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For centuries, herbalists have recommended the use of raw, unpasteurized, unheated, organic apple cider vinegar as a folk remedy to treat infections and wounds.
Raw cider vinegar is rich in the same vitamins, minerals and trace elements; it contains small amounts of calcium, phosphorus, iron and lots of potassium. Potassium promotes cell, tissue and organism growth. It is necessary to replace dead cells and tissue. A cup of Apple Cider Vinegar is 98.8% water, has only 34 calories and a trace of protein. Acetic acid plays an important role in the release of energy from fats and carbohydrates.
Vinegar is said to increase resistance to diseases, reduce common infections, improve stamina, prevent muscle fatigue after exercise and even protect against food poisoning. Vinegar helps resolve constipation, relieves some of the symptoms of arthritis and helps prevent bladder stones as well as urinary tract infections. It normalizes acid levels [pH] in the stomach and improves digestion.
Modern laboratory analysis verifies the antibacterial and antiseptic properties of vinegar.
Dr. D.C. Jarvis, MD - the author of "Folk Medicine, A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health" and "Arthritis and Folk Medicine” - states that Apple Cider Vinegar can help fight infections, simply by keeping fluids where they belong - in body cells, not in bacteria. Bacteria require moisture to thrive.
According to Dr. Jarvis: "If there is enough potassium in each body cell, it will draw moisture from the bacteria, instead of the bacteria taking moisture from the body cells."
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