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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 Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Increase Longevity with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas

    How Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Increase Longevity with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Gut Food.
    These days, we hear a lot about fasting. Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and water fasting are just some of the many terms being thrown around in support of better health. Which one is best? What does it all mean for our longevity, brain health, and overall wellness?
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas to talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease.
    Dr. Pradip Jamnadas is the founder and medical director of Cardiovascular Interventions and has practiced in central Florida for over 32 years. Widely recognized for his skill in interventional cardiology, Dr. Jamnadas has been awarded Orlando’s Top Doctor by Orlando magazine consecutively for over a decade.
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -Why we get fat
    -Glucose intolerance and hyperinsulinemia
    -The number-one cause of hypertension
    -The top benefits of fasting
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Pradip Jamandas, follow him on Instagram @PradipJamnadasMD, Facebook @PradipJamnadasMD, YouTube @DrPradipJamnadas and @TheGalenFoundation, and through his website, orlandocvi.com.
    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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    • 40 min
    The New Science of Mental Well-Being and Taking Control of Your Health and Happiness with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    The New Science of Mental Well-Being and Taking Control of Your Health and Happiness with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and AquaTru.
    If you stopped and asked yourself whether you were living life according to your own core values or were instead trying to live up to someone else’s expectations, would you feel good about your answer?
    Far too often, we get caught up in all the “shoulds” of life—all the obligations and made-up stories of what qualifies as “success”—only to wake up one day and realize we really aren’t happy. Creating the life we want starts with taking the time to go inside, identify our deepest values, and create an intentional path forward. 
    Today, I’m excited to share an empowering conversation between me and my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. We take a deep dive into how we can live in line with what matters most to us, breaking down limiting narratives, finding true self-love, and so much more. 
    Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. A practicing GP for the last two decades, Dr. Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health by making small, sustainable changes to their lifestyles. Dr. Chatterjee is the host of the #1 Apple podcast Feel Better, Live More, and presenter of BBC 1’s Doctor in the House. Dr. Chatterjee is the author of five Sunday Times bestselling books, and his latest book is Happy Mind, Happy Life.
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -The power of a morning routine (3:15)
    -Confusing success for happiness and chasing external validation (12:18)
    -How your inner voice is affecting your happiness and health (18:10)
    -Junk happiness habits (24:06)
    -The big missing piece in health (31:17)
    -Redefining success and writing your happy ending (42:27)
    -Social friction and how to reframe it (1:12:11) 
    -How too much choice affects our health (1:34:52) 
    -Dr. Chatterjee’s morning routine (1:56:50)
    -How happiness affects our health (1:58:29)
    For more on Dr. Chatterjee, follow him on Instagram @drchatterjee, Facebook @drchatterjee, Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, YouTube @drranganchatterjee, and through his website, drchatterjee.com. Get his book, Happy Mind, Happy Life, here.
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    • 2 hr 3 min
    The Top 3 Lab Tests to Determine If Your Metabolic Health is Optimal with Dr. Casey Means

    The Top 3 Lab Tests to Determine If Your Metabolic Health is Optimal with Dr. Casey Means

    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsideTracker.
    The word “metabolism” gets tossed around quite a bit, usually in the context of weight loss. 
    It’s important to realize that our metabolic health is so much more than that—it’s the way our 37 trillion cells create energy so that we can do all the things we want to do in life, big and small. 
    With that in mind, it’s pretty alarming to note that nine of the 10 leading causes of death in the US are directly caused or worsened by poor blood sugar control and declines in other metabolic markers. Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more are all linked in one way or another to various metabolic dysfunctions. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Casey Means to talk about the best ways to dial in our metabolic health and take back control of how we feel and how we age. 
    Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Cofounder of the metabolic health company Levels, an associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a lecturer at Stanford University. 
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -Optimal triglyceride levels and understanding the triglyceride/HDL ratio
    -Optimal fasting insulin levels
    -Optimal HA1C levels
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Casey Means, follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website, levelshealth.com.
    This episode is brought to you by Pendulum and InsideTracker.
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    • 32 min
    The Top 3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Protecting Your Brain with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

    The Top 3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Protecting Your Brain with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.
    Many people think optimizing brain function is only for the elderly. But did you know that we can improve and protect our brain function and structure at any age?
    No matter how old you are, there are multiple ways to uplevel your brain and feel your best. 
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Datis Kharrazian about reversing and preventing cognitive decline through actions that boost specific components of the brain. 
    Dr. Kharrazian is a clinical research scientist, an academic professor, and a Functional Medicine healthcare provider. He is an associate clinical professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a researcher at the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  
    In this episode, we dive into:   
    -The top three things you can do today to start protecting your brain (1:53)
    -Why nitric oxide is so important for brain health (4:14)
    -Misconceptions around why people have high blood pressure (11:10)
    -The connection between insulin and high blood pressure (13:32)
    -How to naturally lower blood pressure (15:18)
    -Early signs of brain aging (20:12)
    -The top foods that can lead to early aging of the brain (26:09)
    -The connection between a leaky gut and a leaky brain (31:30)
    -Dr. Kharrazian’s top supplement recommendations for brain health (43:01)
    -The relationship between your thyroid and brain health (56:45) 
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Glutathione: Your Most Important Defense
    -Solving the Puzzle Podcast with Dr. Kharrazian 
    For more on Dr. Kharrazian, follow him on Instagram @datiskharrazian, Facebook @datiskharrazianpage, YouTube @datiskharrazian, and through his website, drknews.com. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Why Calories Aren’t the Full Story and How Fructose Drives Weight Gain with Dr. Robert Lustig

    Why Calories Aren’t the Full Story and How Fructose Drives Weight Gain with Dr. Robert Lustig

    This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Vivobarefoot.
    A calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong. This myth that refuses to die keeps people from getting and staying healthy, as well as losing weight and keeping it off.
    The current thinking is as long as we burn more calories than we consume, we will lose weight. But thinking that losing weight is all about energy balance or calories in/calories out vastly oversimplifies the truth. To make matters worse, the food industry and government agencies perpetuate this lie and actually rely on you believing it to stay afloat. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Robert Lustig to talk about why calories aren’t the full story when it comes to weight loss, the real dangers of eating too much sugar, and how to take better care of our metabolic health.
    Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He’s the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books. His latest work is Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.
     
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -The calorie myth 
    -The connection between fructose and metabolic disease
    -The biggest sources of fructose in our diet 
    -The four substrates in our food supply that damage mitochondria 
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Robert Lustig, follow him on Facebook @drrobertlustig, Twitter @robertlustigmd, YouTube @robertlustig, and through his website, robertlustig.com. Get his book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, here.
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    • 30 min
    How to Stop Overthinking and Tune Into Your Inner Guidance with Light Watkins

    How to Stop Overthinking and Tune Into Your Inner Guidance with Light Watkins

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Pendulum.
    A lot of people have fear around meditation. They don’t want to sit alone with their thoughts, and many times people give up because they feel like they can’t turn off their minds. 
    But meditation isn’t actually about what happens while you sit with your eyes closed, and it’s not about turning off your mind. It’s about mind-full-ness—the noticing of the ebb and flow of your thoughts—and the benefits you get throughout the rest of your day.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with our friend Light Watkins to talk about overcoming fear around meditation, creating space from our critical thought patterns, and getting intentional about our values, time, and relationships. 
    Light has been operating in the meditation space since 1998, first as a practitioner, then as an apprentice to his Vedic Meditation teacher, and finally as a teacher himself. Prior to the pandemic, he was traveling the world from a single backpack and giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation, as well as leading popular meditation trainings and retreats.
    In this episode, we dive into:   
    -Breaking through hypercritical self-talk (1:11)
    -Why our mind is so active at night (12:32)
    -Light’s minimalist approach to social media (20:06)
    -Why self-discipline is about honesty (35:17)
    -How to tap into your inner guidance (37:18) 
    -The importance of inner work when it comes to relationships (45:31)
    -How to cultivate happiness (1:07:15)
    -Light’s approach to meditation (1:11:51)
    -Spiritual minimalism (1:25:45)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness
    -Knowing Where to Look: 108 Daily Doses of Inspiration
    -The Happiness Insiders 
    For more on Light Watkins, follow him on Instagram @lightwatkins, Twitter @lightwatkins, and through his website, lightwatkins.com. Listen to his podcast, The Light Watkins Show at lightwatkins.com/podcast.
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    • 1 hr 47 min

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I absolutely love your show and I feel like I have learned so much! I am a five time spontaneous coronary artery dissection heart attack survivor! I have four stents, and had emergency triple bypass. I would love to see somebody talk about SCAD. It is a frustrating disease as I am very fit, extremely healthy, and struggling and scared for my next heart attack as it happens every time of the month. Please help! I would love to get some insight.

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