Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System to this day remains the definitive book dedicated to sharing the multitude of benefits apple cider vinegar provides. The book has sold more than 9 million copies and is still going strong. Here, we provide an excerpt from this legendary book that has helped legions of people live healthier, happier, longer lives.
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Research worldwide supports and commends what Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine) found and treated his patients with in 400 B.C. He discovered that natural, undistilled Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a powerful cleansing and healing elixir -– a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs, bacteria, mold and viruses –- for a healthier, stronger, longer, fulfilled happy life!
The versatility of ACV as a powerful body-cleansing agent is legendary. It’s been traced to Egyptian urns as far back as 3000 B.C. The Babylonians used it as a condiment and preservative, while Julius Caesar’s army used ACV tonic to stay healthy and fight off disease. The Greeks and Romans kept vinegar vessels for healing and flavoring. It was used in Biblical times as an antiseptic and healing agent and is mentioned in the Bible.
Even Christopher Columbus and crew on his voyage to discover America in 1492 had vinegar barrels for prevention of scurvy, as did U.S. Civil war soldiers. It helped disinfect and heal their wounds. For centuries in Japan, the feared Samurai warriors drank it for strength and power!
People blame their headaches on many different organs of the body. Most headaches are blamed on the eyes, the nerves, the liver, the sinuses, the stomach, the bowel, kidneys or allergies. Headaches can be put into two different classifications: One type of chronic headache can be associated with toxic buildup and illness. A headache is an alarm telling the person that deep down in their body, destruction is going on. Pain and headaches are Mother Nature’s great red flashing warning signal to take fast action! There may be trouble anywhere throughout the body. It could be in the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bowel or any of the body’s organs. It may be related to or caused by sensitive sinus, allergy, or alcohol problems, etc.
The second type of headache is emotional! This is often caused by nervousness, anxiety, stress, strain, tension or any personal or emotional upsets.
When emotions reach a boiling point, you can usually end up with a dull and throbbing headache. The worst headache is the migraine, which causes the sufferer to feel as if their head is splitting.
We have found in our many years of research on all kinds of headaches that when the body triggers a headache, the urine is alkaline rather than the normal acid. The kidneys are disturbed by the emotions and it means the body is off-balance. The fast working malic acid of ACV can help relieve headaches by aiding the kidneys to return urine to normal (average 6.4 pH) acidity.
Vaporized ACV can also help relieve headaches. In a vaporizer or small pan, put 2 Tbsps. ACV and 2 cups purified water. Bring mixture to a boil. As vapor begins to rise, turn heat off, put towel over head and lean over steam, taking 5 deep slow breaths of ACV steam vapors. Also try hot and cold vinegar compresses to forehead & entire neck area, then do some shoulder/neck rolls and massage head and shoulders.
For Healthy Skin
Reap vitality with the apple cider vinegar massage: To a small basin of warm distilled water, add 2 cups of ACV. Dip both hands in mixture and
massage this all over your body (in shower or bathtub): face, neck, chest, arms, shoulders, back, abdomen, legs and feet. Massage mixture into skin thoroughly, be
gentle on the face. This leaves skin soft and pH balanced. Healthy skin has an acid reaction, for it’s throwing off toxic poisons through its billions of pores. (Skin
is often called your body’s third kidney.)
Reap vitality with the apple cider vinegar massage: To a small basin of warm distilled water, add 2 cups of ACV. Dip both hands in mixture and massage this all over your body (in shower or bathtub): face, neck, chest, arms, shoulders, back, abdomen, legs and feet. Massage mixture into skin thoroughly, be gentle on the face. This leaves skin soft and pH balanced. Healthy skin has an acid reaction, for it’s throwing off toxic poisons through its billions of pores.(Skin is often called your body’s third kidney.)
After thoroughly wetting the skin with the mixture several times, rub and massage until the skin is dry. Do this at least twice a week and do not wash it off; leave it on the body. As you massage the mixture into the skin, you will feel a new vitality coming into your body. The reason this treatment is far better than using soap is because soap has an alkaline reaction on the skin and you don’t want that! By keeping the skin in an acid reaction, it will help you have healthier skin. I’ve never used soap on my face or body just ACV and it’s worked wonders. If you use soap –- use health soaps only.
We find after hard exercise or long mental work that we get a new feeling of strength and energy after one of these ACV massages. Also try gentle dry skin brushing with loofah pad or vegetable brush next time you feel mentally or physically tired. It helps remove old skin cells and toxic wastes. We know you’ll want to do it often.
Cleanser & Toner for Skin Problems
To open the pores and loosen dirt and grease from your face, turn off heat under a pan of steaming ACV water (3 Tbsp. ACV to a quart of purified water). Steam face over pan and use towel draped over head to trap steam. Then pat ACV on face with cotton ball to remove the loosened dirt. Repeat steaming and cleansing twice. Then you can gently squeeze out any blackheads. Then pat or spray on chilled ACV, diluted with equal amount of distilled water (store ACV mixture in refrigerator) to close pores and tone skin.
Do steam cleansing twice weekly, as needed. Another great cleanser and toner is aloe gel or fresh aloe vera cactus pulp. Cut off 1 inch of aloe vera rib, slit open and rub yellowish pulp directly on skin. We grow our own aloe plants – you can grow them in pots also. Aloe is a great healer for burns, pimples, sores, bites, etc!
The skin consists of microscopically small, flat scales that constantly flake off, thereby revealing the new skin beneath the outer, older layer of scales. In millions of people, the old, tired, dead, dry outer scales do not peel off promptly, this slows new growth and leaves their skin dry, sallow, dull and lifeless. This is known sadly as “the old-age look”.
Men and women can use this ACV skin tonic facial on their face and skin (50% ACV & 50% distilled water) weekly for amazing results! First, wash skin in warm water (no soap). Next, apply a wrung-out, hot water-soaked cloth to the face for 3 minutes, then remove. Soak thin cloth in warm ACV water (1 Tbsp. ACV per cup of water) and again apply to face. Cover ACV-soaked cloth with cotton towel wrung out in hot water. Now lie down for 10 minutes or longer with your feet elevated up on the couch, against the wall, or use a slant board or an ironing board. This brings more blood circulation to the face for cell rejuvenation.
Remove both cloths and gently rub skin upwards with a coarse towel or our
favorite -– a small loofah face pad. This rub removes the hundreds of old, dry skin scales that are detached and loosened by the ACV facial. You can repeat this weekly or as needed. You will be truly amazed and proud of yourself with the results from these Bragg age-reversing, simple health treatments!
Helps Normalize Blood Pressure
Natural food acids served along with animal proteins are designed to lessen the blood thickening influence of these heavy proteins. In order for blood to circulate freely throughout the body, it must be thin. When blood thickens, it strains the heart. The blood pressure then goes up and a host of other health problems begin.
Remember, blood has to circulate all over the body through the arteries, blood vessels and tiny capillaries. It’s impossible for blood to circulate freely through these hair-like pipes when it is thickened with too many heavy protein meals, fats, hardened oils, etc.
Several years ago, we met a woman with extremely high blood pressure. We put her on a two-day ACV, honey and water fast program with nothing to eat for 48 hours.
She had an ACV cocktail 5 times daily, plus 5 glasses of pure distilled water -– total of 10 glasses each day.
In 48 hours, her blood pressure had dropped to almost normal! The buzzing in her ears ceased, and her dull headache stopped. After a short period of correct eating (no salt, sugar, saturated fats, tea, coffee, etc.) combined with the Bragg Healthy Lifestyle Program, her blood pressure was normal and she felt reborn!
People ask us if ACV will make them slender. It helps balance the body chemistry and normalize body weight. The Bragg Family has been using the ACV program for over five generations, resulting in trim and healthy bodies for millions of ACV followers.