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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.

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit 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.

    #93: Energy: The Missing Link to Heal Your Body and Mind with Dr. John Amaral

    #93: Energy: The Missing Link to Heal Your Body and Mind with Dr. John Amaral

    We live in a hyper-connected world, but more people are more disconnected than ever before. Why? It’s easier than ever to get out of sync with the natural rhythms of our energy and spend the majority of life in a fight-or-flight state. It’s partly because of technology and screen time and because of a lack of integrated movement throughout the day. It’s largely because people just don’t know how to connect and find flow—that optimal state of being where we are one with our body and the universe and where we feel and perform at our very best.
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. John Amaral, a chiropractor, author and educator who has worked behind-the-scenes helping A-List celebrities, entrepreneurs, athletes, influencers and thought-leaders elevate their energy so that they feel and perform their best. Dr. Amaral helps his clients self-heal physical injuries, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and stay in the energetic flow amidst the challenges of everything from running enterprises to pushing the envelope of human performance. He is also the founder of Body Centered Leadership, a program that combines cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics principles and ancient wisdom practices to help participants create and sustain new levels of energy, clarity, and fulfillment. Dr. Amaral is featured in the recent GOOP Lab Netflix series with Gwyneth Paltrow.
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Amaral talk about how disconnection from our inner world is caused by internalization, and how many of us don’t communicate our true feelings with the people we interact with in our day-to-day lives, often for fear of what they might think of us. They discuss how physical pain can be related to emotional stagnation, and how we can release stored stress, pain, and trauma from our body. They also talk about how to make a true connection with ourselves through the natural rhythms of our body and energy. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -What is our energy field and what makes it thrive or not (8:25) 
    -How disconnection from our inner world can create stress, pain, and trauma in our body (22:23)
    -How we release tension and energy from our body (30:35)
    -How to change our conditioned patterns (35:25)
    -What the pain we experience in our body really means (44:02)
    -How unexpressed emotion can lead to dis-ease in the body (53:12)
    -What the messages your get from your body mean and what happens when you ignore them (1:25:19) 
    -Where to learn more about Dr. John Amaral (1:31:09) 
    For more on Dr. John Amaral, be sure to follow him on Instagram @drjohnamaral, on Facebook @drjohnamaral, on Twitter @johnamaral, and on YouTube @johnamaral. Check out his website https://johnamaral.com. Learn more about his Body Centered Leadership program here, and how to work with Dr. Amaral one-on-one, right here. Sign up for the 7-day Fight-or-Flight to Flow Challenge here. You can watch Dr. Amaral in the GOOP Lab Netflix Series in Episode 5: The Energy Experience here. 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    7 Tough Things That Make You a Better Human

    7 Tough Things That Make You a Better Human

    Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday! 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about the 7 tough things that make us better humans:
    1) Saying no to “exciting” but wrong opportunities (2:05)
    2) Deciding not to gossip about other people (5:57)
    3) Having the humility to say sorry or repair even when it’s not 100% your fault (8:21) 
    4) Having courage to tell others when you are hurt (12:32)
    5) Keeping your heart open even after a loss (19:18)
    6) Catching yourself needlessly complaining (22:01)
    7) Being the bigger person even when wronged (22:45)
    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. Here is the Instagram post that inspired today’s podcast. Check out the article Dhru mentioned in the podcast from the Gottman Institute about how to fight smarter, right here. 

    • 27 min
    #92: How to Create Happiness and Stop Letting Other People's Opinions Rule Your Life with Rob Mack

    #92: How to Create Happiness and Stop Letting Other People's Opinions Rule Your Life with Rob Mack

    Science says that only 10% of our happiness comes from our external circumstances—our job and income, relationship status, health and weight, age, and where we live. That means that our happiness is largely up to us and the choices we make, the things we do, the thoughts we think. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Robert Mack, an Ivy League-educated Celebrity Happiness Coach, Positive Psychology Expert, author of Happiness from the Inside Out, and TV Host/Personality for OWN and E! Robert hosts and produces EverTalk Live, a daily live-streaming morning show focused on happiness in Hollywood. His work has been endorsed by Oprah and many others.
    In this episode, Dhru and Robert talk about the most important key to happiness, and simple actions someone can take today to get on a path to happiness. They discuss why adversity is necessary for living our best life, and how we can find peace, love, and happiness from the inside out. They also talk about ways to build optimism, resilience, and real confidence.
     
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Robert’s story of being suicidal and how that experience influenced the work he is doing today (4:46)
    -Why true happiness is a state of being, and not dependent on external factors (22:30) 
    -Two things that contribute to our happiness (35:00)
    -How adversity can lead us to happiness (47:28)  
    -How to have the happiest relationship possible (50:07)
    -How to protect our happiness (58:46)
    -Robert’s non-negotiable that set the foundation for his happiness (1:01:50)
    -Robert’s book recommendations (1:17:30) 
    -How to support a loved one going through a difficult time (1:18:39)
    -Where to learn more about Robert Mack (1:28:55)
    For more on Robert Mack, be sure to follow him on Instagram @robmackofficial, on Facebook @robmackofficial, and on Twitter @robmackofficial. Check out his website http://www.coachrobmack.com. You can find his book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, right here. You can find the Family and Marriage Therapist Dhru mentions during the interview here. Lastly, here is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts: 1-800-273-8255.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Why We're So Damn Lonely + 5 Things We Can Do to Turn it Around

    Why We're So Damn Lonely + 5 Things We Can Do to Turn it Around

    Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday! 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about why loneliness is at epidemic levels in America and what we can do about it. 
    In this episode, Dhru takes us through action steps for building intentional relationships and rituals:
    Step 1) Take inventory and follow-up
    Step 2) Go on “dates”
    Step 3) Go where your tribe is / go where people grow
    Step 4) The power of making and asking for introductions
    Step 5) Creating rituals and why they matter
    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. Here is the Cigna study and the Loneliness and the Flu study that Dhru mentioned in the episode. 

    • 27 min
    #91: Fascia: The Hidden Key to Reducing Pain, Releasing Stress, and Changing The Shape of Your Body with Lauren Roxburgh

    #91: Fascia: The Hidden Key to Reducing Pain, Releasing Stress, and Changing The Shape of Your Body with Lauren Roxburgh

    Chances are your body feels some form of stress every day, whether it's inflammation, bloating, tension, discomfort, anxiety, or pain during sex. We're constantly distracted by ailments we can't quite seem to fix. 
    Body alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh believes that all of these problems can be solved by first unlocking the foundation of your mental and physical health: the pelvic floor. Located at the root of our pelvis, it determines how firm our core is, how we handle stress, and how much energy reaches the rest of our body. Without addressing the health of our pelvic floor, we are all missing out on a powerful key component of our overall physical, emotional, and spiritual health. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Lauren Roxburgh, an international author, speaker, educator and corporate presenter, frequently dubbed “The Body Whisperer." Lauren is a board certified Structural Integration practitioner with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology. 
    She is the go-to writer and expert on all things fascia, alignment, and movement medicine, and regularly works with Hollywood's A-List along with some of the greatest athletes and orthopedic surgeons on the planet. Named the "Body Alignment Pro" by Vogue, Lauren has also been listed as one of the 16 Women in Wellness to Watch in 2019 by Chalkboard Magazine. She's also the founder of the Aligned Tribe Community, the virtual Aligned Life Studio and the creator of the signature Aligned Healing Tools.
    In this episode, Dhru and Lauren talk about how the pain we feel in certain areas of our bodies—for example, our jaw or shoulders—is actually rooted somewhere else in the body like the diaphragm or the pelvic floor. They discuss the common ways our bodies become misaligned and how we can identify these problem areas. They also talk about some indicators that pain is related to emotional stagnation and how that energy connects to our physical experience.
     
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -Why we should reframe the way we view pain in our body (4:09)
    -What is fascia and why is it important (8:47) 
    -Why TMJ might actually be an issue with your pelvic floor (12:27)
    -How trauma lives in our connective tissues (16:09)
    -The 5 power centers in our body and how they affect our energy and all aspects of our life (19:45) 
    -Tools to deal with modern day stress (54:48)
    -Foods that are beneficial for your fascia (1:03:05)
    -The root cause of painful sex and what you can do about it (1:06:45)
    -How to find love and acceptance for our body (1:11:12)
    -Where to learn more about Lauren Roxburgh (1:14:27)
    -Lauren’s book recommendations (1:20:47) 
    For more on Lauren Roxburgh, be sure to follow her on Instagram @loroxburgh. Check out her website https://laurenroxburgh.com. Join the Aligned Tribe Community. Check out the virtual Aligned Life Studio, and the Aligned Healing Tools. You can find her book, The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life, right here.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    1 Powerful Way to Break Free of Destructive Patterns

    1 Powerful Way to Break Free of Destructive Patterns

    No matter how destructive our patterns are there is one thing worth remembering: there's a reason we keep our patterns alive; there’s always something in it for us whether we realize it or not. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about breaking free of destructive patterns. 
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -What you get when you keep your destructive patterns alive (2:35)
    -Tony Robbins and The 6 Basic Human Needs (5:35)
    -Three ways to figure out why we keep our destructive patterns alive (13:20)
    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. Here is the Instagram post that inspired today’s podcast. Listen to the Man Morning Thursday podcast interview here: https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/01/31/bb-ep40/. Lastly, here is the article by Tony Robbins that Dhru mentioned in the podcast: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/mind-meaning/do-you-need-to-feel-significant/.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Deepa Kannan ,

Functional Nutritionist

The Broken Brain is a stupendously brilliant series, and the Docuseries by Dr Hyman was remarkable. Dhru Purohit is an interviewer par excellence, bringing with him humility, warmth, deep knowledge, dedication and acuity. Dhru makes every interviwee appear as if we know them personally and the takeaways teased out with every episode are generous and filled with promise to the listener. A promise of regaining hope, a promise of letting go of dejection and a promise of new beginnings.

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