Episode 4

Increase your Creativity, Imagination, and Well-Being

With Dr. Deanna Minich

My good friend, Functional Medicine colleague, and nutrition expert Dr. Deanna Minich sits down with Broken Brain Executive Producer Dhru Purohit this week on The Broken Brain Podcast to talk about food and color. Have you ever done an inventory on the foods you eat from day to day—or week to week? Do you find blues/purples, greens, reds, yellows, oranges on your plate every day? A food journal might surprise you and show which colors you are abundant in or which you are lacking.

In our fourth episode of The Broken Brain Podcast, Dr. Minich and Dhru discuss the relationship between food and mood, and how what you eat can increase your creativity, curiosity, imagination, and well being. Improving your day to day life could be as easy as adding colorful foods to your shopping cart the next time you go grocery shopping.

We’ve all heard of phytonutrients—in this podcast Dr. Minich will describe exactly how each color of our foods impacts different parts of our bodies. Having trouble with your memory? There are foods that can improve that! Having fertility issues? The answer, again, could be in the foods you eat.

You’ll also learn how different foods can help produce neurotransmitters, what to do if you have food sensitivities, and why essential fatty acids are just that, essential, for brain health.

I hope you will tune in to hear how Dr. Minich explains how incredibly important a wide variety of colorful foods are.

PS: To check out more of Dr. Minich’s work, please visit her website.

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. How food changes your mood
    (2:00)
  2. Tying phytonutrients in foods to body functions
    (11:59)
  3. What do the colors in foods mean?
    (14:00)
  4. Foods, neurotransmitters, and brain health
    (18:18)
  5. Getting out of a food rut with a diverse diet
    (29:37)
  6. Do you have food sensitivities?
    (32:42)
  7. Essential fatty acids and inflammation impact on the brain
    (44:20)
  8. Moving beyond food: more ideas to support a healthy brain
    (49:56)

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. Deanna Minich

Dr. Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and functional medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. She has authored six books on health and wellness and over fifteen scientific papers in various publications. Dr. Minich’s passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.

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