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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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Latest Episodes

#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 ...

93 MIN1 d 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...

84 MIN4 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 vulner...

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 exp...

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

Latest Episodes

#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 ...

93 MIN1 d ago
Comments
#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...

84 MIN4 d ago
Comments
#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 vulner...

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#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
Comments
#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
Comments
#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 exp...

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
#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
Comments
#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
Comments
#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
Comments
#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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