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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

#118: The Podcast Your Excuses Don't Want You To Listen To with Bassam Tarazi

The exact same situation often prompts very different reactions from different people. Bassam Tarazi outlines a range of personas and reactions in his Redefining Optimism Chart: https://www.bassam.com/single-post/2020/04/16/Redefining-OptimismThough this is a spectrum and people can have mixed reactions, one scenario (the Realistic Optimist) experiences the greatest growth. They take a situation, don’t judge it as “good” or “bad,” and figure out how to use it to fuel their personal development. I like to think that I fit really well into this category (but only after years and years of work!)On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Bassam Tarazi. Bassam is the author of In 5 Years You'll Be Wrong, Borders, Bandits, And Baby Wipes and my personal favorite, The Accountability Effect. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded The Nomading Film Festival and The Ignition Lab. A wanderer at heart, he's also traveled to 73 countries and all 7 continents, having had such absurd...

74 MIN1 d ago
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#118: The Podcast Your Excuses Don't Want You To Listen To with Bassam Tarazi

#117: How to Unstuck Your Brain and Get Out of Your Funk with Antonio Neves

"Don't wait for a life-altering event to change your life." Author Antonio Neves challenges us to endorse ourselves, leave excuses in the dust, get out of the funk we’re in, and follow our dreams. Everyone knows someone who has experienced major adversity, like a divorce, drug overdose, near-death situation, life-threatening diagnosis, or deep trauma that helped turn their lives around. But don’t wait for something serious to happen to you. You can change your life today.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Antonio Neves. Antonio is a nationally recognized leadership speaker, author, and award-winning journalist. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in the television industry in New York City with top networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. His podcast, The Best Thing, features Antonio asking others about the best thing to happen to them that would rarely appear on a resume, bio, or come up in conversation.In this episode, Dhru and Antonio talk all about getting out of your funk. It is normal to reach low points, feel stuck, or get in a rut from time to time. It’s okay to experience these hiccups. But don’t live there. If not for you, but because someone else needs you to; someone needs your work. Antonio tells us about his experience of reaching an ultimate low, feeling lost, and exactly how he overcame it to share his creative gifts with the world. We have all been there, and will be there again, but it’s important that we recognize the funk and work our way out.In this episode, we dive into:-Antonio's experience with Nickelodeon (3:00)-Antonio's personal story (4:45)-How to help people stuck in a funk (11:23)-Why people stop being bold (19:33)-How Antonio's personal funk shaped his life (24:06)-How to be willing to endorse yourself (31:37)-How to find a supportive community (40:26)-How crucial friendship, community, and support are to your dreams (49:19)-4 things that are important to getting out of a funk (52:40)-How to learn more about Antonio (1:03:40)For more on Antonio, you can follow him on Instagram @theantonioneves, on Twitter @theantonioneves, on Facebook @theantonioneves, and through his website here. To learn more about his podcast The Best Thing, go here.Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by our partnership with the AquaTru Water Filter. To get exclusive access to this deal visit www.brokenbrain.com/filter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 MIN5 d ago
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#117: How to Unstuck Your Brain and Get Out of Your Funk with Antonio Neves

#116: How to Stay Focused and Remove Obstacles (Big Idea)

Big Idea Tuesday:We’ve all been there. We’ve gotten really excited about a project, made a goal, hit a roadblock, and lost momentum. When we lose sight of why we started in the first place, it becomes very easy to give up entirely.In today’s Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru takes us through exactly why we lose focus and drop our goals, projects, and dreams, and how to remove obstacles to get back on track.A big part of staying focused is checking-in on ourselves and remembering what we were excited to create and why. This gives us an opportunity to regroup, recenter, and ask the questions that matter so we can remind ourselves of the answers.Why did I care about this project in the first place? What did I want to accomplish or see through? What was the vision? Do I still care? Is there something I’m afraid of? Even though things are tough, am I willing to keep going?You would think asking ourselves these tough questions once would be enough, that somehow our mind would store the a...

20 MIN6 d ago
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#116: How to Stay Focused and Remove Obstacles (Big Idea)

#115: How Meditation Can Help You Let Go of the Past, Forgive Yourself, and Move Forward with Megan Monahan

There are many different modalities, types, and ways to meditate. There is no wrong way to meditate. No matter how young, old, new, or experienced you are with meditation, making space for your thoughts always comes with beneficial side effects: relief from yesterday, peace for today, and promise for tomorrow. Though healing through meditation is never easy, it’s always worth it.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Megan Monahan. Megan is a Chopra Certified meditation instructor that has taught thousands to meditate through her platform. She works with corporate brands like Lululemon, Chopra Global, Unplug Meditation, and Wanderlust while working privately with personal and corporate clients internationally, always bringing her spiritual real talk. Her first book, Don't Hate, Meditate, was published this past June by Ten Speed Press.In this episode, Dhru and Megan discuss how most people, knowingly or not, tend to hang onto past situations that define who they a...

65 MIN1 w ago
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#115: How Meditation Can Help You Let Go of the Past, Forgive Yourself, and Move Forward with Megan Monahan

#114: How to go from Self-Critical to Radical Self-Love and Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Dr. Andrea Pennington

“May I be truly happyMay I be free from sufferingMay I be truly well in body, mind, and heartAnd may I live peacefully and with ease”This loving-kindness meditation exercise from Dr. Andrea Pennington’s Real Self Love Handbook is a message to our inner-self that we deserve to be happy, healthy, and full of peace.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Andrea Pennington an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Andrea helps people to build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Andrea discuss how to approach yourself with kindness, love, and compassion. They delve into where the self-critical voice comes from, how to recognize this voice and turn it around towards love, and how giving intention to our daily calendar can help put our minds at ease. Dr. Andrea tells us about her personal story that led her to find radical forgiveness and self-love.In this episode, we dive into:-Where self-criticism and self-love fall during these times of social isolation (5:35)-Where the self-judgement voice comes from (8:15)-Dr. Andrea’s personal story (11:50)-An explanation of how acupuncture works (20:50)-What happens in our bodies when we experience self-judging thoughts (23:57)-How to explore different healing modalities to find the right fit (29:33)-Dr. Andrea’s journey to self-love (36:41)-How things like the social isolation and stay-at-home orders can be triggers for some people (43:45)-How to unpack the belief or programming that achievements are due to being hard on ourselves (49:05)-A self-compassion meditation exercise (52:45)-How to help children cope through the pandemic (57:56)-How to create an intentional morning routine (1:06:00)-Where people can go to learn more about Dr. Andrea (1:11:50)For more on Dr. Andrea, you can follow her on Instagram @drandreapennington, on Twitter @DrAndrea, on Facebook @andrea.pennington1, and through her websites AndreaPennington.com, www.RealSelf.love, and In8Vitality.comBe sure to check out her free resources for helping you cope with COVID-19 and beyond:How to Escape Victim Mentality & Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind and her 21-Day Compassion Meditation Series. You can also learn more about her books, The Real Self Love Handbook and The Top 10 Traits of Highly Resilient People.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive MarketI 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. Thrive Market makes my life so much easier, I know you’ll love it as much as I do. 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.

75 MIN1 w ago
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#114: How to go from Self-Critical to Radical Self-Love and Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Dr. Andrea Pennington

#113: Three Big Ideas on Finding Your Calling & Purpose with Dhru Purohit

Big Idea TuesdayWhy am I here? What’s the purpose of life?These are questions nearly everyone has asked at least once, or continue to ask daily. In today’s Broken Brain Podcast Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru challenges us to think about the difference between our “calling” and the “expression of our calling.” They sound similar, but they are two very different things.A “calling” is your answer to the question, “Why am I here?” How we put our calling to use is what Dhru calls “the expression of our calling.” The expression is where our skill meet our passion and is the outward execution of our internal calling.For example, Oprah’s calling is to use her passion for teaching to uplift others. The Oprah Winfrey Show, her magazines, speeches, movies, and overall empire are an expression of that calling. Her calling was always there, even from a young age. The mission in her life is to get better and better at expressing and executing that calling. And I think we can all agre...

25 MIN1 w ago
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#113: Three Big Ideas on Finding Your Calling & Purpose with Dhru Purohit

#112: How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

EOn most days, many of us go about our routine rarely thinking twice about the ingredients in our shampoos and conditioners, hand soaps, lotions, laundry detergent, or even the water we feed our pets. It wasn’t until her dog fell extremely sick with a mysterious illness that Dr. Aly Cohen started to wonder if there was something toxic in her dog’s environment. This quest led her on a life-long journey to uncover the toxins all around us.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Aly Cohen, a rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist, and environmental health expert. Her medical practice, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional Western medical management of rheumatologic and other ailments, as well as integrative options for total wellness. Her recent text, Integrative Environmental Medicine, was published through Oxford University Press, and her consumer book, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, will be out in September 2020.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Cohen discuss all things environmental toxins. From the water you drink, to the shampoo you use, to your cookware, toxins can be hidden in many places. Though it can feel overwhelming to switch out all of the areas where toxins lurk, Dr. Cohen assures us that making small swaps here and there can add up and have a major impact on our overall health.In this episode, we dive into:-Dr. Cohen's background that piqued her interest in environmental toxins (1:05)-The history on how environmental toxins came to be an issue (7:50)-A dive into endocrine disruptors (12:33)-The issue with certain food washes (21:55)-How to shape your diet to best support detoxification (26:50)-A look at water quality (30:41)-Different types of filters for drinking clean water (36:40)-How there’s a disconnect between health education and environmental toxins (43:50)-The effect of environmental toxins on the brain and other organ systems (49:02)-A discussion of air pollution (55:38)-Resources to find clean products (1:06:30)-Populations and ages that are more vulnerable to chemical exposure (1:09:49)-A lasting message from Dr. Cohen (1:16:55)-Dr. Cohen discusses her website on resources on environmental health (1:21:51)-Where to learn more about Dr. Aly Cohen (1:28:18)Please note: This podcast was recorded prior to social isolation. Stay safe!For more on Dr. Cohen, you can follow her on Instagram @thesmarthuman, on Twitter @TheSmartHuman, on Facebook @thesmarthuman, through her environmental health website, or her personal practice website.Also mentioned during this episode were environmental health resources Green Science Policy and the Environmental Working Group.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

89 MIN2 w ago
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#112: How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

#111: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities with Elissa Goodman

A hero’s journey is a narrative to describe the journey of a brave warrior who must overcome a major obstacle or turmoil in order to find victory, often transforming themselves along the way. Elissa Goodman’s hero’s journey included obstacle over obstacle over obstacle (and more) that she had to overcome in order to create the life of vibrant health that she lives today.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Elissa Goodman, a Holistic Nutritionist, Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, and Superstar Chef. She’s a cancer survivor and the author of Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming Your Fears and Healing Cancer.In this episode, Dhru and Elissa discuss her personal story of struggling with a deficient immune system and the multiple health effects it caused, her battle with cancer, losing her husband to cancer, and how she overcame two different autoimmune conditions using whole foods and a healthy lifestyle. She has used her many obstacles to create vibrant health,...

82 MIN2 w ago
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#111: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities with Elissa Goodman

3 Important Truths About Trying to Change Other People

“Anytime we argue with reality, we lose. But only 100% of the time.” This quote from Byron Katie speaks a lot of truth, especially when it comes to our interactions with the people we love. The truth is, we cannot change others. As much as we think that it’s right or we think we know what’s best for them, the only person who can decide to change and take steps in a new direction is that individual.In today’s Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru walks us through a fundamental question we’ve all likely been guilty of. Why do we try to change other people? He says there are three main reasons why:1. Because we think we know what's best for them.2. We want to manipulate them into doing what we want them to do.Or 3. Because we're afraid of the unknown—we don’t want other people to make a decision that might leave us behind.However, it’s not up to us to change others.In this episode, Dhru takes us through three important truths and one bonus point about trying to change other people:1)...

21 MIN3 w ago
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3 Important Truths About Trying to Change Other People

#110: How to Transform Your Health Before Your Body Sends an Eviction Notice with Mona Sharma

Despite what most teenagers would say, we parents often do know best. For celebrity nutritionist and entrepreneur Mona Sharma, when she was forced by her parents to live at an Ashram several times throughout her teenage years, she was resistant and defiant. Little did she know the lasting impact of learning and practicing meditation, mindfulness, and wellness would literally save her life.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Mona Sharma, a dynamic leader and entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry who works with high-profile clients around the world. As Will Smith’s nutritionist, she has a recurring role on the Facebook series Red Table Talk where they profile her work with Will and the entire Smith family’s healing journey. Mona is also the founder of Xicama, an innovative line of functional beverage products that deliver gut-health and immune-boosting benefits of the superfood jicama.In this episode, Dhru and Mona discuss her incredible story of surv...

79 MIN3 w ago
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#110: How to Transform Your Health Before Your Body Sends an Eviction Notice with Mona Sharma

Latest Episodes

#118: The Podcast Your Excuses Don't Want You To Listen To with Bassam Tarazi

The exact same situation often prompts very different reactions from different people. Bassam Tarazi outlines a range of personas and reactions in his Redefining Optimism Chart: https://www.bassam.com/single-post/2020/04/16/Redefining-OptimismThough this is a spectrum and people can have mixed reactions, one scenario (the Realistic Optimist) experiences the greatest growth. They take a situation, don’t judge it as “good” or “bad,” and figure out how to use it to fuel their personal development. I like to think that I fit really well into this category (but only after years and years of work!)On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Bassam Tarazi. Bassam is the author of In 5 Years You'll Be Wrong, Borders, Bandits, And Baby Wipes and my personal favorite, The Accountability Effect. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded The Nomading Film Festival and The Ignition Lab. A wanderer at heart, he's also traveled to 73 countries and all 7 continents, having had such absurd...

74 MIN1 d ago
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#118: The Podcast Your Excuses Don't Want You To Listen To with Bassam Tarazi

#117: How to Unstuck Your Brain and Get Out of Your Funk with Antonio Neves

"Don't wait for a life-altering event to change your life." Author Antonio Neves challenges us to endorse ourselves, leave excuses in the dust, get out of the funk we’re in, and follow our dreams. Everyone knows someone who has experienced major adversity, like a divorce, drug overdose, near-death situation, life-threatening diagnosis, or deep trauma that helped turn their lives around. But don’t wait for something serious to happen to you. You can change your life today.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Antonio Neves. Antonio is a nationally recognized leadership speaker, author, and award-winning journalist. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in the television industry in New York City with top networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. His podcast, The Best Thing, features Antonio asking others about the best thing to happen to them that would rarely appear on a resume, bio, or come up in conversation.In this episode, Dhru and Antonio talk all about getting out of your funk. It is normal to reach low points, feel stuck, or get in a rut from time to time. It’s okay to experience these hiccups. But don’t live there. If not for you, but because someone else needs you to; someone needs your work. Antonio tells us about his experience of reaching an ultimate low, feeling lost, and exactly how he overcame it to share his creative gifts with the world. We have all been there, and will be there again, but it’s important that we recognize the funk and work our way out.In this episode, we dive into:-Antonio's experience with Nickelodeon (3:00)-Antonio's personal story (4:45)-How to help people stuck in a funk (11:23)-Why people stop being bold (19:33)-How Antonio's personal funk shaped his life (24:06)-How to be willing to endorse yourself (31:37)-How to find a supportive community (40:26)-How crucial friendship, community, and support are to your dreams (49:19)-4 things that are important to getting out of a funk (52:40)-How to learn more about Antonio (1:03:40)For more on Antonio, you can follow him on Instagram @theantonioneves, on Twitter @theantonioneves, on Facebook @theantonioneves, and through his website here. To learn more about his podcast The Best Thing, go here.Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by our partnership with the AquaTru Water Filter. To get exclusive access to this deal visit www.brokenbrain.com/filter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 MIN5 d ago
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#117: How to Unstuck Your Brain and Get Out of Your Funk with Antonio Neves

#116: How to Stay Focused and Remove Obstacles (Big Idea)

Big Idea Tuesday:We’ve all been there. We’ve gotten really excited about a project, made a goal, hit a roadblock, and lost momentum. When we lose sight of why we started in the first place, it becomes very easy to give up entirely.In today’s Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru takes us through exactly why we lose focus and drop our goals, projects, and dreams, and how to remove obstacles to get back on track.A big part of staying focused is checking-in on ourselves and remembering what we were excited to create and why. This gives us an opportunity to regroup, recenter, and ask the questions that matter so we can remind ourselves of the answers.Why did I care about this project in the first place? What did I want to accomplish or see through? What was the vision? Do I still care? Is there something I’m afraid of? Even though things are tough, am I willing to keep going?You would think asking ourselves these tough questions once would be enough, that somehow our mind would store the a...

20 MIN6 d ago
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#116: How to Stay Focused and Remove Obstacles (Big Idea)

#115: How Meditation Can Help You Let Go of the Past, Forgive Yourself, and Move Forward with Megan Monahan

There are many different modalities, types, and ways to meditate. There is no wrong way to meditate. No matter how young, old, new, or experienced you are with meditation, making space for your thoughts always comes with beneficial side effects: relief from yesterday, peace for today, and promise for tomorrow. Though healing through meditation is never easy, it’s always worth it.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Megan Monahan. Megan is a Chopra Certified meditation instructor that has taught thousands to meditate through her platform. She works with corporate brands like Lululemon, Chopra Global, Unplug Meditation, and Wanderlust while working privately with personal and corporate clients internationally, always bringing her spiritual real talk. Her first book, Don't Hate, Meditate, was published this past June by Ten Speed Press.In this episode, Dhru and Megan discuss how most people, knowingly or not, tend to hang onto past situations that define who they a...

65 MIN1 w ago
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#115: How Meditation Can Help You Let Go of the Past, Forgive Yourself, and Move Forward with Megan Monahan

#114: How to go from Self-Critical to Radical Self-Love and Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Dr. Andrea Pennington

“May I be truly happyMay I be free from sufferingMay I be truly well in body, mind, and heartAnd may I live peacefully and with ease”This loving-kindness meditation exercise from Dr. Andrea Pennington’s Real Self Love Handbook is a message to our inner-self that we deserve to be happy, healthy, and full of peace.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Andrea Pennington an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, #1 international bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Dr. Andrea helps people to build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Andrea discuss how to approach yourself with kindness, love, and compassion. They delve into where the self-critical voice comes from, how to recognize this voice and turn it around towards love, and how giving intention to our daily calendar can help put our minds at ease. Dr. Andrea tells us about her personal story that led her to find radical forgiveness and self-love.In this episode, we dive into:-Where self-criticism and self-love fall during these times of social isolation (5:35)-Where the self-judgement voice comes from (8:15)-Dr. Andrea’s personal story (11:50)-An explanation of how acupuncture works (20:50)-What happens in our bodies when we experience self-judging thoughts (23:57)-How to explore different healing modalities to find the right fit (29:33)-Dr. Andrea’s journey to self-love (36:41)-How things like the social isolation and stay-at-home orders can be triggers for some people (43:45)-How to unpack the belief or programming that achievements are due to being hard on ourselves (49:05)-A self-compassion meditation exercise (52:45)-How to help children cope through the pandemic (57:56)-How to create an intentional morning routine (1:06:00)-Where people can go to learn more about Dr. Andrea (1:11:50)For more on Dr. Andrea, you can follow her on Instagram @drandreapennington, on Twitter @DrAndrea, on Facebook @andrea.pennington1, and through her websites AndreaPennington.com, www.RealSelf.love, and In8Vitality.comBe sure to check out her free resources for helping you cope with COVID-19 and beyond:How to Escape Victim Mentality & Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind and her 21-Day Compassion Meditation Series. You can also learn more about her books, The Real Self Love Handbook and The Top 10 Traits of Highly Resilient People.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Thrive MarketI 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. Thrive Market makes my life so much easier, I know you’ll love it as much as I do. 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.

75 MIN1 w ago
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#114: How to go from Self-Critical to Radical Self-Love and Compassion During a Time of Crisis with Dr. Andrea Pennington

#113: Three Big Ideas on Finding Your Calling & Purpose with Dhru Purohit

Big Idea TuesdayWhy am I here? What’s the purpose of life?These are questions nearly everyone has asked at least once, or continue to ask daily. In today’s Broken Brain Podcast Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru challenges us to think about the difference between our “calling” and the “expression of our calling.” They sound similar, but they are two very different things.A “calling” is your answer to the question, “Why am I here?” How we put our calling to use is what Dhru calls “the expression of our calling.” The expression is where our skill meet our passion and is the outward execution of our internal calling.For example, Oprah’s calling is to use her passion for teaching to uplift others. The Oprah Winfrey Show, her magazines, speeches, movies, and overall empire are an expression of that calling. Her calling was always there, even from a young age. The mission in her life is to get better and better at expressing and executing that calling. And I think we can all agre...

25 MIN1 w ago
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#113: Three Big Ideas on Finding Your Calling & Purpose with Dhru Purohit

#112: How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

EOn most days, many of us go about our routine rarely thinking twice about the ingredients in our shampoos and conditioners, hand soaps, lotions, laundry detergent, or even the water we feed our pets. It wasn’t until her dog fell extremely sick with a mysterious illness that Dr. Aly Cohen started to wonder if there was something toxic in her dog’s environment. This quest led her on a life-long journey to uncover the toxins all around us.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Aly Cohen, a rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist, and environmental health expert. Her medical practice, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional Western medical management of rheumatologic and other ailments, as well as integrative options for total wellness. Her recent text, Integrative Environmental Medicine, was published through Oxford University Press, and her consumer book, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, will be out in September 2020.In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Cohen discuss all things environmental toxins. From the water you drink, to the shampoo you use, to your cookware, toxins can be hidden in many places. Though it can feel overwhelming to switch out all of the areas where toxins lurk, Dr. Cohen assures us that making small swaps here and there can add up and have a major impact on our overall health.In this episode, we dive into:-Dr. Cohen's background that piqued her interest in environmental toxins (1:05)-The history on how environmental toxins came to be an issue (7:50)-A dive into endocrine disruptors (12:33)-The issue with certain food washes (21:55)-How to shape your diet to best support detoxification (26:50)-A look at water quality (30:41)-Different types of filters for drinking clean water (36:40)-How there’s a disconnect between health education and environmental toxins (43:50)-The effect of environmental toxins on the brain and other organ systems (49:02)-A discussion of air pollution (55:38)-Resources to find clean products (1:06:30)-Populations and ages that are more vulnerable to chemical exposure (1:09:49)-A lasting message from Dr. Cohen (1:16:55)-Dr. Cohen discusses her website on resources on environmental health (1:21:51)-Where to learn more about Dr. Aly Cohen (1:28:18)Please note: This podcast was recorded prior to social isolation. Stay safe!For more on Dr. Cohen, you can follow her on Instagram @thesmarthuman, on Twitter @TheSmartHuman, on Facebook @thesmarthuman, through her environmental health website, or her personal practice website.Also mentioned during this episode were environmental health resources Green Science Policy and the Environmental Working Group.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

89 MIN2 w ago
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#112: How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

#111: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities with Elissa Goodman

A hero’s journey is a narrative to describe the journey of a brave warrior who must overcome a major obstacle or turmoil in order to find victory, often transforming themselves along the way. Elissa Goodman’s hero’s journey included obstacle over obstacle over obstacle (and more) that she had to overcome in order to create the life of vibrant health that she lives today.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Elissa Goodman, a Holistic Nutritionist, Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, and Superstar Chef. She’s a cancer survivor and the author of Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming Your Fears and Healing Cancer.In this episode, Dhru and Elissa discuss her personal story of struggling with a deficient immune system and the multiple health effects it caused, her battle with cancer, losing her husband to cancer, and how she overcame two different autoimmune conditions using whole foods and a healthy lifestyle. She has used her many obstacles to create vibrant health,...

82 MIN2 w ago
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#111: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities with Elissa Goodman

3 Important Truths About Trying to Change Other People

“Anytime we argue with reality, we lose. But only 100% of the time.” This quote from Byron Katie speaks a lot of truth, especially when it comes to our interactions with the people we love. The truth is, we cannot change others. As much as we think that it’s right or we think we know what’s best for them, the only person who can decide to change and take steps in a new direction is that individual.In today’s Big Idea Tuesday episode, Dhru walks us through a fundamental question we’ve all likely been guilty of. Why do we try to change other people? He says there are three main reasons why:1. Because we think we know what's best for them.2. We want to manipulate them into doing what we want them to do.Or 3. Because we're afraid of the unknown—we don’t want other people to make a decision that might leave us behind.However, it’s not up to us to change others.In this episode, Dhru takes us through three important truths and one bonus point about trying to change other people:1)...

21 MIN3 w ago
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3 Important Truths About Trying to Change Other People

#110: How to Transform Your Health Before Your Body Sends an Eviction Notice with Mona Sharma

Despite what most teenagers would say, we parents often do know best. For celebrity nutritionist and entrepreneur Mona Sharma, when she was forced by her parents to live at an Ashram several times throughout her teenage years, she was resistant and defiant. Little did she know the lasting impact of learning and practicing meditation, mindfulness, and wellness would literally save her life.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Mona Sharma, a dynamic leader and entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry who works with high-profile clients around the world. As Will Smith’s nutritionist, she has a recurring role on the Facebook series Red Table Talk where they profile her work with Will and the entire Smith family’s healing journey. Mona is also the founder of Xicama, an innovative line of functional beverage products that deliver gut-health and immune-boosting benefits of the superfood jicama.In this episode, Dhru and Mona discuss her incredible story of surv...

79 MIN3 w ago
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#110: How to Transform Your Health Before Your Body Sends an Eviction Notice with Mona Sharma

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