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    #243: Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté (Rebroadcast)

    #243: Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas with Dr. Gabor Maté (Rebroadcast)

    Breaking Free of Old Habits, Addiction, and Past Traumas | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Vivobarefoot.
    Many of us carry around unrecognized guilt, different forms of addiction, and other types of destructive coping mechanisms—all of which can be traced back to traumatic childhood experiences. It’s never too late to address trauma and improve our emotional, mental, and physical health in the process. This is such a critical topic for optimal wellness and self-growth, that today we’re resharing one of our most popular episodes exploring it, with the one and only Dr. Gabor Maté
    Dr. Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. Gabor is the bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, and is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness. 
     
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -The pain-body concept (4:06)
    -Dr. Maté’s definition of addiction (9:57)
    -How a painful experience or trauma is at the center of all addictions (15:03) 
    -Dr. Maté’s childhood trauma and how it led to his own addictive behaviors (22:01)
    -Understanding the difference between responsibility and blame, and why “it’s not all our parents’ fault” (30:29)
    -What is happening physiologically in the brains of addicted people (39:36) 
    -The key to healing painful experiences (46:37) 
    -What does it mean to recover (47:56)
    -How to approach the healing of behavior addictions fostered by our culture (51:11)
    -Dr. Maté’s non-negotiable self-care practice (1:00:03)
    For more on Dr. Gabor Mate you can follow him on Facebook @DrGaborMate, on Twitter @DrGaborMate, on YouTube @DrGaborMate, and through his website https://drgabormate.com/. 
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    How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing (Minisode #49)

    How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing (Minisode #49)

    How to Activate Your Inner Guidance, Shed Expectations, and Overcome People-Pleasing | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and HigherDOSE.
    We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Diego Perez and Light Watkins all about finding that inner guide, reframing our perception of good and bad, overcoming people-pleasing, and giving ourselves permission to let things go.
    Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of over a million people that he reaches through his written works that focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. 
     
    Light Watkins is a meditation teacher and author. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats. He is the author of The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying, and his most recent book, Knowing Where to Look: 108 Doses of Daily Inspiration.
     
    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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    #242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung

    #242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung

    How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.
    Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is nothing at all. That’s how I like to look at intermittent fasting. Embracing planned periods without eating has numerous well-researched benefits for our health and longevity. And it’s not just about weight; it’s also about cellular clean-up, which reduces the risk of chronic disease and increases our healthspan in the process. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Jason Fung about using intermittent fasting as a tool for optimal health and why dietary advice based on the energy-balance model has only made the obesity epidemic worse. 
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity (6:34) 
    -Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity (7:46) 
    -The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy (11:28)
    -Why we age and common things that contribute to it (14:52)
    -How calorie restriction increases longevity (24:34)
    -Calorie restriction vs. fasting (28:11) 
    -The calorie debate (32:07) 
    -Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model (40:12)
    -The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management (48:04)
    -How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life (53:50)
    -Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change (57:10) 
     
    For more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, on YouTube @drjasonfung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/. 
    For more on Dhru Purohit, you can follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 and sign up for his Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #241: Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes

    #241: Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes

    Why We Get Fat and How to Actually Lose Weight with Gary Taubes | This episode is brought to you by Vivobarefoot and InsideTracker.
    For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
     
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto. 
     
    Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.
     
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -The real cause of weight gain and obesity (7:53)
    -The missing piece when it comes to obesity research (8:55) 
    -Why people who fatten easily can get fat eating exactly as lean healthy people do (14:39) 
    -Why the obesity and diabetes epidemics continue to get worse (19:33) 
    -The safety of a low-carb, high-fat diet (29:09)
    -Why obesity is not a calories in, calories out problem (42:44)
    -The carbohydrate-insulin model and obesity (47:26) 
    -Foods that cause hormonal imbalances and cause our body to store excess fat (53:29)
    -Why carbohydrate abstinence needs to be approached the same way we approach other addictions (1:02:01)
    -The connection between insulin resistance and chronic disease (1:07:48)
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: A Physiological Perspective on the Obesity Pandemic -  https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270/6369073
    -How a ‘Fatally, Tragically Flawed’ Paradigm has Derailed the Science of Obesity - 
    https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/
    -What If It’s All Been A Big Fat Lie - https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html
     
    -The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast Episode #166 - Who Should Eat Keto and Why - https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/14/podcast-ep166/
     
    -Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes - https://amzn.to/3CTeWXr
     
    For more on Gary you can follow him on Twitter @garytaubes, and through his website http://garytaubes.com/. Get his book The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating, at https://amzn.to/3m2eAai.
    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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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #240: How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life with Jennifer Kolari

    #240: How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life with Jennifer Kolari

    How to Use the Power of Mirror Neurons to Radically Transform Every Relationship in Your Life | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers.
    Connection is at the root of being human. We all want to feel connected to our tribe, we want to feel seen and heard, and we need to help others feel the same in order to have healthy relationships. 
    I think most people would agree, this is an important thing to work on. What most people don’t want to hear, is that the work begins with getting to a good place with ourselves, and even becoming our own best friend in order to create deeper connections with others. 
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jennifer Kolari, about all this and more. 
    Jennifer Kolari is a Child and Family Therapist and one of the nation’s leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting. She is the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting. 
    Jennifer is a frequent guest on Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, CTV News Channel, and Global’s The Morning Show. Her advice can be found in many Canadian and US magazines, such as Today’s Parent, Redbook, Parent Magazine and Canadian Family. She is also on the health advisory board for Chatelaine Magazine. Her entertaining workshops and insightful strategies, shared with warmth and humor, make her a highly sought-after speaker with schools, corporations, and agencies throughout North America.
     
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -Why so many people have a hard time truly connecting with the people in their life (7:25)  
    -Where the feeling and need to prove ourselves comes from (9:45)
    -What we lose when we cannot connect with people (15:24)
    -People-pleasing and having a difficult time saying “no” (24:02)
    -Understanding the difference between being kind and nice (28:08)
    -Overfunctioning for your child (32:25)
    -Storytelling and playing the victim (41:38)
    -The importance of having empathy and compassion for others (45:09)
    -The CALM technique for connecting with others (52:13)
    -Navigating couple dynamics when there is a breakdown in communication (1:07:20)
    -How to use the CALM technique on yourself (1:34:59)
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Connected Parenting: How to Raise a Great Kid by Jennifer Kolari  - https://connectedparenting.com/books/connected-parenting-book/
     
    -You’re Ruining My Life!: Surviving The Teenage Years with Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolari - https://connectedparenting.com/books/youre-ruining-my-life/
     
    -Connected Parenting Podcast - https://connectedparenting.com/podcasts/
     
    -Connected Parenting MasterClass - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-masterclass-1
     
    -Connected Parenting RolePlaying Playground - https://connected-parenting-online.mykajabi.com/connected-parenting-role-play-playground
     
    -Individual Therapy for Children and Teens - https://connectedparenting.com/individual-therapy-with-children-and-teens/
     
    -Parent Coaching - Family Therapy - https://connectedparenting.com/parent-coaching-family-therapy/
     
    -The Mental Health Comedy Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-health-comedy/id1516183717
     
    For more on Jennifer Kolari, you can follow her on Instagram @jenniferkolari, on Facebook @connectedparenting, on Twitter @connectedparent, on YouTube @connectedparenting, and through her website https://connectedparenting.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.
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    This epis

    • 1 hr 46 min
    How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline (Minisode #48)

    How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline (Minisode #48)

    How to Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Vivobarefoot.
    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can’t be prevented, is untreatable, and progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond three to eleven years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged with the work of Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen. 
    In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Dale Bredesen about the latest findings in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia, including Dr. Bredesen’s study showing that Alzheimer’s disease is reversible. They also discuss what actually drives neuroinflammation and the contributing factors to Alzheimer’s disease.
    Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and five-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. Dr. Perlmutter’s books have been published in 32 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Other New York Times bestsellers include Brain Maker, The Grain Brain Cookbook, The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, and Brain Wash, co-written with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. His latest book, Drop Acid, focuses on the pivotal role of uric acid in metabolic diseases, and will be published in February, 2022.
     
    Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer’s, The End of Alzheimer’s Program and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He has directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.
     
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter here: https://lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter2/
     
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen here: https://lnk.to/dhru-233/
     
    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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    • 33 min

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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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