“After years of yo-yo dieting and gaining more weight than losing, I feel like I have finally gotten a handle on my emotional eating working with Sami. I have developed and learned new positive habits and lifestyle choices with Sami through her 90 day intensive program and her group detox program. I’ve lost 19 lbs so far and it hasn’t been hard or depriving in any way! It has been fun learning new ways of making and preparing food that is so healthy and tastes so good.
With Sami’s guidance and support for the first time ever in my life, I got through the most stressful time for me at work and the holidays without eating any of the gobs of sugar snacks, candy and chocolate that bombards our office during that time. Sami is an excellent life coach who has gently and quickly helped me get to the root of my eating issues and is a wealth of knowledge on food and nutritional issues and choices. I finally understand and am aware of how food works in my body. Sami is always available and truly cares about her client’s well-being and success. Her programs are the best investments I have made.”
Nicole Victor, Controller
Deeper restoration and healing has finally come after 25 years of searching.
“Sami’s guidance is cutting edge. She offers a unique perspective that is evidence based and through proper testing, helps to identify and uncover any core imbalances within the body that are creating havoc. For me, deeper restoration and healing has finally come after 25 years of searching and trying a plethora of medications and dietary protocols.
Before finding Sami I was uncertain if I could live another day. Sami is incredibly wise, knowledgeable, and empathetic; drawing from her large reservoir of training as well as her own personal experience. Sami’s ability to consult with Dr. Albert Mensah, a brilliant physician in this field, is an added comfort and bonus. The healing process is not easy, but if you are willing to trust Sami’s guidance, and persevere with the dietary changes and daily nutrients, I feel confident that you can know greater health and freedom that is lasting.”
Before I worked with Sami, I had no idea my irritability, racing thoughts and fatigue was due to being severely undermethylated and overloaded with copper!
“Knowing this information about my genetics and my health opens so many doors to a path of improved wellness and quality of life. This can be exciting and overwhelming! It is good to know Sami is so kind and personable and she also maps out a diet and vitamin plan that is tailored to my individual needs.”
“I started working with Sami because of chronic digestive issues (and I was hoping that along the way I would lose about 30 pounds). Now, six months later, I am 33 pounds lighter and the problems I have suffered with for DECADES are significantly better! Amazing healing has occurred! I learned so much about what diet works for my system, and with Sami’s encouragement, I have developed really good habits that I know I will stick to because I feel so good!
We have worked together over the telephone (I live in So. California), and that has worked out really well for me. Sami is such a pleasure to work with—she is so easy to talk to, to be honest with (and I’m private by nature), and she has been so helpful and supportive with recipes, new food choice ideas, and techniques. I feel that she genuinely cares about my well-being. I recommend her highly (5 stars).”
Nola Wood, Owner, Wood, Wind & Water
The girl that was trapped inside finally came out.
“My daughter, Cristina, was diagnosed by Dr. Mensah to have high copper, be an overmethylator, have low vitamin D and low histamine. Since she started her supplements and changed her diet, she is a new person. This is how I describe her, “The girl that was trapped inside finally came out.” This whole process reminds me of the movie “Awakening.” She is able to focus, multitask and is a totally different person, in a great way. We are so excited to work with Samantha Gilbert to better her progress! Between working with the doctors at BrainShape and with Samantha Gilbert the future is unbelievable!”
“Sami came to my rescue when I was at my wits end both emotionally and physically. I was sick with no light at the end of the tunnel. It had been 6 months of agony and meetings with a nurse practitioner, two ER doctors and finally an ob-gyn before I was diagnosed correctly with endometriosis.
The diagnosis however, did not help me find a cure, it only added more questions. I took to searching the internet, talking to specialists and browsing medical journals only to find out that most “cures” required heavy doses of hormones and surgery. These “cures” also ended with most women having a hysterectomy a few years after diagnosis depending on severity. While surgery to remove endometriomas was a must for me, I was weighing my options against taking the hormones (much to the dismay of my western medicine physicians).
It was then that Sami saved me- one week before surgery and the decision to send my 33 year old body into menopause. Her knowledge in the areas of health, specifically nutrition, was my life saver. She more than encouraged me to listen to my body and stay strong in my decision to take a natural path. Her history with women and hormones gave me the hope I needed to stay on course.
Sami spent time going over the nutritional changes I needed to make in order to heal optimally from the surgery and to help cure my disease. We went over recipes for bone broths and juicing, and we talked about meditation and exercise. She really gave me a PLAN, something I was seeking for so long! She checked in on me after surgery and continues to be a great guiding light. I will be forever grateful for her service and will keep her at the top of my list for ‘go to professionals’ when it comes to anything related to my health.”
Erin Frye, Agribusiness Consultant, The Harvest Trail
Working with Sami has been one of the best things I have ever done.
“Having a very personalized plan has helped with my digestion issues, food obsessions, nutritional imbalances, and weight issues. I feel like by finding what is right specifically for my body, it has given me so much hope and helps me move in the right direction each day, knowing I am doing everything I can to progress in a healthy way. She examines the underlying causes for my issues and then presents simple, healthy solutions. There is SO much information out there about diet, exercise and health, that I became obsessed and unable to weed through it all. Having someone guide me and point me in simple, right directions has been invaluable.”
Sami is incredibly knowledgeable about functional nutrition but more importantly, she has a
nurturing and patient spirit.
“Sami is a rock star when it comes to functional nutrition. I started working with her because I had some underlying digestive issues and an autoimmune condition (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) that was beginning to impact my energy levels and my life. As a health coach, I know a lot about nutrition but Sami helped me dig deeper to get a clearer understanding of what I needed to do to heal my body.
Sami helped me determine what lab tests to order and reviewed them with me. She made it easy to understand so I knew exactly what was happening in my body. Sami provided me with a clear protocol and patiently answered all my questions about why I should take certain supplements and add in or avoid certain foods.
Sami is incredibly knowledgeable about functional nutrition but more importantly, she has a nurturing and patient spirit. That is what makes working with Sami a true gift. With Sami’s help, I am on the road to healing my digestive issues that I had struggled with for all of my adult life. I am so grateful to Sami for helping me get my energy and my life back!”
Caroline Stahlschmidt, Founder, Elevate Your Wellness
I wish that I had this type of opportunity 14 years ago!
“I have been suffering from severe anxiety amongst other ailments for 14 years… to all of those out their who are suffering from any type of mental distress I empathize and highly recommend to consult with Sami. I have been down a very long road. I wish that I had this type of opportunity 14 years ago! I found Sami very knowledgeable and friendly. It is an added bonus that Sami is also trained in the Mensah protocol. Please reach out.”
Brian C., South Africa
“I thought I knew what healthy food was. I like to read, research, and educate myself on the latest and greatest trends in healthy eating, but sometimes that’s exactly what they are… trends.
Exploring the market with Sami made me feel a sense of peace. I didn’t have to try to recall the latest article I had read that week (wait… is soy good or bad for me?) or decipher confusing labels and marketing ploys on my own. I had a pro there to show me the ropes and make marketing way less confusing and way more enjoyable. I am learning that I can still eat the foods I love, but it’s all about choosing the best, most natural and nutrient dense option. I am experimenting with foods I never thought would be on my menu and finding substitutions that are actually way more enjoyable and much healthier than the real deal.
Sami has taught me feed myself, not starve myself… to not be obsessed with the number on the scale or the amount of calories I have consumed. To be honest, I haven’t even looked at calories since I started working with Sami. Now when I read a nutrition label, my eyes go straight to the ingredients. Do I know what these things are? Are they good for me? Will they give me energy? Will they make my body function at it’s best? If the answer is yes, I eat it… simple as that.
I am more motivated than ever to feed my body. I mean really feed myself good, nourishing, real foods that will help me to thrive. I think that being educated has been the best motivation for me to stay on track. Now that I see how truly toxic so many foods can be I am not tempted to stray from my plan. I look and feel better than I have in a long time. I am finally enjoying food, sans guilt, which for me has been the best part of this journey. Most importantly, I know that I am doing what is best for myself and my body making me feel happier, healthier, and more whole.”
Katie Roof, The Fashion Bite
Sami helped me find options and now I don’t feel so restricted.
“I was overwhelmed by what I thought was a very limiting diet after receiving my food sensitivity test results. Sami helped me find options and now I don’t feel so restricted. I love the handouts that provide high copper and high folate foods… it saves me from searching the internet trying to figure it out. Thanks so much!”
“As a life-time bad eater (I love nachos), I really wanted something that wasn’t crazy, but instead reasonable that had results. I wanted to feel better and lose some of the muffin top. Sami TOTALLY delivered.
The program was easy to follow and completely holistic (not just about food), it didn’t feel long, and the recipes were amazing! I actually felt my stomach muscles from the inside. YAY! I highly recommend Sami. Life is much better when you FEEL great, it impacts your life, your business, and your mood. Sami was incredibly supportive through out. Every question I had was answered, and I felt like I had a private coach all my own! If you are wondering, don’t waste any time! She’s magical!”
Christie Mims, Founder, The Revolutionary Club
Sami has helped me find hope again. My healing has already begun.
“Sami is the best, hands down. She radiates love, compassion, empathy and on top of that, she truly knows her stuff. She is unfazed by my challenging case in a way that I haven’t seen in my 20 years of running down rabbit holes. No more smoke and mirrors! For the first time, I feel heard, acknowledged and understood. I now believe that I am on a journey toward success, instead of a dead end. I’m looking forward to being able to eat more than two foods, to discover who I’m meant to be instead of my “illness,” and dammit, to THRIVE. Sami has helped me find hope again. My healing has already begun.”
“I am very glad I have met Sami. I am a mother of twins and I have very little time to do the proper meal planning for them. I have been struggling to get beyond the organic purees. With her help she has not only provided me with recipes but she has taken me to the farmers market and introduced me to the vendors there so I know from whom and what I need to be buying. She has also taken me food shopping and has shown me what and where to buy the key ingredients.
This seems so basic until you do not have the time to search for things. It has been a fantastic help and a great time saver and I feel so much better knowing that I can make most of these items for my babies myself and I know they are getting the best in whole ingredients. Did I mention fun? She is very easy to be around and we always have a great time. I highly recommend her to anyone, especially those with young children.”
Kerri Smith, Esthetician and Owner, Pure Essence
I am excited about eating healthy now!
“Before I spoke to Samantha, I was nervous. I never knew how to eat well, and I was scared to make the change. After speaking to her all of that fear went out the window. She is literally the nicest person I have ever spoken to, and she is so personable. I can really tell she cares about every single one of her clients, as she took time out to talk to me about anything that was bothering me. Not even just diet related, but my whole treatment. I am excited to have her as part of my treatment! I am excited about eating healthy now!”
“Alyssa’s so happy she has lost 15 lbs. which she said is the first time she was able to lose weight and not suffer all of the cravings and feeling hungry all the time. She is greatly encouraged.”
Sami’s empathy and ability to relate makes her unique and easy to work with.
“Sami is so knowledgable and a tremendous resource for anyone who is wanting to get their specific dietary/nutritional needs addressed. Her empathy and ability to relate makes her unique and easy to work with. She provides solutions and protocols formatted for optimal results. Worth every penny!”
“Sami is just plain good at what she does. Although I like her personally, her real value is how she makes this topic come alive and I can almost feel the renewed vitality in my body as we talk. After working with Sami my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. She has helped me with my weight, my physical energy, my heart burn and other issues. It is especially helpful to have her suggestions about transition foods to help me change my eating habits to make these changes sustainable. I’m going to continue to work with her to increase my overall health. As an Executive Coach with clients all over the country, I know the phonies right away; Sami has true expertise and will add value to anyone’s life. I highly recommend her.”
Jason Rohn, Executive Director, Universal Truth, Ultimate Education
This encounter has completely transformed me!
“Sami is a wealth of knowledge and a vital resource in her field. I met Sami in July 2010 and this encounter has completely transformed me. She has taken me on a shopping trip and has done an in-home meal planning session with me. I now know the foods that are right for me and I no longer experience intestinal challenges after each meal. She was able to identify and assist me in eliminating the factors that were contributing to my intestinal discomfort.
Amazingly, my meals sustain me for longer periods of time now, because of the kind of foods I am eating and the quality nutrients that are in the foods. I highly recommend Sami, it is an investment you will not regret.”
Jean Michaels, Student
“Sami G has become my ‘go to’ resource for food and health information. I consider her one of the top experts in understanding the nutrients our bodies need. She is also incredible at diagnosing what is causing an issue and providing the right solution in order to solve it, especially when it comes to health issues that are unique to our bodies.
What I truly enjoy is her ability to break things down into simple terms so that a person that wants to be healthy such as myself, doesn’t have to spend hours trying to figure out what to eat and why it matters.”
Lyn Graft, Founder, LG Pictures
Sami’s counsel has changed my life!
“After only 1 week on her plan my acid reflux was gone and most of my IBS symptoms cleared up after only 1 month! I’ve lost 20lbs., my eyelashes have grown back, and I have more energy than ever before. I now know the value of good nutrition and what it truly means to eat healthy. I give her my highest recommendation.”
Mary Houseman, Executive Assistant
“I absolutely loved working with Sami last year. I wanted to clean up my diet but in a way that was intuitively right for my body. I was concerned if I did a cleanse for a couple of weeks that I’d lose too much weight.
Sami helped me find the perfect balance where I could give my body what it needed, but maintain my current weight while refreshing my system. After a couple of weeks following her suggestions, my skin was glowing, I had so much more energy, and felt amazing. She’s a joy to work with and is very kind and compassionate. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to create a nutritional plan that’s right for them so they can create their best health.”
Teal Thompson, Professional Organizer
I look and feel better than I have in years!
“Ever since I met Sami I look and feel better than I have in years. I did her 90 day program and much of what I learned has changed what I eat and crave. Sami gave me several meal plans and coached me through shopping and eating out. I’m 40 years old and had never really learned to cook. My 14 year old son and I ate out nearly all our meals.
We now eat at home more than ever and my son totally loves everything I cook. I’m so happy that she showed me so many delicious foods that still helped me lose excess weight. We did all this while living across the country and never meeting face to face.”
Bret Hilde, Owner, Interior Gardens