Have you thought about how to detox your body into healthy balance? Ever considered drinking apple cider vinegar? Bottoms up, ladies.

We all know that society is fixated on thinness. But a healthy weight should be what individually healthy for you. The cultural fixation on people losing weight for health is another form of weight-based prejudice. Heavier people are not intrinsically unhealthy. In fact, many are very healthy. They are just shaped and look different than what the current media machine (which is designed to sell us things by making us feel we are not good enough without them) shows us we are supposed to look like. As Naomi Woolf said, “A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”

Losing weight isn’t always the answer. You just need to love and care for your body. Treat your body with the utmost gentleness and regard and put fuel into your body that will help it function optimally. Respect your body and its incredible self-healing and self-regulating capabilities by simply giving it the best possible care. But how?

Secret Detox Drink: The Wonders of Apple Cider VinegarFor some people, detoxifying the body using the natural wonder that is apple cider vinegar (ACV) will be very helpful. Our modern lifestyle bombards us with chemicals not only in our foods and drinks but in our environment and in the clothes we wear, beauty products we use, and car exhaust we breathe every day. Guess where the toxins get stored the most? The areas where there are more concentrated fat cells.

Detoxifying our body and removing its toxic chemical load in a gentle, manageable manner is one way that we can give our body more resources to process the toxins stored in our fat cells.

The number one thing you absolutely must do is flush the toxins out. Be certain to drink half of your body weight in ounces of pure, clean water every day. Drinking that much water each day is the ultimate detoxification plan. But when adding in regular doses of ACV for further detoxification, you really need to be flushing out anything that’s released so it doesn’t sit in the body and get reabsorbed into other areas. So, the more you are detoxing, the more water you need to consume.

Here are just a few ways that finding your own unique healthy body weight can improve overall health:

  • Decreased symptoms of high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Increased sex drive
  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved memory
  • Lowered cancer risk

The Double Agent: Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a jack of all trades when it comes to health benefits, including weight management. But it also works as a detox agent. in the first place. Many studies have shown that ACV can support healthy weight loss. ACV acts as an appetite suppressant by making you feel full sooner, controls blood sugar levels to combat cravings, prevents fat accumulation by stimulating the metabolism, could help insulin secretion and storage, and detoxifies with insoluble fiber, malic acid, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Please remember: drinking undiluted ACV can erode the tooth enamel. Follow the recommended doses in the recipes for best and safe results.

Secret Detox Drink: The Wonders of Apple Cider VinegarTo activate ACV’s weight management and detox power, you just need to incorporate it into your diet. Simply drink 1 tablespoon mixed with a cup of lukewarm water 15 minutes before meals. Then maintain a healthy diet with whole, unprocessed, organic foods. Get plenty of exercise and enough sleep. Drink lots of water. You can also use an infrared sauna to detoxify your body. Try to avoid toxins like cigarettes, alcohol, and plastics. Use natural cleaning and beauty products. Remember, ACV is not a magic weight loss or detox drug. It won’t work overnight. Use it daily along with your healthy diet and exercise regimen, and you’ll see the results within weeks. Incorporate ACV into your daily routine through substitution. Replace red or white wine vinegar in recipes with ACV. Use it to make salad dressings and in your cooking.

Secret Detox Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe

Serves 1


  • 2 tablespoons ACV
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (liver detox agent)
  • 1/2–1 teaspoon ground ginger or a drop of ginger essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or a drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


Combine all ingredients, and mix into 12–16 ounces of warm water.

Serve warm.

Amy Leigh Mercree is a wellness coach and medical intuitive who has gained success as an international best-selling author and media personality by teaching thousands of people how to stress less and embrace natural healing methods. In practice for 15 years, Mercree focuses on empowering others towards self-love through kindness, joy and wellness.

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