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The Broken Brain podcast will help you take your brain health to the next level and teach you how to live your best life! Listen as host and serial entrepreneur Dhru Purohit interviews the top experts in the field of neuroplasticity, epigenetics, biohacking, mindfulness and functional medicine.

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Do you know the most important nutrient you need for healthy teeth and a healthy body? When you hear ‘nutrient’, you probably don’t consider oxygen, however, oxygen is by far our body’s most precious commodity—you simply can’t live without it. Yet, many of us do live without enough of it, and that’s due to our breathing habits and whether we breathe through our nose or mouth. In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Steven Lin and Dr. Mark Burhenne about how mouth breathing reduces the quality of our sleep, disrupts the balance of our oral microbiome, and makes you more prone to tooth decay. They discuss sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and how it impacts our brain health. They also talk about the benefits of mouth taping for improved sleep and overall health. Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the best-selling book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems, and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children. Dr. Lin’s work has reached millions of viewers worldwide being published in Esquire Magazine, Women’s Health, The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a regular contributor and expert at MindBodyGreen and VeryWell.Dr. Mark Burhenne has been practicing dentistry in the greater San Francisco area for over 30 years. Dr. Burhenne is passionate about helping people understand the connection between oral and overall health. He is a TEDx speaker, and the author of the best-selling book, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. His advice regularly appears on media outlets like CNN, CBS, Yahoo! Health, The Huffington Post, Prevention, The Washington Post, and Men’s Health. He received his degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Dental Board of California. Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Lin here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrStevenLin/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark Burhenne here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrMarkBurhenne/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/.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 Dr. Mark Hyman and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brain power.  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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Did you know that colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States? While traditionally a disease of older adults, it has crept into younger and younger age groups. There are also racial and ethnic groups that see its devastating consequences at a higher rate. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Elizabeth Boham, 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. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. 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. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Boham talk about why we are seeing an increase in colon cancer incidence and mortality in young people. They discuss the risk factors and the importance of screening and early detection. They also talk about how to create a terrain in the body where cancer is less likely to grow through specific diet and lifestyle modifications. In this episode, we dive into:  -Dr. Boham’s personal journey with breast cancer (4:46) -What causes colon cancer (11:22) -Why we are seeing higher rates of colon cancer in younger people (12:42) -Racial disparities in the risk of colon cancer (17:51)-Testing and screening for colon cancer (19:53) -How to create an environment in the body where cancer is less likely to grow (25:59)-The important role physical activity plays in cancer prevention (29:20)-The connection between gut health and colon cancer (31:27) -Foods that support our microbiome and can lower our risk for colon cancer (40:28) -The connection between red meat and colon cancer (50:28)-The fear of cancer and how to look at it in a different way (59:15)-Where to learn more about Dr. Boham (1:02:17)For more on Dr. Boham you can follow her on Instagram @ElizabethBohamMD, on Facebook @ElizabethBohamMD, on Twitter @DrBoham, and through her websites http://www.drboham.com/ and https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer DVD - http://www.drboham.com/order. Use code: breast30wellness to receive 30% off.-Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests - https://nyti.ms/2FFPxIr-The Journal of Physiology: Acute High Intensity Interval Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Cell Growth - https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1113/JP277648For 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/.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 Dr. Mark Hyman and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brain power.  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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about 5 common reasons why we say, “I don’t know what I want,” and strategies to get around them.(1) We haven’t taken the time to slow down, cut out the distractions, and ask ourself 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 ourself.(5) Sometimes we are rushing an answer in an area of life that just takes time.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. Here is the instagram post that inspired today’s episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFDwzSyl8HU/.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nutrition experts have long debated whether there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. Studies show that modern hunter-gatherer groups across the globe generally have phenomenal heart and metabolic health, yet they eat a variety of diets, and tend to avoid the chronic diseases that kill most Americans. In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Anahad O’Connor and Chris Kresser about modern hunter-gatherer societies and why they tend to avoid chronic diseases, why one specific diet is not right for everyone, and how to personalize your diet to fit your lifestyle, genetic blueprint, and specific health conditions. Anahad O’Connor is a bestselling author and reporter for The New York Times. Anahad covers nutrition, medicine and chronic disease. He has published a number of groundbreaking investigative stories for the Times, including a series in 2015 that exposed Coca-Cola’s funding of scientific research that sought to downplay the role of sugar-sweetened beverages in the obesity epidemic. In 2018 he and his colleagues won an award from the Association of HealthCare Journalists for “Planet Fat,” a series that examined the food industry’s role in the spread of global obesity. Anahad is a frequent guest on national news programs, such as PBS NewsHour, Good Morning America, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and the author of four books. Anahad is a graduate of Yale University, and lives in San Francisco with his wife, a women’s rights attorney, and their son. Chris Kresser is the CEO of Kresser Institute for Functional & Evolutionary Medicine, the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world. He recently launched Kresser Institute, an organization dedicated to reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease by training healthcare practitioners in functional and evolutionary medicine. Chris lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Anahad O’Connor here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/AnahadOconnor/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/ChrisKresser/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I know many of you can relate to the challenges in parenting. Sometimes our emotions take over, our own past experiences drive big reactions, or we just can’t get through to our kids the way we want. One thing that we forget to stop and think about, though, is that children’s brains aren’t fully developed. When we say, “You should know better!” they physiologically can’t meet us at the same level we’re expecting. I find that fascinating and really powerful when it comes to communicating effectively with kids. That’s why I’m so excited to share this week’s episode of The Broken Brain Podcast with you, where Dhru does a deep-dive into a new approach to parenting with Child and Family Therapist Jennifer Kolari. Jennifer is 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 was the Parenting expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris show for eight seasons and has appeared frequently on Canada AM and Breakfast Television. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and U.S. magazines, such as Today’s Parent, Redbook, Parent Magazine and Canadian Family. Jennifer has been helping children, teens and families get connected for over twenty years.Here are more of the details from this episode:-How Jennifer discovered compassionate parenting and family therapy as her calling (4:50)-The power of limbic bonding for you and your child (7:27)-What traditional parenting got wrong about “You should know better!” (15:50)-What are mirror neurons and how they can help (19:13)-How yelling impacts the fight or flight response and stress hormones (24:40)-Breaking down the CALM technique (27:00)-Practicing active listening with the CALM technique in real situations (44:40)-Approaching disagreements with teenagers more mindfully (52:20)-Dealing with full-on tantrums and what happens when you give them permission to meltdown (57:10)-Advice for couples and how to use mirroring for intimate relationships (1:15:50)-Taking a modern approach to the modern problems kids are dealing with (1:30:05)-Why too much power leads kids to feel anxious (1:50:30)-Learn more about Jennifer’s work (1:54:20)PS – You can find Jennifer’s books right here: Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting, and be sure to check out her podcast, Connected Parenting with Jennifer Kolari, right here. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by our partnership with the AirDoctor Air Filter. To get exclusive access to this deal visit www.brokenbrain.com/filter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Did you know that being sexually active is associated with closer relationships, better immune function, lower blood pressure, improved sleep, reduced stress, and lower mortality?In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Amy Killen, Alisa Vitti, and Dr. Stephanie Estima about the importance of sexual pleasure to our wellbeing, how sex drive and orgasmic response change across a women’s cycle, and why orgasms should be a part of our self-care regime.Dr. Amy Killen is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics and longevity medicine. She is an international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest. Dr. Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering patients to look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, hormone optimization, personalized medicine, and regenerative therapies.Alisa Vitti is a pioneer of female biohacking, a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert, and best-selling author of WomanCode and In the Flo. 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. She is the femme tech founder of FLOLiving.com and has built the world’s first menstrual healthcare platform that helps women around the world put their period issues like PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and PMS into remission naturally using her highly effective FLO Protocol and the FLO Balance Supplements. Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition, and a chiropractor with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. Using her framework, The ESTIMA Method™, 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 Dr. Amy Killen here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrAmyKillen/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Alisa Vitti here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/AlisaVitti/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Stephanie Estima here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrStephanieEstima/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Behavioral science shows that most health plans, whether they’re about losing weight, exercising more, or quitting bad habits aren’t designed to last. It’s because they’re based on an incorrect assumption that all you need is willpower and motivation. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and host of 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, Feel Better in 5, shows people how to transform their health in just 5 minutes. It has been a smash hit in the UK, selling almost 100,000 copies in just 7 months, and has just been published in the United States. Professor BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert in human behavior, calls this book, “one of the best habit change programs he has seen—deceptively simple but remarkably effective.” 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.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Chatterjee talk about the science of behavior change and the power of connecting change to an existing habit. They discuss why you can’t rely on motivation alone when it comes to behavior change. They also talk about the importance of human connection when trying to make lifestyle changes, and how a small action in one aspect of your life can very quickly ripple into other areas. In this episode, we dive into:  -Dr. Chatterjee’s digital detox challenge (2:19)-How to carve out time for yourself (9:22) -The secret to behavior change (19:41)-Two rules to make any habit stick (31:00)-The missing piece when it comes to our overall health (41:37) -The importance of daily human connection (44:09)-The daily gratitude practice Dr. Chatterjee does with his family (55:36) -The importance of spending intentional time with the people who mean the most to you (1:01:57) -The importance of celebrating success when it comes to behavior change (1:09:39)-Where to learn more about Dr. Chatterjee (1:21:19)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. You can find his book, Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life, right here.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/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal - When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients so you can make the best salads in your own kitchen. Just go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain, sign up, and start filling up your cart - you’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to find inner peace in this often crazy and divisive world. Dhru shares a few thoughts that have helped him maintain inner peace while having different beliefs and opinions from other people: 1.See the humanity in one another 2.Recognize that most people are good people3.Be open to other ideas that are not your own4.Become a person who refuses to be offended by anyone, anything, or any set of circumstances5.Understand that we don’t have to cancel our friends We don’t want to lose our inner peace in the process of fighting for our beliefs. As Byron Katie says, “Defense is the first act of war.” 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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
All behavior is belief driven. Beliefs create our reality, formed from past experiences that we attach meaning to whether it’s factual or not. Too often, the meaning doesn’t hold truth, and it goes on to wreak havoc on our happiness. In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shelly Lefkoe, Amber Rae, and Marie Forleo about mindset and how to change the beliefs that hold us back and prevent us from pursuing our goals and dreams. Shelly Lefkoe is the co-founder and Vice President of the Lefkoe Institute. Using The Lefkoe Method, Shelly has helped people world-wide handle issues such as eating disorders, phobias, depression, procrastination, fear of public speaking, and more. Amber Rae is an author, artist and global voice for emotional wellness and self-discovery. She turns highly relatable insights on the human experience into viral art, sold-out venues, and best-selling books. She’s the author of Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, and her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, NY Mag, TODAY, SELF, Fortune, Forbes and Entrepreneur. Marie Forleo has created a socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions across the globe. Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, she’s the star of the award-winning show MarieTV, with over 50 million views, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast, with more than ten million downloads. Marie runs the acclaimed business training program, B-School and has taught entrepreneurs, artists, and multi-passionate go-getters from all walks of life how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results.  Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shelly Lefkoe here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/ShellyLefkoe/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Amber Rae here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/AmberRae/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Marie Forleo here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/MarieForleo/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia, and beyond.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Uma Naidoo, a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef, and Nutrition Specialist. Her niche work is in Nutritional Psychiatry, and she is regarded both nationally and internationally as a medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field. Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the US. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of the newly released book, This is Your Brain on Food, which explains the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Naidoo talk about how food is intricately tied to a range of mental health conditions. They discuss how the food we eat changes the type of bacteria present in our gut microbiome and why that’s important to know. They also talk about Dr. Naidoo’s breast cancer diagnosis and how she was able to lower her anxiety through her diet when she was going through treatment. In this episode, we dive into:  -The side effects and limitations of SSRI medications (7:22)  -The gut-brain connection (14:09) -The connection between gluten and anxiety (30:16) -Foods that can improve brain health (36:41)-How diet can impact OCD (41:58)  -How antibiotics impact our gut bacteria (44:40) -How to get started on Dr. Naidoo’s plan (46:15)-The best way to support family members when it comes to eating healthy (50:27)-Dr. Naidoo’s advice for supporting our mental health during the pandemic (53:23) -Where to learn more about Dr. Naidoo (56:47)For more on Dr. Naidoo you can follow her on Instagram @drumanaidoo, on Facebook @drumanaidoo, on Twitter @drumanaidoo, and through her website https://umanaidoomd.com/. You can find her book, This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More, right here. 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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!Good doctors know that almost every dysfunction and disease has a root cause. In the world of Functional Medicine, root causes are addressed by either adding things in that are missing to correct deficiencies, or removing obstacles that are getting in the way.  On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to personalize our diet using an elimination diet. He explains the difference between a food intolerance and food allergy, and why testing doesn’t always give us the whole picture when it comes to foods we should or shouldn’t be eating. He also shares how he was able to clear his acne, improve joint pain, brain fog, bloating, and boost his energy and immune system using an elimination diet. Also mentioned in this episode:-Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: Why the Difference Matters by Chris Kresser -Whole30 Program Rules  -How to Effectively Navigate an Elimination Diet by Dr. Susan Blum-Symptom Chart -A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating and Healing Acne with Dr. Robin Berzin 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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When you think of aging, what comes to mind? Do you view it as a positive rite of passage or a negative phenomenon that must simply be endured? You might assume that you’re destined for the latter, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can be an active participant in your own aging process. Your habits and your environment have a lot of influence on your longevity, and how you’ll feel in your later years.In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Mary Pardee, Dave Asprey, and Dr. Steven Gundry about the difference between healthspan and lifespan, the pillars of aging, and the key components of the Mediterranean diet that support longevity. Dr. Mary Pardee is a naturopathic medical doctor and a certified Functional Medicine doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients across the world. Dave Asprey is the Founder & CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur and global change agent. Dave has dedicated over two decades of his life identifying and working with world-renowned doctors, scientists, luminaries of human existence, and innovators to uncover the most advanced methods for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave’s discoveries and the companies he has founded offer tools that enable people the opportunity to take control of body, mind and biology—elevating human performance far beyond what we ever dreamed possible. Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon, three-time New York Times bestselling author, and medical researcher. He is the author of: Diet Evolution, The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox 30 and, The Longevity Paradox: How To Die Young at a Ripe Old Age. Dr. Gundry is the leading expert on the lectin-free diet as the key to reversing disease and boosting longevity. He is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara where he treats patients, seven days a week. And he's the co-founder of his own supplement and health food line, GundryMD, and the host of the weekly Dr. Gundry Podcast.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mary Pardee here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrMaryPardee/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DaveAsprey/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Gundry here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrStevenGundry/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What we call Alzheimer’s disease is actually a protective response to a wide variety of insults to the brain: inflammation, insulin resistance, toxins, infections, and inadequate levels of nutrients, hormones, and growth factors.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Dale Bredesen, an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. He has held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego, and directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA and the Chief Science Officer at Apollo Health. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer's, and his newly released book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program, which goes into greater detail on the protocol he uses with his patients and how it can be tailored to anyone’s needs, at any age.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Bredesen talk about his groundbreaking protocol to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen shares inspiring stories from patients who have reversed cognitive decline and are now thriving. They discuss the contributing factors that lead to cognitive decline. They also talk about the importance of restorative sleep, targeted supplementation, exercise, and brain training for the prevention of cognitive decline. In this episode, we dive into: -How Alzheimer’s disease in the years to come will be a rare disease (3:09)-Why we need to change the way we think about medicine and health (10:15)-Why amyloid plaque is not the cause of Alzheimer's (13:37)-Cognitive decline and nocturnal oxygen desaturation (16:59) -The global statistics on Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline (18:39) -How brain changes can be detected 20 years before Alzheimer’s symptoms are evident (22:38)-How toxic exposure can lead to cognitive decline (44:26) -What you can do today to prevent cognitive decline (54:43)-How to assess your risk for neurodegenerative diseases (1:05:52)-The backlash Dr. Bredesen has faced for his work (1:13:48)-Where to learn more about Dr. Bredesen (1:22:17)For more on Dr. Bredesen you can follow him on Instagram @drdalebredesen, on Facebook @drdalebredesen, on Twitter @drdalebredesen, and through his website https://www.apollohealthco.com. You can find his book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline At Any Age, right here. Also mentioned in this episode:-Cognoscopy - https://www.apollohealthco.com/solutions/-https://www.apoe4.infoFor 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/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal - When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients so you can make the best salads in your own kitchen. Just go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain, sign up, and start filling up your cart - you’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 this 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 best-selling 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 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.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kelly McGonigal here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrKellyMcGonigal/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Ryan Glatt here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/RyanGlatt/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/RanganChatterjee/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
COVID-19 has had an incredible impact on all of our lives. The pandemic has got us all thinking seriously about our physical and mental health and what it means to have immune strength, now and in the future, as well as what we can do to support our mental health. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Matthew Cook, a board-certified anesthesiologist and the founder of BioReset Medical, located in Silicon Valley. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years, focusing the last 14 years on Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Cook has extensive experience using cutting-edge treatment protocols that support and modulate the immune system and help one’s own body to prevent and combat viral illness.  His practice, BioReset™ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. At BioReset™ Medical, he treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. Dr. Cook’s approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural and integrative ways possible.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Cook dive deep into the topic of COVID-19. They talk about hydroxychloroquine and Dr. Cook’s experience using it in his practice. They discuss peptides and how they can be used to support the immune system for chronic infections like mold, Lyme, as well as COVID-19. They also talk about ketamine and how Dr. Cook is using it to treat patients experiencing PTSD and post-COVID syndrome.In this episode, we dive into:  -What you need to know about hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 (7:03) -What Dr. Cook is doing to support his immune system (13:41) -Why ozone therapy can be helpful in treating coronavirus (22:07) -What makes you more susceptible to catching COVID-19 and experiencing complications (35:36) -How peptides can help regulate your immune system and treat COVID-19 (42:12)-What we need to know about a vaccine (51:05)-How COVID-19 impacts the brain (1:08:10)-Overcoming coronavirus and PTSD (1:13:39)-How ketamine can help with depression and PTSD (1:29:52) -Where to learn more about Dr. Matthew Cook (1:37:13)For more on Dr. Cook you can follow him on Instagram @bioresetmedical, on Facebook @bioresetmedical, on Twitter @bioresetmedical, and through his website https://www.bioresetmedical.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-VirusReset Program - https://www.bioresetmedical.com/virusreset/-KetamineReset Program - https://www.bioresetmedical.com/ketaminereset/-BioReset Podcast - https://bioresetpodcast.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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, social skills, mental health, academic success, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Tina Bryson, Deena Margolin, and Jennifer Kolari about how to develop secure attachment in your kids, how providing a calm, safe presence can radically change how a child’s brain develops, and how to help our kids process big feelings. Tina Bryson is the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens. She is a licensed clinical social worker, providing pediatric and adolescent psychotherapy and parenting consultations. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, clinicians, and industry leaders around the world. She is the co-author, with Dan Siegel, of The Yes Brain, The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and The Power of Showing Up, as well as the upcoming book, Bottom Line for Baby.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.Deena Margolin is a marriage and family therapist and mindfulness teacher in Los Angeles who works primarily with children and families. Trained in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Deena explores how the mind, brain, and relationships come together to shape who we become—and how we can harness the potential of neuroplasticity, the mind’s incredible ability to change throughout the lifespan, to grow healthier and happier. In working with children, Deena has cultivated a unique approach to child therapy that blends mindfulness, neuroscience, art, and play. Through games, activities and reflective exercises, Deena helps children discover their natural strengths and build new tools for looking inside, making sense of what they are experiencing, and internalizing new ways to approach challenges and stress. Deena also worked at the Mindsight Institute, as Associate Director, with Daniel J. Siegel and Caroline S. Welch and trained at the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles. 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!: 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 U.S. magazines, such as Today’s Parent, Redbook, Parent, and Canadian Family. 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. Jennifer has been helping children, teens and families get connected for over twenty years.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Tina Bryson here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/TinaBryson/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Deena Margolin here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DeenaMargolin/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Jennifer Kolari here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/JenniferKolari/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Now more than ever, we need to understand how to build cellular resilience for a lifetime of health for our kids. Our kids are facing an epidemic of chronic illness—by 2025, 8 in 10 kids will have a chronic diagnosis. We’ve seen with COVID-19 that preventable lifestyle diseases are the #1 risk factor for serious complications and death. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Elisa Song, an integrative pediatrician, pediatric Functional Medicine expert, and mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive— 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, Dhru and Dr. Song talk about some of the underlying mechanisms occurring when kids get seriously sick with COVID-19, and sometimes go on to develop Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C. They discuss how to prevent serious complications when someone actually gets sick with COVID-19. They also talk about the best way to support the immune system during the pandemic. In this episode, we dive into: -Dr. Song’s family experience of both kids having COVID-19 (2:32) -How likely are kids to get COVID-19 and how sick will they get (10:39)-Kawasaki syndrome and COVID-19 (16:04) -Immunity and antibody testing for COVID-19 (20:14)-What we can do right now to support our immune system (24:43)-What cellular resilience has to do with COVID-19 and children (25:53) -Should we send our kids back to school or not (36:55)-How to build emotional resilience to get us through the pandemic (44:15)-How to build immune resilience from a Functional Medicine perspective (51:49)-Food and supplements to support the immune system against COVID-19 (55:52) -How to prevent complications from COVID-19 (1:04:09)-What we need know when it comes to a vaccine for COVID-19 (1:10:45)For more on Dr. Song you can follow her on Instagram @healthykids_happykids, on Facebook @drelisasongmd, on Twitter @elisasongmd, and through her websites http://www.wholefamilywellness.org/ and https://healthykidshappykids.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Feeling Good Institute - http://www.feelinggoodinstitute.com/-Insight Timer - Meditation App - https://insighttimer.com/-Oak - Meditation and Breathing App - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oak-meditation-breathing/id1210209691-Stop, Breathe, and Think - Meditation and Mindfulness App - https://my.life/-Square Breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFdZXwE6fRE-Box Breathing - https://youtu.be/FJJazKtH_9I-Food As Medicine for Coronavirus: Supporting Optimal Immune Health (Free Guide) https://healthykidshappykids.com/food-medicine-coronavirus/-Integrative and Functional Medicine Strategies for the Pandemic (online program) https://healthykidshappykids.com/pandemic-strategies/-A Holistic Pediatrician’s Guide to the Pandemic: How to Be Prepared, and What to Do If You Get It - https://healthykidshappykids.com/pandemic-masterclass-replay/-Dr. Elisa Song’s open letter to Governor Newsom regarding SB 276 on vaccine mandates and medication exemptions - https://www.facebook.com/DrElisaSongMD/posts/dear-honorable-governor-newsom-i-am-a-california-licensed-board-certified-stanfo/967752240237235/-Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine - https://healthykidshappykids.com/2017/11/05/should-my-kids-get-the-flu-vaccine-2017-2018/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/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal - When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients so you can make the best salads in your own kitchen. Just go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain, sign up, and start filling up your cart - you’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If there was something you could do everyday to boost your focus and productivity, feel energized, reduce stress, sleep better, maintain a positive outlook, and support whole-body health, wouldn’t you do it?In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Megan Monahan, Emily Fletcher, and Light Watkins about the common myths around meditation, the science of meditation and how it impacts the brain, and how to bring meditation into your life in a practical and tangible way. Megan Monahan is a meditation teacher and author and is passionate about making meditation accessible and relatable. Her goal is to infuse a modern-day “realness” into the all too often esoteric landscape of meditation. Since learning to meditate in 2009 with Deepak Chopra and becoming a Chopra Certified instructor, she has taught thousands to meditate through her platform. She works with corporate brands like Lululemon, Chopra Global, Unplug Meditation, and Wanderlust while working privately with personal and corporate clients internationally, always bringing her spiritual real talk. Her first book, Don't Hate, Meditate, was published this past June.Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation, the creator of The Ziva Technique, and regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performance. The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. It’s benefits include decreased stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function, increased productivity, and extraordinary performance. Emily is also the author of, Stress Less, Accomplish More.Light Watkins is a former Gap fashion model and began attending yoga classes and meditation circles in between castings in New York City. Since 1998, Light has been active in the wellness space, first as a practitioner, and later as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally in 2007 as a meditation teacher himself. He now travels the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation. Light’s most recent book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying was released in 2018. He writes articles on meditation and happiness, leads sold-out meditation trainings and retreats, and produces The Shine—a global pop-up inspirational variety show with a mission to inspire. Light also sends out a popular daily inspirational email each morning called The Daily Dose of Inspiration.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Megan Monahan here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/MeganMonahan/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Emily Fletcher here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/EmilyFletcher/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Light Watkins here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/LightWatkins/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to find mentors to help you level up and grow.  Think of someone you want to learn from, someone you respect, but don’t know. How do you show up on their radar? How do you get a bit of their time, council, and mentorship so you can grow? The thing about people who are up to big things is that they tend to have a lot on their plate. That includes having a lot of people, sometimes hundreds or thousands, all wanting something from them. Everywhere they go someone’s asking for their help, time, or resources. You could be a great person, a mini-Gandhi in the making, but if you approach them the same way that everyone else does, your voice will get lost in the crowd—the crowd of people who all “want” something from them. So what’s the alternative? Dhru shares that every mentor he has ever wanted to meet and learn from has something they care about that isn’t getting much attention or could use some extra support. It could be a little passion project they started or a non-profit they really care about for example. Whatever it is, it’s something that could use a little help, but chances are, most people don’t know about it—it’s under the radar. Find that thing that they care about and authentically support it. Not as a means to an end, but because it deserves it. Support it because you respect them and believe in the project. Support it because the project could use your help and your unique skill set. Everyone wants, few are willing to give. But as Dhru’s friend Sean Stephenson says, “The more you give, the more you live.”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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When kids present with an emotional or behavioral issue, many times it could be masking something completely unexpected, something physical. You might think your child has an anxiety issue when, in fact, it’s not actually anxiety at all! What looks like anxiety can be an intestinal problem, sleep apnea, or many other things. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Pejman Katiraei, a board-certified pediatrician who is also boarded and fellowship trained in integrative and holistic medicine. He completed his undergraduate at UCLA and then obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, where he stayed on as Pediatric Chief Resident, and then as teaching faculty for over 4 years while he founded the Loma Linda University Wholistic Medicine Clinic. Dr. Katiraei is one of a few physicians in the country with mastery of osteopathy, functional medicine, functional endocrinology, medical herbalism and more. Dr. Katiraei is now in private practice in Santa Monica, where he focuses on helping children with severe behavioral challenges. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Katiraei talk about the reason your child might be acting out could be because of a physical imbalance that is causing him or her to suffer and be in pain. They discuss the impact gut health, nutritional deficiencies, and mitochondrial dysfunction can have on a child’s behavior. They also talk about why crawling is an essential part of a child’s development, and kids that go from sitting directly to walking have been shown to have sensory issues, anxiety, and nervous system issues, among other things. In this episode, we dive into: -Understanding what your child’s body is trying to survive (10:40)-The connection between tongue ties and sleep apnea (20:15) -Why you should pay attention to your kid’s sleep (24:01)-Dr. Katiraei’s challenges with his daughters health (28:27)-What your child’s endurance says about their health and behavior (35:41)-Why sensory issues develop (43:45)-How to increase our child’s ability to handle stress (59:12)-Dr. Katiraei’s supplement recommendations for children (1:16:35)-Where to learn more about Dr. Katiraei (1:19:27)-What’s really underneath your child’s behavior (1:19:59)For more on Dr. Katiraei, you can follow him on Instagram @wholistickids, on Facebook @wholistickidsandfamilies, and through his websites https://wholistickids.com/ and https://wholisticminds.com/Also mentioned in this episode:-Anxiety Is Not Anxiety: When Mito Errors Cause the Nervous System to Falter https://www.neuroneeds.com/anxiety-is-not-anxiety-when-mito-errors-cause-the-nervous-system-to-falter/-Mitochondria and Immunity - The Critical Link You Must Know About https://www.neuroneeds.com/mitochondria-and-immunity-the-critical-link-you-must-know-about/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/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Jabina Chowdhury

I love that it gets straight to the point

Jul 24th
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Lyle Lehman

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Annika Ringaby Woehr

soooooo good! thank you for introducing me to this artist! I will buy his book. Such deep and important conversations!!

Apr 5th
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Carla

really great advice about why we get stuck

Mar 1st
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Holly Anderson

OMG, hearing Meghan tell her story is so much like mine... I've had a complete 180 in my health and went through similar experiences with doctors. I had to fix myself and I did! Thanks for the great podcast!

Feb 14th
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David C

I'm a recent subscriber and I just wanted to say thanks for this week's topic. I'm looking forward to listening to previous episodes.

Feb 10th
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MDR

Didn't want to text you but leaving a comment instead. Enjoyed this content a lot, made a lot of sense, I could relate to it a lot and it helps me look at how I'm doing things, and how I can move myself forward. Being hard on ourselves every day is one area that resonated most, but I can use/work with the other tips also. Thanks!

Jan 7th
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Mariam Korea

Absolutely love this podcast series! I learn so much from different professionals in different areas on my drive to school every single day. Dhru is an exceptional host and conversationalist, keeps you interested throughout the entire interview.

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Niclas Daniels

48:40 #supplements for #neuropathy.

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Sanja Lovrečič

Love it!

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Randall Wilkinson

had to listen to this one twice

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ERICA JANE CHEATHAM

Thank you so much for most insightful podcast,first time listener to your podcast which was forwarded by a friend. Presentation on science behind the yoga beautiful connections on how The Practice can change your body on a cellular level. As a Yoga teacher and a Family medicine provider i most definitely interweave both. I did my research and I studied ( and continue to study)along with taking a 200hour class. We all start from somewhere the key is to continue to grow while learning. "I can only bring someone as far as I have gone," Love it! Ericajane

Mar 16th
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Jennifer Marie Hancock

I recently asked my Dr to check my hormone levels and, sure enough, everything came back "normal." how does this explain the crazy fatigue I've been experiencing the past year? how do we find drs that specialize in holistic medicine and would health insurance even cover something like that? I have no idea to whom I'm asking these questions, lol, just thinking out loud I suppose.

Jan 16th
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Felipe Arenas Ortiz

Great podcast. I love the production, the quality of the questions within the interview and the information it gives us. Thanks!

Dec 3rd
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Megan Rose Ryan

First episode I'm listening to from this podcast. Diggin' it! But what's up with the interviewer's mic? The echo makes it a bit hard to understand.

Nov 27th
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Tom Bradley

Just ordered the doctors book after listening to this. great episode

Oct 8th
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Kat

What an exceptional episode. I don't use that term lightly. I work as a personal trainer and am looking at going into medicine. Medicine as I know it has always been traditional, and that made me hesitate pursuing it as a career. As of late, I have come across functional medicine which touches on a lot of what I try to emphasize to my clients: the importance of sleep, stress relief, eating, etc...and how it affects your life. To be able to explain to someone the true science behind why their body responds the way it does is life-changing. Thank you for making this information available. I have now discovered the way to combine two fields I love. Keep the knowledge flowing!

Jun 15th
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