Depression & Anxiety

Depression

When most people hear the word “depression” it is often correlated with a heavy, continually sad, and shameful label. If an individual is receiving help, it is usually treatment by a doctor with antidepressant medications.

What everyone needs to know is that depression is actually a symptom of an underlying imbalance. Many times, antidepressants do more harm than good. Think of the last drug commercial you heard. Often times, the disclaimers are lengthy and discuss how taking the medication could actually make symptoms worse. The black box suicide warning required on these medications is a good example.

Depression can have many causes, such as trauma or a tough season or tragedy. However, not often addressed in the care of a depressed patient are nutrient deficiencies and overloads, such as too much copper or too little zinc. Even a fancy word called “methylation” can cause significant imbalances. Last but not least, little “shamers” called pyrroles that play an integral role as well. By the way, I’ve written five books on these little-known underlying causes located here.

These imbalances and overloads, which nutrient therapy can fix, deplete your brain by lowering all the good stuff, and altering your neurotransmitters and hormones natural abilities.

Anxiety

We all experience anxiety from time to time. This is normal! All humans will find themselves in situations that remind us that we do not have superpowers. I do wish I was Wonder Woman though!

However, anxiety can be so extreme and consistent that for many, it falls in the category of “disorder.” When this high anxiety state becomes the new “normal” for an individual, we know there is a significant problem.

As a result, I look for the true biochemical imbalances that create all the tough mental and physical symptoms which include racing thoughts, extreme fears, insomnia, and even tummy trouble. Anxiety can have many causes, including zinc and vitamin B6 deficiencies, elevated copper levels, and over and undermethylation.

Depression & Anxiety Articles

Natural Remedies for Depression
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Natural Remedies for Depression

Are you interested in learning about natural remedies for depression? True Story: I was eight years old the first time...
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Suicide Awareness: What’s killing our daughters?
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Suicide Awareness: What’s killing our daughters?

Do you have a daughter? A granddaughter? Are you a woman? Has suicide impacted your life in any way? What’s killing...
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Depression, Anxiety and Copper Toxicity
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Depression, Anxiety and Copper Toxicity

Depression. Anxiety. Copper Toxicity. Conditions we don’t like to talk about. Conditions that are attached to a lot ...
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Postpartum Depression and Copper Toxicity
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Postpartum Depression and Copper Toxicity

Every week I tell my patients "you’re not crazy, it’s not your fault, it’s copper toxicity that’s to blame." B...
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The Role of Oxidative Stress in Mental Health Disorders
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The Role of Oxidative Stress in Mental Health Disorders

A recent study from an international team of researchers in Granada (UGR) shows that depression is more than a mental ...
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Bipolar Disorder: Underlying Causes and Dietary Tips
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Bipolar Disorder: Underlying Causes and Dietary Tips

March 30th is World Bipolar Disorder Day. Bipolar disorder affects nearly 6 million Americans. Unfortunately, the unde...
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15 Lessons Learned From World Leaders in Brain Health
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15 Lessons Learned From World Leaders in Brain Health

Here are my 15 Lessons Learned From World Leaders in Brain Health. Recently I was in Chicago attending Walsh Research...
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3 Reasons Multi-Vitamins Cause More Harm Than Good
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3 Reasons Multi-Vitamins Cause More Harm Than Good

Here are my top 3 Reasons Multi-Vitamins Cause More Harm Than Good. Everywhere you turn these days someone is touting...
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Depression: The 5 Biotypes
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Depression: The 5 Biotypes

The 5 Biotypes of Depression. Born with epigenetic disorders, I struggled with depression for most of my lif...
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Depression & Anxiety Podcast Episodes

EP 01: The Power of Nutrients: How What You Eat Impacts The Way You Think, Feel, And Act
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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. Miche...
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EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies And Overloads Impact The Brain And Body
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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 se...
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EP 04: COVID-19 Depression, Anxiety, and Immunity with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP
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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 a...
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EP 05: Trauma, The Enneagram, and Triggers As An Invitation To Deeper Healing with Jean Masukevich
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EP 05: Trauma, The Enneagram, and Triggers As An Invitation To Deeper Healing with Jean Masukevich

As we continue to move through coronavirus and civil unrest, our collective trauma is at an all-time high. The potenti...
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EP 06: Why Engaging Your Story Sets You On A Path To Healing with Jean Masukevich
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EP 06: Why Engaging Your Story Sets You On A Path To Healing with Jean Masukevich

Do you know you have a powerful story? And that engaging your story brings healing by connecting neural networks in th...
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EP 08: The Biochemistry of Narcissism, Sociopathy, and Psychopathy with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP
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EP 08: The Biochemistry of Narcissism, Sociopathy, and Psychopathy with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

More and more, we are seeing headlines exposing the narcissistic and criminal behavior of several high profile predato...
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EP 09: How Trauma Deceives Us Into Making Agreements with Jean Masukevich
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EP 09: How Trauma Deceives Us Into Making Agreements with Jean Masukevich

Trauma is insidious—it reaches into the core of our beings and it covertly impacts our everyday lives. In today’s ...
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EP 12: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain – Part 1
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EP 12: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain – Part 1

It’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In this month’s special two-part series, I’m sharing Sara’s ...
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EP 13: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain - Part 2
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EP 13: Suicide Prevention Case Study: How Nutrients Can Heal the Brain - Part 2

It’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and I am continuing this month’s special two-part series with lic...
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EP 16: High Functioning Anxiety and the Practice of Self-Kindness and Joy with Nancy Jane Smith
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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...
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EP 23: Stress Intolerance and Pyrrole Disorder with Dr. Judith Bowman
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EP 23: Stress Intolerance and Pyrrole Disorder with Dr. Judith Bowman

Today, I brought Dr. Judith Bowman back on the show to talk about a little-known stress intolerant disorder that your ...
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“I know 5 stars is the highest rating but it just doesn’t seem like enough for Sami! Truly! She has helped me through a very hard season of life and I am forever grateful. When I started working with Sami I was struggling with postpartum depression and feeling like I was physically and mentally on a downward spiral that I desperately wanted out of but nothing I was doing was helping (and I was doing A LOT and trying SO hard in regards to my health, trying to eat right and take great supplements).

I tried every elimination diet and spent hundreds of dollars on supplements that I thought would help me feel better. Sami was very compassionate and gentle in our initial conversation and after doing some testing she was able to determine some very severe imbalances in my chemistry and identified my nutrient deficiencies. Sami made me a plan to follow and made it so easy to know what to eat and told me exactly what supplements I should be taking. Having her to guide me took so much stress off of me and that alone was incredibly helpful.

I am feeling SO SO much better and I could absolutely not have gotten to where I am today without Sami. She is a wealth of knowledge and has a deep understanding of how a persons individual chemistry affects their health and how to correct these imbalances. She has brought amazing clarity to an area of my life that has felt impossible to ‘get to the bottom of’. I am on an upward spiral now and feel like I am on a totally different path because of the work I have done and will continue to do with Sami. Words cannot accurately express my gratitude and I very highly recommend her.”

SHANE H.

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