Episode 204

How to Get Your Energy Back TODAY

With Dr. Amy Shah

Does it feel like your life is too busy, your days are too short, and you’re feeling overworked, overstressed, and overtired? Chances are you’ve asked your doctor for help, only to be told that it’s because of your age, or your workload, or, worse, that it’s just “normal.” If so, you’re not alone. 

Women in particular are suffering from an epidemic of fatigue and burnout. So many women feel alone in their inability to manage all of their personal and professional demands. Many assume their fatigue is just a normal and inevitable part of life, but it’s not normal at all. 

On today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Amy Shah about the many moving pieces to good health. Stress, diet, the microbiome, hormones, and the immune system are just some of the parts that impact how well we feel day-to-day. Unfortunately, it can be easy for one or more of these areas to get thrown off-kilter, leading to fatigue and burnout.

For more on Dr. Shah you can follow her on Instagram @FastingMD, on Facebook @AmyShahMD, on Twitter @AmyShahMD, and through her website https://amymdwellness.com/. Get her book, I’m So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life at http://imsoeffingtired.com/.

 

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.

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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 car accident that changed Dr. Shah’s life
    (8:40)
  2. The army inside our body and the role nutrition plays when it comes to burnout
    (18:59)
  3. Fasting with our circadian rhythm
    (28:42)
  4. The importance of getting sunlight first thing in the morning
    (33:03)
  5. The most important change Dr. Shah made in her diet
    (35:31)
  6. The 4S’s for creating healthy meals 
    (43:11)
  7. How to optimize our biological rhythms
    (54:48)
  8. How to create a morning and evening routine to sync with our circadian rhythm
    (1:02:30)
  9. Setting boundaries and not feeling guilty about it 1:16:19 Why fasting is different for women and the right way to do it
    (1:27:18)

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. Amy Shah

Dr. Amy Shah is  a double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in allergy, immunology, hormones, and gut health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University’s School of Nutrition and went on to complete her MD, residency and fellowship training at Einstein, Harvard, and Columbia University hospitals. She’s been named in the Top Doc list 2016, ’17,’18, ’19 and ’20 by Phoenix Magazine and featured on National TV and magazines such as Elle, People, Shape, and Allure. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, loves being active and is married with two children. Her first book, I’m So Effing Tired was just released.

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