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By J. Donathan Price
Everyone is familiar with aloe – from personal care products to the foods we eat. For thousands of years, the healing properties of aloe vera have been used to help heal the human body both internally and externally.
Aloe is packed with a wide variety of minerals that are essential to the body’s daily needs, staving off bacteria and helping us to avoid mild illnesses. Aloe, in short, gives the body an extra layer of protection against potentially harmful toxins.
Aloe vera is a gelatinous plant food, just like seaweed and chia seeds. Plants like Aloe move through the intestinal tract, absorbing toxins along the way and assisting with the proper elimination of waste. Essentially, these plants serve as a natural detoxification element for the body.
Aloe works as an immune enhancer because of its high level of antioxidants, which help combat unstable compounds such as free radicals, which set off a chain reaction within the body and can result in the disruption of a living cell. Aloe also contains elements that can help slow down or decrease inflammation. Those soothing properties may be able to help with painful joints due to stiffness and help improve joint flexibility.
While the benefits are numerous, aloe was once known as merely a topical treatment for the body. Now, however, aloe supplements, foods and drinks provide a boost to the body’s internal needs as well.
With the consumption of smoothies and juices as healthy, natural boosts to the immune system, aloe has become a key ingredient in these popular drinks. From cooling the body down after an intense workout to calming the digestive system, aloe drinks can also contribute to skin health, strong nails, and shiny hair.
Mixed with fruits and vegetables, aloe offers delicious refreshment for the body – inside and out.
In Philadelphia, you can find mixed aloe juices and smoothie blends at these locations:
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J. Donathan Price, BSN, MS, CRNA has worked in the medical field for close to twenty years, first as an intensive care nurse at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA, then as a certified anesthetist since 2001 in different hospitals in Texas. Mr. Price overcame his own struggle of chronic tendonitis and arthritis. That experience, coupled with his science background, led him to the discovery of the importance of combining pH buffers with the antioxidants found in aloe vera to obtain the highest degree of health. In 2008, Mr. Price began helping others improve their health by educating them on the importance of maintaining a balanced pH. He is a co-founder of pHAlo, a supplement designed to help maintain a balanced pH level. Please visit mypHAlo.com for additional information.