|Al Sears, MD
11905 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
April 11, 2016
It’s outrageous that an ancient and proven cancer therapy as powerful as the aloe plant is still ignored by most American doctors.
Aloe is a powerful cancer treatment that’s used all over the world — but not in America, where it’s applied only to soothe sunburn.
But I’m not surprised that mainstream medicine, Big Pharma and the FDA have refused to accept aloe’s extraordinary medicinal qualities. You see, there’s not much money in it. And it’s hard to turn a profit on a plant you can grow in your own backyard.
Not only has aloe been a medicinal powerhouse for more than 5,000 years, it’s widely used today as a cancer fighter in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest health care system in the world, aloe is called Kumari, or “miracle herb.”
I’ve seen aloe used extensively by healers in Africa. And in Bali, where it’s called lidah buaya, or “crocodile tongue,” it’s considered to be a potent immune-system booster and anti-cancer crusader.
In Europe, the EMA — the European equivalent of the FDA — approved it years ago as an immune-system booster for AIDS patients and it’s widely recommended there as a cancer therapy.1
An aloe-based protocol is also widely used in Brazil and in many parts of Asia to treat cancer.
Dozens of studies confirm aloe’s anti-cancer benefits.2
Compelling research from Japan shows that even in small concentrations, aloe can trigger apoptosis —cell death — in liver, brain and glandular cancer cells. And the study found that the higher the dosage, the more effective it is as a cancer fighter.3
Another study from China revealed that one extract in particular, Aloe-emodin, is antiviral and can kill lung, liver and breast tumors.5,6
You see, aloe contains three powerful immune-system boosters — polypeptides, polysaccharides and acemannan. Numerous studies show these help kill existing cancers and can also prevent them from forming in the first place.
Aloe also contains a special kind of polysaccharide, called acetylated mannose. And studies show that acetylated mannose DOUBLES your number of T-cells within three weeks, and significantly boosts the power of your natural killer (NK), which seek out pathogens, like cancer, and destroy them.
Aloe has also been shown to minimize the damage to your body from chemo and radiation therapy. While chemo and radiation can be highly effective at killing cancer cells, they also wreak havoc on your immune system.7
To be clear — I’m not talking about the typical green, gel-like aloe you use as after-sun — I’m talking about fresh aloe water or aloe juice straight from the leaves of the plant.
You can find aloe water or juice online and at most health food stores. The best products contain at least 98% aloe and are cold processed using the whole leaf without aloin — the irritating chemical in aloe that can cause diarrhea. You should also avoid varieties that contain sugar and fruit juice, which diminish the nutritional value.
I often recommend my patients add it to my healthy “Green Drink” smoothie recipe:
Blend together until smooth. You don’t have to follow this recipe to the letter. You can make it to your taste. Just make sure to add aloe.
I also recommend aloe as a supplement. Gel capsules are available online and at most health food stores. For the best immune-boosting results, take 300 mg twice daily.
To Your Good Health,
1. Ahirwar K, Jain S. “Aloe-emodin novel anticancer Herbal Drug.” International Journal of Phytomedicine. 2011;3, 27-31