Oxford Who’s Who has inducted Ms. Gracelyn Guyol into the highest Professional Distinction “Top Tier of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Recognition for her performance as a visionary leader and successful entrepreneur.” Ms. Guyol is one of a few special honorees distinguished by their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and credentials provided. Gracelyn Guyol has used and advocated holistic, drug-free medicine since 1997, sharing what she has learned to empower others.
In 1984 she founded a seven-person California public relations agency that built quality brand awareness and national visibility for wineries. After eight years, she sold the agency, retiring mid-life with her husband in New England. The rapid growth of breast cysts and tumors brought surgery twice in 12 months, altering the course of her life. Frightened, Guyol systematically eliminated intake of chemicals that might cause cells to mutate, a process that revealed an antidepressant given for bipolar disorder was triggering the growths. She tapered off the drug and refused other psychiatric medications, determined to find safer, holistic treatments. Guyol consulted a holistic mental health clinic near Chicago. Laboratory tests identified two inherited causes of mania, and specific natural supplements were prescribed. Manic highs ended within four months. Yet depression continued for 15 months until new research prompted Guyol to take therapeutic levels of fish oils. Within 48 hours, her depression lifted, and she has enjoyed mental stability since 2002. Once aware of toxins’ role in major illness, Guyol became an ardent environmentalist. She created a 62-page guide, Earth Friendly Alternatives to herbicides, pesticides and household chemicals, and served two years as Garden Club of America conservation leader for 21 clubs in Connecticut and Rhode Island. To reduce ocean pollution through community action, she founded and from 2006-2012, was President of a still flourishing environmental non-profit, CUSH, Inc. (Clean Up Sound & Harbors). The science in Guyol’s first book, “Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs (2006),” led to delivering seven-hour accredited seminars for medical practitioners across the US. At public lectures, consumers asked for simple, concise steps to recovery, without all the science. In 2010, she published “Who’s Crazy Here, Steps to Recovery Without Drugs,” outlining natural treatments for nine mental diagnoses in 114 pages. After the Newtown, CT, school shootings, Guyol was appointed to serve on the Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Task Force as the only complementary and alternative medicine expert. In June 2014, she recommended 10 drug-free therapies for state use. Since 2012 she has produced 50 cable TV shows in an on-going, educational series, “Restoring Health Holistically,” including interviews of specialists in holistic treatment of violence.