The ancients called aloe vera "the plant of immortality". Dating back to 4000 BC, the entire plant -whole leaf, not just aloe vera gel with the unfiltered yellow sap and inner gel - was revered as an herbal medicine chest. It was used as an elixir in food or water for anything that ailed the family (1).
Today we have many of the same health issues that were linked to poor health centuries ago, including constipation, lung and liver congestion, troubled skin, blood sugar imbalance, allergies, heart burn, poor digestion and gas, along with weak immunity. Health experts agree that using a quality aloe vera product supports all the pathways for body wellness, including detoxification(2)(3).
What does quality pure aloe vera juice support?
Skin Health with Aloe Vera
Allergy Relief drinking Aloe Vera
Collagen Levels with Aloe Vera
Digestion and Detoxing with Aloe Vera
Immunity and Autoimmunity Drinking Aloe Vera
Energy and pH balancing drinking Aloe Vera
Weight Maintenance drinking Aloe Vera
Detoxification is a critical step in body health(4). When the body receives the proper nutrients from foods, water, sleep and exercise, a natural process of cleansing waste and elimination toxins takes place both on a cellular and deep tissue level.
Channels of detox include the skin, lymph, lungs, liver, kidneys and bowels. Unfortunately, many people do not give the body what it requires to detoxify or may have an under-functioning digestive tract that leads to a buildup of toxic waste in the cells and tissues. Environmental toxins like mercury, lead, arsenic, and other pollutants can add to the toxic burden and need to be cleansed out of the cells in order to feel good again.
Factors Influencing Waste and Toxicity in the Body
- Poor Digestion - Bowel Disease (both IBS and advanced bowel disease, including reflux) is linked to low and improper gastric juices in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This leads to incomplete digestion of foods and varying degrees of inflammatory reactions in the gut, creating waste. It is best to experiment eating less of the complex carbohydrates of whole grains, milk and soft cheeses (even yogurts), refined sugar and certain thickeners. Choose foods (as tolerated) from fish, lean meats, beans, yams, red potato, vegetables and seasonal fruits (peeled) to lower symptoms (5).
- Food Abuse - Glycation describes an inflammatory sludge that develops in the body tissues from eating excessive carbohydrates and sugars. They disrupt the ability of enzymes to bind properly with certain protein compounds that lead to waste and premature aging. Cardiologists have found this factor to add to the potential for cardiovascular disease (CVD) issues.
- Constipation or Slow Bowels - Associated with a sluggish liver, constipation can cause more bloating, gas, pain and bad breath, allowing for the putrification of food by-products. Hundreds of bad bacteria, yeast, parasites and secondary chemical compounds are allowed to multiply. Each of these work against the immune system, causing more waste, allergy responses and yeast, further blocking absorpion of nutrients into the blood stream. Daily regularity is important for optimum health.
Complete detox relies on healthy liver function. Its many jobs include filtering the blood of waste and old cells, plus processing fat soluble vitamins A, E, D, K and Omegas 3, 6, 9 and proteins required for healthy skin and body. Also, production of bile for fat digestion, alkalinizing the GI tract (post-digestion) and making Phase II Enzymes that guard against cancer and premature aging are all very important liver functions that discourage disease.
Symptoms of Toxicity
Fatigue and Brain Fog
Joint Pain and Headaches
Bad Breath and Troubled Skin
Weight Gain and Failing Health
Real Aloe Vera juice like Aloe Life products can greatly support digestion, detoxification and renewal (7)(8). Aloe Life Aloe Vera for kids and adults; its great and its gentle! Detox symptoms are temporary as waste levels leave the body. Symptoms can be flu-like, so drink lots of good water and consume food fibers like Fibermate by Aloe Life to help with the cleansing. There is a big difference in aloe vera products, and the Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice Concentrated ActivAloe containing allowable levels of yellow sap is best. Especially when combined with making healthier food choices, the aloe actives work together to optimized digestion, daily regularity, liver cleansing and renewal for body wellness. Enjoy!