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Live Greatly

Jul 12, 2022

If you are interested in learning key ways to reduce your risk of chronic disease and support health and longevity this episode is for you!  Kristel Bauer sat down with the Australian Urological Surgeon Dr. Samantha Pillay to discuss lifestyle changes that can have a powerful impact on your well-being and quality of life.  Kristel and Dr. Samantha also discussed how to get motivated to take ownership over your health. Tune in now!

 Key Takeaways from This Episode

  • Key ways to reduce your risk of chronic diseases
  • Dr. Pillay's personal journey and her views on prevention
  • The importance of reducing salt intake
  • Key things in your diet that you want to watch out for
  • How to get motivated to make positive lifestyle changes

Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast are intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always seek the guidance of your physician for any recommendations specific to you or for any questions regarding your specific health, your sleep patterns changes to diet and exercise, or any medical conditions.  Always consult your physician before starting any supplements or new lifestyle programs. All information, views and statements shared on the Live Greatly podcast are purely the opinions of the authors, and are not medical advice or treatment recommendations.  They have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.  Opinions of guests are their own and Kristel Bauer & this podcast does not endorse or accept responsibility for statments made by guests.  Neither Kristel Bauer nor this podcast takes responsibility for possible health consequences of a person or persons following the information in this educational content.  Always consult your physician for recommendations specific to you.

About Dr. Samantha Pillay:

Samantha is no stranger to overcoming adversity. A late diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia led to multiple corrective surgeries as a child. After starting school in a wheelchair, she finished school at age 16, completed medical and surgical training, and became the first female Urological Surgeon in South Australia.

With a vision to deliver specialised incontinence treatments to the women of South Australia, she became the first urologist in Australia to exclusively specialise in female and functional urology, establishing Continence Matters in 2002, subsequently building her single surgeon practice into a Centre of Excellence. She is a passionate businesswoman and entrepreneur.

Dr Pillay has served on numerous National and State boards and committees, including the Female Urology Special Advisory Group Chair for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2013. She was the first female to represent South Australia on the Board of Urology from 2003 to 2006, the first female scientific convenor for their Annual Scientific Meeting in 2007, and the first female chair of the South Australian Urology section in 2017.

Samantha, a single mother, has devoted her career as a surgeon to treating incontinence, reducing the stigma, and educating doctors, health professionals and the community. She has developed an online Continence Course to educate health professionals in an often-neglected area in medical education.  She challenges career gender stereotypes and breaks the glass ceiling for women. Samantha advocates for healthy living to reduce preventable chronic disease and resilience to overcome whatever life throws you. As a woman of colour born to migrant parents of a mixed marriage, she advocates for diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination. She is a two-time Amazon No1 Best Selling author of:

The No Recipe Cookbook – a cookbook for people who don’t cook, and When I’m a Surgeon – The first in the Inspirational Careers for Kids picture book and activity book series.

Book Three; When I’m an Astronaut, due for release in 2022, follows the recent release of Book Two; When I’m an Entrepreneur.

Samantha was one of four finalist nominees for SA Australian of the Year 2022.


Instagram: @drsamanthapillay 

Facebook: @drsamanthapillay 

Twitter: @drsamantha_p 

About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer:

Kristel, the Founder of Live Greatly, is on a mission to help people thrive personally and professionally. Kristel is a corporate wellness expert, Integrative Medicine Fellow, Top Keynote Speaker, TEDx speaker & contributing writer for Entrepreneur. 

Kristel brings her expertise & extensive experience in Corporate Wellness, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mindset, Resilience, Self-Care, and Stress Management to in-person and virtual events as Professional Keynote Speaker.  If you are looking for a female motivational speaker to inspire and empower your audience to reclaim their well-being, inner motivation and happiness, Kristel’s message will leave a lasting impression. Kristel would be happy to discuss partnering with you to make your next event one to remember! Speaking Topics can be tailored to fit the needs of your group.

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