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The Broken Brain Podcast – Cultivating a Resilient Mind with Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi

The Broken Brain Podcast – Cultivating a Resilient Mind with Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi



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You may take great care of your body, but do you take care of your mind? Do you sit with feelings when they arise or do you get weighed down by them and become resentful? Do you take time out of your productive day to slow down and sit quietly?

Our Broken Brain Podcast this week is all about our mindset. Dhru and our guest this week, Toronto-based Naturopathic Doctor and founder of “Mindshift Ninja” Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, talk about going from knowing something to actually doing something…taking that knowledge you have acquired from years of reading and studying and applying it to actionable steps.

This is a special conversation that contemplates mind practices such as meditation, awareness, and reframing beliefs. There are practical tips, too, like how to become that mindshift ninja, mentoring your kids to start out young with a healthy mindset, and what you can do to increase resilience.

In this episode, we dive into:

  • What is a Mindshift Ninja? (3:19)
  • More than one brain (4:57)
  • Dr. K’s personal mindset (7:12)
  • Closing the knowing vs doing gap (8:58)
  • B.R.A.I.N.—more than an organ (15:55)
  • Acknowledging pain for what it is (27:40)
  • The ego’s role in mindset (28:43)
  • Dr. K’s patient story on reframing beliefs (30:43)
  • The balance between “can do” and “slowing down” (36:28)
  • Increasing awareness and resilience (41:13)
  • The role of meditation in mindset (47:17)
  • Biofeedback and heart rate variability (50:35)
  • Healthy mindset in kids (56:57)
  • Applying these tools in Dr. K’s life (1:00:49)
  • Practical hacks (1:05:52)
  • Finding Dr. K online (1:08:53)

I know you’ll love all the educational information from this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD

PS – Find Dr. Khosroshahi online at his website and on Instagram. He can also be found at Mindshift Ninja.

Mark Hyman MD is the Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.