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..
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…
Science has once again finally shattered the myth that milk makes strong bones. A new Swedish study links drinking milk to higher rates of bone fractures and even death!
The study tracked the eating habits of over 60,000 women for 20 years and over 45,000 men for 15 years. Researchers found that drinking more milk did NOT lead to lower risks of bone fracture. In fact, women who drank three glasses of milk per day broke more bones. Compared to women who drank less than one glass per day, heavy milk drinkers had a 60% greater risk of breaking a hip and a 16% higher risk of breaking any bone.
But it gets worse. People who drank more milk also had a higher risk of dying from any cause. For every glass of milk they drank every day, women had a 15% higher risk of death and men had a 3% higher risk…CLICK to continue reading…
I’m often asked if wine is good for our health and, if so, how much, how often and what kind. You Asked…here is the research…
- A healthy serving for men = one to two drinks daily (4 oz. each), maximum;
- A healthy serving for women = one daily (4 oz. each);
- 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…
Omega-3 (essentially DHA) was found to:
- Impart a mellowing/calming effect;
- Reduce arterial plaque;
- Lower triglycerides;
- Shield the heart from disease;
- Affect sleep quality.
The research, on children and adults, showed that the higher level of omega-3s are credited with fewer sleep problems in both groups. In addition, DHA was linked as beneficial in reducing the severity of sleep apnea…Click to continue reading…
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…
Summer is right around the corner and raspberries will soon appear…OR… If you, like me, have some stashed in the freezer, use them now in this delicious South American rendition of a French favorite dessert. The tasty red berries hit just the right balance of sweet and a little tart, perfect for a dessert that isn’t too sugary sweet. If you’ve never tried this classic French dessert before, then you are missing out, especially with a bit of Latin flair. It’s a simple dish of fruit covered in a thick, custard batter, somewhat like flan. It’s the perfect treat for most semi-sweet fruits but can be paired with so many delectable toppings. Read the recipe, and give this Latin twist on a French treat a try for yourself!…keep reading…
When working with clients who are victims of emotional imbalances that include, but are limited to, anxiety, panic, and depression, we work together to help them balance Wholistically: body, mind and spirit.
Science has demonstrated the importance of cultivating a healthy intestinal ecology known as the – microbiota – those health-enhancing microorganisms in our digestive health – critical inhabitants to achieve wellness.
Research has now validated that the bacteria in your gut can directly affect your behavior, emotions and everything from the ability to lose excess weight to our immune responses. This might be surprising for many, however it’s a critical, and often overlooked factor in treating anxiety. Healing and restoring balance to one’s digestive tract, ideally with the help of a nutritionally-aware health professional like a certified Wholistic Rejuvenist practitioner, can make a huge difference in alleviating symptoms and overcoming imbalances…
I am honored that Total Health Magazine (who I’ve written for over 15 years) is now publishing my new monthly recipe article column, “Health thru Education” – Recipes from Dr. Gloria’s Kitchen. In addition, each month I’ll provide you with a bit of my adventures in my new homeland that has welcomed me with open arms as well and my Health Sciences & Research Center now located high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador at 8,000 ft. in the city of eternal spring. I’ll share some historical perspectives and personal experiences so you can virtually enjoy the journey with me.
This column not only provides Nightshade-FREE delicious and easy recipes, it also gives you the health benefits of each key ingredient. I encourage you to print or archive each article and begin creating your own “Health thru Education” Library.
Here’s the January 2017 first recipe article: Majado Verde — Dr. Gloria’s “New” Nightshade-FREE Potato”
Your Partner in Health, Dr. Gloria