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Friday, March 9, 2012

DYL: An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Design Your Life (DYL): 
Every once in a while you see something that challenges common beliefs. I saw this video on Youtube that did just that for me in regards to aging and health. Everyone says when you get old you will become slow moving, sagging skin and  just plain elderly. Well folks that is untrue with proper diet and exercise you can still remain youthful in appearance and energy for many years to come. Many people think they know what the proper diet for good health consists of but this video below may change what you perceive to be as a good diet. Check it out....

 This woman was able to sustain a youthful appearance and energy well into 70 years of age!! Also, not to be rude but did you see her husband? He made the choice to not follow the same diet plan as her and you can see the difference. Many of us in our 20s and 30s don't look this good or have this amount of energy. As it was stated in the video her diet consisted mostly of raw fruits and vegetables. Of course this lifestyle will not work overnight but as she says in the video you build up to this diet. 

Another thing that reconfirmed that this lifestyle is the way to go was a book that my grandmother gave to me many years ago. My grandmother looks really good for her age and gets around well. Both of my grandmothers are advocates for healthy lifestyles and some of this information I retained as a child and some of it fell on deaf ears. As a younger person you think that you are invincible. The truth of the matter is what you do or don't do now in your youth will affect you in old age. You must fight to preserve your sexy now!  

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been something we have always kept in our house when I was growing up. My mom use to give it to me mixed with warm water whenever I had a sore throat. Let me tell you folks this stuff is AMAZING!!! Some people may be familiar with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) because a lot of natural hair woman use it to rinse their hair. Well let me tell you if you don't know, it has several more benefits that I will tell you about below!

Now when I talk about Apple Cider Vinegar I am not talking about that white or clear vinegar you may see in the store or have in your cabinets. This stuff is a brown-orange murky color with sediment minerals or as it is called "The Mother" sitting at the bottom of the jar. This is the stuff you want to buy from now on. Its raw and unfiltered...The Mother contains all the nutrients, minerals and amino acids that your body needs to function like a well oiled machine. ACV is made from apples fermented in wooden barrels. I know it may not sound appetizing and it has a tangy taste but its one of the best keys to health!

The Benefits:
  • Aids in digestion and cleansing of the body
  • Kills germs, bacteria, virus and mold
  • High in: Potassium,phosphorus,magnesium, sulfur, iron,copper,fluorine,silicon,trace minerals,essential amino acids, pectin
  • Encourages the growth of healthy bacteria in your intestines
  • Eases menstrual cramps
  • Weight loss
  • Clears Acne
  • Softens skin
  • Helps balance your ph making your body more alkaline
  • Aids in keeping a healthy heart via the blood vessels and arteries

  • Daily youth elixir drink: ACV + Raw Honey (or Stevia) + Distilled Water
  • Foot bath
  • Hair rinse after shampooing
  • Sunburn
  • Gargle -Sore throats and sinus infections
  • Clears acne
  • Cleaning your home
  • In your food to make sauces and as a condiment or dressing

There are many more benefits and uses! I encourage you to do your own research to see what it can do for you.

 I guess that is why the old saying goes "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"! Give it a try and see what benefits you experience.

Cheers to great health!

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