Dr. Lisa Rankin


This article was written on 20 Oct 2015, and is filled under LisaRankin.

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Listen to your Mother.


Many of you are familiar with Apple Cider Vinegar as used in salad dressing or in cooking, but are you familiar with the unpasteurized/unfiltered version of this familiar product. This version has live beneficial bacteria like other cultured food products like Kombucha or kefir. Although the vinegar itself is acidic it is actually alkalinizing to the body, like Lemon, Grapefruit, and Ginger, once consumed and metabolized.  Because essential oils are so concentrated 1 drop is all that is needed vs larger volume needed from actual fruit.

A combination of  1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 drop each of the above essential oils and 1 TSP  of Coconut Nectar in 8 oz of water before any other food or drink is consumed is a good am detox that can be done every day. The coconut nectar helps balance the ginger, is less sweet than Agave, and has a lower glycemic index. This means it will have less effect on increasing the blood glucose levels. This drink can also be used by those who are doing a half or full day fast by drinking every two to three hours to help suppress appetite and still provide a small amount of calories/ energy for the body. In appropriate situations it can even be done for several days .

A once or twice a week 18 hour fast ( from dinner to lunch the following day) encourages the body to go into fat stores and may have a positive effect on the immune system by encouraging a housekeeping process similar to what happens while we sleep. Skipping breakfast every day has the opposite effect and can actually lead to a slower metabolism over the long haul. Detoxification can happen when fasts are done and certain substances are consumed because we give our gastrointestinal tract and especially the liver a break from constant digestion and allow it time for clean up and repair activities.  Think of it as sending your liver to a spa for a day or two.



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