Episode 3

Biohacking for Better Health: Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Diet and Lab Testing

With Dr. Robin Berzin

Inflammation is part of our body’s natural defense system—it can actually help our body protect and heal itself.  However, when your immune system shifts out of balance, inflammation can run rampant— causing a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to disease and weight gain.

In fact, chronic inflammation is at the root of most chronic disease.

Did you know that intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet play a role in reducing inflammation? You might be asking yourself, “How do I even know if I have chronic inflammation?”

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.

If you’ve been curious about functional lab testing and which tests to ask your doctor for, this is a great podcast for you to listen to! There are many other pearls of wisdom that you can incorporate into your life right now to improve your health or feel even better than you already do.

Dr. Berzin has a gift for explaining complicated health issues in simple ways, so that they become easy-to-understand, approachable, and even interesting. When we take the fear factor out of health, amazing things can happen.

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. The “how to’s” of intermittent fasting
  2. Ketogenic diet—good or bad?
  3. Biohacking for better health
  4. Functional lab testing and biomarkers
  5. Community and our health
  6. Parsley’s practice model


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. Robin Berzin

Dr. Robin Berzin is the Founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A heathcare startup dedicated to transforming medicine as we know it. The practionares at Parsley, under Dr. Berzin’s leadership, combine the best of conventional primary care with a functional approach to health. And just yesterday Dr. Berzin and team made a very special announcement that they completed their second round in funding and received $10 MM to help them take functional medicine to the next level. Super exciting!

Dr. Berzin lives in New York City with her husband, son and 2 rescue dogs. And because she’s amazing and a featured expert on our broken brain series we’ve invited her to our new podcast to dive deeper into topics around brain health, bio hacking and how to feel good.

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