The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar


You have heard that an apple a day helps to keep the doctor away…I tend to think they meant Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been used for centuries to treat allergies, acne, flu, digestion, energy, hair and skin conditions. Recent medical research suggests that ACV can help cure acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, and support weight loss. The benefits of ACV can be due to its powerful healing components which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes. ACV is made from the juice of apples and is fermented to hard apple cider. It is then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar.

ACV is a anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. This is why ACV is a fantastic daily healthy ritual. Even the father of modern-medicine, Hippocrates recommended ACV (400 BC) and the Bible even advises the use of vinegar to treat infections and wounds. It is inexpensive and it should be purchased as raw or natural, from organic apples and I recommend it contain “the mother” (this means it contains many beneficial compounds, including probiotics).

ACV contains over 90 different nutrients, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, copper, iron, fluorine and sodium. It also contains two ketones, 13 types of carbolic acids, various trace minerals, amino acids, and fiber from apple pectin. ACV has a lot of vitamin C and some amounts of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. As one of the main ingredients, Acetic acid is a compound that causes a release of energy from fat and carbohydrates, thus making ACV an aid to weight loss.

ACID REFLUX: To alleviate Acid Reflux, one would take two (2) tablespoons of ACV on a empty stomach (optional: you can dilute in glass of water), 30 minutes before a meal. This increases the gastric juices in the stomach helping to break down the meal and suppressing any pressure build up resulting in Acid Reflux. In fact, if more people knew this – the multi-million dollar industry of Ant-acids would be hugely affected.

SINUS ISSUES: For treating sinus infections or allergies, sip a small amount of apple cider vinegar to break up the mucus and help clear the sinuses.

HEALTHY SCALP / HAIR: ACV can also be used as a hair rinse, providing a balanced pH to promote hair growth and scalp health. Vinegar is high in alpha-hydroxy acids, which causes the removal of skin cells from the hair follicles and the scalp. The pH of ACV neutralizes the scalp’s pH and removes residue left from shampoos and conditioners. Hair will be less tangled and have less frizz. ACV can also help heal scalp conditions such as dandruff, by correcting the scalp’s pH.

TEETH STAINS: Rubbing ACV directly on your teeth can remove stains. Rinse with water.

FUNGAL INFECTIONS: ACV when applied on the skin, can treat fungal infections like ringworm. Apply ACV 3-5 times a day for up to four days. The area can become more red, inflamed and scabbing may result. Raw, local and organic honey can be used afterwards to promote scab healing.

SOOTHE SUNBURNS: Add one cup of ACV to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburns.

DETOX: ACV helps balance the body’s pH and creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.

ELIMINATE CANDIDA: ACV is rich in natural enzymes that can help eliminate Candida -yeasts that are linked to thrush, symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings and yeast infections.

Learn more about any and all of these immune-boosting tools at our clinic, consultations and workshops.


Dr_Matthew_EisenWho is Dr. Matthew Eisen?

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He runs a large multi-discplinary health clinic in Roswell, GA (just north of Atlanta) and has over 10 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at

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