Chronic Stress, Brain Imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue with Dr. Sam Shay – FAM #050

Welcome!  Today’s guest is Dr. Sam Shay, who is an expert in adrenal fatigue.  He is here to share his expertise and practical tips about adrenal health.  Dr. Shay was born into a medical family in MA and is a third-generation doctor.  Western medicine, however, wasn’t working for his personal health struggles, so he pursued a more natural route to healing himself.

Sam’s health issues began at age 6, with the ugly divorce of his parents.  He experienced terrible insomnia, sugar addiction, video game addiction, and digestive problems.  He discovered the answer and has been passionate ever since about sharing his findings with others.

Dr. Shay practices as chiropractor, acupuncturist, and functional neurologist in his clinic and also health coaches worldwide via Skype.

Sam Shay

Sam describes the characteristics of the typical patient he sees in his clinic and his treatment philosophy:

  • Female, aged 35-50
  • Experiencing chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, blood sugar issues, obesity around the belly, endometriosis, hormonal issues, and autoimmune issues
  • In traditional medicine, these patients are treated with one protocol or another with tremendous hope, but nothing really helps.
  • He teaches patients “How to MacGyver Your Health”—low-tech solutions with a super high payoff
  • “Knowledge is power, so the most empowering thing I can do is to give knowledge to a patient as to why what’s going on is happening to them.”

Join us as Sam shares the following about stress, adrenals, and health:

  • Sam explains the Brain Imbalance between men and women.  It all has to do with the receptors on each side of the brain and why women are more prone to chronic stress and anxiety.  You don’t want to miss Dr. Shay’s eye-opening explanation!
  • Under chronic stress, the body is wired to survive.  The body will ALWAYS prioritize survival over aesthetics and comfort.  Using this principle, Sam explains on a cellular level what happens in the body under stress and how health is affected.
  • All roads lead to stress!  There are three categories of stress:  biochemical, physical, and emotional stress.
  • Dr. Shay has built a framework for treating his patients that revolves around his Ten Points of Wellness:  (Listen for a more detailed explanation of each.)10 Points of Wellness
    • Brain
    • Bowel
    • Body
    • Burst
    • Bio-toxins
    • Bio-nutrients
    • Breakfast—THE most important and easiest to change!
    • Bothers
    • Bugs
    • Bedtime


After breakfast, the next three most important adjustments you can make for your health are getting sufficient sleep (without your cell phone!), exercising, and managing stress.  Join us for this informative conversation and check out the links below!

How to Reach Dr. Sam Shay and more:

Free “Adrenal Fatigue Breakthrough” consultation with Dr. Shay: 

Blog:  Sign up for Dr. Shay’s free ebook: “Ending Adrenal Fatigue – The Easy Breakfast Guide: The easy way to increase energy, lose fat, and feel great.” (Sam’s ebook—free for our listeners!)


Facebook:  (Sam’s website about beating video game addiction.)


Now it’s your turn!

WHAT changes have you made in your diet?

HOW have those changes affected your health?

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?

WHO do you want to hear from?

Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


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