The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

By Dr Daniel & Tana Amen

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 Jun 7, 2019

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New York Times bestselling authors, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are your personal Brain Warrior Guides to help you win the war for your health and defeat anxiety, depression, memory loss, ADHD, addictions, disease, and obesity. Learn how you can take control of your brain and body for the rest of your life.

Episode Date
Can Cats Increase Your Happiness?
08:22

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the cutting edge, brain-centric news items and studies. Some of the topics explored in this episode are the brain effects that come with being a cat owner, what exercise can do to proteins in the brain, and the harmful effects of certain fungi in your gut and what to do to eradicate them. 

Sep 17, 2020
How to Control Your Inner Anxiety In a Natural Way
07:58

If you’ve been suffering from anxiety lately, you’re not alone. The societal changes under the pandemic have left many people disoriented and unsure about what the future holds. These, of course, are strong triggers for anxiety. So what can you do if you find yourself unable to control your own anxious thoughts? It starts with your brain. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen give you some practical tips you can start today to calm your anxiety to start feeling better. 

Sep 16, 2020
Is it Depression, Anxiety, OCD, or All of the Above?
13:10

One of the biggest takeaways from brain SPECT imaging is that without looking at the brain, a surprising number of patients are completely misdiagnosed. Often times these patients are prescribed medication that makes them worse instead of better. So what are some of the most common misdiagnoses? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen describe why certain symptoms of depression, anxiety, and OCD can appear similar on the surface, and how to know if you should be looking for a second opinion if you’re not getting better. 

Sep 15, 2020
Pandemic Schooling: How To Help Your Kids Thrive
13:17

The lack of time or ability to plan can be harmful to your mental state, especially for those with more rigid brain types. With the back to school process seeming to be happening on the fly in many cases, the situation can be difficult for students and their parents alike. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss the current education climate, why the transition has been so difficult for families, and how you can work with your kids to help them adjust to unfamiliar situations. 

Sep 14, 2020
Moving Meditation: How it Trains Your Mind, with Jay Shetty
16:45

Former monk-turned author Jay Shetty says that meditation is not about emptying your mind. Rather it’s on directing your mind to enable you to stay present and focused. And this practice of training your mind doesn’t necessarily have to take place while seating in a quiet spot with no distractions. In this last episode of a series with Jay, he and the Amens discuss some of the ways you can train your mind to see beauty and complete experiences while in motion, whether it’s through yoga, martial arts, or just taking a walk. 

For more info on Jay Shetty's new book "Think Like a Monk", visit https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488

Sep 10, 2020
How to Designate and Energize Your Living Spaces, with Jay Shetty
14:50

You may have heard that in Feng Shui philosophy, locations can have energy and memory. This energy may also exist in your mind, as certain areas trigger emotions or action inside you. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, “Think Like a Monk” author Jay Shetty and the Amens tell you how you can use these concepts to your advantage to supercharge your environment and keep your head clear, present, and focused in order to stay productive and purposeful. 

For more info on Jay Shetty's new book "Think Like a Monk", visit https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488

Sep 09, 2020
How to Make Every Day Count, with Jay Shetty
11:02

Getting from where you are to where you want to be involves putting your armor on each day and putting in the work, chiseling away to get to the masterpiece beneath the unformed stone. In this second episode in a series with On Purpose host Jay Shetty, Jay and the Amens discuss the philosophies of some everyday practices you can use to lead a happier, more productive life. 

For more info on Jay Shetty's new book "Think Like a Monk", visit https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488

Sep 08, 2020
What Thinking Like a Monk Does to Your Brain, with Jay Shetty
12:33

This week on The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast,Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen have a very special guest. Jay Shetty is an author, motivational speaker, and host of the largest health and wellness podcast of all time, “On Purpose”. That’s quite a resume for someone who used to be a monk! In this first episode with Jay, he reveals his unusual journey that led to him learning the most important lesson of his life. 

For more info on Jay Shetty's new book "Think Like a Monk", visit https://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Monk-Train-Purpose/dp/1982134488

Sep 07, 2020
What Happens in Your Brain When You Pray or Meditate?
17:19

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen wrap up week 5 of the End of Mental Illness Live Class and Challenge with a Q&A session. Topics explored in this episode include the effect of prayer and mediation on your brain waves, sleep patterns, and the incredible story a mom who went through a horrific tragedy and managed to pull herself from the depths of depression to come out the other side.

To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Sep 03, 2020
How to Overcome Your Genetic Biases
14:10

Dr. Daniel Amen often says that when it comes to positivity training, positive thinking isn’t necessarily the goal. What is most helpful is ACCURATE thinking, or thinking objectively without bias. But what if you seem to have a never-ending stream of negativity and stress in your thoughts? Surprisingly, this may be due to your genes. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen continue the discussion from the End of Mental Illness Live Class by discussing how to overcome your genetic biases.

To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Sep 02, 2020
Are Your Own Thoughts Sabotaging You?
18:28

This episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast continues the content from the End of Mental Illness 6-Week Live Class and Challenge. This episode focuses on the self-sabotaging thoughts people can have, and why these thoughts can be so destructive to a person’s life. Fortunately, with a little work you can train your mind to reject these thoughts and think more objectively. Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen describe how a technique taught by Byron Katie can completely transform your way of thinking.

 

To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Sep 01, 2020
How to Shift Your Way of Thinking to Change Your Mood
17:39

This week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast features more content from the popular End of Mental Illness Live Class, in which Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen help you to begin your brain health journey. In this episode, the Amens discuss how you can change the way you feel by becoming conscious of where you bring your attention, and what you can do if you feel stuck in a rut of negative thinking.

To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Aug 31, 2020
Are Decisions Exhausting For You? This Could Be Why
13:09

With all the uncertainties in the world today, it’s nice to get some answers from time to time. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer some of your questions, shedding some light on pressing brain health matters. This episode features content on decision fatigue, havening, positivity bias training, traumatic brain injuries, and more. 

Aug 27, 2020
The Connection Between Suicidal Thoughts & COVID-19
11:42

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss some of the hot button topics surrounding COVID-19 and brain health in general. One of the most alarming of these topics is the climbing rate of suicide and suicidal thoughts during this pandemic. The Amens explain some of the connections between social isolation, stress, helplessness, and depression, and why it’s so important to employ basic wellness strategies to keep sane and healthy. 

Aug 26, 2020
Quarantine Fatigue: Use These Strategies to Fight the COVID Blues
14:07

Quarantine fatigue, family stress, and political/social division are leading to skyrocketing rates of depression in the United States. And with all the stress in our lives it can be all too easy to ignore the warning signs and leave your depression unchecked. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to counteract those COVID blues. In this episode, the Amens give you strategies for getting your mood back on the right track to feel and function better now. 

Aug 25, 2020
Do You Have COVID-19 Depression?
11:53

Dr. Daniel Amen has often said that in this pandemic, mental hygiene is as important as washing your hands, and the recent spike in brain health issues certainly supports this. But what if your suffering is going under the radar? In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen go over some of the telltale signs that you may be experiencing COVID depression, even though the symptoms may not at first seem obvious.

Aug 24, 2020
Mental Health & COVID-19 Questions Answered
11:30

In the fourth and final episode of this week’s series on pandemic pandemonium, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer some of your most pressing questions about regarding COVID-19 and brain health in general. This episode features such topics as how to boost serotonin, managing OCD disorder during a pandemic, COVID and brain damage, autism/ADHD, and supplements to help boost activity in the frontal lobes. 

Aug 20, 2020
Does COVID-19 Leave Lingering Effects in the Brain?
10:20

For this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, it’s Brain in the News time! Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen take a look at some of the cutting edge brain health topics in order to help keep you informed of the latest in brain science and research. This week’s episode features topics such as COVID’s impact on the nervous system, virus-induced microclotting, connections between unemployment and addictions, and a breakthrough new nasal spray for treating patients with suicidal thoughts. 

Aug 19, 2020
How to Make the Most of Quarantine
13:49

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our society as a whole, but it has also drastically changed how people are spending their time. Generally, people are eating more unhealthy food, spending more time on the couch, and becoming more burdened with brain health issues like ADD, anxiety, and depression. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen give you some ideas to make your daily life more productive, more satisfying, and healthier. 

Aug 18, 2020
Schools Reopening & Anxiety: What To Do
11:42

Anxiety levels in the US had been experiencing a dramatic rise even before the pandemic hit, but once coronavirus came into the picture they skyrocketed. Some have been able to keep their thoughts under control over the summer, but now that the school year is approaching, things are definitely getting interesting. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss how September is likely to change people’s anxiety levels, as well as some practical tips they can use to keep calm and collected.  

Aug 17, 2020
The Anti-Alzheimer’s Diet, with Dr. Dale Bredesen
15:20

One of the best ways to keep Alzheimer’s disease (or any type of cognitive decline) at bay is to take charge of what you put in your body. Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen both have always said that “food is medicine or it’s poison”, and this notion is especially true when it comes to preventing cognitive decline. In this fourth and final episode with “The End of Alzheimer’s Program” author Dr. Dale Bredesen, he and the Amens break down exactly what you should be eating to decimate your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

Aug 13, 2020
The 5 Different Types of Alzheimer’s Disease, with Dr. Dale Bredesen
13:54

Like most brain health diagnoses, Alzheimer’s disease is not just one thing. In fact, this week’s guest Dr. Dale Bredesen has identified 5 major subtypes for Alzheimer’s disease, and they all have different causes and different treatment recommendations. In the third episode of a series with Dr. Bredesen, he defines the characteristics of each of these subtypes and identifies how and why they manifest in the brain. 

Aug 12, 2020
Inflammation & Alzheimer’s: What’s The Connection with Dr. Dale Bredesen
12:40

A recent shift in treating patients with cognitive decline diagnoses such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has been to focus more on the underlying factors that increase your risk and less on its symptoms. Perhaps the most common of these underlying factors is inflammation. In the second episode of a series with Dr. Dale Bredesen, he and the Amens explore the connection between inflammation and your brain, and why you should be checking and tracking your inflammatory markers. 

Aug 11, 2020
Why Traditional Alzheimer’s Treatment Got it All Wrong , with Dr. Dale Bredesen
16:09

When it comes to treating patients for cognitive decline, the traditional model has for many years been focused on the removal of beta amyloid plaques. Unfortunately, as is often the case with modern medicine, this approach focuses on treating symptoms rather than causes and is therefore only masking a larger issue. In this first episode in a series with “The End of Alzheimer’s Program” author Dr. Dale Bredesen, he and the Amens discuss how a revolutionary shift in treating patients with cognitive decline has radically changed lives. 

Aug 10, 2020
The Future of Stem Cell Therapy, with Dr. Todd Ovokaitys
12:19

Stopping inflammation, anti-aging, and reversing menopause (!?) These are some of the potentials being explored and realized in the world of stem cell therapy, and because Brain Warriors stay informed on the cutting edge of science, this information gives us clues as to what’s possible now and what will be in the future. This episode, the last in a series with Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, illustrates many of the implications regarding the use of stem cells for achieving human potential. 

For more on Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, visit his page at:

http://drtoddo.com/

Aug 06, 2020
Stem Cells: Separating Fact from Fiction, with Dr. Todd Ovokaitys
16:04

The conversation surrounding stem cell research and treatment can get muddled and confusing. Some say it’s a miracle cure while others say it’s not viable or practical as a treatment method. So what’s real and what’s just hype? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are again joined by stem cell research scientist Dr. Todd Ovokaitys to shed some light on the truth about stem cells, how they are implemented to repair the body, and how they really work to rejuvenate ailing body systems. 

For more on Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, visit his page at:

http://drtoddo.com/

Aug 05, 2020
How do Stem Cells Repair the Body? With Dr. Todd Ovokaitys
14:59

Many of us have heard of stem cell therapy and are aware of its implications for human potential, but do you know how stem cell therapy actually works? In the second episode of a series with stem cell researcher Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, he and the Amens discuss the role stem cells play in human body function and repair, and why they’re so important to the future of healing processes. 

For more on Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, visit his page at:

http://drtoddo.com/

Aug 04, 2020
The Surprising Breakthrough in Stem Cell Therapy, with Dr. Todd Ovokaitys
14:36

Many of the cutting edge innovations in biological research involve the use of stem cells. However, one of the biggest challenges with this type of therapy is getting the new cells to thrive once implanted. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by stem cell Dr. Todd Ovakaitys to discuss the theory that led to his revolutionary “a-ha” moment and a breakthrough for stem cell technology. 

For more on Dr. Todd Ovakaitys, visit his page at:

http://drtoddo.com/

Aug 03, 2020
Is Your Sugar Addiction Stressing You Out? With Dr. Uma Naidoo
10:46

The last thing we need in our lives right now is more stress. The world has become full of uncertainties, and how we respond will play a big role in dictating our emotional health. But what if the stress is coming from within? In the fourth and final episode in a series with “This is Your Brain on Food” author Dr. Uma Naidoo, she and the Amens discuss how certain foods (especially sugar) are affecting your brain and leaving you feeling stressed out.

For more info on Dr. Naidoo’s new book “This is Your Brain on Food”, visit https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Food-Indispensable/dp/0316536822

Jul 30, 2020
The Connection Between ADHD and the Foods You Eat, with Dr. Uma Naidoo
14:29

Food is medicine for your mind. What you put in your body BECOMES your body, so if you’re stuggling with brain health-related issues, the best place to start is on your plate. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Harvard health blog writer Dr. Uma Naidoo for a discussion on which foods can help you increase your focus and attention.

For more info on Dr. Naidoo’s new book “This is Your Brain on Food”, visit https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Food-Indispensable/dp/0316536822

Jul 29, 2020
How to Calm Your Anxiety Through Your Diet, with Dr. Uma Naidoo
12:46

Due to the pandemic, anxiety prescriptions have more than doubled. Although people are more anxious than ever, the choice to start taking anxiety meds is a big decision and comes with its own set of side effects. Luckily, there are some natural ways to treat your anxiety, and it all starts in the kitchen. In the second episode of a series with “This is Your Brain on Food” author Dr. Uma Naidoo, she and the Amens discuss which foods will help you feel better and relax, and which ones will cause your anxiety to skyrocket.

For more info on Dr. Naidoo’s new book “This is Your Brain on Food”, visit https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Food-Indispensable/dp/0316536822

Jul 28, 2020
This is Your Brain on Food, with Dr. Uma Naidoo
14:44

As the director of nutritional and lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, writer for the Harvard Health blog, and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food”, Dr. Uma Naidoo is on the cutting scientific edge of how your food affects your brain. In this first episode of a series with Dr. Naidoo, she and the Amens discuss holistic guidelines for keeping your brain in top shape.

For more info on Dr. Naidoo’s new book “This is Your Brain on Food”, visit https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Food-Indispensable/dp/0316536822

Jul 27, 2020
How to Improve Your Brain the Natural Way
19:18

Psychiatrists often jump straight to meds as a first-line defense against brain health issues. However, Dr. Daniel Amen believes that while medication can be effective for many people, there are safer, more natural methods that should be explored first. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Daniel and Tana Amen share another segment from The End of Mental Illness live class featuring content on supplements and strategies you can use which can be specifically tailored to your brain.

For more info on The End of Mental Illness live class and challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 23, 2020
Sugar & Inflammation: Just How Bad is it?
19:15

We all know that sugar is flat-out unhealthy for us. But what exactly does it do to your body and brain? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen share another popular segment from their End of Mental Illness live class and challenge. In this episode, you will learn all about the effects sugar has on your biological system, and why you should take steps to limit your sugar intake.

For more info on The End of Mental Illness live class and challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 22, 2020
The Simple Food Rules to Radically Improve Your Diet Today
16:22

Most of us have heard many times that in order to get your brain right, you first need to get your food right. But what exactly does it mean to “get your food right”? Where do you start? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen share another segment from The End of Mental Illness live class. This session focuses on the simple food rules you can begin incorporating into your life today to dramatically transform your brain and body.

For more info on The End of Mental Illness live class and challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

 

Jul 21, 2020
Why Medication Could Possibly NOT be Your First Option
12:58

Hippocrates’ famous phrase “First do no harm” is one of the earliest mantras for doctors when it comes to their method treating patients. Yet so many modern psychiatrists’ approach throws this rule out the window and instead jumps straight to prescribing medications which are often unhelpful, addictive, and even potentially dangerous. Why is this meds-first approach so common? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of always starting with the least toxic, most effective treatments when it comes to treating brain and mental health issues.

For more info on The End of Mental Illness live class and challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 20, 2020
The Art of Self- Accountability, with Joan Lunden
17:34

In this fourth and final episode in series with “Why Did I Come Into This Room?” author Joan Lunden, she and the Amens discuss some practical tips to keep your brain and body strong as you get older. Tactics such as scheduling appointments for yourself and reframing the actions in your life that are important to you can get amazing results and totally change the way you think and feel.

For more info on Joan's new book "Why Did I Come Into this Room?' visit https://www.amazon.com/Why-Come-into-This-Room/dp/1948677296

Jul 16, 2020
How to Keep Your Memory Strong as You Age, with Joan Lunden
14:07

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten why you came in? You’re not alone. In fact, that’s the title of former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden’s new book. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Joan for a discussion on how to keep your mind and memory strong, even as the aging slowly process begins to work against you.

For more info on Joan's new book "Why Did I Come Into this Room?' visit https://www.amazon.com/Why-Come-into-This-Room/dp/1948677296

Jul 15, 2020
Which “Natural Aging” Processes Can You Slow or Stop? with Joan Lunden
16:10

As you get older, your body responds to changing circumstances with changing chemical processes. Some of these changes, such as the ones that affect our hormones or our waistline, are not exactly welcome. So what can we do to counter these effects of aging? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by author Joan Lunden for an in-depth discussion on how to counteract aging processes.

For more info on Joan's new book "Why Did I Come Into this Room?' visit https://www.amazon.com/Why-Come-into-This-Room/dp/1948677296

Jul 14, 2020
What Can You Do to Age Successfully? with Joan Lunden
13:44

The isolation of coronavirus quarantine life has many of us pondering our future and shifting our focus to the things that matter most in our lives. What is it that determines success? How do we know if we’re living a “good” life? In the first episode in a series with author and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden, she and the Amens discuss what it means to age successfully, and how to effectively use your hard-earned wisdom gained from experiences.

For more info on Joan's new book "Why Did I Come Into this Room?' visit https://www.amazon.com/Why-Come-into-This-Room/dp/1948677296

Jul 13, 2020
Why Bad Sleep is a Risk Factor for Mental Illness
17:03

This week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast has featured powerful lessons from Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen’s End of Mental Illness live class and challenge. The subject of this episode is how poor sleep habits can negatively impact the brain. Many people are unaware that sleep is a major risk factor for cognitive issues such as dementia, and therefore it’s crucial that we take steps to better our circadian rhythms to stay healthy and energetic throughout the day and keep mental illness at bay.

To take The End of Mental Illness Brain Health Revolution 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 09, 2020
When Your Weight Goes Up, Your Brain Does This
19:01

One of the biggest risk factors for brain illness is a phenomenon called diabesity, which is when your weight and blood sugar levels get out of control. So what exactly does diabesity do to an otherwise healthy brain? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tackle this and another major contributor to brain health issues, neurohormone deficiencies. This episode features content from The End of Mental Illness live class event from earlier this year.

To take The End of Mental Illness Brain Health Revolution 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 08, 2020
Here is How Lyme Disease Can Damage Your Brain
18:25

In continuation of our coverage of The End of Mental Illness Live Class from January, this episode of the podcast features more content on how to prevent or treat the 11 major risk factors that steal your mind. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the phenomenon of “mindstorms” and how they pushed a sweet 9 year-old boy to the brink of suicide. The Amens then discuss how certain infections can sneak into your biological system and secretly create havoc in your brain and body.

To take The End of Mental Illness Brain Health Revolution 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 07, 2020
How Nutraceuticals Can Help End Mental Illness
11:31

Due to popular request, this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast will include more content from The End of Mental Illness Live Class from earlier this year. This week’s content focuses on how to attack some of the main risk factors for mental illness. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss nutraceuticals, can how you and pair them with a proper diet, mediation, and hypnosis to maximize your treatment of brain health issues.

To take The End of Mental Illness Brain Health Revolution 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/

Jul 06, 2020
How You Can Improve the Function of Your Cerebellum Right Now, with Mary Schlesinger
11:10

Through the use of interactive metronome therapy, Mary Schlesinger has seen terrific outcomes with all kinds of brains, ranging from autism and ADHD. In the final episode of a series with Mary, she and the Amens discuss how you can utilize this type of therapy to improve the health and functioning of your cerebellum, leading to better coordination and faster thinking.

For more information on interactive metronome training, visit https://www.amenclinics.com/services/interactive-metronome-training/

Jul 02, 2020
How Interactive Metronome Therapy Can Help Your ADD, with Mary Schlesinger
14:13

The attention issues people with ADD have are often due to problems in the cerebellum that keep them from focusing effectively. This seems simple enough, but so often doctors don’t look to the root of the problem (the brain) when treating their patients. In the third episode of a series with Mary Schlesinger, she and the Amens discuss how interactive metronome therapy can help kids and adults with ADD rewire their brains to focus more attentively for longer periods of time.

For more information on interactive metronome training, visit https://www.amenclinics.com/services/interactive-metronome-training/

Jul 01, 2020
You Can Reset Your Brain’s Rhythm – Here’s How, with Mary Schlesinger
13:52

When the neurons in your brain fire out of sync while processing stimuli, it can have a major negative effect in your coordination and cognitive ability. Fortunately, thanks to an innovative therapy technique, you can condition your brain into a more coherent rhythm. In the second episode of a series with interactive metronome expert Mary Schlesinger, she and the Amens discuss how this effective technique works to change peoples’ brains.

For more information on interactive metronome training, visit https://www.amenclinics.com/services/interactive-metronome-training/

Jun 30, 2020
What You Need to Know About Your Cerebellum, with Mary Schlesinger
13:06

Dr. Daniel Amen says that the brain is like the Rodney Dangerfield of the brain – it gets no respect. In fact, despite being 10% of the brain’s mass, it uses half of the brain’s neurons. So why is the cerebellum such an important part of the brain, and what happens when it has trouble? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by interactive metronome expert Mary Schlesinger for a discussion on how the cerebellum affects your coordination and processing.

For more information on interactive metronome training, visit https://www.amenclinics.com/services/interactive-metronome-training/

Jun 29, 2020
How to Get Better Sleep as You Age, with Dr. Shane Creado
13:45

Recent studies have found that your hormone levels play a major role in regulating your melatonin levels, thus helping you get a good night’s sleep. So how can improve your sleep health as you age? In the final episode of a series with sleep specialist Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens give you some helpful tips to help you stabilize your circadian rhythms to sleep soundly through the night, no matter your age.

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW

For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course

Jun 25, 2020
The Link Between Sleep & Daytime Performance, with Dr. Shane Creado
15:39

Most of us are aware of the effect a bad night’s sleep can have on our day. But is there a way to hack your sleep patterns to optimize your work and athletic performance during the day? The short answer is yes. In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Dr. Shane Creado for a discussion on how to optimize performance through sleeping habits.

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW

For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course

Jun 24, 2020
Manage Your Pain to Sleep Better, with Dr. Shane Creado
15:24

With all the anxiety from the pandemic, getting a good night’s sleep can be hard enough. But throw chronic pain into the mix, and things can get really frustrating. Luckily, there are some strategies you can use to manage your pain to get better sleep at night. In this second episode of a series with Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amen discuss practical tips to keep that pain from keeping you up all night.

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW

For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course

Jun 23, 2020
How to Break the Cycle of Sleep Deprivation, with Dr. Shane Creado
16:40

It’s clear that the pandemic has been devastating to many peoples’ sleep health, because we had a huge response to the recent series on sleep issues with Dr. Shane Creado. So we invited Dr. Creado back to address some more sleep topics that we didn’t get to last time. This episode discusses the cycle of sleep deprivation, and why it’s so important to break it.

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW

For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course

Jun 22, 2020
How to Assess Your Brain to Determine Problem Areas
19:21

In the final episode of week 2 of The Brain Health Revolution 6-Week Challenge, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you more of the major risk factors for cognitive decline, as well as how to assess your brain to see which risk factors are the most important for you to address. By doing so, you’ll be putting your brain in a healing environment so you can feel better.

Jun 18, 2020
Can You Really Keep Your Brain from Aging?
19:07

People often underestimate the importance of exercising your brain to keep cognitive decline at bay. So what can you do to keep your brain healthy and functioning at its best? In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their live class by explaining the concept of brain retirement and aging, and how to work out your brain properly.

Jun 17, 2020
It’s Not Your Brain Cells that Age, It’s Your Blood Vessels
18:16

Conventional wisdom has typically expressed that the aging process in brain cells is what eventually leads to cognitive decline in adults. However, we have since learned that this isn’t necessarily true. Rather, it’s the aging and degradation of your blood vessels that restrict blood flow to the brain that’s the real problem. In this episode, Daniel and Tana continue their lesson from the 6-week live class by discussing ways to keep your blood vessels healthy.

Jun 16, 2020
Functional Medicine Made Simple
12:51

This week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast continues our limited series from The Brain Health Revolution 6-Week Live Class. In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss how you can use an integrative approach to brain health to get the best results. In short, you must take a full body approach and treat all of the risk factors for cognitive decline to keep your brain and body strong.

Jun 15, 2020
Heal Yourself from the Inside Out, with Dr. Martin Katz
14:19

When it comes to the healthcare system in this country, Dr. Martin Katz recalls an interesting analogy, “When people are sick, it’s like an overflowing sink, and people keep looking for ways to mop the water up, rather than finding a way to unplug the sink.” In this final episode of a 4-part series with Katz, he and the Amens discuss the importance of a paradigm shift when it comes to chronic health care.

Jun 11, 2020
The Science of Oxidative Stress, with Dr. Martin Katz
14:17

If we look beyond the symptom-focused approach of western medicine, we quickly see that the real focus should be on how the systems in our bodies are functioning. As Dr. Martin Katz states, “The absence of disease is not health.” In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Katz and the Amens discuss how oxidative stress triggers an unhealthy response in your body, and how certain molecules such as sulforaphane can counterattack that process.

Jun 10, 2020
Broccoli’s Hidden Medicinal Benefits, with Dr. Martin Katz
13:35

As a society, our first instinct in treating illness is usually to go straight to medication. However, as longtime listeners of the show know, the food we eat is just as, or even more important to our health than taking a medication. In the second episode of a series with Dr. Martin Katz, he and the Amens discuss some of the most beneficial micro-ingredients found in vegetables, specifically a certain molecule found in broccoli.

Jun 09, 2020
Why Chronic Illnesses Require a Different Approach, with Dr. Martin Katz
15:31

In a way, our bodies are like automobiles driving down the freeway. Despite what a car looks like on the outside, if there are problems under the hood there’s going to be trouble going up hills. This week’s podcast series features Dr. Martin Katz, a double board certified physician, for a full discussion on ways to get under the hood to the root of the chronic illnesses we face so we can treat the source of our problems, rather than just the symptoms.

Jun 08, 2020
Tips to Psychoanalyze Your Own Dreams, with Dr. Shane Creado
10:04

Dreams, and the inherent meaning behind them, have always been one of life’s most intriguing mysteries. What do our dreams reveal about us? Do they show us a truer side of ourselves? Do they predict the future? In the fourth and final episode of a series with author and sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens discuss where our dreams may come from, and what the connection is between our dreams and our brains.

Jun 04, 2020
Practical Tips to Get Better Sleep at Night, with Dr. Shane Creado
12:50

The coronavirus quarantine and working from home has caused many people to make shifts in their sleep schedules. Some are getting more sleep, and some less. In the third episode of a series with author and sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens discuss some of Dr. Creado’s most effective strategies for planning and sticking to a healthy sleep schedule.

Jun 03, 2020
How Do You Know if You Have a Sleeping Problem? With Dr. Shane Creado
12:37

Self-diagnosing issues with your sleep can be tricky. Observing your sleep patterns can be difficult because, well, you’re asleep! In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are again joined by “Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes” author Dr. Shane Creado for a discussion on how to track your sleep patterns and make adjustments to get a better night’s sleep.

Jun 02, 2020
The Surprising Reasons You Can’t Get to Sleep, with Dr. Shane Creado
13:30

The amount of sleep we get every night plays a huge role in our overall health and mood. Just getting a couple hours less sleep than needed can cause major problems in the long run. What’s worse is many people have no idea why they have trouble sleeping in the first place. In this episode, sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado helps us identify the biggest sleep stealers that rob us of a good night’s sleep.

Jun 01, 2020
How to Become Limitless Right Now, with Jim Kwik
13:33

In the final episode of a series with Jim Kwik, he and the Amens discuss some of the biggest tips from Jim’s new book “Limitless”. Jim discusses a surprising reason your memory is bad, why knowledge isn’t really power, and how the 3 S’s will give you what you need to accomplish any goal.

May 28, 2020
Jim Kwik’s Formula for Sustained Motivation, with Jim Kwik
13:07

In Jim Kwik’s new book ‘Limitless’ he details his model to unlock new potential. But it’s not just about the methods, because Jim knows you need the motivation to follow through on your intentions. In the third episode of a series with Jim, he and the Amens discuss the formula that leads to limitless motivation.

May 27, 2020
The 5 Things to Focus on While in a Quarantine Cocoon, with Jim Kwik
12:19

An interesting side effect of the coronavirus quarantine is that people are ‘cocooning’, preparing themselves to come out stronger, smarter, and better when this is all over. How can you maximize this process? In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Jim Kwik, who gives you the 5 main things to focus on while transforming into a brand new you.

May 26, 2020
How the 4 Digital Supervillains Steal Your Powers, with Jim Kwik
14:36

Technology has fundamentally changed our society in a way that makes things easier and more attainable, but with the good comes the bad. In this episode, the Amens are joined by ‘Limitless’ author Jim Kwik, who discusses how to be aware and vigilant of the negative effects of technology so you can defeat the 4 “digital supervillains” that try to steal your powers.

May 25, 2020
The 5-Step Process to Managing Trauma, with Dr. Caroline Leaf
21:32

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it a great deal of trauma for many people. Some people haven’t developed the proper coping mechanisms to help them get through these tough times, which can make things even worse. In this final episode of a series with Dr. Caroline Leaf, she illustrates her 5-step process to properly deal with emotional trauma, so you can make it through the difficult times with a healthy perspective.

May 21, 2020
Do Your Thoughts Have an Impact on Your Physical Health? With Dr. Caroline Leaf
13:26

You may be aware that stress can have a negative impact on your overall health, but what exactly is the connection between what you think and how you feel? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by author Dr. Caroline Leaf for an extensive discussion on how your emotional state influences your body to promote either health or illness.

May 20, 2020
How to Feel Comfortable with Uncertainty, with Dr. Caroline Leaf
15:06

Even without a global pandemic, the world is filled with uncertainties. The inability to properly deal with these uncertainties is one of the primary causes of trauma. In this episode, the Amens are once again joined by Dr. Caroline Leaf for a discussion of how thoughts, memories, and emotions interconnect to prepare you for whatever life throws your way.

May 19, 2020
How to Use Intention to Rewire Your Brain, with Dr. Caroline Leaf
12:44

Brain health issues have been skyrocketing during the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever that people take control to keep themselves safe. In this first episode of a series with “Switch on Your Brain” author Dr. Caroline Leaf, she and the Amens discuss how neuroplasticity allows you to make changes to way you feel and act through the process of intention.

May 18, 2020
Now is the Time to Improve Your Family Life
11:29

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused illness, stress, and economic disruption, there are silver linings hidden for those willing to look for them. In this last episode of a series on parenting in a pandemic, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss their top strategies for tightening up the family unit for a stronger, happier, and more loving home, and why now is definitely the time to do it.

May 14, 2020
What a Penguin can Teach You About Being a Better Parent
15:56
When Dr. Amen took his son to Sea Life Park, the last thing he was expecting to get out of it was a lesson in parenting. But that’s exactly what he got, and he got it from a penguin! In the third episode in a series about parenting during a pandemic, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the many parenting lessons they’ve learned to be most effective.
May 13, 2020
Why You Should Create Family Rules Now More Than Ever
11:52

Life gets hectic, and even in less stressful times it can be difficult to maintain structure and stability in your family. Therefore, creating your own set of family rules can be instrumental in bringing both order and happiness to family life. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss why you should create a system of rules for your family to abide by and the best practices for doing so.

May 12, 2020
How to Successfully Parent in a Global Pandemic
12:54

With families finding themselves in close quarters for such an extended period of time, stress levels are on the rise. In fact, during this quarantine incidences of child abuse have seen a significant rise. Simply put, many parents and children alike don’t know what to do in this unfamiliar situation. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some important strategies and techniques to bring some sanity into the household.

May 11, 2020
Best Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System at Home, with Dr. Parris Kidd
13:21

In the fourth and final episode of a series with BrainMD chief science officer Dr. Parris Kidd, Kidd and the Amens discuss further strategies to build up your immune system to stay strong and healthy. Dr. Kidd gives the details on such effective supplements as elderberry, Echinacea, and mushrooms.

May 07, 2020
The Surprising Vitamins for Fighting Off Illness, with Dr. Parris Kidd
13:58

In this age of pandemic, the last thing anyone wants is a compromised immune system. After all, our immune systems fight off infections and keep us healthy. So what role do vitamins and supplements play in all this? In the third episode of a series with scientist Dr. Parris Kidd, he and the Amens reveal some of the surprising and lesser-known vitamins that are vital to the health of the immune system.

May 06, 2020
How Does Vitamin C Boost Your Immune System? With Dr. Parris Kidd
11:24

You may have heard that taking vitamin C can help you feel better if you take it when you start getting sick. But did you know how vitamin C works in your body? In the second episode of a series with nutrition scientist Dr. Parris Kidd, supplement class is in session. Dr. Kidd, along with Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen, describe the role vitamin C plays in our immune system, and why it’s so important for us to ensure our body has the proper levels of vitamin C to fight off illness and infection.

May 05, 2020
How the Immune System Really Works, with Dr. Parris Kidd
17:25

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, people are trying to find ways to strengthen their immune system to have a better chance against the virus. Yet not many people understand how the immune system really works, and therefore don’t know how to best support it. In the first episode of a series with nutritional scientist Dr. Parris Kidd, he and the Amens discuss the makeup of your immune system, and how you can support it to help you rather than harm you.

May 04, 2020
How to Prepare Your Children for the Internet, with Dr. Lisa Strohman
11:51

Kids’ brains are still undeveloped when they get access to the internet, so they lack the frontal lobe function to make safe, intelligent decisions on their own. Yet most parents don’t teach them about the internet first, so they don’t know what to expect when going online. In the fourth and final episode of a series with Dr. Lisa Strohman, she and the Amens help you to prepare your kids to navigate the internet responsibly and help them understand the importance of maintaining privacy.

Apr 30, 2020
Should Parents Monitor their Kids’ Cell Phones? With Dr. Lisa Strohman
16:11

Many children’s main source of social interaction happens virtually, whether through texts, apps, or even gaming platforms. Unfortunately, this often leaves them vulnerable for exposure to a variety of online predators. So what can parents do to avoid this? In the third episode in a series with Dr. Lisa Strohman, she and the Amens discuss how a parent can monitor their children’s online activities, thus protecting them from both addictions and from dangerous people.

Apr 29, 2020
The Hidden Psychology of Technology, with Dr. Lisa Strohman
15:19

Tech companies have a long history of using neuroscience to hook children at a young age, such as giving them access to Google suite accounts in the classroom. However, as Dr. Lisa Strohman illustrates, you can’t choose between technology and psychology, you must learn how to use both responsibly. In this second episode with Strohman, the founder of Digital Citizen Academy, she and the Amens discuss how you can help your kids avoid attention hijack.

Apr 28, 2020
Is Quarantine Causing Online Addiction in Children? With Dr. Lisa Strohman
09:30

With schools and organized activities shutting down during the coronavirus quarantine, kids are stuck at home with limited options to occupy their time. As a result, many are turning to online activities, such as binge watching and video game marathons. What can parents do to keep them from becoming addicted to this behavior? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen welcome back Dr. Lisa Strohman for a discussion on how to monitor kids while at home.

Apr 27, 2020
How the Hierarchy of Needs Shift During a Pandemic, with Dr. Derwin Gray
12:08

When people’s lives are upended, it has a tendency to shift their focus of priorities. It turns out that there’s one crucial thing that can bring fulfillment despite one’s circumstances. In the final episode of a series with NFL player, pastor, and author Dr. Derwin Gray, he and the Amens discuss where to bring your attention in a time of crisis.

Apr 23, 2020
How to Love and Respect Yourself, with Dr. Derwin Gray
13:29

Most of us are aware that the best use of our gifts in life is to help others. But what if we have trouble defining what are unique gifts are? Usually the problem is one of self-respect. In the third episode of a series with NFL player-turned author and pastor Dr. Derwin Gray, he and the Amens discuss how to find your intrinsic value and use it to the advantage of not only yourself, but of those around you.

Apr 22, 2020
How You Can Use Your Pain To Your Advantage, with Dr. Derwin Gray
15:52

With so many people's lives thrown into sudden disarray, some are examining what it is that makes life good in the first place. For author/pastor Dr. Derwin Gray, the concepts of happiness and purpose are intimately connected. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Gray and the Amen’s touch on why the good life is not about good things happening to you, but about finding your purpose to bring your own good into the world.

Apr 21, 2020
From the Gridiron to the Pulpit: Finding Purpose, with Dr. Derwin Gray
17:53

In difficult times, an uplifting story of transformation can get us thinking about how we can change our own lives for the better. The story of Dr. Derwin Gray, a former NFL player-turned author and pastor, proves that we have the ability to move forward beyond any circumstance. In the first episode of a series with Dr. Gray, he chronicles the details in his life that led to a new focus on spreading a positive message.

Apr 20, 2020
How to Create Energy to Help Transform Your Life, with Julianne Hough
13:29

Many people have learned the hard way that if you want to change something in your life, such as losing weight, you must first find the energy inside you to put towards changing a routine. In this final episode in a series with Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how you can find and raise that energy to fuel your transformation.

Apr 16, 2020
How to Use Music, Meditation, and Intention to Enhance Your Day, with Julianne Hough
12:23

While the coronavirus has us living isolated lives inside our homes, many of us are longing for nature. Yet, as Julianne Hough illustrates, there are ways we can bring nature to us by drawing it out from the inside. In this episode of The Brain Warriors Way Podcast, Julianne and the Amens describe the ways we can use this method to create each day, so you can live life on your own terms.

Apr 15, 2020
COVID-19: Get Off Your Couch and Do This to Feel Better, with Julianne Hough
16:26

Before she danced with the stars, Julianne Hough experienced the anxiety and depression that comes with leaving home at 10 to pursue a passion. However, she soon discovered that through the therapy of dance she was able to transform her brain and her thoughts to a more optimistic baseline. In this second episode in a series with Julianne, she illustrates why dancing is the universal language, and why we should all learn to speak it.

Apr 14, 2020
Can Dancing Improve Your Brain Function? With Julianne Hough
12:53

Right now we’re experiencing an unprecedented period in history. With so many of us stuck at home, the temptation is high to put on Netflix and binge eat. But what if this period is really an opportunity for transformation? In the first episode of a series with dancer/actress Julianne Hough, she and the Amens discuss how expressing the body through movement such as dance can rewire your brain.

Apr 13, 2020
Tips for Getting Over Fear of Rejection, with Lisa Sasevich
11:09

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is often quoted for having said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Clearly this is true outside the hockey rink as well. Unfortunately, all too often fear is what keeps us from taking our shots in life. So how can you get past that fear? In the fourth and final episode with “Meant for More” author Lisa Sasevich, she and the Amens discuss how you can shift your inner paradigm to think past the fear and start taking those shots.

Apr 09, 2020
How to Use Your Unique Value to Bring Money and Success, with Lisa Sasevich
13:53

When people struggle with finding their way to move up in the world, in most cases it’s because they’re using the wrong ladders. The key to finding success, according to author and coach Lisa Sasevich, is to first discover your unique value, and then to own it. In this episode of the podcast, Lisa and the Amens discuss why finding your unique niche is such a crucial step in getting ahead, and how you can take steps to find yours.

Apr 08, 2020
How to Discover Your Purpose, with Lisa Sasevich
14:25

Scientific studies have shown us that people who have purpose in their lives tend to live longer than those who don’t. Do you have meaning in your life? Or are you just floating through? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by “Meant for More” author Lisa Sasevich, who gives her methods for discovering and living one’s own unique purpose.

Apr 07, 2020
Are You Meant for More? With Lisa Sasevich
13:47

Author and coach Lisa Sasevich had her life turned upside down when her mother passed away after a brief bout with lung cancer. At the funeral, she kept hearing whispers about how her mom had enormous potential hidden just below the surface. Lisa made the decision then and there that the same thing wouldn’t happen to her. In the first episode of a series with Lisa, she and the Amens discuss why it can be so hard to find meaning in our own lives.

Apr 06, 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak: Quick Tips for a Cleaner Household Today, with Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
14:00

In the fourth and final episode of a series with Earth Friendly Products CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the quick and easy ways you can clean your home and body for a healthier environment and a healthier life. Learn what types of products and techniques you should use, and which you should avoid at all costs.

Apr 02, 2020
Should You be Washing Your Food? With Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
11:29

Because of COVID-19, we are all trying to live more cleanly in order to avoid contracting the virus. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of this is the cleanliness of our food. On this third episode in a series with Earth Friendly Products CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, the discussion is on how to prepare your food to make sure it’s safe to eat.

Apr 01, 2020
COVID-19: How to Effectively Clean and Sanitize Your Home, with Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
12:58

During this time of pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep your living area clean and safe. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation going around about how to accomplish this. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Earth Friendly Products CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks for a discussion on how to clean and disinfect your home properly.

Mar 31, 2020
Why You Should be Using Healthy Cleaning Products, with Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
12:20

To help protect yourself from the coronavirus, the CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting your home. The problem is that most cleaning products on the market are actually filled with toxins that could damage your health. In the first episode of a series with Earth Friendly Products CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, she and the Amens discuss the importance of using clean products while cleaning.

Mar 30, 2020
Top Strategies to Start the Path to a Healthy Brain
17:39

It’s the end of the first week of the Brain Health Revolution Challenge, and in this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you your marching orders to complete the first week’s tasks. Whether you want to take the challenge for yourself, or just want some quick, easy ways to get healthy, taking on the tasks outlined in this episode will set you firmly on the path toward a much healthier brain and healthier life.

Mar 26, 2020
What If Mental Health is Really Brain Health?
15:02

For Dr. Daniel Amen, using imaging to actually look at people’s brains completely changed the discussion around mental health. What he found was that mental health is actually brain health, and when you get your brain right, your mind will follow. This episode of the podcast continues the discussion from The End of Mental Illness 6-Week Live Class and Challenge.

Mar 25, 2020
How Mental Illness Treatment has Changed Throughout History
19:43

This episode of the podcast continues our special edition series from the Brain Health Revolution Challenge. Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss the hidden “evil ruler” in our society that pushes unhealthy habits on us, the historical evolution of psychiatric treatment, where it’s going in the future, and why eliminating the stigma of mental illness is so vital to our society right now.

Mar 24, 2020
A Limited Series: Take The Brain Health Challenge
10:56

In this new limited series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you lessons from their acclaimed live class and brain health challenge. Each week, Daniel and Tana will discuss how you can get your brain right, no matter where it’s at right now. This first episode highlights how a simple revolution in brain health is changing everything.

Mar 23, 2020
Can You Heal Mental Illnesses with Medication Alone?
16:40

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer more of your listener questions. This episode tackles such diverse topics as treating mental illness with medication, the role of routines in treating illnesses, exercise and bipolar disorder, acquired borderline personality disorder, and chronic mental illnesses.

Mar 19, 2020
Are Extramarital Affairs Caused by Anxiety?
16:29

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen turn once again to some “Brain in the News” topics to weigh in from a neuroscience perspective. This episode features such newsworthy topics as Bill Clinton’s affair and anxiety, Bebe Rexha opening up on being bipolar, problems with the safety claims of BPA-free products, the mental health of a potential mass shooter, and a study on the positive effects of saffron.

Mar 18, 2020
Practical Tips For Coronavirus Prevention
13:04

With the increase of global panic over the spread of the coronavirus, many are left with uncertainty as to what they can do. One crucial measure to take is to shore up your immune system. In the second episode of a series on the reaction to pandemic, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you practical tips to strengthen your immune system today.

Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak: How To Avoid Getting Sick
13:09

At this moment it certainly seems like the people with OCD who are constantly washing their hands are the smart ones, but in times of emergency it’s important to keep the proper perspective. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on the public reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, and why it’s important to keep stress levels low to ease the burden on your immune system.

Mar 16, 2020
How to Address the Hidden Traumas in Your Life, with Mark Wolynn
10:49

Whether we are consciously aware or not, we all carry some form of trauma in our lives. Sometimes the reason for the trauma is obvious, but sometimes trauma can be hidden. In the fourth and final episode of a series with “It Didn’t Start with You” author Mark Wolynn, he and Daniel and Tana Amen give you tips for identifying the various traumas you carry with you, so you can treat them and feel happier and healthier.

Mar 12, 2020
How to Find the Origin of Your Trauma, with Mark Wolynn
14:50

Recent studies show that traumatic stress disorders can be inherited genetically. Often the trauma will live in the body for a while until it eventually becomes triggered and elicits a response. In the third episode of a series with “It Didn’t Start with You” author Mark Wolynn, Mark and the Amens discuss how you can find these traumas within your body in order to begin treating it and healing from generations-long stressors

Mar 11, 2020
How to Overcome Your Family Trauma, with Mark Wolynn
15:54

Fascinating new studies have shown that the PTSD of your parents, and even your grandparents, may be passed down from generation to generation. So what can you do to break the chain? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by author Mark Wolynn for a discussion on overcoming generational trauma.

Mar 10, 2020
Is Your PTSD Inherited? With Mark Wolynn
13:20

Have you ever felt totally stressed out in a situation that didn’t seem to warrant the feeling? Have you ever felt anxious for no obvious reason? There’s an answer for this that just might blow your mind. In the first episode of a series with “It Didn’t Start with You” author Mark Wolynn, he and the Amens discuss how the experiences of your ancestors may be causing you to react in unfamiliar and surprising ways.

Mar 09, 2020
The Surprising Way to Exercise for Your Brain Health, with Max Lugavere
12:47

When it comes to fitness and exercise for maximum health benefits, the discussion is usually centered around cardio. But is cardio exercise really the BEST way to get your brain and body in shape? In the last episode of a series with “The Genius Life” author Max Lugavere, he and the Amens discuss another type of approach to the gym that can have a bigger impact on your overall health.

Mar 05, 2020
A Better Lifestyle for a Longer Lifespan, with Max Lugavere
14:53

In his new book, “The Genius Life,” author Max Lugavere gives his tips for a lifestyle that will give you not only a healthier life, but a longer life, too. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Max discusses his top lifestyle tips with Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen, from how to portion protein correctly to strategies for supplements that provide the greatest benefit.

Mar 04, 2020
Eat This Salad Every Day for a Younger and Healthier Brain, with Max Lugavere
13:57

More and more research is coming out about the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet. Dark, leafy greens and colorful veggies are like medicine for your brain and body, so incorporating them into your diet can be a game changer. In the second episode of a series with “Genius Foods” author Max Lugavere, he reveals the salad you can eat every day for a brain that looks 11 years younger.

Mar 03, 2020
How Do Foods Affect Your Health? With Max Lugavere
12:58

When his mother became ill, “Genius Foods” author Max Lugavere learned the hard way that dementia can begin to take hold in your brain decades before you start seeing symptoms. This experience became his motivation to educate people on the importance of nutrition for the brain. In the first episode of a series with Lugavere, he and the Amens discuss the ways a poor diet can disrupt your health.

Mar 02, 2020
Why You Need to Read Food Labels, with Dr. Mark Hyman
11:52

In this fourth and final episode of a series with “Food Fix” author Dr. Mark Hyman, he and the Amens discuss the ways that you can become more aware and educated about how what you eat affects you and the world at large. In order to be part of the solution and not the problem, you must avoid the ingredients that are causing harm (such as ingredients that are hard to pronounce) and take small or large steps towards a global shift of health and wellness.

Feb 27, 2020
Can a Bad Diet Encourage Violent Behavior? With Dr. Mark Hyman
10:51

The science is pretty clear: bad food creates a bad brain, which causes bad thinking, and leads to a bad life. But is it possible that a poor diet can actually promote violent or anti-social behavior? The answer is shocking. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Mark Hyman for a discussion on how poor nutrition can affect the brain and behavior.

Feb 26, 2020
What You Should Be Eating in 2020, with Dr. Mark Hyman
15:21

It may come as a surprise to some, but one of the biggest historical culprits of environmental deterioration has been the food industry. Many of its practices, whether motivated by green or ignorance, has essentially put the world at risk for various hazards and disasters. In the second episode of a series with “Food Fix” author Dr. Mark Hyman, he and the Amens discuss what we can do to live healthier lives for ourselves and those who will be here when we’re long gone.

Feb 25, 2020
How Public Awareness is Changing the Food Industry, with Dr. Mark Hyman
12:13

In his new book “Food Fix,” Dr. Mark Hyman illustrates the link between the food industry and a multitude of global crises, ranging from from social issues to climate change. The more of this information that comes to light, the louder the voice of public outcry becomes. But is it really making any difference? In the first episode of a series with Dr. Hyman, he reveals the surprising answer.

Feb 24, 2020
Top Tips to Strengthen the Immune System, with Dr. Josh Axe
13:11

There is so much misinformation out there concerning what helps and what damages the immune system that it’s often difficult to know where to start. In this final episode with “Eat Dirt” author Dr. Josh Axe, he and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the best practical tips you can utilize today to build up your immune system to be strong and healthy.

Feb 20, 2020
Why Collagen is Crucial to Your Health, with Dr. Josh Axe
11:41

It’s true that there are no miracle supplements, but if your body is lacking in a certain vitamin or amino acid, then supplementing it CAN have a miraculous effect. One of the most helpful supplements to take also happens to be one most people lack: collagen. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. Daniel Amen explain how collagen is used in the body, and how taking a collagen supplement can be a game changer.

Feb 19, 2020
Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for You? with Dr. Josh Axe
13:55

One of the least talked about characteristics of the ketogenic diet is that it’s not for everyone. In fact, some people might feel worse on a keto diet. But for others, the keto diet is an absolute life-changer. In the second episode of a series with author Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Axe and Dr. Amen discuss not only who can benefit from the keto diet, but how it should be used, and how long people should be on it for.

Feb 18, 2020
How Dr. Josh Axe’s Mother Beat Cancer Holistically, with Dr. Josh Axe
12:06

Before Josh Axe became a successful doctor, author, and public figure, his life was turned upside-down after his mother was diagnosed with cancer. The silver lining, however, was that he realized the holistic treatment methods his mother was using were getting dramatic results and needed to be shared with others. In this first episode of a series with Dr. Josh Axe, he recounts to Dr. Daniel Amen how his mother’s experience (now cancer-free) helped bring purpose to his life.

Feb 17, 2020
The Surprising Places Hidden Toxins Lie, with Dr. David and Daniel Root & Anne-Marie Principe
11:42

Toxic exposure is everywhere in our lives, and most of us have no idea. However, by both being aware of the toxins enough to avoid them, and by taking the time to periodically detoxify your body, you can make a drastic improvement in your health and longevity. In this last episode of a series with Dr. David and Daniel Root & Anne-Marie Principe, they and the Amens discuss which toxins you should be on the lookout for.

Feb 13, 2020
How Do You Know if You Need a Detox? with Dr. David and Daniel Root & Anne-Marie Principe
12:04

If you think detox is only for recovering addicts, you may be off the mark. In fact, practically every day we are all being bombarded by toxins in the food we eat and in the air we breathe. So would a detox have any effect on your own health? In this third episode of a series with Dr. David and Daniel Root and 9-11 survivor Anne-Principe, they discuss all things detox, and who can benefit the most from it.

Feb 12, 2020
This Detoxification Could Change Your Life, with Dr. David and Daniel Root & Anne-Marie Principe
13:50

Dr. David and Daniel Root became fascinated with the process of body detoxification when they saw significant results with their patients. But in Daniel’s case, it was the health struggles of a loved one that opened his eyes. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the Roots give their unique and efficient method of clearing toxins from the body. Hint: It involves saunas…

Feb 11, 2020
How Can Airborne Toxins Impact Your Life? with Dr. David and Daniel Root & Anne-Marie Principe
16:49

Anne-Marie Principe was at ground zero when the 9-11 attacks happened, and the amount of dust she took into her lungs caused a severe illness. Luckily, she eventually found help in an unexpected place. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way  Podcast, hear how Anne-Marie’s experience at an unusual detox clinic allowed her to breathe in a brand new life.

Feb 10, 2020
What Happens to Your Brain After a Concussion? With Dr. Kabran Chapek
14:43

When you suffer a brain injury, even something as minor as a concussion, your brain won’t just heal on its own. You must be active in your recovery to avoid experiencing the various side effects that often accompany these injuries. In the last episode of a series with “Concussion Rescue” author Dr. Kabran Chapek, he and the Amens discuss the impact that a brain injury can have on your life, and why it’s crucial to put your brain in a healing environment.

Feb 06, 2020
Concussion Rescue: What to Do to Heal Your Brain, with Dr. Kabran Chapek
14:09

If you’ve suffered a head injury, or even if you’ve developed some bad habits over the years, your brain will need to heal in order to function at max capacity once again. So what can you do to heal your brain? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Kabran Chapek to discuss the risk factors for brain health issues and how to address them.

Feb 05, 2020
Rehabilitate Your Brain by Taking These Nutrients, with Dr. Kabran Chapek
14:47

The standard concussion protocol has evolved over the years and greatly improved outcomes for people who suffer head injuries. Sadly, however, many of the long-term effects of such injuries are never addressed, and many of these brains eventually regress. In the second episode of a series with “Concussion Rescue” author Dr. Kabran Chapek, he and the Amens reveal the nutrients and supplements that will keep your brain in a healing state for the long term.

Feb 04, 2020
Could You Have a Brain Injury and Not Know It? with Dr. Kabran Chapek
12:24

With a growing database of over 150,000 brain scans, one of the biggest lessons Dr. Daniel Amen has learned in his work is that mild traumatic brain injuries can destroy lives, and people don’t even recognize it. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana are joined by “Concussion Rescue” author Kabran Chapek of a discussion on how these brain injuries can occur, and why people tend to overlook them.

Feb 03, 2020
What to Eat: How to Stop Eating Poorly, with Dr. David Perlmutter

We all know that eating the right foods plays a HUGE role in how we feel, but we often forget that our bad eating habits make it much more likely for us to continue to make poor decisions, thus enabling us to choose to eat more bad food. In the fourth and final episode of a series with “Brain Wash” author Dr. David Perlmutter, the Amens and Dr. Perlmutter give you tips for breaking out of the cycle of bad habits.

Jan 30, 2020
What to Eat: How to Stop Eating Poorly, with Dr. David Perlmutter
12:13

We all know that eating the right foods plays a HUGE role in how we feel, but we often forget that our bad eating habits make it much more likely for us to continue to make poor decisions, thus enabling us to choose to eat more bad food. In the fourth and final episode of a series with “Brain Wash” author Dr. David Perlmutter, the Amens and Dr. Perlmutter give you tips for breaking out of the cycle of bad habits.

Jan 30, 2020
What Current Health Trends Can You Trust? with Dr. David Perlmutter
14:26

Current health trends often focus on cleanses you can do to clear toxins out of your body. But, as Dr. David Perlmutter states, we must also clear toxins from our mind. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Dr. Perlmutter describe how ‘digital rabbit holes’ manipulate us to feel inadequate, and how we can train our brains to avoid them.

Jan 29, 2020
Brain Wash: How to Clean & Rewire Your Brain, with Dr. David Perlmutter
11:55

The recent explosion of technology into human life has brought with it an unexpected side effect: Our brains have been rewired in such a way that our physiology is not yet able to process the stimuli effectively. In the second episode of a series with “Brain Wash” author Dr. David Perlmutter, the discussion is on how we can revert our brains to a purer state, allowing us more control over our lives.

Jan 28, 2020
Is a Bad Diet to Blame? With Dr. David Perlmutter
16:27

In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, we are honored to have friend of the show Dr. David Perlmutter return for a discussion centered around his new book “Brain Wash.” Dr. Perlmutter and the Amens explain the fascinating reason why the poor decision-making and ‘us vs. them’ mentality in our society could be attributed to the changing function in certain areas of the brain as a result of our highly inflammatory diet.

Jan 27, 2020
How an Actor Overcame his Addictions, with Chris Browning
22:09

Character actor Chris Browning was watching his life slowly turn into a cautionary tale due to his struggles with substance abuse when he finally found his path to redemption. He learned that “humility isn’t thinking less or yourself, but rather thinking of yourself less.” In this final episode of a series with Chris, he and Tana discuss how finding the purpose to help others led to the triumphant conclusion of his comeback story.

Jan 23, 2020
What to Do When Your Self-Talk Works Against You, with Chris Browning
15:22

When actor Chris Browning became addicted to heroin, one of his biggest takeaways was that heroin addiction is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have it. His ego and distorted view of self constantly got in the way of his getting help and making a change. But, as he describes to Tana in the episode, it was the miracle that took place during a prison riot knife fight that finally convinced him to start looking for the other side.

Jan 22, 2020
Signs of Different Substance Addictions, with Chris Browning
13:12

Sons of Anarchy and Westworld actor Chris Browning went from living in a house in Malibu to living in a tent under the 405 freeway. The progression of his downward spiral was reflected by the different drugs he was using at the time, from cocaine to meth and ultimately to heroin. In the second episode of a series on Chris’ downfall and redemption story, he and Tana Amen discuss what it’s like to find yourself at rock bottom.

Jan 21, 2020
Are You A High-Functioning Alcoholic? with Chris Browning
19:18

Character actor Chris Browning’s career was just beginning to take off when his personal demons began to emerge. Although he had been a high-functioning alcoholic since the age of 15, his social anxiety, genetic predisposition, and turbulent family life ultimately turned him towards more dangerous habits. In this first episode of a series with the actor, Chris tells Tana how his earlier years in the acting world both helped and hindered him in his struggle for sobriety.

Jan 20, 2020
Easiest Ways to Boost Your Gut Today, with Dr. Steven Masley
12:19

In the last episode of a series with “The Better Brain Solution” author Dr. Steven Masley, he and the Amens discuss how to improve the health of your microbiome to boost your heart and brain. Dr. Masley gives his practical tips on what your stomach loves (and what it hates) so you can change your body’s chemistry to stay healthy and happy.

Jan 16, 2020
What Diet Should You Be Eating: Tips on the Mediterranean Method, with Dr. Steven Masley
14:01

Dr. Steven Masley has found that the most efficient path to greater overall health is to focus on the diet. His new book “The Mediterranean Method” is filled with tips and recipes for using the Mediterranean cuisine to dramatically change your body and brain. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Masley gives some of the highlights from his book.

Jan 15, 2020
What the Heart/Brain Connection Means to Your Health, with Dr. Steven Masley
14:05

Dr. Daniel Amen has often said that what is good for your heart is good for your brain. Why is this connection so important? In the second episode of a series with “30 Days to a Younger Heart” creator Dr. Steven Masley, the discussion is on the crucial link between the heart and the brain, including the steps you can take to improve the health of both of these vital organs today.

Jan 14, 2020
Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart, with Dr. Steven Masley
14:31

After years of studying how your diet affects your overall health, Dr. Steven Masley decided to make it his mission to write more recipes than prescriptions. In this first episode of a series with the author of “The Mediterranean Method”, Dr. Masley tells the Amens his story of how going through a chef school transformed his approach from treating symptoms to preventing disease.

Jan 13, 2020
Police Tips from Survivors of a Shooting, with Troy and Shannon Zeeman
17:50

From his time working as a police officer in south central Los Angeles, Troy Zeeman has seen more than his share of carnage, but the lessons he’s learned on the job just may have saved his life when he found himself in the middle of a mass shooting. In this final episode of a series with Troy and his wife Shannon, they give their top tips to ensure safety in any situation.

Jan 09, 2020
What is the Process of Recovery from a Mass Shooting? With Troy and Shannon Zeeman
18:45

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by Route 91 shooting survivors Troy and Shannon Zeeman. In this segment, the Zeemans detail their process of recovery in the aftermath of tragedy, outlining relevant steps anyone can take in order to heal from trauma.

Jan 08, 2020
How a Couple Used their Brains to Escape an Active Shooter at Route 91, with Troy & Shannon Zeeman
14:10

Police Officer Troy Zeeman was not on duty when he and his wife Shannon began dodging bullets during the Las Vegas Route 91 shooting, but that didn’t keep him from using both his training and his instincts to guide his wife, along with many others, to safety. In this episode, the Zeemans conclude their tale of escape from the shooting, giving practical tips on how they were able to keep cool heads amidst the chaos.

Jan 07, 2020
Active Shooter: Surviving the Route 91 Massacre, with Troy & Shannon Zeeman
15:49

Newport Beach police officer Troy Zeeman and his wife Shannon decided to celebrate the end of Shannon’s chemotherapy treatment by attending a 3-day music festival in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, this festival was ultimately the site of one of the worst mass shootings in history. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the Zeemans share their harrowing tale with Daniel and Tana Amen, and also illustrate how they used the experience to change lives.

Jan 06, 2020
Proven Tips to Keep Your Brain & Body Young, with Dave Asprey
12:46

In the fourth and final episode of a series with author and biohacking pioneer Dave Asprey, he and the Amens give you practical tips using proven science to slow down or even reverse the aging process. Use these tips to transform your mind and body to achieve the superhuman version of you.

Jan 02, 2020
What Does the Future of Anti-Aging Look Like? With Dave Asprey
12:23

There have been major breakthroughs in the science of anti-aging in the last few years, and this week’s guest, author and Bulletproof 360 founder Dave Asprey, has been testing and using these methods to hack his own biology in order to share the results. In this episode, Dave and the Amens discuss some of the latest science that can keep your eyes from going bad, or even keep yourself from going bald.

Jan 01, 2020
How to Assess & Fix Your Hormone Levels, with Dave Asprey
13:33

Recent history has seen a dramatic overall shift towards insufficient hormone production in our population. Unknown to most people, these deficiencies can have major negative implications in other areas of our health, as well. In the second episode with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss what happens in our bodies when our hormone levels are low, and how we can raise those levels to keep us healthy.

Dec 31, 2019
What Causes Aging? (And How Can You Reverse It?) With Dave Asprey
14:29

In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by author and Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey to talk about biohacking. This first episode features a discussion on the specific causes of aging in the body. Arming yourself with this information will give you the tools to slow down, and perhaps even reverse the aging process in your own body.

Dec 30, 2019
Practical Tips for Kids’ Use of Technology, with Dr. Lisa Strohman
13:03

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Strohman for a final discussion on kids and technology. In this episode, Strohman and the Amens give you practical tips to make your family’s technology habits happier, healthier, and safer.

Dec 26, 2019
Violent Video Games On The Brain: What It Looks Like, with Dr. Lisa Strohman
14:14

It’s clear that technology and gadgets have changed radically over the last 30 years. In fact, the evolution happens so quickly that it’s difficult to determine the safety of new tech before it goes to market. In the second episode of a series with psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Strohman, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen discuss what the scientific research says about how certain gadgets and video games affect our children.

Dec 24, 2019
Can Technology Encourage Mass Shootings? With Dr. Lisa Strohman
13:34

This week’s guest on The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Lisa Strohman, was working with the profiling unit of the FBI when one of the most horrific events in our nation’s history occurred. This event sparked her passion to educate parents and children on the dangers of technology. In this episode, Dr. Strohman shares some of her most surprising revelations from her life’s journey with Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen.

Dec 23, 2019
What Can Parents Do to Monitor Kids’ Online Activities? With Dr. Lisa Strohman
13:08

For better or worse, today’s digital devices are a gateway to another world. Unfortunately, this world is filled with deceptive people who know the technology well enough to manipulate others into bad situations. So what can parents do to keep their kids safe? In the third episode of a series with Dr. Lisa Strohman, she and the Amens discuss useful strategies to monitor their children’s activities and empower them to understand their virtual playgrounds.

Dec 19, 2019
Our Tips to Strengthen Relationships, with Dr. Sharon May
14:36

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Sharon May for one last episode on building and maintaining healthy relationships. In this episode, Dr. May gives her top tips to strengthen your own relationships, such as finding and breaking argument cycles, paradigm-shifting thought patterns, and dating boosts.

Dec 19, 2019
Why the Absence of Arguments Can Lead to Divorce, with Dr. Sharon May
15:56

There are two main types of trust in relationships, and building these forms of trust are key to maintaining long-lasting emotional bonds. So how can you build trust in your relationships? In this third episode of a series with therapist and author Dr. Sharon May, Daniel and Tana Amen describe the worst habits couples tend to fall into, and how to change those habits to set your relationships on the right path.

Dec 18, 2019
How to Battle Your “Relationship Dragons”, with Dr. Sharon May
13:05

When we argue with our loved ones, whether it be a spouse, significant other, or child, it’s often something under the surface that’s the real issue. According to Dr. Sharon May, we all have our dragons, and sooner or later they will emerge in all our relationships. In this second episode in a series with Dr. May, she and the Amens discuss what you can do to confront those dragons, regardless of whether they are a loved one’s or your own.

Dec 17, 2019
Attachment Theory: How it Manifests in Relationships, with Dr. Sharon May
13:23

We spend a great deal of our time searching for someone with whom we can share our lives without threat of abandonment. But even after we find that person, we may still have feelings of insecurity. In the first episode of a series with couples therapist and author Dr. Sharon May, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how to find safe haven in your relationship.

Dec 16, 2019
What Effects Does Childhood Trauma Have on an Adult? with Dr. James Gordon
11:54

When children grow up with trauma in their lives, it can often have a major impact on the way they live their lives as adults. However, some of these children find ways to turn their post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth. In the fourth and final episode of a series with Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Gordon talk about some of the ways past trauma can be overcome, or even transformed into a powerful tool for success.

Dec 12, 2019
How to Heal Yourself From Past Trauma, with Dr. James Gordon
13:45

People who have experienced trauma in their past are often affected in their present. Many of them think that their only options for treatment is to spend long hours on a psychiatrist’s couch. But what if you could conduct your own treatment, on your own time, in order to process your trauma? In the third episode with “The Transformation” author Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Gordon give you some practical tips to take control of your care and your life.

Dec 11, 2019
Can You Treat Mental Illness Without a Doctor? with Dr. James Gordon
12:32

If you suffer from a mental health condition and decide to seek treatment from a psychiatrist, you may have an underwhelming experience. The truth is that most psychiatrists don’t give their patients the proper time and attention needed to discover the best methods of treatment for a particular patient. Luckily, there are some things you can do to diagnose and treat these issues on your own. In the second episode of a series with Dr. James Gordon, the Amens and Dr. Gordon tell you how.

Dec 10, 2019
How to Make Yourself Sick, with Dr. James Gordon
12:35

Longtime followers of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast will know that Dr. Daniel Amen believes the traditional psychiatric model for care is dysfunctional and in need of a revolution. Psychiatrists who do 15-minute checks and then prescribe potentially harmful medication are often hurting more than helping. In this first episode with “The Transformation” author Dr. James Gordon, the Amens and Gordon discuss how you can take your health matters into your own hands.

Dec 09, 2019
Which Animal-Based Food Products Cause Inflammation?
12:17

You have questions? The Amens have answers. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer some of your questions. This episode features information and tips on brain waves during a state of fear, family brain history in the adoption process, and the accuracy of claims made about animal-based food products in the new Netflix documentary, “Game Changer.” If you’d like your question answered by the Amens, visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com for information on how to submit.

Dec 05, 2019
What is Crocus Sativus and How Does it Help Treat Depression?
11:31

It’s time for another special “Brain in the News” episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast! In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give their take on some of the most interesting news items revolving around brain health. This episode features information on crocus sativus and depression, binge-drinking and education, contaminated Juul pods, and using cannabinoids to treat mental health disorders.

Dec 04, 2019
Stress + Holidays: How to Deal
13:03

Many of us tend to think of the holidays as a happy time. After all, we connect and spend time with family and loved ones and give thanks for what we have in our lives. In reality, however, there’s more depression during the holidays than any other time of the year. So what can you do to keep the holiday stressors at bay? In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Tana Amen discuss some of the biggest holiday stress culprits, and how to manage them to keep a level head going into the new year.

Dec 03, 2019
Healthy Holiday Gifts: Thinking Outside the Gift Box
13:27

When holiday season rolls around, most of us are tasked with the time-honored tradition of picking out gifts for our loved ones. Yet much of the time, the gifts we choose don’t promote the health of the recipient. In fact, usually the opposite is true. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some tips to think outside the box when it comes to your holiday shopping so you can give the gift of health and wellness.

Dec 02, 2019
Violent Video Games: What are the Effects?
13:33

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen answer some of your questions. This week’s installment covers such topics as video game violence, hypothyroidism, histamine intolerance, and the differences between samE and serotonin mood support. If you’d like your question answered on the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, you can submit your questions at brainwarriorswaypodcast.com

Nov 28, 2019
This Man’s Stomach Brewed its Own Alcohol
12:58

For this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look at some of the current news items and weigh in from a brain health perspective. This week’s pieces range from the surprising, such as how Omega 3 can help children with mood disorders, to the bizarre, like the man who was arrested for drunk driving with a high BAC level, even though he never took a sip of alcohol.

Nov 27, 2019
Brain Healthy Dishes to Try During Thanksgiving
11:56

We live in a culture where we celebrate with food. It’s ironic that most of the food we choose to celebrate is actually hurting us, and is therefore nothing to celebrate. So what are our options? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some suggestions for healthy (and delicious!) dishes you can bring to the next family gathering to help set an example of wellness for your loved ones.

Nov 26, 2019
How Can I Maintain My Weight and Keep My Brain Strong During the Holidays
14:39

Over the years, the focus of the Thanksgiving holiday has gone from gratitude to gluttony, which makes it exceptionally difficult for people to both celebrate the holiday and maintain their healthy lifestyle. So what can Brain Warriors do? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you tips for avoiding those weapons of mass destruction while saving face with the relatives.

Nov 25, 2019
Is Happiness a Moral Obligation? With Justin Wren
12:40

In the fourth and final episode of a series with MMA fighter and author Justin Wren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Justin discuss the impact emotional trauma can have on a person, and what happens when you hold on to the hurt. They also touch on the benefits of EMDR therapy, self-care, and why happiness should not be seen as merely an option.

Nov 21, 2019
The True Meaning of Victory, with Justin Wren
11:37

MMA fighter-turned author Justin Wren was at a crossroads in his life when he made the decision to venture into the Congo. The impact he made on the pygmy culture he found there would change their lives for the better, forever. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Justin discuss how purpose can transform your life, and how the concept of victory can exist on many different levels.

Nov 20, 2019
From the Cage to the Congo: Answering the Call for Help, with MMA Fighter Justin Wren
12:46

Things had been on a downward swing for MMA fighter Justin Wren, but then his desperation and faith provided him with the most unexpected of visions. Where that vision would ultimately lead him, no one could have predicted. In the second episode of a series with “Fight for the Forgotten” author Justin Wren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Wren discuss the remarkable circumstances that answered an entire culture’s prayers.

Nov 19, 2019
A Bullied Kid’s Incredible Comeback Story, with Justin Wren
13:36

When MMA fighter-turned social activist Justin Wren was bullied by his classmates, he struggled to find a reason for living. He eventually found that wrestling and mixed martial arts gave him an outlet for his frustrations, but something was still missing. In the first episode of a series with the “Fight for the Forgotten” author, Justin describes what happened when he made the shift from fighting people to fighting FOR people.

Nov 18, 2019
Why You Shouldn’t Solve All Your Problems, with Dr. John Townsend
13:12

According to Dr. John Townsend, the key to growth, whether it be for large companies or for a single individual, is the need to need. What this means is that we need to have others that we rely upon, that we need in order to achieve success. In the final episode with Dr. Townsend, he shares with Daniel and Tana Amen some of the ways that needing other people (certain types of other people!) can bring us closer to our goals.

Nov 14, 2019
Setbacks: The Best Way to Respond, with Dr. John Townsend
14:57

Setbacks are a normal part of life. No one goes through life without having some setbacks to respond to from time to time. But it’s how we respond to these moments that make us who we are. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Dr. John Townsend for a discussion on how you can utilize the help of others to get back up when you fall, and how to appropriately take responsibility for your contributions, in both good times and bad.

Nov 13, 2019
Engaging Your Tribe: How to Recruit Mentors, Coaches, and Friends, with Dr. John Townsend
13:53

Studies have shown that people who lack in good friends and mentors in their life tend to struggle more both emotionally and physically. But if you don’t have anyone on your side, how can you bring people in? In the second episode of a series on “relational nutrients,” Dr. John Townsend discusses a recruitment process you can use to filter the types of people that are going to be most beneficial in your life to help you move forward.

Nov 12, 2019
How to Connect With People to Fuel Your Life, with Dr. John Townsend
16:37

In some ways, people are like the foods you eat. Some of them are rich in nutrients, while others simply drain you of your health. In this first episode of a series with “People Fuel” author Dr. John Townsend, he and the Amens discuss how the people around you affect your life, and how you can use Dr. Townsend’s “relational nutrients” grid to define the deficiencies in your “people fuel diet” and then find ways to supplement.

Nov 11, 2019
What’s a Mental Matrix? With Jim Karol
10:43

Jim Karol, author of “Ultimate Memory Magic,” has developed the ultimate tool to help you remember huge lists and other large numbers of items. It’s called the mental matrix, and it just might blow your mind. In the final episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast series with Jim, he describes what the mental matrix is, and how you can use his (or your own!) to turn your brain into a well-oiled memory machine.

Nov 07, 2019
How to Use Stories to Help You Remember Anything, with Jim Karol
12:57

Did you know that by improving your memory, you also improve your overall health? So if your memory is bad now, it’s important to get it functioning at optimum levels. Fortunately, there are some easy tools you can use to start improving your memory right now. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by memory master Jim Karol to discuss some of Jim’s most effective tricks to radically improve your memory today.

Nov 06, 2019
Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory, with Jim Karol
13:41

“Ultimate Memory Magic” author Jim Karol has spent years refining his technique to help him achieve near-superhuman memory. But you don’t need to have a superbrain to drastically improve your own memory. In the second episode of a series with Jim, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the practical tips you can introduce into your life today to help you begin to remember things more clearly and easily.

Nov 05, 2019
How to Strengthen Your Memory Right Now, with Jim Karol
16:02

When Jim Karol got laid off from his job at a steel mill in Allentown, PA, his prospects looked grim. When his doctor told him he also had a dangerously enlarged heart, Jim knew it was time to turn his life around. However, nobody could have predicted what happened next. In the first episode of a podcast series with author and memory expert Jim Karol, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Jim recount the fascinating story of Jim’s redemption.

Nov 04, 2019
Q&A: Which Personal Products are the Least Toxic?
15:51

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen address some listener questions and dole out helpful advice. This week’s topics include clean products for personal and household use, sedation vs. general anesthesia during surgery, workout tips, intermittent fasting to lose weight, and eating clean while away from home. If you’d like your question answered on the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, you can submit your questions at brainwarriorswaypodcast.com

Oct 31, 2019
Brain in the News: Avoid These Two Medications at All Costs
14:42

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on brain-related current events. This week’s “Brain in the News” items feature a link between the supplement ashwagandha and improved sleep and stress, two types of medication that are linked to dementia, a 9 year-old arsonist charged with first degree murder, a startling childhood obesity prediction, and a correlation of ADD/ADHD in teen moms.

Oct 30, 2019
Can Antidepressants Change Your Personality?
12:45

When Tana Amen was suffering from depression, she had no idea it was caused by her thyroid medication. She started taking antidepressant medication, and the effect it had on her was completely unexpected. In the second episode of a series on antidepressants, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana describe how some antidepressant medications can give your entire personality an overhaul, and how it may not always be a positive change.

Oct 29, 2019
Taking Antidepressants: The Pros & Cons
14:12

For some people, the choice to take antidepressants leads to a happier, healthier quality of life. For others, it only makes things worse. Therefore it’s crucial to understand the benefits and drawbacks of choosing this route of treatment. In the first episode of a series on antidepressants, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen arm you with the information you need to decide if antidepressants are the right choice for you or your loved one.

Oct 28, 2019
Can You Teach Your Children to Have More Empathy? With Dr. Judith Orloff

In this final episode of a series with ‘Thriving as an Empath’ author Dr. Judith Orloff, she and the Amens discuss the phenomenon of the mirror neuron system, and how it can create either empathy or narcissism in individuals. Orloff then explains how knowledge of this system can help parents guide their children to experiencing more empathy for others, and how that can lead to happier relationships in their future.

Oct 24, 2019
Can You Teach Your Children to Have More Empathy? With Dr. Judith Orloff
13:16

In this final episode of a series with ‘Thriving as an Empath’ author Dr. Judith Orloff, she and the Amens discuss the phenomenon of the mirror neuron system, and how it can create either empathy or narcissism in individuals. Orloff then explains how knowledge of this system can help parents guide their children to experiencing more empathy for others, and how that can lead to happier relationships in their future.

Oct 24, 2019
Empath & Empathy: The Surprising Difference with Dr. Judith Orloff
12:18

Have you ever felt like you have an uncanny ability to make judgements about people that turn out to be correct? There may be more than simple guessing involved. In the third episode of a series on empaths, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff for a detailed discussion on the crucial differences between someone who is an empath, and someone who merely feels empathy for others.

Oct 23, 2019
How to Thrive as a Sensitive Person with Dr. Judith Orloff
13:11

When a person is described as “sensitive”, the label usually carries with it negative connotations. But as Dr. Judith Orloff suggests, there are plenty of advantages to a sensitive nature, and this disposition should be encouraged and nurtured rather than suppressed. In the second episode of a series with the ‘Thriving as an Empath’ author, she and the Amens discuss tips for people to use their sensitive nature as an advantage.

Oct 22, 2019
Are You an Empath? With Dr. Judith Orloff
15:42

A small contingent of our population claims to be able to physically experience the emotional energy of other people. Sound crazy? Well there may be an actual science behind this. In the first episode of a series with Dr. Judith Orloff, the bestselling author of ‘Thriving as an Empath’, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Orloff shed some light on this mysterious ability.

Oct 21, 2019
Q&A: The Truth About Coffee and Your Health
13:53

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are here to answer your questions. This week’s installment includes information on the ApoE4 gene and Alzheimer’s risk, combining supplements and medication, and the health ramifications of coffee. If you’d like your question answered on the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, you can submit your questions at brainwarriorswaypodcast.com.

Oct 17, 2019
Brain in the News: Are Our Skulls Out-Evolving Us?
13:59

It’s time for “Brain in the News,” our weekly brain health news roundup, where Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen go over all the latest news in brain health from the Amen angle. This week’s stories include recent findings of cancer risk in tap water, a spike in suicides in the military, usage of St. John’s Wort to help treat symptoms of menopause, and a fascinating scientific claim that human skulls are evolving in a way that could ultimately be detrimental to our health.

Oct 16, 2019
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) and How Does it Work?
09:00

In the second episode of a series on healing with oxygen, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take you under the hood to see exactly how hyperbaric oxygen treatment works, and why it can be effective when other treatment types have been less successful. Daniel and Tana also break down the many circumstances in which hyperbaric oxygen can be efficiently used, ranging from reducing simple inflammation to saving someone’s life.

Oct 15, 2019
Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Heal My Brain?
12:10

When Dr. Daniel Amen was working on the largest ever NFL study on the brains of active and retired players, one of the biggest takeaways was how the subjects’ brains reacted to hyperbaric oxygen treatment. In short, they got much better. In this first episode of a series on healing with oxygen, the Amens discuss the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and Tana shares her recent first-hand account of how it helped her recover from a surgery.

Oct 14, 2019
Q&A: Should You be Consuming Dairy?
14:04

Q&A time! This episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast features Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen answering some of your questions. Topics covered in this episode include the health benefits and risks of drinking milk, and what you can do to avoid a midday crash. If you’d like your own question answered on the show, please visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com for instructions on how to submit.

Oct 10, 2019
Brain in the News: Which Country Consumes the Most Antidepressants?
14:33

It’s time for more Brain in the News! In this episode, the Amens contribute to the discussion of the brain health topics in the recent news cycle. This episode features a study on the world’s biggest consumers of antidepressants, a study on ashwagandha and schizophrenia, QEEG for concussions in junior hockey players, a teen who went blind from a bad diet, and a study on how eating fish can make you live longer.

Oct 09, 2019
10 Ways Toxic Products Are Poisoning You
13:46

In this second episode of a series on toxic products, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you tips to give the personal product supply in your bathroom a makeover. Learn the 10 ways that toxic products disrupt your health, as well as the most effective and easy way to make the gradual shift towards a healthier bathroom, and a healthier life.

Oct 08, 2019
Top Toxic Products You Should Stop Buying
11:15

An oft overlooked fact about personal products (makeup, hair & skin care, etc.) is that what you put on your skin goes into your body and affects it. Therefore, you could be poisoning yourself every day and not even know it. In the first episode of a series on toxic products, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe how easy it is to be tricked by product marketing, as well as the simple way to see exactly how healthy the products you use are to you, so you can throw them out!

Oct 07, 2019
Q&A: Automatic Negative Thoughts, Vaping & Marijuana
14:51

It’s time for another Q&A! In this episode, the Amens dip into the mailbag to answer some of your questions. This episode features information and tips on automatic negative thoughts, brain injuries, Omega 3 benefits, and dealing with impulse control. If you’d like your own question answered on the podcast, visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com and follow the instructions on how to submit.

Oct 03, 2019
Brain in the News: What Can Parents Do About Cyberbullying?
15:11

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen look at some of the current news stories involving the brain. This installment includes an in-depth look at cyberbullying. Dr. Amen and Tana give you some of the characteristics to look for in your own child’s life, as well as tips for effective ways to approach the subject to make them feel safe and supported.

Oct 02, 2019
How Can You Quit E-Cigarettes?
14:08

The recent epidemic of deaths and illnesses from e-cigarettes has made it clear that vaping poses a very real health hazard for teens and adults alike. But how can you quit this unhealthy habit? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the brain-based strategies you can use to get yourself off of e-cigarettes for good.

Oct 01, 2019
The E-Cigarette Epidemic: How Unhealthy is Vaping?
13:53

With the recent headlines of illnesses and deaths attributed to vaping and the CEO of Juul promptly resigning, the nation’s attention is focused on e-cigarettes. So what is vaping? And what exactly is the threat it poses to our youth? In the first episode of a series on vaping, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the physiological issues associated with e-cigarettes, and why their marketing campaigns have become so problematic.

Sep 30, 2019
Q&A: How to Put Your Brain in a Healing Environment
14:54

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen answer some listener questions. They give info and advice and such topics as putting the brain in a healing environment, brain tips for salesmen and entrepreneurs, and fighting the social media blues. If you would like the Amens to answer your question, visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com.

Sep 26, 2019
Brain in the News: The Amens Break Down the Latest
13:16

In this episode, The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast introduces a new segment called “The Brain in the News,” where Daniel and Tana Amen review some of the latest news in neuroscience and weigh in with the Brain Warrior perspective. This episode features such hot topics as problems with the vegan diet, blood tests for PTSD, marijuana use during pregnancy, and antidepressant effects in the gut.

Sep 25, 2019
Is it Smart to Follow Your Gut?
12:41

In the previous episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discussed the brain functions involved in judgement, particularly from a negative point of view. However, there are many instances in which judgement is crucial, whether in social situations or for safety reasons. But should you always listen to your gut? Learn the difference between judgement for discernment or discrimination, and positive thinking vs. accurate thinking.

Sep 24, 2019
Extremists: What do their Brains Look Like?
12:53

Research using brain scans has shown us that people with extreme views tend to share similar aspects of brain function. In this first episode of a series on judgement, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe how the brain’s frontal lobes play a huge role in determining where people may fall on the political spectrum, and how they may even help explain the existence of such negative social phenomena as racism and mob mentality.

Sep 23, 2019
The Difference Between Pleasure & Happiness with Dr. Robert Lustig
13:22

Many of the neurological issues prevalent in our society are the result of a conscious effort of the food industry to confuse and conflate the differences between pleasure and happiness. So what exactly does this mean? In the last episode of a series with “The Hacking of the American Mind” author Robert Lustig, Dr. Amen and Lustig describe how the crucial differences between dopamine and serotonin are disrupting our health.

Sep 19, 2019
Why You Should Never Drink Fruit Juice with Dr. Robert Lustig
13:54

Fruit juice has long been considered a healthier alternative to soft drinks like Pepsi and Sprite, but unfortunately this is far from accurate. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen is again joined by “Fat Chance” author Robert Lustig for a discussion on why fruit is good for your body while fruit juice is not, and why we need to shift our focus to protecting the liver and feeding the gut.

Sep 18, 2019
Sugar: The Bitter Truth with Dr. Robert Lustig
14:24

Back in 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack, prompting a nationwide inquiry as to what was causing cardiovascular disease. The two camps of thinking centered around either fat or sugar as the culprit. Fat won out and was subsequently demonized. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, author Robert Lustig and Dr. Daniel Amen explain why this was the wrong decision, and the eventual fallout that resulted from this misconception.

Sep 17, 2019
The Surprising Reason People are Overweight with Dr. Robert Lustig
13:11

In Robert Lustig’s early work as a pediatric endocrinologist, he began studying the effect certain molecules had on the body’s organs. What he found was a stunning connection between fructose and liver function, which helps explain the reason for today’s obesity epidemic. In the first episode of a series with the author of “Fat Chance,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Lustig discuss how and why fructose is making people fat.

Sep 16, 2019
Getting Better Together: Peer Support & EMDR
14:45

Throughout their careers, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod have seen first-hand the importance of peer support to the healing process. In this last episode in a series on first responders and the brain, Dr. Amen and Dr. Bohl-Penrod share some of their personal stories of how EMDR turned other people's lives around.

Sep 12, 2019
These Jobs are Toxic: The Lessons We Learned from 9/11
11:30

Our first responders often operate in the most toxic environments, but, until recently, little or no effort has been made to keep those toxins contained. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod discuss the lessons learned by the first responder community after 9/11 and the steps that are being taken to improve conditions.

Sep 11, 2019
First Responders & Mental Struggles: The Leading Causes of Brain Illness
12:01

First responders are or on the frontline of the war for our health, and, as a result, they can often suffer in silence. After all, who is going to help the helpers? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod discuss the symptoms most often seen, the factors that are causing them, and the best, most effective ways of getting these heroes the help they deserve.

Sep 10, 2019
First Responders & Mental Struggles: Who Helps the Helpers?
12:35
Dr. Amen is joined by Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod to discuss her work as the Director of The Counseling Team International. They talk about Dr. Bohl-Penrod’s husband’s struggles as a police officer and how that led her to the work she does, as well as the stigma around seeking help as a first responder.
Sep 09, 2019
The Healthy Habits You Need to Change Your Brain + Body
08:55

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive  into some of our listener questions to give you the answers you need to get your brain and body right. This episode tackles such topics as brain types, help for focus, and taking supplements before and after general anesthesia for a surgery. If you’d like Daniel and Tana to answer your question in an episode, be sure to visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com to submit.

Sep 05, 2019
The 6 Steps to Ending Mental Illness
12:43

While the incidence of cancer has been experiencing a decline, the incidence of mental illness continues to trend upward. Why is this? In the third episode of a series based on Dr. Daniel Amen’s recently filmed PBS special “Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind”, Dr. Amen outlines the 6 steps to ending mental illness, and how to take these steps to help you or your loved one get on the right track.

Sep 04, 2019
Masters of Your Health: The Good Ruler vs. The Evil Ruler
11:23

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue to discuss some of the concepts from Dr. Amen’s upcoming PBS special, “Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind.” Dr. Amen introduces the concept of the evil ruler and the good ruler to look at some of the strategies our society uses to create either health or illness, and how you can adopt the strategies that help you, rather than hurt you.

Sep 03, 2019
If You Change Your Brain, Can It Heal Your Mind?
13:32

Mental Illness affects us all, and the rate of mental illness continues to skyrocket despite the widespread use of prescription medications. But as Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen illustrate, we’re on the cusp of a revolution in psychiatry that will change mental health care forever. In this first episode of a series based on Dr. Amen’s upcoming PBS special, the Amens describe the reason for this exciting new revolution, and how it’s likely to play out.

Sep 02, 2019
The Brain & the Mind: What’s the Difference? With Dr. Earl Henslin
15:54

Our society has developed a habit of using different terms to delineate between the organ that occupies our heads, and the collection of thoughts we experience moment to moment. But are these really separate entities, or are they manifestations of the same thing? In the last episode in a series with author and psychotherapist Dr. Earl Henslin, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain why it’s crucial for us to understand that the way we think about the organ between our ears shapes how we take care of it.

Aug 29, 2019
Can You Change Your Personality? With Dr. Earl Henslin
17:00

Dr. Earl Henslin, author, psychotherapist, and board member of The End Mental Illness Now Foundation, found himself on the other side of the desk when he brought his own mother in to scan her brain. She had often been angry and detached, and both Dr. Henslin and Dr. Amen were horrified to see her scans showed signs of early dementia. What happened next changed not only her life, but the lives of those closest to her. In this episode, Dr. Earl Henslin tells the story of his mother’s transformation.

Aug 28, 2019
Frontal Lobes: How Do They Shape Your Behavior? with Dr. Earl Henslin
17:51

Thirty years of brain SPECT imaging has clearly shown us that disfunction in different parts of the brain require different types of treatment. One of the most often affected areas is the brain’s frontal lobes, which are responsible for things like forethought, judgement, and impulse control. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Earl Henslin for a discussion on how to identify if you have frontal lobe problems (and other common areas of the brain), and what you can do to treat them.

Aug 27, 2019
What if Everything You Thought You Knew About Your Brain was Wrong? With Dr. Earl Henslin
15:22

When psychotherapist and author Dr. Earl Henslin first considered using SPECT imagery to help diagnose his patients, he was concerned that the scans would eliminate the need for other types of testing, possibly hurting the bottom line of his practice. But when a family member in need had their brain scanned, what they found changed Dr. Henslin’s method of practice forever. In the first episode of a series about the brain and psychotherapy, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Henslin to discuss his introduction to brain imaging.

Aug 26, 2019
Is Your Career Path Right for You?
16:03

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen answer some more of your questions. This episode features info on employment, new learning, dopamine and psychosis, antidepressants, and auto-immune diseases. Visit the brainwarriorswaypodcast.com to submit your own questions!

Aug 22, 2019
The Types of Trauma that Can Result from a Car Accident
15:01

Every time you get behind the wheel and strap on your seatbelt there lies the possibility of disaster occurring, and the subsequent trauma that can result from being involved in an auto accident exists in many different forms. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share some of the various ways auto accidents can leave long term effects of trauma on the brain, as well as some of the things you can do to put your brain in a healing environment.

Aug 21, 2019
The Top Strategies for Safe Driving
14:14

Did you know automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among young people? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the second of a series on the brain and driving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a closer look at what makes driving a car so potentially dangerous. They then dive into some of the major strategies we can examine in order to make the roads a safer place for everyone.

Aug 20, 2019
How the Brain Functions when Behind the Wheel
13:45

Whether travelling, commuting to work, or just running errands, many people spend a considerable amount of their lives in their cars. The inherent danger on the road is high because many people’s personalities change once the key is in the ignition. In this first episode of a series on brain function and driving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how the brain factors in to the experience of driving an automobile.

Aug 19, 2019
How to Get Rid of Brain Fog
16:52

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into the mail bag to answer some listener questions. Daniel and Tana discuss such topics as treating schizophrenia, suggestions for clearing brain fog, and the effects of ADD medications on specific brain types. Visit brainwarriorswaypodcast.com to submit your own questions!

Aug 15, 2019
Why Humans Aren’t Designed to be Happy
16:45

In America, happiness is big business. Industries put billions of dollars into marketing and selling the concept of happiness to the public. But what is happiness, really? And why is so much effort put into the “attaining” of it? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the Amens discuss how our evolutionary hardwiring predisposes us to anxiety, and why in some cases this is actually a good thing.

Aug 14, 2019
Teenagers & Suicide: What to Do if You’re Worried about Your Child
15:46

Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among young people (the first is automobile accidents). What’s the reason for this epidemic? In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain the factors involved in the rising suicide rate, as well as give you some practical tips for what to do if you’re concerned about a loved one.

Aug 13, 2019
Depression is Not a Prozac Deficiency
17:39

Oregon has recently passed legislation for taking “Mental Health Days” off from school, which makes sense as the state has one of the highest suicide rates. So why is this legislation being passed now? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss exactly why the rate of depression and suicide is skyrocketing, not just in Oregon, but everywhere. They also give you tips for handling those down times, whether they’re experienced by you or by someone you love.

Aug 12, 2019
Tips to Have a Better Brain and Better Grades with Alize Castellanos
12:12

Class in is session! In this fourth and final episode with Alize Castellanos, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen wrap up their two-week long series on changing your brain and changing your grades. Dr. Amen, Tana, and Alize tackle such subjects as morning routines, communication styles, and how to remember that your teacher is a person, too, and treat them accordingly.

Aug 08, 2019
Should You Model Your Behavior After Other People? With Alize Castellanos
13:00

When striving to make improvements in our lives, we tend to look to others for inspiration. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In the third episode of a series with Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades co-author Alize Castellanos, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reveal how modelling behavior from other people can have either positive or negative influence on your life. Alize helps to explain how role models have changed her life.

Aug 07, 2019
Negative Thoughts: What Happens when You Escape Chaos with Alize Castellanos
12:28

If you come from a chaotic environment, whether that be caused by your family life, past a trauma, or a medical condition, it can be very difficult to rid your mind of negative thoughts. So what does the path look like for someone trying to make it out the other side? In the second episode of a series with Alize Castellano, Dr. Amen and Tana interview Alize about the tools she used to put her tough past behind her and find a more calm, promising future.

Aug 06, 2019
How to Find Success Through Adversity with Alize Castellanos
13:35

Finding success in life can be hard enough even when circumstances have set you up to thrive. But what happens when you start out in life with the cards already stacked against you? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by their niece and co-author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, Alize Castellano. Alize shares some of the tips that have allowed her to rise to the top of the class despite her tumultuous upbringing.

Aug 05, 2019
Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades with Chloe Amen
16:07

The surprising #1 fear for most Americans isn’t heights, spiders, or clowns, but speaking in public. Many tense up in fear just thinking about getting up in front of the class or workplace to give a presentation. So how can you stay cool, calm, and collected when your name gets called? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and their daughter Chloe give you practical tips to keep your head and face those fears.

Aug 01, 2019
Can Eating Certain Foods Make it Harder to Focus? With Chloe Amen
13:06

One of the most overlooked factors when determining success at school is nutrition habits. You may be surprised to hear that the type of food you send your child off to school with may play a huge role in how well they’re able to focus in class. In the third episode in a series on the brain at school, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana, and their daughter Chloe share some insight on how to properly fuel the brain to ace those tests.

Jul 31, 2019
How Different Brain Types Affect Study Habits with Chloe Amen
15:23

When it comes to study habits and organization, finding the right balance in your routine can mean the difference between success and failure. However, that balance can be entirely different for people with different brain types. In the second episode of a series on the brain at school, Dr. Amen and Tana are again joined by their daughter Chloe for a discussion on how to optimize your brain to best set you up for success in the classroom.

Jul 30, 2019
Success at School: This Factor is More Important Than Grades with Chloe Amen
12:43

For some people, the education system can be a breeze. For others, struggle and frustration is the name of the game. However, when it comes to predicting success in life, grades aren’t necessarily the best metric. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana are joined by their daughter Chloe, co-author of the new book, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades”, for a discussion on the most important focus points for students.

Jul 29, 2019
Lessons Learned from a Traumatic Brain Injury with Josh Perry
15:58

BMX rider-turned motivational speaker Josh Perry has experienced many ups and downs when it comes to the health of his brain. The lessons he’s learned along the way, however, could benefit anyone, whether they’ve had a TBI or not. In the fourth and final episode of a series on traumatic brain injuries and the recovery process, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Josh discuss the most important principles to keep in mind when recuperating the brain.

Jul 25, 2019
Brain Trauma: Finding the Right Recovery with Josh Perry
16:57

BMXer Josh Perry knows a few things about brain trauma, having experienced multiple concussions, some of which had resulted in loss of consciousness and even seizures. But while Josh has done many bad things to his brain in the past, he’s now become a brain warrior and is constantly taking action to improve the function of his brain. In the third episode of a series on brain injuries, Josh tells Daniel and Tana Amen how he found his personal roadmap to recovery.

Jul 24, 2019
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Affected My Life with Josh Perry
11:06

It’s been said that the act of failing only occurs if you don’t get back up again. No one knows this concept more than pro BMXer Josh Perry, who has fallen (both figuratively and literally) countless times. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Josh describe what it’s like to get back up when recovering from something like a traumatic brain injury.

Jul 23, 2019
The Brain Scan that Saved A Professional BMXer’s Life with Josh Perry
14:52

BMX rider Josh Perry was living out his dreams, travelling, competing, and rising up through the professional ranks when he suffered a horrific crash. The doctors ordered an MRI, and what they saw in the scan changed his entire life. In the first episode in a series on traumatic brain injuries with Josh, he recounts his incredible story to Daniel and Tana Amen.

Jul 22, 2019
Q&A: The Amens Answer All Your Questions
16:32

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen wrap up their discussion on the impact of words, and then reach into the mailbag to answer some listeners’ questions, which tackle such subjects as getting over grief, and how to help children make the necessary transitions as they depart for college.

Jul 18, 2019
Can Your Thoughts Change Your Body’s Chemistry?
12:17

Words matter. Not just for those that hear them, but also for those that speak them. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the third in a series on the power of words, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe what happens inside your body and brain when certain types of words are spoken or heard, whether aloud or merely inside your head. Daniel and Tana also discuss how this info can be a useful tool in interactions between parents and their children.

Jul 17, 2019
Relationships: How to Choose Your Words Wisely
18:12

The language you use reflects how you see the world, but it can also affect how those in relationships see each other. Certain words you use to describe someone else or their behavior strongly affects your attitude towards them in the future. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on the power of words by exploring the ways that language can shape the dynamics of a relationship.

Jul 16, 2019
What Your Subconscious Mind Hears When You Talk Negatively to Yourself
14:44

You may not realize this, but when you talk to yourself, your subconscious mind is listening, and what it actually hears and registers may not be quite what you’d expect. In the first episode in a series on the power of words, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how the subconscious mind processes your self-talk, how it differentiates between different type of language, and why the words you choose matters.

Jul 15, 2019
How to Deal with Difficult People with Winn Claybaugh
12:23

Human beings are a relational species. It’s important to our survival that we form meaningful connections with other human beings. But what do we do when we’re faced with people who seem hell bent on making things difficult for others? In the fourth and final episode of a series on the brain in the workplace, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Winn Claybaugh go over the proper ways to approach people when there’s some friction involved.

Jul 11, 2019
The Workplace: Why Having Fun isn’t a Luxury with Winn Claybaugh
11:50

There’s a stigma attached to word “quitter,” but when someone quits a job, it’s often just to get out of a bad work environment and move on to something better. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen, Tana and author Winn Claybaugh describe just how important a healthy culture is to a business, and how meetings (or lack of) and language can completely transform an office’s productivity.

Jul 10, 2019
Culture at Work: The Importance of Cultivating What You Want with Winn Claybaugh
13:54

People need a reason for what they do. They need a “why?” that drives them towards their purpose. So what actions can you take to give a “why?” to yourself and those around you? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by author and Paul Mitchell School founder Winn Claybaugh to discuss how philanthropy transforms relationships, and why modeling behavior can be key to effective parenting.

Jul 09, 2019
How to Become an Effective Leader at Work with Winn Claybaugh
11:54

Let’s face it, the ‘intimidating dictator’ approach to whipping employees and coworkers into shape is a thing of the past, a relic that no longer works in today’s workplace. So how can you get others to step up their efforts and help make great things happen at work? In the first episode of a series on the brain at work, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by “Be Nice or Else” author Winn Claybaugh for a discussion on the surprisingly easy way to rally your troops more effectively.

Jul 08, 2019
Are You Spiritually Bankrupt?
12:31

It should come as no surprise that those with the deepest sense of meaning and purpose tend to have the strongest relationships. So what about those whose lives carry no deeper sense of meaning? In the final episode of a series on how to ruin your marriage, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role spirituality plays in a relationship. Whether spirituality is defined as religious beliefs or a sense of connecting with something larger than oneself, it’s important to realize how your version of that connection affects your connections with those closest to you.

Jul 04, 2019
Are Your Friends Sabotaging Your Love Life?
12:32

Have you ever gotten together with friends for a good time, only to spend most of the time complaining about the challenges of dealing with significant others? This sort of activity may seem innocuous, but these interactions play a surprisingly big role in why marriages and relationships fail. In the third episode of a series on how to ruin your marriage, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the social aspects that play the biggest role in your relationships, and how you can use proper communication to maintain a healthy perspective.

Jul 03, 2019
The Psychology Behind Failed Relationships
11:53

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on how to ruin a marriage. This episode focuses on the psychological aspects that tend to permeate bad relationships. Daniel and Tana help you to recognize certain destructive patterns and make the psychological adjustments that will improve the health of any relationship.

Jul 02, 2019
How to Ruin Your Marriage Today
14:29

Do you want to know how you can ruin your marriage? Didn’t think so. But if you know what NOT to do, you’ll know what TO do in avoid in order to have better relationships. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell you some surefire ways to wreak havoc on your close relationships, this first installment dealing with some physical issues you or your partner may experience.

Jul 01, 2019
How a Disability Can Be an Inspiration, Not a Limitation with Kelli Davis
11:31

Kelli Davis has seen and been involved with many miraculous stories of children facing and overcoming huge obstacles. What she’s learned from these stories is that perspective can make all the difference. In the last episode of a series on miracles and giving, Kelli shares the incredible story of how a child born without a lower jaw thought outside the box to realize his life’s dream as a musician.

Jun 27, 2019
Miracle Stories: How David Ortiz’s Home Run Changed a Life with Kelli Davis
11:06

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by Kelli Davis from The Children’s Miracle Network for a discussion on miracles. Kelli shares an unbelievable story of how a young boy with a congenital heart defect inspired a famous baseball player to create his own miracle, which had reverberations that changed lives and gave hope to many who didn’t have it before.

Jun 26, 2019
Can Donating to Charity Help Your Brain? with Kelli Davis
12:43

In her work with The Children’s Miracle Network, Kelli Davis brushes shoulders with high-profile celebrities on a regular basis. These interactions have resulted in some surprising lessons about what makes people truly happy. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Kelli describe what egoistic altruism is, and Kelli tells a heartwarming story of what happened when a famous superhero actor visited a children’s hospital.

Jun 25, 2019
The Miracle of Purpose with Kelli Davis
14:44

Miracles occur every day. Some are major life changes, while others are smaller and may even go unnoticed at first. Learning to recognize life’s miracles and use them to bring purpose in your life can be one of the most efficient paths towards a fulfilled life. In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Kelli Davis from the Children’s Miracle Network to discuss miracles and giving. This episode focuses on how charity can give your life purpose.

Jun 24, 2019
Hypnosis and Kids: What’s Safe? with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
18:03

Children tend to have highly suggestible brains, which makes them all the more vulnerable to some of the negative messaging in society, most often found on certain social media platforms. So due to their easily influenced brains, is it best to just keep kids away from hypnosis until their brains have developed properly? In the fourth and final episode in a series on hypnosis, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Dr. Jeffrey Zeig give their surprising views when it comes to medical hypnosis and children.

Jun 20, 2019
Can Hypnosis be Used as a Performance Enhancer? with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
13:37

Medical hypnosis can be used to help different people in different ways, from something like quitting smoking all the way to treating multiple-personality schizophrenia. However, some people are affected more strongly than others. In fact, it’s been estimated that although about 85% of us can be hypnotized, only about 15% are able to go into a deep trance. In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Zeig for an in-depth discussion on the ways in which hypnosis can positively impact lives.

Jun 19, 2019
Myths About Hypnosis: What’s True? with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
19:40

There are many misconceptions when it comes to hypnosis. Often the word itself invokes mental images of movie villains forcing innocents to carry out some diabolical plan against their will. But is this level of suggestion scientifically possible? Is it merely a sham? Or can it actually help people? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Jeffrey Zeig to shine some scientific light on some of the common myths surrounding hypnosis.

Jun 18, 2019
Can you Learn Things Easier Using Hypnosis? with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
16:56

A famous psychotherapist, Milton Erickson, explored the concept of utilization, which involves using the reality of your situation to help you, rather than merely analyzing it. It is with this concept in mind that Erickson found the technique of hypnosis to be particularly useful, especially to those with infirmities and other similar predicaments. In the first episode of a series on hypnosis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, founder of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, for a discussion on hypnosis, and how Zeig’s interactions with his mentor opened his eyes to the concept of arousal states.

Jun 17, 2019
Eat Like You Give a Fork with Mareya Ibrahim
16:01

In the final episode of a week-long series on nutrition, Tana Amen is once again joined by Mareya Ibrahim, the “Fit Foodie.” In this final episode, Mareya gives some of the top tips from her new book “Eat Like You Give a Fork” to arm you with the proper information and motivation to start the process of changing your eating habits for a healthier brain and a healthier life.

Jun 13, 2019
How to Find Motivation to Eat Healthier with Mareya Ibrahim
17:59

Have no illusions, adopting healthy eating habits is no simple task. With the messaging we’re constantly being shoveled from the food industry and even social media, acquiring a healthy body and mind can seem out of reach. But there are ways to find motivation that work for you. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen and “Fit Foodie” Mareya Ibrahim give you practical tips you can use to integrate a healthier nutrition routine.

Jun 12, 2019
Foods to Survive vs. Foods to Thrive with Mareya Ibrahim
14:05

Life is hard enough, so when you throw in the idea of changing your eating habits to be healthier, it can feel downright overwhelming. The good news is that nobody’s perfect, and the switch to healthier foods is rarely an overnight transformation. In this episode, Tana Amen is again joined by Mareya Ibrahim for a conversation on how the right foods (and mindset) can help shift you towards a healthier lifestyle.

Jun 11, 2019
Nutrition Strategies from a Foodie with Mareya Ibrahim
15:25

Most people’s concept of a healthy nutrition strategy has been distorted by the food industry’s messaging tactics. Luckily, we have real nutrition educators such as Tana Amen and this week’s guest, Mareya Ibrahim, AKA the “Fit Foodie.” In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana and Mareya share some of the lessons they learned while on a cooking reality show, as well as a few other proper nutrition strategies you can implement in your family’s routine.

Jun 10, 2019
Stimulants & ADD: What You Should Do
16:24

People with attention deficit disorder are routinely prescribed Ritalin and stimulants to help them deal with their focus issues. But because there are 7 different types of ADD, all with their own characteristics, what can help one person can make another person suffer even more! Thankfully, in this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana shed some light on some of the various factors involved in ADD, as well as some of the natural treatment methods that can be safely explored to find what works best for you.

Jun 06, 2019
Before You Try Anti-Anxiety Medication, Try This
12:58

9 times out of 10, a psychiatrist will prescribe anti-anxiety medications to a patient struggling with anxiety without first trying more natural methods of treatment. If you or someone you love is having anxiety issues, you should look at the least harmful options first. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give their advice on the surprisingly effective treatment methods for anxiety that don’t involve resorting to medication.

Jun 05, 2019
Skills or Pills: When Are Antidepressants Right for You?
13:19

For some people, antidepressants can help improve the quality of life. For others, it only makes things worse. In the second episode of the “Skills or Pills?” series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tackle depression. They discuss at what point antidepressants are a reasonable choice, and when other natural methods should be tried, such as exercise, nutrition, mediation, or supplements.

Jun 04, 2019
Pain Medication: The Pros & Cons
17:09

The usage of pain medication can be a helpful tool in coping with an injury or illness, but the fact is, some people really need pain meds and some really don’t. Add to the equation the various side effects and potential for addiction, and this delineation becomes even more critical. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen introduce the concept of “Skills or Pills?” to illustrate when it may be necessary to use pain medication, and when you can utilize other, more natural techniques to help get you through the painful times.

Jun 03, 2019
How Can You Prevent Mental Issues in Your Children?
11:52

This past week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast has explored the concept of daddy issues, with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describing the many ways that it can affect a child. In the final episode of the series, the Amens give you tips for preventing these issues from developing in your own children.

May 30, 2019
Daddy Issues: Can We Create False Memories of Our Parents & Childhood?
15:07

It’s been said that one’s perception becomes one’s reality. If that’s true, could it be that some of our earliest memories are in fact fabrications of our own making? In the third episode of a series based on daddy issues, this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast deals with the memories we hold on to from our pasts, and how sometimes in reality they may not be exactly what we remember them.

May 29, 2019
What Impact Can a Parent’s Mental Health Have on their Child?
14:25

This week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast is all about daddy issues. In this episode, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen explore the ways a father’s brain health issues can affect his children. Whether a father suffers from OCD, Depression, ADD, or certain other genetic vulnerabilities, it’s important to look not only at how these conditions affect the father, but also how they shape the behavior of future generations.

May 28, 2019
Daddy Issues: How Can They Affect a Child?
11:24

The relationship a child has with their father is extremely important to their early development. An abnormal or nonexistent relationship with their dad can have detrimental effects on how they end up developing relationships with others. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the family dynamics that tend to cause daddy issues.

May 27, 2019
Sleep Strategies: Which Supplements & Medications are Best for You? with Dr. Shane Creado
13:57

Although CBT for insomnia is the most effective treatment method for sleep-related issues, for some people it may not be enough. Certain supplements and medications can certainly help, but it’s important to be armed with the right information. In the last episode of this series on sleep issues with Dr. Shane Creado, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen fill you in on the proper supplements and meds (and dosages!) you should be using to get those Z’s.

May 23, 2019
What is the Single Most Effective (and Free!) Treatment for Insomnia? with Dr. Shane Creado
11:58

You may be surprised to learn that the gold standard for treatment of insomnia doesn’t cost a thing. So what is CBT for insomnia? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Shane Creado for an extended look into this treatment modality, and what makes it so effective.

May 22, 2019
The Science Behind Why You’re Not Sleeping! with Dr. Shane Creado
13:12

Although there are a multitude of factors as to why you’re not getting proper sleep, the standard treatment method is to just throw medication at the problem and hope it goes away, rather than look for the underlying cause. In the second episode of a series on sleep disorders, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado. In this episode, Dr. Creado discusses the common underlying factors to look for when assessing your own sleep issues.

May 21, 2019
How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Your Brain? with Dr. Shane Creado
13:59

Recent studies have shown that people who sleep less hours per night often develop health issues at a significantly higher rate than those that get the required amount. So how bad is it to try to get by on less sleep? In this series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by sleep specialist Dr. Shane Creado for an overview of common sleep issues, as well as practical advice to get you sleeping soundly through the night.

May 20, 2019
The Amen’s Simple Guidelines for Optimal Nutrition Pt. II
17:08

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen wrap up their discussion on nutrition from the Amen Clinics company-wide presentation. Here you will learn the final nutrition guidelines you can use to properly arm you against the weapons of mass destruction out there that try to destroy your health and well-being.

May 16, 2019
The Amens’ Simple Guidelines for Optimal Nutrition Pt. I
20:28

Back to school! In this episode, you are invited once again to a private, Amen Clinics company presentation on nutrition. In this lesson, the Amens reveal their simple guidelines to follow for optimal health, revealing the facts behind protein, water, fats, carbs, and more!

May 15, 2019
Gut Bacteria: What You Need to Know
18:51

Some of you may find this a little gross, but did you know that you have trillions of bugs living in your gut? What’s stranger is that they’re the good guys! In fact, when you kill those bugs off, your health suffers dramatically. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their master class on nutrition with a comprehensive guide to gut bacteria.

May 14, 2019
Dr. Amen’s Ultimate Guide to Gut Health
15:53

Class is in session! In this special series of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, you are invited to a special private Amen Clinics company presentation on nutrition. This first episode tells you everything you need to know about the health of your gut, and why it’s crucial to your overall health.

May 13, 2019
The Keys to Stop Yourself from Procrastinating Right Now with Jim Kwik
08:55

In today’s age of digital distraction, keeping to commitments in a timely manner has become increasingly difficult. But what would our lives be like if we could stop our procrastinating habits? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by memory and learning expert Jim Kwik for some simple, powerful techniques that will change your mentality to help you get things done.

May 09, 2019
Motivation: Are You Not Meeting Your Full Potential? with Jim Kwik
11:26

It’s often been said that knowledge is power, but how many times have we learned new information from a lecture or a self-help book, but then forgotten the information soon after, never implementing it into our lives? In the third episode of a series with learning expert Jim Kwik, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen discuss techniques you can use to take new information and use it, not lose it.

May 08, 2019
How to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster with Jim Kwik
07:36

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you were able to cut the amount of time taken to learn new things in half? It may sound far-fetched, but by refining your approach to learning, you really can drastically improve your learning speed. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Jim Kwik for a discussion on strategies you need to work smart and not hard when it comes to new learning.

May 07, 2019
Is Information Overload Making Us Less Smart? with Jim Kwik
09:24

Memory and speed-reading expert Jim Kwik was forced to change his approach to learning after suffering a traumatic brain injury as a child. However, this change helped Jim to develop a revolutionary approach to help educate people how to optimize their brains for learning. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Jim Kwik for a discussion on how we process information, and why life in the new digital age is making things more difficult for all of us. 

May 06, 2019
Is CBD Good For Your Health? with Dr. Rebecca Siegel
13:20

CBD oil and medical marijuana is new to the scene, and therefore it doesn’t yet have sufficient research behind it to help you make the decision on whether or not it could help you. Fortunately, we have the next best thing, as brain health specialists Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Dr. Rebecca Siegel are here to answer your questions on medical marijuana and CBD use.

May 02, 2019
Medical Marijuana: What's Medically Correct? with Dr. Rebecca Siegel
13:49

With all the conflicting information out there concerning the use of medical marijuana and CBD, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion with Dr. Rebecca Siegel on all things CBD. This episode focuses on the health benefits of using CBD, as well as its side effects.

May 01, 2019
CBD Use: What Does the Research Say? with Dr. Rebecca Siegel
12:59

The debate rages on over whether doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients. But what does the science say on the matter? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Rebecca Siegel, this time to discuss what scientific studies have shown us about using CBD for certain treatments.

Apr 30, 2019
Let’s Talk About CBD with Dr. Rebecca Siegel
12:10

It’s one of the hottest topics in the medical community right now, but also one of the most controversial. So what exactly is CBD, and is it really a medical breakthrough, or just another bad habit? In this special series on CBD and medical marijuana, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Rebecca Siegel for a discussion on the many pros and cons of using CBD as a treatment option.

Apr 29, 2019
Could a Passing Away of a Loved One be a Beautiful Thing?
13:37

This past week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast has told the story of how Tana’s father’s health issues ultimately changed their family dynamic for the better. This episode brings the story to a conclusion, with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen revealing exactly what happened during her father’s final moments.

Apr 25, 2019
How One Family Member’s Illness Can Affect the Entire Family
11:15

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, we continue the story of the how Tana’s father’s health issues turned her into a reluctant healer, which then paved the way for redemption. This section chronicles the impact a leukemia diagnosis had on the family. Although times were tough as ever, maintaining a balanced brain and sense of understanding kept things in perspective.

Apr 24, 2019
When Circumstances Lead You to Become a Reluctant Healer
11:11

Tana Amen’s father wasn’t there for her much during her childhood. So when he became ill, the last thing she wanted was to have to be the one to take care of him. However, by doing so, she learned as much about herself as she did about him, and the dynamic change in their relationship made it all worth it. In this episode, Tana relates this life-changing experience.

Apr 23, 2019
They Diagnosed Him with Alzheimers’…But it was Something Else
13:13

When Daniel and Tana Amen first met, Tana had been distracted by her father’s deteriorating mental condition. He had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and things were not looking good. However, as you’ll learn in this episode, when Daniel brought him to the clinic to scan his brain, everything changed.

Apr 22, 2019
How to Keep Your Body’s Immune System Healthy with Dr. Mark Filidei
11:47

As we’ve learned in the past few episodes with Dr. Mark Filidei, there’s no shortage of brain burglars that can break into our bodies and steal the health of our minds. In this last episode of the series, Filidei and the Amens discuss the things you can to keep you immune system operating at maximum efficiency to keep those brain burglars from ruining your health.

Apr 18, 2019
Infections: The Impact They Have on Your Brain Health with Dr. Mark Filidei
12:07

Believe it or not, various infections in the body can have a major effect on how your brain functions. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Mark Filidei to discuss the brain burglars that steal your health. This episode focuses on the different types of infections that can sneak in undetected and cause damage to your brain.

Apr 17, 2019
Is Hidden Mold the Hidden Cause of Your Health Problems? with Dr. Mark Filidei
10:15

The destructive capabilities in mold are often criminally overlooked when diagnosing brain health issues. In the second episode of a series on brain burglars with Dr. Mark Filidei, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how mold exposure can affect the brain, how to test for it, and how to eliminate it from both your house and your body.

Apr 16, 2019
The Secret Causes of Psychiatric Symptoms with Dr. Mark Filidei
13:38

It’s no secret that diagnosing psychological problems can present a challenge. It’s often the case that psychiatrists go looking in the wrong places and as a result, patients end up with an inaccurate diagnosis. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by functional medicine specialist Dr. Mark Filidei for a discussion on the secret brain burglars that are often the hidden causes to these brain issues.

Apr 15, 2019
Egoistic Altruism: What Is The Highest Form of Love?
14:06

In the final episode of a 2-week series about the many faces and forms of love, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Natalie Buchoz to talk about “agape,” which, according to the ancient greeks, is the highest form of love. So what is agape? The Amens and Natalie explain what just it is, and the how you can tap into it to transform your life.

Apr 11, 2019
What is the Difference Between Self-Care & Self-Centeredness?
13:22

Dr. Amen often says that it’s best to do the right thing not because you should, but because you love yourself. This episode of the podcast explores this concept of self-love, or “philautia,” as it was coined by the Greeks. Self-love is best looked at through the lens of how we react to the development of our own brains, and Dr. Amen and Tana use this lens to show us how we can use this self-focus to improve our lives.

Apr 10, 2019
The Different Types of Love: Focusing on Family
14:41

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen continue their exploration of the many types of love, this time centered on “storge” or familial love. Family relationships are often complicated, and it’s all too easy to get caught up in daily struggles. However, by narrowing the focus to certain important elements, such as modeling good behavior, strengthening bonds, and paving the way for future generations, you can bring purpose into your familial relationships.

Apr 09, 2019
Phileo Love: Can You Find Love in a Friendship?
15:02

Love exists in many forms. It can be passionate love, romantic love, familial love, or even platonic love. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by Natalie Buchoz for a continuation on the discussion of the many faces of love. This episode focuses on Phileo, or brotherly love, which is the love that exists between close friends.

Apr 08, 2019
The Single Most Important Tip for Stronger Relationships
11:53

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on brain-centric relationship advice, with some help from none other than Amen Clinics’ own Natalie Buchoz. This episode features more tips on habits and behaviors that will strengthen your intimate relationships, including a dramatic shift in thinking that can deepen personal connections.

Apr 04, 2019
The Amens’ Strategies for Overcoming Conflict in Relationships
12:49

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana are once again joined by Natalie Buchoz for a continuation on the topic of love. The Amens reveal the choices they make when difficult situations arise, such as analyzing behavior honestly, recognizing obsessive tendencies, and other tactics to overcome conflict and build up the relationship stronger than ever.

Apr 03, 2019
Love Week: Ask the Amens Anything
14:31

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana give a glimpse into their personal lives and habits in the form of a revealing Q&A session. Moderated by Amen Clinics’ own Natalie Buchoz, Daniel and Tana discuss role models, differences growing up, qualities they admire in each other, and even what they do on dates!

Apr 02, 2019
Use Your Brain to Give Your Love Life a Boost
12:49

Although the concept of love may at times be hard to define, there’s no question it plays a defining role in all relationships, from global society all the way down to the most intimate of partnerships. In this first episode of a series on the many faces of love, Dr. Amen and Tana are joined by Amen Clinics’ own Natalie Buchoz for a discussion on EROS, which is the sensual, romantic version of love.

Apr 01, 2019
How To Heal from a Head Injury / TBI
15:08

In the fourth and final episode in a series about hidden brain injuries, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a step-by-step process to counter the negative effects that come with suffering a brain injury. Armed with Dr. Amen’s simple pneumonic, you’ll have all the tools you need to avoid suffering and start feeling (and behaving) better.

Mar 28, 2019
So You’ve Had a Head Injury, What Can You Do?
12:43

Head injuries are the hidden causes of a multitude of psychiatric disorders. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, or even poor decision-making, it’s often an undiagnosed brain injury at the root of the problem. However, as Dr. Amen says, you CAN make your brain better. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana discuss the first steps towards getting your brain back to a healing environment.

Mar 27, 2019
Concussions/TBI: What Happens in the Brain?
12:48

New research shows us the surprising impact a concussion can have on your brain and your life. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on hidden brain injuries by delving into the topic of concussions. Learn about the physical effects that take place after even a minor concussion, and how it can affect your daily life.

Mar 26, 2019
Traumatic Brain Injury: Could You Have One and Not Have Known It?
10:45

Many of the patients Dr. Amen sees at his clinic have a recurrence of dark, often suicidal thoughts, and they often attribute these thoughts to their own messed up way of thinking. But what if these thoughts are the result of a physical problem, or more specifically, a head injury? In the first episode of a series about hidden brain injuries, Dr. Amen and Tana reveal the surprising connection between bad thoughts and traumatic brain injuries.

Mar 25, 2019
What is the Most Important Tool in Caring for the Elderly?
06:06

In the fourth and final episode in a series on caregiving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk about the difficulties in caring for your parents or other loved ones as they approach the other end of their lives. Learn the biggest common mistake people make, and what you can do to ensure you make the best choices for you and all your loved ones.

Mar 21, 2019
Caregiving for Teens on the Autism Spectrum: Managing the Challenges

Being a parent of a teen is hard enough, but when you throw disabilities into the mix, the role can seem downright overwhelming. In the third episode of a series on caregiving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss ways you can overcome these challenges and model the proper behavior to put your teen in an environment in which they can thrive.

Mar 20, 2019
Caregiving for Teens on the Autism Spectrum: Managing the Challenges
08:07

Being a parent of a teen is hard enough, but when you throw disabilities into the mix, the role can seem downright overwhelming. In the third episode of a series on caregiving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss ways you can overcome these challenges and model the proper behavior to put your teen in an environment in which they can thrive.

Mar 20, 2019
Autism + Parenting: Helpful Caregiving Tips
12:31

The experience of parenting a child with a disability such as autism or cerebral palsy is vastly different than the usual parenting experience. There’s often grief, guilt, and shame, and even feelings of underperforming or letting your child down. In the second episode of a series on caregiving, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you tips to change your way of thinking to enable you to help guide and care for your child in a more productive way.

Mar 19, 2019
What You Need to Know When Caring for Someone in Need
13:36

Being a caregiver is not easy. It’s a lot of work, it’s stressful, and it can feel unrewarding when you don’t see the results you were expecting. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role of the caregiver, and tips to help you take better care not only of your loved ones, but of yourself, as well.

Mar 18, 2019
Tips to Help You Get Through the Grieving Process with Sandra Maddox
14:59

In the final episode of a series on grief with Sandra Maddox, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share a list of tips, activities, and ways of thinking that can help save you from the downward spiral that lurks at every step during the grieving process.

Mar 14, 2019
Grief: What Do You Say to Someone? With Sandra Maddox
15:19

When someone close to us is going through the grieving process, we often want to do what we can to make that person’s experience a little more bearable. Sometimes we succeed, but sometimes we end up making it worse. In the third episode of a series on grief, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Sandra Maddox, who gives examples from her own tragic experience to help teach the right and wrong things to say to someone in pain.

Mar 13, 2019
What is Post Traumatic Growth? with Sandra Maddox
13:21

Life can change in the blink of an eye, like it did for Sandra Maddox when her only child was tragically killed in a car accident. But as Sandra faced the darkest of times, she found a new path to becoming whole again. In the second episode on the process of grief, Sandra is joined by Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen to chronicle the changes, both bad and good, that can result from such a catastrophic event.

Mar 12, 2019
How One Mom Survived an Unthinkable Tragedy with Sandra Maddox
13:56

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Sandra Maddox for a discussion on how to cope with loss and grief. Sandra tells the heart-wrenching story of the night that her life was changed forever, and making the choice to adjust altered her life’s trajectory.

Mar 11, 2019
Could You Have Irlen Syndrome and Not Know It? With Helen Irlen
12:04

Although Irlen Syndrome is a common condition, it’s rarely properly diagnosed. In the final episode of a series on Irlen Syndrome, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Helen Irlen for a final in-depth discussion on the process of diagnosing and treating Irlen Syndrome.

Mar 07, 2019
Can Colored Filter Lenses Change Your Life? with Helen Irlen
13:10

People who suffer from Irlen Syndrome have trouble processing certain visual stimuli, particularly words and numbers. The surprising method of treatment involves the wearing of a special pair of tinted glasses. In the third episode of a series on Irlen Syndrome with Helen Irwin, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how these lenses can change the way your brain processes information and change your life.

Mar 06, 2019
What is Irlen Syndrome & What Causes It? With Helen Irlen
12:18

If you experience headaches and irritability while reading, or if certain light patterns tend to affect you negatively, you may suffer from the oft-misdiagnosed Irlen Syndrome. Luckily, there are effective methods to treat it. In the second episode of a series on Irlen Syndrome with Helen Irlen, she describes its symptoms, causes, and how it can be remedied.

Mar 05, 2019
Irlen Syndrome: The Medical Breakthrough No One Saw Coming with Helen Irlen
14:25

While helping kids with learning disabilities, Helen Irlen struggled to identify the reason why neuropsychological testing wasn’t helping to find answers in so many cases. When she finally decided to think outside the box, the result was a revelation. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Helen Irlen as she recounts the discovery of her namesake syndrome.

Mar 04, 2019
Irlen Syndrome: The Medical Breakthrough No One Saw Coming with Helen Irlen

While helping kids with learning disabilities, Helen Irlen struggled to identify the reason why neuropsychological testing wasn’t helping to find answers in so many cases. When she finally decided to think outside the box, the result was a revelation. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Helen Irlen as she recounts the discovery of her namesake syndrome.

Mar 04, 2019
Difficult Teens: How do You Manage Them?
11:22

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen wrap up their discussion on teens and parenting by answering some listener questions. Topics include things such as how to get help for a resistant teen, or how to evaluate the seriousness of a child’s struggles.

Feb 28, 2019
Is Your Teenager’s Behavior Normal?
11:45

A teenager’s biggest job is to realize their independence as individual human beings. However, there tends to be a number of missteps along the way. So how do you know if your teenager’s problems are just an occupational hazard or an indicator that something is very wrong? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you the characteristics to look for in an honest evaluation of your teenager’s behavior.

Feb 27, 2019
Parenting: How Much Information Should You Share with Your Teenager?
14:06

As much as parents may dread having those important conversations with their children, such as that one about birds and bees, these talks play a crucial role not only in their development, but in the family dynamic as well. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on parenting and teens by answering some of the tough questions.

Feb 26, 2019
What is the Single Most Important Tip in Parenting a Teenager?
15:59

Being a teenager is one of the hardest and most difficult times in a person’s life. In fact, it’s almost as difficult as being the parent of one. In the first episode of a series on teenagers and parenting, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share stories of their own younger years and give their golden rule when it comes to parenting teenagers.

Feb 25, 2019
Mom Hacks to Stay More Effective Every Day with Dr. Darria Gillespie
13:58

In the fourth and final installment of a series on motherhood with Dr. Darria Gillespie, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss helpful mom hacks taken straight from Gillespie’s new book. Learn how you, too, can implement these hacks into your own life in order to make your mommyhood easier and more effective.

Feb 21, 2019
What is 'Mommy Guilt'? with Dr. Darria Gillespie
13:28

Despite their best intentions, many new mothers suffer from “mommy guilt” when they feel they could be doing a better job with their children. But are thoughts healthy or productive? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are once again joined by Mom Hacks author Dr. Darria Gillespie to discuss ways to silence that “inner mean girl” that sabotages your best efforts to be a good mom.

Feb 20, 2019
Brain Boosting Habits for New Moms with Dr. Darria Gillespie
14:08

Make no mistake, if Moms aren't happy then no one’s happy. In fact, moms need to make sure they take care of themselves first so they’re in better shape to care for their children. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Mom Hacks author Dr. Darria Gillespie to reveal some helpful habits to help new moms manage their day.

Feb 19, 2019
Motherhood On The Brain with Dr. Darria Gillespie
14:05

As wonderful as becoming a mother can be, it often comes at the expense of our health in the form of weight gain, fatigue, and exhaustion. So what’s going on in the brain to cause these changes? In the first episode of a series on motherhood, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by author and TV personality Dr. Darria Gillespie for a discussion on the ways motherhood can impact your health.

Feb 18, 2019
The 7 Types of ADD & How to Treat
20:08

In the last episode of a series on identifying and treating the 7 different types of ADD, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen wrap up the discussion by describing the final 4 types of ADD: Temporal Lobe ADD, Limbic ADD, Ring of Fire ADD, and Anxious ADD. They also give you tips for how to properly treat someone who suffers from each one of these ADD types.

Feb 14, 2019
What’s the Difference Between Inattentive ADD & Overfocused ADD?
14:48

In continuation of a series on defining the 7 types of ADD, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the symptoms and characteristics of Inattentive ADD and Overfocused ADD. Knowing exactly which type of ADD is crucial to help you determine the appropriate treatment and interventions to make. The Amens help you to evaluate whether you or your child has these types of ADD, and if so, what to do about it.

Feb 13, 2019
The Common Characteristics of Classic ADD
18:19

Dr. Daniel Amen changed the way he treated his patients when he discovered that there are several different types of ADD, all with distinctive symptoms and in need of their own particular treatment plan. Through his work in SPECT imaging, he went on to categorize 7 different types of Attention Deficit Disorders. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Daniel and Tana discuss the most signifying traits present in the Classic form of ADD.

Feb 12, 2019
5 Defining Symptoms of ADD
15:33

Although not everyone with ADD exhibits quite the same behavior, there are 5 hallmark symptoms attributed to attention deficit disorder. Do you have any of these symptoms? In the first episode of a series on subtyping the 7 different types of ADD, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive deep into an analysis of exactly what defines someone with ADD.

Feb 11, 2019
Are You Giving Those Close to You Enough Room to Change? With Guy Finley
10:36

Let’s face it, if we want someone else to change, just telling them that they need to change is probably not going to get results. So what’s the alternative? In the fourth and final episode of a series with Relationship Magic author Guy Finley, Dr. Daniel Amen and Finley discuss how leaving space for objective realizations can be crucial in helping others make better decisions for themselves.

Feb 07, 2019
Relationships: Why We Need to Stop Seeking the Approval of Others with Guy Finley
11:14

It’s unfortunate, but true, that many of us have a mindset that believes we’re only as valuable as others agree we are. And it’s these types of limiting thoughts that keep us from realizing our potential. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and author Guy Finley discuss how we can use patience to reject this type of thinking and cast off our self-imposed chains.

Feb 06, 2019
Is Your Own Brain Creating Problems in Your Life? With Guy Finley
18:23

Our brains do our best to warn us of trouble and protect us from harm. Therefore, our brains, in all their best intentions, could never actually contribute to our problems, right? You may be surprised. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Relationship Magic author Guy Finley describe how unconscious thought mechanisms can self-sabotage us, and what to do about it.

Feb 05, 2019
Relationships: What They Teach Us About Ourselves with Guy Finley
11:38

Relationship Magic author Guy Finley states that it is through our relationships that we discover the true reality about ourselves. So what happens when we have contradicting views over the appearance of things and their reality? In the first episode of a series on relationships, Dr. Daniel Amen and Finley discuss the ways our unconscious demands can cause conflict in ourselves and in our relationships, and how we can prevent this phemonemon.

Feb 04, 2019
A Cure to Many Gut/Brain-Related Illnesses with Dr. David Perlmutter

In the fourth and final episode in a series with Brain Maker author Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Perlmutter discuss an incredibly effective treatment for those who suffer from gut/brain related illnesses. But beware, this procedure is not for the squeamish!

Jan 31, 2019
A Cure to Many Gut/Brain-Related Illnesses with Dr. David Perlmutter
15:05

In the fourth and final episode in a series with Brain Maker author Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Perlmutter discuss an incredibly effective treatment for those who suffer from gut/brain related illnesses. But beware, this procedure is not for the squeamish!

Jan 31, 2019
The Science Behind the Food Addiction with Dr. David Perlmutter
10:28

Why is it that we so often turn to unhealthy food for comfort, even when deep down we know that food is contributing to this discomfort? The answers may surprise you. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined again by Dr. David Perlmutter for a discussion on the food industry, specifically how it genetically engineers foods to act on certain areas of your brain, making it harder to resist.

Jan 30, 2019
Can the Foods You Eat Change Your Genes? With Dr. David Perlmutter
16:31

With all the mixed and contradictory messages about what does and does not constitute a healthy diet, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen is once again joined by Grain Brain author Dr. David Perlmutter to discuss the surprising things science tells us about what to eat and what not to eat.

Jan 29, 2019
Your Lifestyle & Health: What’s the Connection? With Dr. David Perlmutter
19:33

Current scientific research has shown that the quickest, most efficient methods to dramatically change your health are centered around your diet and your lifestyle. But, as Dr. David Perlmutter states, people aren’t generally exposed to this type of information, because no company has a monetary stake in it. In the first episode of a 4-part series with Dr. Perlmutter, he and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the specific ways certain lifestyle changes can drastically improve your health.

Jan 28, 2019
Health Strategies: Rewrite Your Story
12:18

To wrap up this series on happiness, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen introduce a new strategy, that when followed can dramatically change your life. The strategy is centered around a process that involves taking inventory of your life’s history, assessing how your actions have historically brought you closer or further from your goals, and then making the necessary adjustments to you’re your way towards a happy ending.

Jan 24, 2019
How to Stay Happy in Your Relationships
13:37

When a relationship is good, it can provide us with a seemingly endless sense of joy and well-being, but when it’s bad, it can drive us to our deepest depressions and can even lead some to commit horrible acts. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on happiness, this time with a focus on relationships.

Jan 23, 2019
The Everyday Habits of a Happy Mind
13:41

Our habits play a giant role in determining our level of happiness. That’s why it’s vital for us to choose and live the habits that are most likely to bring about feelings of positivity and joy. In the second episode of a series on happiness, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a list of habits you can adopt to increase your feelings of well-being.

Jan 22, 2019
The Chemistry of Happiness
13:49

Do you know what makes you happy? Sure, a cute puppy or a kiss from a loved one can put a smile on your face, but do you know what takes place in the brain to induce feelings of happiness? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain how the structure and function of your brain can cause your neurons to fire in a way that feels good.

Jan 21, 2019
Caregivers: Why They Need Better Care with Leeza Gibbons
17:56

When a loved one becomes ill, it’s often the caregiver that suffers the most. It’s crucial for caregivers to take the time to focus on themselves, not only for their own quality of life, but to help themselves to be better caregivers for their loved ones. In the last episode of a series with TV personality Leeza Gibbons, Dr. Daniel Amen and Leeza discuss the role of the caregiver.

Jan 17, 2019
How You Keep Your Mind & Memory Sharp with Leeza Gibbons
15:51

With 2 million new brain injuries occurring in the U.S. every year, brain health is more important than ever. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and TV personality Leeza Gibbons continue their discussion on how to maintain your brain to keep your mind and memory functioning at full capacity.

Jan 16, 2019
Is Your Genetic Health Path Predetermined? with Leeza Gibbons
16:12

Did you know that people 85 years and older have a 50% risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease? That may sound crazy, but as TV personality Leeza Gibbons says, actually everyone who has a brain is at risk. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Gibbons share insights that can help you keep your brain sharp at any age.

Jan 15, 2019
A Family Member of Mine Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I Next? With Leeza Gibbons
12:14

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by television personality Leeza Gibbons to discuss her advocacy for brain health. Leeza came into the space of brain health reluctantly, as her mother and grandmother both suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn the steps Leeza took to ensure she would not follow in those footsteps.

Jan 14, 2019
Health & Habits: What Are You Guilty Of?
17:28

Like it or not, when it comes to your health and your habits, you’re modelling behavior for those closest to you. So, are you modelling health or are you modelling illness? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how you can model a healthy lifestyle by using lever actions that will make an impact in your life and the lives of others.

Jan 10, 2019
Can These Tiny Habits Change Your Life?
13:57

Continuing with our recap of the top brain health tips of 2018, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you advice on how to rise above your current predicament by using simple, tiny habits to permanently alter your behavior and completely change your personal trajectory.

Jan 09, 2019
Our Top Brain Health Tips of the Year
14:01

2018 was the biggest year yet for The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast! In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen summarize some of the top brain health tips covered in the podcast throughout the year. Tune in and pick up on some important nuggets you may have missed!

Jan 08, 2019
Is Your Behavior Set To Get You What You Want in 2019?
13:56

The new year is already upon us, and chances are, you’ve already done some thinking about what you want for yourself in 2019. But is your behavior going to get you what you want? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how taking a deep dive into your own intention, purpose, and commitment is key to achieving personal success this year and beyond.

Jan 07, 2019
The Science Behind Evil with Rice Broocks
14:23

The definition of “evil” can be both elusive and fluid. Some say they can’t define it, but they know it when they see it. So then how do we wrap our minds around the concept of evil? In the last episode of a series on God and faith, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by “God’s Not Dead” author Rice Broocks for a discussion on the broad spectrum of what’s considered to be evil.

Jan 03, 2019
Why is it So Hard to Accept Others’ Beliefs? With Rice Broocks
13:08

Everyone has their own path to faith, or lack thereof, and everyone’s personal connection with their faith is different. Unfortunately, many of those with strong religious beliefs are prone to antagonism and even hatred when it comes to addressing those with differences. In this episode of the podcast, “God’s Not Dead” author Rice Broocks illustrates how emotional allegiance is often to blame for this discordance, and how we can transcend these rifts.

Jan 02, 2019
Where is God? With Rice Broocks
12:02

One of life’s most enduring (and confounding) questions is this: If there is a God in this world, why does he allow evil to happen? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Rice Broocks, author of “God’s Not Dead”, to discuss some of life’s most interesting questions, and weigh in with their own theories and discoveries.

Jan 01, 2019
One Man’s Search for the Existence of God with Rice Broocks
12:11

When “God’s Not Dead” author Rice Broocks noticed a rise in atheism in the post 9/11 landscape, he was determined to find out what was causing people to abandon their faith. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Broocks joins Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen for a discussion on his surprising discoveries of faith and existence.

Dec 31, 2018
How to Feel Better Fast During the Holidays
13:44

What comes to your mind when you think of the holiday season? Decorations, Santa, presents, and joy? Or do you think about disappointment, insecurity, family grudges, and too much alcohol? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a plan to take the proper care of yourself during the most wonderful (and chaotic) time of the year.

Dec 27, 2018
7 Words That Are Your Key to Brain Health
14:23

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, he uses a powerful mnemonic to help you remember seven important concepts crucial to your brain health. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you the details of how BRAIN XL can change your life for good.

Dec 26, 2018
What to Do When a Loved One is in Denial About Their Health
11:17

It can be hard enough just to focus on maintaining our own health day to day, so having a partner who is on board with your plight can make a huge positive difference. However, when loved ones are in denial about their own health, it can make your efforts much more difficult. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach how you can reframe the discussion of mental/brain health in order to help the ones your love get their brains right.

Dec 25, 2018
The Biggest Takeaways from Dr. Amen’s New Book
12:01

As we wrap up the discussion of topics covered in Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Daniel and Tana discuss the major takeaways you can plant in your own life right now. Learn how these tiny habits can make an enormous difference in your life and leave you feeling better fast.

Dec 24, 2018
Alcohol: The Holiday Spirit(s) You’re Better Off Without
17:11

Many of us look for ways to cope with the holidays at the bottom of the bottle. Whether it’s dealing with your crazy aunt, masking your insecurities around successful siblings, or fighting off depression, it’s all too easy to turn to alcohol to help us survive the holiday season. But are we actually making things worse? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on why it’s a good idea to steer clear of booze during the holiday season.

Dec 20, 2018
Have a Happier Holiday by Maintaining Perspective
13:57

Tis’ the season, but many of us are anything but jolly this time of year. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some tips to keep your perspective intact and keep those holiday blues at bay.

Dec 19, 2018
Dr. Amen’s Tips for a Brain Healthy Holiday
16:48

For most of us, the holidays are typically the least healthy time of year. So what do we do to keep ourselves accountable and feeling great through our holiday break? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you the tips you need to make it through the holidays with your brain health intact.

Dec 18, 2018
How to Break the Self-Defeating Holiday Cycle
14:19

In honor of Tana’s achieving second-degree black belt status, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana discuss how training habits and willpower come into play during the holiday season. Learn how to break the cycle of surrender that many of us succumb to during this time of year, and how the mantra “a black belt is just a white belt that never quits” relates to our struggles with health issues during the holidays and all year-round.

Dec 17, 2018