The Elixir of Life is a health drink made from Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Black Strap Moleasses (BSM), or sometimes honey instead. The recipe is a tall glass of water, 16 oz or more, with 2 – 3 tbsp of BSM (or honey) and 3 – 4 tbsp of ACV. I usually don’t use honey because I get so much of it in tea throughout the day. BSM is a better blood strengthener than honey. They’re just different.
Fill the glass 1/3 of the way and nuke it for 40 seconds, stir in the BSM/honey, then add cold water after the thick stuff is melted in. To this add the ACV, the idea being not to cook the raw apple cider vinegar.
Use raw, organic, unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar. I recommend the Bragg brand because Paul Bragg, founder of the “health food store” back in the 20′s and 30′s, is my hero. He died at age 93 from complications following a surfing accident. Paul Bragg even wrote a book about ACV Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Health System.
Poke around on line and you’ll find a lot of information on both sides of the ACV story. I can’t confirm the claims, but I do know that a glass before bed and upon arising, and at midday on weekends, leaves me feeling cleansed. I also eat way too much food but seem to be holding steady at 155 pounds. I feel great, the best in my life. Is it the Elixir of Life?
Consider the episode of The Beverly Hillbillies where Mr. Drysdale found out that Granny had a cure for the common cold. He was so excited. They were going to be rich, rich, rich! All episode long he was counting his money and coming up with marketing schemes. Finally at the end of the episode Granny revealed the cure. It was as she had said, just a teaspoon of her secret formula. That, and a week to ten days of bed rest along with plenty of fluids and you’ll be good as new! Wah, wah.
Similarly, I take the Elixir of Life and have lost all my excess weight and feel like a kid, but I also eat nothing but fruit, vegetables, rice, grains and nuts. No caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy, white flour or any processed, unnatural substances. I also exercise a lot by walking, cycling and mountain biking. So I can’t really credit the Elixir of Life for all my results. It is a critical component though!
My grandfather used to drink his “mixture” every night after dinner. It was vinegar and honey in a tall glass of water. He lived to a ripe old age and even survived and completely recovered from being hit by a car crossing the street in Franklin in his 80′s. The doctor said he was “as tough as an old hickory nut.” I am sure it was the mixture.
My cousin, a generation older than I, has chronic high cholesterol. Has had it for 30 years. He started taking the Elixir of Life. After his latest medical exam his doctor called him with the news that his cholesterol was inexplicably in the normal range for the first time ever!
Here are some of the many health claims you’ll find about ACV on line…
“Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy — we’re convinced! From the extensive feedback we’ve received over the past 8 years, the reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout. One reader reported that a shot of ACV saved him from going to the emergency room for heart pain. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!
Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!
If you can get over the taste of apple cider vinegar, you will find it one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body. As a wonderful side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar every day, we’ve discovered that it brings a healthy, rosy glow to one’s complexion! This is great news if you suffer from a pale countenance.”
This is an entire site devoted to ACV:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
The Wonder “Drug” of Yesterday and Today
The powerful health and healing qualities of natural Apple Cider Vinegar have been known and used since 3,000 B.C. Included are remedies for 36 ailments using Apple Cider Vinegar; the merits and make-up of its enzymes, minerals and trace minerals explained; and a living testimony, and her introduction to “nature’s perfect food” and an ancient Biblical wonder.
What about the Black Strap Moleasses?
The claims for BSM are just about as astounding as for ACV, so I figure the two combined truly are the Elixir of Life.
Thanks to the wonderful feedback we have received over the past eight years, blackstrap molasses appears to be making headlines as one of the best home remedies around! We have emails from our readers about blackstrap molasses curing cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, anemia, arthritic pain, joint pain, and acne, just to name a few. It has also been reported that molasses turns gray hair back to its original color and is a wonderful skin softener!“
I am sure the Elixir of Life will make anyone feel better and help them to lose weight. Do the research and try it!