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Dhru Purohit Podcast Dhru Purohit

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
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    Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus with Dr. Andrew Huberman

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

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.
    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. 
    On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are re-sharing Dhru’s interview with Dr. Andrew Huberman. Dhru talks to Dr. Huberman about opening the window into our neurochemistry, training our 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. 
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -The connection between fear, laziness, and motivation (1:30)
    -The difference between dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin (17:40)
    -How to increase dopamine (19:15)
    -How to get your mind to stop racing (31:09)
    -An exercise to try if you are having a hard time falling asleep (35:43) 
    -The benefits of hypnosis (38:52) 
    -What to do if you are having trouble focusing (52:43) 
    -Why structure is one of the best ways to create freedom (1:01:28) 
    -How our phones are eroding our creativity, relationships, and more (1:05:48) 
    -The importance of having times of no focus each day (1:16:32)
    For more on Dr. Andrew Huberman, you can follow him on Instagram @hubermanlab and through his website, hubermanlab.com. Check out his podcast Huberman Lab here.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Cozy Earth.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    How Insulin Resistance Leads to Alzheimer’s Disease & What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk Today with Dr. Ben Bikman

    How Insulin Resistance Leads to Alzheimer’s Disease & What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk Today with Dr. Ben Bikman

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.
    Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer’s disease in the US, 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. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ben Bikman to talk about the 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.
    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
    -Early signs of potential cognitive decline
    -Common foods that drive insulin resistance
    -Foods that fuel your body and brain
    -What you can do today to reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease
     
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Ben Bikman, follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites, bikmanlab.byu.edu and insuliniq.com. Get his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, here. 
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
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    • 35 min
    How to Build Unshakable Confidence and The Power of Pivoting to Accomplish Your Dreams with David Nurse

    How to Build Unshakable Confidence and The Power of Pivoting to Accomplish Your Dreams with David Nurse

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    We create our own realities—it’s all in how we think about life. Do you ever notice how a growth mindset leads to opportunity and success, but a poverty mindset leaves you with nothing but wants and often spirals downward into an ongoing funk?
    We have to use our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa. There’s a feedback loop between our bodies and brains, which is why mindset and behavior are so powerful for creating the reality we desire.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with David Nurse to talk about how to build unshakable confidence and the power of pivoting to accomplish your dreams. 
    David Nurse is a bestselling author, speaker, and coach to NBA players. As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World Records for shooting. Today, CEOs and professional athletes hire David for his award-winning strategies and infectious positivity. His two books, Pivot & Go and Breakthrough, have helped thousands develop confidence and find success, and the books’ teachings are also at the very core of his virtual coaching business, online workshops, and corporate speaking.
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -What steals people's confidence (1:51)
    -David’s story and how pivoting was a theme he learned how to embrace (15:06)
    -Overcoming roadblocks (26:58)
    -How to know when to stick with or quit something (29:53)
    -The fear of the unknown (35:01)
    -Dhru’s gratitude workshop (40:01)
    -David’s joy-list exercise (47:31)
    -The power of visualization (50:48)
    -What gets in the way of our ability to believe (59:05)
    -How to cultivate self-awareness (1:01:08)
     
    For more on David Nurse, follow him on Instagram @davidnursenba, Facebook @davidnursenba, Twitter @davidnursenba, YouTube @davidnursenba, and through his website, davidnurse.com.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    Paleovalley is 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.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Top 3 Mistakes When it Comes to Diet and How it Impacts Our Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    The Top 3 Mistakes When it Comes to Diet and How it Impacts Our Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Gut Food.
    Mainstream medicine often fails us when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Hormones aren’t commonly tested, even when there is a high likelihood of an issue (like cortisol in our overly stressed culture). Since there are so many hormones that can become dysregulated, presenting with a wide variety of symptoms, many of the symptoms are written off to aging and never addressed. 
    On today’s mini-episode, 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones.
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society 
    -Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances 
    -The top three things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances
    -How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances
    -The top three mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones
    -The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Sara Gottfried, follow her on Instagram @saragottfriedmd, Facebook @drgottfried, Twitter @gottfriedsara, YouTube @drgottfried, and through her website, saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again, here.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Gut Food.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    ​​Gut Food uses the power of three critical gut-supporting components—prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols—and five ingredients at clinically validated dosages to help reduce inflammation, support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, improve digestion and reduce bloating, and support mood and energy. Check it out at gutfood.com.

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    • 42 min
    The Top 3 Nutrient Deficiencies and How to Fix Them with Chris Kresser

    The Top 3 Nutrient Deficiencies and How to Fix Them with Chris Kresser

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Pendulum.
    In an ideal world where soils are rich and air and water are pure, we would be able to get the vitamins and nutrients we need to optimally support and sustain a disease-free life through diet alone. However, I’ve learned for most, that's just not practical in our toxic, modern world.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Chris Kresser to talk about the increasing issue of nutritional deficiencies, how we got here, and how to add back in what the modern world squeezed out. 
    Chris Kresser is the cofounder of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the founder of Kresser Institute, the host of the top-ranked health podcast Revolution Health Radio, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He has recently launched Adapt Naturals, a supplement line designed to add back into your diet what the modern world has crowded out and help people perform and feel their best.
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -The top three reasons why people end up having a nutrient deficiency (2:01)
    -The top three nutrient deficiencies (9:04)
    -Why the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is inadequate as a standard for nutrient intake (13:34)
    -Signs of nutrient deficiencies (18:49)
    -Nutrients that people can get too much of (35:19)
    -Optimal vitamin D levels (38:11) 
    -Nutrients people should people be careful supplementing with (41:53)
    -How to get more organ meats into your diet (43:40)
    -Why some people can thrive on a vegan or vegetarian diet and others can’t (1:05:19)
    -Why phytonutrients are so important (1:12:40)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Adapt Naturals
    -Revolution Health Radio
    -Kresser Institute
    -Vitamin D Optimal Levels 
    For more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website, chriskresser.com.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Pendulum.
    ​​Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.
    Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum’s Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Supercharge Your Immune System with Dr. William Li

    What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Supercharge Your Immune System with Dr. William Li

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    An astonishing 70 percent of cancer is diet related. When it comes to treating cancer, conventional medicine is good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it, but many doctors fail to treat the root cause. Functional Medicine empowers patients and practitioners to optimize health by addressing the root causes of disease.
    The right diet is imperative in preventing cancer and during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer. Insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. William Li to discuss how recent research is now revealing the connection between insulin resistance and cancer, what you can eat to prevent cancer, and much more. 
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -How sugar fuels cancer
    -Foods that starve cancer
    -How to supercharge your immune system
    -The power of polyphenols on the gut microbiome
    -Akkermansia and cancer immunotherapy
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @DrWilliamLi, Facebook @DrWilliamLi, YouTube @DrWilliamLi, and through his website, drwilliamli.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, here. Learn more about his course, Eat to Beat Disease, here. Sign up for his free masterclasses here.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    ​​InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    Paleovalley is 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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

sueday49 ,

Talents and gifts episode

Dhru has outdone his usual high standards with this episode. So many notes taken on my mind map and the impact and insight helped me just at a time I needed it. Thank you xx

Wonderxwoman ,

Amazing

Ep 200 it was like you were talking to me, it was exactly what I needed to hear! Everything applied to me. Thank you, I have this in my library and look forward to it each week.

Gramo000 ,

Great podcast

Guests on the shows always are highly knowledgeable and interesting. Its very common for me to forward (quite a lot of) episodes to friends (which I rarely do)

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