We are living in the middle of a stress epidemic. The World Health Organization calls stress “the health epidemic of the twenty-first century.” Common complaints such as low libido, anxiety, poor memory, the inability to concentrate, and many gut problems seem completely unrelated, but often have stress as a root cause. The way we’re living our modern lifestyle is causing us a lot of problems. We think we can get away with burning the candle at both ends forever, but the reality is very different. On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, one of the most influential doctors in the UK who wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. He is known for finding the root cause of people's health problems, and he has highlighted his methods in the ground-breaking BBC television show, Doctor in the House, which has been shown in over 70 countries around the world. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international best-seller, his most recent book, the #1 bestseller, The Stress Solution, tackles what the WHO calls the health epidemic of our time—stress. Dr. Chatterjee’s mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
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.