Joyful day, Dear Readers! If you are wondering what the heck "Aunt Ruth's Tonic" is, let me enlighten you. Aunt Ruth's Tonic is not just a bit of folksy medicine, no sir, it is your (potential) ticket to feeling better. In the world of feeling better there are many factors involved so let me first provide you with the recipe.
To a cup of hot water add:
1 teaspoon organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon (raw) honey
Stir and sip. Double the vinegar and honey amounts and drink it twice daily for a week, if you need a 'kickstart' as my dearest friend, Claire says. (Frankly, Dear Readers, I always need a kickstart!)
This tonic is something I always forget about. Claire is forever reminding me and I am forever forgetting but recently, I began the double dose, twice a day tonic downing regime Claire said would help 'kickstart' me. I don't like to take medications for pain (not counting tequila) which is a good thing anyway because I am allergic to the over the counter medications most people take for pain. Since one of the main reasons I am in pain is inflammation, I thought why would this tonic work anyway? Ever curious, here is what I discovered by doing a little investigative digging, Dear Readers.
This tonic helps to balance your body's pH level. How? Well, since most of us eat a lot of processed junk (NOT judging, just stating a fact, Dear Readers, don't get in a hissy.) Junk food eventually processes in our bodies as acid. Acid can cause inflammation. Inflammation causes pain. This tonic can help correct that. Simple enough right? Right. Further investigation and little more digging also taught me there has not always been the connection between inflammation and this tonic but primarily with good health and this tonic. I am happy if it helps with pain OR helps me keep healthier. Win-win I say. I am not saying this tonic is a "cure all" or that for certain it will "cure" anything but I am willing to give it a good try. There are no chemicals or poisons so
If you decide to do a little investigative digging for yourself, please share your findings about this tonic in the comments section.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor