If I had to chose one “miracle” food or supplement, it would be hands down raw, unflitered apple cider vinegar. Vinegars are technically not paleo, but apple cider vinegar has so many great benefits that it is hard to pass up. The kind that works the best is the raw, unfiltered vinegar. It is more expensive than the typical stuff you buy in the grocery, but it can be found through many health food stores and online.
Why unfiltered, raw, organic apple cider vinegar?
Unfiltered vinegar contains all of the “mother”, cloudy, web looking stuff that sits at the bottom, and the mother has enzymes and nutrition that makes the vinegar so useful. Raw vinegar means it hasn’t been pasteurized at extremely high temperatures (why would you need to pasteurize something that nothing grows in?) and it still contains crucial enzymes. Organic vinegar is just a plus, but may be more expensive.
Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar-
Sore throat remedy: Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water. Repeat for three times a day until symptoms are gone. Adding a little salt can help make it taste better.
Strep throat remedy: Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of cayenne and a dash of unprocessed sea salt. Sip throughout the day. Repeat 3 times a day until symptoms are gone.
Conditioner: Mix 1/3 ACV (cheap stuff will work for this) and 2/3 water in a large squeeze bottle. Use as a conditioner after using baking soda shampoo.
Sunburn relief: Put some ACV on a rag and rub it on your sunburn. After applying ACV apply coconut oil for a complete painless sunburn.
Pink Eye Remedy: Mix 1 teaspoon of ACV in 8 ozs of water and use as eye drops.
Tiredness: Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV in a small glass of water to regain some energy.
Cramps: ACV contains potassium and other minerals and will dissolve acid crystals in the blood. Take 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 ozs of water with a dash of salt to relieve leg cramps.
Foot or skin fungus: Apply ACV to the yeast or fungus directly everyday until gone.
For daily maintenance and weight loss take 2 teaspoons in 8 ozs of water 3X a day
For an acute condition take 2 tablespoons in 8ozs of water 3X a day