Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S, M.A.C.P, is an Indian-born American physician, Professor of Medicine, former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Senior Consultant in Hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and author.
In this episode, we’re talking to Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild, the authors of The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose—and Live a Happier, Healthier Life. In addition to talking about discovering your purpose, we’ll discuss the importance of gratitude, how to live in the present, and how to raise your “happiness quotient.”
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He's a best selling author and a sought after motivational speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Sanjiv has written a number of books including his joint memoir with his brother Deepak Chopra called Brotherhood and The Big Five which is the subject of today's interview. In this episode, we discuss: Yes, coffee is good for you! How to lengthen your telomeres The dark side of coffee Sanjiv's recommendation of how much coffee you should drink in a day Is tea a healthy beverage, too? Sanjiv's opinion on Bulletproof Coffee Quality coffee vs. Dunkin' Donut's coffee What to do if you can't drink coffee Exercise is the best drug Don't underestimate walking What we know about vitamin D Vitamin D supplementation - dosages Food sources of vitamin D... how beneficial are they? Why nuts are so good for you Totally avoid artificial sweeteners Sanjiv's meditation routine An easy way to remember The Big Five A friend is a gift you give to yourself A nightly affirmation that will change your life within a couple of months You're the master of your destiny and happiness Related links: Sunwarrior <== 20% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $50 (US only) Raw Elements <== 10% off all Raw Elements products - Apply the code TUHP at checkout (free shipping over $100) Follow TUHP on Instagram Join our Facebook Community Dr. Sanjiv Chopra - The Big Five (book) Dr. Sanjiv Chopra's website Follow Dr. Sanjiv Chopra on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Deepak Chopra (books) Deepak Chopra - The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (book) Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil (mct oil) Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episode #61) Transcendental meditation (TM) Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra’s 21-Day Meditation Experience Oprah Winfrey (books) David Lynch Foundation Mayo Clinic Harvard Health Letter Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn - The Telomere Effect (book) Dalai Lama (books) Thich Nhat Hanh (books) Mahatma Gandhi (books) Related episodes: 316: Dr. William Li – Is Your Diet Feeding Or Defeating Disease? 303: Emily Fletcher – Stress Less… Accomplish More, Mindfulness vs. Meditation, Secrets To Manifesting 256: Dr. Datis Kharrazian – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? • Understanding Iodine • Vitamin D & Autoimmunity 071: Alan Smith & Julie Daniluk – Fresh Coffee Is A Must | Gratitude Before Bed | Adrenal Burnout Can Lead To Allergies 054: Kevin Gianni – Adrenal Fatigue In The 21st Century | The Coffee Experiment | Healthy Living Before & After Kids Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
The party at the apartment one floor up lit lanterns and watched them fly into the sky. It’s the type of lanterns you'd see in Asia. I heard her yell, "that's my journey right there! I'm going to be a mom and a doctor!" The lantern flew. "Angels! Angels!" She yelled She passed me a lantern from the balcony above. She must have laid on the ground to get her arm to reach mine. "Don't lose the wax. That's what makes it fly." My friends wrote down wishes, lit the lantern and watched it sink down to the floor 20 feet below. It burned to the ground. The ashes smelt like black popcorn. And my friends began to mourn their dreams. I left the party to read. Dr. Sanjiv Chopra gave me 5 ideas to experiment with. His brother is Deepak Chopra. They wrote the national bestseller, "Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream." (highly recommended) Now Dr. Sanjiv just published, "The Big 5: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer Healthier Life." Deepak called it "the lazy person's guide to health and longevity." I am the lazy person. When you listen to today's podcast you’ll learn: 1. How to rewire your brain [13:00] 2. Dr. Sanjiv's secret to never getting yelled at by his wife [10:14] 3. What exactly influences your health [38:15] She kept yelling, "Father!" "Angels, take them away." My head got heavy while reading. The party ended. But it was still on my mind. The burnt dreams, the way she moaned to God, the connection between strangers, the distance betweens strangers... From Sanjiv, I learned tricks to live longer. And from the party I learned one trick to live fully... Never depend on a lantern to carry your dreams. Unless you're the lantern.See for privacy information.
I received plenty of puzzled comments and inquiries from podcast listeners when, several episodes ago, I mentioned that one could gain a large number of surprising health, longevity and disease preventing benefits by drinking up to 4-6 cups of coffee a day. What I said in that episode was based on a book I recently read - a book by a Harvard medical researcher named Dr. . The book, entitled ", delves into five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life and I actually learned quite a bit about everything from coffee to Vitamin D to nuts and beyond in it. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. Dr. Chopra promises that if you adapt the five simple, virtually-free suggestions in his book, you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed - without needing the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment. Since I'm all about natural living, anti-aging and longevity, I decided I had to get this guy on the show. , is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He is the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries. He is a sought after motivational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose. Awards bestowed upon Dr. Chopra include.... • The George W. Thorn Award - 1985 • Received the highest accolade from the graduating class of Harvard Medical School, the Excellence in Teaching Award - 1991 • The Robert S. Stone Award - 1995 • American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award - 2003 • Elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians, a singular honor bestowed to only a select few individuals for being ͞citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine - 2009 • Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”–2012 On May 10, 2016, Dr. Chopra released his 8th book titled, , and during our discussion about the book, you'll discover: -The shocking answer to the question Dr. Chopra asks when he's giving a lecture on liver disorders... -The famous philosopher who drank 60-70 cups of coffee per day... -Whether it matters if the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated... -The one organ in your body that highly benefits from caffeinated versions of coffee... -The surprising myth about coffee, blood pressure and heart rate... -How many cups of coffee you can actually drink per day if you are a pregnant woman... -How men and women respond differently to coffee, and why... -Fast caffeine oxidizers vs. slow caffeine oxidizers, and which does not respond to caffeine's effects on exercise... -Dr. Chopra's thoughts on coffee enemas... -The effect of coffee on muscle motor units... -The "world's most expensive coffee" from elephant dung and weasel poop... -The trick to know if you are getting enough Vitamin D from natural sunlight... -Why mold in peanuts and coffee may not be as big an issue as you think... -How meditation affects your telomeres, your cells and your gut... -And much more... Resources from this episode: - (Wild Kopi Luwak, the World's Most Exclusive Coffee, Sustainably Sourced From Sumatra, Indonesia) - - - - - - -The book "" Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Chopra or me? Leave your thoughts at  and one of us will reply! And be sure to check out Dr. Chopra's book: .
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Sep 9th, 1949
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