The Use of The Aloe Vera Plant Throughout History

Throughout history many cultures were aware of the aloe vera plants health benefits. Many cultures held the aloe vera plant in high regard for this reason. These plants were considered as valuable as the finest spices.There was even a spiritual significance attached to the this plant by different classes of these cultures. Today the aloe vera plant is known for its health benefits as well. The cosmetics industry uses its ingredients to make various types of gels and creams for revitalizing the skin. It is also widely used in the alternative medicine industry.

As far back as 6000 years ago the Ancient Egyptians were aware of the healing properties of the aloe vera ingredients. Both Cleopatra and Nofretete greatly valued the aloe vera juice and used it as a part of their daily skin and beauty care.When high ranking individuals died they were often embalmed with aloe vera because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungi qualities. It was though if the body could be kept from decomposing it could enter into eternal life both physically and spiritually. When a Pharaoh died you could only attend a funeral if you paid with a pound of aloes to enter. For many in the Egyptian culture the aloe vera plant was considered the “plant of eternity”.

The ancient Israelites from the time of King Solomon to Jesus held the plant in high regard and new of its health benefits. The plant is mentioned in a number of scriptures found in the Bible.

Numbers 24:6 -“Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.”

Psalms 45:8 – “All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.”

Proverbs 7:17 – “I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon,”

Song of Solomon 4:14 -” Spikenard and saffron,calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.”

John 19:39-40 to 39 -” He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.[a] 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.”

During the time of Alexander The Great the peoples of Greece also knew of aloe plants health benefits, especially for healing wounds. Aristotle persuaded Alexander to invade the Island of Socotra to secure its abundant aloe groves so that the aloe vera juice they contained could be used to heal the wounds of Alexanders vast army. Alexander went to the extent of having transportable carts of planted Aloe for practical reasons in order to have fresh supplies at the ready during his numerous battle campaigns.

Of course today we have a better understanding of why the ingredients of the aloe vera plant are useful for healing various human ailments.The plant also contains a vast number of different nutrients that are for the proper functioning of the human metabolism.

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Whether planning for pregnancy, already pregnant, or just delivered a baby, food plays a vital role in the health of the mother as well as the child. While there are many foods that nourish the mother and the baby, and we all focus on it, it is also important to focus on the foods that may cause harm to the child or the mother. Certain foods may pose serious risks and therefore pregnant women or those who are planning for pregnancy must keep these in mind. Medplus brings to you the top list of foods that you need to avoid:

1. Fish:

Mercury has the ability to affect the brain development of the baby which is why, it is suggested to completely avoid fish types with heavy mercury contents. Sushi, mackerel, sharks, swordfish, tilefish are few of the top fishes with high mercury traces and are thus to be avoided completely. Fishes may as well be carrying seaborne diseases, thus it is best to keep them away from the mother’s diet. Also, raw, undercooked or contaminated seafood may pose risks to the fetus (aka fetus) and should not be consumed.

2. Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables:

Fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of pesticides and herbicides, and they may also contain pathogens like Toxoplasma gondii and listeria bacteria. These may lead to food poisoning and also pose a threat to the baby’s development. Always wash the fruits and vegetables under running water and avoid eating raw vegetables like cabbage, lettuce, etc. it is suggested to cook all the vegetables and even leafy vegetables before consuming. Also, don’t store fruits and vegetables for a longer time.

Papaya is rich in latex and is a natural contraceptive; the compounds in papaya may trigger uterine contractions and can cause abortion. Black grapes increase heat in the body which is harmful to the baby. The bromelain found in pineapple will soften the cervix and may lead to pre-term labor. And also eggplant may stimulate menses so it is advised not to eat these particular fruits and vegetables.

3. Meats:

Eating raw meat can contribute to the transfer of Toxoplasma infection from the mother to the child. Prolonged exposure to this infection will lead to blindness and mental disability in the baby.

4. Raw Sprouts and Nuts:

Raw sprouts and nuts may contain certain harmful bacteria which may cause bacterial infections and lower the growth rate of the fetus (aka fetus). Some women develop allergy with certain nuts in the long-run and so it is advised to consult a doctor before taking nuts.

5. Alcohol:

Consuming alcohol when pregnant will lead to a condition called Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in which the baby will be born with a range of lifelong physical and intellectual disabilities. This happens because the alcohol consumed by the mother will go into the foetus without being filtered.

6. Herbal Tea and Herbal Supplements:

Some herbal supplements may trigger pre-term labor and may also lead to miscarriage. Moreover, the benefits of herbal tea and supplements on pregnancy are not proved in scientific study so it is better not to take them during pregnancy.

7. Spicy Food:

Spicy food will cause heartburn in most of the people and this risk will be increased in pregnant women thereby also causing morning sickness, so it is better not to eat spicy food and if at all you do, drink a glass of warm milk or a tablespoon of honey immediately.

8. Vitamin Supplements:

Vitamin supplements should not be taken without the doctor’s advice. The normal growth of the foetus will be negatively affected with excessive vitamin intake. This may even lead to pre-term labor.

9. Caffeine:

Caffeine causes you to get dehydrated by excessive urination. It is very essential to be hydrated always. Especially during pregnancy, being dehydrated may harm the child. It is also associated with low-birth, still-birth, and abortions.

10. Unpasteurized Milk and Cheese:

Unpasteurized dairy products contain pathogens that are harmful to your health, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. Unpasteurized soft cheese will most often contain listeria bacterium which may lead to neural tube defects in the baby, so choose the hard varieties of cheese like cheddar, swiss and so on. Always go for fresh and boiled food products.

11. Raw or Soft Boiled Eggs:

Raw or soft boiled eggs may contain a bacterium called salmonella which will lead to food poisoning in pregnant women. It may also lead to diarrhea (aka diarrhoea) and vomiting. It is advised to avoid desserts and other food items made with raw eggs.

12. Nitrate Rich Foods:

Nitrate reacts with hemoglobin (aka haemoglobin) in the blood and from modified proteins which will interfere with the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the placenta. Foods high in nitrate content are diet sodas, sausages, artificial sweeteners, and added flavors.

13. Artificial Sweeteners and Canned Foods:

Artificial sweeteners are not good for health even if you are not pregnant. The mother’s placenta does not filter the artificial sweeteners and this means that your child will directly consume these harmful compounds.

Canned food is full of preservatives and artificial flavors to enhance shelf-life and taste. They may also contain bacteria and viruses and the walls of the can may contain bisphenol A which may affect the endocrine system of the baby.

14. Processed Junk Food:

Junk food is very tasty and tempting but it is low in nutrition and high in calories, it also has many added preservatives and high levels of sugar which may lead to increased risk of heart diseases and type-2 diabetes in both the mother and the child. Further, many studies have reported that pregnant women who consume more junk food while pregnant will probably gain unnecessary weight and also give birth to a baby with overweight.

Living Healthy Lives By Choice

How to live healthy and disease free for the rest of your life. Do you think that is pipe dream? If you think it is not possible, then you have already defeat your purpose. However, if you think it is possible, then I want to categorically tell you that it is can happen, and it is happening.

I am going to tell you and show you how to make it happen for you, as it is for me and many others.

Listen to me carefully, we are healthy by design and sick by default!

Living a healthy life is a matter of choice we make every day by the things we do, the food we eat and drink, and overall life we live. I am going to show you how to live a dynamic, vibrant healthy life. How to live your full life and never get sick, and how do do all this without drugs or surgery.

How to look like you have found the secret of the fountain of youth.

Let me ask you this all important question,

Why Are We Sick?
If we don’t know the cause of something, it almost impossible to fix it. So, we have t0 first explore what is making us so sick, and I am sure some of the reasons that are making us sick might surprise you.

To put it at the very basic and say, there are only two reasons why a person become ill.

You “catch” something, meaning, your body picks up a germ, generally a bacteria or a virus.
Your body develop an illness or a disease. That will happen because something has gone wrong in your systems, causing some imbalance.

Something is not working as it should, and a disease or an illness develop. Examples are, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, acid reflux, arthritis, etc.

Remember that our focus is living healthy, so now, let’s dig a little deeper in these two causes of all illnesses and diseases. And I’ll start with the first cause of catching something.

We said before that is either a bacteria or a germ causing the problem. But look at this fact, the atmosphere is filled with these small and most times invisible creatures. Have you ever ask why some people in the same environment where others who pick up the germ and they are fine!

Don’t tell me everyone is made up differently, and you will soon understand why this argument cannot stands the test of a day.

I said earlier that we are healthy by design, meaning, our bodies are designed to fight off those bacteria and germs that are bombarding us every day.

That inbuilt apparatus is called the Immune System which has two fundamental functions which are vital to the survival of the person.

The Immune System is for identification of all types of micro-organisms and foreign bodies that are potentially dangerous to the individual.
The Immune System is also for destruction of these micro-organisms, substances or foreign bodies.

Our Immune System can be weakened from a variety of ways, and these are some of the most common:

A. Under or malnourishment which is a lack of essential nutrients like vitamins and some trace elements.

B. Stress, can either be physical or psychological. Obesity can be a cause.

C. Chemotherapy which comes in the form of anti-cancer medication

D. Infectious diseases come from “catching” something

E. Dieting includes the foods that contribute in special ways to the correct functioning of the complex Immune

System

F. AIDS: Is the Immune System deficiency caused by a viral attacks on your body’s defense mechanisms.

Let me remind you of the two reasons why people get sick:

You catch something and your body cannot fight it off, as a result your body give in to the germs.
Your body develops something in the genetically weak areas.

In both of the above cases the causes are the same.

A. Your Immune System is weak
B. Toxins are attacking your body

When we consider those two fundamental causes for illnesses, we can conclude that all sicknesses come from one or a combination of four things. This is what Kevin Trudeau in one of his books called: “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About” said about why we get sick.

These are the four basic reasons Kevin give for all sicknesses:

People get sick because they have too many toxins in their bodies
We are suffering from nutritional deficiencies, meaning our cells are not getting enough nutrients in their proper proportions.
We are exposed to and negatively affected by Electromagnetic Chaos (EMC).
You have trapped mental and emotional stress

According to Kevin, these are the only four reasons why our Immune System could be weak or why genetically weak areas in the body can break down, and thus allowing illness and diseases to develop.

Although Kevin said these are the only reasons for all illnesses, I would like to add one more reason why we get sick.

Because I want to establish this fact, or I should say this TRUTH!!

We as living creatures called human beings are different from all other living things. Only human beings are created in the image and likeness of Elohim.

As a result, only human beings are created in His image and likeness, meaning, just like how Elohim exist in three formalities as Father, Son and Holy Ghost, we also exist in three dimensions as body soul and spirit.

To state it correctly, we are first and foremost spirit, with a soul in a body.

As a result of this enlightened truth, we can also get sick from a spiritual perspective. The medical experts call this psychosomatic illnesses

Psycho in psychosomatic comes from the root word psychic, and mean among other things, the supernatural or spiritual.

There are researches surrounding psychosomatic illnesses which seems to provide sufficient scientific evidence that the mind or the intangible part of a person, or a person’s beliefs and thoughts, have the ability to cause physical changes in the body.

If we are going to be Living Healthy lives, holistic healthy lives, then all three areas on man’s existence must be covered. Complete health is in spirit, soul and body.

Therefore I will say people are sick because of these five reasons

We allow too many toxins in our bodies for too long
We are not eating properly balanced meals resulting us suffering from nutritional deficiencies,
We are exposed to and negatively affected by electromagnetic chaos (emc).
We do not properly manage mental and emotional stress
We ignore the Spirit-man that is more real than the physical man

There are things we can, and other things we cannot control. Therefore, the only way to manage those uncontrollable things, is to ensure the cells of our body are vibrantly healthy and strong to function as they should.

One such things we cannot control is electromagnetic fields to which we are all exposed.

What is electromagnetism?

Electromagnetism is a scientific word in physics used to describe one of the fundamental forces of nature. This force is between subatomic particles such as protons and electrons. You have to have a basic knowledge of physic to appreciate these terms.

Electromagnetism helps to hold matter together. It is also used to describe how a magnetic field is created by the flowing of electric current.

Our body has electromagnetic fields and communication systems. Electromagnetic chaos come about when wireless devices like the laptops, computers, televisions and cell phones are used too frequently. And even more dangerous when we sleep with them in the bedroom.

The resulting distortion creates chaos within the body’s electromagnetic fields and communication systems. This causes physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

Electromagnetic chaos is a negatively powerful force and causes disease.

When we are able to reduce, eliminate, or neutralize these powerful negative frequencies, then we can reverse the negative reactions, resulting in the “curing” of symptoms and disease.

Living Healthy Through Balanced Diet

There are areas where we have complete control. For example, in the area of nutrition to prevent nutritional deficiencies.

People suffer unnecessarily because they do not eat the right way.

The proper way to ensure you are eating a balanced diet, is to include portions in your meals every day.

The portions should be considered in colors. So, in your daily eating, make sure you consume 50% green, 35% yellow, and 15% red. In so doing, you are covering all the basic nutritional needs of your cells.

Eating like this is the natural way to live healthy life and cancel the imposition of nutritional deficiency diseases.

In other words, we will not suffer from those noncommunicable diseases (NCD), that most people develop from improper or unhealthy eating habits.

For example, we will not suffer from the disease they call cancer. If we are to reveal the truth, cancer is not a disease, but rather a nutritional deficiency.

“According to Pharmaceutical Research, 95% of the causes of cancer are rooted in our lifestyle; our habits and rituals. The result of what we eat and don’t eat. Only 5% of all cancers have a genetic link in their etiology, (causes of cancer)”.

The naked truth is, there is no disease called cancer. Cancer is a tumor- like growth that occurs as a result of a nutritional deficiency of vitamin B17.

Most doctors won’t tell you this, but take it from me, only your body can cure itself!

There are certain things you can do to help your body heal itself better, or cure itself of illness, sickness and diseases.

I stated earlier one of the fundamental reason you are sick is because of too much toxins in your body. What that comes down to are six areas that have direct relations to toxicity in your body.

These six areas are:

1. Exercise

2. Rest

3. What goes in your body

4. What comes out of your body

5. Your thoughts

6. Words you speak

Did you know that when you are toxic your body becomes highly acidic? Good health mean your body pH should be alkaline. When your body pH is acidic, you are vulnerable to illness and disease.

If your body pH remains alkaline, you virtually cannot get sick!

Every single individual who is diagnosed with cancer, has a pH that is too acidic.

One man said it all in this way – “If man made it, don’t eat it.” Put another way, eat only what comes from the plant, and not what come out of a plant.

There is so much that could be said here about genetical modification by man of virtually all fruits and vegetables to make them more disease resistant.

And even worse than that, how farmers have to produce more per acre in order to make more profit, by using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. So when you eat a piece of that fruit or vegetable, it is loaded with toxic chemicals.

The bottom line is this, if you are going to be living healthy life and experience vibrancy and high energy, you must clean the accumulated toxins from your body.

Live Good Health By Eliminating Toxic Built-up

It is important to know that from a baby, you have been flooding your body with toxins.

These toxins and poisons included everything form vaccines, prescription and nonprescription drugs, from the air we breath, the water we drink, swim and shower in, and all the chemical from the food we eat.

You should learn about getting a full-body fat/lymphatic detox once per year. And in between that, do a complete colon cleanse, do a heavy metal cleans, do a liver/gallbladder cleanse, do a parasite cleanse, and a candida cleanse.

Other Measures to Good Health

You should drink eight full glasses of purified water every day. You need to drink more water, and the water must be pure. Water is necessary not only for flushing and nourishing your cells, but also for keeping them hydrated and pH balanced.

It is recommended that if you are going to be living healthy life, you should use a rebounder (mini trampoline) for at lease ten minutes a day.

By simply using this device on a daily basis, can provide more health benefits for your cells than almost any other form of exercise.

A rebounder stimulates every single cell in your body simultaneously.

It also stimulates the immune system and is amazingly effective in cleansing toxins out of the cells. The rebounder is said to be the most incredible exercise device made by man.

If you are going to be living a healthy life, you must stop putting toxins in your body!

If you stop doing the things that are causing your symptoms and disease, then you have in effect “cured” yourself.

Most medical practitioners won’t tell you this, because their interest is to have you coming back to them as often as possible to sell you more drugs to suppress the symptoms.

So, in concluding this article on living a healthy lifestyle, let me summarize:

The best way to get rid of any and all illness and disease that you may be suffering from, and prevent them from recurring. Also to slow down or potentially reverse the aging process is to do the following:

Get rid of all the toxins that have built up in your system.
Stop, or at least reduce the toxins entering your body. It is almost impossible to totally prevent toxins from entering our bodies, but we can drastically reduce the amount.
We must ensure our elimination systems are clean and not sluggish. That will make the toxins we put in and those develop in our body naturally are getting out freely and quickly.
We are to make sure we are getting adequate amounts of nutrition in the various forms such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, co-factors, and life-sustaining “energy”.
Make an effort to reduce or neutralize the electromagnetic energy attacking our body’s energy fields and cells.
Do everything to reduce stress
Understand that our mind, and thoughts and words can create a healthy alkaline body pH, and actually change the way out body genetically defective DNA structures into normal healthy DNA structures.