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Hi, I'm Dhru (like Drew), and every week, I interview the top experts in health, medicine, and mindset to provide you with in-depth, step-by-step protocols to take your health to the next level.

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Hi, I'm Dhru (like Drew), and every week, I interview the top experts in health, medicine, and mindset to provide you with in-depth, step-by-step protocols to take your health to the next level.

    Evidence-Backed Ways to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Stay Healthy Long Term with Layne Norton, PhD

    Evidence-Backed Ways to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Stay Healthy Long Term with Layne Norton, PhD

    This episode is brought to you by Momentous, Lifeforce, and Lumebox. 

    Amidst the clamor surrounding optimal diets, calorie balance, and weight loss, it’s challenging to discern credible research interpreted by trusted sources. Today’s guest leverages experience and expertise to decipher the science and present factual insights as a trusted source in nutrition and wellness.  

    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru interviews Dr. Layne Norton, one of the most renowned experts in nutrition, metabolism, muscle gain, and weight loss. Dr. Norton debunks the top myths about weight loss and emphasizes the importance of exercise and sleep as lifestyle habits to maintain optimal weight. He also outlines his approach to coaching clients focused on weight loss, stressing proper accountability and empathy. Additionally, Dr. Norton discusses his mission as a truth seeker, aiming to dispel myths often spread by clickbait headlines. He reflects on how he has adjusted his approach to critiquing practitioners or social media figures, acknowledging that misinterpretation may not always be intentional.
    Dr. Layne Norton is a renowned fitness coach, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur known for his evidence-based approach to nutrition and training. He earned a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois and has achieved significant milestones as a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, including winning national titles and setting world records. Dr. Norton is also the founder of BioLayne LLC, a fitness and nutrition coaching company that has helped countless individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. He is also a prolific writer, speaker, and social media influencer, using his platforms to debunk fitness myths and promote science-based practices.

    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Norton dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    Top myths about weight loss (00:00:33 / 00:00:33)

    The importance of exercise for long-term weight loss (12:53 / 9:40)

    The standard American lifestyle and convenience (29:08 / 25:53)

    Why some people struggle with appetite control and Ozempic (39:18 / 34:00)

    Accountability and empathetic approach to weight loss (51:48 / 46:30)

    Snacking as a hindrance to weight loss (58:18 / 53:00)

    Monitoring calories as an assessment tool (1:02:04 / 56:46)

    How sleep can impact calorie intake (1:15:18 / 1:10:00)

    Themes that warrant criticism (1:23:54 / 1:18:36)

    Dr. Norton’s daily diet and his thoughts on balance (1:34:18 / 1:29:00)

    Breaking down the research and interpreting studies (1:40:33 / 1:35:15)

    Protein, seed oils, and complex biological outcomes (1:58:02 / 1:52:30)

    Final thoughts (2:16:18 / 2:11:00) 


    For more on Dr. Norton, follow him on Instagram @biolayne, X/Twitter @biolayne, YouTube @biolayne1, and his website biolayne.com.

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    • 2 hr 37 min
    “People Pleasing is Destroying Your Life!” - Anita Moorjani on Her Top Lessons Learned from Her Near-Death Experience

    “People Pleasing is Destroying Your Life!” - Anita Moorjani on Her Top Lessons Learned from Her Near-Death Experience

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    Is a life of fear and people-pleasing holding you back from truly living? Today’s guest shares how a lifetime of negative self-talk, people-pleasing, and dimming her light out of fear of being seen led her to neglect her body and its needs, ultimately resulting in a cancer diagnosis.

    Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with author and spiritual speaker Anita Moorjani to discuss Anita’s cancer diagnosis and the spiritual and emotional themes she believes led to her diagnosis and near-death experience. Anita shares how she carried a lifetime of fear, unworthiness, and people-pleasing tendencies that led to significant energy depletion. She also discusses the life lessons and mindset changes she learned while in a coma and how she is navigating her life after nearly dying.

    Anita Moorjani is a renowned author and spiritual speaker known for her transformative journey beyond the brink of death. Anita battled end-stage cancer before experiencing a remarkable near-death experience (NDE) that shifted her perspective on life. Her bestselling memoir, “Dying to Be Me,” chronicles her profound journey and miraculous healing. Its popularity established her as the premier NDE expert. Her teachings empower others to embody their highest version and live vibrant, authentic lives. 

    In this episode, Dhru and Anita Moorjani dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The emotional and spiritual themes that Anita believes led to her cancer diagnosis (00:00:43 / 00:00:43) 

    Fear and people-pleasing as major energy depleters (7:50 / 4:20)

    Anita’s childhood experiences and the feelings of unworthiness (12:30 / 9:00)

    A diagnosis of cancer after a lifetime of neglecting herself (29:31 / 24:17)

    Why a death timeline can be harmful to a mindset (40:14 / 34:50)

    What Anita experienced during her coma and the unconditional love (48:12 / 42:58)

    Changing your mindset from victimhood to empowerment (57:40 / 52:26)

    Lessons from the Beyond (1:08:14 / 1:03:00)

    Dhru’s personal story on the transition of a loved one (1:17:14 / 1:11:50)

    The message spurred Anita’s healing (1:28:14 / 1:22:50)

    Navigating life after almost dying (1:36:54 / 1:31:40)

    How to die before you truly die (1:53:14 / 1:47:50)

    Lose the fear of death to live fully (1:59:39 / 1:54:25)


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Anita’s Book Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Healing


    For more on Anita, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and her website.

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    • 2 hr 12 min
    An Honest Conversation About the Pros and Cons of Ozempic for Adults with Dr. Tyna Moore

    An Honest Conversation About the Pros and Cons of Ozempic for Adults with Dr. Tyna Moore

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    The conversation around GLP-1 agonists has often been one-sided and biased by mainstream media, leading to myths about who should use these drugs, how they should be prescribed, and their side effects. Today’s guest offers a more comprehensive perspective on these medications and discusses her nuanced approach to using them to promote overall health and longevity.
    Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Tyna Moore to delve deep into GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic. Dr. Moore breaks down the research surrounding these drugs and offers a fresh perspective on their prescription and management. She discusses the criticisms skeptics have, myths about their proper use, and the lesser-known benefits of micro-dosing. Additionally, she explores the concept of GLP-1 deficiency and explains her motivation for creating an educational course on these drugs for both laypeople and practitioners.
    Dr. Tyna Moore is a board-certified naturopathic and chiropractic physician and the founder and owner of Core Wellness Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She specializes in non-surgical pain management, natural pain solutions, and regenerative injection therapies for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Moore has a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from the Western States Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Tyna Moore dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The lies and myths we are being told about Ozempic (00:00:16 / 00:00:16)

    Dr. Tyna’s mission to set the record straight (3:50 / 3:50)

    What the skeptics say about Ozempic (10:53 / 7:40)

    Where the GLP-1 agonist medications originated from (17:58 / 14:45)

    Benefits of taking the medications (26:32 / 21:32)

    Are people suffering from a GLP-1 deficiency (34:40/ 29:40)

    More than just calories in and out (52:30 / 47:30)

    Dr. Moore’s story on micro-dosing GLP-1s and the benefits she experienced (1:01:50 / 56:50)

    Concerns or myths about stopping these medications (1:07:40 / 1:02:40)

    Dr. Tyna’s education courses for laypersons and practitioners (1:20:00 / 1:15:00)

    Concerns about the obesity epidemic and lack of education (1:28:30 / 1:23:30)

    A national effort to address the childhood obesity crisis (1:40:10 / 1:35:10)

    Final Thoughts (1:45:30 / 1:40:30)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Tyna’s Podcast 

    Dr. Tyna’s course 


    For more on Dr. Moore, follow her on Instagram, YouTube, or her website.

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Former Harvard Professor Exposes the Shocking Truth About Blue Light's Impact On Cancer, Diabetes, and Fatigue with Dr. Martin Moore-Ede

    Former Harvard Professor Exposes the Shocking Truth About Blue Light's Impact On Cancer, Diabetes, and Fatigue with Dr. Martin Moore-Ede

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    Our modern world is saturated with blue light exposure, from our devices at home to those in the workplace. With chronic exposure to artificial light and insufficient exposure to sunlight, we often overlook the long-term impact on our circadian rhythms. Today’s guest joins us to raise awareness about blue light exposure and urges us to make simple changes in our daily routines to mitigate the risk of chronic disease.
    Today, on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Martin Moore-Ede. Dr. Moore-Ede discusses the risks of chronic blue light exposure and its impact on our health. Specifically, he highlights alarming research showing how it disrupts our circadian rhythms and increases breast cancer rates among women with exposure. Dr. Moore-Ede also explores the correlation between light exposure and obesity and sheds light on why these dangers aren’t widely discussed in mainstream media.
    Dr. Martin Moore-Ede is a highly respected expert in circadian rhythms and light's impact on our health. As a former professor at Harvard Medical School, he has conducted extensive research on the role of light in regulating our sleep-wake cycles and overall well-being. Dr. Moore-Ede's groundbreaking work includes the discovery of the suprachiasmatic nucleus, a crucial biological clock in the brain that controls our daily rhythms. He has contributed significantly to our understanding of how blue light, particularly from LED sources, can disrupt our circadian rhythms and lead to various health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, and even breast cancer. With his expertise, Dr. Moore-Ede advocates for adopting better lighting practices, emphasizing the importance of using the right type of light at the right time to optimize employee health and productivity. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Moore-Ede (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The impact of electric light on the risk of breast cancer (00:00:33 / 00:00:33)

    How blue-rich light disrupts our circadian rhythm (3:54 / 3:54)

    Lack of exposure to sunlight (12:00 / 10:11)

    Balancing sun exposure and the risk of developing skin cancer (15:45 / 14:06)

    The correlation between blue light and obesity (28:54 / 26:00)

    Dr. Moore-Ede’s research discoveries (30:40 / 28:00)

    Why these dangers aren’t discussed in mainstream medicine (37:10 / 33:30)

    Hospital lighting that doesn’t promote healing (41:40 / 39:00)

    Dr. Moore-Ede’s origin story (44:10 / 41:30)

    Steps to immediately reduce your exposure (47:10 / 44:30)

    What is at stake when you fail to prioritize reducing exposure (1:03:20 / 1:00:50)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Moore-Ede’s book Light Doctor: Using Light to Boost Health, Improve Sleep, and Live Longer 

    Soraa Zero Blue Lights


    For more on Dr. Moore-Ede, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or his website. 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Thinking About Our Death Can Radically Energize Our Life Today with Jodi Wellman

    How Thinking About Our Death Can Radically Energize Our Life Today with Jodi Wellman

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    Conversations about death are often uncomfortable and avoided by many. However, open and honest discussions about death and mortality can help us live more intentionally and clarify what truly matters in our day-to-day lives. Today’s guest wants us to get truly comfortable with death—to start living.

    Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with executive coach and author Jodi Wellman. Jodi shows us how embracing the idea of our mortality can help us fully live. She suggests implementing a "mortality math" exercise and practice to change your perspective on death and shares lessons learned from near-death experiences. Jodi also provides insightful questions to help you take inventory of your life and find your purpose. 

    Jodi Wellman is a former corporate executive turned executive coach and author. She has a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is an instructor in the Master’s program and a trainer in the world-renowned Penn Resilience Program. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from CTI. 

    In this episode, Dhru and Jodi dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    Stepping into death to fully live (00:00:57 / 00:00:57)

    Mortality math to motivate you to pursue your purpose fully (2:55 / 2:55) 

    What gets in the way of living a meaningful and purposeful life (12:27 / 9:40)

    Removing the idea of death from our daily lives (14:00 / 11:53)

    A practice to implement to change your perspective (21:19 / 18:22)

    Taking inventory of your life (23:35 / 20:48)

    Lessons from near-death experiences (36:47 / 34:00)

    Regrets as lessons for the future (41:01 / 37:54)

    Jodi’s origin story (52:50 / 50:08)

    Questions to ask yourself and assess a path forward (1:13:27 / 1:10:40)

    How to discover your purpose (1:19:07 / 1:16:20)

    Final thoughts (1:25:17 / 1:22:40)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Jodi's book, You Only Die One: How to Make It to the End with No Regrets 

    Jodi’s Ted Talk-How Death Can Bring You Back to Life 

    Explore Cams


    For more on Jodi, follow her on Instagram or via her website. 

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Neurophysiologist Shares Top 3 Drivers of Alzheimer’s Disease, How to Reduce Your Risk of Cognitive Decline at Any Age, and How to Build a Super-Brain with Louisa Nicola

    Neurophysiologist Shares Top 3 Drivers of Alzheimer’s Disease, How to Reduce Your Risk of Cognitive Decline at Any Age, and How to Build a Super-Brain with Louisa Nicola

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    We know that the seeds of Alzheimer’s disease are planted at least twenty years before a diagnosis. It’s never too early to think about the lifestyle changes that can influence brain health and reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases. With all the health and wellness advice out there, it can be challenging to know what to prioritize and what truly matters when it comes to protecting our brain health. Today’s guest breaks it down for us and gives us actionable steps we can implement immediately, regardless of age.

    Today on The Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with neurophysiologist Louisa Nicola. Louisa shares the top three lifestyle factors that can influence our risk for Alzheimer’s disease. She helps us sort through the most current research and uncovers the biggest myths. She also shares the top two supplements that are critical for protecting brain health and the optimal prescription for exercise and resistance training. Looking to protect your brain health? Louisa shows us how.

    Louisa Nicola, an Australian-born neurophysiologist and sports scientist, has made significant strides in the field of brain performance and human potential. In 2016, she founded Neuro Athletics, a consulting firm dedicated to optimizing brain health and performance for athletes, executives, and high performers. Louisa's innovative methods improve reaction times, decision-making, and mental acuity. Her vision is to expand Neuro Athletics' reach, empowering more individuals to achieve their full potential through enhanced brain function and mental resilience.

    In this episode, Dhru and Louisa dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    The alarming increase in Alzheimer's disease despite genetics (00:00:36 / 00:00:36)

    Why sleep is a critical factor in preventing disease (2:55 / 2:55)

    The impact of a sedentary lifestyle on increasing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and tips for beginners (14:00 / 10:30)

    Physiology as we age (28:00 / 24:30)

    Fundamental pillars of nutrition and the power of Omega3 fatty acids (36:00 / 31:43)

    Creatine for neuroprotection, energy, and reversing osteoporosis (49:00 / 44:14)

    The biggest myth about Alzheimer’s disease (56:00 / 51:10)

    What motivated Louisa to study Alzheimer’s disease (1:03:00 / 58:02) 

    Actionable steps you can implement to reduce your risk (1:07:00 / 1:02:10)

    Implementing sauna into your routine to induce good stress (1:10:00 / 1:05:30)

    Brain optimization beyond the fundamentals (1:13:00 / 1:08:40)

    Social connections that power health (1:21:00 / 1:16:30)

    Bigger Muscles-better brain health (1:29:00 / 1:24:30) 


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Omega Quant Test

    Neuroathletics Instagram

    Sleep Regularity as a Predictor of All Cause Mortality Study 


    For more on Louisa, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, or visit her website.

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    • 1 hr 42 min

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Binka51 ,

Love

Dhru-I have listened to your podcast from the beginning… But I must say -that I just finished listening to your conversation with Anita Moorjani and it was so powerful❣️ I remember watching her on a PBS special with Wayne Dyer 13 years ago-( that she referred to in your conversation )-but to hear her message all these years later was “beyond helpful”. Thank you for the amazing work that you do.💕 Maureen

DeeMCee ,

So informative and easy to listen to

Really like how the info is presented. Specifically, the table of contents in the show notes makes it easy to dip in and listen to pieces. Also like how he keeps it simple and understandable.

Karen Val ,

Always great!

Dhru’s podcast is one of my regular podcasts. The guest he has keep me plugged in and inspired about my overall health. Easy to listen to, I feel like Dhru is a friend!

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