The History of Medicinal Aloe Vera

RegenepureThe documented history of aloe vera dates back at least 6000 years. In ancient Egypt aloe was referred to as the “plant of immortality” and often buried with royalty to help them in the after life.  Over the past six centuries it has been used for everything from moisturizing, to reducing inflammation, soothing burns and sores and even to help with digestive issues.

Documentation regarding the medical history of aloe vera can be found all over the world and across many different eras. Including a codex from the 6th century and a papyrus document from the 16th century.

Only over the last 100 years or so, as the medical industry has made huge strides in curing all kinds of maladies, the medicinal uses of aloe vera has extended significantly. One of the most surprising uses found to date is using aloe vera for hair loss. One such product that uses this natural hair loss remedy is Regenepure.

It has also been widely researched in the fields of multiple sclerosis and psoriasis. As we progress over the next 100 years or so, it will be amazing to see just how much further the medical uses of aloe vera will grow.


Travelling the World with a Snoring Problem

SnoringFor most of my adult life I have been a chronic sufferer of heavy snoring. It has affected every aspect of my personal and professional life. As a reporter that travels the world on a consistent basis it can be very difficult to get a good nights rest.

Imagine flying oversees a dozen times a year and not being able to sleep because you don’t want to disturb the other passengers with your thunder-like snores. Or sleeping in a small village in Africa, and attracting all the wildlife possible because they want to come and check out what the ruckus is? It’s really no fun.

Luckily, after decades of dealing with my problem I found solution that works and is easy to travel with. It is an anti snoring device called Good Morning Snore Solution. The concept of it’s design in pretty new. Known as a tongue stabilizing device it pulls your tongue forward while you sleep and keeps it from blocking your airway.

It is also so light and small that I can carry it to the most remote of places in the world and never have a problem. What an amazing feeling?

What solutions have worked for you to stop your snoring issues? We’d love to hear about it.


Four Reasons News Reporting is Hard on the Body

News ReportingIt’s a glamorous lifestyle. You get to travel the world and you get to talk to interesting people from all different backgrounds and learn about a wide array of topics. But what we don’t think about when it comes to news reporting is how it can affect our bodies.

Over the last two decades of news reporting, I have suffered from multiple health conditions. None of which are all that glamorous. Here are a few highlights.

1. Broken Ankle

This one happened while exploring the volcanic lava flow of the San Francisco Peaks wilderness in Arizona. Add a little rain to some sharp slippery lava rocks and you almost inevitably get an injury.

2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Almost a given in the industry is the development of some sort of gut issue. When you travel the globe, constantly trying new cuisines, it is almost inevitable to mess up your belly.

3. Toenail Fungus

There is nothing like walking along the white sand beaches of Costa Rica in the summertime with full closed toed shoes and even socks because you are suffering from a severe fungal infection. Luckily an anti fungal solution called “Funginix” has since treated and cured this problem. Flip flop freedom achieved!

4. Herniated Disc

By far the worst of my ailments has been a herniated disc in my lumbar spine. However, I seriously can’t complain. I hurt my back on what was probably the most epic base jumping trip of my life. No pain, no gain.

All in all, despite these and many other illnesses along the way, journalism is by far the best career out there.