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We’re on a mission to help you understand the root causes of your suffering so you can heal. Host Samantha Gilbert is devoted to helping you overcome things like panic attacks, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and PMS, by identifying how nutrient deficiencies and overloads contribute to your struggle. We dive into ways to heal your brain and body, as well as share conversations with special guest experts in the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and theology.

Eat for Life Samantha Gilbert

    • Nutrition
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

We’re on a mission to help you understand the root causes of your suffering so you can heal. Host Samantha Gilbert is devoted to helping you overcome things like panic attacks, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and PMS, by identifying how nutrient deficiencies and overloads contribute to your struggle. We dive into ways to heal your brain and body, as well as share conversations with special guest experts in the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and theology.

    EP 04: COVID-19 Depression, Anxiety, and Immunity with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

    EP 04: COVID-19 Depression, Anxiety, and Immunity with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

    In honor of mental health awareness month, and in these challenging times, I feel it's important to provide you with accurate information on how to support your mental and physical health.
    Supermolecules, as well as dietary and lifestyle modifications that support both brain and immune function, can be powerful allies against the Coronavirus outbreak.
    In episode 2, I discussed how nutrient deficiencies and overloads impact the brain and body.
    In episode 3, I talked with Dr. Albert Mensah about how biochemistry and genes impact your brain.
    Today I am having Dr. Mensah back on the show to discuss supermolecules that support both brain and immune function, what’s missing in the treatment of COVID-19, and insights to help you overcome depression and anxiety during this difficult time.
    Dr. Mensah is a world-renowned leader and teacher in micromolecular medicine. He is the co-founder of Mensah Medical in Warrenville, Illinois, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances and the cognitive and physical disorders caused by those imbalances. Since 2005 Dr. Mensah has treated over 30,000 patients using all-natural, non-pharmaceutical targeted nutrient therapy.
    His practice focuses on the management and treatment of cognitive disorders such as autism, behavior and learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia or Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease, as well as family medicine.
    Dr. Mensah regularly presents at international conferences, trains physicians in advanced nutrient therapy techniques, and is board certified in integrative pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * How brain and immune health are inextricably linked
    * The role supermolecules play in supporting both brain and immune function
    * How diet and lifestyle modifications are powerful allies against COVID-19
    * What we can do to take care of ourselves mentally and emotionally during the pandemic isolation

    Links:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Mensah Medical (http://www.mensahmedical.com/)
    * Mensah Medical on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mensahmedical)
    * High Dose IV Vitamin C for Coronavirus Patients (link to petition, resources, and research)

     

    • 50 min
    EP 03: How Biochemistry and Genes Impact Your Brain with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

    EP 03: How Biochemistry and Genes Impact Your Brain with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

    Our stories are extremely powerful and contain genetic, epigenetic, and transgenerational narratives.
    Educating yourself with the facts surrounding accurate testing and treatment provides a powerful pathway to healing the brain and body.
    In my last episode (https://eatfor.life/02-deficiencies-and-overloads/), I discussed how nutrient deficiencies and overloads impact the brain and body.
    In today's episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Albert Mensah about genetics, epigenetics, the controversial MTHFR test, as well as misconceptions and dangers about the different forms of folic acid and their impact on the in utero environment.
    Dr. Mensah is a world-renowned leader and teacher in methylation disorders. He is the co-founder of Mensah Medical (http://www.mensahmedical.com/) in Warrenville, Illinois, a clinic that specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances and the cognitive and physical disorders caused by those imbalances. Since 2005 Dr. Mensah has treated over 30,000 patients using all-natural, non-pharmaceutical targeted nutrient therapy.
    His practice focuses on the management and treatment of cognitive disorders such as autism, behavior and learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as family medicine.
    Dr. Mensah regularly presents at international conferences, trains physicians in advanced nutrient therapy techniques, and is board certified in integrative pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * The difference between genetics, epigenetics, and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance
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    The dangers of folic acid beyond the first trimester of pregnancy and its impact on the in utero environment (including the rise in autism, depression, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety disorders)

    * MTHFR genetic testing flaws and the truth about how methylfolate actually works in the body
    * The importance of designing a diet based on your unique biochemistry

    Links:

    * MTHFR ACMG Practice Guideline: lack of evidence for MTHFR polymorphism testing (https://www.acmg.net/docs/MTHFR_gim2012165a_Feb2013.pdf)
    * 23 & Me article about MTHFR (with research links) (https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/our-take-on-the-mthfr-gene/)
    * Washington Post article (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/09/11/the-powerful-argument-for-not-learning-too-much-about-your-genes/)
    * Folic Acid Facts & Myths (https://eatfor.life/methylfolate-vs-folic-acid-facts-myths/)

    • 58 min
    EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies And Overloads Impact The Brain And Body

    EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies And Overloads Impact The Brain And Body

    One month in, my client Amanda told me: “I had no idea my anxiety, racing thoughts, and fatigue were due to being severely undermethylated and overloaded with copper!”
    Her lab tests had just confirmed the underlying causes of her suffering (https://eatfor.life/life-solutions/#coaching).
    When Amanda first came to me for nutritional therapy counseling, she was frustrated with doctors that told her nothing was wrong, she was a healthy young woman, and that basically she was just overreacting.
    “I know I’m not making this up,” she told me. “I can feel in my body that something is off, I just don’t know what it is or how to pinpoint it.”
    Although lab work from her doctor showed no abnormalities, I knew that going deeper and supporting her in a way she had not experienced before was the key to figuring it all out.
    After 6 months of working together, Amanda told me “My brain feels better, which allows my body to feel better. I no longer struggle with energy issues and my daily anxiety is gone. This is so liberating.”
    If Amanda’s story resonates with you, you’re not alone. I hear this every week in my clinic and it’s a sad aspect of our global healthcare system. The good news is that healing is always possible, we just need to know where to look.
    In our first episode, I shared what nutrients are and how they impact both the body and the brain.
    In today’s episode, I’m going to give you a crash course into some of the underlying causes of what I call the Big 5 Hurting Our World – depression and anxiety, autism, eating disorders, OCD, and ADHD – and how these root causes have a significant impact on the way you think, act, and feel.
    We’re going to dive into what nutrient deficiencies and overloads are, and how they impact the brain and body. By the end of this episode, you’ll have an entirely new understanding of how nutrient deficiencies and overloads may be affecting you.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * What nutrient deficiencies and overloads are and how they impact the brain and body
    * What the underlying causes of the Big 5 Hurting Our World are – depression and anxiety, autism, eating disorders, OCD, and ADHD
    * What the 5 root causes I work with are that contribute to The Big 5:

    * Undermethylation
    * Overrmethylation
    * Copper toxicity
    * Zinc deficiency
    * Pyrrole disorder



    Links:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain (https://www.amazon.com/Nutrient-Power-Heal-Biochemistry-Brain/dp/1626361282) by Dr. William J. Walsh

    • 30 min
    EP 01: The Power of Nutrients: How What You Eat Impacts The Way You Think, Feel, And Act

    EP 01: The Power of Nutrients: How What You Eat Impacts The Way You Think, Feel, And Act

    Nine months ago, Michelle was at an all-time low. She was scared, isolated, and felt hopeless about her future.
    Michelle told me: “I feel so defeated.”
    Her level of uncertainty and fatigue was higher than they’d ever been. She said that her mind was always racing and she couldn’t sleep at night. She’d left her job because her anxiety and stress were just too much to handle.
    On top of that, she was dealing with lower back pain and terrible PMS which kept her from exercising and doing the things she used to love.
    She didn’t think healing was possible.
    I assured Michelle that, not only is healing possible, but that it was also possible for her to get back to work, back to exercise, and back to her life.
    Today, 9 months later, Michelle is working a job she loves, exercises regularly, and has even started dating again. She also lost 40lbs and was able to ditch her antidepressant.
    Michelle was able to do this through the power of nutrients.
    In today’s episode, I’m going to give you a crash course in the power of nutrients and how they impact your body’s ability to heal from conditions like depression, anxiety, autism, eating disorders, hormone imbalances, OCD, and ADHD.
    I’m going to dive into what nutrients are, how they treat chronic conditions differently than medication, and how the gut impacts the brain.
    Through this episode, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how the nutrients you put in your body can have a huge impact on the way you think, feel, and act, and the chronic conditions you deal with on a daily basis.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * What nutrients are and how they provide nourishment essential for the growth and maintenance of life
    * How the choices you make impact your gut and how the gut impacts the brain
    * What happens when your gut bacteria go bad
    * How when deficiencies develop, so too do many disorders that impact the brain and body
    * How Nutrients treat chronic conditions differently than medication because of their ability to heal your body at the level of DNA

     
    Links:


    * eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)

    • 20 min
    Introducing Eat For Life

    Introducing Eat For Life

    We’re a mission to help you understand the root causes of your suffering so you can heal. Host Samantha Gilbert is devoted to helping you overcome things like panic attacks, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and PMS, by identifying how nutrient deficiencies and overloads contribute to your struggle. We dive into ways to heal your brain and body, as well as share conversations with special guest experts in the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and theology.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Deedee tee ,

Food is medicine

Sami teaches me that food can be fuel that heals or hurts. This content is so powerful in our days of disease and disinformation. Give a listen and as she says eat for life!

Christie Mims ,

Really interesting!

I’m a fan of Sami and her work, and have looked to her to help me be healthy over the years. I’m so excited she’s doing a podcast and putting this kind of information out into the world. Yay!!

Chugotitmayne ,

Information is AMAZING!

Samantha peels back the layers of brain chemistry, nutrition, and individualized approaches in ways that no other podcast or media outlet does in her work! Highly recommend subscribing and listening!

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