1001 uses for white distilled vinegar?? Why not use the good stuff?

Here is a web site that delivers 1001 uses for white distilled vinegar? But surely the traditional – natural vinegar is far better to use and it would do a better job? Or is this just the vinegar industry pushing it’s product?
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White distilled vinegar claims –

White distilled vinegar is something good for you on the inside and the outside. The next time you’re not feeling well, consider taking a break from expensive over-the-counter products and try a home remedy that is made with vinegar.

Stave off high blood sugar and other Alzheimer’s risk factors with a daily dose of vinegar.  According to researchers, there is evidence that vinegar sinks risk factors that may lead to memory decline and dementia — namely, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, diabetes and pre diabetes, and weight gain. While vinegar does not confront Alzheimer’s directly, studies at Arizona State University have found that vinegar can curb appetite and food intake, helping prevent weight gain and obesity. Swedish investigators agree. In one study, downing two or three tablespoons of vinegar with white bread cut expected rises in insulin and blood sugar by about 25 percent. Pour on the vinegar — add it to salad dressings, eat it by the spoonful, even mix it into a glass of drinking water.
Any type of vinegar works because it’s the acidity that counts. –Source: AOL Health and “100 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S AND AGE-RELATED MEMORY LOSS” by Jean Carper. Copyright © 2010 

Stop insect stings and bites from itching by dabbing them with a cotton ball saturated with undiluted white distilled vinegar.Soothe sunburn with a spray of white distilled vinegar, repeating as often as you like. Ice-cold white distilled vinegar will feel even better, and may prevent blistering and peeling.

For cuts and scrapes, use white distilled vinegar as an antiseptic.

Get rid of foot odor by washing feet well with antiseptic soap daily, then soaking them in undiluted cider vinegar for 10 minutes or so. Remember that cotton socks aid odor control more effectively than wool ones.

Clean a hairbrush by soaking in a white distilled vinegar solution.

Tone facial skin with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water.

If commercial aftershaves cause rashes and itching, try using undiluted white distilled vinegar as an aftershave lotion.

Lighten body freckles (not facial freckles) by rubbing on full-strength white distilled vinegar.

Eliminate bad breath and whiten your teeth by brushing them once or twice a week with white distilled vinegar.

Make nail polish last longer. Wipe fingernails with cotton balls dipped in white distilled vinegar before putting on nail polish.

And there’s plenty more – http://www.vinegartips.com/

Why not use Cider Vinegar instead?

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used in cuisine and medicine since ancient times. Ancient Assyrian writings (some of the worlds oldest known texts) refer to natural apple cider vinegar being used to treat ear-ache. Hippocrates, often dubbed ‘the father of modern medicine’, is known to have prescribed vinegar during the C4th BC. It is referred to in many religious and historical texts as a cure for all manner of ailments. Perhaps our most well known reference to its use in the UK is in the nursery Rhyme ‘Jack and Jill’, where Jack goes home to wrap his crown in “Vinegar and Brown paper”.

Apples are well known to be extremely good for us, containing all manner of beneficial nutrients, including pectin, vitamins, fibre and minerals, hence the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away“. Many consider Apple Cider Vinegar to be the ultimate form of the apple, with many more benefits unlocked during the fermentation process.

Why is Traditional Vinegar Better?

Many of the apple cider vinegars that you will find in the health food shops and supermarkets have been pasteurised and filtered. This destroys and removes the ‘Mother’ (a ball of living enzymes that floats in the apple cider vinegar) and other nutrients making it pretty much useless for anything other than a table condiment. Also many of these vinegars are made from apples grown using harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Our Apple Cider Vinegar is made from organically grown apples, and contains absolutely no additives! Our orchards have been farmed the same way for 11 generations. The ACV is in its natural state, meaning that the ‘Mother’ is intact. This ball of beneficial living enzymes is rammed with goodness and is largely responsible for many of the beneficial properties of the vinegar. You can get the ‘Mother’ in your bottle to grow by leaving it in the sunlight – not your mother , the mother!!

The facts on Apple Cider Vinegar

Over the centuries, vinegar has been used for many purposes: making pickles, killing weeds, cleaning coffee makers, polishing armor, and dressing salads. It’s also an ancient folk remedy, touted to relieve just about any ailment you can think of.

In recent years, apple cider vinegar has been singled out as an especially helpful health tonic. So it’s now sold in both the condiment and the health supplement aisles of your grocery store. While many of the folk medicine uses of vinegar are unproven (or were disproved), a few do have medical research backing them up. Some small studies have hinted that apple cider vinegar could help with several conditions, including diabetes and obesity.

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So does consuming apple cider vinegar make sense for your health? Or is vinegar best used for cleaning stains and dyeing Easter eggs? Here’s a rundown of the facts.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar. The word comes from the French, meaning “sour wine.” While vinegar can be made from all sorts of things — like many fruits, vegetables, and grains — apple cider vinegar comes from pulverized apples.

The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar, is acetic acid. However, vinegars also have other acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Cure for Everything?

While long used as a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar became well known in the U.S. in the late 1950s, when it was promoted in the best-selling book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health by D. C. Jarvis. During thealternative medicine boom of recent years, apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar pills have become a popular dietary supplement.

Look on the back of a box of supplements — or on the Internet or in the pages of any one of the many books on vinegar and health — and you’ll find some amazing claims. Apple cider vinegar is purported to treat numerous diseases, health conditions, and annoyances. To name a few, it’s supposed to kill head lice, reverse aging, ease digestion, and wash toxins from the body.

Most of these claims have no evidence backing them up. Some — like vinegar’s supposed ability to treat lice or warts — have been studied, and researchers turned up nothing to support their use. Other claims have been backed up by studies, but with a catch: vinegar may work, but not as well as other treatments. For instance, while vinegar is a disinfectant, it doesn’t kill as many germs as common cleaners. And while vinegar does seem to help with jelly fish stings — an old folk remedy — hot water works better.

Shared from a report from the University of Sydney http://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women.

Doctors reported the results Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago. Experts called the outcome “amazing” and said this quick, cheap test could save tens of thousands of lives each year in developing countries by spotting early signs of cancer, allowing treatment before it’s too late. Check out the rest of the article at –

Please note – This is not medical advice nor should it substitute for consultation with a qualified medical practitioner.

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