Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit


True Healing and Freedom Begins with Acceptance (Minisode #2)

The number one thing holding us back in life is our own limiting narrative. We’ve literally become confined by the thoughts we think and the words we tell ourselves. These deep-seated constraints of our subconscious lead to self-sabotage, inhibited performance, procrastination, failed relationships, and dis-ease. When we understand that our behaviors and thoughts are a result of our subconscious programming, we can deconstruct where those limiting beliefs and fears came from, and we are able to free ourselves from them and experience true liberation. 

Dhru explores these topics in his past interviews with IN-Q, Peter Crone, and Diego Perez.

IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined. 

Peter Crone is a writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential who works with world-class entertainers, professional athletes, and global organizations. Peter redesigns the subconscious mind that drives behavior to inspire a new way of living, from limitation and stress to freedom and joy.

Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. He reaches millions of people through his written works that focus on personal transformation and building self-awareness. His first book, Inward, was an immediate bestseller that is available in bookstores around the world. 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with IN-Q here:

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Peter Crone here:

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Diego Perez here:

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#163: Do You Need an "Avoid List"?

Season 1, Ep. 163
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit, talks to us about creating an “avoid list”, and how it can help you achieve your goals and dreams.We're all familiar with a to-do list. But most of us have never heard about an “avoid list."The thing to understand about avoiding things or avoidance is that it's just a code word for fear. There's a great quote from Tony Robbins where he says, "Procrastination is just a code word for fear. But people say it because it sounds more romantic or better. No one just wants to flat out say I'm afraid, but that's exactly what they are."Most people don't even know they are avoiding something. It's often in the background of their mind, and they are trying to make progress on their to-do list in the week, but they keep hitting roadblocks of lack of motivation or lack of excitement. This is where an avoid list can be very powerful!So how does it work?Take out a blank piece of paper, and ask yourself this question: “Is there anything in my life right now that I'm avoiding or afraid to give attention to”?Once you have the answer—ask yourself the following questions:-What story do I believe about this topic?-When did I start believing that story?-What's my ideal intention?-How do I want to re-write this story?The quicker we are aware of what we're avoiding or resisting, the quicker we can unravel the story and energy around it. When that happens we are left with the freedom to do anything we want to do.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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here.

#162: Becoming a Food Advocate in Your Own Kitchen with Vani Hari

Season 1, Ep. 162
We live in a world where our food is making us sick, tired, and overweight. Big Food brands design their packaged products to be addictive, so we over consume unhealthy ingredients, including cheap additives that are banned in other countries. Product labels are deceiving, hiding risky chemicals that contaminate our food and tout approval from organizations we’re led to believe are protecting our health, but in reality are doing anything but that.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Vani Hari, the revolutionary food activist behind, co-founder of organic food brand Truvani, New York Times best selling author of, The Food Babe Way, and Feeding You Lies. She has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures, and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies. Through corporate activism, petitions, and social media campaigns, Vani and her Food Babe Army have become one of the most powerful populist forces in the health and food industries.Her drive to change the food system inspired the creation of her new company, Truvani, where she produces real food without added chemicals, products without toxins, and labels without lies. Vani has been profiled in the New York Times and The Atlantic, and has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and NPR.In this episode, Dhru and Vani talk about tactics used by the food industry, scientists, and the media to disguise the unnecessary harms in our food supply. They discuss the many food companies selling similar products overseas with healthier ingredients, and why the food industry doesn’t remove these ingredients from their American products. Vani also shares her advice for reading food labels, including the top things we need to look out for, and what it means when a product includes “natural flavors.”In this episode, we dive into:-Vani’s personal health journey that led her to food activism (4:22)-The prevalence of harmful food additives and chemicals in our food supply (11:08)-Individual responsibility vs governments role when it comes to our food choices (18:09)-How Starbucks removed controversial ingredients in their pumpkin spice latte (20:05)-Three question to train your mind to eat real food (33:49)-How Vani consulted with Chick-fil-A to change the ingredients in their food (36:10)-The importance of reading food labels and ingredient lists on our food (44:14)-Recipes highlights from Vani’s new cookbook (48:07)-What “natural flavors” really mean (57:06)For more on Vani Hari you can follow her on Instagram @thefoodbabe, on Facebook @thefoodbabe, on Twitter @thefoodbabe, and through her website Get Vani’s new cookbook, “Food Babe Kitchen: More than 100 Delicious, Real Food Recipes to Change Your Body and Your Life,” at 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 in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake.How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. I’m a huge fan of morning routines, because I think they can transform your ability to focus, sleep well, and get the most out of your day, especially in this busy, modern world.What I’ve found is that the best way to begin your day is to feed your body the right information or the right nutrients. That’s why Dr. Mark Hyman and I created the Pegan Shake. It’s a nutritionally packed morning blend designed to support healthy blood sugar, energy, and brain power.It contains some of my most favorite brain boosting foods like MCT and avocado. It also features acacia fiber for healthy gut function and collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein to support muscle synthesis. Check it out at

#161: 9 Things We Do That Hold Us Back from Our Goals & Dreams with Dhru Purohit

Season 1, Ep. 161
In a culture that’s obsessed with adding things in (we want more, more, more), we can forget how powerful removing things can be. We need to take away that which is preventing us from reaching our goals in order to truly move forward.On this week’s episode of The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru talks about nine things he commonly sees people doing that hold them back from their goals and dreams (whether they realize it or not). This episode was originally released at the beginning of the year. I’m willing to bet these nine habits will hit home with many of you. Do you obsess over what other people think of you? Do you waste time on social media as a way of avoiding other things? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who is constantly hard on yourself and lives according to other people’s expectations instead of your own desires. There are so many tendencies we fall into, for many different reasons, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck with them.We can change, we can grow, we can shift our mindset and actions to finally reach those meaningful goals.In this episode, we dive into:-Why we obsess over what others think of us (1:49)-Why we waste time on social media (11:27)-Why we don’t ask for help or support from friends (16:17)-Why we blame everyone instead of looking within (21:17)-Why we avoid setting an intention for the day (25:08)-Why we spend time with the wrong people (29:10)-Why we don’t read books that help us level up (32:28)-Why we live the life that others expect of us, instead of a life true to you (37:11)-Why we are hard on ourselves all day, everyday (44:56)Also mentioned in this episode:-The instagram post that inspired this podcast - Reports on Cancer by Dr. Ralph Moss - Elizabeth Boham - Brain Podcast episodes on friendship- Brain Podcast Episode 55 - How to Redesign the Subconscious Mind from Limitation to Freedom with Peter Crone - Brain Podcast Episode 75 - How a Morning Routine, Human Touch, and Nourishing Relationships Can Radically Lower Your Stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - One Thing by Gary Keller - Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware - Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - Landmark Forum - 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 in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.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.Thrive Market makes it so easy to stay stocked with healthy ingredients so you can make the best salads in your own kitchen. Just go to, sign up, and start filling up your cart - you’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout.