Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming “Wow, What a Ride!”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

healthy living ~ tonic for life

I re-post this fabulous tonic every year because I believe it is a tonic for life. So, as a little reminder to those friends who have been around for a long time and a “health flash” for those new to ‘Journey’ here is my yearly posting of my recipe for The HACV Tonic for Life.

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar combine two of the oldest home remedies for a variety of different ailments. What Are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey?

Well, our bodies are prone to a build-up of acid crystals; the fantastic benefits of these ingredients include its ability to flush all those little nasties out of our systems. Because we all tend to eat proteins from meat (unless you are a vegetarian) they unfortunately thicken our blood, however a daily dose of these will help thin your blood allowing much more oxygen to flow freely through our systems.

What is Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Good For?

Helps with the Function of Insulin- great for diabetics
Helpful in lowering high cholesterol
Helpful in restoring high blood pressure to normal levels
Supports a healthy complexion
Treats sinus infections
Commonly used to relieve sore throats
Relieves constipation
A common flu treatment
Fights symptoms of Candida yeast overgrowth and other Yeast Infections
Helps relieve the symptoms of arthritis (although it will not cure arthritis) and gout
Helpful in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue
Restores proper pH balance (which guards against disease)
Relieves acid reflux ~ one teaspoon of ACV down the hatch relieves the burn, honest!
An effective treatment for dermatitis
Useful in weight loss 

All you need for this tonic are three ingredients. Although that sounds simple enough, the three ingredients have to be the correct ones.

Apple Cider Vinegar. Buying the right Apple Cider Vinegar is extremely important. The 'MOTHER' must be present and you want your vinegar pure. In other words, you want it organic and don't want it pasteurized. You can find this kind of Apple Cider Vinegar in the health food stores, online, or at a local apple orchard, you might also be able to find the right kind in your local supermarket. Make sure it is organic “unfiltered” vinegar.  Bragg’s is my favorite brand.

Honey  You also need to buy the right honey to enjoy the maximum health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic. Look for Raw Honey not the processed kind you'll find in that little plastic bear in your super market. Most people will have to go to their local health food store to find this type of honey.

Helpful Tip for Honey : There is no need to worry about buying your honey in large container. Its shelf life is years and if you notice your honey crystallizing just sit the container in hot water (enough to cover the level your honey is at in the container), let sit for about 30 minutes in hot tap water and it will start pouring again.

Water:  best to use spring water (free of chemicals), distilled water, or filtered tap water. Tap water has been treated and then filled with chemicals… opps lost a little of the health benefit there.

The HACV Tonic for Life
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup hot or cold water.

Drink one glass daily.
This is a tonic for life because it helps “balance” your body by providing both acid and alkali.

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