I had my yearly physical last week, and passed with flying colors. One of the most surprising and welcome information was my weight. I weighed in at 178, which is 7 lbs. lighter than in January. I can say that the major reason is my use of apple cider vinegar (ACV). I am not eating any differently, my workout routine is pretty much the same, but I have been more diligent in my ACV use. I set it next to the sink so that I don’t forget to take it-remember, it’s 2 tablespoons before 2 of the days meals. So don’t give up on the ACV-stay with it.

The doctor asked me if there were any new issues or complaints in the past year, and I could only think of one-it seems my energy level dips on occasion. It turns out that fatigue is the biggest complaint he receives. There are a number of reasons for fatigue; hypoglycemia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, poor elimination, and a lack of demanding exercsie and poor skin function. The latter results in poor circulation of blood and lymph, causing stagnation and ultimately toxicity in various organ groups. One of the great paradoxes is that exercise initially requires energy but produces such an abundance of vitality and more energy. It’s one of the things I love about it. Exercise stimulates blood and lymph circulation, aids in tissue nutrition, stimulates the endocrine system, tones and cleanses the cardiovascular system, and in general “lubricates” our entire body machine. That’s why even if you feel you are too tired to exercise, give it a whirl-you’ll notice a surge in energy afterwards. Stay with it.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.