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Aloe Vera: I may look rugged but I’m just a big softy

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera: I may look rugged but I’m just a big softy

The story of my adventure with Aloe Vera the plant and Leaky Gut the illness

By Joan McDaniel        

When you hear the name Aloe almost everyone thinks of skin care. In fact, it does have quite a reputation for treatment of skin injuries like burns, cuts, insect bites and other skin emergencies. 

Walk the aisles of your neighborhood grocery store and you will find the ingredient “Aloe” on products ranging from cosmetics, after shave, and soaps to name a few. You will also find it in the produce department and as a natural juice drink.

One place you will not find it anymore is in an Over the Counter laxative aisle, for the FDA in the 1960s removed their approval of Aloe. The dark green of the plant can act as a natural laxative.

The Aloe Vera plant looks rough of the outside but in reality is very soft on the inside

Rough exterior

 

I too had heard of Aloe and knew of it being good for the skin, but never really thought much about it.  It didn’t fit my game plan – I’m a nurse I have other “accepted” methods to use for skin care. We have a long list of Doctor approved skin creams and treatments with nice long names to treat our skin problems. That is just another Florida sales gimmick I told myself.

Then I got Sick and My World Changed

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