I first encountered drinking vinegar at a local Thai restaurant a few years ago, and the beverage has become a favorite “mocktail” in the time since. You know, something to serve up when everyone else might be enjoying wine, cider, or beer. (Or even kombucha, which I’ve found aggravates my interstitial cystitis–an autoimmune bladder condition.) In this Rosemary Peach Drinking Vinegar, the combination of tart vinegar and sparkling water pack a bit of a punch depending on how much of each you add to your glass, while the infusion of fruit and herbs give your palate plenty to consider. Rosemary and peaches are one of my favorite flavor combinations, but you can also use apricots or nectarines or swap the rosemary with thyme for a similar effect. And while the drinking vinegar needs to marinate for a good five days or so before its potent enough to enjoy, it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
Struggling with thyroid disease?
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by functional medicine practitioner Datis Kharrazian is single-handedly responsible for my improved health over the past few years. It introduced me to the connection between autoimmune disease and lifestyle factors like diet at a time when my doctors were telling me there was nothing wrong with my thyroid even though I had high antibodies. This book gave me the information I needed to get the right tests ordered and seek proper treatment. It’s a must-have guide for anyone who has already been diagnosed with thyroid disease, who is at risk due to family history, or who strongly suspects they may have it but isn’t sure where to start. I can’t recommend it enough!