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Hi, I'm Dhru (like Drew), and every week, I interview the top experts in health, medicine, and mindset to provide you with in-depth, step-by-step protocols to take your health to the next level.

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This episode is brought to you by Birch Living, Cozy Earth, and Lumebox.  The conversation about longevity inevitably includes the goal of aging with strength and vitality. At 70 years old, today’s guest brings a wealth of experience and insight into health and well-being. He discusses his shift from focusing on demanding endurance activities to sustainable activities that bring him joy. Prepare to be inspired. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru interviews Mark Sisson to hear his insights on longevity and wellness. After more than thirty years in the fitness industry, Mark explains why he has shifted his focus away from supplements to prioritize mobility, metabolic flexibility, and intuitive eating. He also tells the story behind his creation of minimalist shoes and discusses the detrimental effects of modern sneakers on our feet. Dhru and Mark explore the lessons from Blue Zones and how we can intentionally integrate them into our lives to create a joyful existence. Mark Sisson is a prominent health and fitness expert, author, and entrepreneur known for pioneering the "Primal" movement. Transitioning from athlete to advocate, he founded Mark's Daily Apple, a blog promoting ancestral health principles, including a high-fat, low-carb diet, functional fitness, and overall wellness. Sisson has authored several influential books, including The Primal Blueprint. In 2015, he launched Primal Kitchen, a line of health-conscious food products that quickly gained popularity for its clean, real-food ingredients. Sisson's work has inspired millions to rethink conventional health wisdom and adopt a more holistic approach to well-being, emphasizing the importance of natural movement, stress management, and nutrient-dense foods.  In this episode, Dhru and Mark dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Why Mark has doubled down on supplementing with collagen (00:00:32 / 00:00:32) Why Mark deprioritized supplements in his life (10:50 / 8:08)  Optimal protein (20:00 / 17:15) Dhru’s personal journey on prioritizing protein and building muscle (29:30 / 25:00) Mark’s view on what to eat and develop metabolic flexibility (42:40 / 37:10) Being flexible and not feeling deprived (45:50 / 41:20) Eating intuitively (51:20 / 46:45) Walking and optimal dose (54:30 / 49:00) Modern shoes and how they harm your feet (1:01:30 / 57:00) The power of stretching (1:10:45 / 1:06:15) Lessons from Blue Zones that we can translate into our lives (1:14:30 / 1:10:00) Being transparent about test results when offering advice (1:20:20 / 1:15:40) Creating a life of joy (1:33:20 / 1:28:50) Also mentioned in this episode: Mark’s Daily Apple Peluva Shoes  Study on the impact of bed rest  For more on Mark, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website.  To get 20% off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today. Right now, get 30% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com/dhru and use code DHRUP. Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by LMNT, Lifeforce, and AquaTru. Cardiovascular disease is increasingly prevalent among South Asians, particularly Indian immigrants. The rise of this health issue, especially among younger Indian Americans, is attributed not only to lifestyle factors but also to cultural beliefs surrounding success and a lack of emphasis on prioritizing health. Today’s guest joins us in dissecting these nuances and encouraging individuals to focus on longevity. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Manickam Palaniappan (Dr. Pal) to discuss the dangers of belly fat and visceral fat, particularly among the South Asian population. Dr. Pal explains why South Asians should be cautious even if they have a "normal" lipid profile but aren't considered obese by traditional standards. He also shares his personal journey, which led to a deeper understanding of true health and the challenges immigrants face in achieving success. Dr. Pal provides top tips on optimal fiber and protein intake and identifies the risk factors for heart disease. Dr. Manickam Palaniappan is a renowned gastroenterologist recognized for his expertise in digestive health and innovative treatment approaches. Currently serving as a leading gastroenterologist at a major medical center, Dr. Palaniappan is highly respected for his skill in managing complex gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases, and colorectal cancer. His commitment to patient care is matched by his involvement in cutting-edge research, contributing to numerous peer-reviewed publications that have advanced the field of gastroenterology. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Pal dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Why belly fat is dangerous (00:00:02 / 00:00:02) Dr. Pal’s journey in discovering why visceral fat was dangerous (3:22 / 3:22) What is visceral fat (12:15 / 8:54) Genetics versus environment (17: 20 / 14:00)  The importance of gut health in reclaiming your health (21:20 / 17:00) The role of excess insulin, flours, and seed oils (28:51 / 24:00) Risk Factors that impact heart disease (44:50 / 40:00) Fiber and optimal amounts (49:00 / 44:16) Prioritizing protein (51:50 / 47:00)  Body composition test (54:00 / 49:50) Five points of Gut Man challenge (1:00:00 / 54:30) Tracking your calorie intake as an assessment tool (1:04:00 / 58:00) Top mistakes people make in their journey (1:16 50 / 1:12:00) Final Thoughts (1:22:00 / 1:1:17:00)  Also mentioned in this episode: Study on the increase in skeletal muscle index amounts to a reduction in insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes risk For more on Dr. Pal, follow him on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or his website.  Right now, LMNT is offering my listeners a free sample pack with any purchase. Head over to DrinkLMNT.com/dhru today. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress; go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Momentous, and Lumebox.  The debate around vegetable oils is heating up in the wellness community. While some tout them as a heart-healthy swap for saturated fats, others argue they pose more significant risks to our health than previously believed. Our guest today contends that vegetable oils are wreaking havoc on our well-being and are a primary culprit behind numerous chronic diseases. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Cate Shanahan to discuss seed oils and how they have overtaken our diet. Dr. Shanahan shares the top eight oils destroying our health and their hidden sources. She also shares the process used to make these oils and the research on the impact of oxidative stress. Dhru and Dr. Shanahan also discuss why there is so much confusion about these oils and how to reduce overall exposure to these oils.  Dr. Cate Shanahan is a Cornell-trained physician-scientist whose works have inspired movements involving bone broth, live-culture ferments, and seed oil-free business empires. Together with NBA legend Gary Vitti, she created the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, which wide elite championship teams worldwide have emulated. Dedicated to her field, she runs a telehealth practice and a health education website. In her upcoming book Dark Calories, Dr. Shanahan provides shocking evidence that vegetable oils are a public health disaster, wreaking havoc on our bodies by depleting antioxidants and causing the cellular damage that underlies virtually all chronic diseases. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Shanahan dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The hateful eight oils that are destroying health (00:00:03 / 00:00:03) What are the sources of these oils (8:20 / 4:42)  Are french fries comparable to cigarettes (10:20 / 6:50) Underestimating the harm seed oils cause (15:50 / 12:15) Why consumers are confused (28:10 / 23:30) How oxidative stress caused by oils  (32:10: / 27:00) What diseases these oil accelerate (39:20 / 33:58) Why many believe that vegetable oils aren’t harmful (42:40 / 37:25) Are vegetable oils inflammatory and how to test for damage (45:25 / 40:05)  The impact of Ozempic and insulin resistance (53:15 / 48:00)  Oxidative stress and the science that currently exists (1:15:45 / 1:05:30)  Reducing exposure and removing vegetable oils from our diet (1:22:40 / 1:17:20) Pillars of processed foods (1:41:00 / 1:36:40) Final thoughts (1:47:00 / 1:42:00)  Also mentioned in this episode: Dark Calories: How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health and How We Can Get It Back Simon Hill’s Instagram post For more on Dr. Shanahan, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or her website.  Upgrade your digestion with enzymes! Go to bioptimizers.com/dhru now and enter promo code DHRU10 to get 10% off any order and free gifts for a limited time. Optimize your energy and mental clarity with the purest form of creatine made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device!  That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by BON CHARGE, Plunge, and Lifeforce.  When tackling weight loss, most people turn to the tried-and-true methods of cutting calories and increasing exercise. But what if these tactics don't deliver results? How do we safeguard against losing muscle instead of fat? It's time for a paradigm shift: prioritize body recomposition over simply shedding pounds. After all, it's not just about weight loss—it's about crafting a healthier, more resilient body as we age.  Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with JJ Virgin to discuss her top weight loss, muscle building, and vibrant aging strategies. She emphasizes the importance of resistance training for sustained weight loss and tracking individual goals for long-term motivation. Additionally, she shares the secrets she’s learned in her 20-plus years as a celebrity nutritionist, including the most common mistakes women make when trying to lose belly fat, the importance of adding in versus removing, and how to age powerfully. JJ Virgin is a renowned health and fitness expert, bestselling author, and prominent media personality. With over three decades of experience in the field, she has become a trusted authority in nutrition, weight loss, and wellness. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Virgin actively contributes to the health and wellness community through speaking engagements, online programs, and her podcast, Well Beyond 40. Her expertise extends beyond nutrition and weight loss as she advocates for a holistic approach to health that encompasses mindset, exercise, and emotional well-being.  In this episode, Dhru and JJ dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Sustained weight loss and belly fat (00:00:30 / 00:00:30) Resistance training as a critical piece of sustained weight loss (10:45 / 7:25) Tracking movement and progress (14:00 / 10:30) Optimal hydration for weight loss (22:10 / 19:54) The benefits of removing alcohol (28:30 / 25:30)  Testing body composition (33:00 / 27:52) Food tracking to get an accurate assessment (39:50 / 34:50) Aging powerfully (50:45 / 45:45) Flabby skin and aging (1:01:07 / 56:07) Japan’s strategy for weight loss as a nation (1:10:30 / 1:05:30) Childhood obesity (1:19:15 / 1:14:14) Tracking your protein intake (1:27:10 / 1:22:10) JJ’s daily routine and protein consumption (1:33:15 / 1:28:15) Final thoughts (1:37:30 / 1:32:36) Also mentioned in this episode: Well Beyond 40 Podcast Renpho Tape measurer  Try This: Morning Hydration Challenge LMNT Electrolytes  Eat Real  Cronometer App For more on JJ Virgin, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or through her website.  Right now, BON CHARGE is offering my community 15% off; just go to boncharge.com/DHRU and use coupon code DHRU to save 15%. Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today.  Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress; go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, Fatty15, and Birch Living. Cardiovascular disease still ranks as the leading cause of death for both men and women. Surprisingly, half of those affected show no symptoms before an event. Low levels of nitric oxide—a molecule that promotes vasodilation and smooth blood flow—could be primarily responsible. By recognizing the signs of deficiency, we can raise our levels and lower our risk. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down for round two with Dr. Nathan Bryan to discuss why nitric oxide is the holy grail of molecules for long-term health. Dr. Bryan shares the four hallmarks of disease, the consequences of antacid overuse, and the correlation between lower nitric oxide and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bryan also explains which lifestyle factors can hinder and boost nitric oxide production, how to test your levels, and symptoms that signal a deficiency. Dr. Nathan Bryan is a renowned biomedical researcher known for his groundbreaking work on nitric oxide (NO) biology. Dr. Bryan's research has significantly advanced our understanding of NO's critical roles in cardiovascular health, immune function, and neurobiology. Beyond academia, he advocates for public health, translating his research into practical solutions for improving human health.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Bryan dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Nitric oxide as the holy grail molecule (00:00:02 / 00:00:02) Four hallmarks of disease (1:01 / 1:01)  Antacid medications: lack of research and the consequences of extended use (4:41 / 4:41) Lower nitric oxide and the risk of Alzheimer’s (14:00 / 10:45) Lifestyle habits that contribute to Alzheimer’s and biomarkers to check (17:15 /13:01) What is nitric oxide and its core role in our bodies (27:00  / 23:39) Lifestyle factors that hinder nitric oxide production (33:00 / 28:22)  Nitric oxide and high blood pressure (46:00 / 41:04)  Filtering water in your home and oral dysbiosis (51:00 / 46:30) Navigating antacid medication usage and tapering off (1:11:00 / 1:06:50) Testing nitric oxide level production (1:15:00 / 1:10:06) The role of stress on our nitric oxide levels (1:29:00 / 1:24:53) Foods that support production and supplementation (1:32:00 / 1:27:10) Final thoughts: (1:44:00 / 1:39:40)  Also mentioned in this episode: N1O1.com (get 10% off any of Dr. Bryan’s nitric oxide products with the code DHRU)  Bryan Therapeutics EWG Fygg Toothpaste  For more on Dr. Bryan, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and through his website,    Right now, get 30% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com/dhru and use code DHRUP. Fatty15 is offering an additional 15% off its 90-day subscription Starter Kit. Go to fatty15.com/dhru and use code DHRU to replenish your C15 levels for long-term health.  To get 25% off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Lumebox and AquaTru. Numerous experts have explored the myriad factors associated with chronic disease. However, our guest today sheds light on an often overlooked factor: junk light. Our modern lifestyles frequently experience diminished exposure to natural sunlight and constant exposure to blue light emitted by phones, devices, and indoor workspaces. Dr. Alexis Cowan emphasizes the importance of minimizing our exposure to junk light and maximizing sunlight for our health. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Alexis Cowan to discuss the impact of junk light on our well-being and longevity. Dr. Cowan explains how exposure to junk light can alter our circadian rhythm and hormone levels, disrupting our sleep patterns and eating behaviors. Additionally, she underscores the significance of sunlight exposure for weight management, mood regulation, and daily motivation. Dr. Cowan offers practical tips to minimize blue light exposure and incorporate red light therapy for those unable to attain optimal sun exposure in their daily routines. Dr. Alexis Cowan is a Princeton-trained PhD in molecular biology who operates at the interface of physiology and metabolism. She specializes in circadian biology, microbiome-host interactions, and the metabolic effects of nutritional and exercise modalities. Dr. Alexis teaches coursework on topics in health, translational science, and scientific literacy. She also sees highly motivated clients in a one-on-one capacity.  In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Cowan dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Junk light as a contributor to chronic disease (00:00:05 / 00:00:05) The implications of having too much junk light (8:00 / 6:37) What does the absence of sunlight and too much junk light cause (12:00 /10:05) How much sun should you get a day and build up your tolerance (16:00 / 14:20) Skin cancer risks (21:50 / 20:05) What damages skin and causes aging (25:00 / 23:19) The correlation between melanoma and skin cancer (31:30 / 28:50) Metabolism, weight loss, and sunlight exposure (38:40 / 33:30) Simple hacks to reduce your blue light exposure (39:20 / 36:05) Red light therapy (44:20 / 41:03) Dr. Cowan’s journey (47:00 / 43:54) Akkermansia for gut health and immunity (51:40 / 48:30) Sunlight and motivation and goals (1:00:00 / 53:52) Final thoughts (1:01:30 / 58:00) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. Cowan’s Podcast, Undoctrinate Yourself  Study on LASIK surgery  Melanoma Exposure Study Study about high occupational sun exposure seemed to be inversely associated with melanoma Sun exposure is associated with increased survival from melanoma Study about low UV exposure and Vitamin D levels related to increased mortality due to skin cancer Study about the positive association between melanoma risk and intermittent sun exposure in contrast to reduced risk with high levels of occupational exposure  For more on Dr. Alexis Cowan, follow her on Instagram and via her site. Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Lumebox, Plunge, and AquaTru.  Embracing longevity involves nurturing creativity and immersing oneself in passions. Many believe creativity is only reserved for children, but today’s guest emphasizes that it's an essential aspect of life for everyone. Exploring creativity should be an ongoing practice, fostering awareness of what brings joy, purpose, and vitality to our lives. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with IN-Q, award-winning poet and multi-platinum songwriter, to discuss the poems in his latest book. IN-Q delves into irrational fears and external influences that can hijack our minds and affect our well-being. Additionally, he explores lifestyle choices that can enhance or deplete our energy levels and underscores the significance of cultivating a mindset of gratitude. Dhru and IN-Q share their personal practices and beliefs on communication and relationships.  IN-Q is an Emmy-nominated poet, multi-platinum songwriter, world-renowned keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam. Through his performances and storytelling workshops, he's inspired countless audiences worldwide, live and virtually.   In this episode, Dhru and IN-Q dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The newest poem on irrational fears (00:00:27 / 00:00:27 ) Using fear powerfully and not allowing outside sources to hijack our brains (4:00 / 4:00) The Neverending Now album, the prompts, and the awareness they can bring (12:40 / 9:29) IN-Q’s childhood (41:10 / 35:40) Happiness and Purpose (46:00 / 41:50) What gives energy (51:35 / 47:00) Lifestyle habits to preserve energy (1:03:40 / 58:55) A culture of gratitude (1:07:00 / 1:02:35) Dhru’s personal practice and Gottman Certified Therapy (1:12:35 / 1:07:00) Fighting the right way and communication (1:21:35 / 1:16:00)  Non-negotiables and normalizing not knowing (1:24:00 / 1:19:30)  Final Thoughts (1:33:00 / 1:31:15) Also mentioned in this episode: The Neverending Now Album Never Ending Now Poetry Journal Never Ending Now Album Spotify Never Ending Now Album Apple Music Never Ending Now Album YouTube Michael Latimer Gottman Certified Therapist  For more on IN-Q, follow him on Instagram, Twitter/X, YouTube, and his website.  Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today.  AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Momentous, BON CHARGE, and Lifeforce.  Social media often mentions narcissism, but what exactly does this term entail? What traits define a narcissist, and what are the implications of being in a narcissistic relationship? Today’s guest contends that these relationships pose the most significant public health challenges of our time, and the full extent of their impact on our physical and mental well-being remains to be understood. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru engages in a profound discussion with clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, delving into the intricate topic of narcissism. Dr. Ramani offers clear definitions of narcissism, dispelling misconceptions, and highlights the telltale signs to identify a narcissist. Additionally, she dissects the underlying wounds, childhood traumas, and relationship dynamics that may predispose individuals to narcissism, shedding light on how their behaviors can ensnare others into a cycle of blame. This episode delivers profound insights into these toxic relationships, elucidating their detrimental effects on survivors' daily functioning and the resulting health challenges. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University Los Angeles, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting. She discusses narcissism on her popular YouTube channel, social media, her popular online program on healing from narcissistic abuse, and as the host of the podcast Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani.    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Ramani dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The toll that narcissistic relationships take on longevity (00:00:17 / 00:00:17)  The lack of courage, awareness, and training to identify narcissists (11:00 / 7:14) What is a narcissist and signs to spot one (15:00 / 11:30) A narcissist’s goal, what makes them happy, and childhood wounds (27:00 / 23:00) Can a person stop being a narcissist? (38:40 / 34:00) Transactional praise and blame (43:40 / 38:00) Types of narcissists and their characteristics (45:00 / 39:45) How self-blame arises and navigating toxic relationships (55:50 / 49:15) Sacrifices you make, how to heal, and radical acceptance (1:08:40 / 1:03:00) A discerning approach and believing a person when they show you who they are (1:19:50 / 1:14:00) Imagining a life without the toxicity and a new way of life (1:36:00 / 1:31:40) Being a survivor and self-forgiveness (1:39:00 / 1:33:50) Final Thoughts (1:51:00 / 1:45:15) Also mentioned in this episode: Healing program  It's Not You: Identifying and Healing From Narcissistic People Dr. Ramani’s Podcast, Navigating Narcissism  Dr. Ramani’s Fireside Chat Network For more on Dr. Ramani, follow her on Instagram, Twitter/X, YouTube, and her website.  Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  Right now, BON CHARGE is offering my community 15% off; just go to boncharge.com/DHRU and use coupon code DHRU to save 15%. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Lifeforce, and Air Doctor.  Unseen toxins lurk in everyday household products, increasing our risk of cancer and chronic diseases. They contaminate our air and water, and they're everywhere. Learning where they hide empowers us to choose safer options, safeguarding our health and loved ones. Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down for round two with Dr. Yvonne Burkart, a board-certified toxicologist. Dr. Burkart shares the top sources of hidden toxins in everyday home products, such as candles, air fresheners, laundry detergents, and toilet paper. She also discusses the latest research on toxin exposure from household items, common toxic ingredients, and expert tips for minimizing exposure and enhancing detoxification. If you are looking to reduce your toxic exposure, this episode is a must-listen!  Dr. Yvonne Burkart is a 22-year veteran of Toxicology with expertise in reproductive toxicity, particularly endocrine disruption, infertility, and cancer. She has also served as a Senior Toxicologist in the flavor and fragrance chemical industry, where she helped to ensure the safety of flavor ingredients. After going through her own health crisis from exposure to harmful chemicals and witnessing firsthand the power of a low-tox lifestyle, Dr. Yvonne began a mission to help consumers slash their toxic exposure with confidence and ease.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Burkart dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The number one source of toxins in the home (00:00:48 / 00:00:48) Exposure to toxic chemicals over a lifetime (3:30 / 3:30) Endocrine disruption and the impact on our body (11:35 / 7:55) A low tox life and alternative options (14:00 / 10:36) Nine ways to detox your lungs (24:00 / 19:40)  Supporting your detox pathways (38:00 / 32:38) Dr. Burkart’s journey (40:30 / 35:25) Glutathione depletion, supplementation, and natural sources (42:00 / 36:50) Toxic toilet paper and alternatives (45:00 / 39:50) Menstrual products and the hidden source of toxins (51:00 / 45:38) The worst types of cookware (1:00:30 / 55:46) Microplastic exposure in tea, water, and processed foods (1:11:30 / 1:06:00) Detoxification with saunas (1:26:30 / 1:21:06) Hacking your rice to remove arsenic and eating cleaner oats (1:33:30 / 1:28:10) Dry cleaning, the dangers of greenwashing, and laundry detergents (1:43:00 / 1:37:25)  Final thoughts (1:53:30 / 1:47:50) *Note: At time stamp 40:20 Dr. Burkart was referring to the idea of air drying and wanted to clarify that she was talking about air drying after using the bidet to let the water dry off naturally. Also mentioned in this episode: Episode with Dr. Ray Dorsey Dr. Yvonne Burkart - 9 ways to detox your lungs Atmotube  Tushy Bidet  The Swell Score: Discount Code DHRU for 20% off first purchase PFAS in water article Try this: Do Microplastics Cause Heart Disease? Study mentioned by Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Saunas TrueMed  Dr. Burkart’s Arsenic in Rice video Dr. Burkart’s video about oats For more on Dr. Yvonne Burkart, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and via her site.  Go to bioptimizers.com/dhru now and enter promo code DHRU10 to get 10% off any order and free gifts for a limited time. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ to clean up your home’s air and feel better today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Maui Nui, Cozy Earth, and BON CHARGE.  More than sixty percent of individuals are facing chronic conditions. Our modern world has led to a society that is getting sicker and facing more chronic diseases despite advances in technology and healthcare. Metabolic dysfunction is at the root of these conditions, and the pharmaceutical industry seems to benefit from this continued chaos. Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru, Dr. Casey Means, and Calley Means discuss the crisis our society is facing. They share staggering statistics about our health and give a state of the union on healthcare, lobbyists, research, and pharmaceutical companies. They also share their experience within the industry, leading them to advocate for greater access to information and agency over our health. Learn the basic biomarkers we should all assess and simple ways to improve our mitochondrial and metabolic health, reducing our chances of developing a chronic disease.  Casey Means, MD, is a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, a health technology company with the mission of reversing the world’s metabolic health crisis. Her book on metabolic health, Good Energy, comes out in May 2024. She trained in Head and Neck Surgery before leaving traditional medicine to devote her life to tackling the root cause of why Americans are sick.  Calley Means founded TrueMed, a company that enables Americans to buy exercise and healthy food with FSA/HSA dollars. He is also the co-author of Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health.    In this episode, Dhru, Dr. Means, and Calley dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): A State of the Union on our health (00:00:10/ 00:00:10) Chronic disease amounting to recurring revenue (10:30 / 6:30) The Big Lie: Beyond our control (17:30 / 13:10) Agency over your health (22:00 / 18:00) Mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction at the root of chronic disease (38:00 / 33:00) COVID as a metabolic disease (49:00 / 44:00) Dr. Means' journey from traditional medicine to functional medicine (56:00 / 51:00) Trifecta of Bad Energy (1:03:30 / 58:30) Five core biomarkers (1:08:00 / 1:03:00) Ozempic and pharmaceuticals fail to address the root cause (1:18:00 / 1:13:00) Ultra-processed foods and addiction (1:24:00 / 1:19:00) What peer-reviewed actually means (1:27:30 / 1:22:30)  The story behind their family’s journey (1:38:30 / 1:33:40) Overeating ultra-processed foods and lack of micronutrients (1:48:00 / 1:42:50) Final Thoughts (2:02:00 / 1:57:00) Also mentioned in this episode: Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health For more on Dr. Casey Means, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website.  For more on Calley Means, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Right now, Maui Nui Venison is offering my community 20% off your first purchase. Just go to mauinuivenison.com/DHRU or enter the code DHRU at check out to get 20% off and up your high-quality protein today. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP. Right now, BON CHARGE is offering my community 15% off; just go to boncharge.com/DHRU and use coupon code DHRU to save 15%. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Birch, Plunge, and AquaTru.  Back pain is a common affliction exacerbated by our modern and sedentary lifestyles. This discomfort frequently hinders work and daily activities. Our guest today delves into the back's anatomy, identifying movements—or lack thereof—that contribute to pain and discussing factors contributing to its increasing prevalence. Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru and Dr. Stuart McGill delve deep into back pain. Dr. McGill shares insights into why back pain is so prevalent, dispels myths surrounding it, and discusses the types of repetitive stress and strain that can lead to chronic pain. He also outlines his approach to treating back pain and highlights the limitations clinicians face in treating their patients. Dr. Stuart McGill is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo and the chief scientific officer at Backfitpro Inc. McGill has written more than 300 scientific publications on the topics of lumbar function, low back injury mechanisms, investigation of tissue loading during rehabilitation programs, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has received several awards for his work, including the Volvo Bioengineering Award for Low Back Pain Research from Sweden.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. McGill dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The prevalence of back pain (00:00:36 / 00:00:36)  Drivers of back pain in our modern world (3:17 / 3:17) Repetitive stress and strain that leads to back pain (12:00 / 8:36) Types of training and how to choose what is best (22:00 / 17:50) Dr. McGill’s Origin story (34:00 / 28:00) The myth of non-specific back pain (49:00 / 43:50) How to find an appropriate clinician (57:00 / 52:17) The Big Three principles to prevent back pain (1:04:00 / 59:06) Ancestors ability to engage in a variety of movements (1:15:00 / 1:10:10) Training in cycles (1:23:00 / 1:18:27) Advice for Dhru’s pain (1:33:00 / 1:28:00) Dr. McGill’s Seven-Day Approach (1:37:00 / 1:32:30) Strengthen what is weak and stretch what is tight (1:47:00 /1:52:30) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. McGill’s book, Back Mechanic BackFitPro.com Spine Models For more on Dr. McGill, follow him on Instagram or his website.  To get 25% off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today. Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today.  AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by LMNT, Momentous, and Lifeforce.  Despite advances in technology, children today are facing significant physical and mental health challenges. We are in the midst of a mental health emergency, and chronic disease among children is on the rise. The stressors of the modern world, ultra-processed foods, and excessive screen time are all contributing factors. Today’s guest is here to offer hope to parents, grandparents, and caregivers, navigate these challenges, and show us how to keep our children healthy and happy. Today, on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Dr. Elisa Song discuss raising healthy and happy kids. Dr. Song shares the latest research on the rise in chronic disease and mental health disorders in children. She also discusses factors that can harm and protect the gut microbiome and lifestyle factors that have protective effects on overall wellness and help build resilience. If you are looking for a guide to raising healthy and happy kids, Dr. Song is here to lead the way. Dr. Elisa Song is an integrative pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she’s helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive. Dr. Song is also the creator of 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 dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Chronic disease and mental health disorders are on the rise for teens (00:00:12 / 00:00:12) The importance of the gut microbiome (8:00 / 4:09) Stressors to the gut microbiome (15:00 / 11:50) Food additives that hijack our brains (21:00 / 17:30) Risk versus reward (31:00 / 25:30) Grandparent mentality (38:00 / 33:25) The birth control pill and the side effects (41:00 / 36:40) Antibiotic resistance in chicken (48:00 / 43:45) Having a healthy gut is the key to optimal health (52:00 / 47:22) Creating happy and healthy kids (57:00 / 52:10) Constant stimulation and protecting bodies with active lifestyles (1:04:00 / 59:00) Healing the gut and sensory sensitivities (1:18:00 / 1:12:50) Nutrient deficiencies and the correlation to conditions (1:26:00 / 1:21:15) It’s never too late to restore gut health (1:28:00 / 1:23:52) Final Thoughts (1:34:00 / 1:29:10) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. Song’s Book, Healthy Kids, Happy Kids Washington Post article on birth control Tyson Foods Criticism Article  For more on Dr. Song, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or her website.  Right now, LMNT is offering my listeners a free sample pack with any purchase. Head over to DrinkLMNT.com/dhru today. Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Lumebox.  The concept of manifestation is often discussed, yet many need a clearer understanding of its essence and how to integrate it into their lives. Our guest today is poised to explore manifestation in depth, uncovering its neuroscience foundations and practical application. Today, on the Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. James Doty about the power and neuroscience behind manifestation. Dr. Doty shares his insights on how we are all actively manifesting our lives and provides practical exercises that can help us clarify our manifestation goals. These exercises are not just theoretical concepts but actionable steps we can start implementing today.   Dr. James R. Doty, MD, has been on the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty since 1997 in the Neurosurgery Department as a professor and more recently as an adjunct professor. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford and a New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discovery the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. James Doty dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): What is possible when you take agency and don’t look for external validation (00:00:20  / 00:00:20) You are actively manifesting your current life (4:00 / 4:00) What is manifestation from a neuroscience perspective (8:30 / 6:14) The mistakes people make when manifesting (10:00 / 7:46) Dr. Doty’s powerful childhood experience (17:00 / 14:45) The power of identity and what happens when losing the identity (32:00 / 27:42) Exercises to clarify and define your manifestations (37:00 / 33:20) How do reclaim focus and keep the noise out (49:00 / 45:36) The importance of action (59:00 / 55:33) How Dr. Doty approaches manifestation (1:05:00 / 1:01:36) What if you don’t know what to manifest (1:13:00 / 1:08:55) How to identify limiting beliefs and critical beliefs (1:20:00 / 1:16:25)  Releasing expectations (1:37:00 / 1:33:22) What happened to Ruth and final thoughts (1:43:00 / 1:39:10) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. Doty’s book Mind Magic  Into the Magic Shop-Dr. Doty’s Podcast For more on Dr. Doty, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Go to bioptimizers.com/dhru now and enter promo code DHRU10 to get 10% off any order and free gifts for a limited time. Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device!  That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and AquaTru. Alcohol is often featured prominently in celebrations and social gatherings, fostering connections. However, we know that regular alcohol consumption can significantly affect both our physical and mental well-being. Our guest today is poised to explore society's relationship with alcohol, broaden our perspectives on the possibilities of a sober curious lifestyle, and show us what true connections can look like. Today, on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Ruari Fairbairns delve into the impact of regular alcohol consumption, its societal significance, and the transformative effects of prioritizing sobriety. Ruari candidly shares his journey with alcohol, childhood traumas, and the genesis of his subscription-based community. Tune in for insightful inspiration to reassess your relationship with alcohol and explore what lies beyond. Ruari Fairbairns is the founder and CEO of OYNB (One Year No Beer) and a leading figure in the health and well-being space. He was awarded Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland 2020, and OYNB was also named The Spectator’s Economic Innovator of the Year in the UK. Known for his passionate advocacy for healthier living, Ruari has inspired over 100,000 people worldwide to reassess their relationship with alcohol and strive to become the best version of themselves.   In this episode, Dhru and Ruari dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Regular consumption of alcohol is holding you back (0:0006 / 0:00:006) What shows up when you go 28 days without alcohol (4:54 / 4:54) The need for connection and joining the tribe as a hindrance to stopping alcohol (10:00 / 8:37) Ruari’s relationship to alcohol (16:00 / 14:46) Reasons people choose to numb out with alcohol (23:00 / 20:47) The types of individuals that Ruari coaches (31:30 / 28:11) High-functioning individuals who actively drink and what the goal should be (39:00 / 35:54) Ruari’s childhood and the role of childhood traumas (48:00 / 44:12) What you can prioritize once the focus is off alcohol (1:04:00 / 1:00:53) The vital role of community (1:09:00 / 1:05:40) Adding in to crowd out bad habits (1:19:00 / 1:15:50) What you can make progress in when alcohol isn’t the lead (1:28:00 / 1:24:45) Ruari’s life-changing moments (1:33:00 / 1:29:16) Dhru’s thoughts on alcohol (1:46:00 / 1:42:47) Also mentioned in this episode: One Year No Beer Instagram  One Year No Beer Podcast  Ruari's Episode with Rich Roll For more on Ruari, follow him on Twitter/X, Facebook, and Instagram. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP. AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Plunge and Lumebox.  Heart disease stands as one of the foremost global killers, claiming the top spot as the leading cause of death among women. With numerous factors contributing to its development, the future lies in precision cardiology—individually, customized, and prevention-focused. Today's episode is a deep dive into endothelial health and the journey to becoming heart attack-proof. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Michael Twyman and Dr. Neel Patel to discuss endothelial and cardiovascular health. Dr. Twyman shares his approach to assessing an individual’s risk of heart disease, metabolic health, and the importance of nitric oxide. Dhru, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Twyman discuss the role of genetics and the bloodwork you can order on your own and through a traditional healthcare system. They also discuss the diet and lifestyle for optimal heart health, supplements that should be incorporated into your daily routine, and the role of statins.  Dr. Michael Twyman is a board-certified cardiologist focusing on the prevention and early detection of heart disease. Dr. Twyman completed his cardiovascular training at St. Louis University after he completed a four-year active-duty tour as an internist at Naval Hospital Beaufort. He has been in private practice since 2012 and uses the best of conventional, quantum, and Functional Medicine and biohacking to get to the root cause of his patients’ cardiovascular issues.   In this episode, Dhru, Dr. Twyman and Dr. Patel dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Microplastics and cardiovascular health (00:00:05 / 00:00:05) How to approach vascular health and what is endothelial health (3:42 / 3:42) Traditional versus Dr. Twyman’s approach to the risk of heart disease (10:00 / 8:10) Glycocalyx: what damages it and what supports it (14:32 /13:02) How to approach metabolic health (21:40 / 20:19) The role of nitric oxide (24:00 / 22:14)  Photobiomodulation recommendations (33:00 / 31:07) Nitrates in your diet, testing nitric oxide levels, and Dhru’s results (42:00 / 39:00) How does high blood pressure start (53:00 / 51:15) The role of genetics (57:00 / 54:36)   The three buckets of bloodwork and ordering bloodwork in the traditional system (1:01:00 / 58:33) Best diet for heart health (1:18:00 / 1:15:15) Optimal supplementation (1:26:00 / 1:22:40) Statins: who should take them and who should avoid them (1:37:00 / 1:33:50) Biohacking: blue light blocking glasses and sauna (1:58:00 / 1:53:10) Also mentioned in this episode: Lifeforce Digital Huberman Protocol post Image of Dhru's ApoB results  For more on Dr. Michael Twyman, follow him on Instagram @drtwyman or his website, drtwyman.com.  Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today.  Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Lifeforce and Lumebox. The weight loss journey isn’t always based on healthy and sustainable habits. Often, the pressure to lose weight can lead to drastic actions that can be harmful. Today’s guest is on a mission to share her weight loss journey, which she does not recommend to others, and provide guidance on how weight loss for better overall health can happen with compassion, empathy, and long-term healthy habits in mind.  Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Michelle Shapiro to discuss weight loss, the myths and misconceptions, and the healthier way to lose weight. Michelle shares her weight loss journey and the symptoms she suffered through. She also shares her thoughts on diet culture and calorie tracking, the importance of individualization, her hot take on intermittent fasting, and the importance of exchanging ideas for growth. Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their liberating self-awareness. In this episode, Dhru and Michelle dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Misconceptions about weight loss that are damaging (0:00:53 /0: 00:53) Scarcity Mindset (1:41 / 1:41)  Protein for weight loss and body composition (3:10 / 3:10) Metabolism changes in response to weight loss journey (8:00 / 6:07) Michelle’s weight loss journey and the symptoms she suffered (11:00 / 9:13) Gut health for body composition (20:25 / 18:25) Michelle’s Losing Weight Lovingly Protocol (24:57 / 22:57) Weight loss as a symptom and diet culture (29:00 / 25:57) Is calorie tracking important and helpful (39:00 / 35:33)  The importance of individualization (50:00 / 46:47) Foundations that apply to all humans (54:00 / 50:00) Anxiety and panic attacks as a fire alarm for the body and how to treat them (55:00 / 51:34) Intermittent Fasting and who should avoid it (1:01:00 / 57:00) Eastern medicine and the importance of exchanging ideas (1:17:000 / 1:13:30) Back to the basics (1:21:00 / 1:17:17) Also mentioned in this episode: Quiet the Diet, Michelle’s Podcast To learn more about Michelle, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or her website.  Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Momentous, and Air Doctor.  We know that spices have healing properties, but we are now learning that they can help us live longer and fight disease. Today’s guest, nutrition researcher Dr. Deanna Minich is giving us a master class on spices.   Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Minich to discuss the power of spices. Dr. Minich shares the science behind how spices can reduce the development of advanced glycation end (AGEs) products in our cooked food. She also reveals the top spices to incorporate into our cooking, powerful synergistic combinations, and explains the spice rainbow. Whether you are just starting your cooking journey or looking to expand your spice palate, this episode is for you!  Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutrition researcher, educator, and functional medicine-trained clinician with a unique approach to nutrition that combines physiology and psychology. She has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee and is a faculty member teaching nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Environmental Health. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association and is President of the American College of Nutrition.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Minich dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Preventing AGE’s (00:0016 / 00:0016)  The power of spices in meat preparation (1:04 / 1:04) Five spices that should be incorporated into your diet immediately (4:20 / 4:20) How spices can prevent AGEs and their role in the gut microbiome (6:20 / 6:20) The benefits of the spice rainbow (15:00 / 11:30) Incorporating spices into your food and the sensitivities they can cause (18:00 / 14:30) The most researched spices and their anti-inflammatory effects (22:00 / 18:45) What to look for when purchasing spices and where to store your spices (47:00 / 42:25) The healing power of ginger (59:00 / 54:00)  Garlic for cardiovascular health (1:05:00 / 59:20) The quality and types of cinnamon for blood sugar control (1:17:00 / 1:11:11) Synergistic combinations (1:26:00 / 1:20:00)  Spices to assist with blood pressure regulation (1:28:00 / 1:22:10) The salt inquiry: the sources, microbiome, and minerals (1:32:00 / 1:27:40) Dr. Minich’s passion for eating for diversity and eating the rainbow (1:37:00 / 1:31:00) Also mentioned in this episode: Link to Dr. Minich's Slides A Guide to the Rainbow of Spices  Himalayan Crystal Salt Try This-This Supplement Reduces Soft Plaque in the Heart To learn more about Dr. Minich, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website.  This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Momentous, and Air Doctor.  Go to bioptimizers.com/dhru now and enter promo code DHRU10 to get 10% off any order and up to 2 travel-size bottles of Magnesium Breakthrough for a limited time. Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ to clean up your home’s air and feel better today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, Maui Nui, and Lumebox. We’ve heard about Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s groundbreaking research and approach to cancer as a disease of metabolic dysfunction. Today’s guest was inspired by Dr. Seyfried’s metabolic approach and conducted his own research on brain cancer cells using ketone-based metabolic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen. His findings were mind-blowing! Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino to discuss his extensive research on brain cancer cells placed in ketosis and under the pressure of hyperbaric oxygen. Dr. D’Agostino shares why his findings provide further insight into the idea that cancer cell growth can be metabolically managed. He also discusses how exercise and a low-carbohydrate diet can be used as metabolic therapies to reduce cancer risk. Dr. D’Agostino shares the critical tests we should focus on to assess our metabolic health and the essential supplements that can support ketosis.  Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer, and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. D’Agostino dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The most innovative approaches to cancer (00:00:11 / 00:00:11)  The metabolic approach to cancer (1:30/1:30) Using the hyperbaric approach in cancer patients (13:00/ 9:03) The results of Dr. A’gostino’s studies on mice (17:00 / 13:50) How this research translates to patients (22:00 / 18:05) Why a ketogenic diet can be therapeutic (37:00 / 32:04) The role of exercise in cancer prevention (53:00 / 46:35) What lifestyle factors should we be doubling down on for prevention (55:00 / 50:14) Dr. D’Agostino’s thoughts on a low carbohydrate diet (1:01:00 / 56:30) The therapeutic benefits of ketosis (1:11:00 / 1:06:40) Supplements that can support ketosis (1:19:00 / 1:12:43) How to measure for ketosis (1:24:00 / 1:18:30) Checking the status of your metabolic health (1:26:00 / 1:21:30) Where to find community (1:34:00 / 1:28:16) Also mentioned in this episode: Keto Start Donate to the University of Florida (Metabolic Therapy and Cancer Research #250244) Levels  To learn more about Dr. D’Agostino, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website.  Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP. Right now, Maui Nui Venison is offering my community 20% off your first purchase. Just go to mauinuivenison.com/DHRU or enter the code D-H-R-U at check out to get 20% off and up your high-quality protein today. Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Birch Living, Lifeforce, and Plunge.  We’ve heard of tests that are used as traditional measures of longevity. Still, a lesser-known but equally important test that should be factored into longevity and long-term independence is VO2 max. This test measures how well your body uses oxygen during exercise, which ultimately translates into how efficiently your body uses oxygen in daily activities as you age. According to today’s guest, increasing VO2 max can significantly reduce your risk of all-cause mortality.  Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andy Galpin to dive deep into VO2 max and why he believes it is one of the best predictors of longevity. Dr. Galpin breaks down the research behind this test and why it's critical for everyone to know their VO2 max baseline. He also shares why a low VO2 max can cause chronic fatigue, making it challenging to engage in daily activities, and shares his top tips on increasing your VO2 max if you are starting your exercise journey. If you are looking for a deep dive into VO2 Max, this episode is a must-listen.  Andy Galpin is a tenured professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Sport Performance and Founder/Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He is a Human Performance scientist with a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. He is also a Co-founder of Absolute Rest, BioMolecular Athlete, and RAPID Health & Performance.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Galpin dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): Why VO2 max is a critical factor in longevity (1:05 / 1:05) What is VO2 max and getting your baseline (10:00 / 7:05) Challenges with daily activities that demonstrate a low VO2 max (18:00 / 14:56) Stimulants and the cycle of fatigue (26:00/ 23:07) The impact of diet on energy (27:00 / 24:33) Are smartwatches accurate in calculating VO2 max (32:00 / 26:44) Methods of testing your VO2 max and guidance on choosing the right test (34:00 / 29:50) Average and optimal VO2X max levels (39:00 / 34:05) Increasing your levels and the impact on longevity (47:00 / 42:07) How to get started in improving your levels (49:00 / 44:53) How often should you test (55:00 / 50:22) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. Galpin’s Published Work RAPID Health Absolute Rest To learn more about Dr. Galpin, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website.  To get 20% off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today. Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru!  Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is brought to you by Momentous, Lumebox, and Air Doctor. One in thirty-six children is diagnosed with autism. While 50% of the increase in diagnoses is due to increased awareness about autism, at least 50% of those diagnoses are based on an actual increase in the number of cases. Families navigating this diagnosis can often be inundated with information without proper guidance from a trusted source. Today’s guest, Dr. Suzanne Goh, joins us to break it down. Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Suzanne Goh to dive deep into autism. Dr. Goh shares the factors that can lead to a diagnosis of autism, how it is diagnosed, and what the research shows about brain changes in individuals diagnosed with autism. She also shares the top lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, that support overall health and brain health after diagnosis, as well as the top myths. Additionally, she shares the research on environmental toxins' role in leading to a diagnosis and the protocol she follows in her clinic to support families. Dr. Suzanne Goh, MD, BCBA, is cofounder and chief medical officer of Cortica, the largest provider of comprehensive health services for autism in the United States. She is the former Co-Director of Columbia University’s Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, where she researched the biological causes of autism and used brain imaging to identify patterns of neural circuitry and brain chemistry. Dr. Goh is currently a faculty member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs and is a frequent speaker for parent advocacy organizations.  In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Goh dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): What factors can lead to an autism diagnosis (0:00:07 / 0:00:07) Is the rise in autism cases related to increased awareness or an increase in actual cases (3:40 / 3:40) Diagnosing autism and brain changes in children (13:11 / 7:52) Reducing the risk of an autism diagnosis and what the research shows (17:00 / 13:05) The role of mitochondrial dysfunction (24:30 / 20:36) What traditional practitioners believe about autism (31:00 25:15) Top myths about an autism diagnosis (37:00 / 31:00) The process and protocol that Dr. Goh’s clinic follows (39:00 / 33:00) The impact of a whole foods diet on behavior (45:00 / 39:15) The powerful benefits of exercise and supplements for children with autism (52:00 / 46:16) Lifestyle factors and improving how the diagnosis is expressed (59:00 / 53:00) Dr. Goh’s patient stories (1:02:00 / 55:00) Co-occurring conditions that are common with autism (1:08:00 / 1:01:20) What role can medications play in the toolbox (1:13:00 / 1:07:00) The impact of environmental toxins (1:22:00 / 1:16:40) Final Thoughts (1:31:00/ 1:25:00) Also mentioned in this episode: Dr. Goh’s new book, Magnificent Minds  To learn more about Dr. Goh, follow her on Instagram or her website.  Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order.  Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device.  AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ to clean up your home’s air and feel better today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Sue Knox

great episode. thank you

May 21st
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Andrea Madsen

I just ordered this book. Stuart makes sense!

May 19th
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Yulia Volyanskaya

This is a great podcast, it provides practical, actionable advice based on scientific research. I appreciate the guest selection: Dhru hosts a variety of esteemed guests, including leading researchers and practitioners. This variety adds depth and multiple perspectives to the discussions!

May 3rd
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Ann Marie

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May 3rd
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A J

this was interesting, although he stigmatizes drug users with comments like "ew, drug user brain". the free will comments were helpful as well.

Mar 25th
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Stephanie Banks

Best podcast on cold water therapy yet!

Mar 16th
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Pooneh

I listen to your podcast while I’m preparing meals for my work week and just wanted to let you know how inspiring this podcast and how good it makes me feel about the food I’m making. It makes being questioned by my fast food eating coworkers about what I’m eating worth it.

Feb 4th
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Annika Ringaby Woehr

Such an excellent episode. Many important tools that anyone can learn.

Jan 4th
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Maximus Meridius

How in the world can you say that sugar and insulin spike and that's not a problem?

Dec 28th
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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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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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