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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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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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    Navigating Financial Anxiety and the Coronavirus Stimulus Package with Financial Advisor Christopher Girbés

    Navigating Financial Anxiety and the Coronavirus Stimulus Package with Financial Advisor Christopher Girbés

    Financial anxiety is one of the top reasons for chronic stress, but it doesn't have to be.
    In today's episode we chat with Christopher Girbés, Certified Financial Planner and Partner Advisor at Advice Period, about the details of the Coronavirus Relief Bill, The CARES Act and 4 big ideas that will help you in the short and long term with financial anxiety.
    Contact Chris:
    * Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisgirbes/
    * Chris's email: chris.girbes@adviceperiod.com
    Books:
    * Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - https://www.amazon.com/Total-Money-Makeover-Classic-Financial/dp/1595555277/
    * I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi - https://www.amazon.com/Will-Teach-You-Be-Rich/dp/B07QR7GYF7/
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Check out his website https://dhrupurohit.com/. You can also text Dhru at (302) 335-6565.

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    • 47 min
    #99: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It with Kamal Ravikant

    #99: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It with Kamal Ravikant

    In 2011, the company Kamal Ravikant spent three years of his life and all of his money building went under. In the wake of this loss he became profoundly depressed, he couldn’t get out of bed, and he felt emotionally empty and physically ill. In his darkest moment, Kamal made a vow to love himself, which ultimately saved his life. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Kamal Ravikant, the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He's meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, and co-founded several companies and a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.  
    In this episode, Dhru and Kamal talk about what it actually means to love yourself and simple ways that we can heal ourselves through self-love. They discuss why we need to give our mind the same attention we give our body. They also talk about how to get out of your own way so that you don’t sabotage your success and the four steps that can help you return to self-love, which Kamal refers to as The Practice. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Kamal’s journey into a deep depression, hitting rock bottom, and what ultimately pulled him out of it (1:40)
    -How to rise from failure (9:52)
    -Why self-love is so important (13:32)
    -The most important commitment you can make to yourself (18:28) 
    -The power of writing your vows down (18:55)
    -How to tame your mind with ten breaths (26:48)
    -The importance of consistently working on your mindset (35:23)
    -Why men struggle more with self-love (1:02:55)
    -Why self-forgiveness is the first step in forgiving others (1:17:04)
    -Where to learn more about Kamal (1:18:37)
    For more on Kamal Ravikant, be sure to follow him on Instagram @kamalravikant, and Twitter @kamalravikant. Check out his website https://kamal.blog. You can find his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On it, right here. 

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    #98: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Terry Wahls

    #98: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Terry Wahls

    Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a reclined wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.
    Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. To do this, she adopted the nutrient-rich Paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wahls 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: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, 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: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. 
    Dr. Wahls conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. Every August, she hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar where anyone can learn how to implement her Protocol with ease and success.
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Wahls talk about how she stunned the medical community by reversing her painful symptoms of MS. They discuss The Wahls Protocol and how it’s transforming the lives of people with autoimmune conditions and they get into the latest scientific findings on fasting, ketosis, neurorehabilitation, and behavior change when it comes to treating MS and other autoimmune conditions. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Dr. Wahls’ MS diagnosis and what she did to reverse her symptoms (2:04)
    -How Dr. Wahls changed her diet using Paleo principles (25:15)
    -The important role vitamin K plays in the body, especially when it comes to myelin repair (30:54)
    -How immunosuppressant drugs block the repair that your brain is attempting to do (45:57)
    -The Wahls Protocol and how it helps other chronic autoimmune conditions (55:50)
    -How research gets funded (1:00:05)
    -How Dr. Wahls went from being banned from the National MS society to receiving funding for her research (1:10:37)
    -The science of fasting (1:34:18)
    -The importance of having a clear mission, purpose, and goal when it comes to your health (1:41:30)
    -Where to learn more about Dr. Terry Wahls (1:47:08)
    For more on Dr. Terry Wahls, be sure to follow her on Instagram @terrywahls, on Facebook @terrywahls, and on Twitter @terrywahls. Check out her website https://terrywahls.com. Watch her TedX Talk, Minding Your Mitochondria, here. Learn more about The Wahls Protocol Health Practitioner Certification here, and The Wahls Protocol Seminars, here. You can find her book, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, right here, and her research papers and gait videos here. 

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    5 Critical Life Questions to Ask During Self-Quarantine

    5 Critical Life Questions to Ask During Self-Quarantine

    Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday! 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks about why it’s a great time to slow down and reflect and five critical life questions to ask during self-quarantine.

    Are you constantly worrying about letting others down?Is it extremely hard for you to speak up about what you want and don’t want?Do you feel guilty pursuing your goals and dreams?Do you please others to avoid short-term pain, but underestimate the pain of living a life of regret?Does the critical inner voice in your head prevent you from even starting?
    At some point in your life, you come to a crossroads where you have to ask yourself, "Whose life am I living?"⁣

    Am I living a life true to me? Or am I suppressing my goals and dreams to appease my parents, my boss, society, or some authority figure?⁣

    Living a life true to you is scary. It usually requires you to set boundaries and remind those around you that your life is your own to live.⁣

    Easier said than done, of course. ⁣

    Setting boundaries and breaking expectations can be so painful, especially with the ones we love the most.⁣

    But you know what is much more painful? Living a life filled with regret. And then one day waking up on your deathbed, realizing the opinions and projections of others were not as important as we once thought they were.⁣

    No one has written about this more eloquently than Bronnie Ware, author of the Top Five Regrets of the Dying. You can follow Bronnie Ware here.
    For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Check out his website https://dhrupurohit.com/. You can also text Dhru at (302) 335-6565. Read Dr. Mark Hyman’s blog post about COVID-19 here.

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    • 32 min
    #97: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Live a Genius Life with Max Lugavere

    #97: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Live a Genius Life with Max Lugavere

    The human body was formed and refined under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter-gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with lifestyle protocols that help us regain our cognitive birthright.
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Max Lugavere, a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. 
    Max appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and The Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Max talk about the evolving field of circadian biology and how we can set our internal clocks to create optimal energy, focus, clarity, and digestion. They also talk about how toxic industrial chemicals are perhaps the most harmful culprits in the battle against inflammation, and how they can disrupt our endocrine system, which governs our brain function, fat storage, sexual development, and everything in between. They also talk about the latest research on fasting, a technique proven to extend lifespan, and reduce the risk for many chronic diseases. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Max’s personal story of losing his mom to a mysterious form of dementia and how that inspired the work he is doing today (2:54)
    -How our allostatic load affects our immune system (17:23) 
    -Chemical compounds in plastic products and why we need to be aware of them (20:37)
    -Why we should prioritize protein in our diet (35:53)
    -Circadian biology and why when we eat may matter as much as what we eat (46:13)
    -Exercise and how to time your meals (56:14)
    -The crucial role vitamin D plays in our health (57:58) 
    -How to navigate the modern world in a way that supports mental health (1:05:23)
    -What helped Max when he was grieving the loss of his mom (1:11:31)
    -Where to learn more about Max Lugavere (1:20:11)
    For more on Max Lugavere, be sure to follow him on Instagram @maxlugavere, on Facebook @maxlugavere, and on YouTube @maxlugavere. Check out his website https://www.maxlugavere.com. You can find his book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, right here. Listen to Max’s behind the scenes interview with Dhru about building a personal brand and turning your passion into a business here.
    Check out Max’s podcast The Genius Life here, and listen to his top three episode recommendations:
    -Sex, Hormones, and Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah Hill: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/sarah-e-hill-phd-76
    -Detox Your Brain to Lose Weight, Beat Stress, and Crush Life with Dr. David Perlmutter: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/david-perlmutter-88
    -Where Medicine Fails, Is Dairy Healthy, Mercury in Fish, and Exercising for Longevity with Chris Kresser: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/chris-kresser-87


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Power of Quitting and Letting Go

    The Power of Quitting and Letting Go

    Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday! 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks about the power of quitting and letting go.
    When’s the right time to let go of something? A relationship, a project, an investment?
    Seasoned investors have this great question for determining whether or not they should hold onto an investment. The question goes a little something like this: “If I wasn’t already invested in this business, would I invest in it today, knowing what I know?” Feel free to replace business with relationship, project or friendship.
    The beauty of this question is that it cuts through the rationalization tactics that our mind uses to deal with our fear of loss. Sometimes we’re so scared of losing something, or admitting that it isn’t working, that it’s easier to pretend that it isn’t an issue than it is to deal with it.
    The challenge with pretending is that it just prolongs the inevitable pain and, more importantly, makes it harder to genuinely turn things around.
    When’s the right time to let go? I’m not sure there is an easy answer. But one thing that I think would help answer that question is if you notice that the main reason you are holding onto something is primarily because you’re afraid of losing it.
    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) 335-6565. Listen to the podcast interview with Alex Banayan on The Keys to Unlocking Your Larger-Than-Life Dream here: https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/08/08/bb-ep67/.
    Below are the books Dhru recommends during the episode:
    -The Dip: https://www.amazon.com/Dip-Little-Book-Teaches-Stick/dp/1591841666/
    -The One Thing: https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776/
    -What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? https://www.amazon.com/What-You-Want-Before-Die/dp/B00D8230EA/

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    • 16 min

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