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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Feb 12, 2018

Today's guest is Dr Sam Shay (Doctor of Chiropractic). 

Since the age of 6, stemming from his parents extremely stressful divorce and a high stress school environment, Sam struggled with a whole host of chronic health issues, including:

  • severe insomnia
  • digestion problems
  • severe fatigue
  • inability to cope with stress
  • sugar cravings
  • salt cravings
  • low moods
  • requiring coffee each morning (even at age 6)

Sam coped with the stress by developing a strong addiction to video games. Whenever he wasn’t studying, Sam would play for hours and hours.

Sam was supposed to be the 3rd generation medical doctor in his family, including his grandfather and both his parents. Both his father and grandfather have also published in the medical field. However, Sam left the pursuit of western medicine when he decided western medicine failed to address the root causes.

For the past 17 years, Sam has devoted his life to health and science, learning how to heal himself through natural medicine. He now applies those same principles to his patients in the clinic and to his coaching clients online. Sam educated himself in natural medicine through multiple means, including:

  • three bachelor degrees
  • a doctorate in chiropractic
  • a post-doctoral diplomate from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • a fellowship in the American College of Functional Neurology
  • a post-graduate diploma in traditional Chinese acupuncture
He now helps people who struggle with ongoing fatigue, pain, gut issues, hormone issues, and other healthy concerns through his comprehensive approach to lifestyle changes and using functional testing to create custom diet and nutrition programs for the individual to help them reclaim their health.
Today we chat through a variety of topics, including;
- Turning stress into freedom
- Retraining your beliefs
- How to nap
- Video game addiction
- Sam's 10 pillars of health
-  A case study on me
- And getting uncomfortable
Guest: Dr Sam Shay

Host: Chris Desmond

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