“Let Food be Thy Medicine
and Medicine be Thy Food.”
— Hippocrates, 400 BCE
Vital Vinegars are a unique, doctor-developed, handcrafted vinegar line utilizing natural and organic medicinal herbs infused in organic apple cider vinegar. These vinegars are a delicious alternative to a product you already use daily, one with added nutritional and health-promoting benefits, which you can purchase according to their particular health needs: immune support, digestive support or mineral support. Vital Vinegars can be applied to salads, added to soups and bone broth, used for marinating vegetables or meats, added to drinks for a refreshing beverage or just taken by the spoonful as a health tonic. Get creative and let food be your medicine!
Dr. Ali Bigelow
Dr. Bigelow has been a Naturopathic Doctor since 2004 and an herbalist since she was 16. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM, formerly NCNM) and completed a two-year family practice residency. She is a faculty member at NUNM, as well as being the proprietor of Vital Vinegars.
Dr. Bigelow grew up in the Mountain West and first became interested in wild plants as foods and medicine while on a 10-day backpacking trip in the Tetons when she was 15 years old. While on this trip, her food supply became depleted, leading her to supplement her diet with wild edible plants. From this experience, she realized first- hand that food and medicine haven't always come from grocery stores or pharmacies and that the Earth has been providing for us for millennia. Born out of a life-changing experience with edible natural plants, this realization was the seed of what has become a life-long passion and appreciation for natural medicine.