Episodes
We often think the mind is a creation of the brain, or that the mind and the brain are one and the same. But when the brain is offline for a number of reasons, like illness or injury, the mind can sometimes still be very active.   Cases of near-death experiences have been reported since ancient times, and are described by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking.  In...
Published 07/26/21
Eat These Foods to Boost Brain Health & Reduce Inflammation | This episode is brought to you by 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...
Published 07/22/21
How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and Birch Living. Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes affect millions each year. Many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders...
Published 07/19/21
Should Kids Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? with Pediatrician | This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth and BiOptimizers. COVID-19 has challenged us like never before. The past year has been full of uncertainties and we continue to face decisions around vaccines, a changing social landscape, and how to protect our families and maintain our quality of life.  The best we can do is stay informed on the constantly evolving research and take into account our family’s unique needs. Parents of young...
Published 07/15/21
How To Prepare Our Bodies and Minds for The NEXT Pandemic | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox. Chronic diseases are the top risk factors for death and disability today. They’re also among the top risk factors for having worse outcomes from COVID-19. This implies that much of our risk for worse outcomes from this virus is a reflection of the choices we’ve made in the years and months leading up to the pandemic. In many ways, the stage was set for this pandemic long ago, because it’s...
Published 07/12/21
Five Surprising Foods That Spike Blood Sugar and How to Make Them Healthier | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living. Interested in Levels Continuous Glucose Monitor? Join here: http://levels.link/dhru 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. So many other diseases do, too. Considering the rampant use of sugar and flour in our food supply,...
Published 07/08/21
Improve Your Focus, Energy, and Joy with This 4-Step Meditation Practice | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. We know that exercise and meditation help to boost our energy, concentration, and mood, but not many of us understand the power of combining both.   Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Todd McCullough to talk about his unique approach to fitness and his 4-step meditation practice, which is a great way for everyone to dedicate time for their body, mind,...
Published 07/05/21
The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and How to Prevent Them | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox. A declining mind is one of the scariest things I can imagine. Left unchecked, I’ve seen the devastating effects this process can have on individuals and their families. But we now know there is so much that can be done to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s and dementia and save people from a foggy future.    I know some of you may have had to reread that—yes, Alzheimer’s reversal...
Published 07/01/21
When you look into just about every health problem that we face in the world today—anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, or autoimmune conditions—they are all inflammatory in nature or have an inflammatory component. But inflammation starts brewing in the body long before these diseases become noticeable, not to mention diagnosable. By the time a health problem is advanced enough to be officially diagnosed, inflammation has typically...
Published 06/28/21
Reprogram Your Brain to Destroy Laziness and Improve Focus | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox. 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,...
Published 06/24/21
Every Woman Needs to Know About Their Infradian Rhythm | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. Think about how much the women in your life, or yourself, are trying to accomplish on a daily basis. Taking care of families, pursuing a career, trying to fit in any self-care routine—so many women are busier than ever.   But depending on the time of the month and if that woman is in her reproductive years, that may not come so easy. I’m not just referring to the general monthly menstrual...
Published 06/21/21
How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain and Promotes Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. Nearly six million individuals live with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., and the numbers continue to rise. After 30 years of encountering dead ends while addressing Alzheimer’s disease as a problem of brain plaques, researchers are looking at other contributing factors.    There is a growing body of evidence that indicates a strong correlation between...
Published 06/17/21
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru shares 7 tips for protecting your brain from harmful electromagnetic radiation.  (1) Don’t plug your cell phone into the wall next to your bed when you sleep. Ideally, put it on the opposite side of the room. (2) Don’t leave anything else plugged in next to your head, bed or night stand. This includes an alarm clock, lamp, lights, or any other device that plugs into a wall. Anything plugged into a wall...
Published 06/15/21
A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. The biggest misconception when it comes to tooth decay is that it’s an infection of harmful bacteria, in large part from eating sugar—but it’s not. Tooth decay actually results when the body doesn’t have adequate fat-soluble vitamins, which causes an imbalance of the oral microbiome.  In this week’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Steven Lin and Dr. Rouzita Rashtian to talk about the...
Published 06/14/21
A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis | This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker. We see it all the time in Functional Medicine: when the gut isn’t functioning properly, the whole body suffers. For those struggling with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the symptoms can be so severe that every day is painful and filled with uncertainty. Luckily, by taking away instigators (like gluten and dairy) and...
Published 06/10/21
The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next  | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and BiOptimizers. If I told you there was one free thing you could do every day to set the stage for better sleep and neurological, immune, and metabolic health, would you do it?  It’s this simple: expose your eyes to natural daylight first thing in the morning. The eyes are actually a part of our brain that are participating out in the world to help us regulate our internal rhythms and genetic...
Published 06/07/21
The Power of Hitting Rock Bottom and Where to Go Next  | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers. Throughout my years of soul-searching, meditating, and contemplating life, I’ve learned one really big lesson: we’re in control of our own experience and reality. Our mindset will dictate what we deem true and real, but as humans, our egos can creep in and blur the lines. We get lost between what we need to be our authentic selves and what society or other people say we need in order to be...
Published 06/03/21
Is The Secret to Optimal Health in Your Spine? | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker. Most people don’t realize how many problems throughout the body are directly related to spinal health. Because our nerves transmit signals from the brain to every other part of the body, when these signals are disrupted due to a subluxation in the spine the effects can go far beyond back pain. These subluxations, or misalignments of the vertebrae, can affect everything from your...
Published 05/31/21
The Mind-Blowing Science of Starving Cancer with Food | This episode is brought to you by BLUblox and InsideTracker. Health is not simply the absence of disease. Health is an active state. Your body has within it five health defense systems: angiogenesis, stem cells, the microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity. These systems are responsible for maintaining our health and resisting the regular hazards we all face everyday as part of ordinary life—and they heal us when disease inflicts damage...
Published 05/27/21
How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker. Toxic mold is more common than you may think. Mold exposure causes a variety of health problems like hormonal imbalances, brain fog, headaches, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hair loss, and autoimmunity, to name a few. It all begins with a feeling that something is “off.” On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Craig Tanio, the CEO and...
Published 05/24/21
How to Tap into Your Gut Intuition and Tune Out Society’s Noise and Expectations | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and BiOptimizers. We’re all on our own paths of learning which inner voice to follow. There’s usually the one urging us to take the easy option, but there’s also the (often quieter) inner voice nudging us to stretch ourselves and take on a challenge. Have you ever felt a little scared but also excited about a new endeavor? That inner guide is trying to help you...
Published 05/20/21
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about using boundaries to create more freedom, joy, and happiness. In this episode we dive into: -Boundaries when it comes to expectations -News, social media, and information overload -Creating time and space for the things we want to give love and attention to  Also mentioned in this episode: -Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s interview with Greg McKeown -...
Published 05/19/21
Regardless of what we want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, we can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in...
Published 05/17/21
Hunt, Gather, Parent | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and Paleovalley. Having children of your own is sure to make you think about the way you were raised and question if you want to do things the same. It’s also sure to raise lots of questions about how your interactions with your child are impacting their development and your relationships. What we see as commonplace parenting here in the US is quite different than other parts of the world. Helicopter parenting takes away...
Published 05/13/21
Welcome to The Big Idea of the Week! On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to us about how to stop feeling empty by letting go of seeking. In this episode we dive into: -What is seeking and where does it come from -The endless cycle of desire -Exploring vs. seeking  -Not waiting to “get” somewhere to be whole and complete Also mentioned in this episode: -Alan Watts - You Are Who You Are Seeking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilhuf4FqC6g For more on Dhru Purohit, be...
Published 05/11/21