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Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Christmas Holidays

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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Eating Foods in Season

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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Healing Power of Aloe Vera for Teeth and Gums

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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The Best Type of Bread to Digest

According to The Nutrition Watchdog there is one type of bread that stands out from all the rest as to easier to digest, better for blood sugar control and more… 3 Reasons THIS Kind of Bread is Healthier to Eat “Bread gets a lot of bashing these days, especially in light of ‘low-carb’ or Paleo…

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2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Fruits & Vegetables

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

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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Assessment of the Prebiotic Potential of Aloe Vera

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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Effectiveness of Aloe Vera in Chronic Ulcers

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

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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Aloe Vera and Cardiovascular Function

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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