22 episodes

Your health is a puzzle. We help you put the pieces back together. Together, we investigate the root causes of what's going on in your brain and body so you can start to heal. Your unique story matters - so we connect your physical, emotional, and spiritual health and help find your own path to healing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, insomnia, chronic fatigue, PMS, and more. Join nutritional therapist Samantha Gilbert as we dive deep into neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and theology. Each episode of Eat For Life is a chance to take the next step in your healing process, explore how everything is connected, and reclaim your wellness.

Eat for Lif‪e‬ Samantha Gilbert

    • Nutrition
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Your health is a puzzle. We help you put the pieces back together. Together, we investigate the root causes of what's going on in your brain and body so you can start to heal. Your unique story matters - so we connect your physical, emotional, and spiritual health and help find your own path to healing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, insomnia, chronic fatigue, PMS, and more. Join nutritional therapist Samantha Gilbert as we dive deep into neuroscience, epigenetics, functional and micromolecular medicine, trauma and abuse, as well as spirituality and theology. Each episode of Eat For Life is a chance to take the next step in your healing process, explore how everything is connected, and reclaim your wellness.

    EP 21: Disordered Eating Recovery with Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    EP 21: Disordered Eating Recovery with Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I am so honored to share my very real and raw conversation about eating disorders with my friend, colleague, and eating disorder survivor Mindy Gorman-Plutzer.
    In this episode, Mindy and I share our own experiences with disordered eating and how the path to healing is one that includes deep empathy and a holistic approach that looks at all aspects of a person's health, including gut inflammation, hormonal dysregulation, and early childhood development.
    As you'll learn, eating disorders are about a disordered relationship to self, brought on by family dynamics, abuse, and genetically inherited biochemical imbalances.
    Mindy brings 25 years of experience to her private practice as a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach. Mindy's life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind-body science, introducing a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues as they relate to eating disorders.
    Not only is Mindy a health practitioner but she’s also the author of The Freedom Promise: Seven Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do To You and Start Embracing What It Can Do For You.
    If you're currently struggling with disordered eating, please know you are not alone. You are not at fault and healing is always possible. And be sure to go back and listen to episode 20 with my personal physician, Dr. Judith Bowman, on the genetic and biochemical imbalances that cause eating disorders.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * How biography and biology impact eating disorders
    * Mindy’s approach to disordered eating recovery
    * How eating disorders can have genetic, biochemical, and environmental causes
    * How abuse and trauma contribute to eating disorders

    Learn more about Mindy Gorman-Plutzer:

    * Mindy’s minicourse on how to conquer disordered eating (https://thefreedompromise.com/minicourse/)
    * 7 Steps To Stop Fearing Food (https://thefreedompromise.com/guide/)
    * @thefreedompromise on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thefreedompromise/?hl=en)
    * @thefreedompromise on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheFreedomPromise/)
    * The Freedom Promise Book (https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Promise-Steps-Fearing-Embracing/dp/1452519544/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+freedom+promise&qid=1608054921&sr=8-1)

    Learn more about Sami:

    * Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)

     

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    EP 20: Biochemical Imbalances that Cause Eating Disorders with Dr. Judith Bowman

    EP 20: Biochemical Imbalances that Cause Eating Disorders with Dr. Judith Bowman

    For over 25 years I carried around an immense amount of guilt and shame because of my disordered relationship with food and my body.
    No matter how hard I tried, I felt like I wasn't strong enough or smart enough to figure out why I had allowed this to take over my life. In my mind, I was a failure and total fraud for pretending everything was fine when in truth, I was in so much pain.
    When I understood the "why" I was finally able to give myself a much-needed break, free myself of the guilt and shame, and finally begin the healing process.
    In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness, I brought back my personal physician, Dr. Judith Bowman, to talk about the genetic, environmental, and biochemical causes of eating disorders.
    Dr. Bowman has treated over 30,000 patients using all natural non-pharmaceutical targeted nutrient therapy. She trains physicians in advanced nutrient therapy techniques and facilitates outreach clinics all over the United States and abroad.
    If you're currently struggling with disordered eating (or any addiction), please know you are not alone. You are not at fault and healing is always possible.
    Eating disorders can be safely healed with dietary and nutrient therapy, therapies that literally saved my life.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * Genetic conditions that create disordered eating such as undermethylation, zinc and B6 deficiencies, as well Pyrrole disorder
    * How folic acid acts as a "double agent" on our DNA
    * How these conditions affect neurotransmitter and hormonal development

    Learn more about Dr. Judith Bowman:

    * Mensah Medical (http://www.mensahmedical.com/)
    * About Dr. Judith Bowman (http://www.mensahmedical.com/doctors/judith-bowman-md/)

    Learn more about Sami:

    * Eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)



     

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    EP 19: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People with Randi Buckley

    EP 19: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People with Randi Buckley

    Most of us cringe at the thought of setting a boundary—especially with those who are closest to us. We often hesitate to put boundaries into place because we think it will damage the relationship, make someone angry, or simply make our lives more complicated. Truthfully, it can also be really hard to do.
    Some of us even worry that we won’t be loved if we put boundaries in place.
    But what if you can’t have the love you want without them?
    The truth is that if we don’t honor our boundaries, no one else will either.
    There can be a lot at stake when we finally give voice to our boundaries. So how do you get started with setting boundaries that you know you need?
    Today’s guest has a very unique approach to boundary work that will help you rethink what it means to set a boundary.
    Please welcome Randi Buckley to the show.
    Randi is a leadership mentor, author, podcaster, and the creator of Healthy Boundaries for Kind People, The Deep, and Maybe Baby. Randi offers a different way of thinking for something more inspiring and refreshing with an unpretentious twist. Randi works with wildly intelligent individuals and organizations and is a curator of context, nuance, and discernment.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * The difference between nice and kind
    * Why people pleasing undermines boundaries—and the toll that carrying the emotional weight of others places on us
    * Why creating boundaries makes space for healthier, more loving relationships
    * How pushback on our boundaries gives us information which helps inform our choices

    Learn more about Randi Buckley:
    (http://www.randibuckley.com)

    (http://www.randibuckley.com)
    * (http://www.randibuckley.com)Randibuckley.com (http://www.randibuckley.com)
    * Healthy Boundaries for Kind People (https://www.randibuckley.com/healthy-boundaries-for-kind-people)
    * Follow Randi on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/randi.buckley/)
    * Follow Randi on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RandiBuckleyCoaching/)

     
    Learn more about Sami:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)

     

    • 45 min
    EP 18: Why Behavior Change is So Hard with Dr. Perry Passaro

    EP 18: Why Behavior Change is So Hard with Dr. Perry Passaro

    Well, it's January and I have no words to describe all that we endured last year.
    After taking some much needed time for self-care, I’m invigorated to begin anew. That’s why I feel this episode is so important. This time of year is when we set new goals and do everything in our power to achieve them.
    But what happens when we don’t?
    What stops us from doing what we truly want to do to become a healthier, happier human being?
    Achieving our goals seems so simple when we write them down on January 1st. Yet as the days continue, we often see our motivation wane.
    We might think: Why can’t we just stick to our goals?
    We assume that we don’t have what it takes to truly change—but is it as simple as that?
    Our goals are typically tied to behavior change and it’s hard to flip a switch in the New Year without understanding how we can motivate ourselves to take action that lasts.
    That’s why I wanted to invite Dr. Perry Passaro back to the podcast. Dr. Passaro shares how to make real, lasting change. Dr. Passaro specializes in the treatment of behavioral disorders, anxiety, spectrum disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and addiction. Dr. Passaro has been identified as one of the top 10 psychologists in Orange County, California.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * Why behavior change is so hard and how you can move past it
    * The role of acceptance and commitment therapy
    * Why goals on their own don't have motivating power
    * How to develop the motivation to take action
    * How nutrient imbalances can significantly impact our ability to move forward in life

    Learn more about Dr. Passaro:
    (http://anxietyanddepressioncenter.com)

    (http://anxietyanddepressioncenter.com)
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    Learn more about Sami:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)

     
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    (https://eatfor.life/ep-12-suicide-case-study-part-1/)

    (https://eatfor.life/ep-12-suicide-case-study-part-1/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/ep-12-suicide-case-study-part-1/)Eat For Life Ep 12: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain – Part 1 (https://eatfor.life/ep-12-suicide-case-study-part-1/)
    * Eat For Life Ep 13: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain – Part 2 (https://eatfor.life/ep-13-suicide-prevention-case-study-part-2/)
    * Reclaim Your Life: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 7 Weeks (https://www.amazon.com/Reclaim-Your-Life-Acceptance-Commitment/dp/1646112474)
    * What is Integral Philosophy, Integral Theory? (https://medium.com/@ssegatori/what-is-integral-philosophy-integral-theory-5c6b0ccc7724)

     

    • 54 min
    EP 17: Understanding the Human Microbiome with Kiran Krishnan

    EP 17: Understanding the Human Microbiome with Kiran Krishnan

    Understanding the complexities of the human microbiome can be overwhelming.
    At its most simple, we can think of the microbiome as an ecosystem that consists of a collection of organisms including bacteria, viruses, fungus, and protozoa.
    We often think there is a single ecosystem—or microbiome—found within our bodies, largely residing in the gut. But there are different versions of our microbiome found in different areas of the body.
    The microbiome is a complex and miraculous set of systems that exist in our bodies and contributes to our health in innumerable ways that we’re now starting to really understand.
    Today’s guest has been blessed with the wisdom and skill to explain the microbiome in a way that creates greater healing, understanding, and purpose.
    I’m thrilled to welcome Kiran Krishnan to the show. Kiran is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 18 years. He comes from a University research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa.
    Kiran is also a co-founder and partner in Nu Science Trading, LLC., a nutritional technology development and research company. Kiran is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Microbiome Labs.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * The magnificent intelligence that resides in our gut and how these systems that reside there are not accidental
    * How we establish our microbiome and how they keep us happy and healthy
    * The truth about most probiotics on the market today and the gut-brain connection
    * Why breastfed babies have stronger immune systems
    * The health implications of C-sections on babies

    Learn more about Kiran Krishnan:
    (https://microbiomelabs.com/about)

    (https://microbiomelabs.com/about)
    * About (https://microbiomelabs.com/about/)

    Learn more about Sami:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)

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    EP 16: High Functioning Anxiety and the Practice of Self-Kindness and Joy with Nancy Jane Smith

    EP 16: High Functioning Anxiety and the Practice of Self-Kindness and Joy with Nancy Jane Smith

    Be a boss.
    Hustle hard.
    Love yourself.
    Make it happen.
    You decide the outcome.
    Do these phrases and mantras sound familiar?
    Usually, these sayings are used in the self-help world to boost your confidence both in life and work. The self-help industry makes us believe that we can make anything happen—but what if these mantras we hear repeated in the self-help industry actually make you feel worse?
    Enter High Functioning Anxiety.
    High Functioning Anxiety—HFA for short—is when you experience anxiety but instead of freezing you up from making progress, it actually propels you forward. While this might sound like an efficient way to meet or exceed your goals, it can also lead to over-functioning, perfectionism, self-doubt, and the false belief that endless worry somehow contributes to our success.
    On today’s episode, I’m talking with Nancy Jane Smith, an author, counselor, and therapeutic coach all about high functioning anxiety. Nancy has a Masters Degree in Higher Education and in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton.
    Nancy is also a licensed professional counselor and coach specializing in high functioning anxiety with 13 years in private practice and has spent over 20+ years working as a counselor and coach. She has written three books on living happier, most notably The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * What is High Functioning Anxiety and how is it different than anxiety?
    * Tools for working through High Functioning Anxiety
    * Why high functioning anxiety makes us believe that there’s only one right way—and once we figure it out, then we’ll be okay in the world
    * Myths that keep us stressed out
    * How to identify what your inner Monger sounds like and how to deal with it

    Learn more about Nancy Jane Smith:
    (http://live-happier.com)

    (http://live-happier.com)
    * (http://live-happier.com)live-happier.com (http://live-happier.com)
    * The Happier Approach® Book (https://live-happier.com/books/the-happier-approach/)
    * The Happier Approach® Podcast (https://live-happier.com/podcast/)

     
    Learn more about Sami:
    (https://eatfor.life/)

    (https://eatfor.life/)
    * (https://eatfor.life/)eatfor.life (https://eatfor.life/)
    * Book Your Complimentary Consultation (https://eatfor.life/one-on-one/)

     
    Resources mentioned in this episode
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14 Ratings

christineac ,

Inspiring

I’m only on my second episode but I am already so tied up in each point that she or he guests make. They are so raw and on point with how many of us are feeling. I have truthfully been inspired and I hope that you continue to help bridge the gap for those of us who are struggling to find peace. Bless you.

Kammmmmp ,

Thank you!

Thank you for being so brave to share your pain, I live with so much shame and I’ve blamed myself for the things that happened to me. I relate so much to your words. For the first time maybe ever, I feel like I can stop blocking the trama and start to process it. Thank you.

Codexleicester ,

Phenomenal

I do not have enough praise for Sami and the podcast. The discussions regarding trauma and the work involved mirror so much of my own experience. Truly insightful, helpful and courageous. Highly, highly recommend.

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