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There was a time when most of us decided to treat our headaches, backaches and other body pains and inflammation with medications, based on ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil & Nuprin). Ibuprofen is known to deal with most type of pain quickly but does not get to the root of the cause. In addition, these medications cause side-effects that include, but are not limited to, hypertension (high blood pressure), erectile dysfunction, diarrhea/nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding, leaky gut, increased risk of heart attack, potential kidney cancer formation and others. Nature’s Solution… Fortunately, Mother Nature was generous enough to provide us with an effective... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Your Health Detective
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Move Over Halloween... The “Colada Morada” is an indigenous tradition in Ecuador, specifically the Northern Andean Region where my Health Sciences/Research center is now based. This holiday, on November 2nd, (Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead) is a day that honors deceased saints in this deeply religious culture. It is celebrated in families and social gathering as a tradition handed down from generation to generation and has become an Ecuadorian gastronomical delicacy, especially for us expats who now make Ecuador home. This tradition is a healthy option to conventional Halloween and a fun interactive project for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Iron Deficiency – Women MOST at Risk The most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. is iron deficiency. And, women are at greatest risk for obvious reasons that include monthly cycles, child birth, hormone changes, etc. Without hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body, health cannot be achieved – iron delivers that. When iron is deficient it leads to a disorder called anemia but that condition carries a litany of symptoms that can usually only be medically identified through a ferritin test that measures your body’s iron levels OR a hair tissue mineral analysis... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Nightshade-FREE – Caprese Salads – Two Variations ONE – ASPARAGUS PESTO PAPAYA CAPRESE SALAD INGREDIENTS: 10 – 12 oz. (1 bundle) asparagus (smaller = tender) 1 medium red onion, cut in thin large pieces/slices 6 oz. mozzarella balls, halved 2 ripe papayas and/or other fruit in season -- avocado and beets are good partners (small slices or chunks) 3 TB. nightshade-free pesto* Salt and pepper to taste Pine nuts to dress salad and for pesto* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On large baking sheet, spread out asparagus, red onion, sliced papaya, add the pesto. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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I'm often asked if wine is good for our health and, if so, how much, how often and what kind. You Asked...here is the research... A healthy serving for men = one to two drinks daily (4 oz. each), maximum; A healthy serving for women = one daily (4 oz. each); Reported Health Benefits… 1. Red wine can increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol. If you need to get your cholesterol levels under control, a glass or two of red wine a day may be able to help. Red wine contains resveratrol, a polyphenol naturally found in grapes that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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I’ve been teaching Wholistic Rejuvenation DETOX online programs for several years now. This year our format will be a bit different. I’m offering you my best-selling book (value $16.95) at NO CHARGE. It details the protocols for initial 90-day detoxification program, recipes and a maintenance schedule as well. The basics of this new program include: FREE… eBook, full-color 73 pages along with recipes, “Rejuvenation DETOX” – Age without Feeling our Looking Old, Wholistically; ONE initial email to provide you with individualized support to begin the program. I will reply ONLY when this code is in the subject line: Guidance 08017.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Okay, before you think this doctor’s cheese has slipped off her emotional cracker, the name for this recipe came from combining two of my favorite recipes – Quiche and Strata. Sometimes the old tried and true recipes and names just don’t work when we’re creating healthy nightshade-free options in our test kitchens, there you have it…it’s not misspelled, it’s intentional! It’s summer, the last thing I choose to do is turn on the oven or stove and heat-up my kitchen and my home. One of the cooking appliances I would not want to be without is my large convection toaster... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The following is a summary of the findings reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience: Gut bacteria are possibly working at more than keeping our bodies healthy – they may be actually changing our minds. Recent studies report how living bacteria in the gut can alter the way our brain works. The scientific question asked after recent studies is, “can we soothe our brains by cultivating our gut bacteria”? By adjusting the gut’s bacterial intestinal terrain, scientists have been able to change the behavior of lab animals and, in smaller numbers to date, in people. Scientists, by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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What You Should Know… Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When it comes to understanding all the fuss about gluten, it pays to know the differences between the conditions connected to it. There’s celiac disease, wheat allergy, and/or gluten sensitivity, and keratosis pilaris (chicken skin). Great confusion exists around oats – do they or do they not contain gluten? According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, oats are technically naturally gluten-free since they are not a type of wheat, barley or rye grain; those three groups of whole grains naturally contain the protein gluten.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Being of Latin heritage, and now relocating my Institute Health Sciences and Research Center to Ecuador, how could I not like enchiladas. That said, many of my patients and clients are allergic to corn, or have an intolerance to it, so they’ve avoided this delicious south-of-the-border dish. After weeks of experimenting with many vegetables and gluten-free options to find a tasty healthy alternative to corn, we finally perfected it. Using zucchini, it provides us with the health benefits of this vegetable and dish without corn. Zucchini Enchilada Rolls Ingredients 1-2 TB. coconut oil 1 large onion, finely chopped kosher salt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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It’s not only flying that can give us grief in some of the most sensitive parts of our body, our feet, but nothing can ruin a trip or holiday faster than painful or injured feet. The following are tried and true remedies to help you take care of your feet in various situations: Wear comfortable shoes to the airport – you never know how long you’ll wait in line, how far you’ll walk to the terminal or gate, or if you must make that mad dash to make a connecting flight. Yes, loose-fitting flip-flops or sandals can make it easier... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The following is a quick look at recent research regarding the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and how they help induce better sleep: Omega-3 (essentially DHA) was found to: Impart a mellowing/calming effect; Reduce arterial plaque; Lower triglycerides; Shield the heart from disease; Affect sleep quality. Scientific Perspective… The research, on children and adults, showed that the higher level of omega-3s are credited with fewer sleep problems in both groups. In addition, DHA was linked as beneficial in reducing the severity of sleep apnea...Click to continue reading... Some of the latest research from Oxford University studied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Patients and readers keep asking me to share healthy alternatives for desserts...you asked, here it is. It was published in Total Health magazine so I've included the published recipe article, enjoy. When you click on each of the 3 pages, it will open to a larger view Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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My patients with hypothyroidism (approximately over 70% of them) often ask about stories they’ve read or heard about the effects of certain foods on their thyroid health. Soy is their most common concern (and with good reason), however, broccoli, peanuts, strawberries, kale, spinach and other vegetables are also on this list. The message my patients hear, unfortunately, is that if you have any sort of thyroid dysfunction, you shouldn’t consume these foods — ever...AND...that’s a shame, because this all-or-nothing approach means that those with thyroid problems (particularly women) remove healthy, nutritious foods from their diet when they really don’t have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Penning’s from IWR Press…Launching Fresh Voices of Natural Health Why are we beginning this article introduction about an eBook with a discussion about food when this book is about headaches? Because what we consume affects every biological function within our body, including food ingredients known to cause headaches – specifically migraines, tension headaches and allergic responses. For the first time in the history of human existence, we are choosing to eat things that are NOT FOOD – and our bodies and diminishing quality of life show it! The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Not long ago a friend was experiencing debilitating overall pain, a temperature of over 100, exceptional fluid build-up with bags under the eyes and inability to urinate. He has had kidney and bladder issues in the past and had tests performed two days previous but these symptoms came on suddenly. Since a specialist couldn’t be seen for several days until results of lab tests, I had to come to the rescue with an ancient kitchen remedy taught me by my paternal grandmother who was an exceptional herbalist. She had only one kidney and when she experienced an infection, kidney pain... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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In recent years, more than in the 30+ years of practicing natural health, individuals who seek my counsel are experiencing the frightening conditions of losing their sense of smell and taste. Not only is this devastating to their overall quality of life, but now science shows it can be a predictor of other serious health imbalances and diseases. I chose this topic for this blog because of the concern I have that so many are experiencing these symptoms and you need to be aware of how to identify deficiencies or imbalances that contribute to these disorders. In addition, early detection... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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If the "town crier" isn't the only one crying...and you're one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I've been researching and writing about for over twenty years...unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue! Scientific Perspective...Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food! The Studies: In Oregon, researchers asked 20 women, aged between 40 and 70, to drink... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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If the "town crier" isn't the only one crying...and you're one of the millions suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, gout, joint and/or soft tissue pain, or dental pain, science has finally confirmed what I've been researching and writing about for over twenty years...unsweetened tart cherry juice to the rescue! Scientific Perspective...Oregon Health & Science University has now proven that tart cherries DO help reduce chronic inflammation that leads to most pain syndromes. Tart cherries, it turns out, has the highest anti-inflammatory compounds of any other food! The Studies: In Oregon, researchers asked 20 women, aged between 40 and 70, to drink... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Summer is right around the corner and raspberries will soon appear...OR... If you, like me, have some stashed in the freezer, use them now in this delicious South American rendition of a French favorite dessert. The tasty red berries hit just the right balance of sweet and a little tart, perfect for a dessert that isn’t too sugary sweet. If you’ve never tried this classic French dessert before, then you are missing out, especially with a bit of Latin flair. It’s a simple dish of fruit covered in a thick, custard batter, somewhat like flan. It’s the perfect treat for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Because so many of you have asked, I'm publishing the link to view my video describing the health advantages of a comprehensive Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). As a Certified HTMA Practitioner, after we receive the lab results, I'll interpret the findings and provide nutritional and essential element guidance to balance minerals out-of-balance and detoxify any toxic metals present. This test is performed at home and mailed to the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation. CLICK the LINK below to view the short video describing the process and health benefits: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_eg-2gkRKoJajIwQ3ZOXzN4MUk/view?usp=sharing Your Partner in Health, Dr. Gloria Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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You keep asking for more nightshade-free recipes so here's another delectable one from the testing and teaching kitchen of Dr. Gloria's Ecuadorian Kitchen at her Health Sciences & Research Center.... Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes INGREDIENTS... 1½ pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 8 oz. mushrooms, quartered 1 TB olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1 lb. dry quinoa or brown rice/quinoa spaghetti flat noodles 4 large eggs 8 oz. bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (or use soy or turkey bacon) 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 cup... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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First of all, thank you to my readers for all the encouraging messages regarding my new 2017 column in Total Health Magazine. I've been privileged to be a writer for this publication for over ten years reporting on the latest natural health news. After many requests, I began a new monthly column combining recipes, tidbits about the history of the ingredients, the health benefit of each ingredient, and a glimpse into my adventures in my new home base in South America. Last year I relocated my Health Sciences/Research/Publishing division of the Institute for Wholistic Rejuvenation to the high Andes of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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The Blind Truths… Every 7 minutes someone in the United States becomes blind or significantly vision impaired. Vision loss tends to strike later in life, specifically after age 60. Nearly one-quarter of those over age 80 are blind or vision impaired and they are the fastest growing segment of our population. Americans with blindness, low vision, or age-related eye disease is expected to grow by nearly one-third – to 50 million+ – by 2020. Vision loss poses a very serious challenge to those who would otherwise remain part of a productive work force beyond age 65. Currently, lost productivity because... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Your Health Detective
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Spending time in Ecuador I’ve come to appreciate SO much that we in the U.S. take for granted. One specific thing is my withdrawal from white sweet potatoes because they are not commonly grown or used here, YET, but rather they grow several varieties of sweet potatoes that in the U.S. we often refer to as yams. Necessity is the mother of invention and I have a new favorite I discovered that taste to me just like fried hash browns cubed and they’re delicious, healthy, and so satisfying especially when we’re avoiding the genre of nightshade foods that we know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Your Health Detective