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Hi, I'm Dhru (like Drew), and every week, I interview the top experts in health, medicine, and mindset to provide you with in-depth, step-by-step protocols to take your health to the next level.

Dhru Purohit Show Dhru Purohit

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 237 Ratings

Hi, I'm Dhru (like Drew), and every week, I interview the top experts in health, medicine, and mindset to provide you with in-depth, step-by-step protocols to take your health to the next level.

    Why Some Relationships Don’t Last with Esther Perel (Rebroadcast)

    Why Some Relationships Don’t Last with Esther Perel (Rebroadcast)

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    As human beings, relationships are fundamental to who we are. We know that relationships can be a significant source of happiness and fulfillment in our lives, but they can also be a major source of stress. So, why is it that we often find relationships so hard?
    This week on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru we are rerunning one of our favorite episodes with Esther Perel to talk about how we can begin to navigate roles, expectations, and flexibility in our relationships, how we are under pressure not only to have the perfect relationship, but also to portray this illusion to others, and why so many couples get it wrong when trying to solve differences.
    Esther Perel is a psychotherapist recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is an executive producer and host of the podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?
    In this episode, Dhru and Esther dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):


    The need to be right in our relationships (7:07 / 3:36) 

    Reflective listening and having the ability to see multiple truths (12:17 / 7:30)

    Role models in relationships (19:17 / 14:30) 

    Expectations in relationships (24:47 / 20:00)

    The core pillars of why couples really fight (33:12 /28:25)

    Polarity in relationships (37:17 / 32:30) 

    Questions we can ask our partner that allow us to step into their perspective (40:17 / 35:30)

    Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories (49:17 / 45:10) 


    Also Mentioned in this episode: 
    Esther’s board game Where Should We Begin at https://www.estherperel.com/where-should-we-begin-the-game


    For more on Esther Perel, follow her on Instagram @estherperelofficial, on Facebook @esther.perel, on X/Twitter @estherperel, on YouTube @estherperel, and through her website https://www.estherperel.com. 

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    • 56 min
    Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and a Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Memory Loss with Dr. Heather Sandison

    Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and a Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Memory Loss with Dr. Heather Sandison

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    The rates of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and overall cognitive decline are increasing. However, our daily choices can increase our risk or set us up for optimal brain health, regardless of age. Today’s guest shares powerful research demonstrating how positive lifestyle choices can prevent decline and how she guides her patients in implementing these practices daily.
    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru interviews Dr. Heather Sandison about neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia and the importance of early detection and prevention. Dr. Sandison explains the Bredesen Protocol, which takes a comprehensive approach to brain health, and shares why she follows that protocol in her practice. She also discusses the benefits of sleep, stress management, exercise, and the ketogenic diet in preventing cognitive decline. Additionally, she shares why reducing environmental toxin exposure, maintaining metabolic flexibility, and practicing meditation are other vital parts of assessing overall brain health. 
    Dr. Heather Sandison is a renowned naturopathic doctor specializing in neurocognitive medicine and the founder of Solcere Health Clinic, San Diego’s premier brain optimization clinic, and Marama, the first residential memory care facility to have the goal of returning cognitively declined residents to independent living. She is the primary author of the peer-reviewed research “Observed Improvement in Cognition During a Personalized Lifestyle Intervention in People with Cognitive Decline,” published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Sandison hosts the annual online Reverse Alzheimer’s Summit, where she shares cutting-edge and tried-and-true insight into what is possible for dementia patients.

    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Sandison dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    Early warning signs and detection of Alzheimer’s (00:00:21 / 00:00:21)

    Early detection using The Bredesen Protocol and six components of brain health (2:31 2:31)

    Compounding lifestyle habits that can prevent or lead to cognitive decline (13:50 / 9:21)

    Brain healthy diet (21:55 / 18:11)

    Body composition and the role in brain health (32:32 / 26:51)

    Stress and sleep deprivation (34:41 / 29:00)

    What participants in Dr. Sandison’s study implemented and the results (39:11 / 33:30)

    Environmental toxins (1:01:00 / 55:20)

    Types of Infections found to be associated with cognitive decline (1:13:41 / 1:08:00)

    Supplements for brain health (1:20:00 / 1:14:20)

    GLP-1 prescriptions (1:33:41 / 1:28:00) 


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Sandison’s book- Reversing Alzheimer's: The New Toolkit to Improve Cognition and Protect Brain Health


    For more on Dr. Heather Sandison, follow her on Instagram, Facebook,  or her website.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Autoimmune Diseases Are On the Rise: The Hidden Contributing Factor that No One Is Talking About with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    Autoimmune Diseases Are On the Rise: The Hidden Contributing Factor that No One Is Talking About with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    This episode is brought to you by Fatty15, Our Place, and Lumebox. 
    Autoimmune conditions are on the rise, driven by various environmental factors. One often overlooked contributor? Trauma. Today’s guest sheds light on how trauma influences the body to attack itself, triggering autoimmune diseases.
    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru interviews Dr. Sarah Gottfried about the surge in autoimmune conditions and their link to trauma. Dr. Gottfried discusses three factors that can lead to autoimmune conditions, symptoms indicating a condition, and the progression timeline of these symptoms. She also examines research findings on metabolic dysfunction and autoimmunity, along with traits observed in individuals who do not develop autoimmune conditions. Additionally, Dr. Gottfried highlights the benefits of adopting an elimination diet and using objective tools to measure the body’s reaction to stressors, clearly assessing what truly supports or harms the body.
    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. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker and the author of four New York Times bestselling books about trauma, hormones, and health.
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Gottfried dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The rise in autoimmune conditions (00:00:11 / 00:00:11) 

    Symptoms and the timeline of autoimmune conditions (2:34 / 2:34)

    Three requirements that lead to autoimmunity (10:54 / 7:03)

    Traditional versus functional medicine approach to autoimmune conditions (12:51 / 9:00)

    Genetic predisposition versus environmental factors contributing to autoimmunity (20:13 / 14:25)

    The link between ACE scores and autoimmune conditions (24:48 / 19:00) 

    What causes the body to attack itself (29:48 / 24:00)

    Higher rates of autoimmunity and metabolically dysfunction in developed countries (35:48 / 30:00)

    Traits of individuals who don’t develop autoimmune disease (46:48 / 41:00)

    The role of assessing trauma in healing and the tools for objective assessment (1:05:48 / 1:00:00)

    Elimination diet, how to do it right, and potential supplements (1:22:08 / 1:16:20)

    Genetic testing and supportive relationships (1:32:18 / 1:26:30)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Gottfried’s book, The Autoimmune Cure: Healing the Trauma and Other Triggers That Have Turned Your Body Against You


    Dr. Gottfried’s Discover Your ACE Score Test 



    For more on Dr. Sara Gottfried, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and her website.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Evidence-Backed Ways to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Stay Healthy Long Term with Layne Norton, PhD

    Evidence-Backed Ways to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Stay Healthy Long Term with Layne Norton, PhD

    This episode is brought to you by Momentous, Lifeforce, and Lumebox. 

    Amidst the clamor surrounding optimal diets, calorie balance, and weight loss, it’s challenging to discern credible research interpreted by trusted sources. Today’s guest leverages experience and expertise to decipher the science and present factual insights as a trusted source in nutrition and wellness.  

    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru interviews Dr. Layne Norton, one of the most renowned experts in nutrition, metabolism, muscle gain, and weight loss. Dr. Norton debunks the top myths about weight loss and emphasizes the importance of exercise and sleep as lifestyle habits to maintain optimal weight. He also outlines his approach to coaching clients focused on weight loss, stressing proper accountability and empathy. Additionally, Dr. Norton discusses his mission as a truth seeker, aiming to dispel myths often spread by clickbait headlines. He reflects on how he has adjusted his approach to critiquing practitioners or social media figures, acknowledging that misinterpretation may not always be intentional.
    Dr. Layne Norton is a renowned fitness coach, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur known for his evidence-based approach to nutrition and training. He earned a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois and has achieved significant milestones as a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, including winning national titles and setting world records. Dr. Norton is also the founder of BioLayne LLC, a fitness and nutrition coaching company that has helped countless individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. He is also a prolific writer, speaker, and social media influencer, using his platforms to debunk fitness myths and promote science-based practices.

    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Norton dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    Top myths about weight loss (00:00:33 / 00:00:33)

    The importance of exercise for long-term weight loss (12:53 / 9:40)

    The standard American lifestyle and convenience (29:08 / 25:53)

    Why some people struggle with appetite control and Ozempic (39:18 / 34:00)

    Accountability and empathetic approach to weight loss (51:48 / 46:30)

    Snacking as a hindrance to weight loss (58:18 / 53:00)

    Monitoring calories as an assessment tool (1:02:04 / 56:46)

    How sleep can impact calorie intake (1:15:18 / 1:10:00)

    Themes that warrant criticism (1:23:54 / 1:18:36)

    Dr. Norton’s daily diet and his thoughts on balance (1:34:18 / 1:29:00)

    Breaking down the research and interpreting studies (1:40:33 / 1:35:15)

    Protein, seed oils, and complex biological outcomes (1:58:02 / 1:52:30)

    Final thoughts (2:16:18 / 2:11:00) 


    For more on Dr. Norton, follow him on Instagram @biolayne, X/Twitter @biolayne, YouTube @biolayne1, and his website biolayne.com.

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    • 2 hrs 36 min
    “People Pleasing is Destroying Your Life!” - Anita Moorjani on Her Top Lessons Learned from Her Near-Death Experience

    “People Pleasing is Destroying Your Life!” - Anita Moorjani on Her Top Lessons Learned from Her Near-Death Experience

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    Is a life of fear and people-pleasing holding you back from truly living? Today’s guest shares how a lifetime of negative self-talk, people-pleasing, and dimming her light out of fear of being seen led her to neglect her body and its needs, ultimately resulting in a cancer diagnosis.

    Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with author and spiritual speaker Anita Moorjani to discuss Anita’s cancer diagnosis and the spiritual and emotional themes she believes led to her diagnosis and near-death experience. Anita shares how she carried a lifetime of fear, unworthiness, and people-pleasing tendencies that led to significant energy depletion. She also discusses the life lessons and mindset changes she learned while in a coma and how she is navigating her life after nearly dying.

    Anita Moorjani is a renowned author and spiritual speaker known for her transformative journey beyond the brink of death. Anita battled end-stage cancer before experiencing a remarkable near-death experience (NDE) that shifted her perspective on life. Her bestselling memoir, “Dying to Be Me,” chronicles her profound journey and miraculous healing. Its popularity established her as the premier NDE expert. Her teachings empower others to embody their highest version and live vibrant, authentic lives. 

    In this episode, Dhru and Anita Moorjani dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The emotional and spiritual themes that Anita believes led to her cancer diagnosis (00:00:43 / 00:00:43) 

    Fear and people-pleasing as major energy depleters (7:50 / 4:20)

    Anita’s childhood experiences and the feelings of unworthiness (12:30 / 9:00)

    A diagnosis of cancer after a lifetime of neglecting herself (29:31 / 24:17)

    Why a death timeline can be harmful to a mindset (40:14 / 34:50)

    What Anita experienced during her coma and the unconditional love (48:12 / 42:58)

    Changing your mindset from victimhood to empowerment (57:40 / 52:26)

    Lessons from the Beyond (1:08:14 / 1:03:00)

    Dhru’s personal story on the transition of a loved one (1:17:14 / 1:11:50)

    The message spurred Anita’s healing (1:28:14 / 1:22:50)

    Navigating life after almost dying (1:36:54 / 1:31:40)

    How to die before you truly die (1:53:14 / 1:47:50)

    Lose the fear of death to live fully (1:59:39 / 1:54:25)


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Anita’s Book Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Healing


    For more on Anita, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and her website.

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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    An Honest Conversation About the Pros and Cons of Ozempic for Adults with Dr. Tyna Moore

    An Honest Conversation About the Pros and Cons of Ozempic for Adults with Dr. Tyna Moore

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    The conversation around GLP-1 agonists has often been one-sided and biased by mainstream media, leading to myths about who should use these drugs, how they should be prescribed, and their side effects. Today’s guest offers a more comprehensive perspective on these medications and discusses her nuanced approach to using them to promote overall health and longevity.
    Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Tyna Moore to delve deep into GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic. Dr. Moore breaks down the research surrounding these drugs and offers a fresh perspective on their prescription and management. She discusses the criticisms skeptics have, myths about their proper use, and the lesser-known benefits of micro-dosing. Additionally, she explores the concept of GLP-1 deficiency and explains her motivation for creating an educational course on these drugs for both laypeople and practitioners.
    Dr. Tyna Moore is a board-certified naturopathic and chiropractic physician and the founder and owner of Core Wellness Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in non-surgical pain management, natural pain solutions, and regenerative injection therapies for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Moore has a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from the Western States Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Tyna Moore dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The lies and myths we are being told about Ozempic (00:00:16 / 00:00:16)

    Dr. Tyna’s mission to set the record straight (3:50 / 3:50)

    What the skeptics say about Ozempic (10:53 / 7:40)

    Where the GLP-1 agonist medications originated from (17:58 / 14:45)

    Benefits of taking the medications (26:32 / 21:32)

    Are people suffering from a GLP-1 deficiency (34:40/ 29:40)

    More than just calories in and out (52:30 / 47:30)

    Dr. Moore’s story on micro-dosing GLP-1s and the benefits she experienced (1:01:50 / 56:50)

    Concerns or myths about stopping these medications (1:07:40 / 1:02:40)

    Dr. Tyna’s education courses for laypersons and practitioners (1:20:00 / 1:15:00)

    Concerns about the obesity epidemic and lack of education (1:28:30 / 1:23:30)

    A national effort to address the childhood obesity crisis (1:40:10 / 1:35:10)

    Final Thoughts (1:45:30 / 1:40:30)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Tyna’s Podcast 

    Dr. Tyna’s course 


    For more on Dr. Moore, follow her on Instagram, YouTube, or her website.

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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

Shelly from the U.K. ,

My Favourite Podcast!

I always listen in from the UK. As a more mature female lots of the topics Dhru covers are of interest to me. Dhru asks all the right questions and has a lovely manner about him. One of my favourite guests was Dr Sean O’Mara, I hope to you’ll have him on the podcast again in the near future (along with Dhru’s MRI scans).

GgT100 ,

Awesome content

Dhru’s podcasts are so helpful navigating the complicated health and wellness space - look forward to each new episode

Anne's I-POD ,

Great Interviews

I really enjoy the Dru Phorit podcasts so informative and powerful information

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