Are you happy it's Friday? I always have mixed feelings about it. I never seem to accomplish what I want to during the week, so the weekend is met with a certain level of disappointment. Anyone else feel that way?
Well, regardless of how I feel about it, it's here. Another Vinegar Friday. So, what shall we talk about today? How about our bodies? Or, more specifically, the following conditions:
- urinary tract infection (UTI)
- fungal infection
- muscle strain
- joint pain
Now, let me tell you, I am a sucker for a hot bath. It is at the very top of my list for favorite things to do. And, as pointed out in my book, Green Grandma's Vinegar Fridays, it works well to soften my skin. But I just found out that soaking in a vinegar-infused warm bath can help cure gout. That's good news for folks like my husband, who suffers with an occasional bout of it.
Why does it help? Apparently, ACV baths are affective in a few different ways:
- help restore normal pH balances in the skin
- naturally detoxifies
- draws excess uric acid out of the body
There is a warning involved with all of this, however. Due to the detoxifying properties of ACV baths, some people do experience flu-like symptoms (feeling achy, etc.). This just means your body is responding the way it should to the treatment.
The "recipes" for ACV baths vary from 1/2 cup to 2 cups in a tub of warm water with a 20 minute to 45-minute soak. If you're concerned about the strong smell of vinegar, add some essential lavender oil and create a true aromatherapy session in your bathroom. Ahhhh.
As I'm writing this late at night (in the early hours of Vinegar Friday), all I can think about right now is climbing into a hot bath.
So with that said, I bid you a wonderful day/night and a truly grand weekend.
Keeping it green and healthy with vinegar,