Since January is always a good detox time, especially after the holiday meals, I invite you to look into the miraculous properties of a super-food I’ve been using and recommending for some years – Aloe Vera. My experience with the Aloe gel has been fabulous, as I’ve been having digestive and liver problems some years ago, and I’ve been trying all kinds of detox cures, starting with Oshawa, fasting, juicing and many other cleansing methods. They have all been useful and great but when I discovered the Aloe gel it really added up a wonderful layer to my nutrition.
As my diet got lighter and lighter over the years (I am currently on a mostly fruit and raw diet in the summer, combined with energy nutrition and some soups in winter), my food intake has become very selective. I only use foods that are nutritious and fresh. The Aloe gel has been a fabulous nutrient for me, at times keeping the place of one or two meals (don’t try this at home unless trained in energy nourishment). And it has also worked a lot with cellular memory detox and internal organs detox in a fabulous, yet gentle way. Not only it cleans and nourishes the digestive system but it also works on a more profound, energetic level, by removing emotional toxins and integrating the new light energies.
Here’s the benefits of it on the nutritional level:
“Powerhouse of Nutrition
The gel of raw aloe vera contains vitamins A,C,E, the minerals sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, chromium and antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, enzymes, sterols, lignins, and most importantly, polysaccharides.
Lubricates Joints, Brain, Skin & Nervous System and is Anti-Viral
Aloe’s polysaccharides have a particular lubricating effect on the joints, brain, nervous system, and the skin. They also allow the human immune system to fight back chronic viral, nanobacteria and fungal infections.
Promotes Weight Loss and Muscle Gain! Aloe vera is a crucial part of any weight loss and fitness program as it’s been shown that when you ingest aloe, you can lose weight AND also gain lean muscle mass.
Amazing for Digestion
Aloe Vera is helpful for all types of digestive issues and can aid in recovery from digestive illness such as colitis, ulcers, IBS, and others. Research suggests that the polysaccharides are responsible for the calming effects on digestion. It also cuts and dissolves mucous in the intestines, which helps increase nutrient absorption.
Kills Candida Yeast
Aloe’s mannose polysaccharide is effective at killing yeast (candida). In clinical human research, acemannan (mannose chains) from aloe improved food digestion and absorption and enhanced the presence of friendly bacteria (probiotics) in the digestive tract by reducing yeast and normalizing pH levels. Aloe also acts as a prebiotic—this means it potentiates the effectiveness of probiotics such as acidophilus, bifidus, L. salivarius, L. planatarum, etc; it makes them all work better.
Reduces Inflammation, Radiation Sickness, Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
In studies done on rodents, aloe vera has demonstrated the ability to markedly inhibit arthritis, edema, and inflammation. Mast cells, which are active in autoimmune and allergic responses, decreased by 48 percent.
Studies have also demonstrated that aloe vera reduces radiation sickness in animals. Aloe helped them gain weight and recover faster with less nausea after being exposed to the radiation. Topical treatments using acemannan aloe extract reduced skin reactions in animals to radiation significantly.
Polysaccharides, and the Immune System
What I’ve found is that the polysaccharides found in raw, fresh aloe vera are one part of a larger family of essential glyco nutrients, long-chain sugar that the body needs in order to maintain a strong immune system and achieve radiant health.
The polysaccharides such as those found in raw, fresh aloe vera may also be found in practically every superfood and super herb, yet aloe, noni, and the medicinal mushrooms (reishi, chaga, maitake, shiitake, cordyceps. etc) lead them all in overall healing polysaccharide content.
And if all this isn’t enough for you yet, it also makes you appear younger! Aloe’s Ormus-carrying polysaccharides can stimulate collagen production which retains moisture, resulting in younger looking skin. The sulfur contained in aloe has been shown to be in forms similar to DMSO (dimenthyl sulfoxide) and its important chemical relative MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane). These forms of sulfur are effective at hydrating dried-out, leathery tissue (collagen damage, wrinkles, hardening of organs, etc.) thus restoring juiciness, elasticity, and flexibility.
Keeps Kidneys Healthy
Aloe vera is a tonic adaptogen—which keep our vital organs healthy. They help balance blood sugar and enhance the liver, digestive system, and skin.
Supplementing the diet with aloe, aloe extracts (500+mg daily), and arabinogalactan(polysaccharide gum sugar) supplements (500+mg daily) has been shown to help decrease the need for kidney dialysis, as mentioned in Emil Mondoa’s and Mindy Kitei’s book Sugars That Heal.” Source
Like with any other product, I’ve always wanted to know that my foods are good quality and natural. I have therefore tested several types of Aloe gel in order to decide which one to use on daily bases. I have discovered an amazing type that is more than 95 % pure Aloe, so I’m loving it! Contact me on email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more data on where and how to find it, depending on your location.
I also invite you to a Skype, phone or live nutrition counselling session to talk about your detox .
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