Doctors told Shannon Kenitz to try to make her child Grace comfortable in what would have been her final days, but Shannon wasn’t going to let a serious disease end her daughter’s life. Through Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments, not only did Grace survive, but she regained her sight, learned to walk, and got control over motor functions. Grace went from being written off as another tragic disease to attending prom and walking in her graduation.
When Shannon Kenitz’ daughter Grace was first taken to the hospital at 3 months old, she would never have guessed that she wouldn’t leave the hospital until she was 3 years old. When Grace was then diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease, the doctors told Shannon her best course of action was to make Grace comfortable and let her go. What happened next was unbelievable, heart-wrenching, and ultimately triumphant.
When it comes to autism treatment, acceptance is not a strategy. Neither is guilt. A sense of community, however, can be a major asset for families with autism. In the last installment of this series with Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk with Lisa about what may be the biggest resource of all for those treating autism: other people. TACA provides an abundance of helpful resources for these families, such as putting them in touch with a local chapter for help in facing their special challenges.
When you see a kid with autism, you’ve seen ONE kid with autism. Unfortunately, autism is not one thing, and you can’t treat every brain the same. Fortunately, there are ways to scan the brain to determine the type of autism your child has, so you can treat them using appropriate methods. In part two of a series with Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), hosts Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role SPECT imaging plays in autism treatment.
There may be 100 ways to autism, but with the right strategy, there are just as many ways to make vast improvements in the life of your autistic child. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Lisa Ackerman, the founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). Lisa shares stories of her personal journey in finding avenues for positive change for her autistic son, Jeff.
In part 3 of a discussion on music with Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen focus on the healing power of music. This episode will give insight into how musical nourishment can change the lives of stroke victims, people who struggle with Aphasia, and even those with Alzheimer’s Disease. You will also learn about autobiographical songs, and how to take a “5 minute musical vacation” to travel the world.
In the second installment of our series with Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue the discussion on the benefits of music. Learn how the power of rhythm can decrease inflammation, how pop songs can help people with ADD, and why you should create your own personal playlists to connect to any mood you want.
Music can tell stories, increase brain power, and even influence our mood. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein to talk about all things music. Goldstein, also the author of the bestselling book “The Secret Language Of The Heart”, provides scientific research to illustrate how what we hear can affect how we feel.
In this special edition, double length episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by the former first lady of California, Maria Shriver. After losing her father to Alzheimer’s, Maria founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to help in research and awareness of this devastating disease. In this discussion, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana, and Maria touch on the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and what you can do to prevent it in your family. Maria also talks about Move For Minds, a special Alzheimer’s benefit event held in eight cities across the country.
For many of us, panic attacks can strike at the most inopportune times. Fortunately, there are coping mechanisms you can employ to keep your anxiety at bay. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into the topic of anxiety to give you tips for dealing with that overwhelming feeling of stress that can occur during a panic attack.
In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen have a discussion on a topic that has been very personal for Tana: Depression. Learn the many causes and risk factors for depression, the 7 different types of depression, and natural methods a Brain Warrior can use to attack depression.