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Assessment of the Prebiotic Potential of Aloe Vera

By Sharon Hughes | Mar 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to a PubMed.gov abstract – “In vitro assessment of the prebiotic potential of Aloe vera mucilage and its impact on the human microbiota… “Aloe vera mucilage is reported to be rich in acemannan that is a polysaccharide with a backbone of β-(1→4)-D-mannose residues acetylated at the C-2 and C-3 positions and contains some side…

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Monsanto’s Roundup Decimates Microbes in Soils and the Human Gut

By Sharon Hughes | Mar 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gut bacteria is gaining increasing attention for the role it plays in our overall health. Given its influence on everything from immune function to digestion to brain function, research has been consistently showing the power of healthy gut bacteria – and the dangers of getting it wrong. Unfortunately, one very common chemical that has made…

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Effectiveness of Aloe Vera in Chronic Ulcers

By Sharon Hughes | Jan 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

From PubMed.gov – Abstract: Aloe Vera is one of the endemic plants in southern Iran, which has been mentioned in the textbooks of Persian medicine since 2500 years ago. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness and cost of Aloe Vera gel with conventional treatments in patients with chronic ulcers. This comparative…

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Boost Your Immune System for Cold and Flu Season

By Sharon Hughes | Jan 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

HEALTHY EVERYDAY reports several things you can do during cold and flu season, including having an Aloe Vera plant in your home which filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). “Why did you get the flu last time? Probably because you came in contact with an infected person’s airborne secretions (ew, sorry), or touched an infected…

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Fungus, Bacteria Could Be Lurking In Your Dishwasher

By Sharon Hughes | Jan 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

As WEBMD reports — Your dishwasher may get those plates spotless, but it is also probably teeming with bacteria and fungus, a new study suggests. Microbes — from bacteria to viruses to fungi — are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it’s no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be…

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Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Christmas Holidays

By Sharon Hughes | Dec 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the pleasures of the Christmas holiday season is gathering together with family and friends…over food, right? And yet we all know how difficult it can be to not be tempted to either overeat, or eat things that are not the best for our health. However, we can maintain our healthy eating habits while at the…

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Aloe Vera and Cardiovascular Function

By Sharon Hughes | Dec 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported in Organic Facts – in “21 Surprising Benefits of Aloe” – one benefit is cardiovascular function: “Aloe vera extract accelerates the supply of blood and purifies it at the same time. This blood accelerates the delivery of oxygen to the organs in the body, thereby maximizing their functionality. Organs like the brain and…

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Aloe Vera’s Anti-Inflammatory Effects

By Sharon Hughes | Nov 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

The U. S. National Library of Medicine in their Abstract on Aloe Vera for Tissue Engineering reports the following as regards to Aloe Vera’s effect on inflammation: “Aloe has been described as having anti-inflammatory effects, wound healing properties, radiation damage repair benefits, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antidiabetic, and antineoplastic activities, hematopoietic stimulation, and antioxidant effects [29,33].…

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Healing Power of Aloe Vera for Teeth and Gums

By Sharon Hughes | Oct 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

As reported in EurekAlert the health benefits of Aloe Vera for our teeth and gums is documented, and being recommended now by dentists: “The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that…

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Eating Foods in Season

By Sharon Hughes | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Foods eaten in season are of great benefit, not only because they are fresher and thus, tastier, but actually more nutritious. We found a great website, EattheSeasons.com, that has weekly updates of the foods that are currently in season. For instance, this month, the following are at their peek: artichoke, bell peppers, beets, beet greens, broccolini, brussels…

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