REVISED AND UPDATED THIRD EDITION
New Recipes * New Health Research * New Home Cures
With a New Foreword by Dr. Will Clower, CEO Mediterranean Wellness
“A practical, health-oriented book that everyone who wants to stay healthy and live longer should read.” —Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., author of Apple Cider Vinegar
“The essential book on vinegar—the number-one superfood of all time!” —Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., author of The Fat Flush Plan
From Folk Medicine to 21st-Century Favorite—Discover the Amazing Powers of Vinegar!
Revised and updated, this comprehensive book draws on the latest scientific studies and interviews with top health researchers to reveal how apple cider and red wine vinegars—as well as balsamic, fruit, rice, and herb-infused vinegars—can help you stay healthy. You’ll also find proven home health cures, innovative cosmetic secrets, lively anecdotes, and environmentally friendly household hints—from making countertops sparkle to cleaning up kids and pets.
*Take advantage of vinegar’s natural therapeutic, antioxidant, and culinary virtues as this 5,000-year-old healer evolves in new uses and products—from sipping vinegars to home-cooked foods.
* Learn how vinegar helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and bone loss.
*Discover how vinegar’s acetic acid kills bacteria, and may help prevent tuberculosis and combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
* Create home cures to treat allergies, arthritis, toothaches, sunburn, swimmer’s ear, sore throat, and other pesky ailments.
…and discover much more in this invaluable resource to help you slim down, shape up, and enhance longevity!
“Vinegar is right there in your cupboard—waiting for you to open its health properties for you and your family. Cal Orey’s book can show you how.” —Dr. Will Clower, CEO Mediterranean Wellness
About the Author
Cal Orey, M.A., is an accomplished author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and for three decades has written hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She specializes in topics such as health, beauty, nutrition, relationships, science, and pets. Her books include The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of Vinegar, 202 Pets’ Peeves, and Doctors’ Orders. She lives in northern California. Readers are invited to visit her website at www.calorey.com, read her blog The Writing Gourmet at calorey.blogspot.com, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book xix
Author's Note xxiii
Part 1 A Time for Vinegar
1 The Power of Vinegar 3
2 A Genesis of Sour Wine 14
Part 2 Apple Cider Vinegar
3 A Historical Testimony 25
4 Where Are the Secret Ingredients? 33
5 Why Is Apple Cider Vinegar So Healthy? 50
Part 3 Red Wine Vinegar
6 The Red Wine Vinegar Chronicle 79
7 The Old and New Healthful Ingredients 84
8 Tapping Into the French Paradox 93
9 Is Red Wine Vinegar Good for You? 100
Part 4 Other Natural Vinegars
10 Healthy Rice Vinegar 113
11 The Balsamic Vinegar Boom 121
12 Healing Herbal Vinegars 129
13 Fruit-Flavored Vinegar Craze 137
Part 5 The Elixir of Youth
14 Combining Vinegars and Garlic, Onions, and Olive Oil 147
15 The Liquid to Heart Health 161
16 Fat-Burning Vinegar 169
17 Antiaging Wonder Food 183
Part 6 Vinegar Remedies
18 Home Cures 195
Part 7 Future Vinegar
19 Vinegarmania: Using Vinegar for the Household, Beauty, Kids, and Pets 227
20 Vinegar Is Not for Everyone: Some Sour Views 252
Part 8 Vinegar Recipes 267
Part 9 Vinegar Resources 343
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great informative read, enjoyed it very much. I purchased a second copy with "The Healing Powers of Olive Oil," to companion this, nice gift combination.