Your Health Detective: Herbs & Supplements

After 15+ years as president/research consultant of two non-profit international fibromyalgia organizations, and numbers of those afflicted rising to epidemic proportions – now estimated to be one in forty people – my commitment of finding causes, effects and non-drug solutions to inflammatory disorders is one I take very seriously. Both in my private virtual global practice and in teaching post graduate courses for health professionals, my professional commitment of “Health thru Education™” remains focused on identifying and reporting natural solutions.

SAFE Pain Alternatives to Toxic Drugs

This research article helps you to understand the terms Kinase or Kinase Modulators

               Kinases play a critical role in pain syndromes because they are the signals that influence transmission of the pain cascade and the signal pathways from the affected areas to the brain. The use of kinase modulating ingredients help to interrupt pain signals and I’ve found it to be extremely effective for most pain syndromes particularly those from fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, etc.

               Interrupting pain signals not only provides soft tissue relief but also join relief. In other words, if pain signals are not getting through to the portion of the brain that sends up “red flags” that then accelerate existing pain, pain is lessened…CLICK HERE to read full report

This month is heart month and I’m gifting all of you with a gift directly from my heart. For over 15 years my patients, post-graduate students and followers have been asking for a cookbook that expands on all the teachings of Wholistic Rejuvenation…AND…that it’s easy, healthy and tasty – you asked, it’s here! My production team at my new Cooking Institute have been busy for over a year working with me creating and testing recipes that have no ingredients that induce inflammation or sabotage our health. Since we know inflammation is at the foundation of most disorders, and it’s my specialty, the cookbook had to be unique in its ingredients yet so tasty you wouldn’t miss the “unhealthy” ingredients…mission accomplished!

We’ve all been there – you’re going along in life like you’ve always done and suddenly you realize what you’re doing just isn’t working for you anymore…OR…like me, you’re plunged into a completely new dietary protocol as a result of a life-threatening accident and suddenly you’re allergic to everything because you developed an intestinal disorder and liver damage caused by drugs used to save your life.

As a doctor of natural health and running two successful clinics (for 21-years) working with patients EXACTLY with the same symptoms I was now experiencing was very humbling. I was forced to make the dietary changes I counseled my thousands of patients to make…AND…I recovered…all along keeping in mind that achieving and maintaining health is a journey, not a destination…

Continue reading “Issue 2.1.19 EXCITING NEWS for Subscribers of “Dr. Gloria – Your Health Detective”” »

If the “town crier” isn’t the only one crying…and you’re one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I’ve been researching and writing about for over twenty years…unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue!

Scientific Perspective…Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, have the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food!

The Studies:

  • In Oregon, researchers asked 20 women, aged between 40 and 70, to drink an unsweetened juice made from tart cherries twice a day for three weeks. At the end of the study, researchers found significant improvements in the levels of inflammation the women were experiencing, with the most dramatic results being seen in the women with the worst osteoarthritis at the beginning of the experiment. Participants also reported a significant reduction in pain…

Continue reading “Issue 8.24.18 Pain & Inflammation – Nature to the RESCUE” »

No one who responds to seasonal allergens looks forward to spring, especially when the tree pollen’s and dust begin flying. That said, you can minimize or eliminate – as I did – allergic responses to airborne triggers by taking simple steps you may not have considered. In addition, using a proprietary homeopathic remedy to not only rid yourself of symptoms but to take proactively before the season is well on its way, is your best “insurance”. AND, March is the time to begin that therapy.

More than thirty years ago I relocated from Southern California to Northern Idaho to open two natural health clinics. I never had seasonal allergies in California and I lived in both the southern and northern parts of the state. I didn’t give any thought to protecting myself from, or that I’d even respond to, airborne pollutants – was I in for a surprise!

The first spring, around mid-March I found myself with nagging frontal headaches, itchy swollen eyes, post-nasal drip and then by the first of April I developed a full-blown sinus infection with a headache that felt like a sledge hammer landed on my head. I hadn’t had a sinus infection in more than twenty years and after trying everything non-drug I finally ended up in the emergency room. The physician that saw me asked if I had a history of sinus infections. After taking a complete history, he commented, “Oh, if you just relocated here you’ll always have symptoms and/or infections this time of year with the burning of farm fields at the end of summer, and in the early spring all the pine pollen’s and dust flying around, just get used to it the rest of the year is beautiful here.” I couldn’t believe my ears…just get used to it! The only thing he could offer was an antibiotic for the sinus infection and an injection of a steroid (Kenalog) to help with the acute inflammation. Being a doctor of natural health, I KNEW what side-effects could ensue but I was in SO much pain I felt I could do anything once surely without terrible side-effects, right? WRONG…Click to continue reading…

Continue reading “Issue: 3.9.18 Spring into Action – COMBAT Spring Allergies” »

In recent years, more than in the 30+ years of practicing natural health, individuals who seek my counsel are experiencing the frightening conditions of losing their sense of smell and taste. Not only is this devastating to their overall quality of life, but now science shows it can be a predictor of other serious health imbalances and diseases. I chose this topic for this blog because of the concern I have that so many are experiencing these symptoms and you need to be aware of how to identify deficiencies or imbalances that contribute to these disorders. In addition, early detection of metabolic disorders can be implemented before it becomes a dis-order with devastating consequences that may have been resolved by nutritional modifications and Wholistic detoxification.

Loss of smell and taste result from many conditions, among them nasal polyps or those that form in the sinus cavities, hormonal imbalances, serious health disorders/diseases especially those that include compromised immunity, and also a major cause is dental infections…

Continue reading “Issue 04.28.17 Loss of Taste & Smell…Causes, Effects & Natural Solutions” »

If the “town crier” isn’t the only one crying…and you’re one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I’ve been researching and writing about for over twenty years…unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue!

Scientific Perspective…Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food!

Continue reading “Issue 04.19.17 Natural Relief from Pain & Inflammation – Red to the Rescue” »

If the “town crier” isn’t the only one crying…and you’re one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I’ve been researching and writing about for over twenty years…unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue!

Scientific Perspective…Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food!

Continue reading “Issue 04.14.17 Natural Relief from Pain & Inflammation – Red to the Rescue” »

The Blind Truths…

  • Every 7 minutes someone in the United States becomes blind or significantly vision impaired.
  • Vision loss tends to strike later in life, specifically after age 60.
  • Nearly one-quarter of those over age 80 are blind or vision impaired and they are the fastest growing segment of our population.
  • Americans with blindness, low vision, or age-related eye disease is expected to grow by nearly one-third – to 50 million+ – by 2020.
  • Vision loss poses a very serious challenge to those who would otherwise remain part of a productive work force beyond age 65.
  • Currently, lost productivity because of vision loss accounts for over $9 Billion dollars in annual lost productivity.
  • Low vision or blindness affects approximately 1 in 28 Americans over the age of 40 – 3.3 million Americans.
  • An estimated 1 million Americans over the age of 40 are legally blind.
  • An association with vision loss and vehicular crashes has been shown in older adult drivers.
  • Vision loss is a leading cause of falls in baby-boomers; one study found that visual field loss was associated with a 6-fold risk of frequent falls.
  • Even mild visual impairment doubles the risk of mortality over a 5-year period.

“Blindness and vision impairment are on the rise in the United States. A recent report by Prevent Blindness America indicates that, since the year 2000, incidence of blindness and vision impairment has increased by 23 percent among Americans age 40 and older. However, most blindness in this country is preventable with proper eye care.” – The American Press

See…ing the Risk Factors…

In addition to age, major risk factors include a family history of eye disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, to mention a few.

Major findings from a survey conducted by Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, include the following replies from participants that clearly demonstrate most people do not SEE their risk factors:

Continue reading “Issue 03.17.17 Don’t Be BLIND to Degenerative Eye Disorders / Diseases…” »


Many of you that follow my blogs and work know I was a victim of chronic insomnia after my much written about accident many years ago. I struggled, as do most of my clients, with not being able to get to sleep or stay asleep, despite using every natural aid I could get my hands on (and there were dozens). One thing that I didn’t try until recently is adding specific plants to the bedroom, and I had studied their health-enhancing effect…so why not, after all I use and recommend pure essential oils extensively but being the health detective that I am I needed to see some more recent science before trying it. After convincing in-depth research, I decided to see if live plants would help me so I could recommend the same to those I counsel. WOW, it did help get me to sleep faster! I’ve slept well for several years but still use various types of natural remedies (rotated monthly so the body doesn’t get complacent and they lose their effectiveness) to get to sleep – with my long hours and a Type A personality it’s hard to calm the brain. After all, what did I have to lose? They did what the research said they would – helped me calm my brain and get to sleep. Why not try one of the following (or all of them) in addition to other natural sleep aids, after all they’re working for a tough case, yours truly. Don’t expect a “miracle” plant, place them in your bedroom and allow at least two weeks before you pass judgement on their benefit…

Continue reading “Issue 03.03.17 Need More Sleep? “LIVE” Plants to the Rescue…” »

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