Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) I'm talking about unfiltered and unpasteurized vinegar made from cider or apples, and with the mother of vinegar present, as a natural product. You must usually buy it in a health food store. It is said that Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, had only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar. Organic, unfiltered ACV contains a host of vitamins, as well as beta carotene, pectin, and important minerals such as potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sulphur and iron.
ACV has malic acid which is helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. It's a boon for eliminating and keeping away urinary tract infections, particularly if teamed up with Cranberry Juice. Simply add 2 teaspoons of ACV to 8 ounces of cranberry juice, and drink. (To sweeten, add a pinch of Stevia-- sugar will only exacerbate the problem). Do this about 3 or more times a day if you feel a urinary infection coming on, or if you are in the throes of one.
**image of apple cider press in Brittany, France 2001 by photographer Garry Stemp.
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