My personal experience with ACV "with the mother"
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.)
I am 45 years of age, 5'4 & unfortunately 211 lbs last time weighed.
My self-confidence & self-esteem has diminished immensely. Unfortunately 2010 was a tough & life-changing year for me, medically. I went from being a strong, vibrant lady to surviving 2 strokes, an aneurysm & breast cancer, with not even knowing I'd suffered the strokes & aneurysm & discovering the breast cancer by a "stroke of luck" as a MOM "Mobile Onsite Mammogram" that was in my work parking lot for 3 days.
I am presently suffering from side effects of having been prescribed Gabbapentin by my migraine doctor. Short of the long, my "other mother" has been taking Raw ACV "with the mother" for almost a year now. That's how I heard about it & I saw my "little sister" taking it & inquired why. I figured I had "lots to lose (weight) – 50 lbs to be exact & without looking anorexic & lots to gain.
I am always skeptical but will try alternatives without any expectation except "to see". I have to admit, something is working & I just started taking it this week. Instantly, it has done the following: suppressed my appetite, reduced &/or stopped my water retention, noticed my belly doesn't feel "bloated", I am noticing an immediate rise in my sedentary feeling, I also have high blood pressure & high cholesterol which I'm taking RX meds for. In addition, I'm vitamin D deficient. My doctor has prescribed me Niacin as I'm doing my best to not end up on a RX for the high cholesterol. The affects/benefits of Raw ACV with the mother are pending but I believe I'm going to see something.
So............if anyone reads my story, I will post a follow-up by the end of February to give it time to feel the full benefits. I've been referred back to my neurologist & see her in 2 weeks as I'm dealing with extreme constant dizziness, & seizures/"zone outs". This coming week will be 45 days completely off of the Gabbapentin to know if what I'm dealing with are the effects of the Gabbapentin (which is an anti-seizure drug (to treat migraines), a mild sedative & mild pain med (for the migraine pains).
The best way I've found to drink it is I make it into a smoothie: In one of those quick & easy mini blenders that you can use the blending cup as the drink cup I put: 6-8 oz. Vitamin Zero XXX Water; 3-4 pieces of frozen fruit (my favorite is mango, strawberry & peach medley, I also use fresh fruit when on sale), 2 TBS Raw/Unfiltered ACV with the mother, 6 pieces of ice & 1 pack of the Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles (4 calories, 0 fat, 0 sugars). I drink one smoothie in the morning, one in the evening & sometimes a late evening one for a snack & to satisfy my "sweet" craving.
If anyone tries this way, I would love to hear &/or see your thoughts posted.
"To be continued......." K