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Raena Morgan: Hi, I’m Raena Morgan with iHealthTube. Today we’re visiting with Dr. Gloria Gilbère. She wrote the book, “I was Poisoned by My Body.” And she also has fibromyalgia, as one of the effects of that. I also have fibromyalgia, and we going to talk about reducing the toxic load today Doctor. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: Yes, and you and I have discussed on many programs before, the fact that most people are not validated when they have fibromyalgia. Raena Morgan: That’s true! Dr. Gloria Gilbère: And sometimes it’s so demeaning and so insulting for a doctor to offer you an antidepressant. We don’t have a Prozac deficiency. Raena Morgan: I know. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: And they look at us like we’re just some hysterical—especially if you’re a woman whose hormones are off and maybe a little antidepressant will take care of the problem, right? Raena Morgan: Just aging. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: Exactly, especially when we’re baby boomers. So what ends up happening is—since we already know scientifically that 75% to 80% of our immune system is based in our gut, we must start with reducing the toxic load in the intestinal tract. Raena Morgan: Okay. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: Remember, we talked in a previous program about the effects of that toxic load being re-circulated into the liver. Raena Morgan: Right. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: So we need to reduce that toxic load. And it’s much like having a glass. Raena Morgan: Okay. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: That particular glass is your body. So all of the inflammatory foods, all of the preservatives, all of the synthetic substances that we are exposed to, or that we absorb through the skin, add to that toxic load and in order for us to be able to repair the body, rather than let the cup overflow, which is what gives us the fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders, you have to poke a hole in that cup, to reduce that toxic load. That’s probably the best analogy I can give you. Raena Morgan: And how do we do that? Dr. Gloria Gilbère: The best way that I have found is by using a fiber supplement that is comprehensive. That will take care of—acting as a roto-rooter brush, is what I call it. So you have to roto-rooter inside the intestines in order to brush the debris, much like putting a snake or some type of plunger down your drain. Raena Morgan: Okay. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: Okay, because most people, especially in westernized diets, modern diets—we don’t eat enough fiber. Raena Morgan: No, we don’t. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: And I know when I’m teaching, many people will say, “Well I don’t want to take any more supplements. Can’t I just do it with my diet?” Raena Morgan: Right. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: So I always have two very large—and we should have done that today—two very large turkey-sized platters of raw vegetables, as high as you can pile them. And if you can consume two of those, raw, a day, you don’t have to take four or five fiber tablets. So I mean it’s as simple as that. So that we can actually roto-rooter those intestines, get the debris and the sludge, which we call colonic plaque, out of there. And the analogy can also be made that the reason we go to a hygienist. As you know, I was in dentistry— Raena Morgan: That’s right. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: The reason that we go to a hygienist is because they get the plaque that we can’t get off with a toothbrush. The same with the intestines. Raena Morgan: Ah, that’s a good analogy. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: Isn’t that a good analogy? Raena Morgan: Yes. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: A patient gave me that, it wasn’t my idea. But it’s being able to get that plaque out versus just the everyday elimination that our body has. And as westernized people, we just have this thing about talking about elimination. Raena Morgan: That’s right. Dr. Gloria Gilbère: And you talk to the Europeans, and you talk to the Asians, I work a lot with doctors in Singapore and Malaysia, medical doctors, and they talk freely about it. I talked about it on my radio show all the time, but Americans are just now getting to where