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Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia, Doctor Heals With Systemic Enzymes

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Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D., author of Invisible Illnesses, healed her own Fibromyalgia and a host of other "Invisible illnesses" by taking oral systemic enzymes and other non-drug therapies. Gilbere wants people to know, "We do not need to continue to poison our bodies with high potency painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs when we have something as effective as systemic enzymes available to us-because that's how I almost died."

Gilbere understands the pain, isolation and challenges associated with fibromyalgia. "I was on an anti-inflammatory, and it made a hole in my gut and my whole life went down the tubes. I became chemically sensitive and homebound and the whole bit, just like my clients. So we don't need to do that." Gilbere was also taking blood thinners. "I had to, for a long time, because I had blood clots-and with systemic enzymes I don't have to take them. My blood stays at 'pro-time'-that's the time it takes to coagulate your blood. I don't have to take them anymore because systemic enzymes keeps my blood at a natural thinness that is healthy." Gilbere recommends systemic enzymes to many of her clients, but insists they must take it correctly. "If people are taking a strong anti-inflammatory medication because they have arthritis," Gilbere says, "they have to understand that they don't just stop taking that and take systemic enzymes, and then say, 'well it doesn't work.' People need to work with a health professional to slowly start coming off their medication, and in the meantime, interject the systemic enzymes, because systemic enzymes doesn't conflict with their prescription drugs. And that way, by the time they're off the drugs, the systemic enzyme has had time to get into their system and it starts working."

She advises clients to do a gradual reduction of their prescription drugs. That's how, over time, Gilbere was able to go off her own medication. She says every one of her clients that goes off medication too quickly thinks the systemic enzymes aren't working at first. "But you can't do it that way," she explains. When they tell her they went off their drugs, she reminds them they need to "slowly do a graduated reduction of prescription medication." Gilbere emphasizes the importance of doing this under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

The other thing Gilbere wants people to know is that because systemic enzyme is not a drug, it doesn't work like a drug. "It doesn't work overnight and boom, my pain is going to be gone. You have to build up to the higher dosages, so you can get to the point where the pain and inflammation go away."

Gilbere says you have to give your body time to repair itself. "Because that's what  systemic enzymes do," she says. "They assist the body in repairing itself. Once you get to the point where you're pain free or symptom free, you can start going to a lower dose and figure out, with a health professional, what your maintenance should be and whether you need to continue taking them." Some of Gilbere's clients are athletes who take systemic enzymes for injuries. When their injuries are healed and their pain is gone, they don't have to take it anymore. "I have to take it because of the fibromyalgia," she says. "If you have FM, you want to stay on a maintenance dose to keep your quality of life. You won't need to continue to take high doses."

Gilbere, has been taking systemic enzymes and recommending it to clients for over 10 years for fibromyalgia. "For months, when I couldn't function at all, I took 10 systemic enzymes three times a day. And without those I don't know what I would have done. And now, for maintenance, I take five in the morning and five at night, because it keeps my blood the way I want it, and I don't have any aches and pains. If I do eat something or do something that causes a flare up, I'm back on my 10 systemic enzymes three times a day."

She takes them wherever she goes and wouldn't want to be without them. "I just came back from a business trip to Seattle, which is a nine-hour drive from where I am-I usually fly but I drove this time-and my systemic enzymes were packed in my tote bag wherever I go. I don't want to be somewhere without them. I'm chemically sensitive, so if I get exposed to a chemical and I start getting a headache, the first thing I do is pop some systemic enzymes. So I think it's important. For me, it replaces all the anti-inflammatory and other drugs that I found toxic to my body."




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