I read about this before, I guess a couple of years ago, and it popped up again, so I think I am going to add it to my “Healthy Wellness” morning routine. Especially since I have decided just this week that in order to make some financial progress I’m going to need to be selective about the supplements I take. I am currently working on identifying the most basic “must have” supplements. One that I know without a doubt is Magnesium. I read an interview recently with Robin Arzón VP of Fitness for Peloton, and she mentioned that she only takes like three or four supplements without fail, but does other things like the H2O cocktail as well as some “green powder” (not mixed together). Now the one she takes looks insanely expensive, Athletic Greens – $97 for 30 day supply. I also know that Wild Future Greens is about $80 for 28 servings, so that seems undoable, Organifi Green Juice is $70 for 30 servings, so I’ll probably stick with Amazing Grass greens powder for $22. They also have a chocolate version which my oldest puts in oatmeal. But I digress…
For my morning cocktail:
- cup warm water
- 1 tsp (or 1 tbsp) raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tbsp organic lemon juice
- dash of organic cayenne pepper
Some people use this for constipation, and is also called a salt water flush or cleanse, and is designed to cleanse your colon. The salt is supposed to start the body’s own process of natural detox and waste elimination. It is also supposed helps get your digestive system back on track. Most effective if done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach
Other “miracle benefits” I’ve been told are: thin respiratory mucus and alleviate congestion; ease a sore throat; help to repopulate a malnourished gut microbiome; raise your body’s pH and lower inflammation; an early-morning re-hydrator, salt actually helps you digest your food more efficiently by increasing the amount of hydrochloric acid produced; helps reduce muscle cramps (even during the night); and alkalizes our blood (note, my Dr thinks the ability to alter one’s blood PH is complete hogwash, and he has a pretty solid argument. Our body must maintain a very tight range of PH in order to function and not shut down. Therefore, we are always near an optimum PH regardless of what we do. Our bodies may have to work harder at the expense of other body process in order to accomplish this which is a bad thing, but it will); and control blood sugar level.
Whether any of this is true or not, I don’t know. Experts at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic point out using apple cider vinegar can interact with certain supplements or drugs – including diuretics and insulin. So, people with diabetes should be cautious. Also, according to the Mayo Clinic, there’s little scientific support for these claims. Studies of apple cider vinegar for weight loss have not consistently shown significant and sustainable weight loss across diverse groups of people. There are, however, a number of studies suggest that vinegar might prevent spikes in blood sugar in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes by blocking starch absorption. A study from Arizona State University found that people at-risk for type 2 Diabetes who consumed ACV at meals kept their insulin levels in check and had 34 percent lower glucose post-meal. Another study led by the university tested a group of people with type 2 diabetes. The subjects consumed two tablespoons of ACV before bed*, which lowered their blood sugar levels by four to six percent by the morning.
Regardless, there are a lot of healthy people that swear by it, including people like Dr Axe, Kate Perry, Scarlett Johanson, and Robin Arzón VP of Fitness for Peloton, so what the hell.
So this research reminded me of something I had read about previously called water sole (pronounced solay), which I will probably mix up and keep on the counter to use in the mix above. Some of it’s “miracle benefits” are:
Helps with hydration: The body repairs and detoxifies naturally during sleep, but uses a good amount of water. That’s why we often get thirsty in the morning. Consuming a saline solution like sole helps the body to re-hydrate.
Electrolytes: Sole water contains the necessary electrolytes that provide you with the minerals you need to function and maintain your high energy level.
Improves digestion, energy, and blood sugar; detoxify the body and eliminate harmful bacteria, natural antihistamine, healthy veins, better sleep by relaxing the entire nervous system and control Adeline, reduce blood pressure, healthy skin hair and nails.
How to Make Sole Water
How to use the sole solution: Mix 1 teaspoon of the concentrated sole in a glass of water and consume on an empty stomach every morning. Do not use metal equipment to measure or touch the sole with metal objects.
• 1 Qt. glass mason jar
• A plastic or non-metal lid
• 1-2 cups of Himalayan Salt
• Filtered water
IMPORTANT: Avoid using metal when making this. Metal from your spook or even the lid of your mason jar will de-ionize the salt. You can use plastic caps for mason jars. Or cover your jar with plastic wrap.
Plastic caps can be purchased here.
1. Fill the jar about ¼ to 1/3 of the way with Himalayan Salt
2. Add filtered water to fill the jar, leaving almost inch at the top.
3. Put on the plastic lid and shake the jar gently.
4. Leave on the counter for a day or so to let the salt dissolve. The Water will turn clear when its ready to use and the sediment left on the bottom of the jar indicates the water has absorbed its maximum amount of salt
5. If all of the salt is absorbed, add more salt and continue doing so each day until some remains. This means that the water is fully saturated with the salt and is ready to use.
Every morning on an empty stomach add 1 tsp of Sole to one cup of filtered water and drink up! Wait at least 30 minutes before eating a meal. Or in my case use 1 tsp to make the H2O cocktail above.
Have a Great Day!