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For someone with ulcerative colitis how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

For someone with ulcerative colitis how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not very: Aloe vera juice is not a standard therapy for ulcerative colitis and will not treat it. In fact, not taking appropriate meds for the disease can lead to serious life threatening complications. Tried and true medical protocols are the safest way to manage uc and you need regular followup with an expert no matter how good you may feel. ...Read more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not at all.: If you have u.C. You should have a good and regular routine of visits with a GI specialist. There is no evidence that aloe vera juice helps u.C. Sorry to be the "party popper.". ...Read more

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Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Who says that?: Does not matter if you drink aloe vera or not. It does not affect diverticulosis either way. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

No: It won't hurt but will not help. Diverticulitis is an infection around a diverticula and needs to be treated with antibiotics. If they do not resolve the infection, then surgery is required. To reduce the formation of diverticula and possibly prevent diverticulitis, dietary fiber is needed. The simplest way to get enough fiber is to take metamucil or an equivalent daily. ...Read more

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Is drinking aloe vera and amla juice is really beneficial for skin?

Is drinking aloe vera and amla juice is really beneficial for skin?

Juice vs topical.: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent ; treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss ; lowering blood glucose levels. ** topical aloe vera soothes inflamed, burned ; irritated skin ; reduces the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice safe for patients with liver disease?

Is cranberry juice safe for patients with liver disease?

Maybe: The juice in itself is not a problem, but it may interfere with some of your medications. Additionally, if you are diabetic, then it may have detrimental effects with your blood sugar control. ...Read more

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How much aloe vera juice is permitted daily?

How much aloe vera juice is permitted daily?

As much as you want: Aloe vera juice is very safe and non-toxic. There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera. Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome ; colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info ; references see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for liver..I found on the internet that i can prevent cirrhosis..And increase appetite, should i take aloe vera ?

Is aloe vera good for liver..I found on the internet that i can prevent cirrhosis..And increase appetite, should  i take aloe vera  ?

Disinformation: Aloe vera doesn't prevent cirrhosis. Somebody made that up to sell you something worthless. I'm sorry there are people like that in this world. You report having chronic hepatitis b and bone cancer. Both need to be managed. I hope you get a good outcome, and that you do not pay "just a little money to be sure" to the huckster who lied to you about the aloe vera. ...Read more

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Does drinking aloe help with ulcers?

Does drinking aloe help with ulcers?

Yes: While there is a need for more research, aloe vera is widely reported as being beneficial for healing ulcers & is perfectly harmless to try. I advise 1-2 ounces 3-4 times a day. Most ulcers are caused by infection with h.Pylori bacteria. While aloe has antibacterial properties consider antibiotics or mastic gum & bismuth to treat h. Pylori. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Help please! is antioxidant strawberry&berries juice bad for someone with a uti?

Help please! is antioxidant strawberry&berries juice bad for someone with a uti?

Antioxidants: Cranberry juice and tablets have been used to prevent recurrent uti's but some studies show no benefit. Creating an acidic urine can help reduce bacteria in the urine. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera juice good for drinking? It helps me feel less bloated from food.

Not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. If you use aloe vera, use caution. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which juice is good for multiple myeloma patients? Noni juice or amla juice?

Any suggestions on which juice is good for multiple myeloma patients? Noni juice or amla juice?

Neither: Neither juice is helpful or harmful for myeloma. Standard treatments unfortunately include chemotherapy, but these treatments can add years to survival and sometimes even cure the disease. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease. Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation. Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease. It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse?Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse?Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in their stool but this is not true. Regardless, it is safe to try this but it won't work. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera drink good or bad for you?

Many benefits but...: Fresh aloe has many health benefits. However, shortly after juicing the most beneficial component, the mucopolysaccharides tend to degrade. Some brands have various processes to stabilize these so some are much better than others but it can be hard to assess which brands are best. See http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0 ; http://www.Iasc.Org/articles.Html ; http://www.Iasc.Org/complete.Html. ...Read more

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Can drinking aloe vera juice daily help with diverticulitis?

Sorry, but no...: Diverticulitis is essentially a local infection where bacteria get trapped and fester inside a pocket (the diverticulum) of the gut (diverticuli can occur in any portion of the GI tract, but diverticulitis is most often described in the colon). This can lead to abscess, perforation, fistula formation, bleeding. Treatment is antibiotics (surgery if recurrent). Aloe vera is pretty useless here. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Helps treat,not cure: Aloe juice is a wonderful natural treatment that can help to heal but is not a "cure" as to cure you need to address the underlying causes. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html for more on aloe and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html and http://www.Gerd-diet.Com/gerd-treatment/ for info on approaches that will help to cure this problem! ...Read more

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For someone with ulcerative colitis how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not very: Aloe vera juice is not a standard therapy for ulcerative colitis and will not treat it. In fact, not taking appropriate meds for the disease can lead to serious life threatening complications. Tried and true medical protocols are the safest way to manage uc and you need regular followup with an expert no matter how good you may feel. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not at all.: If you have u.C. You should have a good and regular routine of visits with a GI specialist. There is no evidence that aloe vera juice helps u.C. Sorry to be the "party popper.". ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis. I consume 'aloe berry nectar', 'forever pomesteen power' and 'forever bee pollen' on daily basis. Are they benefitial?

Mesacol: Ulcerative colitis is inflammatory bowel disease. Unfortunately what we understand about uc is that a flare up can occur even while taking medication. The extra supplements you are taking have not been studied and could be harmful. If you want to try a new method look to the nih for any new trials. ...Read more

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Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.

Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.

UC and caffeine: hello ~ the main symptom of ulcerative colitis is bloody diarrea and abdominal pain. Caffeine causes hypermotility of the bowel/colon and therefore worsens the symptoms of UC. So it is best avoided if you have UC thanks ...Read more

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What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

Red meats: Red meats should be kept to minimum or moderate.You shoould drink at least one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight per day. 70 kg man (160 lb) man should drink about 70 ounces per day. Approx 6 12 ounce cans. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis?

Is it bad to drink alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis?

YES: Ulcerative colitis has much to do with the brain/body relationship. For every message that goes from the brain to the bowel there are 9 messages that go from the bowel to the brain. Diet affecting brain function has an important part in the disease. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes: Yes , if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy , follow your doctor(s) advise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how drinking aloe vera juice help you?

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera Juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. Topical Aloe Vera soothes inflamed, burned & irritated skin & reduces the chance of skin infection ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted pros and cons of drinking aloe vera juice?

Aloe vera juice: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Can drinking aloe vera juice daily help with diverticulitis?

Sorry, but no...: Diverticulitis is essentially a local infection where bacteria get trapped and fester inside a pocket (the diverticulum) of the gut (diverticuli can occur in any portion of the GI tract, but diverticulitis is most often described in the colon). This can lead to abscess, perforation, fistula formation, bleeding. Treatment is antibiotics (surgery if recurrent). Aloe vera is pretty useless here. ...Read more

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I've been having some strong contractions for a week now, am 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated. Is drinking aloe Vera juice worth trying to induce labor?

Not worth the risk: Pregnant women should avoid drinking Aloe Vera juice. The fact that it increases the risk of uterine contractions can adversely affect pregnancy. Consumption of Aloe Vera juice during pregnancy lowers blood glucose levels, which can prove potentially dangerous for both the mother and baby. Laxative products that contain Aloe Vera extracts can reduce electrolyte levels and are to be avoided. ...Read more

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Does anyone drink aloe vera juice, what benefits have somebody gotten from drinking it?

Does anyone drink aloe vera juice, what benefits have somebody gotten from drinking it?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera juice good for drinking? It helps me feel less bloated from food.

Not sure yet.: Aloe vera has several components. Research has it that the gel component is possibly safe for ingestion, but the latex component is likely unsafe if taken internally. If you use aloe vera, use caution. I can not recommend it until conclusive evidence becomes available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it best to drink aloe vera juice?

Prior to a meal: Aloe vera juice is reported to aid with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. ...Read more

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Can 6 year old drink aloe vera juice?

Can 6 year old drink aloe vera juice?

Maybe: Ask your pediatrician. The safety is not established in a 6 year old. Why would you want to give it to a 6 year old in the first place? ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Benefits: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits: There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome & colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info & references see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits: There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome & colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info & references see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858.Html. ...Read more

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more