Diabetes and Aloe: Can Aloe control Your Blood Sugar?

Diabetes is one of the most frequently diagnosed medical conditions in United States, effecting an estimated 25.8% of children and adults nationwide (American Diabetes Association). AlthoughAloe-Vera-Stabilizes-Blood-Sugar more people with diabetes are also living longer thanks in part to healthy lifestyle choices. In addition to physical activity levels, diet has a significant role to play in preventing and managing the disease. According to current research, Aloe Vera may be among the most beneficial foods for diabetics looking to regulate blood sugar levels naturally.

Aloe Vera has been used medicinally for centuries, but only recently studied as a treatment for diabetes. A number of promising studies have demonstrated the antidiabetic effects of the inner gel of the Aloe leaf. While more extensive research is needed  on human subjects, existing clinical trials are promising. One of the earliest studies involving a group of 3,167 diabetics supplemented their existing treatment with a natural remedy containing Aloe gel. In 94% of these patients fasting blood glucose levels fell to normal levels within two months. In a more widely publicized study, Mahidol University scientists (Bangkok) administered one tablespoon of 80% juice of Aloe Vera twice a day during 42 days to a group of thirty-six patients. Another thirty-six patients were given a carminative mixture containing no Aloe. By the end of the trial period, blood sugar levels in the Aloe treatment group were reduced to nearly half of their initial values with no adverse reactions reported.

Aloe Vera’s effectiveness may be due in part of the gel’s detoxifying properties. As a nutritional supplement, Aloe gel’s high fiber content and the presence of polysaccharides and glycoprotein are believed to help the body use glucose effectively and remove excess from the blood. Aloe is also thought to increase the body’s antioxidant defenses, often impaired in diabetics, as well as stimulate the production of insulin.

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Aloe Vera Boosts Immune Function and Destroys Cancer Tumors

hqdefaultAcemannanScientific research shows strong immonomodulatory and antitumor properties properties for aloe vera polysaccarides. That means the gel helps boost immune system function while destroying cancer tumors. One study published in International Immunopharmacology (1995) showed that aloe vera pollysaccharides exhibited potent macrophage-activating activities including producing increased volumes of nitric oxide (which has antitumor  potential).

There’s research being done now on the anti-cancer effects of acemannan, a phytonutrient found in aloe vera. In one study, dogs and cats undergoing radiation for cancer were given acemannan as an adjunctive therapy. Not only did the tumors shrink more in the acemannan-treated group, but post-treatment survival was significantly extended.

Google Scholar lists hundreds of links exploring the anti-cancer effects of acemannan. If you browse the studies, you’ll realize that acemannan from aloe vera accelerates the destruction of cancer tumors, improves survival time and results in far better recovery from toxic cancer treatments. One study shown here demonstrates that acemannan increases cells’ production of nitric oxide (NO), an anti-cancer chemical strongly associated with the shrinking of cancer tumors. Essentially, the more nitric oxide you produce, the less cancer you have, and acemannan increases the production of nitric oxide.

 

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Aloe the Antibiotic

imagesAloe vera plants must be at least 4 years old before they will have any medicinal properties. The leaves have a rubbery feel with a smooth surface. Whether you call it the Potted Physician, Nature’s Silent Healer, or the Burn Plant, aloe vera has a lot to offer!

  • Aloe is currently thought to be the only natural source of vitamin B12.
  • Diabetics are prone to wounds, and aloe vera is a powerful medical tool when treating their slow-healing injuries.
  • Aloe vera can not only make wounds feel better, it can also stimulate cell regeneration so they will heal faster.
  • Scars are reduced in size and appearance when treated with aloe vera.
  • Eczema is a noncontagious inflammation of the skin. Aloe vera has been found to heal recurrent cases, giving patients the relief they have been longing for.
  • It is also used as a health drink for improved health, and increased energy.

Aloe also works to help your immune system function well and works as a strong antioxidant. Aloe vera is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, sugars, enzymes, amino acids.

Of the 20 amino acids used by the human body, aloe vera has 19 of them. Only 12 of these amino acids produced by our bodies, the other  8 must be consumed. Aloe vera, amazingly contains 7 of those 8 amino acids.

Anthraquinones are used by the body to fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses. They are toxic if consumed in high quantities, but the levels found in aloe vera are beneficial to the body.

8 enzymes that help break down food sugars and fat are found in the aloe vera plant. One of these enzymes, bradykinase, helps reduce inflammation when used topically and will also reduce pain.

There are two hormones in the aloe vera leaves that will help wounds heal and reduce swelling and inflammation. Giberellin acts as a growth hormone to stimulate the production of new cells.

Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in over-the-counter pimple treatments. It’s also found in aloe vera. It is an effective pain killer that also has anti-inflammatory and necessary anti-bacterial properties.

Get ready to toss out the store-bought antibiotic creams! Simply bringing an aloe vera plant into your home can provide you with all the healing power you need, and it’s completely natural.images (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aloe Vera Offers Miracle Solutions for Serious Diseases

Out of 240 species of Aloe, only three or four of them offer significant, powerful medicinal properties. All the others commercially available, are useful for digestive and skin irritations, including burns.

Aloe vera barbadenis is one of the more medicinally powerful. Another is the Aloe arborescense plant, which studies have shown is even more powerful than other Aloe Vera leaves, including the barbedenis variety.  Both of these are available in a stabilized Aloe vera gel. Whole leaf Aloe arborescence juice is what Franciscan Friar Romano Zago used to treat cancers in his Brazilian diocese.

Father Zago wrote papers during the 1980s on the Aloe solution for cancer that he had learned from native villagers that he used clinically. Zago gave his blessing to an  American company that promised to remain faithful to his original plant recipe.

During the 1980s decade of peak AIDS terror, trials were conducted among AIDS patients in Belgium and the USA, where patients would drink five ounces of whole leaf Aloe vera barbedenis juice four times daily. They discovered rapid dramatic improvements with or without AZT, the pharmaceutical prescribed for AIDS patients which sometimes results in death.

One AIDS patient had also been diagnosed with liver cancer so horrific he was given less than a month to live. Within a year of drinking the juice, his AIDS symptoms were completely gone and there were no more tumors in his liver. His doctors told him there was no healing event such as his in the medical literature.

A doctor involved with one of the 1980s AIDS trials, pathologist H. Reginald McDaniel MD, was at first skeptical and reluctant to lend his expertise.But after contracting viral pneumonia that wasn’t responding to conventional therapy, he requested a “couple of cases” for himself. He was completely treated in days.

Soon after his quick and complete viral pneumonia recovery, he started using Aloe vera with his patients, and has had tremendous results even with cancer cases.

 

 

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Aloe Vera Sunscreen

9625d31339bccc2001fc47f7fe9980edAccording to the American Academy of Dermatology and the Food and Drug Administration, no matter what your skin type is, a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be used year around- and not just if you are going to be in the sun! A broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Ultraviolet-A rays, or UVA, are rays that pass through window glass and penetrate deeply into the skin. UVA exposure also is known to lead to signs of premature aging of the skin such as wrinkling and age spots. Ultraviolet-B, or UVB rays, are the sun’s burning rays and are the primary cause of sunburn of sun damage.

Aloe Sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays, but it does something else that most sunscreens don’t: moisturizes, nourishes and balances the skin too. Combining modern science with natural ingredients, Aloe Sunscreen helps to soothe, lubricate, moisturize and protect the skin against sunlight and wind. Leave it to Forever Living to incorporate its signature stabilized Aloe Vera Gel with its natural skin-enhancing and collagen-protecting properties to give Aloe Sunscreen its superior ability to soothe and protect!

And by the way…if you are using last year tube of Aloe Sunscreen, then you’re probably not applying your sunscreen properly. Approxiamately one once of sunscreen, enough to fill a shot galss, is considered the amount needed to properly cover the exposed areas of the body. It is also important to note that applying sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure is recommended.; and beware that UV rays penetrate cloud cover, so be sure to use it even on cloudy or hazy days.

And if you understand your SPF’s, then you’re reapplying minimally every two hours. That is, if you’re not in water, perspiring or in high humidity – because if you are, then you needm to reapply more frequently.

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Why Should Young and Healthy People Drink Aloe Vera Juice?

forever-living-forever-clean-9-detox-weight-management-216We all consume food from the same supermarkets, which sell
– Meat and poultry treated with antibiotics and steroid hormones for rapid growth;
– Fruits and vegetables treated with harmful fertilizers;
– Tasty meats which are not possible without free radicals;
– Sweets, juices, jams and jellies with food coloring;
– Various products with preservatives and other chemically-engineered ingredients that do not exist in nature.
In fact, by eating food, we are killing ourselves bit by bit on a daily basis.

Because of that, topics having to do with cleansing the body are actively discussed in today’s world.  There are a great many methods invented for doing so: enemas, Tibetan teas, laxatives, fasting, etc.
All of them are effective.  But none of them can be used constantly as they tend to disrupt normal processes in the gastrointestinal tract – for example, to dysbacteriosis. That is why they are recommended to be used no more than once a year.
How does our body look and feel during 6-8 months until the next cleaning?
Over 4 months?
Over 2 months?
Over a month?
Over a week?
After all, we eat and digest constantly!

Think about how your home looks the day before cleaning — dust, dirt, fingerprints on the furniture, random things scattered everywhere…  Would you want your body to appear much like a dirty house – suffering from toxins, poisons, and decaying products throughout the year?

Along with this bad news, there is some good news! There is a way out of the situation!

Aloe Vera is a product that is 100% recognizable by our bodily system, suits everyone, and is a champion with healing properties that have no side effects.  It is like a sponge that collects the toxins from our body while simultaneously saturating it with vitamins, minerals and other vital substances that we can not get only from food.

Drinking Aloe Vera from Forever Living is not a cure. It is a supplemental juice that can be consumed on a daily basis throughout your life, as we would drink apple juice, tomato, cabbage…

Aloe Vera drink from the company Forever Living is the only natural, unprocessed product that preserves all the power, potency and efficacy of freshly cut aloe leaf – and it will safeguard you against years of illness caused by factors mentioned above.  Taking care of your health using Aloe Vera is much more tasty and pleasant!  Just a few sips of Aloe from Forever Living Products will ensure you have a special morning and a successful day!

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How To Choose Good Quality And Beneficial Aloe Vera

Aloe gel “There are Aloe Vera products and then there are Aloe Vera products; and there is a real danger in people believing that Aloe Vera by itself is the wonder plant – no matter who manufactures products from it, what stabilization process is used, or what standards of purity are met”.    Bill C. Coats, R.Ph., C.C.N.

Because Aloe Vera is a natural product, not a drug, its production and distribution are largely unregulated. Those who distribute it are not allowed to make medical claims (although many do) but at the same time there is unfortunately not much control over the end quality.

“The amount of Aloe Vera in each product can vary too. Some may not even contain the amount stated on the label. There are hundreds manufacturers trying to sell their products. Unfortunately, by law they don’t have to test their product for safety or effectiveness. And many don’t! So our advice is to buy with caution.” Cancer Research UK (2009)

“It cannot be excluded that manufacturers try to enlarge their profit margins by watering down the original Aloe juice”.

As a general rule of thumb, just like fruit juice, you should be looking for the product that is as close to ‘fresh squeezed’ as possible.

There are four steps you can follow to do this:

1. Avoid products which put Aloe Vera through unnecessary and damaging processes such as heating, boiling, freeze-drying, etc.

2. Look for the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) Seal of Approval and:

  • Check their website at www.iasc.org to ensure  the product is not carrying the Seal fraudulently (many do!). 
  • Make sure the label says the product is a juice or a gel-together with the IASC Seal this tells us the product is 95%+ Aloe Vera. 

3. Check the ingredients list on the label to make sure Aloe Vera (or Aloe Barbadensis Miller) is the first ingredient, not water or a sugary filler.

4. Consider the color and taste – it should be similar to fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, of a light yellowish to clear color, with bits. It should have a strong taste.

 

 

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Herbal Remedies of Aloe Vera

IMG_3677-2-SAloe vera plants usually must be at least 4 years old before they will have any medicianl properties.

  • Aloe is currently thought to be the only natural soruce of vitamin B12. This vitamin is excellent.
  • Diabetics are prone  to wounds, and aloe vera is a powerful medical tool when treating their slow-healing injuries.
  • Aloe vera can not only makes wounds feel better, it can also stimulate cell regeneration so they will heal faster.
  • Scars are reduced in size and apperance when treated with aloe vera.
  • People prone to sunburns learn early on, that aloe vera takes away a lot of the pain, keeps the skin soft, and helps it heal.
  • Eczema is a noncontagious inflammation of the skin. It is recurrent for many people and can be very difficult to treat. Aloe has been found to heal recurrent cases, giving patients the relief they have been longing for.
  • It is also used as a health drink for improved health, and increased energy.
  • Anxiety disorder is a pattern of constant worry and stress, often to the point of being uncontrollable. Symptoms are constant worry and tension, and yet this amazing plant has effectively treated anxiety.
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Aloe Vera and Lupus

Berry  LupBerryLupus is a chronic inflammatory disease of the autoimmune system. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many differernt parts of the body, including your joints and skin. There are several kinds of lupus and no  two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Symptoms vary and may develop slowly of appear suddenly.

In 2003, MIT announced that the study of the eight essential sugars was one of the ten technologies that would change the world. These long-chain sugars (polysaccharides) are not actually sweet and are abundant in Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller); trials with oral suplementation suggest that they may play an  important role in immune function as well ad recovering from across conditions.

BerryStart drinking a very high quality Aloe Vera Gel several times a day. Begin with a small amount (around a desert spoon) at least 30 minutes before breakfast, 30 minutes before lunch and last thing at night. Increase this gradually over 2 weeks untill you are taking about 3 tablespoons, 3 times a day.

BerryWhy? Usually sufferers of Lupus have affected kidneys caused by the surpression of the immune system. This is alsoBerry accompanied by inflammation of the joints that can be mistaken for Arthritis. Conventional treatment in the majority of cases is by large amounts of cortison for long periods of time (to reduce the inflamation), but this has many affects such as blocking the functions of the immune system and weight gain. Aloe Vera is a natural anti-inflamatory, pain inhibitor, antibiotic and cell regenerator, and many have experienced great relief with it.

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What is Aloe Vera?

The Aloe Vera Plant is basically a  herb resembling the cactus in apperance, but it is actually a perennial sacculent belonging to the lily family.

There are over 400 species of Aloe known to man, of which most are beneficial for the mankind. The most beneficial is the Aloe Barbadensis, which is commonly kn0wn as Aloe Vera. Some other  members of this family which are important to us are;

aloearborbedAloe Arborescens:  Aloe Arboresens Miller has medicinal properties and is used in healthcare.

Aloe Aristata:  Known as torch plant and lace aloe, generally found in South Africa and surrounding area. Its nectar rich flower attracts birds, wasp and bees easily.

Aloe Dichotoma:  Known as quiver tree or kokerboom, generally found in South Africa and Namibia aslo. Its bark and branches are used by Bushmen to make quiver for their arrows.

Aloe Nobitensisg:  It’s a succulent and member of the aloe genus found inKenya.

Aloe Variegate:  Known as tiger aloe, is a species of aloe indigenous to South Africa.

Aloe Vera Barbados Aloe:  Found in northern Africal and has various medicinal use.

Aloe Wildii:  has a glasslike appearance and is in the family asphodelaceae. Found in Africa.

Aloe Vera is a tropical and sub tropical plant which is found in almost every continent of the world. It is abundantly found in Africa, Asia and Australia, and sufficently found in the continents of Europe and The Americas.

This plant has the capability to survive with minimum water requirements; this makes it a great desert survivor.

 

 

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