50 episodes

In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to set aside self-care. With long daily to-do lists, many people disregard things that make them miserable. They go on with their lives despite feeling exhausted, sick, or downright depressed. Some can't even afford to stop to take a short breath. As a result, their bodies fail them, and they struggle to understand their ultimate purpose in life.

Find the much-needed pause to reinvigorate yourself, right here on the Eat For Life Podcast. This show features free, learn-on-the-go content that can reveal the root causes of your suffering. Connect your physical, emotional, and spiritual health to find your very own path to healing.

Tune in to bi-monthly discussions about the next best steps for a fruitful healing process. This non-judgmental space offers everything you need to resolve the challenges hindering you from reclaiming the life you are meant for. Learn how to address your illness, heal from childhood trauma, release negative energy, and experience monumental life change. Listen to conversations that acknowledge your pain and fears, giving you a chance to grow.

If you are tired of hearing unhelpful medical findings, signing up for overpriced programs with no actual benefit, or getting unreliable advice from Google, this podcast can help. Dive deep into complex subjects such as neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and faith. Find out how to apply them to your everyday life and unlock a better version of yourself.

This is a safe place to hear advice that addresses depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and autism. Build a healthy body through proper care of your hormones, heal an autoimmune disease, or get rid of a gut infection you may be suffering from. Most importantly, feel inspired by stories of individuals from all walks of life who overcame their most complicated and enduring obstacles.

Host of the podcast is Samantha Gilbert (Sami), a Nutritional Therapy Counselor, Hope Communicator, and Life Guide. She specializes in a functional, nutrient-based approach to healing the brain and body using compassionate approaches based on biochemical individuality.

In addition to sharing expert advice, she is a living testament to the amazing power of nutrition therapy for those feeling drained of hopes and dreams. Sami had a painful relationship with food caused by biochemical imbalances running in her family. Due to the emotional burden of her childhood trauma, sometimes she ate compulsively, and other times deprived herself of food altogether. Samantha also struggled with suicidal ideation, suffered from chronic fatigue, and regularly battled depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. For so long, she felt broken and alone.

Trying to fix herself, Sami spent over $100,000 on different practitioners, counselors, and therapists. She tried a myriad of therapies including affirmations, visions quests, and meditation, as well as Prozac, Zoloft, and herbal remedies. Eventually, Samantha found the healing she needed by going back to school to study functional medicine and nutrition therapy. By becoming an expert in these fields, she discovered the best diets for anxiety and depression, the ideal nutrition for mental health, and how food and nutrients balance hormones.

Sami’s physical and mental worlds now align as she Eats for Life and turns pain into purpose. This podcast is a bridge to forge empathetic connections and deliver healing advice to people going through a hurtful time.

Your health is a puzzle and your unique story matters. Join Sami in putting the pieces back together and getting rid of everything that stops you from the life you are meant to live. You have the right to a healthy relationship with food and your body. Become confident about your passions and unafraid of other people’s opinions.

Listen to Eat for Life at http://eatfor.life/podcast/.

Eat for Life Samantha Gilbert

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to set aside self-care. With long daily to-do lists, many people disregard things that make them miserable. They go on with their lives despite feeling exhausted, sick, or downright depressed. Some can't even afford to stop to take a short breath. As a result, their bodies fail them, and they struggle to understand their ultimate purpose in life.

Find the much-needed pause to reinvigorate yourself, right here on the Eat For Life Podcast. This show features free, learn-on-the-go content that can reveal the root causes of your suffering. Connect your physical, emotional, and spiritual health to find your very own path to healing.

Tune in to bi-monthly discussions about the next best steps for a fruitful healing process. This non-judgmental space offers everything you need to resolve the challenges hindering you from reclaiming the life you are meant for. Learn how to address your illness, heal from childhood trauma, release negative energy, and experience monumental life change. Listen to conversations that acknowledge your pain and fears, giving you a chance to grow.

If you are tired of hearing unhelpful medical findings, signing up for overpriced programs with no actual benefit, or getting unreliable advice from Google, this podcast can help. Dive deep into complex subjects such as neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and faith. Find out how to apply them to your everyday life and unlock a better version of yourself.

This is a safe place to hear advice that addresses depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and autism. Build a healthy body through proper care of your hormones, heal an autoimmune disease, or get rid of a gut infection you may be suffering from. Most importantly, feel inspired by stories of individuals from all walks of life who overcame their most complicated and enduring obstacles.

Host of the podcast is Samantha Gilbert (Sami), a Nutritional Therapy Counselor, Hope Communicator, and Life Guide. She specializes in a functional, nutrient-based approach to healing the brain and body using compassionate approaches based on biochemical individuality.

In addition to sharing expert advice, she is a living testament to the amazing power of nutrition therapy for those feeling drained of hopes and dreams. Sami had a painful relationship with food caused by biochemical imbalances running in her family. Due to the emotional burden of her childhood trauma, sometimes she ate compulsively, and other times deprived herself of food altogether. Samantha also struggled with suicidal ideation, suffered from chronic fatigue, and regularly battled depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. For so long, she felt broken and alone.

Trying to fix herself, Sami spent over $100,000 on different practitioners, counselors, and therapists. She tried a myriad of therapies including affirmations, visions quests, and meditation, as well as Prozac, Zoloft, and herbal remedies. Eventually, Samantha found the healing she needed by going back to school to study functional medicine and nutrition therapy. By becoming an expert in these fields, she discovered the best diets for anxiety and depression, the ideal nutrition for mental health, and how food and nutrients balance hormones.

Sami’s physical and mental worlds now align as she Eats for Life and turns pain into purpose. This podcast is a bridge to forge empathetic connections and deliver healing advice to people going through a hurtful time.

Your health is a puzzle and your unique story matters. Join Sami in putting the pieces back together and getting rid of everything that stops you from the life you are meant to live. You have the right to a healthy relationship with food and your body. Become confident about your passions and unafraid of other people’s opinions.

Listen to Eat for Life at http://eatfor.life/podcast/.

    EP 57: Birthing, Prenatal and Postpartum Care with Dr. Lindsay Mumma, DC

    EP 57: Birthing, Prenatal and Postpartum Care with Dr. Lindsay Mumma, DC

    Pregnancy is one of the most magical moments in a woman's life. It feels powerful to know that you are creating another human inside of you. It is a very exciting and enjoyable time that may also bring fears and uncertainties to both mother and baby...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 56: The Gut and Gum Disease Connection with Dr. Al Danenberg

    EP 56: The Gut and Gum Disease Connection with Dr. Al Danenberg

    Are amalgam fillings really safe? Do antibacterial mouthwash and fluoride-based toothpaste live up to their claims? What about Waterpiks and flossing up into the gumline?

    • 48 min
    EP 55: What Your Doctor May Not Know About Thyroid Function with Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP

    EP 55: What Your Doctor May Not Know About Thyroid Function with Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP

    According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an estimated 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and more than half of those individuals are undiagnosed and unaware that they have a thyroid ...

    • 47 min
    EP 54: Reversing Hashimoto’s and Autoimmune Diseases with Donna Mazzola, PharmD

    EP 54: Reversing Hashimoto’s and Autoimmune Diseases with Donna Mazzola, PharmD

    Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.In 2014, it was estimated that 14 million people in the US alone were impacted by this disorder. And women are seven times more likely than men to have Hashimoto’s.When left untreated can create a cascade of debilitating symptoms, which is why today's conversation with pharmacist Donna Mazola is so important.We talk about the four pillars to reversing autoimmune disease and being empowered to take control of your own health.Donna Mazzola, is a Pharmacist who has always had a fascination with natural healing and preventative care. After obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy, Donna realized that medicine has a place in healing, but it's the balance between nutrition and medicine that impacts disease. This fascination became an obsession after a personal diagnosis with Hashimotos in 2015. Her disease pushed her to embark on a journey to seek answers and identify the root cause related to the rise in autoimmune and other inflammatory chronic conditions. On this journey she obtained a Master’s degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition and gave birth to Dr.AutoimmuneGirl, her persona and passion to empower people with the knowledge to take control of their health. Donna is on a mission to educate the world on the healing powers of food and give meaning to the concept of food as medicine. Listen to the full episode to hear:* Why healing your gut is the first step in managing autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s* The micronutrients your body needs to effectively generate thyroid hormones and why many of us are deficient in them* Why you need a “control what you can control” approach to environmental toxins* How stress impacts inflammation and proven ways to mitigate itLearn more about Dr. Donna Mazzola:* Dr. Autoimmune Girl (http://drautoimmunegirl.com/)* The Immunity Food Fix* Instagram: @DrAutoimmuneGirl (http://instagram.com/drautoimmunegirl) (http://instagram.com/drautoimmunegirl)Learn more about Sami:* Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)* Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)* Eat For Life cookbooks for each unique biotype (https://eatfor.life/biotype-cookbooks/)Resources:* The Role of Stress in the Clinical Expression of Thyroid Autoimmunity  (https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1196/annals.1366.015)*

    • 42 min
    EP 53: How to Optimize Hormone Therapy with Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP

    EP 53: How to Optimize Hormone Therapy with Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP

    Many people are confused about how to balance hormones and are overwhelmed by all the misinformation about bioidentical hormone therapy for both men and women.It’s easy to be confused because the symptoms of an excess hormone can also mimic symptoms of deficiency. Plus many people are unaware of the role diet and your gut microbiome play in regulating hormones and how nutrient deficiencies and overloads can upset this delicate balance.But understanding these relationships doesn’t have to be so complicated. That’s why I’m honored to have pharmacist and bioidentical hormone expert Jim Paoletti on the show.Jim Paoletti, B.S. Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP is an independent clinical consultant on hormones, nutrition, and wellness. Jim has 40 years of experience with bio-identical hormone therapies in clinical practice, both in retail pharmacy and as a consultant and educator. Jim served previously as Director of Provider Education for ZRT Laboratory, Beaverton, Oregon, and as consultant and Education Director for Professional Compounding Centers of America of Houston, TX.He is a graduate and former faculty member of the Fellowship of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. Jim has lectured extensively and internationally on all aspects of compounding and BHRT to medical practitioners and consumers, and has several articles published on BHRT and compounding pharmacy issues. Jim has published the book A Practitioner's Guide to Physiologic Bioidentical Hormone Balance.Listen to the full episode to hear:* Why symptoms alone aren’t enough to assess hormone imbalances and treatment * Why gut and microbiome health are the first step to hormone health* What we get wrong about men’s hormonal balances* How long-term use of synthetic estrogen impacts the body and why it’s not always a simple switch to bioidenticals* What types of testing your provider should be using to accurately assess hormone levelsLearn more about Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARFM, FIACP:* A Practitioner's Guide to Physiologic Bioidentical Hormone BalanceLearn more about Sami:* Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)* Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)* Eat For Life cookbooks for each unique biotype (https://eatfor.life/biotype-cookbooks/)Resources:* Women's health initiative is fundamentally flawed - ScienceDirect (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1550857905800038?via%3Dihub)*

    • 43 min
    EP 52: What Is The Main Cause of PCOS? with Dr. Felice Gersh

    EP 52: What Is The Main Cause of PCOS? with Dr. Felice Gersh

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women. And all too often, women are told that hormonal birth control is the best treatment option.Today, I invited Dr. Felice Gersh back to the show to discuss PCOS and why the pill is not the answer, the different types of PCOS, and the role diet and the gut microbiome play in treating this disorder.Dr. Felice Gersh is board certified in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She taught as an assistant clinical professor at the Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years and is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, California.A globally recognized expert on women’s health, Dr. Gersh regularly speaks at conferences around the world and is also the best-selling author of PCOS SOS and her most recent book, Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know about what to expect during the three phases of menopause.Listen to the full episode to hear:* How estrogen plays a role throughout the body and how that impacts the varied symptoms of PCOS* How hormonal birth control masks symptoms but can actually make systemic issues worse* The connection between PCOS, gut dysbiosis, and autoimmune disorders* How PCOS impacts fertility, pregnancy, and infantsLearn more about Dr. Felice Gersh:* Integrative Medical Group of Irvine (https://integrativemgi.com/)* Instagram: @Dr.FeliceGersh (https://www.instagram.com/dr.felicegersh/)* Facebook: @IntegrativeMGI (https://www.facebook.com/IntegrativeMGI/)Learn more about Sami:* Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)* Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)* Eat For Life cookbooks for each unique biotype (https://eatfor.life/biotype-cookbooks/)Resources:Thyroid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome: An emerging relationship (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4287775/)The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society criteria for the polycystic ovary syndrome: the complete task force report (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0015028208013927)Endocrine disruptors and thyroid autoimmunity (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1521690X2030004X)The endocrine disrupters: a major medical challenge (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691502000182)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Weight obsessed ,

A Can’t Miss

Sami Gilbert brings us extraordinary experts discussing the most timely and important health related topics. While her interview style is conversational and engaging, the wisdom and knowledge she shares inspires her listeners to become the masters of their healing.
I was honored to experience this as a guest and I remain an ardent fan.

Gumbolily ,

I like!

I first found your podcast when looking for an interview with Sally Norton. Great interview! Since then I have listened to a few others and I really appreciate your style of interviewing guests. You actually let them speak. You’ve got a meat eater and beef rancher listening.

DST1* ,

EP 51 with James Connolly

This episode was so relevant to all the false narratives being pushed on consumers by marketers and Hollywood. Thank you for your insight and for sharing that it is difficult to get it right but that seeing all sides and history definitely creates a better awareness for informed choices.

A must share episode for anyone concerned about the health and environmental consequences of the food industry.

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