On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Deena Margolin, a marriage and family therapist and mindfulness teacher in Los Angeles who works primarily with children and families. Trained in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Deena explores how the mind, brain, and our relationships come together to shape who we become—and how we can harness the potential of neuroplasticity, the mind’s incredible ability to change throughout the lifespan, to grow healthier and happier.
In this sixth episode of The Broken Brain Podcast, Executive Producer of Broken Brain and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, talks to our friend Dr. Chiu about his approach to brain health and recovery from brain injuries. You’ll hear about his personal story, what happens to your brain when it’s injured, why there is a gut-brain connection, which diet is best for brain health, and so much more.
If you are interested in Functional Medicine, today’s Broken Brain Podcast might be fascinating to you, too. Ayurvedic Medicine, like Functional Medicine, focuses on treatment of the individual person taking a whole body approach to a balanced and healthy life. In our fifth Broken Brain Podcast, our Broken Brain executive producer Dhru Purohit sits down with the author of The Paleovedic Diet, creator of Achieving Life-Long Brain Health with Ayurveda, and Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Akil Palanisamy (“Dr. Akil”) to talk about the ways in which Ayurvedic practices can promote a healthy brain and body.
My good friend, Functional Medicine colleague, and nutrition expert Dr. Deanna Minich sits down with Broken Brain Executive Producer Dhru Purohit this week on The Broken Brain Podcast to talk about food and color. Have you ever done an inventory on the foods you eat from day to day—or week to week? Do you find blues/purples, greens, reds, yellows, oranges on your plate every day? A food journal might surprise you and show which colors you are abundant in or which you are lacking.
Dr. Robin Berzin, Founder and CEO of Parsley Health, sits down today in our third Broken Brain Podcast to talk to Broken Brain Executive Producer and my CEO, Dhru Purohit, about the pros and cons of these dietary approaches, plus functional lab testing that can provide inflammatory markers, and so much more. Dr. Berzin also goes in depth into what biohacking is—which she describes as “principles and practices to help achieve optimal health”—and shares with you her favorite biohacks.
Is stress getting the best of you? Have you heard the saying that stress makes you stupid, sick, and slow? How many of your health problems are related to stress? My schedule is jam-packed every single day, and the only way I can approach my work and my life with clarity is by taking time to press pause every single day. I do this with meditation, and meditation has literally made me more productive, calm, and clear-headed.
Dhru sat down recently with our good friend and Functional Medicine colleague Dr. Rangan Chatterjee of BBC’s Doctor in the House to talk about how food, mood, sleep, and relaxation can be applied to conditions that affect brain health, such as anxiety. Dr. Chatterjee has a deeply personal conversation with Dhru about his son’s health, how lifestyle contributes to chronic disease, and gives many tips on how to go from feeling sick to feeling fantastic.