To sound dramatic, I was on my deathbed the other day…. Of course, not really, but I prefer to be theatrical when it comes to my ailments. I had a RIPPING headache the other day at work. I rarely get them. In fact, it’s like once every 2 years I’ll get a really bad headache. So anyways, I thought my head was going to explode. I rushed to get my allergy medicine at Walgreen’s, used my nose spray, took some Advil, okay I took 4 Advil… I mean I did everything and you could just tell this sinus headache was here to stay. Come to find out a big old weather front was coming in and we had 40 mile per hour wind gusts the next day, so needless to say, my head wasn’t having it.
So as I was complaining to my dad….. and brother, Josh… whomever would listen to hearing about poor, pitiful me, as I was complaining to my dad, he said ‘You really need to try that Fire Cider.’ I thought ‘Ohhhh yeah! The drink a waitress made for him at a restaurant to help with his cold.’ (Which was super sketchy at the time LOLOL some random drink concoction… but now we ALL LOVE IT! lolol)
Dad’s are so dang helpful aren’t they!? So we immediately Google’d places in Tucson to get some of this amazing goodness and we came upon a local grocery store called Sprouts! Sprouts for the win & Sprouts it is.
There was no way I was driving the day of the headache, so after work the following day, I schleped out and picked me up some of that Fire Cider! Say that sentence in your best country, down home accent please! I know I did.
I came home and took a big old shot of it. It really wasn’t terrible, I actually kind of liked it, I actually really liked it. And I realized as soon as I took a shot of it, my nasal passages started breaking up. Took it the next day, did the same thing… took it the next and started to feel like a million bucks (maybe even better than I felt the day before the headache). And better yet, I’m still taking it. And you know why!? Because it’s GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN! NAILED IT! (And of course for a ton of other things like sinus crap)
Apple cider vinegar has long been shown to cure most skin ailments. Whether it was dandruff or dull skin, apple cider could tackle any hard job. But Fire Cider is even better!
What is Fire Cider?
Fire Cider was developed in the early 70’s by an herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar (do you think that was her real name? I find her name amazing… Rosemary who is an HERBALIST… get out of here!)! Apparently she started with good old apple cider vinegar (which became her base & boasts antibacterial & antioxidant properties) and then she began adding in other goodies like…
- Ginger (for your stomach)
- Horseradish (decongestant)
- Garlic & onion (antibacterial properties)
- Cayenne (metabolism & immunity)
- Honey (antioxidants & antibacterial properties)
- Plus some other goodies!
#CheekyConfidential They make a honey-free version that’s vegan
Fire Cider is said to invigorate & restore your bod. It also…
- Wards off colds
- Helps with congestion (definitely noticed)
- Boosts energy (definitely noticed)
- Breaks up sinus pressure
- Lowers blood sugar
- Curbs cravings (definitely noticed)
- Aids in digestion
- Supports detoxification
- Is Anti-fungal
- Is Anti-bacterial
- Is Anti-parasitic
- Is Anti-cancer
Fire Cider can be made at home, but you’ll need to infuse it for several weeks at a minimum and by that time, your cold is probably over with 😉 LOL But seriously, it’s easier to buy it your local heath-foody store like we did. And of course, they sell it in larger containers online!
How to use it
It’s suggested that you drink 1/2 to 1 tablespoon every day & ‘chase’ with water so you don’t mess up your teeth’s enamel. I did read that folks took it upon themselves for how much they ought to consume… If folks felt real crappy, they drank a ‘shot’ at every meal. So I think the world is your oyster in this case. I may take it up a notch to twice a day.
It is said that this can become a lifestyle and you can continue to take it for months and years to come! It’s just something that you grow accustomed to and treat it like a vitamin or supplement you take every day. If you’re not about the ‘shot life’, you can take it in other ways:
- Mix with oil of choice for a spicy salad dressing
- Use as a mixer for a “mocktail” or cocktail
- Mix with tea of choice for a warming beverage
- Add to marinades
If this sounds like something you want to get into, let us know! We’re excited to see the skin benefits over the next few months!