Have you ever just felt like the only option was to throw in the towel, forget that perfect body and perfect health? I know that I did! Luckily I grew up in an Asian household. I was blessed to grow up with Asian immigrant parents who introduced me to natural remedies. Whether I had mosquito bites or headaches, tiger balm and Aloe Vera were always the cure. Who needs a doctor when your grandmother has every home remedy possible?
My grandmother was born and raised in colonial Indonesia during the Dutch occupation of the country. She couldn’t complete school beyond basic education. Still, she became a very wise woman and mastered many skills. My grandmother was raised in a 100 percent organic environment. With near zero pollution, she ate healthily and believed that natural holistic healing is always best. I’m used to using Aloe Vera every day because my mother and grandmother instructed me from an early age into Jamu, a form of traditional Indonesian medicine passed down from mother to daughter. This article will focus on my top 3 tips on how to use Aloe Vera in every aspect of your life to get the body and health you deserve!
In our household, we still use the Indonesian name for Aloe Vera which is known as Lidah Buaya (Crocodiles Tongue). Aloe Vera has a great healing effect on the body, especially regarding skin conditions. The leaf extracts are used in skin-care products and shampoos. Aloe Vera substances are being used for external and internal use in different drink preparations. You can imagine that I’ve been really excited to share all my knowledge and personal experience with you about the amazing benefits of this majestic plant. Aloe Vera has been known for its healing powers since ancient time. Aloe Vera gel contains two hormones: auxin and gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Gibberellin in Aloe Vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. The clear gel contained within the leaf makes an excellent treatment for wounds, burns, scratches, insect bites, and even wrinkles and other skin disorders. Cleopatra applied the gel to her body as part of her beauty regimen, the ancient Greeks who used it to cure everything from baldness to insomnia to the Native Americans who called Aloe Vera the “Wand of the Heaven.”
- How to use Aloe Vera for detoxing and weight loss
Aloe Vera speeds up the rate of detoxing and healing. I was already familiar with drinking the juice when I was younger. This time I decided to try a certified organic juice. I tried Forever Clean 9 as an “expertly-devised cleansing plan”, designed to “cleanse your body and adjust your mindset”. The plan is based on Forever’s Aloe Vera gel drink and supplements, as well as daily exercise and calorie-controlled eating. Over the first two days, you have to drink the Aloe Vera gel and take a number of tablets four times a day, along with one 300 calories lean protein shake at lunchtime. You can support this by snacking on a number of “free” fruits and vegetables (those with a glycemic index of 55 or below, the accompanying booklet tells you which ones) if you need to. After this, you get two shakes a day, along with a 600 calorie meal. You’re allowed 600 calories for your daily meal for the next week and recipe ideas are provided in the accompanying booklet. Which is a good thing too as after a while the powdered shake (mixed with water or milk) becomes quite boring, but with a few ideas of tastier things to blend in it gets more exciting.
I’m really enthusiastic about a cleaner way of eating and think I may continue this approach. I’m even more energized than usual, evidence for which is the fact that I don’t need a nap at 3 pm. I am not exaggerating when I say it changed my life! It made me think very differently about the food I ate and gave me hope that one day I would be able to take part in sports again. This plan made me give up my beloved flavored lattes and cappuccinos!
- How to Use Aloe Vera For your skin
During my childhood, I had to deal with eczema. My grandmother had told me that Aloe Vera can be used as a natural cure to relieve the itching pain. Eczema is a condition that requires a cure both inside and out, and the one compound that has been shown to reduce eczema symptoms both on the skin and in the immune system is the herb, Aloe Vera. My mother explained to me how I can break a leaf off the Aloe Vera plant, as close to the stem as possible. This is how you properly apply the pure gel fillet you extracted to your skin for daily use. The main problem with this procedure is that I can’t bring a plant on my daily commute (I use my commute for personal time) to use as a day cream. I needed to find a solution for this problem and stumbled upon The Aloe Propolis Creme.
This creme has amazing conditioning and moisturizing properties, which reduces the dullness of the skin. In the beginning, I was a little skeptic about this creme because it didn’t make my skin softer. After using it for one week I definitely saw the results! It’s an awesome moisturizer, the cream lends you a beautiful skin texture and tone. My skin started to glow! The unique formulation contains Vitamins A and E which is renowned to delay the signs of aging. Did you know that Forever Livings products are Vegan-friendly and aren’t tested on animals? 🐭🐒🐣
Forever is extremely proud of the quality and purity of all its products. Not only do they have state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities, they are also the proud owners of several official certifications that show the quality and the robust processes their products undergo. Here are some of the core certificates that they have been awarded for their excellence: IASC (Internation Aloe Science Council), Gluten Declaration, Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian and Vegan and Islamic Society. The cream I used is suitable for people prone to psoriasis and eczema.
- How to use Aloe Vera for better health
As a reformed party girl, I know the benefits of the juice of this magical plant. It can be used to deter alcohol from entering the blood, therefore quickening recovery from intoxication. I suggest 1/4 to 1/2 cup prior to the consumption of alcohol. Your body breaks it down into acetaldehyde, prior to converting it into less harmful substances. The acetaldehyde messes with your brain at the same time as a host of depleted minerals are short-circuiting your nerve system, and that’s in addition to low blood sugar and the classic headache-and-dry-mouth symptoms caused by dehydration.
I know that we are all consistently looking for (new) ways to lose weight and stay healthy. But often it is not a lack of skills, nor a missing tool or missing resources – it is our mindset that holds us back from getting the body we deserve as well as our fear of failure that lets us freeze and not take action. This is why I created the 9 DAY HEALTH Challenge! This challenge will transform all your mindset issues, mindset blocks and helps you take action on it if you follow the challenge. You’ll be able to get support and build valuable connections throughout the Forever Clean 9 “expertly-devised cleansing plan”, designed to “cleanse your body and adjust your mindset”.
WHOM IS THIS CHALLENGE FOR:
This C9 challenge is really for anyone that feels like their own mindset is on their way to deserve a healthy body and feel GOOD about it. It is for everyone that really is keen to take action, craves help for mindset change and is looking for accountability. That’s why I’m here. This challenge is jam-packed with value and action-steps, just for you. The coaching is FREE. No-brainer. Are you excited about this? Cool, me too!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
I will personally guide you through these 9 full days of mindset work and action for you to be able to have the healthy body you deserve asap – IF you follow through and implement! This is value packed, delivered in Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp (private Facebook community and personal coaching; English or Dutch) form and FREE – so don’t hesitate to jump in and invite your friends to join.
This is YOUR chance to take some serious steps towards a healthy body. Ready to make this C9 challenge happen? Send me a message and I’ll get it to you!
Daisy is the founder of Iloveyou500; a thinker and interested in personal development, social change, and human potential. Crazy about music, songwriting, religion & spirituality, (K)pop culture and music production. She works as a pastoral counselor in a Dutch nursing home and likes making new friends so feel free to get social with her.