A Happy Guide to Suicide Prevention

EliminateSuicide-SamiGThe mood here in Tiburon is still somber due to the suicide of our neighbor, Robin Williams.

I’ve been contemplating whether or not to publish this post because it’s such a dark, taboo subject, but with his passing, I realized that’s exactly why I should.

If you’re reading this, and having suicidal thoughts, I want you to know it’s not your fault you feel the way you do.

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How To Get Out Of A Food Rut

How-To-Get-Out-Of-A-Food-Rut-SamiGGetting into a food rut is easy to do.

You try something new, it tastes good, and your body responds favorably.

Then it becomes a daily staple and you’re happy.

For a while.

Then you get bored and you’re suddenly not as thrilled as you were in the beginning.

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Why Diet Dogma Is Making You Fat

WhyDietDogmaMakesYouFatGrowing up in the “fat is bad for you” era had a profound affect on me both emotionally and physically. This message given to us by the diet dictocrats left me feeling fearful of a macronutrient that was actually my greatest ally in the elimination of excess weight, depression, binge eating, anxiety, and myriad other health issues.

Even though unbiased scientific studies (and lots of happy patients!) have proven that fat is an important component in health and healing, we are still bombarded with the message that the only way to be healthy and lose weight is with miniscule amounts of fat.

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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

Last 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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