Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dr. Gloria Gilbere: I Dare You To Live a Positive Life
by Debbi Dachinger, Dare To Dream Radio Host, Wed. 11am PT www.healthylife.net
I recently interviewed Dr. Gloria, from the Dr Gloria: Health Detective radio show on HealthyLife.net. We had a brilliant conversation - see how this influences you. I dare you to take Gloria's dare!
D: What is the greatest lesson you've learned?
Gloria: IN LIFE: When life gives you lemons make lemonade - but sweeten it with whatever feeds your soul and IN HEALTH: That there are NO quick fixes. Wellness requires personal commitment for the lifelong journey.
D: What is something you are deeply grateful for?
Gloria: IN LIFE: My chosen family (my friends and colleagues) and IN HEALTH: The health challenges I've endured because it's made me a better doctor - been there, done that, and I know what works and what doesn't. which allows me to better guide those who consult with me.
D: What's the most important thing you do (or be) to keep your life positive?
Gloria: IN LIFE: To constantly remind myself that I can afford ANYTHING in life (I'm not referring to money) EXCEPT being around negative people and those that don't celebrate who I am - negativity is a toxic contagious disease, period! IN HEALTH: I practice what I teach. I completely avoid nightshade foods because they induce inflammation and also no wheat/gluten, no processed food. I hydrate very well daily. I take care of my intestinal health (where most of our immune system is based). I use medical food protein shakes when I need to detox and I avoid sugar mostly because I have diabetes in my family and sugar is fuel that burns at your health. I get 7-8 hours' sleep nightly.
Another important thing I do for myself is something a friend reminded me of: The way you begin your day is the way you'll end it. So begin by feeding your soul/spirit with some quiet time so the rest of the day doesn't progress at high speed that will burn you out quickly. Sometimes for me that means having my organic coffee while catching up with the latest in the world with no one else around. Other times it means a quiet few minutes of meditation giving thanks for the previous day and asking for guidance for the day at hand. When I'm really stressed I make a list of all the things I'm grateful for and soon the stress turns to appreciation of why I'm experiencing whatever I'm being challenged with and the lesson in the challenge.
D: If you could DARE the listeners to do anything that will create positive change for them, what will you dare them to do today?
Gloria: IN LIFE: Walk away from anything or anybody that is negative without any discussion, apologies or attitude. When you simply become "unavailable" physically and emotionally and what you DON'T say speaks louder than words! Try it for one month and then go back to the people and things that were not celebrating YOU and you'll have learned how you give away your power and essence without often realizing it. IN HEALTH: Avoid all wheat/gluten, foods in the nightshade family and all processed foods for 90 days. Then go back and have whatever you're craving most - that's your poison because Body Talk Never Lies and you'll feel the amazing difference, particularly if you have any kind of inflammatory condition - which most people do.
Tune in to the Dr. Gloria: Health Detective which airs: the 1st Monday at 9:am PT