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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 Episode9/23/2021

#239: Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen

Season 2, Ep. 36
Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.The brain is capable of some incredible and life-altering changes. The hippocampus actually creates 700 new stem cells every single day, meaning the brain can regenerate, improve, and heal from traumatic injuries and other significant insults to function better than ever.We’re more successful at this when we know what the underlying causes of dysfunction are. The brain is one organ that is often treated without ever being seen. Imaging provides us with an amazing look at what areas of the brain are suffering. We can also look at our habits, genetic predispositions, emotional and physical health history, environment, and many other factors to understand the root of brain imbalances.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend and colleague, Dr. Daniel Amen, about all this and more.Dr. Amen is a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, twelve-time New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Amen Clinics, with 10 clinics across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain SPECT scans related to behavior, totaling nearly 200,000 scans on patients from 150 countries.Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 80 scientific articles on his work, and Discover Magazine named his research using SPECT to distinguish posttraumatic stress disorder from traumatic brain injury as one of the top 100 stories in science for 2015.Dr. Amen is the author of many books including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as The End of Mental Illness, Memory Rescue, Healing ADD, and The Daniel Plan, written with Dr. Mark Hyman and Pastor Rick Warren. In March 2021, he released Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang Ups.In this episode, we dive into:-How improving your brain health improves every aspect of your life (7:35) -Why Dr. Amen hates the term mental illness (12:50) -What you do to your brain you do to your body (14:24) -The hidden forces that are having a dramatic impact on our brain and bodies (17:32) -What Dr. Amen did to take control of his brain health (24:04)-How to have mastery over the health of your brain and body (28:52) -How influences from your past steal your happiness (33:52) -How mold can wreak havoc on the brain (48:34) -How to get control over the inflammation in your body and brain (55:21) -Common reasons why people get derailed from following through on a plan (1:01:33) Also mentioned in this episode:-The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman - https://amzn.to/3Czdjyg-Amen Clinics - http://amenclinics.com-Know Your Dragon’s Quiz - https://knowyourdragons.com/-The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast - https://brainwarriorswaypodcast.com/-Brain Thrive by 25 Course - https://www.amenuniversity.com/brain-thrive-by-25-basic-Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation - https://changeyourbrain.org/-I Told You So! Why The American Cancer Society Says to Stop Drinking - https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/why-the-american-cancer-society-says-to-stop-drinking/For more on Dr. Amen you can follow him on Instagram @doc_amen, on Facebook @drdanielamen, on Twitter @docamen, on TikTok @docamen, and through his website https://danielamenmd.com/. Get his book Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame The Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-ups, at https://yourbrainisalwayslistening.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.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it’s a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I’ve ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.
9/23/2021

#239: Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen

Season 2, Ep. 36
Avoid These Things If You Want a Healthier Brain | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.The brain is capable of some incredible and life-altering changes. The hippocampus actually creates 700 new stem cells every single day, meaning the brain can regenerate, improve, and heal from traumatic injuries and other significant insults to function better than ever.We’re more successful at this when we know what the underlying causes of dysfunction are. The brain is one organ that is often treated without ever being seen. Imaging provides us with an amazing look at what areas of the brain are suffering. We can also look at our habits, genetic predispositions, emotional and physical health history, environment, and many other factors to understand the root of brain imbalances.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to our good friend and colleague, Dr. Daniel Amen, about all this and more.Dr. Amen is a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, twelve-time New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Amen Clinics, with 10 clinics across the United States. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain SPECT scans related to behavior, totaling nearly 200,000 scans on patients from 150 countries.Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 80 scientific articles on his work, and Discover Magazine named his research using SPECT to distinguish posttraumatic stress disorder from traumatic brain injury as one of the top 100 stories in science for 2015.Dr. Amen is the author of many books including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, as well as The End of Mental Illness, Memory Rescue, Healing ADD, and The Daniel Plan, written with Dr. Mark Hyman and Pastor Rick Warren. In March 2021, he released Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang Ups.In this episode, we dive into:-How improving your brain health improves every aspect of your life (7:35) -Why Dr. Amen hates the term mental illness (12:50) -What you do to your brain you do to your body (14:24) -The hidden forces that are having a dramatic impact on our brain and bodies (17:32) -What Dr. Amen did to take control of his brain health (24:04)-How to have mastery over the health of your brain and body (28:52) -How influences from your past steal your happiness (33:52) -How mold can wreak havoc on the brain (48:34) -How to get control over the inflammation in your body and brain (55:21) -Common reasons why people get derailed from following through on a plan (1:01:33) Also mentioned in this episode:-The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman - https://amzn.to/3Czdjyg-Amen Clinics - http://amenclinics.com-Know Your Dragon’s Quiz - https://knowyourdragons.com/-The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast - https://brainwarriorswaypodcast.com/-Brain Thrive by 25 Course - https://www.amenuniversity.com/brain-thrive-by-25-basic-Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Foundation - https://changeyourbrain.org/-I Told You So! Why The American Cancer Society Says to Stop Drinking - https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/why-the-american-cancer-society-says-to-stop-drinking/For more on Dr. Amen you can follow him on Instagram @doc_amen, on Facebook @drdanielamen, on Twitter @docamen, on TikTok @docamen, and through his website https://danielamenmd.com/. Get his book Your Brain Is Always Listening: Tame The Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-ups, at https://yourbrainisalwayslistening.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.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Cozy Earth.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it’s a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I’ve ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.
9/20/2021

How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health (Minisode #47)

Season 2, Ep. 35
How to Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Regain Metabolic Health | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Even.Obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease all have one big thing in common—they all involve a component of blood sugar dysregulation. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply, managing blood sugar is something we should all be thinking about if we want to protect or improve our health.Thanks to technological advances like continuous glucose monitoring, we can now understand how we respond to carbohydrates like never before. For one person, a sweet potato might be easy to handle metabolically. For another, it could mean a giant rise and fall of blood sugar with a corresponding insulin spike. Some of the foods you might assume are healthy may even be the worst offenders. Seeing this information in real-time lets us make better decisions with immediate pay off for how we feel, as well as long-term protection against chronic disease.In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Ben Bikman about how our diet and lifestyle have fundamentally changed in a way that greatly impacts how we regulate blood sugar, and how it’s wreaking havoc on our metabolic health. They also talk about optimal glucose ranges, and how we can use continuous blood glucose monitoring to dramatically improve our health.Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.Dr. Ben Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist, and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. He is the author of, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Casey Means here: https://lnk.to/dhru-227/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Ben Bikman here: https://lnk.to/DrBenjaminBikman2/Sign up for early access to Levels Metabolic Fitness Program here: levels.link/dhruFor 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 The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Even.I recently started using bamboo sheets from Cozy Earth, and it’s a game changer. For one, these sheets help regulate temperature. One of the biggest tips all of the top sleep experts will give you is to make sure your sleep environment is cool. Studies actually show that sleeping in cooler temperatures leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. They are also the most comfortable sheets I’ve ever used. Right now, Cozy Earth is offering my audience 40% off. Just head over to https://cozyearth.com/ and use the discount code DHRUPODCAST.Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they’re used the right way, but it’s important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what’s been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru and use code DHRU20 to check out Even’s line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies.
9/16/2021

#238: Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here’s How to Fix Them with Dr. Sara Gottfried

Season 2, Ep. 34
Hormonal Imbalances Can Ruin Your Life, Here’s How to Fix Them| This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.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.In this episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, 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 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 (7:25)-Signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances (11:35)-Dr. Gottfried’s personal journey of learning how to balance her hormones (20:25)-The top 3 things to prioritize when addressing hormone imbalances (34:46)-Understanding the unique biology of women when it comes to balancing hormones (44:12)-How to uncover the root cause of hormone imbalances (50:10)-How chronic cardio negatively impacts cortisol levels (58:39)-The top 3 mistakes when it comes to diet and how it impacts our hormones (1:05:59)-How to improve metabolic flexibility (1:10:11)-The key pillars of The Gottfried Protocol (1:23:21)Also mentioned in this episode:-Breathing Zone App - https://breathing.zone/-Perceived Stress Scale Test - https://www.bemindfulonline.com/test-your-stress-Continuous Glucose Monitors --Levels - levels.link/dhru-January AI - https://january.ai-ZOE - https://joinzoe.com/-NutriSense - https://www.nutrisense.io/-Abbott - https://www.abbott.com/-Dexcom - https://www.dexcom.com/-Keto-Mojo (ketone and glucose monitor) - https://keto-mojo.com/For more on Dr. Gottfried you can follow her on Instagram @saragottfriedmd, on Facebook @drgottfried, on Twitter @gottfriedsara, on YouTube @drgottfried, and through her website https://www.saragottfriedmd.com. Get her book Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again, at https://amzn.to/3lopln5. To learn more about becoming a patient in Dr. Gottfried’s Precision Medicine practice, go to https://marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org/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.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and InsideTracker.It’s really important to me to source my meat from a place I can trust. ButcherBox only partners with farmers and ranchers who believe in going above and beyond when it comes to caring for animals, the environment, and sustainability. For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To get this limited time offer go to ButcherBox.com/DHRU.InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. It even tests your cortisol levels to help you better manage stress and you have the option to see how your inner age compares to your chronological age. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU.
9/13/2021

How to Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation (Minisode #46)

Season 2, Ep. 33
How to Hack Your Brain to Conquer Your Fears and Increase Motivation | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Even.At one point or another, we’ve all felt stuck in a rut with feelings of laziness and fear. During these times it can be really hard to take a step back and wonder what’s happening in the body, as opposed to just the mind, but it’s the link between the two that can push us through it.Neurotransmitters have some incredible power over how we function. Dopamine is responsible for craving, motivation, and pursuit. Adrenaline relates to agitation and endurance. Serotonin helps us be grateful and feel good about what we have. And acetylcholine can help us focus. This is just a snapshot of the chemical symphony happening in our bodies all the time, and we can actually leverage these inner reactions to better understand the way we react to the world around us and make positive changes.In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Andrew Huberman and Dr. Mark McLaughlin about the connection between fear, laziness, and motivation, and tools and strategies for overcoming them.Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell, and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.Dr. Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a national media commentator, thought leader in performance enhancement, and author of the book, Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Outthink Fear.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman here: https://lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman2/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark McLaughlin here: https://lnk.to/DrMarkMclaughlin/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 The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Even.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Prescription drugs can have some benefits when they’re used the right way, but it’s important to recognize that they can also deplete key nutrients. This company called Even has created a whole system to help you replenish what’s been lost while using certain medications, such as antidepressants, statins, or birth control. Their products are created by physicians, nutritionists, and pharmacists who have identified the exact recipe to rebalance nutrient levels and biochemistry while taking certain meds. Right now, Even is offering my community free consultations and 20% off your first order. Just go to feeleven.com/dhru and use code DHRU20 to check out Even’s line of supplements that specifically address medication-induced nutrient deficiencies.
9/9/2021

#237: 3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls

Season 2, Ep. 32
3 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.In health and medicine, we must always be willing to look deeper. We can’t give up on looking for healing solutions just because we’ve always been told a disease is progressive and incurable.That’s one of the many reasons I’m so inspired by today’s guest on The Dhru Purohit Podcast. Dr. Terry Wahls received a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and, instead of accepting a rapid decline in her function and quality of life, dove headfirst into looking for answers with long-lasting results. Dr. Wahls didn’t buy into the limits defined by her diagnosis and has completely changed the future of MS research and treatment options in the process.Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy.Dr. Wahls was confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. She restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.In this episode, we dive into:-Dr. Wahls’ story of being diagnosed with MS and how her transformation happened (7:42)-How conventional medicine looks at health and disease vs. Functional Medicine (16:13)-How to uncover the root cause of an autoimmune condition (23:01)-The role toxin exposure plays when it comes to autoimmune conditions (34:30)-Signs that an autoimmune condition is brewing (39:06)-The first thing to think about when addressing an autoimmune condition (41:13)-How eating 9+ cups of vegetables a day had a huge role in turning around Dr. Wahls’ health (51:38)-The healing benefits of organ meats (59:51)-Practical ways to increase vegetable consumption (1:09:45)-What role anti-nutrients might play when it comes to autoimmune conditions (1:12:09)-What Dr. Wahls’ diet looks like on a daily basis (1:16:27)-The power of movement when it comes to healing an autoimmune condition (1:23:27)-Figuring out your why as you begin your healing journey (1:33:10)Also mentioned in this episode:-The Autoimmune Intervention Mastery Course - https://terrywahls.com/aim/-Radical Health Upgrade Program - https://terrywahls.com/radicalhealthupgrade/-Conquer Your Autoimmune Condition - Free Five Day Challenge - https://terrywahls.com/5daychallenge/-Health professional certification (online course for health professionals) -https://terrywahls.com/certification/-Defying All Odds Documentary - http://defyingalloddsmovie.com/-Episode #98 - A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. Terry Wahls - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/19/bb-ep98/-US Wellness Meats - Organs and Organ Sausages - https://grasslandbeef.com/organs-organ-sausages-MS Clinical Trials - https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/-Impact of the Swank and Wahls elimination dietary interventions on fatigue and quality of life in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: The WAVES randomized parallel-arm clinical trial - https://doi.org/10.1177/20552173211035399-NMSS Announcement of Trail - https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Two-Diets-Reduced-Fatigue-and-Improved-Quality-ofFor more on Dr. Wahls you can follow her on Instagram @drterrywahls, on Facebook @terrywahls, on Twitter @terrywahls, on YouTube @terrywahls, and through her website https://terrywahls.com. Get her book The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, at https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/. Sign-up for her newsletter at https://terrywahls.com/email/.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.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and Paleovalley.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout.If you’re on the hunt for better snacks for you and your family, you should definitely check out Paleovalley. Right now they’re 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.
9/6/2021

Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients (Minisode #45)

Season 2, Ep. 31
Boost Your Brain Health with These Key Nutrients | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and BiOptimizers.Food isn’t like medicine, it is medicine. What we eat is literally transformed into tissue throughout our bodies, creating this vessel that lets us live our lives. When it comes to nutrition and health, people often only think about improving their weight or heart health. But the brain should be one of our top focuses for a long happy life, and there are so many foods we can eat every day with nutrients that specifically support it.In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Drew Ramsey about the top foods for brain health, and some of the most informative studies on using food as medicine, especially for the brain.Shawn Stevenson is 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. 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.Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City. He is the author of four books, most recently Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City and on their 127-acre organic farm in rural Indiana.Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson here: https://lnk.to/dhru-230/Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Drew Ramsey here: https://lnk.to/DrDrewRamsey2/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 The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and BiOptimizers.I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.If I had to pick one supplement that has made the biggest difference in my overall health, it would be magnesium. I personally started taking magnesium to help with my sleep, especially when I travel, and it’s been super helpful. But I don’t take just any old magnesium, I take BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. I haven’t found anything else like it on the market. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.
9/2/2021

#236: How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System with Dr. Ronesh Sinha

Season 2, Ep. 30
How Poor Metabolic Health Allows Covid-19 to Hijack Our System | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and BiOptimzers.When we think about Covid-19 and our health and well-being, there are many factors to consider. It’s not just about the general idea of immunity; we need to understand that multiple processes within the body can either make us more resilient against or more susceptible to this specific virus. Metabolic health is a big part of this.When we look at who is most vulnerable to Covid-19, we see that among the immuno-compromised and elderly there is also a population with major metabolic risk factors. That means insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and more.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the key areas we can focus on to optimize our metabolic health and how they specifically relate to decreasing our risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19.Dr. Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies.His groundbreaking work in corporate wellness and raising awareness about insulin resistance in the Asian population has received global attention with front cover stories in Fortune Magazine and the LA Times. Dr. Sinha blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism.In this episode, we dive into:-How metabolic health relates to Covid-19 (9:21)-What is metabolic health (13:24)-How Covid-19 can hijack metabolic health (15:41)-How poor metabolic health and insulin resistance can make someone more likely to get Covid-19 (19:57)-Vaccination and severe Covid-19 risk (22:21)-Children, metabolic health, and Covid-19 (31:12)-The ABCDS to better metabolic health (42:28)-Lab tests for metabolic health (1:02:05)Also mentioned in this episode:-Free Covid-19 Survival Guide - https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/covid-19-resources/-A Grim Warning from Israel: Vaccination Blunts, but Does Not Defeat Delta https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/grim-warning-israel-vaccination-blunts-does-not-defeat-delta-Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among Adults Hospitalized with Covid Study - https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/21_0123.htm-Deaths in Children and Adolescents Associated With Covid-19 and MIS-C in the United States - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34385349/-NPR article about citizen scientist - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/06/1025553638/how-a-gay-community-helped-the-cdc-spot-a-covid-outbreak-and-learn-more-about-deFor more on Dr. Ronesh you can follow him on Instagram @roneshsinhamd, on Facebook @southasiansolution, on Twitter @roneshsinha, on YouTube @roneshsinha, and through his website https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/. Check out his podcast, The Meta Health Podcast at https://www.culturalhealthsolutions.com/podcast/. Get his book, The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy, and Avoid Disease at https://www.amazon.com/South-Asian-Health-Solution-Culturally/dp/1939563054.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.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE and BiOptimizers.Saunas are expensive, but they can be a game changer. 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