Gabor Maté M.D. is a world renowned speaker and bestselling author. He is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is regarded as a leader in new ways of looking at how we treat illness and disease. He speaks regularly with health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America and the world. In This episode we speak to Dr. Mate about the hidden cost of stress, trauma and so much more. This is a must-listen episode.