Recent studies have shown a link between oral contraceptives and serotonin levels among females. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the implications of these surprising findings, as well as give advice on natural methods you can use to restore your body’s serotonin levels.
In the final installment of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you the five steps you can take to put you on the path towards better brain health today. Implement these simple habits now and you can truly change your brain and your life
It’s no secret that what we put on the end of our fork matters when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Most of us are living to eat when we really should be eating to live. In part 7 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a set of food rules you can incorporate in your life to radically change how you feel and function without feeling deprived of taste.
“Think Different” was a popular Apple ad campaign in the late 90’s that was intended to recognize the revolutionary power in thinking outside the box. The same approach can and should also be taken into consideration when addressing the poor decision-making habits of others. In episode 6 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how we can change our paradigm in these situations to first ask why, and then get these people help.
Connection is the name of the game when it comes to relationships. But how do you know when your habits are wearing out that connection, causing problems in your relationships or even ending them? In part 6 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen introduce the mnemonic R.E.L.A.T.I.N.G., which breaks down what you need to implement to ensure success with those you love.
Did you know that the human brain is hardwired to have negative thoughts? Although evolution has caused our minds to think predominantly negative, our health improves immensely when we reverse that cycle of thinking. In episode 5 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell you how to think in a way that causes your brain to release more good chemicals, and less negative ones
It’s been said that the only constant in life is change, but then why is it so hard for the brain to accept the all those changes? In episode 4 of a series called Success Starts Here, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you how to train your brain to better handle change, and how to make sure those changes are the right ones to help you live a longer, more fulfilling life.
The prefrontal cortex is like the executive part of the brain: it’s responsible for focus, forethought, impulse control, and empathy. But what happens when we have trouble in our frontal lobes? In Part 3 of the “Success Starts Here” series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain how taking care of our frontal lobes is essential to success.
We all want to feel good. But all too often we engage in activities that provide short-term gratification but ultimately have a negative effect by wearing our pleasure centers out. In the second installment of the “Success Starts Here” series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share philosophies and techniques to finding your own unique purpose, and then using it to bring meaning and joy that lasts a lifetime.
The truth is, that in order to achieve your wildest dreams and goals you must first start at the ultimate starting point: your brain. In this first episode of a series called “Success Starts Here”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of laying the best possible foundation for success by optimizing the physical function of the brain.
It seems like every day you turn on the news and see someone new being accused of sexual harassment. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the power dynamic, and how when coupled with brain dysfunction can lead to the type of poor decision making that ruins careers.
As is often the case in many mental health cases, there is a stigma in how we see people who suffer from addiction. But what happens when we shift our entire paradigm of addiction issues? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen shares her story about how, against her wishes, she was chosen to be a messenger of change.
Dr. Daniel Amen’s recent visit to the White House to discuss our country’s opioid epidemic raised plenty of questions about how addiction can be treated or prevented. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the current state of heroin use, the most current and effective methods for treating this deadly addiction, and strategies to keep your children from exposing themselves to opiates.
There’s a reason polls have shown that a whopping 45% of Americans would rather chose to skip Christmas altogether. All of the stress of planning vacations, buying gifts, and spending time in potentially volatile conversations with estranged family members doesn’t exactly scream Christmas spirit. However, as Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen relay in this episode, you can choose not to fall into those stressful holiday habits.
Many alcoholics and drug addicts have poor nutrition habits, but the things they put into their body can rob them of what little nutrients they do have. In this last episode of a series focused on addiction rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss ways to use supplements as a strategy to train the body and brain.
When it comes to treating a damaged brain, nutrition can be crucial to getting the mindset needed to kick bad habits. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss strategies to make sure what you put on your fork is going to help your cause, and not hurt it.
When we talk about treating addiction, too often we think in terms of a “one size fits all” approach, but there are different types of brain function associated with addiction. Sometimes what works best for some may actually be quite detrimental towards others. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reveal the five different brain types associated with addiction and give treatment methods for each type.
Our pleasure centers are intended to handle an intermittent dripping of dopamine, but what happens when we pour dopamine onto our pleasure centers and drench them? In the first episode of a series on addiction, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain the science behind our compulsions, and the roles biology, psychology, and even genetics play in our predisposition to addictions.
In the third and final episode of a series with Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of the new best-selling book “The End of Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen talk about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. By attacking all of these major risk factors, you are putting yourself in the best possible place to avoid cognitive troubles down the road.
In part two of a series with “The End of Alzheimer’s” author Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen discuss some of the practical takeaways from his book, such as taking an integrative approach and getting the proper testing done, so you can identify areas of excess or deficiencies and balance them with the right diet and supplements.
Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer’s Disease. In the first episode of a three-part series with Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of the new best-selling book, “The End of Alzheimer’s”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen discuss the fully integrative approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease outlined in the book.
The grand finale of the memory rescue series is all about sleep. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of getting a good night sleep, and what can happen to your brain if you don’t get enough of it. Throughout this series, we’ve learned all about the 11 risk factors that can steal your memory early.
It’s often the ones left to pick up the pieces after a traumatic event like suicide who experience the most pain. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look at how suicide affects others, and ways to break the cycle of suffering.
The subject of part 11 in the Memory Rescue series is diabesity. Studies have shown that as your weight goes up, the size and function of your brain goes down. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell you how to check your BMI and blood sugar levels, and how you can lose weight and feel great without the feelings of deprivation.
In Part 10 of a series on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the N in BRIGHT MINDS, which is Neurohormone Deficiencies. Without healthy hormone levels, you will feel tired and foggy, and your hippocampus can become smaller.