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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.

Dhru Purohit Show Dhru Purohit

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 2.9K Ratings

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.

    Cardiologist Shares The Real Cause of Heart Attacks, What to Do About Microplastics and the Top Tests to Assess Heart Health With Dr. Michael Twyman

    Cardiologist Shares The Real Cause of Heart Attacks, What to Do About Microplastics and the Top Tests to Assess Heart Health With Dr. Michael Twyman

    This episode is brought to you by Plunge and Lumebox. 

    Heart disease stands as one of the foremost global killers, claiming the top spot as the leading cause of death among women. With numerous factors contributing to its development, the future lies in precision cardiology—individually, customized, and prevention-focused. Today's episode is a deep dive into endothelial health and the journey to becoming heart attack-proof.

    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Michael Twyman and Dr. Neel Patel to discuss endothelial and cardiovascular health. Dr. Twyman shares his approach to assessing an individual’s risk of heart disease, metabolic health, and the importance of nitric oxide. Dhru, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Twyman discuss the role of genetics and the bloodwork you can order on your own and through a traditional healthcare system. They also discuss the diet and lifestyle for optimal heart health, supplements that should be incorporated into your daily routine, and the role of statins. 

    Dr. Michael Twyman is a board-certified cardiologist focusing on the prevention and early detection of heart disease. Dr. Twyman completed his cardiovascular training at St. Louis University after he completed a four-year active-duty tour as an internist at Naval Hospital Beaufort. He has been in private practice since 2012 and uses the best of conventional, quantum, and Functional Medicine and biohacking to get to the root cause of his patients’ cardiovascular issues.

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


    Microplastics and cardiovascular health (00:00:05 / 00:00:05)

    How to approach vascular health and what is endothelial health (3:42 / 3:42)

    Traditional versus Dr. Twyman’s approach to the risk of heart disease (10:00 / 8:10)

    Glycocalyx: what damages it and what supports it (14:32 /13:02)

    How to approach metabolic health (21:40 / 20:19)

    The role of nitric oxide (24:00 / 22:14) 

    Photobiomodulation recommendations (33:00 / 31:07)

    Nitrates in your diet, testing nitric oxide levels, and Dhru’s results (42:00 / 39:00)

    How does high blood pressure start (53:00 / 51:15)

    The role of genetics (57:00 / 54:36)  

    The three buckets of bloodwork and ordering bloodwork in the traditional system (1:01:00 / 58:33)

    Best diet for heart health (1:18:00 / 1:15:15)

    Optimal supplementation (1:26:00 / 1:22:40)

    Statins: who should take them and who should avoid them (1:37:00 / 1:33:50)

    Biohacking: blue light blocking glasses and sauna (1:58:00 / 1:53:10)



    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Lifeforce Digital

    Huberman Protocol post


    Image of Dhru's ApoB results 


    For more on Dr. Michael Twyman, follow him on Instagram @drtwyman or his website, drtwyman.com. 

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    The Number One Food For Maintaining Fat Loss And How To Sustain A Healthy Weight And Body Composition With Michelle Shapiro

    The Number One Food For Maintaining Fat Loss And How To Sustain A Healthy Weight And Body Composition With Michelle Shapiro

    This episode is brought to you by Lifeforce and Lumebox.
    The weight loss journey isn’t always based on healthy and sustainable habits. Often, the pressure to lose weight can lead to drastic actions that can be harmful. Today’s guest is on a mission to share her weight loss journey, which she does not recommend to others, and provide guidance on how weight loss for better overall health can happen with compassion, empathy, and long-term healthy habits in mind. 
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Michelle Shapiro to discuss weight loss, the myths and misconceptions, and the healthier way to lose weight. Michelle shares her weight loss journey and the symptoms she suffered through. She also shares her thoughts on diet culture and calorie tracking, the importance of individualization, her hot take on intermittent fasting, and the importance of exchanging ideas for growth.
    Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their liberating self-awareness.

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

    Misconceptions about weight loss that are damaging (0:00:53 /0: 00:53)

    Scarcity Mindset (1:41 / 1:41) 

    Protein for weight loss and body composition (3:10 / 3:10)

    Metabolism changes in response to weight loss journey (8:00 / 6:07)

    Michelle’s weight loss journey and the symptoms she suffered (11:00 / 9:13)

    Gut health for body composition (20:25 / 18:25)

    Michelle’s Losing Weight Lovingly Protocol (24:57 / 22:57)

    Weight loss as a symptom and diet culture (29:00 / 25:57)

    Is calorie tracking important and helpful (39:00 / 35:33) 

    The importance of individualization (50:00 / 46:47)

    Foundations that apply to all humans (54:00 / 50:00)

    Anxiety and panic attacks as a fire alarm for the body and how to treat them (55:00 / 51:34)

    Intermittent Fasting and who should avoid it (1:01:00 / 57:00)

    Eastern medicine and the importance of exchanging ideas (1:17:000 / 1:13:30)

    Back to the basics (1:21:00 / 1:17:17)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Quiet the Diet, Michelle’s Podcast

    To learn more about Michelle, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or her website. 
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The 7 Anti-Aging Spices You Need To Eat! - Heal The Body & Stop Inflammation with Deanna Minich

    The 7 Anti-Aging Spices You Need To Eat! - Heal The Body & Stop Inflammation with Deanna Minich

    This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Momentous, and Air Doctor. 

    We know that spices have healing properties, but we are now learning that they can help us live longer and fight disease. Today’s guest, nutrition researcher Dr. Deanna Minich is giving us a master class on spices.  

    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Minich to discuss the power of spices. Dr. Minich shares the science behind how spices can reduce the development of advanced glycation end (AGEs) products in our cooked food. She also reveals the top spices to incorporate into our cooking, powerful synergistic combinations, and explains the spice rainbow.
    Whether you are just starting your cooking journey or looking to expand your spice palate, this episode is for you! 

    Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutrition researcher, educator, and functional medicine-trained clinician with a unique approach to nutrition that combines physiology and psychology. She has served on the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board and curriculum committee and is a faculty member teaching nutrition for the Advanced Practice Module for Environmental Health. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association and is President of the American College of Nutrition.
     
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Minich dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):


    Preventing AGE’s (00:0016 / 00:0016) 

    The power of spices in meat preparation (1:04 / 1:04)

    Five spices that should be incorporated into your diet immediately (4:20 / 4:20)

    How spices can prevent AGEs and their role in the gut microbiome (6:20 / 6:20)

    The benefits of the spice rainbow (15:00 / 11:30)

    Incorporating spices into your food and the sensitivities they can cause (18:00 / 14:30)

    The most researched spices and their anti-inflammatory effects (22:00 / 18:45)

    What to look for when purchasing spices and where to store your spices (47:00 / 42:25)

    The healing power of ginger (59:00 / 54:00) 

    Garlic for cardiovascular health (1:05:00 / 59:20)

    The quality and types of cinnamon for blood sugar control (1:17:00 / 1:11:11)

    Synergistic combinations (1:26:00 / 1:20:00) 

    Spices to assist with blood pressure regulation (1:28:00 / 1:22:10)

    The salt inquiry: the sources, microbiome, and minerals (1:32:00 / 1:27:40)

    Dr. Minich’s passion for eating for diversity and eating the rainbow (1:37:00 / 1:31:00)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Link to Dr. Minich's Slides


    A Guide to the Rainbow of Spices 

    Himalayan Crystal Salt

    Try This-This Supplement Reduces Soft Plaque in the Heart


    To learn more about Dr. Minich, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or her website. 

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Killing and Starving Cancer Cells Using the Power of Ketogenic Diets, Metabolic Therapies, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Combined with Standard of Care with Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D.

    Killing and Starving Cancer Cells Using the Power of Ketogenic Diets, Metabolic Therapies, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Combined with Standard of Care with Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D.

    This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, Maui Nui, and Lumebox.

    We’ve heard about Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s groundbreaking research and approach to cancer as a disease of metabolic dysfunction. Today’s guest was inspired by Dr. Seyfried’s metabolic approach and conducted his own research on brain cancer cells using ketone-based metabolic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen. His findings were mind-blowing!
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino to discuss his extensive research on brain cancer cells placed in ketosis and under the pressure of hyperbaric oxygen. Dr. D’Agostino shares why his findings provide further insight into the idea that cancer cell growth can be metabolically managed. He also discusses how exercise and a low-carbohydrate diet can be used as metabolic therapies to reduce cancer risk. Dr. D’Agostino shares the critical tests we should focus on to assess our metabolic health and the essential supplements that can support ketosis. 

    Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer, and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.  

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

    The most innovative approaches to cancer (00:00:11 / 00:00:11) 

    The metabolic approach to cancer (1:30/1:30)

    Using the hyperbaric approach in cancer patients (13:00/ 9:03)

    The results of Dr. A’gostino’s studies on mice (17:00 / 13:50)

    How this research translates to patients (22:00 / 18:05)

    Why a ketogenic diet can be therapeutic (37:00 / 32:04)

    The role of exercise in cancer prevention (53:00 / 46:35)

    What lifestyle factors should we be doubling down on for prevention (55:00 / 50:14)

    Dr. D’Agostino’s thoughts on a low carbohydrate diet (1:01:00 / 56:30)

    The therapeutic benefits of ketosis (1:11:00 / 1:06:40)

    Supplements that can support ketosis (1:19:00 / 1:12:43)

    How to measure for ketosis (1:24:00 / 1:18:30)

    Checking the status of your metabolic health (1:26:00 / 1:21:30)

    Where to find community (1:34:00 / 1:28:16)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Keto Start


    Donate to the University of Florida (Metabolic Therapy and Cancer Research #250244)

    Levels 


    To learn more about Dr. D’Agostino, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website. 

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Longevity Expert Andy Galpin Shares the Number One Predictor of Health-span, And It’s Not What You Think!

    Longevity Expert Andy Galpin Shares the Number One Predictor of Health-span, And It’s Not What You Think!

    This episode is brought to you by Birch Living, Lifeforce, and Plunge. 

    We’ve heard of tests that are used as traditional measures of longevity. Still, a lesser-known but equally important test that should be factored into longevity and long-term independence is VO2 max. This test measures how well your body uses oxygen during exercise, which ultimately translates into how efficiently your body uses oxygen in daily activities as you age. According to today’s guest, increasing VO2 max can significantly reduce your risk of all-cause mortality. 
    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Andy Galpin to dive deep into VO2 max and why he believes it is one of the best predictors of longevity. Dr. Galpin breaks down the research behind this test and why it's critical for everyone to know their VO2 max baseline. He also shares why a low VO2 max can cause chronic fatigue, making it challenging to engage in daily activities, and shares his top tips on increasing your VO2 max if you are starting your exercise journey. If you are looking for a deep dive into VO2 Max, this episode is a must-listen. 
    Andy Galpin is a tenured professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Sport Performance and Founder/Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He is a Human Performance scientist with a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. He is also a Co-founder of Absolute Rest, BioMolecular Athlete, and RAPID Health & Performance.  
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Galpin dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    Why VO2 max is a critical factor in longevity (1:05 / 1:05)

    What is VO2 max and getting your baseline (10:00 / 7:05)

    Challenges with daily activities that demonstrate a low VO2 max (18:00 / 14:56)

    Stimulants and the cycle of fatigue (26:00/ 23:07)

    The impact of diet on energy (27:00 / 24:33)

    Are smartwatches accurate in calculating VO2 max (32:00 / 26:44)

    Methods of testing your VO2 max and guidance on choosing the right test (34:00 / 29:50)

    Average and optimal VO2X max levels (39:00 / 34:05)

    Increasing your levels and the impact on longevity (47:00 / 42:07)

    How to get started in improving your levels (49:00 / 44:53)

    How often should you test (55:00 / 50:22)


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Dr. Galpin’s Published Work

    RAPID Health

    Absolute Rest


    To learn more about Dr. Galpin, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website. 

    To get 20% off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today.
    Right now, you can save $250 on your first diagnostic and get personalized suggestions. Optimize your longevity and track your progress go to mylifeforce.com/dhru! 
    Right now, Plunge is offering my community $150 off cold plunges and their core products. Just go to plunge.com/dhru or enter code DHRU to revolutionize your wellness journey today. 

    • 56 min
    The Top Causes of Autism & How to Reduce its Risk - What Every Parent Needs to Know with Dr. Suzanne Goh

    The Top Causes of Autism & How to Reduce its Risk - What Every Parent Needs to Know with Dr. Suzanne Goh

    This episode is brought to you by Momentous, Lumebox, and Air Doctor.
    One in thirty-six children is diagnosed with autism. While 50% of the increase in diagnoses is due to increased awareness about autism, at least 50% of those diagnoses are based on an actual increase in the number of cases. Families navigating this diagnosis can often be inundated with information without proper guidance from a trusted source. Today’s guest, Dr. Suzanne Goh, joins us to break it down.
    Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with Dr. Suzanne Goh to dive deep into autism. Dr. Goh shares the factors that can lead to a diagnosis of autism, how it is diagnosed, and what the research shows about brain changes in individuals diagnosed with autism. She also shares the top lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, that support overall health and brain health after diagnosis, as well as the top myths. Additionally, she shares the research on environmental toxins' role in leading to a diagnosis and the protocol she follows in her clinic to support families.
    Dr. Suzanne Goh, MD, BCBA, is cofounder and chief medical officer of Cortica, the largest provider of comprehensive health services for autism in the United States. She is the former Co-Director of Columbia University’s Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, where she researched the biological causes of autism and used brain imaging to identify patterns of neural circuitry and brain chemistry. Dr. Goh is currently a faculty member of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs and is a frequent speaker for parent advocacy organizations. 
    In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Goh dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    What factors can lead to an autism diagnosis (0:00:07 / 0:00:07)

    Is the rise in autism cases related to increased awareness or an increase in actual cases (3:40 / 3:40)

    Diagnosing autism and brain changes in children (13:11 / 7:52)

    Reducing the risk of an autism diagnosis and what the research shows (17:00 / 13:05)

    The role of mitochondrial dysfunction (24:30 / 20:36)

    What traditional practitioners believe about autism (31:00 25:15)

    Top myths about an autism diagnosis (37:00 / 31:00)

    The process and protocol that Dr. Goh’s clinic follows (39:00 / 33:00)

    The impact of a whole foods diet on behavior (45:00 / 39:15)

    The powerful benefits of exercise and supplements for children with autism (52:00 / 46:16)

    Lifestyle factors and improving how the diagnosis is expressed (59:00 / 53:00)

    Dr. Goh’s patient stories (1:02:00 / 55:00)

    Co-occurring conditions that are common with autism (1:08:00 / 1:01:20)

    What role can medications play in the toolbox (1:13:00 / 1:07:00)

    The impact of environmental toxins (1:22:00 / 1:16:40)

    Final Thoughts (1:31:00/ 1:25:00)


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Goh’s new book, Magnificent Minds 

    To learn more about Dr. Goh, follow her on Instagram or her website. 

    Optimize your Omega-3 levels by choosing a quality fish oil made by and used by the best. Go to livemomentous.com and enter promo code DHRU to get 20% off any order. 
    Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to thelumebox.com/dhru and get your Red Light device. 
    AirDoctor is offering my community $300 off. Just go to dhrupurohit.com/filter/ to clean up your home’s air and feel better today.

    • 1 hr 40 min

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#1 Podcast

Dhru is so amazing! I love how he breaks down each conversation and explains each topic in depth. It informs the listener on another level. I listen to a lot of podcasts and a lot of the time I have to look more deeply into what I just learned to be sure I understand. In Dhru’s podcasts he does that for us. Excellent podcast and always my go-to, never miss, show!

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