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Tuesday, April 28

Down (Lords of Acid)

Speed up metabolism / improve weight loss

  • 1 c. green tea
  • 2 tbsp. ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cayenne

Mix together well and drink tonic 30 minutes before each meal.
The combination of caffeine, temperature rise, and multiple vitamins promotes proper metabolic functioning and increases energy levels.

Detoxify naturally

  • 2 c. water
  • 1 tbsp. ACV

Mix and drink three times each day, thirty minutes prior to meals.
It helps to cleanse your body of toxins and assists the organs in ridding the body of waste.  Then, it helps to replenish vitamins and minerals needed for optimal functioning.

Minimize allergies

  • 1 tbsp. ACV
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix and drink up to three time daily during allergy season to reduce symptoms.
Try to use local honey if possible, as it has been proven to help reduce allergy suffering in your area.  The cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and the apple cider vinegar is both antiviral and antibacterial.  Combined, they help to reduce histamines in the body.

Tone skin

  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/3 c. ACV

Soak a washcloth in the solution and apply to skin.  Store extra in an airtight container.
The acidity helps to remove dead skin cells and oil, refreshing the face.  It also helps to balance the pH of the skin, reducing further outbreaks.  The vitamin C provides antioxidants to help restore skin.

Prevent insect bites

  • 1 c. ACV
  • 1/4 c. water

Use a washcloth to apply solution to skin to deter bugs from stinging or biting.
The acidity discourages bugs from your skin.  This can also be used after bites, by applying directly to skin - helping to prevent inflammation.

Thick hair

  • 2 tbsp. ACV
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne

Apply mixture directly to scalp and rub in for five minutes.  Allow to sit for one hour before shampooing as usual.  Should see results within 2-4 weeks.  (note - you should probably try this with a patch of hair first, just to be sure that you have the mixture right for your body chemistry.)
Capsaicin and quercetin in cayenne help to stimulate hair growth, while the acidity helps to improve circulation and provide minerals needed for strong hair.

Homemade shampoo

  • 1/2 c. ACV
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 c. water

Use mixture in place of shampoo, then condition as usual.  It is recommended to alternate with your regular shampoo at first.
The acidity will help to cleanse your hair of buildup and add minerals for strength and shine.

Minimize iron deficiency
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. ACV
  • 1/2 c. spinach
  • 1/2 green apple (cored)
Combine ingredients in blender until smooth.  Drink daily.

One final is important to get a raw apple cider vinegar, one that still has the mother floating around in it (that's the murky stuff).  I recommend Bragg's Organic - it works well and has a good shelf life.

Information from Apple Cider Vinegar for Health, by Britt Brandon.

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