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My Healthy Mistake 1: Fermentation of Apple Cider Vinegar

Before I came across the Medical Medium, I used to pride myself on making my own apple cider vinegar, kefir and kombucha because I heard that the probiotics and live enzymes were good for me. But recently, I’ve stopped doing all that because I’ve learned that:

When you consume apple cider vinegar, it begins to draw living water from cells, giving the illusion that you’ve lost weight, but it’s really just chronic dehydration. Vinegar can pickle organs as it chemically reacts to salt and then draws water from cells and organs, allowing toxins to penetrate deeper into organ tissue, making it almost impossible to detox.

Unproductive bacteria like, strep, staph, and E. coli bacteria, produce acid that can creep up into the oesophagus causing reflux. Apple cider vinegar makes the stomach glands release lots of hydrochloric acid, which neutralizes bad acids, temporarily provides relief for reflux. Unfortunately, once it wears out the glands, apple cider vinegar no longer alleviates it.

Strep bacteria that causes acne thrives in an acidic environment in the body, and adding more acid, like acid from apple cider vinegar, magnifies this environment and can allow strep bacteria to stay strong in the body.

Anything acidic like vinegar, dairy and coffee depletes the body of calcium, which is used in the body to neutralize acidity. The more acid we put into our body, the more calcium leeches from our bones and teeth to neutralise it, leading to osteoporosis, loss of enamel and even our teeth.

However, don’t despair. You don’t need to throw your apple cider vinegar because it’s loaded with trace minerals, micronutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes so it’s still good for topical use.

Mixed with water, an apple cider vinegar rinse, can be used on the scalp for dandruff. Pouring apple cider vinegar into a foot bath with water can be helpful for open sores and athlete’s foot; Make an acne compress with hot water and apple cider vinegar on a face towel and hold it for five to ten minutes for painful acne relief. You can also make a tonic with half water and half apple cider vinegar.

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