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 and Hope Communicator. 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. Sami 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, that for the most part, made her feel worse. Eventually, Sami 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/.
The Truth About Parasites: A Holistic Guide to Eliminating Infections with Dr. Jaban Moore
The very mention of parasites can often send shivers down one's spine. However, the truth is that we all have them and they are an essential part of our internal ecosystem. It is only when our microbial terrain becomes unbalanced, due to a wide variety of factors, that they can become problematic.
Parasites are highly intelligent organisms with complex skill sets that are far more advanced than previously believed. Parasitic infections are not limited to underdeveloped countries with poor access to clean water and hygiene products. Even developed countries like the United States also have high rates of parasitic infections. However, because parasites can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many people do not realize that their symptoms may be linked to these infections.
In this episode, we discuss:
The definition of a parasite and the different typesThe various ways in which a person may be infected by a parasiteCommon symptoms associated with a parasite infection, including those related to mental healthThe importance of liver health and drainage pathways in treating chronic parasite infectionsThe impact of hormones and neurotransmitters on parasite activityThe order in which to address parasite infections to achieve success without medicationThe importance of a safe environment, non-toxic food, and mental health in parasite treatmentThe inadequacy of medication in treating chronic parasite infections
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Unlocking Water’s Secret Intelligence with Veda Austin
Water is essential to life as we know it. At a molecular level, our bodies are made up of approximately 99% water, containing more water molecules than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
On today's episode, we explore water's creativity and secret intelligence, including its role in health and spirituality. My guest is Veda Austin, an author, public speaker, artist and water researcher who has spent years studying water's creative properties and intelligence. Veda shares surprising facts about water that may change how we think about this vital resource. She discusses experiments demonstrating water's sensitivity and responsiveness to the energy and tension in its environment. As beings composed primarily of water, these discoveries have profound implications for our health and awareness.
In this episode, we discuss:
How Veda Austin became interested in water research after a horrific car accidentHow she used natural, alkaline spring water to aid her healing (emphasis on natural, not bottled or alkaline water machines)Veda's discovery of water's signature pattern and how it reflects its environmentHow water responds to the energy and tension in its environmentThe potential impact of technology, such as 5G cell towers, on water's structure and vitalityWater's significance in cultures and faiths around the world, including baptism and birth
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More Than a Sleep Aid: Melatonin’s Role in Overall Health and Circadian Biology with Dr. Catherine Darley
Did you know that 80% of light pollution occurs at night, and over 35% of people experience sleep issues? Understanding the role that darkness deficiency and melatonin play in health and wellness is critically important.
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Catherine Darley, a naturopathic physician as well as the founder and director of the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine in Seattle, Washington, which is dedicated to patient care, public education about sleep health, and consultation with high-risk populations, such as first responders.
Dr. Darley is a leader in natural sleep medicine, combining her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these fields. Dr. Darley regularly writes articles and trains healthcare providers in the treatment of sleep disorders. She also co-authored the research study “Is Melatonin the “Next Vitamin D”? A Review of Emerging Science, Clinical Uses, Safety, and Dietary Supplements," published last year in the journal Nutrients.
Find out how to combat the ubiquitous darkness deficiency of the digital age, and restore balance to your hormones.
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German New Medicine: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection for Optimal Health with Dr. Melissa Sell
Trauma is an interesting teacher. How we respond to it can impact us in ways we never imagined. Looking back on my life and recalling the times I struggled the most with my health, an interesting pattern emerges: It was often rooted in fear of the unknown, feeling attacked, or feeling victimized.
We know that trauma can impact us physically and create disease states. I've seen this in my own family and in the people I serve. Yet too often we walk around in a fog without the ability to make these connections.
On today's show, I'm talking with Dr. Melissa Sell, a chiropractor and awareness coach who teaches from the German New Medicine healing paradigm. She helps people understand their symptoms, guides them in developing self-awareness and body trust, and teaches inner shifts for creating a deep sense of peace and well-being.
In this episode, Dr. Sell explains how the “five biological laws” of German New Medicine can help us understand the connection between certain conflicts and physical health. She shares a case study of a woman with psoriasis, as well as her own personal struggles with acne, and how understanding the root causes led to their resolution and healing in both cases.
In this episode, we discuss:
The importance of developing self-awareness and body trust.How trauma impacts us physically and creates disease states.The root causes of our symptoms and the connection between our emotions and physical health.The psyche-brain-organ connection, and how the body activates a biological program specific to that situation.Temporary inflammation as a sign of healing and repairingHow chronic conflicts activate a cycle of chronic inflammation.Click here to read the full transcript and get links.
How Inflammation Causes Weight Gain with Reed Davis
If you're struggling to lose weight despite counting calories, eating a healthy diet, and regular exercise, please know that I understand your frustration. Before I understood the reasons why my body would not release the excess weight I was carrying, I fell victim to starvation diets and excessive exercise, in an effort to force my body into submission.
The result was a very depressed, anxious, suicidal, and extremely nutrient-deficient person with lots of digestive problems. But hey, I was a size two, so none of that mattered, right?
Well, in truth, the body can only keep this up for so long before crashing and burning, which leads to more weight gain in the long run, a cycle I would continue for many years. What I didn't know at the time was the role inflammation plays in the body's inability to let go of excess weight. I had no idea that biochemistry and stress were major roadblocks to my body's inability to maintain metabolic homeostasis.
So today, I'm speaking with Reid Davis, a board-certified holistic health practitioner and certified nutritional therapist. Reid is the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the FDN certification course with over 3,000 graduates in 50 countries
In this episode, we discuss:
What metabolic chaos is and how it relates to weight loss and inflammation.Reed’s H.I.D.D.E.N. pattern he has recognized in his work.Reed’s D.R.E.S.S. formula for lifestyle change and healing.How chronic inflammation is linked to various health issues and the importance of testing for inflammation markers.The role of the gut microbiome in inflammation and the importance of addressing dysbiosis for weight loss.The importance of individualized approaches to health and the limitations of one-size-fits-all diets and protocols.
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Are Root Canals Safe? The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health with Dr. Dawn Ewing
Did you know that your teeth are living organs, just like your heart, liver, and thyroid gland? According to Dr. Dawn Ewing, executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, your teeth can provide important clues about underlying infections and overall body health.
On Today's show, Dr. Ewing and I discuss how traditional dentistry often fails to connect the teeth to the rest of the body. When it comes to root canals and other procedures, this disconnect can cause serious problems. Dr. Ewing's journey into biological dentistry began after she witnessed firsthand the transformative effects of simple dental clean outs and extractions. She found that root canals, which create “taxidermied teeth,” can cause chronic low-grade infections and urges listeners to seek out practitioners who think outside their narrow area of expertise.
In this episode, we discuss:
The importance of a holistic approach to understanding teeth as living organs.How traditional dentistry fails to connect the teeth to the entire body.Dr. Ewing’s journey from dental hygiene to naturopathic medicine and biological dentistry.The drawbacks of root canals, and why it's crucial to consider a patient's overall health before embarking on any dental procedures.The significance of taking care of one's oral microbiome.The role of meridians, and how certain teeth are connected to specific organs.Click here to read the full transcript and links.
Love this podcast!
Sami does a great job shining the light on health and diets. Definitely worth the listen!
Really eye opening
Makes you really think about what we are putting in and on our bodies, and what is just marketed for our fast pace life.
Hormone Info that fills in the confusion & gaps!
This podcast is wonderful! It will blow your mind and empower you! Thank you for all you do!!