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Dhru Purohit Podcast

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Exploring the inner workings of the brain and the body with the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
Latest Episode11/24/2022

The Top Habits and Superfoods that Help Slow Aging and Reverse Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland

Season 2, Ep. 158
This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and InsideTracker.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Jeff Bland to discuss the importance of immune resilience and the many different factors that impact it. They talk about the gut-brain connection and how dysbiosis and leaky gut drive diseases of inflammaging. They also discuss how we can slow, and in many cases reverse, the aging process through the use of powerful superfoods, hormetic stressors, and diet and lifestyle tools. Jeffrey Bland, PhD, is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company that’s on a mission to transform the way people think about the immune system. At Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland advocates for the power of immunorejuvenation to enhance immunity through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods.In 1991, he and his wife, founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he has traveled the world many times in his role as the “father of Functional Medicine.” Dr. Bland is the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life and countless other books and research papers.In this episode, we dive into: - The top things that cause people to age prematurely (3:02)- How leaky gut and dysbiosis are connected to premature aging (14:35)- How toxic thoughts and experiences can accelerate the aging process (22:36)- The top foods that prematurely age us (27:10)- Tests and biomarkers to understand and track your metabolic health (30:08)- What is immunorejuvation and why is it important? (41:35)- Different ways to prevent inflammaging using diet and lifestyle (45:03)- The role of phytochemicals and polyphenols in healthy aging (48:20)- Hormetic vs episodic stressors and how they can benefit immunity and aging (1:07:33)- How Dr. Bland reversed his biological age by 20 years (1:13:28)- Final thoughts and how to follow Dr. Bland’s work (1:36:30) Also mentioned in this episode:-Big Bold Health-Study on microplastic in Teflon pans-Try This: Optimal Metabolic Health Reference RangesFor more on Dr. Bland, follow him on Instagram @drjeffreybland, YouTube @bigboldhealth, and through his website, jeffreybland.com.From now until November 28, you can get not only Magnesium Breakthrough but all of Bioptimizers’ products at 25% off. Just go to Bioptimizers.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community $200 off their Ultimate Plan, or 34% off any other plan, until the end of the month. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
11/24/2022

The Top Habits and Superfoods that Help Slow Aging and Reverse Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland

Season 2, Ep. 158
This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and InsideTracker.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Jeff Bland to discuss the importance of immune resilience and the many different factors that impact it. They talk about the gut-brain connection and how dysbiosis and leaky gut drive diseases of inflammaging. They also discuss how we can slow, and in many cases reverse, the aging process through the use of powerful superfoods, hormetic stressors, and diet and lifestyle tools. Jeffrey Bland, PhD, is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company that’s on a mission to transform the way people think about the immune system. At Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland advocates for the power of immunorejuvenation to enhance immunity through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods.In 1991, he and his wife, founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he has traveled the world many times in his role as the “father of Functional Medicine.” Dr. Bland is the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life and countless other books and research papers.In this episode, we dive into: - The top things that cause people to age prematurely (3:02)- How leaky gut and dysbiosis are connected to premature aging (14:35)- How toxic thoughts and experiences can accelerate the aging process (22:36)- The top foods that prematurely age us (27:10)- Tests and biomarkers to understand and track your metabolic health (30:08)- What is immunorejuvation and why is it important? (41:35)- Different ways to prevent inflammaging using diet and lifestyle (45:03)- The role of phytochemicals and polyphenols in healthy aging (48:20)- Hormetic vs episodic stressors and how they can benefit immunity and aging (1:07:33)- How Dr. Bland reversed his biological age by 20 years (1:13:28)- Final thoughts and how to follow Dr. Bland’s work (1:36:30) Also mentioned in this episode:-Big Bold Health-Study on microplastic in Teflon pans-Try This: Optimal Metabolic Health Reference RangesFor more on Dr. Bland, follow him on Instagram @drjeffreybland, YouTube @bigboldhealth, and through his website, jeffreybland.com.From now until November 28, you can get not only Magnesium Breakthrough but all of Bioptimizers’ products at 25% off. Just go to Bioptimizers.com/dhru and use code DHRU10.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community $200 off their Ultimate Plan, or 34% off any other plan, until the end of the month. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself.
11/21/2022

The Hidden Root Causes of Anxiety and What You Can Do to Beat it Today with Dr. Ellen Vora

Season 2, Ep. 157
This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.Blood sugar is starting to get more of the attention it deserves in terms of optimizing metabolic health, but there’s one issue that often gets left out of the equation—anxiety. The way our blood sugar, insulin, and other hormones respond to sugar and starch wreaks havoc on our mental and emotional wellness. Yet most people struggling with anxiety and depression are given medications without any consideration of their diet and lifestyle choices.On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ellen Vora to talk about the hidden root causes of anxiety and what you can do to beat it today.Dr. Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. She takes a Functional Medicine approach to mental health—considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University.  In this episode we dive into:-The hidden root causes of anxiety -The connection between blood sugar dysregulation and anxiety -Women, intermittent fasting, and anxiety -Caffeine consumption and anxiety -Understanding psychiatric medication in treating anxiety -Tools to help mitigate anxiety Also mentioned in this episode:-4-7-8 Breathing Technique-Amma (Extended Mix) by James Asher Listen to the full episode here. For more on Dr. Ellen Vora, follow her on Instagram @ellenvoramd, Facebook @ellenvoramd, TikTok @ellenvoramd, YouTube @ellenvoramd, and through her website, ellenvora.com. Get her book, The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response, here.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.Birch mattress by Helix is made out of organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. To get $200 off your Birch Living mattress plus two free eco-rest pillows, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today.InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community $200 off Ultimate or 34% off at insidetracker.com/DHRU until the end of the month.
11/17/2022

Sugar Is Breaking Our Brains and Poisoning Our Mitochondria with Dr. Chris Palmer of Harvard Medical School

Season 2, Ep. 156
This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and Colima Salt. We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat?Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Chris Palmer to discuss a revolutionary new way of understanding and treating mental illness, specifically with a ketogenic diet and mitochondrial repair. Dr. Palmer shares some truly amazing stories about patients struggling with severe psychiatric illnesses who have been able to regain their health and independence along with a greater quality of life.Dr. Palmer is a psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health. He is the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, he has held leadership roles in psychiatric education, conducted research, and worked with people who have treatment-resistant mental illnesses. In this episode, we dive into:  -The number-one driver of mental health disorders today (1:48)-The role metabolism plays when it comes to mental health disorders (2:42)-The patient who changed the way Dr. Palmer treats mental illness (8:10)-The long-term outcomes of using medical interventions for depression (18:32)-Dr. Palmer’s personal history with mental illness and what he noticed after making changes to his diet (23:44)-The role mitochondria play in mental disorders (53:11)-The causes of mitochondrial dysfunction (1:01:26)-Pharmaceutical drugs and mitochondrial dysfunction (1:14:23)-Understanding the current treatment model of mental health disorders (1:21:30)-How to address metabolic health to improve mental disorders (1:30:17)For more on Dr. Chris Palmer, visit his websites, chrispalmermd.com and brainenergy.com. Get his book, Brain Energy, here. This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, InsideTracker, and Colima Salt.ButcherBox has a variety of different boxes, and you can choose your box and frequency. For a limited time, you can sign up and get two pounds of ground beef free for a whole year PLUS $10 off by going to butcherbox.com/dhru.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.Right now, you can get a bag of Ava Jane’s Kitchen Colima Sea Salt for free and just pay for shipping and handling. Head on over to dhrusalt.com and try Colima Sea Salt for free today!
11/14/2022

The Top Signs Your Nutrient Deficient and What to Do About It with Chris Kresser

Season 2, Ep. 155
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.In an ideal world where soils are rich and the 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, that’s just not practical for most of us in our toxic, modern world.On today’s mini-episode, 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 co-founder of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the founder of Kresser Institute, the host of the top-ranked health podcast Revolution Health Radio, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 2,000 clinicians and health coaches with his unique approach. 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 nutrient deficiencies -Signs of nutrient deficiencies-Nutrients people can get too much of-Optimal vitamin D levels -Nutrients people should people be careful supplementing with -The importance of vitamin K2 and choline -Understanding calcium and vitamin A deficiencies-Why phytonutrients are so important-Chris’s new supplement line, Adapt Naturals  Listen to the full episode here. For more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, Facebook @chriskresslac, Twitter @chriskresser, YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website, chriskresser.com.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and InsideTracker.Cozy Earth are the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRU.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.
11/10/2022

How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Improve Your Weight and Metabolic Health with Cynthia Thurlow

Season 2, Ep. 154
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and WHOOP.Intermittent fasting has become all the rage for weight loss and better health. It is a free tool that activates all the systems in your body to protect and heal itself and help you live longer. Fasting can help reduce inflammation, brain fog, and insulin resistance. It can also increase energy and bone density and activate autophagy, which is the process of cleaning out damaged cells. But intermittent fasting affects men and women differently.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Cynthia Thurlow to discuss the unique challenges women face with intermittent fasting and how to customize an approach to intermittent fasting that recognizes menstrual cycles and life circumstances. Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, CEO and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project. She is an international speaker with over 13 million views for her second TEDx talk and a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and nutritional health.In this episode, we dive into:  -How eating less contributes to having more energy (9:57)-Indications that you are not metabolically flexible (12:42)-Optimal fasting insulin level (18:23)-How a high fasting insulin level makes it difficult to lose weight (21:16)-The connection between fasting and optimal metabolic health (25:08)-The importance of being flexible when it comes to fasting (32:48)-The benefits of ending your feeding window earlier (43:22)-How fasting improves gut health (53:02)-How to know if fasting is causing harm (55:44)-Adequate protein consumption and why maintaining muscle mass is so important as we age (1:16:46)-The impact of alcohol consumption on women’s health (1:35:06)-The benefits of infrared sauna and cryotherapy (1:38:45) Also mentioned in this episode: -Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique TEDx Talk -Everyday Wellness PodcastFor more on Cynthia Thurlow, follow her on Instagram @cynthia_thurlow_, on YouTube @cynthiathurlow, and through her website, cynthiathurlow.com. Get her book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation, here. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and WHOOP.Magnesium Breakthrough really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15.
11/7/2022

The Top Causes of Colon Cancer and How to Reduce Your Risk Today with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Season 2, Ep. 153
This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Pendulum.Did you know that colon cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States? While traditionally a disease of older adults, it has crept into younger and younger age groups. There are also racial and ethnic groups that see its devastating consequences at a higher rate. On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to talk about why we are seeing an increase in colon-cancer incidence and mortality in young people. They discuss the risk factors and the importance of screening and early detection. They also talk about how to create a terrain in the body where cancer is less likely to grow through specific diet and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media, including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  In this episode we dive into: -What causes colon cancer -Why we are seeing higher rates of colon cancer in younger people -Testing and screening for colon cancer -How to create an environment in the body where cancer is less likely to grow -The important role physical activity plays in cancer prevention -The connection between gut health and colon cancer -Foods that support our microbiome and can lower our risk for colon cancer  Listen to the full episode here. For more on Dr. Boham, follow her on Instagram @elizabethbohammd, Facebook @elizabethbohammd, on Twitter @drboham, and through her websites, drboham.com and ultrawellnesscenter.com.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.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.
11/3/2022

How to Help the Men in Your Life Get Healthy, Level Up, and Find Purpose

Season 2, Ep. 152
This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and WHOOP.Surrounding ourselves with people who elevate us not only leads to a more fulfilling life, it leads to a healthier and longer one too. In fact, loneliness poses the same risks as smoking and can even manifest as physical illness, including chronic pain. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru leads us through a fun conversation on practical ways to cultivate your own community with his friends Antonio Neves, Mark Meyuhas, and Junaid Kalmadi, who are all part of a weekly men’s group called Man Morning. They share about things going on in their life—from health to business to family to relationships. In this episode, we dive into:  -Simple tips for adding more joy to your life (6:27)-What is Man Morning? (30:19)-The crisis men are facing (34:28)-The importance of having mentors (56:06)-The earliest indicators that you are giving leftovers in your relationships (1:07:44)-The power of presence in relationships (1:15:49)-How softening the start-up of your arguments is crucial to resolving relationship conflicts (1:27:44)-The written rules of Man Morning that allow for vulnerable sharing (1:35:09)-A better question to ask instead of “what’s new?” (1:47:15)Sign-up for the Man Morning newsletter here.For more on Antonio Neves, follow him on Instagram @theantonioneves, and through his website, theantonioneves.com. Get his book, Stop Living on Autopilot, here. For more on Mark Meyuhas, follow him on Instagram @the.tasting.kitchen and @ghisallo.la and through his websites, thetastingkitchen.com and ghisallo.la. Check out his meditation app, Evenflow, here.For more on Junaid Kalmadi, follow him on Instagram @thefarmersjuice, and through his website, farmersjuice.com. This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and WHOOP.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/dhru.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health-coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. For me, it's been a game-changer to optimize my sleep and improve my fitness, performance, and overall health. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15.