Apple Cider Vinegar, in my opinion, tastes terrible but there are so many amazing things that it does one can’t help but use it all the time. That was my pre-book opinion. Now I’m blown away!
My love for all things natural comes out everywhere. I’m an environmental nut (like, I pick up other people’s trash). So, if I can use something that is free of man-made chemicals and helps anything, I’m all about it! We recently reviewed 101 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils and are loving it. Definitely recommend that book!
If you aren’t real familiar with using apple cider vinegar, let me start by saying you’ll want the one with the Mother and definitely organic. That’s where the super healthy stuff is. You can get it at Target here, Walmart here or Amazon here. (Yes, those are affiliate links and a shameless plug for my broke behind, your support is appreciated more than you’ll ever know).
I’ve known for a long time that Apple Cider Vinegar could kill a headache, help with blood pressure and get smells out of things. Those are big enough things in my life that it’s a staple in my house. So I’m excited to learn lots more uses.
*For those of you who don’t know, I write these reviews as I look at the books so that my opinions come out as they are and I don’t have a lot of time to modify my thoughts. Ya get my first reactions… I wish you luck with those. Also, I really hope you read with voices, otherwise my jokes may be lost*
Now Folks, What You’ve All Been Waiting For…
Let’s Get On to the…. Book!
This one is broken up like the Essential Oils book, with the varying shades of darker colors along the pages so that they appear sort of like tabs. I love that, makes it easier to find the section you are looking for.
Introduction: The introduction gives a good bit of history and teaches about, you guessed it, apple cider vinegar. It’s an easy and interesting quick read. Not too long or involved, but enough to establish a good understanding.
Chapter 1: Boost Your Nutrients & Your Menu: Talks about using it as a fat substitute, food preservative and gives some great food tips along with a marinade recipe, how to use it to keep beans from becoming over cooked and a cool recipe for pickled grapes. I’ve never heard of pickled grapes, so I found that quite interesting.
Chapter 2: Boost Your Health: This chapter discussed managine allergies, asthma, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, cancerous tumors, candidiasis (ladies, especially pregnant ladies, look this one up), diabetes, E Coli Poisoning, esophageal cancer, Steatosis, fibromyalgia, gingivitis, gout, granular myringitis, high cholesterol, hyperglycemia, hypertension, kidney infections, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, salmonellosis, shingles, sinusitis, swimmer’s ear, urinary tract infections, and varicose veins. Then it moves on to Managing Well-being and addresses more common uses, such as bad breath, burns, fatigue, cleaning wounds, colds, constipation, depression, diarrhea, insect bites, energy loss and so many more. Honestly, I’m just tired of typing them out. There are a good bit more uses in this section!
Chapter 3: Boost Your Beauty: The sections in this book each list tons of common things that would save us all a ton if we used them. Sections include: Skin Beauty, Gorgeous Hair and Nails and Terrific Teeth. There are a lot that I’m excited to try out, especially since it would save me so much money and so many chemicals to use it!
Chapter 4: Boost Your Home: Oh, how I love this section! There are things for everyone, my favorites (of course) are for fleas and rinsing veggies (I hate that wax feel on store bought veggies, yuck!) This chapter is the shortest chapter, yet the uses are still fabulous. You’ll save so much money and be much healthier!
One of the things I love about the Amazing Uses series is that they all have their references noted in the text and cited in the back. That is truly appreciated! There were a lot of things I knew you could use it for but had no idea how. The book tells you the ‘how’.
This book was written by Susan Branson and published by Familius Publishing. We’ve reviewed two of her other books and you’re gonna love them: 101 Uses for Honey, 101 Amazing Uses for Garlic and 101 Uses for Essential Oils. We have loved their books for a long time and hopefully by now you are seeing why!
We’ve also reviewed 15 Minute Mindful Meals and A Beginner’s Guide to Rag Quilting and Skinny Southern (I know, I didn’t believe that was possible either) which were also published by Familius. They have some fantastic books and we can’t wait to bring you more!
If you are a parent, we also reviewed Dear Libby which answers questions pre-teens and teens ask everyday. Along with The Five Foundations of Successful Teens. Both of which are amazing books and do not disappoint. Familius does well at sticking by their motto!