No trouble with my arthritis after just three days!

This stuff keeps things moving, if you know what I mean (as the person looks down and mumbles a bit).

For years I have heard people singing the praises of Apple Cider Vinegar.

To hear it told, this stuff works for everything. According to its proponents, it cleans your pipes, lubes your joints, and is the best hair wash ever.

I’ve always been a bit skeptical.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Apple Cider Vinegar (which I just call ACV). It is a fabulous extractor of minerals and I make a great multi-mineral supplement by tincturing herbs in ACV.

When people tell me they have too much stomach acid, I tell them to test their theory by having a teaspoon of ACV before a meal. If their digestion improves, than they actually have too little stomach acid (the ACV adds acid).

And it really is a great hair rinse, as well.

But it wasn’t until I saw the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar bottle on the counter last week, that I began to understand some of these other claims.

Of course — if it works, use it — my brain doesn’t have to “get it” for it to work. But I am a thinking-kind-of-gal and I do like to figure things out.

So when the word “fermented” jumped out at me from the side of the Bragg’s bottle, my brain started clicking.

“Fermented” means that there are living microorganisms. However, when fermented is paired with pasteurized, those microorganisms are killed.

So you want fermented paired with unpasteurized, which means that those living microorganisms are going to make it to your gut.

Once they are in your gut, they help your digestion, which helps your “movement.”

And…to circle back to the beginning…arthritis has been traced (not always, but often) to leaky gut. One of many things your gut needs, if it has gotten leaky, is repopulation of the micro-organisms that help it to function most effectively.

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