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Second-hand Reactions MATTER





Gloria Gilbère

First-Hand Solutions Second-Hand Reactions











A weekly 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 every week to read her latest column! (Starting the first week in March)



Monday, April 16th 2007:



Second-hand Reactions MATTER™

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


Adults, young adults, and children alike are unsuspecting victims of second-hand reactions from a microorganism that does little harm until the intestinal ecology becomes toxic; then, it multiplies at an accelerated rate, causing chronic health consequences that defy detection and eradication by most conventional medical experts and medications. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you could be victim of second-hand reaction from a fungal microscopic-size, parasitic-type organism called Candida yeast.


Recurring infections
Chronic fatigue
Nail fungus
Adrenal “burnout”
Environmental Sensitivities
Insulin resistance
“Short fuse”
Intestinal bloating/gas
White-coated tongue
Jock itch
Inner thigh rash
Mood swings
Muscle weakness


These organisms thrive in a dark, warm, moist environment, specifically the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina. They are single-cell microorganisms that develop feeding tubes called hyphae, which literally grow (burrow-in) into the intestinal walls causing them to become porous, allowing toxins and undigested proteins and carbohydrates to flow through the bowel wall and be absorbed into the body and bloodstream.


Second-hand Reactions


We develop the conditions listed above because fungal toxins created by the Candida yeast enter the bloodstream, the most common being a substance called acetaldehyde (similar to formaldehyde), a major waste product of the fungal organism, and subsequently burden the liver in order to neutralize them. If the liver is already compromised as a consequence of overuse of antibiotics, medications, over-consumption of refined sugar and carbohydrates, alcohol, tobacco etc., or as a result of immune system disorders such as Fibromyalgia , chronic fatigue, arthritis, Gulf War syndrome etc., the liver is not able to neutralize the toxins.


Before any program is successful in avoiding and overcoming second-hand reactions to excessive Candida yeast overgrowth, we must address the following “core” causes:


  • Diet modification (eliminate sugar and reduce carbohydrate intake). These two substances convert to sugar in the body, feeding the fungus as if adding fuel to the already out of control fire within.
  • Perform a non-drug natural enzyme-based cleanse to rid the body of intestinal yeast.
  • Embark on a detoxification program to remove colonic plaque from the large intestine. If organisms are killed or loosened and elimination is not complete, we again create a toxic intestinal environment that supports bacterial activity.



The next second-hand reaction is one in which we normally do not equate to overgrowth of Candida yeast, the tongue. This body part is literally our “dip stick”, acting as a gauge to warn of excessive bacterial overgrowth when the tongue appears with a white coating. Most people are not well versed on Candida yeast, unless it relates to a condition called thrush, generally associated with a painful oral infection in infants. In either case, this white coating is an indicator that this invading microorganism is compromising the immune system – a major contributing factor in the weakening of the overall immune defenses.


Breaking the Chain of Reactions


It is no longer necessary to subject ourselves to prescription drug and their side effects. Herbal complexes are easy to take, effective and safe. In today’s modern, fast-paced, fast-food lifestyles, Candida yeast cleansing should be performed not only by those who regularly use medications, but also by victims of the disorders described in this article, and especially as maintenance protocol for optimum health, 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 (Apr 23): Skin, Health & Beauty: The Importance of Cleansing Within



Book Giveaway!


**To celebrate the publication of her new column on The Environmental Illness Resource, Gloria is offering 3 signed copies of each of her 3 books listed below. To be the lucky recipient of one of the books simply email Gloria and let her know what you thought of her first column article and what subjects you would like her to write about in the future. That's it! Email Gloria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Winners will be announced in a future article right here. **



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!


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Invisible Illnesses

Invisible Illnesses

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Pain/Inflammation Matters: Recipes for Life

Pain/Inflammation Matters: Recipes for Life

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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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