Episode 88

How To Get Off The Unhealthy Roller Coaster And Regain Control Of Your Life And Health

With Pilar Gerasimo

We currently live in a society where chronic illness, obesity, drug dependence, anxiety, and depression are rapidly becoming the prevailing norms. 

According to the CDC, more than half of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a chronic disease. 68% are overweight or obese, 70% are taking at least one prescription drug, and 97% are not managing to maintain four of the most basic habits required for long-term health: decent nutrition, adequate exercise, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy body composition.

Today on The Broken Brain Podcast, I’m joined by my good friend Pilar Gerasimo to talk about how to break out of the unhealthy matrix that society has us living in when it comes to believing we’re not enough, not good enough, or that we’re never going to be enough. We discuss why we value other people’s opinions more than our own, and why we try to fit in at the expense of our own health. We also talk about the Healthy Deviant approach to living, how to develop the skills of a healthy person, and the first thing you can do to start making healthy changes in your life. 

For more on Pilar Gerasimo, be sure to follow her on Instagram @pgerasimo, on Facebook @pgerasimo, and on Twitter @pgerasimo. Check out her website https://pilargerasimo.com and https://www.thehealthydeviant.com. Check out her podcast, The Living Experiment. Take the Healthy Deviant quiz here. You can find Pilar’s book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World, right 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. The current societal standards we’re living in today
    (1:35)
  2. Pilar’s health journey and what led to her breaking point
    (6:55)
  3. The unhealthy default reality
    (17:38)
  4. Why your health is heavily influenced by your peers
    (26:26)
  5. The most important thing to focus on in your life right now
    (34:29)
  6. The three nonconformist competencies of Healthy Deviance and how they support healthy self-regulation
    (46:10)
  7. Challenging the vicious cycle of helplessness
    (57:09)
  8. How you can inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle
    (1:03:14)
  9. Where to learn more about Pilar Gerasimo
    (1:13:51)

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.

 
Pilar Gerasimo

Pilar Gerasimo is an award-winning health journalist, pioneering social explorer, and author of the forthcoming book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World

Pilar is the founding editor of Experience Life magazine, which today reaches more than 3 million people nationwide, and she co-hosts a five-star rated podcast called The Living Experiment with Whole30 co-founder Dallas Hartwig. Pilar has also served as chief creative officer for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and as top health editor for The Huffington Post.

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