Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit


The Broken Brain podcast will help you take your brain health to the next level and teach you how to live your best life! Listen as host and serial entrepreneur Dhru Purohit interviews the top experts in the field of neuroplasticity, epigenetics, biohacking, mindfulness and functional medicine.

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  • Kara K. B
    Best if all functional health podcasts
    I am subscribed to several functional health podcasts and this one is the best. There is no ego, no sales pitch and super high quality guests. Thank you!
  • Missy Miss Rae
    Helpful insights, upbeat tone and real
    I stumbled upon this podcast as referred by another. It’s been helpful in teaching me and bringing awareness about my health, brain, body and their integration! Sometimes the length of the podcasts can cause me to pause to see if I’m ready to commit to listening to a long episode, but other than that, all thumbs up!
  • MEO's space
    Very hopeful. Please send to all branches of our government. MEO’s space
  • Daddy's girl 2011
    Fantastic And So Informative
    Love this show Dr P. Thank you for doing what you do! Your episodes are GREAT and they truly move me. Thank you for giving me a place to go and to learn so much from a place I know I can trust. Love your podcasts.
  • AwesomeElaine
    Amazingly useful information in every episode!
    I just finished listening to episode #84 - Dr. Ronish Sinha - and am pretty blown away. He makes linkages between blood labs and precursors to insulin resistance, etc.; focuses on constitutional differences between cultures and how insulin resistance varies accordingly, and so much more - presented in a very understandable and meaningful way. And I completely agree with others' opinions about Dhru's interview style - he is always well-prepared, pulls meaningful details from each person interviewed, isn't focused on hearing himself talk (like many other interviewers!). Even if a speaker or the subject doesn't seem of great interest to me, after I listen, I am amazed at how much I have learned! THANK YOU DHRU!!!
  • Ms B6
    Should have written this a long time ago...
    Dhru’s interviewing skills are incredible. He knows how to open space for his interviewees to be vulnerable. Asking the right questions and not interrupting them. His guests are not only knowledgeable insightful but their tips are easy to integrate into our daily lives. So many nuggets in every show. I listened to episode #86 no less than 10x. No joke! I know it’s going to forever change how I interact with my challenging 8 year-old, this changing our relationship.
  • Therandilynn
    Great education for your commute
    We love this podcast. Dhru is a gifted interviewer! And it’s one of the things about the podcast that makes it so enjoyable and not just informative. He can really connect and pull such intimate details from the background stories that as a listener we also feel connected and part of the conversation. My husband and I listen on road trips in the car. It passes the time wisely. We can learn about different health topics in a short period of time. Dhru always brings the conversation back to the importance of community and family. This also keeps us in check and reminds us not to have fantasies of murdering each other during travel stress! Haha
  • K Kow
    Great podcast !
    Love the content. But microphones need to be turned up while recording. Can be very difficult to hear. Just FYI.
  • colette rae
    Love love love
    Thank you! For bringing so much insight, knowledge, inspiration to me personally, but also the percentage of people capable of changing the trajectory of the our human mentality. You are seriously changing the world 😊 I am so grateful a and appreciative of the work you put in. ❤️❤️❤️
  • purnima H
    Wow! Just wow! She is spectacular. I just can’t get enough. Dhru, I also appreciate your style and questions. When you get quiet and let the person go. I know you are processing something Amazing just as we are. I never miss an episode and a super fan of your podcast. Thank you - Purnima Hernandez
  • katahash
    Love this podcast!
    I can’t recommend it enough! If you are struggling or just looking for preventative measures- this podcast is great! Your (or your child’s )brain is NOT broken! There are things you can learn to do .
  • Stone Hombre
    O poop lol i e Wei koi up ble I wanna
  • JayV69
    Amazing insightful
    Open your brain and let these experts share their knowledge. You will learn something that you can apply. Mr. Purohit does an excellent job drawing out useful information from the guest. Keep up the great work! This is consistently the best investment of my time!
  • Everythingpeaceful
    A priceless gift
    Just a huge thank you- I am beyond grateful for your work. This podcast is helping me change the things I learn that I need to change and ALSO helping empower me by confirming the things that I am doing right! Every episode is a priceless gift. You are so amazing at what you do and how you do it. The ripple effect of your work is changing the world by empowering everyone you reach to change the world in their unique way. Keep shining your light, more power to you Dhru!!
  • Xfit mommy
    Real talk!
    I am a weekly listener and enjoy the content. Even the episodes that may not initially pique my interest, generally introduce me to something I have not thought of before. Although I have read some negative comments on the profanity that occasionally shows up. I not only do not mind but find when it is used it in the midst of a conversation and used in a genuine way.
  • Momma Pegs
    Dhru and the Broken Brain Podcast
    I LOVE this Podcast! Dhru you are an incredible host, fun to listen to, and ask the most insighful questions as if you are in our heads! I love the ease and fun that you have while interviewing each guest/BFF! Its important information that I drink up and love to share with our own Curry Girls Kitchen community! It completely reinforces that there are so many ways to heal our bodies and not to give up! You, and Dr. Mark Hyman are leading the way sharing the personal stories and knowledge of so many incredible health care professionals! It brings us GREAT HOPE knowing there are answers to so many health mysteries today because of the non-stop perseverance of you and all who you bring onto your show. My heart is so grateful! We are voracious learners and the content on this podcast is not only life changing and stellar, but exemplary! Thank you for everything you are doing! Its making a huge difference in the world of health and wellness!!! With great love! Peggy
  • Sunny May H
    I want to share this except you won’t let me
    I really want to share this information with many people I know, but I belong to a subculture that flinches at foul language. In the circles I visit most, it gives a sense of degrading both the speaker and hearer, and makes the speaker less credible. You might consider thinking about the meaning of your words before you use them. Thank you for sharing the good you have learned, it is making a difference.
  • pdoyle1
    Dr. John Kelly #63 Must listen Addiction research
    If you only listen to one show on Addiction, this is the one. Dr. Kelly reviews research-based information that sets the record straight to guide clinical support and policy reform. This will correct and update your beliefs and ideas on addiction.
  • aewinton
    Subtle, steady, life-changing
    I do not write many reviews, however, I felt compelled to in this case because of the incredible difference this podcast is making in mine and my family’s lives. The content is fascinating and easy to listen to while I cook, walk or drive, and I find that the small and often simple tips (backed by science) and knowledge that I pick up are leading to gradual but very impactful changes in my reading list, daily spiritual practises, habits, sleep, exercise and diet. In short, I love the content and Dhru has come to feel like a trusted friend in my household. It will continue to be my #1, even as I go back and re-listen over and over again. Thanks highly to the team that puts this together and all the educated guests that come on to share their knowledge and experiences!
  • TX Psych Doc
    So good!
    I am loving this podcast. I am a psychologist and with each episode I am learning more and integrating something new into my practice. The content is both interesting and accessible. I cannot say enough good things about this podcast and how useful it has been to me both personally and professionally.
  • RollTheRs
    Good Episode
    I really liked listening to Dr. Rouzita Rashtian. Lots of very good info. In general, the interviews are good but tend to be long.
  • Bluto Beastie
    Riviting at times
    Sometimes positively fabulous, always fascinating, continuously helpful. Thank you so very much for your efforts.
  • lisabeth@sparkle
    I adore this podcast.
    It’s my current favorite. Dhru is such an engaged and engaging host - he knows just how to draw all the best inspiration from his guests. I’ve listened to some of my fave episodes multiple times because they are so rich and dense.
  • Sharami44
    Consistently insightful and thoughtful interviews
    I always enjoy Dhru’s commentary and interviews; however, I was prompted to write a review after listening to Dhru’s interview of Alex Banayan. Banayan has a natural, authentic demeanor which makes him a good interviewee, but all praise goes to Dhru’s adept handling of his guest, prompting with questions, knowing when to be silent, really so good. Recommend very highly.
  • Sabyrah
    Episode 31 - Dr Deena
    A compliment on the information presented and 2 quick call comments. My oldest 2 children attended the HeadStart pre-school program in our hometown and to their credit, they did a great deal of work framing everything in the positive for the kiddos. All the rules were affirmations of what they ‘should do’ rather than the ‘not’s.’ So instead of ‘do not run’ it ‘walking feet.’ Similarly, other rules included: helping hands, listening ears, quiet voices, etc. This was incredibly helpful as a parent to understand that the reframing made such a huge difference (and I’m a college graduate in nursing). The other link I made was to Mel Levin’s work on learning styles (A Mind at a Time). From him I learned that we don’t all take in or process information the same; some of us may be auditory learners while others might be keinistetic (the hardest) and there are techniques to capitalize on each individual child’s strengths once you know them as well as to encourage growth). With my more non-verbal first child, for instance, we used some sign language, tied it to spoken words, and often encouraged “use your words.” It’s amazing to watch kids flourish when they are properly nurtured, but just as I learned that parenting is not all initiative, even grown people must be willing to learn & apply new knowledge. So thank you for the new knowledge! Keep on keeping on!!!
  • danycolorado
    Love this podcast
    This is one of my must listen to podcasts. I listen often while I’m on my morning walks and runs and even listened to it during my half marathon this past June. Thank you for providing the knowledge and education on all things body brains and health! Keep doing what your doing!! I love it!
  • Delilah Sparkle
    Profanity Not Necessary or Appreciated
    I love these podcasts and have gained so much great information from them in the last year. I respect Dhru Purohit and Mark Hyman greatly and believe they are passionate about making the world a better place. But in episode 61, I was really surprised to hear the F bomb. Come on--this is NOT necessary! Let's stick with speaking with grace and civility and family friendly dialogue. Other than that, keep up the great work, and thank you!
  • jmanns88
    Super Podcast
    Discovered this podcast and am now hooked. No one else that I have found has such interesting topics. Very informitive.
  • CathyW999
    He is amazing!
    I have listened every one of his podcast. The sessions are carefully selected and are very inspiring. He asked very insightful questions. I love it
  • KaidenS007
    Life changer
    This podcast has truly changed my life and inspired me to change many aspects of my life and to empower others!!!
  • LoWatson
    This podcast is the BEST!!!
    Life changing. I’m learning so much. This is by far my favorite podcast out there! Thank you!
  • Dad Authier
    Broken Brain series
    Absolutely love listening to all of these. Really informative and learned so much. Wonderful!!
  • Lisa T 1971
    Awesome information
    Just listened to Dr O’Grady episode #18. His ability to explains things for people to understand is awesome. Love this podcast!!
  • Shiza S.
    Informative, innovative and engaging
    This podcast is highly educational for anyone interested in health and well-being. Dhru is an incredible host, concise, deliberate and effective in every way. Thank you for the great content!
  • bzygutis
    Fascinating podcast!
    Love this podcast and extension of Broken Brain! Dhru keeps it interesting and upbeat with the questions and the guests are both fascinating and helpful! As a Nutritionist and Health Coach I love listening - I learn something new every episode!
  • Richnyc1851
    Love it
    Haha episode 57 shout outs to Vishen (mindvalley) and Landmark Forum— both Major turning points in my life. Truly enjoy every episode and they always sink in so well with my beliefs and perspectives!
  • TrinityGaming
    Worth every minute
    This podcast is everything I’ve been looking for in the realm of health and wellness. So great to hear and see individuals doing healing work with empirical studies and science backing it. Changing my life! Dhru is an amazing moderator and I’m LOVING every minute. Stop and listen!
  • deberah4
    Best podcast ever
    Knowledge is empowering and I feel empowered on my journey of wellness in particular with my cognitive issues! The Information presented touches all facets of wellness in an educational fun easy way to assimilate. Thank you, Deb
  • Critical Jim
    Interview with Dana James
    As usual, the depth and substance of the interview were remarkable. I think we should be cautious, however, about overselling the idea that acceptance of one’s body at any weight is the way to go. The truth is that obesity is a a killer and while we should not shame people, I agree with that, we should NOT make it seem that it is okay and that we are all okay no matter what we weigh. I feel the same about people who are dramatically underweight as well. The risks of chronic disease, early death, etc. are huge and the chronic diseases that result are devastating. Let’s not shame, but let’s use everything in our power to help people come to health and wellness. I think Dana has a very important perspective and don’t want to see it diluted by a “we are all fine, just as we are” message. Keep up the great work, Dhru and Dr. Hyman.
  • HeatherFaz
    Broken Brain Podcast
    Dhru’s podcasts contain such a breadth of knowledge you must listen to them more than once. He has a fantastic way of developing the conversation with his guests. The information covered never disappoints even on the topics I didn’t think I had much interest in. I look forward to his podcast every week listen to them over and over and share them with family and friends. Thank you Dhru for these tremendous podcasts!
  • sallysandis
    Had no idea. Maybe that’s my problem. It’s very hush hush. As usual, anything not understood is all in your head.🙄
  • MareMareG123
    Tip of the BII iceberg
    I have been waiting so long for the topic of Breast Implant Illness to be addressed - thank you!
  • Dr. Katrina Anderson
    Wonderful Interviews
    I thoroughly enjoy this podcast, what stands out most and inspires me to leave a review is the nature of the interviews. I find his interview style to be intelligent, insightful and one that allows his guest the freedom to take up space as the expert.
  • Facialplastics
    Great Contribution to Mental Health
    Dhru you and Dr Hyman have done an amazing job in getting to the bottom of an epidemic that has been ignored for the longest time. If I could suggest, I would love to see a podcast on Lyme and mental health. If I may suggest a person to interview, it would be Dr. Robert Bransfield
  • La Loma
    High quality, practical content
    Broken Brain has high quality content from wellness leaders that can be practically applied.
  • Hedwig7662
    Practical advice for improving your overall health!
    This podcast can be life-changing! Great information and Dhru does a great job asking useful questions that truly help people understand complex health issues.
  • Cindy Fowler
    Quality podcast
    Every show is excellent. I am so glad I found this podcast.
  • allie513704
    Absolutely grateful for this podcast!
    Beyond words. Thank you!
  • Dr. Leslie Meyers
    One of top health podcasts out there.
    Drhu and his guests deliver important and cutting edge information that I use in my practice for my patients and in my own daily life. I loved that he had Emily Fletcher on again this week. Listening to them talk meditation helps keep me motivated in my meditation game! -and gives me the words to “sell” meditation to my patients. Thanks again, Dhru and Emily!
  • herb lady
    Great podcast
    Just listened to the podcast on mold. Very thorough and helpful. I just found lots of mold in my last house as I was moving. I got many of the symptoms discussed. I now feel hopeful about different treatments. Thank you for being a safe haven for truth about health. I went to many doctors and had lots of tests and took lots of prescriptions. They made my health much worse. I happened to move and got better every time I was gone. Then I found it. Doctor had previously ruled out mold after a test. 😕Now I can start fixing this.
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