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Chart of systemic health Benefits of RAW Apple Cider Vinegar

Systemic health benefits of RAW apple cider vinegar

Health Problem Comments

Aids blood vessels, arteries and veins

Arthritis / Stiffness

Believed to be partly caused by a build-up of toxic wastes in the tissues. causing irritation. After several months of taking the ACV cocktail, stiffness and pain will be gone. Flushes toxic crystals from joints;Also Soak or Poultice


ACV Cocktail; some have found relief by applying ACV poultices under pressure to the inside of the wrists;


Main culprits for a vaginal yeast infection/ imbalance are a dietary disturbanceand takingantibiotics. Douche twice a day with the ACV douche solution until the symptoms disappear. The solution assists in restoring the acid balance.


Cataract development in the eye is associated with alterations to the structure of the lens caused by oxidation of the lens by free radicals. The antioxidant properties of beta-carotene contained in ACV combat free radicals. Anecdotal Removal: Solution of 2-3 drops ACV in water applied to eye 3 x daily.


Results from a 2006 rat study showed that vinegar may potentially lower cholesterol levels. Amino acids in ACV have shown promise in neutralizing some harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol.

Chronic fatigue / Fatigue

Lactic acid, released in the body during exercise and stress, can lead to fatigue. Lactic acid can be combatted by ACV amino acids. ACV enzymes and nutrients can also assist the body'senergy production.

Colds / Flu

The pH of the blood becomes slightly more alkaline just prior to coming down with a cold or the flu. Consuming ACV helps to rebalance your pH level; ACV cocktail 3x daily.


As we age our bodies produce less digestive acids (e.g. hydrochloric acid), pepsin and digestive enzymes - which can cause constipation.


Cramps (including menstrual cramps)

Alleviates agony of menstrual cramps and cramps in calves, feet, legs; ACV cocktail.


(ACV helps control blood sugar)

A 2004 study found that taking vinegar before meals significantly increased insulin sensitivity and dramatically reduced the insulin and glucose spikes that occur after meals. Johnston, 2004

The study involved 29 people, divided into three groups (subjects were each given a solution containing 5 tsp. of vinegar, 5 tsp. of water, and 1 teaspoon of saccharin two minutes before ingesting a high-carbohydrate meal. The blood sugar and insulin levels of the participants were measured before the meal and 30 minutes and 60 minutes after the meal):

1.1/3 had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

2.1/3 had pre-diabetic signs.

3.1/3 were healthy.

The results were significant:

•All three groups had better blood glucose readings with the vinegar than with the placebo.

•People with pre-diabetic symptoms benefited the most from the vinegar, cutting their blood glucose concentrations by nearly half.

•People with diabetes improved their blood glucose levels by 25% with vinegar.

•People with prediabetic symptoms had lower blood glucose than the healthy participants after both drank vinegar.

A 2007 follow-up study concluded that participants who took 2 Tbsp. vinegar prior to two meals per day lost an average of 2# over a four-week period, and some lost up to 4#.

Another 2007 study cited by WebMD involving 11 people with type 2 diabetes found that taking 2 Tbsp. ACV before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4-6%.


Sip ACV Cocktail every five minutes

Enlarged prostate

Helps shrink;

Food poisoning

Sip ACV Cocktail every five minutes (effective for mild cases)


Malic acid dissolves stones and cleanses the liver, aiding overall digestion.


Most cases are NOT a case of too much stomach acid, but rather a shortage of it. ACV cocktail 3xdaily has proved very successful against GERD;See Indigestion


Urine is slightly more alkaline when suffering from a headache, and ACV will assist in bringing your body's acid level back to normal.

ACV Vaporizer or Hot/Cold compress;

Heart Problems / Arrhythmia

Strengthens the heart and reduces arrhythmia;


ACV cocktail

High Blood pressure

Natural acids and enzymes in ACV keep the blood healthier and thinner, thereby decreasing blood pressure and risk of stroke.

A 2006 study showed that vinegar could lower cholesterol in laboratory rats.    Fushimi et al, 2006

Another, that their blood pressure could be lowered by the acetic acid in vinegar.  Kondo et al, 2001



Drinking an ACV cocktail 5 minutes before a meal causes stomach digestive fluids to flow faster and better, resulting in improved digestion; Hydrochloric acid and pepsin (enzyme working in acid environment) are needed to break down food effectively; conversely a shortage of either HCl or pepsin leads to a sluggish digestion of food and the resultant indigestion. Malic acid can increase the proper absorption of minerals from 4% (in patients with low stomach acidity) up to 30-40%. Also, malic acid dissolves stones and cleanses the liver, aiding overall digestion;

Kidney Stones

Malic acid dissolves kidney stones

Nasal Congestion

A constant draining of mucus from the sinus cavities can both be sore and uncomfortable. Reduce/stop mucus forming food (mostly dairy products). ACV cocktail 3x daily has helped many sufferers.

Breathing steamy vapors of heated ACV clears for 12-24 hours.


Sip ACV Cocktail every five minutes


Acetic Acid Increases Calcium Absorption - vinegar is high in acetic acid, which like other acids, can increase the body's absorption of food minerals.


Really works to control/normalize weight by helping the body burn calories better and boosting metabolism; ACV has been used for centuries to aid the liver's detoxification of the body and to help in digesting rich, fatty and greasy foods, and for proper metabolizing of proteins, fats and minerals. Improperly metabolized nutrients from your diet are not available to the body, and this will result in excess weight being added to the body's frame.

Sore throats and laryngitis

ACV is antibacterial and antiviral; Gargle 3 mouthfuls of 50/50 ACV/Water solution every hour; Spit out and rinse mouth to protect acid eroding teeth enamel. Do not use hot water, as it kills the enzymes. As the throat begins to feel better, extend gargling to once every three hours.

Tired, aching/sore muscles

and stiff joints

ACV cocktail 3xdaily; Take a warm bath containing 1 cup ACV;

Lactic acid in muscles causes sore /stiff muscles; ACV helps to break down the lactic acid crystals, allowing them to be more easily flushed out the body.

Ulcers (alcohol induced)

ACV has shown promise in healing alcohol-induced ulcers;


Fushimi T et al (2006) Dietary acetic acid reduces serum cholesterol and triacylglycerols in rats fed a cholesterol-rich diet. British Journal of Nutrition (May) 95(5):916-924.

Johnston, CS et al (jan 2004) Vinegar improves insulin sensitivity to a high-carbohydrate meal in subjects with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 27 http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/27/1/281c


Kondo S et al (2001) Antihypertensive effects of acetic acid and vinegar on spontaneously hypertensive rats. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 65(12) 2690-2694. http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb/65/12/65_2690/_article/-char/en


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N E W  S T A R T S

C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
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Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++