Aloe Vera Juice

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chelsmom
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   Posted 12/28/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a daughter who we are suspecting has a gluten intolerance. She has damage to her small intestine, seen through a pill camera in June. She's gone gluten free for about a month now with pretty good results. (We're waiting results from enterolab.com) I have been reading up on Aloe Vera Juice and how it is good for intestinal damage. Have any of you tried it, have any thoughts or can steer me in the right direction?
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Tammy

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   Posted 1/7/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Her intestine will heal rapidly in any case on the gluten free diet, unless she's one of the very rare people who has "refractory sprue", which is a type of "stubborn" celiac disease that doesn't respond to the gluten free diet.

I can't say anything either way about aloe vera juice, having never tried it.
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   Posted 2/12/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
From my reading up on different varieties of Aloe Vera juice, it seems that poorer quality juices have the whole leaf including the central vein, all pulped and juiced together. Better quality manufacturers claim that they strip out the central vein because it contains a substance that can be a gastric irritant, which would certainly tie in with quite a number of people who try it and find it upsets their stomach.
Personally I find I can drink it neat nowadays; however in the UK you can get a variety that is cranberry flavoured and until I got used to the flavour of the raw stuff, I used to mix the two to avoid the "Bleh!" feeling that raw A.V.J. always gave me to begin with.
In my case I have a non-specific gluten enteropathy as a result of Crohn's Disease, rather than celiac disease, so I can't speak for other conditions; but it helped me when my gut was suffering pretty severe inflammation, no doubt at all.
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