Eat to Beat Depression

EatToBeatDepression_SamiGMisunderstood by conventional medicine, treating depression has always been tricky and unfortunately, not enough attention has been given to the importance of diet as a healing tool.

Most of my clients that really struggle with depression can’t live without sugar, but stabilizing blood sugar with a protein-rich diet is often not enough. The reason being is that there is an impairment within the mitochondria (powerhouse portion of your cells), so they can’t do their job of creating energy, which results in oxidative stress.

Depression and other neurological disorders are a result of oxidative stress.

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How Nutrient Therapy Could Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman

NutrientTherapyForPhilipSeymourHoffman_SamiGLast night I watched Capote again, and I wept at the brilliance that was Philip Seymour Hoffman.

We all mourned his passing in February and as writer David Sheff pointed out, his death most certainly could have been avoided had he received evidence-based treatment. However, I’m not comfortable with the notion that addiction is a brain disease. If we really put addiction under a microscope, it is due to biochemical imbalances that can be corrected with advanced nutrient therapy.

And I should know, I spent over 25 years and thousands of dollars trying to figure this out for myself.

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Celebrity Diets: Fact or Fiction?

CelebrityDiets_SamiGEvery single day we’re bombarded with the latest diet and health craze.

And more often than not, they’re attached to our most popular celebrities.

Regardless of the dietary angle (paleo, vegan, etc.), what I find interesting is how the response is usually the same: daily workouts coupled with healthy lifestyle choices.

What’s even more interesting is the drastic weight loss in such a short period of time.

From personal experience, I know there is much more going on behind the scenes than what’s being conveyed in the press.

Former model Carre Otis had this to say when asked about her lifestyle habits:

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How to Make Ice Cream in 5 Minutes

5MinuteIceCreamSamiGIt’s official, National Ice Cream Month is in full swing!

And with all the fresh fruit in season, there’s no shortage of wonderful options to chose from.

Never fear, you can enjoy this most delicious treat without compromising your health.

Here’s how:

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Salads That Don’t Suck

Salads-that-dont-suck-SamiGAre you stuck in a salad rut?

I get it, it’s easy to do.

The best way to get out of said rut is to mix and match so blood sugar is stable, you’re satiated, and most importantly, you don’t get bored.

With the right flavor profile, I promise you’ll never balk at the mention of salad again.

My secret to an amazing salad consists of four components:

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