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“Seventy-five percent of Americans nearing retirement age in 2010 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts.” – NY Times article on retirement.

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  • “It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight-training for life.” – Anne Lamott.

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“Why in the world would you do that?”

It’s the response that I get most often when I tell people I drink (imbibe, consume, etc.) apple cider vinegar everyday. Admittedly, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is sour, acidic, and downright acrid.

Last summer, my chiropractor here in Des Moines first suggested that I use ACV in a “homemade Gatorade” before runs. Regular sports drinks are chock-full of sugar and the electrolytes they promise are “dead” by the time they get to you anyway. I was getting dehydrated after long runs so I thought, “Why not?”

Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar

Not to be trifled with.

I tried it (ACV, water, and honey) and loved it. I became more of a purist as the summer went on. Which finally led to the ritual you’ll see below. This is the routine I follow nearly everyday.

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