do not recommend aloe products to be taken internally because the
active ingredient is an anthroquinone which is known as a powerful
cathartic. Some companies claim they remove the anthroquinone but
who knows! In Dr. Haas's 1951 textbook on celiac disease,
of Celiac Disease he writes in his chapter, "An Etiologic Hypothesis,"
"Given a hypothesis that the diarrhea of celiac disease is caused by
an antrhoquinone irritant produced by a microorganism from a polysaccharide
substrate, the following facts make the theory plausible" He then lists
a lot of
biochemistry but the last item in his list is
"The action of the antrhoquinone cathartics (the emodine purgatives) is
similar to the diarrhea observed in celiac disease, and the action of large
of phenolphthalein results in repeated evacuations for from 3 - 4 days with
urine excretion thoughout the period, although only one dose be given."
Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.