Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fight Type 2 Diabetes, Scrub Your Tub, And Soak Your Veggies: Just Two Things To Do With Vinegar (Oh Wait, That’s Three Things)

Kelly Darling has washed her hair with apple cider vinegar for a couple of months, and we really like the results. Her hair is cleaner, softer, more manageable, and it smells nice.

I use distilled vinegar mixed with water, salt and dish soap as weed killer each spring, keeping our sidewalks and driveway clear of weeds all summer. It is inexpensive compared to commercial products, it is less toxic to non-plant life, and it works better. The yard doesn’t smell too good for a day or two, but that’s a small price to pay.

Okay, needs a good sweeping, but there are no weeds.
These are just two of the many apparent uses for vinegar. There are lots of places online to gather information, but I like Dr.Joseph Mercola. This is the link where you can find this information.
Other household uses for vinegar include: 
  • Vinegar and water = window cleaner.
  • Vinegar and water = vegetable soak to remove pesticides and bacteria from fresh produce.
  • Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide = disinfectant and sanitizer.
  • Vinegar and baking soda = bathtub cleaner.
From the medicine cabinet:
  • Taking vinegar before meals, people with pre-diabetic symptoms reduced blood glucose concentrations by nearly half, and those with diabetes improved their blood glucose levels by 25 percent. They also lost a little weight.
  • “Vinegar apparently provides at least some cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, Candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, gout and the list goes on….”
  • Cough suppressant: I had a miserable cough last week, and warmed 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. honey, and 16 ounces of water. It tasted a lot like some things taste on the back up, but, boy, it knocked my cough out for about six hours.

For your pets:
  • Vinegar “helps with arthritic conditions, controls fleas, repels flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats.”
Then, of course, there’s that whole Easter egg thing…. What less traditional uses do you have for vinegar?

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