The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey


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The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Why is it that people in civilized countries have such horrific health problems?  Because we eat so many refined and processed foods, which are far removed from their more natural ancestors.  We eat refined flour, refined sugar, white rice and many other foods from which all the good stuff has been removed.  It’s not only these unhealthy foods that we eat, but the healthy foods that we don’t eat, which causes many of our health concerns today.  We need to include in our daily diet a good portion of natural foods, including fruits and vegetable grown from our own gardens, in order to promote longevity of life and prevent many health problems.  Another way to add a natural source of vitamins and minerals to our diet is to include apple cider vinegar and honey. 

Apple cider vinegar and honey are two of the most beneficial and natural foods we can eat and when consumed together they pack a lot of vitamins and minerals that we often don’t get enough of in our ordinary daily diets.  There are many valuable elements in apples that are also included in cider vinegar, including phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron, chlorine, sodium, etc.  Cider vinegar, which is made from apples, contains some very important mineral salts, as well, which are very important for maintaining a healthy balance in our bodies.  It does a number of things that modern day drugs cannot do in an effective and safe way.  Apple cider vinegar can be added to the diet in a number of ways.  It can be used in salad dressings, for pickling, or substituted for white vinegar in any number of recipes.  Honey also contains many valuable elements including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).  It also contains pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and nicotinic acid (B2 complex).  Honey has many of the mineral elements needed for physical well being.  The minerals in honey include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sulphur, silicia, sodium, and chloride.  Honey is a good way to replace the minerals important to maintaining good bodily health.  Apple cider vinegar mixed with honey is a near perfect food. 

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Two teaspoons of honey mixed with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a full glass of water daily can add numerous health benefits to our daily diets.  This can be taken in the morning when you get up, with meals during the day, and/or at bedtime.  This cider vinegar honey drink is quite palatable and is said to help with numerous health issues.  For children and adults it can also be mixed with apple or grape juice for an even better tasting beverage. 

This beverage has been used to cure bladder infections, promote dental health and hygiene, as a blood clotting agent, to stem profuse menstruation, to stem nose bleeds, to retard sight loss and hearing impairment, as a sore throat and cough remedy, as an asthma treatment, to improve memory, as a digestive aid and detox treatment, to promote nail and hair growth, and to help control obesity.  It has been used as a means for obese persons to loose weight with an average weight loss of 1 to 1 ½ lbs per week.  It decreases hunger pangs and sustains you when missing a meal.  It has also been used successfully as a joint pain and movement treatment, a dizziness and vertigo treatment, in nervous disorders, for eczema and dandruff, fatigue, and a number of other health complaints. 

Apple cider vinegar and honey is not a cure in and of itself for any particular ailment, but promotes general good health by influencing the metabolism and eliminating processes of the body.  It can be used safely with children as young as three years old (Note that honey in children younger than three can cause botulism), and also with pets.  Used with herbal remedies, cider and honey enhances their benefits greatly.  Remember, never use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar because it doesn’t have the same health benefits and may be harmful when used in this way. 

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I am a mother of eight wonderful children and five grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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