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Aloe for Allergies!
It’s Here! If you haven’t noticed yet, you are probably NOT one of the 40 million people in the United States suffering from allergies.
I happen to be one of the 40 million. Are you?
Is there anything we can do, other than succumb to the pharmaceutical corporations over-the-counter marketing blitz?
Those options may help temporarily, but they often do more harm than the short term good.
So, what will we do?
Believe it or not, allergies all start with the nutrition we give our bodies and the healthiness (or unhealthiness) of our gut.
Are you seeking natural allergy relief? I sure am.
And I found an answer in a place I least expected – the Aloe plant. Really.
Editor of Our Community Kitchen
The Aloe Vera plant is considered to be a miracle plant because of the multitude of curative and healing benefits.
Aloe Vera leaves are filled with a gel containing vitamins like A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E, and folic acid.
There are also a variety of minerals found in Aloe Vera juice, like copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese.
All these nutrients have tremendous health benefits.
Health experts regard Aloe Vera as nature’s most impressive and versatile herb. This herb is safe to use externally and internally. People across the globe use this herb for treating various health conditions from minor burns to cancer.
So, you can imagine that if aloe is able to bring relief to people with cancer, imagine what it can do to improve these common allergy symptoms –
- Fatgue & brain fog
- Lung & nasal issues
- Itchy eyes & throat
- Gas, bloating &skin flare-ups
and the factors associated with allergies –
- Nutrition & digestion
- Bowel health & constipation
- Quantity of environmental allergens
- Antibiotics & Rx drug overuse
Incredibly, the whole leaf Aloe Vera plant contains over 100 actives, including ”Yellow Sap” which works fast as a digestive bitter supporting HCL. Together with other essential properties, it improves vital core nutrient absorption, while easing occasional indigestion discomfort and revving up the body’s metabolism.
I don’t know about you, but I could sure use a metabolic boost!
Whole leaf aloe can help to provide relief from allergies and hay fever due to pollen, dander, chemicals, perfume, dust mites, foods, molds, etc.
There are many varied causes of the discomfort caused by allergies. Some of the factors influencing the severity and length of allergies, include digestion, nutrition, environment and hereditary weakness.
The number one support in helping to reduce the constant challenge of allergies is to strengthen connective tissue called Collagen.
Weak collagen tissue in nasal passages, lung tissues, and intestinal tract cell walls allow foreign invaders to enter the blood stream and cause an allergy response.
By drinking whole leaf Aloe Vera juice daily, you are providing the body with needed protein and flavonoids, and you may begin to reverse allergy sensitivity – this is just amazing! Can any other allergy remedy promise a total reversal of symptoms?
Why does Whole Leaf Aloe help?
Aloe Vera has an acidic pH which helps to encourage the body to secrete the exact amounts of hydrochloric acid to improve digestion and absorption.
Many allergy sufferers have weak digestion which does not allow the body to receive the nutritional benefits from foods and supplements.
Once these proper nutrients are received at the cellular level, the body can build up the collagen and tissue structure to screen out the allergies. The glycomannan complex present in whole leaf aloe vera helps to provide additional help to strengthen the tissue cell walls.
Natural anti-inflammatory and analgesics, found in the yellow sap, help to reduce swelling, pain and skin irritation. Campesterol, B-sitosterol, lupeol, and salicylic acid help to promote additional allergy relief.
Join the growing number of Aloe Vera users that look and feel the difference – more energy, less allergies. youthful skin and improved wellness – including me! Will you join me?
Strawberry Banana Aloe Smoothie
Base recipe courtesy of PopSugar.com
Makes 1 serving
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 strawberries, quartered
1 cup fresh Aloe Vera, cubed (or 1/2 cup fresh Aloe Vera Juice)
1/2 cup ice
- To make it a complete meal – add Protein Plus SuperFood
- To lower calories – make with ½ water and ½ almond milk
- To bring out the flavor of the banana – add a dash of nutmeg and vanilla
- Frozen strawberries can be used and ice can be omitted
- Place everything in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve and drink immediately.
Do you have specific questions about getting started, cooking or preparing plant strong meals? Have a favorite recipe you would like to makeover?
Email us your recipe and the story of your journey. We will be happy to help you create your own healthy dishes. Your recipe and story may be printed in a future newsletter for everyone to enjoy.
Until we eat again!
Pamela and the Community Kitchen Team