1. Use store-bought 100% aloe vera gel or extract your own from the plant (though this yields a much smaller amount). 2. Fill an ice cube tray 3/4 of the way with the gel. To stretch the gel farther add a small amount of water. 3. Allow the gel to freeze. This may take 30 min. to a few hours depending on your freezer, but overnight is best. 4. Apply an ice cube to the affected area as needed. 5. If you plan to use all of the cubes, transfer them to a bowl and start a new batch.
If there’s one thing I can’t repeat enough, it’s that health (and illness) starts in your gut. If your gut isn’t healthy, you can suffer everything from unexplained weight gain to depression to autoimmune disorders. And way too many of us suffer from these ailments and a host of others simply because our intestines are in bad shape. Our lives are hectic, our standard American diet (SAD) is bad, and we’re paying the price. #guthealth