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  1. Jane says

    Hi, I drink this regularly but I don’t put honey in it..just the apple cider vinegar, lemon and fresh ginger…..I can say honestly that a few days without it and I am uncomfortable, bloated (and craving sweet things, which I was not doing when drinking this.)…one suggestion I would make is that instead of using hot water, use warm weather, as using too hot water has been known to kill the good stuff in the apple cider vinegar. Jane xx

  2. Carol says

    5 stars
    Thanks so much ! I was hesitant to combine ACV & LEMON for my hot “tea” in mornings. I’d been drinking either ACV or lemon juice with hot water & honey. Never thought about adding ginger. Although I often enjoy YOGI lemon ginger tea ( a packet ).
    A friend recently gave me wonderful Meyers lemons. So this morning my “tea” is awesome ! And I’m reversing my routine of drinking the warm water first ……now I’ll do this 2nd after my tonic ! Blessings !

  3. Agnes says

    5 stars
    Wow thank you for this I have been drinking this mixture for a few weeks now and today I thought let me just look and see if it has any benefits. Then I came across your blog been losing good amount of weight and I really couldn’t explain. So glad I stopped by.

  4. Naaz says

    I have been drinking this for last 3 days and skipping honey but will like to know is it good for someone taking high bp meds, borderline diabetic and cholesterol issue.
    Pls advise how to use it


  5. omar nuri says

    Hi, Thanks for the great information and recipe. I have read/ heard of the fresh ginger, honey, lime juice, apple cider vinegar combination by taking one teaspoon every day for great health. Since I am borderline diabetic, could not have honey, but I mixed a couple table spoons of fresh grounded Cayenne pepper in the jar. That made it the supper healthy food with slight spicy taste which I like very much.

    I hope others can try this version and see what they think. I like spicy/hot food.

  6. Anisha says

    Great combination but please do not brush your teeth straight away. You need to wait a min of 20 mins after as the enamel after eating or drinking is at its weakest for the next 20 mins so if you brush then, the enamel will wash away even more. So rinse but do not brush for 20 mins after drinking.

  7. Vicki says

    Hi Tori, I also have Hashimoto’s disease, so in the morning, when do you take your levothyroxine? After drinking the ginger tea? Or after you wake up in the morning?

    Thank you,


  8. Brooke says

    Hi Tori-How long does it last for? Should I make it fresh each day if I am using fresh ginger or can I make a lot and use it for a few days? Thanks

    • Ashley at ToriAvey.com says

      Hi Brooke, Tori’s assistant Ashley here. I would advise making this fresh every day, if possible. But if you’d like to make it in advance, make sure to store it in a sterilized container (like a glass jar) and keep in a cool dark place.

  9. phil says

    I keep seeing pairings of of apple cider vinegar and ginger and tumeric sometimes all three together

    But everytime I see anything about these pairings or the combination I have not seen one that does not include honey… why is that?

    • Ashley at ToriAvey.com says

      Hi Phil, Tori’s assistant Ashley here. The addition of honey is more than likely for flavor. Honey is a natural sweetener and helps improve the taste of these health tonics.

  10. Jenny says

    5 stars
    Hi Tori,
    Thanks for the recipe and I am looking forward to trying this drink daily. I have been taking 75mcg of levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism for the past 10 years. I would like to know whether the drink might help to do away with the medication that I have been taking?

    • Tori Avey says

      I also take medication for hypothyroidism. My dosage has remained the same since starting this drink, however I’m on a very low dose. Not sure if it will change for you or not. Always best to get checked every 3-6 months, as those levels can always change.

  11. Becky says

    5 stars
    This is very close to a drink I already have used for years, the exact same drink only minus the ginger. I will add the ginger and look forward to the benefits! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  12. Mb says

    Tori, I love your recipes. They are DELISH! I do have one quick comment about this beverage. I am in the dental profession and was pleased to see you caution your peeps on the acidity of this daily drink. I can appreciate the potential benefits of this daily ritual and all the ingredients that can helpful to our overall health. While rinsing with plain water right after is a great suggestion, the brushing of the teeth should not happen for at least 30 minutes after finishing this drink. (or any acidic beverage for that matter) Just an fyi. The acidic pH softens our enamel and brushing too soon could enhance damage to our tooth structure. So just wait a bit before picking up a toothbrush. One of the comments below suggested drinking through a straw. That can also help protect the teeth.Thanks again for sharing your wonderful recipes. Mb

  13. Lilian Beth says

    Hi Tori, I really appreciate your work on this site. I was able to follow your instructions to make my first homemade syrup. I’m really excited about this. Thank you.

  14. Regi says

    5 stars
    I tried your recipe and it’s good, thank you! I let mine cool down a bit and then I use those big bubble tea straws or the one from Ikea to sip to protect my teeth from the acidity & stains. I also add turmeric & black pepper if I’m boiling the mixture for better benefits.

  15. claire says

    I have been taking a mixture of Tbs Organic raw ACV
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1tsp honey
    1/4 tsp crushed ginger
    Mixed with about 20 to 30mls tap water then stirred well
    I drink it through a straw 1/2hour before my meal twice a day
    This has helped my weight drop by 4lbs short of 3 Stoneplus my chronic kidney has improved from a 3A Im much healthier and a lot fitter I swear by the above mixture

  16. Linda Clark says

    Hi, I have been drinking ginger root & lemon for a long time. However, I chop up a whole nob of ginger & then pour boiling water over it & let it steep in a quart jar. Then after it is cooled, I refrigerate & put a Tbls. of the pulp & a bit of the liquid in a cup of water & then microwave & add the lemon & drink-pulp & all. Should I not be ingesting the pulp? After reading your article, im going to add vinegar and honey. Thank you,but please answer my question about the ginger pulp. Perhaps, I’m not getting the benefit of the ginger by doing it that way? Thanks again. Eager for your rely. Linds

  17. Bob says

    5 stars
    I have been drinking this on and off for some time(plus cinnamon)and always feel great. I can tell everyone the benefits will be apparent in short order.

  18. Bob says

    I have been drinking this on and off for some time(plus cinnamon)and always feel great. I can tell that benefits will be apparent in short order.

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