Over the years, I've learned to experiment and listen to what my body tells me.
When I chose not to listen, I paid the price.
I started experimenting with my diet in the 70's and am still learning today.
Back then, I got quite sick and I didn't know where to turn. It was at a time when many began questioning our standard American diet. I decided to become my own guinea pig in my own laboratory.
At the time, fasting was in. I bought a juicer, grew my own sprouts and tried the vegan diet. Despite feeling lighter, I ended up getting sick because legumes didn't agree with me and I became protein deficient. I had a lot to learn about balancing the nutrients that my body needed in my diet.
Then, my husband and I decided to alternate one day eating only fruit and the next day eating only vegetables. We did this for a few years, but it backfired because my body was missing the amino acids that animal products produce.
I knew I was in trouble when all I could think of was roasted chicken!!!
This week, I'm reading a book by Dr. Royal Lee (the founder of Standard Process Labs), From Soil to Supplement. I've been eating sauerkraut and drinking brine for years which I've learned helps the body produce its own gastric enzymes. But the body also needs to maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance, and one common food is particularly good for this: apple cider vinegar.
I drank apple cider vinegar in the '70s and don't know why I stopped.
Today, when I drank some apple cider vinegar, my body started to sing!
We need to do both: maintain our gastric enzymes and our acid-alkaline balance.
If you're having arthritic and bursitis symptoms try drinking a little apple cider vinegar diluted in water every day and see what happens. Just before a meal is a good time.
Why don't you try it? It's simple, common, cheap, and in my experience can do wonders.
But remember, it's your body and you have to listen to what works for you. I hope you'll share what you discover.