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Gloria Gilbère is an internationally respected traditional naturopath, homeopath and doctor of natural health. Author of the bestselling books 'I was Poisoned by my Body' and 'Invisible Illnesses', she restored her own health after suffering from leaky gut syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), and now successfully helps others do the same. She focuses on finding drug-free solutions to 'invisible illnesses' such as these which she refers to as Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS).
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Monday, July 16th 2007:
Mineral/Electrolyte Deficiency: The Anxiety/Panic Connection
by Gloria Gilbère, N.D., D.A.Hom., PhD.
Part 2 of 3
Minerals are extremely important to both avoid damage and the repair of cellular integrity caused by nutritional deficiencies, especially when withdrawing from prescription medications, street drugs or alcohol, and during and after detoxification techniques/protocols.
Because minerals are part of every cell and body fluid, they are the neurotransmitters that signal every action within the body, literally the bodys electrical system.
In addition, minerals are vital to the overall digestive process and play a major role in maintaining alkalinity within the body enabling the blood to carry the correct amount of oxygen to all the cells while stimulating and regulating the heart muscle and enabling nerve tissue and glands to properly function.
Many cases of anxiety are a matter of mineral deficiencies that create an imbalanced internal environment, causing a chain reaction that manifests as anxiety, panic or even depression as the body attempts to maintain balance but doesnt have the tools (minerals/electrolytes) necessary.
Because minerals are water-soluble, they are easily forced out of the body by internal and external stresses including exercise, emotions, menstruation, diarrhea and, of course, many prescription medications.
Additionally, our body loses its ability to completely replenish nutrient levels as we age, accounting for rising levels in these disorders especially among the current 74 million within the baby-boomer generation (another boomer turns 50 every 8 seconds in the U.S. alone).
It is imperative that the type of mineral/electrolyte supplementation be in a form that is pre-digested and a whole-food in order for the body to better utilize and absorb them.
My preferred supplementation is made from natural, goat-milk whey Capra Mineral Whey (not whey protein) because it is bio-available, meaning it is absorbed by the body like a sponge, rather than the digestive system having to do all the work (assuming its operating as it should be).
Causes of Mineral Deficiencies:
- The mineral depletion of the earths soil and ocean
- Depletion of minerals from use of aluminum and copper cookware
- Copper water pipes
- Mineral destruction from food refining
- Disruption of food mineral contents as a result of fertilizers
- Drug depletion; antibiotics, antihistamines, blood pressure medications, anti-depressants, drugs for sleep disorders, weight loss drugs, heart medications
Magnesium is the first mineral to be depleted when the body is under internal or external stress; it is also the first mineral to help recovery from mineral imbalances, stress, anxiety and panic disorders.
[To be continued]
Gloria Gilbère, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D., is internationally respected as an authoritative influence in the discovery of the causes, effects and drug-free solutions for fibromyalgia, inflammatory and chemically induced immune system disorders, and renowned for her wholistic skin and body rejuvenation (WSBR®) programs. She is author of 9 books, among them I Was Poisoned by My Body, Invisible Illnesses, Pain / Inflammation Matters, Colon Cleansing Matters, and the WSBR Program. She is host of Your Health Matters, a web-based talk show heard weekly on www.healthylife.net. To contact her office and schedule a consultation, by phone, video cam, or in Sandpoint, Idaho, call (208) 255-5252 or visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com
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I Was Poisoned By My Body, The Odyssey of a Doctor Who Reversed Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Naturally!
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Pain/Inflammation Matters: Recipes for Life
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