With September coming to a close, and October knocking on the door with a blustery coldness that is sure to turn the leaves to amazing colors once again, it is a time to prepare. Prepare the harvest, put up preserves and put down winter seed for field cover. It’s the time of year to prepare for the coming harshness of winter, but not just yet.
This time of year, when the mornings are crisp, and the afternoons can still be pleasantly warm, we will soon be looking forward to preparing for various feasts and parties to close out this year. Oh and we prepare for the abuse too, by stocking up on heartburn medication. You know the ones I mean. The little roll of relief tucked away in a pocket or purse. And don’t forget that big jug of pink coolness sitting beside the bed. Sure it tastes like peppermint chalk, but it puts the fire out baby!
Well here is a recipe that will do all that preparation work for you, and then some. Not only will it help restore your digestive system to the PH level it is supposed to be, but it will also result in better digestion by restoring production of your normal stomach acids. The natural apple cider vinegar has long been known to have healing and restorative properties as well, for whole body health.
So while we are getting ready for the onslaught of too much of everything this coming holiday season, why not enjoy this refreshing tonic every day, and you’ll see the benefits for yourself. I’ve made this part of my daily routine, and I feel a lot better.
PH Balance Tonic
6 ounces of cold water (pure non chlorinated water is best)
1/2 lemon fresh squeezed juice
1 tbsp or more (up to 1/4 cup) to taste of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar or any organic apple cider vinegar and it must have the *’mother’
3 to four drops of Bragg’s amino acids (optional)
1/2 tsp of baking soda
Combine all ingredients, stir and drink while it is still fizzing. This tonic will restore your body’s PH balance to about 7.5Ph or slightly alkaline, where it should be. Unlike what you might think, the lemon, although it tastes acidic, actually turns alkaline when it is digested and restores balance to the digestive system, and there are many reasons to consume the juice. If you like a sweet drink, add molasses or local honey, but it should be honey from your local area to get the full benefits. Repeat once every day.
The amino acids are proteins and also the building blocks of the body’s tissues. Amino acids also help to combat body fat build up and also help to boost the immune system.
*Mother – Refers to the strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give organic apple cider vinegar that cloudy look. Before adding the vinegar don’t shake the bottle but gently tip to distribute the mother in the bottle before removing the cap as there will have been some settling. This potent liquid is high in acetic acid which is a strong antimicrobial and has been known to kill some types of bacteria. It may lower blood sugar levels, and has been used in weight loss drinks for decades. Apple cider vinegar with ‘mother’ is also being studied in cancer research.
Photo by Trish Young
Enjoy the holidays everyone and as always, thanks for stopping in.