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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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    Why Muscle is the Key for Longevity with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 118:16

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Birch Living.Skeletal muscle is a widely overlooked part of our metabolic health. From how well we control glucose and insulin to how well we age, skeletal muscle regulates many processes. One of the most important factors for how much muscle we create and retain is our protein intake, which has become a divisive topic in the nutrition world and one still hotly debated in some dietary camps.Today's guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, is the perfect person to sort through the facts on the powers of skeletal muscle and how to consume protein for optimal impact. Dr. Lyon is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is the founder of the Institute for Muscle Centric-Medicine™ and has a private practice that services leaders, innovators, mavericks, and executives in a number of fields. In addition, Dr. Lyon also works closely with special-operations military personnel. Her goal is to change the paradigm of medicine from obesity-focused to muscle-centric and change the way we think about health and medicine with high scientific integrity. In this episode, we dive into: -The importance of muscle when it comes to our health (4:16)-The connection between muscle and metabolic health (16:06)-Myths about dietary protein (18:41)-Aging, longevity, and protein consumption (31:22)-Optimal lab levels when eating a protein-centric diet (49:20)-Dr. Lyon's diet (59:27)-Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day (1:00:38)-Women and fasting (1:04:32)-How to know if you are under-muscled (1:08:03)-Does the quality of animal protein really matter? (1:27:03)-Cancer and protein consumption (1:49:50)For more on Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, follow her on Instagram @drgabriellelyon, Facebook @doctorgabriellelyon, Twitter @drgabriellelyon, YouTube @drgabriellelyon, and through her website, drgabriellelyon.com. Check out her podcast, The Gabrielle Lyon Show, here.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Birch Living.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains seven different forms of magnesium, all of which have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Super-Simple Hack to Optimize Your Blood Sugar with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:00

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.What if you could have your cake and eat it too? Well, according to the latest research, it turns out that maybe you can!Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through a super-simple hack that can help you dramatically improve your blood sugar and overall metabolic health.In this episode, we dive into: -The impact vinegar can have on curbing glucose spikes-How vinegar stabilizes our blood glucose-Tips for how to use vinegar to start hacking your blood glucoseAlso mentioned in this episode:-Try This: A Super-Simple Hack to Optimize Your Blood Sugar-Scientist Reveals What to Eat to Beat Inflammation, Balance Blood Sugar, and End Fatigue with Jessie Inchauspé-Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood SugarFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Use These Fasting Secrets to Reverse Aging and Increase Your Lifespan with Dr. Valter Longo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 91:21

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.We all know that fasting has amazing benefits: reduced inflammation, increased cognitive function, fat loss, decreased risk of metabolic dysfunction, and the list goes on and on. But is there a correct way to fast? Is fasting for everyone? Should we exercise while we fast? How do we make the most of our fasts and how do we optimize our diets when we aren't fasting? Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Valter Longo answers all of these questions and more. Dhru and Dr. Longo discuss the key pillars of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), created by Dr. Longo to provide the body with the benefits of fasting without completely starving it. They also dive into the foundation of a longevity diet—how can we increase our lifespan and our healthspan using targeted nutrients and dietary protocols. Dr. Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aging studies and related diseases. Known as the “Guru of Longevity,” Dr. Longo is currently Professor of Biogerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of Longevity of the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at IFOM in Milan. He is also the Scientific Director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. Valter is the author of The Longevity Diet, a culmination of his 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe. It provides an easy-to-understand, accessible, and implementable road map to living well longer through improved nutrition.In this episode, we dive into: -Why you shouldn't skip breakfast (2:23)-What happens if you fast incorrectly (13:59)-The key pillars of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (21:43)-Exercise and fasting (24:10)-The impact of the Fasting Mimicking Diet on chronic disease (31:05)-How the Fasting Mimicking Diet impacts the brain (35:18)-The foundation of the longevity diet (38:52)-Optimal protein consumption and longevity (51:02)-Why walking one hour a day is so central to longevity (1:04:14) -Stem-cell therapy and longevity (1:09:03)-Longevity supplement recommendations (1:15:57) For more on Dr. Valter Longo, follow him on Instagram @prof_valterlongo, Facebook @provalterlongo, and through his website, valterlongo.com. Get his book, The Longevity Diet, here.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members a great deal. You'll receive two pounds of FREE salmon in your first box. Sign up at ButcherBox.com/dhru.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Practice to Feel Refreshed, Revived, and Refocused with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 22:44

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsideTracker.We all know how amazing meditation is for our overall health, yet so many people struggle to practice it consistently.If that's you, I have some good news. What if I told you there was a way to unlock the powerful healing benefits of meditation without actually having to meditate?Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru introduces us to a unique spin on meditation that he has been into since his college days called yoga nidra, which has many benefits similar to meditation and has been easier for him to incorporate into his schedule.In this episode, we dive into: -What is yoga nidra?-The difference between yoga nidra and meditation-The effects that yoga nidra can have on the body and mind-The best time to practice yoga nidraAlso mentioned in this episode:-Try This: A Practice to Feel Refreshed, Revived, and Refocused-Light Watkins -​​10-Minute Yoga Nidra Practice-20-Minute Yoga Nidra Practice-40-Minute Yoga Nidra PracticeFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsideTracker.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Healing Trauma, Psychedelic Medicine, and The Power of Self-Love with Dr. Molly Maloof

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 75:29

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and HigherDOSE.Tapping into love and connection is one of our greatest tools for improved health, happiness, and longevity. This is an area many of us struggled with pre-pandemic, and it has only become more overwhelming and destructive over the last few years. And while our relationships with others are vital to our well-being, our degree of self-love is a key player as well. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Molly Maloof about creating more love in life, working through trauma, and how psychedelic medicines can safely be used in the process. Dr. Molly is passionate about extending healthspan through her medical practice, personal brand, and entrepreneurial and educational endeavors. She is the founder and CEO of Adamo Bioscience, a company pioneering the science of love. She provides personalized medicine to world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives in Silicon Valley. In this episode, we dive into: -One of the most important questions that your doctor should ask (0:49)-The top impediments that get in the way of people having more love and connection in their lives (9:57)-What trauma does to the brain (14:03)-Psychedelic medicine in healing trauma (15:42)-Sexual trauma, PTSD, and sexual dysfunction (25:34)-Understanding your core wound (32:17)-How to intentionally create community (48:55)-The power of self-love (1:00:07)Also mentioned in this episode:-Adamo Bioscience -Your Healthspan Plan Course -Neurohacker Qualia SkinFor more on Dr. Molly, follow her on Instagram @drmolly.co, Facebook @mollymaloofmd, Twitter @mollymaloofmd, and through her website, drmolly.co. Preorder her book, The Spark Factor, here.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and HigherDOSE.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains seven different forms of magnesium, all of which have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.Get your own Infrared Sauna Blanket at HigherDOSE.com today and use my exclusive promo Code: DHRU15 at check out to save 15% off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Five-Minute Morning Routine That Anyone Can Do with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 43:16

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Vivobarefoot.Are you a fan of morning routines but have trouble staying consistent with them? If your answer is “YES!” this episode is for you!Here's the thing about morning routines: how you start your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. When we jump straight into our social media feed, the news, or the priorities of others, our day gets hijacked right from the start, leaving us feeling unrooted, ungrounded, scattered, unfocused, and uninspired.Most of us know this to be true, yet so often I hear from my community that the most common reason they can't stick to a morning routine is that they feel they don't have enough time.Setting aside just five minutes (yes, five minutes) to nourish your mind and body in the morning is enough to transition into the day feeling calm, relaxed, and ready for whatever comes your way.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares an ultra-easy framework for morning routines that his dear friend, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, created so that anyone can implement it, stick to it, and maybe even look forward to it every morning. Also mentioned in this episode:-Try This: A Five-Minute Morning Routine That Anyone Can Do-Happy Mind, Happy Life: The New Science of Mental Well-Being-Dr. Chatterjee's morning routineFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Vivobarefoot.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    These Foods and Habits Boost Brain Health and Reduce Inflammation with Dr. Mark Hyman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 124:22

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Cozy Earth.If you haven't heard, me and Dr. Mark Hyman have been teaming up to do weekly podcast episodes called “Masterclasses.” We sit down and have deep conversations about the most important health topics of our time and give you all the answers you've been after. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I am featuring two of our favorite Masterclass episodes all about creating optimal brain health and reducing inflammation. We talk about the top foods to avoid—and to enjoy—to optimize brain health, why sugar is so bad for the brain, and how toxins can lead to neurodegeneration. Then we break down the meaning and function of inflammation and how it manifests as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, and more.Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times bestselling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest cohost on The Dr. Oz Show.For more on Dr. Mark Hyman, follow him on Instagram @drmarkhyman, Facebook @drmarkhyman, Twitter @drmarkhyman, YouTube @drmarkhyman, and through his website, drhyman.com.For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Cozy Earth.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    My Top Three Most Underrated Herbs and Spices with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 25:00

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.We know that eating a variety of plant foods is linked to a more diverse gut microbiome, which is associated with less risk of chronic disease and greater overall health and longevity. But what we don't talk about enough is the fact that including more spices in our diet is one of the simplest ways to achieve this variety.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares his list of the top three most underrated herbs and spices, why they are so beneficial, and how to incorporate them into your life to experience their insane healing effects.Also mentioned in this episode:-Try This: My Top 3 Spices -Butternut Taco Wraps with Hemp Seed CreamFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Top Foods to Prevent Disease and Repair DNA with Dr. William Li

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 78:43

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Traditionally, advocates of nutrition for health maintain that with the right diet, medicine isn't necessary—in other words, food is superior to medicine. Traditional advocates of medicine, by contrast, believe nutrition takes a back seat to medicine, which is all-powerful. A growing body of data says both sides are wrong and that food and medicine can work together harmoniously, each enhancing the value of the other.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Dr. William Li about how food has the ability to combat and prevent things like cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and illness. They also discuss how certain foods can positively impact the effectiveness of medicine.Dr. Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease—The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has had an impact on more than 70 diseases, including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?, has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Martha Stewart Live, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Voice of America.In this episode, we dive into: -Grand slammer foods that light up our five health defense systems (2:48)-Longevity and DNA protection (13:51)-How to slow down the aging process (17:51)-How to maximize the benefits of consuming coffee (21:44)-How food and medicine can work together (27:16)-The key to successful immunotherapy cancer treatment (40:10)-Foods that help our body produce nitric oxide (45:16)-What is causing the most damage to our vascular health (50:26)-The importance of food sequencing (54:11)-The benefits of eating seasonal produce (1:07:50)For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @drwilliamli, Facebook @drwilliamli, Twitter @drwilliamli, YouTube @drwilliamli, and through his website, drwilliamli.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease, here. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Women Can Hack Their Hormones using the Power of Cycle Syncing with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 70:03

    This episode is brought to you by Birch Living.Women have an important biological rhythm they experience every month that affects their productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. It's essential to stay aware of, but it has been widely ignored by medical, nutritional, and fitness research. Women often diet, deprive themselves, and cram as much as possible into their day, striving to accomplish impossible to-do lists. I see so many of them scheduling their lives based on a 24-hour time cycle, ignoring the intuitive time their bodies naturally keep: a monthly cycle with four hormonal phases. Understanding this offers some incredible advantages.That's what today's episode is all about. If you're a woman in your reproductive years who's feeling burnt out, low on energy, or just “off,” this one's for you. And men, this one is also for you—understanding a woman's unique rhythms can only improve and enhance your relationships with your wife, daughters, friends, and colleagues.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru dives into the world of the infradian rhythm and hormones with Taylor Groff, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and cowriter of the Try This Newsletter.In this episode, we dive into: -The infradian rhythm (6:14)-The pros and cons of hormonal birth control and correcting hormonal imbalances (26:10)-The root causes of hormonal imbalances (30:15)-The Cycle Syncing Method and understanding the four phases of a woman's menstrual cycle (43:04)Also mentioned in this episode:-Try This: The Cycle Syncing Method -Beeya Wellness-MyFLO Period Tracker App -In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life-Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage by Harnessing the Power of Your Infradian Rhythm with Alisa Vitti-Dr. Afrouz DemeriFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643. You can follow Taylor on Instagram @foodhappywithtaylor. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living.Birch mattresses by Helix are made of only four non-toxic, natural materials. To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus two free Eco-Rest Pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Does Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Do More Harm Than Good? with Robert Whitaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 97:38

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Pendulum.The world of pharmaceuticals is a deceiving one. While it might be easy to trust that any drug on the market today has been rigorously tested for efficacy and safety, that's not always the case, especially when it comes to psychiatric drugs. We've all heard the term “chemical imbalance,” and many people struggling with depression or other mood disorders have had this narrative hammered into them. They're told that elevated or inadequate levels of neurotransmitters are to blame, but this theory is being increasingly questioned. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru digs into the questions surrounding psychiatric drugs with Robert Whitaker. Robert Whitaker is the author of four books and coauthor of a fifth, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry. In 2010, his Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the US Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. Prior to writing books, he worked as a science reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York, for a number of years. He is the founder of madinamerica.com, a website that features research news and blogs by an international group of writers interested in “rethinking psychiatry.”In this episode, we dive into: -Does long-term use of psychiatric drugs do more harm than good? (4:29)-How short-term clinical trials are built to market drugs by pharmaceutical companies (23:59)-The chemical imbalance theory (31:04)-The long-term effects of psychiatric drugs (39:36)-Psychiatry's disease model (49:18)-Rethinking the use of antipsychotics (50:14)-The importance of creating a new environment when it comes to treating mental illness (1:03:33)For more on Robert Whitaker, follow him on Instagram @madinamerica, Facebook @madinamerica, Twitter @mad_in_america, and through his website, madinamerica.com. Get his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, here. This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Pendulum.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive free ground beef FOR LIFE. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription + $10 off. To receive this offer, go to ButcherBox.com/dhru.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Walking More Will Radically Improve Your Health, Here's How! with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 45:12

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.Walking is absolutely the most underrated form of movement ever. People who walk more live longer and are generally healthier. Studies even show that people who walk more are just all-around happier about life!Everyone knows that walking is a good idea. But ask yourself, how many people do you know who are actually incorporating it into their daily or weekly routines?Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks about why walking is so underrated and why we need more of it in our lives. If you want to improve your mood, reduce your stress, get some mental space or clarity, or even improve your blood sugar, walking is absolutely your best friend!In this episode, we dive into: -How walking can help you get “unstuck” in life-How to incorporate walking into your routine to improve your metabolic health-The least amount of time you need to walk to get the greatest resultsAlso mentioned in this episode:Try This: Walk Your Way into Optimal Physical and Mental HealthFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Unlocking the Power of Your Mitochondria to Age in Reverse with Dr. Steven Gundry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 114:19

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Vivobarefoot, and WHOOP. Chances are, you've heard a lot of buzz about the ketogenic diet. This high-fat, low-carb approach to eating has become extremely popular in recent years for helping with everything from weight loss to cognition. One cornerstone of the ketogenic diet is the idea that ketones are a powerful alternative fuel source for the human body. But as it turns out, ketones are not the magical fuel source they've been made out to be; in fact, the body cannot run on ketones and fats alone. Over the long term, a very low-carb diet can lead to muscle wasting and poor cognitive health. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Dr. Steven Gundry about the new science about what actually makes a keto diet so successful: a cellular process known as “mitochondrial uncoupling.” Dr. Gundry shares why it's the key to reversing your age and living your best, healthiest life. In this episode, we dive into: -Lifestyle factors that are contributing to metabolic inflexibility (3:48)-Understanding the history of ketones and what we got wrong about using them as fuel (7:33)-Mitochondrial uncoupling and how it impacts cellular aging (20:02)-Brown fat and mitochondrial uncoupling (27:12)-Why getting into ketosis is so difficult (29:04)-Traps of a keto diet (44:51)-The keys to mitochondrial uncoupling (1:05:44)-Dairy and the connection to longevity (1:29:06)-Traditional keto diet vs. Unlocking The Keto Code program (1:41:03)-Two powerful mitochondrial uncouplers (1:44:26) Follow Dr. Gundry on Instagram @drstevengundry, and through his website, drgundry.com. Get his book, Unlocking The Keto Code, here.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Vivobarefoot, and WHOOP.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers contains seven different forms of magnesium, all of which have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health-coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. For me, it's been a game-changer to optimize my sleep and improve my fitness, performance, and overall health. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Hack Your Coffee to Lower Your LDL

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 25:06

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsiderTracker.There's a compound in coffee that can disrupt our metabolic health that most people aren't aware of: cafestol.Cafestol is responsible for the oil in roasted coffee beans and is linked to high LDL cholesterol levels. Studies show that cafestol increases LDL cholesterol by suppressing LDL receptor activity and reducing the breakdown of LDL cholesterol. It has also been linked to higher total cholesterol and triglycerides, with little effect on HDL cholesterol.If you're someone who drinks a lot of French press coffee and you have unexplained high LDL levels, this topic might be worth paying attention to.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares a super-simple hack to cut down on the cafestol in your cup that he learned from a recent conversation he had with our dear friend Max Lugavere in honor of the launch of his latest cookbook, Genius Kitchen.Also mentioned in this episode:-Try This: How to Hack Your Coffee to Lower Your LDL-Try This: Why You Need a Coffee Break and How to Do It-Top Food Hacks to Supercharge Your Health with Max LugavereFor more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsiderTracker.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 105:05

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and WHOOP.Most people don't realize what kind of negative impact their favorite foods have on their blood sugar, and subsequently their entire body. The symptoms of blood sugar imbalances are everyday occurrences for most people—things like cravings, fatigue, acne, and moodiness—but they don't have to be! Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with Jessie Inchauspé, also known as the “Glucose Goddess,” all about simple, realistic actions we can take to balance our blood sugar throughout the day. Jessie Inchauspé is the founder of the wildly popular Instagram account GlucoseGoddess, where she teaches life-changing food habits to hundreds of thousands of people. In her first book, Glucose Revolution, Jessie shares her startling discovery about the essential role of blood sugar in every aspect of our lives, from cravings to fertility, and the surprising hacks to optimize it while still eating the foods we love.In this episode, we dive into: -Two hacks to keep glucose levels steady throughout the day (2:30)-Why it's so important to flatten your glucose curve (12:40)-The connection between hunger, weight gain, and glucose levels (16:42)-The three things that happen in your body when you have a large glucose spike (22:47)-The connection between glucose and wrinkles (25:21)-Food sequencing to reduce a glucose spike (30:25)-How to eat rice and have a steady glucose response (48:27)-The right order to eat pasta (56:30)-The long-term consequences of glucose spikes (1:01:55)-Blood sugar, aging, and longevity (1:09:02)-How sleep impacts glucose response (1:18:50)-A day in the life of a glucose goddess (1:36:51) For more on Jessie Inchauspé, follow her on Instagram @glucosegoddess, Twitter @glucosegoddess, and through her website jessieinchauspe.com. Get her book, Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar, here. This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and WHOOP.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health-coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. For me, it's been a game-changer to optimize my sleep and improve my fitness, performance, and overall health. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Three Super Crazy Facts about Big Pharma

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 41:41

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Birch.I'm currently reading a book called Sickening. It's a no-holds-barred exposé on the lies and deceptions of Big Pharma.In the book Dr. John Abramson, a physician, Harvard faculty member, and the world's most notable expert on the drug industry's deceptive tactics, reveals how the financial interests of Big Pharma have become the main factor that influences the way we practice medicine.Okay, so what? We all know that Big Pharma doesn't always play by the rules and is primarily driven by profit. What's new?Well, these three mind-blowing facts that I'm about to share are something that most people—including your family doctor—have no idea about.Links* Try This: Three Super Crazy Facts about Big Pharma: https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-three-super-crazy-facts-about-big-pharma/* Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It: https://www.amazon.com/Sickening-Pharma-American-Health-Repair/dp/1328957810/* Newsletter: https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter/Sponsors: This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Birch.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum: Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you're looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Top Food Hacks to Supercharge Your Health with Max Lugavere

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 88:26

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, and mixed messages about nutrition have completely disrupted our health, leading us to feel awful and long for better health. While it might seem complicated, identifying and turning around the unique offenders in your own life is simpler than you might think. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks with his good friend Max Lugavere about streamlining your health so you can get back to feeling great. Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. His sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. His upcoming cookbook, Genius Kitchen, hits shelves on March 29. Max is the host of a #1 iTunes health and wellness podcast, called The Genius Life.In this episode, we dive into: -The best time to eat dessert (5:23)-Understanding sugar alcohols (10:22)-Max's approach to dairy consumption (16:30)-The benefits of vitamin K2 (20:45)-The relationship between full-fat dairy consumption and metabolic health (22:13)-How to make coffee healthier (34:28) -The benefits of saturated fat and how much value we should place on LDL levels (43:24) -How salt can positively impact your health (51:41) -Max's approach to fasting (1:00:31) -The power of movement and exercise for brain health (1:09:01)-Max's favorite recipes from his book (1:23:02) For more on Max Lugavere, follow him on Instagram @maxlugavere, Facebook @maxlugavere, YouTube @maxlugavere, and through his website maxlugavere.com. Get his book, Genius Kitchen, at geniuskitchenbook.com. Listen to his podcast, The Genius Life, here.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Top Mistakes People Make When Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor with Brigid Titgemeier

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 57:17

    This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Pendulum. Poor metabolic health and blood sugar imbalances are the largest drivers of chronic disease. At least 50 percent of adults in the United States have abnormal blood sugar levels and/or insulin resistance. Research shows that of those with pre-diabetes, more than 84 percent do not know that they have it. A large contributor is a lack of access to information about your body. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Brigid Titgemeier talk about why tracking blood sugar is important, the benefits of wearing a continuous glucose monitor, and factors to consider when interpreting your data.Brigid Titgemeier is a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian. She founded BeingBrigid Nutrition, in 2019 to offer individuals, and groups virtual programs and coaching that provide a data-driven, personalized, food-is-medicine approach to health. She teaches integrative and functional nutrition at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine. Brigid was also a founding dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, working under Dr. Mark Hyman.In this episode, we dive into: -The importance of having access to vital health metrics (6:25)-The accessibility of continuous glucose monitors (12:48)-Why one diet doesn't work for everyone and the key to personalization (16:05)-The myth of needing to have a flat glucose line (24:10)-How stress impacts glucose response (35:24)-Understanding how saturated fat affects blood sugar (40:24)-Brigid's Blood Sugar Reset Program (46:23)-Brigid's health journey (48:35) Also mentioned in this episode:-Blood Sugar Reset Program For more on Brigid Titgemeier, follow her on Instagram @beingbrigid, Facebook @beingbrigidfunctionalnutrition, Twitter @beingbrigid, YouTube @beingbrigid, and through her website beingbrigid.com. If you are interested in working with Brigid, email katie@beingbrigid.com to learn more about her programs. This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Pendulum.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life—Here's How to Fix Them with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 106:25

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and WHOOP.Mainstream medicine often fails us when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Hormones aren't commonly tested, even when there is a high likelihood of an issue (like cortisol in our overly stressed culture). Since there are so many hormones that can become dysregulated, presenting with a wide variety of symptoms, many of the symptoms are written off to aging and never addressed. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are re-sharing Dhru's interview with Dr. Sara Gottfried. Dhru and Dr. Gottfried take a deep dive into the topic of hormonal imbalances, along with what you can do to get them back on track. Dr. Gottfried is a board-certified physician who practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. In this episode, we dive into: -Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society (7:30)-Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances (11:06)-Dr. Gottfried's personal journey of learning how to balance her hormones (19:56)-The top 3 things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances (34:31)-Understanding the unique biology of women when it comes to balancing hormones (46:08)-How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances (52:07)-How chronic cardio negatively impacts cortisol levels (1:00:58)-The top 3 mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones (1:08:02)-How to improve metabolic flexibility (1:12:07) -The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol (1:25:17) For more on Dr. Gottfried, visit her website saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones here. To become a patient in Dr. Gottfried's practice, go to marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and WHOOP.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive free ground beef FOR LIFE. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To receive this offer, go to ButcherBox.com/dhru.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health-coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. For me, it's been a game changer to optimize my sleep and improve my fitness, performance, and overall health. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Mind-Blowing Science of Water-Only Fasting with Dr. Alan Goldhamer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 69:33

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. But which one is best? And what does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness?Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Dr. Alan Goldhamer dive deep into the topic of water-only fasting: how it can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease.Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world's leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. In 1984, Dr. Goldhamer founded and became director of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients. The center is the largest facility in the world specializing in medically supervised, water-only fasting, and it is one of the premier training facilities for doctors to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting. Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook and coauthor of The Pleasure Trap—Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness. He is also the principal author of two landmark studies that showed evidence of the benefits of water-only fasting, as well as numerous case reports published in peer reviewed indexed journals evaluating the effects of water-only fasting in the treatment of a variety of conditions. In this episode, we dive into: -Misconceptions about water-only fasting (4:22)-Who is a candidate for a medically supervised, water-only fast (8:09) -Body composition changes in long-term fasting (10:53)-The benefits of long-term, medically supervised, water-only fasting (13:13) -Gender considerations for fasting (16:08) -Fasting safety study (17:57)-What happens in the body during a long-term, water-only fast (22:11)-How fasting has the ability to reset our dopamine dependency (31:05) -The best way to fast from the comfort of your home (35:07) -How fasting impacts lifespan (46:45) For more on Dr. Alan Goldhamer, follow him on Instagram @thetruenorthhealthcenter, Facebook @truenorthhealth, and through his websites truenorthhealthfoundation.org and healthpromoting.com. Get his book, The Pleasure Trap, here.For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Breaking Free from Tribalism and Celebrating Nuance with Africa Brooke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 110:33

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.We're living in an extremely divisive time, where many people want to put a clear label on other people and topics. This makes it easier to file them under something we either agree or disagree with and takes the effort of thoughtfulness out of the process. But this approach isn't serving us well. It limits us from discovering common ground and changing our minds. It only leads to more close-mindedness and more division.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Africa Brooke about breaking free from tribalism and learning how to exist, and even celebrate, being in the gray area. Africa Brooke is a globally recognized consultant, coach, speaker, and writer who specializes in helping people move through self-censorship and other forms of self-sabotage. Her work takes a close look at the complexity, mess, and glory that is the human experience, and she makes a strong case for why we need to accept discomfort as an essential part of the growth process.In this episode, we dive into:-Celebrating and living in the gray (9:17)-Why we can't project our opinions and viewpoints on other people (13:52)-Understanding how people arrive at their thinking (22:57)-Africa's sobriety journey (32:54) -Examples of how self-censorship shows up in our lives (1:08:52)-Cancel culture and collective sabotage (1:15:07)-How outrage can be a very useful tool (1:21:08)-The power of discernment and why it's a valuable tool we can all benefit from (1:32:21)-How polarization is dividing us (1:34:26) -Acceptance and holding multiple truths (1:40:42) Also mentioned in this episode: -Beyond the Self Podcast - Episode 18 - Do you know what you stand for? For more on Africa Brooke, follow her on Instagram @africabrooke and through her website, africabrooke.com. Listen to her podcast, Beyond The Self, here. For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    5 Reasons We Say “I Don't Know What I Want!” and How to Truly Find Clarity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 34:23

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.Welcome to the Big Idea of the Week!On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are resharing a solo episode with Dhru where he talks about five common reasons why we say “I don't know what I want!” and strategies to get around them. These reasons include:1) We haven't taken the time to slow down, cut out the distractions, and ask ourselves the question.2) We don't even know what's possible because we haven't looked outside our comfort zone.3) We're too focused on making the wrong decision instead of just taking the first step.4) We actually do know what we want; we're just afraid to be honest and admit it to ourselves.5) We are trying to rush an answer in an area of life that just takes time.For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the code DHRU.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Bitter Truth About Sugar & How It's Destroying Your Health with Dr. Robert Lustig

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 103:17

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Seventy-four percent of products in the grocery store are spiked with some kind of sugar. The food industry has done this on purpose to keep you coming back for more. Here's the thing: The liver can innately process a small amount of sugar packaged in a real food, like a piece of whole fruit. But when it comes to large amounts in our food supply—and regularly eating lots of concentrated fructose in particular—we are poisoning our liver and mitochondria, and severely disrupting our microbiome. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Robert Lustig about the real dangers of eating too much sugar and how to take better care of our metabolic health.Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He's the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books. His latest work is Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.In this episode, we dive into: -Understanding the difference between cells growing and burning, and what this has to do with disease (7:51) -The eight chronic metabolic diseases (16:04)-The eight subcellular pathologies that underlie metabolic diseases (19:24)-How to fix the eight subcellular pathologies (22:47) -The calorie myth (31:10)-The biggest sources of fructose in our diet (45:40)-The four substrates in our food supply that damage mitochondria (53:11)-How fructose can cause leaky gut (58:24) -Alcohol, sugar addiction, and how to safely enjoy dessert (1:19:24)-What you can do to create change in our food system (1:33:49) For more on Dr. Robert Lustig, follow him on Facebook @drrobertlustig, Twitter @robertlustigmd, YouTube @robertlustig, and through his website https://robertlustig.com/. Get his book, Metabolical here.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains seven different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off. Just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Are You a Chronic People-Pleaser? Do These 3 Things!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 54:05

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.People-pleasing looks like saying “yes” to everything or being the person who's always there for anything that's needed. People-pleasing comes from codependency dynamics—where we gain our sense of self through what other people think of us. This usually means having no boundaries and neglecting our own needs in the process.On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are resharing a solo episode with Dhru where he talks to us about how to stop being a chronic people-pleaser. In this episode we dive into:-10 signs you're a people-pleaser -The definition of people-pleasing -Understanding the origins of people-pleasing -How to break free from people-pleasing -Why you have a difficult time saying no -Why you don't admit when your feelings are hurt -Why you apologize way too often -How to get out of chronic people-pleasing Also mentioned in this episode:-10 Signs You're a People-Pleaser-Anthropological Aspects of Ostracism -The Tim Ferriss Show with Jerry Colonna For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining Dhru's Facebook community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and non-toxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Top Lab Tests to Determine Whether or Not You're Actually Healthy with Dr. Casey Means

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 101:32

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.The word “metabolism” gets tossed around quite a bit, usually in the context of weight loss. It's important to realize that our metabolic health is so much more than that—it's the way our 37 trillion cells create energy, so that we can do all the things we want to do in life, big and small. With that in mind, it's pretty alarming to note that nine of the ten leading causes of death in the US are directly caused or worsened by poor blood sugar control and declines in other metabolic markers. Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, cancer, and more are all linked in one way or another to various metabolic dysfunctions. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Casey Means about the best ways to dial-in our metabolic health and take back control of how we feel and how we age. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a lecturer at Stanford University. In this episode, we dive into: -The top three lab tests to determine if your metabolic health is optimal (6:25)-The cholesterol panel and heart disease risk (22:52) -Why triglycerides are so important to look at when it comes to metabolic health (25:53)-Optimal triglyceride levels and understanding the triglyceride/LDL ratio (32:57) -Optimal fasting insulin levels (35:50) -How long it takes to adjust numbers on lab tests (46:27) -Optimal hemoglobin A1c levels (52:18)-Inflammation and C-reactive protein (1:04:36)-How exercise impacts glucose and insulin response (1:18:29)-Recommended yearly lab tests and optimal levels (1:33:00)For more on Dr. Casey Means, follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website https://www.levelshealth.com. Sign up for access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program at levels.link/dhru.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and non-toxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    4-Steps to Balance Your Blood Sugar and Increase Longevity with Kelly LeVeque

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 87:44

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.What do obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease all have in common? They all—along with a host of other diseases—involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply, managing blood sugar is something we should all be thinking about if we want to protect or improve our health. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Kelly LeVeque about her Fab Four approach to balancing blood sugar and how to transform your health, your body, and your relationship with food. Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, celebrity health coach, and the best-selling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day. In this episode, we dive into: -The Fab 4 approach to supporting blood sugar balance (8:18)-Kelly's go-to snacks for balancing blood sugar (8:56) -The right amount of fruit to have in your diet (13:29)-Building Fab 4 meals and snacks for infants, toddlers, and kids (18:41)-Kelly's approach to fasting (26:34) -Pregnancy and balancing blood sugar (37:36) -Hacks if you have a protein aversion during pregnancy (41:55)-Kelly's go-to smoothie recipe (44:41)-Weekly rituals that Kelly incorporates with her family (1:09:07)-Surprising things that throw off Kelly's blood sugar (1:17:12) Also mentioned in this episode:-Fab 4 Courses - https://www.kellylevequecourses.com/ -Be Well by Kelly Protein Powder - https://bewellbykellyshop.com/ -Be Well by Kelly Podcast - https://kellyleveque.com/be-well-by-kelly-podcast -Body Love - https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Balance-Yourself-Forever/dp/0062569147 -Body Love Every Day: - https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Every-Kelly-LeVeque/dp/0062870807/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=0062870807&psc=1 -Levels Health - https://levels.link/kellyFor more on Kelly LeVeque, follow her on Instagram @bewellbykelly, Facebook @bewellbykelly, YouTube @bewellbykelly, and through her website https://kellyleveque.com/.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is Social Media Destroying Your Brain? with Cal Newport

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 102:08

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.What if we thought about social media the same way we think about sugar? With this ancestral perspective, it might be easier to see the benefits we can gain from more time away from something that's become so ingrained in our daily lives. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Cal Newport about this and so much more. Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. Cal is also a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the host of the Deep Questions podcast.If you've ever wondered how social media might be affecting you, your productivity, and even your reality, this is the podcast for you. In this episode, we dive into: -Why you should be as concerned about your iPhone and Instagram usage as you are about grains and sugar (7:31)-How technology is designed to feed into implicit expectations (14:43)-Falling off the bandwagon when it comes to technology use (19:35)-How to become a digital minimalist (22:40) -How to create healthy boundaries around social media and technology use (35:49) -Why the advice of “follow your passion” is completely missing the mark when it comes to fulfillment (38:53)-Cultivating a deep life and creating keystone habits (58:38)-How to plan your time for optimal productivity (1:02:48) -How social media use and gaming impacts kids and their brain development (1:05:30) -Minimizing technology that isn't useful (1:16:52)Also mentioned in this episode:-The Time-Block Planner - https://www.timeblockplanner.com/For more on Cal Newport, follow him on YouTube @CalNewport and visit his website, https://www.calnewport.com/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains seven different forms of magnesium, all of which have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off—just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.Eight Sleep's Pod Pro Mattress is so smart that it adjusts your temperature and can even give you individualized recommendations on how to sleep better the next night. To get yours, go to eightsleep.com/dhru to check out the Pod Pro Mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Brain and What to Do About It with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 33:19

    This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Pendulum.When it comes to air pollution, most of our collective attention is focused on outdoor air quality, especially with wildfires and general pollution on the rise.But what if I told you that our indoor air can be anywhere from 200 to 500 percent more toxic than our outdoor air? And according to the EPA, it can even get up to 1,000 percent more toxic than outdoor air. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through why indoor air quality deserves attention and provides some free and cheap solutions to radically improve your air quality. In this episode, we dive into: -What poor indoor air does to the body (7:17)-Particulate matter and why it's so important (8:14)-Sources of indoor air pollution (9:10)-The costs of air pollution (10:36)-Air pollution and your brain (12:57)-Strategies to improve your indoor air quality (17:29)Also mentioned in this episode:-Try This: How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Brain and What to Do About It - https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-indoor-air-quality/-Indoor Exposure to Selected Air Pollutants in the Home Environment: A Systematic Review - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7729884/-AirDoctor Air Filter - https://www.airdoctorpro.com/?c=hyman&affid=3&oid=31-Air quality monitor - https://www.getawair.com/-doTERRA essential oils - https://www.doterra.com/US/en-Young Living essential oils - https://www.youngliving.com/us/en-Aura Cacia essential oils - https://www.auracacia.com/For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643.This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and Pendulum.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Could Uric Acid Be The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health? with Dr. David Perlmutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 103:02

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.Researchers around the globe over the past decade have revealed that uric acid, previously thought of only in terms of gout, actually plays a central role in metabolic disorders. So, how is uric acid orchestrating this metabolic mayhem?This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. David Perlmutter to talk about how uric acid plays a major role in fat storage, insulin resistance, and other metabolic and chronic degenerative diseases that are driving illness and death in our country. Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the board of directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is the author of Grain Brain, among other works, and his upcoming book, Drop Acid, comes out February 15, 2022. In this episode, we dive into: -Surprising foods that drive uric acid levels (7:23)-How elevated uric acid levels directly lead to increased fat storage (9:16)-The consequences of elevated uric acid (15:38)-The main culprits that lead to elevated uric acid levels (17:42)-How to test uric acid levels and what the optimal range is (29:49)-The relationship between elevated uric acid and the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's (35:38)-The biggest drivers of fructose in our diet (46:43) -The connection between foods rich in purines and uric acid (1:09:15) -Why you should avoid agave at all costs (1:25:34)-Quercetin and how it helps lower uric acid levels (1:31:11) Also mentioned in this episode-UASure Uric Acid Meter - https://www.uasure.com/For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, follow him on Instagram @davidperlmutter, Facebook @davidperlmuttermd, Twitter @davidperlmutter, YouTube @davidperlmuttermd, and through his website https://www.drperlmutter.com/. Get his book Drop Acid at https://www.drperlmutter.com/books/drop-acid/.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef FOR LIFE. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To receive this offer, go to ButcherBox.com/dhru.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering our podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Radically Improve Your Focus with This Simple Morning Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 32:06

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum: Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.One of the most valuable, affordable, and overlooked brain-boosting bio-hacks out there is…Drum roll, please... Proper hydration!In fact, water is so essential for our brains that a loss of just 1-2% can significantly impact our cognitive function, making it harder to focus, concentrate, make decisions, or even connect with others.When we aren't getting enough water, or the correct type of water (more on that below), we starve every cell in our bodies and prevent them from working optimally.And worst of all, so many people have no clue that the reason they're in a funk or feel like garbage is directly tied to a lack of hydration! That's why today's podcast is focused on changing that with a simple 7-Day Challenge anyone can do!Mentioned Links* Try This: Morning Hydration Challenge: https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-hydration-challenge/* Survey: https://dhrupurohit.com/fan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #263: A Deep Dive on the Fraud, Deception, and Misdirection of Big Pharma with Dr. John Abramson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 104:23

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.The United States spends an excess of $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries—yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks at 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals.This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. John Abramson to talk about the inside story of how Big Pharma's relentless pursuit of ever-higher profits corrupts medical knowledge—misleading doctors, misdirecting American health care, and harming our health. Dr. Abramson is the author of the new book, Sickening, and has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for twenty-five years, where he teaches health care policy. He also served as a family physician for 22 years, during which he was named a “top doctor” six times in local, state, and national surveys. He served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice, including in a case that resulted in the largest criminal fine in U.S. history. He is also the author of Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. In this episode, we dive into: -Big Pharma's best-kept secret (10:25)-The first trial of a drug company found guilty of fraud and racketeering (25:34) -Insulin and the exploitation of diabetes (26:37) -The core relationship between pharmaceutical companies and doctors (27:39) -Understanding absolute risk vs. relative risk for pharmaceutical drugs (31:16)-How data manipulation led to excess deaths from the drug Vioxx (40:39)-Why pharmaceutical companies are able to skirt accountability (44:09) -Where the budget for the FDA to oversee human products comes from (49:52)-Vaccines for children, boosters, political inputs, and FDA resignations (58:16)-What we can do to actually change the system (1:24:00) This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, InsideTracker, and Eight Sleep.Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount code and try it out for yourself.Eight Sleep's Pod Pro mattress is so smart that it adjusts your temperature and also gives you individualized recommendations on how to sleep better the next night. To get yours, go to eightsleep.com/dhru to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #262: The Radical Healing Properties of Broccoli Sprouts and Sulforaphane with Dr. Jed Fahey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 103:07

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Vivobarefoot.Sometimes, a lot of big benefits can be found in quite a small package. Believe it or not, this is very true for broccoli sprouts. In the world of nutrition, people have known for a long time that the sprouts of cruciferous vegetables and legumes are powerhouses of valuable nutrients. The secret to the health benefits of this remarkable food lies in the bioactive compound sulforaphane, which is generated in high concentrations when broccoli sprouts are consumed. Over a thousand published studies have identified sulforaphane as one of the most potent food-derived molecules of our era, and that some truly remarkable health benefits that can be accessed through its main source, broccoli sprouts.This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Jed Fahey to talk about the healthspan-promoting power of broccoli sprouts, and how sulforaphane shows promise as a therapeutic agent against a wide range of diseases including autism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, among others. Dr. Fahey is a nutritional biochemist with an extensive background in plant and human nutrition and phytochemistry. Dr. Fahey was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he directed the Cullman Chemoprotection Center, a leading center for the study and development of plant-based protective agents. He held faculty appointments in three departments at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health where he conducted laboratory and clinical trials, taught graduate courses, and mentored students since 1993. In this episode, we dive into: -The most underrated food that most people are missing in their diet (6:47)-The health benefits of broccoli sprouts (9:53)-The benefits of sulforaphane (12:03)-The dangers of low levels of sulforaphane in the body (18:38)-How our gut bacteria makes use of phytochemicals (30:42)-The best way to make and eat broccoli and broccoli sprouts (36:17)-The quantity of broccoli sprouts you need to eat to receive the benefits (46:01)-Autism research and the neuroprotective compounds of broccoli sprouts (1:07:21) -The role the gut microbiome plays in the manifestation of autism (1:19:13)-The fever effect and autism study (1:21:13)For more on Dr. Jed Fahey, follow him on Twitter @jedosan, and through his website https://www.jedfahey.com/. This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and Vivobarefoot.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible—as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement, allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet. Vivobarefoot is offering 20% off your first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #261: Fasting Tips and the 2-Steps to Sustained Weight Loss with Dr. Ben Bikman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 72:06

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Rupa Health.Most people are pretty confused when it comes to metabolic health. Fasting, macronutrient ratios, and blood glucose regulation are only a few of the topics that trip people up when it comes to managing a healthy weight and relationship to food. Naturally, I like to look to the latest research to find a clearer picture. And science has come a long way since the “eat less, exercise more” paradigm was first introduced. If you've wondered what aspects of your diet and lifestyle made the biggest impact on your metabolic health and how to make subtle tweaks for maximum impact, this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast is for you. Today I talk to my good friend, Dr. Ben Bikman about all this and more. Dr. Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of the book, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and reversing pre-diabetes, improving brain function, shedding fat, and preventing diabetes. In this episode, we dive into: -The best approach to take when you start fasting (6:27)-Why eating fruit first thing in the morning is not the best thing for our health (9:00)-Dr. Bikman's daily eating routine (11:40)-What Dr. Bikman feeds his kids (17:32)-The debate around fat metabolism and obesity (24:26)-The implications for following the advice of “eat less, exercise more” (35:13)-The two-steps to weight loss (36:44)-Weight loss and psychological addictions (40:51)-Dr. Bikman's go-to snacks (46:23)-The unique metabolic state in pregnancy and physiological insulin resistance (54:52)For more on Dr. Bikman, follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites http://bikmanlab.byu.edu/ and https://www.insuliniq.com/. Get his book, Why We Get Sick at https://benbellabooks.com/shop/why-we-get-sick/. Find Dr. Bikman's HLTH Code Meal Replacement Shake at https://gethlth.com/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Rupa Health.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount code and try it out for yourself.Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #260: A Deep Dive into Covid-19 Origins, Lab Leak, and the Next Pandemic with Dr. Steven Quay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 84:05

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.We're constantly learning more and more about COVID-19. How it interacts with our immune systems, risk factors, and hospitalization and death rates are all topics that are extensively covered in the news. But the origin of COVID is something that is much less talked about. Why does this even matter? Understanding COVID's origin story is key in helping us prevent a future pandemic.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Steven Quay to hear about his investigation into how COVID infected humans in the first place. Dr. Steven Quay has 360+ published contributions to medicine and has been cited over 10,000 times, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 US patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which have helped over 80 million people. He is the author of the bestselling book on surviving the pandemic, Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus. He is the CEO of Atossa Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for oncology and infectious diseases. In this episode, we dive into: -The two competing hypotheses of the coronavirus (7:13)-How SARS-CoV-1 began (12:23)-Gain of opportunity vs. gain of function research (13:46)-Dr. Quay's research concluding that SARS-CoV-2 is laboratory derived (17:19)-International inquiry into origins of the coronavirus (44:08)-The implications if we don't learn the lessons of the true origin of SARS-CoV-2 (55:03)-Natural immunity vs. vaccinated immunity (1:11:17)-Understanding the omicron variant (1:14:21) Also mentioned in this episode: -A Bayesian analysis concludes beyond a reasonable doubt that SARS-CoV-2 is not a natural zoonosis, but instead is laboratory-derived - https://zenodo.org/record/4642956#.Yeo1SljMKBR -Paris Group Letter - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/04/us/covid-origins-letter.html -Did COVID-19 Leak From A Lab? A Reporter Investigates—And Finds Roadblocks - https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007539626/did-covid-19-leak-from-a-lab-a-reporter-investigates-and-finds-roadblocksFor more on Dr. Steven Quay, visit his website www.drquay.com. Email him at steven@drquay.com, Check out his book, Stay Safe: A Physician's Guide to Survive Coronavirus at https://drquay.com/survivalguide/.This episode is brought to you by Pendulum.Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #259: Find Your Purpose with This 30-Day Challenge with Alex Banayan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 110:01

    This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers.We've all gone through phases where we feel lost or stuck. It might be that you don't know how to reach a goal you already have in mind, or maybe you don't even know what your next chapter looks like. The steps for figuring out your purpose are simpler than you might think, and you can even work through them solo. It just takes some dedicated time and thoughtfulness. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Alex Banayan about his 30-day challenge for rediscovering your calling and pursuing the things that light you up. Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. His book, The Third Door, chronicles Alex's seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of exponential growth and success. The book is a #1 international bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In this episode, we dive into: -The 30-day challenge for uncovering your purpose (8:11)-The most common reason why people quit the challenge (22:20)-How Alex got clear on his unique skills and goals, and broke free from the expectations of his family (31:15)-An exercise for when you feel stuck and need clarity (43:32)-Miscommunication and expectations (1:00:58)-One of the top regrets of the dying (1:06:11)-The Third Door framework (1:09:41) -The number one reason people don't go after their dreams (1:10:13)-Alex's quest to uncover success (1:30:01)For more on Alex Banayan, follow him on Instagram @alexbanayan, and through his website http://thirddoorbook.com/. Get his book The Third Door at https://amzn.to/3cnzT1L.This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers. Eight Sleep's Pod Pro mattress is so smart that it adjusts your temperature and also gives you individualized recommendations on how to sleep better the next night. To get yours, go to eightsleep.com/dhru to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #258: The Super Nutrient Most of Us Are Missing with Dhru Purohit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 52:08

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Pendulum. Magnesium participates in over 600 enzymatic reactions in the body—it's used for so much, yet 60% of Americans aren't getting enough of this key nutrient.So what's the deal? Why is magnesium so essential? What makes us so deficient? What does deficiency look like? And, most importantly, what can we do to bring up our levels? Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru walks us through all of that and more.In this episode, we dive into: -What magnesium does in the body (8:08)-Why we're so deficient in magnesium (10:00)-Signs of magnesium deficiency (16:02)-How to test magnesium levels (18:12)-Stress and magnesium deficiency (20:08)-Muscle cramps and magnesium (24:12)-Magnesium and the cardiovascular system (28:02)-How magnesium can help with constipation (28:59)-How to resolve magnesium deficiency (30:11)-The top forms of magnesium (32:24)-Vitamin B6 and magnesium absorption (46:14) Also mentioned in this episode:Try This: The Ultimate Magnesium Cheat Sheet - https://dhrupurohit.com/try-this-magnesium-cheat-sheet/For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. Sign-up for Dhru's newsletter at https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter/.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Pendulum. Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. Pendulum is the first to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum's Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #257: End Anxiety, Beat Burnout, and Supercharge Your Energy with Dr. Robin Berzin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 71:33

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and InsideTracker. Feeling like crap has become pervasive. In fact, in 2018, the World Health Organization added “burnout” as a diagnosable medical condition. Today, more than 90 percent of US workers say they feel it's difficult to wake up and they don't have the will or a way to try. On top of that, one in five Americans has clinical anxiety. One in twelve has major depression. Ten percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, a condition that doesn't magically disappear on someone's 18th birthday. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Robin Berzin to talk about why we are all anxious, tired, burned out, and depressed, and what we can do about it. Dr. Berzin is the Founder and CEO of Parsley Health, America's leading holistic medical practice designed to help women overcome chronic conditions. She founded Parsley to address the rising tide of chronic disease in America through personalized holistic medicine that puts food, lifestyle, and proactive diagnostic testing on the prescription pad next to medications. Parsley is available online nationwide. In this episode, we dive into: -The top three things that are zapping our energy (6:50) -What is a “state change” and how can someone establish a new normal for how they feel on a daily basis (12:01) -Dr. Berzin's first state change, and how it led to a major shift that ultimately changed her life (17:03) -The most common drivers of anxiety (28:18)-The core actions that have the biggest effect on our mood (32:33)-Common beliefs about sleep that are not true (39:58)-How Dr. Berzin supports her physical, emotional, and mental health (45:18) -How to reboot our relationship with technology (49:57) -How to personalize intermittent fasting (57:38) -Promising research around psychedelics and how they are capable of reversing mood disorders (1:01:51) For more on Dr. Robin Berzin, follow her on Instagram @robinberzinmd and through her website http://robinberzinmd.com. Get her book State Change at https://www.parsleyhealth.com/state-change/.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and InsideTracker. Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #256: Use This Form of Prevention & Treatment on Viruses Today! With Chris Kresser

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 93:00

    This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE.Our bodies come equipped with some pretty amazing defense mechanisms to protect us against a wide range of potential dangers. But, like so many other aspects of dis-ease, modern insults like stress, nutrient deficits, and toxins can reduce our immune strength.This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Chris Kresser to talk about the most critical factors that determine our natural immunity with evidence-based action items you can use to start improving yours right away. Chris Kresser is a renowned expert, leading clinician, and top educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. Listed among the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he was awarded “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine in 2019. Chris founded the Kresser Institute to provide the next generation of Functional Health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. In this episode, we dive into: -The top things that are taxing our immune system (3:22) -How inflammation wreaks havoc on our immune system (17:05) -The shortcomings and risks of OTC medications for cold & flu (27:58) -Vitamin D supplementation and testing (37:58) -The best food sources of vitamin A and K2 (42:18) -The powerful benefits of zinc (49:21)-Most people will get Covid-19 and why it's important to understand this (51:57) -Why building your immune system is so crucial (1:00:45) -Early intervention for reducing the severity of a Covid infection (1:04:43)-Three little-known but powerful nutrients that will boost your natural immunity (1:05:43) Also mentioned in this episode:-How to Boost Your Immunity Naturally Workshop - https://kresser.co/dhru -Vitamin D Test - https://omegaquant.com/vitamin-d-test/-Beekeepers Naturals B.Immune Throat Spray - https://beekeepersnaturals.com/products/bimmunethroatsprayFor more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, on YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website https://chriskresser.com. This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE.Sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket, I got super excited because it's actually an affordable way to get all of the benefits of sauna use including increased blood flow, better sleep, a calmer nervous system, and more. Right now, you can get 15% off your own Infrared Sauna Blanket at HigherDOSE.com with my exclusive promo code DHRU15. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #255: The Wild and Crazy Science on How to Age in Reverse with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 88:35

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and Eight Sleep.It's true: getting older is inevitable and our chronological age can only move in one direction. But we also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how our genes are expressed through epigenetics. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald to talk about the exciting new research that shows that our biological age can actually move in reverse and her groundbreaking, clinical trial that proved it's possible.Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Her study Potential Reversal of Epigenetic Age Using a Diet and Lifestyle Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial is the first of its kind to show biological age reversal in humans.In this episode, we dive into: -The top three things you can do to age in reverse (6:56)-Why stress is one of the biggest drives of aging (8:43) -How much of our genes are set in stone (13:17) -How epigenetics are involved in cellular aging (18:58)-DNA methylation and how it powerfully influences epigenetic expression (22:03)-Zombie cells and aging (32:35)-What we can learn from the centenarians of Sardinia (41:33) -Biological age vs. chronological age (45:56)-Dr. Fitzgerald's study for aging in reverse (50:41)-How trauma can impact genetic expression (1:15:34) This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and Eight Sleep.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven't found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my audience 10% off. Just head over to magbreathrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. There's nothing worse than restlessness, nasty night sweats, and constant tossing and turning when you just want some restful deep sleep. If any of these problems are plaguing your sleep, it might be time to get serious about your sleep hygiene by investing in Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is the only system on the market that actively regulates temperature using their patented hydro-powered cooling technology and automatically gives you personalized recommendations on your ideal temperature zone. Go to eightsleep.com/dhru and use code DHRU to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Improve Your Metabolic Flexibility & Why It Matters (Minisode #57)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:09

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox.Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn calories and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That's because our metabolism is actually our body's ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it's not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Sara Gottfried about how our metabolic health impacts our overall health, indicators of poor metabolic health, and how to improve metabolic flexibility. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. Means has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, and more. Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Sara Gottfried here: https://lnk.to/dhru-238/For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox.Wild-caught salmon is one of my favorite go-to's to get brain-supporting, anti-inflammatory fats and clean protein in my diet. ButcherBox only uses wild-caught, sustainably harvested, Alaskan salmon and will deliver it right to your door for an amazing price. Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members a great deal for the New Year! Sign up at ButcherBox.com/dhru, and you'll receive two pounds of FREE salmon in your first box. And for a limited time, ButcherBox is offering our listeners an additional $10 off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #254: The #1 Thing You Can Do to Reduce Inflammation & Diversify Your Microbiome with Dr. Deanna Minich

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 107:29

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.When you think back to what you ate today, yesterday, three weeks ago or even last year, how different is the food on your plate? Some people naturally include a wide range of diverse food when choosing their meals, but for many of us, it is easy to fall into a trap of eating the same foods day in and day out. Did you know that by not consuming a diverse range of foods, you are missing out on the potential for many health benefits? Despite the promotion of superfoods, no single food contains all the necessary nutrients for overall health and wellness. By eating a balanced diet filled with a wide range of foods, it is easy to ensure that you consume adequate amounts of all essential nutrients. This not only reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies; it also provides numerous health benefits. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Deanna Minich to talk about one simple thing anyone can do today to improve immune resilience, reduce overall chronic inflammation, and improve cognitive health. Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and Functional Medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. She has authored six books on health and wellness and over forty scientific publications. Currently, she is Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Organic India USA, President of the American College of Nutrition, and Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States. In this episode, we dive into: -What diversity in our diet really means (10:29) -How diversity in our diet impacts immune health (12:52)-Why diversity of our gut microbiome is so integral to overall health (22:43)-Phytochemicals, polyphenols, and how they influence the gut microbiome (26:15)-How heart health is impacted by gut microbiome diversity (36:15)-How to get your kids to eat more diverse foods (46:05)-How to test your food variety level (1:00:42)-How to incorporate more spices into your diet (1:11:47) -Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual diversity (1:24:42) -How being in nature changes your immune system (1:29:51)For more on Dr. Deanna Minich, follow her on Instagram @deannaminich, and through her website www.deannaminich.com. Check out her podcast, Color Can Heal Your Life at https://deannaminich.com/podcast-2/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Movement Radically Transforms The Brain (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 25:10

    This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor.The most common explanation for why exercise makes us happy is far too simplistic. The psychological effects of movement cannot be reduced to just an endorphin rush. Physical activity influences many other brain chemicals, including those that give you energy, alleviate worry, and help you bond with others. It reduces inflammation in the brain, which over time can protect against depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Regular exercise also remodels the physical structure of your brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Ryan Glatt, and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about how exercise can improve the treatment outcomes for depression and anxiety, how exercise decreases our chance of cognitive decline, and simple ways to build exercise into your everyday life.Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.Ryan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. He currently works alongside clinicians and researchers to study the effects of cognitively-enhanced and comprehensive exercise plans at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month. Each of Dr. Chatterjee's four books have been Sunday Times bestsellers including his latest, Feel Great, Lose WeightThis episode is brought to you by AirDoctor.AirDoctor has an UltraHEPA filter that is 100 times more effective than ordinary HEPA filters plus a dual-action Carbon/Gas Trap/ VOC Filter, so it removes 100% of particles in the air and the vast majority of volatile organic chemicals and gases, like formaldehyde and ozone. It's the best home air purifier I've found because it combats all the different forms of toxins in our air and can be used in any room of the house. Right now AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to drhyman.com/filter, Make your home a sanctuary, clean up your air, and feel better— it's an easy step towards optimizing your health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #253: The Power of Plants with Simon Hill

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 153:02

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.We now know that food is medicine, perhaps even the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, then the fundamental question is what should we eat to feel good, lose weight, and stay healthy?This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Simon Hill to talk about why we are confused about what to eat, how our food choices affect our health, and the key things we can do today to improve our overall health. Simon Hill is a physiotherapist and nutritionist who is passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible, so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their families. He is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog, and the Nutritionist in Chris Hemsworth's fitness app, Centr. Simon is also the author of the newly released book, The Proof Is in The Plants.In this episode, we dive into: -The benefits of polyphenols (7:19)-How fermented foods impact our microbiome (14:00) -Personalization when it comes to dietary recommendations (22:10) -Why the South Asian population is having the highest risk of cardiovascular disease (25:46)-Understanding saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease (44:53)-Insulin resistance in the liver (54:10)-Seed oils and inflammation (1:20:25)-Lean mass hyper-responders (1:37:11)-What Simon's diet consists of (1:51:01)-Understanding how the human diet has evolved (2:00:35)For more on Simon Hill, follow him on Instagram @plant_proof, on Facebook @plantproofnutrition, on Twitter @plant_proof, and through his website https://plantproof.com/. Get his book, The Proof Is In The Plants at https://plantproof.com/book. Check out his podcast The Plant Proof Podcast at https://plantproof.com/all-podcasts.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven't found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my audience 10% off. Just head over to magbreathrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Get Better, Deeper, and More Impactful Sleep (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 41:40

    This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep.We all know the importance of getting enough sleep, though many of us scrape by with as little as possible. It turns out that sleep can make or break your ability to lose weight, age slowly, prevent cancer, and perform at a high level. When your sleep suffers, you suffer major consequences far beyond the dark circles under your eyes. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Carlos Ritter about how sleep is the foundation of health and how it impacts your body, brain function, performance, and so much more. They discuss how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to regulate your circadian rhythm, and the most important sleep nutrients. They also talk about how EMFs interfere with sleep pathways and what we can do about it. Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book, Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 health podcast on iTunes. Shawn is the founder of the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Dr. Carlos Ritter has spent the last 15 years working to actively mitigate the effects of electromagnetic radiation. Now as CEO of EMF Knights, Dr. Ritter shields homes from EMFs, protecting individual's “biological restoration pathways” during sleep. As a doctor in pediatric neurology and extensive research in brain function, biology, and physics, Dr. Ritter has developed new protective technologies to safeguard people from the harmful effects of EMFs. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://lnk.to/dhru-53/Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Carlos Ritter here: https://lnk.to/dhru-106/For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep.There's nothing worse than restlessness, nasty night sweats, and constant tossing and turning when you just want some restful deep sleep. If any of these problems are plaguing your sleep, it might be time to get serious about your sleep hygiene by investing in Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is the only system on the market that actively regulates temperature using their patented hydro-powered cooling technology and automatically gives you personalized recommendations on your ideal temperature zone. Go to eightsleep.com/dhru and use code DHRU to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #252: The Latest Science on How to Turn Your Body's Fat Storage Switch Off with Dr. Richard Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 120:47

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.Why do we get fat? As Americans have gotten heavier over the past century, and disease rates have skyrocketed, there have been many theories: We're eating too much fat. Too many carbs. An excess of sugar. Is it our lifestyle or our diet that's to blame? Or could there be a single common cause that explains the sharp increase in not only obesity, but conditions as disparate as heart disease, cancer, and dementia? This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Richard Johnson to talk about his team's discovery of the fructose-powered survival switch—a metabolic pathway that animals in nature turn on and off as needed, but that our modern diet has permanently fixed in the on position, becoming a fat switch—and how it has revolutionized the way we think about why we gain weight. Dr. Richard Johnson is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver and has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. He is internationally recognized for his seminal work on the role of sugar and its component fructose, in obesity and diabetes. His work has also suggested a fundamental role for uric acid (which is generated during fructose metabolism) in metabolic syndrome. His new book is entitled Nature Wants Us to Be Fat and will be published on February 8, 2022.In this episode, we dive into: -Why nature wants us to get fat and why it's important for survival (5:44)-What triggers the fat storage switch (9:05)-The central function of uric acid in the body (16:32)-How uric acid, previoulsy thought of only in terms of gout, is actually playing a central role in metabolic disorders (20:54)-Understanding the difference between fructose and glucose (26:12)-Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (29:38)-Why it's fructose (not glucose) that drives insulin resistance and metabolic disease (49:51)-The survival switch: why humans become fat (1:10:38)-Alcohol consumption and obesity (1:33:54) -The surprising role salt and dehydration play in fat accumulation (1:48:45) Also mentioned in this episode:-Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent—and Reverse—It - https://benbellabooks.com/shop/nature-wants-us-to-be-fat/.For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Prevent Cancer (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 25:46

    This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Eight Sleep.For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we've been powerless to stop. Now, our understanding of cancer is undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham and Dr. Jason Fung about the seed and soil analogy of cancer, and how the seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands. They also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build a soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released at the end of 2020. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham here: https://lnk.to/dhru-152/Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung here: https://lnk.to/dhru-169/This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Eight Sleep.I'm so pumped to tell you about Joovv and their suite of red light therapy panels. I use the Joovv light every night religiously to support my mitochondria and keep my circadian rhythms running optimally. For a limited time, Joovv is offering all my listeners an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU for $50 off. Some exclusions do apply and keep in mind it's a limited-time offer. There's nothing worse than restlessness, nasty night sweats, and constant tossing and turning when you just want some restful deep sleep. If any of these problems are plaguing your sleep, it might be time to get serious about your sleep hygiene by investing in Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is the only system on the market that actively regulates temperature using their patented hydro-powered cooling technology and automatically gives you personalized recommendations on your ideal temperature zone. Go to eightsleep.com/dhru and use code DHRU to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #251: How Fasting Can Reverse Aging & Prevent Disease with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 109:05

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. Which one is best? What does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness?This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas to talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease.Dr. Pradip Jamnadas is the founder and medical director of Cardiovascular Interventions and has practiced in Central Florida for over 32 years. Widely recognized for his skill in interventional cardiology, Dr. Jamnadas has been awarded Orlando Top Doctor by Orlando Magazine consecutively for over a decade. He is on staff at AdventHealth Orlando, and teaches medical students as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida State University, the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and residents in Florida Hospital's teaching programs. In this episode, we dive into: -Why we get fat (10:57) -Glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinemia (18:46) -The #1 cause of hypertension (27:10) -The surprising truth about salt (32:08) -Why seed oils are not really “heart healthy” (38:05)-How fiber impacts the gut microbiome (48:11) -The top benefits of fasting (56:26) -How to prepare for a fast (1:13:48)-How your mental state affects your physiology (1:21:37) -Dr. J's #1 recommendation for his patients with leaky gut (1:41:35)For more on Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, follow him on Instagram @PradipJamnadasMD, on Facebook @PradipJamnadasMD, on YouTube @DrPradipJamnadas and @TheGalenFoundation, and through his website https://orlandocvi.com/ and https://www.adventhealth.com/. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven't found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my audience 10% off. Just head over to magbreathrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. If you're looking for super comfortable and stylish men's and women's pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we're all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what's Cozy Earth's not-so-secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sugar Is Making Us Fat, Tired, and Sick (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 31:29

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox.Most of us hear the term “metabolic health” and think it only applies to our ability to burn food and manage our weight. And while those are certainly big pieces of metabolic health, it also impacts everything from our cardiovascular health to cognition, mood, infertility, and so much more. That's because our metabolism is actually our body's ability to create energy and this happens all over the body. If our energy production in the brain is hindered, we could have memory loss; if it's not functioning properly in muscle cells, we may see chronic pain—and the list goes on. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Benjamin Bikman and Dr. Casey Means about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, and what makes us insulin resistant in the first place. They discuss how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it's wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health.Dr. Benjamin Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. He is the author of Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Benjamin Bikman here: https://lnk.to/dhru-154/ and Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-170/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and ButcherBox. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. When I made the leap from being a vegetarian back to eating meat, my biggest focus was quality. With ButcherBox, I know I'm serving the people I love the highest quality clean protein, which means no inflammatory fats, antibiotics, or weird toxins. ButcherBox has a variety of different boxes, and you can choose your box and frequency. For a limited time, you can sign up today and get 2lbs of ground beef free in your first box plus $10 off by going to butcherbox.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #250: This is Why 70% of Relationships Don't Last with Esther Perel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 57:26

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.As human beings, relationships are fundamental to who we are. We know that relationships can be a big source of happiness and fulfillment in our lives, but they can also be a major source of stress. So, why is it that we often find relationships so hard?This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Esther Perel to talk about how we can begin to navigate roles, expectations, and flexibility in our relationships, how we are under pressure not only to have the perfect relationship, but also to portray this illusion to others, and why so many couples get it wrong when trying to solve differences.Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and is recognized as one of today's most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is an executive producer and host of the podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How's Work? In this episode, we dive into: -The need to be right in our relationships (7:00) -Reflective listening and having the ability to see multiple truths (14:51)-Role models in relationships (18:23) -Expectations in relationships (23:59)-The core pillars of why couples really fight (32:07)-Polarity in relationships (35:21) -Questions we can ask our partner that allows us to step into their perspective (39:18) -Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories (49:01) For more on Esther Perel, follow her on Instagram @estherperelofficial, on Facebook @esther.perel, on Twitter @estherperel, on YouTube @estherperel, and through her website https://www.estherperel.com. Get her board game Where Should We Begin at https://www.estherperel.com/where-should-we-begin-the-game. This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.If you're looking for super comfortable and stylish men's and women's pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we're all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what's Cozy Earth's not-so-secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health (Minisode #56)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:01

    The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Vuori.For much of human history friendship was about survival. No one, no matter how strong or independent they were, could live life alone.⁣ So we invested in our village, in our community in our tribe and developed friendships because we needed to. It was a part of our existence.⁣⁣Today, most of us aren't reliant on friends for daily survival. Our basic needs can be met through the efforts of a lot of people who we aren't directly connected to. We still need people to grow food for us and keep the lights on, but these people aren't individuals who we have a direct relationship with.⁣ That's why we're seeing more isolation in the Western world, because technically, we don't “need” each other to survive on a daily basis.⁣But just because you might not need a friend to help you fetch water or grow food or build a house doesn't mean you don't need friends to thrive! Thriving in life means having deep and meaningful friendships that have your back and help you live a life of purpose, courage, creativity, and resilience.⁣In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and Dr. Mark Hyman about the power of love, community, and friendship on our overall health. They also talk about why having friendships outside of our intimate relationship is essential, and how to create deeper, more meaningful friendships. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK, and host of one of the top health podcasts, Feel Better, Life More. Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy. This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Vuori.I'm so pumped to tell you about Joovv and their suite of red light therapy panels. I use the Joovv light every night religiously to support my mitochondria and keep my circadian rhythms running optimally. For a limited time, Joovv is offering all my listeners an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU for $50 off. Some exclusions do apply and keep in mind it's a limited-time offer. A few months ago I saw my buddy and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman working out in some super stylish activewear and so I asked him, “What are you wearing? I'm totally into it!” That's when he told me and my team about Vuori! Vuori is a new perspective on performance apparel. Perfect for anyone, men and women alike, who are tired of traditional old workout gear. If style, comfort, versatility and sustainability matter to you, it's time to make an investment in your happiness and try Vuori out! For our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase. Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #249: Detox Your Mind by Stepping Into Minimalism with The Minimalists

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 105:49

    Detox Your Mind by Stepping Into Minimalism | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent—a life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment—a life of passion. What you're imagining is an intentional life, and to get there, you'll have to let go of some clutter that's in the way. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as The Minimalists, to talk about how to live a fuller, more meaningful life with less. In this episode, we dive into: -Consumerism (8:48) -The Packing Party (12:47)-The No Junk Rule (17:44) -The Just in Case Rule (22:35) -What is essential (34:24) -Not getting caught up in the next big thing (47:42)-Wait for It Rule (1:08:58) -Spontaneous Combustion Rule (1:10:45) -The 5 things to ask ourselves before buying something (1:16:59)-Setting boundaries around social media use (1:30:31)-Why debt-free is the new American dream (1:41:55) For more on The Minimalists, follow them on Instagram @theminimalists, on Facebook @theminimalists, on Twitter @theminimalists, on YouTube @theminimalists, and through their website https://www.theminimalists.com/. You can find their book, Love People, Use Things at https://www.theminimalists.com/lovepeopleusethings/. Listen to their podcast The Minimalists at https://www.theminimalists.com/podcast/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. If you're looking for super comfortable and stylish men's and women's pajamas, joggers, robes, pullovers and hoodies, basically all the stuff we're all wearing working from home these days, Cozy Earth has got you covered! So what's Cozy Earth's not-so-secret fabric that powers their superior comfort? It's the miracle plant bamboo! Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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