Lemons, Minerals and Aloe Vera
Cleanse and Alkalize Naturally with Lemons, Minerals and Aloe Vera
By RoseMarie Pierce B.Sc.Pharm
Many of us as children heard the expression, “Good Morning – Time to Rise and Shine”. And often, we did just that!
Now, with ever increasing stressloads, starting the day feeling vitalized or energetic can often be a challenge. Early morning fatigue, bad breath, coated tongue, indigestion, joint pain, water retention, weight gain and low moods – what do they have in common? All of these are signs of toxicity or acidic waste accumulating in the body. An imbalanced diet high in acidic food (animal protein, sugar, colas, fried foods, caffeine, processed foods) causes far-reaching damage to one’s health. The body constantly attempts to rebalance itself, and return to its natural alkaline state. The alkaline minerals: sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium leech out of vital organs and bones in an attempt to return the body’s fluids to an alkaline state. Over time, poor eating habits deplete the body of these valuable alkalizing minerals and, as a result, acidic waste builds up in the cells and tissue. Consquently, it becomes more difficult for the body to naturally cleanse and detoxify itself, especially the liver. .
The Liver Loves Lemons!
Starting each day with lemon juice in a glass of pure water has been referred to in medical texts for hundreds of years, and known by our “grandmothers” as a beneficial, health-giving habit. The morning is the natural cleansing period for the body. The lemon, one of nature’s powerhouse foods, is known to stimulate digestion, increase saliva flow, and support the liver and the production of bile – releasing congestion & toxins. You can drink fresh lemon juice or lemon slices mixed with water throughout the day for further detoxification. Water is the key component here and you should ideally drink at least 64 ounces per day.
Lemons and Aloe Vera Juice – the Perfect Duo for Alkalizing
Starting the day with water and lemon alkalizes the body due to the high mineral content found in lemon juice – potassium, calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals. The aloe leaf naturally consists of approximately 75 nutrients, including 9 different minerals. Supporting the body’s natural cleansing process, aloe vera juice also reduces gastrointestinal inflammation and heals ulcers. Making a healthy morning beverage upon waking, including lemon and aloe vera juice, can assist your body in removing toxins accumulated in the internal organs, and can help:
- Cleanse the liver and other organs of elimination
- Balance acidity/alkalinity and improve hydration
- Reduce digestive stress and bloating
- Repair the lining of the digestive tract
- Support the body to rebuild and heal itself
Simple, safe and extremely effective for cleansing, both lemon and aloe vera juice are acidic in the mouth but have an alkalizing effect in the body. Replacing the morning coffee, or sweetened and processed drinks, with a delicious lemon and aloe vera juice recipe will provide the double benefit of eliminating the acid-forming drink and offer instead a health-giving alkalizing alternative. For an extra bonus, add a heaping tablespoon of your favourite berry powder or super green-foods powder to your drink. Children and adults love the taste of lemon and berries.
RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Pharm, is a holistic pharmacist with more than 40 years experience in both conventional and natural medicine. For more information on this popular writer, lecturer, formulator, and hormonal health specialist, visit her website at