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    How Insulin Resistance Leads to Alzheimer’s Disease & What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk Today with Dr. Ben Bikman

    How Insulin Resistance Leads to Alzheimer’s Disease & What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk Today with Dr. Ben Bikman

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.
    Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer’s disease in the US, and the numbers continue to rise. After 30 years of encountering dead ends while addressing Alzheimer’s disease as a problem of brain plaques, researchers are looking at other contributing factors. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ben Bikman to talk about the growing body of evidence that indicates a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and a disrupted metabolic state where the brain can’t get enough energy.
    In this episode we dive into:
    -Why Alzheimer's disease is increasingly being referred to as insulin resistance of the brain or type 3 diabetes
    -Early signs of potential cognitive decline
    -Common foods that drive insulin resistance
    -Foods that fuel your body and brain
    -What you can do today to reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease
     
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Ben Bikman, follow him on Instagram @BenBikmanPhD, Facebook @BenjaminBikmanPhD, Twitter @BenBikmanPhD, and through his websites, bikmanlab.byu.edu and insuliniq.com. Get his book, Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease―and How to Fight It, here. 
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
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    • 35 min
    How to Build Unshakable Confidence and The Power of Pivoting to Accomplish Your Dreams with David Nurse

    How to Build Unshakable Confidence and The Power of Pivoting to Accomplish Your Dreams with David Nurse

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    We create our own realities—it’s all in how we think about life. Do you ever notice how a growth mindset leads to opportunity and success, but a poverty mindset leaves you with nothing but wants and often spirals downward into an ongoing funk?
    We have to use our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa. There’s a feedback loop between our bodies and brains, which is why mindset and behavior are so powerful for creating the reality we desire.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with David Nurse to talk about how to build unshakable confidence and the power of pivoting to accomplish your dreams. 
    David Nurse is a bestselling author, speaker, and coach to NBA players. As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World Records for shooting. Today, CEOs and professional athletes hire David for his award-winning strategies and infectious positivity. His two books, Pivot & Go and Breakthrough, have helped thousands develop confidence and find success, and the books’ teachings are also at the very core of his virtual coaching business, online workshops, and corporate speaking.
    In this episode, we dive into:  
    -What steals people's confidence (1:51)
    -David’s story and how pivoting was a theme he learned how to embrace (15:06)
    -Overcoming roadblocks (26:58)
    -How to know when to stick with or quit something (29:53)
    -The fear of the unknown (35:01)
    -Dhru’s gratitude workshop (40:01)
    -David’s joy-list exercise (47:31)
    -The power of visualization (50:48)
    -What gets in the way of our ability to believe (59:05)
    -How to cultivate self-awareness (1:01:08)
     
    For more on David Nurse, follow him on Instagram @davidnursenba, Facebook @davidnursenba, Twitter @davidnursenba, YouTube @davidnursenba, and through his website, davidnurse.com.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Top 3 Mistakes When it Comes to Diet and How it Impacts Our Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    The Top 3 Mistakes When it Comes to Diet and How it Impacts Our Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Gut Food.
    Mainstream medicine often fails us when it comes to hormonal imbalances. Hormones aren’t commonly tested, even when there is a high likelihood of an issue (like cortisol in our overly stressed culture). Since there are so many hormones that can become dysregulated, presenting with a wide variety of symptoms, many of the symptoms are written off to aging and never addressed. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru takes a deep dive into the topic of hormonal imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried, along with what you can do to get them back on track. 
    Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is Women, Food, and Hormones.
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -Common hormone imbalances that have become normalized in society 
    -Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances 
    -The top three things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances
    -How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances
    -The top three mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones
    -The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. Sara Gottfried, follow her on Instagram @saragottfriedmd, Facebook @drgottfried, Twitter @gottfriedsara, YouTube @drgottfried, and through her website, saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again, here.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Gut Food.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    ​​Gut Food uses the power of three critical gut-supporting components—prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols—and five ingredients at clinically validated dosages to help reduce inflammation, support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, improve digestion and reduce bloating, and support mood and energy. Check it out at gutfood.com.

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    • 42 min
    The Top 3 Nutrient Deficiencies and How to Fix Them with Chris Kresser

    The Top 3 Nutrient Deficiencies and How to Fix Them with Chris Kresser

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Pendulum.
    In an ideal world where soils are rich and air and water are pure, we would be able to get the vitamins and nutrients we need to optimally support and sustain a disease-free life through diet alone. However, I’ve learned for most, that's just not practical in our toxic, modern world.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Chris Kresser to talk about the increasing issue of nutritional deficiencies, how we got here, and how to add back in what the modern world squeezed out. 
    Chris Kresser is the cofounder of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the founder of Kresser Institute, the host of the top-ranked health podcast Revolution Health Radio, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He has recently launched Adapt Naturals, a supplement line designed to add back into your diet what the modern world has crowded out and help people perform and feel their best.
    In this episode, we dive into:
    -The top three reasons why people end up having a nutrient deficiency (2:01)
    -The top three nutrient deficiencies (9:04)
    -Why the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is inadequate as a standard for nutrient intake (13:34)
    -Signs of nutrient deficiencies (18:49)
    -Nutrients that people can get too much of (35:19)
    -Optimal vitamin D levels (38:11) 
    -Nutrients people should people be careful supplementing with (41:53)
    -How to get more organ meats into your diet (43:40)
    -Why some people can thrive on a vegan or vegetarian diet and others can’t (1:05:19)
    -Why phytonutrients are so important (1:12:40)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Adapt Naturals
    -Revolution Health Radio
    -Kresser Institute
    -Vitamin D Optimal Levels 
    For more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website, chriskresser.com.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Pendulum.
    ​​Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10.
    Pendulum is the first company to figure out how to harness the amazing benefits of Akkermansia in a probiotic capsule. To receive 20% off your first purchase of Pendulum’s Akkermansia probiotic supplement, go to Pendulumlife.com and use code DHRU20.

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Supercharge Your Immune System with Dr. William Li

    What to Eat to Beat Cancer and Supercharge Your Immune System with Dr. William Li

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    An astonishing 70 percent of cancer is diet related. When it comes to treating cancer, conventional medicine is good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it, but many doctors fail to treat the root cause. Functional Medicine empowers patients and practitioners to optimize health by addressing the root causes of disease.
    The right diet is imperative in preventing cancer and during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer. Insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. 
    On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. William Li to discuss how recent research is now revealing the connection between insulin resistance and cancer, what you can eat to prevent cancer, and much more. 
    In this episode we dive into:
     
    -How sugar fuels cancer
    -Foods that starve cancer
    -How to supercharge your immune system
    -The power of polyphenols on the gut microbiome
    -Akkermansia and cancer immunotherapy
    Listen to the full episode here.
    For more on Dr. William Li, follow him on Instagram @DrWilliamLi, Facebook @DrWilliamLi, YouTube @DrWilliamLi, and through his website, drwilliamli.com. Get his book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, here. Learn more about his course, Eat to Beat Disease, here. Sign up for his free masterclasses here.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Paleovalley.
    ​​InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/dhru to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.

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    • 43 min
    The Top 5 Superfoods That Can Level Up Your Health with Mary Shenouda

    The Top 5 Superfoods That Can Level Up Your Health with Mary Shenouda

    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Birch Living.
    While the term “superfood” carries a certain hype, some foods do earn that status. Food is medicine, and some foods are more powerful medicines than others! Food is the most powerful tool we have to create optimal health.
    Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Mary Shenouda to talk about the top five superfoods that can level up your health.
    Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after performance chef and specialist. Her clients include both professional athletes and Hollywood entertainers. Mary is also the creator and founder of Phat Fudge, a high-performance food line of her own formulation. 
     
    In this episode, we dive into: 
    -The anti-inflammatory benefits of black cumin seed oil, where to find it, and why it’s Mary’s favorite ingredient (1:56)
    -How Mary approaches supplement protocols for her clients and herself (13:16)
    -Mary’s gut-reset protocol (18:23)
    -Mary’s background and how she got into this work (27:15)
    -Why liver is nature’s most potent superfood, Mary’s favorite recipe, and where to source it (37:28) 
    -The superfood qualities of tahini (44:52)
    -The power of medicinal mushrooms (51:00)
    -Mary’s autoimmune condition and what can contribute to flare-ups (57:24)
    -Autoimmune conditions and the importance of sleep (1:05:01) 
    -Why saffron is a superfood (1:17:27)
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    -Zatik Black Seed Oil 
     
    -Phat Fudge
    -Gut Reset Program
    -Host Defense MycoShield Spray
    -Mary Shenouda on The Genius Life Podcast 
    For more on Mary Shenouda, follow her on Instagram @paleochef and @phatfudge, Facebook @thepaleochef, Twitter @paleochef, YouTube @marythepaleochef, and through her website, paleochef.com.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Birch Living.
    InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
    To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus 2 free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru.

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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

JayV69 ,

Always adding value

Dhru consistently shows me the way just in the nick of time. This program adds so much value to me continuing to grow. Thanks brother!

Brett Voorhees ,

Episode 83

This episode hit home for me. Great viewpoints I didn’t think about previously.

sunny@921 ,

Great show

Glad I found this podcast there is so much great info I look forward to new episodes.

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