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2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Fruits & Vegetables

Jun 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s summer time and we are all eating from the delicious array of fruits and vegetables available this time of year. So, to keep us updated on the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of fruits and vegetables that are the most contaminated, the nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization, Environmental Working Group, found that strawberries top the list with…

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Aloe-derived Polysaccharides Found Effective in Type 2 Diabetes

May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

More exciting news from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine on the effectiveness of Aloe Vera Polysaccharides for Type 2 Diabetes. As always, the Abstracts are not the easiest to understand but see the bottom line of the findings in italics below; and you can find the link to the…

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GMO – Apples & Meat

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to GMO News … “So far, it’s been pretty easy to avoid consuming genetically-engineered food. Buying organic and looking out for Non-GMO Project verification can give you assurance that you’re not getting anything genetically engineered. Could all that be about to change? A new wave of genetically engineered food is about to hit the…

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Assessment of the Prebiotic Potential of Aloe Vera

Apr 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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