Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit
Dhru Purohit
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Functional Medicine Approach to Heart Disease
We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable. We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 2 from our 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 2, we’ll discuss the biggest killer of our time: cardiovascular disease. There is so much misinformation out there about what causes cardiovascular disease. We’ll talk about innovative testing and recommendations around prevention.  We’ll also cover: -The misconceptions around heart disease.-How to identify the root cause of heart disease. -The best ways to protect and support your heart.  This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 18
51 min
#187: A Masterclass on Fasting with Dave Asprey
These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. Which one is best? What does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness? On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dave Asprey, the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking,” has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. In this episode, Dhru and Dave dive deep into the topic of fasting. They talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease. They also discuss how there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fasting, how to avoid the fasting trap, and biohacks for making fasting less painful, more pleasurable, and above all more enriching. In this episode, we dive into: -Why fasting feels scary to so many people (3:50) -The importance of learning about the intangible aspects of fasting (9:39)-The benefits of fasting (14:54)-How women should approach fasting (19:49) -The stages of fasting (32:24)-Skipping breakfast vs. skipping dinner when fasting (41:16) -Addressing loneliness through fasting (56:40)-Fasting from hate (1:01:02)-Being social without eating (1:04:57) -Where to learn more about Dave Asprey (1:06:17)For more on Dave Asprey you can follow him on Instagram @Dave.Asprey, on Facebook @BulletProofExecutive, on Twitter @BulletProofExec, on YouTube @DaveAsprey, and through his website https://daveasprey.com/. Get his book, Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be at https://fastthisway.com/. Join Dave’s 14 Days of Fasting Training at https://fastthisway.com/.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 14
1 hr 10 min
#186: 5 Simple (But Powerful) Reminders for 2021
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit shares 5 powerful quotes to help you set the right intention for 2021 or build on the intention that you’ve already set:1)“The news, unfortunately, is designed to be the lowest common denominator of the human experience.” - Michael Bernard Beckwith 2)“What others think of you is none of your business.” - Bryon Katie 3)“Everything is always the way it is, until one day it’s not.” - Dhru Purohit4)“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.” - Debbie Ford5)“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." - Eckhart TolleBonus quotes: “And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” ― Robin S. Sharma.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643. Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 13
19 min
Discover The Secrets to Aging in Reverse
We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable. We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 1 from our upcoming 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 1, we'll dive into an overview of longevity and the difference between healthspan and lifespan. We'll discuss the 7 systems of Functional Medicine and how imbalances in each system can lead to disease. We’ll also cover: The issue with the disease-focused approach.How the 7 main organ systems are responsible for the majority of chronic disease.Practical steps you can take today to improve your healthspan. This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 11
41 min
#185: Build Your Brain and Burn Fat with Shawn Stevenson
Food is complicated. It's a key controller of our state of health or disease. It's a social centerpiece for the most important moments of our lives. It's the building blocks that creates our brain, enabling us to have thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It's the very stuff that makes up our bodies and what we see looking back at us in the mirror. Food isn't just food—it's the thing that makes us who we are. So why does figuring out what to eat feel so overwhelming?On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Shawn Stevenson, the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. In this episode, Dhru and Shawn dive deep into the topic of fat and why body fat is not really the culprit it’s been made out to be, how our bodies actually “burn” body-fat, and the key hormones, enzymes, and nutrients involved in this process. They talk about the surprising way that our gut bacteria controls our body weight, and the research on how food affects our relationships. They also discuss how we have an epidemic of food insecurity and health disparities in our world today, the startling data around food inequality, and what we can actually do to help fix it. In this episode, we dive into: -What fat really is and why it’s so important to our survival (6:14) -How your microbiome determines your body composition (18:10) -How the misconstrued science of calories has contributed to growing diet struggles (27:13)-How our psychology impacts what food does to us (37:36)-How stress impacts our metabolic health (51:16)-Fat loss and the importance of diversity of our gut microbiome (52:53) -How nutrition affects our relationships, conflict resolution, and even aggressive behavior (1:14:47)-How Shawn overcame degenerative disc disease (1:22:41) -How our social structures determine our food choices (1:33:38) -The most powerful agent of change (1:47:37) For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website https://themodelhealthshow.com//. Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-NASA’s experiment on gravity - https://youtu.be/9-YNaN-5mncFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 7
1 hr 54 min
#184: How to Stop Holding Back and Step Into Your Purpose
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks about how to stop holding back and step into your purpose. From the beginning of time people have questioned their place on the planet. Our ancestors stared up at the same stars, and asked themselves the same questions we ask ourselves today.Do I matter? Why am I here? Will my life leave a mark? What’s my purpose?These are important questions, but their answers can’t be rushed. Because the answers are layers deep, we need to go through life lessons and experiences for them to show up. Those experiences take time.If we put too much pressure on these questions we’ll drive ourselves into feeling stuck. We’ll hold off building new things and taking new risks. All because we’re waiting to “understand” ourselves before we start. All because we feel we need to know our purpose before we give life our all.There have been so many times that our lives have been touched by the work of others. And you know what? Those people that touched our lives didn’t have it all figured out. And they didn’t always know if they were headed in the right direction. But their work still touched us. They still left an impact.What would our life be like if those who impacted us held back? What would our life be like if they kept their gifts hidden from the world?The bigger questions will always be there. And our answers to them will get clearer and clearer the more we live. Reflection is great, but there’s no need to hold off showing up until we feel like we have figured it all out.There’s someone out there that needs your work. There’s someone out there that needs you to show up, in only the way that you know how.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. Here is the instagram post that inspired today’s episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFDwzSyl8HU/.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 5
15 min
Navigating the Postpartum Experience (Minisode #20)
Did you know that the postpartum hormone drop is considered the single largest sudden hormone change in the shortest amount of time—and it has a tremendous impact on the brain? With such a dramatic drop in hormone levels, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 women struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety after giving birth. On today’s mini-episode, Dhru talks to Dr. Maggie Ney and Angelique Panagos about the postpartum experience—from hormonal shifts, to “mommy brain”, to postpartum depression, and understanding the changes that happen in the brain during the postpartum period. Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, and the founder and director of the Women’s Clinic at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, California. Angelique Panagos is a nutritional therapist and Functional Medicine practitioner; she completed her nutritional therapy training at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. Angelique runs a busy private practice, specializing in hormonal health, stress management, weight management, and digestive wellness. Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Maggie Ney here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrMaggieNey/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Angelique Panagos here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/AngeliquePanagos/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world. What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dr. Mark Hyman and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brainpower.  It contains some of my most favorite brain-boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jan 4
30 min
#183: The Neuroscience of Peak Performance with Steven Kotler
What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into reality? On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Steven Kotler, one of the world’s leading experts on peak performance. Steven is an author, an award-winning journalist, and the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective. He has written twelve books, including the national bestsellers The Future Is Faster Than You Think, The Rise of Superman, Stealing Fire, Abundance, and Bold. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, has been translated into more than forty languages, and has appeared in more than one hundred publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, WIRED, and TIME.  In this episode, Dhru and Steven dive deep into the topic of peak performance, and how to take the impossible and make it possible. They discuss the quartet of cognitive abilities—motivation, learning, creativity, and flow—and why these skills are so crucial to peak performance, how they work in the brain and the body, and how to use them to significantly accelerate ourselves down the path toward the impossible. They also talk about the importance of a primary flow activity, how to become more productive, and how to get into the habit of living up to our own potential.In this episode, we dive into:  -The difference between little “i” impossible and big “I” Impossible (3:54)-Steven’s battle with Lyme disease and his process of working through it (11:47) -What it means to be in flow (16:57)-The 4 skills needed for turning dreams into reality—motivation, learning, creativity, and flow (27:02) -The most common things that trip people up from getting started (31:30) -The 5 intrinsic motivators (33:36) -The 5-not-so-easy steps for learning almost anything (36:59) -The biggest mistake people make when learning (43:32)-Why everything we have learned about creativity is wrong (45:50) -How to increase creativity (51:02) -Where listeners can learn more about Steven Kotler (1:08:13)For more on Steven Kotler you can follow him on Instagram @kotler.steven, on Facebook @KotlerSteven, on Twitter steven_kotler, and through his websites https://www.stevenkotler.com/ and https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/. Get his book, The Art of Impossible at https://www.theartofimpossible.com.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 31, 2020
1 hr 15 min
#182: 2 Ways to Catch and Stop Self-Sabotage
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! Jerry Colonna, an executive coach for CEO’s and leaders, asks us to reflect on an important question when it comes to taking responsibility for our lives, “How have I been complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?”.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about this question and how to catch and stop self-sabotage, and the two big ideas that will help you in the process. In this episode, we dive into:-Big idea #1: We don’t speak up -How to stop people pleasing -Big idea #2: Being honest with yourself 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. Here is the instagram post that inspired today’s episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFDwzSyl8HU/.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 29, 2020
18 min
The Transformative Effects of Self-Compassion (Minisode #19)
We each possess an extraordinary power to realize our greatest potential and live the life we want. Dhru’s guest on today’s mini-episode, Dr. James Doty, is living proof of that. Having grown up in an environment of poverty and neglect, Dr. Doty was 12 years old when he walked into a magic shop and met an extraordinary woman, named Ruth who introduced him to a series of teachings that changed the trajectory of his life. He overcame great odds en route to becoming a renowned neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, and one of today’s leading voices on the power of love and compassion.In this episode, they discuss how compassion and social connection have a powerful effect on our health, happiness, and well-being. Dr. Doty also shares a powerful daily practice he created for opening our heart and cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, called The Alphabet of the Heart.Dr. Doty is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. James Doty here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrJamesDoty/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world. What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dr. Mark Hyman and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brainpower.  It contains some of my most favorite brain-boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 28, 2020
18 min
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