Tuesday, June 27, 2006

An apple a day, keep it away!...

Day 2 of the Apple Cider Vinegar disaster. Yes, I know. Day 1 was about a week ago - these things take time!

For the uninitiated, here's our story so far. Imbibing a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every day is supposed to be good for you. It's suppose to have a whole slew of health benefits. Being someone who has abused my body for most of my life, I thought I'd give that plane a ride... until I took my first dose and promptly wanted to die!

And now, today's story...

So, I'd read how you're supposed to infuse it with some honey to take out the sting. With this in mind, I poured a couple of tablespoons of vinegar into a tea cup, got a spoonful of honey - that's a 2:1 ratio, for those paying attention - and began to stir it in.

Now, I'm a firm believer in the idea of life as meditation. Anything you do can be a meditation: work, play, sex... even stirring honey into a cup of toxic waste. And so, I stirred and stirred, and I meditated. First, I thought about how god-awful it smelled. Holy crap. I was going to drink that? Then, I considered the many ways I'd benefit from it. It helps boost the immune system, cleans toxins out of your body, helps control weight... because you'd never want to eat anything after smelling this... Okay, calm down. I thought of something else. I thought, "I'm actually going to drink this again?"

That was it. I steeled up my nerve and gave the cup a few more stirs. Then, without a thought, I downed the mixture.

And it wasn't so bad with the honey. It was actually very passable. It -

Suddenly, the left side of my face tried to tear itself away from the right side of my face.

I held onto the counter and tried not to fall down.

Honey didn't just cover the taste, it delayed the effect... we're gonna need a bigger boat.

Stay tuned for Day 3... maybe next week...

1 comment:

Jenn from WA said...

Yah, so now you've convinced me to NOT ever do this again. BTW - I think you might make a million if you could put apple cider vinegar in a capsul form. Work on that would ya.