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

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

    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.
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    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 o

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #222: 7 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (Especially at Night!)

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

    Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!
    On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares 7 tips for protecting your brain from harmful electromagnetic radiation. 
    (1) Don’t plug your cell phone into the wall next to your bed when you sleep. Ideally, put it on the opposite side of the room.
    (2) Don’t leave anything else plugged in next to your head, bed or night stand. This includes an alarm clock, lamp, lights, or any other device that plugs into a wall. Anything plugged into a wall emits some amount of dirty electricity and for a lot of people that’s where the bulk of their EMF exposure comes from.
    (3) Avoid using your laptop or cell phone while it’s charging.
    (4) Avoid sleeping with your head or body near a wall that has an electric panel or electric appliance on the other side.
    (5) If you have kids remember their brains are smaller, remove any devices that are plugged in their rooms next to their beds. Their skulls aren’t as thick as adults, so they are at greater risk.
    (6) Turn your Wi-Fi off at night and if you can’t, don’t have your Wi-Fi in your room at night when you sleep. This goes for Wi-Fi routers or extenders. 
    (7) Consider using an earthing mat for your bed.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Dr. Devra Davis - https://ehtrust.org/about/dr-devra-davis/
    EMF Studies Overview: 
    -Powerlines, Magnetic Field and Extremely Low Frequency Fields - 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
    Exposure to EMF and Risk of Miscarriage, Asthma, Obesity Dr. De Kun Li, Kaiser Permanente - https://youtu.be/K5_MAvpikjs
    Referenced Articles:
    -Banned in Europe, Safe in The US - https://ensia.com/features/banned-in-europe-safe-in-the-u-s/ 
    -The Answer is 17 Years, What is The Question: Understanding Time Lags in Translational Research - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3241518/
    -Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2748634
    Podcasts:
    -Episode #106 - The Growing Concern with Electromagnetic Radiation and Frequencies with Dr. Carlos Ritter - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/27/bb-ep106/
    -Episode #207 - The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/15/dp-ep207/
    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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    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals (Minisode #37)

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

    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.
     
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    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.

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    • 31 min
    #221: A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis with Nishtha Patel

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

    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-course
    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 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, bu

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Hack Your Circadian Rhythm for Better Focus & Sleep (Minisode #36)

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

    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.

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

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

    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/0767920104
    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.
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    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/d

    • 1 hr 21 min

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