One of the most potent health tonics in the world is apple cider vinegar. Pale amber in color, apple cider vinegar consists of the fermented juice of crushed apples. It contains mainly apple juice with added yeast that turns the sugar in the juice into alcohol.
Popular in salad dressings, vinaigrettes, and food preservatives, apple cider vinegar also hosts many healing benefits. The best type to use is unpasteurized or organic, which contains the mother of vinegar. We often recommend apple cider vinegar as a natural remedy for those looking to boost their health and even navigate addiction recovery. This article will focus on the apple cider vinegar healing benefits regarding detoxification and healing the body.
What Are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar has spiritual properties, uses, and benefits. The number of healing benefits of apple cider vinegar is extensive. It can help as a holistic method to detoxify your home, add shine to your hair, soothe sunburns, protect against fleas and so much more. Cardiothoracic surgeon, author and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz even names apple cider vinegar as one of the 10 essential ingredients in his recommended detox diet.
According to John Summerly, a nutritionist, herbologist, homeopathic practitioner, and leader in the natural health community, “One of the most traditional cures for almost anything is apple cider vinegar. Over the centuries, the ancient folk remedy is touted to relieve just about any ailment you can think of, including diabetes, obesity and even cancer.”
Naturally rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes, apple cider vinegar contains pectin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, folic acid, niacin, biotin and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of minerals, like magnesium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, calcium and potassium. Supplementing these nutrients to the body is critical during the detoxification process because each of the body’s systems goes into overdrive to purge toxic material. Its unique acids can also bind to toxins and help the body eliminate them more effectively.
Acetic acid, otherwise known as the main component of vinegar, has a history of usage as a disinfectant and as a natural preservative due to its pathogen- and bacteria-killing properties. Apple cider vinegar’s healing benefits also include its ability to fight bacteria, fungus and Candida – yeasts that cause thrush in humans. Candida may result in fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings and yeast infections. Thus, this impressive health tonic can improve energy levels and boost the immune system.
Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the human body’s entire inner system. The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple vinegar helps maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Summerly explains that as our blood is slightly alkaline (with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45), our diet should reflect this pH level.
Research shows that higher acid levels in one’s diet can lead to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Consuming too much acid-rich food may result in excessive mucus production, anxiety, irritability, sore throat, congestion, allergic reactions, headaches and even arthritis or grout.
How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help With Addiction
Apple cider vinegar can be a powerful natural home remedy for those looking to recover from addiction. In addition to offering specific nutrients that improve emotions, cognitive processes and other aspects of the body’s functioning, apple cider vinegar can significantly reduce cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Apple cider vinegar can also help promote the natural feel-good sensation for inpiduals in recovery going through the detoxification process.
How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Your Body?
Another great apple cider vinegar healing benefits include its ability to aid detoxification by helping the body break up mucus and cleansing the body’s lymph nodes to improve lymph circulation. How do you use apple cider vinegar for lymph nodes? A healthy lymphatic system can remove toxins from the bells in the body while improving immune system response.
Natural apple cider vinegar is incredibly effective for flushing and cleansing the system of harmful elements. It can also help you maintain a healthy alkaline pH level to keep your body in equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar’s pH-balancing properties help facilitate your body’s detoxification by stimulating cardiovascular circulation.
How to Do an Apple Cider Vinegar Detox
An apple cider vinegar drug detox is an excellent way to rid your body of harmful substances and begin the detoxification process. It is best to use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for the best results as it contains the most minerals, probiotics and enzymes beneficial to your health.
To make an effective detox drink, we recommend mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 8 ounces of water to dilute it. When drinking apple cider vinegar, always dilute it, as its highly acidic content can burn your mouth and throat and even erode tooth enamel.
Drinking consistently throughout the day will help you enjoy apple cider vinegar’s health benefits. Downing your detox drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will help you absorb as many of its advantages as possible. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of a natural sweetener of your choice, like natural organic honey or maple syrup.
Other ingredients you can add to boost the flavor of your detox drink include apple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger. You can also incorporate apple cider vinegar into salad dressing, marinades for vegetables and meat, smoothies, soups, stews and popcorn.
Trust The Sanctuary at Sedona With Your Recovery
If you are interested in beginning your journey to addiction recovery, The Sanctuary at Sedona can provide natural remedies centered on wellness. We are a holistic, residential non-12 step addiction recovery and trauma treatment center with a central focus on nutritional health benefits.
By combining the newest peer-reviewed science with indigenous wisdom traditions, The Sanctuary uses a multi-model integrative approach to lasting recovery. We aim to create a comprehensive transformational therapeutic process to heal the root cause of addiction and other health issues.
Contact us today for more information on our healing food program and to speak with a counselor.
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona. He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]
He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona.
He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. [email protected]