The Healing Powers of Vinegar: A Complete Guide to Nature's Most Remarkable Remedy

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Kensington Books, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 263 pages
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Vinegar has been used since ancient times as a zesty seasoning and a healthy tonic to relieve fatigue, help digestion and aid in weight loss. Today, vinegar is being rediscovered for its potential to help prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. In "The Healing Powers of Vinegar", health journalist Cal Orey tells the remarkable story of vinegar, a time-honored folk remedy and modern health wonder. Written in a lively and easy-to-read style, this book traces the origins of vinegar lore to ancient Greece and Egypt, and then follows its history to the present day. Quoting from leading alternative health practitioners as well as medical researchers, Orey describes the latest research about vinegar's cutting-edge nutrients, including:
-- A new class of antioxidants found in red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar that slows down blood clotting and inhibits cancer-forming carcinogens
-- A powerful class of nutrients found in red wine vinegar that helps fight allergies and viruses as well as reduce cholesterol levels
-- Amino acids -- for memory loss and anti-aging
-- Enzymes -- for digestive disorders and poor metabolism
-- Minerals -- to prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis, prevent strokes, treat anemia and fatigue, as well as lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol
-- Ingredients that suppress appetite and aid weight loss

Includes true stories of vinegar's curative powers, household uses, and beauty preparations and over 100 recipes that team up vinegar with other nutritious foods for a healthier, longer life.

 

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Healing Powers of Vinegar

User Review  - adp114 - Overstock.com

This book contains so much information that I just kept reading and reading. I always thought just apple cider vinegar was good for you but I found out that all vinegars are good for what ails you. I ... Read full review

Great Book

User Review  - kentalady - Overstock.com

Some of the remedies I remember my grandmother using.They worked then and still working now. Best book I purchase in a long time. I tried the vinegar in my dogs drinking water and it works. Great Book!!!!!!!!!!! Read full review

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Contents

The Power of Vinegar
3
A Genesis of Sour Wine
11
Apple Cider Vinegar
17
A Historical Testimony
19
Where Are the Secret Ingredients?
26
Why Is Apple Cider Vinegar So Healthy?
41
Red Wine Vinegar
55
The Red Wine Vinegar Chronicle
57
The Balsamic Vinegar Boom
92
Healing Herbal Vinegars
99
Future Vinegar
107
Combining Vinegars and Garlic Onions and Olive Oil
109
Vinegarmania Hope or Hype?
121
Vinegar Remedies
133
Therapeutic Uses
135
Vinegar Is Not for Everyone Some Sour Views
150

The Old and New Healthful Ingredients
61
Tapping Into the French Paradox
68
Is Red Wine Vinegar Good for You?
74
Other Natural Vinegars
85
Healthy Rice Vinegar
87
Vinegar Recipes
153
Vinegar Resources
245
Notes
256
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