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.

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

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:

Read More

Deficiency In This Mineral Can Lead to Depression and Weight Gain

SamiG_Zinc“Nearly all disease can be traced to a nutritional deficiency” stated Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Prize winner.

But conventional medicine will have you believe all body systems are separate and that popping a pill will eliminate depression and it’s many side-effects, most notably, weight gain.

We now know that depression is a term, not a condition and that there are actually five different types of depression; each with different underlying nutrient imbalances as the root cause.

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

Read More