Do apple cider vinegar cures actually work? Is there any truth to the saying, "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away"?
Put in another context, can cider vinegar remedies cure disease or other health issues you may have?
If you browse the internet or read books about vinegar you will find all kinds of conflicting information, claims and testimonials.
Some people swear by it while other “scientific minded” people scoff and ridicule. Many of them make a good argument in support of their own views on apple cider vinegar so it is hard to decide which way to turn.
The common response to health claims is
"there is no scientific evidence to support them".
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this leave you with the impression that the health claims are not valid and we should ignore them?
That is not what is being said but that is what most people take away from these statements, but ...
What if we were to rephrase? What if we were to say,
"there is no scientific evidence which disproves them"?
In many cases this second statement is just as accurate so ...
Unfortunately there isn’t any real money to be made from apple cider vinegar cures (that is why they are referred to as vinegar HOME remedies) so no one wants to cover the costs of researching the effects of vinegar on our health but ...
In the absence of peer reviewed medical studies we are left with what is called anecdotal evidence or personal testimonials made by individuals that have tried a given home remedy on a specific illness, ailment or condition. Is this as good as proof?
There are a couple other factors which "muddy" the waters even further:
The good thing about apple cider vinegar cures, like other home remedies, is that they are usually cheap and harmless so it is easy for you to try several until you find the one that works for you in your situation.
When you are looking at some apple cider vinegar cures or other home remedies that seem to work for you consider that ...
1. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain.Verb
1. Provide a cure for, make healthy again.
2. Prepare by chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats".
1. Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil.
2. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain.
1. Set straight or right.
2. Provide relief for.
Note the highlighted words in the above definitions.
In a great many cases, anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that apple cider vinegar cures have a positive effect in these areas so can we safely say …
Apple cider vinegar cures do work, at least for some people.
Do you think I am being too generous in applying these definitions to vinegar claims?
Well then let’s shift our attention to some traditional, scientifically approved treatments that we all KNOW are valid “cures”.
Take prescription drugs for instance. We all know that, for some people, some medications can relieve pain but do they cure the pain?
Do they even cure the condition that caused the pain?
What happens when you stop taking them?
And of course the very important fine print must be considered. What are the possible side effects?
My favorite drug to drag out and examine is a member of the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Aspirin is well known for its ability to relieve minor aches and pains but did you know that we don’t really understand how it works? It just works!
But does it work for everyone? Does it really cure anyone of anything?
What I am trying to impress upon you is that, in many cases, the results of traditional medicine are not much better than many home remedies. We have just been brainwashed to trust in them rather than grandmother's old remedies.
DO NOT read from this that I am against medicine and am advising you to trust your life to natural home remedies; far from it.
I just want you to open your mind to other options that may help you without having to resort to drugs and chemicals for every single ailment that comes your way.
Remember - Many of the same criticisms leveled at vinegar remedies and other home remedies can also be used against “traditional” medications if we take a negative attitude towards them.
In many cases vinegar will help you with your health, so before you are dissuaded by the "nay" sayers try it in your own situation and judge for yourself.
If it doesn't help, it doesn’t mean you were given bad information. It may just mean that there is something different about you or your condition.
At least you can be confident that warnings like …..
Aspirin can induce angioedema in some people. ...
causes an increased risk of cerebral microbleeds that is the appearance
.... Such cerebral microbleeds are important since they often occur
prior to ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage, Binswanger disease
and Alzheimers Disease.”
... do not apply to you when you try apple cider vinegar. :-)
So, do Apple Cider Vinegar Cures work? Try one out for yourself. They are easy to concoct, don't cost much, and have virtually no side effects. You may be pleasantly surprised.
But, remember what I said above; "the home remedy your friend recommends for headaches may not help you with your headache." This also applies in reverse so ....
If it doesn't work for you, please don't make the error of proclaiming them to be useless. You may deprive a friend of the chance to obtain relief by trying it for themselves.
Read more on my page Vinegar Proof.
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