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Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
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    How to Optimize Your Hormone Health with Diet and Lifestyle Interventions with Dr. Stephanie Estima

    How to Optimize Your Hormone Health with Diet and Lifestyle Interventions with Dr. Stephanie Estima

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Big Bold Health.
    A woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood.
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Stephanie Estima to talk about how to eat and work out in a way that honors a woman’s natural cycle in her reproductive years. They also talk about how chronic stress affects women differently than men, the importance of listening to your body, and why loving yourself is one of the most radical things you can do.
    Dr. Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.
     
    In this episode we dive into:
    - The big mistake women make when it comes to their hormonal health
    - How the accumulation of low-grade stress impacts metabolic health
    - The importance of listening to your body and attuning to your symptoms
    - The Estima Method for optimal hormone health 
    Listen to the full episode here.
     
    For more on Dr. Estima, follow her on Instagram @Dr.Stephanie.Estima and through her website, hellobetty.club. Get her book, The Betty Body here.
    For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, Twitter @dhrupurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit, and TikTok @dhru.purohit. Text Dhru at 302-200-5643 or click here. 
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    • 39 min
    Breaking Old Patterns and Stepping Into The True You with Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist)

    Breaking Old Patterns and Stepping Into The True You with Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist)

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and WHOOP.
    Today on the Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Nicole LePera to discuss how both her personal and clinical experiences taught her the importance of cultivating emotional awareness and how to use tools like breathwork to step out of our thinking brains and into our bodies.
    Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University, The New School for Social Research, and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She's the author of the number-one New York Times bestselling book How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self and the host of the SelfHealers Soundboard podcast. Her latest workbook, How to Meet Your Self, will be released on December 6. 
     
    As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Nicole often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. 
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -(1:41) The top things that get in the way of people getting what they want in life
    -(3:08) Examples of unconscious habits that hold us back
    -(14:15) What it looks like to be living as your authentic self
    -(20:12) The cost of living your entire life without knowing your true self
    -(24:10) The mindset Dhru uses to set goals for himself
    -(32:07) Tools for how to get out of your head and into your body
    -(37:27) Why we look for external validation to feel safe 
    -(50:22) How the feelings of not being considered and not feeling good enough are related
    -(56:34) Examples of common narratives we tell ourselves that get in the way
    -(1:14:10) How to rediscover what you loved to do as a kid
    -(1:22:32) How fear of our authentic self can hold us back
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Dr. Nicole’s book How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery
    For more on Dr. LePera, follow her on Instagram @the.holistic.psychologist and through her website, theholisticpsychologist.com. Preorder her book, How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery, here. 
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Top Foods for Optimal Brain Health with Dr. Drew Ramsey

    The Top Foods for Optimal Brain Health with Dr. Drew Ramsey

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AirDoctor.
    Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than 58 million people in the United States alone. Many rely on therapy and medications to alleviate symptoms, but often this is not enough. The latest scientific advances in neuroscience and nutrition, along with our understanding of the mind-gut connection, have proven that how and what we eat greatly affects how we feel physically, cognitively, and emotionally. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Drew Ramsey to talk about the powerful relationship between food, depression, and overall mental health. Dr. Ramsey shares the top foods for fighting depression and why certain nutrients are key in that process. 
    Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety, and emotional wellness concerns. He is the author of three books, most recently the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana. 
     
    In this episode we dive into:
    -The top nutrients for brain health
    -Why iron is important for brain health 
    -The importance of omega-3 fats for brain health and tips for incorporating more seafood into your diet 
    -The Antidepressant Food Scale (AFS) 
    -The top food categories to beat depression and anxiety 
    -The connection between metabolic health and mental health 
    Listen to the full episode here.
     
    For more on Dr. Ramsey, follow him on Instagram @drewramseymd, Facebook @drewramseymd, Twitter @drewramseymd, and through his website, drewramseymd.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks, here. 
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    • 36 min
    The Top Habits and Superfoods that Help Slow Aging and Reverse Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland

    The Top Habits and Superfoods that Help Slow Aging and Reverse Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland

    This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and InsideTracker.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Jeff Bland to discuss the importance of immune resilience and the many different factors that impact it. They talk about the gut-brain connection and how dysbiosis and leaky gut drive diseases of inflammaging. They also discuss how we can slow, and in many cases reverse, the aging process through the use of powerful superfoods, hormetic stressors, and diet and lifestyle tools. 
    Jeffrey Bland, PhD, is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company that’s on a mission to transform the way people think about the immune system. At Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland advocates for the power of immunorejuvenation to enhance immunity through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods.
    In 1991, he and his wife, founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he has traveled the world many times in his role as the “father of Functional Medicine.” Dr. Bland is the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life and countless other books and research papers.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    - The top things that cause people to age prematurely (3:02)
    - How leaky gut and dysbiosis are connected to premature aging (14:35)
    - How toxic thoughts and experiences can accelerate the aging process (22:36)
    - The top foods that prematurely age us (27:10)
    - Tests and biomarkers to understand and track your metabolic health (30:08)
    - What is immunorejuvation and why is it important? (41:35)
    - Different ways to prevent inflammaging using diet and lifestyle (45:03)
    - The role of phytochemicals and polyphenols in healthy aging (48:20)
    - Hormetic vs episodic stressors and how they can benefit immunity and aging (1:07:33)
    - How Dr. Bland reversed his biological age by 20 years (1:13:28)
    - Final thoughts and how to follow Dr. Bland’s work (1:36:30)
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Big Bold Health
    -Study on microplastic in Teflon pans
    -Try This: Optimal Metabolic Health Reference Ranges
    For more on Dr. Bland, follow him on Instagram @drjeffreybland, YouTube @bigboldhealth, and through his website, jeffreybland.com.
    From now until November 28, you can get not only Magnesium Breakthrough but all of Bioptimizers’ products at 25% off. Just go to Bioptimizers.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    The Hidden Root Causes of Anxiety and What You Can Do to Beat it Today with Dr. Ellen Vora

    The Hidden Root Causes of Anxiety and What You Can Do to Beat it Today with Dr. Ellen Vora

    This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.
    Blood sugar is starting to get more of the attention it deserves in terms of optimizing metabolic health, but there’s one issue that often gets left out of the equation—anxiety. 
    The way our blood sugar, insulin, and other hormones respond to sugar and starch wreaks havoc on our mental and emotional wellness. Yet most people struggling with anxiety and depression are given medications without any consideration of their diet and lifestyle choices.
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ellen Vora to talk about the hidden root causes of anxiety and what you can do to beat it today.
    Dr. Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a Functional Medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University. 
     
    In this episode we dive into:
    -The hidden root causes of anxiety 
    -The connection between blood sugar dysregulation and anxiety 
    -Women, intermittent fasting, and anxiety 
    -Caffeine consumption and anxiety 
    -Understanding psychiatric medication in treating anxiety 
    -Tools to help mitigate anxiety 
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -4-7-8 Breathing Technique
    -Amma (Extended Mix) by James Asher 
    Listen to the full episode here.
     
    For more on Dr. Ellen Vora, follow her on Instagram @ellenvoramd, Facebook @ellenvoramd, TikTok @ellenvoramd, YouTube @ellenvoramd, and through her website, ellenvora.com. Get her book, The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response, here.
    This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.
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    • 43 min
    Sugar Is Breaking Our Brains and Poisoning Our Mitochondria with Dr. Chris Palmer of Harvard Medical School

    Sugar Is Breaking Our Brains and Poisoning Our Mitochondria with Dr. Chris Palmer of Harvard Medical School

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and Colima Salt.
     
    We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat?
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Chris Palmer to discuss a revolutionary new way of understanding and treating mental illness, specifically with a ketogenic diet and mitochondrial repair. Dr. Palmer shares some truly amazing stories about patients struggling with severe psychiatric illnesses who have been able to regain their health and independence along with a greater quality of life.
    Dr. Palmer is a psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health. He is the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, he has held leadership roles in psychiatric education, conducted research, and worked with people who have treatment-resistant mental illnesses.
    In this episode, we dive into: 
     
    -The number-one driver of mental health disorders today (1:48)
    -The role metabolism plays when it comes to mental health disorders (2:42)
    -The patient who changed the way Dr. Palmer treats mental illness (8:10)
    -The long-term outcomes of using medical interventions for depression (18:32)
    -Dr. Palmer’s personal history with mental illness and what he noticed after making changes to his diet (23:44)
    -The role mitochondria play in mental disorders (53:11)
    -The causes of mitochondrial dysfunction (1:01:26)
    -Pharmaceutical drugs and mitochondrial dysfunction (1:14:23)
    -Understanding the current treatment model of mental health disorders (1:21:30)
    -How to address metabolic health to improve mental disorders (1:30:17)
    For more on Dr. Chris Palmer, visit his websites, chrispalmermd.com and brainenergy.com. Get his book, Brain Energy, here. 
    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and Colima Salt.
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    • 2 hr 5 min

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