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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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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit Dr. Mark Hyman

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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 Functional Medicine Approach to Heart Disease

    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 The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic.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/.

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    • 51 min
    #187: A Masterclass on Fasting with Dave Asprey

    #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/.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #186: 5 Simple (But Powerful) Reminders for 2021

    #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 Purohit
    4)“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 Ford
    5)“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." - Eckhart Tolle
    Bonus 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. 
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    • 19 min
    Discover The Secrets to Aging in Reverse

    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/.

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    • 41 min
    #185: Build Your Brain and Burn Fat with Shawn Stevenson

    #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-5mnc
    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/.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    #184: How to Stop Holding Back and Step Into Your Purpose

    #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/.
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    • 15 min

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171 Ratings

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IN LOVE

LOVE this podcast. I love the content. I love that it is varied. I love everything about it.

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Incredibly informative yet modest

Wow, this podcast is blowing my mind, in a good way!

Elena040613 ,

Dhru is the problem

This ought to be a much better show than it is. The guests and issues discussed are all potentially interesting and relevant. The problem is the presenter, Dhru. He is not a health professional - I may be wrong but I think he was Mark Hyman’s producer on the Broken Brain series. Unfortunately he is now front of house and too much air time is given to him talking, rather than asking questions and listening. Unlike Ben Greenfield/Dave Asprey/Chris Kresser et al, he doesn’t have the depth of knowledge, let alone expertise, to be interesting and he adds nothing. When a show is usually no more than an hour, with a lot of ground to cover, this is a total waste of time. Somebody needs to tell him to shut up! It is enough to make me turn off. I also object to his plugging product - most recently Mark Hyman’s Pegan Shake. If I wanted to be sold something (which I don’t!) I’d rather listen to Mark Hyman, who at least knows a thing or to about health.

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