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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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    Powerful Strategies to Heal The Gut (Minisode #50)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 20:32

    Powerful Strategies to Heal | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.Over the last seventy-five years, an array of serious, seemingly unrelated chronic illnesses—cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and brain disorders—have all been steadily rising, some at astonishing rates. While we're living dramatically longer lives, many of us are suffering throughout them, creating a public health crisis of historic scale.A key principle of Functional Medicine is looking at the gut and how it impacts the entire body. All of the diseases mentioned above have a component of gut dysfunction, especially intestinal permeability, which is also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the digestive tract is inflamed and food particles are able to make their way into the bloodstream, the body goes into fight mode. This goes far beyond a stomach ache, as symptoms can occur throughout the whole body.In today's mini-episode, Dhru dives deep into the topic of gut health with Dr. Mary Pardee and Dr. Emeran Mayer. Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients from the comfort of their homes. Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of The Gut-Immune Connection and The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on YouTube @dhrupurohit, or text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Cozy Earth.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. 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. I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and they're a game-changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. 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.

    #243: Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 67:45

    Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Vivobarefoot.Many of us carry around unrecognized guilt, different forms of addiction, and other types of destructive coping mechanisms—all of which can be traced back to traumatic childhood experiences. It's never too late to address trauma and improve our emotional, mental, and physical health in the process. This is such a critical topic for optimal wellness and self-growth, that today we're resharing one of our most popular episodes exploring it, with the one and only Dr. Gabor MatéDr. Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Gabor is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness. In this episode, we dive into: -The pain-body concept (4:06)-Dr. Maté's definition of addiction (9:57)-How a painful experience or trauma is at the center of all addictions (15:03) -Dr. Maté's childhood trauma and how it led to his own addictive behaviors (22:01)-Understanding the difference between responsibility and blame, and why “it's not all our parents' fault” (30:29)-What is happening physiologically in the brains of addicted people (39:36) -The key to healing painful experiences (46:37) -What does it mean to recover (47:56)-How to approach the healing of behavior addictions fostered by our culture (51:11)-Dr. Maté's non-negotiable self-care practice (1:00:03)For more on Dr. Gabor Mate you can follow him on Facebook @DrGaborMate, on Twitter @DrGaborMate, on YouTube @DrGaborMate, and through his website https://drgabormate.com/. This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Vivobarefoot.ButcherBox only partners with farmers and ranchers who believe in going above and beyond when it comes to caring for animals, the environment, and sustainability. For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To get this limited-time offer go to ButcherBox.com/DHRU.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible, so you feel as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement and studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them. Right now they're offering my community 20% off their first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing (Minisode #49)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 27:31

    How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and HigherDOSE.We're all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There's usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there's also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Diego Perez and Light Watkins all about finding that inner guide, reframing our perception of good and bad, overcoming people-pleasing, and giving ourselves permission to let things go.Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. Light Watkins is a meditation teacher and author. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. He is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration. 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 InsideTracker and HigherDOSE.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 even 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. Saunas are expensive, but they can be a game-changer. In fact, 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 save $75 off a HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket. Just go to https://higherdose.com/pages/dhru today and use code DHRU75 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 66:15


    How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is nothing at all. That's how I like to look at intermittent fasting. Embracing planned periods without eating has numerous well-researched benefits for our health and longevity. And it's not just about weight; it's also about cellular clean-up, which reduces the risk of chronic disease and increases our healthspan in the process. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jason Fung about using intermittent fasting as a tool for optimal health and why dietary advice based on the energy-balance model has only made the obesity epidemic worse. In this episode, we dive into: -What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity (6:34) -Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity (7:46) -The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy (11:28)-Why we age and common things that contribute to it (14:52)-How calorie restriction increases longevity (24:34)-Calorie restriction vs. fasting (28:11) -The calorie debate (32:07) -Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model (40:12)-The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management (48:04)-How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life (53:50)-Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change (57:10) For more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, on YouTube @drjasonfung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, you can follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 and sign up for his Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.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. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.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 even 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.


    #241: Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 83:41


    Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto. Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. In this episode, we dive into: -The real cause of weight gain and obesity (7:53)-The missing piece when it comes to obesity research (8:55) -Why people who fatten easily can get fat eating exactly as lean healthy people do (14:39) -Why the obesity and diabetes epidemics continue to get worse (19:33) -The safety of a low-carb, high-fat diet (29:09)-Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (42:44)-The carbohydrate-insulin model and obesity (47:26) -Foods that cause hormonal imbalances and cause our body to store excess fat (53:29)-Why carbohydrate abstinence needs to be approached the same way we approach other addictions (1:02:01)-The connection between insulin resistance and chronic disease (1:07:48) Also mentioned in this episode:-The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic - https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270/6369073-How a ‘Fatally, Tragically Flawed' Paradigm has Derailed the Science of Obesity - https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/-What If It's All Been A Big Fat Lie - https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html -The Doctor's Farmacy Podcast Episode #166 - Who Should Eat Keto and Why - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/14/podcast-ep166/ -Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes - https://amzn.to/3CTeWXr For more on Gary you can follow him on Twitter @garytaubes, and through his website http://garytaubes.com/. Get his book The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating, at https://amzn.to/3m2eAai.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible, so you feel as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement and studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them. Right now they're offering my community 20% off their first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even 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.


    #240: How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life with Jennifer Kolari

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 106:48

    How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.Connection is at the root of being human. We all want to feel connected to our tribe, we want to feel seen and heard, and we need to help others feel the same in order to have healthy relationships. I think most people would agree, this is an important thing to work on. What most people don't want to hear, is that the work begins with getting to a good place with ourselves, and even becoming our own best friend in order to create deeper connections with others. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jennifer Kolari, about all this and more. Jennifer Kolari is a Child and Family Therapist and one of the nation's leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting. She is the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You're Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting. Jennifer is a frequent guest on Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, CTV News Channel, and Global's The Morning Show. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and US magazines, such as Today's Parent, Redbook, Parent Magazine and Canadian Family. She is also on the health advisory board for Chatelaine Magazine. Her entertaining workshops and insightful strategies, shared with warmth and humor, make her a highly sought-after speaker with schools, corporations, and agencies throughout North America. In this episode, we dive into: -Why so many people have a hard time truly connecting with the people in their life (7:25) -Where the feeling and need to prove ourselves comes from (9:45)-What we lose when we cannot connect with people (15:24)-People-pleasing and having a difficult time saying “no” (24:02)-Understanding the difference between being kind and nice (28:08)-Overfunctioning for your child (32:25)-Storytelling and playing the victim (41:38)-The importance of having empathy and compassion for others (45:09)-The CALM technique for connecting with others (52:13)-Navigating couple dynamics when there is a breakdown in communication (1:07:20)-How to use the CALM technique on yourself (1:34:59) Also mentioned in this episode:-Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid by Jennifer Kolari - https://connectedparenting.com/books/connected-parenting-book/ -You're Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years with Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari - https://connectedparenting.com/books/youre-ruining-my-life/ -Connected Parenting Podcast - https://connectedparenting.com/podcasts/ -Connected Parenting MasterClass - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-masterclass-1 -Connected Parenting RolePlaying Playground - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-role-play-playground -Individual Therapy for Children and Teens - https://connectedparenting.com/individual-therapy-with-children-and-teens/ -Parent Coaching - Family Therapy - https://connectedparenting.com/parent-coaching-family-therapy/ -The Mental Health Comedy Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-health-comedy/id1516183717 For more on Jennifer Kolari, you can follow her on Instagram @jenniferkolari, on Facebook @connectedparenting, on Twitter @connectedparent, on YouTube @connectedparenting, and through her website https://connectedparenting.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers. I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and they're a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline (Minisode #48)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 33:48


    How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.Alzheimer's disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can't be prevented, is untreatable, and progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond three to eleven years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged with the work of Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen about the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia, including Dr. Bredesen's study showing that Alzheimer's disease is reversible. They also discuss what actually drives neuroinflammation and the contributing factors to Alzheimer's disease.Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter's books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and will be published in February, 2022. Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer's, The End of Alzheimer's Program and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He has directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter here: https://lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter2/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen here: https://lnk.to/dhru-233/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth Vivobarefoot.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and they're a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be wide, thin, and flexible, so you feel as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement and studies show that foot strength increases by 60% in a matter of months just by walking around in them. Right now they're offering my community 20% off their first order at vivobarefoot.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #239: Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 91:07


    Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.The brain is capable of some incredible and life-altering changes. The hippocampus actually creates 700 new stem cells every single day, meaning the brain can regenerate, improve, and heal from traumatic injuries and other significant insults to function better than ever. We're more successful at this when we know what the underlying causes of dysfunction are. The brain is one organ that is often treated without ever being seen. Imaging provides us with an amazing look at what areas of the brain are suffering. We can also look at our habits, genetic predispositions, emotional and physical health history, environment, and many other factors to understand the root of brain imbalances. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend and colleague, Dr. Daniel Amen, about all this and more. Dr. Amen is a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, twelve-time New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Amen Clinics, with 10 clinics across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world's largest database of brain SPECT scans related to behavior, totaling nearly 200,000 scans on patients from 150 countries. Dr. Amen's research team has published more than 80 scientific articles on his work, and Discover Magazine named his research using SPECT to distinguish posttraumatic stress disorder from traumatic brain injury as one of the top 100 stories in science for 2015. Dr. Amen is the author of many books including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as The End of Mental Illness, Memory Rescue, Healing ADD, and The Daniel Plan, written with Dr. Mark Hyman and Pastor Rick Warren. In March 2021, he released Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang Ups. In this episode, we dive into: -How improving your brain health improves every aspect of your life (7:35) -Why Dr. Amen hates the term mental illness (12:50) -What you do to your brain you do to your body (14:24) -The hidden forces that are having a dramatic impact on our brain and bodies (17:32) -What Dr. Amen did to take control of his brain health (24:04)-How to have mastery over the health of your brain and body (28:52) -How influences from your past steal your happiness (33:52) -How mold can wreak havoc on the brain (48:34) -How to get control over the inflammation in your body and brain (55:21) -Common reasons why people get derailed from following through on a plan (1:01:33) Also mentioned in this episode:-The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman - https://amzn.to/3Czdjyg -Amen Clinics - http://amenclinics.com -Know Your Dragon's Quiz - https://knowyourdragons.com/ -The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast - https://brainwarriorswaypodcast.com/ -Brain Thrive by 25 Course - https://www.amenuniversity.com/brain-thrive-by-25-basic-Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation - https://changeyourbrain.org/ -I Told You So! Why The American Cancer Society Says to Stop Drinking - https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/why-the-american-cancer-society-says-to-stop-drinking/ For more on Dr. Amen you can follow him on Instagram @doc_amen, on Facebook @drdanielamen, on Twitter @docamen, on TikTok @docamen, and through his website https://danielamenmd.com/. Get his book Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame The Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-ups, at https://yourbrainisalwayslistening.com/.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it's a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health (Minisode #47)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 28:55

    How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Even.Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease all have one big thing in common—they all 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. Thanks to technological advances like continuous glucose monitoring, we can now understand how we respond to carbohydrates like never before. For one person, a sweet potato might be easy to handle metabolically. For another, it could mean a giant rise and fall of blood sugar with a corresponding insulin spike. Some of the foods you might assume are healthy may even be the worst offenders. Seeing this information in real-time lets us make better decisions with immediate pay off for how we feel, as well as long-term protection against chronic disease. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Ben Bikman about 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 optimal glucose ranges, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health. 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. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Ben Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman's mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. 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. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-227/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Ben Bikman here: https://lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman2/ Sign up for early access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program here: levels.link/dhru For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Even.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it's a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they're used the right way, but it's important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what's been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru and use code DHRU20 to check out Even's line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #238: Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here's How to Fix Them with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 104:28


    Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here's How to Fix Them | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.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. In this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru takes a deep dive into the topic of hormonal imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried, along with what you can do to get them back on track. 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 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. In this episode, we dive into: -Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society (7:25)-Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances (11:35) -Dr. Gottfried's personal journey of learning how to balance her hormones (20:25) -The top 3 things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances (34:46) -Understanding the unique biology of women when it comes to balancing hormones (44:12) -How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances (50:10) -How chronic cardio negatively impacts cortisol levels (58:39) -The top 3 mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones (1:05:59)-How to improve metabolic flexibility (1:10:11) -The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol (1:23:21) Also mentioned in this episode:-Breathing Zone App - https://breathing.zone/ -Perceived Stress Scale Test - https://www.bemindfulonline.com/test-your-stress -Continuous Glucose Monitors - -Levels - levels.link/dhru-January AI - https://january.ai-ZOE - https://joinzoe.com/-NutriSense - https://www.nutrisense.io/-Abbott - https://www.abbott.com/-Dexcom - https://www.dexcom.com/-Keto-Mojo (ketone and glucose monitor) - https://keto-mojo.com/ For more on Dr. Gottfried you can follow her on Instagram @saragottfriedmd, on Facebook @drgottfried, on Twitter @gottfriedsara, on YouTube @drgottfried, and through her website https://www.saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again, at https://amzn.to/3lopln5. To learn more about becoming a patient in Dr. Gottfried's Precision Medicine practice, go to https://marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org/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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.It's really important to me to source my meat from a place I can trust. ButcherBox only partners with farmers and ranchers who believe in going above and beyond when it comes to caring for animals, the environment, and sustainability. For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To get this limited time offer go to ButcherBox.com/DHRU.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even 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 Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation (Minisode #46)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 38:56

    How to Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Even.At one point or another, we've all felt stuck in a rut with feelings of laziness and fear. During these times it can be really hard to take a step back and wonder what's happening in the body, as opposed to just the mind, but it's the link between the two that can push us through it. Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mark McLaughlin about the connection between fear, laziness, and motivation, and tools and strategies for overcoming them. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. His lab's most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell, and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets. Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a national media commentator, thought leader in performance enhancement, and author of the book, Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Outthink Fear. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here: https://lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman2/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Mark McLaughlin here: https://lnk.to/DrMarkMclaughlin/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Even. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they're used the right way, but it's important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what's been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru to check out Even's line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #237: 3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 120:46

    3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.In health and medicine, we must always be willing to look deeper. We can't give up on looking for healing solutions just because we've always been told a disease is progressive and incurable. That's one of the many reasons I'm so inspired by today's guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast. Dr. Terry Wahls received a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and, instead of accepting a rapid decline in her function and quality of life, dove headfirst into looking for answers with long-lasting results. Dr. Wahls didn't buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and has completely changed the future of MS research and treatment options in the process. Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine's Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life. In this episode, we dive into: -Dr. Wahls' story of being diagnosed with MS and how her transformation happened (7:42) -How conventional medicine looks at health and disease vs. Functional Medicine (16:13) -How to uncover the root cause of an autoimmune condition (23:01) -The role toxin exposure plays when it comes to autoimmune conditions (34:30)-Signs that an autoimmune condition is brewing (39:06)-The first thing to think about when addressing an autoimmune condition (41:13) -How eating 9+ cups of vegetables a day had a huge role in turning around Dr. Wahls' health (51:38) -The healing benefits of organ meats (59:51) -Practical ways to increase vegetable consumption (1:09:45) -What role anti-nutrients might play when it comes to autoimmune conditions (1:12:09) -What Dr. Wahls' diet looks like on a daily basis (1:16:27) -The power of movement when it comes to healing an autoimmune condition (1:23:27) -Figuring out your why as you begin your healing journey (1:33:10) Also mentioned in this episode:-The Autoimmune Intervention Mastery Course - https://terrywahls.com/aim/ -Radical Health Upgrade Program - https://terrywahls.com/radicalhealthupgrade/ -Conquer Your Autoimmune Condition - Free Five Day Challenge - https://terrywahls.com/5daychallenge/ -Health professional certification (online course for health professionals) - https://terrywahls.com/certification/ -Defying All Odds Documentary - http://defyingalloddsmovie.com/ -Episode #98 - A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Terry Wahls - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/19/bb-ep98/ -US Wellness Meats - Organs and Organ Sausages - https://grasslandbeef.com/organs-organ-sausages -MS Clinical Trials - https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/ -Impact of the Swank and Wahls elimination dietary interventions on fatigue and quality of life in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: The WAVES randomized parallel-arm clinical trial - https://doi.org/10.1177/20552173211035399 -NMSS Announcement of Trail - https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Two-Diets-Reduced-Fatigue-and-Improved-Quality-of For more on Dr. Wahls you can follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, on Facebook @terrywahls, on Twitter @terrywahls, on YouTube @terrywahls, and through her website https://terrywahls.com. Get her book The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, at https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/. Sign-up for her newsletter at https://terrywahls.com/email/.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. If you're on the hunt for better snacks for you and your family, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they're offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/dhru to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients (Minisode #45)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:18


    Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and BiOptimizers.Food isn't like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Drew Ramsey about the top foods for brain health, and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain.Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City. He is the author of four books, most recently Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://lnk.to/dhru-230/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Drew Ramsey here: https://lnk.to/DrDrewRamsey2/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and BiOptimizers.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. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #236: How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System with Dr. Ronesh Sinha

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 79:30

    How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and BiOptimzers.When we think about Covid-19 and our health and well-being, there are many factors to consider. It's not just about the general idea of immunity; we need to understand that multiple processes within the body can either make us more resilient against or more susceptible to this specific virus. Metabolic health is a big part of this. When we look at who is most vulnerable to Covid-19, we see that among the immuno-compromised and elderly there is also a population with major metabolic risk factors. That means insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and more. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the key areas we can focus on to optimize our metabolic health and how they specifically relate to decreasing our risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19.Dr. Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies. His groundbreaking work in corporate wellness and raising awareness about insulin resistance in the Asian population has received global attention with front cover stories in Fortune Magazine and the LA Times. Dr. Sinha blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism. In this episode, we dive into: -How metabolic health relates to Covid-19 (9:21) -What is metabolic health (13:24)-How Covid-19 can hijack metabolic health (15:41)-How poor metabolic health and insulin resistance can make someone more likely to get Covid-19 (19:57)-Vaccination and severe Covid-19 risk (22:21)-Children, metabolic health, and Covid-19 (31:12)-The ABCDS to better metabolic health (42:28)-Lab tests for metabolic health (1:02:05) Also mentioned in this episode:-Free Covid-19 Survival Guide - https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/covid-19-resources/-A Grim Warning from Israel: Vaccination Blunts, but Does Not Defeat Delta https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/grim-warning-israel-vaccination-blunts-does-not-defeat-delta-Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among Adults Hospitalized with Covid Study - https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0123.htm-Deaths in Children and Adolescents Associated With Covid-19 and MIS-C in the United States - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34385349/ -NPR article about citizen scientist - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/06/1025553638/how-a-gay-community-helped-the-cdc-spot-a-covid-outbreak-and-learn-more-about-de For more on Dr. Ronesh you can follow him on Instagram @roneshsinhamd, on Facebook @southasiansolution, on Twitter @roneshsinha, on YouTube @roneshsinha, and through his website https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/. Check out his podcast, The Meta Health Podcast at https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/podcast/. Get his book, The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy, and Avoid Disease at https://www.amazon.com/South-Asian-Health-Solution-Culturally/dp/1939563054.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and BiOptimizers.Saunas are expensive, but they can be a game changer. In fact, sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. But sometimes we can't break the bank to make this happen. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket and Infrared PEMF mat, 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 way more. Right now, you can save $75 off a HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket or Infrared PEMF Mat. Just go to https://higherdose.com/pages/dhru today and use my exclusive promo code DHRU75 at checkout. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Beat Burnout, Boost Energy, and Reclaim Your Life Today (Minisode #44)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 53:17


    Beat Burnout, Boost Energy, and Reclaim Your Life Today | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Does it feel like your life is too busy, your days are too short, and you're feeling overworked, overstressed, and overtired? Chances are you've asked your doctor for help, only to be told that it's because of your age, or your workload, or, worse, that it's just “normal.” If so, you're not alone. Women in particular are suffering from an epidemic of fatigue and burnout. So many women feel alone in their inability to manage all of their personal and professional demands. Many assume their fatigue is just a normal and inevitable part of life, but it's not normal at all.In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Zandra Palma and Dr. Amy Shah about HPA axis dysfunction, which is commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue. We talk about the causes and symptoms, what happens when our stress response system is always “on ,'' and the first steps to take when addressing HPA axis dysfunction. Dr. Zandra Palma is a Functional Medicine physician with a background in internal medicine and anesthesiology. Her interest in root-cause medicine began in college when she studied human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. Dr. Palma attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her Functional Medicine training in the Kresser Institute's ADAPT fellowship. Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in allergy, immunology, hormones, and gut health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's School of Nutrition and went on to complete her MD, residency and fellowship training at Einstein, Harvard, and Columbia University hospitals. She's been named in the Top Doc list 2016, '17,'18, '19 and '20 by Phoenix Magazine and featured on national TV and magazines such as Elle, People, Shape, and Allure. Her first book, I'm So Effing Tired was just released. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Zandra Palma here: https://lnk.to/DrZandraPalma/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Amy Shah here: https://lnk.to/DrAmyShah/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #235: The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones with Dr. Devra Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 91:32

    The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.Technology has done amazing things for us. It keeps us connected and can provide invaluable information about our health, but it could also be hurting our health without our even realizing it. Electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, are actually all around us in the natural world, like the build up of electricity during a thunderstorm or the Earth's magnetic field that animals use for migration. The problem is that man-made electrical devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi, computers, and microwaves, emit EMFs and have dramatically increased our exposure. EMFs have been classified as a Group 2B possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization and research continues to reveal their negative impact on human health, due to interference with our internal cell membrane function, resulting in free radical production, DNA damage, and lower antioxidant levels. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Devra Davis an internationally acclaimed award-winning scientist and author of more than 220 scientific publications and 3 popular books, including When Smoke Ran Like Water, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation. Dr. Davis was formerly a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and was the founding director of the world's first Center for Environmental Oncology. She is currently the President and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit scientific organization focusing on drawing attention to man-made health threats. Ehtrust.org is considered a major resource for those wanting to learn more about environmental toxins and about the current push to depend on 5G and 5G towers. In this episode, we dive into: -The connection between EMFs, cell phone radiation, and cancer (8:06) -EMFs impact on fertility (18:59) -How EMF exposure to kids is different from adults (29:03)-How electronic devices are tested for safety (34:28)-Speech delay acquisition and technology (37:37)-How the EPA, FDA, and FCC are being hijacked by the telecom industry (44:40)-What motivated Dr. Davis to get involved in this work (56:23)-How cellphones can cause brain damage to children (58:40)-What you can do to mitigate the damaging effects of EMFs (1:01:02)-The dangers of Bluetooth headsets (1:13:17) -Electromagnetic illness (1:19:02)-California and 5g infrastructure (1:24:37) Also mentioned in this episode:-Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/64581 -Evidence of Health Risks Linked to Electromagnetic Field Exposure - https://divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org/pressrelease?Id=4467 -Safe and Sound PRO RF Meter - ​​https://amzn.to/3Devtq5 -Rat Park: How a Rat Paradise Changed the Narrative of Addiction - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.14481 -Americans for Responsible Technology - https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/tool-kit -Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/ehtrust -California Telecom 5G Steamline Bills - https://ehtrust.org/policy/resources-for-policy-makers/letters-testimony-health-effects-cell-phones-wireless-radiation/ -Study: Wireless Radiation Exposure for Children Should be Hundreds of Times Lower than Current Federal Limits - https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/2021/07/study-wireless-radiation-exposure-children-should-be-hundreds For more on Dr. Davis you can follow her on Instagram @ehtrust, on Facebook @ehtrust, on Twitter @saferphones, and through her website https://ehtrust.org/. Get her book, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation at https://amzn.to/3gtmqIb.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. If you're on the hunt for better snacks for you and your family, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they're offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/dhru to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Relationships, Boundaries, and Healing Childhood Trauma (Minisode #43)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 38:40

    Relationships, Boundaries, and Healing Childhood Trauma | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and InsideTracker.It's part of the human condition to run away from pain. Most of us have habits that we acquired as a way to cope with painful childhood experiences or traumas, which unfortunately don't serve us as adults. These habits can manifest as addiction in a wide variety of forms, from substance abuse to overworking. If you feel a sense of deep guilt, without recognizing the source of it, you're not alone. As children we pick up the energy around us, start to think things are our fault, and we don't know how to drop that feeling as we grow up. This has a very heavy impact on our emotional, mental, and physical health. In today's mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Nicole LePera about detangling our traumatic life experiences to live more aware lives.Dr. Gabor Mate, is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver's Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Dr. Mate is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands. She is also the author of How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Gabor Mate here: https://lnk.to/DrGaborMate/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Nicole LePera here: https://lnk.to/DrNicoleLePera/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and InsideTracker.Saunas are expensive, but they can be a gamechanger. In fact, sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. But sometimes we can't break the bank to make this happen. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket and Infrared PEMF mat, 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 way more. Right now, you can save $75 off a HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket or Infrared PEMF Mat. Just go to HigherDOSE.com today and use my exclusive promo code DHRU75 at checkout. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #234: How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 104:36

    How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and ButcherBox.Over the last seventy-five years, an array of serious, seemingly unrelated chronic illnesses—cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and brain disorders—have all been steadily rising, some at astonishing rates. While we're living dramatically longer lives, many of us are suffering throughout them, creating a public health crisis of historic scale.A key principle of Functional Medicine is looking at the gut and how it impacts the entire body. All of the diseases mentioned above have a component of gut dysfunction, especially intestinal permeability, which is also known as leaky gut syndrome. When the digestive tract is inflamed and food particles are able to make their way into the bloodstream, the body goes into fight mode. This goes far beyond a stomach ache, as symptoms can occur throughout the whole body. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Emeran Mayer, the author of The Gut-Immune Connection and The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications. In this episode, we dive into: -Industrial agriculture, antibiotics, and the implications on human health (5:35)-The connection between the overuse of antibiotics and weight gain (12:17)-How our gut bacteria evolved (17:02)-The intelligence of our gut bacteria (27:03)-How modern pesticides wreak havoc on our gut health (33:46)-How fermented foods increase microbiome diversity and lower inflammation (39:26) -The importance of diversity in our diet (51:19)-Why there is a prevalence of food sensitivity in our diet (53:12)-How to figure out what foods are negatively impacting your gut health (1:03:09)-How sleep impacts the gut microbiome (1:13:12)-The gut-immune connection (1:19:15)-Chronic disease epidemic and the susceptibility to infectious diseases like COVID-19 (1:24:40) Also mentioned in this episode:-A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation - https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/07/fermented-food-diet-increases-microbiome-diversity-lowers-inflammation-Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin Blaser - https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Microbes-Overuse-Antibiotics-Fueling/dp/0805098100For more on Dr. Mayer you can follow him on Instagram @emeranmayer, on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Twitter @emeranamayer, and through his website https://emeranmayer.com/. Get his book, The Gut-Immune Connection: How Understanding the Connection Between Food and Immunity Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and ButcherBox.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. It's really important to me to source my meat from a place I can trust. ButcherBox only partners with farmers and ranchers who believe in going above and beyond when it comes to caring for animals, the environment, and sustainability—plus they make shopping way easier by delivering it right to my doorstep. 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 2 lbs 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.

    Eat These Foods to Beat Cancer (Minisode #42)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 19:48


    Eat These Foods to Beat Cancer | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we've been powerless to stop. Now, our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. William Li and Dr. Jason Fung to talk 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. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, and impacts care for 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. 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 is The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. William Li here: https://lnk.to/DrWilliamLi/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung here: https://lnk.to/DrJasonFung/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #233: The Root Cause of Alzheimer's & How to Prevent It with Dr. Dale Bredesen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 106:09

    Alzheimer's disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can't be prevented, is untreatable, and progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond three to eleven years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged with the work of Dr. Dale Bredesen. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Dale Bredesen, an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer's, The End of Alzheimer's Program and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He has directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA. In this episode, we dive into: -Evidence that early Alzheimer's can be reversed (7:30) -What actually drives neurodegeneration (11:57) -Julie's story of surviving Alzheimer's (16:34)-Insults in the brain that contribute to Alzheimer's (20:37) -Debra's story of surviving Alzheimer's (33:15) -Why one single medication is not the answer when it comes to treating Alzheimer's (48:55) -Frank's story of surviving Alzheimer's (50:39) -The contributing factors to Alzheimer's (56:02) -Sally's story of surviving Alzheimer's (57:48) -Proof of concept study—key markers that showed cognitive improvements (1:21:09) -Red flags to pay attention to when it comes to cognitive decline (1:29:09) -Cognoscopy test for cognitive decline (1:36:12) -What Dr. Bredesen says to the skeptics (1:39:03) Also mentioned in this episode:-Cognoscopy - https://www.apollohealthco.com/cognoscopy/-Clinical Trail Results - Evidence That Early Alzheimer's Can Be Reversed - https://www.apollohealthco.com/clinical-trial-results-2021/-Precision Medicine Approach to Alzheimer's Disease: Successful Proof-of-Concept Trial - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.10.21256982v1For more on Dr. Bredesen you can follow him on Instagram @drdalebredesen, on Facebook @drdalebredeshttps://amzn.to/3imGi0Men, on Twitter @drdalebredesen, and through his website https://www.apollohealthco.com. Get his book The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words, at https://amzn.to/3imGi0M.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Paleovalley.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.If you're on the hunt for better snacks for you and your family, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they're offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/dhru to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Energy: The Missing Link to Heal Your Body and Mind with Dr. John Amaral (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 103:58

    We live in a hyper-connected world, but more people are more disconnected than ever before. Why? It's easier than ever to get out of sync with the natural rhythms of our energy and spend the majority of life in a fight-or-flight state. It's partly because of technology and screen time and because of a lack of integrated movement throughout the day. It's largely because people just don't know how to connect and find flow—that optimal state of being where we are one with our body and the universe and where we feel and perform at our very best. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. John Amaral, a chiropractor, author and educator who has worked behind-the-scenes helping A-List celebrities, entrepreneurs, athletes, influencers and thought-leaders elevate their energy so that they feel and perform their best. Dr. Amaral helps his clients self-heal physical injuries, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and stay in the energetic flow amidst the challenges of everything from running enterprises to pushing the envelope of human performance. He is also the founder of Body Centered Leadership, a program that combines cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics principles and ancient wisdom practices to help participants create and sustain new levels of energy, clarity, and fulfillment. Dr. Amaral is featured in the recent GOOP Lab Netflix series with Gwyneth Paltrow. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Amaral talk about how disconnection from our inner world is caused by internalization, and how many of us don't communicate our true feelings with the people we interact with in our day-to-day lives, often for fear of what they might think of us. They discuss how physical pain can be related to emotional stagnation, and how we can release stored stress, pain, and trauma from our body. They also talk about how to make a true connection with ourselves through the natural rhythms of our body and energy. In this episode, we dive into: -What is our energy field and what makes it thrive or not -How disconnection from our inner world can create stress, pain, and trauma in our body -How we release tension and energy from our body -How to change our conditioned patterns -What the pain we experience in our body really means -How unexpressed emotion can lead to dis-ease in the body -What the messages your get from your body mean and what happens when you ignore them Also mentioned in this episode:-7-day Fight-or-Flight to Flow Challenge - https://johnamaral.com/7-day-challenge/.-Netflix Series: Goop Lab Episode 5: The Energy Experience - https://goop.com/energy-healing/For more on Dr. John Amaral you can follow him on Instagram @drjohnamaral, on Facebook @drjohnamaral, on Twitter @johnamaral, on YouTube @johnamaral, and through his website https://johnamaral.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by AquaTru.My personal favorite water filter, and the one I use and trust, is the AquaTru filter. It features a 4-stage filtration that removes 20 times more contaminants than the best-selling water filter. It removes things like lead, PFOA, hexavalent chromium (remember Erin Brockovich, that's what she was known for) and so much more. With the current emphasis on boosting and supporting your immune system, there is no better time to invest in clean water for you and your loved ones. And right now, my podcast listeners can access the AquaTru water filter for only $299. That's $150 off the normal price. All you have to do is go to drhyman.com/filter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #232: Top Healthy Foods That Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Elroy Vojdani

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 111:44

    Top Healthy Foods That Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.Autoimmune diseases are a huge issue, affecting over 80 million Americans. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn's disease, and dozens of others, but they all have one thing in common—the body attacks itself. Conventional medicine uses pharmaceutical drugs to treat autoimmune disease but fails to answer one simple question: Why is the body out of balance to begin with, and how do we help it regain the proper balance? Functional Medicine, on the other hand, applies a personalized approach to treating autoimmune disease providing a map to find the root cause underlying autoimmune disease. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Elroy Vojdani, the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating medical school from the University of Southern California and completing his residency at USC Keck School of Medicine, Dr. V began his career as an Interventional Radiologist, diagnosing and treating complex, late-stage cancers and other extremely debilitating diseases. While this experience gave him unique insights into hospital-based medicine, his desire to stop disease before it reached the point of becoming a chronic illness remained at the core of his desire to practice medicine. Today, he continues in his father's footsteps–pioneering to find answers to medical conditions that go undiagnosed and untreated. Dr. Vojdani has co-authored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the co-author of a medical textbook entitled Food Associated Autoimmunity. In this episode, we dive into: -Why there is an explosion of autoimmune diseases (7:41) -The connection between food and autoimmune diseases (15:06) -What is leaky gut (18:43) -Foods that damage the gut lining (23:35) -Modern wheat vs. native wheat (27:35)-The three stages of autoimmunity (50:57)-Immunotyping and why it's the next step in personalized medicine (55:10) -How to prevent and treat autoimmune conditions (1:11:06) -How lectins can be connected to certain autoimmune conditions (1:17:25)-Foods that can be healing for autoimmune conditions (1:23:51) -How chronic viral infections can be a gateway for autoimmune conditions (1:33:27) Also mentioned in this episode-The Impact of Functional Medicine on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Inflammatory Arthritis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33031458/ -Cyrex Labs - Lymphocyte MAP Comprehensive Immunotyping of Lymphocytes - https://www.cyrexlabs.com/CyrexTestsArrays -Vojdani University - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7uP1RpyHJ6R1BY4V7Km5Q/videosFor more on Dr. Elroy Vojdani you can follow him on Instagram @regeneramedical, on Facebook @regeneramedical, on Twitter @regeneramedical, and through his website https://www.regeneramedical.com/. Get his book, When Food Bites Back at https://shop.regeneramedical.com/pages/reserve.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimzers.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Science of Movement: How to Use Exercise to Defeat Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness with Dr. Kelly McGonigal (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 88:10


    The most common explanation for why exercise makes us happy is far too simplistic. The psychological effects of movement cannot be reduced to 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. These neurological changes rival those observed in the most cutting-edge treatments for both depression and addiction. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Kelly McGonigal, 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. In this episode, Dhru and Kelly talk about how exercise can improve the treatment outcomes for depression, anxiety, and addiction. They discuss the science of why people who are regularly active have a stronger sense of purpose, experience more gratitude, love and hope, feel more connected to their communities, and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed. They also talk about how during physical activity, muscles secrete hormones into our bloodstream that make our brain more resilient to stress, which scientists call “hope molecules.” In this episode, we dive into: -The moment that changed Kelly's life -The connection between joy and movement -How exercise can help with mental health -How to get past the mental barriers when it comes to movement and exercise -The role movement plays when it comes to loneliness -Why the so-called “Runner's High” is more than just an endorphin rush, and how it helps to reduce inflammation in the brain -How exercise teaches us to be better at stress -Why you should set a goal that involves movement, not just weight loss -How exercise enhances healing For more on Dr. Kelly McGonigal, you can follow her on Instagram @kellymariemcgonigal, on Facebook @kellymcgonigalauthor, and through her website http://kellymcgonigal.com/. You can find her music playlists on Spotify by searching her name: Kelly McGonigal. Get her book, The Joy of Movement, at http://kellymcgonigal.com/books.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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #231: Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 86:19

    Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Paleovalley.For a long time, brain fatigue and a lack of cognitive endurance were just considered a normal part of aging. These issues are actually symptoms of a much larger problem, though—neuroinflammation—and they aren't inevitable. Our brains naturally create cellular debris as we age. A healthy brain with the right anti-inflammatory and antioxidants systems in place can clean up this debris using a process called autophagy. But when those systems become compromised through a variety of insults, like insulin resistance, toxicity, and lack of sleep, the debris piles up and neurodegeneration and inflammation result. Taking the right steps now can prevent and even reverse an inflamed brain. On today's episode, Dhru talks to Dr. Datis Kharrazian about the principles of health that protect and optimize our brain function. Dr. Kharrazian is a clinical research scientist, academic professor, and a Functional Medicine health care provider. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a researcher at the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kharrazian earned a PhD degree in Health Science with concentrations in immunology and toxicology and a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his post-doctoral research training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kharrazian earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences, and a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School.In this episode, we dive into: -The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's (6:58) -What is neuroinflammation and what causes it (11:29) -The earliest signs of neuroinflammation (14:10) -Conditions that are tied to neuroinflammation (16:56) -The impact of air pollution on our brain (19:32) -Dr. Kharrazian's recommendations to maintain healthier indoor air quality (23:12) -How poor sleep can drive neuroinflammation (33:08) -What role glial cells—the brain's immune cells—play in neuroinflammation, and what it means when they are primed (48:52) -Why gluten is one of the most inflammatory foods for the brain (59:52) -Molecular mimicry and how it can drive autoimmunity (1:10:14) Also mentioned in this episode:-Save Your Brain Online Course - https://drknews.com/save-your-brain/ -Kharrazian Institute - https://kharrazianinstitute.com/ -Earlier Diabetes Onset Could Raise Dementia Risk - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/well/mind/diabetes-dementia-Alzheimers.htm -Reaction of Human Monoclonal Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Proteins with Tissue Antigens: Implications for Autoimmune Diseases - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.617089/full -Top 10 Reasons Why Autoimmune Patients Don't Get Better - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAXZRVTpdOs -The Total Exposure Assessment Methodology EPA Study - https://bit.ly/3j9k95x -How to Grow Fresh Air - https://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_how_to_grow_fresh_airFor more on Dr. Kharrazian you can follow him on Instagram @datiskharrazian, on Facebook @datiskharrazianpage, on YouTube @datiskharrazian, and through his website https://drknews.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Paleovalley.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it's a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRU40. If you're on the hunt for better snacks for you and your family, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they're offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/dhru to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is There Life After Death? These Scientists Have Some Fascinating Answers (Minisode #41)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 42:19

    We often think the mind is a creation of the brain, or that the mind and the brain are one and the same. But when the brain is offline for a number of reasons, like illness or injury, the mind can sometimes still be very active. Cases of near-death experiences have been reported since ancient times, and are described by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Bruce Greyson and Dr. Jim Tucker to talk about some of their most dramatic accounts of near-death experiences and stories of reincarnation from their patients. They share how these experiences can reveal a lot about dying and what might come after, and how they also reveal just as much about what makes a life meaningful and fulfilling.Dr. Bruce Greyson is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India. His book, AFTER, is the culmination of almost half a century of scientific research.Dr. Jim Tucker is the Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life and Return to Life. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Bruce Greyson here: https://lnk.to/DrBruceGreyson/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Jim Tucker here: https://lnk.to/DrJimTucker/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Betterhelp.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. BetterHelp is an app that lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere in the world. They'll match you with a licensed, professional therapist based on your unique needs and you can do all your sessions online, securely from your own home. The licensed counselors at Betterhelp specialize in everything from relationships to LGBTQ matters, trauma, self-esteem, and much more. As a listener, you can get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at https://www.betterhelp.com/dhru/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #230: Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation with Shawn Stevenson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 115:29


    Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.Food isn't like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it. On today's episode, Dhru talks to our friend Shawn Stevenson about the top foods for brain health and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain. Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. In this episode, we dive into:-How improving magnesium levels can potentially reverse brain aging (3:54)-Dehydration and cognitive decline (14:51) -The direct impact of DHA and EPA on brain health (27:24) -The best sources of DHA and EPA (33:40)-The best foods to support cognition and brain function (47:30)-How MCTs can help to improve the condition of Alzheimer's disease (1:08:40) -The biggest drivers of neuroinflammation (1:13:42) -How oleocanthal-rich EVOO is able to restore the function of the blood-brain barrier (1:16:22) -How industrial seed oils are making us sick (1:23:46) -The top three things that are damaging our brain health (1:34:22) For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website https://themodelhealthshow.com/. Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/201521 -Effect of Theobromine in Antimicrobial Activity: An in Vitro Study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364351/ -Oleocanthal-Rich Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Restores The Blood-Brain Barrier - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6703911/ -OmegaQuant Test - https://omegaquant.com/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance (Minisode #40)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 28:56

    How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Birch Living.Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes affect millions each year. Many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common. Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance, and over half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ronesh Sinha and Dr. Ben Bikman to talk about why insulin resistance has become so prevalent, what makes us insulin resistant in the first place, and how to reverse and prevent insulin resistance through specific diet and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Ronesh Sinha is an internal medicine physician who has designed successful health education and wellness programs for over 20 major Silicon Valley companies, launched a medical mobile clinic providing primary care to busy employees, and developed a dedicated consult practice geared to Asians and Indians with insulin resistance and related conditions. He is also the author of The South Asian Health Solution. Dr. Ben 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. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Ronesh Sinha here: https://lnk.to/DrRoneshSinha/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Ben Bikman here: https://lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Birch Living.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it's a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRU40. 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.

    #229: Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 105:05

    Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.COVID-19 has challenged us like never before. The past year has been full of uncertainties and we continue to face decisions around vaccines, a changing social landscape, and how to protect our families and maintain our quality of life. The best we can do is stay informed on the constantly evolving research and take into account our family's unique needs. Parents of young children have the added responsibility of making decisions for them, with limited data. No one can tell you what the right choice is when it comes to getting your child vaccinated. Dhru and Dr. Song have a grounded conversation about what we know and what we still need to find out. They hash out what can be a pretty overwhelming topic into digestible information to help you feel empowered.Dr. Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric Functional Medicine expert, and mama. In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she's helped 1,000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive in body, mind, and spirit by integrating conventional pediatrics with Functional Medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids, an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach.In this episode, we dive into:-Dr. Song and her family's experience of being infected with COVID (9:57) -Confirmation bias and COVID recommendations (12:49) -Pregnant women and COVID-19 vaccine safety (16:31) -What the FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccines means (20:08) -Helping our kids build immune resilience (36:54)-What role children really play in herd immunity (45:33) -Is COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected individuals necessary? (47:45)-Why there is so much pressure to vaccinate children right now (52:47) -What you can do to mitigate any inflammatory response after getting the vaccine (1:10:11) -Natural immunity if you've previously been infected from COVID (1:25:47) -Antibody testing to determine if you've previously been infected with COVID (1:30:08) For more on Dr. Elisa Song you can follow her on Instagram @healthykids_happykids, on Facebook @DrElisaSongMD, and through her website https://healthykidshappykids.com/. Also mentioned in this episode:-Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? - https://healthykidshappykids.com/2021/06/14/should-kids-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/-Kawasaki Disease, ACE-2 & COVID-19: What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know - https://healthykidshappykids.com/2020/04/29/kawasaki-ace2-covid-19/-Necessity of COVID-19 Vaccination in Previously Infected Individuals - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.01.21258176v2For 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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it's a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I've ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRU40. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been super helpful. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #228: How To Prepare Our Bodies and Minds for The NEXT Pandemic with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 91:41

    How To Prepare Our Bodies and Minds for The NEXT Pandemic | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.Chronic diseases are the top risk factors for death and disability today. They're also among the top risk factors for having worse outcomes from COVID-19. This implies that much of our risk for worse outcomes from this virus is a reflection of the choices we've made in the years and months leading up to the pandemic. In many ways, the stage was set for this pandemic long ago, because it's not just about the virus—it's also about the host, and we were already compromised from an immune perspective before COVID-19 existed. This means that we have an opportunity to start making the necessary changes to our physiology, so that we're better prepared for the next pandemic.On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Austin Perlmutter, a board-certified internal medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His focus is on helping identify and resolve the biological basis for "stuckness" in the body and brain, especially around decision-making. He hosts the Get The STUCK OUT podcast and is a co-producer of the Alzheimer's - The Science of Prevention Docu-series. His writing is featured online on MedPage Today, Doximity, KevinMD, Medium, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen, and DrPerlmutter.com. He is the author of a recent review paper on the interfaces between immune function, depression, and COVID-19.In this episode, we dive into:-How our epidemic of chronic diseases have predisposed us to worse outcomes from COVID-19 (4:34) -The importance of moving away from reactivity to solve our problems (12:03)-The intersection of COVID-19 and depression (16:02) -What's underlying depression (20:27) -Dr. Perlmutter's personal experience with anxiety and depression (25:52)-The connection between immune health and mental health (36:18) -How to support and enhance our immune system (45:50) -The importance of cutting out unnecessary stress (50:16)-The power of psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines for getting your brain unstuck (1:06:49)For more on Dr. Austin Perlmutter you can follow him on Instagram @austinperlmutter, on Facebook @austinperlmuttermd, on Twitter @austinperlmd, on YouTube @austinperlmuttermd, and through his website https://www.austinperlmutter.com/. Check out his podcast Get The STUCK Out at https://www.austinperlmutter.com/podcast.Also mentioned in this episode:-The Coronavirus Took Advantage of Our Weaknesses - https://elemental.medium.com/the-coronavirus-took-advantage-of-our-weaknesses-e7966ea48b75-Immunological Interfaces: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Depression - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2021.657004/full#B40For 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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #227: Five Surprising Foods That Spike Blood Sugar and How to Make Them Healthier with Dr. Casey Means

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 133:18

    Five Surprising Foods That Spike Blood Sugar and How to Make Them Healthier | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living.Interested in Levels Continuous Glucose Monitor? Join here: http://levels.link/dhruObesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease all have one big thing in common—they all involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. So many other diseases do, too. 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. Thanks to technological advances like continuous glucose monitoring, we can now understand how we respond to carbohydrates like never before. For one person, a sweet potato might be easy to handle metabolically. For another, it could mean a giant rise and fall of blood sugar with a corresponding insulin spike. Some of the foods you might assume are healthy may even be the worst offenders. Today, Dhru takes a deep dive into blood sugar regulation and precision nutrition with Dr. Casey Means. Dr. 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. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means' perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more.In this episode, we dive into:-Five surprising foods that spike your blood sugar (6:15)-What is insulin resistance (24:27) -How to achieve metabolic flexibility (34:20) -The impact of fructose on the body (46:59)-Food pairing for optimal metabolic health (51:49) -The best fat to eat (54:18) -How food sequencing impacts glucose and insulin levels (1:00:51) -The connection between high blood sugar and rates of COVID infection (1:20:16) -Foods that might not spike your glucose but should still be avoided (1:35:26) -How time restricted eating impacts on blood sugar (1:39:24) -Optimal glucose ranges (1:43:10) -What your glucose number should be after you eat a meal (1:45:26) -What Dr. Means' diet looks like and how to achieve a level 10 score when it comes to your meals (1:58:21) For more on Dr. Casey Means you can follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, on Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website https://www.levelshealth.com/. Sign up for early access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program here: levels.link/dhru. The program includes a telehealth consultation with a physician in your state, two sensors shipped to your door, and Levels software. Also mentioned in this episode:-Levels Health Blog - Levelshealth.com/blog-Farmers Juice - https://farmersjuice.com/-Paleonola - https://paleonola.com/-Daily Harvest - https://www.daily-harvest.com/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living.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.

    #226: Improve Your Focus, Energy, and Joy with This 4-Step Meditation Practice with Todd McCullough

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 68:52

    Improve Your Focus, Energy, and Joy with This 4-Step Meditation Practice | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.We know that exercise and meditation help to boost our energy, concentration, and mood, but not many of us understand the power of combining both. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Todd McCullough to talk about his unique approach to fitness and his 4-step meditation practice, which is a great way for everyone to dedicate time for their body, mind, and overall well-being. Todd also shares spiritual principles that have helped him to be present and grateful each day. Todd McCullough (TMAC), is the founder of TMAC Fitness, a home fitness program that has helped more than 20,000 people get in shape and get their mind right. In this episode, we dive into: -Todd's 4-step meditation practice (3:31) -The importance of having a deep sense of purpose in your life (10:08)-How to get your mind right first thing in the morning (10:56) -The importance of prioritizing your life (11:48)-Why meditating immediately post-exercise is so impactful (13:45) -How gratitude overrides negativity bias (17:29) -The power of visualization (23:46) -Todd's signature fitness program TMAC 20 (54:02)-A powerful gratitude practice (1:04:20) For more on Todd McCullough, you can follow him on Instagram @tmacfitness, and through his website https://www.tmacfitness.com/mindright. 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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been a game changer. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #225: The Real Cause of Alzheimer's and Dementia and How to Prevent Them with Dr. David Perlmutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 86:34


    The Real Cause of Alzheimer's and Dementia and How to Prevent Them | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.A declining mind is one of the scariest things I can imagine. Left unchecked, I've seen the devastating effects this process can have on individuals and their families. But we now know there is so much that can be done to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's and dementia and save people from a foggy future. I know some of you may have had to reread that—yes, Alzheimer's reversal is real. The latest research is showing some amazing results that give us a new perspective of hope, even (or especially) if you're genetically predisposed. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. David Perlmutter about the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia. Dr. 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. Dr. Perlmutter received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter's books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and will be published in February, 2022.In this episode, we dive into:-Dr. Dale Bredesen's study showing that Alzheimer's disease is reversible (9:13) -What contributes to Alzheimer's disease (11:31) -Blood sugar dysregulation and fructose (18:43) -How our gut bacteria is responsible for regulating our metabolism (22:04) -What threatens our gut bacteria (41:17) -The importance of diversity in our gut (46:30) -Dr. Perlmutter's diet (51:38) -How elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions (56:45) -How to test for uric acid levels (1:08:59) -Foods that are high in uric acid (1:11:38) For more on Dr. David Perlmutter, you can follow him on Instagram @DrDavidPerlmutter, on Facebook @DavidPerlmutterMD, on Twitter @DavidPerlmutter, on Youtube @DavidPerlmutterMD, and through his website https://www.drperlmutter.com/. Check out his podcast The Empowering Neurologist at https://www.drperlmutter.com/learn/empowering-neurologist/. Preorder his book, Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health at https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Acid-Surprising-Controlling-Extraordinary/dp/0316315397Also mentioned in this episode:-Precision Medicine Approach to Alzheimer's Disease: Successful Proof-of-Concept Trial - https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.10.21256982v1-The Science of Prevention Docuseries - https://scienceofprevention.com/-The End of Alzheimer's Program by Dr. Dale Bredesen - https://www.apollohealthco.com/book/the-end-of-alzheimers-program/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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    How to Personalize Your Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Your Health (Minisode #39)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 39:08


    When you look into just about every health problem that we face in the world today—anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, or autoimmune conditions—they are all inflammatory in nature or have an inflammatory component. But inflammation starts brewing in the body long before these diseases become noticeable, not to mention diagnosable. By the time a health problem is advanced enough to be officially diagnosed, inflammation has typically already caused significant damage to the body. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Will Cole and Dr. Mark Hyman to talk about why inflammation plagues so many people and how to create awareness to address this issue. They also talk about how to design a personalized food and lifestyle plan to alleviate the effects of inflammation and optimize your health. Dr. Will Cole is a leading Functional Medicine expert who specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty Functional Medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and Intuitive Fasting. 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, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy, and he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Will Cole here: https://lnk.to/DrWillCole2/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Mark Hyman here: https://lnk.to/DrMarkHyman/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #224: Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus with Dr. Andrew Huberman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 104:11


    Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.At one point or another, we've all felt stuck in a rut with feelings of laziness and fear. During these times it can be really hard to take a step back and wonder what's happening in the body, as opposed to just the mind, but it's the link between the two that can push us through it. Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Andrew Huberman about opening the window into our neurochemistry, training the nervous system, and confronting our inner real estate. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab's most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.In this episode, we dive into: -The connection between fear, laziness, and motivation (4:56) -The difference between dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin (17:50) -How to increase dopamine (19:12) -How to get your mind to stop racing (31:14) -An exercise to try if you are having a hard time falling asleep (35:47) -The benefits of hypnosis (38:57) -What to do if you are having trouble focusing (52:47) -Why structure is one of the best ways to create freedom (1:01:32) -How our phones are eroding our creativity, relationships, and more (1:05:52) -The importance of having times of no focus each day (1:16:39) For more on Dr. Andrew Huberman, you can follow him on Instagram @hubermanlab, and through his website http://www.hubermanlab.com/. Check out his podcast Huberman Lab at https://hubermanlab.com/category/podcast-episodes/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Episode #134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/09/bb-ep13-Dr. David Spiegel and Hypnosis - https://stanfordhealthcare.org/doctors/s/david-spiegel.html-Reveri Hypnosis Ap - https://www.reveri.com/-Cal Newport - https://www.calnewport.com/-A World Without Email by Cal Newport - https://www.calnewport.com/books/a-world-without-email/-Oliver Sacks Documentary - https://www.oliversacksdoc.com/watch-now-Ido Portal - Movement Culture - https://www.instagram.com/portal.ido/-The Ready State - https://thereadystate.com/-Madefor Program - https://getmadefor.com-Guardians of Being by Ekhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell - https://amzn.to/3vQTY7EFor 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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Every Woman Needs to Know About Their Infradian Rhythm (Minisode #38)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 34:58


    Every Woman Needs to Know About Their Infradian Rhythm | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.Think about how much the women in your life, or yourself, are trying to accomplish on a daily basis. Taking care of families, pursuing a career, trying to fit in any self-care routine—so many women are busier than ever. But depending on the time of the month and if that woman is in her reproductive years, that may not come so easy. I'm not just referring to the general monthly menstrual cycle women experience, I'm talking about the infradian rhythm that strongly dictates a woman's ability to be productive, mentally present and energized, and more physically able during her reproductive phase of life. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Alisa Vitti and Dr. Stephanie Estima to talk about this fascinating biological rhythm that women can use to predict when they're at their peak performance for work, family get-togethers, workouts, sex, and so many other important parts of life. Alisa Vitti is a pioneer of female biohacking, and a women's hormone and functional nutrition expert. She is the bestselling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLO is already a bestseller. She is the creator of the Cycle Syncing Method™— a diet, fitness, and lifestyle program that is based on women's biological rhythms for optimal health, fitness, and productivity. Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Alisa Vitti here: https://lnk.to/AlisaVitti/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Stephanie Estima here: https://lnk.to/DrStephanieEstima3/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been a game changer. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #223: How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain and Promotes Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline with Dr. Ben Bikman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 103:01

    How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain and Promotes Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer's disease in the U.S., and the numbers continue to rise. After 30 years of encountering dead ends while addressing Alzheimer's disease as a problem of brain plaques, researchers are looking at other contributing factors. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates a strong correlation between Alzheimer's disease and a disrupted metabolic state, where the brain can't get enough energy. On today's episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Benjamin Bikman, a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman's mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. 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. Bikman has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.In this episode, we dive into: -Why Alzheimer's disease is increasingly being referred to as insulin resistance of the brain or type 3 diabetes (11:13) -How the brain runs on different fuel sources (14:07) -Why insulin prevents the production of ketones (19:42) -Early signs of potential cognitive decline (30:45) -Common foods that drive insulin resistance (41:32) -The role insulin resistance plays in migraine headaches and epilepsy (56:05) -Where to get your carbohydrates from (1:06:09) -Foods that fuel your body and brain (1:09:24) -How seed oils wreak havoc on our health (1:17:28) -What you can do today to reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease (1:28:03) For more on Dr. Bikman you can follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, on Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, on Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites http://bikmanlab.byu.edu/ and https://www.insuliniq.com/. Get his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, at https://benbellabooks.com/shop/why-we-get-sick/.Also mentioned in this episode:-HLTH Code Meal Replacement Shake - https://gethlth.com/-Levels Continuous Glucose Monitor - https://www.levelshealth.com/-Episode #154: The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep15-OmegaQuant Test - https://omegaquant.com/-Post-mortem study of the brains of former Alzheimer's disease patients - https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/alz.12310-How Industrial Seed Oils Are Making Us Sick - https://chriskresser.com/how-industrial-seed-oils-are-making-us-sick/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.Sign up for Dhru's Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker's cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #222: 7 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (Especially at Night!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 73:56

    Sign-Up for my Try This Newsletter: https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletterEMF Studies Overview: https://ehtrust.org/about/dr-devra-davis/https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-magnetic-fields-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-cancer-and-miscarriage/Dr. De-Kun Li, Senior Research Scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5_MAvpikjs&feature=emb_titleReferenced Articles:https://ensia.com/features/banned-in-europe-safe-in-the-u-s/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3241518/https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634Podcasts:https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/27/bb-ep106/https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/15/dp-ep207/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals (Minisode #37)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 31:10

    A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.The biggest misconception when it comes to tooth decay is that it's an infection of harmful bacteria, in large part from eating sugar—but it's not. Tooth decay actually results when the body doesn't have adequate fat-soluble vitamins, which causes an imbalance of the oral microbiome. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Steven Lin and Dr. Rouzita Rashtian to talk about the connection between our oral health and overall health. They discuss how tooth decay is a condition we can prevent, and how we have the ability to heal cavities and reverse tooth decay in certain circumstances. They also talk about root canals and what you can do to avoid having one. Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading authority in the field of Functional Dentistry and the author of, The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health. Dr. Rouzita Rashtian is a biological dentist and surgeon. Her focus is on holistic and biological dentistry; the philosophy recognizing the teeth and associated structures as part of the whole body. In her practice, she uses minimally invasive techniques to preserve healthy tooth structure and incorporates laser technology and ozone therapy. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Lin here: https://lnk.to/DrStevenLin2/ Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian here: https://lnk.to/DrRouzitaRashtian/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been a game changer. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #221: A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn's and Colitis with Nishtha Patel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 93:03

    A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn's and Colitis | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.We see it all the time in Functional Medicine: when the gut isn't functioning properly, the whole body suffers. For those struggling with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the symptoms can be so severe that every day is painful and filled with uncertainty.Luckily, by taking away instigators (like gluten and dairy) and looking at the ingredients needed for healing, patients with IBDs can regain digestive balance and take back their quality of life. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Nishtha Patel about her experience in helping her daughter heal from Crohn's colitis, which is when Crohn's disease specifically impacts the colon. Symptoms of this disorder range from diarrhea and rectal bleeding to ulcers, fistulas, abscesses, joint pain, and skin lesions. Not to mention, most people dealing with IBDs carry very real emotional burdens as well. Nishtha Patel is a Functional Medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist who specializes in gastrointestinal health. Her journey into this arena started 10 years ago when her child was diagnosed suddenly with indeterminate Crohn's colitis. She was told that the disease was chronic and there was no cure. In this episode, we dive into: -Nishtha's experience helping her daughter heal from Crohn's colitis (7:22) -The difference between Crohn's and colitis (25:58) -Why IBDs are on the rise (31:04)-The problem with gluten and dairy when it comes to IBDs (34:56) -Foods that are considered healthy, but may impact someone with Crohn's and colitis (43:20) -Why nightshade vegetables may be challenging for some people (53:07) -How to prepare beans and legumes so they are easier to digest (56:49) -How stress impacts gut health (1:02:31) -How Nishtha's daughter is doing today (1:22:27) -Cure vs. remission when it comes to IBDs (1:24:31) For more on Nishtha Patel you can follow her on Instagram @TheGutExpert_, on Facebook @TheGutExpert, and through her website https://www.thegutexpert.com/. Follow her daughter Sasha on Instagram @TheNotecook_, and through her website www.thenotecook.com.Also mentioned in this episode:-Listen to your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson - https://listentoyourgut.com/listen-to-your-gut-the-complete-natural-healing-program-for-ibs-and-ibd/-Dane Johnson - Crohn's Colitis Lifestyle - www.instagram.com/crohnscolitis_lifestyle-Crohn's Colitis Lifestyle Course - https://cclifestyle.thinkific.com/courses/shield-courseFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.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.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker's cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hack Your Circadian Rhythm for Better Focus & Sleep (Minisode #36)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 30:38

    The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and BiOptimizers.If I told you there was one free thing you could do every day to set the stage for better sleep and neurological, immune, and metabolic health, would you do it? It's this simple: expose your eyes to natural daylight first thing in the morning. The eyes are actually a part of our brain that are participating out in the world to help us regulate our internal rhythms and genetic expression. Using them to take advantage of light is a powerful way to boost our well-being. In this week's mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrew Huberman to talk about vision and its impact on the brain and our biology, as well as how disruptions to our circadian rhythm affect our health and the important role that light, and specifically sunlight, plays in keeping our body in sync. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab's most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Find Dhru's full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here: https://lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and BiOptimizers. As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body's natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it's been a game changer. But I don't take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #220: The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next with Dr. Shefali

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 81:17

    The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.Throughout my years of soul-searching, meditating, and contemplating life, I’ve learned one really big lesson: we’re in control of our own experience and reality. Our mindset will dictate what we deem true and real, but as humans, our egos can creep in and blur the lines. We get lost between what we need to be our authentic selves and what society or other people say we need in order to be worthy. Unfortunately, that lie of unworthiness has seeped into many of our lives and taken away our power. Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dr. Shefali Tsabury, is here to talk about reclaiming consciousness and empowerment, especially as women in a patriarchal world. Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. Oprah has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing. On today’s episode Dr. Shefali and Dhru talk about her new book, A Radical Awakening and specifically explore its central topics around how women can break free of explicit and implicit expectations that society has placed on them. Dr. Shefali shares her experience of awakening from the fog so many women find themselves in when only identifying as wives, mothers, or a slew of other labels that aren’t their true essence. In this episode, we dive into: -Dr. Shefali’s radical awakening (5:10) -Where unworthiness comes from (11:51)-Victim vs. victimhood (18:50)-Empowerment and taking control of your own emotional experiences (21:07)-Understanding consciousness and ego (25:40) -Why hitting rock bottom is a gift (30:26)-Why we get stuck in the blame game (38:07) -Breaking free from victimized consciousness and challenging cultural norms (41:47) -The lies about marriage and divorce (58:10) -What it looks like to have a benevolent partnership (1:02:30) For more on Dr. Shefali you can follow her on Instagram @DoctorShefali, on Facebook @DrShefaliTsabary, on Twitter @DrShefali, on YouTube @DrShefali, and through her website https://www.drshefali.com. Get her book A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free at https://www.aradicalawakening.com.Also mentioned in this episode:-A Radical Awakening Course - https://courses.drshefali.com/p/aradicalawakening-The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine - https://www.amazon.com/Female-Brain-Louann-Brizendine/dp/0767920104For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #219: Is The Secret to Optimal Health in Your Spine? with Dr. Jeremy Brook

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 111:16

    Is The Secret to Optimal Health in Your Spine? | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Most people don’t realize how many problems throughout the body are directly related to spinal health. Because our nerves transmit signals from the brain to every other part of the body, when these signals are disrupted due to a subluxation in the spine the effects can go far beyond back pain. These subluxations, or misalignments of the vertebrae, can affect everything from your blood pressure to your digestive system and more. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jeremy Brook, a chiropractor, yogi, and movement specialist. Dr. Brook is the founder of The Life Center Chiropractic—a unique healing center that incorporates the disciplines of chiropractic, spinal corrective protocols, yoga, and other movement art forms to make sure the spine, body, and mind are aligned. He is also the founder of The Yoga of Chiropractic Adjusting Seminars, the newest addition to the chiropractic training movement, and the author of The Spinechecker’s Manifesto: Drug-free Secrets to Pain-Free Living, More Energy, Anti-Aging, and Better Sleep. In this episode, we dive into: -What is structural integrity and why is it one of the key pillars of Functional Medicine (6:03) -How misalignments in the spine can show up in different areas of the body (13:43) -The brain-spine connection (15:30) -How chiropractic care helped resolve an injury Dr. Brook sustained while playing rugby in college (17:06) -The benefits of combining yoga and chiropractic care (25:02) -The misconception that you should only go to the chiropractor when something is wrong (41:54) -How to create the optimal sleep environment (1:01:02) -Dr. Brook’s pillow recommendation (1:03:46) -Dr. Brook’s shoe recommendation (1:10:06) -The Wise Progressions Movement Sequence (1:16:23)For more on Dr. Jeremy Brook you can follow him on Instagram @spinechecker, on Facebook @thelifecenterchiropractic, on YouTube @drjeremybrook, and through his website https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/. Get his book The Spinechecker’s Manifesto: Drug-free Secrets to Pain-Free Living, More Energy, Anti-Aging, and Better Sleep, at https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/book/. Also mentioned in this episode:-Human Touch Zero Gravity Chair - https://www.humantouch.com/perfect-chairs/ -Keetsa Mattress - https://www.keetsa.com/ -The Birch Mattress by Helix - https://birchliving.com/products/birch-natural-organic-mattress-Vivo Barefoot Shoes - https://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/-The Wise Progressions Course - https://thelifecenterchiropractic.com/spinechecker-university/-Spotify Spinechecker Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/user/drjeremybrook/playlist/4Z3IIXPeUNUYCgsY5tkIQH?si=c3njgJRoSbyw9fvn1wiB_QFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #218: The Mind-Blowing Science of Starving Cancer with Food with Dr. William Li

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 88:57

    The Mind-Blowing Science of Starving Cancer with Food | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.Health is not simply the absence of disease. Health is an active state. Your body has within it five health defense systems: angiogenesis, stem cells, the microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. These systems are responsible for maintaining our health and resisting the regular hazards we all face everyday as part of ordinary life—and they heal us when disease inflicts damage in our body. By knowing how these systems defend your body like a fortress, you can tap into their health powers to live a longer, healthier life. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. William Li, an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments, and impacts care for 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. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19. In this episode, we dive into: -How sugar fuels cancer (6:47)-What is angiogenesis and how it impacts our health (17:29)-Foods that starve cancer (22:47)-The 5 key health defense systems of the body (35:18)-How COVID damages our blood vessels and gut microbiome (44:36)-How to supercharge your immune system (48:43)-How kiwifruit impacts our gut microbiome and reduces DNA damage (1:01:02)-The power of polyphenols on our gut microbiome (1:07:23)-Akkermansia and cancer immunotherapy (1:13:14)-Dr. Li’s Masterclass and Eat to Beat Disease Course (1:23:42)For more on Dr. William Li you can follow him on Instagram @DrWilliamLi, on Facebook @DrWilliamLi, on YouTube @DrWilliamLi, and through his website https://drwilliamli.com/. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, at https://drwilliamli.com/book-li/. Learn more about his course, Eat to Beat Disease at https://eat-to-beat-disease.teachable.com/p/course11. Sign-up for his free masterclasses at https://drwilliamli.com/masterclass/.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #217: How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body with Dr. Craig Tanio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 104:27

    How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.Toxic mold is more common than you may think. Mold exposure causes a variety of health problems like hormonal imbalances, brain fog, headaches, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hair loss, and autoimmunity, to name a few. It all begins with a feeling that something is “off.”On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Craig Tanio, the CEO and co-founder of Rezilir Health, a medical group that uses a precision medicine approach to treat patients with complex chronic conditions including neurodegenerative, autoimmune, chronic infections and environmentally acquired conditions. He is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, certified in CIRS by Surviving Mold, and a Diplomate in the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Dr. Tanio is currently on part-time faculty at both the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern School of Medicine.In this episode, we dive into: -The connection between mold and brain health (10:40)-The spectrum of neuroinflammation (12:07)-Symptoms of mold toxicity (18:38)-The relationship between mold, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer's disease (24:21)-Common places you might find mold in your home (28:21)-Diagnosing mold toxicity (32:11)-Moving out of your home vs. remediation if you have mold issues (39:33)-Understanding mycotoxins and testing for mold toxicity in the body (44:19)-Dr. Tanio’s clinical approach to treating mold illness (52:19)-How to prevent mold issues in your home (1:36:31)For more on Dr. Craig Tanio you can follow him on Instagram @Rezilir_Health, on Facebook @RezilirHealth, Twitter @Rezilir, and through his website https://rezilirhealth.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. With their app, you can track your progress every day and they have an amazing support team to help with all your questions. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #216: How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations with Light Watkins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 131:54

    How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and BiOptimizers.We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. Have you ever felt a little scared but also excited about a new endeavor? That inner guide is trying to help you grow. Like everything in life, it can take some time and practice to be in touch with our intuition and benefit from it. But just like with working out, we have to get a little uncomfortable and put in the energy if we want to get stronger—it’s true for both body and mind. This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru has a thoughtful conversation with our friend Light Watkins, all about finding that inner guide, sharing inspiration, reframing our perception of good and bad, and giving ourselves permission to let things go. Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. Light is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration.In this episode, we dive into: -Why money, relationships, and the pursuit of success can be three of the best spiritual teachers (12:50) -Perception and how we respond to situations (14:50) -How to tap into your inner guide (24:52) -What inspired Light to shed his life’s possessions and become a nomad (33:24) -The illusion of discipline (36:58) -Dhru’s gratitude exercise (49:40) -Why letting go of something is harder than holding on (1:23:05) -Why it’s so difficult to tap into our intuition (1:43:26) -Lights approach to meditation (1:50:47) -How to start taking action on your purpose (1:56:47)Also mentioned in this episode:-Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying by Light Watkins - https://www.lightwatkins.com/challenge-Meditation Takes You Deeper Than Sleep with Light Watkins - https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/07/26/the-broken-brain-podcast-meditation-takes-you-deeper-than-sleep-with-light-watkins-13/For more on Light Watkins you can follow him on Instagram @LightWatkins, on Twitter @LightWatkins, and through his website https://www.lightwatkins.com/. Listen to his podcast, At The End Of The Tunnel at https://www.lightwatkins.com/tunnel. Get his book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration at https://www.lightwatkins.com/knowing. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and BiOptimizers.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/dhru to sign-up. If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #215: How to Use Boundaries to Create More Freedom, Joy, and Happiness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 38:16


    Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about using boundaries to create more freedom, joy, and happiness.In this episode we dive into:-Boundaries when it comes to expectations-News, social media, and information overload-Creating time and space for the things we want to give love and attention to Also mentioned in this episode:-Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s interview with Greg McKeown - https://drchatterjee.com/how-to-achieve-your-goals-effortlessly-with-greg-mckeown/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. Interested in joining Dhru’s Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #214: The #1 Predictor of Longevity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 76:27


    Regardless of what we want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, we can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups. More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the occasional princess. Guests cook dinner together but can’t discuss their career or give their last name, and once seated to eat, they play a game to reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide. Dhru and Jon discuss the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone. They also talk about how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what is most important to us.In this episode, we dive into: -The greatest predictor of longevity (2:05) -Why having close friends increases our longevity (9:53) -The impact of loneliness on our health (14:15)-How to create deep and meaningful relationships (21:47) -The Influencers Dinner (34:52) -The influence equation and how to apply it to our lives (49:39) -Post-traumatic growth (1:03:34) -Optimal anxiety (1:05:31) -How to get an invitation to an Influencers event (1:11:04) -The impact of social isolation on our health (1:12:39)For more on Jon Levy you can follow him on Instagram @JonLevyTLB, on Facebook @JonLevyTLB, on Twitter @JonLevyTLB, and through his website https://www.jonlevytlb.com/. Get his book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence at https://www.jonlevytlb.com/you-re-invited.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #213: Hunt, Gather, Parent with Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 87:17

    Hunt, Gather, Parent | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Paleovalley.Having children of your own is sure to make you think about the way you were raised and question if you want to do things the same. It’s also sure to raise lots of questions about how your interactions with your child are impacting their development and your relationships.What we see as commonplace parenting here in the US is quite different than other parts of the world. Helicopter parenting takes away from our kids’ independence and autonomy and often leads to conflict. Luckily, there are ways we can be more conscious to help everyone in the family flourish. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff. Michaeleen is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk. In 2015, she was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining NPR, Michaeleen was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture. She has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. Her new book Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans shares what she’s learned in her own parenting journey as well as through her research on families across the globe. In this episode, we dive into: -Michaeleen’s personal struggles with her daughter Rosy (6:30) -Why the way we parent in the West is strange (14:39)-The importance of autonomy for children (18:20) -The rising rates of anxiety and depression in kids, and how the way we parent in the West is contributing to that (23:07) -How Michaeleen’s daughter Rosy puts herself to sleep at night (28:29) -The greatest gift you can give your child (37:19)-The best way to motivate your kids (41:03) -Why children don’t really need child-centered activities (51:50) -Why we shouldn’t constantly praise our kids (59:08) -The value of a communal approach to raising children (1:04:30) -Michaeleen’s TEAM approach to parenting (1:07:34) -How to make this approach work in a busy family life (1:21:15) For more on Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff you can follow her on Twitter @FoodieScience, and through her website https://michaeleendoucleff.com/. You can contact her directly by email at mdoucleff@npr.org. Get her book, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans at https://michaeleendoucleff.com/hunt-gather-parent/. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Paleovalley.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been a game changer. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It 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 community a few special bundles, just head over to https://magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. Not all turmeric supplements are created equal. I love taking Turmeric Complex from Paleovalley. It contains organic whole food turmeric, so you get the synergistic effects of all its compounds. It also contains coconut oil and black pepper which have been shown to improve the absorption of those active compounds by 2,000%, plus it includes other natural anti-inflammatories like organic ginger, rosemary, and cloves. Right now, Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off at https://paleovalley.com/dhru. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    #212: How to Stop Feeling Empty by Letting Go of Seeking

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 26:10

    Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to stop feeling empty by letting go of seeking.In this episode we dive into:-What is seeking and where does it come from-The endless cycle of desire-Exploring vs. seeking -Not waiting to “get” somewhere to be whole and completeAlso mentioned in this episode:-Alan Watts - You Are Who You Are Seeking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilhuf4FqC6gFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. Interested in joining Dhru’s Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How to Let Go of Self-Criticism (Minisode #35)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 27:23


    How to Let Go of Self-Criticism | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker.It’s often easier to show kindness and compassion to a friend or loved one than it is to ourselves. Many of us grow up thinking that being hard on ourselves is the way to success—but an inner voice wired for self-criticism actually holds us back from living fulfilled and joyful lives. In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Dr. Kristin Neff to talk about where self-criticism comes from and the biggest hurdles that stop people from loving themselves Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Pennington helps people build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings. Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington here: https://lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington/ Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff here: https://lnk.to/KristinNeff/ For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit. Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. This episode is brought to you by BLUblox InsideTracker.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. With their app, you can track your progress every day and they have an amazing support team to help with all your questions.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    #211: Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 87:12


    Break Free of People-Pleasing and FOMO with Diego Perez | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.How we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally dictates how well we show up in our lives. So often, these areas get seen as separate, when doing inner work can actually lead to some profound outer changes.Today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Diego Perez, shares insights on cultivating self-awareness in a time of otherness and how a good relationship with ourselves ripples out to benefit the rest of the world. Diego is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. His first book, Inward, quickly became a bestseller. His second book, Clarity & Connection was just released In this episode, we dive into: -The importance of radical honesty (3:39) -How to make the world a more compassionate place (13:16)-The mental health crisis (21:04) -Why it’s harder to heal trauma when it becomes a part of your identity (27:18) -The importance of giving space and supporting freedom in a relationship (34:22) -Perfectionism and overcoming people-pleasing (44:10) -Being okay with not getting what you want (49:07) -How to break free from unhealthy patterns and behaviors (51:21) -How to deal with FOMO (54:47)-The essentials for growth (1:05:44) -Diego’s meditation practice (1:11:11)Also mentioned in this episode:-Breaking Free From Your Ego and Unleashing Your Brain’s Creativity - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/04/bb-ep120/-The ONE Thing, by Gary Keller - https://www.the1thing.com/shop/the-one-thing/-book-Alan Watts - https://alanwatts.org/For more on Diego Perez you can follow him on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and through his website https://yungpueblo.com/. Get his book, Before: Clarity & Connection at https://amzn.to/3eSOO4J. For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Birch Living.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/dhru to sign-up.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.


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