How to Get Your Cycle Back Part II

PCOS-SamiGIn my last post, I shared with you how copper affects a woman’s cycle and can cause all sorts of menstrual disorders from PCOS to Endometriosis, to uterine tumors and everything in between including Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I also shared how copper overload often has a heritable component along with my personal journey and that of my mother.

This week I want to share with you what you can do to protect yourself, and what you need to look out for.

Read More

PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids and Getting Your Cycle Back

PCOS-SamiGSince I began menstruating, I’ve struggled with amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) and before I completely eliminated gluten and dairy from my diet, suffered from dysmenorrhea (painful periods) as well.

These days, the school of thought concerning dietary principles for menstrual disorders is a plant-based one, often eating certain foods at different phases of your cycle.

Read More

Gluten Intolerance or Oxidative Stress?

GlutenOxidativeStress-SamiGOf all the health challenges I work with in my practice, gluten intolerance, or more specifically, sensitivity to a wide variety of foods, is the biggie.

Yet despite all the information available today on nutrition, avoidance of the major triggers such as sugar, gluten, dairy, and soy, while supporting gut micro flora; folks still struggle with multiple issues.

Read More

The Super Tea Recipe That Helped Me Heal From Depression

SuperTea-SamiGHistamine can be a nasty little bugger.

If our bodies make too much of it we suffer and the same holds true if we don’t make enough.

Since I was a little girl I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety, as well as intermittent psoriasis, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), compulsive overeating, perfectionism, and seasonal allergies.

Read More

The Great Superfood Hoax

Superfood_Hoax-SamiGI’ll never forget the first time I heard the term “superfood”. It was 2005 and I was a designer in the fashion industry in serious need of a dietary makeover.

If you’re in the industry, you know that long hours and massive amounts of egoic stress equal many trips to Starbucks along with MSG laden takeout. Then, before you know it, you’re 50 pounds heavier and binging every weekend as an escape.

Read More