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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.

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We are familiar with many parts of our body and how they relate to our health, however, when it comes to our lymphatic system, we just don’t “Know our Nodes.” Many of you hear about lymph nodes and know they are somewhere in the body but, beyond that; details about their function remain a mystery to most — unless all of a sudden faced with a disease like lymphoma. Here are important lymph facts and functions you should know:

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), going back more than two millennia, all diseases involving the eye are closely related to liver health, as well as all your internal organs. Taking that into consideration, an imbalance in any of the internal organs may lead to diminishing eye health and eye disease.

You don’t have to travel as much as I do for business to be caught off-guard by a virus from any environment, especially in spaces with re-circulated air (flights, trains, ships, theaters, hospitals, schools, etc.).

Weekly I receive calls from readers and clients asking what they can do to protect themselves and enhance their immunity while traveling or in crowded places. The following are procedures I have personally employed and recommended to those I consult with for over...

About half of all Americans, no matter how healthy they are, are more likely to develop oral health problems.

Women need to be aware that they are at higher risk for periodontal disease and gum disease during puberty, pregnancy, their menstrual cycle each month, and then menopause—let’s face it, we’re at risk most of our lives. We now also know there is a correlation between high hormone levels in the body and inflammation in the gums surrounding the teeth as well as...

Yes, there are natural ways for you to stay healthy, active, maintain a sharp mind, and age without looking or feeling old!

After age 30, testosterone levels begin to decline by about one percent per year. Is this a big deal? You bet it is! Just consider that by the time you reach age 65, your levels have declined 35 percent. Is it any wonder your “get up and go got up and went,” and that romantic date night use to energize you just thinking about it, and now? The effects...

As a doctor of natural health, specializing in identifying causes, effects and non-drug solutions to chemically-induced immune system disorders, most of my clients are extremely sensitive to environmental pollutants. I, for one, nearly lost my life due to liver damage from prescription drugs necessary after a life-threatening accident. This immune system dysfunction caused me to be allergic to everything I ingested as well as to chemicals in the environment. I experienced anaphylactic...

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.

The gut is the largest immune system organ—if your gut is unhealthy…so are your immune responses. For an organ that will digest approximately 23,000 pounds of solid waste in a lifetime, it is still misunderstood, abused, ridiculed and neglected. The immune system is a complex, multilevel defense system that protects the body from foreign invaders—a virtual army of defenders— containing more than 70 percent of our immune system in the gut.

It’s also important to...

To decode, as it pertains to health, is to understand the underlying causes of dis-order or disease so that appropriate protocols can be taken to correct the dis-order and return the body to homeostasis (a state of equilibrium within a cell or organism). According to Wikipedia’s definition, “Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism…” Furthermore, the definition is expanded to read, “…The body’s...

Those who have long paid attention to nutrition, and the benefits of nutrition-based medicine, know the importance of that blue-green pigment present in marine microalgae—elevating foods like spirulina and chlorella to super-food status. That said, many do not know of or give appropriate credit to, another microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis—commonly known as a dark red pigment that is the richest known source of the carotenoid2 Astaxanthin. This unique substance...

After more than 30 professional years researching, writing about, and managing my own blood sugar imbalance, I still believe gum care is among the most important and least appreciated aspects of self-management for diabetes, metabolic and insulin resistance syndromes, and many immune system disorders. Studies keep showing how gum disease (periodontal infection) and diabetes are a reflection of each.

Severe gum disease (periodontitis) is known to actually be a major...

Okay, so you're wondering what in the heck is Dr. Gloria going to dissect now in her Health Detective investigative work? Well, it’s about helping you to choose healthy choices during the holidays rather than health-depleting ones. I’m going to provide you with gluten-free, nightshade-free, dairy-free alternatives to make those holiday meals just as tasty as the traditional unhealthy, high fat ones.

Here it goes…quick and easy…

This isn’t some newfangled health idea; they teach it at Stanford University! A Stanford professor is teaching his students about the mind-body connection and the relationship between stress* and disease. The head of the Psychiatry Department at Stanford said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman, whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her...

We’ve heard about our school nutrition programs banning sugary beverages because of the immediate need to combat childhood obesity—currently in epidemic proportions in the U.S. That said, there’s a sneaky legal way manufacturers are using to offer reduced-calorie milk drinks like chocolate milk, for example. The ban was placed on added sugar or high fructose corn syrup but wait until you read what the industry is up to!

The claims that labeling like...

New research from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute discovers a little-known, or little-connected, factor that contributes to developing type 2 diabetes. Most of us know that exercise and a healthy diet low in sugars and grains are key diabetes-preventing life style “musts.” What is not often known is that the amount and quality of sleep is also vital in protecting against developing the disease, managing it and, in many cases, actually reversing it!

If you’re like most of us, you’ve had challenges with sleeping at one time or another. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reported in their 2010 study that only four in 10 respondents got a good night’s sleep most nights. The NSF, warned about making the health-depleting mistake of resorting to sleeping pills — at best ineffective, at worst dangerous!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collected data that showed over-the-counter sleep products really do...

Having dealt with thousands of clients with inflammatory disorders, I find there is one connection most do not make before consulting with me—inflammation and their thyroid health. When a thyroid disorder is diagnosed, hypothyroidism resulted from lack of iodine in their food/supplements and from the inflammation in general. There is confusion about hypothyroid and the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis…allow me to clarify.

This investigative report is especially close to my heart—many of my family members and younger siblings are type 2 diabetics; I battle high blood sugar constantly. I have been able to maintain safe levels through strict carbohydrate and sugar restriction along with nutraceutical supplements, however, it does requires discipline and constant monitoring.

What most people do not understand is the intimate connection between liver health and diabetes; hopefully this report will...

A while ago I wrote an article about ocular migraines; more people read the article than any other article I’ve ever written. Having had more than my share of eye issues, and consulting with clients who are also experiencing disorders that many times we don’t understand, this investigative report shines the light on yet another serious eye disorder that is occurring more than we’d like to admit—especially among baby boomers and those with compromised immune systems and...