Please share attached position description with anyone interested in food policy and advocacy for low income populations including kids.
CT is a small state and we've been able to have several successes over the years, in healthy school food, SNAP, etc.
Linda T. Drake, M.S.
Nutritionist and Public Service Specialist
UConn Department of Nutritional Sciences
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Storrs, CT 06269-4017
I think this information is useful for those of us who have questions about
the use of aloe. Joanne
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> - *Aloe* spp. (Xanthorrhoeaceae)
> - Therapeutic Uses
> - Iranian Traditional Medicine
> *Date: 07-14-2017 * *HC# 121644-572*
> Re: Review on the Therapeutic Effects of Aloe spp.
> Akaberi M, Sobhani Z, Javadi B, Sahebkar A, Emami SA. Therapeutic effects
> of *Aloe* spp. in traditional and modern medicine: a review. *Biomed
> Pharmacother*. December 2016;84:759-772.
> *Aloe* species' (Xanthorrhoeaceae) leaf pulp has been used in Iranian
> traditional medicine (ITM) dating back to the eighth century CE. The genus
> has 446 species, with aloe vera (*Aloe vera*, Xanthorrhoeaceae) the most
> commonly used and studied. *Aloe* spp. grow wild in tropical regions of
> the world but only a few species have been commercially cultivated. *Aloe*
> spp. are grown for health foods, medicines, cosmetics, and decoration.
> Products include inner leaf gel and a bitter yellow latex (also called aloe
> juice) from peripheral bundle sheath cells just under the leaf surface.*
> *Aloe* leaf pulp is about 98.5% water but also contains at least 75 other
> compounds. The majority of these are mannose-based polysaccharides, and to
> a lesser extent, anthraquinones/anthrones, carbohydrates, chromones,
> phenolics, enzymes, and water- and fat-soluble vitamins, minerals,
> proteins, and organic acids. Aloe-emodin, an anthraquinone in *Aloe*
> latex, has been well studied. Aloin, aloesin, aloenin, and aloeresin are
> also unique *Aloe* compounds. The authors explored ITM texts for
> references to *Aloe* spp. and compared uses found there with modern
> pharmacological studies. They do not describe their literature search.
> In the 17 ITM texts reviewed, *Aloe* spp. are described as hot and dry in
> temperament; and in most, as strong laxatives (for bile, yellow bile, and
> phlegm), and drying, fattening, soporific, warming, relaxing, resolving,
> cleansing, and bitter agents. ITM uses are categorized by the organs or
> physical systems involved. These include liver- and kidney-protective
> effects, supported for both aloe vera and candelabra aloe (*A.
> arborescens*) by pharmacological studies, with most attention paid to the
> species' anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antifibrotic, and
> lipid-modifying effects. A review of candelabra aloe reported it most
> active in treating liver diseases, especially cancers. *Aloe*'s uses for
> gastrointestinal (GI) problems are among the most reported in the
> traditional literature, with preparations prescribed for many stomach
> ailments and loss of appetite. Powdered *Aloe* leaf pulp also was
> mentioned for GI problems. Hemorrhoids, constipation, helminthic
> infestations, flatulence, and anal fissures were treated with *Aloe* spp.
> However, *Aloe* treatment was contraindicated in some cases of
> hemorrhoids or anal fissures, and could cause hemorrhage by relaxing the
> rectal veins. ITM often used *Aloe* spp. with other herbs for intestinal
> diseases to prevent excess dryness. Preclinical studies support the use of
> aloe vera and its compounds for colitis, intestinal polyps, irritable bowel
> syndrome, and stomach ulcers, among others. An aqueous extract of bitter
> aloe (*A. ferox*) was a potent laxative in vivo.
> In the upper respiratory tract, ITM used *Aloe* spp. especially for
> asthma, via inhalation of burned leaf smoke. They were also used for mouth,
> nose, tongue, and gum diseases. Polysaccharides and glycoprotein fractions
> of *Aloe* are reported to improve peripheral phagocytosis, supporting the
> traditional use for asthma. Bioaron C® (Phytopharm Klęka S.A.; Nowe
> Miasto nad Wartą, Poland), an herbal medicine made with an aqueous extract
> of candelabra aloe, was effective against influenzas A and B and other
> viruses in vitro. This product also showed significant antimicrobial and
> antifungal activity in vitro in another study. It is the only commercial
> product among the many studies of *Aloe* spp. these authors cite. In
> mice, an aloe vera gel extract showed promise in modulating tobacco (*Nicotiana
> tabacum*, Solanaceae) smoking-induced changes in pulmonary tissue.
> Extracts of aloe vera and bitter aloe are reported to act against herpes
> simplex viruses 1 and/or 2 in vitro, supporting ITM use of *Aloe *spp.
> for many genitourinary diseases, particularly genital ulcers and lesions.
> Most ITM books investigated report *Aloe*'s uses in cleansing the brain
> of waste humors (yellow bile and phlegm), and warming the brain. It was
> used for depression, schizophrenia, obsession, and headache; to strengthen
> mental acuity; and for insomnia. Pharmacological studies of *Aloe* spp.
> and their extracts report hypnotic, peripheral analgesic, and
> neuroprotective effects. Improvements in memory, learning, cognitive
> function, and a potential anti-Parkinson's disease effect also have been
> reported. A candelabra aloe extract was "a potent agent" in vitro in an
> Alzheimer's disease model. Anticonvulsant activity, mitochondrial
> protection, and a protective effect against cerebral ischemia have all been
> reported in vitro or in vivo.
> Preparations of *Aloe* spp. are used in ITM for skin problems from
> infections to allergies, wounds, malignant lesions, ulcers, bruises, and
> parasitic skin infestations. *Aloe* is a moisturizing agent, despite its
> dry nature, slowing evaporation of the skin's moisture from sun and wind
> exposure. Skin protective activity seen in vitro and in vivo includes
> benefits in healing burn wounds (perhaps the best-known folk use for
> *Aloe* species globally); anti-infective and anti-allergic effects; and a
> significant increase in collagen. Raw mucilaginous gel of *A. littoralis*
> was reported to be a potential wound-healing and anti-inflammatory agent.
> Eyes and hair benefited from ITM applications of *Aloe* spp. and
> extracts, borne out at least in part by preclinical studies. Socotrine aloe
> (*A. perryi*) and aloe vera were used in other in vitro and in vivo
> studies. ITM used *Aloe* spp. for arthralgia, gout, and other problems of
> the joints, muscles, and bones; no modern studies have explored these uses.
> Oddly, 35 clinical studies of *Aloe* spp. in conditions affecting several
> organ systems are relegated to a table and not discussed.
> While *Aloe* spp. are generally considered safe, ITM scientists reported
> that they could harm the liver if overused, a toxicity reflected in a few
> modern case reports. These effects could be due to preparations and/or
> dosages used. Some species have toxic compounds, e.g., Yemen tree aloe (*A.
> sabaea*). Additional studies are certainly warranted to explore efficacy
> and dosage for a range of relevant conditions.
> *—Mariann Garner-Wizard*
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> * However, beverages containing "aloe juice" contain only the liquefied
> gel, sometimes mixed with water or some citrus (*Citrus* spp., Rutaceae)
> juice, with the latex removed. Apparent differences in the chemical
> composition of aloe gel and latex are barely touched upon in this review.
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Hello fellow dietitians,
I recently was speaking with a young woman with a 5-month old breastfed infant (her first child) and she declared she started feeding the infant his first food: sweet potatoes. I asked whether she had introduced cereals yet and she said she was going to "skip grains."
For those of you with expertise in infant feeding, I’m thinking it is not healthy to avoid an entire food group in a growing infant’s diet. I noticed some infant Paleo grain-free diet fads online; certainly eliminating grains altogether can’t be a good idea?
Thanks in advance for your responses!
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Downeast Consulting, LLC
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