Fabulousness & Apple Cider Vinegar

Who knew that apple cider vinegar was good for so much? I remember hearing older people talk about taking it, but I never paid it much attention because “it could never happen to me.” Well, let me tell you.  After going through a really tough period of major stomach issues (read about those adventures here), my doctor told me that I had Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and wanted me to try a couple of medicines for two weeks. I was instructed to take one pill 30 minutes before breakfast each morning and then another type of medicine before going to bed. I was much, MUCH better. So after the two weeks, I called the doctor to update her and to inquire about next steps. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Hi Doc, I just wanted to let you know that the meds work. I feel great. I’m able to eat, sleep, live.
Doc: Oh good! Finally! I’m so glad to hear it!
Me: Me too! I’m so thankful. So, what now?
Doc: Well, you just continue taking the meds.
Me: Ok, cool. For how long?
Doc: For forever.
Me: I’m sorry, whaaaaaaat?
Doc: Yeah. Or unless they stop working. In that case, we’ll switch you to something stronger.
Me: I’m not understanding. So you want me to take these pills for the rest of my life?
Doc: Well it’s important to regulate your acid production levels and the meds will do that.
Me: Yeah, but there’s no way to do that without the meds, like managing my diet or something?
Doc: Not really (blah, blah, blah) *insert Charlie Brown’s teacher’s voice here*
Me: Thanks for your help. I’ll keep you posted. *drop to my knees in prayer* 🙏

I refused to believe that taking medicines everyday for the rest of my life was the only option. Instead, I chose to believe that the God I serve can do anything, can do all things. So I prayed and gave it to Him, believing that he would fix it or give me the wisdom to understand and accept that the meds were necessary.

One day several weeks later, I was catching up with good friend. We check in with each other via text every few weeks, but we only actually talk every few months. This was one of those talks. I was catching her up on the stomach saga that had been my life over the previous few months. She mentioned that she had been experiencing something very similar and that she’d found that apple cider vinegar helps to control her stomach issues. Just like when I’d read about it previously, I was skeptical about how something that is so acidic could help with an over-production of acid. I was trusting the process so I tried it, at first with the medicines. I drink about a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water everyday. I have not had any meds in almost three months. 🙌

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 I still don’t really understand how apple cider vinegar helps with this issue, but it works and it’s natural (Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar). If you know, please help me understand because I’ll forever be curious to know. In the meantime, here is a list of other great (some surprising) benefits of ACV.

Won’t He do it?

 

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8 thoughts on “Fabulousness & Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Dani says:

    I have learned that ACV has so many different healing abilities. I have experienced year round allergies & my skin has a tendency to breakout to due pollen. I was informed to put ACV on the affected areas of my face to clear up my skin. Highly skeptical about the outcome but I tried it…….and it really worked. It helped with the irritation, itching, burning & reduced the breakout almost immediately. It took a few days for the blemishes to disappear but they did. ACV simply put is nothing short of amazing!

    • gbsmith06@gmail.com says:

      Girl, I had no idea! Just thought it was one of those “old folks” remedies to everything. Lol! Glad I know now. Thanks for sharing, love. ❤️

  2. Katerina Bruner says:

    This is Wonderful! I’m so happy to read about your success with ACV I too have read about the healing properties and have been trying to encourage my father to use it for his acid reflux. I will be sure to share your testimonial with him as a source of encouragement!
    Thank you again for sharing.

    Pacificpetite

    • gbsmith06@gmail.com says:

      Girl, you’re are so welcome! And I will pray that he will at least give it a try. I was skeptical for a while too so I understand where he’s coming from, but it works. Thanks so much for reading, love. xo

  3. Latoya says:

    Won’t he do it!! Those old people know what they be talking about, lol. So glad to know that you are feeling much better, haven’t had any of these issues but it’s good to know what ACV can be used for. You look awesome btw. Love the pink with the houndstooth 💖💖 She said insert Charlie Brown’s teacher voice, bhahaha

  4. Pipes says:

    ACV is amazing! It has so many healing qualities. Sometimes you have to trust others and take a leap of faith. Also, why shouldn’t you be able to cure something naturally? Our bodies only want to heal itself. Western doctors always turn to meds… Shame!!! God heals all! He is our ultimate Doctor!

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