Episode 47

Giving Your Brain a Digital Detox to Create More Human Connection

With Dallas Hartwig

Do you ever feel that you spend way too much time on your phone or social media or comparing yourself to others? Many people use social media as a way to connect to one another, but increased use is actually associated with increases in perceived loneliness and social isolation. We want meaningful connections with other people, but we’re not really building them. Technology and media aren’t the problem—it’s how we use them, or how we let them use us.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dallas Hartwig, co-founder of the Whole30 program and co-author of two New York Times best selling books, It starts with Food and The Whole30. His newest program, More Social Less Media, helps people change their relationship with technology and media in order to connect with real life.

In this episode, Dhru and Dallas talk about how to use technology and social media as a tool,  and not let it rule your life, or your mental health. They discuss how to change your relationship with technology and how to create more meaningful human connection. We also hear about community and friendship and why they are so important to our mental health and overall wellness goals, and how to ultimately bring more connection into our lives.

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on Dallas Hartwig, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dallashartwig and @moresociallessmedia, and on Facebook @mrdallashartwig and @moresociallessmedia. Check out his website http://dallashartwig.com and learn more about his newest program, More Social Less Media, here. You can find his books, It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways and The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom, right here.

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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. Dallas’s transition from best-seller The Whole30 to a focus on full-spectrum health
    (2:08)
  2. The impact of disconnection
    (6:07)
  3. What the modern technological world does to our brains
    (9:48)
  4. Developing awareness of how media and technology affect us and how to create more meaningful human connection
    (18:10)
  5. How technology impacts our productivity and what to do about it
    (23:25)
  6. Creating healthy boundaries for technology and media
    (29:39)
  7. How to live with technology and media in a healthy way
    (42:47)
  8. Dallas’s More Social Less Media program
    (51:25)
  9. Dallas’s new book
    (59:20)
  10. Learn more about Dallas and his work
    (62:48)
  11. The benefits of doing a social media detox
    (63:53)

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.

 
Dallas Hartwig

Dallas Hartwig is co-founder of the Whole30 program and co-author of two New York Times bestselling books — It Starts With Food and The Whole30.

His newest program, More Social Less Media, helps people change their relationship with technology and media in order to connect with real life.

Dallas is continuously learning how to be a good human and currently writing his third book.

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