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Closetfire
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   Posted 1/14/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Should I drink just the straight standard aloe juice, or go for the stuff that's been PH adjusted with citric acid? I would think you'd want it to be ph neutral, but I'm no expert. Any ideas?

poobear
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   Posted 1/15/2007 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I would consult my doctor before taking aloe.. I have read where some people get sick from it with many different things.
So just be safe about it..
TCCIC
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friendlygal
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   Posted 1/15/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
poobear said...
I would consult my doctor before taking aloe.. I have read where some people get sick from it with many different things.
So just be safe about it..
TCCIC

do you mean consult a homeopathic/naturopathic doctor?  because, from my experience, regular doctors don't even talk about aloe, or any other natural treatments.  they just give you meds...

poobear
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   Posted 1/15/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I mean a doctor.. Every PCP i have ever had was good about natural med. They know if they will interact with your other meds. Especially with something like Aloe Vera..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
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friendlygal
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   Posted 1/15/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
well, poobear then you are very lucky.  Because every PCP I've ever had won't even discuss natural meds with me.  I guess you are not from my area.

poobear
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   Posted 1/15/2007 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My docs just know that is how it is going to be with me.. I pay them to help me and if that is the way I want the help that is the way i will get it
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
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friendlygal
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   Posted 1/16/2007 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   

That's great, poobear.  My PCP that I have now is awesome though (it's the GI doctor I've had to switch)...But even though she is really good, she just doesn't believe in natural remedies and that's that.  When I showed her a bottle of natural pills, she looked on the back and saw that it said that it is not approved by the FDA.  So rather than give me advice about taking it and telling me what it interacts with, she just said not to take it.

Same would be for aloe.  She just doesn't believe in me taking it.  I would have to go to a naturopathic doctor for the kind of advice that you've been getting...


carolee
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   Posted 1/22/2007 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am using AloeElite. Way better than regular aloe. It is expensve though - but what a relief. I'm having two bowel movements a day and its totally healing my whole bowel.

sillylilly
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   Posted 1/22/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Carolee,

Where do you buy the Aloelite and what brand name would we look for?


carolee
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   Posted 1/23/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I bought it at www.aloeelite.com. I think its the only product they sell. let me know how it works for you.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/23/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
HUGE WARNING HERE!!!!

My daughter was treated for sunburn with aloe as a child and it turned out she was severely allergic to it. Please do be aware that it could kill you if you are allergic and you drink it. When we took her in for allergy testing her allergist asked about any sensitivities and told us that the aloe was becoming a big problem because it was being added to so many products so more and more people were showing sensitivity.

She is so severely allergic to aloe that she cannot use the tissues that have it in them. Nor can she use shampoo, hand lotion or anything else with it. She will break out in hives that last for two to three days and has to be treated with antihistamines and epinephrine. Just don't want anyone to drink it and die...
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carolee
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   Posted 1/25/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Jeannie - Thank God your daughter is okay!! I'm sensitive to so many things but thank goodness I havent had any severe reactions. Aloeelite is a capsules of freeze dried powder and they gave me a sample to try before starting their product but in cases of severe allergy, that wouldn't have done me much good. I guess the lesson is that anything can be an allergin and we all need to be super careful with everything we use. for me, natural products that grow out of the ground are much less scary than labcreated drugs. Again, I'm so glad your daughters okay. Nothing is worse than seeing your child in pain.

DANIE
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   Posted 1/25/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree to be very careful with natural supplements. We don't even know how they interact if you are taking different ones at the same time. For example, chamomile tea may seem to be pretty safe BUT if you have allergic rhinitis (hay fever) you should never drink it. It's very allergenic, you might as well eat pollen!!!
Also be careful not to use Echinacea if you have hay fever, again it comes from an allergenic flower/plant.
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