Christopher Maher on Thyroid Answers

Christopher joined the Thyroid Answers podcast with Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman in January 2023. Together, they explored the impact of excessive emotional stress on our physiology. Christopher shared that he is a retired Navy SEAL who became aware of the devastating impact of excessive stress through his own personal life experiences.

Topics covered in this podcast include:

– How emotional stress can cause physiologic dysfunction

– The link between emotional stress and myofascial tension

– The use of eccentric contraction to relax muscle tension

– Stress, strain, trauma, and strauma

– Distress vs Eustress

– Stress ignorance and the inappropriate stress state

– And more…

Listen to Christopher Maher on Thyroid Answers with Eric Balcavage & Erica Riggleman now!


Christopher Lee Maher is a former Navy SEAL who endured intense amounts of physical, mental, and emotional stress as a child and during and after his military career. He has taught himself how to free his energy, body, mind and emotions from pain by developing the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of being. Christopher studied Traditional Chinese Medical Practices at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and at Yo San University. He then continued his studies at The Universal Healing Tao System. Christopher is a student of Grand Master Mantak Chia at the Universal Tao Master School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is currently pursuing his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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