Category Archives: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Bloated and Uncomfortable

After meals, many times I experience bloating. This is uncomfortable and I’d like to avoid it. What can you suggest?

Abdominal bloating can be caused by many conditions; one common reason is excessive gas in the intestines. Improper food combining which results in delayed or poor digestion can also cause bloating; for example, combining carbohydrates and proteins at the same meal or eating fruit and drinking milk with other foods.

Excessive amount of refined foods and poor food combining can make the bowel very thick and enlarged due to a lack of bowel movements. Enemas may help but colonics are more effective as they irrigate the bowel more extensively.

Kefir, a fermented milk drink, may assist in establishing a healthy G.I. tract. While it can cause bloating or perhaps diarrhea if you drink too much, too quickly – with continued use these symptoms will disappear.

Regular cleaning of the bowel is important. Drinking plenty of fluids is the core requirement for healthy bowels. Most people think one bowel movement a day is the norm but actually two or three times a day, to match the number of big meals you consume, is more the norm.

Regular use of herbal teas is helpful, but use caution as some may cause cramping. Organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) can also help with bowel movements. Place 1–2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of pure water and drink 2–3 glasses a day. You may add a couple of drops of stevia, a natural sweetener, to the solution. Over time, these methods will help to reduce the enlargement of the colon and bowel. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is a particular reason for bloating of the abdomen, especially in the area around the navel.

Excerpt from Handbook for Healers by Almine.


Food Poisoning

Most of us have had the experience of eating something that didn’t agree with our digestive system. If food is spoiled (contaminated with some type of bacteria), our bodies quickly react. Mild symptoms may range from nausea, malaise (flu-like), fever, mild intestinal pain and cramping to more severe symptoms of acute diarrhea and/or vomiting which can lead to dehydration and even death. Children are especially prone to dehydration – dry mouth, thirst and sleepiness may be the first signs. Seek professional medical assistance if necessary.

Try these remedies for food poisoning in children and adults to manage mild food poisoning:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with ‘the mother’ in it into 8 ounces of pure water. The child or adult should drink it all.
  • Give two capsules of food grade activated charcoal with water twice a day. Note: Do not give this treatment to infants and children under the age of 6–7.

Excerpt from Handbook for Healers, A-Z section.

How Much Water is Enough and Why It’s Important

Much of the extra weight and flabbiness we associate with eating extra calories is in fact due to toxins trapped under the skin, and related to inadequate water intake. Layers that appear as fat under the skin are often due to the build up of toxins that are not being flushed out, or that are not being handled by an overburdened liver.

The liver becomes overburdened when we use chemicals, non-organic food, cigarettes, alcohol or have poorly digested food due to improper food combining. See the entry of 2/26/13 for suggestions on (click here) Combining Foods for Optimal Nutrition.

Liver Cleanse
Using the following homeopathics for a liver cleanse every 3 months is advised. Remedies may be taken together, away from food at least one hour. Avoid metal, use plastic cup or spoon.
Itires – 1 bottle, supports the lymphatic system in detoxification. Dosage 20 drops, 3 times per day.
ApoHepat – 1 bottle, supports the liver in detoxification. Dosage: 20 drops, 3 times per day.
Toxex – 1 bottle, removes endogenous and systemic toxins from the body; microbial or heavy metals. Turbo-charges the excretion properties of gentler drainage methods. Dosage: Up to 20 drops, 2 times per day (lower dosage to tolerance).

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Baseline water intake
Figure 0.5 ounces x Body Weight in Pounds = Daily Fluid Requirement in ounces
Sedentary – 1L of water a day (about 3 glasses)
Moderate to highly active – 1.5-2.5 L per day (about 4-5 glasses)
Note: Increase water intake with hot weather and exercising.

There is a large variation when it comes to individual water needs. Those who are active have increased water requirements, especially if exercising in hot weather. You should drink when you are thirsty but often we overlook our thirst when we are busy or exercising. Check your urine color – if it is white or slightly yellow, it’s a good indication that you are hydrated.

Tasty water
Many people simply don’t like the taste of water, but a little morning preparation can be done to add something pleasant to the water. For instance: 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider vinegar (organic, with the ‘mother’ in it), plus 2 droppers of Stevia can be added to four 12 ounce bottles of water every morning; carry these bottles with you throughout the day. Although the vinegar is conducive to releasing Human Growth Hormone (HGH) from the pituitary, which is conducive to reducing signs of aging, mint or mint and lemon juice, and other healthful ingredients can enhance the taste of water. Please be aware that the sipping of lemon juice and vinegar should be followed by rinsing the mouth with plain water, as the acidic content of these ingredients can erode enamel of the teeth. The mouth is typically an alkaline terrain.
Note: Use of glass or stainless steel containers is preferred for storing drinking water. Avoid prolonged storage of acidic ingredients in plastic bottles. Acidic ingredients, (plus heat when bottles are left in the car) contribute to the break down of plastic. Plastics* in the body mimic hormones causing a variety of disorders and even mutations in species.

*BPA, a chemical found in plastics is commonly found in human and animal tissue and are known as endocrine disruptors; chemicals that interfere with the endocrine (or hormone system) in animals, including humans. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male frogs can have female organs, and some male fish actually produce eggs. In a Florida lake contaminated by these chemicals, male alligators have tiny penises. There is also growing evidence linking this class of chemicals to problems in humans. These include breast cancer, infertility, low sperm counts, genital deformities, early menstruation and even diabetes and obesity.