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
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
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
Dopamine Drip: What Happens When the Brain Releases Too Much?
14:43

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into the mailbag to answer reader questions. The discussion ranges from the differences between hypnosis and meditation to the effects of too much dopamine in the brain.

Dec 13, 2018
SUGAR: Why Are You Addicted to It?
08:54

Let’s be honest, we all know that sugar is detrimental to our health, and we’d surely feel better if we were to just break up with sugar and be done with it. But why is breaking up so hard to do? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss why our relationship with sugar is like dating the bad boy, and while it may make us feel good for a short amount of time, eventually it leaves us feeling terrible.

Dec 12, 2018
Love & the Brain: The 6 Types
12:42

Most people view love as a singular expression, but did you know that the Greeks had 6 different words for love, all based on specific types of expression? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen define these 6 types of love, and then discuss how each of them relate to the health of your brain.

Dec 11, 2018
Why A Healthy Brain is Crucial to Your Motivation Levels
10:29

The word “should’ seems to be inherently problematic. Why else is it that whenever we hear that we “shouldn’t” do something, the first thing we think about is doing it? As we continue our discussion on how to feel better fast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen illustrate the importance perspective plays when it comes to motivating ourselves to get what we want.

Dec 10, 2018
Can Music to Help to Relieve Anxious Feelings?
09:40

Barry Goldstein is known for using specific tempos, keys, and frequencies in his music for healing purposes. In the final episode of a series on music and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Barry go over the specific elements in music that can elicit specific responses in your brain and body. Their brand-new album, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, is now available wherever music is sold.

Dec 06, 2018
How Music Playlists Can Enhance Your Emotions & Memory
07:43

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by Barry Goldstein, the composer of the new audio program, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last. Daniel and Barry discuss the amazingly practical uses that musical playlists have for self-targeting emotional responses and improving the amount of detail in long-term memory. They also give tips for creating your own playlists so you can trigger your own feelings of well-being anytime, anywhere.

Dec 05, 2018
The Health Benefits of Music
12:48

Music producer Barry Goldstein is not only a talented composer, but he’s also well-versed in the scientific benefits of music. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Barry and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the health benefits that can be gained by learning to play an instrument, especially for children. Their new album, the Feel Better Fast and Make It Last Audio Program, is now available wherever music is sold.

Dec 04, 2018
The Science of How Our Bodies Respond to Music
11:11

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by music producer Barry Goldstein for a discussion on the role music can play in brain health. Barry describes how his journey in the music industry led a surprising revelation, and how this discovery radically transformed his approach to musical compositions, such as those featured in the new Feel Better Fast Audio Program.

Dec 03, 2018
What Does an “Evil” Brain Pattern Look Like on a SPECT Scan?
13:05

After scanning the brains of criminals who have committed atrocious crimes, Dr. Daniel Amen has found that there are interesting patterns of brain activity amongst these disturbed individuals. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana discuss what was found during these scans, and what that might mean for the mental health community.

Nov 29, 2018
Why Is There a Stigma Around Mental Illness?
12:52

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, he discusses how the discoveries made from SPECT imaging has changed the way he sees mental illness. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana illustrate the importance of ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Nov 28, 2018
Can a Mental Health Diagnosis Be Just a Symptom of Another Bigger Issue in the Body?
12:08

After over 150,000 functional SPECT brain scans, Dr. Daniel Amen knows the brain. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana discuss one of the main lessons learned from all these scans, which is how a mental health condition may merely be a symptom of a different, larger issue in the brain or body.

Nov 27, 2018
Why a ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach to Mental Health Doesn’t Work
13:21

When Dr. Daniel Amen first began to use SPECT imaging to look at people’s brains to help diagnoses, he had no idea how radical a change it would be for his psychiatric evaluations. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana discuss some of the most important lessons learned from over 150,000 scans.

Nov 26, 2018
Do You Really Need Nutritional Supplements?
11:21

Those who argue against the need for nutritional supplements state that supplements aren’t necessary if you’re eating a proper, balanced diet. And they’re not wrong. However, the problem with this thinking, as Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen address in this episode, is that virtually none of us are eating a proper, balanced diet. With the food industries prevalent in today’s culture, this task is practically impossible. Dr. Amen draws on material from his new book Feel Better Fast and Make It Last to give you tips on how to implement supplements in your diet to counteract your deficiencies.

Nov 22, 2018
A Healthy Diet: What to Choose & When to Eat it
13:22

In terms of a healthy diet, many of us have a handle on what we should be eating, but another important yet often overlooked component is when we should be eating. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana discuss strategies for an eating schedule that can make a major positive impact in your overall health.

Nov 21, 2018
These Simple Food Rules to Dramatically Boost Focus & Productivity
14:49

One of the quickest and most effective ways to improve your quality of life is healthier eating. But what exactly does “healthier eating” consist of? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig into material from the new book Feel Better Fast and Make It Last to give you a list of simple food rules which, if followed, will transform your life and leave you feeling great.

Nov 20, 2018
Life After Your Breakup with Bad Food
13:02

Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book Feel Better Fast and Make It Last is packed with tips and tiny habits for changing your quality of life quickly and permanently. Perhaps the most effective of all the strategies mentioned in the book is the elimination diet. In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Tana tell the remarkable story of Jeff, whose life was changed forever after seeking out and eliminating the one culprit in his diet that was attacking his mind and body.

Nov 19, 2018
The Right Questions You Need To Ask Yourself to Learn Your Purpose
12:27

Inspiration (or lack of) plays a huge part of a person’s overall sense of well-being. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a short list of questions to ask yourself to discover what inspires you. Knowing the answers to these questions can give you a heightened sense of confidence to live your best life full of purpose and meaning.

Nov 15, 2018
Here is How Humans Experience Feelings of Happiness
12:01

Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on inspiration by giving you tons of simple and effective tips to increase that “dopamine drip,” leaving you feeling healthy and positive. You can find plenty more examples of these feel-good techniques in Dr. Amen’s brand new book, Feel Better Fast and Make it Last, out now at book retailers everywhere.

Nov 14, 2018
Do Humans That Live With Passion Live Longer?
14:05

Studies have shown that people with passion and purpose tend to live longer, happier, healthier lives. So how can you find your own passion and purpose? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain how the “One Page Miracle” can help you to find and focus on the things that are most important in your own life.

Nov 13, 2018
Dopamine: Can You Have Too Much?
12:57

Deep in your brain lies the nucleus accumbens, which plays a major role in how we as humans experience happiness. But what happens when we overload our brains’ pleasure centers? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into some material from Daniel’s new book Feel Better Fast and Make it Last to explain how to properly feed your brains with the stimuli that will leave you feeling happy.

Nov 12, 2018
Forgiveness & The Brain: The 5 Simple Steps You Need To Know
13:34

The act of forgiving can have a massive effect on how we feel, but how can we begin to forgive those who have done terrible things to us? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen illustrate how the five simple steps of the REACH model of forgiveness can allow us to let go of the things that continue to hurt us the most.

Nov 08, 2018
Is Your Communication Style Sabotaging Your Life?
08:36

Many of us are frustrated when our relationships don’t give us what we want. However, this failure is usually due to a faulty approach in our own methods of communication. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen pull material from Dr. Amen’s brand-new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, to teach us effective communication strategies such as assertiveness, time management, and personal inquiry.

Nov 07, 2018
Why It’s Important to Pay Attention To Your Subconscious Communication
14:43

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, our own behaviors subconsciously teach other people how to treat us. So how can we teach others to treat us better? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen use some of the material from Dr. Amen’s new book Feel Better Fast and Make It Last to teach us the communication skills that will keep us from being constantly treated poorly.

Nov 06, 2018
You Can Train Your Brain To Have Better Relationships
11:47

In Dr. Daniel Amen’s new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, he stresses the importance your relationships have on your everyday well-being. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana give you advice on how to be more responsible and empathic in your treatment  of those closest to you in order to improve relationships.

Nov 05, 2018
How Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) React In The Brain
18:28

Sometimes the worst treatment you can face is the treatment your give yourself. When automatic negative thoughts pop into your head, it’s all too easy to believe them, which can set off a chain reaction of negativity. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you the common types of negative thoughts we have, and how we can keep them from ruining our day.

Nov 05, 2018
Tiny Habits To Do Everyday To Influence Your Mood
12:34

Studies have shown that where we bring our attention has a huge impact on how we feel, so it should come as no surprise that people who focus on the positive aspects of their lives tend to be happier people. But of course, it isn’t easy. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you some simple tiny habits you can use to train your brain to gravitate towards positive thoughts to feel happier.

Nov 01, 2018
Why Do Our Brains Predict The Worst Possible Outcomes?
18:20

None of us are psychic, but that doesn’t stop our brains from trying to predict the worst possible things that can happen to us. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on the rational mind by describing the ways we self-sabotage ourselves with our thinking, and how we can turn things around to change our mood quickly.

Oct 31, 2018
How Do Positive Changes Influence The Brain?
17:47

When you have a thought, your brain experiences chemical reactions that can change the way you feel. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe how knowing about the physiology of your body and brain gives you the freedom to change it, and how to bring your attention to the things that influence a positive change in how you feel.

Oct 29, 2018
The Prefrontal Cortex: How to Reduce Your Impulsive Urges
13:12

The prefrontal cortex is a part of your brain that plays a major role in how you make decisions in your life. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen touch on some of the material from Dr. Amen’s new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, that relates to the prefrontal cortex, and how you can take care of it to improve your decision-making process.

Oct 25, 2018
How To Optimize Your Brain Right Now
12:05

As Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains in his brand-new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, optimizing the brain is one of the most effective ways to put yourself on the path to feeling better. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen is joined by his wife Tana for more brain-healthy advice on topics such as getting your important numbers checked, diet, and sleep issues.

Oct 24, 2018
What if Mental Health was Really Brain Health?
14:00

In his new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Daniel G. Amen, M.D., stresses the importance brain health has on your overall well-being. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana continue with their tips on maximizing your brain to feel better fast, tackling such topics as immunity, infections, mental health issues, and toxins.

Oct 23, 2018
What if Mental Health was Really Brain Health?

In his new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Daniel G. Amen, M.D., stresses the importance brain health has on your overall well-being. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana continue with their tips on maximizing your brain to feel better fast, tackling such topics as immunity, infections, mental health issues, and toxins.

Oct 23, 2018
How You Can Take Better Care of Your Brain Without Going to the Doctor
15:31

In Daniel G. Amen, M.D., new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, he outlines the steps you can take to get yourself feeling right quickly. The first step is all about the brain. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and his wife Tana give you helpful tips to take better care of your brain.

Oct 22, 2018
How to Use The 5 Senses To Flood Your Life with Happiness
12:59

In his new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Dr. Daniel Amen talks about the “Ultimate Brain-Based Therapy,” which is a method of flooding all five of your senses with stimuli that can make you feel better fast. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana describe how you can arm yourself with the tools needed to use this therapy method anytime, anywhere.

Oct 18, 2018
This is Your Brain on Meditation
13:09

In his brand-new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Daniel G. Amen, MD's describes how you can harness your mind to steer your thoughts towards feelings of relaxation and happiness. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen discuss the amazing ways that meditation, hypnosis, and visualization can cause physical changes that leave you feeling better fast.

Oct 17, 2018
This is Your Brain on Meditation

In his brand-new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Daniel G. Amen, MD's describes how you can harness your mind to steer your thoughts towards feelings of relaxation and happiness. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen discuss the amazing ways that meditation, hypnosis, and visualization can cause physical changes that leave you feeling better fast.

Oct 17, 2018
The Fight or Flight Response: Our Body’s Response to Stress
14:42

In the second episode based on material from Daniel G. Amen MD's new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen discuss how our evolutionary fight or flight response can affect our stress levels. They describe how our habits in dealing with this response can lead to unhealthy chronic stress, as well as what you can do to get those feelings under control when they strike unexpectedly.

Oct 16, 2018
Is It Possible to Feel Better Fast and Make It Last?
13:29

In anticipation of the release of Daniel G. Amen, MD's new book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, Dr. Amen and Tana discuss the importance of making decisions that lead to happiness, in both the short term and the long term. Dr. Amen also introduces us to the mnemonic, “BRAIN XL,” which you can use anytime to help remind you of these helpful principles.

Oct 15, 2018
How Does Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Affect The Brain?
09:44

Although some may argue that marijuana isn’t as detrimental to one’s health as alcohol, those smoking marijuana may not be aware that they’re not the only ones they affect. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the surprising effect secondhand marijuana smoke may have on your brain, especially in terms of its perceived age.

Oct 10, 2018
Why Our Brains Aren't Programmed To Face Rejection With Chloe Amen
21:33

Throughout our lives, there will inevitably be times we face rejection. Whether it’s the outcome of a job interview or asking out a crush, rejection can radically affect our self-esteem. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen is joined by her daughter Chloe, an aspiring actress, for a conversation on why it’s so important to reframe the way we think about rejection.

Oct 09, 2018
Are We Sending Kids to College Too Early?
14:59

Studies show there is a massive uptick in depression, anxiety and even suicide among college students. What could be the reasons for this? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe how timing in brain development may be a major factor in how a young person handles their college experience. Daniel and Tana also illustrate which supplements may help to combat these issues.

Oct 08, 2018
Why Don’t Psychiatrists Look at the Organ They Treat? – Pt. 4 with Chase Mattioli
14:39

In the fourth and final episode of a series with former NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli, Dr. Daniel Amen and Chase discuss some of the more common mental health issues people face, probable causes, how they can be misdiagnosed, and what can be done to help.

Oct 04, 2018
How a NASCAR Driver Shifted Gears on his Brain Health – Pt. 3 with Chase Mattioli
16:53

As a former NASCAR driver, Chase Mattioli knows that for all the work mechanics do on the car, the most important element for optimizing performance is the brain of the driver. In the third episode documenting Chase’s story, he and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the drastic shift he made in terms of how he took care of his body and his brain.

Oct 03, 2018
How a NASCAR Driver Shifted Gears on his Brain Health – Pt. 3 with Chase Mattioli

As a former NASCAR driver, Chase Mattioli knows that for all the work mechanics do on the car, the most important element for optimizing performance is the brain of the driver. In the third episode documenting Chase’s story, he and Dr. Daniel Amen discuss the drastic shift he made in terms of how he took care of his body and his brain.

Oct 03, 2018
NASCAR Driving & My Mental Breakdown – Pt. 2 with Chase Mattioli
13:40

When former NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli suffered a severe mental breakdown, he decided it was time to seek help. In the second episode chronicling Chase’s amazing story, he tells Dr. Daniel Amen about what led him to take a look at his brain, and how what he saw changed everything.

Oct 02, 2018
NASCAR Driving & My Mental Breakdown – Pt. 2 with Chase Mattioli

When former NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli suffered a severe mental breakdown, he decided it was time to seek help. In the second episode chronicling Chase’s amazing story, he tells Dr. Daniel Amen about what led him to take a look at his brain, and how what he saw changed everything.

Oct 02, 2018
Racing Towards Trouble: A NASCAR Driver’s Troubled Brain & Misdiagnosis - Pt. 1 with Chase Mattioli
14:36

Former NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli knew his life was heading in the wrong direction. In addition to being diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder, he had suffered concussions and tons of toxic exposure from life on the racetrack. In the first episode of a four-part series on his incredible success story, Chase tells Dr. Daniel Amen what his life was like before he decided to make a change.

Oct 01, 2018
Here’s What You Can Do If You’ve Had Head Trauma
11:31

If you’ve had a brain injury, you need to put your brain in a healing environment as soon as possible. In the fourth and final episode of “Brain Trauma Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen use the BRIGHT MINDS context to discuss a recovery plan for those who have experienced a  traumatic brain injury.

Sep 27, 2018
Irlen Syndrome: What is it?
12:25

In the third episode of a series on brain injuries, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss Irlen Syndrome, a condition often caused by brain trauma. Daniel and Tana describe the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome, as well as discuss how treatment options can help you get your life back. 

Sep 26, 2018
In What Ways Can a Brain Injury Affect Your Life?
13:45

The fallout from having a brain injury can be far more significant than you might expect. Headaches, fatigue, and brain fog are only the lesser conditions, but did you know those who have suffered brain injuries have higher rates of depression, suicide, and addiction? In the second episode of “ Brain Trauma Awareness Week”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the ways a brain injury may affect your life.

Sep 25, 2018
Could You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury and Not Even Know it?
14:49

Most people associate the term “traumatic brain injury” with the type of severe damage that could only be caused by something as drastic a fracture of the skull. However, the truth is that you could have a significant brain injury dramatically affecting your life without you even knowing it. In the first episode in a series on brain injuries, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different forms of brain trauma.

Sep 24, 2018
What Are The Spiritual Causes of Suicide?
13:31

No matter what religion or philosophy you subscribe to, spirituality can give your life a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. In the fourth and final episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the spiritual factors that play a role in depression and suicide, and how believing in something larger than yourself can help to get you through troubled times.

Sep 24, 2018
What Are The Social Causes of Suicide?
13:34

People who commit suicide often do so as an act of anger, and with a specific target to cause hurt and pain in mind. Therefore, it’s hard to truly evaluate depression and suicidal thoughts without taking social circumstances into consideration. In part three of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the relationship factors that can drive people to commit suicide.

Sep 19, 2018
What Are the Psychological Causes of Suicide?
15:56

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary feeling, but what are the causes of those feelings of hopelessness? In the second episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the psychological causes that can lead to suicide or suicidal thoughts, as well as what can be done to treat these causes.

Sep 18, 2018
Suicide: What Is The Biological Cause?
14:36

If suicide goes against everything our bodies are wired for, then why do so many people opt to take this way out? In the first episode of “Suicide Awareness Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the surprising biological causes that can contribute to feelings of depression and hopelessness, as well as how to fight and prevent these causes.

Sep 17, 2018
How a Pastor Faced His Fears and Confronted Racism - Pt. 5 with Miles McPherson
16:47

When pastor Miles McPherson made the decision to write The Third Option, his new book on racism, he was racked with the fear that the final product would divide his church. In the fifth and final episode of the “Racism and the Brain” series, Miles reveals the surprising effect his book is having on his congregation.

Sep 13, 2018
What Can You Do to Fight Racism? - Pt. 4 with Miles McPherson
10:54

The conversation surrounding racism in this country has seen an escalation towards new levels of awareness amongst people of all races. But for some, it may feel that they are perceived as being racist even when they’re not trying to be. What’s a person to do? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and pastor Miles McPherson talk about what one person can do to help effect a positive change.

Sep 13, 2018
Brain Science & Racism: Is Racism Genetically Inherited? - Pt. 3 with Miles McPherson
12:22

Many of us classify racists as those with deep unhappiness and hatred in their hearts, but could it possibly be them some of us are more wired for racist thoughts and behavior than others? The science may surprise you. In the third episode of “Racism and the Brain,” Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and pastor Miles McPherson discuss the role brain science and genetics play in racism.

Sep 12, 2018
How Putting Yourself First Can Prevent Racist Thinking - Pt. 2 with Miles McPherson
14:16

Many people say they don’t see color, but they then go to the beach to try to get a tan to improve their looks. The lack of honesty in how we see and how we treat others can be the biggest barrier to a healthy racially integrated society. In the second episode of a series on racism and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen speak with Miles McPherson, former NFL player and pastor of The Rock church in San Diego, about taking an inward focus to help you understand others.

Sep 11, 2018
Is Racism an Evolutionary Construct? - Pt. 1 with Miles McPherson
16:14

Is it possible to act in a racially offensive way, but not be a racist? In the first episode of a 5-part series on racism and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by former NFL star-turned pastor Miles McPherson for an engaging discussion on why we discriminate, and what we can do to change the way we think about others.

Sep 10, 2018
Different Forms of Abuse & What You Can Do To Stop It
14:52

In the first two episodes of this series on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different forms abuse can take, and how to recognize when it’s happening to you. In the final episode of this series, the focus shifts to learning what you can do to change your circumstances when you find yourself in an abusive relationship.

Sep 06, 2018
Psychological Ways Abuse Can Damage Relationships
18:30

Abuse in relationships is extremely common, and it can take shape in many ways. Some of these forms are obvious, while others are inconspicuous or subtle. In the second part of a series on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how these types of abuse affect relationships, as well as the psychological well-being of the people in them.

Sep 05, 2018
How Can You Tell If You’re A Victim of Abuse?
17:59

With an ever-increasing exposure on harassment issues in society, it’s important to get an understanding of what abuse actually is. In the first episode of a series centered on abuse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the different types of abuse, and how to recognize when it’s happening to you. Tana also shares her surprising take on the #metoo movement.

Sep 04, 2018
How to Hypnotize Yourself to Tap Into Your Potential – Pt. 3 with Dr. Mike Dow
12:45

Clinical hypnosis is a medically proven method to take control of your mind to help with things like reducing pain or anxiety. In the last segment of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mike Dow teach you how to hypnotize yourself at home to gain mastery over your brain.

Aug 29, 2018
Can Hypnosis Help You Quit Smoking or Lose Weight? - Pt. 2 with Dr. Mike Dow
17:15

The connection between your mind and your body is extremely powerful. If you can learn to harness this connection, you can make drastic improvements in your life. In the second part of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by author Dr. Mike Dow to discuss the surprising way you can use your mind to help heal your body.

Aug 28, 2018
How Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life - Pt. 1 with Dr. Mike Dow
15:08

The term “hypnosis” may bring about images of psychiatrists who dangle stopwatches in front of their patients to get them sleepy, but in fact, “clinical hypnosis” is a very real thing based on the science of chemical change brought about through mental states. In the first episode of Hypnosis Week, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by Dr. Mike Dow, and author and clinical hypnosis specialist, for a discussion.

Aug 27, 2018
Dr. Amen’s Tips for Building Stronger Relationships in Life
15:14

In the last episode of “Attachment week”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the RELATING method, which gives practical tips for improving relationships. These tips are effective whether they are used for relationships with your partner, your children, or even your work associates.

Aug 22, 2018
What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder?
12:34

When Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) occurs in children, it becomes very difficult for a parent to establish a meaningful bond with their child, which often leads to more problems for the child down the road. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe what RAD is, and tell you how to identify the signs and symptoms.

Aug 22, 2018
Top Communication Techniques to Improve & Heal Relationships
17:53

So many of our problems in life are the result of poor communication. Fortunately, communication skills can be improved with the proper guidance. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give techniques you can learn that will help you to have more functional and meaningful interactions and improve the quality of relationships in your life.

Aug 20, 2018
Why Your Kids Should Care About Their Brain Health- Pt. 3 with Michael Peterson and Colonel Jill Chambers
09:52

Country music star Michael Peterson and his retired army colonel wife Jill Chambers have unquestionably changed their lives through the pursuit of better brain health. Now they’re taking the lessons they’ve learned and passing them on to schoolchildren through their own special programs. In part 3 of a series on these brain warriors,  Michael and Jill share their stories of teaching brain transformation with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen.

Aug 15, 2018
Can Healing Your Brain Boost Your Creativity? - Pt. 2 with Michael Peterson and Colonel Jill Chambers
19:53

When country music star Michael Peterson decided to improve his brain health after suffering a traumatic brain injury, he was concerned about one very important possible side effect: Would fixing his brain ruin his creativity? In part 2 of a series on Brain Warriors' Michael Peterson and Jill Chambers, Michael shares the story of what happened to his creativity during brain recuperation with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen.

Aug 14, 2018
A 911 Survivor and Country Music Star’s Story of Physical & Emotional Recovery – PT. 1 with Michael Peterson and Colonel Jill Chambers
31:59

Michael Peterson is a famous country singer, and his song “From Here to Eternity” is one of the most popular country songs of all time. Earlier in life, he had suffered a brain injury from smashing concrete blocks with his head, and it left him feeling foggy and confused. His wife, Jill Chambers, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. She had suffered PTSD after her experience inside the Pentagon while it was attacked on 9/11. Michael and Jill share their amazing stories with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen.

Aug 13, 2018
This Is Why You’re Not Losing Weight
20:54

At the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, we believe that you are in a war for the health of your body. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick, and it’s up to us to make the choices that keeps the fat off our bellies. In the third and final episode about loving your body, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a weight loss program that actually gets results, and dramatically increases your health in the process.

Aug 08, 2018
What is the Brain & Body Connection Behind Eating Disorders?
20:26

With the unrealistic standards of beauty we are bombarded with in society, it’s no wonder so many people suffer from eating disorders. But could it be that many of the causes of eating disorders are based more in biology than sociology? In the second part of “Love Your Brain “ series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe conditions in the brain and body that may lead to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

Aug 07, 2018
Self Image: How to Change Your Thinking to Love Your Body Every Day
22:16

When social media apps like Instagram present a perfectly edited snapshot of life, it’s hard not to compare ourselves and our bodies to an over-idealized standard. In the first episode on a series called “Love Your Body Week,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk body image issues, and then give you a certain method of self-talk can leave you feeling much better about who you are and how you look.

Aug 07, 2018
The Science Behind Why We Dream - Pt. 3 with Dr. Shane Creado
17:35

Most of us believe that our dreams are a collection of metaphors existing in our subconscious minds. So how are these thoughts and experiences created? In the third and final episode of a series on sleep with sleep physician, Dr. Shane Creado, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role that past experiences, future events, and current stimuli play in shaping our dream experiences.

Aug 01, 2018
Are Sleep Disorders Associated with Mental Disorders? Pt. 2 with Dr. Shane Creado
11:07

Science has told us that sleep related disorders such as sleep apnea are associated with depression, ADHD, PTSD, obesity, and other conditions. But what if these sleep disorders are not merely a symptom of these other conditions, but rather a cause of them? In part 2 of a series on sleep with Dr. Shane Creado, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of doing a sleep study to see if a common sleep related disorder such as sleep apnea may be causing your conditions.

Jul 31, 2018
Is Lack of Sleep to Blame for Most of Your Problems? Pt. 1 with Dr. Shane Creado
18:46

Some of the biggest disasters of our time, such as the Exxon-Valdez spill, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and the 3-Mile Island and Chernobyl incidents, were actually caused by sleep deprivation. In the first episode of a series on sleep issues, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by sleep physician Dr. Shane Creado for a discussion on the crucial importance of getting your sleep habits right.

Jul 30, 2018
How to Stop Enabling Your Child’s Bad Behavior Pt. 3 with Dr. Charles Fay
18:58

One of the most difficult tasks as a parent is to make decisions that cause them not to like you, even if it is in their own best interest. In the final installment of a series on parenting with Dr. Charles Fay from Love and Logic, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen go over these tough choices, and how to make it easier for them to be strong rather than weak.

Jul 25, 2018
How to Change Your Parenting Approach to Help Your Child Succeed Pt. 2 with Dr. Charles Fay
19:36

Who controls the emotional weather in your house? Is it you, or is it your child? In the second part of a series on parenting with Dr. Charles Fay, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the parenting tips and techniques that will best benefit your child and help them to develop a sense of accountability.

Jul 24, 2018
5 Steps to Practical Parenting Pt. 1 with Dr. Charles Fay
22:51

Life can be hard enough on your own, but when you throw in the challenges of disciplining a problematic child, it can get to be overwhelming. In part one of a series on parenting with Dr. Charles Fay author of Love and Logic, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss a practical parenting approach that works. Fay also goes over his steps for teaching responsibility.

Jul 23, 2018
Tips for the Aspiring Entrepreneur - Pt. 3 with Dan Sullivan
26:59

In part 3 of a series with Strategic Coach Program’s Dan Sullivan, Dan gives his practical success tips for entrepreneurs. Dr. Daniel Amen weighs in with the role that the brain makes in all of Dan’s super helpful and actionable advice. 

Jul 18, 2018
How To Make Your Brain Your Competitive Advantage at Work - Pt. 2 with Dan Sullivan
14:47

When it comes to success in the workplace, focus is the name of the game. In the second part of a series with Strategic Coach Program’s Dan Sullivan, he speaks with Dr. Daniel Amen about the importance of focus, not just in terms of moment to moment attention, but also in choosing to target the areas in which you have the most expertise.

Jul 17, 2018
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs To Optimize Their Brain - Pt. 1 with Dan Sullivan
16:44

When Dan Sullivan, founder of the Strategic Coach Program, decided to come to Amen Clinics to learn about how distractibility affects the brain, what he discovered there changed his life. In the first part of a series on entrepreneurs and brain optimization, Dr. Daniel Amen talks with Dan about ADD, and what to do when it affects your learning process.

Jul 16, 2018
Which Supplements Are Best for Your Brain Type? PT. 4 with Dr. Kidd
11:25

In the final episode in a series on nutritional supplements, Dr. Paris Kidd is joined by Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen to answer your questions. Dr. Kidd touches on such topics as the best time of day to take supplements, taking supplements with food, combining supplements, and which supplements will help most for your brain type.

Jul 12, 2018
Which Nutraceuticals Are Helpful For Children? PT.3 with Dr. Kidd
10:18

In part 3 of a series on nutritional supplements with BrainMD Chief Science Officer Paris Kidd, we turn our attention to children. With the help of Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen, Dr. Kidd answers the question of what supplements are the most helpful for children. Knowing how to support your child’s health is one of the best ways to give them a head start in their development, so it’s crucial to know which supplements will be most effective for them.

Jul 11, 2018
Which Supplements are Best for Your Life? PT.2 with Dr. Kidd
15:18

Ok, so you’ve decided to try taking supplements to improve your health. In the second part of a series on nutritional supplements with Dr. Paris Kidd, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Dr. Kidd go over which supplements are best for common conditions such as anxiety, stress, focus, mood, cravings, and memory.

Jul 10, 2018
Why Nutraceuticals May Be Your Best Health Insurance- PT. 1 with Dr. Kidd
18:40

You may have heard that nutritional supplements aren’t a necessity for those with a well-balanced diet. But with 93% of the population not eating the daily minimum of nutrients, chances are supplements could dramatically improve your health. In the first part of a series on nutritional supplements with BrainMD Chief Science Officer Paris Kidd, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Dr. Kidd explain how to properly add supplements to your routine as a nutritional health insurance policy.

Jul 09, 2018
What Is the Best Pain Management Strategies After Surgery?
17:44

One of the biggest issues we face directly after a surgery is how to manage the pain. We need to be careful how we approach this crucial time to avoid lasting brain fog or even addictions. In the final installment of a week-long series on Surgery, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the use of narcotics, over the counter meds, and even less conventional treatments such as acupuncture.

Jul 06, 2018
How to Recover Quickly After a Medical Procedure
18:21

In today’s fast paced world, undergoing a medical procedure such as a surgery can put you on the sidelines and keep you out of action, causing you to get behind in your life. In the second part of a series focused on Surgery, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you the ultimate “BRIGHT MINDS” focused approach to get you back into the game quickly and with optimal recovery.

Jul 03, 2018
How to Prepare for Unexpected Health Emergencies
14:01

Health issues are inevitable. Even the healthiest of us know that at some point, those fights are coming. And, as Tana Amen often says, if you wait until fight day to start training, you’re in trouble. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana, and Dr. Daniel Amen coach you into fighting shape to give you an unfair advantage when those health issues attack you.

Jul 02, 2018
A Nutritionist’s Guide on What You Should Be Eating Every Day Pt. 3 with Zoe Davis
17:19

It seems like every day we’re told what foods are good and bad for you, but it’s often difficult to translate all this information into a grocery store run and eating schedule. In the final installment of a series with BrainFitLife nutrition coach Zoe Davis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Zoe give prime examples of healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, as well as how to make these healthy choices a habit.

Jun 27, 2018
Could the Bacteria in Your Gut Help To Balance Your Brain? Pt. 2 with Zoe Davis
17:07

It may make some squeamish, but there are 100 trillion bugs in your intestinal lining. 100 trillion! Believe it or not, these bacteria may actually be your brain’s best friends. In part 2 of a series with nutritional coach Zoe Davis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Zoe describe the important ways your gut interacts with your brain, how the vagus nerve just may be to blame for your anxiety and depression.

Jun 26, 2018
How Does Food Affect Your Mood? Pt. 1 with Zoe Davis
22:17

When you start to think about food as medicine that can heal you, rather than just stuff you eat when you’re hungry, everything can change. In the first episode in a series with BrainFitLife coach Zoe Davis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Zoe discuss the standard American diet (SAD), the food/mood connection, and how elimination diets can tell you if some of the biggest health offender foods are hurting you.

Jun 25, 2018
Can an Underdeveloped Cerebellum Cause You To Struggle in School or Work? PT. 3 with Wynford Dore
16:12

Many struggles that children or adults face in school or work are the result of an underdeveloped cerebellum. The good news is that you can increase blood flow to the cerebellum through a process called vestibular stimulation. In the third and final episode of Cerebellum Week, Dr. Daniel Amen and Wynford Dore discuss which of these activities will help the most with vestibular stimulation.

Jun 20, 2018
How To Help Your Kids Develop Their Brains Properly - PT. 2 with Wynford Dore
18:42

Science has shown us that the stimulation of the vestibular system (your inner ear) is crucial in development of the cerebellum, which is part of the brain hugely responsible for learning. So why are today’s children having increasingly slow development in this area? In the second part of Cerebellum Week, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by Wynford Dore for a discussion on how to make sure our children develop their cerebellum correctly and avoid learning disabilities.

Jun 19, 2018
How Wynford's Daughter’s Suicide Attempt Caused Her a Breakthrough - PT. 1 with Wynford Dore
16:41

When Wynford Dore’s daughter struggled with learning disabilities, the pain became so great that she attempted suicide. Heartbroken and desperate, her father searched intensely for any information that could help her to overcome her challenges and push out thoughts of suicide. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dore shares the amazing discoveries that came from this search with Dr. Daniel Amen.

Jun 18, 2018
How the Karate Master Sustains his Victories - Pt. 3 with Senior Master Bob White
16:06

In the third and final episode on overcoming hardships with hall of fame karate Master Bob White, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the strategies involved in sustaining the rewards won in life’s victories, such as your support group, and coach-ability.

Jun 14, 2018
How This Karate Master Defeated his Greatest Opponent- Pt. 2 with Senior Master Bob White
16:49

Everybody gets knocked down at one point or another, and we’ve all heard that what’s most important is that we get back up. But just how, exactly, do we do that? In part 2 of a series with hall of fame karate Master Bob White, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how to use your pain to create purpose for others, taking self-inventory, and being curious, not furious in the face of your mistakes.

Jun 12, 2018
What Happens When Being "Tough" Isn't Enough? Pt. 1 with Senior Master Bob White
20:22

When you’re the tough, wise person that others come to for help, how can you seek help for yourself? In the first episode of a series on overcoming hardships, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by hall of fame karate teacher Bob White to discuss his unique set of life circumstances, and how his response  these challenges changed his life forever.

Jun 11, 2018
Challenging Gary Busey’s Memory Pt. 3 with Gary Busey
12:57

In the last episode of a series with Oscar-nominated actor Gary Busey, Tana steps up and takes Gary’s signature memory challenge. Play along to see if you can make it as far as Tana did!

Jun 07, 2018
How We Are Fixing Gary Busey’s Brain- Pt. 2 with Gary Busey
25:44

Dr. Daniel Amen is on a mission to fix Gary Busey’s brain. In this episode of the podcast, they are joined by Tana Amen and Gary’s partner Stephanie to discuss the intervention techniques laid out for Gary to help him get his brain back on track. Dr. Amen describes how Gary can address all of the BRIGHT MINDS risk factors that play a part in his brain function.

Jun 06, 2018
The Traumatic Brain Injury That Changed Gary Busey’s Life- Pt. 1 with Gary Busey
17:06

In a series focused on head trauma and brain injury, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey. Gary describes the brain injury he suffered in 1988 from a horrific motorcycle accident, as well as how his life’s challenges have given him a unique perspective and method of defining what means the most to him.

Jun 04, 2018
The Traumatic Brain Injury That Changed Gary Busey’s Life- Pt. 1 with Gary Busey

In a series focused on head trauma and brain injury, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey. Gary describes the brain injury he suffered in 1988 from a horrific motorcycle accident, as well as how his life’s challenges have given him a unique perspective and method of defining what means the most to him.

Jun 04, 2018
Do You Suffer from Brain Fog, Fatigue, and Depression? It May Be Your Thyroid
13:01

Psychiatrists are often quick to diagnose symptoms of brain fog and fatigue as depression, prescribe antidepressant medications, and call it good. But in large number of instances, these symptoms actually have an entirely different cause: low thyroid. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how your thyroid function can cause symptoms that masquerade as depression, and how you can find out if your thyroid may be to blame for your illnesses.

Jun 01, 2018
Why Do Mothers Suffer from Depression?
15:15

In our society we are often fed the message that motherhood should cause nothing but infinite joy and love, but if this is the case, why are do so many mothers suffer from depression? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how stress and brain chemistry can cause emotional imbalances. 

May 31, 2018
Can Drinking Alcohol Help You Live Longer?
15:08

We all know about the negative effects of heavy alcohol consumption, but is it true that there are health benefits for drinking just 1-2 glasses of wine a week? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen break down just exactly what alcohol does to your body and brain, and if light alcohol consumption really is a smart way to increase longevity.

May 30, 2018
Can Vaping Lead to Cigarette Smoking? PT.3 With Dr. Jennifer Farrell
15:37

E-cigarettes has become increasingly popular among today’s teens. Companies like Juul are producing E-cigarettes that come in many flavors, and that are less harmful than cigarettes. But what are the drawbacks? In the last episode of a series with addiction specialist Dr. Jennifer Farrell, Dr. Daniel Amen dives into the subject of vaping to determine the effects it has on teens and adults alike.

May 23, 2018
What is the Link Between Social Media & Depression? PT. 2 With Dr. Jennifer Farrell
17:11

There’s no question that social media has changed modern society for better or worse. Some say that social media makes us more connected, but is this really true? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen is joined by addiction specialist Dr. Jennifer Farrell for a discussion on the physical effects social media has on the brain.

May 22, 2018
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Issues: Which Causes Which? PT. 1 With Dr. Jennifer Farrell
19:28

In a psychiatric discussion reminiscent of the age-old “chicken or the egg” debate, Dr. Jennifer Farrell and Dr. Daniel Amen explore the question of what comes first, substance abuse or mental health issues? It’s no surprise that there is a direct correlation between the two, and addiction specialist Dr. Farrell describes common scenarios among patients, as well as some effective treatment strategies.

May 21, 2018
Tana’s Advice on How to Prepare for a Medical Procedure
13:13

Having a major medical procedure is never fun. But going in prepared mentally and physically can make a world of difference. As Tana prepares to go in for a major surgery, she outline some of the preparations she has made to make recovery much easier.

May 18, 2018
Can Walking Really Reduce Your Risk for Dementia?
12:25

Recent research suggests that being able to walk at just 3 miles an hour significantly raises the likelihood an 80-year old will live at least another ten years. Even for those much younger, making small adjustments in the way we get from point A to point B will result in substantial health benefits. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen provide additional insight into the way we exercise.

May 17, 2018
Holistic & Non-Prescription Based Therapies You May Want to Try
14:50

We often look directly to traditional western medicine when it comes to treating our ailments, but sometimes these methods are not only the least cost-effective, but also the least efficient. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the alternative therapies that may provide relief without resorting to medication or surgery.

May 16, 2018
Is Our Food Policy Driving a Disease Economy? PT. 4 with Dr. Mark Hyman
15:19

When we give in to the Standard American Diet (SAD) of highly processed foods, we’re contributing to the demise of more than just our health. In the fourth and final episode of a series with Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the effects our food policy has on the environment and social systems we live in. 

May 10, 2018
What Does a Doctor Eat in a Typical Day? PT. 3 with Dr. Mark Hyman
16:30

Once we know the types of foods that are actually healthy for us to eat, the next step is to figure out what that looks like in daily eating habits. In part 3 of a series with Dr. Mark Hyman, best-selling author of the new book Food: What the Heck Should I Eat, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk about what his diet looks like on a typical day.

May 09, 2018
Fact & Fiction: Nutrition in the Kitchen- PT. 2 with Dr. Mark Hyman
15:40

If you’re having trouble determining which foods are healthy for you and which are not, you’re not alone. There are tons of conflicting ideas about the “correct” way to eat. In the second part of a series with Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen break down the misconceptions about exactly which foods are good for you.

May 08, 2018
What Can I Trust? Here's How the Food Industries Trick You- PT. 1 with Dr. Mark Hyman
13:31

With all the information and misinformation surrounding nutrition these days, it can be really confusing figuring out what to eat. In this first episode of a series with best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen go behind the food controversies and tell you how to know exactly which foods really are healthy for you, and which ones just pretend to be.

May 07, 2018
Can a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Give You ADD?
11:13

Signs of ADD usually first occur at a very young age, but what if you start showing these signs later in life? Could ADD actually be caused by a physical incident such at a brain injury? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana discuss a new study which reveals some surprising data. 

May 03, 2018
How to Deal with Someone who has a Personality Disorder
11:35

When someone you love suffers from borderline personality disorder, it can cause chaos, trauma, and trust issues in your own life. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give tips and advice for how to cope with these highly combustible relationships. 

May 02, 2018
10 Common Signs of Personality Disorder
13:21

If you or someone you know experiences drastic mood swings, erratic behavior, or dramatic shifts in self-image, it may be a case of borderline personality disorder. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the 10 common signs of personality disorder.

May 01, 2018
Nutrition Tactics to Supercharge your Brain – PT. 3 with Max Lugavere
15:00

In the third and final episode of a series with Genius Foods author Max Lugavere, Max shares some of his proven strategies for foods that will supercharge your brain. 

Apr 26, 2018
What Foods Should I Eat? PT. 2 with Max Lugavere
13:32

Food is medicine, or it’s poison. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Genius Foods author Max Lugavere shares his nutritional tips for detox, gut health, and brain health. 

Apr 24, 2018
How to Become Smarter & Happier – PT. 1 with Max Lugavere
14:11

There’s a critical link between the foods you eat and the way your brain functions. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Max Lugavere, author of the new book Genius Foods. Max tells the story of how his mom’s heartbreaking diagnosis set him on the path to learn and spread the message of eating right.

Apr 23, 2018
What Influence Does ADD Have on Relationships?
16:34

There are many reasons while some relationships thrive while others fail, but it’s no question that untreated ADD can devastate families and intimacy among couples. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen break down exactly how ADD threatens relationships.

Apr 19, 2018
How Do You Know if You Have ADD?
11:29

People with ADD tend to have a difficult time managing their everyday lives, but how do you know if you have it? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reveal the 5 hallmark symptoms of ADD. If you know you have ADD, and more specifically if you know what type of ADD you have.

Apr 18, 2018
What Causes Conflict Seeking Behavior?
14:31

Why is it that certain people cause you to feel like you need to walk on eggshells around them? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reveal a surprising cause for this type of behavior that has more to do with the physical function of the brain than pure psychology.

Apr 17, 2018
Is Social Media to Blame for Teens’ Depression?
10:34

A recent study revealed that children who begin social media at age 10 are more likely to suffer from depression by the time they turn 15. So what exactly is it about social media that causes this depression? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe what the effects social media has on a child’s psyche.

Apr 11, 2018
One Traumatic Brain Injury Can Ruin Your Life and Here’s How
17:11

Did you know that your brain is about the consistency of soft butter, and that it’s housed in a skull with sharp, bony ridges? There’s no way around it: our brains are fragile and easily damaged. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the major risk factors for brain injury, as well as what to do if you’ve already had one.

Apr 10, 2018
How To Effectively Treat Depression
13:52

Dr. Daniel Amen and colleagues recently published a study on patient outcomes and Depression in the Journal of Alzheimer’s. In this episode, he and Tana share some of the study’s findings, including some easy ways to help treat depression, and how certain treatments can backfire if you don’t know your depression type.

Apr 09, 2018
Suicide, Drugs, & High School Football: What’s the Connection?
10:17

Drug abuse and suicide amongst high school students has reached epidemic proportions in the last few years. Why is this? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the possible causes for all this tragedy occurring in today’s youth.

Apr 06, 2018
Why Was Andrew Drawing Pictures of Himself Hanging From a Tree?
18:19

He had always been a happy and sweet kid, so when nine-year-old Andrew suddenly attacked a girl on the baseball field for no apparent reason, something was clearly wrong. But no one, not even his mother, could have ever anticipated what would happen next. In this special episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell the amazing and heartwarming story of how young Andrew’s life was changed forever.

Apr 05, 2018
Alcoholic Parents: What Does It Do To a Child’s Brain?
14:09

Studies have shown that children of alcoholic parents exhibit the same brain types as soldiers who have been in war. What is it that causes these similarities? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss what exactly happens to the children of alcoholics.

Apr 04, 2018
Lessons I Learned from Criminals - PT. 3 with James Ackerman
21:19

In the final episode of a series with Prison Fellowship CEO, James Ackerman shares some of the life lessons he’s learned from rehabilitating inmates and changing lives, such as understanding the context of criminals’ lives.

Mar 28, 2018
Forgiveness: Why It’s So Important- PT. 2 with James Ackerman
15:49

Sometimes the most difficult challenges we face in life are centered around those who have wronged us in some way. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Prison Fellowship CEO James Ackerman for a discussion on some of the more extreme cases of forgiveness.

Mar 27, 2018
How to Break the Prison Cycle- PT. 1 with James Ackerman
17:12

It’s been estimated that a staggering 77% of inmates will be arrested for a new crime within five years of being released from prison. James Ackerman, CEO of Prison Fellowship, has found that through his program, the rate drops all the way down to 17%. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen speak with James about how his fellowship’s 4 pillars help to turn people’s lives around for good.

Mar 26, 2018
Does Holding Hands with Someone Affect Your Brain Waves?
14:47

When you hold someone’s hand, there is a surprising side effect in your brain waves. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe this phenomenon, and how it can either help or hurt your emotional state of being.

Mar 21, 2018
Alive & Dead: Facing Your Mortality
14:35

Perhaps the most human issue every person deals with is the question of how to deal with your own mortality. We may all be dying (although at different rates), but it can be said for all of us that how you live affects how you die. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how your belief system can help you when it becomes your time to go.

Mar 20, 2018
Men & Hormones: What Is ‘Manopause?'
19:06

We all know about the hormonal changes in women as they age, but we rarely discuss what happens in men as they hit their 40’s and go through what some call “manopause.” In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe what happens to male hormones as they age, and what you can do to drastically reduce the effects of these hormonal changes.

Mar 19, 2018
The Common Causes of Chronic Pain
13:47

Chronic pain is a huge health issue for many people, but those who suffer are often unaware of what’s really causing it. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen illuminate some of the more hidden causes, such as emotional trauma or inflammation, and then give treatment options.

Mar 14, 2018
Can Having Social Connections Improve Physical Health?
14:56

It’s a known fact that people who are lonely and socially isolated tend to have more problems with their mental health, but is it possible that connecting yourself to others socially can actually improve your physical health, as well. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss a recent study that provides a surprising answer.

Mar 13, 2018
What Is Causing Your Child’s Anxiety?
11:34

A recent study shows that 20% of teenage girls have experienced major bouts with depression. But where do these feelings begin? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role that anxiety plays in a child’s upbringing.

Mar 12, 2018
Why Are 23% of Women on Antidepressants?
13:41

With a staggering 23% of women taking an antidepressant medication, there’s clearly a need for interventions. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the reasons why so many women struggle with depression.

Mar 09, 2018
Marijuana vs. Alcohol
10:43

Neither alcohol nor marijuana is good for you in larger doses, but when it comes to smaller amounts, which is actually worse for your health? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on the effects that alcohol and marijuana can have on your brain and body.Neither alcohol nor marijuana is good for you in larger doses, but when it comes to smaller amounts, which is actually worse for your health? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on the effects that alcohol and marijuana can have on your brain and body.

Mar 08, 2018
Pain Relievers: Ones to Choose & Lose
16:42

A recent study has linked Acetaminophen (Tylenol) with autism in babies when taken during pregnancy. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss which pain relievers are the safest and have the least side effects, and which ones should be avoided.

Mar 07, 2018
How Can WE Prevent More School Shootings?
15:27

We live in an era where seemingly random acts of violence occur at an ever-increasing pace. But why? What is it that pushes these disturbed individuals to commit such atrocities? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss which mental health factors may influence this type of behavior, as well as ways we can reduce the likelihood of incidence in our own children, or perhaps be better prepared should the worst occur.

Mar 02, 2018
Is Violence The Answer?
15:04

We’re taught as children that violence is never the answer, but is that really true? What about situations where self-defense is necessary to survive? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on what to do when violence is necessary, and how being a Brain Warrior, and thus being armed, prepared, and aware, can help you should any such situation arise.

Mar 01, 2018
We Are Living In An Unhappiness Epidemic and Here's Why
19:39

If you’ve been feeling down, you’re not alone. In fact, there seems to be a growing epidemic of unhappiness in our society, but fortunately there are things you can do about it. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role the 4 circles of influence play in depression.

Feb 28, 2018
How to Teach Your Gut to Take Care of Your Brain PT. 3 - Dr. David Perlmutter
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In the third and final episode of a series with “Grain Brain” author Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the brain-gut connection. Learn how your microbiome plays a crucial role in inflammation. Dr. Perlmutter also shares ways you can increase the health of your gut to keep your brain healthy as well.

Feb 23, 2018
Can You Prevent Cognitive Decline? PT. 2 - Dr. David Perlmutter
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Many pharmaceutical companies are getting out of Alzheimer’s research because they aren’t finding that “silver bullet” treatment to cure the disease. However, perhaps we should instead be looking for the “silver buckshot” treatment, because it is only by addressing many smaller areas of concern that you effectively reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. In the second episode of a series with Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of these “silver buckshot” elements, such as exercise and monitoring your glycemic load.

Feb 23, 2018
Can Gluten Enable You To Make Unhealthy Decisions? PT. 1 - Dr. David Perlmutter
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There may not always be a simple medical solution for various brain dysfunctions. However, we have learned that there are things we can control, such as lifestyle choices, that have a major impact on our health. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the best-selling book “Grain Brain”, for a discussion on how being informed about gluten sensitivities and the gut-brain connection can help you make better, healthier decisions.

Feb 21, 2018
Can Childhood Trauma Lead to Chronic Illnesses? PT.3 - Dr. Wayne Jonas
18:31

In the third and final episode of a series with Dr. Wayne Jonas, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how childhood trauma factors in to chronic conditions. As Dr. Jonas outlines in his new book, “How Healing Works,” taking an integrative approach and a patient in the driver’s seat mentality, you can find ways to heal yourself to enjoy the things that matter most.

Feb 16, 2018
What’s the Alternative to Opioid Medication? PT.2 - Dr. Wayne Jonas
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For the first time in years, the human life expectancy recently went down instead of up. Many believe that the opioid crisis is to blame. In the second episode of a series with Dr. Wayne Jonas, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss why removing opioid medications from the equation won’t necessarily solve the problem.

Feb 14, 2018
What Can Patients Do to Heal Themselves Without a Physician? PT. 1 - Dr. Wayne Jonas
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It may be shocking to learn that up to 80% of what needs to be done to heal a patient’s chronic illness comes from what happens OUTSIDE the doctor’s office. Therefore, it’s important to take responsibility for the legwork required to work with your doctor to make his job easier. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Wayne Jonas, who elaborates on this and other concepts from his new book, “How Healing Works.”

Feb 13, 2018
Can You Overcome PTSD After Being Away At War? PT. 2 Denny’s Story
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Denny Salisbury returned home from Iraq a different person. He had suffered a traumatic brain injury during a horrific car bombing that took the lives of others in his vehicle. The medication that the military subsequently prescribed for him only made things worse, and after attempting to take his own life, Denny decided he needed a different option. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Denny as he relays the story of finding his path to recovery.

Feb 07, 2018
How Soldiers Overcome Extreme Trauma: PT. 1 Denny’s Story
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California native Denny Salisbury was 19 years old when he had his first brush with an IED bomb while serving our country in Iraq. Although it was a harrowing experience, it was minor in comparison to the other brushes with death he would soon experience, both in combat and back at home. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Denny as he relates his terrifying ordeals.

Feb 06, 2018
Is It Possible To Stop Your Brain Before You Self-Sabotage?
12:26

Can’t seem to get out of your own way? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen describe the hallmarks of those that suffer from self-sabotage. Learn what the causes are for self-defeating behavior, as well as methods to change this behavior to become your own best advocate instead of your own worst enemy.

Feb 01, 2018
How Do You Nurture Relationships With Ones Closest To You?
12:26

In the second episode of a two-part series on relationships, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen finish discussing their overview of the mnemonic “RELATING”, which gives powerful and effective shorthand advice for nurturing your relationships with those closest to you.

Jan 31, 2018
Do You Struggle In Relationships? This Could Be Why
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Being connected is one of the most important functions of being human. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most problematic. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share their tips for successful relationships through their powerful mnemonic “RELATING.”

Jan 30, 2018
What would you do if Disaster was Coming?
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In the wake of the Hawaii false alarm debacle, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share an intriguing discussion about disasters. If there were an actual imminent attack in your area, what would you do? How would you react? Is there anything you could do to better your chances of safety? Daniel and Tana share their personal perspectives.

Jan 26, 2018
Can Neurofeedback Help Anxiety & Depression?
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In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen is joined by Dr. Jay Gattis to talk about neurofeedback. This process is used to address the brain’s focal abnormalities, especially ones that can’t be helped using supplements or medication. It can help with anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, and even those who don’t have the ability to talk.

Jan 25, 2018
Eating Disorders: Are There Multiple Types? with Dr. Jennifer Farrell
15:31

In today’s media-centric society, body image is as big a topic as ever. In the second episode of a two-part series with Dr. Jennifer Farrell, Tana and her discuss the many different types of eating disorders, their common causes, and ways to take the first step towards healthier eating habits.

Jan 24, 2018
Substance Abuse: How Can You Help A Loved One Overcome Addiction? with Dr. Jennifer Farrell
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In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen is joined by Dr. Jennifer Farrell, a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist. We discuss how the moral vs. medical mindset affects the barriers of communication that tend to exist with one who suffers from addiction, as well as strategies for rebuilding that healthy connection.

Jan 18, 2018
Pressure & Social Media: How Can You Get Your Kids to Confide In You? with Chloe Amen
16:28

In the second and final episode of a two-part series on vulnerability, Tana Amen is joined by her daughter Chloe to discuss the ways a parent can get their children to open up and be honest with them. Kids’ experience is much different these days, and with many of them trying harder and harder to be noticed on social media, it often causes a disengagement in real life. Learn how to take the steps necessary to understand your children and lead by example, and they will likely find it easier to open up and connect with you.

Jan 17, 2018
Parenting: Can Vulnerability Be a Good Thing? with Chloe Amen
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In the first episode of a special two-part series, Tana Amen is joined by her daughter Chloe to discuss the role vulnerability plays in a young person’s development. Letting other people control how you feel will only hold you back, but when you tell yourself that being vulnerable is being bold, you’ll open yourself up to the opportunities that are only available when you let go of that fear.

Jan 16, 2018
How Does Social Media Affect Children’s Everyday Lives? with Dr. Jay Faber
12:14

In part 2 of a series with child psychiatrist Dr. Jay Faber, Tana Amen and Dr. Faber dig into the topic of social media, and how it affects today’s youth. With some children spending as much as 5-7 hours a day on social media, it’s becoming more and more important that we understand the effect it’s having on children, specifically in regards to purpose, presence, and actual social skills.

Jan 12, 2018
What Is The Most Effective Form of Communication with Children? with Dr. Jay Faber
10:58

When a foster child comes into your life, they’ve often experienced trauma that makes it difficult for them to form new attachments. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen speaks with Dr. Jay Faber about his foundation ‘The Bony Pony Ranch’, and they discuss the methods used to build and maintain a solid, loving relationship with children.

Jan 12, 2018
The One Thing To Do Everything To Change Your Life
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One of the best tools you can use to make sure that your brain’s compass is pointed in the right direction is “The One Page Miracle.” In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss why they created this One Page Miracle to help you gain MASTERY over your life, thus making it the best it can be.

Jan 09, 2018
Managing Chronic Pain: Coping Tips For Relief
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Living with chronic pain is one of the worst experiences one can have, and it can even lead down the path to thoughts of suicide. However, there are proven methods for easing that pain and regaining control over your life. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the common causes of chronic pain, as well as the most effective strategies for bringing relief.

Jan 05, 2018
How to Turn Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth
14:40

When it comes to victims of trauma, there tends to be a bell curve-shaped pattern of response. On one end of the spectrum are those that suffer severe post-traumatic stress, but on the other end are those that use the trauma as an opportunity for meaningful growth. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen weigh in on this phenomenon and provide tips.

Jan 04, 2018
Stop Suffering: How To Overcome PTSD
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Trauma can occur in many forms and degrees of intensity, but whether we remember it consciously or not, the past is always living in the present. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into an examination of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learn about the many different faces of PTSD, along with ways you can stop suffering today.

Jan 02, 2018
Could Birth Control Be The Cause of Your Depression?
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Recent studies have shown a link between oral contraceptives and serotonin levels among females. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the implications of these surprising findings, as well as give advice on natural methods you can use to restore your body’s serotonin levels.

Dec 29, 2017
Top 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brain & Better Life
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In the final installment of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you the five steps you can take to put you on the path towards better brain health today. Implement these simple habits now and you can truly change your brain and your life

Dec 28, 2017
Our Nutrition Principles: What to Choose & Lose
14:52

It’s no secret that what we put on the end of our fork matters when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Most of us are living to eat when we really should be eating to live. In part 7 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you a set of food rules you can incorporate in your life to radically change how you feel and function without feeling deprived of taste.

Dec 20, 2017
Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?
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“Think Different” was a popular Apple ad campaign in the late 90’s that was intended to recognize the revolutionary power in thinking outside the box. The same approach can and should also be taken into consideration when addressing the poor decision-making habits of others. In episode 6 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how we can change our paradigm in these situations to first ask why, and then get these people help.

Dec 19, 2017
Connection: How To Improve Your Relationships Today
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Connection is the name of the game when it comes to relationships. But how do you know when your habits are wearing out that connection, causing problems in your relationships or even ending them? In part 6 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen introduce the mnemonic R.E.L.A.T.I.N.G., which breaks down what you need to implement to ensure success with those you love. 

Dec 15, 2017
Is It Possible To Rewire A Negative Brain?
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Did you know that the human brain is hardwired to have negative thoughts? Although evolution has caused our minds to think predominantly negative, our health improves immensely when we reverse that cycle of thinking. In episode 5 of the Success Starts Here series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell you how to think in a way that causes your brain to release more good chemicals, and less negative ones

Dec 13, 2017
Why The Brain Hates Change
18:57

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change, but then why is it so hard for the brain to accept the all those changes? In episode 4 of a series called Success Starts Here, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you how to train your brain to better handle change, and how to make sure those changes are the right ones to help you live a longer, more fulfilling life.

Dec 12, 2017
Get Your Prefrontal Cortex Working Like a CEO
15:46

The prefrontal cortex is like the executive part of the brain: it’s responsible for focus, forethought, impulse control, and empathy. But what happens when we have trouble in our frontal lobes? In Part 3 of the “Success Starts Here” series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain how taking care of our frontal lobes is essential to success.

Dec 07, 2017
How To Create Sustainable Joy This Holiday Season
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We all want to feel good. But all too often we engage in activities that provide short-term gratification but ultimately have a negative effect by wearing our pleasure centers out. In the second installment of the “Success Starts Here” series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share philosophies and techniques to finding your own unique purpose, and then using it to bring meaning and joy that lasts a lifetime.

Dec 06, 2017
Achieving SUCCESS: What Is The Starting Point?
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The truth is, that in order to achieve your wildest dreams and goals you must first start at the ultimate starting point: your brain. In this first episode of a series called “Success Starts Here”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of laying the best possible foundation for success by optimizing the physical function of the brain.

Dec 05, 2017
What Can You Do When Abusive Behavior Is Present?
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It seems like every day you turn on the news and see someone new being accused of sexual harassment. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the power dynamic, and how when coupled with brain dysfunction can lead to the type of poor decision making that ruins careers.

Dec 01, 2017
Can We Change The Way We View Addiction?
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As is often the case in many mental health cases, there is a stigma in how we see people who suffer from addiction. But what happens when we shift our entire paradigm of addiction issues? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen shares her story about how, against her wishes, she was chosen to be a messenger of change.

Nov 30, 2017
Opioids & Mental Health in America: What To Know
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Dr. Daniel Amen’s recent visit to the White House to discuss our country’s opioid epidemic raised plenty of questions about how addiction can be treated or prevented. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the current state of heroin use, the most current and effective methods for treating this deadly addiction, and strategies to keep your children from exposing themselves to opiates.

Nov 29, 2017
Holidays & Anxiety: Stress the Halls
13:06

There’s a reason polls have shown that a whopping 45% of Americans would rather chose to skip Christmas altogether. All of the stress of planning vacations, buying gifts, and spending time in potentially volatile conversations with estranged family members doesn’t exactly scream Christmas spirit. However, as Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen relay in this episode, you can choose not to fall into those stressful holiday habits.

Nov 28, 2017
End Your Addiction: Nutrition Habits For Recovery
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Many alcoholics and drug addicts have poor nutrition habits, but the things they put into their body can rob them of what little nutrients they do have. In this last episode of a series focused on addiction rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss ways to use supplements as a strategy to train the body and brain.

Nov 21, 2017
Can Nutrition Assist In Healing An Addict’s Brain?
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When it comes to treating a damaged brain, nutrition can be crucial to getting the mindset needed to kick bad habits. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss strategies to make sure what you put on your fork is going to help your cause, and not hurt it.

Nov 20, 2017
What Are The 5 Brain Types Associated with Addiction?
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When we talk about treating addiction, too often we think in terms of a “one size fits all” approach, but there are different types of brain function associated with addiction. Sometimes what works best for some may actually be quite detrimental towards others. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reveal the five different brain types associated with addiction and give treatment methods for each type.

Nov 16, 2017
Is It Possible To Break Free From The Chains of Addiction?
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Our pleasure centers are intended to handle an intermittent dripping of dopamine, but what happens when we pour dopamine onto our pleasure centers and drench them? In the first episode of a series on addiction, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen explain the science behind our compulsions, and the roles biology, psychology, and even genetics play in our predisposition to addictions.

Nov 15, 2017
Are You At Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease? Part 3 with Dr. Dale Bredesen
25:58

In the third and final episode of a series with Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of the new best-selling book “The End of Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen talk about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. By attacking all of these major risk factors, you are putting yourself in the best possible place to avoid cognitive troubles down the road.

Nov 09, 2017
Do You Know Your Important Numbers? Part 2 With Dr. Dale Bredesen
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In part two of a series with “The End of Alzheimer’s” author Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen discuss some of the practical takeaways from his book, such as taking an integrative approach and getting the proper testing done, so you can identify areas of excess or deficiencies and balance them with the right diet and supplements.

Nov 08, 2017
The End of Alzheimer’s: Part 1 with Dr. Dale Bredesen
18:25

Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer’s Disease. In the first episode of a three-part series with Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of the new best-selling book, “The End of Alzheimer’s”, Dr. Daniel Amen and Bredesen discuss the fully integrative approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease outlined in the book.

Nov 07, 2017
Can You Sleep Your Way To Better Health?
10:57

The grand finale of the memory rescue series is all about sleep. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of getting a good night sleep, and what can happen to your brain if you don’t get enough of it. Throughout this series, we’ve learned all about the 11 risk factors that can steal your memory early. 

Nov 02, 2017
Suicide: The Ones Who Are Left Behind
15:44

It’s often the ones left to pick up the pieces after a traumatic event like suicide who experience the most pain. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look at how suicide affects others, and ways to break the cycle of suffering.

Oct 31, 2017
Calories & Your Brain: The Hard Truth
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The subject of part 11 in the Memory Rescue series is diabesity. Studies have shown that as your weight goes up, the size and function of your brain goes down. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen tell you how to check your BMI and blood sugar levels, and how you can lose weight and feel great without the feelings of deprivation.

Oct 31, 2017
Hormones: Miracle-Gro For Your Brain
16:42

In Part 10 of a series on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the N in BRIGHT MINDS, which is Neurohormone Deficiencies. Without healthy hormone levels, you will feel tired and foggy, and your hippocampus can become smaller.

Oct 26, 2017
Can Infections Cause Memory Issues?
09:23

It’s important to constantly strengthen and build up your immunity in order to keep your memory sharp. In Part 9 of the Memory Rescue series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how some infectious diseases can wreak havoc on your brain. Learn what you can do to build up your immune system.

Oct 25, 2017
Can Having a Mental Disorder Affect Your Memory?
14:41

Roughly half of the population will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. In Part 8 of a series on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look at how mental health affects your memory, and the importance nutrition plays in maintaining optimal health.

Oct 19, 2017
The Truth About Toxins: Are You Being Poisoned?
14:39

In Part 7 of the Memory Rescue series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss toxins. Toxins are everywhere, from the hidden molds in our house to the lipstick we wear every day, we must be diligent in detecting and avoiding these often unseen enemies that can deteriorate our health.

Oct 18, 2017
Could You Have a Brain Injury and Not Know It?
18:08

In Part 6 of the Memory Rescue series, the focus is on head trauma. Taking a bad fall or playing contact sports can lead to memory issues as you get older, and can leave many people with lasting damage that they may not realize is there. Learn the importance of protecting your head, and what you can do to help your brain if you’ve experienced head trauma.

Oct 17, 2017
Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Inherited?
15:59

In part 5 of a 12-part series centered on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen shed some light on the role genetics play in your brain health and memory. While some people  may be more predisposed to memory problems than others, there are things any of us can do to keep memory issues at bay.

Oct 13, 2017
Is Inflammation Killing Your Brain?
24:33

In Part 4 of a 12-part Memory Rescue series, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the damaging effects of inflammation on your brain and body. Find out how this constant low-level fire may be devastating to your health.

Oct 12, 2017
When You Stop Learning, Your Brain Starts Dying
18:52

In part 3 of a 12-part series on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig into the next memory health risk factor from BRIGHT MINDS: Retirement & Aging.

Oct 11, 2017
What Is The Number One Brain Imaging Predictor for Alzheimer's Disease?
16:41

In the second installment of a 12-part series on Memory Rescue, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk about the first risk factor for memory loss from the BRIGHT MINDS mnemonic: Blood Flow. Learn how crucial proper blood flow is to your memory, brain, and overall health, as well as what you can do if your mind is headed to the dark place.

Oct 05, 2017
Memory Rescue: An Overview of the 11 Risk Factors That Steal Your Memory
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In the first episode of a 12-part series focused on Dr. Amen's new book Memory Rescue, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen discuss the importance of keeping a sharp mind. They touch on the 11 risk factors involved in memory loss.

Oct 04, 2017
How Do You Find Meaning In Your Life?
50:56

In this special extended edition of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Jeff Zeig, author, teacher, and founder of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Jeff shares stories of his time with the late, famed psychiatrist Victor Frankl, and how those experiences led to a better understanding of creating meaning and purpose in one’s life.

Sep 28, 2017
The Better Brain Solution with Dr. Steven Masley
36:59

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Better Brain Solution, for an in-depth discussion on nutrition, recipes, and cooking strategies that can have an enormous impact on the health of your brain and body. 

Sep 21, 2017
Are Food Sensitivities to Blame for Anxiety or Depression?
12:39

Did you know that food sensitivities can also trigger psychological responses, such as anxiety, depression, or ADD? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss food sensitivities and the brain, the efficiency of testing, and what you can do at home to get help fast.

Sep 13, 2017
Is the “Mama Bear” Response Triggered by a Hormone?
12:05

Many of us have felt an instinctual form of protective aggression in situations where one’s family unit seems threatened. Did you know that this response is caused by a hormone known as Oxytocin? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen lay out what oxytocin is and why it’s so important you have enough of it.

Sep 12, 2017
How Do You React Under High Pressure?