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Toxic Chemicals Prevent Weight Loss





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, November 5th, 2007:


Toxic Chemicals Prevent Weight-loss


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



Healthy Reduction


Most people resolve to lose weight by simply modifying their diet with less fat, more protein, exercise, and stress reduction techniques. They do not understand the role played by chemicals in the body’s ability to release excess fat and inches – the reason many diets fail, despite adherence.


According to Pamela Baillie-Hamilton, M.D., an expert in human metabolism, “toxic chemicals damage virtually every aspect of the way our body handles, absorbs, and creates proteins as well as to increase the rate at which they are lost from the body. Although we believe we are eating enough proteins, chemical damage means that our bodies can fail to extract and use the proteins they need to allow our Slimming System™ to work properly.” The Baillie-Hamilton research explains that proteins are used in our natural Slimming System to:
  • Form the structure of the most important slimming hormones
  • Speed-up metabolism (protein can lift metabolic rate to 30 percent above normal for three to twelve hours)
  • Facilitate energy production
  • Build muscles so we burn body fat during exercise


As a recovered victim of a chemically-induced digestive and immune system disorder, I’m amazed that more attention isn’t given to reducing the body’s toxic load as part of a weight-management program. The following list represents sources that contain the most concentrated amounts of chemical calories:
  • Heavy metals (polluted fish, water, some vaccines, dental work)
  • Chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides
  • Growth hormones, antibiotics and steroids in meat, dairy products & poultry
  • Food additives, preservatives and coloring agents
  • Environmental pollution
  • Chemical leaching into foods from packaging materials
  • Artificial sweeteners



Second-hand Reactions


In all the diet books and plans being promoted, most do not first consider the reduction of the overall chemical toxic load of the body to allow for detoxification and rejuvenation.


Because our hormones, particularly the adrenal glands, are so dramatically affected by chemical toxins, they are not able to produce sufficient amount of the body’s natural slimming hormones catecholamine’s (cat·e·chol·amines). Chemicals, especially pesticides, increase levels of the fattening hormones such as insulin and steroids, and reduce natural slimming ones – any wonder we’re overweight and developing diabetes at alarming rates?



Metabolic Damage


Our metabolism needs vast amounts of energy. Synthetic chemicals damage and imbalance our body’s natural weight regulator. This equates to a slower metabolism as the body uses its energy reserves attempting to rid itself of the chemicals – the rate in which it burns carbohydrates converts to weight gain.


The most profound effects of chemical toxicity are lowering our ability to generate body heat and reducing hormone levels essential for the release of stored body fat.



Achieving Success


Additionally, we must eliminate chemical toxicity from all possible sources. Finally, and essentially, we must detoxify the body of toxins within our system. Perform intestinal cleanses, consume extra supplemental fiber, drink contaminant-free water, practice stress-reducing techniques for healthier adrenal glands, and continue our quest to eliminate chemicals from our food, home, vehicle, office and environment, naturally.




Dr. Gloria Gilbère is a traditional naturopath, homeopath, doctor of natural health, a Wholistic Skin and Body Rejuvenist and creator of a certificated course by the same name that is taught all over the world. She is internationally respected as an authoritative influence in the causes, effects and drug-free solutions for Leaky Gut Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Chemically Induced Immune System Disorders.


She is author of 9 books including: “I was Poisoned by My Body”, “Invisible Illnesses ”, "Nature's Prescription Milk: Discovering the Healing Powers of Goat-Milk Products ” and “Pain / Inflammation MATTERS ”


For details regarding:

  • Personalized consulting via telephone worldwide or at her office in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA;
  • Health education travel programs and lectures;
  • Certificated Wholistic Rejuvenation (WSBR™) classes for skin, spa, and health care professionals;
  • To purchase products used and recommended by Dr. Gilbère, her books, a list of her speaking and educational forums, and an archive of her articles, visit her website at



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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