Vinegar is something every house should have for so many reasons.  Maybe you should even have a bottle at work.  I'll never forget the time I had a record rep in my office and she asked if she could take a swig of my apple cider vinegar.  To my dismay and my sour face, she did it straight up and went on the say she takes a couple tablespoons every day to keep her weight down and naturally healthy.

According to Reader's Digest, vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar does indeed help "everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms and some people have turned to this natural potion to help with health concerns including diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol and weight issues."

I know my Mom would always give us kids apple cider vinegar to cure our soar throats.  It's easy, just mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour and it should do the trick.

Dr. Oz on his web site rates apple cider vinegar high on his list to help get rid of dandruff.  To treat, "mix a quarter-cup apple cider vinegar with a quarter-cup water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spritz it on to your hair and scalp, being careful to avoid the eye and ear area. Wrap your head in a towel. Leave on for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, then remove the towel and wash your hair." Treat twice a week until gone.

You may also consider a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to treat bad breath, whiten teeth, indigestion, leg cramps, and help with weight loss.

I guess my friend was right after all.  It's a new year and a new health ritual for me to try.