.
*I am not a Doctor or Health Professional. Please do not attempt any of these suggestions without first consulting with a health professional.