Dhru Purohit Podcast
#194: Could This Simple Hack Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks? with Dr. Kristen Allott
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the US, with approximately 42 million people affected. Next to depression, anxiety is one of the leading sources of unhappiness, life dissatisfaction, and human suffering.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Kristen Allott, a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders. Dr. Allott is passionate about achievable results. With more than a decade of clinical experience, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health, fatigue, and sugar cravings.
Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) in Washington State to develop the Protein for All Project to optimize brain function in the high stakes environment of Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington. She is also the co-author of the book Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods.
In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Allott talk about the spectrum of anxiety, how diet can cause anxiety and panic attacks, and how managing blood glucose and nutrition are powerful tools for feeling better. Dr. Allott shares what she’s seen in her clinical practice helping those with anxiety and panic attacks. Her nutritional advice may sound counterintuitive. She and Dhru discuss why it’s important to stay open to different options, especially if trying all the “right” things hasn’t been working for you. Sometimes forgetting the rules is the best thing we can do for ourselves.
In this episode, we dive into:
-What exactly is anxiety? (2:56)
-How what and when we eat impacts the brain and can cause issues like anxiety (8:52)
-The evolutionary drivers of anxiety (12:37)
-Modern day factors that are hacking our brains and making it difficult to function in our day-to-day lives (15:09)
-Why the food we eat is such an important factor when it comes to how we experience anxiety (23:02)
-Anxiety and sleep (36:51)
-How eating protein before bed may help with anxiety and PTSD nightmares (42:12)
-How intermittent fasting affects our decision making (53:14)
-How much protein we should we be eating (1:01:36)
-What you can do if you sense a panic attack coming on (1:07:26)
For more on Dr. Kristen Allott you can follow her on Instagram @ProteinForAll, on Facebook @ProteinForAll, on Twitter @ProteinForAll, on YouTube @ProteinForAll, and through her website https://www.kristenallott.com/. Get her book, Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods at https://www.kristenallott.com/fuelyourbrain.
Also mentioned in this episode:
-Dr. Kristen Allot’s Newsletter - https://www.kristenallott.com/subscribe
-How to work with Dr. Allot if you are in the State of Washington - https://www.kristenallott.com/clinical-2020
-Levels Health - https://www.levelshealth.com/
-Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296
-Lunchtime Leniency: Judges’ Rulings Are Harsher When They Are Hungrier - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lunchtime-leniency/
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243. Poor Oral Health Leads To Alzheimer's: How To Fix Your Mouth For Longevity with Dr. Mark Burhenne02:09:58This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Pique Life.Did you know your oral health directly affects your overall health, longevity, and risk for chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s? Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Mark Burhenne to address why you need to start doubling down on your oral health for chronic disease prevention and tips for how to get started today.Dr. Mark Burhenne is a functional dentist and author of the number one Amazon bestseller The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. He received his degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Dental Board of California. In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Burhenne dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-How our oral health and dental health relate to longevity (1:59 / 1:59)-The connection between dental health and Alzheimer’s disease (3:53 / 3:53)-Why you need to floss (10:07 / 7:31)-The different types of floss and how to floss correctly (21:36 / 19:23)-Tongue scraping for better oral health (34:56 / 30:53)-The do’s and don’ts of teeth brushing (40:11 / 36:07)-Bad dentistry (46:08 / 42:44)-The biomechanics of proper brushing (51:45 / 47:41)-Recommendations for better mouthwash and toothpaste (1:01:14 / 57:14)-The dangers of fluoride (1:07:05 / 1:03:52)-Mouth taping: its benefits and why it’s going mainstream (1:14:48 / 1:11:30)-Top reasons why people have gum disease and cavities (1:24:15 / 1:20:13)-Why Dhru changed his mind about fruit (1:31:05 / 1:27:00)-Next steps after getting the Bristle test (1:45:22 / 1:29:45)-The connection between the oral microbiome and gut microbiome (1:51:37 / 1:40:16)-A cost-benefit analysis of root canals (1:54:47 / 1:51:25)Also mentioned in this episode:-Bristle at-home oral health test. Use code DHRU for 15% off.-askthedentist.com-The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ (episode 207)-Order Dr. Burhenne’s book, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox here.-Cavity Free Kids GuideAccess more than 3,000 specialty lab tests with Rupa Health. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com today.BiOptimizers is offering 10% off and a special gift with your purchase. Head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Get up to 15% off and a complimentary beaker and rechargeable frother on subscriptions over $105 when you shop at Piquelife.com/DhruTea.
242. The Biggest Diet & Lifestyle Mistakes People Make After Turning 40 with Shawn Stevenson02:09:20This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough, and Lifeforce. There are many misconceptions about what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle. But the truth is, you don’t need fancy supplements, an expensive gym membership, or a niche diet to be healthy. In fact, the biggest returns on health are often simple, free, or low-cost—we just need guidance getting started on the journey. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Shawn Stevenson to discuss the top mistakes, misconceptions, and confusion people face when setting out on their health journeys. Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and his latest book, Eat Smarter, and the creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health podcasts in the world. He is the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. In this episode, Dhru and Shawn dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-Top mistakes that people over 40 make (2:13 / 2:13)-The power of walking, movement, and muscle as we get older (4:21 / 4:21)-Areas in health and wellness that cause the most confusion (23:25 / 18:05)-Protein for satiety and weight loss (26:58 / 24:04)-The habits that have caused our nation to be sick (41:15 / 37:03 )-The role of the family unit in creating health (41:24 / 39:54)-Shawn’s stance on pharmaceutical interventions for obesity and heart disease (1:04:14 / 1:01:44)-Creating a tipping point where we normalize wellness (1:18:13 / 1:16:33)-Why focusing on your microenvironment is critical for creating change on a larger scale (1:28:00 / 1:26:25)-Recipes from Shawn’s new cookbook, Eat Smarter Family Cookbook (1:37:40 / 1:34:12)-What to eat (and not to eat) for breakfast (1:49:08 / 1:46:24)-The benefits of raw honey (1:52:56 / 1:50:00)-Where to order Shawn’s cookbook and special features (2:03:50 / 2:00:30)Also mentioned in this episode:-Preorder Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform Your Health, Happiness, and Connection, here-eatsmartercookbook.com (plus bonuses and free access to the Family Health & Fitness Summit!)-Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain-Trends in Consumption of Ultra-processed Foods Among US Youths Aged 2-19 Years, 1999-2018-Glyphosate Use, Toxicity, and Occurrence in Food-Maternal nutrition and the programming of obesityBiOptimizers is offering 10% off and a special gift with your purchase, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Right now, get 15% off your first purchase of Lifeforce at mylifeforce.com with code DHRU.
241. Manifesting the Future You and Achieving Your Wildest Goals with Dr. Ben Hardy, PhD01:38:01This episode is brought to you by WHOOP, ARMRA Colostrum, and Cozy Earth Many of us have a vision of what we want our future to look like but have trouble seeing a clear path to get there. What’s more, we allow the stories of our past to cloud our judgment of what’s possible. When we stop and envision our future through the lens of our accomplishments, it opens the door to what’s possible. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Benjamin Hardy to discuss practical steps for making your future goals a reality.Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author who focuses on the psychology of exponential growth and transformation, future self-science, and entrepreneurship. In this episode, Dhru and Ben dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-Top things that can prevent us from making progress on our goals (0:24 / 0:24)-Why do people have a hard time connecting to their future selves? (2:20 / 2:20)-Focusing on what you want and optimizing your life to make it happen (8:49 / 6:15)-How to build the muscle of imagination (10:06 / 7:38)-Looking at the past as a framework for how far you’ve come (19:48 / 17:36)-Practicing gratitude to squash self-criticism (26:06 / 23:10)-How to apply Ben’s “10x is easier than 2x” rule to different areas of your life (36:44 / 32:10)-Dhru’s experience with the 10x rule (40:20 / 38:17)-Understanding your goals and how they fit into your desired future self (50:32 / 46:20)-The goals Ben is working on (59:32 / 51:58)-Leadership, building trust within yourself, and when to outsource help (1:06:06 / 58:45)-What to do when you’re not sure what to do next (1:12:26 / 1:08:10)-Core concepts from Ben’s new book (1:26:09 / 1:22)Also mentioned in this episode:-10x Is Easier Than 2x, is now available for purchase at 10xeasierbook.com.-Supercharge Your Sleep and Improve Your Longevity Using the Power of Intermittent Fasting & Circadian Biology (episode 401)-Sleep Master Class (episode 378)-Uncovering The Root Cause of Sleep Issues and How to Improve Your Sleep Today (episode 376)-The Five Minute Journal For more on Ben Hardy, follow him on Instagram @drbenjaminhardy and YouTube @dr.benjaminhardy.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com/dhru and get your first month free.Receive 15% off your first order of ARMRA Colostrum at tryarmra.com/DHRU or enter DHRU to get 15% off your first order.Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP.
240. How Chronic Anxiety Shortens Our Lifespan and What to Do About It with Dr. John Delony, Ph.D.01:53:19This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Lifeforce.In the Western world, the term anxiety embodies a lot: disconnection from ourselves and loved ones; living our life for other people; the stress of our jobs, family, finances, and obligations; and the relentless chasing of the American dream. When we don’t make time to work through our anxiety, it leads us down a path of suffering and regret. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. John Delony to discuss anxiety, where it comes from, and the impact it has on so many of our lives.Dr. John Delony is a bestselling author, mental health expert, and host of The Dr. John Delony Show. He has two PhDs and over two decades of experience in counseling, crisis response, and higher education. He also serves as cohost of The Ramsey Show, where he helps unpack the psychology behind finances.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. John dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-Examples of how anxiety impacts our lives (0:41 / 0:41)-The relationships between anxiety and the stories we tell ourselves (11:27 / 7:50)-Hitting rock bottom and how it helps rebuild the foundation of our lives (13:11 / 9:48)-Why you can’t outthink an anxious mind (21:46 / 17:55)-The top drivers of anxiety in people’s lives (24:27 / 20:53)-Baby steps for overcoming anxiety (40:45 / 37:15)-Catching negative thoughts before they take over (47:55 / 44:58)-Why we need to consciously lean toward optimism (55:36 / 53:40)-What Dr. John did to fix his home life and relationship with his spouse (1:05:10 / )-Tips for health, healing, and getting back in touch with your body (1:17:02 / 1:12:30)-The parts of healing that aren’t talked about (1:26:50 / 1:20:48)-Benefits of practicing Maranasati (death meditation) (1:34:47 / 1:30:56)-How faith plays into anxiety (1:43:06 / 1:39:30)Also mentioned in this episode:-Preorder Dr. John’s book, Building a Non-Anxious Life, here.-johndelony.com-The Dr. John Delony ShowRight now, new members of ButcherBox will receive New York strip steaks for a year PLUS $20 off your first order. Go to butcherbox.com/DHRU to sign up and use code DHRU.Right now, get 15% off your first purchase of Lifeforce at mylifeforce.com with code DHRU.
239. The Latest Science on Preventing Heart Disease and Atherosclerosis: Best Heart Tests, Supplements, and Lifestyle Changes with Joel Kahn, MD01:41:52This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Joovv, and Rupa Health.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Joel Kahn to discuss the different screening tests and biomarkers that can paint a clearer picture of heart health. Dr. Joel Kahn is a practicing cardiologist and a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He’s triple-board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Kahn dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-How to truly know if your heart is healthy (2:16 / 2:16)-The various blood and metabolic biomarkers for testing cardiac function (4:00 / 4:00)-The Cleerly scan for measuring soft plaque (17:47 / 15:16)-Dr. Kahn’s recommendations for HIIT and resistance training (25:15 / 22:33)-Lifestyle tips for reducing soft plaque build-up (34:20 / 30:24)-Endothelial health, nitric oxide production, and the risk for heart disease (40:50 / 36:51)-What specific biomarkers can tell us about heart disease risk and the role of personalized medicine for effective treatment interventions (45:36 / 41:39)-Supplements to aid in lowering soft plaque levels (53:57 / 50:00)-Genetic testing for assessing heart disease risk (1:02:46 / 58:48)-Dr. Kahn’s thoughts on dietary protein and resistance training for longevity (1:15:31 / 1:11:58)-What Dr. Kahn does daily to support his longevity (1:31:30 / 1:28:00)Also mentioned in this episode:-Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity-Heart Doc VIP Dr. Joel Kahn’s podcast-What Do I Do With My High Coronary Calcium CT Results: A Guide-HIIT Training Improves Soft Plaque (study)-Try This: VO2 Max as the Best Predictor of Longevity-GB Insight Genetic Testing and Analysis-Maxi Health Kyolic 400 Aged Garlic Extract -Gotu Kola and Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark ExtractsBiOptimizers is offering 10% off plus a special gift with purchase. Just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10.Right now, Joovv is giving my listeners an exclusive offer on your first order. Head over to Joovv.com/dhru and apply my code DHRU.Access more than 3,000 specialty lab tests with Rupa Health. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com today.
238. The Right and Wrong Way to Use Ozempic and Other GLP-1 Agonists43:54This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and Pique Life.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we have a special compilation episode where Dhru speaks with several past podcast guests about the pros, cons, and best practices for taking Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists. Dhru sits down with JJ Virgin to get her nuanced take on where these weight loss drugs might benefit those battling lifelong obesity and metabolic disorders. He speaks with Calley Means to get his insights on how these drugs are approved, the dirty tactics behind their marketing, and the agenda behind their streamlined FDA approval for obese teens. In a sneak peek of his upcoming episode, Dhru asks Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about what she’s seen in her clients taking Ozempic, the importance of resistance training and monitoring protein intake on these weight loss drugs, and potential side effects. Finally, Dhru highlights an interview with his wellness colleagues, Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Robert Lustig, on how to use Ozempic correctly and strategies to get off it safely. In this special compilation episode, Dhru dives into: (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-Why we’re talking about Ozempic and GLP-1 weight loss drugs (1:10 / 1:10)-JJ Virgin’s nuanced thoughts on Ozempic (2:52 / 2:52)-The importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle as an adjunct to Ozempic (5:27 / 5:27)-Calley Mean’s criticism of Ozempic as a long-term solution to the obesity crisis (17:50 / 15:33)-Financial corruption within the institutions funding weight loss drugs (20:05 / 17:35)-Metabolic and comorbidity cost of Ozempic in teens (23:21 / 20:54)-Dr. Gabrielle Lyon breaks down the best and worst practices around Ozempic (25:21 / 23:16)-Side effects of Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists (27:26 / 24:55)-Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Robert Lustig on how to take GLP-1 agonists the right way (31:16 / 29:11)-How to come off of them successfully (33:08 / 31:12)-Evidence-based ways for sustainable weight loss in children (35:40 / 33:45)Also mentioned in this episode:-The Top Weight Loss Do’s and Don'ts for Women 40+ with JJ Virgin (episode 407)-Whistleblower Exposes the Dirty Tactics that Coca-Cola Used to Rig the System and Keep Vulnerable Populations Unhealthy with Calley Means (episode 363)-How Does GLP 1 & Ozempic Affect Metabolic Health & Do They Work? | Dr. Rob Lustig & Dr. Casey Means-A Whole New Level - Levels’ podcastTo get 20% off your Birch Living mattress, head over to birchliving.com/dhru today.For a limited time, Pique is offering my community 12% off their fasting tea bundle plus an exclusive gift! So head on over to piquelife.com/dhru to redeem this exclusive offer today!
237. Catching Cancer Early and A Detailed Breakdown of My Prenuvo Scan Results with Andrew Lacy01:26:49This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, WHOOP, and Rupa Health.Conventional medicine takes a “wait and see” approach to health and disease, which leads to poor health outcomes for patients and their family members. Thankfully, new advancements in science and technology are allowing us to become more proactive than reactive by gaining a deeper look into our health and risk for chronic disease.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Andrew Lacy to discuss the latest tool in early cancer detection and chronic disease prevention, Prenuvo. In this episode, Dhru and Andrew discuss how Prenuvo uses anatomical and functional imaging to help us become aware of what’s happening inside our bodies so that we can feel empowered to be proactive about the future of our health. Andrew Lacy is the founder and CEO of Prenuvo, a revolutionary new MRI scan that uses AI technology to detect early signs of various cancers and diseases. It also detects visceral fat and various other anatomical and structural components integral to our health so that patients can feel empowered to take control over their health. Andrew is a product technologist with extensive experience taking transformative digital products from conception to launch in startups and large corporations. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Patent and International Law degree from the University of Melbourne. He’s passionate about using technology to help our healthcare system shift from one focused on treating disease to one focused on prevention.In this episode, Dhru and Andrew dive into: (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-What Prenuvo is, what it tests for, and how its innovating preventative medicine (1:29 / 1:29)-The science and technology behind Prenuvo for early cancer detection and chronic disease prevention (4:27 / 4:27)-What makes the Prenuvo experience different from traditional medical offices (16:37 / 14:00)-Advantages and limitations of the Prenuvo scan (19:36 / 16:37)-Unpacking Dhru’s test results (34:28 / 30:40 )-How Prenovo empowers patients to take a proactive approach to their health (42:00 / 37:50 )-The various conditions Prenuvo can detect and how it compares to other tests (54:18 / 50:30)-Cost breakdown and accessibility (1:02:33 / 58:58)-Kim Kardashian and other celebrity figures that endorse Prenuvo (1:15:10 / 1:11:27)Also mentioned in this episode:-Get $300 off Prenuvo promo code for your listeners: prenuvo.com/dhru (not an affiliate link)-Learn more about Prenuvo at prenuvo.com.Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP.WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker. To get yours, go to join.whoop.com/dhru and get your first month free.Access more than 3,000 specialty lab tests with Rupa Health. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com today.
236. The Best and Worst Shoes for Chronic Pain with Galahad Clark01:14:11This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals and LMNT.Are chronic aches in your knees, back, or neck holding you back? Contrary to widespread belief, this is not a normal part of aging. Many factors contribute to chronic pain, but one unspoken area could be a part of the problem: your shoes. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Galahad Clark to discuss how our modern-day footwear could be an overlooked area contributing to chronic pain. Dhru and Galahad discuss how conventional shoes restrict our feet's natural shape and movement, making them weaker, and how this impacts the rest of our bodies. They also discuss the environmental impact of the shoe industry and why we need a radical shift toward a more sustainable solution. Galahad Clark is a visionary entrepreneur and sustainability advocate who is revolutionizing the footwear industry with his innovative approach to crafting eco-friendly and socially responsible shoes. Galahad inherited a deep appreciation for shoe craftsmanship and quality design as a seventh-generation shoemaker and descendant of the Clark Shoes enterprise. A degree in Anthropology matched with his family background, eventually led Galahad to create the minimalist, environmentally conscious barefoot shoe company Vivobarefoot. Vivobarefoot is on a mission to make the world healthier by designing footwear that allows our feet to function the way they were intended to.In this episode, Dhru and Galahad dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-Dhru’s experience with chronic knee pain from wearing conventional shoes (2:21 / 2:21)-How modern-day footwear contributes to knee, neck, and back pain (7:08 / 5:15)-The connection between foot and brain development (14:21 / 11:40)-Top types of shoes that contribute to chronic pain (16:44 / 13:40)-The many functions of the “great” toe (18:55 / 15:47)-Why bunions are not hereditary (22:39 / 19:15)-How barefoot shoes help strengthen the feet (27:09 / 25:25)-The benefits of walking barefoot (28:31/ 27:00)-The three areas that make Vivobarefoot shoes unique (31:18 / 28:08)-A look at how footwear has evolved throughout human history (40:14 / 37:00)-Navigating the adjustment period to barefoot shoes (44:01 / 40:54)-Galahad’s story and why he started Vivobarefoot (49:09 / 46:00)-Trends in sneakers and footwear continue to get worse (1:00:18 / 58:20)Also mentioned in this episode:-Vivobarefoot blog on the difference between normal vs. natural shoes-Made-to-order shoes: vivobarefoot.com/us/vivobiome (available in the U.K.)-Vivobarefoot online store: vivobarefoot.comFor more on Vivobarefoot, follow their Instagram @vivobarefoot, Twitter @vivobarefoot, and through their website vivobarefoot.com.Go to beekeepersnaturals.com/DHRU and enter code “DHRU” to get Beekeeper’s Naturals' exclusive offer of 20% off sitewide.Right now, LMNT is offering my listeners a free sample pack with any purchase. Head over to DrinkLMNT.com/DHRU today.
235. How to 10x Your Charisma and Connect With Anyone Using The Power of Mirror Neurons with Jennifer Kolari (Rebroadcast)02:10:28This episode is brought to you by Lifeforce and Cozy Earth.I’m sure many of you are parents and can relate to the many challenges that come with it. Sometimes, our emotions take over, our past experiences drive big reactions, or we can’t get through to our kids the way we want.Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are re-broadcasting a deep dive episode on all things parenting, charisma, and connection with child and family therapist, Jennifer Kolari. In this episode, Jennifer explains how anyone – not just parents! – can become more relatable in the eyes of others using the power of mirror neurons. Jennifer is one of the nation’s leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting. She is the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting. Jennifer was the Parenting expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris show for eight seasons and has appeared frequently on Canada AM and Breakfast Television. Jennifer has been helping children, teens, and families get connected for over twenty years.In this episode, Dhru and Jennifer dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):-How Jennifer discovered compassionate parenting and family therapy as her calling (1:33 / 1:33)-The power of limbic bonding for you and your child (10:31 / 7:17)-What traditional parenting got wrong about “You should know better!” (18:50 / 15:39)-What are mirror neurons and how they can help (22:20 / 19:07)-How yelling impacts the fight or flight response and stress hormones (27:40 / 23:28)-Breaking down the CALM technique (30:59 / 27:48)-Practicing active listening with the CALM technique in real situations (47:46 / 44:38 )-Approaching disagreements with teenagers more mindfully (55:10 / 52:00)-Dealing with full-on tantrums and what happens when you give them permission to meltdown (59:59 / 56:52)-Advice for couples and how to use mirroring for intimate relationships (1:18:56 / 1:15:50)-Taking a modern approach to the modern problems kids are dealing with (1:34:42 / 1:31:30 )-Why too much power leads kids to feel anxious (1:52:21 / 1:49:11)Also mentioned in this episode:-Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid-You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting-The Connected Parenting podcast with Jennifer KolariFor more on Jennifer you can follow her on Instagram @jenniferkolari and through her website connectedparenting.com. Right now, get 15% off your first purchase of Lifeforce at Mylifeforce.com with code DHRU.Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code DHRUP.