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

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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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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Aloe Vera’s Anti-Inflammatory Effects

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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The Benefits of Aloe Vera Pills

As reported in LiveStrong.com The aloe vera plant in pill form has many benefits such as the following: Diabetes “Early studies show that, when ingested, aloe vera assists in lowering blood sugar levels, says the University of Maryland Medical Center. This refers to individuals who have type 2, or adult onset, diabetes.   Digestive Track…

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Evidence for the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Science and Medicine are recognizing more and more of the benefits of Aloe Vera. Medical News Today documents what they call 8 of the evidence-based health benefits of Aloe Vera. Here is what they list: 1. Contains healthy plant compounds 2. Has antioxidant and antibacterial properties 3. Accelerates the healing of burns 4. Reduces dental plaque 5.…

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