People continue to use apple cider vinegar as a medicine chest item useful in treating a wide variety of physical ailments.For years, senior citizens in the community and herbalists have cited the healing qualities of apple cider vinegar.Apple cider vinegar is found in supermarkets, and herbal shops and is made from pulverized apples after a period of fermentation when the apples are broken down to bacteria and yeast, turned into alcohol that ferments into vinegar holding high contents of acetic and amino acids.The proponents of the healing effects of apple cider vinegar, preferably the organic kind, recommends its consumption (usually a tablespoon in an 8 ounce glass of water two – three times daily to treat:Digestive problems like heart-burn or indigestion. (Consume the apple cider vinegar after meals).Diabetes: apple cider vinegar reduces glucose (sugar) levels (Consume a dose of the product before going to bed).High cholesterol: Consume daily apple cider vinegar reduces high levels of cholesterol.High blood pressure. Regular doses reduce high blood pressure and promotes a healthy heart.Cancer: Apple cider vinegar is said to slow the growth, and even kill cancer cells.Weight loss: the product promotes weight loss, as it is said to reduces the appetite making people feel less hungry.Health effects of the properties found in apple cider vinegar;Potassium: Aids the building of muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity, prevents brittle teeth, hair loss and nasal mucus.Acetic acid: Slows the digestion of starch, and lowers the increase of glucose in the blood.Ash (or alkaline): Helps to maintain proper pH levels in the body, which prevents and/or fight cancer cells.Malic acid: Helps to prevent the ill effects of viruses, bacteria, and fungi; removes toxins from the body, enhance bowel regularity, and promotes clean, healthy skin.Because of the acidic qualities of apple cider vinegar, it’s always recommended it’s diluted before applying it to the skin or drinking. If applied or consumed too strong it can damage the tooth enamel, tissues of the throat, mouth or skin, and have the reverse effect in the stomach.
The real estate industry is facing a dramatic increase in fraudulent activity related to the electronic transfer of money. According to the FBI, the Internet Crime Complaint Center saw a 480 percent increase in the number of complaints filed last year by those who work in the real estate industry. Also in 2017, cyber-criminals stole or attempted to steal almost $1 billion from real estate purchase transactions, up from just $19 million in 2016.While innovations and new technologies give consumers instant access to money, they also give fraudsters that same access. Dramatic increases in wire fraud can largely be attributed to faster fund transfers; sophisticated criminals finding ways to build networks and connect with other like-minded criminals; and banks and finance companies competing to capture more of consumers’ wallet-share with aggressive marketing campaigns. Banks, the FBI, government agencies, industry organizations, and the media have all been proactive in exposing this criminal activity. They have also been responsible for educating the public about how to identify wire fraud and take steps to secure bank accounts and personal information.As fraudsters become all the wiser and access to money only increases, it is essential that real estate businesses work quickly to protect themselves from wire fraud.A variety of cyber-security threats remain pervasive within the real estate industry, making practitioners susceptible to fraud. The primary threat is agents’ email accounts being hacked and compromised in order to intercept documents. When agents’ emails are hacked, buyers believe they are talking with their real estate agent through email, making them feel comfortable sending personal information. Hackers are often able to communicate directly with the client and reroute funds into fraudulent accounts without the agent even knowing the conversation has taken place.This type of fraud can impact anyone looking to purchase a home, which makes it important for real estate agents to learn some do’s and don’ts to protect their email from getting hacked.Do:be cautious of what you are opening or clicking on in your email;create long and strong passwords;allow clients to respond to wire questions only over the phone and when speaking with a verified employee; andmake sure clients know not to share personal information over email.Do not:send personal information over email;click on suspicious emails or links; orallow clients to change wiring information over email.In order to protect yourself and your clients, it is vital to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity when making transactions. Keeping agents informed of the do’s and don’ts and utilizing software to safeguard transactions will ensure safe and seamless business for years to come. Share