Dhru Purohit Podcast

By Dhru Purohit

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Paige
 Nov 1, 2018
I've followed Dr.Hyman for years, watched the Broken Brain docuseries and an thrilled to have discovered the Podcast. As a registered nurse I find this information not only fascinating but completely needed to shift the health of society.

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 Aug 1, 2018

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Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

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Why Muscle is the Key for Longevity with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
1:58:16

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Skeletal muscle is a widely overlooked part of our metabolic health. 


From how well we control glucose and insulin to how well we age, skeletal muscle regulates many processes. One of the most important factors for how much muscle we create and retain is our protein intake, which has become a divisive topic in the nutrition world and one still hotly debated in some dietary camps.


Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, is the perfect person to sort through the facts on the powers of skeletal muscle and how to consume protein for optimal impact. 


Dr. Lyon is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is the founder of the Institute for Muscle Centric-Medicine™ and has a private practice that services leaders, innovators, mavericks, and executives in a number of fields. In addition, Dr. Lyon also works closely with special-operations military personnel. Her goal is to change the paradigm of medicine from obesity-focused to muscle-centric and change the way we think about health and medicine with high scientific integrity. 


In this episode, we dive into:

-The importance of muscle when it comes to our health (4:16)

-The connection between muscle and metabolic health (16:06)

-Myths about dietary protein (18:41)

-Aging, longevity, and protein consumption (31:22)

-Optimal lab levels when eating a protein-centric diet (49:20)

-Dr. Lyon’s diet (59:27)

-Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day (1:00:38)

-Women and fasting (1:04:32)

-How to know if you are under-muscled (1:08:03)

-Does the quality of animal protein really matter? (1:27:03)

-Cancer and protein consumption (1:49:50)


For more on Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, follow her on Instagram @drgabriellelyon, Facebook @doctorgabriellelyon, Twitter @drgabriellelyon, YouTube @drgabriellelyon, and through her website, drgabriellelyon.com. Check out her podcast, The Gabrielle Lyon Show, here.


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May 19, 2022
A Super-Simple Hack to Optimize Your Blood Sugar with Dhru Purohit
32:00

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What if you could have your cake and eat it too? Well, according to the latest research, it turns out that maybe you can!


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through a super-simple hack that can help you dramatically improve your blood sugar and overall metabolic health.


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The impact vinegar can have on curbing glucose spikes

-How vinegar stabilizes our blood glucose

-Tips for how to use vinegar to start hacking your blood glucose


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: A Super-Simple Hack to Optimize Your Blood Sugar


-Scientist Reveals What to Eat to Beat Inflammation, Balance Blood Sugar, and End Fatigue with Jessie Inchauspé


-Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


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May 17, 2022
Use These Fasting Secrets to Reverse Aging and Increase Your Lifespan with Dr. Valter Longo
1:31:21

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We all know that fasting has amazing benefits: reduced inflammation, increased cognitive function, fat loss, decreased risk of metabolic dysfunction, and the list goes on and on. 


But is there a correct way to fast? Is fasting for everyone? Should we exercise while we fast? How do we make the most of our fasts and how do we optimize our diets when we aren’t fasting? 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Valter Longo answers all of these questions and more. Dhru and Dr. Longo discuss the key pillars of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), created by Dr. Longo to provide the body with the benefits of fasting without completely starving it. They also dive into the foundation of a longevity diet—how can we increase our lifespan and our healthspan using targeted nutrients and dietary protocols. 


Dr. Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aging studies and related diseases. Known as the “Guru of Longevity,” Dr. Longo is currently Professor of Biogerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of Longevity of the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at IFOM in Milan. He is also the Scientific Director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. Valter is the author of The Longevity Diet, a culmination of his 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe. It provides an easy-to-understand, accessible, and implementable road map to living well longer through improved nutrition.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast (2:23)

-What happens if you fast incorrectly (13:59)

-The key pillars of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (21:43)

-Exercise and fasting (24:10)

-The impact of the Fasting Mimicking Diet on chronic disease (31:05)

-How the Fasting Mimicking Diet impacts the brain (35:18)

-The foundation of the longevity diet (38:52)

-Optimal protein consumption and longevity (51:02)

-Why walking one hour a day is so central to longevity (1:04:14) 

-Stem-cell therapy and longevity (1:09:03)

-Longevity supplement recommendations (1:15:57) 


For more on Dr. Valter Longo, follow him on Instagram @prof_valterlongo, Facebook @provalterlongo, and through his website, valterlongo.com. Get his book, The Longevity Diet, here.


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May 12, 2022
A Practice to Feel Refreshed, Revived, and Refocused with Dhru Purohit
22:44

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We all know how amazing meditation is for our overall health, yet so many people struggle to practice it consistently.


If that’s you, I have some good news. What if I told you there was a way to unlock the powerful healing benefits of meditation without actually having to meditate?


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru introduces us to a unique spin on meditation that he has been into since his college days called yoga nidra, which has many benefits similar to meditation and has been easier for him to incorporate into his schedule.


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-What is yoga nidra?

-The difference between yoga nidra and meditation

-The effects that yoga nidra can have on the body and mind

-The best time to practice yoga nidra


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: A Practice to Feel Refreshed, Revived, and Refocused


-Light Watkins 


-​​10-Minute Yoga Nidra Practice


-20-Minute Yoga Nidra Practice


-40-Minute Yoga Nidra Practice


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


Interested in joining Dhru’s Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.


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May 09, 2022
Healing Trauma, Psychedelic Medicine, and The Power of Self-Love with Dr. Molly Maloof
1:15:29

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Tapping into love and connection is one of our greatest tools for improved health, happiness, and longevity. 


This is an area many of us struggled with pre-pandemic, and it has only become more overwhelming and destructive over the last few years. And while our relationships with others are vital to our well-being, our degree of self-love is a key player as well. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Molly Maloof about creating more love in life, working through trauma, and how psychedelic medicines can safely be used in the process. 


Dr. Molly is passionate about extending healthspan through her medical practice, personal brand, and entrepreneurial and educational endeavors. She is the founder and CEO of Adamo Bioscience, a company pioneering the science of love. She provides personalized medicine to world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives in Silicon Valley. 


In this episode, we dive into: 


-One of the most important questions that your doctor should ask (0:49)

-The top impediments that get in the way of people having more love and connection in their lives (9:57)

-What trauma does to the brain (14:03)

-Psychedelic medicine in healing trauma (15:42)

-Sexual trauma, PTSD, and sexual dysfunction (25:34)

-Understanding your core wound (32:17)

-How to intentionally create community (48:55)

-The power of self-love (1:00:07)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Adamo Bioscience


-Your Healthspan Plan Course

 

For more on Dr. Molly, follow her on Instagram @drmolly.co, Facebook @mollymaloofmd, Twitter @mollymaloofmd, and through her website, drmolly.co. Preorder her book, The Spark Factor, here.


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May 05, 2022
A Five-Minute Morning Routine That Anyone Can Do with Dhru Purohit
43:16

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Are you a fan of morning routines but have trouble staying consistent with them? If your answer is “YES!” this episode is for you!


Here’s the thing about morning routines: how you start your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. When we jump straight into our social media feed, the news, or the priorities of others, our day gets hijacked right from the start, leaving us feeling unrooted, ungrounded, scattered, unfocused, and uninspired.


Most of us know this to be true, yet so often I hear from my community that the most common reason they can’t stick to a morning routine is that they feel they don’t have enough time.


Setting aside just five minutes (yes, five minutes) to nourish your mind and body in the morning is enough to transition into the day feeling calm, relaxed, and ready for whatever comes your way.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares an ultra-easy framework for morning routines that his dear friend, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, created so that anyone can implement it, stick to it, and maybe even look forward to it every morning. 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: A Five-Minute Morning Routine That Anyone Can Do


-Happy Mind, Happy Life: The New Science of Mental Well-Being


-Dr. Chatterjee’s morning routine


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


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May 03, 2022
These Foods and Habits Boost Brain Health and Reduce Inflammation with Dr. Mark Hyman
2:04:22

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If you haven’t heard, me and Dr. Mark Hyman have been teaming up to do weekly podcast episodes called “Masterclasses.” We sit down and have deep conversations about the most important health topics of our time and give you all the answers you’ve been after. 


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I am featuring two of our favorite Masterclass episodes all about creating optimal brain health and reducing inflammation. 


We talk about the top foods to avoid—and to enjoy—to optimize brain health, why sugar is so bad for the brain, and how toxins can lead to neurodegeneration. Then we break down the meaning and function of inflammation and how it manifests as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, and more.


Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest cohost on The Dr. Oz Show.


For more on Dr. Mark Hyman, follow him on Instagram @drmarkhyman, Facebook @drmarkhyman, Twitter @drmarkhyman, YouTube @drmarkhyman, and through his website, drhyman.com.


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


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Apr 28, 2022
My Top Three Most Underrated Herbs and Spices with Dhru Purohit
25:00

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We know that eating a variety of plant foods is linked to a more diverse gut microbiome, which is associated with less risk of chronic disease and greater overall health and longevity. But what we don’t talk about enough is the fact that including more spices in our diet is one of the simplest ways to achieve this variety.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares his list of the top three most underrated herbs and spices, why they are so beneficial, and how to incorporate them into your life to experience their insane healing effects.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: My Top 3 Spices 


-Butternut Taco Wraps with Hemp Seed Cream


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


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Apr 25, 2022
The Top Foods to Prevent Disease and Repair DNA with Dr. William Li
1:18:43

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Traditionally, advocates of nutrition for health maintain that with the right diet, medicine isn’t necessary—in other words, food is superior to medicine. Traditional advocates of medicine, by contrast, believe nutrition takes a back seat to medicine, which is all-powerful.

 

A growing body of data says both sides are wrong and that food and medicine can work together harmoniously, each enhancing the value of the other.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Dr. William Li about how food has the ability to combat and prevent things like cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and illness. They also discuss how certain foods can positively impact the effectiveness of medicine.


Dr. Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease—The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has had an impact on more than 70 diseases, including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?, has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Live, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Voice of America.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Grand slammer foods that light up our five health defense systems (2:48)

-Longevity and DNA protection (13:51)

-How to slow down the aging process (17:51)

-How to maximize the benefits of consuming coffee (21:44)

-How food and medicine can work together (27:16)

-The key to successful immunotherapy cancer treatment (40:10)

-Foods that help our body produce nitric oxide (45:16)

-What is causing the most damage to our vascular health (50:26)

-The importance of food sequencing (54:11)

-The benefits of eating seasonal produce (1:07:50)


For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @drwilliamli, Facebook @drwilliamli, Twitter @drwilliamli, YouTube @drwilliamli, and through his website, drwilliamli.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease, here. 


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Apr 21, 2022
How Women Can Hack Their Hormones using the Power of Cycle Syncing with Dhru Purohit
1:10:03

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Women have an important biological rhythm they experience every month that affects their productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. It’s essential to stay aware of, but it has been widely ignored by medical, nutritional, and fitness research. Women often diet, deprive themselves, and cram as much as possible into their day, striving to accomplish impossible to-do lists. I see so many of them scheduling their lives based on a 24-hour time cycle, ignoring the intuitive time their bodies naturally keep: a monthly cycle with four hormonal phases. Understanding this offers some incredible advantages.


That’s what today’s episode is all about. If you’re a woman in your reproductive years who’s feeling burnt out, low on energy, or just “off,” this one’s for you. And men, this one is also for you—understanding a woman’s unique rhythms can only improve and enhance your relationships with your wife, daughters, friends, and colleagues.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru dives into the world of the infradian rhythm and hormones with Taylor Groff, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and cowriter of the Try This Newsletter.


In this episode, we dive into: 

-The infradian rhythm (6:14)

-The pros and cons of hormonal birth control and correcting hormonal imbalances (26:10)

-The root causes of hormonal imbalances (30:15)

-The Cycle Syncing Method and understanding the four phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle (43:04)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: The Cycle Syncing Method 


-Beeya Wellness


-MyFLO Period Tracker App 


-In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life


-Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage by Harnessing the Power of Your Infradian Rhythm with Alisa Vitti


-Dr. Afrouz Demeri


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643. You can follow Taylor on Instagram @foodhappywithtaylor


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Apr 18, 2022
Does Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good? with Robert Whitaker
1:37:38

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The world of pharmaceuticals is a deceiving one. While it might be easy to trust that any drug on the market today has been rigorously tested for efficacy and safety, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to psychiatric drugs. 


We’ve all heard the term “chemical imbalance,” and many people struggling with depression or other mood disorders have had this narrative hammered into them. They’re told that elevated or inadequate levels of neurotransmitters are to blame, but this theory is being increasingly questioned. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru digs into the questions surrounding psychiatric drugs with Robert Whitaker. 


Robert Whitaker is the author of four books and coauthor of a fifth, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry. In 2010, his Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the US Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. 


Prior to writing books, he worked as a science reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York, for a number of years. He is the founder of madinamerica.com, a website that features research news and blogs by an international group of writers interested in “rethinking psychiatry.”


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Does long-term use of psychiatric drugs do more harm than good? (4:29)

-How short-term clinical trials are built to market drugs by pharmaceutical companies (23:59)

-The chemical imbalance theory (31:04)

-The long-term effects of psychiatric drugs (39:36)

-Psychiatry’s disease model (49:18)

-Rethinking the use of antipsychotics (50:14)

-The importance of creating a new environment when it comes to treating mental illness (1:03:33)


For more on Robert Whitaker, follow him on Instagram @madinamerica, Facebook @madinamerica, Twitter @mad_in_america, and through his website, madinamerica.com. Get his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, here. 


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Apr 14, 2022
Walking More Will Radically Improve Your Health, Here's How! with Dhru Purohit
45:12

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Walking is absolutely the most underrated form of movement ever. People who walk more live longer and are generally healthier. Studies even show that people who walk more are just all-around happier about life!


Everyone knows that walking is a good idea. But ask yourself, how many people do you know who are actually incorporating it into their daily or weekly routines?


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks about why walking is so underrated and why we need more of it in our lives. If you want to improve your mood, reduce your stress, get some mental space or clarity, or even improve your blood sugar, walking is absolutely your best friend!


In this episode, we dive into: 

-How walking can help you get “unstuck” in life

-How to incorporate walking into your routine to improve your metabolic health

-The least amount of time you need to walk to get the greatest results


Also mentioned in this episode:

Try This: Walk Your Way into Optimal Physical and Mental Health


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


Interested in joining Dhru’s Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.


InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.


Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum’s Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.



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Apr 13, 2022
Unlocking the Power of Your Mitochondria to Age in Reverse with Dr. Steven Gundry
1:54:19

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Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about the ketogenic diet. This high-fat, low-carb approach to eating has become extremely popular in recent years for helping with everything from weight loss to cognition.

 

One cornerstone of the ketogenic diet is the idea that ketones are a powerful alternative fuel source for the human body. But as it turns out, ketones are not the magical fuel source they’ve been made out to be; in fact, the body cannot run on ketones and fats alone. Over the long term, a very low-carb diet can lead to muscle wasting and poor cognitive health.

 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Dr. Steven Gundry about the new science about what actually makes a keto diet so successful: a cellular process known as “mitochondrial uncoupling.” Dr. Gundry shares why it's the key to reversing your age and living your best, healthiest life. 


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-Lifestyle factors that are contributing to metabolic inflexibility (3:48)

-Understanding the history of ketones and what we got wrong about using them as fuel (7:33)

-Mitochondrial uncoupling and how it impacts cellular aging (20:02)

-Brown fat and mitochondrial uncoupling (27:12)

-Why getting into ketosis is so difficult (29:04)

-Traps of a keto diet (44:51)

-The keys to mitochondrial uncoupling (1:05:44)

-Dairy and the connection to longevity (1:29:06)

-Traditional keto diet vs. Unlocking The Keto Code program (1:41:03)

-Two powerful mitochondrial uncouplers (1:44:26)

 

Follow Dr. Gundry on Instagram @drstevengundry, and through his website, drgundry.com. Get his book, Unlocking The Keto Code, here.


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Apr 07, 2022
How to Hack Your Coffee to Lower Your LDL
25:06

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There’s a compound in coffee that can disrupt our metabolic health that most people aren’t aware of: cafestol.


Cafestol is responsible for the oil in roasted coffee beans and is linked to high LDL cholesterol levels. Studies show that cafestol increases LDL cholesterol by suppressing LDL receptor activity and reducing the breakdown of LDL cholesterol. It has also been linked to higher total cholesterol and triglycerides, with little effect on HDL cholesterol.


If you’re someone who drinks a lot of French press coffee and you have unexplained high LDL levels, this topic might be worth paying attention to.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares a super-simple hack to cut down on the cafestol in your cup that he learned from a recent conversation he had with our dear friend Max Lugavere in honor of the launch of his latest cookbook, Genius Kitchen.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: How to Hack Your Coffee to Lower Your LDL

-Try This: Why You Need a Coffee Break and How to Do It

-Top Food Hacks to Supercharge Your Health with Max Lugavere


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here


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For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Apr 04, 2022
Scientist Reveals What to Eat to Beat Inflammation, Balance Blood Sugar, and End Fatigue with Jessie Inchauspé
1:45:05

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Most people don’t realize what kind of negative impact their favorite foods have on their blood sugar, and subsequently their entire body. The symptoms of blood sugar imbalances are everyday occurrences for most people—things like cravings, fatigue, acne, and moodiness—but they don’t have to be! 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Jessie Inchauspé, also known as the “Glucose Goddess,” all about simple, realistic actions we can take to balance our blood sugar throughout the day. 

 

Jessie Inchauspé is the founder of the wildly popular Instagram account GlucoseGoddess, where she teaches life-changing food habits to hundreds of thousands of people. In her first book, Glucose Revolution, Jessie shares her startling discovery about the essential role of blood sugar in every aspect of our lives, from cravings to fertility, and the surprising hacks to optimize it while still eating the foods we love.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Two hacks to keep glucose levels steady throughout the day (2:30)

-Why it’s so important to flatten your glucose curve (12:40)

-The connection between hunger, weight gain, and glucose levels (16:42)

-The three things that happen in your body when you have a large glucose spike (22:47)

-The connection between glucose and wrinkles (25:21)

-Food sequencing to reduce a glucose spike (30:25)

-How to eat rice and have a steady glucose response (48:27)

-The right order to eat pasta (56:30)

-The long-term consequences of glucose spikes (1:01:55)

-Blood sugar, aging, and longevity (1:09:02)

-How sleep impacts glucose response (1:18:50)

-A day in the life of a glucose goddess (1:36:51)

 

For more on Jessie Inchauspé, follow her on Instagram @glucosegoddess, Twitter @glucosegoddess, and through her website jessieinchauspe.com. Get her book, Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar, here. 


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Mar 31, 2022
Three Super Crazy Facts about Big Pharma
41:41

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I’m currently reading a book called Sickening. It’s a no-holds-barred exposé on the lies and deceptions of Big Pharma.


In the book Dr. John Abramson, a physician, Harvard faculty member, and the world’s most notable expert on the drug industry’s deceptive tactics, reveals how the financial interests of Big Pharma have become the main factor that influences the way we practice medicine.


Okay, so what? We all know that Big Pharma doesn’t always play by the rules and is primarily driven by profit. What’s new?


Well, these three mind-blowing facts that I’m about to share are something that most people—including your family doctor—have no idea about.


Links

* Try This: Three Super Crazy Facts about Big Pharma: https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-three-super-crazy-facts-about-big-pharma/

* Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It: https://www.amazon.com/Sickening-Pharma-American-Health-Repair/dp/1328957810/

* Newsletter: https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter/


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Mar 28, 2022
Top Food Hacks to Supercharge Your Health with Max Lugavere
1:28:26

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Processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, and mixed messages about nutrition have completely disrupted our health, leading us to feel awful and long for better health. While it might seem complicated, identifying and turning around the unique offenders in your own life is simpler than you might think. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with his good friend Max Lugavere about streamlining your health so you can get back to feeling great. 


Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. His sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. His upcoming cookbook, Genius Kitchen, hits shelves on March 29. Max is the host of a #1 iTunes health and wellness podcast, called The Genius Life.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-The best time to eat dessert (5:23)

-Understanding sugar alcohols (10:22)

-Max’s approach to dairy consumption (16:30)

-The benefits of vitamin K2 (20:45)

-The relationship between full-fat dairy consumption and metabolic health (22:13)

-How to make coffee healthier (34:28) 

-The benefits of saturated fat and how much value we should place on LDL levels (43:24) 

-How salt can positively impact your health (51:41) 

-Max’s approach to fasting (1:00:31) 

-The power of movement and exercise for brain health (1:09:01)

-Max’s favorite recipes from his book (1:23:02)

 

For more on Max Lugavere, follow him on Instagram @maxlugavere, Facebook @maxlugavere, YouTube @maxlugavere, and through his website maxlugavere.com. Get his book, Genius Kitchen, at geniuskitchenbook.com. Listen to his podcast, The Genius Life, here.


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Mar 24, 2022
The Top Mistakes People Make When Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor with Brigid Titgemeier
57:17

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Poor metabolic health and blood sugar imbalances are the largest drivers of chronic disease. At least 50 percent of adults in the United States have abnormal blood sugar levels and/or insulin resistance. Research shows that of those with pre-diabetes, more than 84 percent do not know that they have it. A large contributor is a lack of access to information about your body.

 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Brigid Titgemeier talk about why tracking blood sugar is important, the benefits of wearing a continuous glucose monitor, and factors to consider when interpreting your data.


Brigid Titgemeier is a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian. She founded BeingBrigid Nutrition, in 2019 to offer individuals, and groups virtual programs and coaching that provide a data-driven, personalized, food-is-medicine approach to health. She teaches integrative and functional nutrition at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. Brigid was also a founding dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, working under Dr. Mark Hyman.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-The importance of having access to vital health metrics (6:25)

-The accessibility of continuous glucose monitors (12:48)

-Why one diet doesn’t work for everyone and the key to personalization (16:05)

-The myth of needing to have a flat glucose line (24:10)

-How stress impacts glucose response (35:24)

-Understanding how saturated fat affects blood sugar (40:24)

-Brigid’s Blood Sugar Reset Program (46:23)

-Brigid’s health journey (48:35)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Blood Sugar Reset Program

 

For more on Brigid Titgemeier, follow her on Instagram @beingbrigid, Facebook @beingbrigidfunctionalnutrition, Twitter @beingbrigid, YouTube @beingbrigid, and through her website beingbrigid.com. If you are interested in working with Brigid, email katie@beingbrigid.com to learn more about her programs. 


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Mar 21, 2022
Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life—Here’s How to Fix Them with Dr. Sara Gottfried
1:46:25

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Mainstream medicine often fails us when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Hormones aren’t commonly tested, even when there is a high likelihood of an issue (like cortisol in our overly stressed culture). Since there are so many hormones that can become dysregulated, presenting with a wide variety of symptoms, many of the symptoms are written off to aging and never addressed. 


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are re-sharing Dhru’s interview with Dr. Sara Gottfried. Dhru and Dr. Gottfried take a deep dive into the topic of hormonal imbalances, along with what you can do to get them back on track. 


Dr. Gottfried is a board-certified physician who practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health.


In this episode, we dive into: 

-Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society (7:30)

-Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances (11:06)

-Dr. Gottfried’s personal journey of learning how to balance her hormones (19:56)

-The top 3 things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances (34:31)

-Understanding the unique biology of women when it comes to balancing hormones (46:08)

-How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances (52:07)

-How chronic cardio negatively impacts cortisol levels (1:00:58)

-The top 3 mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones (1:08:02)

-How to improve metabolic flexibility (1:12:07) 

-The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol (1:25:17) 

 

For more on Dr. Gottfried, visit her website saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones here. To become a patient in Dr. Gottfried’s practice, go to marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org.


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Mar 17, 2022
The Mind-Blowing Science of Water-Only Fasting with Dr. Alan Goldhamer
1:09:33

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These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. But which one is best? And what does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness?


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Dr. Alan Goldhamer dive deep into the topic of water-only fasting: how it can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease.


Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world’s leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. In 1984, Dr. Goldhamer founded and became director of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients. The center is the largest facility in the world specializing in medically supervised, water-only fasting, and it is one of the premier training facilities for doctors to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting.  


Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and coauthor of The Pleasure Trap—Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness. He is also the principal author of two landmark studies that showed evidence of the benefits of water-only fasting, as well as numerous case reports published in peer reviewed indexed journals evaluating the effects of water-only fasting in the treatment of a variety of conditions.  


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Misconceptions about water-only fasting (4:22)

-Who is a candidate for a medically supervised, water-only fast (8:09) 

-Body composition changes in long-term fasting (10:53)

-The benefits of long-term, medically supervised, water-only fasting (13:13) 

-Gender considerations for fasting (16:08) 

-Fasting safety study (17:57)

-What happens in the body during a long-term, water-only fast (22:11)

-How fasting has the ability to reset our dopamine dependency (31:05) 

-The best way to fast from the comfort of your home (35:07) 

-How fasting impacts lifespan (46:45) 

 

For more on Dr. Alan Goldhamer, follow him on Instagram @thetruenorthhealthcenter, Facebook @truenorthhealth, and through his websites truenorthhealthfoundation.org and healthpromoting.com. Get his book, The Pleasure Trap, here.


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Mar 14, 2022
Breaking Free from Tribalism and Celebrating Nuance with Africa Brooke
1:50:33

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We’re living in an extremely divisive time, where many people want to put a clear label on other people and topics. This makes it easier to file them under something we either agree or disagree with and takes the effort of thoughtfulness out of the process. 


But this approach isn’t serving us well. It limits us from discovering common ground and changing our minds. It only leads to more close-mindedness and more division.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Africa Brooke about breaking free from tribalism and learning how to exist, and even celebrate, being in the gray area. 


Africa Brooke is a globally recognized consultant, coach, speaker, and writer who specializes in helping people move through self-censorship and other forms of self-sabotage. Her work takes a close look at the complexity, mess, and glory that is the human experience, and she makes a strong case for why we need to accept discomfort as an essential part of the growth process.


In this episode, we dive into:


-Celebrating and living in the gray (9:17)

-Why we can’t project our opinions and viewpoints on other people (13:52)

-Understanding how people arrive at their thinking (22:57)

-Africa’s sobriety journey (32:54) 

-Examples of how self-censorship shows up in our lives (1:08:52)

-Cancel culture and collective sabotage (1:15:07)

-How outrage can be a very useful tool (1:21:08)

-The power of discernment and why it’s a valuable tool we can all benefit from (1:32:21)

-How polarization is dividing us (1:34:26) 

-Acceptance and holding multiple truths (1:40:42)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

 

-Beyond the Self Podcast - Episode 18 - Do you know what you stand for?

 

For more on Africa Brooke, follow her on Instagram @africabrooke and through her website, africabrooke.com. Listen to her podcast, Beyond The Self, here


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Mar 10, 2022
5 Reasons We Say “I Don’t Know What I Want!” and How to Truly Find Clarity
34:23

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Welcome to the Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are resharing a solo episode with Dhru where he talks about five common reasons why we say “I don’t know what I want!” and strategies to get around them. These reasons include:


1) We haven’t taken the time to slow down, cut out the distractions, and ask ourselves the question.

2) We don’t even know what’s possible because we haven’t looked outside our comfort zone.

3) We’re too focused on making the wrong decision instead of just taking the first step.

4) We actually do know what we want; we’re just afraid to be honest and admit it to ourselves.

5) We are trying to rush an answer in an area of life that just takes time.


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Mar 07, 2022
The Bitter Truth About Sugar & How It's Destroying Your Health with Dr. Robert Lustig
1:43:17

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Seventy-four percent of products in the grocery store are spiked with some kind of sugar. The food industry has done this on purpose to keep you coming back for more. 


Here’s the thing: The liver can innately process a small amount of sugar packaged in a real food, like a piece of whole fruit. But when it comes to large amounts in our food supply—and regularly eating lots of concentrated fructose in particular—we are poisoning our liver and mitochondria, and severely disrupting our microbiome. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Robert Lustig about the real dangers of eating too much sugar and how to take better care of our metabolic health.


Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He’s the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books. His latest work is Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Understanding the difference between cells growing and burning, and what this has to do with disease (7:51) 

-The eight chronic metabolic diseases (16:04)

-The eight subcellular pathologies that underlie metabolic diseases (19:24)

-How to fix the eight subcellular pathologies (22:47) 

-The calorie myth (31:10)

-The biggest sources of fructose in our diet (45:40)

-The four substrates in our food supply that damage mitochondria (53:11)

-How fructose can cause leaky gut (58:24) 

-Alcohol, sugar addiction, and how to safely enjoy dessert (1:19:24)

-What you can do to create change in our food system (1:33:49)

 

For more on Dr. Robert Lustig, follow him on Facebook @drrobertlustig, Twitter @robertlustigmd, YouTube @robertlustig, and through his website https://robertlustig.com/. Get his book, Metabolical here.


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Mar 03, 2022
Are You a Chronic People-Pleaser? Do These 3 Things!
54:05

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People-pleasing looks like saying “yes” to everything or being the person who’s always there for anything that’s needed.

 

People-pleasing comes from codependency dynamics—where we gain our sense of self through what other people think of us. This usually means having no boundaries and neglecting our own needs in the process.


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are resharing a solo episode with Dhru where he talks to us about how to stop being a chronic people-pleaser. 


In this episode we dive into:


-10 signs you’re a people-pleaser

-The definition of people-pleasing

-Understanding the origins of people-pleasing

-How to break free from people-pleasing

-Why you have a difficult time saying no

-Why you don’t admit when your feelings are hurt

-Why you apologize way too often

-How to get out of chronic people-pleasing


Also mentioned in this episode:

-10 Signs You’re a People-Pleaser


-Anthropological Aspects of Ostracism 


-The Tim Ferriss Show with Jerry Colonna 


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit


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Feb 28, 2022
The Top Lab Tests to Determine Whether or Not You’re Actually Healthy with Dr. Casey Means
1:41:32

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The word “metabolism” gets tossed around quite a bit, usually in the context of weight loss. 


It’s important to realize that our metabolic health is so much more than that—it’s the way our 37 trillion cells create energy, so that we can do all the things we want to do in life, big and small. 


With that in mind, it’s pretty alarming to note that nine of the ten leading causes of death in the US are directly caused or worsened by poor blood sugar control and declines in other metabolic markers. Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more are all linked in one way or another to various metabolic dysfunctions. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Casey Means about the best ways to dial-in our metabolic health and take back control of how we feel and how we age. 


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a lecturer at Stanford University. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The top three lab tests to determine if your metabolic health is optimal (6:25)

-The cholesterol panel and heart disease risk (22:52) 

-Why triglycerides are so important to look at when it comes to metabolic health (25:53)

-Optimal triglyceride levels and understanding the triglyceride/LDL ratio (32:57) 

-Optimal fasting insulin levels (35:50) 

-How long it takes to adjust numbers on lab tests (46:27) 

-Optimal hemoglobin A1c levels (52:18)

-Inflammation and C-reactive protein (1:04:36)

-How exercise impacts glucose and insulin response (1:18:29)

-Recommended yearly lab tests and optimal levels (1:33:00)


For more on Dr. Casey Means, follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website https://www.levelshealth.com.


Sign up to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program (a yearly membership to Levels is required for access to the Metabolic Health Panel) at levels.link/dhru.


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Feb 24, 2022
4-Steps to Balance Your Blood Sugar and Increase Longevity with Kelly LeVeque
1:27:44

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What do obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease all have in common? They all—along with a host of other diseases—involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply, managing blood sugar is something we should all be thinking about if we want to protect or improve our health. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Kelly LeVeque about her Fab Four approach to balancing blood sugar and how to transform your health, your body, and your relationship with food. 


Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, celebrity health coach, and the best-selling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The Fab 4 approach to supporting blood sugar balance (8:18)

-Kelly’s go-to snacks for balancing blood sugar (8:56) 

-The right amount of fruit to have in your diet (13:29)

-Building Fab 4 meals and snacks for infants, toddlers, and kids (18:41)

-Kelly’s approach to fasting (26:34) 

-Pregnancy and balancing blood sugar (37:36) 

-Hacks if you have a protein aversion during pregnancy (41:55)

-Kelly’s go-to smoothie recipe (44:41)

-Weekly rituals that Kelly incorporates with her family (1:09:07)

-Surprising things that throw off Kelly’s blood sugar (1:17:12)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Fab 4 Courses - https://www.kellylevequecourses.com/

 

-Be Well by Kelly Protein Powder - https://bewellbykellyshop.com/

 

-Be Well by Kelly Podcast - https://kellyleveque.com/be-well-by-kelly-podcast

 

-Body Love - https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Balance-Yourself-Forever/dp/0062569147

 

-Body Love Every Day: - https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Every-Kelly-LeVeque/dp/0062870807/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=0062870807&psc=1

 

-Levels Health - https://levels.link/kelly


For more on Kelly LeVeque, follow her on Instagram @bewellbykelly, Facebook @bewellbykelly, YouTube @bewellbykelly, and through her website https://kellyleveque.com/.


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Feb 21, 2022
Is Social Media Destroying Your Brain? with Cal Newport
1:42:08

This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.


What if we thought about social media the same way we think about sugar? With this ancestral perspective, it might be easier to see the benefits we can gain from more time away from something that’s become so ingrained in our daily lives. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Cal Newport about this and so much more. 


Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. Cal is also a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the host of the Deep Questions podcast.


If you’ve ever wondered how social media might be affecting you, your productivity, and even your reality, this is the podcast for you. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-Why you should be as concerned about your iPhone and Instagram usage as you are about grains and sugar (7:31)

-How technology is designed to feed into implicit expectations (14:43)

-Falling off the bandwagon when it comes to technology use (19:35)

-How to become a digital minimalist (22:40) 

-How to create healthy boundaries around social media and technology use (35:49) 

-Why the advice of “follow your passion” is completely missing the mark when it comes to fulfillment (38:53)

-Cultivating a deep life and creating keystone habits (58:38)

-How to plan your time for optimal productivity (1:02:48) 

-How social media use and gaming impacts kids and their brain development (1:05:30) 

-Minimizing technology that isn’t useful (1:16:52)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Time-Block Planner - https://www.timeblockplanner.com/


For more on Cal Newport, follow him on YouTube @CalNewport and visit his website, https://www.calnewport.com/.


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Feb 17, 2022
How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Brain and What to Do About It with Dhru Purohit
33:19

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When it comes to air pollution, most of our collective attention is focused on outdoor air quality, especially with wildfires and general pollution on the rise.


But what if I told you that our indoor air can be anywhere from 200 to 500 percent more toxic than our outdoor air? And according to the EPA, it can even get up to 1,000 percent more toxic than outdoor air. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through why indoor air quality deserves attention and provides some free and cheap solutions to radically improve your air quality. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-What poor indoor air does to the body (7:17)

-Particulate matter and why it’s so important (8:14)

-Sources of indoor air pollution (9:10)

-The costs of air pollution (10:36)

-Air pollution and your brain (12:57)

-Strategies to improve your indoor air quality (17:29)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Brain and What to Do About It - https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-indoor-air-quality/


-Indoor Exposure to Selected Air Pollutants in the Home Environment: A Systematic Review - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7729884/


-AirDoctor Air Filter - https://www.airdoctorpro.com/?c=hyman&affid=3&oid=31


-Air quality monitor - https://www.getawair.com/


-doTERRA essential oils - https://www.doterra.com/US/en


-Young Living essential oils - https://www.youngliving.com/us/en


-Aura Cacia essential oils - https://www.auracacia.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643.


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Feb 14, 2022
Could Uric Acid Be The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health? with Dr. David Perlmutter
1:43:02

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Researchers around the globe over the past decade have revealed that uric acid, previously thought of only in terms of gout, actually plays a central role in metabolic disorders. So, how is uric acid orchestrating this metabolic mayhem?


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. David Perlmutter to talk about how uric acid plays a major role in fat storage, insulin resistance, and other metabolic and chronic degenerative diseases that are driving illness and death in our country. 


Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the board of directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is the author of Grain Brain, among other works, and his upcoming book, Drop Acid, comes out February 15, 2022. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-Surprising foods that drive uric acid levels (7:23)

-How elevated uric acid levels directly lead to increased fat storage (9:16)

-The consequences of elevated uric acid (15:38)

-The main culprits that lead to elevated uric acid levels (17:42)

-How to test uric acid levels and what the optimal range is (29:49)

-The relationship between elevated uric acid and the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s (35:38)

-The biggest drivers of fructose in our diet (46:43) 

-The connection between foods rich in purines and uric acid (1:09:15) 

-Why you should avoid agave at all costs (1:25:34)

-Quercetin and how it helps lower uric acid levels (1:31:11) 


Also mentioned in this episode

-UASure Uric Acid Meter - https://www.uasure.com/


For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, follow him on Instagram @davidperlmutter, Facebook @davidperlmuttermd, Twitter @davidperlmutter, YouTube @davidperlmuttermd, and through his website https://www.drperlmutter.com/. Get his book Drop Acid at https://www.drperlmutter.com/books/drop-acid/.


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Feb 10, 2022
Radically Improve Your Focus with This Simple Morning Challenge
32:06

This episode is brought to you by Pendulum: Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum’s Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.


One of the most valuable, affordable, and overlooked brain-boosting bio-hacks out there is…


Drum roll, please... Proper hydration!


In fact, water is so essential for our brains that a loss of just 1-2% can significantly impact our cognitive function, making it harder to focus, concentrate, make decisions, or even connect with others.


When we aren’t getting enough water, or the correct type of water (more on that below), we starve every cell in our bodies and prevent them from working optimally.


And worst of all, so many people have no clue that the reason they’re in a funk or feel like garbage is directly tied to a lack of hydration! That's why today's podcast is focused on changing that with a simple 7-Day Challenge anyone can do!


Mentioned Links

* Try This: Morning Hydration Challenge: https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-hydration-challenge/

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Feb 07, 2022
#263: A Deep Dive on the Fraud, Deception, and Misdirection of Big Pharma with Dr. John Abramson
1:44:20

This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.


The United States spends an excess of $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries—yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks at 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals.


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. John Abramson to talk about the inside story of how Big Pharma’s relentless pursuit of ever-higher profits corrupts medical knowledge—misleading doctors, misdirecting American health care, and harming our health.


Dr. Abramson is the author of the new book, Sickening, and has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for twenty-five years, where he teaches health care policy. He also served as a family physician for 22 years, during which he was named a “top doctor” six times in local, state, and national surveys. He served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice, including in a case that resulted in the largest criminal fine in U.S. history. He is also the author of Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 


-Big Pharma’s best-kept secret (10:25)

-The first trial of a drug company found guilty of fraud and racketeering (25:34) 

-Insulin and the exploitation of diabetes (26:37) 

-The core relationship between pharmaceutical companies and doctors (27:39) 

-Understanding absolute risk vs. relative risk for pharmaceutical drugs (31:16)

-How data manipulation led to excess deaths from the drug Vioxx (40:39)

-Why pharmaceutical companies are able to skirt accountability (44:09) 

-Where the budget for the FDA to oversee human products comes from (49:52)

-Vaccines for children, boosters, political inputs, and FDA resignations (58:16)

-What we can do to actually change the system (1:24:00) 


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Feb 03, 2022
#262: The Radical Healing Properties of Broccoli Sprouts and Sulforaphane with Dr. Jed Fahey
1:43:07

This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Vivobarefoot.


Sometimes, a lot of big benefits can be found in quite a small package. Believe it or not, this is very true for broccoli sprouts.

 

In the world of nutrition, people have known for a long time that the sprouts of cruciferous vegetables and legumes are powerhouses of valuable nutrients. The secret to the health benefits of this remarkable food lies in the bioactive compound sulforaphane, which is generated in high concentrations when broccoli sprouts are consumed. Over a thousand published studies have identified sulforaphane as one of the most potent food-derived molecules of our era, and that some truly remarkable health benefits that can be accessed through its main source, broccoli sprouts.


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Jed Fahey to talk about the healthspan-promoting power of broccoli sprouts, and how sulforaphane shows promise as a therapeutic agent against a wide range of diseases including autism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, among others. 


Dr. Fahey is a nutritional biochemist with an extensive background in plant and human nutrition and phytochemistry. Dr. Fahey was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he directed the Cullman Chemoprotection Center, a leading center for the study and development of plant-based protective agents. He held faculty appointments in three departments at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health where he conducted laboratory and clinical trials, taught graduate courses, and mentored students since 1993. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The most underrated food that most people are missing in their diet (6:47)

-The health benefits of broccoli sprouts (9:53)

-The benefits of sulforaphane (12:03)

-The dangers of low levels of sulforaphane in the body (18:38)

-How our gut bacteria makes use of phytochemicals (30:42)

-The best way to make and eat broccoli and broccoli sprouts (36:17)

-The quantity of broccoli sprouts you need to eat to receive the benefits (46:01)

-Autism research and the neuroprotective compounds of broccoli sprouts (1:07:21) 

-The role the gut microbiome plays in the manifestation of autism (1:19:13)

-The fever effect and autism study  (1:21:13)


For more on Dr. Jed Fahey, follow him on Twitter @jedosan, and through his website https://www.jedfahey.com/


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Jan 31, 2022
#261: Fasting Tips and the 2-Steps to Sustained Weight Loss with Dr. Ben Bikman
1:12:06

This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Rupa Health.


Most people are pretty confused when it comes to metabolic health. Fasting, macronutrient ratios, and blood glucose regulation are only a few of the topics that trip people up when it comes to managing a healthy weight and relationship to food. Naturally, I like to look to the latest research to find a clearer picture. And science has come a long way since the “eat less, exercise more” paradigm was first introduced. 


If you’ve wondered what aspects of your diet and lifestyle made the biggest impact on your metabolic health and how to make subtle tweaks for maximum impact, this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast is for you. Today I talk to my good friend, Dr. Ben Bikman about all this and more. 


Dr. Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of the book, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and reversing pre-diabetes, improving brain function, shedding fat, and preventing diabetes.

 

In this episode, we dive into:  

 

-The best approach to take when you start fasting (6:27)

-Why eating fruit first thing in the morning is not the best thing for our health (9:00)

-Dr. Bikman’s daily eating routine (11:40)

-What Dr. Bikman feeds his kids (17:32)

-The debate around fat metabolism and obesity (24:26)

-The implications for following the advice of “eat less, exercise more” (35:13)

-The two-steps to weight loss (36:44)

-Weight loss and psychological addictions (40:51)

-Dr. Bikman’s go-to snacks (46:23)

-The unique metabolic state in pregnancy and physiological insulin resistance (54:52)


For more on Dr. Bikman, follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites http://bikmanlab.byu.edu/ and https://www.insuliniq.com/. Get his book, Why We Get Sick at https://benbellabooks.com/shop/why-we-get-sick/. Find Dr. Bikman's HLTH Code Meal Replacement Shake at https://gethlth.com/.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Rupa Health.


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Jan 27, 2022
#260: A Deep Dive into Covid-19 Origins, Lab Leak, and the Next Pandemic with Dr. Steven Quay
1:24:05

This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.


We’re constantly learning more and more about COVID-19. How it interacts with our immune systems, risk factors, and hospitalization and death rates are all topics that are extensively covered in the news. 


But the origin of COVID is something that is much less talked about. Why does this even matter? Understanding COVID’s origin story is key in helping us prevent a future pandemic.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Steven Quay to hear about his investigation into how COVID infected humans in the first place. 


Dr. Steven Quay has 360+ published contributions to medicine and has been cited over 10,000 times, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 US patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which have helped over 80 million people. He is the author of the bestselling book on surviving the pandemic, Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus. He is the CEO of Atossa Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for oncology and infectious diseases.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The two competing hypotheses of COVID-19 (7:13)

-How SARS-CoV-1 began (12:23)

-Gain of opportunity vs. gain of function research (13:46)

-Dr. Quay’s research concluding that SARS-CoV-2 is laboratory-derived (17:19)

-International inquiry into the origins of this particular coronavirus (44:08)

-The implications if we don’t learn the lessons of the true origin of SARS-CoV-2 (55:03)

-Natural immunity vs. vaccinated immunity (1:11:17)

-Understanding the omicron variant (1:14:21)


Also mentioned in this episode:

 

-"A Bayesian analysis concludes beyond a reasonable doubt that SARS-CoV-2 is not a natural zoonosis, but instead is laboratory-derived" https://zenodo.org/record/4642956#.Yeo1SljMKBR

 

-Paris Group Letter - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/04/us/covid-origins-letter.html

 

-Did COVID-19 Leak From A Lab? A Reporter Investigates—And Finds Roadblocks - https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007539626/did-covid-19-leak-from-a-lab-a-reporter-investigates-and-finds-roadblocks


For more on Dr. Steven Quay, visit his website www.drquay.com. Email him at steven@drquay.com, Check out his book, Stay Safe: A Physician’s Guide to Survive Coronavirus at https://drquay.com/survivalguide/.


This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.


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Jan 24, 2022
#259: Find Your Purpose with This 30-Day Challenge with Alex Banayan
1:50:01

This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers.


We’ve all gone through phases where we feel lost or stuck. It might be that you don’t know how to reach a goal you already have in mind, or maybe you don’t even know what your next chapter looks like. The steps for figuring out your purpose are simpler than you might think, and you can even work through them solo. It just takes some dedicated time and thoughtfulness. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Alex Banayan about his 30-day challenge for rediscovering your calling and pursuing the things that light you up. 


Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. His book, The Third Door, chronicles Alex’s seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of exponential growth and success. The book is a #1 international bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

 

In this episode, we dive into:  

 

-The 30-day challenge for uncovering your purpose (8:11)

-The most common reason why people quit the challenge (22:20)

-How Alex got clear on his unique skills and goals, and broke free from the expectations of his family (31:15)

-An exercise for when you feel stuck and need clarity (43:32)

-Miscommunication and expectations (1:00:58)

-One of the top regrets of the dying (1:06:11)

-The Third Door framework (1:09:41) 

-The number one reason people don’t go after their dreams (1:10:13)

-Alex’s quest to uncover success (1:30:01)


For more on Alex Banayan, follow him on Instagram @alexbanayan, and through his website http://thirddoorbook.com/. Get his book The Third Door at https://amzn.to/3cnzT1L.


This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers. 

 

Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro mattress is so smart that it adjusts your temperature and also gives you individualized recommendations on how to sleep better the next night. To get yours, go to eightsleep.com/dhru to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout.

 

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Jan 20, 2022
#258: The Super Nutrient Most of Us Are Missing with Dhru Purohit
52:08

This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Pendulum


Magnesium participates in over 600 enzymatic reactions in the body—it’s used for so much, yet 60% of Americans aren’t getting enough of this key nutrient.


So what’s the deal? Why is magnesium so essential? What makes us so deficient? What does deficiency look like? And, most importantly, what can we do to bring up our levels? Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through all of that and more.


In this episode, we dive into:  

 

-What magnesium does in the body (8:08)

-Why we’re so deficient in magnesium (10:00)

-Signs of magnesium deficiency (16:02)

-How to test magnesium levels (18:12)

-Stress and magnesium deficiency (20:08)

-Muscle cramps and magnesium (24:12)

-Magnesium and the cardiovascular system (28:02)

-How magnesium can help with constipation (28:59)

-How to resolve magnesium deficiency (30:11)

-The top forms of magnesium (32:24)

-Vitamin B6 and magnesium absorption (46:14)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

Try This: The Ultimate Magnesium Cheat Sheet - https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-magnesium-cheat-sheet/


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. Sign-up for Dhru’s newsletter at https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter/.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Pendulum. 


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Jan 17, 2022
#257: End Anxiety, Beat Burnout, and Supercharge Your Energy with Dr. Robin Berzin
1:11:33

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Feeling like crap has become pervasive. In fact, in 2018, the World Health Organization added “burnout” as a diagnosable medical condition. Today, more than 90 percent of US workers say they feel it’s difficult to wake up and they don’t have the will or a way to try. On top of that, one in five Americans has clinical anxiety. One in twelve has major depression. Ten percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, a condition that doesn’t magically disappear on someone’s 18th birthday. 


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Robin Berzin to talk about why we are all anxious, tired, burned out, and depressed, and what we can do about it. 


Dr. Berzin is the Founder and CEO of Parsley Health, America's leading holistic medical practice designed to help women overcome chronic conditions. She founded Parsley to address the rising tide of chronic disease in America through personalized holistic medicine that puts food, lifestyle, and proactive diagnostic testing on the prescription pad next to medications. Parsley is available online nationwide. 


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The top three things that are zapping our energy (6:50) 

-What is a “state change” and how can someone establish a new normal for how they feel on a daily basis (12:01) 

-Dr. Berzin’s first state change, and how it led to a major shift that ultimately changed her life (17:03) 

-The most common drivers of anxiety (28:18)

-The core actions that have the biggest effect on our mood (32:33)

-Common beliefs about sleep that are not true (39:58)

-How Dr. Berzin supports her physical, emotional, and mental health (45:18) 

-How to reboot our relationship with technology (49:57) 

-How to personalize intermittent fasting (57:38) 

-Promising research around psychedelics and how they are capable of reversing mood disorders (1:01:51) 


For more on Dr. Robin Berzin, follow her on Instagram @robinberzinmd and through her website http://robinberzinmd.com. Get her book State Change at https://www.parsleyhealth.com/state-change/.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and InsideTracker. 


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Jan 13, 2022
#256: Use This Form of Prevention & Treatment on Viruses Today! With Chris Kresser
1:33:00

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Our bodies come equipped with some pretty amazing defense mechanisms to protect us against a wide range of potential dangers. But, like so many other aspects of dis-ease, modern insults like stress, nutrient deficits, and toxins can reduce our immune strength.


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Chris Kresser to talk about the most critical factors that determine our natural immunity with evidence-based action items you can use to start improving yours right away. 


Chris Kresser is a renowned expert, leading clinician, and top educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. Listed among the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he was awarded “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine in 2019. Chris founded the Kresser Institute to provide the next generation of Functional Health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The top things that are taxing our immune system (3:22) 

-How inflammation wreaks havoc on our immune system (17:05) 

-The shortcomings and risks of OTC medications for cold & flu (27:58) 

-Vitamin D supplementation and testing (37:58) 

-The best food sources of vitamin A and K2 (42:18) 

-The powerful benefits of zinc (49:21)

-Most people will get Covid-19 and why it’s important to understand this (51:57) 

-Why building your immune system is so crucial (1:00:45) 

-Early intervention for reducing the severity of a Covid infection (1:04:43)

-Three little-known but powerful nutrients that will boost your natural immunity (1:05:43) 


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-How to Boost Your Immunity Naturally Workshop - https://kresser.co/dhru 


-Vitamin D Test - https://omegaquant.com/vitamin-d-test/


-Beekeepers Naturals B.Immune Throat Spray - https://beekeepersnaturals.com/products/bimmunethroatspray


For more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, on YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website https://chriskresser.com.


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Jan 10, 2022
#255: The Wild and Crazy Science on How to Age in Reverse with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
1:28:35

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It’s true: getting older is inevitable and our chronological age can only move in one direction. But we also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how our genes are expressed through epigenetics.


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald to talk about the exciting new research that shows that our biological age can actually move in reverse and her groundbreaking, clinical trial that proved it’s possible.


Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Her study Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial is the first of its kind to show biological age reversal in humans.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The top three things you can do to age in reverse (6:56)

-Why stress is one of the biggest drives of aging (8:43) 

-How much of our genes are set in stone (13:17) 

-How epigenetics are involved in cellular aging (18:58)

-DNA methylation and how it powerfully influences epigenetic expression (22:03)

-Zombie cells and aging (32:35)

-What we can learn from the centenarians of Sardinia (41:33) 

-Biological age vs. chronological age (45:56)

-Dr. Fitzgerald’s study for aging in reverse (50:41)

-How trauma can impact genetic expression (1:15:34) 


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Jan 06, 2022
How to Improve Your Metabolic Flexibility & Why It Matters (Minisode #57)
26:09

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Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn calories and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. 


That’s because our metabolism is actually our body’s ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it’s not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Sara Gottfried about how our metabolic health impacts our overall health, indicators of poor metabolic health, and how to improve metabolic flexibility.

 

Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. Means has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, and more.

 

Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/


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Jan 03, 2022
#254: The #1 Thing You Can Do to Reduce Inflammation & Diversify Your Microbiome with Dr. Deanna Minich
1:47:29

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When you think back to what you ate today, yesterday, three weeks ago or even last year, how different is the food on your plate? Some people naturally include a wide range of diverse food when choosing their meals, but for many of us, it is easy to fall into a trap of eating the same foods day in and day out.

 

Did you know that by not consuming a diverse range of foods, you are missing out on the potential for many health benefits? Despite the promotion of superfoods, no single food contains all the necessary nutrients for overall health and wellness. By eating a balanced diet filled with a wide range of foods, it is easy to ensure that you consume adequate amounts of all essential nutrients. This not only reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies; it also provides numerous health benefits.

 

This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Deanna Minich to talk about one simple thing anyone can do today to improve immune resilience, reduce overall chronic inflammation, and improve cognitive health.

 

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and Functional Medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. She has authored six books on health and wellness and over forty scientific publications. Currently, she is Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Organic India USA, President of the American College of Nutrition, and Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-What diversity in our diet really means (10:29) 

-How diversity in our diet impacts immune health (12:52)

-Why diversity of our gut microbiome is so integral to overall health (22:43)

-Phytochemicals, polyphenols, and how they influence the gut microbiome (26:15)

-How heart health is impacted by gut microbiome diversity (36:15)

-How to get your kids to eat more diverse foods (46:05)

-How to test your food variety level (1:00:42)

-How to incorporate more spices into your diet (1:11:47) 

-Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual diversity (1:24:42) 

-How being in nature changes your immune system (1:29:51)


For more on Dr. Deanna Minich, follow her on Instagram @deannaminich, and through her website www.deannaminich.com. Check out her podcast, Color Can Heal Your Life at https://deannaminich.com/podcast-2/.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.


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Dec 30, 2021
How Movement Radically Transforms The Brain (Rebroadcast)
25:10

This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor.


The most common explanation for why exercise makes us happy is far too simplistic. The psychological effects of movement cannot be reduced to just an endorphin rush. Physical activity influences many other brain chemicals, including those that give you energy, alleviate worry, and help you bond with others. It reduces inflammation in the brain, which over time can protect against depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Regular exercise also remodels the physical structure of your brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection. 

 

In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Ryan Glatt, and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about how exercise can improve the treatment outcomes for depression and anxiety, how exercise decreases our chance of cognitive decline, and simple ways to build exercise into your everyday life.


Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.


Ryan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. He currently works alongside clinicians and researchers to study the effects of cognitively-enhanced and comprehensive exercise plans at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Santa Monica, California. 


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month. Each of Dr. Chatterjee’s four books have been Sunday Times bestsellers including his latest, Feel Great, Lose Weight


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Dec 27, 2021
#253: The Power of Plants with Simon Hill
2:33:02

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We now know that food is medicine, perhaps even the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, then the fundamental question is what should we eat to feel good, lose weight, and stay healthy?


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Simon Hill to talk about why we are confused about what to eat, how our food choices affect our health, and the key things we can do today to improve our overall health. 


Simon Hill is a physiotherapist and nutritionist who is passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible, so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their families. He is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog, and the Nutritionist in Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr. Simon is also the author of the newly released book, The Proof Is in The Plants.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The benefits of polyphenols (7:19)

-How fermented foods impact our microbiome (14:00)  

-Personalization when it comes to dietary recommendations (22:10) 

-Why the South Asian population is having the highest risk of cardiovascular disease (25:46)

-Understanding saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease (44:53)

-Insulin resistance in the liver (54:10)

-Seed oils and inflammation (1:20:25)

-Lean mass hyper-responders (1:37:11)

-What Simon’s diet consists of (1:51:01)

-Understanding how the human diet has evolved (2:00:35)


For more on Simon Hill, follow him on Instagram @plant_proof, on Facebook @plantproofnutrition, on Twitter @plant_proof, and through his website https://plantproof.com/. Get his book, The Proof Is In The Plants at https://plantproof.com/book. Check out his podcast The Plant Proof Podcast at https://plantproof.com/all-podcasts.


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.


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InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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Dec 23, 2021
How to Get Better, Deeper, and More Impactful Sleep (Rebroadcast)
41:40

This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep.


We all know the importance of getting enough sleep, though many of us scrape by with as little as possible. It turns out that sleep can make or break your ability to lose weight, age slowly, prevent cancer, and perform at a high level. When your sleep suffers, you suffer major consequences far beyond the dark circles under your eyes. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Carlos Ritter about how sleep is the foundation of health and how it impacts your body, brain function, performance, and so much more. They discuss how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to regulate your circadian rhythm, and the most important sleep nutrients. They also talk about how EMFs interfere with sleep pathways and what we can do about it. 


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book, Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Shawn is the founder of the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. 


Dr. Carlos Ritter has spent the last 15 years working to actively mitigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation. Now as CEO of EMF Knights, Dr. Ritter shields homes from EMFs, protecting individual’s “biological restoration pathways” during sleep. As a doctor in pediatric neurology and extensive research in brain function, biology, and physics, Dr. Ritter has developed new protective technologies to safeguard people from the harmful effects of EMFs. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://lnk.to/dhru-53/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Carlos Ritter here: https://lnk.to/dhru-106/


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep.


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Dec 20, 2021
#252: The Latest Science on How to Turn Your Body’s Fat Storage Switch Off with Dr. Richard Johnson
2:00:47

This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.


Why do we get fat? As Americans have gotten heavier over the past century, and disease rates have skyrocketed, there have been many theories: We’re eating too much fat. Too many carbs. An excess of sugar. Is it our lifestyle or our diet that’s to blame? Or could there be a single common cause that explains the sharp increase in not only obesity, but conditions as disparate as heart disease, cancer, and dementia? 


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Richard Johnson to talk about his team’s discovery of the fructose-powered survival switch—a metabolic pathway that animals in nature turn on and off as needed, but that our modern diet has permanently fixed in the on position, becoming a fat switch—and how it has revolutionized the way we think about why we gain weight. 


Dr. Richard Johnson is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver and has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. He is internationally recognized for his seminal work on the role of sugar and its component fructose, in obesity and diabetes. His work has also suggested a fundamental role for uric acid (which is generated during fructose metabolism) in metabolic syndrome. His new book is entitled Nature Wants Us to Be Fat and will be published on February 8, 2022.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Why nature wants us to get fat and why it’s important for survival (5:44)

-What triggers the fat storage switch (9:05)

-The central function of uric acid in the body (16:32)

-How uric acid, previously thought of only in terms of gout, is actually playing a central role in metabolic disorders (20:54)

-Understanding the difference between fructose and glucose (26:12)

-Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (29:38)

-Why it’s fructose (not glucose) that drives insulin resistance and metabolic disease (49:51)

-The survival switch: why humans become fat (1:10:38)

-Alcohol consumption and obesity (1:33:54) 

-The surprising role salt and dehydration play in fat accumulation (1:48:45) 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent—and Reverse—It - https://benbellabooks.com/shop/nature-wants-us-to-be-fat/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.


InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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Dec 16, 2021
How to Prevent Cancer (Rebroadcast)
25:46

This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Eight Sleep.


For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we’ve been powerless to stop. Now, our understanding of cancer is undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham and Dr. Jason Fung about the seed and soil analogy of cancer, and how the seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands. They also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build a soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.


Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released at the end of 2020. 


Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham here: https://lnk.to/dhru-152/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung here: https://lnk.to/dhru-169/


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Dec 13, 2021
#251: How Fasting Can Reverse Aging & Prevent Disease with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas
1:49:05

This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.


These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. Which one is best? What does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness?


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas to talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease.


Dr. Pradip Jamnadas is the founder and medical director of Cardiovascular Interventions and has practiced in Central Florida for over 32 years. Widely recognized for his skill in interventional cardiology, Dr. Jamnadas has been awarded Orlando Top Doctor by Orlando Magazine consecutively for over a decade.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Why we get fat (10:57) 

-Glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinemia (18:46) 

-The #1 cause of hypertension (27:10) 

-The surprising truth about salt (32:08) 

-Why seed oils are not really “heart healthy” (38:05)

-How fiber impacts the gut microbiome (48:11) 

-The top benefits of fasting (56:26) 

-How to prepare for a fast (1:13:48)

-How your mental state affects your physiology (1:21:37) 

-Dr. J’s #1 recommendation for his patients with leaky gut (1:41:35)


For more on Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, follow him on Instagram @PradipJamnadasMD, on Facebook @PradipJamnadasMD, on YouTube @DrPradipJamnadas and @TheGalenFoundation, and through his website https://orlandocvi.com/. 


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Dec 09, 2021
Sugar Is Making Us Fat, Tired, and Sick (Rebroadcast)
31:29

This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox.


Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn food and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That’s because our metabolism is actually our body’s ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it’s not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Benjamin Bikman and Dr. Casey Means about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, and what makes us insulin resistant in the first place. They discuss how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it’s wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health.


Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. 


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention.


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Benjamin Bikman here: https://lnk.to/dhru-154/ and Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox.

 

InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.

 

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Dec 06, 2021
#250: Why Some Relationships Don’t Last with Esther Perel
57:26

This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.


As human beings, relationships are fundamental to who we are. We know that relationships can be a big source of happiness and fulfillment in our lives, but they can also be a major source of stress. So, why is it that we often find relationships so hard?


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Esther Perel to talk about how we can begin to navigate roles, expectations, and flexibility in our relationships, how we are under pressure not only to have the perfect relationship, but also to portray this illusion to others, and why so many couples get it wrong when trying to solve differences.


Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is an executive producer and host of the podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?


In this episode, we dive into:  


-The need to be right in our relationships (7:00) 

-Reflective listening and having the ability to see multiple truths (14:51)

-Role models in relationships (18:23) 

-Expectations in relationships (23:59)

-The core pillars of why couples really fight (32:07)

-Polarity in relationships (35:21) 

-Questions we can ask our partner that allows us to step into their perspective (39:18) 

-Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories (49:01) 


For more on Esther Perel, follow her on Instagram @estherperelofficial, on Facebook @esther.perel, on Twitter @estherperel, on YouTube @estherperel, and through her website https://www.estherperel.com. Get her board game Where Should We Begin at https://www.estherperel.com/where-should-we-begin-the-game.


This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.


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InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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Dec 02, 2021
The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health (Minisode #56)
39:01

The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Vuori.


For much of human history friendship was about survival. No one, no matter how strong or independent they were, could live life alone.⁣ So we invested in our village, in our community in our tribe and developed friendships because we needed to. It was a part of our existence.⁣

Today, most of us aren’t reliant on friends for daily survival. Our basic needs can be met through the efforts of a lot of people who we aren’t directly connected to. We still need people to grow food for us and keep the lights on, but these people aren’t individuals who we have a direct relationship with.⁣ That’s why we’re seeing more isolation in the Western world, because technically, we don’t “need” each other to survive on a daily basis.

But just because you might not need a friend to help you fetch water or grow food or build a house doesn’t mean you don’t need friends to thrive! Thriving in life means having deep and meaningful friendships that have your back and help you live a life of purpose, courage, creativity, and resilience.⁣


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and Dr. Mark Hyman about the power of love, community, and friendship on our overall health. They also talk about why having friendships outside of our intimate relationship is essential, and how to create deeper, more meaningful friendships.  


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK, and host of one of the top health podcasts, Feel Better, Life More


Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy.

 

This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Vuori.


I’m so pumped to tell you about Joovv and their suite of red light therapy panels. I use the Joovv light every night religiously to support my mitochondria and keep my circadian rhythms running optimally.  For a limited time, Joovv is offering all my listeners an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU for $50 off. Some exclusions do apply and keep in mind it’s a limited-time offer.

 

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Nov 29, 2021
#249: Detox Your Mind by Stepping Into Minimalism with The Minimalists
1:45:49

Detox Your Mind by Stepping Into Minimalism | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent—a life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment—a life of passion. What you’re imagining is an intentional life, and to get there, you’ll have to let go of some clutter that’s in the way. 

 

This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as The Minimalists, to talk about how to live a fuller, more meaningful life with less. 


In this episode, we dive into:  


-Consumerism (8:48) 

-The Packing Party (12:47)

-The No Junk Rule (17:44) 

-The Just in Case Rule (22:35) 

-What is essential (34:24) 

-Not getting caught up in the next big thing (47:42)

-Wait for It Rule (1:08:58) 

-Spontaneous Combustion Rule (1:10:45) 

-The 5 things to ask ourselves before buying something (1:16:59)

-Setting boundaries around social media use (1:30:31)

-Why debt-free is the new American dream (1:41:55) 


For more on The Minimalists, follow them on Instagram @theminimalists, on Facebook @theminimalists, on Twitter @theminimalists, on YouTube @theminimalists, and through their website https://www.theminimalists.com/. You can find their book, Love People, Use Things at https://www.theminimalists.com/lovepeopleusethings/. Listen to their podcast The Minimalists at https://www.theminimalists.com/podcast/.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.

 

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Nov 25, 2021
Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs (Minisode #55)
30:10

Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and ButcherBox.


Who would you be if you weren't defined by the limiting dialogue of your own mind? We exist within mental constructs that dictate our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Suffering is a byproduct of these mental constraints. To create an extraordinary life we have to reveal the limiting framework of our perceived reality and shift the perception we have of ourselves in order to become limitless. 

 

In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Peter Crone and Dr. Shefali about how our own perceptions and self-limiting beliefs shape our reality, and how to find freedom from a self-imposed mental jail. 

 

Peter Crone is a writer, speaker, and thought leader in human potential who works with entertainers, professional athletes, and global organizations. 

 

Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on YouTube @dhrupurohit, and text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.

 

This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and ButcherBox.


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Nov 22, 2021
#248: Stop Suffering by Letting Go of Your “Story” with IN-Q
2:01:48

Stop Suffering by Letting Go of Your “Story” | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


We create our own realities—it’s all in how we think about life. Ever notice how a growth mindset leads to opportunity and success and how a poverty mindset leaves you with nothing but want, and often spirals downwards into an ongoing funk?


We have to use our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa. There’s a feedback loop between our bodies and brains, which is why mindset and behavior are so powerful for creating the reality we desire. 


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down for an insightful talk with poet IN-Q, on how to break free from the stories we create for ourselves, how to step into a growth mindset, and how to cultivate intentional and meaningful relationships. 


IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam.


In this episode, we dive into:  


-“Goldfish,” a poem by IN-Q (6:12) 

-One of the most meaningful things we can do to grow (22:28) 

-Dhru’s gratitude hack (25:24) 

-Creating a meaningful tribe around you (26:54)

-What is Love,” a poem by IN-Q (40:48) 

-The illusion of time (55:44)

-Who would you be without your problems (59:29)

-Rituals and traditions that Dhru and IN-Q have brought into their partnerships (1:18:21)

-The practice of loving yourself (1:37:46)

-“Breathe,” a poem by IN-Q (1:52:55)


For more on IN-Q, follow him on Instagram @inqlife, on YouTube @inqonline, and through his website https://in-q.com. You can find his book, Inquire Within at https://in-q.com/inquirewithin/, and his podcast at https://in-q.com/podcast/.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.

 

If you’re looking for super comfortable and stylish men’s and women’s pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we’re all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what’s Cozy Earth’s not so secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.



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Nov 18, 2021
How to Avoid and Minimize “Inflammaging” (Minisode #54)
21:46

How to Avoid and Minimize “Inflammaging” | This episode is brought to you by Vuori and Joovv.


When it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do that?


In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Frank Lipman and Dr. Casey Means about aging and how to achieve the type of longevity we’re all after.

 

Dr. Frank Lipman is a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine, or what he calls “good medicine.” Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the bestselling author of six books—How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal—and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer, and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate a deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. 


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by Vuori and Joovv.


A few months ago I saw my buddy and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman working out in some super stylish activewear and so I asked him, “What are you wearing? I’m totally into it!” That’s when he told me and my team about Vuori! Vuori is a new perspective on performance apparel. Perfect for anyone, men and women alike, who are tired of traditional old workout gear. If style, comfort, versatility and sustainability matter to you, it’s time to make an investment in your happiness and try Vuori out! For our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/dhru.


I’m so pumped to tell you about Joovv and their suite of red light therapy panels. I use the Joovv light every night religiously to support my mitochondria and keep my circadian rhythms running optimally.  For a limited time, Joovv is offering all my listeners an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU for $50 off. Some exclusions do apply and keep in mind it’s a limited-time offer.



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Nov 15, 2021
#247: An Unconventional Path to Treating Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Cynthia Li
1:32:33

An Unconventional Path to Treating Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Cozy Earth


Dr. Cynthia Li seemingly had it all—a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, and children. But it all came crashing down after developing an autoimmune thyroid condition, chronic fatigue syndrome, and dysautonomia. Mysterious symptoms began consuming her body—test after test came back “within” normal limits,” baffling her and her doctors. She was housebound for two years with two young children, and she began a solo odyssey from her living room couch to find a way to heal. 


In this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Cynthia Li to talk about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing—mind, body, and spirit.


Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Her personal health challenges led her to integrative and Functional Medicine, and she currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA. She serves on the faculty of the Healer’s Art program at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and she is the author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-How Dr. Li came to discover her autoimmune disease (5:56)

-The importance of not being attached to one healing modality (12:53)

-How Dr. Li’s mindset was a big obstruction to seeking alternative help (18:06)

-Why we have to distance ourselves from our diagnosis (33:22)

-One of the first things Dr. Li did to heal her illness (39:35) 

-How Dr. Li learned to tune into her own intuition and use it to guide her (43:19)

-Key pillars that were crucial in Dr. Li’s healing (55:55) 

-The impact qigong had on her healing journey (59:01)

-Hitting rock bottom for the second time (1:00:34)

-Dr. Li’s qigong practice (1:12:33)


For more on Dr. Cynthia Li follow her on Facebook @dr.cynthia.li and through her website https://cynthialimd.com/. Get her book Brave New Medicine at https://cynthialimd.com/brave-new-medicine/.


This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Cozy Earth.


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If you’re looking for super comfortable and stylish men’s and women’s pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we’re all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what’s Cozy Earth’s not so secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.



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Nov 11, 2021
This is Why Your Oral Health is Deeply Connected to Your Overall Health (Minisode #53)
32:20

This is Why Your Oral Health is Deeply Connected to Your Overall Health | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimzers and InsideTracker.


If we want to continue learning how to optimize health, we have to stay open to new information that might contradict previous research, even if it questions the status quo. Fluoride and dental health are great examples of this process. Fluoride gained support due to an observation one man-made many years ago, which has progressed into many cities fluoridating their water and most dentists singing its praises. But over the years the research on fluoride has greatly evolved, to the point that we can now see large differences in how it works topically versus internally, and identify risks that come with consumption. 


In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Mark Burhenne and Dr. Steven Lin about the emerging research that supports connections between fluoride and IQ changes, neurotoxicity, arthritis, osteosarcomas, and changes in metabolism, among other concerns. They also talk about the root cause of cavities—it’s not a deficiency in fluoride, but the sugary and starchy foods making up the Standard American Diet, an altered oral microbiome, and mouth breathing.


Dr. Mark Burhenne is a functional dentist and the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. He has appeared in Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Masterclass, the oral microbiome docuseries Gateway to Health, NPR, and more. 


Dr. Steven Lin is a  world-leading authority in the field of functional dentistry and the author of, The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health.


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark Burhenne here: https://lnk.to/dhru-207/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Lin here: https://lnk.to/dhru-172/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimzers and InsideTracker.


BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. For the entire month of November, BiOptimizers is having a Black Friday Cyber Monday blowout sale on their best-selling Magnesium Breakthrough. You’ll get up to 10% off every order and access to over $200 in free gifts. Just head over to magbreathrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.

 

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Nov 08, 2021
#246: This Miracle Nutrient Will Add 5 Years to Your Life with Dhru Purohit
45:24

This Miracle Nutrient Will Add 5 Years to Your Life | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Cozy Earth.

 

There was a time when we were told all fat was bad, and we should limit it as much as possible to protect and improve our health. Now, not only do we know that’s not true, we know that we need to actually get more of certain fats in order to optimize our health. 


That’s where omega-3s come in. They are integral to the structure, function, and fluidity of virtually every cell in the human body, but most of the world is deficient in them. EPA and DHA are the key players, with major organs like our brains, hearts, eyes, and skin all depending on them to do their jobs properly.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through the importance of omega-3s for our health, inside and out. 


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Why we are so deficient in omega-3 fats (8:47)

-The challenge with plant-based omega-3s (10:12)

-Why a balanced omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is important (12:12)

-How to test omega-3 levels (13:56)

-Who would benefit most from testing their omega-3 index (15:38)

-Signs and symptoms of omega-3 deficiency (24:30)

-Concerns about mercury in seafood (29:26)

-Pregnancy and fish consumption (32:02) 

-How to lower your omega-6 intake (34:37)

-Why you should consider supplementing with omega-3s (37:42) 

-Omega-3 supplement brand recommendations (40:01)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Try This: Raise Your Omega-3s - https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-raise-your-omega-3/


-Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter


-Omegaquant Test - https://omegaquant.com/shop/


For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Cozy Earth.


Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible, so you feel as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement and studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off their first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.

 

If you’re looking for super comfortable and stylish men’s and women’s pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we’re all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what’s Cozy Earth’s not so secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.



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Nov 04, 2021
How to Boost Brain Health and Reduce Neuroinflammation (Minisode #52)
39:15

How to Boost Brain Health and Reduce Neuroinflammation | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


For a long time, brain fatigue and a lack of cognitive endurance were just considered a normal part of aging. These issues are actually symptoms of a much larger problem, though—neuroinflammation—and they aren’t inevitable. 


Our brains naturally create cellular debris as we age. A healthy brain with the right anti-inflammatory and antioxidant systems in place can clean up this debris using a process called autophagy. But when those systems become compromised through a variety of insults, like insulin resistance, toxicity, and lack of sleep, the debris piles up, and neurodegeneration and inflammation result. Taking the right steps now can prevent and even reverse an inflamed brain. 

 

In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Datis Kharrazian and Shawn Stevenson about the top things that are damaging our brain health, the earliest signs of neuroinflammation, and how to protect and optimize our brain function. 


Dr. Datis Kharrazian is a Harvard Medical School-trained and award-winning clinical research scientist, academic professor, and world-renowned Functional Medicine health care provider. He develops evidence-based models to treat autoimmune, neurological, and unidentified chronic diseases with non-pharmaceutical applications. His clinical models of evidence-based medicine are used by several academic institutions and thousands of health care providers throughout the world.


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.

 

If you’re looking for super comfortable and stylish men’s and women’s pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we’re all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what’s Cozy Earth’s not so secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.



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Nov 01, 2021
#245: The Top Toxins That Damage Your Gut with Dr. Zach Bush
1:27:20

The Top Toxins That Damage Your Gut  | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Vivobarefoot.


Gut health is at the forefront of complaints of Americans. Some 80% of our population now recognizes some disorder within the gastrointestinal tract—everything from reflux, to food allergies, to inflammatory bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases—we are a suffering population when it comes to gut health. 

 

In this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru takes a deep dive into the topic of gut health with Dr. Zach Bush.


Dr. Zach is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems.


In this episode, we dive into: 

-The biggest misconception about gut health (6:10)  

-What Dr. Zach learned from his mom’s health challenges (13:17)  

-How all diseases are the byproduct of miscommunication (21:16)  

-Antibiotic use and the susceptibility to depression (27:14)  

-The first steps to take to balance the gut (32:12)  

-Why glyphosate is ground zero of the chronic disease epidemic (49:43)  

-The connection between sleep and gut health (1:05:05) 

-How movement impacts the microbiome (1:08:52)  

-The power of fermented foods (1:13:05)  

-Why Dr. Zach is terrified of fake meats (1:16:10)  


For more on Zach Bush you can follow him on Instagram @zachbushmd, on Facebook @zachbushmd, on Twitter @drzachbush, on YouTube @zachbushmd, and through his websites https://zachbushmd.com, https://farmersfootprint.us, and https://intelligenceofnature.com/


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Oct 28, 2021
How to Prevent and Reverse Autoimmune Disease Using The Power of Food (Minisode #51)
32:25

How to Prevent and Reverse Autoimmune Disease Using The Power of Food | This episode is brought to you by Joovv and HigherDOSE.


Autoimmune diseases are an increasing issue in our country, with over 80 million Americans dealing with some form or another. Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, and Crohn’s disease are just some of the more than 70 identified forms of autoimmunity that leave people feeling sick, lost, and powerless. 

 

By identifying the specific type of immune dysfunction that’s occurring (autoimmune doesn’t always equal overactive) we’re able to identify the best course of treatment for optimal results. That can even mean remission.

 

In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Elroy Vojdani and Dr. Terry Wahls about why there is an explosion of autoimmune diseases, and how to prevent and treat autoimmune conditions. 

 

Dr. Elroy Vojdani is the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice. Dr. Vojdani has co-authored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the co-author of a medical textbook entitled Food Associated Autoimmunity.

 

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, and was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She didn’t buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain, and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.

 

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Oct 25, 2021
#244: The New Mind-Blowing Science of Breathing with James Nestor
1:20:09

The New Mind-Blowing Science of Breathing | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.


Most of us go throughout the day without giving the act of breathing a single thought. Considering how impactful the way we breathe is on our physical and mental health though, I think it’s time we change that. Breathing is such an underrecognized topic in the health space that today we’re resharing an in-depth episode all about it, with author James Nestor.


How well our body takes in oxygen impacts our health on every level. From how well we sleep to our stress response and even our metabolism, breath is an incredible tool for optimizing health. On this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to James Nestor about the forgotten power of breathing and how we can tap into it to dramatically improve how we feel. 


James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released in May of this year and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly--and how to get it back. 


In this episode, we dive into:  


-How important our breathing process is to human health (2:59) 

-How our breath influences so much of our health (10:43)  

-Stanford University breathing experiment (12:40) 

-How our modern industrial diet has impacted the way we breathe (16:08) 

-How lung capacity is synonymous with longevity (25:54) 

-How breathing less increases oxygen and CO2 (31:01) 

-How to establish better nasal breathing (47:39) 

-Mouth breathing and dehydration (54:45) 

-The importance of eliciting a parasympathetic response before you eat (59:39)

-How to breathe in order to reduce inflammation in the body (1:00:56) 

-Are we getting enough oxygen when we wear a mask? (1:04:07)


For more on James Nestor follow him on Instagram @MrJamesNestor, Facebook @MrJamesNestor, Twitter @MrJamesNestor, and through his website https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/. Get his book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art at https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath.


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Oct 21, 2021
Powerful Strategies to Heal The Gut (Minisode #50)
20:32

Powerful Strategies to Heal | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.


Over the last seventy-five years, an array of serious, seemingly unrelated chronic illnesses—cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and brain disorders—have all been steadily rising, some at astonishing rates. While we’re living dramatically longer lives, many of us are suffering throughout them, creating a public health crisis of historic scale.


A key principle of Functional Medicine is looking at the gut and how it impacts the entire body. All of the diseases mentioned above have a component of gut dysfunction, especially intestinal permeability, which is also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the digestive tract is inflamed and food particles are able to make their way into the bloodstream, the body goes into fight mode. This goes far beyond a stomach ache, as symptoms can occur throughout the whole body.


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru dives deep into the topic of gut health with Dr. Mary Pardee and Dr. Emeran Mayer. 


Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients from the comfort of their homes.

 

Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of The Gut-Immune Connection and The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.


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Oct 18, 2021
#243: Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté (Rebroadcast)
1:07:45

Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Vivobarefoot.


Many of us carry around unrecognized guilt, different forms of addiction, and other types of destructive coping mechanisms—all of which can be traced back to traumatic childhood experiences. It’s never too late to address trauma and improve our emotional, mental, and physical health in the process. This is such a critical topic for optimal wellness and self-growth, that today we’re resharing one of our most popular episodes exploring it, with the one and only Dr. Gabor Maté


Dr. Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Gabor is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness. 

 

In this episode, we dive into:  


-The pain-body concept (4:06)

-Dr. Maté’s definition of addiction (9:57)

-How a painful experience or trauma is at the center of all addictions (15:03) 

-Dr. Maté’s childhood trauma and how it led to his own addictive behaviors (22:01)

-Understanding the difference between responsibility and blame, and why “it’s not all our parents’ fault” (30:29)

-What is happening physiologically in the brains of addicted people (39:36) 

-The key to healing painful experiences (46:37) 

-What does it mean to recover (47:56)

-How to approach the healing of behavior addictions fostered by our culture (51:11)

-Dr. Maté’s non-negotiable self-care practice (1:00:03)


For more on Dr. Gabor Mate you can follow him on Facebook @DrGaborMate, on Twitter @DrGaborMate, on YouTube @DrGaborMate, and through his website https://drgabormate.com/


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Oct 14, 2021
How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing (Minisode #49)
27:31

How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and HigherDOSE.


We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Diego Perez and Light Watkins all about finding that inner guide, reframing our perception of good and bad, overcoming people-pleasing, and giving ourselves permission to let things go.


Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. 

 

Light Watkins is a meditation teacher and author. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. He is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration.

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Oct 11, 2021
#242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung
1:06:15

How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.


Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is nothing at all. That’s how I like to look at intermittent fasting. Embracing planned periods without eating has numerous well-researched benefits for our health and longevity. And it’s not just about weight; it’s also about cellular clean-up, which reduces the risk of chronic disease and increases our healthspan in the process. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jason Fung about using intermittent fasting as a tool for optimal health and why dietary advice based on the energy-balance model has only made the obesity epidemic worse. 


In this episode, we dive into: 

-What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity (6:34) 

-Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity (7:46) 

-The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy (11:28)

-Why we age and common things that contribute to it (14:52)

-How calorie restriction increases longevity (24:34)

-Calorie restriction vs. fasting (28:11) 

-The calorie debate (32:07) 

-Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model (40:12)

-The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management (48:04)

-How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life (53:50)

-Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change (57:10) 

 

For more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, on YouTube @drjasonfung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, you can follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 and sign up for his Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.


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Oct 07, 2021
#241: Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes
1:23:41

Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.


For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto

 

Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-The real cause of weight gain and obesity (7:53)

-The missing piece when it comes to obesity research (8:55) 

-Why people who fatten easily can get fat eating exactly as lean healthy people do (14:39) 

-Why the obesity and diabetes epidemics continue to get worse (19:33) 

-The safety of a low-carb, high-fat diet (29:09)

-Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (42:44)

-The carbohydrate-insulin model and obesity (47:26) 

-Foods that cause hormonal imbalances and cause our body to store excess fat (53:29)

-Why carbohydrate abstinence needs to be approached the same way we approach other addictions (1:02:01)

-The connection between insulin resistance and chronic disease (1:07:48)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic -  https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270/6369073


-How a ‘Fatally, Tragically Flawed’ Paradigm has Derailed the Science of Obesity - 

https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/


-What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie - https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html

 

-The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast Episode #166 - Who Should Eat Keto and Why - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/14/podcast-ep166/

 

-Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes - https://amzn.to/3CTeWXr

 

For more on Gary you can follow him on Twitter @garytaubes, and through his website http://garytaubes.com/. Get his book The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating, at https://amzn.to/3m2eAai.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Oct 04, 2021
#240: How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life with Jennifer Kolari
1:46:48

How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.


Connection is at the root of being human. We all want to feel connected to our tribe, we want to feel seen and heard, and we need to help others feel the same in order to have healthy relationships. 


I think most people would agree, this is an important thing to work on. What most people don’t want to hear, is that the work begins with getting to a good place with ourselves, and even becoming our own best friend in order to create deeper connections with others. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jennifer Kolari, about all this and more. 


Jennifer Kolari is a Child and Family Therapist and one of the nation’s leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting. She is the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting


Jennifer is a frequent guest on Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, CTV News Channel, and Global’s The Morning Show. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and US magazines, such as Today’s Parent, Redbook, Parent Magazine and Canadian Family. She is also on the health advisory board for Chatelaine Magazine. Her entertaining workshops and insightful strategies, shared with warmth and humor, make her a highly sought-after speaker with schools, corporations, and agencies throughout North America.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Why so many people have a hard time truly connecting with the people in their life (7:25)  

-Where the feeling and need to prove ourselves comes from (9:45)

-What we lose when we cannot connect with people (15:24)

-People-pleasing and having a difficult time saying “no” (24:02)

-Understanding the difference between being kind and nice (28:08)

-Overfunctioning for your child (32:25)

-Storytelling and playing the victim (41:38)

-The importance of having empathy and compassion for others (45:09)

-The CALM technique for connecting with others (52:13)

-Navigating couple dynamics when there is a breakdown in communication (1:07:20)

-How to use the CALM technique on yourself (1:34:59)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid by Jennifer Kolari  - https://connectedparenting.com/books/connected-parenting-book/

 

-You’re Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years with Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari - https://connectedparenting.com/books/youre-ruining-my-life/

 

-Connected Parenting Podcast - https://connectedparenting.com/podcasts/

 

-Connected Parenting MasterClass - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-masterclass-1

 

-Connected Parenting RolePlaying Playground - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-role-play-playground

 

-Individual Therapy for Children and Teens - https://connectedparenting.com/individual-therapy-with-children-and-teens/

 

-Parent Coaching - Family Therapy - https://connectedparenting.com/parent-coaching-family-therapy/

 

-The Mental Health Comedy Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-health-comedy/id1516183717

 

For more on Jennifer Kolari, you can follow her on Instagram @jenniferkolari, on Facebook @connectedparenting, on Twitter @connectedparent, on YouTube @connectedparenting, and through her website https://connectedparenting.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Sep 30, 2021
How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline (Minisode #48)
33:48

How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.


Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can’t be prevented, is untreatable, and progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond three to eleven years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged with the work of Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen about the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia, including Dr. Bredesen’s study showing that Alzheimer’s disease is reversible. They also discuss what actually drives neuroinflammation and the contributing factors to Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and will be published in February, 2022.

 

Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer’s, The End of Alzheimer’s Program and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He has directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter here: https://lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter2/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen here: https://lnk.to/dhru-233/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Sep 27, 2021
#239: Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen
1:31:07

Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.


The brain is capable of some incredible and life-altering changes. The hippocampus actually creates 700 new stem cells every single day, meaning the brain can regenerate, improve, and heal from traumatic injuries and other significant insults to function better than ever. 


We’re more successful at this when we know what the underlying causes of dysfunction are. The brain is one organ that is often treated without ever being seen. Imaging provides us with an amazing look at what areas of the brain are suffering. We can also look at our habits, genetic predispositions, emotional and physical health history, environment, and many other factors to understand the root of brain imbalances. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend and colleague, Dr. Daniel Amen, about all this and more. 


Dr. Amen is a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, twelve-time New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Amen Clinics, with 10 clinics across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain SPECT scans related to behavior, totaling nearly 200,000 scans on patients from 150 countries.  


Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 80 scientific articles on his work, and Discover Magazine named his research using SPECT to distinguish posttraumatic stress disorder from traumatic brain injury as one of the top 100 stories in science for 2015. 


Dr. Amen is the author of many books including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as The End of Mental Illness, Memory Rescue, Healing ADD, and The Daniel Plan, written with Dr. Mark Hyman and Pastor Rick Warren. In March 2021, he released Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang Ups

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-How improving your brain health improves every aspect of your life (7:35)

-Why Dr. Amen hates the term mental illness (12:50)

-What you do to your brain you do to your body (14:24)

-The hidden forces that are having a dramatic impact on our brain and bodies (17:32)

-What Dr. Amen did to take control of his brain health (24:04)

-How to have mastery over the health of your brain and body (28:52)

-How influences from your past steal your happiness (33:52)

-How mold can wreak havoc on the brain (48:34)

-How to get control over the inflammation in your body and brain (55:21)

-Common reasons why people get derailed from following through on a plan (1:01:33)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman - https://amzn.to/3Czdjyg

 

-Amen Clinics - http://amenclinics.com

 

-Know Your Dragon’s Quiz - https://knowyourdragons.com/

 

-The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast - https://brainwarriorswaypodcast.com/

 

-Brain Thrive by 25 Course - https://www.amenuniversity.com/brain-thrive-by-25-basic


-Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation - https://changeyourbrain.org/

 

-I Told You So! Why The American Cancer Society Says to Stop Drinking - https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/why-the-american-cancer-society-says-to-stop-drinking/

 

For more on Dr. Amen you can follow him on Instagram @doc_amen, on Facebook @drdanielamen, on Twitter @docamen, on TikTok @docamen, and through his website https://danielamenmd.com/. Get his book Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame The Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-ups, at https://yourbrainisalwayslistening.com/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Sep 23, 2021
How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health (Minisode #47)
28:55

How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Even.


Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease all have one big thing in common—they all involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply, managing blood sugar is something we should all be thinking about if we want to protect or improve our health. 


Thanks to technological advances like continuous glucose monitoring, we can now understand how we respond to carbohydrates like never before. For one person, a sweet potato might be easy to handle metabolically. For another, it could mean a giant rise and fall of blood sugar with a corresponding insulin spike. Some of the foods you might assume are healthy may even be the worst offenders. Seeing this information in real-time lets us make better decisions with immediate pay off for how we feel, as well as long-term protection against chronic disease. 

 

In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Ben Bikman about how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it’s wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about optimal glucose ranges, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health. 


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. 

 

Dr. Ben Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. He is the author of, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-227/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Ben Bikman here: https://lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman2/

 

Sign up for early access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program here: levels.link/dhru

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they’re used the right way, but it’s important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what’s been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru and use code DHRU20 to check out Even’s line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies. 



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Sep 20, 2021
#238: Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here’s How to Fix Them with Dr. Sara Gottfried
1:44:28

Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here’s How to Fix Them | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.


Mainstream medicine often fails us when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Hormones aren’t commonly tested, even when there is a high likelihood of an issue (like cortisol in our overly stressed culture). Since there are so many hormones that can become dysregulated, presenting with a wide variety of symptoms, many of the symptoms are written off to aging and never addressed. 


In this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru takes a deep dive into the topic of hormonal imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried, along with what you can do to get them back on track. 


Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society (7:25)

-Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances (11:35) 

-Dr. Gottfried’s personal journey of learning how to balance her hormones (20:25) 

-The top 3 things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances (34:46) 

-Understanding the unique biology of women when it comes to balancing hormones (44:12) 

-How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances (50:10) 

-How chronic cardio negatively impacts cortisol levels (58:39) 

-The top 3 mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones (1:05:59)

-How to improve metabolic flexibility (1:10:11) 

-The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol (1:23:21) 

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Breathing Zone App - https://breathing.zone/

 

-Perceived Stress Scale Test - https://www.bemindfulonline.com/test-your-stress

 

-Continuous Glucose Monitors - 

-Levels - levels.link/dhru

-January AI - https://january.ai

-ZOE - https://joinzoe.com/

-NutriSense - https://www.nutrisense.io/

-Abbott - https://www.abbott.com/

-Dexcom - https://www.dexcom.com/

-Keto-Mojo (ketone and glucose monitor) - https://keto-mojo.com/

 

For more on Dr. Gottfried you can follow her on Instagram @saragottfriedmd, on Facebook @drgottfried, on Twitter @gottfriedsara, on YouTube @drgottfried, and through her website https://www.saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again, at https://amzn.to/3lopln5. To learn more about becoming a patient in Dr. Gottfried’s Precision Medicine practice, go to https://marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Sep 16, 2021
How to Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation (Minisode #46)
38:57

How to Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Even.


At one point or another, we’ve all felt stuck in a rut with feelings of laziness and fear. During these times it can be really hard to take a step back and wonder what’s happening in the body, as opposed to just the mind, but it’s the link between the two that can push us through it.  


Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mark McLaughlin about the connection between fear, laziness, and motivation, and tools and strategies for overcoming them. 


Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell, and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.

 

Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a national media commentator, thought leader in performance enhancement, and author of the book, Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Outthink Fear.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here: https://lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman2/ 

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark McLaughlin here: https://lnk.to/DrMarkMclaughlin/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.


Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they’re used the right way, but it’s important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what’s been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru and use code DHRU20 to check out Even’s line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies.



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Sep 13, 2021
#237: 3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls
2:00:46

3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.


In health and medicine, we must always be willing to look deeper. We can’t give up on looking for healing solutions just because we’ve always been told a disease is progressive and incurable. 


That’s one of the many reasons I’m so inspired by today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast. Dr. Terry Wahls received a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and, instead of accepting a rapid decline in her function and quality of life, dove headfirst into looking for answers with long-lasting results. Dr. Wahls didn’t buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and has completely changed the future of MS research and treatment options in the process.  


Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. 


Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Dr. Wahls’ story of being diagnosed with MS and how her transformation happened (7:42) 

-How conventional medicine looks at health and disease vs. Functional Medicine (16:13) 

-How to uncover the root cause of an autoimmune condition (23:01) 

-The role toxin exposure plays when it comes to autoimmune conditions (34:30)

-Signs that an autoimmune condition is brewing (39:06)

-The first thing to think about when addressing an autoimmune condition (41:13) 

-How eating 9+ cups of vegetables a day had a huge role in turning around Dr. Wahls’ health (51:38) 

-The healing benefits of organ meats (59:51) 

-Practical ways to increase vegetable consumption (1:09:45) 

-What role anti-nutrients might play when it comes to autoimmune conditions (1:12:09) 

-What Dr. Wahls’ diet looks like on a daily basis (1:16:27) 

-The power of movement when it comes to healing an autoimmune condition (1:23:27) 

-Figuring out your why as you begin your healing journey (1:33:10) 

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Autoimmune Intervention Mastery Course - https://terrywahls.com/aim/

 

-Radical Health Upgrade Program - https://terrywahls.com/radicalhealthupgrade/

 

-Conquer Your Autoimmune Condition - Free Five Day Challenge - https://terrywahls.com/5daychallenge/

 

-Health professional certification (online course for health professionals) - 

https://terrywahls.com/certification/

 

-Defying All Odds Documentary - https://defyingalloddsmovie.vhx.tv/checkout/defying-all-odds-72-mins/purchase?code=wahlsrecoveryjourneyaug2021

 

-Episode #98 - A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Terry Wahls - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/19/bb-ep98/

 

-US Wellness Meats - Organs and Organ Sausages - https://grasslandbeef.com/organs-organ-sausages

 

-MS Clinical Trials - https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/

 

-Impact of the Swank and Wahls elimination dietary interventions on fatigue and quality of life in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: The WAVES randomized parallel-arm clinical trial - https://doi.org/10.1177/20552173211035399

 

-NMSS Announcement of Trail - https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Two-Diets-Reduced-Fatigue-and-Improved-Quality-of

 

For more on Dr. Wahls you can follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, on Facebook @terrywahls, on Twitter @terrywahls, on YouTube @terrywahls, and through her website https://terrywahls.com. Get her book The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, at https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/. Sign-up for her newsletter at https://terrywahls.com/email/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Sep 09, 2021
Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients (Minisode #45)
45:18

Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and BiOptimizers.


Food isn’t like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Drew Ramsey about the top foods for brain health, and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain.


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 

 

Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City. He is the author of four books, most recently Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana. 

 

 Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://lnk.to/dhru-230/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Drew Ramsey here: https://lnk.to/DrDrewRamsey2/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.

 

If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.



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Sep 06, 2021
#236: How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System with Dr. Ronesh Sinha
1:19:30

How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and BiOptimzers.


When we think about Covid-19 and our health and well-being, there are many factors to consider. It’s not just about the general idea of immunity; we need to understand that multiple processes within the body can either make us more resilient against or more susceptible to this specific virus. Metabolic health is a big part of this. 


When we look at who is most vulnerable to Covid-19, we see that among the immuno-compromised and elderly there is also a population with major metabolic risk factors. That means insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and more. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the key areas we can focus on to optimize our metabolic health and how they specifically relate to decreasing our risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19.


Dr. Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies.

 

His groundbreaking work in corporate wellness and raising awareness about insulin resistance in the Asian population has received global attention with front cover stories in Fortune Magazine and the LA Times. Dr. Sinha blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-How metabolic health relates to Covid-19 (9:21) 

-What is metabolic health (13:24)

-How Covid-19 can hijack metabolic health (15:41)

-How poor metabolic health and insulin resistance can make someone more likely to get Covid-19 (19:57)

-Vaccination and severe Covid-19 risk (22:21)

-Children, metabolic health, and Covid-19 (31:12)

-The ABCDS to better metabolic health (42:28)

-Lab tests for metabolic health (1:02:05)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Free Covid-19 Survival Guide - https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/covid-19-resources/


-A Grim Warning from Israel: Vaccination Blunts, but Does Not Defeat Delta https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/grim-warning-israel-vaccination-blunts-does-not-defeat-delta


-Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among Adults Hospitalized with Covid Study - https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0123.htm


-Deaths in Children and Adolescents Associated With Covid-19 and MIS-C in the United States - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34385349/

 

-NPR article about citizen scientist - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/06/1025553638/how-a-gay-community-helped-the-cdc-spot-a-covid-outbreak-and-learn-more-about-de

 

For more on Dr. Ronesh you can follow him on Instagram @roneshsinhamd, on Facebook @southasiansolution, on Twitter @roneshsinha, on YouTube @roneshsinha, and through his website https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/. Check out his podcast, The Meta Health Podcast at https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/podcast/. Get his book, The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy, and Avoid Disease at https://www.amazon.com/South-Asian-Health-Solution-Culturally/dp/1939563054.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Saunas are expensive, but they can be a game changer. In fact, sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. But sometimes we can’t break the bank to make this happen. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket and Infrared PEMF mat, I got super excited because it’s actually an affordable way to get all of the benefits of sauna use including increased blood flow, better sleep, a calmer nervous system, and way more. Right now, you can save $75 off a HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket or Infrared PEMF Mat. Just go to https://higherdose.com/pages/dhru today and use my exclusive promo code DHRU75 at checkout.

 

If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.



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Sep 02, 2021
Beat Burnout, Boost Energy, and Reclaim Your Life Today (Minisode #44)
53:17

Beat Burnout, Boost Energy, and Reclaim Your Life Today | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.


Does it feel like your life is too busy, your days are too short, and you're feeling overworked, overstressed, and overtired? Chances are you’ve asked your doctor for help, only to be told that it’s because of your age, or your workload, or, worse, that it’s just “normal.” If so, you’re not alone. 


Women in particular are suffering from an epidemic of fatigue and burnout. So many women feel alone in their inability to manage all of their personal and professional demands. Many assume their fatigue is just a normal and inevitable part of life, but it’s not normal at all.


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Zandra Palma and Dr. Amy Shah about HPA axis dysfunction, which is commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue. We talk about the causes and symptoms, what happens when our stress response system is always “on ,'' and the first steps to take when addressing HPA axis dysfunction.

 

Dr. Zandra Palma is a Functional Medicine physician with a background in internal medicine and anesthesiology. Her interest in root-cause medicine began in college when she studied human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. Dr. Palma attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her Functional Medicine training in the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT fellowship.

 

Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in allergy, immunology, hormones, and gut health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's School of Nutrition and went on to complete her MD, residency and fellowship training at Einstein, Harvard, and Columbia University hospitals. She's been named in the Top Doc list 2016, '17,'18, '19 and '20 by Phoenix Magazine and featured on national TV and magazines such as Elle, People, Shape, and Allure. Her first book, I'm So Effing Tired was just released.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Zandra Palma here: https://lnk.to/DrZandraPalma/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Amy Shah here: https://lnk.to/DrAmyShah/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.

 

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Aug 30, 2021
#235: The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones with Dr. Devra Davis
1:31:32

The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.


Technology has done amazing things for us. It keeps us connected and can provide invaluable information about our health, but it could also be hurting our health without our even realizing it. 


Electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, are actually all around us in the natural world, like the build up of electricity during a thunderstorm or the Earth’s magnetic field that animals use for migration. The problem is that man-made electrical devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi, computers, and microwaves, emit EMFs and have dramatically increased our exposure. 


EMFs have been classified as a Group 2B possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization and research continues to reveal their negative impact on human health, due to interference with our internal cell membrane function, resulting in free radical production, DNA damage, and lower antioxidant levels.

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Devra Davis an internationally acclaimed award-winning scientist and author of more than 220 scientific publications and 3 popular books, including When Smoke Ran Like Water, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation

 

Dr. Davis was formerly a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and was the founding director of the world’s first Center for Environmental Oncology. She is currently the President and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit scientific organization focusing on drawing attention to man-made health threats. Ehtrust.org is considered a major resource for those wanting to learn more about environmental toxins and about the current push to depend on 5G and 5G towers. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-The connection between EMFs, cell phone radiation, and cancer (8:06) 

-EMFs impact on fertility (18:59) 

-How EMF exposure to kids is different from adults (29:03)

-How electronic devices are tested for safety (34:28)

-Speech delay acquisition and technology (37:37)

-How the EPA, FDA, and FCC are being hijacked by the telecom industry (44:40)

-What motivated Dr. Davis to get involved in this work (56:23)

-How cellphones can cause brain damage to children (58:40)

-What you can do to mitigate the damaging effects of EMFs (1:01:02)

-The dangers of Bluetooth headsets (1:13:17) 

-Electromagnetic illness (1:19:02)

-California and 5G infrastructure (1:24:37)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/64581

 

-Evidence of Health Risks Linked to Electromagnetic Field Exposure - https://divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org/pressrelease?Id=4467

 

-Safe and Sound PRO RF Meter - ​​https://amzn.to/3Devtq5

 

-Rat Park: How a Rat Paradise Changed the Narrative of Addiction - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.14481

 

-Americans for Responsible Technology - https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/tool-kit

 

-Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/ehtrust

 

-California Telecom 5G Streamline Bills - https://ehtrust.org/policy/resources-for-policy-makers/letters-testimony-health-effects-cell-phones-wireless-radiation/

 

-Study: Wireless Radiation Exposure for Children Should be Hundreds of Times Lower than Current Federal Limits - https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/2021/07/study-wireless-radiation-exposure-children-should-be-hundreds

 

For more on Dr. Davis you can follow her on Instagram @ehtrust, on Facebook @ehtrust, on Twitter @saferphones, and through her website https://ehtrust.org/. Get her book, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation at https://amzn.to/3gtmqIb.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.

 

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Aug 26, 2021
Relationships, Boundaries, and Healing Childhood Trauma (Minisode #43)
38:40

Relationships, Boundaries, and Healing Childhood Trauma | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and InsideTracker.


It’s part of the human condition to run away from pain. Most of us have habits that we acquired as a way to cope with painful childhood experiences or traumas, which unfortunately don’t serve us as adults. These habits can manifest as addiction in a wide variety of forms, from substance abuse to overworking. 


If you feel a sense of deep guilt, without recognizing the source of it, you’re not alone. As children we pick up the energy around us, start to think things are our fault, and we don’t know how to drop that feeling as we grow up. This has a very heavy impact on our emotional, mental, and physical health. 


In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Nicole LePera about detangling our traumatic life experiences to live more aware lives.


Dr. Gabor Mate, is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Dr. Mate is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. 


Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands. She is also the author of How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self. 

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Gabor Mate here: https://lnk.to/DrGaborMate/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Nicole LePera here: https://lnk.to/DrNicoleLePera/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Saunas are expensive, but they can be a gamechanger. In fact, sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. But sometimes we can’t break the bank to make this happen. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket and Infrared PEMF mat, I got super excited because it’s actually an affordable way to get all of the benefits of sauna use including increased blood flow, better sleep, a calmer nervous system, and way more.Right now, you can save $75 off a HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket or Infrared PEMF Mat. Just go to Higherdose.com/dhru to get your $75 off today.

 

InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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Aug 23, 2021
#234: How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Emeran Mayer
1:44:36

How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and ButcherBox.


Over the last seventy-five years, an array of serious, seemingly unrelated chronic illnesses—cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and brain disorders—have all been steadily rising, some at astonishing rates. While we’re living dramatically longer lives, many of us are suffering throughout them, creating a public health crisis of historic scale.


A key principle of Functional Medicine is looking at the gut and how it impacts the entire body. All of the diseases mentioned above have a component of gut dysfunction, especially intestinal permeability, which is also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the digestive tract is inflamed and food particles are able to make their way into the bloodstream, the body goes into fight mode. This goes far beyond a stomach ache, as symptoms can occur throughout the whole body.

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Emeran Mayer, the author of The Gut-Immune Connection and The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Industrial agriculture, antibiotics, and the implications on human health (5:35)

-The connection between the overuse of antibiotics and weight gain (12:17)

-How our gut bacteria evolved (17:02)

-The intelligence of our gut bacteria (27:03)

-How modern pesticides wreak havoc on our gut health (33:46)

-How fermented foods increase microbiome diversity and lower inflammation (39:26) 

-The importance of diversity in our diet (51:19)

-Why there is a prevalence of food sensitivity in our diet (53:12)

-How to figure out what foods are negatively impacting your gut health (1:03:09)

-How sleep impacts the gut microbiome (1:13:12)

-The gut-immune connection (1:19:15)

-Chronic disease epidemic and the susceptibility to infectious diseases like COVID-19 (1:24:40)

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation - https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/07/fermented-food-diet-increases-microbiome-diversity-lowers-inflammation


-Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin Blaser - https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Microbes-Overuse-Antibiotics-Fueling/dp/0805098100


For more on Dr. Mayer you can follow him on Instagram @emeranmayer, on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Twitter @emeranamayer, and through his website https://emeranmayer.com/. Get his book, The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding the Connection Between Food and Immunity Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Aug 19, 2021
Eat These Foods to Beat Cancer (Minisode #42)
19:48

Eat These Foods to Beat Cancer | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we’ve been powerless to stop. Now, our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.


In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. William Li and Dr. Jason Fung to talk about the seed and soil analogy of cancer, and how the seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands. They also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build a soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.


Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. 


Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies. His latest book is The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. William Li here: https://lnk.to/DrWilliamLi/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung here: https://lnk.to/DrJasonFung/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.



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Aug 16, 2021
#233: The Root Cause of Alzheimer’s & How to Prevent It with Dr. Dale Bredesen
1:46:09

The Root Cause of Alzheimer’s & How to Prevent It | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Paleovalley.


Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can’t be prevented, is untreatable, and progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond three to eleven years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged with the work of Dr. Dale Bredesen. 

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Dale Bredesen, an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer's, The End of Alzheimer's Program and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He has directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Evidence that early Alzheimer’s can be reversed (7:30) 

-What actually drives neurodegeneration (11:57) 

-Julie’s story of surviving Alzheimer’s (16:34)

-Insults in the brain that contribute to Alzheimer’s (20:37) 

-Debra’s story of surviving Alzheimer’s (33:15) 

-Why one single medication is not the answer when it comes to treating Alzheimer’s (48:55) 

-Frank’s story of surviving Alzheimer’s (50:39) 

-The contributing factors to Alzheimer’s (56:02) 

-Sally’s story of surviving Alzheimer’s (57:48) 

-Proof of concept study—key markers that showed cognitive improvements (1:21:09) 

-Red flags to pay attention to when it comes to cognitive decline (1:29:09) 

-Cognoscopy test for cognitive decline (1:36:12) 

-What Dr. Bredesen says to the skeptics (1:39:03) 

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Cognoscopy - https://www.apollohealthco.com/cognoscopy/


-Clinical Trail Results - Evidence That Early Alzheimer’s Can Be Reversed - https://www.apollohealthco.com/clinical-trial-results-2021/


-Precision Medicine Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease: Successful Proof-of-Concept Trial -

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.10.21256982v1


For more on Dr. Bredesen you can follow him on Instagram @drdalebredesen, on Facebook @drdalebredeshttps://amzn.to/3imGi0Men, on Twitter @drdalebredesen, and through his website https://www.apollohealthco.com. Get his book The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words, at https://amzn.to/3imGi0M.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Aug 12, 2021
Energy: The Missing Link to Heal Your Body and Mind with Dr. John Amaral (Rebroadcast)
1:43:58

We live in a hyper-connected world, but more people are more disconnected than ever before. Why? It’s easier than ever to get out of sync with the natural rhythms of our energy and spend the majority of life in a fight-or-flight state. It’s partly because of technology and screen time and because of a lack of integrated movement throughout the day. It’s largely because people just don’t know how to connect and find flow—that optimal state of being where we are one with our body and the universe and where we feel and perform at our very best.

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. John Amaral, a chiropractor, author and educator who has worked behind-the-scenes helping A-List celebrities, entrepreneurs, athletes, influencers and thought-leaders elevate their energy so that they feel and perform their best. Dr. Amaral helps his clients self-heal physical injuries, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and stay in the energetic flow amidst the challenges of everything from running enterprises to pushing the envelope of human performance. He is also the founder of Body Centered Leadership, a program that combines cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics principles and ancient wisdom practices to help participants create and sustain new levels of energy, clarity, and fulfillment. Dr. Amaral is featured in the recent GOOP Lab Netflix series with Gwyneth Paltrow.

 

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Amaral talk about how disconnection from our inner world is caused by internalization, and how many of us don’t communicate our true feelings with the people we interact with in our day-to-day lives, often for fear of what they might think of us. They discuss how physical pain can be related to emotional stagnation, and how we can release stored stress, pain, and trauma from our body. They also talk about how to make a true connection with ourselves through the natural rhythms of our body and energy. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-What is our energy field and what makes it thrive or not 

-How disconnection from our inner world can create stress, pain, and trauma in our body 

-How we release tension and energy from our body 

-How to change our conditioned patterns 

-What the pain we experience in our body really means 

-How unexpressed emotion can lead to dis-ease in the body 

-What the messages your get from your body mean and what happens when you ignore them 

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-7-day Fight-or-Flight to Flow Challenge - https://johnamaral.com/7-day-challenge/.


-Netflix Series: Goop Lab Episode 5: The Energy Experience - https://goop.com/energy-healing/


For more on Dr. John Amaral you can follow him on Instagram @drjohnamaral, on Facebook @drjohnamaral, on Twitter @johnamaral, on YouTube @johnamaral, and through his website https://johnamaral.com/


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Aug 09, 2021
#232: Top Healthy Foods That Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Elroy Vojdani
1:51:44

Top Healthy Foods That Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


Autoimmune diseases are a huge issue, affecting over 80 million Americans. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and dozens of others, but they all have one thing in common—the body attacks itself. Conventional medicine uses pharmaceutical drugs to treat autoimmune disease but fails to answer one simple question: Why is the body out of balance to begin with, and how do we help it regain the proper balance? Functional Medicine, on the other hand, applies a personalized approach to treating autoimmune disease providing a map to find the root cause underlying autoimmune disease.

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Elroy Vojdani, the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating medical school from the University of Southern California and completing his residency at USC Keck School of Medicine, Dr. V began his career as an Interventional Radiologist, diagnosing and treating complex, late-stage cancers and other extremely debilitating diseases. While this experience gave him unique insights into hospital-based medicine, his desire to stop disease before it reached the point of becoming a chronic illness remained at the core of his desire to practice medicine. Today, he continues in his father’s footsteps–pioneering to find answers to medical conditions that go undiagnosed and untreated.

 

Dr. Vojdani has co-authored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the co-author of a medical textbook entitled Food Associated Autoimmunity.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Why there is an explosion of autoimmune diseases (7:41) 

-The connection between food and autoimmune diseases (15:06) 

-What is leaky gut (18:43) 

-Foods that damage the gut lining (23:35) 

-Modern wheat vs. native wheat (27:35)

-The three stages of autoimmunity (50:57)

-Immunotyping and why it’s the next step in personalized medicine (55:10) 

-How to prevent and treat autoimmune conditions (1:11:06) 

-How lectins can be connected to certain autoimmune conditions (1:17:25)

-Foods that can be healing for autoimmune conditions (1:23:51) 

-How chronic viral infections can be a gateway for autoimmune conditions (1:33:27) 

 

Also mentioned in this episode

-The Impact of Functional Medicine on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Inflammatory Arthritis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33031458/

 

-Cyrex Labs - Lymphocyte MAP Comprehensive Immunotyping of Lymphocytes - https://www.cyrexlabs.com/CyrexTestsArrays

 

-Vojdani University - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7uP1RpyHJ6R1BY4V7Km5Q/videos


For more on Dr. Elroy Vojdani you can follow him on Instagram @regeneramedical, on Facebook @regeneramedical, on Twitter @regeneramedical, and through his website https://www.regeneramedical.com/. Get his book, When Food Bites Back at https://shop.regeneramedical.com/pages/reserve.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Aug 05, 2021
The Science of Movement: How to Use Exercise to Defeat Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness with Dr. Kelly McGonigal (Rebroadcast)
1:28:10

The most common explanation for why exercise makes us happy is far too simplistic. The psychological effects of movement cannot be reduced to an endorphin rush. Physical activity influences many other brain chemicals, including those that give you energy, alleviate worry, and help you bond with others. It reduces inflammation in the brain, which over time can protect against depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Regular exercise also remodels the physical structure of your brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection. These neurological changes rival those observed in the most cutting-edge treatments for both depression and addiction. 

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

 

In this episode, Dhru and Kelly talk about how exercise can improve the treatment outcomes for depression, anxiety, and addiction. They discuss the science of why people who are regularly active have a stronger sense of purpose, experience more gratitude, love and hope, feel more connected to their communities, and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed. They also talk about how during physical activity, muscles secrete hormones into our bloodstream that make our brain more resilient to stress, which scientists call “hope molecules.” 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-The moment that changed Kelly’s life 

-The connection between joy and movement 

-How exercise can help with mental health 

-How to get past the mental barriers when it comes to movement and exercise 

-The role movement plays when it comes to loneliness 

-Why the so-called “Runner’s High” is more than just an endorphin rush, and how it helps to reduce inflammation in the brain 

-How exercise teaches us to be better at stress 

-Why you should set a goal that involves movement, not just weight loss 

-How exercise enhances healing 

 

For more on Dr. Kelly McGonigal, you can follow her on Instagram @kellymariemcgonigal, on Facebook @kellymcgonigalauthor, and through her website http://kellymcgonigal.com/. You can find her music playlists on Spotify by searching her name: Kelly McGonigal. Get her book, The Joy of Movement, at http://kellymcgonigal.com/books.


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Aug 02, 2021
#231: Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation with Dr. Datis Kharrazian
1:26:19

Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Paleovalley.


For a long time, brain fatigue and a lack of cognitive endurance were just considered a normal part of aging. These issues are actually symptoms of a much larger problem, though—neuroinflammation—and they aren’t inevitable. 

 

Our brains naturally create cellular debris as we age. A healthy brain with the right anti-inflammatory and antioxidant systems in place can clean up this debris using a process called autophagy. But when those systems become compromised through a variety of insults, like insulin resistance, toxicity, and lack of sleep, the debris piles up and neurodegeneration and inflammation result. Taking the right steps now can prevent and even reverse an inflamed brain. 

 

On today’s episode, Dhru talks to Dr. Datis Kharrazian about the principles of health that protect and optimize our brain function. 

 

Dr. Kharrazian is a clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a Functional Medicine health care provider. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a researcher at the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  

 

Dr. Kharrazian earned a PhD degree in Health Science with concentrations in immunology and toxicology and a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his post-doctoral research training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kharrazian earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, and a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School.


In this episode, we dive into: 

-The link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s (6:58) 

-What is neuroinflammation and what causes it (11:29) 

-The earliest signs of neuroinflammation (14:10) 

-Conditions that are tied to neuroinflammation (16:56) 

-The impact of air pollution on our brain (19:32) 

-Dr. Kharrazian’s recommendations to maintain healthier indoor air quality (23:12) 

-How poor sleep can drive neuroinflammation (33:08) 

-What role glial cells—the brain’s immune cells—play in neuroinflammation, and what it means when they are primed (48:52) 

-Why gluten is one of the most inflammatory foods for the brain (59:52) 

-Molecular mimicry and how it can drive autoimmunity (1:10:14) 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Save Your Brain Online Course - https://drknews.com/save-your-brain/

 

-Kharrazian Institute - https://kharrazianinstitute.com/

 

-Earlier Diabetes Onset Could Raise Dementia Risk - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/well/mind/diabetes-dementia-Alzheimers.htm

 

-Reaction of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Proteins with Tissue Antigens: Implications for Autoimmune Diseases - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.617089/full

 

-Top 10 Reasons Why Autoimmune Patients Don’t Get Better - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAXZRVTpdOs

 

-The Total Exposure Assessment Methodology EPA Study - https://bit.ly/3j9k95x

 

-How to Grow Fresh Air - https://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_how_to_grow_fresh_air


For more on Dr. Kharrazian you can follow him on Instagram @datiskharrazian, on Facebook @datiskharrazianpage, on YouTube @datiskharrazian, and through his website https://drknews.com/


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Jul 29, 2021
Is There Life After Death? These Scientists Have Some Fascinating Answers (Minisode #41)
42:19

We often think the mind is a creation of the brain, or that the mind and the brain are one and the same. But when the brain is offline for a number of reasons, like illness or injury, the mind can sometimes still be very active.

 

Cases of near-death experiences have been reported since ancient times, and are described by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking. 


In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Bruce Greyson and Dr. Jim Tucker to talk about some of their most dramatic accounts of near-death experiences and stories of reincarnation from their patients. They share how these experiences can reveal a lot about dying and what might come after, and how they also reveal just as much about what makes a life meaningful and fulfilling.


Dr. Bruce Greyson is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India. His book, AFTER, is the culmination of almost half a century of scientific research.


Dr. Jim Tucker is the Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life and Return to Life.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Bruce Greyson here: https://lnk.to/DrBruceGreyson/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jim Tucker here: https://lnk.to/DrJimTucker/

 

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Jul 26, 2021
#230: Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation with Shawn Stevenson
1:55:29

Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


Food isn’t like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it. 


On today’s episode, Dhru talks to our friend Shawn Stevenson about the top foods for brain health and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain. 


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 


In this episode, we dive into:

-How improving magnesium levels can potentially reverse brain aging (3:54)

-Dehydration and cognitive decline (14:51) 

-The direct impact of DHA and EPA on brain health (27:24) 

-The best sources of DHA and EPA (33:40)

-The best foods to support cognition and brain function (47:30)

-How MCTs can help to improve the condition of Alzheimer’s disease (1:08:40) 

-The biggest drivers of neuroinflammation (1:13:42) 

-How oleocanthal-rich EVOO is able to restore the function of the blood-brain barrier (1:16:22) 

-How industrial seed oils are making us sick (1:23:46) 

-The top three things that are damaging our brain health (1:34:22) 


For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website https://themodelhealthshow.com/. Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/201521

 

-Effect of Theobromine in Antimicrobial Activity: An in Vitro Study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364351/

 

-Oleocanthal-Rich Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Restores The Blood-Brain Barrier - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6703911/

 

-OmegaQuant Test - https://omegaquant.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.



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Jul 22, 2021
How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance (Minisode #40)
28:56

How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Birch Living.


Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year. Many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common. Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance, and over half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind.

 

In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ronesh Sinha and Dr. Ben Bikman to talk about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, what makes us insulin resistant in the first place, and how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications.  


Dr. Ronesh Sinha is an internal medicine physician who has designed successful health education and wellness programs for over 20 major Silicon Valley companies, launched a medical mobile clinic providing primary care to busy employees, and developed a dedicated consult practice geared to Asians and Indians with insulin resistance and related conditions. He is also the author of The South Asian Health Solution


Dr. Ben Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Ronesh Sinha here: https://lnk.to/DrRoneshSinha/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Ben Bikman here: https://lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Jul 19, 2021
#229: Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song
1:45:05

Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.


COVID-19 has challenged us like never before. The past year has been full of uncertainties and we continue to face decisions around vaccines, a changing social landscape, and how to protect our families and maintain our quality of life. 


The best we can do is stay informed on the constantly evolving research and take into account our family’s unique needs. Parents of young children have the added responsibility of making decisions for them, with limited data. No one can tell you what the right choice is when it comes to getting your child vaccinated. Dhru and Dr. Song have a grounded conversation about what we know and what we still need to find out. They hash out what can be a pretty overwhelming topic into digestible information to help you feel empowered.


Dr. Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric Functional Medicine expert, and mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped 1,000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive in body, mind, and spirit by integrating conventional pediatrics with Functional Medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. 


Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids, an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach.


In this episode, we dive into:

-Dr. Song and her family’s experience of being infected with COVID (9:57) 

-Confirmation bias and COVID recommendations (12:49) 

-Pregnant women and COVID-19 vaccine safety (16:31) 

-What the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccines means (20:08) 

-Helping our kids build immune resilience (36:54)

-What role children really play in herd immunity (45:33) 

-Is COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected individuals necessary? (47:45)

-Why there is so much pressure to vaccinate children right now (52:47) 

-What you can do to mitigate any inflammatory response after getting the vaccine (1:10:11) 

-Natural immunity if you’ve previously been infected from COVID (1:25:47) 

-Antibody testing to determine if you’ve previously been infected with COVID (1:30:08) 


For more on Dr. Elisa Song you can follow her on Instagram @healthykids_happykids, on Facebook @DrElisaSongMD, and through her website https://healthykidshappykids.com/


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? - https://healthykidshappykids.com/2021/06/14/should-kids-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/


-Kawasaki Disease, ACE-2 & COVID-19: What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know - https://healthykidshappykids.com/2020/04/29/kawasaki-ace2-covid-19/


-Necessity of COVID-19 Vaccination in Previously Infected Individuals -  https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.01.21258176v2


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jul 15, 2021
#228: How To Prepare Our Bodies and Minds for The NEXT Pandemic with Dr. Austin Perlmutter
1:31:41

How To Prepare Our Bodies and Minds for The NEXT Pandemic | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.


Chronic diseases are the top risk factors for death and disability today. They’re also among the top risk factors for having worse outcomes from COVID-19. This implies that much of our risk for worse outcomes from this virus is a reflection of the choices we’ve made in the years and months leading up to the pandemic. In many ways, the stage was set for this pandemic long ago, because it’s not just about the virus—it’s also about the host, and we were already compromised from an immune perspective before COVID-19 existed. This means that we have an opportunity to start making the necessary changes to our physiology, so that we’re better prepared for the next pandemic.


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Austin Perlmutter, a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is on helping identify and resolve the biological basis for "stuckness" in the body and brain, especially around decision-making. 


He hosts the Get The STUCK OUT podcast and is a co-producer of the Alzheimer's - The Science of Prevention Docu-series. His writing is featured online on MedPage Today, Doximity, KevinMD, Medium, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen, and DrPerlmutter.com. He is the author of a recent review paper on the interfaces between immune function, depression, and COVID-19.


In this episode, we dive into:


-How our epidemic of chronic diseases have predisposed us to worse outcomes from COVID-19 (4:34)

-The importance of moving away from reactivity to solve our problems (12:03)

-The intersection of COVID-19 and depression (16:02) 

-What’s underlying depression (20:27) 

-Dr. Perlmutter’s personal experience with anxiety and depression (25:52)

-The connection between immune health and mental health (36:18) 

-How to support and enhance our immune system (45:50) 

-The importance of cutting out unnecessary stress (50:16)

-The power of psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines for getting your brain unstuck (1:06:49)


For more on Dr. Austin Perlmutter you can follow him on Instagram @austinperlmutter, on Facebook @austinperlmuttermd, on Twitter @austinperlmd, on YouTube @austinperlmuttermd, and through his website https://www.austinperlmutter.com/. Check out his podcast Get The STUCK Out at https://www.austinperlmutter.com/podcast.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Coronavirus Took Advantage of Our Weaknesses - https://elemental.medium.com/the-coronavirus-took-advantage-of-our-weaknesses-e7966ea48b75


-Immunological Interfaces: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Depression - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2021.657004/full#B40


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Jul 12, 2021
#227: Five Surprising Foods That Spike Blood Sugar and How to Make Them Healthier with Dr. Casey Means
2:13:18

Five Surprising Foods That Spike Blood Sugar and How to Make Them Healthier | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living.


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Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease all have one big thing in common—they all involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. So many other diseases do, too. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply, managing blood sugar is something we should all be thinking about if we want to protect or improve our health. 


Thanks to technological advances like continuous glucose monitoring, we can now understand how we respond to carbohydrates like never before. For one person, a sweet potato might be easy to handle metabolically. For another, it could mean a giant rise and fall of blood sugar with a corresponding insulin spike. Some of the foods you might assume are healthy may even be the worst offenders. 


Today, Dhru takes a deep dive into blood sugar regulation and precision nutrition with Dr. Casey Means. Dr. Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. 


Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’ perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more.


In this episode, we dive into:


-Five surprising foods that spike your blood sugar (6:15)

-What is insulin resistance (24:27) 

-How to achieve metabolic flexibility (34:20) 

-The impact of fructose on the body (46:59)

-Food pairing for optimal metabolic health (51:49) 

-The best fat to eat (54:18) 

-How food sequencing impacts glucose and insulin levels (1:00:51) 

-The connection between high blood sugar and rates of COVID infection (1:20:16) 

-Foods that might not spike your glucose but should still be avoided (1:35:26) 

-How time restricted eating impacts on blood sugar (1:39:24) 

-Optimal glucose ranges (1:43:10) 

-What your glucose number should be after you eat a meal (1:45:26) 

-What Dr. Means’ diet looks like and how to achieve a level 10 score when it comes to your meals (1:58:21) 


For more on Dr. Casey Means you can follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, on Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website https://www.levelshealth.com/. Sign up for early access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program here: levels.link/dhru. The program includes a telehealth consultation with a physician in your state, two sensors shipped to your door, and Levels software. 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Levels Health Blog - Levelshealth.com/blog


-Farmers Juice - https://farmersjuice.com/


-Paleonola - https://paleonola.com/


-Daily Harvest - https://www.daily-harvest.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jul 08, 2021
#226: Improve Your Focus, Energy, and Joy with This 4-Step Meditation Practice with Todd McCullough
1:08:52

Improve Your Focus, Energy, and Joy with This 4-Step Meditation Practice | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


We know that exercise and meditation help to boost our energy, concentration, and mood, but not many of us understand the power of combining both.  


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Todd McCullough to talk about his unique approach to fitness and his 4-step meditation practice, which is a great way for everyone to dedicate time for their body, mind, and overall well-being. Todd also shares spiritual principles that have helped him to be present and grateful each day. 


Todd McCullough (TMAC), is the founder of TMAC Fitness, a home fitness program that has helped more than 20,000 people get in shape and get their mind right. 


In this episode, we dive into:  


-Todd’s 4-step meditation practice (3:31) 

-The importance of having a deep sense of purpose in your life (10:08)

-How to get your mind right first thing in the morning (10:56) 

-The importance of prioritizing your life (11:48)

-Why meditating immediately post-exercise is so impactful (13:45) 

-How gratitude overrides negativity bias (17:29) 

-The power of visualization (23:46) 

-Todd’s signature fitness program TMAC 20 (54:02)

-A powerful gratitude practice (1:04:20) 


For more on Todd McCullough, you can follow him on Instagram @tmacfitness, and through his website https://www.tmacfitness.com/mindright


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Jul 05, 2021
#225: The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and How to Prevent Them with Dr. David Perlmutter
1:26:34

The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and How to Prevent Them | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.


A declining mind is one of the scariest things I can imagine. Left unchecked, I’ve seen the devastating effects this process can have on individuals and their families. But we now know there is so much that can be done to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s and dementia and save people from a foggy future. 

 

I know some of you may have had to reread that—yes, Alzheimer’s reversal is real. The latest research is showing some amazing results that give us a new perspective of hope, even (or especially) if you’re genetically predisposed. 

 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. David Perlmutter about the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

 

Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition.

 

Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and will be published in February, 2022.


In this episode, we dive into:


-Dr. Dale Bredesen’s study showing that Alzheimer’s disease is reversible (9:13)

-What contributes to Alzheimer’s disease (11:31)

-Blood sugar dysregulation and fructose (18:43)

-How our gut bacteria is responsible for regulating our metabolism (22:04)

-What threatens our gut bacteria (41:17)

-The importance of diversity in our gut (46:30)

-Dr. Perlmutter’s diet (51:38)

-How elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions (56:45)

-How to test for uric acid levels (1:08:59) 

-Foods that are high in uric acid (1:11:38)


For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, you can follow him on Instagram @DrDavidPerlmutter, on Facebook @DavidPerlmutterMD, on Twitter @DavidPerlmutter, on Youtube @DavidPerlmutterMD, and through his website https://www.drperlmutter.com/. Check out his podcast The Empowering Neurologist at https://www.drperlmutter.com/learn/empowering-neurologist/. Preorder his book, Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health at https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Acid-Surprising-Controlling-Extraordinary/dp/0316315397


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Precision Medicine Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease: Successful Proof-of-Concept Trial - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.10.21256982v1


-The Science of Prevention Docuseries - https://scienceofprevention.com/


-The End of Alzheimer’s Program by Dr. Dale Bredesen - https://www.apollohealthco.com/book/the-end-of-alzheimers-program/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jul 01, 2021
How to Personalize Your Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Your Health (Minisode #39)
39:08

When you look into just about every health problem that we face in the world today—anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, or autoimmune conditions—they are all inflammatory in nature or have an inflammatory component. But inflammation starts brewing in the body long before these diseases become noticeable, not to mention diagnosable. By the time a health problem is advanced enough to be officially diagnosed, inflammation has typically already caused significant damage to the body.

 

In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Will Cole and Dr. Mark Hyman to talk about why inflammation plagues so many people and how to create awareness to address this issue. They also talk about how to design a personalized food and lifestyle plan to alleviate the effects of inflammation and optimize your health. 


Dr. Will Cole is a leading Functional Medicine expert who specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty Functional Medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and Intuitive Fasting. 


Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy, and he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Will Cole here: https://lnk.to/DrWillCole2/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman here: https://lnk.to/DrMarkHyman/

 

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Jun 28, 2021
#224: Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus with Dr. Andrew Huberman
1:44:11

Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.


At one point or another, we’ve all felt stuck in a rut with feelings of laziness and fear. During these times it can be really hard to take a step back and wonder what’s happening in the body, as opposed to just the mind, but it’s the link between the two that can push us through it.  


Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Andrew Huberman about opening the window into our neurochemistry, training the nervous system, and confronting our inner real estate. 


Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning. 

 

Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The connection between fear, laziness, and motivation (4:56) 

-The difference between dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin (17:50) 

-How to increase dopamine (19:12) 

-How to get your mind to stop racing (31:14) 

-An exercise to try if you are having a hard time falling asleep (35:47) 

-The benefits of hypnosis (38:57) 

-What to do if you are having trouble focusing (52:47) 

-Why structure is one of the best ways to create freedom (1:01:32) 

-How our phones are eroding our creativity, relationships, and more (1:05:52) 

-The importance of having times of no focus each day (1:16:39) 


For more on Dr. Andrew Huberman, you can follow him on Instagram @hubermanlab, and through his website http://www.hubermanlab.com/. Check out his podcast Huberman Lab at https://hubermanlab.com/category/podcast-episodes/.


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Episode #134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/09/bb-ep13


-Dr. David Spiegel and Hypnosis  - https://stanfordhealthcare.org/doctors/s/david-spiegel.html


-Reveri Hypnosis Ap - https://www.reveri.com/


-Cal Newport - https://www.calnewport.com/


-A World Without Email by Cal Newport - https://www.calnewport.com/books/a-world-without-email/


-Oliver Sacks Documentary - https://www.oliversacksdoc.com/watch-now


-Ido Portal - Movement Culture - https://www.instagram.com/portal.ido/


-The Ready State - https://thereadystate.com/


-Madefor Program - https://getmadefor.com


-Guardians of Being by Ekhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell - https://amzn.to/3vQTY7E


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Jun 24, 2021
Every Woman Needs to Know About Their Infradian Rhythm (Minisode #38)
34:58

Every Woman Needs to Know About Their Infradian Rhythm | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


Think about how much the women in your life, or yourself, are trying to accomplish on a daily basis. Taking care of families, pursuing a career, trying to fit in any self-care routine—so many women are busier than ever.

 

But depending on the time of the month and if that woman is in her reproductive years, that may not come so easy. I’m not just referring to the general monthly menstrual cycle women experience, I’m talking about the infradian rhythm that strongly dictates a woman’s ability to be productive, mentally present and energized, and more physically able during her reproductive phase of life. 

 

In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Alisa Vitti and Dr. Stephanie Estima to talk about this fascinating biological rhythm that women can use to predict when they’re at their peak performance for work, family get-togethers, workouts, sex, and so many other important parts of life. 


Alisa Vitti is a pioneer of female biohacking, and a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert. She is the bestselling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLO is already a bestseller. She is the creator of the Cycle Syncing Method™— a diet, fitness, and lifestyle program that is based on women’s biological rhythms for optimal health, fitness, and productivity. 


Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Alisa Vitti here: https://lnk.to/AlisaVitti/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Stephanie Estima here: https://lnk.to/DrStephanieEstima3/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.



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Jun 21, 2021
#223: How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain and Promotes Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline with Dr. Ben Bikman
1:43:01

How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain and Promotes Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.


Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., and the numbers continue to rise. After 30 years of encountering dead ends while addressing Alzheimer’s disease as a problem of brain plaques, researchers are looking at other contributing factors. 

 

There is a growing body of evidence that indicates a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and a disrupted metabolic state, where the brain can’t get enough energy.

 

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. He is the author of, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. Dr. Bikman has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-Why Alzheimer’s disease is increasingly being referred to as insulin resistance of the brain or type 3 diabetes (11:13) 

-How the brain runs on different fuel sources (14:07) 

-Why insulin prevents the production of ketones (19:42) 

-Early signs of potential cognitive decline (30:45) 

-Common foods that drive insulin resistance (41:32) 

-The role insulin resistance plays in migraine headaches and epilepsy (56:05) 

-Where to get your carbohydrates from (1:06:09) 

-Foods that fuel your body and brain (1:09:24) 

-How seed oils wreak havoc on our health (1:17:28) 

-What you can do today to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease (1:28:03) 


For more on Dr. Bikman you can follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, on Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, on Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites http://bikmanlab.byu.edu/ and https://www.insuliniq.com/. Get his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, at https://benbellabooks.com/shop/why-we-get-sick/.


Also mentioned in this episode:


-HLTH Code Meal Replacement Shake - https://gethlth.com/


-Levels Continuous Glucose Monitor - https://www.levelshealth.com/


-Episode #154: The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep15


-OmegaQuant Test - https://omegaquant.com/


-Post-mortem study of the brains of former Alzheimer’s disease patients - https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/alz.12310


-How Industrial Seed Oils Are Making Us Sick - https://chriskresser.com/how-industrial-seed-oils-are-making-us-sick/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jun 17, 2021
#222: 7 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (Especially at Night!)
1:13:56

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares 7 tips for protecting your brain from harmful electromagnetic radiation. 


(1) Don’t plug your cell phone into the wall next to your bed when you sleep. Ideally, put it on the opposite side of the room.


(2) Don’t leave anything else plugged in next to your head, bed or night stand. This includes an alarm clock, lamp, lights, or any other device that plugs into a wall. Anything plugged into a wall emits some amount of dirty electricity and for a lot of people that’s where the bulk of their EMF exposure comes from.


(3) Avoid using your laptop or cell phone while it’s charging.


(4) Avoid sleeping with your head or body near a wall that has an electric panel or electric appliance on the other side.


(5) If you have kids remember their brains are smaller, remove any devices that are plugged in their rooms next to their beds. Their skulls aren’t as thick as adults, so they are at greater risk.


(6) Turn your Wi-Fi off at night and if you can’t, don’t have your Wi-Fi in your room at night when you sleep. This goes for Wi-Fi routers or extenders. 


(7) Consider using an earthing mat for your bed.


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Dr. Devra Davis - https://ehtrust.org/about/dr-devra-davis/


EMF Studies Overview: 

-Powerlines, Magnetic Field and Extremely Low Frequency Fields - https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-magnetic-fields-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-cancer-and-miscarriage/

 

-Dr. De-Kun Li, Senior Research Scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Exposure to EMF and Risk of Miscarriage, Asthma, Obesity Dr. De Kun Li, Kaiser Permanente - https://youtu.be/K5_MAvpikjs


Referenced Articles:

-Banned in Europe, Safe in The US - https://ensia.com/features/banned-in-europe-safe-in-the-u-s/ 

-The Answer is 17 Years, What is The Question: Understanding Time Lags in Translational Research - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3241518/

-Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634


Podcasts:

-Episode #106 - The Growing Concern with Electromagnetic Radiation and Frequencies with Dr. Carlos Ritter - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/27/bb-ep106/

-Episode #207 - The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/15/dp-ep207/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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Jun 15, 2021
A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals (Minisode #37)
31:10

A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


The biggest misconception when it comes to tooth decay is that it’s an infection of harmful bacteria, in large part from eating sugar—but it’s not. Tooth decay actually results when the body doesn’t have adequate fat-soluble vitamins, which causes an imbalance of the oral microbiome. 


In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Steven Lin and Dr. Rouzita Rashtian to talk about the connection between our oral health and overall health. They discuss how tooth decay is a condition we can prevent, and how we have the ability to heal cavities and reverse tooth decay in certain circumstances. They also talk about root canals and what you can do to avoid having one. 

 

Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading authority in the field of Functional Dentistry and the author of, The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health.

 

Dr. Rouzita Rashtian is a biological dentist and surgeon. Her focus is on holistic and biological dentistry; the philosophy recognizing the teeth and associated structures as part of the whole body. In her practice, she uses minimally invasive techniques to preserve healthy tooth structure and incorporates laser technology and ozone therapy.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Lin here: https://lnk.to/DrStevenLin2/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian here: https://lnk.to/DrRouzitaRashtian/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.



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Jun 14, 2021
#221: A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis with Nishtha Patel
1:33:03

A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.


We see it all the time in Functional Medicine: when the gut isn’t functioning properly, the whole body suffers. For those struggling with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the symptoms can be so severe that every day is painful and filled with uncertainty.


Luckily, by taking away instigators (like gluten and dairy) and looking at the ingredients needed for healing, patients with IBDs can regain digestive balance and take back their quality of life. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Nishtha Patel about her experience in helping her daughter heal from Crohn’s colitis, which is when Crohn’s disease specifically impacts the colon. Symptoms of this disorder range from diarrhea and rectal bleeding to ulcers, fistulas, abscesses, joint pain, and skin lesions. Not to mention, most people dealing with IBDs carry very real emotional burdens as well. 


Nishtha Patel is a Functional Medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist who specializes in gastrointestinal health. Her journey into this arena started 10 years ago when her child was diagnosed suddenly with indeterminate Crohn’s colitis. She was told that the disease was chronic and there was no cure. 


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Nishtha’s experience helping her daughter heal from Crohn’s colitis (7:22)

-The difference between Crohn’s and colitis (25:58)

-Why IBDs are on the rise (31:04)

-The problem with gluten and dairy when it comes to IBDs (34:56)

-Foods that are considered healthy, but may impact someone with Crohn’s and colitis (43:20)

-Why nightshade vegetables may be challenging for some people (53:07)

-How to prepare beans and legumes so they are easier to digest (56:49)

-How stress impacts gut health (1:02:31)

-How Nishtha’s daughter is doing today (1:22:27)

-Cure vs. remission when it comes to IBDs (1:24:31)


For more on Nishtha Patel you can follow her on Instagram @TheGutExpert_, on Facebook @TheGutExpert, and through her website https://www.thegutexpert.com/. Follow her daughter Sasha on Instagram @TheNotecook_, and through her website www.thenotecook.com.


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Listen to your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson - https://listentoyourgut.com/listen-to-your-gut-the-complete-natural-healing-program-for-ibs-and-ibd/


-Dane Johnson - Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle - www.instagram.com/crohnscolitis_lifestyle


-Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle Course - https://cclifestyle.thinkific.com/courses/shield-course


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jun 10, 2021
Hack Your Circadian Rhythm for Better Focus & Sleep (Minisode #36)
30:38

The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next  | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and BiOptimizers.


If I told you there was one free thing you could do every day to set the stage for better sleep and neurological, immune, and metabolic health, would you do it? 


It’s this simple: expose your eyes to natural daylight first thing in the morning. The eyes are actually a part of our brain that are participating out in the world to help us regulate our internal rhythms and genetic expression. Using them to take advantage of light is a powerful way to boost our well-being. 


In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrew Huberman to talk about vision and its impact on the brain and our biology, as well as how disruptions to our circadian rhythm affect our health and the important role that light, and specifically sunlight, plays in keeping our body in sync. 

 

Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here: https://lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.

 

If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.



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Jun 07, 2021
#220: The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next with Dr. Shefali
1:21:17

The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next  | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.


Throughout my years of soul-searching, meditating, and contemplating life, I’ve learned one really big lesson: we’re in control of our own experience and reality. Our mindset will dictate what we deem true and real, but as humans, our egos can creep in and blur the lines. We get lost between what we need to be our authentic selves and what society or other people say we need in order to be worthy. 


Unfortunately, that lie of unworthiness has seeped into many of our lives and taken away our power. Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Shefali Tsabury, is here to talk about reclaiming consciousness and empowerment, especially as women in a patriarchal world. 


Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. Oprah has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing. 


On today’s episode Dr. Shefali and Dhru talk about her new book, A Radical Awakening and specifically explore its central topics around how women can break free of explicit and implicit expectations that society has placed on them. Dr. Shefali shares her experience of awakening from the fog so many women find themselves in when only identifying as wives, mothers, or a slew of other labels that aren’t their true essence. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 


-Dr. Shefali’s radical awakening (5:10) 

-Where unworthiness comes from (11:51)

-Victim vs. victimhood (18:50)

-Empowerment and taking control of your own emotional experiences (21:07)

-Understanding consciousness and ego (25:40) 

-Why hitting rock bottom is a gift (30:26)

-Why we get stuck in the blame game (38:07) 

-Breaking free from victimized consciousness and challenging cultural norms (41:47) 

-The lies about marriage and divorce (58:10) 

-What it looks like to have a benevolent partnership (1:02:30) 


For more on Dr. Shefali you can follow her on Instagram @DoctorShefali, on Facebook @DrShefaliTsabary, on Twitter @DrShefali, on YouTube @DrShefali, and through her website https://www.drshefali.com. Get her book A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free at https://www.aradicalawakening.com.


Also mentioned in this episode:


-A Radical Awakening Course - https://courses.drshefali.com/p/aradicalawakening


-The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine - https://www.amazon.com/Female-Brain-Louann-Brizendine/dp/0767920104


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Jun 03, 2021
#219: Is The Secret to Optimal Health in Your Spine? with Dr. Jeremy Brook
1:51:16

Is The Secret to Optimal Health in Your Spine? | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.


Most people don’t realize how many problems throughout the body are directly related to spinal health. Because our nerves transmit signals from the brain to every other part of the body, when these signals are disrupted due to a subluxation in the spine the effects can go far beyond back pain. These subluxations, or misalignments of the vertebrae, can affect everything from your blood pressure to your digestive system and more. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jeremy Brook, a chiropractor, yogi, and movement specialist. Dr. Brook is the founder of The Life Center Chiropractic—a unique healing center that incorporates the disciplines of chiropractic, spinal corrective protocols, yoga, and other movement art forms to make sure the spine, body, and mind are aligned. He is also the founder of The Yoga of Chiropractic Adjusting Seminars, the newest addition to the chiropractic training movement, and the author of The Spinechecker’s Manifesto: Drug-free Secrets to Pain-Free Living, More Energy, Anti-Aging, and Better Sleep. 


In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-What is structural integrity and why is it one of the key pillars of Functional Medicine (6:03) 

-How misalignments in the spine can show up in different areas of the body (13:43) 

-The brain-spine connection (15:30) 

-How chiropractic care helped resolve an injury Dr. Brook sustained while playing rugby in college (17:06) 

-The benefits of combining yoga and chiropractic care (25:02) 

-The misconception that you should only go to the chiropractor when something is wrong (41:54) 

-How to create the optimal sleep environment (1:01:02) 

-Dr. Brook’s pillow recommendation (1:03:46) 

-Dr. Brook’s shoe recommendation (1:10:06) 

-The Wise Progressions Movement Sequence (1:16:23)


For more on Dr. Jeremy Brook you can follow him on Instagram @spinechecker, on Facebook @thelifecenterchiropractic, on YouTube @drjeremybrook, and through his website https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/. Get his book The Spinechecker’s Manifesto: Drug-free Secrets to Pain-Free Living, More Energy, Anti-Aging, and Better Sleep, at https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/book/


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Human Touch Zero Gravity Chair - https://www.humantouch.com/perfect-chairs/ 


-Keetsa Mattress - https://www.keetsa.com/ 


-The Birch Mattress by Helix - https://birchliving.com/products/birch-natural-organic-mattress


-Vivo Barefoot Shoes - https://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/


-The Wise Progressions Course -  

https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/spinechecker-university/


-Spotify Spinechecker Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/user/drjeremybrook/playlist/4Z3IIXPeUNUYCgsY5tkIQH?si=c3njgJRoSbyw9fvn1wiB_Q


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. 

 

InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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May 31, 2021
#218: The Mind-Blowing Science of Starving Cancer with Food with Dr. William Li
1:28:57

The Mind-Blowing Science of Starving Cancer with Food | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.


Health is not simply the absence of disease. Health is an active state. Your body has within it five health defense systems: angiogenesis, stem cells, the microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. These systems are responsible for maintaining our health and resisting the regular hazards we all face everyday as part of ordinary life—and they heal us when disease inflicts damage in our body. By knowing how these systems defend your body like a fortress, you can tap into their health powers to live a longer, healthier life. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. William Li, an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, and impacts care for more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. 


His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19. 


In this episode, we dive into: 


-How sugar fuels cancer (6:47)

-What is angiogenesis and how it impacts our health (17:29)

-Foods that starve cancer (22:47)

-The 5 key health defense systems of the body (35:18)

-How COVID damages our blood vessels and gut microbiome (44:36)

-How to supercharge your immune system (48:43)

-How kiwifruit impacts our gut microbiome and reduces DNA damage (1:01:02)

-The power of polyphenols on our gut microbiome (1:07:23)

-Akkermansia and cancer immunotherapy (1:13:14)

-Dr. Li’s Masterclass and Eat to Beat Disease Course (1:23:42)


For more on Dr. William Li you can follow him on Instagram @DrWilliamLi, on Facebook @DrWilliamLi, on YouTube @DrWilliamLi, and through his website https://drwilliamli.com/. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, at https://drwilliamli.com/book-li/. Learn more about his course, Eat to Beat Disease at https://eat-to-beat-disease.teachable.com/p/course11. Sign-up for his free masterclasses at https://drwilliamli.com/masterclass/.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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May 27, 2021
#217: How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body with Dr. Craig Tanio
1:44:27

How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.


Toxic mold is more common than you may think. Mold exposure causes a variety of health problems like hormonal imbalances, brain fog, headaches, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hair loss, and autoimmunity, to name a few. It all begins with a feeling that something is “off.”


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Craig Tanio, the CEO and co-founder of Rezilir Health, a medical group that uses a precision medicine approach to treat patients with complex chronic conditions including neurodegenerative, autoimmune, chronic infections and environmentally acquired conditions. He is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, certified in CIRS by Surviving Mold, and a Diplomate in the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Dr. Tanio is currently on part-time faculty at both the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern School of Medicine.


In this episode, we dive into: 

-The connection between mold and brain health (10:40)

-The spectrum of neuroinflammation (12:07)

-Symptoms of mold toxicity (18:38)

-The relationship between mold, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer's disease (24:21)

-Common places you might find mold in your home (28:21)

-Diagnosing mold toxicity (32:11)

-Moving out of your home vs. remediation if you have mold issues (39:33)

-Understanding mycotoxins and testing for mold toxicity in the body (44:19)

-Dr. Tanio’s clinical approach to treating mold illness (52:19)

-How to prevent mold issues in your home (1:36:31)


For more on Dr. Craig Tanio you can follow him on Instagram @Rezilir_Health, on Facebook @RezilirHealth, Twitter @Rezilir, and through his website https://rezilirhealth.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. With their app, you can track your progress every day and they have an amazing support team to help with all your questions.

 

InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.



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May 24, 2021
#216: How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations with Light Watkins
2:11:54

How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and BiOptimizers.


We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. Have you ever felt a little scared but also excited about a new endeavor? That inner guide is trying to help you grow. 


Like everything in life, it can take some time and practice to be in touch with our intuition and benefit from it. But just like with working out, we have to get a little uncomfortable and put in the energy if we want to get stronger—it’s true for both body and mind. 


This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru has a thoughtful conversation with our friend Light Watkins, all about finding that inner guide, sharing inspiration, reframing our perception of good and bad, and giving ourselves permission to let things go. 


Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. Light is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration.


In this episode, we dive into:


-Why money, relationships, and the pursuit of success can be three of the best spiritual teachers (12:50)

-Perception and how we respond to situations (14:50)

-How to tap into your inner guide (24:52)

-What inspired Light to shed his life’s possessions and become a nomad (33:24)

-The illusion of discipline (36:58)

-Dhru’s gratitude exercise (49:40)

-Why letting go of something is harder than holding on (1:23:05)

-Why it’s so difficult to tap into our intuition (1:43:26)

-Lights approach to meditation (1:50:47)

-How to start taking action on your purpose (1:56:47)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying by Light Watkins - https://www.lightwatkins.com/challenge


-Meditation Takes You Deeper Than Sleep with Light Watkins - https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/07/26/the-broken-brain-podcast-meditation-takes-you-deeper-than-sleep-with-light-watkins-13/


For more on Light Watkins you can follow him on Instagram @LightWatkins, on Twitter @LightWatkins, and through his website https://www.lightwatkins.com/. Listen to his podcast, At The End Of The Tunnel at https://www.lightwatkins.com/tunnel. Get his book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration at https://www.lightwatkins.com/knowing


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and BiOptimizers.


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If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.



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May 20, 2021
#215: How to Use Boundaries to Create More Freedom, Joy, and Happiness
38:16

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about using boundaries to create more freedom, joy, and happiness.


In this episode we dive into:


-Boundaries when it comes to expectations

-News, social media, and information overload

-Creating time and space for the things we want to give love and attention to 


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s interview with Greg McKeown - https://drchatterjee.com/how-to-achieve-your-goals-effortlessly-with-greg-mckeown/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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May 19, 2021
#214: The #1 Predictor of Longevity
1:16:27

Regardless of what we want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, we can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life.


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups. 

 

More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the occasional princess. Guests cook dinner together but can’t discuss their career or give their last name, and once seated to eat, they play a game to reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide. 

 

Dhru and Jon discuss the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone. They also talk about how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what is most important to us.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-The greatest predictor of longevity (2:05) 

-Why having close friends increases our longevity (9:53) 

-The impact of loneliness on our health (14:15)

-How to create deep and meaningful relationships (21:47) 

-The Influencers Dinner (34:52) 

-The influence equation and how to apply it to our lives (49:39) 

-Post-traumatic growth (1:03:34) 

-Optimal anxiety (1:05:31) 

-How to get an invitation to an Influencers event (1:11:04) 

-The impact of social isolation on our health  (1:12:39)


For more on Jon Levy you can follow him on Instagram @JonLevyTLB, on Facebook @JonLevyTLB, on Twitter @JonLevyTLB, and through his website https://www.jonlevytlb.com/. Get his book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence at https://www.jonlevytlb.com/you-re-invited.


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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May 17, 2021
#213: Hunt, Gather, Parent with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff
1:27:17

Hunt, Gather, Parent | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Paleovalley.


Having children of your own is sure to make you think about the way you were raised and question if you want to do things the same. It’s also sure to raise lots of questions about how your interactions with your child are impacting their development and your relationships.


What we see as commonplace parenting here in the US is quite different than other parts of the world. Helicopter parenting takes away from our kids’ independence and autonomy and often leads to conflict. Luckily, there are ways we can be more conscious to help everyone in the family flourish. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff. Michaeleen is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk. In 2015, she was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining NPR, Michaeleen was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture. She has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. Her new book Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans shares what she’s learned in her own parenting journey as well as through her research on families across the globe. 


In this episode, we dive into:


-Michaeleen’s personal struggles with her daughter Rosy (6:30) 

-Why the way we parent in the West is strange (14:39)

-The importance of autonomy for children (18:20) 

-The rising rates of anxiety and depression in kids, and how the way we parent in the West is contributing to that (23:07) 

-How Michaeleen’s daughter Rosy puts herself to sleep at night (28:29) 

-The greatest gift you can give your child (37:19)

-The best way to motivate your kids (41:03) 

-Why children don’t really need child-centered activities (51:50) 

-Why we shouldn’t constantly praise our kids (59:08) 

-The value of a communal approach to raising children (1:04:30) 

-Michaeleen’s TEAM approach to parenting (1:07:34) 

-How to make this approach work in a busy family life (1:21:15) 


For more on Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff you can follow her on Twitter @FoodieScience, and through her website https://michaeleendoucleff.com/. You can contact her directly by email at mdoucleff@npr.org. Get her book, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans at https://michaeleendoucleff.com/hunt-gather-parent/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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May 13, 2021
#212: How to Stop Feeling Empty by Letting Go of Seeking
26:10

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to stop feeling empty by letting go of seeking.


In this episode we dive into:


-What is seeking and where does it come from

-The endless cycle of desire

-Exploring vs. seeking 

-Not waiting to “get” somewhere to be whole and complete


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Alan Watts - You Are Who You Are Seeking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilhuf4FqC6g


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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May 11, 2021
How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)
27:23

How to Let Go of Self-Criticism | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.


It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives. 


In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselves

 

Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.

 

Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here: https://lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here: https://lnk.to/KristinNeff/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. 


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May 10, 2021
#211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez
1:27:12

Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.


How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.


Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world. 


Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just released

 

In this episode, we dive into: 


-The importance of radical honesty (3:39) 

-How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)

-The mental health crisis (21:04) 

-Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18) 

-The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22) 

-Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10) 

-Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07) 

-How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21) 

-How to deal with FOMO (54:47)

-The essentials for growth (1:05:44) 

-Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/04/bb-ep120/


-The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller - https://www.the1thing.com/shop/the-one-thing/-book


-Alan Watts - https://alanwatts.org/


For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website https://yungpueblo.com/. Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection at https://amzn.to/3eSOO4J


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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May 06, 2021
#210: Is There Life After Death? with Dr. Jim Tucker
1:30:03

Sometimes, we’re led down a path that might surprise us. Our calling in life might end up being completely different than what we expected—it might even challenge our previous beliefs. 

 

The concept of reincarnation elicits skepticism in many people. Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast wasn’t quite a believer himself, until multiple mind-blowing accounts kept showing up in his work. 

 

Dr. Jim Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life and Return to Life, which together have been translated into twenty languages.

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

 

-The story of James Leiniger who remembered being a World War II fighter pilot from a previous life (1:08) 

-The story of Ryan Hammons who remembered being a Hollywood extra from a previous life (12:25) 

-The connection between a violent or unnatural death and reincarnation (17:16)

-The story of a boy who remembered being his paternal grandfather in a past life (20:12)

-How Dr. Tucker validates the accounts of past lives shared with him (25:51) 

-The age that past life memories start to surface and when they start to fade (29:21)

-The average IQ of kids that remember past lives (34:49)

-Birthmarks and the connection to a past life (36:50)

-Children’s accounts of the time between death and rebirth (39:48)

-Advice for parents if their children start talking about a previous life (1:06:52)


Also mentioned in this episode:


-University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies - https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/


-What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond with Dr. Bruce Greyson -  https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/04/bb-ep198/


-Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/


-After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond by Dr. Bruce Greyson - https://www.brucegreyson.com/after-a-doctor-explores-what-near-death-experiences-reveal-about-life-and-beyond/


For more on Dr. Jim Tucker you can follow him on Facebook @JimBTuckerMD, on YouTube @UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, and through his website https://www.jimbtucker.com/. Get his book, Before: Children’s Memories of Previous Lives at https://amzn.to/3gGiMeV


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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May 04, 2021
The Emotions You Resist Will Persist (Minisode #34)
19:41

Most of us try to ignore tough feelings, by pushing them deep down inside or looking for a distraction that makes us feel temporarily better. When we disconnect from these feelings, we move away from confidence, health, and our desired pursuits, ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions.


On this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Joan Rosenberg, a cutting-edge psychologist, innovative thinker, and trainer. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, and the bestselling author of 90 Seconds to a Life you Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity. 


Dr. Rosenberg shares the eight most influential feelings that people need to work through if they want to find success. All of them are common, everyday reactions to things not turning out the way we want. Our desire to avoid these feelings leads to unresolved issues; Dr. Rosenberg explains why that is so dangerous and how even just 90 seconds of sitting in discomfort can entirely change our capacity to cope.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Joan Rosenberg here: https://lnk.to/DrJoanRosenberg/

 

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May 03, 2021
#209: Get Out Of Your Own Way
31:11

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to get out of your own way by letting go of struggling.


In this episode we dive into:


-The difference between a struggle and a challenge (1:01)

-Understanding the blessings that come through difficult moments in our life (5:16)

-The power of acceptance  (11:59) 

-Being okay with not being okay (21:38)


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Blessing in Disguise? https://www.meditationhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/en/en4_12_01.jpg


-Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey - https://greenlights.com/


-Eckhart Tolle - https://eckharttolle.com/


-Clarity & Connection by Yung Pueblo - https://yungpueblo.com/


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Apr 28, 2021
How to Live a Life Without Regrets (Minisode #33)
23:18

Did you know that 76% of deathbed regrets come down to one thing: living life according to someone else’s vision.

 

We’re often pressured to pursue dreams that aren’t actually ours. The expectation to become a lawyer, doctor, to follow in the family’s business—or a number of other things—can take us on a path purely focused on making other people happier than ourselves. 


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Ben Nemtin and Chase Jarvis about how to live a life without regrets, and how we can design our lives to fulfill our own dreams through the power of creativity, without getting stuck in the rut of only pleasing the people we love.

 

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” 

 

Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others, was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera–the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music, and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs. 

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Ben Nemtin here: https://lnk.to/BenNemtin/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Chase Jarvis here: https://lnk.to/ChaseJarvis/

 

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Apr 26, 2021
#208: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost Its Mind with Jamie Wheal
3:13:29

If you’re looking for a way to explore the concept of meaning, how it relates to culture, religion, politics, history, sexuality, dissatisfaction, and so much more, this podcast is for you. 

 

We’re currently experiencing a crisis of meaning. People and groups are divided, each convinced their way of thinking and their beliefs are the “right” ones. We have a hard time letting multiple things be true at the same time, when in reality they are but all of our realities are different. We get weighed down by the complexities of information overload and experience grief in the process. Since most of us run from bad feelings or simply don’t know how to address them, we go into denial and look for an escape. We end up with more anxiety, more depression, and poorer relationships. 

 

But this isn’t an unstoppable progression. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jamie Wheal about why it’s so hard to make sense of the world right now and what we can do to help ourselves expand our understanding. They discuss the five key drivers that give us the tools to wake up, grow up, and show up for ourselves. They also talk about how we move from broken to whole, and how we cure isolation with connection.

 

Jamie is the author of the global bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. Jamie is an expert in peak performance and leadership, specializing in neuroanthropology––the intersection of culture, biology, and psychology—and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of ultimate human performance. 

 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-Why we are in a crisis of meaning (3:12)

-The current culture wars (34:35) 

-The apocalypse we find ourselves in (1:03:30) 

-The three things that help us deal with life better (1:06:20)

-How to be inclusive (1:08:59)

-Alchemy and personal transformation (1:36:44)

-Why sexuality can be a powerful gateway into higher consciousness (1:37:43)

-Orgasms as a treatment for depression (2:00:51) 

-How music connects us (2:19:52)

-How to get out of our own way and create greater connection (2:54:30)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk - https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748


-Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships by Brian Earp and Julian Savulescu  - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Drugs-Chemical-Future-Relationships/dp/0804798192


-This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin - https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Music-Obsession/dp/0452288525


For more on Jamie Wheal you can follow him on Instagram @flowgenome, on Facebook @jamiewhealpage, on Twitter @flowgenome, and through his website https://www.flowgenomeproject.com/. Get his book, Recapture The Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost its Mind at https://www.recapturetherapture.com/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Apr 22, 2021
Childhood Trauma is Making Us Sick (Minisode #32)
21:08

It’s part of the human condition to run away from pain. Most of us have habits that we acquired as a way to cope with painful childhood experiences or traumas, which unfortunately don’t serve us as adults. These habits can manifest as addiction in a wide variety of forms, from substance abuse to overworking. 


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Omid Naim and Dr. Gabor Maté about why society is so sick, and what is contributing to the epidemic of mental health disorders and chronic health conditions. 

 

Dr. Omid Naim is the founder of Hope Integrative Psychiatry, a multi-modal approach for whole person transformation and healing. He also founded the non-profit, La Maida Project, which designs new models for families, communities, and organizations to become ecosystems of optimal health and well-being based on our innate human nature. 

 

Dr. Gabor Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Dr. Maté is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. 

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Omid Naim here: https://lnk.to/DrOmidNaim2/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté here: https://lnk.to/DrGaborMate/

 

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Apr 19, 2021
#207: The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne
1:28:31

If we want to continue learning how to optimize health, we have to stay open to new information that might contradict previous research, even if it questions the status quo. 


Fluoride and dental health are great examples of this process. Fluoride gained support due to an observation one man made many years ago, which has progressed into many cities fluoridating their water and most dentists singing its praises. But over the years the research on fluoride has greatly evolved, to the point that we can now see large differences in how it works topically versus internally, and identify risks that come with consumption. 


Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast spent much of his time as a new dentist and new parent grappling with whether it was a good idea to give fluoride to his kids. Dr. Mark Burhenne is a functional dentist, and  the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. He has appeared in Dr. Hyman's Sleep Masterclass, the oral microbiome docuseries Gateway to Health, NPR, and many more. 


Dhru and Dr. Burhenne talk about the emerging research that supports connections between fluoride and IQ changes, neurotoxicity, arthritis, osteosarcomas, and changes in metabolism, among other concerns. Dr. Burhenne explains how fluoride works in the body, and why using it topically is very different than consuming it. They also talk about the root cause of cavities—it’s not a deficiency in fluoride, but the sugary and starchy foods making up the Standard American Diet, an altered oral microbiome, and mouth breathing.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-What made Dr. Burhenne first question fluoride (3:24) 

-Why fluoride is added to our water (8:52) 

-Conventional dentistry and fluoride use (14:22) 

-Studies that show why we need to rethink adding fluoride to our water (21:47) 

-The EPA Federal lawsuit that could limit fluoride in drinking water (24:25) 

-The effects of fluoride on the brain (31:42) 

-How we get fluoride in water (35:29) 

-Why fluoride in toothpaste doesn’t really work (37:59) 

-How to choose a water filter (50:18) 

-Dr. Burhenne’s toothpaste recommendations (56:36) 

-What actually creates cavities and healthy teeth (1:05:02) 

-What we can learn from modern hunter-gatherers when it comes to dental health (1:11:22) 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The EPA Federal lawsuit that could limit fluoride in drinking water - https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/federal-lawsuit-could-limit-fluoride-drinking-water


-Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6-12 Years of Age in Mexico - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28937959/


-The Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634


-Fluoride Action Network - http://fluoridealert.org/


-ZeroWater Filter - https://zerowater.com/


-RiseWell Toothpaste - https://risewell.com/


-Boka Oral Care - https://www.boka.com/


-The Secret to Better Sleep? Stop Doing This One Thing with Dr. Mark Burhenne - https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/07/04/bb-ep62/


For more on Dr. Burhenne you can follow him on Instagram @askthedentist, on Facebook @askthedentist, and through his website https://askthedentist.com/. Check out his podcast Ask The Dentist. Get his book, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness at https://askthedentist.com/the-book. You can search for a Functional Dentist at https://askthedentist.com/directory/.


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Apr 15, 2021
#206: Are You a Chronic People-Pleaser? Do These 3 Things!
50:09

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to stop being a chronic people-pleaser. 


In this episode we dive into:


-10 signs you’re a people pleaser (3:48)

-Definition of people pleasing (7:51)

-Understanding the origins of people pleasing (8:15)

-How to break free from people pleasing (22:21)

-Why you have a difficult time saying no (23:50)

-Why you don’t admit when your feelings are hurt (30:55)

-Why you apologize way too often (33:24)

-How to get out of chronic people pleasing (41:38)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201708/10-signs-youre-people-pleaser


-https://hhs.uncg.edu/pcs/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2019/11/2017-Soderberg-Fry-Anthropological-Aspects-of-Ostracism-ch.17.pdf


-https://tim.blog/2019/06/11/jerry-colonna/


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Apr 13, 2021
Environmental Toxins Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Inflamed (Minisode #31)
27:06

It’s no secret that the environment we live in today is having a negative effect on our health. Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, yet very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health. 

 

From the polluted air we breathe, to the food additives we consume, untested skin products that we lather on, and vast chemical soups that bombard us daily, most people agree that our environment is making us sick.

In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Aly Cohen and Carey Gillam about the effects of environmental toxins on the brain and other organ systems; the health hazards of glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides; and practical strategies for keeping toxins out of our homes. 


Dr. Aly Cohen is a rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist, and environmental health expert. She is also the author of Integrative Environmental Medicine, and Non-Toxic: A Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World.


Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 25 years of experience. She currently works as a Research Director for the non-profit US Right to Know, and as a columnist for The Guardian. She is the author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, and her recently published book, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Aly Cohen here: https://lnk.to/DrAlyCohen/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Carey Gillam here: https://lnk.to/CareyGillam/

 

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Apr 12, 2021
#205: We Got it Wrong When it Comes to Weight Loss with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
1:23:59

Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on blame when it comes to being overweight. People are villainized for being lazy or unaware of the “right” way. But there is no one right way to lose weight, and when we take steps to improve our overall wellness, weight loss comes as an added bonus. 


Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about creating a customized weight loss plan and digging into the real reasons we struggle with weight (hint: it’s not a lack of willpower). 


Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants

to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month. Each of Dr. Chatterjee’s four books have been Sunday Times bestsellers including his latest, Feel Great, Lose Weight, which was just published in the US and Canada.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Getting off the blame game when it comes to weight loss (4:32) 

-Why what you eat might not be the most important thing when it comes to weight loss (24:14)

-Eating behavior and stress response (29:44)

-The connection between trauma and obesity (31:24)

-Why we continue to eat foods that we know are sabotaging our efforts, despite our best intentions (38:06) 

-The Freedom Exercise to overcome cravings (43:26) 

-Foods that are hijacking our ability to make good decisions (49:21)

-Why weight loss is not about willpower (52:51)

-How food is engineered to be addictive (55:51) 

-How sleep impacts our eating habits (1:00:33)


For more on Dr. Chatterjee you can follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee, on Facebook @drchatterjee, on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, on YouTube @drranganchatterjee, and through his website https://drchatterjee.com/. Check out his podcast, Feel Better, Life More. Get his book, Feel Great Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss at https://drchatterjee.com/feel-great-lose-weight/.


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Apr 08, 2021
How to Use Your Breath To Heal Your Body and Mind (Minisode #30)
23:23

It can be all too easy to take the body for granted, especially those functions that we don’t absolutely have to think about in order to survive. Breathing is one of those things, but it deserves more attention than most of us give it. 


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with James Nestor and Dr. Louis Ignarro about the forgotten power of breathing, why breath is the anchor for all systems in the body, and how we can tap into it to dramatically improve how we feel.


James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. 


Dr. Louis Ignarro is a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough discovery of nitric oxide, and how it positively impacts health and longevity. Nitric oxide is currently being utilized all over by hospitals and universities as possible treatment for COVID-19. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with James Nestor here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/JamesNestor/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Louis Ignarro here: 

https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrLouisIgnarro/

 

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Apr 05, 2021
#204: How to Get Your Energy Back TODAY with Dr. Amy Shah
1:58:17

Does it feel like your life is too busy, your days are too short, and you're feeling overworked, overstressed, and overtired? Chances are you’ve asked your doctor for help, only to be told that it’s because of your age, or your workload, or, worse, that it’s just “normal.” If so, you’re not alone. 


Women in particular are suffering from an epidemic of fatigue and burnout. So many women feel alone in their inability to manage all of their personal and professional demands. Many assume their fatigue is just a normal and inevitable part of life, but it’s not normal at all. 


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru speaks with Dr. Amy Shah, a double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in allergy, immunology, hormones, and gut health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's School of Nutrition and went on to complete her MD, residency and fellowship training at Einstein, Harvard, and Columbia University hospitals. She's been named in the Top Doc list 2016, '17,'18, '19 and '20 by Phoenix Magazine and featured on National TV and magazines such as Elle, People, Shape, and Allure. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, loves being active and is married with two children. Her first book, I'm So Effing Tired was just released.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-The car accident that changed Dr. Shah’s life (8:40)

-The army inside our body and the role nutrition plays when it comes to burnout (18:59) 

-Fasting with our circadian rhythm (28:42) 

-The importance of getting sunlight first thing in the morning (33:03) 

-The most important change Dr. Shah made in her diet (35:31)

-The 4S’s for creating healthy meals (43:11) 

-How to optimize our biological rhythms (54:48) 

-How to create a morning and evening routine to sync with our circadian rhythm (1:02:30) 

-Setting boundaries and not feeling guilty about it (1:16:19)

-Why fasting is different for women and the right way to do it (1:27:18)


For more on Dr. Shah you can follow her on Instagram @FastingMD, on Facebook @AmyShahMD, on Twitter @AmyShahMD, and through her website https://amymdwellness.com/. Get her book, I'm So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life at http://imsoeffingtired.com/.

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Apr 01, 2021
#203: My Step-by-Step Sleep Protocol
46:21

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


Quality sleep is essential for human health, yet 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. report getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night necessary for optimal health and well-being.


Sleep is regulated by our circadian rhythm, or “biological clock,” that synchronizes with our surrounding environment. Today’s fast-paced world has disrupted the circadian rhythm of millions resulting in poor immune health, increased risk for type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, and so much more.


On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares his personal step-by-step sleep protocol that has helped him transform his sleep. 


In this episode we dive into:


-Mindset and setting an intention for sleep before your day even begins (6:02)

-Getting sunlight early in the morning (7:08)

-The biggest disruptors when it comes to getting quality sleep (9:38)

-Creating an evening routine and wind down ritual (26:19)

-Supplements to support sleep (31:23)

-Splurge items for sleep (42:10) 


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Dr. Mark Hyman’s Sleep Masterclass - https://courses.drhyman.com/sleep-course-own


-Oura Ring - https://ouraring.com/


-Broken Brain Podcast Episode #194: Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? With Dr. Kristen Allott  https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/02/18/bb-ep194/


-BiOptimizer’s Magnesium - www.bioptimizers.com/brain (use the code BRAIN10 to receive 10% off)


-Herbatonin Plant-based Melatonin - https://symphonynaturalhealth.com/products/herbatonin-0-3mg


-The Five Minute Journal - https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal


-The chiliPAD Sleep System  - https://www.chilisleep.com/products/chilipad-sleep-system


-Letsfit White Noise Machine  - https://www.amazon.com/Letsfit-Machine-Sleeping-Fidelity-Soundtracks/dp/B07WHY5DBT


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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Mar 31, 2021
The Keys to Aging Well and Maybe Even Backwards (Minisode #29)
23:47

When it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do that?


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Frank Lipman and Dave Asprey about aging and how to achieve the type of longevity we’re all after. 


Dave Asprey is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking,” has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 


Dr. Frank Lipman is a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine, or what he calls “good medicine.” Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the bestselling author of six books—How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal—and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DaveAsprey/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Frank Lipman here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrFrankLipman/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Mar 29, 2021
#202: Setting Boundaries for Better Brain and Emotional Health with Dr. Nicole LePera
1:32:51

At one point or another, most of us have felt broken. We may feel like there is just something inherently wrong with us, that being different is bad, or that we’re not understood or fully seen by our families. 


Though it may be hard to believe, we’re not broken, wrong, or bad. We’re us! And this is part of being human. These thoughts and feelings stem from so many places, especially childhood experiences and family dynamics. 


Today on The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Nicole LePera to explore what it means to cultivate self-compassion, access consciousness, and define boundaries so we can feel safe in our own emotions. 


Dr. LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. She also studied at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands. Her first book, How to Do the Work, was just released.


In this episode, we dive into: 


-Dr. LePera’s personal experience with anxiety and childhood trauma (6:15) 

-Dr. LePera’s "dark night of the soul moment” (10:24) 

-How holistic psychology is different from traditional psychology (13:23)

-How a lack of recognition of our past can create dysregulation (16:37)

-Why our past has a strong grip on us (18:10) 

-Understanding that physical and psychological symptoms are messages, not lifelong diagnoses that can only be managed (19:26) 

-The importance of cultivating self-compassion for ourselves (27:31)

-What consciousness means and how to access it (30:16) 

-How to heal your inner child through reparenting (42:53) 

-How to set boundaries (47:37) 


For more on Dr. LePera you can follow her on Instagram @The.Holistic.Psychologist, on Facebook @The.Holistic.Psychologist, on YouTube @TheHolisticPsychologist, and through her website https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/. Get her book, How to Do The Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Health From Your Past, and Create Your Self at https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/book/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The SelfHealers Circle - https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/waitlist/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Mar 25, 2021
Better Health, One Bite at a Time (Minisode #28)
24:17

What you choose to put on your plate is one of the most important health interventions you can make. Food not only affects our likelihood of disease, but it can lengthen our lives, change our mood, and even affect the expression of our DNA. By approaching disease with a holistic perspective, of which food is a vital part, we can tackle the root causes of disease and truly live well.


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dale Pinnock, Josh Gitalis, and Dr. Rupy Aujla about why eating healthy can be so confusing, how to separate studies from fact and fiction, and practical tips for eating your way to better health. 


Dale Pinnock is a celebrity nutritionist and chef. He has an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, a Postgraduate Degree in Nutritional Medicine, and a lifetime in the kitchen. He is the bestselling author of 14 books, a regular face on UK Television, and he co-hosts the hit show, Eat Shop Save on ITV.

 

Josh Gitalis is a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, and runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. He is a recognized expert in integrative healthcare, merging the best of Functional Medicine and integrative therapeutics. As a leader in his field, Josh has taught Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and runs the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. He is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

 

Dr. Rupy Aujla is an NHS medical doctor and founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen, a project to inspire patients about the beauty of food and medicinal effects of eating well. Dr. Rupy is the founder of Culinary Medicine, a nonprofit organization which aims to teach doctors and medical students the foundations of nutrition, as well as teaching them how to cook. He is also the author of two bestselling cookbooks The Doctor’s Kitchen and his latest book, Eat to Beat Illness.

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dale Pinnock here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DalePinnock/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Josh Gitalis here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/JoshGitalis/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Rupy Aujla here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrRupyAujla2/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Mar 22, 2021
#201: Top Nutrients for a Better Brain with Dr. Drew Ramsey
1:19:50

Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than fifty-eight million people in the United States alone. Many rely on therapy and medications to alleviate symptoms but often this is not enough. The latest scientific advances in neuroscience and nutrition, along with our understanding of the mind-gut connection, have proven that how and what we eat greatly affects how we feel physically, cognitively, and emotionally. 


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. He is the author of three books, most recently the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana. 

 

Dhru and Dr. Ramsey dive into the twelve most important nutrients for brain health and some of the most insightful studies to back them up. We often hear about omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D for mood imbalances, so you may be surprised to learn that iron, zinc, choline, and vitamin A are a few others that are crucial. Dr. Ramsey explains the mechanisms behind these essential nutrients and which foods we can find them in. 


In this episode, we dive into:


-Dr. Ramsey’s struggle with anxiety and depression (2:29)

-Why iron is important for brain health (13:51) 

-The importance of omega-3 fats for brain health and tips for incorporating more seafood into your diet (18:07) 

-Antidepressant Food Scale (AFS) (25:21)

-The top food categories to beat depression and anxiety (29:15)

-Kale controversy (35:22)

-The importance of having variety in your diet (43:54)

-The connection between metabolic health and mental health (48:39)

-The benefits of choline and vitamin A for brain health (51:05) 

-How COVID has exacerbated the climbing rates of anxiety and depression (58:50)

 

For more on Dr. Ramsey you can follow him on Instagram @drewramseymd, on Facebook @drewramseymd, on Twitter @drewramseymd, and through his website drewramseymd.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks at https://drewramseymd.com/books-publications/eat-to-beat-depression-and-anxiety.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Broken Brain Podcast Episode #28: Mood Altering Power of Food and Farming with Dr. Drew Ramsey - https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/11/08/bb-ep28/


-Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans? By Anahad O’Connor - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/well/eat/is-there-an-optimal-diet-for-humans.html


-Cross-national comparisons of seafood consumption and rates of bipolar disorders - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14638594/


-Mediterranean diet and depression - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17378948/


-Eat to Beat Depression book illustrations by Katrin Wietek - https://www.instagram.com/katrin.kristin/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Mar 18, 2021
#200: 5 Bogus Reasons We Hide Our Talents & Gifts from The World
38:45

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit shares 5 reasons why we hide our talents and gifts from the world:


1) We feel like we’re not ready yet


2) We think we have nothing original to say


3) We’re worried about criticism


4) We just plain old think we’re not good enough


5) We’re afraid of our excellence


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Mar 17, 2021
Healing Traumatic Brain Injuries (Minisode #27)
26:52

1.7 million people suffer some type of traumatic brain injury each year in the US—from a mild concussion, to a coma, to death. It is also estimated that 5.3 million Americans suffer from a long-term disability from a traumatic brain injury.


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with JJ Virgin and Dr. Titus Chius about the complexity of brain injuries, how to know if you’ve had a traumatic brain injury, and specific therapies that can be helpful in healing the brain. 

 

JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. She is a prominent TV and media personality and 4x New York Times bestselling author. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows mothers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons she learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

 

Dr. Titus Chiu is a a #1 bestselling author, award-winning international speaker, and leader in the field of functional neurology. Dr. Chiu helps people struggling with post-concussion syndrome and other chronic neurological conditions get their brains and their lives back. 

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with JJ Virgin here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/JJVirgin/

 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Titus Chiu here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrTitusChiu/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.

 

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Mar 15, 2021
#199: Can Awareness Help Us Unwind Anxiety? with Dr. Judson Brewer
1:16:32

Anxiety might mean different things to different people, but one commonality is the literal feeling of being wound up and tangled. 


The brain is always looking for information to try to predict the future, in order to keep us safe. While this may have been helpful when we were trying not to starve and dodging large predators, in modern times it can cause us to spiral into anxiety and worry.


Today on The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Judson Brewer about the patterns involved with anxious thinking, how they also relate to addiction, and mindfulness exercises that can help us break free.


Dr. Brewer is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, and Medical School at Brown University.  His 2016 TED talk, "A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit," has been viewed over 16 million times. He has trained Olympic athletes and coaches, government ministers and business leaders. His first book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits, was published in over 16 languages.


In this episode, Dr. Brewer explains how positive and negative reinforcements shape our behavior and why humans evolved this way. Anxiety and addiction are both heavily dictated by this push and pull of behavior—Dr. Brewer tells us why embracing the feelings we often want to run away from and bringing greater awareness to our habits is the first step towards changing them. 


In this episode, we dive into:


-How anxiety gets wound-up (1:44)

-Dr. Brewer’s experience with anxiety and panic attacks (10:44) 

-How panic attacks can turn into panic disorders (13:52) 

-The connection between anxiety and addiction (18:03)

-Mindfulness training for smoking cessation (25:01)

-Why awareness is the first step in overcoming anxiety (32:35)

-The connection between blood sugar imbalance and anxiety (40:32) 

-The global pandemic and anxiety (46:04)

-Mind-mapping exercise for unwinding anxiety (49:17) 

-How to use the Unwind Anxiety app (58:32)


For more on Dr. Brewer you can follow him on Instagram @Dr.Jud, on Facebook @MindSciencesInc, on Twitter @JudBrewer, on YouTube @DrJud, and through his website https://drjud.com/. Get his book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind at https://drjud.com/book/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Unwinding Anxiety App by Dr. Judson Brewer - https://www.unwindinganxiety.com/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.


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Mar 11, 2021
How to Supercharge Your Brain Health (Minisode #26)
23:55

The decisions we make each and every day, like what we eat, how much sleep we get, and how often we move are all steps that can dramatically shift the health of our brain for the better. 


In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Max Lugavere, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Dr. David Perlmutter about taking an empowered approach to supporting the brain, starting with food first. 


Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More. His first three books have all been #1 Sunday Times bestsellers and his latest book, Feel Better in 5, shows people how to transform their health in just 5 minutes. Dr. Chatterjee regularly appears on BBC News and Television and has been featured in numerous international publications including The New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian, and Vogue, and his TED talk, How To Make Disease Disappear, has been viewed almost 3 million times.


Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, andThe Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Max Lugavere here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/MaxLugavere1/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee here: 

https://broken-brain.lnk.to/RanganChatterjee/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter here: 

https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter/


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Mar 08, 2021
#198: What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond with Dr. Bruce Greyson
1:13:21

We often think the mind is a creation of the brain, or that the mind and the brain are one and the same. But when the brain is offline for a number of reasons, like illness or injury, the mind can sometimes still be very active.


Today on The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Bruce Greyson about this phenomenon in the context of near-death experiences or NDEs. We have to remember that even just 20 years ago new scientific ideas were emerging that people thought were crazy. People are always skeptical of things they haven’t been taught. Now, the study of near-death experiences is pushing the boundaries of modern research. 


Dr. Greyson is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India. His book, AFTER, is the culmination of almost half a century of scientific research.


Dr. Greyson’s interest in near-death experiences began just a few months after graduating from medical school, when he treated an unconscious patient in the emergency room who stunned him the next morning with an account of leaving her body. That event challenged his beliefs about the mind and the brain, and ultimately led him on a journey to study near-death experiences scientifically, leading to more than a hundred publications in medical journals. 


In this episode, Dr. Greyson shares some of the most dramatic first-person accounts of near-death experiences from his book After. Dhru and Dr. Greyson discuss how NDEs reveal a lot about dying and what might come after, but they also reveal just as much about life and living, about the value of compassion and our interconnectedness with one another, and about what makes a life meaningful and fulfilling. They also talk about how NDEs can help to transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture—into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. 


In this episode, we dive into:


-Dr. Greyson’s first experience with a patient who had a near-death experience (4:32)

-A near-death experience story from Dr. Greyson’s book (15:51) 

-What near-death experiences tell us about the mind-body connection (19:37) 

-The parallels between psychedelic experiences and near-death experiences (29:06) 

-The misconceptions around near-death experiences (34:58) 

-How near-death experiences reduce the fear of death (39:08) 

-How to get the benefits of a near-death experience without actually having one (41:54)

-The history of near-death experiences (46:51) 

-Reincarnation beliefs among near-death experiencers (49:22)

-How near-death experiences change people’s lives (1:01:45) 


For more on Dr. Greyson you can follow him on Instagram @BruceGreysonMD, on Facebook @BruceGreysonMD, on Twitter @BruceGreyson, and through his website https://www.brucegreyson.com. Get his book, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond at https://www.brucegreyson.com/after-a-doctor-explores-what-near-death-experiences-reveal-about-life-and-beyond/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed "Near-Death Experiences" by Raymond Moody - https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Bestselling-Investigation-Experiences/dp/006242890X


-International Association for Near-Death Studies - https://www.iands.org/


-Why Dying Can Bring You Back to Life -  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-9275623/Psychiatrist-studies-near-death-accounts-says-make-happier.html


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Mar 04, 2021
#197: 5 Signs You Are Living A Life That Others Expect Of You
35:40

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks about 5 signs you are living a life that others expect of you, instead of a life true to you. 


1) You constantly worry about letting others down


2) It’s extremely hard for you to speak up about what you want and don’t want


3) You feel guilty pursuing your dreams


4) The critical inner voice in your head prevents you from even starting

 

5) You please others to avoid short-term pain but underestimate the pain of living a life of regret

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying: A Life Transformed by The Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware - https://bronnieware.com/regrets-of-the-dying/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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Mar 03, 2021
Treating Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety with Psychedelics (Minisode #25)
13:38

We’re all just trying to figure out what this world and this life are all about, and do our best at living well. At least I know I am!


But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little help when it comes to recovering from traumas, treating anxiety and depression, understanding spirituality on a new level, successfully overcoming addiction, and even reducing our fear of death?


Well, research and clinical trials in the field of psychedelics is showing that we can. 


Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction. By the mid-60s, research into psychedelics was shut down for decades. After the blackout ended, the doctor we have on the podcast today was among the first to initiate a new series of studies on psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in “magic” mushrooms.


On today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Roland Griffiths, a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Griffiths’ principle research focus in both clinical and preclinical laboratories has been on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs. 


His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, and he is the author of over 360 journal articles and book chapters. In 1999 he initiated a research program at Johns Hopkins investigating the effects of the classic hallucinogen psilocybin that includes studies of psilocybin-occasioned mystical-type experiences in healthy volunteers, psilocybin-facilitated treatment of psychological distress in cancer patients, psilocybin-facilitated treatment of cigarette smoking cessation, and psilocybin effects in long-term meditators.


In this episode, we discuss the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin for the treatment of addiction, and how a single dose of psilocybin substantially diminished depression and anxiety in cancer patients. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Roland Griffiths here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrRolandGriffiths/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Mar 01, 2021
#196: A Deep Dive on Food, Love, and Community with Dr. Mark Hyman
1:15:58

We can eat really well, get great sleep, and workout several times a week in an effort to feel our best. These steps are all clearly important, but they don’t mean anything if we’re missing love and connection. 


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to my good friend and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy, and he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and I talk about the power of love, community and friendship as a key ingredient for overall health. Dr. Hyman’s new book, The Pegan Diet just hit shelves yesterday, and we talk about where the concept of Pegan came from and why this way of eating is sure to help everyone create a healthier body and planet. We discuss how to combat emotional eating, precision nutrition, and how to eat like a regenetarian. We also talk about COVID-19 and why food is such an essential piece of staying resilient. Dr. Hyman shares his thoughts on the vaccine, and some of the other most common questions and concerns around the virus. 


In this episode, we dive into: 


-The most potent form of medicine besides food (1:47) 

-The power of love, community, and friendship on overall health (3:59) 

-Techniques and tools to change your emotional state (9:16) 

-How to become resilient in terms of food and your biology (12:29) 

-The real truth about dairy (15:32) 

-Where the term Pegan diet came from (23:15) 

-How to leverage personalized nutrition for your health (28:05)

-The power of polyphenols (41:04)

-The importance of diversity in your diet (45:01)

-How to eat like a regenetarian (48:14) 

-The COVID-19 dilemma America is facing (52:52)

-How do we make America more immune resilient (1:04:59) 


For more on Dr. Hyman you can follow him on Instagram @DrMarkHyman, on Facebook @DrMarkHyman, on Twitter @DrMarkHyman, on YouTube @DrMarkHyman, and through his website https://drhyman.com. Get his book, The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World at https://pegandiet.com/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat - https://bigboldhealth.com/htb-rejuvenate/


-The Doctor’s Farmacy Episode 131: Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong with Dr. David Ludwig - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


-Milk and Health by Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Walter Willett - https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1903547


-Kiss The Ground Documentary - https://kisstheground.com/


-A Functional Medicine  Approach to COVID-19 - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/

 

For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Feb 25, 2021
#195: 5 Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking with Dr. Caroline Leaf
1:38:01

Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety—our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. While we can’t control the events and circumstances of life, we can learn to control our reactions, which help us deal with and manage the many challenges we face and will face in our life. So, how exactly do we do that?


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a master’s and PhD in Communication Pathology, and a BSc in Logopedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace through her theory called the Geodesic Information Processing Theory of how we think, build memory, and learn. Dr. Leaf’s podcast, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess, YouTube videos, and TV appearances have reached millions globally. She has been featured on Elle, TED, Bustle, Medium, Huffington Post, The O Magazine, Thrive Global, Something You Should Know, Getting Curious, and many other TV, radio, podcast, and print outlets.

 

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Leaf talk about her five-step mind-management process, called Neurocycle, and how it helps to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. They discuss how to apply mind-management to unwire toxic habits and trauma. They  also talk about how the way we manage our mind and our emotional state impacts our telomeres. 

 

In this episode, we dive into:  


-The power of vulnerability and authenticity (5:58)

-Dr. Leaf’s family member’s suicide attempt (8:28) 

-The 5-step Neurocycle mind-management system (12:02)

-How to put boundaries around your true intentions (14:41)

-How to cultivate awareness (16:05)

-The main driving source of our longevity (29:06) 

-The reconceptualization process (48:33) 

-How to use the 5-step Neurocycle process during a disagreement (52:42) 

-The 10-second pause exercise (58:18) 

-Brain building and why it matters for our mental health (1:18:34) 

-Dr. Leaf’s eating disorder and her recovery process (1:21:58)


For more on Dr. Caroline you can follow her on Instagram @DrCarolineLeaf, Facebook @DrLeaf, on Twitter @DrCarolineLeaf, on YouTube @DrCarolineLeaf, and through her website https://drleaf.com/. Get her book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking at https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Cleaning Up The Mental  Mess Podcast - http://podcast.drleaf.com/

 

-Switch App - https://theswitch.app/

 

-Free Neurocycle Workshop, February 27th from 12 - 1:30pm EST - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neurocycle-workshop-with-dr-caroline-leaf-tickets-137609456589


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.


How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world. 


What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dhru and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brainpower.  


It contains some of my most favorite brain-boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.



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Feb 22, 2021
#194: Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? with Dr. Kristen Allott
1:26:03

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the US, with approximately 42 million people affected. Next to depression, anxiety is one of the leading sources of unhappiness, life dissatisfaction, and human suffering. 

 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Kristen Allott, a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders. Dr. Allott is passionate about achievable results. With more than a decade of clinical experience, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health, fatigue, and sugar cravings. 

 

Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) in Washington State to develop the Protein for All Project to optimize brain function in the high stakes environment of Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington. She is also the co-author of the book Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods.

 

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Allott talk about the spectrum of anxiety, how diet can cause anxiety and panic attacks, and how managing blood glucose and nutrition are powerful tools for feeling better. Dr. Allott shares what she’s seen in her clinical practice helping those with anxiety and panic attacks. Her nutritional advice may sound counterintuitive. She and Dhru discuss why it’s important to stay open to different options, especially if trying all the “right” things hasn’t been working for you. Sometimes forgetting the rules is the best thing we can do for ourselves. 

 

In this episode, we dive into:  


-What exactly is anxiety? (2:56)

-How what and when we eat impacts the brain and can cause issues like anxiety (8:52) 

-The evolutionary drivers of anxiety (12:37) 

-Modern day factors that are hacking our brains and making it difficult to function in our day-to-day lives (15:09) 

-Why the food we eat is such an important factor when it comes to how we experience anxiety (23:02)

-Anxiety and sleep (36:51) 

-How eating protein before bed may help with anxiety and PTSD nightmares (42:12) 

-How intermittent fasting affects our decision making (53:14) 

-How much protein we should we be eating (1:01:36) 

-What you can do if you sense a panic attack coming on (1:07:26)


For more on Dr. Kristen Allott you can follow her on Instagram @ProteinForAll, on Facebook @ProteinForAll, on Twitter @ProteinForAll, on YouTube @ProteinForAll, and through her website https://www.kristenallott.com/. Get her book, Fuel Your  Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods at https://www.kristenallott.com/fuelyourbrain.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-https://www.proteinforall.org/

 

-Dr. Kristen Allot’s Newsletter - https://www.kristenallott.com/subscribe

 

-How to work with Dr. Allot if you are in the State of Washington - https://www.kristenallott.com/clinical-2020

 

-Levels Health - https://www.levelshealth.com/

 

-Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296

 

-Lunchtime Leniency: Judges’ Rulings Are Harsher When They Are Hungrier - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunchtime-leniency/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Feb 18, 2021
Is Processed Food Making People Angry? (Minisode #24)
24:59

When it comes down to what we’re made of, it’s all about food. What we eat provides the building blocks that make up the entire body, which means, unfortunately, most of us are made out of junk. Our poor food choices gravely impact our brain health resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, illness prone, and overweight than ever before. 


On today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter and Shawn Stevenson about how our health, our relationships, and even our thinking have been damaged by our Western diet. They discuss how our lifestyle and diet impacts our brain function and our ability to make good choices, as well as our ability to resolve conflicts, and even our proclivity to aggressive behavior. 

Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, andThe Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. 


Dr. Austin Permutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic focus is in understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. Austin, along with David Perlmutter, M.D., is the co-author of the book, Brain Wash


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DavidAustinPerlmutter/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson3/


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Feb 15, 2021
#193: Why Inner Work is THE Missing Link to Your Health with Dr. Mary Pardee
1:22:05

As people interested in health, we often tackle every major concern or follow every wellness trend—diet, exercise, gut health, oral health, and the list goes on—before we realize how important inner mental and emotional work is as well. 


When we’re willing to get quiet with ourselves and go deeper, that work pays off for not just our mindset, but every other area of our health, too. Spending more time at home throughout this pandemic has certainly provided the opportunity to do that work. Today on The Broken Brain Podcast Dhru talks with his good friend Dr. Mary Pardee about her experience looking inward and embracing self-care that is more than just physical. 


Dr. Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients from the comfort of their homes. For those who cannot work one-on-one with a modrn med practitioner, Dr. Mary also created a gut-health course that dives into the most common gut-related complaints and natural solutions to start healing. 


In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Mary talk about the increased social isolation many people are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s impacting our overall health. They discuss how doing inner work might seem like a purely mental or emotional exercise, but it can actually impact so much more. Dr. Mary talks about the way our spiritual health and fulfillment can affect the immune system and alter our resilience against things like mold, stress, and other insults. They also talk about how Dr. Mary is counseling her patients through their decisions around the COVID-19 vaccines. As a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Mary is adamant about looking at each individual’s unique story and she shares what considerations she and her patients take into account with the conversation around vaccines. Lastly, they take a deep dive into gut health, another passion of Dr. Mary’s—she and Dhru talk about the gut-brain connection, mindful eating and the importance of chewing our food properly, the benefits of walking after meals, and the importance of getting enough fiber in our diet. 


In this episode, we dive into:  


-How the COVID-19 lockdowns are impacting mental health (2:32) 

-How our early childhood experiences shape who we become as adults (6:39) 

-People pleasing and setting boundaries (13:51)

-Dr. Mary’s personal experience in overcoming an eating disorder (15:14) 

-The power of doing inner work (21:23)

-Weighing the pros and cons of the COVID-19 vaccine (22:19)

-At-home antigen testing (33:34)

-The first place you should start if you have gut issues (50:06)

-Why the tradition of walking after meals has multiple benefits (58:40)

-The benefits of an elimination diet (1:05:07)

-Why you shouldn’t be on a restrictive diet for too long (1:07:47)

-How much fiber we should be consuming on a daily basis (1:09:58) 

-What Dr. Mary incorporates into her diet to make sure she is getting adequate fiber (1:14:03)


For more on Dr. Mary Pardee you can follow her on Instagram @Dr.MaryPardee, on Facebook @ModrnMed, and through her website https://www.modrnmed.com/


Also mentioned in this episode:


-Are You Truly Healthy? A Deep Dive into Your Health and Labs with Dr. Mary Pardee - Broken Brain Podcast Ep. 105 - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/23/bb-ep105/


-Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine - https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Tiger-Healing-Peter-Levine/dp/155643233X


-Dr. Gabor Maté - https://drgabormate.com/


-The Landmark Forum - https://www.landmarkworldwide.com/


-https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/covid-19-severity-calculator/


-Op-Ed: Why Did Fauci Move the Herd Immunity Goal Posts? - https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/vinay-prasad/90445


-Rapid Test - https://www.rapidtests.org/


-Michael Mina - https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/people/michael-mina/


-Peter Doshi -  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/opinion/coronavirus-vaccine-distribution.html


-Gut Health Course -   https://www.onecommune.com/gut-health-with-dr-mary-pardee?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onecommune.com%2Fa%2F38512%2FE6CBzNLt


-Foods to avoid on a gut-health elimination diet - https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ9DtAms165/


-Mold Webinar - Could Mold be Causing Your Symptoms? Dr. Mary and The Mold Guys - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9V6q1AQR4SqCrPC75_EWw


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Feb 11, 2021
Can Dogs Be a Prescription for Better Health? (Minisode #23)
21:25

We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? Dogs teach us so many important life lessons. They teach us about gratitude, love and compassion, being present, and so much more. When humans bring a dog into their lives, they are most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is that they are getting a teacher as well. 


On today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with his good friend Tamar Geller about her philosophy of dog training, which is about improving the relationship between you and your dog, so your dog is not obedient to you; your dog is devoted to you. Tamar also explains the makeup of dogs’ brains and the core needs that dogs and humans share, as well as how dogs give us the most insight into how we actually show up in all of our relationships.


Tamar Geller is a celebrity dog trainer, a New York Times bestselling author, and as Oprah says “A Life Coach for dogs and their people.” Tamar has revolutionized the way dog training is done. The Loved Dog method that Tamar created over 30 years ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an Intelligence Officer with the Israeli Elite Special Forces, from the respect she gained for the wisdom of nature while observing wolves in the wild, and her devotion to personal growth.


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Tamar Geller here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/TamarGeller/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.


How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world. 


What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dhru and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brainpower.  


It contains some of my most favorite brain-boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.



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Feb 08, 2021
#192: Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté
1:09:55

It’s part of the human condition to run away from pain. Most of us have habits that we acquired as a way to cope with painful childhood experiences or traumas, which unfortunately don’t serve us as adults. These habits can manifest as addiction in a wide variety of forms, from substance abuse to overworking. 


If you feel a sense of deep guilt, without recognizing the source of it, you’re not alone. As children we pick up the energy around us, start to think things are our fault, and we don’t know how to drop that feeling as we grow up. This has a very heavy impact on our emotional, mental, and physical health. 


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Gabor Maté, a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Gabor is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. 

 

His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection; Scattered: How ADD Originates and What You Can Do About It; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

 

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Maté talk about detangling our traumatic life experiences to live more aware lives. Dr. Maté and Dhru each open up about their own experiences with addictive tendencies and how those patterns were based out of a deep compensation and survival mechanisms that all of us can relate to. They also talk about what is happening in the addicts brain and how to unravel awareness to promote healing. In his famously insightful way, Dr. Maté discusses the true meaning of recovery and how we can all work through trauma to find our truest selves. 

 

In this episode, we dive into:  


-The pain-body concept (4:06)

-Dr. Maté’s definition of addiction (9:57)

-How a painful experience or trauma is at the center of all addictions (15:03) 

-Dr. Maté’s childhood trauma and how it led to his own addictive behaviors (22:01)

-Understanding the difference between responsibility and blame, and why “it’s not all our parents’ fault” (30:29)

-What is happening physiologically in the brains of addicted people (39:36) 

-The key to healing painful experiences (46:37) 

-What does it mean to recover (47:56)

-How to approach the healing of behavior addictions fostered by our culture (51:11)

-Dr. Maté’s non-negotiable self-care practice (1:00:03)


For more on Dr. Gabor Mate you can follow him on Facebook @DrGaborMate, on Twitter @DrGaborMate, on YouTube @DrGaborMate, and through his website https://drgabormate.com/


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life by Dr. Jeffrey Rediger - https://www.amazon.com/Cured-Life-Changing-Science-Spontaneous-Healing/dp/1250193192


-It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1101980389/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tpbk_p1_i0


-The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller - https://www.amazon.com/Drama-Gifted-Child-Search-Revised/dp/0465016901


-Dr. Gabor Maté Interview | The Tim Ferriss Show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9B5mYfBPlY


-How Our Childhood Shapes Every Aspect of Our Health with Dr. Gabor Maté | Feel Better Live More Podcast with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - https://drchatterjee.com/how-our-childhood-shapes-every-aspect-of-our-health-with-dr-gabor-mate/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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Feb 04, 2021
#191: How to Avoid Being Mentally Lazy and Demonizing the "Other"
35:59

Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to avoid being mentally lazy and demonizing others. 


In this episode, Dhru shares three big ideas on how to step into radical understanding:

(1) Jump to understanding

(2) Question before adoption

(3) Check and own your bias


Also mentioned in this episode:

-The Game: Win Your Life in 90 Days by Sarano Kelley - https://www.amazon.com/Game-Win-Your-Life-Days/dp/1588720047


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. 


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Feb 03, 2021
Sugar Is Making Us Fat, Tired, and Sick (Minisode #22)
29:12

Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn food and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That’s because our metabolism is actually our body’s ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it’s not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. 

 

Dhru’s guests on today’s mini-episode, Dr. Benjamin Bikman and Dr. Casey Means, talk to us about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, and what makes us insulin resistant in the first place. They discuss how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it’s wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health.


Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of the newly released book, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. 


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. 


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Benjamin Bikman here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman/


Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: 

https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrCaseyMeans/


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.


How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world. 


What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dhru and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brainpower.  


It contains some of my most favorite brain-boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.



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Feb 01, 2021