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Update: The day after my apple cider vinegar blitz! (Take that, cold!!!)

20 Apr

Sooooo, a quick update on my sinus-y infection.

I went to bed last night after having four doses of my ‘Magic Potion’ (my ACV drink) yesterday, with the last one taken just before I hopped under the covers. My husband said that I sounded really congested, but I reminded him that I had been taking the Magic Potion and that it might ‘knock it’ before the weekend (which is in three days).


I awoke this morning and sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifffffffffffffffff! I can smell! The congestion has cleared by about 95% and I feel fabulous! I was also getting a really sore throat last night, and that has vanished also.

Yesterday, I had a full blown infection (excuse the pun) in my schnoz. Today, I am free to take olfactory advantage of my nose to literally smell the roses.

Magic Potion? You be the judge!


Apple Cider Vinegar – My Magic Potion

19 Apr

A few year ago, I had been suffering from continuous colds and went surfing on the web for a cure. I am a huge fan of anything natural and apple cider vinegar kept popping up in the results.

According to the research I did, it is much better to ingest the most natural form of apple cider vinegar (organic, unpasturised and unfiltered ) with the ‘mother’. I know. A weird term but it actually refers simply to the web-like particles in the fluid that are living enzymes and provide essential nutrients and other goodies. So if you see ‘floaties’ in your apple cider vinegar – that’s a GOOD thing!!

The goodies found in ACV actually help to combat the common cold, aid digestion and stimulate circulation, amongst many other benefits. I also find that my complexion improves and I have more of a ‘glow’ (again, probably due to the boosted circulation).

Ideally, ACV should be taken daily to boost/maintain the immune system. I had kind of forgotten all about it as we had left Australia for the UK two months ago, but have recently been trying to shake a cold. It seems to have turned into what seems to be a bit of a sinus infection. So, off I trotted today to the lovely little health food store near my house and picked me up a bottle o’ goodness!

I like to make a drink which my husband and I call our little ‘Magic Potion’, using 1-2 tablespoons ACV, 1/2 – 1 tablespoon honey, a dash of boiling water to stir through the honey (before adding the cold water) and ACV and fill the rest up with cold water. If I’m sick, I drink up to four of these per day. Ideally, I like to drink one per day if I’m not. Just make sure you rinse your mouth out with fresh water after drinking, as the acid apparently eat away at tooth enamel if you leave it sitting on your teeth.

I’d love to know if anyone else has had the same benefits from ACV. After my first dose an hour ago, I can already feel my congestion starting to ease. Oh, how I love my Magic Potion!