Episode 111

Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities

With Elissa Goodman

A hero’s journey is a narrative to describe the journey of a brave warrior who must overcome a major obstacle or turmoil in order to find victory, often transforming themselves along the way. Elissa Goodman’s hero’s journey included obstacle over obstacle over obstacle (and more) that she had to overcome in order to create the life of vibrant health that she lives today.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I speak with Elissa about her personal story of struggling with a deficient immune system and the multiple health effects it caused, her battle with cancer, losing her husband to cancer, and how she overcame two different autoimmune conditions using whole foods and a healthy lifestyle. She has used her many obstacles to create vibrant health, write books aimed at helping others, and coach hundreds on their own journeys.

For more on Elissa, you can follow her on Instagram @elissagoodman, or through her website. Be sure to check out her DIY 7 Day Reset and her book, Cancer Hacks.

Also mentioned in this episode, The Broken Brain Podcast episode featuring Peter Crone; the books Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, MD and The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell; Medical Medium with Anthony William; and the therapists recommended by Elissa, Elizabeth Winkler and Ryan Weiss.

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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. How Elissa's life has been impacted by social isolation and things that have helped her cope
  2. Elissa tells us her story about growing up with immune struggles and eventually getting diagnosed with cancer
  3. How Elissa reacted when she learned about her cancer diagnosis
  4. How stress-management played a role in her cancer treatment
  5. Elissa's story after being in remission for cancer
  6. Balancing immune function during COVID-19
  7. When Elissa made a major change in her life
  8. Elissa's message to anyone going through challenges right now
  9. How to find out more about Elissa


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.

Elissa Goodman

Elissa Goodman is a Holistic Nutritionist and Lifestyle Cleanse Expert. After not feeling healthy and experiencing lots of stress throughout most of her life, she was diagnosed with cancer at 32 years old. She educated herself about how to heal using mostly holistic modalities and was able to do just that. Then tragedy struck again, and she lost her husband Marc to his own fight with cancer when he was 45 years old. As if her challenges with cancer weren’t enough, she was also diagnosed with Celiac and Hashimoto’s. Elissa was able to implement her knowledge in holistic wellness to overcome all of her illnesses and today she is more than thriving. 


Fast forward a number of years and Elissa has helped thousands of clients manage their own health issues. She has created several successful cleanses, including her own delivered 5-day SOUP cleanse here in Los Angeles, which sells out every week it is offered, as well as her popular online 7-Day RESET cleanse. Her Super Seed Bars from the SOUP Cleanse are now being sold online nationwide and they have received immense positive praise. She collaborates with leading health and wellness partners including Café Gratitude, has a signature juice blend at Erewhon Markets and is now an Erewhon Ambassador. She is regularly asked to speak at corporate events and contribute to outlets such as GOOP, Huffington Post, abc7, NBC LA, E! News, Well & Good, Chalkboard, The Daily Mail and more. She is also regularly asked to be a guest on podcasts such as Goopfellas and Better Together with Maria Menounos. Elissa published a best-selling book called Cancer Hacks and she is currently working on her second book called, Autoimmune Hacks.


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