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Thursday
Nov082018

Recipe for apple cider vinegar water

So many of us have systemic inflammation. It's an underlying factor in chronic pain, chronic stress, weight gain, and aging. If you have systemic inflammation use the vinegar water for a month or two to get your pH balanced and your gut restored. If you needed it, if you really had systemic inflammation, you'll feel a drastic difference in four or five days of drinking the concoction. Discontinue use when your symptoms are under control. Diet and lifestyle changes will keep those changes in place.There are powerful tools you have at home to battle this monster--sleep, exercise, cleaning up your diet, eating greens. None of these are to be underestimated.

Here's an amazing tool for short-term use:

6x/day:

16 oz. water

1 Tbsp Bragg's apple cider vinegar (for the mother)

1 Tbsp lemon juice (not from concentrate)

1 pinch sea salt

1 pinch turmeric

The water is an important part of the recipe; you can't put all the other ingredients into a smaller amount of water and think that you will get the results you want. Water is needed for hydrating and flushing. It also dilutes the acids which is critical for your tooth enamel.

I put the question of eroding tooth enamel to my dentist, Dr. Joe Grayden, a professor at the University fo MN Twin Cities campus. He took the quesiton to about a half dozen of his colleagues and here's the consensus:

  • The acidic level and its effects would land somewhere between drinking coffee with sugar (coffee alone, without sugar, is not very worrisome) and sipping on Coka Cola throughout the day.
  • While there's no research on vinegar water, there's a lot of research on caffeinated sodas and carbonated water. Sipping is worse than drinking it down faster. People who drink caffeinated pop tend to sip it thorughout the day while people who drink noncarbonated pops tend to drink it down quickly. Those drinking the caffeinated pop have tooth enamel wear at a much greater rate than those drinking the noncaffeinated pops. Don't sip; drink it down quickly.
  • Your tooth enamel is most vulnerable the hour after eating/drinking. It takes a half hour before you start producing enzymes that will neutralize the acids and they take about two hours to do their job. Don't brush your teeth immediately after eating/drinking, especially acidic foods/drinks. Wait about an hour before brushing.
  • Using a straw does not mitigate the risk of erosion.
  • As a side: Dentists also see tooth enamel loss in bartenders who put slices of lemon in their mouths and in Gen Y-ers who grew up using electric toothbrushes but use them as though they are regular toothbrushes, placing pressure on the brush bristles against the teeth. An electric brush does all the work and there should never be pressure placed on the brush against the teeth.

 

Sunday
May042014

Recipe for Cough Medicine 6

For cough suppression:

Fill a pint jar with 1/2 oz. cherry bark and 1/2 oz. licorice root, fill with boiling water and allow to steep for an hour. Add honey to taste.

Saturday
Apr192014

Recipe for Cough Medicine 5

For cough with mucous--expectorant:

Combine 1 oz Coltsfoot leaves with 1/2 oz chopped licorice root to a pint jar. Cover with boiling water, cover and steep for one hour. You may add honey to taste.

Sunday
Mar092014

Recipe for Cough Medicine 4

This one's for cough with sore throat/inflammation:

Cover an ounce of chopped marshmallow roots with a pint of cold water overnight. Add 2 Tbsp honey to each one cup. Sip throughout the day.

Saturday
Feb222014

Recipe for Cough Medicine 3

For cough with some drainage (wet cough or slightly productive cough): 

Bring four cups of water to a boil. Add a handful of almonds, one tangerine's peel and two pears cut up with the skin left on. Boil down to two cups and add two to three Tablespoons of honey. Drink once or twice a day.