Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera the Miracle Plant

Smart people through the millennia have prized aloe plants.

• Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.

• It was King Solomon’s favourite laxative.

• Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least that’s the story that’s been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.

But we don’t have to rely on ancient legends. There’s plenty of contemporary evidence for aloe:

• Bill C. Coats, expert on aloe vera and author of The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera, tells the story of the old rancher whose prize bull was bitten by a huge rattlesnake. The bull’s leg was swollen to three times its normal size, and the poison was taking a serious toll. It looked like the animal was going to die.

The rancher sliced two oversized leaves of aloe, wrapped them as a poultice around the bull’s leg. A short time later the bull could walk again. Within 24 hours he was completely healed.

 

• Father Romano Zago, a Brazilian priest and author of the book Cancer Can Be Cured, tells this story (plus at least 40 more) in his book:

The uncle of one of his parishioners, Giovanni, was deathly ill with prostate cancer. 

Father Zago visited the man to administer last rites. But he also knew of a remedy he believed could save Giovanni’s life. Try as he might to convince Giovanni’s wife to give it to him, though, she refused, thinking he was offering false hope.

Later Father Zago happened on the man’s son, and convinced him to prepare this drink for Giovanni. The boy promised to give it to his father. A week later, Father Zago learned that Giovanni was released from the hospital. The family thought the reason was to let him die at home.

But then they told Father Zago that the tennis ball sized swelling near Giovanni’s stomach had shrunk, disappeared even. At which time Father Zago declared Giovanni out of imminent danger, saying this was a sign he was improved.

Long story short, Giovanni improved month after month, resumed his life’s work, and lived to be more than 80 years old. 

 

• Dr. Julian Whitaker reported that a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare brain tumor went into remission after drinking whole-leaf Aloe vera concentrate, 8 ounces a day for three months. Surgeons had been unable to remove the entire tumor, leaving his future uncertain, to say the least.

The child was living a normal lifestyle and participating in sports — but still drinking Aloe vera juice every day — at the time of the Whitaker report.

 

Is Aloe the Cure for Everything?

    Fresh aloe gel used as a topical may be the best skin cream on earth. The yellow bitter part of the leaf is a proven laxative. And whole-leaf extracts can help fire up your immune system, reduce swelling, improve healing, kill bacteria and viruses, and improve communication within and between cells.

    But nothing works 100 percent of the time.

    Body chemistries vary. And frankly, some people’s biochemistry may be so out of balance that nothing can heal it. However, Bill Coats says that if anything has a chance of working on such folks, it’s probably aloe.

What’s So Miraculous about Aloe?

    Aloe is one of the world’s most biologically active plants. It contains life’s basic building blocks — essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, and amino acids.

    Most of aloe’s leaves are filled with gel, about 99 percent of which is water. The remaining one percent boasts at least 75 known nutrients — including 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active plant compounds such as phytonutrients, enzymes, proteins, oils, monosaccharides and polysaccharides.

    Most people are only familiar with the skin healing aloe offers. But this remedy can do so much more. It has recognized antioxidant, anti-aging, and healing properties.

    Some consider it the world’s most impressive herb. Here are the benefits that have been credited to aloe:

• Stops the growth of tumor cells

• Lowers cholesterol / triglycerides

• Oxygenates your blood

• Eases inflammation

• Relieves joint and muscle pain

• Protects you from oxidative stress

• Supports your kidney

• Protects you from oxalates in coffee and tea

• Alkalizes your body, balancing your acid levels

• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive disorders

• Controls high blood pressure 

• Accelerates healing of physical and radiation burns

• Ends constipation

• Supports heart function, boosts physical endurance

• Speeds wound and injury recovery 

• Hydrates your skin, speeds skin repair

• Prevents candida infections

• Stabilizes blood sugar / insulin levels

• Controls cell communications

What Aloe Can Do for Cancer

Some alternative cancer experts rate aloe a “Stage IV Supplemental” treatment, to be used with highly potent “Stage IV” protocols, like radiation and chemo (should you choose to use them). Some clinics use aloe to boost the effectiveness of the chemo agents cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

    Aloe is an immune stimulant that helps kill cancer and invading organisms.

    Dozens of studies confirm aloe’s anti-cancer activity — linked to acemannan’s immune-stimulating properties and glycoprotein, as well as anthraquinone and phenolic antioxidants. Acemannan is a substance found in aloe vera leaves. Aloe also boosts nitric oxide, a potent anti-cancer agent used by your immune cells.

    A large epidemiological survey of lung cancer and smoking in Japan suggested that drinking aloe juice prevented lung cancer, as well as stomach and colon cancer. Its impact on existing cancers was unclear.

 

A Word about Cellular Communication

    Aloes contain unique sugars called mannans, which enhance cellular communication — both within and between your cells. 

    These mannans are part of a crucial “telegraph” system capable of preventing or slowing down cancer. Mannans are responsible for billions of messages… and the implications of poor messaging are staggering.

Dramatic Story about AIDS and Cancer

    An AIDS study provides one of the most dramatic clinical proofs about aloe. Nearly everyone in the study who was on the daily aloe regimen got better, as indicated by skyrocketing white T-cell counts.

    One patient from this trial also had advanced liver cancer and was given less than two months to live. His liver was four times normal size. He kept drinking the juice, improved gradually… one year later his tumors were gone. 

    Pathologist H. Reginald McDaniel, MD, also involved with this trial, was initially skeptical. Seeing seriously ill patients improve was good. But what really sealed it for him was a disease of his own — viral pneumonia which conventional medicine couldn’t cure. He drank aloe, and his cure made him an aloe advocate.

Keep Aloe Handy in Case of Trauma Too

    In 2004, researchers discovered that an aloe compound called drag reducing polymer (DRP) could help patients with trauma and severe blood loss. DRP enhances the diffusion of oxygen in the red blood cells supporting your tissues — and allows a traumatized patient to live on less blood.

    This could potentially save many lives from car wrecks, war injuries, and other traumas. Perhaps this was Alexander the Great’s experience too.

How to Choose the ‘Right’ Aloe

    With 300 species of aloe and a host of products all claiming to be the best, how do you choose?

    Aloe vera is certainly the most well-known. Most store-shelf aloe juices don’t go much beyond soothing minor cuts. They’re processed, heated, and diluted. Nor do you have control over previous light exposure.  Also, it’s perfectly legal for aloe juice products to claim “Made with 100% Aloe Vera” on the bottle, when in reality, it may be 99% water and just 1% aloe vera juice. 
The processing method has the largest effect on the number and amount of active ingredients in an aloe vera product. The commercial production process of aloe vera products typically involves the crushing, grinding or pressing of the whole leaf to produce juice, followed by various steps of filtration and stabilization to achieve the desired extract. Although this is easier for the manufacturers, it can result in a product that contains little or no active ingredients.

It turns out, after extracting the gel, heating it and using fillers to make aloe vera products, the health benefits are minimized. In order to stop the common misrepresentations in the industry, and the false idea that all aloe vera products produce the same benefits, the International Aloe Science Council developed a certification program that validates the quality and quantity of aloe vera in approved commercial products. When looking to purchase aloe vera, read the labels carefully and look for this important certification.

 Forever Aloe Vera is grown at our plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas. Forever Aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring the highest quality plant possible.

With the perfect balance of soil, the ideal temperature and just the right amount of rainfall, we grow quality into the Aloe plants. On our Dominican Republic plantation, we have over 30 million plants and harvest over 1 million pounds of Aloe per week!

From planting to tending to harvesting, our Aloe plants are carefully nurtured with the same level of care and standards that we put into to every one of our final products. Our farmers harvest our Aloe by hand, treating it with great care.

Raw materials can vary up to 500% based on method of harvest, climate, season and storage conditions. To minimize variations and to ensure the quality of our Aloe, the leaves are processed and packed for shipping to our manufacturing facilities within hours of harvest in order to ensure that you get the purest, freshest Aloe Vera gel as it was intended, intact with all its inherent qualities. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is the first to receive the International Aloe Science Council’s certification.

Recommended Doses of Aloe Vera

These recommended aloe vera doses are based on scientific research and publications. Make sure to read the label on aloe vera products before using them, and notify your doctor if you experience any side effects:

• For constipation, take 100–200 milligrams of aloe vera daily.

• For wound healing, psoriasis and other skin infections, use aloe propolis cream three times daily.

• For dental plaque and gum disease, use a toothpaste that contains aloe vera for 24 weeks.

• For high cholesterol, take 2 ounce of aloe vera gel twice daily for two months.

• For inflammatory bowel disease, drink 100 millilitres aloe vera gel twice daily for four weeks.

• For skin burns, use a 97.5 percent aloe gel on the burn until it’s healed.

• For dry scalp or dandruff, use a shampoo with a high content of aloe vera.

• To protect your skin from infection and bacteria, use a skin lotion with a high content of aloe vera gel.

 

5 Steps To A Healthier You!

1. Drink Aloe Vera Every Day

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Aloe Vera has been found to be helpful for:

  • Easing inflammation and soothing arthritic pain
  • Ulcers, including those caused by H. pylori bacteria
  • Crohn’s disease, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other digestive disorders
  • Helping treat and prevent candida and parasite infections
  • Accelerating healing from wounds, burns, and ulcers (externally and internally)
  • Relieving constipation
  • Stabilizing blood sugar
  • Protecting kidneys
  • Oxygenating the blood and protecting the body from oxidative stress
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Helping reduce and reverse acid reflux
  • Helping halt growth of cancer tumors
  • Reducing heart attacks and strokes

 2. Incorporate Fiber In Your Daily Diet

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While we often associate fiber with supporting digestive function – and this is certainly very true – fiber provides significant benefits to the body overall. Forever Fiber™, taken between meals, can help to support feelings of fullness, thereby controlling appetite and cravings, and caloric intake. This is especially important for those on a weight management program, when used with a healthy diet and regular exercise. By also helping to support normal blood sugar levels already in the normal range, and slow the absorption of macronutrients from our foods, fiber can also help limit feelings of sluggishness or low energy after we eat.

Fiber has been shown to support cardiovascular function and, of course, because scientists now recognize that up to 70% or 80% of immune function in the body is associated with the gastrointestinal tract, fiber may help to support the immune system via its benefits for digestive function. Adequate soluble fiber intake can facilitate removal of waste products from the body and may help to relieve occasional constipation.

Forever Fiber™ makes it easy to add more fiber to your diet by providing 5 grams of soluble fiber in each stick-pack. That is the equivalent of almost 1 ½ cups brown rice or 2 slices of whole wheat toast – without the carbohydrates and calories! Forever Fiber™ is a convenient way to increase your overall daily fiber intake and optimize your health.  Experts recommend that we consume up to 30 grams of fiber daily for optimal health and digestive function, yet sadly, most people only consume approximately half that amount. Our search for convenience in the foods we eat means that we aren’t obtaining the adequate amounts of fiber that we need to support our health. Forever Fiber™ is a proprietary blend of four types of fiber, and offers a convenient way to add some extra fiber to your diet – by sprinkling on the foods you eat, mixing with Forever Aloe Vera Gel® or other beverage, or adding to your water bottle when you are on the go!

3. Use Essential Oils For Your Everyday Needs

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Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. 

4. Maintain Healthy Weight

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When it comes to weight-loss, changing your mind is as important as changing your body. If you slip into the old habits that caused you to gain weight in the first place, any weight that you lose could be gained back.

Forever F.I.T. is different. Forever F.I.T. is an advanced nutritional, cleansing and weight-management program designed to help you look and feel better in three easy to follow steps beginning with Clean 9 and culminating with F.I.T. 1 and 2.

The F.I.T. program is designed to take your health to the next level with beneficial lifestyle information that will teach you how to make permanent changes in your fitness and nutrition. In addition to the appetite-suppressing benefits of Forever Garcinia Plus and Forever Fiber along with the unique botanical blend in Forever Therm, the Forever F.I.T. 1 and F.I.T.2 packs also leverage the power of protein to help build muscle and fuel your body using Forever Pro X2 high protein bars and Forever Lite Ultra Shake Mix.

Research has shown that people who completely deny themselves food that they crave may end up binging on these foods and sometimes abandoning their diet entirely. Moderation is the key. Instead of eliminating snack foods and and sweets, Forever F.I.T. helps you to learn to choose healthier alternatives that will still satisfy even after the program is finished.

Additionally, Forever F.I.T. is filled with delicious healthy recipes that are perfectly designed to make sure you get the proper balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats for optimal performance. Unlike typical diet programs that restrict or eliminate specific foods, Forever F.I.T. is designed to provide you with choices. It allows you to mix and match recipes and put you in control of your program.

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Imagine your skin as a juicy plum – moisturized, taut and smooth. However, as we age our skin loses moisture faster and with environmental factors like pollution and the sun, our skin loses elasticity, luster and firmness.

While we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can restore skin’s moisture balance, stimulate healthy collagen levels and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – making your skin appear more like a freshly picked plum.

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With infinite by Forever™, we’ve created a new way to experience Aloe. Our experts found peptides, natural minerals, botanicals, desert plants and the latest skin science that not only complement Aloe, but actually increase its efficacy and and benefits. You’ll not only see the difference, you’ll feel it, too.

Infinite by Forever™ includes:

HYDRATING CLEANSER

We’ve designed this cleanser with the delicate skin of the face in mind.

We harnessed two key components of the vitamin-rich fruit, the apple: apple extract and apple amino acids to give this cleanser strong protection against the effects of aging. This mild and moisturizing cleanser will leave your face clean and soft without a dry after-effect. Don’t just wash away dirt and makeup, help your skin look and feel younger to the touch while laying a strong foundation for the rest of your anti-aging routine.

 We know beauty is more than skin deep – it starts with nutrition.

Our first ever beauty nutritional supplement to support aging from the inside out. These two small tablets taken daily can support multiple internal body systems as well as your overall health and skin appearance. This unique formula features a proprietary blend of French melon concentrate, phytoceramides and marine collagen to help fight free radicals, reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and increase skin’s bounce, flexibility and hydration.

FIRMING SERUM

Every successful product line has a secret and this is one of ours!

Two powerful ingredients work together with Aloe Vera in this potent elixir to improve skin elasticity, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, soothe and smooth the skin. This stacked formula is a skin scientists’ dream bolstered with the power of nature and the most advanced laboratory findings to help you look and feel your best.

 To complete our powerful line of anti-aging formulas, we packed this cream with over 15 skin conditioning ingredients!

Our Aloe is synergetically enhanced with an anti-aging essential oil blend. Together, these ingredients of the restoring creme deliver proven results for soothing skin and seal in all of the powerful benefits your skin has just received so you can start slowing the sands of time.

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Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®

For centuries, numerous civilizations have used pure, fresh Aloe Vera to help their skin look and feel healthy, young and beautiful. The Egyptians, renowned for their continuous quest for physical beauty as epitomized by Cleopatra, used Aloe Vera for its moisturizing qualities in their efforts to remain young looking. Today, Forever Living Products has captured the full strength of the living plant and blended it into one of the finest skin care regimes available.

Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® (‘Flower of Youth’) is one of the most effective restorative beauty collections ever assembled. It is a collection of six wonderful components – each designed to fill a special part in a complete regimen of facial skin care. Combining the benefits of traditional wisdom with the scientific knowledge of modern dermatology, Forever Living Products has spared no expense in researching and developing excellent products. Displayed in a beautiful container, the collection also includes a mixing spoon, application brush and a mixing bowl. While each of the products is available separately for replacement, it is only through the combined use of all six elements that the full benefits can be enjoyed.

Each product in Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® has been developed with great care and attention to the daily needs of your skin. We start with pure, Stabilized Aloe Vera gel, and combine it with nature’s unique cellular substance, Collagen, along with exceptional moisturizers, emulsifiers and humectants. This creates a unique skin care range that helps counteract the threat of time, weather and environmental elements. The preventive and restorative Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® program provides a daily skin care regime to help promote the naturally occurring attributes of youth, vigor, freshness and radiance of the skin.

Aloe Vera has always been great for the skin. Now, pamper yourself even more with Forever Living Products Aloe Fleur de Jouvence®!

The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence® Collection includes:

  • Aloe Cleanser
  • Rehydrating Toner
  • Firming Day Lotion
  • Recovering Night Creme
  • Mask Powder
  • Aloe Activator
  • Mixing spoon, applicator brush and mixing bowl

     

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    The Aloe Fleur de Jouvence Collection provides you with all the elements of our restorative.

    STEP 1

    Cleanse

    Aloe Cleanser is the first step in achieving beautiful, flawless skin. Massage Aloe Cleanser into face and neck area every morning and evening. Gently remove with a dampened cloth or tissue.

    STEP 2

    Tone

    Rehydrating Toner is alcohol-free and contains aloe vera, collagen and allantoin for gentle toning. Using a cotton ball, apply Rehydrating Toner in an upward motion every morning and evening.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Morning)

    Firming Day Lotion is a hydrating moisturizer that helps skin retain its healthy, vibrant appearance. Gently massage lotion into the face and neck area. It also makes an excellent base for applying your favorite cosmetics from the Sonya Colour Collection.

    STEP 3

    Moisturize (Evening)

    Recovering Night Creme hydrates and soothes, replenishing your skin while you sleep. After cleansing each evening before bedtime, apply generously to face and neck area.

    Aloe Facial

    An Aloe Facial is recommended 2 to 3 times a week to smooth, cleanse and tighten the skin while revitalizing your appearance. Aloe Activator is a superb moisturizing agent and is the ideal partner to work in combination with the Mask Powder. Aloe Activator is also extremely effective as a skin cleanser and freshener.

    Add one mixing spoon of Mask Powder to the mixing bowl. Combine with one mixing spoon of Aloe Activator until the mixture has the consistency of lotion. Use the applicator brush to apply a thin, even film from the neck upward. Relax in a reclining position, limiting facial movement for approximately 30 minutes.

    Apply a moist towel to the face to soften the mask, then gently remove remaining mask and rinse with warm water. Follow with toner and your favorite moisturizer.

    For additional benefits, use Forever Living’s Facial Fabrique Tissue. This revolutionary product heightens exfoliation by refining the pores and tightening the skin. Facial Fabrique’s unique layering design also helps the skin better absorb the many wonderful nutrients found in the aloe vera rich moisturizers from Forever Living Products.

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The Best Of Nature’s Purest Ingredients

 

 

1. Healing With Essential Oils

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I feel like Aromatherapy was popular in the 80’s, went into decline in the 90’s, and is now all of a sudden making a resurgence under its new guise ‘Essential Oil Therapy’. But the plant extracts (and their infinite intelligence) have always been there. It’s like Creating Your Own Home Medicine Chest has just become awesomely trendy.

My absolute top oils I couldn’t live without include Frankincense, Lavender, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, Lemon and Tea Tree. Some of my favorite brands include  Doterra (US & Int), Forever Living (US & Int.) and Young Living (US & Int.).

10 ESSENTIAL OILS YOU NEED TO HAVE ON HAND

Here are some of the most commonly used essential oils and how you can use them to take care of yourself and your family naturally.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint is popular in countless forms—from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid.

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  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • Repels bugs naturall
  • Alleviates occasional stomach upset
  • Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health

FRANKINCENSE

Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, Frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses—including relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement.

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Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.

Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system

  • Promotes cellular health
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin
  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness

ON GUARD® PROTECTIVE BLEND

Protective Blend is a unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. Protective Blend, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on countertops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to clear the atmosphere by diffusing. Protective Blend is superb for protecting against environmental and seasonal threats.

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  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental threats
  • Cleans surfaces
  • Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
  • Energizing, uplifting aroma

MELALEUCA

Recognized by its more common name, ‘tea tree’, melaleuca has been revered for its cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. It has over 92 compounds and limitless applications.

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  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effects on the skin
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats

BREATHE RESPIRATORY BLEND

Respiratory issues are prevalent in modern society. Essential oils are a perfect way to ease breathing consistently for a sustained benefit. Respiratory Blend is a remarkable blend of essential oils that help you breathe easier. A proprietary blend including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom cleanses and soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet. Its pleasant aroma is calming to the senses and perfect for nighttime diffusion allowing for restful sleep.

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  • Maintains clear airways and breathing
  • Supports overall respiratory health
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

LAVENDER

Lavender, our most popular oil, has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and acknowledged for its calming and relaxing qualities

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  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Helps skin recover quickly
  • Eases muscle tension

LEMON

This essential oil powerhouse is cold pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser and can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster.

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  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
  • Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits

OREGANO

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional healthy practices for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. High in antioxidant activity, oregano contains phenolic acids and flavonoids.

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  • Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
  • Provides immune-enhancing benefits
  • Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function
  • Excellent source of antioxidants

DIGESTZEN® DIGESTIVE BLEND

Many essential oils have been recognized through research as powerful agents to help restore normal balance in the digestive system. Digestive Blend is a blend of Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander, and Anise which each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally, Digestive Blend brings soothing digestive relief.

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  • Aids in the digestion of foods
  • Soothes occasional stomach upset
  • Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract

DEEP BLUE® SOOTHING BLEND

Soothing Blend is the solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects on both the mind and body are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Soothing Blend’s cooling effect can be felt almost immediately.

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  • Soothes sore muscles and achy joints
  • Supports healthy circulation

SPECIFIC OILS FOR COMMON NEEDS  

We all have specific needs. Here are some of the most common needs I come across and some of my favorite essential oils to use for each need.

SUPPORT RESTFUL SLEEP

  • Lavender
  • Serenity®: Calming Blend
  • Vetiver
  • Roman Chamomile

SUPPORT RESIRTATORY FUNCTION

  • Breathe®: Respiratory Blend
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus

SUPPORT DIGESTIVE FUNCTION

  • Ginger
  • DigestZen®: Digestive Blend
  • Peppermint
  • Fennel

SUPPORT EMOTIONS & MOOD

  • Citrus Oils (Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, etc.)
  • Frankincense
  • Elevation: Joyful Blend
  • Citrus Bliss®: Invigorating Blend
  • Serenity®: Calming Blend
  • Balance®: Grounding Blend

SUPPORT CARTILADGE & JOINT FUNCTION

  • Deep Blue®: Soothing Blend
  • Frankincense
  • Marjoram
  • Wintergreen

MAINTAIN HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • Frankincense
  • On Guard®: Protective Blend
  • Oregano
  • Melaleuca

PROMOTE ENERGY & FOCUS

  • Orange or Lime
  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • InTune®: Focus Blend
  • Citrus Bliss®: Invigorating Blend

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dōTERRA is sold exclusively through independent distributers (just like me). These distributers are called Wellness Advocates. We work from home and help to bring essential oils into people’s lives (just like you) through person-to-person contact and on the good ‘ole worldwide web. We not only help you get started, but we will help to educate you on how to use your essential oils and other products and will be by your side every step of the way. We are like your personal essential oil concierge.

The most popular way to buy is by getting your very own wholesale account and by starting with one of our starter kits (scroll down). This gets you the biggest bang for your buck! Lots of savings and lots of perks.

BENEFITS OF A WHOLESALE STARTER KIT:

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Top 10 Reasons To Drink Aloe Vera Gel

10 Proven Aloe Vera Benefits 

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1. Helps Soothe Rashes and Skin Irritations

There have been numerous reports that have explored the role of topical Aloe Vera administration in skin conditions and wound healing management, including the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, oral mucositis, surgical wounds and as a home remedy for burn injuries. The first study of this kind was surprisingly done in 1935!

Aloe Vera extract was reported to provide rapid relief from the itching and burning associated with severe radiation dermatitis and skin regeneration.

A 1996 study done at the Department of Clinical Physiology in Sweden included 60 patients with chronic psoriasis who participated in a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of Aloe Vera or placebo cream. The cure rate in the Aloe Vera group was 83 percent (!) compared to only 7 percent in the placebo group, and there were no relapses reported at the 12-month follow-up.

In 2009, a systematic review summarized 40 studies that involved using Aloe Vera for dermatological purposes. The results suggest that oral administration of Aloe Vera in mice works effectively to heal wounds, can decrease the number and size of papillomas (small growths on the skin), and reduce the incidence of tumors by more than 90 percent in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. The studies also showed that aloe vera effectively treats genital herpes, psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite, burns and inflammation. It can be used safely as an anti-fungal and antimicrobial agent.

2. Helps To Treats Burns

Aloe Vera gel has a protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. With the threat of nuclear warfare always looming, the U.S. government conducted research on the ability of Aloe Vera to treat thermal and radiation burns with the aim of introducing its use into the military.

By 1959, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Aloe Vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for healing burns on the skin. When Aloe Vera gel is used on burns, it prevents UV-induced suppression so the area can heal at a faster rate.

3. Helps with Cold Sores

When Aloe Vera gel is applied to a cold sore a few times a day, it eases the discomfort and helps speed the healing process. It’s also safe when consumed by mouth, so there is no need to worry about swallowing this natural treatment. Aloe Vera has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate healing and reduce pain associated with cold sores — or any sores on the mouth.

The amino acids and vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin C are also extremely helpful. One of the vitamin B6 benefits, for example, is it acts as a natural pain treatment and creates antibodies that our immune system uses to protect us.

4. Moisturizes Hair and Scalp

Aloe Vera is a great natural treatment for dry hair or an itchy scalp. It has nourishing properties, and the tons of vitamins and minerals that are present keep your hair strong and healthy. Because of Aloe Vera’s antibacterial and antifungal properties, it also helps with dandruff, and the gel’s enzymes can rid the scalp of dead cells and promote the regeneration of skin tissue around the hair follicles.

Aloe also helps stop the itching associated with dandruff or a dried scalp. Too many shampoos and conditioners are full of chemicals that damage hair and can even cause inflammation and skin irritations; adding aloe vera is an effective way to keep your scalp free of bacteria and uncomfortable skin reactions.

5. Good for Constipation

The use of aloe latex as a laxative is well-researched; the anthraquinones present in the latex create a potent laxative that increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and increases intestinal peristalsis, which are contractions that break down food and mix the chyme.

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of 28 healthy adults, aloe vera latex was reported to have a laxative effect compared to a placebo that was stronger than the stimulant laxative phenolphthalein — making aloe vera a natural constipation relief remedy.

6. Helps with Digestion

Because of its anti-inflammatory and laxative components, another Aloe Vera benefit is its ability to help with digestion. Aloe Vera juice helps digestion, normalizes acid/alkaline and pH balance, lessens yeast formation, encourages digestive bacteria and regulates  bowel processing.

One study reported in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences found that 30 millilitres of aloe vera juice twice a day decreased the level of discomfort in 33 patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Flatulence also decreased for the participants, but stool consistence, urgency and frequency remained the same. Although the study suggests that aloe vera can be beneficial to people with IBS, more data is needed to conclude that it can be used as an effective treatment.

Another study from the Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine tested aloe vera on a group of rats with gastrointestinal problems. The gastric acid levels were significantly decreased in rats treated with aloe vera. The study also measured the gut-brain connection and reported data on the water content found in the brains of the rats with aloe vera treatment. The water content in the treated rats was reduced, which suggests that the brain influences the gut and gastrointestinal problems.

Aloe Vera has been used to soothe and heal stomach ulcers because it has antibacterial agents and natural healing properties that can restore the stomach lining back to health.

7. Good for the Immune System

The enzymes present in Aloe Vera break down the proteins that we eat into amino acids and turn the enzymes into fuel for every cell in the body, which enables the cells to function properly. The bradykinase in aloe vera stimulates the immune system and kills infections. Zinc is also an important component in aloe vera — making it a great source to combat zinc deficiency — because it’s essential to maintain immune function.

It helps us ward off diseases, kill bacteria and protect the function of our cell membranes. Zinc is also a key structural component for a slew of hormone receptors and proteins that contribute to healthy, balanced mood and immune function.

A 2014 report points out that Aloe Vera is being studied for its uses in dentistry; this is because it has proved to be an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal plant, and it’s very good in building up the immune system without causing allergic reactions or side effects. It’s gaining popularity because it’s completely natural — and it’s being called a miracle plant.

8. Provides Antioxidants and Reduces Inflammation

We know that inflammation is at the root of most diseases. Aloe Vera provides an amazing number of vitamins and minerals that help reduce inflammation and fight free radical damage.

Vitamin A, for instance, plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological function and healthy skin because it’s an antioxidant that reduces inflammation. Vitamin C is another important component found in aloe vera; it protects the body from cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease and even skin wrinkling.Vitamin E benefits include being a powerful antioxidant that reduces free radical damage, fights inflammation and helps naturally slow the aging of cells.

These antioxidant properties are also helpful when you’re exposed to cigarette smoke or UV rays from sunlight — they protect the skin from skin cancer and fight skin inflammation after exposure to the sun. Aloe vera can also naturally treat acne and eczema since it helps the healing process in the skin. Bradykinase, also present in aloe vera, helps reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically.

9. Recommended for helping with Diabetes

Some evidence in humans and animals suggests that aloe vera is able to alleviate the chronic hyperglycemia and perturbed lipid profile that are common among people with diabetes and are major risk factors for cardiovascular complications. This add natural diabetes cure to the list of Aloe Vera benefits.

In two related clinical trials, 72 diabetic women without drug therapy were administered one tablespoon of aloe vera gel or a placebo for six weeks. Blood glucose and serum triglyceride levels were significantly decreased with aloe vera treatment. In the second trial, the effects of Aloe Vera gel or placebo in combination with glibenclamide, a commonly prescribed antidiabetic medication, were investigated; this, too, resulted in significant reductions in blood glucose and serum triglyceride concentrations in the aloe vera group.

10. May Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Medical studies have shown that beta (β) sitosterol can bring high cholesterol levels in your blood under control. This substance is a type of sterol with a similar chemical structure that stops cholesterol absorption. It even helps to reduce overall levels in your body, hence promotes good cardiovascular health!


Aloe Vera History & Interesting Facts

Aloe Vera was officially listed as a purgative and skin protectant by the U.S. pharmacopoeia in 1820 and was clinically used in the 1930s for the treatment of radiotherapy burns to the skin and mucous membranes. In 2004, the value of the Aloe Vera industry was estimated to be $125 million for the cost of the raw Aloe material, and $110 billion for finished Aloe-containing products.

Today, cosmetic companies commonly add sap or other derivatives from Aloe Vera to products, such as makeup, soaps, sunscreens, incense, shaving cream, shampoos, tissues and moisturizers. Commercially, Aloe Vera is used as an ingredient in yoghurts, beverages and desserts. Extracts of Aloe Vera are used as a fresh food preservative and for water conservation in small farms.

For the greatest health benefit, choose only a good quality Aloe Vera brand like Forever Aloe Vera. 

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