414 episodes

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Dhru Purohit Podcast Dhru Purohit

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Three Simple Rules That Will Change Your Life with Marie Forleo

    Three Simple Rules That Will Change Your Life with Marie Forleo

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AquaTru.
    How many times have you had a voice in your head telling you to doubt your deepest desires and goals? I know we’ve all been there. That voice is a real drag and can be pretty earth shattering if we let it take hold.
    Luckily, we can train ourselves to overcome it and instead achieve our deepest dreams and goals to design the life we truly want. Our guest on this week’s mini-episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Marie Forleo, is here to tell us how. 
    Marie Forelo is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who started out with nothing more than passion, a laptop, and a dream. Marie Forleo has created a socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions across the globe. Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, she’s the star of the award-winning show MarieTV, with over 50 million views, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast, with more than 10 million downloads. Marie runs the acclaimed business training program, B-School, and has taught entrepreneurs, artists, and multi-passionate go-getters from all walks of life how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results.  
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -How to change the beliefs that hold you back
    -The three rules of the Everything is Figureoutable philosophy 
    -The two destructive thoughts that will derail you from new opportunities
    -How to shift your mindset around failure
    -Why you should start before you're ready
    -How to reframe your thinking around excuses
     
    Listen to the full episode here.
     
    ​For more on Marie Forleo, follow her on Instagram @marieforleo, Facebook @marieforleo, Twitter @marieforleo, and through her website, marieforleo.com. You can order her book, Everything is Figureoutable, here. 
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AquaTru.
    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.
    AquaTru is the primary water filter I use at home and in my office. Right now, they are offering my community an amazing deal. Get $150 off your filter at drhyman.com/filter today.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 34 min
    Healing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit in a Toxic World with Dr. Gabor Maté

    Healing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit in a Toxic World with Dr. Gabor Maté

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Birch Living.
    How is it possible that, in a culture so obsessed with wellness, we’re dealing with more chronic disease, mental illness, and addiction than ever before?
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Gabor Maté about his new book, The Myth of Normal, and our crisis of separation, disconnection, and loneliness. They discuss the link between addiction, our profit-driven culture, and trauma and the first steps we can take toward health and healing.
    Dr. Maté is a renowned speaker and bestselling author and is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It and has coauthored Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His latest book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture, was just released.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -What we’ve gotten used to in our toxic culture and the consequences of it (2:31)
    -How society shapes our mind (11:37)
    -The crisis of separation we’re living in and how it has played a key role in our toxic culture (17:25)
    -The role genes play in human health and behavior (32:41)
    -Gabor’s childhood trauma and the impact it’s had on his life (36:43)
    -Understanding trauma and how it shapes the way we live, the way we love, and the way we make sense of the world (44:04)
    -What society is getting from living in this toxic culture (51:11)
    -Why women suffer from more anxiety, depression, and autoimmune disease than men (1:07:27)
    -Personality traits and coping mechanisms (1:14:01)
    -Psychedelics and healing  (1:18:18)
    For more on Dr. Maté, follow him on Instagram @gabormatemd, Facebook @drgabormate, Twitter @drgabormate, YouTube @drgabormate, and through his website, drgabormate.com. Get his book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture, here. 
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Birch Living.
    Magnesium Breakthrough really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.
    The Birch Mattress by Helix is made out of organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    How to Prevent and Treat Autoimmune Conditions Using The Power of Food with Dr. Elroy Vojdani

    How to Prevent and Treat Autoimmune Conditions Using The Power of Food with Dr. Elroy Vojdani

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.
    Autoimmune diseases are an increasing issue in our country, with over 80 million Americans dealing with some form or another. Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, and Crohn’s disease are just some of the more than 70 identified forms of autoimmunity that leave people feeling sick, lost, and powerless. 
     
    Conventional treatment for autoimmune conditions gives little hope to those who are suffering because conventional medicine treats these diseases as lifelong illnesses that often require medication to manage symptoms. Through the lens of Functional Medicine, though, we’re able to see things differently; we’re able to see there are many underlying factors that contribute to autoimmune disease that can vary from person to person even for the same disease.
    Food, of course, plays a huge role in how our immune system functions. I’m not talking about “immune-boosting” foods to avoid a cold; I’m talking about the molecular makeup of foods that can exacerbate your condition due to the immune response they elicit. I’m also talking about anti-inflammatory foods that provide the right nutritional ingredients for healing. On today’s mini-episode, Dhru has a fascinating talk with Dr. Elroy Vojdani about leveraging food choices on an extremely personalized level to treat autoimmunity. 
    Dr. Vojdani is the founder of Regenera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. He has coauthored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues to play an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is also the author of When Food Bites Back: Taking Control of Autoimmune Disease.
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -Why there is an explosion of autoimmune disease
    -The connection between food and autoimmune diseases
    -Foods that damage the gut lining
    -Modern wheat vs. native wheat
    -The three stages of autoimmunity
    -How to prevent and treat autoimmune conditions
     
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Vojdani, visit his website, regeneramedical.com, and get his book, When Food Bites Back, 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.
    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.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 47 min
    The New Science of Neuroinflammation and How to Protect Your Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

    The New Science of Neuroinflammation and How to Protect Your Brain with Dr. Austin Perlmutter

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Cozy Earth.
    Over 300 million people around the world experience depression. For the last half-century, the dominant explanation for depression has centered on serotonin. The basic idea is that low levels of brain serotonin or serotonin activity lead to symptoms of depression. But in the last several decades, a number of researchers have challenged the idea that serotonin plays a principal role, or even a major role, in depression. So, if it’s not a serotonin issue, what is it?
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Dr. Austin Perlmutter talk about why serotonin may not explain depression, but research on other brain pathways may provide answers such as neuroplasticity, our hormones, metabolic health, gut health, and the immune connection to the brain. They also discuss how there is a lot we can do through our lifestyle choices to help prevent and even manage depression.
    Dr. Perlmutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician and expert on how environmental influences affect our mental and brain health. He is a coauthor of the New York Times and international bestseller Brain Wash, which he wrote with his father Dr. David Perlmutter, and he hosts the Get The STUCK Out podcast. He currently serves as the Senior Director of Science and Clinical Innovation at Big Bold Health, where he is running an IRB-approved pilot trial exploring the effects of polyphenols on epigenetic expression.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -The top drivers of depression (1:42)
    -The connection between neuroinflammation and depression (9:30)
    -How our immune system influences our brain function (11:49)
    -What governs our brain state and how we make decisions (16:04)
    -The top causes of inflammation (17:31)
    -How exposure to particulate matter impacts our brain function (36:21)
    -The top foods for brain health (44:15) 
    -Why depression is not a serotonin issue (50:37)
    -Myths about serotonin (56:47) 
    -What you can do to improve your brain health (1:16:22)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
     
    -Dr. Mark Hyman’s Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
    For more on Dr. Perlmutter, follow him on Instagram @draustinperlmutter, Facebook @draustinnperlmutter, and through his website austinperlmutter.com. 
    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Cozy Earth.
    ButcherBox has a variety of different boxes, and you can choose your box and frequency. For a limited time, you can sign up today and get 2lbs of ground beef free for a whole year by going to butcherbox.com/dhru.
    Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Dangers of Root Canals and How to Avoid Having One with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian

    The Dangers of Root Canals and How to Avoid Having One with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AquaTru.
    Root canals have become ubiquitous—almost 60 million are performed each year in the United States. “You need a root canal‟ is now almost as common as hearing “you need a filling.” It is the only treatment protocol available to retain a tooth that is diseased. Yet just how safe are root canals? And what is the science behind there being a nontoxic alternative to tooth extractions?
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru and Dr. Rouzita Rashtian dive deep into the topic of root canals. They discuss what a root canal treatment involves, why you might end up needing one, and alternative treatment options. 
    Dr. Rashtian is a biological dentist and surgeon. She practices utilizing modern health as a platform in helping patients understand the relationship between their mouth and overall health. Her focus is on holistic and biological dentistry, the philosophy recognizing the teeth and associated structures as part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, she offers a plethora of healthy treatment options, stressing the use of nontoxic materials and focusing on the impact toxins and hidden bacteria can have on cumulative health. She uses minimally invasive techniques to preserve healthy tooth structure and incorporates laser technology and ozone therapy. She holds a SMART certification license through the prestigious International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. She is also a member of the Holistic Dental Association and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists and Biomimetic Dentistry.
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -What is a root canal?
    -The four factors to avoid a root canal
    -Why root canals can be problematic
    -What you should look out for if you've had a root canal
    -Options for tooth replacement
     
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Rashtian, follow her on Instagram @SerenityDentalCenter, Facebook @SerenityDentalCenter, and through her website, serenitydentalcenter.com.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AquaTru.
    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.
    AquaTru is the primary water filter I use at home and in my office. Right now, they are offering my community an amazing deal. Get $150 off your filter at drhyman.com/filter today.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 49 min
    If You Want to Live Longer (and Happier), You Need Better Friends ASAP with Dr. Marisa Franco

    If You Want to Live Longer (and Happier), You Need Better Friends ASAP with Dr. Marisa Franco

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and WHOOP.
    Our friendships and relationships are an integral part of who we are and how we evolve. Even though we don’t need each other to survive anymore, we do need each other to thrive. All of the best things in life come from connection, community, and relationships. 
    So how do we make and keep friends in an era of distraction, burnout, and chaos, especially in a society that often prizes romantic love at the expense of other relationships?
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Marisa G. Franco about how friendships are the most influential thing on our health, success, and happiness. They also talk about how to make, maintain, and deepen friendships and why understanding your attachment style—secure, anxious, or avoidant—is the key to unlocking what’s working (and what’s failing) in your friendships.
    Dr. Franco is a psychologist and national speaker. She works as a professor at the University of Maryland and is the author of Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like the New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -The connection between friendships, relationships, and longevity (2:49)
    -Why social connection affects our longevity (5:33)
    -Questions to ask yourself to figure out if you’re lonely (12:15)
    -How being a better friend helps you in every aspect of your life (16:33)
    -How to make friends as an adult (20:35)
    -How to break into an established friend group (24:22)
    -How our baggage affects how we show up as friends (29:57) 
    -How to assess if you are being a bad friend (48:56)
    -Firing a friend (1:02:38)
    -How our trauma impacts our relationships (1:07:26) 
    -How to navigate differing opinions in friendships (1:09:04) 
    For more on Dr. Franco, follow her on Instagram @drmarisagfranco, Twitter @drmarisagfranco, and through her website, drmarisagfranco.com. Get her book, Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends, here.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and WHOOP.
    Magnesium Breakthrough really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.
    WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. For me, it's been a game-changer to optimize my sleep and improve my fitness, performance, and overall health. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Jay Shetty
Scicomm Media
Lewis Howes
Dr Rangan Chatterjee: GP & Author
IVM Podcasts
Rob Dial and Kast Media

You Might Also Like

Dr. Mark Hyman
Max Lugavere
Dave Asprey
Dr. Michael Ruscio
David Perlmutter MD
Ancient Health Podcast

More by Dr. Mark Hyman