Fountain of Youth Remedies
Natural Remedies

Fountain of Youth and Anti-Aging Remedies

| Modified on Mar 29, 2023
Add New Post Comments
Fountain of Youth Remedies
We all want to find the Fountain of Youth! Who doesn't want to live forever, or at least look as if age cannot touch us for as long as we're allowed to prance about the Earth? Everyone seems to have their own secret to keeping skin looking young, keeping the bones strong, the joints supple, and your energy levels high. But which Fountain of Youth remedies really follow up on their promise? Is there a best soap, a best supplement, a best herbal remedy for eternal youth?

Leave it to the Earth Clinic Community to help you weed through all of the pretenders out there and find real natural remedies to keep you looking years younger and feeling like you did 20 years ago!

Your own Fountain of Youth Remedy may be as simple as drinking water or as popular as apple cider vinegar (drunk as the ACV tonic, applied to the skin for toning and cleansing, etc.). Or you may rely on Vitamin E and cold showers to keep your skin toned.

Natural Cures: What are your natural cures for staying youthful and exuberant? Tell us what your own personal secret Fountain of Youth remedy is and we'll tell you ours!

Apple Cider Vinegar

17 User Reviews
5 star (16) 

Posted by Jenn S (Baltimore, Md Usa) on 10/06/2016

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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lynda (Louisville, Ky) on 07/16/2016

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Deb (Battle Creek) on 05/08/2016 12 posts

My Great Aunts and Grandmother took ACV 2 tablespoons in the morning, one lived until 94 years old and the other 106- no dementia and they got around fine. Enough said.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Peter (Nieuwegein, Netherlands) on 06/13/2009

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

Replied by Ms. Sweetie
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I started taking a mixture of ACV in a glass of water a few weeks ago but I feel that it may be causing constipation. Has this happened with anyone else or do you know what I can do to prevent it? Thanks!

Replied by EmeraldHope
(Buffalo, NY)

Hi Ms. Sweetie, To correct the constipation problem I add a small packet of powdered fiber. It totally disolves and has no taste. Just make sure to drink plenty of water. I loved the recommendation someone on this board gave about using a large bottle of water, adding the ACV, any flavoring (I use a very small amount of juice) and now 1 packet of fiber. According to the fiber directions you can use up to three packets a day but I find there is no need to use that much. Some of the new fiber products are flavored and a friend told me it's just enough flavor. Just sip from the bottle all day long. I also put ACV in V8 juice, once a day. LOVE IT!!! BP came way down, skin is healing and I have amazing energy. Thanks everyone for your help on this board!

Replied by Me
(Gainesville, Fl)

Yes, apple cider vinegar can cause constipation. One of its uses is to treat loose stool and diarrhea...

Replied by Kelly

I used to take ACV and get very constipated too. I read that this happens to some people and the remedy is to add about 1/4 tsp of baking soda to the acv. This helped me but I get dizzy also so I stopped. I preferred the taste without the baking soda.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy Thill (Santa Cruz, CA) on 03/11/2009

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.

Replied by Amrit K. Khalsa
(San Antonio, Tx)

I am starting to use ACV this week and noticed most people take it with honey... Was wondering if it would have the same benefit if I didn't use any honey - blood sugar is an issue for me. Please let me know.

Replied by T
(Houston, Usa)

I use it withOUT honey (tp prevent blood sugar issues like you) and it has done me wonders. 2-3 times daily. 2 tablespoons ACV in 8oz lukewarm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tess (Palm Beach, FL) on 01/04/2009

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!

Replied by Karen
(Lawrenceburg, Ky)

Just a reply for Tess in Florida: You said if you had to give up one exercise or ACV it'd be ACV. Just wanted to know why. I would personally think that the ACV would give your body the power to move toxins through your body when you are exercising, making really an important aid to the exercise. Also, without the nutrients from the ACV (so powerful) it'd be much harder to exercise. In general the ACV just seems to give you the benefits that seems like is coming from the exercise (which I am not knocking the exercise at all, it does major healing). I just think the ACV really propels the exercise as far as healing benefits are concerned. Give me your take! Thank you, Karen [email protected] Feel free to contact me.

Replied by Angella
(Grand Cayman Islands)

Funny but so true this happy to me too I am 48yrs old but look like 30, I am also very active at the gym so happens I did not attended gym for two weeks was not drinking my ACV on daily basis I notice the changes in my face looking so tired n older so what I did start doing little work out at home drinking my Apple Cider Vinegar also crush some garlic in coconut oil add a little Apple Cider Vinegar in it using a little on my face twice a day WOW am looking gr8 again and now also start back my gym

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jamie (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/02/2008

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!!!

Replied by Teri
(Cedar Springs, MI)

May the ACV be off the shelf from any local grocer or must it be organic from a local health food outlet?

EC: Organic is always better, but some readers report great results with the cheap stuff.

Replied by Angelina
(Antioch, CA)

Hi, Ive tried using apple cider vinegar. I drank 1 tbsp in a 6 oz glass of water, the taste alone made my mouth water and I almost got sick from it. That night I awoke throwing it all up. Is there any other way I can drink it without my stomach getting so upset?

Replied by Linda
(san diego, ca usa)

I have a question about apple cider vinegar. Will the pill form be just as effective? I have trouble with the taste. Also in keeping candida in check vinegar in general is usually something to avoid. Is this an exception just as lemons and limes are? Linda

Replied by Karen

Apple Cider Vinegar is recommended for those with Candida issues. It cures it.

Replied by Eleny
(Parkland, Wa)

You can try taking it with freshly juiced apples or organic apple juice. One way I absolutely love to drink it is like a tea. I heat up the water until it is hot, not too hot, but hot enough to drink comfortably without burning myself. Then I add 2 tbsp ACV, 1 heaping tbsp of raw honey, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and a half squeezed lemon. It tastes really good, at least I think so, and I really enjoy it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carolynne (Cordova, Tennessee) on 06/24/2007

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!

Replied by Kim
(West Palm Beach, Fl, USA)

Hello. This is a wonderful site. I have been reading about the many uses of apple cider vinegar and keep it handy. I know that it makes the body more alkaline as it should be, but it also abates inflammation in the body. For years I have had joint pains on and off (sickle cell trait), and last sunday had a flare up. During the night it was difficult for me to move in the bed because of my left knee. In the morning when I got up to get ready for church, I had about 3 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water, just before I went and took a shower. By the time I left for church my knee pain was gone. This stuff is great. My dad was also complaining of back and knee pains and I told him to start drinking ACV daily- he no longers complains. I have been using ACV and 3% percent peroxide (50/50)with occasional tea tree oil for a fungus of my big toe nail- it is clearing up nicely. Thanks earth clinic.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dixie (NYC) on 02/07/2007

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
Posted by James (Pemberton, New Jersey) on 11/06/2006

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!

Replied by Laurie
(Sudbury, Ontario)

HI, I have decided to try the ACV for the first time. I mean 1000's of people cant be wrong. Great site.

Now I have been on it for about 2 weeks now (morning and nite) and havent seen any results , still have this pain in my right arm and havent seen my hair grow or my nails. This is what I want the most as my hair is very fine and never actually looks nice.

I used to use foligro long time ago, when you could buy the kit with the spray in it, today however you have to buy it seperately (money racket of course) and it costs about 100 or so a month. (cant afford it now) it did work it made my hair more curly and thickeer just a bit but after about 1 yr. Now of course its back to the same. So how long before this Acv remedy should start to work.

Thank you very much

Replied by Adr
(Dayton, Ohio USA)

I have been reading a ton of websites for Homemade Shampoo Recipes. Every website or blog had recommended Rosemary. Research Rosemary online and find out all the benefits to it. I am switching from store bought shampoos to homemade baking soda and ACV and will be using the Rosemary oils for my hair. I have dark hair and natural body/curls so I am a little nervous. But I have read a couple of people who have the same type and have had no problem.

Replied by Robert
(Manhattan, New York)

yes, I've heard that Rosemary was as good as some of the topical drugs prescribed for hair loss.. also GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) in the form of black currant oil or evening primrose oil can help the skin & hair. Take 500 mg of either twice a day. but be patient. You won't see results for six to eight weeks.

Replied by Kittie
(Austin, Tx)

James, you are so right! Here's my experience: I am one year older than my sister and usually people believed we were twins. However, the past few years, people we meet have definitely pinpointed that I'm the older sister. Well, I started ACV in a glass of water about 3 years ago (1Tabsp mornings & before bed - 2 tabspoons give me a tummy ache). Wow! Like you, I have had so many positive changes that now people think I'm the younger sister. The most astounding thing I have noticed is a firming of my facial skin, particularily around my eyes. My body skin looks younger too & my cherokee cheek bones are coming back. PLUS, my joints don't hurt upon waking, sitting, or walking. AND, my hair is growing at an astonishing rate and my nails are stronger. I'm not seeing the weight fall off but I believe as a heavy woman with low muscle mass, if I concentrate on a lower carb diet & muscle toning, that will be accomplished too, though, I did lose an initial 5 lbs that I have not gained back. Because of my younger looks and energy, my sister and now my husband say they are willing to give ACV a try. Apple Cider Vinegar IS truly amazing!

Replied by Julienne
(Rak, United Arab Emirates)

James and Kittie,

I have question for my face: I am using Eden apple cider vinegar organic for my acne on the forehead and after 12-13 days it dried up and left me with many scars. I never had acne in my life like this. It was only when I drank barley juice to cure or remove belly fats and make my body healthy again. But the healing crisis I got was acne.

I stopped drinking barley juice after weeks that my acne did not clear yet. I stopped ACV after my acne dried up and after weeks started it again for pH balance and make my skin glowing even. I do not have pimples. It's been 22 days since I used ACV toner but my cheeks dried up too, wrinkles showed more under my eyes and some rashes. I see that my cheeks are becoming scaly that I see mild peeling all over. My uneven skin tone on my chin is still here and my over all appearance seems like I become ugly. Acne scars are still on my forehead, dry skin is still here. I feel like ACV is not for me. I used 50/50 mixture then removed 1/4 of the mixture and poured more water. I used coconut oil (organic) as soon as the toner dries up. I have combination and my skin is a little sensitive I guess because maybe of age (I am 37 now). I feel terrible with my skin on my face. I read some people that in 1-2 weeks their skin is nice and near to flawless with ACV toner. But I think ACV toner is not for me.

I also started yesterday to drink 2 tbsp ACV in a glass of water and I felt like I am going to be sick after an hour or several hours while I am in the office. I feel mild heat inside. In the evening before I sleep I drank again 2 tbsp with water and after 15-30 minutes or less I went to bathroom. I couldn't sleep after that until 3am. I was wide awake. I drank again the next morning, I went to restroom 3 times with intervals. But I still feel the mild heat inside me. I was again not feeling well in the office but it was gone after some time too. Maybe because of the toxins coming out of my body. I am not sure if it's the ACV working inside. Tonight I will be taking again. Please tell me if anyone of you have the same experience. I want to continue this externally and internally but I am getting bad experiences. Should I continue using the ACV toner even I don't have acne? I just want to use it to prevent zits, to lessen large pores, balance my pH, etc.


So sorry these problems are happening with your skin. I can surely relate! Took me a lot of years to digest that what works for others may not work for me. For example, the only way ACV works for me w/o causing stomach upsets is to first add a pinch of baking soda to dilute the acid. I can't tolerate it with honey as it raises my blood sugar.

I met a lady with simply beautiful skin who said she once had horrible skin full of acne scars and pits. What worked for her was cleansing it daily with 1/2 diluted, non-flavored, antiseptic mouthwash, rinsing it off after a 2-3 minutes and applying a very minute amount of petroleum jelly over her wet skin. I tried this and it works -- within 3 months, my acne scars and dark marks had disappeared, leaving my skin soft and beautiful as well.

Could be the salicylate acid content and the antiseptic removing dead skin and deep rubble. It's cheap. Mouth wash is $1.00 at the D-Store and petroleum jelly can last up to 6 months as long as you use a swab-stick and not your dirty fingers. (Word is spreading -I recently saw this method YT-trending with young adults but with different moisturizers). Just please, don't give up! Keep researching, plus meditating/praying -- speak the words; let the universe know what you require.

Just remember, discard what (over a week) does not work or hurts you -- don't beat a dead horse... or any horse for that matter....

Replied by Kittie
(Austin, Tx)

Julienne: Wow! So sorry I am just seeing your post. I truly think that Apple Cider Vinegar may be too strong for your face; some solutions may not suit everyone's body. You may also have an allergy to Virgin Coconut Oil --we must test these products overnight in our elbow pit before using them (an age-old mother's recommendation I, a pimple- bespeckled teenager, ignored to my own facial detriment! ) For your acne scars, investigate food grade diatomaceous earth. I have a family member in the same boat as you and finds Apple Cider Vinegar and Virgin Coconut Oil very drying to their skin and created more problems than they helped! DE corrected their problems. But they started slowly, taking 1/2 tsp with LOTS of water. I hope you found a solution for this skin problem. Blessings!

Replied by Judith
(Dover, De)

Some people also complain that coconut oil is drying for their skin, though I don't find that to be so for mine. We're each so individual. You may want to use a different moisturizer ~ grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, etc.

Replied by Christabell
(South Africa, Durban)

I started drinking Acv. It's about 3 days now and I have been having a bloated stomach and body aches since I have used it. My stomach is fine and there an improvement.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Christabell, take less.

Replied by Kittie
(Austin, TX)

I love, love, love this post by James Pemberton. I would note, however, to some readers who find ACV hurts their stomach: As James is probably a big muscled guy, going by his occupation, I would ask the ladies to take that into consideration before going whole hog with his 2-TAB recommendation; perhaps start with 1 tsp or 1 tablespoon. I always add a pinch of baking soda in a small cup first to get rid of the acid -- better for MY stomach and my throat before downing it. I chase it with a glass of water. My Granny always told me to drink a cold glass of water every morning with either a tablespoon of lemon juice or ACV for good health -- warm water for the winter months. Typical teenager, I ignored her! Now, I reap the benefits from this old wives/granny tale but unlike Mr. Pemberton, as a short woman, I keep my dosage to 1 tablespoon with that pinch of BSoda once in the morning and sometimes before bed. The same solution works for coughs. ACV rocks but only if you can tolerate it -- if you can't, don't beat a dead horse, move on... as my granny was fond of saying.

(San Rafael)


I appreciate your post! It was for the benefit of people like me whose stomach cannot tolerate ACV. I'll put it put it in my pocket for possible use later, remembering your idea of adding a bit of baking soda so it will be gentle on the stomach. Currently, even a very small amount of ACV or lime or lemon with baking soda (1/4 tsp, or maybe less...dont remember) in water makes my Urine Too Alkaline. If someone knows why this happens and what to do about it I'd appreciate the info. Meantime, what I started doing when I'm able is to put diluted ACV on the skin so it can be absorbed that way. After it dries I apply peanut oil to keep ACV from drying the skin. Peanut oil, recomended by Edgar Cayce is the gentlest nicest oil that I have tried for sensitive skin. Also, when I have time, I will Try even a tiny-er amount ACV with a tiny pinch of baking soda... or move on to Other Solutions

Thanks again, Denise

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joanne (Singapore) on 02/12/2006

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jackie (Cleveland, TN)

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil Pulling, Coconut Oil

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 

Posted by Catlin (Austin, TX) on 08/21/2008

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!

Replied by Samantha
(NY, NY)

Great to see that this remedy is also working for someone else. I have no ailments - only sickness is getting a cold every so often. I cannot really remember when I discovered this site but I guess it was around February. I have been consistently trying all kinds of things - which have worked for me. The ones that have obviously worked are: using baking soda as a deodorant and using VCO and ACV on my skin. Like Caitlin from Austin - I fist use ACV (on my face and all over my body) allow it to dry then apply VCO. I often do this combination at nights because in the morning I am in a hurry. However, I always use VCO. It is the only thing I use on my skin which is now baby soft. My face always looked young but as I am 41 - I figure maintainance is always good. Now the pores on my face are even tighter and still getting better.

I have been drinking ACV with baking soda (not consistently) and sometimes taking molasses. I do not eat processed foods, drink milk or eat soya. I have lost about 10llbs but I am not sure if I can totally attribute the weight loss to this drink. Anyway, I plan to try Earth Clinic's simplified recipe as I have to loose another 10llbs. Therefore, I will also start ingesting VCO. In general I feel great and I am really thankful to this webiste. I am addicted and visit it everyday - never know what I can learn or share with others.

Replied by Tish
(Cody, Wyoming)

What is VCO?

EC: VCO = Virgin Coconut Oil

Replied by Brijorg
(New Haven, Ct)

To prevent colds and flus food grade hydrogen peroxide works best for me.

It should be diluted to 3.5% and used as ear drops periodically to disinfect ears (common cause of flu), used after cleaning mouth (and for cleaning with baking soda, aluminum free please), also in a nasal spray pump (for that itch in your throat, 1.5% to use as nasal spray-I usually use 3.5% for nose anyway but its kind of harsh- a few drops of tea tree oil in steaming water with towel over head works better for such a use though).

Kepping these three places (ears, nose and throat) disinfected should keep you cold and flu free.

Replied by Shhaunna
(Pinnacle, North Carolina)

Catlin, I was wondering what percentage of ACV and water you use to spray on you after you shower?

Replied by Caitlin
(Austin, Tx)

It is once again winter in Austin and my 56 yr-old dry skin is WAY better now as I am avoiding the foods I am allergic to and using more natural, less severe products. Here is what I now do after 3 years of extensive experimentation.

For daily body washing: (1) I smear coconut or olive oil (1/4 cup) everywhere on my body and face (not eyes). I let it stay on for 3-5 minutes in a warm bathroom. I then scrub my body with a DRY, white washcloth & a damp cotton pad for my face. (I buy cheap white cloths in bulk so that I can throw them away as they get filled with dirt, oil, and dead skin);

(2) I make a simi-thick past of baking soda and water that I handily scrub on my body (face lightly) while standing in the tub. I usually add my favorite ORGANIC scent to this. I rinse this off with very luke-warm water and finish off with a COLD shower. I use an organic, natural deodorant with no odor. Skin Results: Smooth, clean, moist, no longer itching or smelling, invigorated!

(3) Weekly Hair Cleaning: I make a watery baking soda/water cup and poor onto my wet scalp and hair. I scrub my scalp for about 3-5 minutes and smooth thru my hair. I rinse & towel dry. Then, I lightly spray throughout the hair a bottle mix of: 1/4tsp coconut oil to 1/2 cup hot water & a spritz of organic cologne. I let my hair dry naturally. During the week I rinse only with cold water. Results: Very fast hair growth, moistness, no itchy or smelly scalp.

3) Progress of Teeth & Gums: I floss & oil pull every night before bed I still have 2 pockets left but they are not worse. I recently started putting MOM [Milk of Magnesia] in the pockets before bed (as someone suggested) and they are lessening; gum is actually growing back! I lightly brush twice daily with baking soda and sea salt, then, I rinse my mouth with this mixture: 1 tsp. MOM & 1 tsp of Hydrogen peroxide, 2 drops mint oil. (If you have candida, it gets cheesy on the tongue and allows you to scrape it off) Results: Fresher Breath, stronger, brighter teeth and gums.

4) The Norm Daily Diet : 9oz Meat, 1 Fruit, Loads of cooked veggies and salads. WATER Only. I exercise 15 minutes M-Sat. I take 2tsps of ACV morning and bedtime. I eat 1 tsp. Of coconut oil & dash of cayenne pepper with breakfast or in tea. I take the anti-inflammatories Vit-C, A, Quercitin, Bromelin, Curcumin. I keep magnessium oil by my computer and occassionally spray it on my palms.

Results: I'm now within 50lbs of my goal weight. I feel sexy and energetic, fitting size 12-14 clothes rather than 18s-20s. My husband says I look like I'm 30 and now "gaurds" me when we go out.. I don't need my glasses with the computer anymore, just for small reading; my thinking is clearer and, as long as I don't eat my primary allergy/rash triggers (wheat, milk, corn, suger), my skin, hearing, sight, brain, energy, sugar, and mood are about 90% of what they were when I was a youngster. I do sometimes wonder why people (men and women) keep calling me sweety or sweetheart because I'm not THAT tiny and certainly not fragile, yet. :) That, laughingly aside, I'm feelin OKAY and will continue on the good path until I'm done in this life. See ya next year! Merry Christmas to you all and have a great New Year, discovering and enhancing your own path to a fit life. Peace For Us All!

Replied by Thegoatsage
(San Francisco, California)

Caitlin, Could you tell me: How much baking soda you use when you do the hair wash? Do you let the VCO onto your scalp or just your hair? What of the things you are doing is helping your vision!? I am your age and the vision thing is driving me crazy! Thanks so much.

Replied by Caitlin
(Austin, Tx)

Hi! to anwer your 3 questions:

1. I use about 1/2 cup of baking soda to a cup of water. I purchase the BIG boxes at Sam's so it lasts quite a long time. My husband says I always feel soft and smell yummy and fresh.

2. I spray the coconut mixture mostly on my hair though some of the mixture does get on the scalp, which I don't mind. It keeps it soft and supple. I would caution that you use only an organic cologne, not one with chemicals, as CO is a carrier oil. I will add that about once a week or so, before one of my cold water rinses, I dip my fingers in ACV and scrup my scalp. This keeps my scalp supple for hair growth and destroys any parasites, bumps, fleas or mites from my newly adopted cat. I do this when I plan to stay home, as ACV is not pleasant to the senses of everyone who smells it. That smell can last a good hour or two. Also, my cat scratches less with its use as well.

3. Sight: The most significant improvement in my sight happened when I switched to the low-carb diet I described above. Within 2 months, I noticed that my sight was getting better. Getting rid of my inflammatories which includes, , GRAINS, MILK, SODAS did a world of good and is allowing me to lose weight.

Thank you for asking. Peace! CAT

Replied by Linda
(Orem, Ut)

Hello Catlin.... Enjoying the reads here .. First time on this site. I have a few questions.. You seem very knowlegeable in alot of things.. That is awesome. We all learn from each other. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. ;-)

I like to know what do you mean by oil pull? also u said MOM.. What is that mean? thanks

About the foot and toe fungus.. ( which I have had for yrs) I like to know the measurements of ACV and hydro peroxide( brown bottle right) how long wud I soak for ? what is that ted is talking about clorox on toes next? how that work.. Did u try that part?

thanks for your paintence with my questions. I love to hear from you..

Thanks so much. nice talking to you.Smiles

Peace n light, Linda

EC: Hi Linda,

MOM = Milk of Magnesia
Oil Pulling is a popular remedy from India. More info here:

Replied by Linda
(Orem, Ut)

Hi Catlin... I wanted to comment on what u said in ur message.. About wheat and grains.. I thought those are suppose to be great for you? much better then white flour foods?

I do not eat processed foods either.. I know wheat is to be better then white flour.. I like more of feed back on this topic if you dont mind.. thanks so much.

Smiles, Linda

Replied by Caitlin
(Austin, Tx)

Hi Linda: Many people on this site recommend coconut oil for foot fungus. My husband finally tried it (after MUCH conjoling on my part) and within a week, his fungus disappeared. YAY! Once again, earth clinic to the rescue! :)

Now, as far as wheat and many other grains are concerned ....

There's an old, old saying that grains are for cattle. Well man, being omniverous, will try anything that looks edible and staves off starvation. Hence, we began cultivating and eating grains. The problem was that some people, genetically intolerant to grain protein, could not make the cross-over to grain consumption and experienced great problems. They developed huge stomachs (the body's way of adding water to protect the stomach), tummyand skin diseases, and other inflammation problems associated with grain consumption. I'm a decendant of one of those unlucky people and have suffered with this all my life - since I was a preemie baby. (btw - Preemie babies given grains too early, before their stomachs are mature enough to handle the grain protein, end up with lifelong stomach irritation and pain. ) When you can not tolerate grains, your body manifests this through inflamation such as: pain in joints, runny nose, breast lumps, bad skin, blurry eyesight, itchy scalp, hair loss, stomach pain & bloat, fungus, candida, bad breath and many other awful symptoms. When you get a chance, research Celiac Disease, and IBS (irritated bowel syndrome), and their connection to grain consumption. A great layman's place to start is with the book "Wheat Belly. " My 70ish Mom-In-Law used the non-grain way of eating recommended in this book and lost 20lbs in 1 month AND had 1 half reduction in her lifelong "basketball" stomach. No more esophagal pain, daily upset stomach, NOR daily diarrhea! So, I guess my answer to your question is simple: If you can tolerate grains, white or wheat - happy eating, you genetically lucky, lucky person! Peace Out.... CAT :)

B Vitamins, Omega-3s, Water

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Sharon (Sterling, CO) on 02/03/2007

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.

Replied by Xara
(London, UK)

I agree with raw foods but please don't mistake acidic foods for contributing to acidic body- the opposite can be true. Drinking lemon juice (i drink the juice of a full lemon in water with other stuff as well at least once a day if not three times) creates the alkaline condition- it is not the pH of the foods you ingest that is operative, but the effect of the 'ash' that is left after the food is digested. raw lemon juice is one of the MOST POWERFUL alkalising agents once can take and the effect it has on the liver and blood quality is breathtaking.

Please no one be put off lemons or limes. Alongside ACV, it is also a tremendously powerful fat burner. And highly energising. Do a search on health benefits of lemons and see for your self.

For anyone that is interested, the following foods should be consumed everyday if possible, they are in my opinion the most effective and nutritious foods and the health benefits and remedies they encompass are too great for me to mention here!

1. ACV
2. Raw onion or minced garlic
3.EV Olive oil
4. Chilli Pepper the hotter the better
5. Avocado
6. Milk thistle (powerful detox and unbeatable liver support)
7. Raw fresh lemon juice
8. Cinnamon (real,from sri lanka beware Cassia- it istoxic)
9. as much raw organic vegetables greens etc etc as you can handle a day
10. green tea.

I know its a lot. but half these ingredients can be combined into a drink and just gulped down! Come on people, be brave. I make up the drinks and just down them in three goes and its done! Drink to your health, literally.


Baby Boomer Diet

Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/04/2012

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.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Robyn, There is no transcript of this particular interview that I know of. But, if you need to stay away from electricals, you can go to the bookstore and get her book "The Baby Boomer Diet" which are the subjects she was covering in this talk. She also has a book called "The Body Ecology Diet" which was her first. I have given several of these away to friends. The first one I have for myself and now use it to refer to. That was the book that spurred me into action to search for stem cell therapy.

Another point is, her manufacturing plant is in Australia, though I don't know where it is exactly, so she travels there quite often. You might want to keep an eye out because she may make appearances in your area to speak. She travels all over the world teaching about health. I have seen her speak several times and she always has new and information I can learn more from. Hope this helps, Lisa