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Off the Top of My Head





Gloria Gilbère

First-Hand Solutions 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™).


You can now benefit from Gloria's wisdom and experience by visiting us at The Environmental Illness Resource regularly to read her latest column!



Monday, May 7th 2007:




Off the Top of My Head….

by Gloria Gilbère, N.D., D.A.Hom., PhD.


You should know:


  • The average adult averages five million hairs, of which 100,000 to 150,000 are on the scalp
  • Hair is composed of keratin – the protein that also makes up the outer layer of skin and nails
  • Hair is protein – protein deficiency causes thinning, slow growth and loss of luster
  • Hair is a reflection of your inward health


If you’re like me, a bad hair day not only affects my overall appearance, it is directly connected to my emotional health!


As a natural health practitioner consulting with clients around the world both by telephone and at my office, I am often asked why I require a photo of my client as well as the detailed health questionnaire. The answer is simple – your skin and hair are ultimately a reflection of your overall health.


Science validates that vitamins and minerals play a vital role in overall health; your hair is no exception and its role is overlooked and misunderstood. The biggest misconception is that all proteins are the same, especially in powdered protein supplements. Research confirms that the healthiest combination is one in which the protein powder contains whey and milk proteins. In addition, studies show that if whey protein is consumed by itself, it produces too rapid an absorption of amino acids – utilizing them strictly for energy production instead of tissue building as well.


Protein deficiency can cause hair thinning and slow growth – I know, I was protein-deprived during my life-threatening digestive disorder several years ago and the subsequent generalized allergies. I couldn’t tolerate any protein without experiencing a frightening anaphylactic reaction (difficulty swallowing and breathing). My hair fell out in handfuls to the point where it clogged the shower drain daily….not to mention I watched my self-esteem go down the drain along with it.

While I was repairing my digestive and immune system, the only protein my body tolerated without an allergic reaction was a powdered protein drink derived from fresh goat’s milk. I had written about and recommended goat-milk for many years to my clients – now I was personally experiencing the ease in which my body was accepting this source of protein, when no other protein (cow, rice or soy) was tolerated. To this day, after completely recovering from leaky gut syndrome (autointoxication) and the subsequent multiple allergic responses to nearly everything, I continue to make a tasty goat-milk protein shake every morning. I add goat-milk mineral whey (complete food-based mineral and electrolyte replacement), organic wheat grass juice concentrate and my omega oil blend. The nutrition in this drink maintains my blood sugar levels, energy, immunity and stamina for the long 14 hour days that are the “norm” for me.


Why Goat-milk Protein?


Digestive Disorders


Because… when we develop digestive disorders, our liver is also compromised.
Because… protein molecules in goat-milk are one-fifth the size of cow’s milk – making it much easier for the digestive system and ultimately the liver to accept and utilize.
Because… goat-milk protein is most like human milk and produces a completely healthy ratio of essential body-building blocks including glutamine, potassium and sodium – just the way nature intended it.
Because… goat-milk has abundant naturally occurring digestive enzymes i.e. protease, amylase, lipase and lactase, perfect for those with compromised digestive systems as well as those seeking to enhance digestion in general.


Maintaining Digestive Health and Enhancing Endurance


Because…. we know goat-milk is credited by the healthiest and longest living people for their longevity, ease of digestion, and overall health benefits.
Because… bio-available protein will act as a primary constituent of enzymes, hormones and antibodies.
Because…goat-milk protein encompasses vital chemicals like immunoglobulins and enzymes.
Because…protein is the foundation for muscles, skin, hair, bones, heart, teeth, blood, brains, and billions of biochemical activities performed within our bodies every second 24/7.


As my photo shows (top of the page), my head is again graced with a full, thick and healthy head of hair, albeit greyer for the wear and now covered with a non-chemical herbal hair color to restore my female emotional health – if I say so myself, not too bad for a mother of two sons, ages 34 and 36 and grandmother of three! It pays to live what you teach, Naturally.

View the very BEST Environmental Illness Videos!

1. Your Health is Governed by Your Environment | Prof. BM Hegde | TEDx Talk

2. Demystifying Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

3. Social Determinants of Health - An Introduction 



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 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


Next up (May 14): Rejuvenate your Health and that Youthful Glow with Digestive Enzymes – the *Sparks of Life*



Book Giveaway Winners!


**To celebrate the publication of her new column on The Environmental Illness Resource, Gloria offered a signed copy of each of her books listed below to 3 lucky readers. We're pleased to announce those winners here:


C. Powell, Virginia (USA)
V. Boque, Puerto Rico
M. R. Rodriguez, (USA)

You should be receiving your books any time now if you haven't already!



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!cover

I Was Poisoned By My Body, The Odyssey of a Doctor Who Reversed Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Naturally!


» Buy Now


Invisible Illnesses

Invisible Illnesses

» Buy Now


Pain/Inflammation Matters: Recipes for Life

Pain/Inflammation Matters: Recipes for Life

» Buy Now







The information provided is not to be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cures for any condition, disease or disorder. It is presented as educational and investigative material and the consumer assumes full-responsibility for using any product, procedure, protocol or therapy.

Gloria E. Gilbère, LLC, and its representatives, does not warrant and shall have no liability for information provided in this newsletter or on this website, intended or implied. Consult your health care professional for medical-related conditions or concerns.




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