Your Health Detective: Colon/Intestinal Health

Being raised by my paternal grandmother, who was a natural healer and herbalist, gave me a unique foundation for how my professional life would eventually evolve. Grandma used baking soda almost daily for one reason or another from heartburn to stain removal…AND…so do I!

This cheap, effective ingredient is one of the most versatile and powerful natural remedies for many reasons. It can be used as a proactive approach to colds, headaches, cancer, skin disorders, and much more through its ability to quickly alkalize the body. We now know scientifically that when a body’s urine pH (first void of the morning upon arising) remains at an average of 7.5, no bacteria, virus, fungus or even cancer can survive. Additionally, it can be used as a product for oral hygiene and as a deodorant, etc..

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In a 2014 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded that the health-enhancing effect of magnesium intake wherever chronic diseases are present, may be, at least in part, explained by inhibiting the inflammatory responses. They suggest that in the five studies they witnessed the potential benefit of magnesium supplementation, especially as measured in the CRP (C-Reactive Protein) test, because of magnesium’s unique ability to inhibit inflammation.

We know that inflammation is at the root of plaque build-up in atherosclerosis and supplementation with magnesium may be the “key” ingredient missing in those developing the disease.

Furthering on the European study, another study of 3700 post-menopausal women concluded that magnesium does have extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, the researchers noted that arterial wall inflammation was minimized in those who significantly increased magnesium intake. You may be asking how this helps arterial wall plaque. The answer: Magnesium makes it more difficult for plaque to settle on the arterial walls. Remember, it’s the plaque that causes narrowing of the arteries and ultimately coronary artery disease and other heart diseases. Magnesium helps improve circulation and that alone prevents or minimizes plaque formation AND, without drugs. CLICK HERE to read the entire article.


   Holiday Health Risks – “Over-consumption Syndrome”

by Gloria Gilbѐre, CDP, DA Hom, ND, PhD, DSC, EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist, HTMA Practitioner

Personal Note from Dr. Gloria

This article was previously published; however, I’ve had many request to re-publish…here it goes.

As an AFTERWORD to the original article, think about this; we forget the amount of stress we put on ourselves, and allow others to place upon us, particularly for the holidays. Having reached my 71st year and determined that this is “The beginning of the best part of the rest of my life” allow me to share some “food for thought” that I’ve personally experienced and learned from that has finally brought me the peace in my life that always escaped me. It’s a time to give thanks for so many things, most of all, that you have come to the point in your life where “you can afford anything except being around negative people – negativity is a dangerous contagious disease.” I am thankful to all my loyal patients and followers and pray each of you will reach the same peace and fulfillment I have by taking back your own personal power. At times, we agree to spend time with those who take more energy than they give, all without thinking of what those compromises mean to our Wholistic health – whether it be your parents, in-laws, neighbors, friends, coworkers, siblings or even your children. My gift to you this holiday season is to share the favorite quotes I live by and hope they shine the light of health, peace and inspiration in your life as they have mine.  CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

Unfortunately, our modern fast-paced lifestyles and diet are causing stresses within our body, including constipation and the habitual use of laxatives that deal with symptoms, not the underlying causes. This time of year, with all the extra stresses of holidays, constipation has become an even larger health issue.

Constipation is a digestive health syndrome that occurs due to a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. Mainly characterized by incomplete excretion of the bowel or passage of hard and dry feces, constipation can be a contributing factor to onset of several health problems. Prolonged retention of food in the intestines can cause toxin production in the body that then can easily re-circulate throughout the body.

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If your get-up-and-go got up and went….consider the effects of bad oils! 

The list of disorders linked to overconsumption of omega-6 fatty acids continues to grow.

Latest studies link cheap, omega-6-laden vegetable oils to behaviors such as TV-watching and diseases such as diabetes!

Digest These Facts:

  • Americans consume vastly greater amounts of omega-6 fats than they did 30 years ago.
  • Combined with low intake of omega-3 fats, that excess creates “silent”, chronic inflammation…AND…
  • worrying evidence linking chronic inflammation to fatigue and inactivity has begun to emerge in recent clinical studies.
  • Five years ago, researchers from the National Cancer Institute found that breast cancer patients with comparatively high omega-3 levels — and low omega-6 blood levels — showed substantially less inflammation and fatigue…AND…

Continue reading “Issue 9.21.18 We All Need an “Oil Change” to Obtain and Maintain Health and Promote Anti-aging” »

The liver is a vital organ of detoxification which requires proper care to maintain its health-enhancing functions. Liver damage and disorder is in epidemic proportions mostly because of an unhealthy diet, being overweight, excessive alcohol consummation and most medications.

The tamarind fruit is very effective in preventing and treating liver disorders. Consumed at least five out of seven days it will improve your liver health and protect it from damages.

This fruit detoxifies our body, eliminates toxins from our organism, boosts metabolism and digestion, and improves cardiovascular and digestive functions…

Continue reading “Issue 7.27.18 The Fruit Your LIVER Loves…AND…Contains Anti-Aging Benefits” »

Baking soda is one of the most versatile and powerful natural remedies for countless health disorders. Because I insist my patients test their urine weekly, first void of the morning, and to insure they maintain an average pH. of 7.5, questions continually arise as to what the actual health benefits include, the following is a brief summary. 

Historical Perspective…

3500 BC: Ancient Egyptians use natron (primarily comprised of sodium carbonate) as a soap-like cleaning agent and also used it to make mummies. 1843: Alfred Bird, a British chemist, makes the first version of baking powder to help out his wife, who was allergic to yeast. 1846: The Arm & Hammer brand is created…CLICK to continue reading…

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  Skin Care Begins from the Inside-Out 

Many skin disorders and premature aging are the outward manifestation of a body attempting to reduce its overall internal toxic burden as a result of accumulated by-products from multiple sources. What most people forget is that our skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination – what goes on the skin goes into the body, as well as what’s inside manifests outside.

Auto-intoxication – The Road to Beautiful Skin is Paved with Good Intestines!

Since we now know scientifically that over 70% of our immune system is based in our gut, if intestinal health is compromised so is our skin. Our intestinal tract, specifically the large intestine (colon), is our personal “toxic waste chemical processing” receptacle – consisting of two main pipelines (pathways) through which toxins flow. Those toxic substances, manufactured within the colon, affect the entire body when transported from the colon into the liver via the hepatic portal vein. And, if they “leak” out of a damaged intestinal wall create a condition known as leaky gut syndrome – when proteins and toxins begin to leach out of the intestinal lining into the bloodstream, overloading the liver as it attempts to neutralize the toxins. It is remarkable that this five-foot long cavity, with its toxic contents, can be so close to the bloodstream without causing even more trouble – the intestinal wall is no thicker than that of your eyelid…CLICK to continue reading…

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The following is a summary of the findings reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience: 

  • Gut bacteria are possibly working at more than keeping our bodies healthy – they may be actually changing our minds.
  • Recent studies report how living bacteria in the gut can alter the way our brain works.
  • The scientific question asked after recent studies is, “can we soothe our brains by cultivating our gut bacteria”?
  • By adjusting the gut’s bacterial intestinal terrain, scientists have been able to change the behavior of lab animals and, in smaller numbers to date, in people.
  • Scientists, by altering intestinal microbes have turned anxious mice bold, and shy mice social. Rats inoculated with bacteria from depressed people developed signs of depression.
  • Smaller studies of people suggest that eating specific kinds of bacteria may change brain activity and ease anxiety/panic. This is believed to be effective because gut bacteria can make the very chemicals that brain cells use to communicate…Click to continue reading…

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