Apple Cider Vinegar is the Best Medicine
But When Should I Get A Flu Shot?
Did you know that as diabetics, we are prone to become ill much easier than other people? Taking care of our health every single day might just keep us on the healthier side of life. I have heard that apple cider vinegar is the best medicine. But still, when should I get a flu shot?
My doctor asks me every time I go into her office if I want a flu shot today? I always just shrug my shoulders and say “I don’t think I really need one”. The last time I said that, is when she told me that as a diabetic, it’s easier for me to get sick.
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That’s when I told her that I haven’t been sick in years; probably at least the last ten years I’ve been healthy and not been sick. I have had a little spring cold once in a while but not every year. I even told her that apple cider vinegar is the best medicine. She had never even heard of it.
We should really ward off the cold and the flu by filling our diets with foods that are rich in vitamin C, zinc, and other nutrients. Knock on wood, or maybe like me (I thank the Lord) that I have not had the flu or a cold in years. But the thing about that is that I have never even had a flu shot either. Could that have something to do with the fact that I haven’t had the flu since I was a kid?
I’ve had other health troubles such as a hysterectomy, and thyroidectomy. And about two years ago I went in through an emergency room visit, thinking that I was on death’s table waiting to die! My gall bladder had to be removed, right now. Oh, and my appendix was removed at the same time I had the hysterectomy.
I cannot believe we can do without so many body parts, and still be living a fairly healthy life. I’m a believer that apple cider vinegar is the best medicine and has helped me to stay healthy throughout my years. My mother started me drinking apple cider vinegar at a pretty young age. She always told me that I need to use the organic kind because it has the “mother” in it. That’s all the milky looking sediment in the bottom of it. There is supposed to be some kind of special health thing involved with it.
Back to the cold and the flu! Everyone is different. I suppose that I should have flu shot? But why, if I’ve never had one and haven’t been sick? They want us to do this when we are diabetic because they say that we are more prone to illness. Okay, I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic over a year ago and not had the flu or a cold. I truly believe that apple cider vinegar is the best medicine and I have mine every morning.
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The only one other thing is that personally I think it is better to eat really healthy food. Cut the sugar, for sure. Bundle up when you go out in to cold weather. Don’t get too warm or too cold when inside the house or the car. I rarely turn on my heat at home, even in the winter months. If it’s too cold, I just put more clothes on. After a while, you just get used to it. Of course, I didn’t do this when I had my children at home and they were little.
If I do happen to catch a cold, and this happened to me more when I was a smoker, and it’s usually in the spring. I keep my throat covered with a scarf, overdose myself on Vitamin C, drink hot tea, and I also drink apple cider vinegar, it is the best medicine.
the benefits of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help to stop the spasming in your throat when you have a case of the hiccups. It does work; I’ve tried it.
It has also fixed my sore throat when I drank it with warm water and honey. It works great for a stuffy nose too. Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and potassium will thin, thick ugly mucus. It also contains acetic acid which prevents germ growth, and this could help with nasal congestion.
I’ve also used apple cider vinegar for an upset stomach. Simply drinking a couple tablespoons mixed with warm water and honey does the trick and it is such a relief.
But I’ve never used it for diarrhea; they say that if you have diarrhea and its caused by a bacterial infection, that apple cider vinegar is the best medicine because it is all natural and it does stop those runs.
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A study that was done in Japan concluded that if you drink half an ounce of apple cider vinegar every day, it could help to lower your bad cholesterol. Wouldn’t this be far better than taking dangerous big PHARMA drugs?
Going out to dinner with friends and you know all about the food at the restaurant where you are headed? Only because you’ve dined there before and it kept you up all night the last time you ate there. Your stomach didn’t know whether it was accepting the food or getting ready to leave you in the bathroom? So use a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey with some warm water and sip it before you leave the house for dinner.
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is the best medicine, because it can decrease your appetite and increase your metabolism, and it helps to reduce water retention. The theory behind this is that the apple cider vinegar reduces the body’s digestion of starch, which reduces the calories that enter the bloodstream. Ta da! Weight loss is the result.
If, in theory, apple cider vinegar stops the digestion of starches, or keeps them from entering our blood stream, then it must help with our blood sugar too? We see this a little later here in our post; I was jumping ahead of myself.
why waste $$ on stuff that doesn’t work?
Why on earth would you spend $39.99 on that acne remedy you see on television when you can use apple cider vinegar? It can be used for clearing up your skin and giving you an overall healthier look.
It has antibacterial properties and clears acne up in a matter of days, or weeks if the case of acne is really bad. You can use the vinegar as a cleaner for your skin; just make sure you dilute it first with water or you could feel a major burning sensation; especially if you have open sores on your face.
My niece had terrible acne; black heads, inside her ears and it wasn’t because her ears were dirty either. But we used “this great new acne treatment” on her ears and it cleared them up quickly. It dried up those little outbreaks quite nicely. Her doctor wanted her to use antibiotics! Why on earth would you take an antibiotic that would throw your whole system into an upheaval when you can use apple cider vinegar?
When you take an antibiotic, not only do you kill the bad bugs in your system, but you kill all of the good bacteria too. Then you need to replace that good bacteria with an extra probiotic to make up for what you killed!
Apple cider vinegar is the best medicine because it has malic and lactic acid, as I described above, so the vinegar works to keep the pH on your skin in balance. It reduces red spots and even exfoliates (washes away) the skin.
dr. oz for real? finally!
Now I’m going to tell you this, but only because I was really surprised. The simple idea that Dr. Oz has contributed something worthwhile and isn’t trying to gain something from it is why am I mentioning him here in this post. Most of the time he is full of B.S. and trying to make money off of good people that he doesn’t deserve. But today he is saying something worth repeating.
Dr. Oz is recommending that “apple cider vinegar can be used for dandruff treatment. Because the acidity of the apple cider vinegar changes the pH of our scalp, and it makes it harder for yeast to grow”. Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with a 1/4 cup of water in a squirt bottle and spritz it directly on the scalp. Then cover your head with a towel and leave it sit for as long as you can stand it. The minimum time to leave it is for 15 minutes and then wash your hair normally. Don’t spend bucoo bucks on dandruff shampoos filled with chemicals either. Apple cider vinegar is the best medicine for dandruff! Repeat twice a week for the best results.
When you exercise, the next day, do you ever have sore muscles? The lactic acid is our bodies builds up in those muscles. And even when we become extremely stressed, it causes lactic acid to build up in our body which leaves us really fatigued. The amino acids in apple cider vinegar make it the best medicine and can fix this. Potassium and enzymes just might relieve this tired feeling. So the next time you feel beat, take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of juice (not if you’re diabetic) or water to give your energy a boost.
Have you ever been asleep and all of a sudden you get a cramp that leaves you trying to jump up out of bed but end up rolling around on the floor? Lack of potassium is the culprit but the potassium in apple cider vinegar will fix this too.
My mother told me to drink the pickle juice from her homemade pickles for the potassium in them. But little did she know about the apple cider vinegar she used to make her pickles with, was the real helper.
Walking around the house will usually help vanish that cramp too but I’ve had them where they just keep coming back and that’s when you know something just isn’t right. It would be a lack of potassium!
Apple cider vinegar can help bad breath and whiten your teeth too! Gargle with apple cider vinegar diluted with some warm water, then drink a teaspoon of the vinegar to kill odor causing bacteria and germs. Rinsing your mouth with diluted vinegar can help to whiten your teeth as well.
If you need more help, then try brushing with baking soda or salt and then rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar. If after using salt, you find that your gums are getting a little sore, then switch and use the salt every other day. But don’t spend all of your money on products from the store that really don’t do much in the way of whitening your teeth. Or, you could go to the dentist and pay a HUGE amount to get those pearls whitened. But why would you do that when using apple cider vinegar is the best medicine? Just sayin’!
If you’ve hurt yourself and have a deep bruise that’s darkened and hurts? Put an apple cider vinegar compress on the bruise and then just relax and let it work its magic. It will lighten the bruise. The reason? Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties! Wow.
Last but not least; just for us diabetics!
I was saving the best for last! Apple cider vinegar is the best medicine for Blood Sugar Control! The apple cider vinegar can keeps your blood sugar levels balanced. There have been several studies that have shown links between the two.
In one study, people who were type 2 diabetic, and who weren’t taking insulin, were given two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at night. They showed that in the morning, they had lower glucose (blood sugar levels.
In a second study, they found that insulin resistant people who drank a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before they ate a high carb meal, had lower blood sugar after the meal. The scientists believed that the antiglycemic effect of the acid is the key to this fact.
A pharmacist calls me about every two weeks to interpret my blood sugar levels before each meal (or 3 times a day). She added a new medication for me to take 30 minutes before my dinner called Glipizide. It’s supposed to give my pancreas a little kick so that it generates some insulin when I’m eating my dinner.
Once blood sugar starts being released into my bloodstream, the added insulin from the Glipizide is supposed to eat up that sugar and move it to the cells to be used for energy. She was hoping that by the next morning, the blood sugar levels would be more around 120 instead of the 150/160 that it has been. It’s always been between 150 or 160 in the mornings and I can’t seem to get it any lower.
Tonight (January 6) I’m going to add some apple cider vinegar before I go to bed to see what my blood sugar is at in the morning? If it works, I will be a happy camper and I shall certainly tell all of you.
So go to the health food store, or the health food portion of your big grocery store and pick up a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar with the “mother” in it. You can see it floating at the bottom before it’s mixed up.
Organic apple cider vinegar is the best medicine. I even saw a picture of a woman soaking her feet in a mixture. Almost positive she was trying to kill a toenail fungal infection. Do you know how hard it is to kill one of those? Don’t even bother purchasing any of the store shelf medicines. They are expensive and don’t work. It’s the biggest waste of money I have ever seen.
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