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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, November 5th, 2007:
Toxic Chemicals Prevent Weight-loss
by Gloria Gilbère, N.D., D.A.Hom., PhD., Wholistic Rejuvenist
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 bodys 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, Im amazed that more attention isnt given to reducing the bodys 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
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 bodys natural slimming hormones catecholamines (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 were overweight and developing diabetes at alarming rates?
Our metabolism needs vast amounts of energy. Synthetic chemicals damage and imbalance our bodys 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.
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
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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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