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How To Lose Weight With Apple Cider Vinegar + *40* Other Uses

  • Published on: 04 January, 2014
  • Last update: 26 January, 2016
Apple cider vinegar was used in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia, Greece and the Roman Empire. It was used for every known medical condition from simple digestive problems, to endurance and stamina, and even for external wound care. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates treated his patients with apple cider vinegar and honey.
There is so much that I can say, not only about apple cider vinegar , but about the company that makes it, Bragg. As you can see on the label, the company was started in 1912. Paul C. Bragg actually healed himself naturally at the age of 16 and opened the the first health food store in America. During the 50’s and on when fast food was an epidemic, he pushed for natural live foods on the market and continued making the products he used and believed in. His daughter, Patricia, who is a PhD and naturopathic doctor has now taken over the company. Oh, and she’s adorable by the way.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar, (aka cider vinegar or ACV) is a type of vinegar made from apple must. Unpasteurized, organic versions contain mother of vinegar, which is the most important part. Mother of vinegar has many health benefits, especially antibacterial and antifungal properties.

What are the benefits?

ACV helps to promote youthful skin and a vibrant healthy body by removing artery plaque and toxins throughout the organs. It can fight germs, bacteria, virus and mold naturally, it helps regulate calcium metabolism, helps digestion, and balances the bodily pH. Apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium, enzymes and many organic acids. It also contains minerals like boron, iron, and pectin, which is soluble fiber. Potassium is considered the mineral of youthfulness. It keeps the arteries flexible and resilient, and maintains youthful skin. The “organic acids” I mentioned are cetic acid, lactic acid, and propionic acid. These acids promote digestion, balance acid/alkaline levels of the blood and help detoxify the body. They also dissolve fats and kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus.
source: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., http://www.preventionandhealing.com

40 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Weight Loss – A 2009 study on mice showed that consuming acetic acid (the active component in ACV), upregulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes in the liver causing a suppression in body fat accumulation. The acids also dissolve fats in the body and clogged on the arteries. I drink 2 teaspoons 3 times a day in lemonade.

2. Get Your Daily Vitamins Without a Pill – ACV is incredibly rich in potassium. Potassium deficiency can stunt growth. A shortened lifespan occurs for people living on foods from potassium deficient soil (which most of our soil is now thanks to pesticides). It also contains 19 minerals, including phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, fluorine and silicon.

3. Alkalize Your Body – ACV can help alkalize your blood and body PH, especially when taken in lemon water.

4. Regulate Digestion – Besides the digestion benefits I mentioned, it also helps repopulate beneficial gut flora (like probiotics).

5. Treat Acid Reflux – It’s a natural alternative to heartburn medicine that REALLY does work – try it!

6. Detox – Incorporate it into your detox regimen to detoxify your liver and boost your circulation. I use it in my Wild Berry Lemonade Detox Drink.

7.  Treat Allergies and Sinus Ailments – ACV breaks up mucus in the body and treats sinusitis and allergy symptoms. The potassium helps runny noses!

8. Treat Candida – Drinking ACV rids the body of too much candida in the gut and body flora. 2 teaspoons 3 x daily.

9. Get A Boost Of Energy – low PH = low energy. As I said, this alkalizes the body leading to a huge boost. I always drink it during workouts in a huge mason jar and get strange looks! 🙂

10. Get Rid Of Acne, Scars, and Age Spots – dilute ACV in 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water and use it as a toner!

11. Detox From The Outside Too – I put 1 cup in every bath I take to aid detox.

12. Soothe Sunburn – Adding 1 cup to your bath will also heal and soothe sunburn!

13. Whiten Teeth – Rubbing ACV on your teeth and rinsing with water can remove surface stains.

14. Remove Product Buildup In Hair Without Harsh Clarifying Shampoo! – Apply a 1 part ACV to 2 part water dilution to your hair/scalp after shampooing to remove product build up and leave it shiny!

15. Get Rid Of Fleas On Pets Naturally – A 1:2 dilution with water can be sprayed onto pets and rubbed into their skin. Make sure to saturate their skin. Do this every day for a week.

16. Get Rid Of Dandruff – The same dilution you can use to remove product buildup will also get rid of dandruff. This is my number one secret!

17. Remove Warts – Put some on a band-aid and apply to a wart overnight for several days.

18. Reduce Cellulite – I’m telling you, PUT THIS STUFF IN YOUR BATH!!! Your skin loves it.

19. Prevent The Flu & Colds – As soon as anyone around you get sick, put 2 teaspoons into lemon water (add stevia for sweetness). Drink three times a day and I guarantee you will not get sick.

20. Reduce Sugar Cravings – ACV balances blood sugar and helps you feel full thanks to pectin. No sugar cravings for you!

Continued:
21. Boost Immunity
22. Lower Blood Pressure
23. Sooth rashes and mosquito bites
24. Helps to treat eczema
25. Boost metabolism
26. Strengthen Bones
27. Disinfect Wounds
28. Lowers Cholesterol
29. Can Help Stop Hiccups
30. Reduce Inflammation/Pain From Arthritis
31. Kill Weeds In Sidewalk Cracks
32. Remove Head Lice (mixed with mineral oil)
33. Remove Pesticides from Fruits & Vegetables (as a soak)
34. Remove Carpet Stains
35. Soothe Sore Throats / Strep Throat
36. Kill Toe Fungus / Athletes Foot
37. Put It On A Warm Towel As a Compress To Prevent Bruising
38. Ant Deterant
39. Jellyfish Sting Soother
40. Clean Windows!

The lowest price I’ve found for ACV is on Vitacost, where I buy all my organic dry groceries at a discount such as almond flour, granola, and nut butter. If it’s your first time ordering from them you can use their Refer-a-Friend discount and we’ll both get $10 off a $30 purchase. Thank you in advance if you decide to use it. (Vitacost is actually really awesome – try the cinnamon maca almond butter!)

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natural alternative to heartburn meds
It also encourages healthy gut flora (much like probiotics do) – See more at: http://pacificcollegeblog.com/post/52798666238/what-does-apple-cider-vinegar-not-do#sthash.D1Ug3pmH.dpuf

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10 Comments

Atiqa

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Hi Olivia, do you know if it’s safe to consume everyday when pregnant? The routine is I drink I tablespoon everymorning with water. Is it safe to continue to do so during pregnancy? Thanks

Mattie

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How much is one part and two parts?

Cesar

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Olivia how do you use this for Eczema?

Anna B.

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I’ve noticed when I drink ACV I feel pain in my kidneys and feel a UTI coming on so I stop drinking it. I’m using an “organic” brand from Walmart and was drinking it twice a day with lots of water. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are we supposed to stop after a couple of weeks? Does that indicate another problem with me? I would like to continue to drink it as I now know all the benefits.

Kim

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Olivia, have you heard of ACV helping with arthritis? I am going to try taking ACV daily to help with several issues you stated in your blog. Thank you for posting this.

Olivia

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ACV and Bromelain are both excellent for arthritis! 🙂 Lots of love!

Tracy Guzman

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Olivia,<br /><br />I was also wondering what is an alternative to bathing in it, since i do not have a bath only a shower.<br /><br />thank you!!

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Rachel Llerena

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hiii, love your stuff!! I was wondering, if you only take showers and no baths (I only have a shower and no Bathtub in my tiny bathroom) how can I use the benefits of ACV for Cellulite? Thankss<br /><br /><br />-Love<br />Rachel

Angel Cross

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These tips are awesome Olivia! I absolutely love ACV! can&#39;t get enough, I use the bragg brand, it&#39;s the best! thanks again for your wonderful information. xxx &lt;3

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