Pain and inflammation is at the top of symptom-lists by the majority of the population, especially as related to disorders like Fibromyalgia and Arthritis. Having available a non-drug remedy with effective ingredients all in a capsule, without all the side-effects, is as important as uncovering the underlying causes because without being able to manage the pain and ensuing inflammation, the body cannot repair and rejuvenate.
Many years in the formulating, a new product that fulfills all of my requirements for a safe, effective, non-drug supplement without side-effects is finally available. Some complexes available either aren’t effective or they contain natural aspirin (willow bark) which is effective short-term but then can cause G.I. symptoms of stomach irritation when taken more than a few days – just like aspirin does...Click to continue reading...
Avoid a Shrinking Brain, Inflammation & Heart Disease, Naturally
Continuing my investigative report on the health-depleting effects of trans-fats and the oils/fats that are actually healthy, the following are updated studies important to share...Click to continue reading...
In addition to chronic pain, most of my client’s list sleep issues at the top of their list of symptoms – especially my fibromyalgia patients since that’s a specialty of mine and have consulted with thousands worldwide.
I have been personally challenged with sleep issues ever since my accident and subsequent toxicity syndrome many years ago – sleep disorders often experienced AFTER a trauma. Although recovered from my fibromyalgia and multiple allergic responses, getting to sleep and staying asleep, was an issue. The old adage that sleep disorders are mainly in those individuals that are type “A” (high-energy workaholics) I don’t buy into because there are so many variables. That said, those of us in THAT category – whose brain computer doesn’t remember how and when to shut down and keeps “rebooting” – need non-toxic solutions to allow us the much needed deep restorative sleep in order to achieve and maintain health.
For over twenty years I've focused my consulting practice in helping clients and patients who are very reactive to foods and environmental triggers. I've used two nutraceuticals to help manage those frightening allergic responses with great success because many people, including myself, are allergic to ephinephrine, and now these natural formulas have been enhanced specifically for those affected and made specifically for the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation.
FIRST, Buffered C Reaction Responseis a unique vitamin C powder that contains 4,350 mg. in one teaspoon. This complex formula supplies a generous dose of buffered vitamin C to not only support immune functions but to also provide that much needed antioxidant protection from simply living in a toxic world.
When I was in the midst of my nightmare with leaky gut syndrome and the resulting allergic responses to most everything (after prescription medications necessitated after a serious accident), this blend was my go-to nutraceutical along with the homeopathic blend I describe below.
High potency, highly absorbable vitamin C helps recover from an allergic response by delivering anti-inflammatory agents and oxygen to cells for a speedier recovery. At the first sign of an allergic response (red blotches, eyes swelling, throat restriction, allergy headache, etc.) I place 1 tsp. in warm water, stir, swish in the mouth about 1-2 minutes so that it begins its work sublingually, and then swallow.
According to an allergy specialist in the U.K., John Mansfield, MD, allergic responses are a result of:
A depressed or malfunctioning immune system;
An overload of toxins;
Nutritional deficiencies, chemicals in foods, i.e. pesticides, preservatives, monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, sulfites, etc.;
Chronic intestinal yeast overgrowth (candida or candidiasis).
Buffered vitamin C in high doses can have a dramatic effect in improving allergy symptoms, particularly responses to food, hay fever and asthma. This is due to it's ability to counteract the inflammation responses that are part of these responses. "Vitamin C is one of nature's miracles," according to Robert Cathcart MD, who pioneered the technique of taking Vitamin C to bowel tolerance (until bowels are loose) - he reverently recommends its use for allergies.
If you were to take this high potency drink daily it could compromise the enamal on the teeth. However, for the times when the urgency of an allergic response arises, it won't hurt the enamel when only used occasionally. When having to use this blend more often, or for those like me that like adding into my green smoothie daily for its overall health benefits, I always drink through a straw to avoid compromising my tooth enamel.
Vitamin C's natural antihistamine properties make it a classic allergy treatment. A daily dose of 4,000 mgs, or more, helps reduce the severity of sinus stuffiness and runny nose. When increasing vitamin C take 1,000 — 2,000 mgs every hour until you reach bowel tolerance, i.e. loose stools, and then cut back on the amount a little.
Increase the amount every day and gradually over time your body will become accustomed to the increased dose without creating diarrhea/loose stools. It can take several days to a couple of months to increase doses up to 4,000 mgs per day. However people who need vitamin C the most will find they can tolerate higher doses better than others can. Remember that the high dose of 4,350 mg is what we've found effective for relief from an allergic response - you may need to take a different dose for daily maintenance until you find the level your body tolerates.
SECOND, Allergic Response Rescue, a proprietory homeopathic blend that has a time-released action to tame the allergic response - I call it "Nature's Benedryl". At the very first sign of an allergic response to anything (food, environmental exposure, insect bite, etc.) I use and recommend what we call an "infusion dose" - place 6 drops under tongue and hold for about 2-3 minutes before swallowing - repeat three times. The allergic reaction is usually significantly tamed or resolved after 3 doses. If the allergic response is not significantly reduced, be sure to seek medical attention.
NOTE: This homeopathic is formulated to assist with any allergic response that is HOT, RED, SWOLLEN or ITCHY.
Both of these complexes are specifically formulated for the Institute and available exclusively from The Health Matters Store - the one source for nutraceuticals I use and recommend. To order click on each product within the above 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.
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 as prolonged retention of food in the intestines can cause toxin production in the body...click to continue reading...
As a doctor of natural health, author, medical researcher, and recovered victim of MARS/MCSS/EI, it is my goal in consulting with you to provide the necessary" tools" to rebuild your health and spread the word about how to prevent “walking in my shoes.” For purposes of education, the terms described refer to disorders that include, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndromes (MCSS) and Environmental Illness (EI) – terms that basically mean the same but identified by various health professionals differently. I coined the phrase MARS because I felt the other terms did not adequately encompass the extend of reacting to most foods and invisible saboteurs in your environment when your organs of detoxification can no longer protect you.
I know firsthand how devastating it is to suddenly face a life of isolation, fear, stigma and pain when traditional medical experts keep echoing, “Everything is within normal range.” It is equally, if not more, challenging to have those you love and respect discount the legitimacy of your symptoms.
Questions are constantly being asked as to why suddenly we react to substances we’ve lived with for years. Before experiencing symptoms of MARS the thought never occurs to us that ordinary household products in our home, office and public places could be affecting our health. Increasing numbers of victims have become so acute that they resort to living outdoors or in their cars. MARS forces its victims to endure multiple losses—of family and friends, employment, mobility, hobbies, tolerance to foods, the ability to participate in public, community and religious events.
It is humbling to me as a practitioner of natural health to have many of the people I’ve helped through various stages of their illnesses share their knowledge, lessons learned and “safe” options when I was faced by the same set of symptoms after a serious accident. I believe the true definition of a quality health professional is one who learns as much from her clients as she contributes.
MCS/EI/MARS knows no economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries; it’s a group of disorders affecting multiple body systems that changes its victim’s life forever.
I write this with the prayer that you learn there ARE non-drug solutions to reversing your illnesses by means of wholistic detoxification – to repair damage caused by prescription or recreational drugs, years of health-depleting choices and exposure to toxic substances. It’s been twenty years since I developed MARS from prescription medications after my accident and the drugs that saved my life almost took it and left me allergic to everything!
“I hurt all over” is the phrase most often used by victims of these disorders. It is a phrase I used on a daily basis for many years after my life-threatening accident and the subsequent chemically-induced immune system disorder leading to multiple allergic responses.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to convey to an observer that your pain is “real,” not imagined—even though invisible. Fibromyalgia is misdiagnosed, misunderstood and mistreated.
My individualized consulting via telephone and Skype helps you to identify your “invisible” disorders along with detailing non-drug solutions to correct the underlying causes, while alleviating the pain and inflammation that keep eroding your quality of life. My proven approach offers three methodologies for the causal effects— toxicity of the soft and connective tissues, a damaged intestinal ecology, and food-related acceleration of symptoms. The approach outlines proven long-term solutions for healing from “the inside out”.
Victims of Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel, Colon & Digestive Disorders
If you’re one of the over 62 million people in the U.S. alone who suffer from digestive disorders, a consultation with me will shed new light on the many probable causes of your illness and non-drug solutions.
As a doctor and recovered victim of leaky gut syndrome, I only too well understand the challenges when conventional medical experts continue to prescribe drugs for symptom care, and then proceed to, at times, even deny the existence of the disorder and its probable causes—unless, of course, it’s a conventionally diagnosed disease like cancer. They continue to insist on toxic therapies, without recognizing there could be natural options to assist the body in rejuvenating.
I also understand the frustration when your entire life changes because your gut is now literally running your life.
There are non-drug solutions to digestive disorders; I offer you those natural solutions and lifestyle changes that will not only assist you in overcoming these disorders, but also serve as a guide for sustained wellness and prevention.
“Disease enters and leaves man as through a door,” wrote French philosopher Georges Canguilhem more than half a century ago – illustrating the notion that disease is a distinct “thing” as if it exists apart from the human body. This view prevails today toward the millions afflicted with the invisible disorders stemming from chemical exposures, health-depleting dietary choices and toxic intestinal ecology.
Your Symptoms ARE NOT All in Your Head!
With multiple chemical sensitivities and environmental illnesses (MCSS/EI), fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and chemically-induced immune system disorders manifesting as multiple allergic response syndromes (MARS), a not-so-different opinion has emerged among most conventional physicians, families, insurance companies and employers – an opinion that those suffering the symptoms of these disorders have some sadistic demon that brings on these “invisible” symptoms, therefore, the illness cannot demand recognition in a conventional medical world that must have double-blind studies and a scientific name for the illness in order for it to be recognized. The generalizations and varied symptomatology make for a confused, depressed, angry and sicker patient.
With MARS, and most of the invisible illnesses, a very different opinion is finally emerging – that disease is not a separate entity, but a changed state of the organism, a disturbance of the natural equilibrium or harmony of the body systems – usually brought upon by trauma, chemicals and man-made substances not identifiable or able to be processed or neutralized by the human body.
This is not a novel idea. Since the time of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, various remedies were prescribed to restore the body’s natural balance. Although these two views of disease appear to be incompatible, both are valuable in understanding how to reverse and manage these invisible illnesses and the resulting multiple allergic responses.
It is impossible to provide specific protocols for these invisible illnesses because each cause and effect is unique. I have worked with thousands worldwide who have regained their health by adhering to Wholistic Rejuvenation principals. That said, if you aren’t willing to eat “live” food, use time-tested detoxification nutraceuticals and therapies to reduce your overall body burden, you will not succeed.
If you’re new to my practice and willing to allow a minimum of ninety days to feel improvement go to my website at www.gloriagilbere.com and click on the photo of me on the telephone and go to “new client forms”. Once forms are completed, hit the “submit” button and then call the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation to schedule your telephone or Skype consultation. If you tell the customer service representative you read this blog you will receive a $100. discount for a full one-hour initial consultation that includes three follow-up emails to guide you through the initial ninety day protocol – the normal new client consultation is $240.
Working together with what I know works, you CAN restore your quality of life, Naturally.
My last two TeleSeminars regarding Migraines & Headaches were such a success I'm committing to offering more, at least one a month. For those of you who missed the Headache Presentation, you will soon be able to purchase the audio mp3 from The Health Matters Store.
This next Health thru Education series is all about INFLAMMATION and is presented in a series of 4 one-hour sessions, the first four Mondays of March.
Inflammation is in epedemic proportions today and it's imperative we understand the causes and non-drug solutions before it further erodes at our quality of life, shortens life span and ages us prematurely.