Marty makes up this special "tonic" and has been drinking it for well over a year. It is like a miracle elixir.
"Mix 1 cup of natural honey (from the area where you live if possible)
1 cup of apple cider vinegar "FROM THE MOTHER"
"From the mother? Not from the Father?" I said. "What the heck does that mean?"
Marty wasn't sure but you MUST use the apple cider vinegar "FROM THE MOTHER". You MAY find in in grocery stores, but MOST health food stores carry it.
Marty continued."Also add 8 cloves of garlic to the liquids."
"Wow. Not only will this ruin your sex life, but it will also protect you from vampires!" I said.
This is what it is supposed to help (according to the website www.rawfoodinfo.com):
Muscle or joint aches, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, infertility and impotence, toothaches, fewer colds and infectious diseases, obesity ( a powerful fat destroyer and weight reducer), ulcers, reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol, reduced risks of breast, blocks agents of cancer of the breast - colon - esophagus - skin - stomach and stimulates the immune system.
Okay so here it is again.
1 cup honey
1 cup apple cider vinegar from the mother (means unfiltered)
8 garlic cloves
Put all three ingredients in a blender and mix till smooth. (I "smashed" the garlic first on a cutting board, then threw them in the blender.)
It looks almost like milk when you first mix it together.
But then it settles down to a natural brown color. Store in refrigerator for 5 days. Then on the 6th day, SHAKE WELL. First thing in the morning, take 2 teaspoons of the concoction and then drink at least 1/4 cup of water. Then wait at least 30 minutes before eating. Bottoms up! Jim and I found it easier to quickly down it from a shot glass instead of taking it one teaspoon at a time. I admit, it's not that great tasting, but it's over in a second and the water helps.
When I was looking for the special apple cider vinegar, I called a local store. Here's how the conversation went:
me: "Hello, I'm looking for apple cider vinegar 'from the mother'. Do you have any?"
friendly young woman (FYW): "Yes, I'm sure we do."
FYW: "Let me check to be sure!"
Me: " I would appreciate that!"
FYW: a couple minutes later "Well, we have apple cider vinegar 'by the mother'. Will that do?"
Me: "Close enough! I guess if it's near the mother it will work! Do you know what that means?"
FYW: "I have NO idea", laughing.
Me: "It means 'unfiltered'."
FYW: "Oh! And you're in luck! It's on sale today for $2.99!"
We've been taking the tonic for four days now. I've yet to be doing cartwheels and handsprings, but I'll keep you informed on my progress!
Let me know if any of you try this concoction!
(Keep tonic refrigerated and be sure to shake it up every morning before taking it.)