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ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera

Can someone remember why Aloe Vera juice is NOT recommended for us?

Deborah writes:
It contains a very powerful carthartic, anthroquinone, which naturally would be extremely irritating to the gut, to say the least. Even in products with the anthroquinone removed, one doesn't know if it's completely gone, whether traces remain, what was used to remove it, etc.

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Lydia sends this in:
Re Aloes:"... a potent immunostimulant. ...effects noted include the enhancement of macrophage release of TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR.. these effects can be quite substantial" from Textbook of Natural Medicine, Murray and Pizzorno, p582.

In response, Elaine writes: One of the LAST things you want with IBD!

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Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
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