......to Second-Hand Reactions
A regular column by Gloria Gilbère N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.
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, March 12th 2007:
Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS) and Adequate Protein Matters
by Gloria Gilbère, N.D., D.A.Hom., PhD.
After many years of working with clients that were labeled victims of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Environmental Illness (EI), terms I never felt accurately portrayed the syndromes, I coined a phrase to identify these invisible illnesses Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS®).
The first term implies reactions to only chemical substances not validating allergic responses can occur to anything, even to the body itself. MARS describes the feelings of an individual who develops multiple reactions that defy conventional diagnosis and are equally not validated by loved ones and society in general. They feel like theyre from another planet I know Ive been to MARS and returned to earth healthier as a result of my journey.
MARS occurs as a result of the liver being so overburdened it can no longer maximize its protection capabilities to neutralize toxic substances. In addition, the wound of these disorder complexes is inflicted by an intestinal lining that is damaged and becomes permeable allowing proteins and toxins to leak into the blood supply known as intestinal permeability, autointoxication or leaky gut syndrome.
Because the liver is so compromised, most victims of MARS cannot tolerate proteins without triggering allergic reactions. After recovery myself from these maladies (as described in my book I was Poisoned by my body), I can unequivocally confirm that one type of protein is best tolerated pure, natural goat-milk protein.
Why is protein so important to a compromised body experiencing allergic responses? Because at a time when our body needs protein for cellular energy and muscle integrity the most, our liver cannot process its large molecules; its busy trying to neutralize toxins being dumped from the damaged intestinal tract into the blood supply.
Validation of Invisible Illnesses
Not everyone responds to toxic overload the same, which is why many victims of invisible illnesses are looked upon with suspicion, hostility and anger within medical settings and a society that does not validate a condition unless scientific or visual evidence is obvious. The underlying consequences of leaky gut then get labeled disorders such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, irritable bowel, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, chronic hepatitis, and Crohns disease, to name a few.
Causes of destruction of the protective intestinal barriers are most often a result of a trauma, infection, over-use of antibiotics, and/or pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Also damaging is a modern diet of over-processed food and lack of dietary fiber to brush colonic debris rather than have it become stagnant and damage delicate intestinal lining.
If your health condition limits or prohibits you from consuming adequate amounts of protein and immune enhancing supplementation, natural products derived from goat-milk are the solution.
Without adequate protein, recovery from MARS and sustained quality of life cannot be achieved. Protein is acquired from multiple sources. Its been my personal and professional experience that the best combination is derived from a complete balanced blend of goat-milk and whey proteins.
Researchers confirm that when whey protein is consumed by itself, it produces too rapid an absorption of amino acids utilizing them for strictly energy production instead of tissue building as well. Combining milk and whey proteins in one product provides a complete compliment of essential body-building blocks including glutamine and a healthy ratio of potassium to sodium just the way nature intended as in whole-milk.
The molecular composition (size) of goat-milk protein is most like human milk one-fifth smaller than cows milk, making it easier to digest and absorb.
For individuals with compromised digestion and MARS, partially pre-digested goat-milk protein through lactic acid fermentation is extraordinary because nutrients in the protein are broken down facilitating digestion through the creation of digestive enzymes.
Importance of Protein:
- Essential for normal growth
- Makes up 90 percent of blood dry weight, 80 percent of muscles and 70 percent of skin
- Provides building blocks for connective tissue
- Acts as a primary constituent of enzymes, hormones and antibodies
- Encompasses vital chemicals including immunoglobulins and enzymes
- Form the foundation for muscles, skin, bones, hair, heart, teeth, blood, brain, and billions of biochemical activities being performed in our bodies every minute 24/7
Its time to provide your body what it needs to rebuild its infrastructure you cant begin to erect the walls of overall health without a strong foundation thats easy to digest. I now consume a daily protein shake with goat-milk protein powder to maintain my hard-earned health and keep my energy and blood-sugar levels balanced, Naturally
Gloria consults worldwide via telephone, for more information log onto her website at www.gloriagilbere.com
Next up (Mar 19): Bacteria: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
Learn more from Gloria's books:
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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