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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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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 down2) It’s extremely hard for you to speak up about what you want and don’t want3) You feel guilty pursuing your dreams4) 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. 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.
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.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. Hyman 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.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 BLUblox and Paleovalley. 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/brokenbrain and use code brokenbrain at checkout.If you’ve ever felt like healthy eating can’t coincide with a busy schedule, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they’re offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/brokenbrain to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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-137609456589For 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 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.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 BiOptimizers and BLUblox.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called BiOptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout.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/brokenbrain and use code brokenbrain at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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/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 Paleovalley.If you’ve ever felt like healthy eating can’t coincide with a busy schedule, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they’re offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/brokenbrain to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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_EWwFor 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.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. 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. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.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 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.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 Bioptimizers and BLUblox.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. 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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 biasAlso 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/1588720047For 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.
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.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 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Stephanie Estima, 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. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Estima talk about how women are often divorced from their body, frustrated, and come to the conclusion that their health efforts are not being realized because there is something "wrong with them.” They discuss how to eat and work out in a way that honors a woman’s natural cycle in her reproductive years. They also talk about how chronic stress affects women differently than men, the importance of listening to your body, and why loving yourself is one of the most radical things you can do.In this episode, we dive into:  -The pandemic and chronic stress (1:34) -Dr. Estima’s health journey (5:33) -What is a “Betty” and where the term came from (14:05) -The big mistake women make when it comes to their hormonal health (21:46) -How the accumulation of low-grade stress impacts metabolic health (25:23)  -How training and competing in a figure competition impacted Dr. Estima’s health (29:36) -Self-esteem and reclaiming your power (39:00) -The importance of listening to your body and attuning to your symptoms (47:01) -The Estima Method (49:30)-A case study from Dr. Estima’s private practice (1:02:32) -Where to learn more about Dr. Estima (1:12:05)For more on Dr. Stephanie Estima you can follow her on Instagram @Dr.Stephanie.Estima, on Facebook @BetterWithDrStephanie, on YouTube @DrStephanieEstima, and through her website https://hellobetty.club/. Get her book, The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess’ Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex at https://bettybodybook.com/. Also mentioned in this episode:-The Better Show Podcast - https://bettershow.co/  -4 Week Keto Cycling Guide - https://thehealthloft.lpages.co/4-week-keto-cycling-plan/ -Broken Brain Podcast Episode 133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/06/bb-ep133/-Broken Brain Podcast Episode 29: The Optimal Morning Routing Plus Keto Tips - https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/11/15/bb-ep29/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.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. 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. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we’ve been powerless to stop, but 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.Dhru’s guests on today’s mini-episode, Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. Elizabeth Boham, talk to us 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. 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. Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrJasonFung/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrElizabethBoham2/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 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you ever find yourself just going along on autopilot, not stopping to think what you’re doing or why you’re doing it? Do you ever forget why you agreed to a meeting or project, or wonder how you got to where you are in life right now? On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Antonio Neves, an internationally recognized leadership speaker, author, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of three books, and his latest book, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You, was just released. On his podcast The Best Thing, Antonio talks with leaders about the best thing to happen to them that would never appear on a resume. Antonio’s speaking audiences over the years have included: Google, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Booking.com, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and more. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in New York City with top television networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. Antonio is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.  In this episode, Dhru and Antonio talk about how to own your past and accept where you are today so you can move forward. They discuss the importance of getting the right advice from friends, and why statements like “Don’t worry, it’s never too late,” or “Maybe it wasn’t meant to be,” can be harmful. They also talk about how to be an active player in your own life and start living on your own terms and why what you do when no one is watching will determine your success or failure in life.  In this episode, we dive into:  -What living on autopilot looks like (2:26) -Antonio’s personal transformation journey (4:39)-Why we must believe the best is ahead, and that the “best thing” hasn’t happened yet (15:15) -Taking inventory of the last 30 days of your life (26:26)-How to get clear on what you want (38:59)-Why your dreams have an expiration (49:20)-The value of having honest friendships in your life (57:02)-The importance of not just committing, but recommitting everyday to what is most important to you (1:05:45)-Why people give up on their dreams (1:11:56)-The stories we have yet to accept in our lives (1:17:04) For more on Antonio Neves you can follow him on Instagram @TheAntonioNeves, on Facebook @TheAntonioNeves, on Twitter @TheAntonioNeves, on YouTube @TheAntonioNeves, and through his website https://theantonioneves.com/. Get his book, Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You at https://theantonioneves.com/stop-living-on-autopilot-book/. Also mentioned in this episode:-Stop Living on Autopilot book bonuses - https://theantonioneves.com/order-stop-living-on-autopilot-antonio-neves-bonus/-The Best Thing Podcast - https://theantonioneves.com/the-best-thing-podcast-with-antonio-neves/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 Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this new Q&A series, Dhru takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dhru during a future Ask Dhru Q&A, text your question to 302-200-5643 using the hashtag #AskDhru.Topics covered in this episode include:-Dhru’s favorite question to ask (4:58)-Plant-based vs. animal-based protein (9:37)-Oil pulling and cavities (17:35)-The COVID-19 vaccine (25:42) / (33:52) / (54:31)-Dhru’s advice on a health coaching career (29:05) -Eggs and weight loss (51:43)-Tips for battling brain fog (56:27)-Supporting your immune system during the pandemic (59:32)Mentioned in this episode:-Dynamic Therapy Solutions: http://www.dynamictherapysolutions.org/-The Mind Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman:  https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep154/-How Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Disease: https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/19/bb-ep170/-Levels Health: https://www.levelshealth.com/-Vagish Kumar L. Shanbhag: Review of Oil Pulling: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198813/-Overview of Oil Pull Trials: https://www.drstevenlin.com/benefits-of-coconut-oil-pulling/Norway Vaccine Deaths-Norway Media: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ftrondheim24.no%2Fnyheter%2Flegemiddelverket-har-sett-pa-13-dodsfall-i-etterkant-av-vaksinasjon%2F-US Media Reports: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-15/norway-warns-of-vaccination-risks-for-sick-patients-over-80British Journal of Medicine - COVID Vaccine-Push for Raw Data: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/01/04/peter-doshi-pfizer-and-modernas-95-effective-vaccines-we-need-more-details-and-the-raw-data/-Will The Covid Vaccines Save Lives: https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/covid-19-vaccine-trials-cannot-tell-us-if-they-will-save-lives/-Former NYT Journalist - Alex Berenson: https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson-Dr. Vinay Prasad MD MPH: https://twitter.com/VPrasadMDMPH-Michael Levitt - Nobel Laureate: https://twitter.com/MLevitt_NP2013-Not All Deaths After Vaccination Will Be Linked to Covid-19 Vaccines: https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/28/chance-illnesses-after-covid-19-vaccinations-could-test-public-confidence-even-if-the-problems-are-unrelated/-Functional Medicine Coaching Academy: https://functionalmedicinecoaching.org/-ADAPT Functional Health Coach Training Program: https://kresserinstitute.com/-Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP): https://discover.ifm.org/afmcp/-Dr. Shalini Bhat : https://themovementboutique.ca/-Dr. Stephanie Estima: https://hellobetty.club/-Anahad O’Connor - Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/well/eat/is-there-an-optimal-diet-for-humans.htmlFor 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.
We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable. We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 2 from our 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 2, we’ll discuss the biggest killer of our time: cardiovascular disease. There is so much misinformation out there about what causes cardiovascular disease. We’ll talk about innovative testing and recommendations around prevention.  We’ll also cover: -The misconceptions around heart disease.-How to identify the root cause of heart disease. -The best ways to protect and support your heart.  This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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? On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dave Asprey, 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. In this episode, Dhru and Dave dive deep into the topic of fasting. They talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease. They also discuss how there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fasting, how to avoid the fasting trap, and biohacks for making fasting less painful, more pleasurable, and above all more enriching. In this episode, we dive into: -Why fasting feels scary to so many people (3:50) -The importance of learning about the intangible aspects of fasting (9:39)-The benefits of fasting (14:54)-How women should approach fasting (19:49) -The stages of fasting (32:24)-Skipping breakfast vs. skipping dinner when fasting (41:16) -Addressing loneliness through fasting (56:40)-Fasting from hate (1:01:02)-Being social without eating (1:04:57) -Where to learn more about Dave Asprey (1:06:17)For more on Dave Asprey you can follow him on Instagram @Dave.Asprey, on Facebook @BulletProofExecutive, on Twitter @BulletProofExec, on YouTube @DaveAsprey, and through his website https://daveasprey.com/. Get his book, Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be at https://fastthisway.com/. Join Dave’s 14 Days of Fasting Training at https://fastthisway.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/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. 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. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up. 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 shares 5 powerful quotes to help you set the right intention for 2021 or build on the intention that you’ve already set:1)“The news, unfortunately, is designed to be the lowest common denominator of the human experience.” - Michael Bernard Beckwith 2)“What others think of you is none of your business.” - Bryon Katie 3)“Everything is always the way it is, until one day it’s not.” - Dhru Purohit4)“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.” - Debbie Ford5)“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." - Eckhart TolleBonus quotes: “And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” ― Robin S. Sharma.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.
We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable. We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 1 from our upcoming 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 1, we'll dive into an overview of longevity and the difference between healthspan and lifespan. We'll discuss the 7 systems of Functional Medicine and how imbalances in each system can lead to disease. We’ll also cover: The issue with the disease-focused approach.How the 7 main organ systems are responsible for the majority of chronic disease.Practical steps you can take today to improve your healthspan. This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Food is complicated. It's a key controller of our state of health or disease. It's a social centerpiece for the most important moments of our lives. It's the building blocks that creates our brain, enabling us to have thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It's the very stuff that makes up our bodies and what we see looking back at us in the mirror. Food isn't just food—it's the thing that makes us who we are. So why does figuring out what to eat feel so overwhelming?On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Shawn Stevenson, 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, Dhru and Shawn dive deep into the topic of fat and why body fat is not really the culprit it’s been made out to be, how our bodies actually “burn” body-fat, and the key hormones, enzymes, and nutrients involved in this process. They talk about the surprising way that our gut bacteria controls our body weight, and the research on how food affects our relationships. They also discuss how we have an epidemic of food insecurity and health disparities in our world today, the startling data around food inequality, and what we can actually do to help fix it. In this episode, we dive into: -What fat really is and why it’s so important to our survival (6:14) -How your microbiome determines your body composition (18:10) -How the misconstrued science of calories has contributed to growing diet struggles (27:13)-How our psychology impacts what food does to us (37:36)-How stress impacts our metabolic health (51:16)-Fat loss and the importance of diversity of our gut microbiome (52:53) -How nutrition affects our relationships, conflict resolution, and even aggressive behavior (1:14:47)-How Shawn overcame degenerative disc disease (1:22:41) -How our social structures determine our food choices (1:33:38) -The most powerful agent of change (1:47:37) 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:-NASA’s experiment on gravity - https://youtu.be/9-YNaN-5mncFor 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 Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Martin Chan

Loved it. I listen to all you podcast, look forward to them and pass themon to close friendsat work.. Cheers.

Feb 6th
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Thomas Lambrecht

A much needed peptalk to scare away the winterblues

Jan 5th
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David Nicolas

Love the breath knowledge from James Nestor

Dec 30th
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Alexandra Victoria

love this, thank you!

Dec 16th
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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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Jun 16th
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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.

Oct 21st
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Niclas Daniels

48:40 #supplements for #neuropathy.

Jul 5th
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Sanja Lovrečič

Love it!

May 22nd
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Randall Wilkinson

had to listen to this one twice

May 20th
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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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