#75: How a Morning Routine, Human Touch, and Nourishing Relationships Can Radically Lower Your Stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
We are living in the middle of a stress epidemic. The World Health Organization calls stress “the health epidemic of the twenty-first century.” Common complaints such as low libido, anxiety, poor memory, the inability to concentrate, and many gut problems seem completely unrelated, but often have stress as a root cause. The way we’re living our modern lifestyle is causing us a lot of problems. We think we can get away with burning the candle at both ends forever, but the reality is very different.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, one of the most influential doctors in the UK who wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. He is known for finding the root cause of people's health problems, and he has highlighted his methods in the groundbreaking BBC television show, Doctor in the House, which has been shown in over 70 countries around the world. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller, his most recent book, the #1 bestseller, The Stress Solution, tackles what the WHO calls the health epidemic of our time—stress. Dr. Chatterjee’s mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Chatterjee talk about practical solutions and simple interventions to help you destress and reset your life, and how implementing small changes to your routine can reduce or completely eradicate stress. They discuss the importance of prioritizing regular breaks and setting boundaries around personal time. They also talk about the power of human touch and why scheduling regular time with your family and friends is essential to our health.
In this episode, we dive into:
-The importance of a morning routine (3:06)
-The 3M’s: Mindfulness, Movement, and Mindset (4:40)
-Micro and macro stress doses and your personal stress threshold (19:07)
-How stress is a key driver in overall blood sugar levels (25:10)
-How your environment impacts your health (40:11)
-The power of human touch on our health and stress levels (44:37)
-The 3D greeting to create meaningful connection (58:52)
-The importance of regular downtime (1:08:50)
-The framework for finding meaning and purpose in your life (1:14:40)
-Learn more about Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and his work (1:42:44)
For more on Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, be sure to follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee, on Facebook @drchatterjee, on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, and on YouTube @drchatterjee. Check out his podcast, Feel Better, Live More, here, and check out his website https://drchatterjee.com. You can order his new book, The Stress Solution, right here.
Also, below are links to the podcast interviews Dr. Chatterjee mentioned in the interview from his own podcast Feel Better, Live More: