Organic honey and cider vinegar detox
I have long been a fan of honey and I always take the opportunity to buy local varieties whenever I travel anywhere. How can you not resist the taste of something produced so lovingly by nature? It boosts the immune system and a great natural remedy for many ailments. The natural sugars are absorbed quickly into the system to boost energy levels.
Imagine how excited I was to discover that combined with cider vinegar it makes a wonderful, simple and cheap detox solution. Cider vinegar is fantastic for the digestion and is known for its ability to slow down premature aging and its ability to assist the body to flush out toxin. It is no secret that cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for many years.
Honey and cider vinegar together have many benefits. It helps detoxify the liver. It acts as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic in the battle to fight germs. It can assist maintaining cholesterol levels and keeping weight gain in check. A healthy functioning liver is essential for efficient metabolic processes. There are reportedly links with arthritis when liver chi, or energy, is blocked. The acidity in the detox may help dissolve calcium deposits common with arthritic conditions. Headaches too may be reduced.
The recipe I like to use is straightforward. Use local honey where possible and organic apple cider vinegar. Don’t replace the cider vinegar with normal vinegar. Apple cider vinegar matures naturally. The distilling process of commercially produced vinegars destroys a lot of the wonderfully powerful enzymes and minerals that occur in apple cider vinegar.
1 tablespoon of vinegar
½ tablespoon of honey
Fairly warm/hot water. Use as much as you need to drink the concoction.
Take in the morning for two weeks and allow it to work for 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. Repeat every six months for one week only. The taste is acquired. Trust the method and persist.
Be prepared to feel the effects as your body works to rid itself of a build up of toxins. The skin may at first show signs of eruptions as the body works to detoxify. Your digestion may react strangely after a few days too as the liver starts to cleanse. Emotionally you may feel more stable, at ease and less irritable and angry. Irregular, unbalanced emotions are often associated with liver chi imbalances. Combine the detox with a liver yin yoga practice to fine tune yourself further.