Dhru Purohit Podcast


The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health (Minisode #56)

Season 2, Ep. 55

The Power of Love, Community, and Friendship on Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv and Vuori.

For much of human history friendship was about survival. No one, no matter how strong or independent they were, could live life alone.⁣ So we invested in our village, in our community in our tribe and developed friendships because we needed to. It was a part of our existence.⁣

Today, most of us aren’t reliant on friends for daily survival. Our basic needs can be met through the efforts of a lot of people who we aren’t directly connected to. We still need people to grow food for us and keep the lights on, but these people aren’t individuals who we have a direct relationship with.⁣ That’s why we’re seeing more isolation in the Western world, because technically, we don’t “need” each other to survive on a daily basis.

But just because you might not need a friend to help you fetch water or grow food or build a house doesn’t mean you don’t need friends to thrive! Thriving in life means having deep and meaningful friendships that have your back and help you live a life of purpose, courage, creativity, and resilience.⁣

In today’s mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and Dr. Mark Hyman about the power of love, community, and friendship on our overall health. They also talk about why having friendships outside of our intimate relationship is essential, and how to create deeper, more meaningful friendships.  

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK, and host of one of the top health podcasts, Feel Better, Life More

Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy.


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