Sunday, January 22, 2012

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera Juice has been a recent find for me. I use it for my acid reflux. My reflux has gotten so bad that I had to see a gastro specialist in December. Currently I take a prescription acid reducer in the morning and the gastro doctor added an over the counter one at night to try for three months. I have what is actually consider secondary symptoms. Irritated tongue and roof of mouth as well as sore throat especially when swallowing food instead of the routine burning in the throat or stomach. A couple of months ago I started drinking the aloe vera juice morning and night. At first it was hard to tell if it was helping because of all the other medication I am on. But recently I ran out of it and was off the juice for 5-7 days. My sore throat came back. I picked juice up yesterday and upped my dose to 1 1/2 oz. twice yesterday and could already see a difference today. My gastro doctor has no confidence in the aloe vera juice helping. I don't understand why so many doctors have a problem with endorsing alternative methods for healing. There are about 250 types of aloe vera plants so don't try to make it on your own. A specific type is needed so please get the one from a health food store, etc.

2 comments:

Fran said...

I will give this a go and see if it helps. Thanks for the heads up xxx

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Interesting.....I've heard of this but haven't known anyone who tried it. Happy to hear it's helping, and you are so right that traditional physicians have no confidence or interest in anything alternative. If it's not scientifically proven, it doesn't exist. :) Happy Monday!