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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit

Dhru Purohit, Dr. Mark Hyman

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The Broken Brain podcast will help you take your brain health to the next level and teach you how to live your best life! Listen as host and serial entrepreneur Dhru Purohit interviews the top experts in the field of neuroplasticity, epigenetics, biohacking, mindfulness and functional medicine.





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#134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman

Everyone wants to change their brain to think, feel, and act better, but how? Visual focus and mental focus are directly linked to one another via specific circuits in the brain. If we want to get better at focusing on tasks for the sake of learning, listening better, or engaging neuroplasticity we not only need to limit external distractions, we need to limit internal distractions through specific mindsets and behaviors.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Andrew Huberman, 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.Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. 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 Medical School has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, Scientific American, Discover, on BBC, and other top media outlets.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Huberman dive deep into the topic of visual science and the connection between vision and the brain, and how our eyes are not connected to the brain, they are the brain. They discuss how to optimize our brain through performing specific actions each day, and how these set and enforce our cellular and circadian rhythm. They also talk about the importance of a growth mindset, and how we can cultivate motivation and sustain momentum in achieving our goals.In this episode, we dive into:-The connection between vision and the brain (6:13)-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression (11:41)-Why looking at your phone at night can lead to memory defects (16:37)-Why the brightness of light is key when it comes to optimizing your circadian rhythm (21:10)-How the nervous system triggers the immune system (38:37)-How to enhance mental focus and create a growth mindset (49:48)-The benefits of yoga nidra and how it enhances neuroplasticity (1:07:24)-What Dr. Huberman does to focus (1:11:26)-Why being hydrated helps you stay alert (1:14:08)-Where to learn more about Dr. Huberman (1:26:36)For more on Dr. Andrew Huberman, you can follow him on Instagram @hubermanlab, and through his website http://www.hubermanlab.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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.I know everyone is trying to stay healthy at home right now, so I wanted to share one of my favorite resources with you for getting healthy food delivered right to my doorstep—it’s Thrive Market. When it comes to what I eat I’m really intentional. It’s super important to me to know exactly what I’m buying so I always take a deep dive into ingredients and company practices before adding anything new to my kitchen.If you join Thrive Market today, you’ll get a $20 shopping credit when you place your first order. Any order over $49 ships free and since sustainability is a huge part of their mission statement it will be delivered with carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Just go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain, sign up, and start filling up your cart. You’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

93 MIN18 h ago
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#134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman

#133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology with Dr. Stephanie Estima

EA woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Stephanie Estima, an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. Using her framework, The ESTIMA Method, she is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Estima talk about how to eat according to your menstrual cycle, and why women are not meant to calorie restrict over the long term or be in ketosis over the long term. They discuss when women’s bodies best tolerate fasting and the different types of fasts across a women’s cycle. They also talk about how to change your exercise routine based on your menstrual cycle and the importance of taking the time to recover and slow down.In this episode, we dive into:-Why men and women respond differently to a ketogenic diet (6:55)-Why a woman shouldn’t be on a ketogenic diet all the time (13:57)-Why resistant starches are so important and how to incorporate them into your diet (15:49)-What is a ketogenic diet and why has it become so popular (17:20)-The four phases of a women’s menstrual cycle (25:31)-How to eat during the different phases of your cycle (38:03)-The two ways you build muscle in the body (40:43)-Outcome goals vs. behavioral goals (58:54)-Why orgasms should be part of your self-care regime (1:09:57)-Nutrition, fasting, and exercise considerations if you are in menopause (1:12:06)-Setting boundaries and prioritizing your health (1:14:55)-Where to learn more about Dr. Estima (1:19:42)For more on Dr. Stephanie Estima, you can follow her on Instagram @dr.stephanie.estima, on Facebook @drestima, and through her website here. Listen to her podcast, Better with Dr. Stephanie, here.Also mentioned in this episode:-Better with Dr. Stephanie, Ask Me Anything Episode #5-Better with Dr. Stephanie, Ask Me Anything Episode #6-The Clue app for tracking your menstrual cycle: https://helloclue.com/-The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings & How to Let Go and Be Happy by Stella Resnick: https://amzn.to/2VFip92For 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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

84 MIN3 d ago
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#133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology with Dr. Stephanie Estima

#132: What a Top Brain Surgeon Can Teach Us About Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin

The first time neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin cut open a patient's skull, he found himself confronting a powerful force that his fellow brain surgeons agreed was best never spoken of— fear.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Mark McLaughlin, 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.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. McLaughlin talk about how so much of what we perceive as fear is wrapped up in a story. They discuss what prevents people from seeking help or counsel about a problem or fear they have. They also talk about tools and strategies for overcoming fear.In this episode, we dive into:-The first time Dr. McLaughlin was introduced to fear (2:09)-What wrestling taught him about fear (3:59)-The fear freakout (12:52)-How to map out your fear (15:42)-Where fear lives in the brain (21:14)-The fear of vulnerability (27:23)-The misconception that we have to get over our fears (30:10)-The power of taking tiny actions to overcome fear (44:32)-The importance of partnership when dealing with a challenge (49:57)-Where to learn more about Dr. McLaughlin (1:09:53)For more on Dr. Mark McLaughlin, you can follow him on Instagram @mmclaughlinmd, on Facebook @markmclaughlinmd, on Twitter @mmclaughlinmd, and through his website here. You can find his book, Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear, right here. Take the Cognitive Dominance Assessment here, and check out his blog here.Also mentioned in this episode:-Maps of Meaning: The Architect of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson-12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson-Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield-Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb-10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris-10 Percent Happier Meditation appFor 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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

71 MIN1 w ago
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#132: What a Top Brain Surgeon Can Teach Us About Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin

#131: 5 Hidden Mental Addictions That Hold You Back

Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about the five hidden mental addictions that hold you back:1) The addiction to prioritizing everyone else at the expense of your deepest work2) The addiction to certainty and avoiding the unknown3) The addiction to being let down, and expecting the worst in others4) The addiction to blame and criticism5) And most importantly, the addiction to being hard on yourselfFor 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN1 w ago
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#131: 5 Hidden Mental Addictions That Hold You Back

#130: Why Black Women Are 4 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth with Latham Thomas

In the U.S., maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionately affect Black women at a rate four to five times greater than white women. On top of higher fatality rates, Black women are also statistically more likely to experience pregnancy complications, including hypertension, placental disorders, gestational diabetes, blood disorders, and preeclampsia.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Latham Thomas, a Celebrity Doula and Maternity Wellness Expert. Latham Thomas supports women in embracing optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to empowerment. Latham is leading a revolution in radical self-care, guiding women everywhere to “mother themselves first.” Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand serving women along the childbearing continuum. Mama Glow supports women and families during the fertility period, pregnancy, birth, as well as during postpartum offering hand-holding through their bespoke doula servi...

78 MIN1 w ago
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#130: Why Black Women Are 4 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth with Latham Thomas

#129: History In The Making: Are You a Participant or Bystander? with Rev. Michael Beckwith

Are you a participant or bystander? It’s a very important question at this time, because as we look around the world we see history is happening right in front of us. You have to ask yourself, are you participating in the unfolding of this history, are you bystanding, or are you getting in the way? This is our opportunity to overcome separation and division and step into our power as one.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Reverend Michael Beckwith, an author and Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Reverend Beckwith is regarded for his teachings on the science of inner transformation which include vehicles like a practical approach to spirituality utilizing meditation, affirmative prayer, and Life Visioning, a process he originated.His teachings and the work that the Agape International Spiritual Center brings to the world, help people take the experience of inner peace and awakened awareness into their everyday lives. In 2012, Reverend Beckwith addressed the UN General Assembly during its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he hosts conferences featuring harbingers of world peace including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Three of his most recent books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. Reverend Beckwith has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s SuperSoul Sunday, Dr. Oz, CNN, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You.In this episode, Dhru and Reverend Beckwith talk about how we are in the ending of one world, and the beginning of the other, and what the possibility of this new world is. They discuss the true meaning of sacrifice, and what role it plays during these times. They also talk about what it means to participate in the unfolding of change that is happening in the world right now, and what we can do to make a difference.In this episode, we dive into:-The true meaning of the apocalypse (10:01)-Creating change for racial injustice (24:15)-What it’s like to live as a person of color in America (25:46)-How we create our own internal violence and harm (34:24)-How many of us have "perfected the practice of worry" which shapes our vision of the future (37:57)-The power of prayer (39:11)-Reverend Michael Beckwith’s moment of awakening (42:18)-What it really means to sacrifice something (53:58)-How we can maintain the momentum for change for racial injustice (1:01:45)-Where to learn more about Rev. Michael Beckwith (1:07:48)For more on Rev. Michael Beckwith, you can follow him on Instagram @michaelbbeckwith, on Facebook @michael.b.beckwith, on Twitter @drmichaelbb, and through his website here. Livestream Agape’s Sunday Services here, and watch the Lifting The Veil Series here. Download his app, Take Back Your Life, right here. Lastly, watch the sermons from Rev. Beckwith that Dhru mentioned in the episode here and here.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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market and Four Sigmatic.I know everyone is trying to stay healthy at home right now, so I wanted to share one of my favorite resources with you for getting healthy food delivered right to my doorstep—it’s Thrive Market. When it comes to what I eat I’m really intentional. It’s super important to me to know exactly what I’m buying so I always take a deep dive into ingredients and company practices before adding anything new to my kitchen.

77 MIN2 w ago
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#129: History In The Making: Are You a Participant or Bystander? with Rev. Michael Beckwith

#128: How to Find Peace Through Acceptance

Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to find peace through acceptance.Acceptance is such a powerful tool that we have. Eckhart Tolle said, “Whatever you cannot enjoy doing, you can at least accept that this is what you have to do. Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly.”When we are at peace with what is in this moment, then we’re truly at peace and we can take inspired action to move us forward and actually make a difference.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.To learn more about Byron Katie and The Work visit https://thework.com. You can find her book, I Need Your Love - Is Tha...

39 MIN2 w ago
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#128: How to Find Peace Through Acceptance

#127: 7 Ancient Practices Proven to Rewire Your Brain for The Better with Dr. Rick Hanson

Throughout history, people have sought the heights of human potential—to become as wise and strong, happy and loving, as any person can ever be. And now, recent science is revealing how these remarkable ways of being are based on equally remarkable changes in our own nervous system, making them more attainable than ever before.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Rick Hanson, a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Dr. Hanson is an expert on positive neuroplasticity, and his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He is also the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wis...

65 MIN2 w ago
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#127: 7 Ancient Practices Proven to Rewire Your Brain for The Better with Dr. Rick Hanson

#126: The Secret Formula to Creating New Habits That Stick with Dr. BJ Fogg

How many times have you attempted to start working out consistently, eat more veggies, or incorporate something new into your routine, but struggled to make it stick? I think we’ve all been there. Creating new habits that stick can be daunting. However, with Dr. BJ Fogg’s secret formula, creating new and even tiny habits can not only be easy, but enjoyable and rewarding.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. BJ Fogg, a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab. Dr. Fogg also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Fogg discu...

85 MIN3 w ago
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#126: The Secret Formula to Creating New Habits That Stick with Dr. BJ Fogg

#125: 5 Key Things I Tell Everyone Looking to Start a New Business

We are officially in a recession—many people have lost their jobs through the coronavirus pandemic. The interesting thing about a recession is that, as challenging as it is, looking back at the last one we see many people started new businesses during that time.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk about 5 ideas and practices to think about when starting a new business or any new project that you care about.(1) In most cases, it’s not a good idea to quit your day job or have no income going into a business.(2) Keep expenses low.(3) Your first financial goal should be to cover your base expenses.(4) Focus on your MVP (minimum viable product).(5) In most cases, know that even in the best case scenario, it will take time for things to work out. Be patient and plan for the long term. As Bill Gates said, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, ...

35 MIN3 w ago
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#125: 5 Key Things I Tell Everyone Looking to Start a New Business

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#134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman

Everyone wants to change their brain to think, feel, and act better, but how? Visual focus and mental focus are directly linked to one another via specific circuits in the brain. If we want to get better at focusing on tasks for the sake of learning, listening better, or engaging neuroplasticity we not only need to limit external distractions, we need to limit internal distractions through specific mindsets and behaviors.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Andrew Huberman, 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.Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. 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 Medical School has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, Scientific American, Discover, on BBC, and other top media outlets.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Huberman dive deep into the topic of visual science and the connection between vision and the brain, and how our eyes are not connected to the brain, they are the brain. They discuss how to optimize our brain through performing specific actions each day, and how these set and enforce our cellular and circadian rhythm. They also talk about the importance of a growth mindset, and how we can cultivate motivation and sustain momentum in achieving our goals.In this episode, we dive into:-The connection between vision and the brain (6:13)-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression (11:41)-Why looking at your phone at night can lead to memory defects (16:37)-Why the brightness of light is key when it comes to optimizing your circadian rhythm (21:10)-How the nervous system triggers the immune system (38:37)-How to enhance mental focus and create a growth mindset (49:48)-The benefits of yoga nidra and how it enhances neuroplasticity (1:07:24)-What Dr. Huberman does to focus (1:11:26)-Why being hydrated helps you stay alert (1:14:08)-Where to learn more about Dr. Huberman (1:26:36)For more on Dr. Andrew Huberman, you can follow him on Instagram @hubermanlab, and through his website http://www.hubermanlab.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.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market.I know everyone is trying to stay healthy at home right now, so I wanted to share one of my favorite resources with you for getting healthy food delivered right to my doorstep—it’s Thrive Market. When it comes to what I eat I’m really intentional. It’s super important to me to know exactly what I’m buying so I always take a deep dive into ingredients and company practices before adding anything new to my kitchen.If you join Thrive Market today, you’ll get a $20 shopping credit when you place your first order. Any order over $49 ships free and since sustainability is a huge part of their mission statement it will be delivered with carbon-neutral shipping from one of their zero-waste warehouses. Just go to thrivemarket.com/brokenbrain, sign up, and start filling up your cart. You’ll see the credit automatically deducted at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

93 MIN18 h ago
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#134: The Latest Science on Enhancing Focus and Developing a Growth Mindset with Dr. Andrew Huberman

#133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology with Dr. Stephanie Estima

EA woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Stephanie Estima, an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. Using her framework, The ESTIMA Method, she is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Estima talk about how to eat according to your menstrual cycle, and why women are not meant to calorie restrict over the long term or be in ketosis over the long term. They discuss when women’s bodies best tolerate fasting and the different types of fasts across a women’s cycle. They also talk about how to change your exercise routine based on your menstrual cycle and the importance of taking the time to recover and slow down.In this episode, we dive into:-Why men and women respond differently to a ketogenic diet (6:55)-Why a woman shouldn’t be on a ketogenic diet all the time (13:57)-Why resistant starches are so important and how to incorporate them into your diet (15:49)-What is a ketogenic diet and why has it become so popular (17:20)-The four phases of a women’s menstrual cycle (25:31)-How to eat during the different phases of your cycle (38:03)-The two ways you build muscle in the body (40:43)-Outcome goals vs. behavioral goals (58:54)-Why orgasms should be part of your self-care regime (1:09:57)-Nutrition, fasting, and exercise considerations if you are in menopause (1:12:06)-Setting boundaries and prioritizing your health (1:14:55)-Where to learn more about Dr. Estima (1:19:42)For more on Dr. Stephanie Estima, you can follow her on Instagram @dr.stephanie.estima, on Facebook @drestima, and through her website here. Listen to her podcast, Better with Dr. Stephanie, here.Also mentioned in this episode:-Better with Dr. Stephanie, Ask Me Anything Episode #5-Better with Dr. Stephanie, Ask Me Anything Episode #6-The Clue app for tracking your menstrual cycle: https://helloclue.com/-The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings & How to Let Go and Be Happy by Stella Resnick: https://amzn.to/2VFip92For 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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

84 MIN3 d ago
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#133: How to Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Supercharge Your Diet, Reclaim Your Energy, and Honor Your Unique Biology with Dr. Stephanie Estima

#132: What a Top Brain Surgeon Can Teach Us About Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin

The first time neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin cut open a patient's skull, he found himself confronting a powerful force that his fellow brain surgeons agreed was best never spoken of— fear.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Mark McLaughlin, 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.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. McLaughlin talk about how so much of what we perceive as fear is wrapped up in a story. They discuss what prevents people from seeking help or counsel about a problem or fear they have. They also talk about tools and strategies for overcoming fear.In this episode, we dive into:-The first time Dr. McLaughlin was introduced to fear (2:09)-What wrestling taught him about fear (3:59)-The fear freakout (12:52)-How to map out your fear (15:42)-Where fear lives in the brain (21:14)-The fear of vulnerability (27:23)-The misconception that we have to get over our fears (30:10)-The power of taking tiny actions to overcome fear (44:32)-The importance of partnership when dealing with a challenge (49:57)-Where to learn more about Dr. McLaughlin (1:09:53)For more on Dr. Mark McLaughlin, you can follow him on Instagram @mmclaughlinmd, on Facebook @markmclaughlinmd, on Twitter @mmclaughlinmd, and through his website here. You can find his book, Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear, right here. Take the Cognitive Dominance Assessment here, and check out his blog here.Also mentioned in this episode:-Maps of Meaning: The Architect of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson-12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson-Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield-Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb-10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris-10 Percent Happier Meditation appFor 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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

71 MIN1 w ago
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#132: What a Top Brain Surgeon Can Teach Us About Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin

#131: 5 Hidden Mental Addictions That Hold You Back

Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about the five hidden mental addictions that hold you back:1) The addiction to prioritizing everyone else at the expense of your deepest work2) The addiction to certainty and avoiding the unknown3) The addiction to being let down, and expecting the worst in others4) The addiction to blame and criticism5) And most importantly, the addiction to being hard on yourselfFor 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 MIN1 w ago
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#131: 5 Hidden Mental Addictions That Hold You Back

#130: Why Black Women Are 4 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth with Latham Thomas

In the U.S., maternal mortality and morbidity disproportionately affect Black women at a rate four to five times greater than white women. On top of higher fatality rates, Black women are also statistically more likely to experience pregnancy complications, including hypertension, placental disorders, gestational diabetes, blood disorders, and preeclampsia.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Latham Thomas, a Celebrity Doula and Maternity Wellness Expert. Latham Thomas supports women in embracing optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to empowerment. Latham is leading a revolution in radical self-care, guiding women everywhere to “mother themselves first.” Latham is the founder of Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand serving women along the childbearing continuum. Mama Glow supports women and families during the fertility period, pregnancy, birth, as well as during postpartum offering hand-holding through their bespoke doula servi...

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#130: Why Black Women Are 4 Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth with Latham Thomas

#129: History In The Making: Are You a Participant or Bystander? with Rev. Michael Beckwith

Are you a participant or bystander? It’s a very important question at this time, because as we look around the world we see history is happening right in front of us. You have to ask yourself, are you participating in the unfolding of this history, are you bystanding, or are you getting in the way? This is our opportunity to overcome separation and division and step into our power as one.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Reverend Michael Beckwith, an author and Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Reverend Beckwith is regarded for his teachings on the science of inner transformation which include vehicles like a practical approach to spirituality utilizing meditation, affirmative prayer, and Life Visioning, a process he originated.His teachings and the work that the Agape International Spiritual Center brings to the world, help people take the experience of inner peace and awakened awareness into their everyday lives. In 2012, Reverend Beckwith addressed the UN General Assembly during its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he hosts conferences featuring harbingers of world peace including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Three of his most recent books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. Reverend Beckwith has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s SuperSoul Sunday, Dr. Oz, CNN, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You.In this episode, Dhru and Reverend Beckwith talk about how we are in the ending of one world, and the beginning of the other, and what the possibility of this new world is. They discuss the true meaning of sacrifice, and what role it plays during these times. They also talk about what it means to participate in the unfolding of change that is happening in the world right now, and what we can do to make a difference.In this episode, we dive into:-The true meaning of the apocalypse (10:01)-Creating change for racial injustice (24:15)-What it’s like to live as a person of color in America (25:46)-How we create our own internal violence and harm (34:24)-How many of us have "perfected the practice of worry" which shapes our vision of the future (37:57)-The power of prayer (39:11)-Reverend Michael Beckwith’s moment of awakening (42:18)-What it really means to sacrifice something (53:58)-How we can maintain the momentum for change for racial injustice (1:01:45)-Where to learn more about Rev. Michael Beckwith (1:07:48)For more on Rev. Michael Beckwith, you can follow him on Instagram @michaelbbeckwith, on Facebook @michael.b.beckwith, on Twitter @drmichaelbb, and through his website here. Livestream Agape’s Sunday Services here, and watch the Lifting The Veil Series here. Download his app, Take Back Your Life, right here. Lastly, watch the sermons from Rev. Beckwith that Dhru mentioned in the episode here and here.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 Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive Market and Four Sigmatic.I know everyone is trying to stay healthy at home right now, so I wanted to share one of my favorite resources with you for getting healthy food delivered right to my doorstep—it’s Thrive Market. When it comes to what I eat I’m really intentional. It’s super important to me to know exactly what I’m buying so I always take a deep dive into ingredients and company practices before adding anything new to my kitchen.

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#129: History In The Making: Are You a Participant or Bystander? with Rev. Michael Beckwith

#128: How to Find Peace Through Acceptance

Welcome to Big Idea Tuesday!On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru Purohit talks to us about how to find peace through acceptance.Acceptance is such a powerful tool that we have. Eckhart Tolle said, “Whatever you cannot enjoy doing, you can at least accept that this is what you have to do. Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly.”When we are at peace with what is in this moment, then we’re truly at peace and we can take inspired action to move us forward and actually make a difference.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.To learn more about Byron Katie and The Work visit https://thework.com. You can find her book, I Need Your Love - Is Tha...

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#128: How to Find Peace Through Acceptance

#127: 7 Ancient Practices Proven to Rewire Your Brain for The Better with Dr. Rick Hanson

Throughout history, people have sought the heights of human potential—to become as wise and strong, happy and loving, as any person can ever be. And now, recent science is revealing how these remarkable ways of being are based on equally remarkable changes in our own nervous system, making them more attainable than ever before.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Rick Hanson, a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Dr. Hanson is an expert on positive neuroplasticity, and his work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and other major media. He is also the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wis...

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#127: 7 Ancient Practices Proven to Rewire Your Brain for The Better with Dr. Rick Hanson

#126: The Secret Formula to Creating New Habits That Stick with Dr. BJ Fogg

How many times have you attempted to start working out consistently, eat more veggies, or incorporate something new into your routine, but struggled to make it stick? I think we’ve all been there. Creating new habits that stick can be daunting. However, with Dr. BJ Fogg’s secret formula, creating new and even tiny habits can not only be easy, but enjoyable and rewarding.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. BJ Fogg, a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab. Dr. Fogg also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Fogg discu...

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#126: The Secret Formula to Creating New Habits That Stick with Dr. BJ Fogg

#125: 5 Key Things I Tell Everyone Looking to Start a New Business

We are officially in a recession—many people have lost their jobs through the coronavirus pandemic. The interesting thing about a recession is that, as challenging as it is, looking back at the last one we see many people started new businesses during that time.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk about 5 ideas and practices to think about when starting a new business or any new project that you care about.(1) In most cases, it’s not a good idea to quit your day job or have no income going into a business.(2) Keep expenses low.(3) Your first financial goal should be to cover your base expenses.(4) Focus on your MVP (minimum viable product).(5) In most cases, know that even in the best case scenario, it will take time for things to work out. Be patient and plan for the long term. As Bill Gates said, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, ...

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#125: 5 Key Things I Tell Everyone Looking to Start a New Business

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