Broken Brain Podcasts

Heal Your Body,
Heal Your Brain

Hosted by Dhru Purohit

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E31: Hormonal Imbalances: PCOS, Hashimoto's, and More with Angelique Panagos

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Angelique about her personal story revealing her battle with several eating disorders, Hashimoto’s, PCOS, and more. Angelique also shares her very personal account of having two miscarriages, a devastating occurrence that 15-20% of women face. In this podcast, you will get tons of practical tips, insights, and reflections that will leave you with a much deeper understanding of why so many women face these health issues. Angelique is on a mission to educate women about hormones and how to balance them.

E30: The Power of Community, Connection, and Ritual with Dr. Michelle Peris

Our world is slowly becoming a lonelier place. Social isolation is on the rise and more people are reporting in surveys that they have fewer meaningful relationships. And yet we know how important community is to both our physical health and mental health. But how do we create it? In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday host Dhru Purohit interviews Dr. Michelle Peris about the power of community and ritual, and how we can create more connection in our world to improve our overall health. Dr. Michelle Peris is the founder of the Poppy Clinic based in Toronto and the creator of Rebel Tribe, a community-based health initiative designed to bring more connection into the lives of women. Dhru and Dr. Peris cover a bunch of topics including the impact that community, and the lack of it, has on our brain, the root factors taking place today that are driving disconnection, and how purposeful friendships can dramatically improve our health.

E29: The Optimal Morning Routine Plus Keto Tips with Dr. Stephanie Estima

We can choose a different path, if we want, that can set the pace for our productivity for the rest of the day while, at the same time, helping us feel balanced and happy. Dhru’s conversation on The Broken Brain Podcast this week is all about creating habits that contribute to balance with Dr. Stephanie Estima, founder of The Health Loft in Toronto. Dhru and Dr. Stephanie start off by talking about her morning routine—especially as a mom to three boys—and they meander through many important topics such as breakfast ideas, keto diet tips, isolation new moms can feel, and so much more.

E28: Mood Altering Power of Food and Farming with Dr. Drew Ramsey

Today, in our Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru talks with Broken Brain docu-series expert speaker and kale evangelist, Dr. Drew Ramsey. Dr. Ramsey integrates nutrition into his clinical psychiatry practice as an important component of treatment. Dhru and Dr. Ramsey discuss the need to put brain health and psychiatry into the vocabulary of our daily lives, the many benefits of growing your own food, nourishing our minds with community engagement, and much more. You’ll even get to hear Dr. Ramsey’s favorite kale recipe that anyone can make easily.

E27: Calming Your Anxious Mind with Ariel Garten

Today, we learn all about the inner workings of the brain, why we get anxious, and how meditation can help with neuroscientist, psychotherapist, and Muse co-creator Ariel Garten. Dhru and Ariel start off by getting real about mental health—it’s something we ALL need to deal with—no stigma here. It’s a part of the human condition. For all the moms out there, Ariel shares her story on postpartum depression and the anxiety she faced after having her son. This episode is full of rich pearls to teach you about our precious organ, the brain; to encourage you to try meditation (even if you think you can’t do it); and even offer tips on how to incorporate meditation in your workplace or family life.

E26: What Do Genetics Really Tell Us? with Dr. Ben Lynch

Today, our Broken Brain Podcast host Dhru talks to genetic expert and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Ben Lynch, author of the bestselling book Dirty Genes. Dhru and Dr. Ben discuss what dirty genes are and how we can clean them up! Dr. Ben shares his personal genetic testing story and how he manages a SNP in his MTHFR gene. You’ll get to hear Dr. Ben’s advice on finding a doctor who knows how to work with genetics and so much more.

E25: Fascia: The Connective Tissue That Keeps You Healthy with Dr. Shalini Bhat

Have you ever thought about how our organs are able to stay in place, exactly where they need to be? There is a stretchy webbing, or connective tissue, inside of our bodies called fascia that runs from head to toe around our organs and our muscles. We are learning more and more about this tissue, the role it plays in our health, and how to keep it healthy so you can feel your best. Today, we dive into this topic with Functional Medicine practitioner Dr. Shalini Bhat, founder of The Movement Boutique in Toronto. Dr. Bhat and Dhru will start off by explaining what fascia is and why it’s so important. Then, they will talk in depth about how to keep fascia healthy through diet and movement—because after all, “motion is lotion.”

E24: Practicing Awareness to Live Your Best Life with Dr. Dan Siegel

What kind of person would you be if you were calmer, more centered, kinder, and relaxed? Do you think you would feel better about yourself and your relationships with others...make different decisions...be more loving? The golden ticket to living your best life is within reach for every single human, and, best of all, it’s free. Today, mindfulness expert, psychiatrist, and professor Dr. Dan Siegel and our host Dhru have a noteworthy conversation about the awareness the brain is capable of, including tips on implementing the Wheel of Awareness as a daily practice, and how that can impact our lives from day to day and also in the long-term.

E23: Cultivating a Resilient Mind with Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi

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.