Episode 11

Nutrition First, Practical Tools to Reduce Inflammation and Improve Brain Function

With Dr. Elizabeth Boham

We often hear the word inflammation in conjunction with the word disease. Loved ones fall ill, seemingly out of the blue, and it’s devastating. We weren’t expecting it at all. We look at them and they seem healthy and happy.

Could it be hidden inflammation?

If inflammation is implicated in so many diseases, then how do we know we have chronic inflammation? And, once we find out we do have it, how do we know where it’s coming from?

Dr. Elizabeth Boham is our guest this week on The Broken Brain Podcast with host and Broken Brain Executive Producer Dhru Purohit. Dr. Boham is the medical director of the Functional Medicine clinic, The UltraWellness Center, that I founded in Lenox, Massachusetts. She is a Functional Medicine trained physician and also a dietitian.

Dr. Boham devotes her life to helping people in a way that few others can—as a cancer survivor. And, because of her experience working through this disease and healing herself, she was the first person that Dhru turned to when his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is now healthy, thriving, and cancer free, thanks to Dr. Boham and her compassion and guidance.

Dr. Boham also talks with Dhru about inflammation, including how to determine if you have it and places to look for it. She shares how she uses nutrition and other lifestyle modifications to turn her patients lives around every day, and so much more!

Liz is a gem of a doctor and a good friend of mine. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

PS – Dr. Boham has a special offer for Broken Brain Podcast listeners! Get 30% off her Breast Wellness DVD by going to www.drboham.com and enter the code “breast30wellness” during checkout.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. How is the Functional Medicine approach different?
    (3:44)
  2. Finding the root cause is a personal journey
    (7:24)
  3. Why increasing movement is a must
    (10:23)
  4. Moving beyond thoughts that hold you back
    (21:05)
  5. Supporting older parents through lifestyle changes
    (23:28)
  6. Practical tools to improve brain health
    (26:20)
  7. Role of butyrates in health
    (28:42)
  8. DHA and how it improves brain health
    (29:47)
  9. Sugar’s impact on the brain
    (31:24)
  10. The importance of sleep and how much we need
    (36:37)
  11. All about inflammation
    (41:46)
  12. What’s the gut’s place in inflammation?
    (48:07)
  13. Nutrition as the first therapy
    (49:49)
  14. Dr. Boham’s personal story with breast cancer
    (54:05)
  15. Three things to do to improve your brain health
    (59:42)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Dr. Boham, MD, MS, RD is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The Ultrawellness Center in Lenox Massachusetts where she is the medical director. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness.

She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD… Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.

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