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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.
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Broken Brain with 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.
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    Treating Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety with Psychedelics (Minisode #25)

    Treating Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety with Psychedelics (Minisode #25)

    We’re all just trying to figure out what this world and this life are all about, and do our best at living well. At least I know I am!
    But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little help when it comes to recovering from traumas, treating anxiety and depression, understanding spirituality on a new level, successfully overcoming addiction, and even reducing our fear of death?
    Well, research and clinical trials in the field of psychedelics is showing that we can. 
    Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction. By the mid-60s, research into psychedelics was shut down for decades. After the blackout ended, the doctor we have on the podcast today was among the first to initiate a new series of studies on psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in “magic” mushrooms.
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Roland Griffiths, a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Griffiths’ principle research focus in both clinical and preclinical laboratories has been on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs. 
    His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, and he is the author of over 360 journal articles and book chapters. In 1999 he initiated a research program at Johns Hopkins investigating the effects of the classic hallucinogen psilocybin that includes studies of psilocybin-occasioned mystical-type experiences in healthy volunteers, psilocybin-facilitated treatment of psychological distress in cancer patients, psilocybin-facilitated treatment of cigarette smoking cessation, and psilocybin effects in long-term meditators.
    In this episode, we discuss the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin for the treatment of addiction, and how a single dose of psilocybin substantially diminished depression and anxiety in cancer patients. 
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Roland Griffiths here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrRolandGriffiths/
    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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    #196: A Deep Dive on Food, Love, and Community with Dr. Mark Hyman

    #196: A Deep Dive on Food, Love, and Community with Dr. Mark Hyman

    We can eat really well, get great sleep, and workout several times a week in an effort to feel our best. These steps are all clearly important, but they don’t mean anything if we’re missing love and connection. 
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to my good friend and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy, and he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and I talk about the power of love, community and friendship as a key ingredient for overall health. Dr. Hyman’s new book, The Pegan Diet just hit shelves yesterday, and we talk about where the concept of Pegan came from and why this way of eating is sure to help everyone create a healthier body and planet. We discuss how to combat emotional eating, precision nutrition, and how to eat like a regenetarian. We also talk about COVID-19 and why food is such an essential piece of staying resilient. Dr. Hyman shares his thoughts on the vaccine, and some of the other most common questions and concerns around the virus. 
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -The most potent form of medicine besides food (1:47) 
    -The power of love, community, and friendship on overall health (3:59) 
    -Techniques and tools to change your emotional state (9:16) 
    -How to become resilient in terms of food and your biology (12:29) 
    -The real truth about dairy (15:32) 
    -Where the term Pegan diet came from (23:15) 
    -How to leverage personalized nutrition for your health (28:05)
    -The power of polyphenols (41:04)
    -The importance of diversity in your diet (45:01)
    -How to eat like a regenetarian (48:14) 
    -The COVID-19 dilemma America is facing (52:52)
    -How do we make America more immune resilient (1:04:59) 
    For more on Dr. Hyman you can follow him on Instagram @DrMarkHyman, on Facebook @DrMarkHyman, on Twitter @DrMarkHyman, on YouTube @DrMarkHyman, and through his website https://drhyman.com. Get his book, The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World at https://pegandiet.com/.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat - https://bigboldhealth.com/htb-rejuvenate/
    -The Doctor’s Farmacy Episode 131: Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong with Dr. David Ludwig - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/
    -Milk and Health by Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Walter Willett - https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1903547
    -Kiss The Ground Documentary - https://kisstheground.com/
    -A Functional Medicine  Approach to COVID-19 - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/
     
    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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    • 1h 15 min
    #195: 5 Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    #195: 5 Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety—our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. While we can’t control the events and circumstances of life, we can learn to control our reactions, which help us deal with and manage the many challenges we face and will face in our life. So, how exactly do we do that?
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a master’s and PhD in Communication Pathology, and a BSc in Logopedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace through her theory called the Geodesic Information Processing Theory of how we think, build memory, and learn. Dr. Leaf’s podcast, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess, YouTube videos, and TV appearances have reached millions globally. She has been featured on Elle, TED, Bustle, Medium, Huffington Post, The O Magazine, Thrive Global, Something You Should Know, Getting Curious, and many other TV, radio, podcast, and print outlets.
     
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Leaf talk about her five-step mind-management process, called Neurocycle, and how it helps to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. They discuss how to apply mind-management to unwire toxic habits and trauma. They  also talk about how the way we manage our mind and our emotional state impacts our telomeres. 
     
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -The power of vulnerability and authenticity (5:58)
    -Dr. Leaf’s family member’s suicide attempt (8:28) 
    -The 5-step Neurocycle mind-management system (12:02)
    -How to put boundaries around your true intentions (14:41)
    -How to cultivate awareness (16:05)
    -The main driving source of our longevity (29:06) 
    -The reconceptualization process (48:33) 
    -How to use the 5-step Neurocycle process during a disagreement (52:42) 
    -The 10-second pause exercise (58:18) 
    -Brain building and why it matters for our mental health (1:18:34) 
    -Dr. Leaf’s eating disorder and her recovery process (1:21:58)
    For more on Dr. Caroline you can follow her on Instagram @DrCarolineLeaf, Facebook @DrLeaf, on Twitter @DrCarolineLeaf, on YouTube @DrCarolineLeaf, and through her website https://drleaf.com/. Get her book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking at https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Cleaning Up The Mental  Mess Podcast - http://podcast.drleaf.com/
     
    -Switch App - https://theswitch.app/
     
    -Free Neurocycle Workshop, February 27th from 12 - 1:30pm EST - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neurocycle-workshop-with-dr-caroline-leaf-tickets-137609456589
    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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    • 1h 38 min
    #194: Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? with Dr. Kristen Allott

    #194: Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? with Dr. Kristen Allott

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the US, with approximately 42 million people affected. Next to depression, anxiety is one of the leading sources of unhappiness, life dissatisfaction, and human suffering. 
     
    On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Kristen Allott, a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders. Dr. Allott is passionate about achievable results. With more than a decade of clinical experience, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health, fatigue, and sugar cravings. 
     
    Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) in Washington State to develop the Protein for All Project to optimize brain function in the high stakes environment of Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington. She is also the co-author of the book Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods.
     
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Allott talk about the spectrum of anxiety, how diet can cause anxiety and panic attacks, and how managing blood glucose and nutrition are powerful tools for feeling better. Dr. Allott shares what she’s seen in her clinical practice helping those with anxiety and panic attacks. Her nutritional advice may sound counterintuitive. She and Dhru discuss why it’s important to stay open to different options, especially if trying all the “right” things hasn’t been working for you. Sometimes forgetting the rules is the best thing we can do for ourselves. 
     
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -What exactly is anxiety? (2:56)
    -How what and when we eat impacts the brain and can cause issues like anxiety (8:52) 
    -The evolutionary drivers of anxiety (12:37) 
    -Modern day factors that are hacking our brains and making it difficult to function in our day-to-day lives (15:09) 
    -Why the food we eat is such an important factor when it comes to how we experience anxiety (23:02)
    -Anxiety and sleep (36:51) 
    -How eating protein before bed may help with anxiety and PTSD nightmares (42:12) 
    -How intermittent fasting affects our decision making (53:14) 
    -How much protein we should we be eating (1:01:36) 
    -What you can do if you sense a panic attack coming on (1:07:26)
    For more on Dr. Kristen Allott you can follow her on Instagram @ProteinForAll, on Facebook @ProteinForAll, on Twitter @ProteinForAll, on YouTube @ProteinForAll, and through her website https://www.kristenallott.com/. Get her book, Fuel Your  Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods at https://www.kristenallott.com/fuelyourbrain.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -https://www.proteinforall.org/
     
    -Dr. Kristen Allot’s Newsletter - https://www.kristenallott.com/subscribe
     
    -How to work with Dr. Allot if you are in the State of Washington - https://www.kristenallott.com/clinical-2020
     
    -Levels Health - https://www.levelshealth.com/
     
    -Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296
     
    -Lunchtime Leniency: Judges’ Rulings Are Harsher When They Are Hungrier - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunchtime-leniency/
    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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    • 1h 26 min
    Is Processed Food Making People Angry? (Minisode #24)

    Is Processed Food Making People Angry? (Minisode #24)

    When it comes down to what we’re made of, it’s all about food. What we eat provides the building blocks that make up the entire body, which means, unfortunately, most of us are made out of junk. Our poor food choices gravely impact our brain health resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, illness prone, and overweight than ever before. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter and Shawn Stevenson about how our health, our relationships, and even our thinking have been damaged by our Western diet. They discuss how our lifestyle and diet impacts our brain function and our ability to make good choices, as well as our ability to resolve conflicts, and even our proclivity to aggressive behavior. 
    Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. 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, andThe Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 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. 
    Dr. Austin Permutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic focus is in understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. Austin, along with David Perlmutter, M.D., is the co-author of the book, Brain Wash. 
    Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DavidAustinPerlmutter/
    Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson3/
    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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.
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    • 24 min
    #193: Why Inner Work is THE Missing Link to Your Health with Dr. Mary Pardee

    #193: Why Inner Work is THE Missing Link to Your Health with Dr. Mary Pardee

    As people interested in health, we often tackle every major concern or follow every wellness trend—diet, exercise, gut health, oral health, and the list goes on—before we realize how important inner mental and emotional work is as well. 
    When we’re willing to get quiet with ourselves and go deeper, that work pays off for not just our mindset, but every other area of our health, too. Spending more time at home throughout this pandemic has certainly provided the opportunity to do that work. Today on The Broken Brain Podcast Dhru talks with his good friend Dr. Mary Pardee about her experience looking inward and embracing self-care that is more than just physical. 
    Dr. Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Doctor who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of modrn med, a telemedicine and virtual wellness company that provides medical and health services to clients from the comfort of their homes. For those who cannot work one-on-one with a modrn med practitioner, Dr. Mary also created a gut-health course that dives into the most common gut-related complaints and natural solutions to start healing. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Mary talk about the increased social isolation many people are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s impacting our overall health. They discuss how doing inner work might seem like a purely mental or emotional exercise, but it can actually impact so much more. Dr. Mary talks about the way our spiritual health and fulfillment can affect the immune system and alter our resilience against things like mold, stress, and other insults. They also talk about how Dr. Mary is counseling her patients through their decisions around the COVID-19 vaccines. As a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Mary is adamant about looking at each individual’s unique story and she shares what considerations she and her patients take into account with the conversation around vaccines. Lastly, they take a deep dive into gut health, another passion of Dr. Mary’s—she and Dhru talk about the gut-brain connection, mindful eating and the importance of chewing our food properly, the benefits of walking after meals, and the importance of getting enough fiber in our diet. 
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -How the COVID-19 lockdowns are impacting mental health (2:32) 
    -How our early childhood experiences shape who we become as adults (6:39) 
    -People pleasing and setting boundaries (13:51)
    -Dr. Mary’s personal experience in overcoming an eating disorder (15:14) 
    -The power of doing inner work (21:23)
    -Weighing the pros and cons of the COVID-19 vaccine (22:19)
    -At-home antigen testing (33:34)
    -The first place you should start if you have gut issues (50:06)
    -Why the tradition of walking after meals has multiple benefits (58:40)
    -The benefits of an elimination diet (1:05:07)
    -Why you shouldn’t be on a restrictive diet for too long (1:07:47)
    -How much fiber we should be consuming on a daily basis (1:09:58) 
    -What Dr. Mary incorporates into her diet to make sure she is getting adequate fiber (1:14:03)
    For more on Dr. Mary Pardee you can follow her on Instagram @Dr.MaryPardee, on Facebook @ModrnMed, and through her website https://www.modrnmed.com/. 
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Are You Truly Healthy? A Deep Dive into Your Health and Labs with Dr. Mary Pardee - Broken Brain Podcast Ep. 105 - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/23/bb-ep105/
    -Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine - https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Tiger-Healing-Peter-Levine/dp/155643233X
    -Dr. Gabor Maté - https://drgabormate.com/
    -The Landmark Forum - https://www.landmarkworldwide.com/
    -https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/covid-19-severity-calculator/
    -Op-Ed: Why Did Fauci Move the Herd Immunity Goal Posts? - http

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