Episode 14

My Personal Journey to Fixing My Brain

With Dr. Mark Hyman

As a practicing Functional Medicine doctor, you might be surprised to know that I got sick…really sick. I got so sick that I thought my brain had broken. I had brain fog and couldn’t remember my patients’ names; I was exhausted and just could not function. What I uncovered may surprise you. I’m sharing my story with you today because if you’re not feeling the best, there is hope you can turn your health around like I did.

We’re taking a short break from our regular Broken Brain Podcast episodes and sharing the full-length interview I did with Dhru for our Broken Brain documentary series. It will take you through all the details about how my health suffered and all the things I learned along the way. I will give you an in-depth look at how I healed and all the things you need to know about your own brain such as the importance of certain nutrients, how the brain changes, why chronic inflammation plays such a big role in disease, how toxins impact us, and much more.

I hope this is helpful for you or someone you love. Cognitive decline does not have to be a normal part of aging, you can start doing something about it today.

PS – If you enjoyed listening, you can tune into my new podcast The Doctor’s Farmacy, where we talk about all things that matter in health or find me on Instagram here. You can also find my good friend and Broken Brain executive producer, Dhru Purohit, on Instagram here.

Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your join request here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/
For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit

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. Why I got sick
  2. My healing process
  3. How the body affects brain health
  4. What’s the blood-brain barrier?
  5. The impact of chemical exposures
  6. Exercise has profound effects on brain health
  7. The new science of the brain—neuroplasticity
  8. Sugar as a brain toxin
  9. Dementia case study “Bud”
  10. Abnormal aging in our culture
  11. Hormones and the brain
  12. Inflammation’s role in brain degeneration
  13. The importance of fats
  14. Nutrients critical for brain health
  15. Learning through play at any age
  16. The power of sleep


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman MD is the Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.

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