Aloe Vera juice
Out of the 400 species of the Aloe family, Aloe Vera (meaning True Aloe) has been used for thousands of years and is still present in varieties of medicines today. It is used predominantly as an herbal remedy for the skin, digestion, the reproductive system and detox. A gel or pulp can be extracted from the plants for many benefits, both externally and internally.
It is most commonly used to treat skin conditions by soothing the skin and easing pain and inflammation. It can even speed up the healing process of burns, eczema and other conditions. The plant’s gel can be rubbed to reduce redness after a couple of days. Rubbing the leaf over cuts in the skin can prevent infection and speed up the healing process by acting like a bandage. Because of its healing and moisturising benefits to the skin, it has been adopted by cosmetic companies and added in many products.
The juice of Aloe Vera can be extracted by cutting the leaf, collecting the juice and then evaporating it. The juice has many benefits when drunk. This is partially due to the fact that it contains twelve vitamins (including A, B1, B6, B12, C and E), nineteen amino acids and over 20 minerals, which most of these are essential to the body. In Ayurveda, the Indian health practice, Aloe Vera is known as Kumari (‘the princess’) because of its positive effect on the menstrual cycle and female reproductive system. It is also known for its ability to clean the liver and protect the digestive system by reducing intestinal inflammation.
Overall, Aloe Vera can be used for cosmetics and healing the skin, or when consumed, as a potent cleansing and rejuvenating tonic that is very nutrient rich and beneficial to the body. It is made only from the unfiltered inner gel of the whole plant, not the outer rind, which means less processing and more active ingredients are retained.
Bulimia Nervosa – An Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa commonly known as Bulimia is an eating disorder affecting men as well as women. It is a combination of binge eating followed by vomiting. When a person suffers from bulimia he or she eats large amount of food within a short period of time and vomit the same by using purgatives to avoid weight gain. It is a psychological problem due to issues with their weight, emotional baggage, depression, stress or self-esteem problems. It becomes very hard to find out if a person is suffering from bulimia. People who suffer from bulimia look normal as well as have normal weight, some may happen to be overweight. Many of the eating disorder problems are done behind closed door adding to its secrecy. Family and friends support is very important for patients who suffer from this problem. Initially patients may deny then resists the fact about such problem and end up being angry with others and themselves. The main cause can be due to their shape and size which is very often determined by the things they see around and want to imitate the same.
Some other problems you face due this act of binging and purging aretooth erosion due to acidic reflux, swelling and soreness of the salivary glands due to repeated vomiting, abdominal problems like ulcers, ruptures, build up of fluid in intestines, problems with bowel movement, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Some common symptoms to determine a bulimia patient is eating without control, purging, strict dieting and fasting, strenuous exercise routine, depression, increasing use of bathroom after meals, heartburn, moody behavior, weakness and exhaustion.
A person suffering from bulimia can get better by using different therapies. There are no specific home remedies but a constant need to change ones present lifestyle can make a difference. You can join group therapy, family therapy or individual therapy which makes a lot of difference in your life. Have supportive friends around you. Talk to your friends about the inner turmoil you go through everyday. Talk about matters which concern you and be comfortable in your skin. Remove the guilt pangs from your mind and look forward for a better and healthy living. You can also try hypnosis as it is known to have worked on people.
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