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The Broken Brain podcast will help you take your brain health to the next level and teach you how to live your best life! Listen as host and serial entrepreneur Dhru Purohit interviews the top experts in the field of neu
Latest Episode1/21/2021

#189: How to Live on Purpose with Antonio Neves

Season 1, Ep. 189
Do you ever find yourself just going along on autopilot, not stopping to think what you’re doing or why you’re doing it? Do you ever forget why you agreed to a meeting or project, or wonder how you got to where you are in life right now?On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Antonio Neves, an internationally recognized leadership speaker, author, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of three books, and his latest book, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You, was just released. On his podcast The Best Thing, Antonio talks with leaders about the best thing to happen to them that would never appear on a resume. Antonio’s speaking audiences over the years have included: Google, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Booking.com, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and more. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in New York City with top television networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. Antonio is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.In this episode, Dhru and Antonio talk about how to own your past and accept where you are today so you can move forward. They discuss the importance of getting the right advice from friends, and why statements like “Don’t worry, it’s never too late,” or “Maybe it wasn’t meant to be,” can be harmful. They also talk about how to be an active player in your own life and start living on your own terms and why what you do when no one is watching will determine your success or failure in life.In this episode, we dive into:-What living on autopilot looks like (2:26)-Antonio’s personal transformation journey (4:39)-Why we must believe the best is ahead, and that the “best thing” hasn’t happened yet (15:15)-Taking inventory of the last 30 days of your life (26:26)-How to get clear on what you want (38:59)-Why your dreams have an expiration (49:20)-The value of having honest friendships in your life (57:02)-The importance of not just committing, but recommitting everyday to what is most important to you (1:05:45)-Why people give up on their dreams (1:11:56)-The stories we have yet to accept in our lives (1:17:04)For more on Antonio Neves you can follow him on Instagram @TheAntonioNeves, on Facebook @TheAntonioNeves, on Twitter @TheAntonioNeves, on YouTube @TheAntonioNeves, and through his website https://theantonioneves.com/. Get his book, Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You at https://theantonioneves.com/stop-living-on-autopilot-book/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Stop Living on Autopilot book bonuses - https://theantonioneves.com/order-stop-living-on-autopilot-antonio-neves-bonus/-The Best Thing Podcast - https://theantonioneves.com/the-best-thing-podcast-with-antonio-neves/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout.
1/21/2021

#189: How to Live on Purpose with Antonio Neves

Season 1, Ep. 189
Do you ever find yourself just going along on autopilot, not stopping to think what you’re doing or why you’re doing it? Do you ever forget why you agreed to a meeting or project, or wonder how you got to where you are in life right now?On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Antonio Neves, an internationally recognized leadership speaker, author, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of three books, and his latest book, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You, was just released. On his podcast The Best Thing, Antonio talks with leaders about the best thing to happen to them that would never appear on a resume. Antonio’s speaking audiences over the years have included: Google, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Booking.com, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and more. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in New York City with top television networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. Antonio is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.In this episode, Dhru and Antonio talk about how to own your past and accept where you are today so you can move forward. They discuss the importance of getting the right advice from friends, and why statements like “Don’t worry, it’s never too late,” or “Maybe it wasn’t meant to be,” can be harmful. They also talk about how to be an active player in your own life and start living on your own terms and why what you do when no one is watching will determine your success or failure in life.In this episode, we dive into:-What living on autopilot looks like (2:26)-Antonio’s personal transformation journey (4:39)-Why we must believe the best is ahead, and that the “best thing” hasn’t happened yet (15:15)-Taking inventory of the last 30 days of your life (26:26)-How to get clear on what you want (38:59)-Why your dreams have an expiration (49:20)-The value of having honest friendships in your life (57:02)-The importance of not just committing, but recommitting everyday to what is most important to you (1:05:45)-Why people give up on their dreams (1:11:56)-The stories we have yet to accept in our lives (1:17:04)For more on Antonio Neves you can follow him on Instagram @TheAntonioNeves, on Facebook @TheAntonioNeves, on Twitter @TheAntonioNeves, on YouTube @TheAntonioNeves, and through his website https://theantonioneves.com/. Get his book, Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You at https://theantonioneves.com/stop-living-on-autopilot-book/.Also mentioned in this episode:-Stop Living on Autopilot book bonuses - https://theantonioneves.com/order-stop-living-on-autopilot-antonio-neves-bonus/-The Best Thing Podcast - https://theantonioneves.com/the-best-thing-podcast-with-antonio-neves/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout.
1/20/2021

#188: Ask Dhru Anything: Switching Your Career, Tips for Brain Fog, and Supporting Your Immune System

Season 1, Ep. 188
In this new Q&A series, Dhru takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dhru during a future Ask Dhru Q&A, text your question to 302-200-5643 using the hashtag #AskDhru.Topics covered in this episode include:-Dhru’s favorite question to ask (4:58)-Plant-based vs. animal-based protein (9:37)-Oil pulling and cavities (17:35)-The COVID-19 vaccine (25:42) / (33:52) / (54:31)-Dhru’s advice on a health coaching career (29:05)-Eggs and weight loss (51:43)-Tips for battling brain fog (56:27)-Supporting your immune system during the pandemic (59:32)Mentioned in this episode:-Dynamic Therapy Solutions: http://www.dynamictherapysolutions.org/-The Mind Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman: https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep154/-How Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Disease: https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/19/bb-ep170/-Levels Health:https://www.levelshealth.com/-Vagish Kumar L. Shanbhag: Review of Oil Pulling: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198813/-Overview of Oil Pull Trials: https://www.drstevenlin.com/benefits-of-coconut-oil-pulling/Norway Vaccine Deaths-Norway Media: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ftrondheim24.no%2Fnyheter%2Flegemiddelverket-har-sett-pa-13-dodsfall-i-etterkant-av-vaksinasjon%2F-US Media Reports: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-15/norway-warns-of-vaccination-risks-for-sick-patients-over-80British Journal of Medicine - COVID Vaccine-Push for Raw Data: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/01/04/peter-doshi-pfizer-and-modernas-95-effective-vaccines-we-need-more-details-and-the-raw-data/-Will The Covid Vaccines Save Lives: https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/covid-19-vaccine-trials-cannot-tell-us-if-they-will-save-lives/-Former NYT Journalist - Alex Berenson: https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson-Dr. Vinay Prasad MD MPH: https://twitter.com/VPrasadMDMPH-Michael Levitt - Nobel Laureate: https://twitter.com/MLevitt_NP2013-Not All Deaths After Vaccination Will Be Linked to Covid-19 Vaccines: https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/28/chance-illnesses-after-covid-19-vaccinations-could-test-public-confidence-even-if-the-problems-are-unrelated/-Functional Medicine Coaching Academy: https://functionalmedicinecoaching.org/-ADAPT Functional Health Coach Training Program: https://kresserinstitute.com/-Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP): https://discover.ifm.org/afmcp/-Dr. Shalini Bhat: https://themovementboutique.ca/-Dr. Stephanie Estima: https://hellobetty.club/-Anahad O’Connor - Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/well/eat/is-there-an-optimal-diet-for-humans.htmlFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here.
1/18/2021

The Functional Medicine Approach to Heart Disease

We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable.We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 2 from our 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 2, we’ll discuss the biggest killer of our time: cardiovascular disease. There is so much misinformation out there about what causes cardiovascular disease. We’ll talk about innovative testing and recommendations around prevention.We’ll also cover:-The misconceptions around heart disease.-How to identify the root cause of heart disease.-The best ways to protect and support your heart.This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/.
1/14/2021

#187: A Masterclass on Fasting with Dave Asprey

Season 1, Ep. 187
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 Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dave Asprey, the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking,” has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. In this episode, Dhru and Dave dive deep into the topic of fasting. They talk about how fasting can troubleshoot our biology, boost our energy, and decrease our risk of disease. They also discuss how there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fasting, how to avoid the fasting trap, and biohacks for making fasting less painful, more pleasurable, and above all more enriching. In this episode, we dive into: -Why fasting feels scary to so many people (3:50) -The importance of learning about the intangible aspects of fasting (9:39)-The benefits of fasting (14:54)-How women should approach fasting (19:49) -The stages of fasting (32:24)-Skipping breakfast vs. skipping dinner when fasting (41:16) -Addressing loneliness through fasting (56:40)-Fasting from hate (1:01:02)-Being social without eating (1:04:57) -Where to learn more about Dave Asprey (1:06:17)For more on Dave Asprey you can follow him on Instagram @Dave.Asprey, on Facebook @BulletProofExecutive, on Twitter @BulletProofExec, on YouTube @DaveAsprey, and through his website https://daveasprey.com/. Get his book, Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be at https://fastthisway.com/. Join Dave’s 14 Days of Fasting Training at https://fastthisway.com/.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients. Right now, Thrive is offering all my listeners an amazing deal. When you sign up for a new membership, you will receive a free gift. And, any time you spend more than $49, you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain to sign-up.
1/11/2021

Discover The Secrets to Aging in Reverse

We often think of aging as synonymous with decline. We believe that having memory loss, becoming slow and less agile, experiencing joint pain and stiffness, increasing diseases, and need for medications are all viewed as ‘normal’ as we age. The truth is, becoming overweight, sick, and slow are NOT inevitable.We need to reframe how we view aging. The current theory that aging is just a slow and painful decline until we die is outdated and archaic. Currently, our healthspans do not equal our lifespans. Your healthspan is how well you live, your lifespan is how long you live. So while it’s true that human bodies cannot live forever, there are proven scientific methods to extend our healthspan, and that’s really what matters.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, we are sharing episode 1 from our upcoming 8-part docu-series, the Longevity Roadmap, hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman.In the Longevity Roadmap, you’ll learn all about the prevalent diseases of aging that decrease healthspan, how the conventional approach to these conditions is backwards, how to identify and treat the root cause of aging using the Functional Medicine approach, and more importantly, how to improve your healthspan to live a long, vibrant life.In Episode 1, we'll dive into an overview of longevity and the difference between healthspan and lifespan. We'll discuss the 7 systems of Functional Medicine and how imbalances in each system can lead to disease.We’ll also cover:The issue with the disease-focused approach.How the 7 main organ systems are responsible for the majority of chronic disease.Practical steps you can take today to improve your healthspan.This 8-part docu-series, explores the Functional Medicine approach to heart disease, cancer, balancing hormones, and brain health, how to eat for longevity, and innovative therapies that have been shown to increase healthspan. Join Dr. Hyman and other experts and doctors at The UltraWellness Center to learn how to create optimal health and Become Young at Any Age.You can watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series for free, between January 13th and 20th—click here to sign-up: https://longevityfilm.com/.
1/7/2021

#185: Build Your Brain and Burn Fat with Shawn Stevenson

Season 1, Ep. 185
Food is complicated. It's a key controller of our state of health or disease. It's a social centerpiece for the most important moments of our lives. It's the building blocks that creates our brain, enabling us to have thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It's the very stuff that makes up our bodies and what we see looking back at us in the mirror. Food isn't just food—it's the thing that makes us who we are. So why does figuring out what to eat feel so overwhelming?On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Shawn Stevenson, the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. In this episode, Dhru and Shawn dive deep into the topic of fat and why body fat is not really the culprit it’s been made out to be, how our bodies actually “burn” body-fat, and the key hormones, enzymes, and nutrients involved in this process. They talk about the surprising way that our gut bacteria controls our body weight, and the research on how food affects our relationships. They also discuss how we have an epidemic of food insecurity and health disparities in our world today, the startling data around food inequality, and what we can actually do to help fix it. In this episode, we dive into: -What fat really is and why it’s so important to our survival (6:14) -How your microbiome determines your body composition (18:10) -How the misconstrued science of calories has contributed to growing diet struggles (27:13)-How our psychology impacts what food does to us (37:36)-How stress impacts our metabolic health (51:16)-Fat loss and the importance of diversity of our gut microbiome (52:53) -How nutrition affects our relationships, conflict resolution, and even aggressive behavior (1:14:47)-How Shawn overcame degenerative disc disease (1:22:41) -How our social structures determine our food choices (1:33:38) -The most powerful agent of change (1:47:37) For more on Shawn Stevenson you can follow him on Instagram @ShawnModel, on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Twitter @ShawnModel, on YouTube @TheShawnModel, and through his website https://themodelhealthshow.com//. Get his book, Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:-NASA’s experiment on gravity - https://youtu.be/9-YNaN-5mncFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Bioptimizers.My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to www.bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 at checkout.