Yeah… so, how in the world could somebody possibly go wrong using Apple Cider Vinegar? After all, it’s been touted as one of the most versatile home remedies out there, helping with anything from the aftermath of a sunburn, to a shampoo/conditioner replacement, to maintaining a healthy body pH. ACV’s most popular use by far, though, is for digestive issues. The only thing no one ever tells you is when you shouldn’t drink it… But today, I am!
But, before we dive into my story, I want to just put a footnote here to explain our new post category. A lot of health blogs out there don’t really talk about the stupid mistakes you can make “behind the scenes” with different ingredients & products. Well, Charlotte and I want to change that. We’ve made all sorts of crazy, stupid, hilarious mistakes in our health journey, and want to bring those to light for you all! We’re calling it (Don’t) B.Stupid, and you can pretty much view this new column as the educational “blooper reel” of B.Well 😃
Okay, now on to my story…
First Fast Ever
My run-in with ACV started with the research Charlotte and I were doing on the healthy gut topic. Over and over we were coming across resources that advocated for juice fasts, water fasts, water and ACV fasts, etc. The reason for a fast is to reboot your system by giving it a rest. In my mind, that sounds pretty nice on the outside. But, how in the world do you feel on the inside? And how is someone like me, who get’s angry when dinner is late by one hour, supposed to survive and be a nice person by the end of it?
Well, I did it, and not one squall came out of my mouth… Probably because I had the day off, all to myself. 😉
The Water and ACV Protocol
Seriously, all I drank was water with a TBLSP ACV and a TSP 100% Maple Syrup. The day, in general, wasn’t too bad. Sure, my brain felt like it was running at 0.00 mph by the end, but I hadn’t dropped into a coma. So I felt pretty good about it. My first, 1 day fast was a success!
My Stupid Breakfast
Things were looking especially bright when I woke up the next day. I actually felt amazing! My mind was the most awake it has ever been in the morning, and I my body felt like a million bucks! I was also darn certain all I wanted for breakfast was a plate of scrambled eggs.
But… what if I needed to wake up my system with a little more ACV?
It was a go. I reached for the bottle and made up the same drink I had been making all the previous day. I downed it, cringed, said blah, and then waited an hour to let its magic work. In the mean time, I read my Bible and thought about eggs.
Ding! The hour was done and I was in the kitchen practically salivating over the stove. Mm!Scrambled eggs had never tasted so GOOD! A couple bites in and… huh, the good feeling was going away. Then, when I was halfway through my plate I made a beeline for the bathroom. Thankfully it was just eggs. 😉
Moral of the Story
Don’t be stupid and break any fast with ACV. *Shudder*
Your stomach will hate you.
😉 Jessica B.
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