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Gloria Gilbere, DAHom, PhD

Dr. Gloria Gilbère (CDP, DA Hom, ND, PhD, DSC, EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist, Certified HTMA Practitioner) is Founder/CEO of the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation – after 22 years of owning/operating two health clinics in Idaho she relocated her Health Sciences/Research/Cooking Institute division to Cotacachi, Ecuador, S.A.

Her worldwide consulting via phone and Skype continues as does the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation in Idaho. Visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com or call (888.352.8175) to schedule a consultation or register for her post-graduate courses.

NEWS FLASH: Ready to learn more about simple recipes that can give you what I call the Anti-Inflammation Advantage? Download your free 40+ page cookbook The Anti-Inflammation Recipe Sampler at drgloriaskitchen.com/totalhealth/


A Dairy-Free South American Delight

If you love coconut and treasure its taste and health benefits as I do, this dessert is one you'll add to your list of easy favorite healthy treats.

TEMBLEQUE gets its name from the Spanish word tiembla which means to shake—also likened to the Spanish word temblor which is used to describe an earthquake or trembling—very appropriate for Ecuador known for its earthquakes. It's a pudding thickened with...

Warming Spiced Fruit Drink with Special Ecuadorian Bread

Recipes from Dr. Gloria's Ecuadorian Kitchen

The "Colada Morada" is an indigenous tradition in Ecuador, specifically the Northern Andean Region where my Health Sciences/Research center is based. This holiday, on November 2nd, (Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead) is a day that honors deceased saints in this deeply religious culture. It is celebrated in families and social gathering as a tradition handed down...

If you're looking for a healthy, colorful, tasty and quick salad, this is it ...assuming of course the corn is organic.

Summer Corn Salad...South American Style, that is!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic canned or dried black beans, well rinsed (soaked and drained)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut in half (if you're cooking the beans)
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped (if you're using canned beans)
  • ...

Anytime I cook quinoa, about twice a week, I always make extra for use in stir-fry's, soups or these little patty burgers, like pictured, they are also great tapas (Spanish for appetizers, snacks or hors d'oeuvres). They're good hot or cold and a healthy quick snack when those hunger pangs haunt us, especially when traveling because they're loaded with protein and on a flight, can be taken in your carry-on. These burgers are slowly pan-fried in a touch of coconut oil, and gently...

Potato Chips DO NOT have to include inflammation-inducing potatoes of the usual variety, the following recipe is my twist for a tasty treat that is great for those cravings. I especially like them for travel. You can turn almost any vegetable into a crisp, healthy and satisfying munchie.

My first several attempts at making chips that I want to look, taste and feel like the TerraTM brand was a complete failure—too soggy, too brown, too tough, etc. I finally...

Move-over Crockpot and Slow Cookers...ONE-DISH Meals Got a Make-over

There's another tool in your kitchen that can help provide a healthy, tasty complete meal with less clean-up and the amazing taste known throughout Latin and European cuisine for centuries – Roasted Vegetables... mine is with a bit of a different "twist"...of course I had to "doctor" it.

If you, like many of my clients, are running in many different directions in this fast-paced life or you're just...

Often, I'm asked what can be used in recipes that cut fat and sugar yet maintains moistness, sweetness and flavor as with the original ingredients. In our Health Sciences & Research kitchen we've been experimenting with healthy options and the following is what we've discovered are the best options and many of our taste testers couldn't even tell we used substitutes.

Since our Research Center is now located in the high Andes of Ecuador, the challenge in baking is that nothing...

One of the many benefits of having my Health Sciences Division of my Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation in Ecuador is the eclectic mix of delicious healthy foods that we as Americans don't know are just waiting for us to discover. Green banana soup is one example. At first it's like, "you're kidding right?"...then you savor the explosion of flavors and your body "feels" the intense nutrition as it first satisfies your palette and then leaves you planning the next time you'll have this...

Recipe Perspective
Soups, of new varieties this foodie doctor has never heard of, are a stable in Ecuador and served with most meals as the first of several courses. I have always been a soup lover and learned how to make soup from almost anything being raised by a South American paternal grandmother. Therefore, my new test kitchen has been very busy adapting recipes to healthier nightshade- free versions of local delicacies for my international readers and...

My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchens both in the U.S. and our new teaching/health sciences/research facility high in the high Andes of Ecuador, S.A. Our commitment to you continues to bring you the best natural health recipes while insuring they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification – the essence of Wholistic Rejuvenation.

This series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each...

My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchens both in the U.S. and our new teaching/health sciences/research facility high in the Andes of Ecuador, S.A. Our commitment to you continues to bring you the best natural health recipes while insuring they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification—the essence of Wholistic Rejuvenation.

This new series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each...

My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchens both in the U.S. and our new teaching facility in Ecuador. Our commitment to you continues to bring you the best natural health recipes while insuring they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification—the essence of Wholistic Rejuvenation.

This series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each...

Yes, making a green drink is certainly the first choice for a detox and rejuvenation protocol. However, we also need options for a meal that includes not only tasty satisfying ingredients but also those that contribute to our overall reduction of toxic burden while providing quality protein and fiber that converts to energy. Ingredients:

  • 2 medium leeks, cut in half, cleaned well, and cut into small pieces
  • 6 cloves of garlic,...

My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchens both in the U.S. and our new Health Sciences & Teaching Facility in Ecuador. Our commitment to you continues to bring you the best natural health recipes while insuring they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification—the essence of Wholistic Rejuvenation.

This series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each...

This new series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each ingredient.

Expanding on my love of healthy cooking and ethnic diversity, my recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchen to insure they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification, which is the basics for wholistic rejuvenation. This recipe is not a main course but a great side-dish and/or appetizer.

INGREDIENTS
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This new series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each ingredient.

This is the perfect side dish or snack when what is typically the hottest month. Recipes do not have to be difficult or with dozens of ingredients. My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchen to insure they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification while being packed with other energy-producing ingredients, which is...

Ingredients

Note: These amounts are approximate depending on your taste and quantity so adjust to the flavor you like. I like a sweet/tart flavor where I can taste the vinegar but it’s not over-whelming and then just a slight sweet taste.

  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into small cubes)
  • ½ cup oil (best if you use grapeseed, hazelnut or infused oil like infused grapeseed with lime)
  • 2 TB. Balsamic...

Yes, making a green drink is certainly the first choice for a detox and rejuvenation protocol. However, we also need options for a meal that includes not only tasting satisfying ingredients but also those that will contribute to our overall reduction of toxic burden while providing quality protein that converts to energy.

This new series provides not only healthy recipes but also the health benefits of each ingredient.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup red quinoa (washed...

This is the last detox SOUP recipe in this series as the weather begins to warm I'll provide cooler dishes. Recipes do not have to be difficult or with dozens of ingredients. My recipes are created and tested in my institute kitchen to insure they are packed with nutrition AND the ability to assist overall detoxification, which is what's important for wholistic rejuvenation. The subsequent three recipes are detox one-dish meals.

Ingredients
  • 2...

From Dr. Gloria’s Kitchen

We are now almost at the end of the first quarter of the year and many of you have completed your New Year – New You Wholistic Rejuvenation protocols, some of you have not. Whether you have or not, making a homemade detox soup while the weather is still in the winter mode helps your body release pent-up toxins to allow yourself to prepare for the spring and beyond.

So exactly what makes a recipe a detox one? It contains the healthiest...