Episode 25

Fascia: The Connective Tissue That Keeps You Healthy

With Dr. Shalini Bhat

Have you ever thought about how our organs are able to stay in place, exactly where they need to be? There is a stretchy webbing, or connective tissue, inside of our bodies called fascia that runs from head to toe around our organs and our muscles. We are learning more and more about this tissue, the role it plays in our health, and how to keep it healthy so you can feel your best.

Today, we dive into this topic with Functional Medicine practitioner Dr. Shalini Bhat, founder of The Movement Boutique in Toronto. Dr. Bhat and Dhru will start off by explaining what fascia is and why it’s so important. Then, they will talk in depth about how to keep fascia healthy through diet and movement—because after all, “motion is lotion.”

As a Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Bhat is always interested in finding the root cause of issues, so you’ll also get to hear her perspective on how fascia may impact digestion and brain health. And, finally, if you want to hear some practical tips on things you can do to support healthy fascia in our daily lives, listen to the end!

I know you’ll love all the amazing information in this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – Find Dr. Bhat online at The Movement Boutique, or on Instagram here or here.

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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. Dr. Bhat’s background and education
    (4:18)
  2. What is fascia?
    (12:16)
  3. Discovering fascia is an organ with an important function
    (18:41)
  4. Addressing nutrition to keep fascia healthy
    (20:30)
  5. Fascia and digestion
    (27:32)
  6. Does your fascia affect your brain health?
    (30:38)
  7. How has technology impacted our fascia?
    (35:12)
  8. Sitting properly in a chair and desk work
    (42:00)
  9. Fascial release at home
    (46:46)
  10. Finding root causes to help fascia
    (49:30)
  11. Emotions stored in the body
    (54:33)
  12. Where to find Dr. Bhat online
    (1:01:13)

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. Shalini Bhat

Dr. Bhat created TMB as a space where clients can feel empowered to take their health and wellness into their own hands, just as she continues to do. She is passionate about helping others take their wellness to the next level, beyond their “blanket diagnoses”, through active and innovative strategies and personalized treatment plans.

With a background in Kinesiology, she has been a practicing chiropractor for nearly a decade and is certified in contemporary medical acupuncture through McMaster and dry needling through the FIT Institute. She has completed approx. 1000 hours of functional medicine training through Northwestern (FMU) and the Institute for Functional Medicine in the US. She is the creator and choreographer of The Movement Boutique’s signature workout method and is additionally certified on the cosmetic side in facial rejuvenation acupuncture through Virginia Doran. In order to provide her patients cutting edge, up to date treatments grounded in the latest scientific research, Dr. Bhat believes in the importance of continuing education. She has also been invited to speak on various podcasts both in her own community and across North America.

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