ACV has had the most profound effect on me. Although classified as a superfood, and or as a digestive enzyme medically the results have been astonishing. The older generation would talk about this ACV, and my grandmother- GOD BLESS her- recommended my mother to take it for her weight issues. I just remember being reminded that sometimes the older generation knows what's best. I started to take ACV looking for a newer path of natural foods and alternative *Cures* for helping my body heal from PTSD, and a brain injury from years past. It takes the body years upon years to heal from such events, and like most older people, I am 45 and looking for youth to never go away. Recommending this generation of young people to take care of their bodies is easier now than in the past, because the internet is supplying an endless amount of information, whether good or bad, society is getting the message. Though youth will always be for the young, I won't stop looking for my physical being to heal. ACV however you classify it is smart and practical. Effects though being limited I have noticed better memory, more energy, better skin tone, and my hair and nails are growing faster. Started taking it 4 weeks ago, and I'm hooked!!
Jenn S. From Baltimore, Md USA
I have tried ACV periodically, but the problem for me with a lot of natural health protocols is that I am actually really healthy. No allergies, no physical ailments, no weight problems. Sometimes I have a bout of moderate depression, but I think our society tends to promote the notion that we should be happy all the time, and I am at peace with my periods of melancholy--they have never interfered with my functioning and I embrace them and try to take advantage of the healing that comes from crying (tears actually have a different chemical make-up than other watery excretions, so you really are detoxing when you cry). It may well be that my willingness to accept my depression helps me heal faster, as I have noticed that when I fight anything, it becomes a bigger deal than it should be! So, in short, I have no real health issues, which means I never really know if something is or isn't working for me. I LOVE natural health, and I try things out all the time, but I never really feel better or worse--I generally feel good most of the time. So, I'm glad for that. It's quite lucky, as others in my family have to work hard to take care of themselves and suffer from inexplicable ailments that are often debilitating.
My younger brother is dealing with some severe kidney problems, and my sister struggles with allergies and thyroid issues. It's very sad, and I am grateful I've been given a lucky break (because I do not think it has anything to do with my own choices or lifestyle).
Anyway, long story short...ACV. I know it's got to be an amazing natural health supplement because my great-aunt just turned 101 and is still fully functioning. She'll be 102 in January. She drives, lives alone, chats on the phone when you call to say hello, STILL sends me and all of my cousins, aunts, and uncles a card every Christmas with 25 dollars, and even brings in some income from a small farm she lets out. The woman is sharp. People always ask her how she has managed to live so long and stay so healthy, and she attributes it unequivocally to Apple Cider Vinegar. She sips on it throughout the day in a glass of water. I don't know if she uses a straw, as I have heard it can deteriorate enamel (though she still has her own teeth! ). I am getting back into the habit of taking it daily--not because I need any remedy right now, but because I want to live to be 101! Or older! I should add that she didn't marry until her 40s, to a very gentle, sweet man who himself lived a full life until he died in his mid 90s. As a couple, they lived a simple life of gratitude and service, and I have never seen either of them rattled or less than fully present with whomever they were around. The stressors of day-to-day life that seem to affect all of us just didn't seem to bother them. Also, they had no children (! ) I personally feel this has to be part of the magic formula for her, but like I said, the apple cider vinegar is what has given her this extraordinary longevity, according to her. I thought I would share, in case, like myself, you don't really *need* any kind of cure right now but would like to continue living a high-quality life into your old age.
Thanks for this overwellmed source of information. Its now for three years that i consumed a.v.c. daily with a little amound of honey and water.
Just preventive. Seems to bring me more goodness than i thought. Now with 59 years jong still living without any medicine, great. Cincerey, Peter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Three older people told me at different times about ACV drink for make the urine and body more alkaline, which promotes health and as a healthy remedy daily. Another older woman in her 80's also used this drink.They all lived a long and full lifes.
A mix of equal parts: honey (raw, unfiltered best except for babies), organic apple cider vinegar, and filtered water. Several TBL's can be added to a 8 oz. glass of water and taken twice a day or more often for illness or UTI. The honey makes the ACV much more palatable and adds needed nutrients and electolytes. This is also good for upset stomachs or nausea, sipping small sips as able.
San Antonio, Tx
After 2 weeks of being a blob during the holidays: eating more than usual, not drinking my 2 apple cider vinegar & water glasses every day, and not exercising my usual 1 hour at the gym(hard cardio, light weights, core training), I can tell I have aged!! I can't believe it only took 2 weeks! The first week was okay, but I started to look more and more out of shape and yucky by the 2nd week. I did get out and walk every day, but it wasn't enough cardio I guess. My husband kept asking me if I was about to get my period because I looked so tired! My skin lost its healthy glow and the lines in my face deepened. I guess this was a good thing -- it tells me that the combination of exercise and apple cider vinegar helps me look a lot younger than my 45 years. If I had to give one up it would be the apple cider vinegar, but in conjunction with lots of exercise, it really packs a powerful anti aging punch. I am going to work on more raw food in my diet in 2009 and see what kind of a difference that makes.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Grand Cayman Islands
Apple cider vinegar rocks! It makes you glow like nothing else I have ever experienced. I was home visiting my folks for Thanksgiving and was eating lots of bread, butter and sugary foods.. items I try not to eat to much of. Knowing that I gain a pound for every slice of bread I eat, I made sure to drink 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a small glass of water every night after eating like a piggy. Sooooo nasty tasting!! But guess what, I didn't gain a pound!
Yesterday back in town I saw a friend, a personal trainer who I had talked into taking apple cider vinegar for his high blood pressure (young guy, but hpb runs in his family) 2 weeks ago. He looked great before, but now -- WOO WOO!!! He had this amazing glow that would make your head turn. I made a comment to him about it and he said that last Tuesday he woke up one morning after taking 2 glasses of 2 teaspoons of acv in water the night before and felt ready to take on the world. Two different clients commented to him that he was glowing and what was going on with him, was it love? He said No! Apple Cider Vinegar!
Like I said, this remedy ROCKS!!!
Cedar Springs, MI
san diego, ca usa
I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for about six years. What I noticed right away was I don't have any of joint stiffness and pain. When I stop using it for more than 4 days, the pain returns to my back and neck. I also noticed that my weight is always perfect for my height 5'6", 127 pounds, 54 years old. The vinegar removes the excess salt from your body when you sleep, so no bags under the eyes when you wake up in the morning. I drink two tablespoons of acv with 16 ounces of water, two hours before bed, it removes toxins in your body while sleeping, so no swelling in the joints, no bags under the eyes from excess salt. It is a natural weight loss, as well as rotor-rooters the arteries, so good for your heart. also keeps your body from getting sick. I love it!
West Palm Beach, Fl, USA
Hi, I found this site and am amazed by what I am reading. My mother always told a story of how in the thirties, my uncle was a little boy and desperately ill. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong or how to help him and finally told my grandparents to prepare for the worst. Apparently all he kept asking for was vinegar (my mom never specified if it was ACV) and when things looked really bleak, they decided to let him have it since he never stopped asking for it and since there was no real reason to deny him, however bizarre it seemed to give it to him. He apparently struggled to drink it, but got through a whole bottle in a few hours despite his weakness. The fever suddenly broke and he fully recovered, and to this day no one in my family really understood how. Now I'm getting a clue as to why! So, I thought I would try the honey/water/AVC drink three times a day- today is day 5 and while I didn't see any real weight loss until today, today my jeans are suddenly loose! Also been using it as a toner and guess what! No trip to the dermo like I planned because my pores are getting smaller on their own! Depression doing a lot better too - though the jury is still out on that since today I was a bit down after a few up days - will check back in and let everyone know- but WOW! I'm amazed! My little uncle was really on to something, clearly!
Apple Cider Vinegar has cured: varicose veins, weight lose, tendonitis, wrinkles. In April of 2005, I came across a booklet for ACV, at the time I was 50 years old I played sports in high school, a construction worker for 20 years and a mover for the last 15, so I have done a number on my body over the years. My daughter convinced me to start taking ACV... I have taken it everyday since! The health benefits have been many. The first thing I noticed was my hair and nail growth, doesn't seem like much but my hair was white and had no color, but was growing back in blonde! I thought that was amazing! Over all the years of abuse on my feet and ankles I had purple feet from the varicose veins, it really was a severe case, after two months of use my feet started to look clearer to me, but I wasn't sure so I started taking pictures....I now have NO varicose veins on my feet, legs or anything. In April of 2005 I was a size 38 pants, today I am a 32 pants. I have not done any extra exercise to achieve this, It simply melted the pounds away (I also have a six pack again). The ACV has given me a facelift, I do NOT look like I am 51! My wrinkles around my eyes have literally disappeared. My skin is tighter, firmer every where. I feel like a new man. Over the years while abusing my body in my everyday life (working) I developed new and painful body movements, aches where I never had before and eventually the Doc diagnosed me with tendonitis (really painful) in both of my shoulders, being a mover this isn't good for business, it really started hurting my paycheck (then I started the ACV). I really had not realized I stopped taking the naproxen the Dr. had prescribed until I went to see him for my physical. He asked me if I needed a new script, that's when I realized I used to live on those pills everyday and hadn't needed them once since I started taking the ACV, so I told the Dr. about the ACV he was awed, seeing the results for himself he decided to start taking it, in fact my Barber, Boss, Coworkers, Kids, Brothers and sister all now take it with health benefits of there own. I tell you I LOVE ACV it has changed my life and made me a new healthier man. I actually believe I have a long healthy life ahead. The recipe I use everyday is: 2 table spoons of ACV and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Add water to taste. I do this two times a day, everyday. Good luck to all in your journey to a healthier you!
Dayton, Ohio USA
Manhattan, New York
Rak, United Arab Emirates
South Africa, Durban
I took ACV since mid oct '05 4 months ago and i've noticed a glow on my cheeks. i realized the look when my husband, John and children, Sophia and sylvia commented why my cheeks are so blushed. my bloated stomach didn't not occur in the past 3months. i benefited after i took it. it helps me from inside of me. i give credit to ACV for the unique drink to me.
I had been taking apple cider vinegar and then stopped for a while and have just started back. I put a little honey in with my water to make it taste better. I have so much energy when I take it on a regular basis. I can really tell the difference when I don't take it all the time, and people say my skin looks more healthy.
8/21/08 Aging thru Menopause
People always thought my father was our brother because he was blessed with great genetics, looking 10 - 15 years younger than his age and for many years I was the same.
However, when I turned 50, all sorts of aging began to happen. Menopause brought 30 lbs of extra weight, dry, flaky rashy skin, under-active thyroid and bloated stomach, itchy-smelly-flaky scalp, weak tearing nails, diabetes, tinitis, skin rashes, weeping eyes, joint pain, gingivitis with 2 deep gum pockets, hair falling out and not growing, losing hair and eyebrows, lethargy, moodiness, unexplained anger, dark eye circles, insomnia, night sweats, smelly body and breath and the list goes on... Needless to say people were calling me MAAAM and treating me like I was an unattractive old lady. I'm not so vain that I want to be noticed all the time but I certainly did not want to be ignored. Looking for natural skin cleansing remedies, I found your site. Whoa, what a FIND. I have stayed up late almost every night just reading all the testimonials. I have so far tried: VCO, Oil Pulling, and ACV. The results are fantastic: Silky skin, stronger teeth, hair, nails. No joint pain, lessening of tinnitis, no skin rashes, increased energy, body and breath smells great, blood suger stabilizing, losing goiter/thyroid neck, stomach is going down (my husband says), dark spots and eye circles gone, no mood swings, feel happier, lost 3 pounds, teeth whiter and firmer with pink gums (still working on the 2 pockets), scalp itch is receding and my skin looks AMAZINGLY young!--- all of this has happened within these first 10 days! I asked my husband to check out my skin because he knows I constantly battle face rashes and he said, "It looks wonderful with that makeup you have on". I was not wearing any! And guess what? I feel attractive, never mind what others feel, I'm not ignoring ME! 10 days I tell you!
Even as things are getting better, my eyes still weeped and were glazy and itched like the dickins, I didn't want to put anything on them except eye drops which only brought relief for about 30 minutes. So, today I applied ACV onto a cotton ball and lightly swiped my closed eyelids. OH MY GOD! Instant relief! I could even see better; things were not so fuzzy and the constant redness started disappearing; so, this is a work in progress.
Here's what I do internally: I oil-pull 10-15 minutes every morning and evening. I drink 2 TABLSP of ACV in a mug (8oz) of water morning and evening (thru a straw). Around noon, when my energy usually lags, I take 1 tablspoon of VCO. Interestingly, it cuts my appetite and I find myself eating out of habit, not hunger.
Here's what I do externally: After shower, I spray ACV and water onto my skin, let dry, then apply coconut oil lightly all over, then use a light cologne. I apply ACV with a cotton ball onto my face, let it dry, then dab and rub VCO with water on it. I wear no makeup except filling in my eyebrows (until they grow back), and apply lipstick on top of VCO. Each morning I wake up expecting to see a change-back and I don't. Thanks a whole bunch!
EC: Great feedback, Catlin, thank you!
New Haven, Ct
Pinnacle, North Carolina
San Francisco, California
One of the best things to do is not wash your face daily. When I was in Nursing school I was the only one to get this question correct. God placed natural oil in our skin. It takes 24-48 hrs to replace it. Vitamin B, E, aloe vera and molasses are great! I never put soap on my face either. I have 8 grown children (My oldest is 42) No one believes me when I tell them my age. They guess me to be in my 40s or 50s. For gray hair SAGE and the B vitamins are the key. Fruits, veggies, no junk food. Omega 3 oils to keep the skin moist and lots of water drink at least 6 a day. I am not a water drinker but I divide the portions up. I take 2 morning, 2 mid-morning, 2 afternoon or evening .Keep your system ALKALINE with Apple Juice. Orange Juice is too full of Acid. An Alkaline system rids it of Toxins. An Oatmeal pack is great! Use Purified or Distilled water if possible or boil the water for 10 minutes if neither one is available.
Lisa hello, as I have addisons I tried to listen to the link of Donna's talk. Is there a transcript as computers electrocute me? I got through 38 mins of it. thanks lisa.
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
I have tried sodium bicarbonate and apple cider vinegar, also hydrogen peroxide, infrared light, oil pulling with coconut oil...I have only been doing this for a few months...I am trying to bring down acidity.
I am forty eight years old. I look younger than my age for a number of reasons...I have youthful body...I still have a flat stomach and a small waist...I have very clear smooth skin and no wrinkles..I have good strong bones and good muscle tone...I believe that calorie restriction for long periods throughout my life and regular exercise for most of this time have contributed to this...other things that may have made a difference is that i eat butter, not margarine (transfats) , i use iodized salt or rock salt and I have never habitually used sunblock...I don't eat much..I smoke cigarettes and marijuana..
United Arab Emirates