Address Health Concerns with Apple Cider Vinegar

By Shannon Morehouse, MA, CHHC

 

Some health trends last forever and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of them! Its benefits are numerous!

Taking a tablespoon of ACV before meals can help stabilize blood-sugar levels, which is very useful for digestion of high-carbohydrate meals, especially for those who have diabetes.

One of the benefits of ACV is that it can ease an upset stomach. Are you feeling bloated? Nauseous? Simply add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a small glass of water to solve your discomfort. The stomach discomfort is typically because of bacteria and the vinegar contains pectin, which has soothing properties.

ACV can also help with a variety of cold symptoms. Gurgling with two ounces of apple cider vinegar mixed with two ounces of warm water will soothe a sore throat. Along with alleviating a sore throat, ACV will clear your nose of congestion and stuffiness. The potassium in the vinegar makes your mucous thinner, while the acid reacts with the bacteria. This can relieve your stuffy feeling almost instantly.

Not only can ACV help with your cold, but also, it can help in the cold months with dry scalp. You may experience dandruff, which can be embarrassing. Mixing the vinegar with water and then with your shampoo will help your dry scalp. Again, the acidity in the vinegar prevents germs from invading your skin and prevents a dry scalp.

You are probably recognizing a trend; ACV helps almost any condition that is bacterial in nature. It can even be helpful in treating acne. It kills the bacteria on the surface of your skin and leaves you with clear, smooth skin that will be sure to make you happy.

Falling asleep during work? Instead of grabbing another cup of coffee, try grabbing some ACV. Having one tablespoon of vinegar gives you the same amount of energy as a cup of coffee.

The most effective ACV is in a glass bottle, organic, and unfiltered, such as Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. Natur-Tyme sells the 32-ounce Bragg’s ACV for 30% off MSRP everyday; it is one of our customers’ favorite L.E.A.N. (Lower Everyday at Natur-Tyme) products!

PGX for Weight Loss

By Laurel Sterling, RD

laurelPeople are consistently coming in to see me regarding weight loss, appetite control, and blood-sugar regulation. If I had to choose one product that would address all of these issues, I would recommend PGX to them.

PGX is PolyGlycopleX. PGX is a blend of highly purified naturally-occurring, water-soluble indigestible polysaccharides (fibers). PGX has been clinically studied for years particularly for blood-sugar regulation.

Added to liquid, PGX absorbs over 600 times its weight in water. Taken with adequate amounts of water, it expands in the stomach and intestine. This is how it makes you feel fuller faster and longer reducing hunger so that you eat less. PGX helps get you over the blood-sugar rollercoaster. I have seen clients take one dose of the PGX granules, and their blood-sugar numbers were steadily lowered…for a full day!

There are many ways to get in your daily PGX. There are softgels, granules, and a protein drink called SlimStyles. You will need to ramp up slowly with the PGX so you get used to the extra fiber. There is a caution to take medications one hour before or two hours after PGX. PGX can be utilized along with any sensible dietary plan. Some people have used the protein drink as their breakfast, and put the granules in an evening soup. However you choose to do it, PGX is the way to go!

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