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5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]

Is Food A Laughing Matter?

      Eating unhealthy food and trying to improve your health is like mopping up the floor while the sink is still overflowing—it just doesn’t work! But it can be hard to decide what we really should be eating for optimal health, considering the diet wars (Paleo or vegan?), the non-stop exposure to sugary foods […]

Why Group-Based Healthcare Works

Did you know our health is actually more strongly influenced by our peers and social networks than genetics? That’s a big deal. Think about the people and environment you surround yourself with—are they in line with your goals? Maybe you’ve been struggling to make a change and you’re lacking the support you need to succeed.  […]

How Red Light Therapy Can Help You Sleep Better, Recover Faster, Boost Testosterone, Improve Brain Health and More with Scott Nelson

Download MP3 Red light therapy has been studied and tested across hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical trials, with overwhelmingly positive results for skin health, collagen production, physical performance and muscle recovery, sleep, joint pain, inflammation, and more.  On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Scott Nelson, a co-founder of Joovv, the first […]

The Love Diet: Healing Through Community

      Success comes from support. We are actually more strongly impacted by our peers and social networks than by our genetics—this is huge when it comes to changing our health.  That’s why I’m such an advocate for community-based healthcare. Putting people in groups, where they can be heard by others in similar situations, supported, […]

PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Functional Treatment Model

For decades, we treated brain disorders blindly, without even knowing what was really going on inside.  Not only did that mean we could mistake one problem for another, it meant an overall lack of information to successfully treat brain issues for optimal function. In some cases, the wrong treatment could even make matters worse. On […]

A New Way to Treat PTSD, Concussions, and Traumatic Brain Injuries with Dr. Erik Won

Download MP3 On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Erik Won, the President of Wave Neuroscience, Inc; a biotechnology company that has innovated a breakthrough technology called Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT). This technology utilizes computational neuroanalytics and brain imaging to customize treatment protocols with the aim of restoring optimal neurological function. […]

How to End Mental Illness

      There’s a certain stigma around mental illness, one that can, unfortunately, keep people from feeling empowered that they can change their brain health and get the care they truly need.  But think about it—would we ever shame someone with cancer, autoimmunity, or dementia for needing help? Of course not.  Unfortunately, the past methods […]

A Big Win for Functional Medicine

Often, when I tell people I’m a Functional Medicine doctor they ask, “A what kind of doctor?” It might be a new phrase to some, but it’s the future of medicine, available right now. In the many years I’ve been practicing Functional Medicine, I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve seen recover from chronic […]

Why We’re So Lonely and How to Create Deeper, More Meaningful Friendships with Dhru Purohit and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Download MP3 For much of human history, friendship was about survival. No one, no matter how strong or independent they were, could live life alone.⁣ So we invested in our village, in our community in our tribe and developed friendships because we needed to. It was a part of our existence.⁣ Today, most of us […]

How to Find the Real Cause of Your Disease and How to Fix It

      So many Functional Medicine practitioners like myself have gone through their own healing crisis. For me, it was a total brain and body breakdown 30 years ago due to mercury poisoning from when I lived in China. For my good friend and fellow Functional Medicine doctor Elizabeth Boham, it was triple-negative breast cancer […]

Cultivating Self-Love for Better Health

It might sound too good to be true, but there are so many tools available that can help us discover a deeper appreciation for our lives and the unique things that make us, us.  In our busy age of “Do more and be more,” it’s easy to feel like we just aren’t enough, or that […]

A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating and Healing Acne with Dr. Robin Berzin

Download MP3 Our skin is a reflection of what’s going on with our health beneath the surface. Acne and other skin problems are signals that something is off in our body. Conventional medicine deals with symptoms, so their solutions for acne include lathering on potions and lotions, popping and pricking pimples and taking antibiotics or […]