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Contents Important Author Update: Ten years after I was POISONED by my body¿ Foreword (1997) ¿ Merry Alto, M.D. Foreword (1997) ¿ Lola Righton, D.A.Hom. Foreword (2007) ¿ Greg Dutson, D.C. Foreword (2007) ¿ S.L. Wiseman, M.Ed. Acknowledgements Author¿s Note ¿ Sixty is the New Forty Important Note Preface Introduction Prelude to My Story My Story¿Surviving on Carrot Juice and Rice is NOT Living Chapter One: Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) Diseases and Disorders Associated with LGS Chapter Two: Autointoxication: How the Body POISONS Itself * The Role of the Large Intestine (Colon) * The Raging ¿Fire¿ Within Us: Linking Inadequate Digestion and Autointoxication * Metabolic ¿Burn-Out¿ Chapter Three: Gut Reactions: Symptoms of Leaky Gut * Autoimmune Reactions: The Birth of Allergic Responses * Rashes: More than Skin Deep * Gastrointestinal (GI)/Digestive System 101 o Functions of the Digestive System o Gastrointestinal Symptoms Associated with LGS * Constipation and Diarrhea: Essentially the Same Disorder o Symptoms of Constipation o Causes of Constipation in LGS and Related Disorders o Symptoms of Diarrhea o Causes of Diarrhea and Related Disorders * Food Intolerance * Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS) * Acute/Chronic Insomnia o Causes of sleep disturbances related to LGS * Sudden Hair Loss * Liver Pain and Swelling: With a ¿Side Order¿ of Ribs * Brain Fog: Your Mind is Writing Checks Your Body Can¿t Cash * Understanding Anaphylactic Allergic Reactions * Heartburn/Acid Reflux * Dehydration/Mineral Loss Chapter Four: Multiple Allergic Response Syndromes (MARS) * 21st Century Human Canaries * Intolerance vs. Allergic Response * Symptoms of MARS o Type One Allergic Response o Responses to Environmental Allergens o Type Two Allergic Response * Effects of MARS o Life with MARS: Life-Altering * Stress: Adding Fuel to the Fire * Different Day, Different Symptom * Your ¿Internal Toxic Tocsin¿ (ITT) * Digging Your Teeth Into Multiple Allergic Responses o Don¿t be Numb to Anesthetics o False Sense of Security Chapter Five: How Did I Get This Way? Identifying Causes = Power * What Function does the Gut Perform? o Gut Health = Overall Health * Destruction of Health Begins in the Colon * Constipation o Common Constipation o Concealed Constipation o Drug- Induced Constipation o Laxatives: Short Term Solution, Long Range Impact * Helpful Drugs: Serious Side Effects Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) Steroidal Drugs Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Over- the-Counter (OTC) Pain Relievers Aspirin Prescription Pain Medications * Stress and Your Digestive System * Candida (Systemic Yeast Overgrowth) = Dysbiosis o Your Internal Ecosystem o Dysbiosis Defined o Candidiasis (Candida) o Causes of Candida o Symptoms Associated with Candida * Parasitic Involvement: ¿What¿s Bugging You?¿ Chapter Six: Identifying the Problem: Uncovering what Conventional Diagnosis Does Not * Innovative Alternative Testing * Live Cell Variable Projection Microscopy * Intestinal Permeability Testing * Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) * Comprehensive Parasitology Testing * Liver Detoxification Profile Chapter Seven: Healing Leaky Gut Naturally: Not Medicine as Usual * Strategic Healing * Systemic Cleansing (Detoxifying) o Therapeutic Functional Foods o Gloria¿s Rejuvenation Protein Shake * Cleansing & Supporting the Lymphatic System o Massage and Lymphatic Stimulation o Rebounding: Lymph Stimulation and Body ¿Lift¿ o Castor Oil Pack: Lymphatic Value Skin Brushing: Its Benefits Skin Brushes How to Skin Brush * Colon Health: Waste Management Colon Hydro-therapy Defined Enemas and Colon Cleansing: A Historical Perspective Natural Fiber-Cleansing Fiber: Its Functions Uncovering the Past Healthy vs. Unhealthy Stool Bowel Transit Time * Food Elimination/Challenge Plan Charting the Challenger Food Elimination/Challenge Reintroduction Plan * Food Rotation Plan: A little is Safe ¿ Repetition can Trigger Allergic Responses * General Dietary Life-Style Changes Water, Water, Water Organic Food, A Necessary Choice If the bugs won¿t eat them, why should we? Smaller More Frequent Meals * The ¿Whey¿ to Supplement Minerals We are Electrical Creatures Macro-minerals Micro-minerals Examples of Mineral Imbalances Our Body¿s Electrical System ¿My Whey¿ * Nutritional Support and Vitamin Supplementation o Proteins: A Quick Reference * Importance of Protein * Manifestations of Protein Deficiency * Types of Protein * Glutamine: Essential for Intestinal Repair * Ginger: A Natural Digestive Aid o Ginger: Its Health Benefits * Aloe Vera Juice: Nature¿s Tissue Repair and Anti-inflammatory * Candida: Fighting Your Fungus o What to Avoid * Garlic: Its Health Benefits Garlic: Socially Acceptable Supplementation * Liver Detoxification and Support Homeopathic Support Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) * Blood Integrity: The Flow of Life o The Nectar of Rejuvenation o Plant Life: Its Blood o Immune Enhancement: Supporting our Defenses o Cell Regeneration: Charging our Battery o DNA Repair: Reproducing Healthy Cells * Enzymes: Life¿s Sustainability o Digestive Enzymes: Their Functions o Systemic Enzymes o ¿I Hurt All Over¿: The Drug Alternative for Pain and Inflammation o Systemic Enzymes: Their Benefits o Why hasn¿t your health-care provider recommended systemic oral enzymes instead of drugs with their side-effects? * Parasites: Eliminating Your Unwanted House Guests Intestinal Housecleaning Parasitic Therapies: Natural Solutions Parasitic Therapies: Conventional Approach Intestinal ¿Rotor Rooter®¿ Diet and Parasites Natural Relief from Nausea * Depositing Reserves in Your pH Immune Account Chapter Eight: Emotional Support * Surviving in a Society That Revolves Around Eating * Asking for What You Need: Help Others Help You Acknowledge the Fear Privacy Education and Validation Chapter Nine: Living with the Effects of Leaky Gut & MARS * Reaction - Emergency Preparedness * How I ¿Get Out¿ of Allergic Responses * My Battered Ration Crate * My Battered Ice Chest * Business and Overnight Trips Afterword What¿s Next? Resources for Testing Product Resources Colon Hydro-therapy Resources Consulting with Gloria Education Educational Travel Programs Wholistic Skin & Body Rejuvenation (WSBR®) Programs Certificated WSBR® Programs for Health Professionals Bibliography Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Intestines -- Diseases -- Alternative treatment.
Gastrointestinal system -- Diseases -- Alternative treatment.
Multiple chemical sensitivity -- Alternative treatment.
Autoimmune diseases -- Alternative treatment.
Environmentally induced diseases -- Alternative treatment.