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24: Biohack Your Biohacking with Dr. Sam Shay!

Nov 18, 2019 | Season 1, Uncategorized


Dr. Sam Shay guides us through his 10 Pillars of health to “Biohack Your Biohacking.” Whether you're chronically ill or looking to optimize performance, mapping and prioritizing these pillars can lead you towards the path of least resistance, and efficiency (yes, it can be easier than we think!). He explains why there is no “magic pill” when it comes to optimizing wellness, the reason he goes to Burning Man, and why many biohackers may miss the mark. Utilizing his “30,000 ft view” approach, Dr. Shay can determine the greatest priorities for YOUR body, and how to use genetic testing to your advantage.


1:23 Welcome to the show!

2:42 Dr. Shay’s Bio

3:29 Dr. Shay’s personal intro

4:02 The Temple at Burning Man

5:40 What Burning Man is really about

6:02 Dr. Shay’s approach to Biohacking

7:20 What all chronically-ill people have in common

10:15 The big mistake with Biohacking

14:00 Attachments to your “insert product here”

17:33 Why we are missing the big picture of health

19:39 Background of the Ten Pillars of Health

21:37 The old model of health vs now

23:00 Breaking down The Ten Pillars

24:53 Fit Genes analysis & Dr. Paul Beaver

27:44 Methylation & Inflammation

28:15 The “pharmaceutical approach” to a “natural” intervention

32:45 Prioritizing individual genetic needs

39:03 Organic foods & toxic exposure

40:38 Ending the food wars between Paleos & Vegans!

45:12 Anti-inflammatory diets for Fat Loss (and The Biggest Loser)

49:12 10 Pillars: RECAP

50:18 Why you shouldn’t run and do a “DETOX”

56:55 What’s the best supplement?

1:01 Dr. Shay’s number one tip to take away from this episode

1:03 Thank you for joining us!


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Dr. Sam Shay, DC helps Biohackers, entrepreneurs, and mom-preneurs who have behavioral and food addictions to increase their energy, resilience, and creativity, so they can create and sustain a great business to create more personal freedom. 

Dr. Shay walked his own health journey from being chronically unwell from age 6-18 and overcoming sugar and video game addiction. He dedicated his life to natural medicine get himself and others well, which led him to functional medicine and functional testing. 

Dr. Shay helps his clients with custom nutrition and lifestyle plans with his “10 Pillars of Health” framework, the TAME the BEAST of addiction framework, health coaching, and functional testing. 

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