The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

By Dr Daniel & Tana Amen

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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
Why Your Kids Should Care About Their Brain Health- Pt. 3 with Michael Peterson and Colonel Jill Chambers

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?'

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

“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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

Did you know that parts of our brains play a major part in how we react to high pressure situation?  Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen break down the reasons why certain people are more attracted to danger than others.

Sep 11, 2017
Are You Always Getting What You Don’t Want?

It’s no secret that visualization can be a powerful tool for motivating and inspiring us to achieve our dreams. Your brain makes happen what it sees, whether that vision is what we want or what we don’t want. Therefore it’s important to pay attention to what we think about, and to spin negative thoughts into empowering, positive ones.

Sep 07, 2017
Are Relationships Always Worth Rescuing?

As a relational species, we are often inspired to step in and get involved in the lives of friends and family members who may be experiencing difficulties. However, there often comes a time where the physical and emotional costs cause us to question if our involvement is truly in our own best interest. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen reflect on their personal rewards from helping out a family member.

Sep 06, 2017
A Simple Practice to Let Go Of Negative Thoughts

Did you know that the types of thoughts you have can cause a physiological reaction in your body? That’s why it’s crucial to banish those Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) when they infest your mind. With the help of Captain Snout, the title character from Dr. Daniel Amen’s new children’s book, children and adults alike can ask themselves the “Superpower Questions” to stop negative thinking.

Aug 30, 2017
How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Fear

One of our most persistent enemies in life is the recurrence of automatic negative thoughts that infiltrate our minds, causing insecurity, anxiety, and doubt. In anticipation of Dr. Daniel Amen’s newest children’s book, Captain Snout and the Superpower Questions, he and Tana discuss the cognitive behavior therapy involved in getting those toxic thoughts out of your head.

Aug 29, 2017
Women Have More Active Brains Than Men: World’s Largest Brain Study

Amen Clinics recently published the largest functional brain imaging study to date, examining the differences between the brains of men and women. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the gender differences in how our brains are wired.

Aug 23, 2017
Red Dye #40: The Colorful Killer

In the same way that sugar can go by many different names, so too is red dye. Because it is identified in so many different ways, it can be difficult to locate on the list of ingredients. Studies have shown that red dye can be very detrimental to your health. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana discuss this deadly ingredient and teach you how to find it in the items on your shopping list.

Aug 17, 2017
How To Spot The Many Names of Sugar On Food Labels

It goes by many names and comes in many forms and disguises, but no matter how you look at it, sugar is one of the biggest enemies of a healthy diet. It can cause inflammation in you system, and even lead to major diseases such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen teach you how to identify the many faces of sugar in your own diet.

Aug 16, 2017
What Tony Robbins Taught Us

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, the Dr. Amen and Tana shares their biggest takeaways from Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” event. 

Aug 11, 2017
It Is Impossible To Ignore This Anymore: New CTE Study

A recent study on football players at various levels of competition found a high incidence of CTE brain damage among collegiate and professional athletes. In this episodes of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss their thoughts on the study, and what that means for young athletes and their parents.

Aug 03, 2017
Is Coffee Beneficial or Detrimental To Your Health?

In health circles, the topic of coffee can be controversial. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how coffee can be both beneficial and detrimental to your health. By understanding how it affects the brain and body, coffee drinkers can be better informed to make the correct choices in how and when they drink their coffee. 

Jul 26, 2017
The Surprising Thing Sleeping Does To Your Brain

A recent study was published on the accuracy of soldiers at the firing range based on the amount of sleep they had gotten the previous night. The surprising results indicate just how crucial it is to get enough sleep at night. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss ways to improve the quality of your sleep, so you can function better during the day.

Jul 25, 2017
The Big Brain Issue of Sending Kids To College at 18

Mental health issues among college students are on the rise, and often times these problems have roots in the parenting techniques applied during upbringing. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen highlight some of the issues a parent faces when trying to adequately prepare their son or daughter for their eventual path to independence, including overprotection, supervision, culture shock, being in-touch with the current culture, and the role that the rate of brain development plays

Jul 19, 2017
Natural, Easy and Safe Ways to Treat Depression

Treating depression is often the same as treating any other physical disease that manifests in the body, and therefore there should be no shame in recognizing the symptoms and getting the help you need. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss a “stepladder” approach to treating depression, which consists of trying the easiest, safest, and most accessible methods first, then working up to the more involved methods if those don’t work. 

Jul 18, 2017
Toxins: What Goes On Your Body Goes In Your Body

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into the many toxins (which we may or may not know about) that are finding their way into our body. However, they also discuss the many ways to detox and get those toxins out of the body.

Jul 13, 2017
How Long Does It Take To Get Over Grief?

Dealing with grief is among the most difficult of all human experiences. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the pitfalls that can accompany grief, such as isolation, using problematic comforts (like alcohol and sugar), or using your grief as an excuse to hurt yourself. They also discuss several ways that can make the grieving experience more tolerable.

Jul 12, 2017
When You Stop Learning, Your Brain Starts Dying - Part 3 of an Interview with Tom Bilyeu

In the final episode with Quest Nutrition co-founder Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig into the topic of new learning. Success leaves clues, and therefore your role models and peers can often rub off on you in either a positive or negative way. Learn how to identify which is which, and how basing your self-esteem on the concept of you as a “learner” may help you evoke major positive changes in your life.

Jul 07, 2017
How To Squash Automatic Negative Thoughts Today – Part 2 of an Interview with Tom Bilyeu

Certain skills may come easier to some than others, but no one learns anything without putting in some level of effort into execution. Quest Nutrition co-founder Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss how leading with belief, adaptation, and killing those automatic negative thoughts can lead to success in business and in life.

Jul 06, 2017
How to Master Your Mind Like a CEO – Part 1 of an Interview with Tom Bilyeu

It’s easy to underestimate the role the brain plays in shaping our perception of circumstance. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Quest Nutrition co-founder Tom Bilyeu, for a discussion on mission-based businesses and why it’s important to know what you’re fighting for.

Jul 05, 2017
How To Turn Life's Defeats Into Victory

Turning your life around is often an uphill battle, where the defeats seem to always outnumber the victories. It’s important to remember, however, that losing the battle isn’t the same as losing the war, and that next breakthrough may be just around the corner. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share a personal story of family struggle, and how even the darkest days ultimately yielded light at the end of the tunnel.

Jun 29, 2017
Beyond the Fame: Celebrities and Mental Illness

Achieving fame and fortune and the lifestyle that comes with it doesn’t necessarily make one immune to problems with mental health. In fact, many of the world’s most high-profile role models, from Katy Perry to Selena Gomez, have made their personal struggles public. It is this vulnerability that demonstrates just how alike we all are, and reminds us just how important it is to have empathy for those that are in need.

Jun 28, 2017
How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain? (Part 2)

In part 2 of a discussion on violence and the brain, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig deeper into the 4 circles that influence a person’s behavior: psychological, biological, spiritual, and social. A significant lack in any of these circles can play a major role in inducing violent behavior, as seen in people such as former MMA fighter War Machine and Colorado shooter James Holmes.

Jun 27, 2017
How Do Violent News Headlines Affect Your Brain? (Part 1)

With violent headlines continuing to dominate the media, it’s important to look for root causes in dangerous individuals. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look into the 4 circles that influence a person’s behavior: psychological, biological, social, and spiritual.

Jun 26, 2017
How To Break A Bad Habit Right Now – Part 3 of an Interview with Andy Ramage

Our habits are a result of our conditioning. When we slip up and do things we know may not be good for us, it’s easy to blame ourselves and give up, thus continuing the cycle. Luckily, there are effective and realistic ways to address these bad habits and pave the way for positive change. In the last episode of a series with Andy Ramage, he discusses these methods with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen.

Jun 23, 2017
Why Aren’t You Drinking? – Part 2 of an Interview with Andy Ramage

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion with ‘One Year No Beer’ founder Andy Ramage. Andy discusses the effects of alcohol, particularly as they relate to such subjects as hangovers, sports injuries, anxiety, weight loss, and motivation.

Jun 22, 2017
Could You Go One Year Without Beer? – Part 1 of an Interview with Andy Ramage

In today’s society, it seems like there is no escaping the social pressures of drinking alcohol. But cutting drinking from your daily life, it can play a major role in increasing performance and energy. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by founder of ‘One Year No Beer’, Andy Ramage, who changed his life via a unique personal challenge.

Jun 20, 2017
The Neuroscience of Voodoo Dolls, Vampires & Zombies

In this special episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a fun look at the neuroscience behind some of the ghost stories in American folklore and mythology. Tales of vampires, zombies, and voodoo dolls have become deeply embedded in our culture, populating our books, movies, and TV shows. It’s all fiction, or course, but the real-life origins behind these legends just might surprise you.

Jun 14, 2017
How To Find Your Purpose Through Pain

In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dig into the mailbag to address some messages from our listeners. A common thread among Brain Warriors is the notion of transformation from a place of pain to one of purpose, gaining mastery over both brain and body. Other topics include nutrition, social isolation, spirituality, and your body as a temple.

Jun 13, 2017
Giving Your Brain A Workout Today– Part 2 of an Interview with Rachele Brooke Smith

Rachele Brooke Smith went from being a fearful and anxious child to acting in movies alongside actors, Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. In this episode of the podcast, Rachele reveals how stress management tools such as meditation, visualization, and “disruptive gratitude” helped her work out her brain and create miracles in her life.

Jun 08, 2017
Destroying Your Limiting Beliefs – Part 1 of an Interview with Rachele Brooke Smith

Often times it is our own limiting beliefs that hold us back in life. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana are joined by actress, Rachele Brooke Smith, founder of “The Disruptive Movement”. Rachele discusses how she went from a fearful, anxious child to landing the lead role in a major Hollywood film, all by using visualization to see past her limiting beliefs.

Jun 07, 2017
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Saved Grace’s Life – Part 3 of an Interview with Shannon Kenitz

Executive Director of The International Hyperbarics Association, Shannon Kenitz discusses with Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana the role that SPECT imaging plays in hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Shannon shares her story of how SPECT scan analysis allowed her to see the progress in her daughter’s brain, allowing her to heal.

Jun 01, 2017
The Power of Healing with Oxygen – Part 2 of an Interview with Shannon Kenitz

Doctors told Shannon Kenitz to try to make her child Grace comfortable in what would have been her final days, but Shannon wasn’t going to let a serious disease end her daughter’s life. Through Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments, not only did Grace survive, but she regained her sight, learned to walk, and got control over motor functions. Grace went from being written off as another tragic disease to attending prom and walking in her graduation.

May 31, 2017
What To Do When Your World Changes Immediately - Part 1 of an Interview with Shannon Kenitz

When Shannon Kenitz’ daughter Grace was first taken to the hospital at 3 months old, she would never have guessed that she wouldn’t leave the hospital until she was 3 years old. When Grace was then diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease, the doctors told Shannon her best course of action was to make Grace comfortable and let her go. What happened next was unbelievable, heart-wrenching, and ultimately triumphant. 

May 30, 2017
The Autism Community – Part 3 of an Interview with Lisa Ackerman

When it comes to autism treatment, acceptance is not a strategy. Neither is guilt. A sense of community, however, can be a major asset for families with autism. In the last installment of this series with Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk with Lisa about what may be the biggest resource of all for those treating autism: other people. TACA provides an abundance of helpful resources for these families, such as putting them in touch with a local chapter for help in facing their special challenges.

May 25, 2017
Can Imaging Lead To Better Diagnoses for Autism?- Part 2 of an interview with Lisa Ackerman

When you see a kid with autism, you’ve seen ONE kid with autism. Unfortunately, autism is not one thing, and you can’t treat every brain the same. Fortunately, there are ways to scan the brain to determine the type of autism your child has, so you can treat them using appropriate methods. In part two of a series with Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), hosts Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the role SPECT imaging plays in autism treatment.

May 23, 2017
A Talk about Curing Autism – Part 1 of an Interview with Lisa Ackerman

There may be 100 ways to autism, but with the right strategy, there are just as many ways to make vast improvements in the life of your autistic child. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Lisa Ackerman, the founder of TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). Lisa shares stories of her personal journey in finding avenues for positive change for her autistic son, Jeff.

May 22, 2017
The Symphony Of Your Life – Part 3 of an Interview with Barry Goldstein

In part 3 of a discussion on music with Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen focus on the healing power of music. This episode will give insight into how musical nourishment can change the lives of stroke victims, people who struggle with Aphasia, and even those with Alzheimer’s Disease. You will also learn about autobiographical songs, and how to take a “5 minute musical vacation” to travel the world.

May 18, 2017
Prescribing Playlists – Part 2 of an Interview with Barry Goldstein

In the second installment of our series with Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue the discussion on the benefits of music. Learn how the power of rhythm can decrease inflammation, how pop songs can help people with ADD, and why you should create your own personal playlists to connect to any mood you want.

May 17, 2017
Becoming the DJ in Your Own Life – Part 1 of an Interview with Barry Goldstein

Music can tell stories, increase brain power, and even influence our mood. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Grammy Award winning producer Barry Goldstein to talk about all things music. Goldstein, also the author of the bestselling book “The Secret Language Of The Heart”, provides scientific research to illustrate how what we hear can affect how we feel.

May 16, 2017
Attacking Alzheimer’s Disease: A Special Edition Interview with Maria Shriver

In this special edition, double length episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by the former first lady of California, Maria Shriver. After losing her father to Alzheimer’s, Maria founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to help in research and awareness of this devastating disease. In this discussion, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana, and Maria touch on the risk factors for Alzheimer’s and what you can do to prevent it in your family. Maria also talks about Move For Minds, a special Alzheimer’s benefit event held in eight cities across the country.

May 08, 2017
Tips for Handling Anxiety and Panic Attacks

For many of us, panic attacks can strike at the most inopportune times. Fortunately, there are coping mechanisms you can employ to keep your anxiety at bay. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen dive into the topic of anxiety to give you tips for dealing with that overwhelming feeling of stress that can occur during a panic attack.

May 03, 2017
Dealing with Depression

In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen have a discussion on a topic that has been very personal for Tana: Depression. Learn the many causes and risk factors for depression, the 7 different types of depression, and natural methods a Brain Warrior can use to attack depression.

May 02, 2017
Instead of Smoking Pot, How Do I Deal With Anxiety, Depression and Pain?

Not all marijuana use is recreational. Many people use marijuana purely for its medicinal effects. But are there healthier alternatives? Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana discuss many of the options available for those who believe medicinal marijuana is the only way to cope with their afflictions.

Apr 25, 2017
Smoking Marijuana is NOT Going Green!

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana discuss the controversial issue of marijuana. Both sides of the issue have strong proponents who argue passionately to defend their stance, but what do the actual brain scans say? The results may surprise you.

Apr 24, 2017
Sports, Mentors, And Social Environments – Part 4 of an Interview with Anthony Davis

In the last episode of this sports-centric discussion with former football star Anthony Davis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana dive into the subject of social influence, and the impact it has on young athletes and impressionable youth. Anthony Davis shares his backstory, and how relied on discipline, focus, and teamwork to make the right decisions necessary to rise from less than ideal circumstances.

Apr 20, 2017
Jobless & Homeless: Suffering in the Shadows – Part 3 of an Interview with Anthony

In part 3 of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast series with NFL and USC football star Anthony Davis, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana interview Davis, now 30 years removed from his professional playing days, to discuss how a post–football lifestyle can either powerfully influence positive brain health, or, as in the sad stories of many former teammates, can take its tragic toll.

Apr 19, 2017
If I knew Then What I Know Now, I Never Would’ve Played Football – Part 2 of an Interview with Anthony Davis

In Part 2 of an interview with former NFL and USC football star, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana discuss growing up with sports, and how choices made on the field can affect all aspects of life down the road. Learn which sports are the worst for your children's health, as well as which ones could actually help them live longer.

Apr 18, 2017
How The Notre Dame Killer Recovered His Brain - Part 1 of an Interview with Anthony Davis

Today on the Brain Warrior’s Way podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana interview guest Anthony Davis, also known as A.D., also known as the legendary 'Notre Dame Killer,' who scored a combined 10 touchdowns in the 1972 and 1974 games against the Irish and was runner-up in the '74 Heisman vote. They discuss his struggles with brain fog, memory issues and overall health.

Apr 17, 2017
Sex on the Brain: Sex and ADD - Part 4 of an Interview with Dr. Emily Morse

In the last installment of a series on sex and relationships, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana are joined by Dr. Emily Morse to talk about what you can do if ADD is causing problems in the bedroom.

Apr 13, 2017
Sex on the Brain: Intimacy and Blood Flow - Part 3 of an Interview with Dr. Emily Morse

In part 3 of an interview with Dr. Emily Morse, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana continue their discussion on intimacy. Learn how anxiety, blood flow, and overall health may be sabotaging your sex life, and what you can do about it.

Apr 12, 2017
Sex on the Brain: Communication is Lubrication – Part 2 of an Interview with Dr. Emily Morse

Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana talk with Dr. Emily Morse about the common intimacy problems that can occur with long term couples. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, learn ways to avoid these relationship issues and keep the “novelty of the new” in your sex life.

Apr 11, 2017
Sex on the Brain – Part 1 of an Interview with Dr. Emily Morse

Dr. Emily Morse is the host of “Sex with Emily,” a live radio show and top downloaded podcast on iTunes. Morse has appeared as a guest expert on countless radio and television shows, as well as been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle for her expertise in sex and relationships. Emily’s first book Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight was released in October 2011. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana talk with Emily about how to prioritize intimacy, and how “communication is lubrication”.

Apr 10, 2017
The Brain at Work –Personal Development in Company Culture - Part 4 of an Interview with Dave Asprey

If you’re running your own business, your company is an extension of your habits and energy. However, you don’t need to be a CEO to see the effects of brain health on the workplace. In the last episode of this series with Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey, Dr. Amen and Tana discuss ways to increase performance at work.

Apr 07, 2017
Is Mold Destroying Your Health? - Part 3 of an Interview with Dave Asprey

Over half of all homes have water damage of some form or another. It’s therefore crucial to test for the presence of mold, the “mitochondrial kryptonite” that may very well be secretly wearing down your health, subjecting you to such dysfunctions as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia.

Apr 06, 2017
How to Amp Your Brain by Taking Care of Your Body's Batteries - Part 2 of an Interview with Dave Asprey

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dave Asprey discusses the mitochondria with Dr. Amen and Tana. Learn how you can help the “power cells” in your body in order to be less stressed, less inflamed, and even nicer to be around.

Apr 05, 2017
Hack Your Biology to Uncover Your Potential – Part 1 of an Interview with Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, a New York Times bestselling author, and host of the top rated health podcast, Bulletproof Radio. In this episode of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dave talks with Daniel and Tana about how fixing a “hardware problem” led to finishing business school and setting out on a new path to success.

Apr 04, 2017
Adult Kids - Tips for Parenting a Young Adult - Part 4 of an Interview with Dr. Jim Fay

Sending your child off to college doesn’t necessarily mean your parenting duties are over. Today we learn about ways you can help your child transition into a self-sufficient adult.

Apr 03, 2017
Is it Normal to Have Problematic Teenagers? Part 3 of An Interview with Dr. Jim Fay

Problematic teens are normal. At least, that's what many parents think. But today, we're going to find out if there's any basis to say if it is indeed a normal, helpless case or if there's anything we can do to resolve this. 

Mar 30, 2017
Taking The First Step - When is The Best Time to Get Started with Love and Logic Part 2 of an Interview with Dr. Jim Fay

It's always a question of when or how should I get started. So today, we'll have Dr. Jim Fay guide us on how to get things started and moving forward when implementing the principles of Love and Logic 

Mar 29, 2017
The Practical Principles of Parenting With Love and Logic - An Interview with Dr. Jim Fay Part 1

He's become one of America's most sought after presenters in the fields of parenting, positive discipline, and classroom management. Along with Foster Cline, MD, he's the co-founder of The Love and Logic Institute and co-author of the bestseller, Parenting with Love and Logic. Jim Fay has over 30 years of experience in education, serving in public, private and parochial schools in a variety of roles including elementary education, art and music teacher, school principal and administrator. He's been consulting and speaking about parenting and education for more than 30 years founding the school, Consultant Services, which is the sister company to the Cline Fay Institute in 1977.

Mar 28, 2017
Busting The Cholesterol Myth - Why It's Not ALL Bad with Dr Mark Houston

Cholesterol it seems has been demonized and most of the times painted like a monster, but the truth is, it's not as bad as you think it is. Today, we're going to find out exactly when it's good and when it's bad for you.

Mar 27, 2017
The Amen Solution Rapid Fire Q&A Session - Part 3

We hope you're enjoying your weekend. Today's episode is the third installment in our four part The Amen Solution Q&A session. Enjoy your weekend treat.

Mar 25, 2017
Hypertension - 3 Things to Take Care of for Better Blood Pressure To Live Longer with Dr. Mark Houston

Statistics show that 30% of America has high blood pressure and another 30% are pre-hypertensive. This is a huge number and it's terribly dangerous. However, there's something you can do about it to turn things around to reduce if not eliminate your possibility of getting hypertensive. Be sure to listen to the full episode to learn the top three things you need to take care of for better blood pressure.

Mar 24, 2017
The Silent Menace that Melts Your Heart & Batters Your Brain Health with Dr. Mark Houston

One interesting statistic, most people, men and women, 68% in fact, have their first heart attack at having had no previous symptoms. Today, we're going to talk about inflammation and how devastating this can be to your heart and brain if left unchecked.

Mar 23, 2017
The Vital Role of Your Heart, Blood Vessels, and Fat to Your Brain Health with Dr. Mark Houston

Today's podcast is the first of our four-part series with Dr. Mark Houston. Dr. Houston is selected as one of the top physicians in hypertension in the United States; selected as one of the most influential doctors in the U.S. in both hypertension and lipidemia and the author of over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts, and seven best-selling books, including one of my favorite books. It's What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease. He is an internist, a cardiologist, he's an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Mar 22, 2017
How to Survive Your Teens Food Choices Without Starving Them to Death

As your kids start to make their own choices, it is important that in the early stage, they are educated and trained to make the RIGHT choices. And the truth is, realistically, that is not what's happening in many homes. So today, we're going to share with you some actionable steps that you can do to give your children a better health by helping them make the right food choices. 

Mar 21, 2017
ADD & Your Brain Type - Can Brain Trauma & Type Be Related & ADD Be Inherited?

ADD is predominantly inherited and genetically passed from one to another. Today, we're going to find out if brain trauma related ADD can be inherited as well.

Mar 20, 2017
The Amen Solution Q&A Session - Part 2

This weekend, we’re bringing you the second part of our Q&A sessions for The Amen Solution. Be sure to head back to Episode 99 if you haven't listened to it. We hope you enjoy.

Mar 18, 2017
ADD Ring of Fire Anxiety - What Supplements Can Help Calm & Focus The Brain

This episode is a continuation of our four part Healing ADD coaching call where we've answered a wide variety of questions on ADD.

Mar 17, 2017
ADD and Negative Thoughts-The Toxic Cocktail - Why They Shouldn't Go Together

Today's episode is part of an ADD coaching call that was recorded. My experience with ADD over decades now is many people with ADD use negative thinking, use fear as a way to stimulate their brains. So today, we're going to discuss this issue and answer a couple other questions about ADD. Watch out for part two of this coaching call. 

Mar 16, 2017
How to Salvage Your Brain from Slowly Melting Away with Dr Derose

We have a very special guest today, Dr David DeRose, who wrote a book called 30 Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control. Dr DeRose is a board certified specialist in internal medicine and preventive medicine, he also holds a master in Public Health with an emphasis in health promotion and health education, that's what you and I do all the time. He currently serves as president of Compass Health Consulting where he helps develop media resources and services that enable individuals and groups to better harness lifestyle and other natural therapies.

Mar 15, 2017
The Hallmarks of Good Parenting

In this episode, we're going to discuss the characteristics of an "ideal" parent. I know it can be challenging, but it's doable. Be sure to listen and chime in on your thoughts by visiting 

Mar 14, 2017
Has Your Teenager Lost Their Mind and Blown Yours?
Today's episode is a milestone for us here at Brain Warrior's Way Podcast. We have officially reached our 100th episode and we are just thrilled with this new achievement. So before anything else, we just want to say thank you for all your support. 
What we're going to talk about today has something to do with our children, our teenage children to be exact and the reason why we're doing this is simple, we love them and they are the hope of this nation, they are the future generation. 
Mar 13, 2017
Discipline and Good Parenting That's Firm But Kind
To be a parent of someone who has ADD or ADHD is not easy. It's really important to be educated. So today, we're answering some common questions on how you should manage your kids who have ADD or ADHD but still maintaining your supportive role as a parent and ensuring that you don't lose your temper. 
We'll also tackle other questions including pot use, resource recommendations for someone dairy allergic. 
Mar 10, 2017
ADD and ADHD Myth Busters & Questions - Answered

Today's episode is from our coaching calls where we've taken questions and here we'll have them answered for you. 

Mar 09, 2017
Sleep The REAL Enhancement for Better Health

If you're having a hard time sleeping, have sleep apnea or snore, then this episode is for you. Today, we're going to talk about how you can enhance your sleep to get you back on track to a better health.

Mar 08, 2017
Sleep Stealers - How technology is Robbing You The Sleep You Need

Technology and gadgets are good, that's without a question, but one area that's making them a curse is the fact that gadgets and technology can rob much of your time to sleep. Today, we're going to talk about that and a couple more topics about how we are getting rob of the sleep that we need.  

Mar 07, 2017
Sleep Smarter Series: Why Sleep is not Important.... but VERY IMPORTANT

We've heard not once or twice but a gazillion times why sleep is important. But today, we're echoing that again and this time we'll have an expert in this area. Today's guest is Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is the best selling author of Sleep Smarter and the creator of the Model Health show featured as the number one heath podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri St Louis, Shawn studied Business, Biology and Kinesiology and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. A company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations world wide.

Mar 06, 2017
The Toxin Solution Effective Detoxification Tips - That Work

NOTE: If you have not yet listened to the first three episodes of this five part series, we highly recommend that you get back to The Toxin Solution Parts 1,2,&3.

Now that you know how horrifying these toxins, today we're going to learn some tips on how you detoxify your body effectively.

Mar 02, 2017
Why You Might Be Breathing or Eating Harmful Molds

NOTE: If you have not yet listened to the first two episodes of this five part series, we highly recommend that you get back to The Toxin Solution, Parts 1&2.

There are various ways toxins are introduced into our system and one inevitable factor is the environment that we live in. Listen to this episode as we discuss the toxic role of molds. 

Mar 01, 2017
What Goes ON Your Body Gets IN Your Body

NOTE: If you have not yet listened to the first episode of this five part series, we highly recommend that you get back to The Toxin Solution Part 1.

In this episode, we'll be talking about the importance of being aware of the things/products that we are using or consuming and ensure that we don't expose ourselves to unnecessary toxics. 

Feb 28, 2017
Are You Eating Toxic Food? Here is your solution...

Today's episode is first in five parts of our interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno. Dr Pizzorno is the founder of Bastyr University and best selling author. He wrote the book , The Toxin Solution, which will be the center of this five part series. 

Feb 27, 2017
The Missing Keys You Need to Get The Best Voice - REVEALED - Set Your Voice Free with Roger Love
Whether it's in business or personal communication, your voice matters. But there's really something more you can do to get the best voice you can possibly have and it all starts with being mindful of simple things such as your breathing.
In today's podcast, you'll learn some of the techniques to get that voice you probably never thought you could have.  
Feb 24, 2017
How Hurting Your Voice Hurts Your Brain - Set Your Voice Free with Roger Love Part 2

Can your brain be affected by your voice? Listen to this episode and learn what Roger Love thinks about your voice in relation to your brain.  

Feb 23, 2017
Why Your Voice Matters - Set Your Voice Free with Roger Love Part 1

Did you ever think about your voice as an asset? Well, you might not be a singing sensation or a diva, but today we'll talk about why your voice matters. In this episode, we'll be joined by renowned voice coach who've handled celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, and many other Grammy winning artist, Roger Love. Roger Love is also the author of the book Set Your Voice Free. 

Feb 22, 2017
What's So Intriguing About Neurofeedback

Wondering what the new trends are in dealing with ADHD? Listen to this episode and get to know what Neurofeedback is and why it's gaining popularity.  

Feb 18, 2017
ADD & ADHD - Treat or Not toTreat? Ritalin, that is today’s Question

Do you ever find yourself asking if you should take medication for an ailment or just leave it because of your perceived side effects? That's what we're going to discuss today. In particular, ADD and ADHD and we'll weigh the pros and cons of taking Ritalin.

Feb 17, 2017
Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Real Damage To Your Intimacy

There are many things that can dilute the intimacy between couples. In this episode we'll talk about how sleep apnea and snoring can be detrimental to your intimate relationships and your brain's role in it.

Feb 16, 2017
The Brain in Love & Lust Series - More Sex On Your Brain

Today's episode we're going to talk about love and sex and how the brain is affected by these two charged emotional events in our lives. We've talked a lot about sex in this podcast and if you haven't heard our previous episodes, check out episodes 16 and 61.

Feb 15, 2017
The Brain in Love & Lust, Does It Damage Your Brain When You Lose Someone You Love?

Losing someone is hard, emotionally, but does it have any impact on your brain? That's what we're going to find out in today's episode. 

Feb 14, 2017
The Brain in Love & Lust, Can You Choose Your Love?

Since we are on the love month and only a day away from Valentines, we're starting a series called The Brain in Love. So today, we're going to talk about, what if you can choose the one you love?

Feb 13, 2017
Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

Today's episode is the episode for every female who just wants to make something different in her life and in her health. We'll be discussing about some interesting topics on genes, diets, and how you can turn things around with your old school health plan to something that's workable, possible, and believable health and wellness strategy. 

Feb 10, 2017
Can Diet Help Treat Chronic Illness?

There are people who suffer from chronic illnesses who take a handful of medicine every day. It's like a common scenario that we've learned to accept as the norm. However, as people become more aware of using food as a medicine and not just as a way to nourish their body, diet as treatment has gained popularity.

The question now is, can diet help treat chronic illnesses? Listen to this episode and know the answer. 

Feb 09, 2017
Hormones & Lifestyle - Why and How it Affects Your Brain

Hormones are what makes our body's processes work like a well oiled machine. When one of the many hormones suddenly gets disrupted whether it shoots up or goes down, we'll see and feel the effects of it. 

Similarly, the lifestyle that we have can either make things better or it can also make things worst. 

In today's episode, we'll talk exactly about how these two factors play an important role in our brain health.


Feb 08, 2017
Head Trauma, Cardiac Arrest and Its Effects on Your Brain

There are a number of ailments and injuries that can greatly affect our brain functions, and probably the two most common which we're going to talk about today is head trauma and cardiac arrest. 

If you want to know how these two can affect your brain functions, be sure to listen to this short podcast. 


Feb 07, 2017
Can a Damaged Brain Be Repaired?

Today's episode, we're going to answer another set of questions that I think is essential for our understanding of our brain health. Please be sure that you subscribe so you don't miss out any of the new episodes we release everyday, except Sunday.


Feb 06, 2017
Brain Scans: Who Needs it And When Should You Get One Done - Q&A Part 3

We are on our third episode for this series of questions and answers and in each episode, we hope that you're learning new things to help you be more aware and conscious about your brain health. 

In today's discussion, we're going to answer a couple of questions on who and when should you get yourself a brain scan and why you need it specially during the advance years starting at 40. 



Feb 04, 2017
Why You Shouldn't Let Your Kids Play Contact Sport - Q&A Part 2

In this second part of our Q&A, you'll learn why contact sports should be shunned by your kids and what alternative sports you should choose. We've also answered the question on what is the role of inflammation in Alzheimers


Feb 03, 2017
Three Biggest Life & Health Lessons by Working @ Amen Clinics with Dr. Daniel Emina

Dr. Daniel Emina is a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who earned his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, and completed his general residency in psychiatry and child/adolescent fellowship at the University of Hawaii Department of Psychiatry. His training was modeled on a bio/psych/social/spiritual/cultural understanding of an individual and featured a diverse patient population.

In this brief interview, we'll get to know Dr. Emina's three most important lessons he has learned while working at the Amen Clinic. 


Dr. Amen: Hey everybody. Dr. Daniel Amen. I'm here with Dr. Daniel Emina.

Dr. Emina: Two Daniels.

Dr. Amen: We are here in our Northern California Clinic in Walnut Creek. We are going to talk about the three biggest lessons that Daniel who has worked with us for the last two and a half years has learned working at Amen Clinics. Daniel is double board certified psychiatrist. He trained at UCLA and at the University of Hawaii. You know I did my child psychiatry training at Tripler along with University of Hawaii. In both of our psychiatric training they never taught us to look at the brain. Isn't that nuts? When you think about it, it's nuts. When you think after being here two and half years, what are some of the big lessons you've learned? What comes to mind?

Dr. Emina: First thing is, I think I'm extremely spoiled being here. It's drastically changed the way I understand mental health. I don't even think of it as mental health anymore, I think of it as brain health. I think that almost everyone should come in and start to think of how can I make my brain better? No matter what diagnosis you may have had before, I usually start to think well, don't think of it like that, just think of it as how can I optimize my brain? You could come in and be a CEO of a company doing extremely well technically in life but there's things you can always do to optimize your brain. Lesson one for me is it's not really mental health anymore. I'm not necessarily a mental health doctor now, I'm a brain health doctor now.

Dr. Amen: So whether it's ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and addictions, schizophrenia, or you're fighting with your wife or you're irritable with your kids-

Dr. Emina: Or don't sleep as well or you just want to be even better at the tasks you do everyday, whatever that may be at home, at work, whatever it may be because ultimately it's your brain that controls everything you do.

Dr. Amen: Okay so you see mental health as brain health. I think that's like a huge 'aha' for me. I've learned nobody really wants to see a psychiatrist. Nobody wants to be labeled as defective or abnormal but everybody wants a better brain. Nobody would argue with you, "No I don't want a better brain." They do. It decreases the stigma which is one of the things that hooked me early on with scans is patient stops thinking of it as a moral problem, as a problem of not trying hard enough, but as a medical problem.

Dr. Emina: Yes. I should add that as being my second biggest thing in some ways. I've been so spoiled to have this tool. I'm trying to imagine not having this tool, practicing without this tool. It completely changes the way I see clients as they come in with whatever concern they may have. Even concerns related to people who have been labeled as personality disorders and things like that. Now you get to see what they were trying to deal with all this time. A lot of our coping mechanisms whether good or maladaptive, a bad coping strategy, are based on how we try to manage that brain we have. Lesson number two for me, the biggest was, you have to look at the organ you're treating. I'm trying to imagine if, you definitely talked about this, if I'm a cardiologist I have to kind of imagine, well based on what you're telling me potentially this is what's going on with your heart. This has completely changed the way I understand clients.

Dr. Amen: Not acceptable. It's just not acceptable. I remember working on a new book and writing about chronic fatigue syndrome and back in the early '90s when I started doing scans the idea of chronic fatigue, oh you're a psychiatric patient, you're histrionic or there's secondary gain. There's a gain from being sick and then when you saw their scans, they were just devastated like the infectious scans you see. And all of the sudden it just completely changes everything on how you deal with this person. Of course they're hysterical. Their brain is not working right and they can't think. That'll make you terrible, act that way.

Dr. Emina: In some ways that actually connects into my last big lesson is that because now that I can look at scans you tend to see that the other things that contribute to whatever someone is coming in complaining about. All of the sudden if you see a brain that looks extremely unhealthy, you probably have to think that this person isn't just depressed. Maybe there's something else that's happening in their life and whatever situation, something they've been exposed to that's now leading them to present with whatever illness. Things that I wouldn't have even fathomed or thought contributed to mental illness or whatever before now I have to start thinking about. It's actually even expanded my thinking even greater than that because now I'm doing pharmacogenomics which is looking at how your body reacts to supplements, medicines and such based on your genetics. It's completely changed the way I think of brain health just because I get to see ...

Dr. Amen: So what are some of those things you've seen that have surprised you that can cause anxiety, depression, ADD?

Dr. Emina: One really important one is head trauma. Take a hit to the head, the one that you forgot about. There's no family history of any brain disorders or mental illness or whatever. All the sudden you're the one that has severe anxiety and anger outbursts. We take a look and everyone thinks it's something wrong with you. Also we take a look at your scan and you see significant damage to the temporal lobe. Now everybody in the family can say this is what's going on, this is the medical condition. If you had a broken leg, people wouldn't get angry at you for having a broken leg and not being able to walk as quickly as them. It now gives you an opportunity [inaudible 00:06:33] this is why you actually abuse substances because you were just trying to cope and this became a maladaptive or bad coping strategy. Now let's work on creating better coping strategies.

Dr. Amen: And often in the history they say they didn't have a head injury. You see it in the scan and then we have to ask over and over again and then we find they were in a bad car accident. They were thrown from a car ... whenever.

Dr. Emina: And one of the other biggest errors I'm actually learning about and this is actually in this last year I've been picking up more knowledge related to this are infectious type processes that can lead to presentations again whether it's you were exposed to mold or exposed to lime or even just kind of chronic based infectious or inflammatory responses that lead to the presentation and just continue to have these symptoms. I'm depressed, I'm anxious, I'm tired all the time and it's related to this potential infectious process or the thing that was going on for a long time. I've even started to see a connection with that and how to treat headaches too. You see certain things on the scan and there's a tendency that the genes or the genetics will match up a certain way. And that changes the way you go about treating that client too. It's amazing stuff.

Dr. Amen: Here at Amen Clinics we actually do a formal outcomes study on everybody we see. We have, 'cause people go what's your success rate using this scan? It's really high. If we treat you it's 84% of complicated people. On average, our patients and you know this, at 4.2 diagnoses, nobody's simple. They have failed 3.3 providers and 5 medications. That's our average. Daniel actually has one of the best success rates in the whole company so thank you. I'm very proud of you for that. But if you don't look, you don't know. Learn more about Amen Clinics and about our Northern California Clinic at Have a great day.


Feb 01, 2017
Emotional Eating Triggers, Motivational Tricks & Tips, and more Live Questions with Dr. Amen and The Daniel Plan FB Live Part 2


If you love the first part of this FB Live on Daniel's Plan Q&A session, you'll sure love this part two where we answered some great questions on motication, emotional eating and more. 


Daniel Amen: This next question is really good. What do you recommend to help me maintain my motivation? I'm good for a week, and then motivation goes out the window. What do you think?

Tana Amen: I would say that this is where knowing your why and having it firmly planted in your head, and not making it about something temporary ...

Daniel Amen: Put it up where you can see it every day.

Tana Amen: Absolutely.

Daniel Amen: The Daniel Plan book actually have an exercise we call the one page miracle. On one piece of paper, write down what you want, and then ask yourself every day, "Does my behavior get me what I want?"

Tana Amen: That's what I was going to say, and it's really what you need to do. When I was training for my black belt test ...

Daniel Amen: Did you say that I was brilliant?

Tana Amen: Brilliant. You're brilliant. I love you.

Daniel Amen: Could we say it one more time?

Tana Amen: You are brilliant, my love.

Daniel Amen: Thank you.

Tana Amen: When I was training for my black belt test, you know that was six years of hard work, and there were times where I'm like, "Okay. I'm just done. I'm tired. It's hard. This is hard. I'm tired of getting bruises and whatever," but what I did was keep ... Stop looking at me like that. He thinks I'm crazy. I kept these signs, and motivational quotes, and things like that around the room where I trained, and that really helped me. I kept pictures of amazing people that inspire me, and the end result, and I kept what my goal was at the end firmly planted, so that I didn't lose sight of it just because I was tired.

Daniel Amen: Motivation and why go hand in hand. You have to know your why, and it has to be so important you just stick with it. I wanted to go to medical school. It was a big endeavor, but I wanted to do that, so everything else became around that goal. You just want to know why you want to be healthy.

I find I'm my own worst enemy. How can I change this about myself? It's true for everybody who is not healthy that you're your own worst enemy, because you're not focused on being well. That's why Tana and I wrote a book called The Brain Warriors Way, because it's a war. If you're not armed, prepared and aware, then our society is not set up for your health. Our society is set up for your illness.

Tana Amen: One thing I would probably say about that, because I think we all have, at some time in our lives, done this sabotage thing. Most of us have done a self-sabotage thing at some point in our lives, and if you look at why you do that and you really figure it out ... What I like to do is have people think about the times, because probably most likely, at some point in your lives, you've, also, really succeeded. You've done something really well. Even if it was when you were in seventh grade and you made the cheerleading team, or the basketball team, or whatever it was, think about that time, what you did, what went into that, and really break it down step by step. Did you go to sleep earlier? Did you practice? Were you just really focused on it and really serious about it?

Break it down step by step. Chances are, there's a formula there, and if you apply that same formula and you look at what you're doing now that is sabotaging you, I bet you you can see that there's a big gap in what you're doing now and what you did then to be very successful.

Daniel Amen: I'm going to bunch these two questions. How do I overcome emotional eating? I find that food is the first place to go when I'm sad, stressed, or bored. I'm going to combine that with what do you recommend to help with cravings and sugar? I want sugar all day long.

Ultimately, sugar and foods that quickly turn to sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar, cause an insulin response in your body. What that means, your body sees sugar. Your pancreas produces a lot of insulin in that way to drive the sugar into your cells. One of the other things it, also, does is it works on an amino acid called tryptophan and drives tryptophan into your brain.

Why do you care about that? Tryptophan is the amino acid building block for serotonin. It makes you happy, so, yes, brownies, cupcakes, rocky road ice cream, they all make you happy short term. They give you inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression and Alzheimer's Disease long term. You want to go short term benefit, long term problem. There are other ways to increase serotonin. Exercise is one. I think you actually use exercise as an anti-depressant.

Tana Amen: Yes.

Daniel Amen: When you're having a craving, go for a walk, and then there's supplements like 5HTP and saffron that can help naturally boost serotonin in the brain.

Tana Amen: I want to touch on something, too. That's absolutely true, and here's the really, really simple thing you can do, stop eating sugar. When you eat sugar and simple carbs, you crave sugar and simple carbs. When you stop, it's hard for a couple days, and then if you eat some fat and healthy protein, like we talked about in the beginning, those cravings will start to go away within a few days. They'll start to subside.

I'm getting dozens of messages now that the holidays are over about people who were warriors, and then got off track because of the holidays, and now they're really struggling to get back on. That's exactly what happens, because as soon as you start eating those foods, they're addictive, and the more you eat sugar and simple carbs, the more you crave them. The only way to get off of them is to get off of them, so use the same solution ...

Daniel Amen: And to see them as a weapon of mass destruction.

Tana Amen: Go back to step one, the thing you did in the beginning and start over.

Daniel Amen: Eating well and buying all these organic foods you recommend is expensive. I go to grocery stores and compare the price of organic fruit and vegetables to the regular ones, and I just can't do it. Is there a way to make eating well more affordable?

Again,, it will tell you which foods ...

Tana Amen: Dot org.

Daniel Amen: ... that are okay not organic, and which foods you should buy them organic or you just shouldn't eat them. For example, blueberries. I've been talking about blueberries forever. We call them brain berries around here, but they hold more pesticides than almost any other fruit, and you just want to ask yourself when it comes to expense, "Do I want to pay now or do I want to pay later," because all the pesticides in your body promote illness, and, yes, some things are more expensive, but not nearly as expensive as you could attest to as getting cancer.

Tana Amen: I want to, also, add to that when the studies were done at the Harvard Public School of Health, they actually found that eating healthy turned out to be $1.50 per day per person. Now, if you have six kids, yes, you have to learn how to budget that and be a little more thoughtful, but one of the things people weren't taking into account is that when you truly are doing it, if you're actually being honest and doing this in a really healthy way, you're cutting out things like expensive coffee drinks, and treats and snacks at the movies, which are just treating you to illness, by the way. You're cutting out a lot of the things that you were doing, so people weren't taking into account the fact that they're saving money on fast food and things like that, because they are now doing things in a more wholesome way. It's about $1.50 per day per person.

Daniel Amen: We eat out a lot and go to many social functions. What are some of the things I can do to stay on my healthy eating plan?

In your purse, put a little bottle of Sweetly.

Tana Amen: I've got Stevia and a bar always with me.

Daniel Amen: We carry food with us that's healthy, but, anyway, Sweetly makes ten different flavors. I like chocolate, and you'll always have it in your purse, because you love me. I'll get sparkling water and a lime. Nobody will harass me about that. I'll put a little bit in, because I like something a little bit sweet, and I'm perfectly happy. If it's an event where I will eat ahead of time.

Tana Amen: That's what I was going to say.

Daniel Amen: That way, I will not be tempted to make a mistake.

Tana Amen: What we will often do is eat ahead of time, and then pick at the salad and just eat a little bit of this or that. If they have chicken, order it without the sauce. They're usually willing to accommodate you a little bit.

Daniel Amen: I like this one. Which brand of permanent hair color do you recommend? Is the media right to say we should stay away from parabens and PPDs? I'm not ready to go gray yet.

Tana Amen: Me either. This is a hard one.

Daniel Amen: There is a couple of apps. My favorite one is called Think Dirty. Download it. It's free, or the Environmental Working Group as an app called Healthy Living, another one called Skin Deep, and they actually let you scan the products. When I first did this in my bathroom, I literally threw out 70% of the products in my bathroom. Parabens, phthalates and PEGs are endocrine disrupters. I'm putting all this stuff on my body to be sexy for my beautiful wife, and they're completely dropping my testosterone, so I'm not going to feel like being sexy. You don't want to do that. You don't want to put anything in your body that has pesticides in it, and you don't want to put anything on your body with poison, unless, of course, you don't like yourself. If you don't like yourself, that's a psychiatric issue we should talk about.

Tana Amen: As far as the hair color goes, that's a hard one. What I have done ... Yes, I'm not going gray yet. Not going to do it.

Daniel Amen: I would love you.

Tana Amen: I know. He keeps telling me, "Go gray." It's not going to happen.

Daniel Amen: I would love you.

Tana Amen: I know you would, and I love you for that, but it's not going to happen. You won't have to worry about it. That is the one thing I'm not ready to do, and I'm hoping that someone comes up with a really healthy hair color. They do make hair color, and I can't remember. I want to say it's Schwarzkopf. I'm not 100% sure. There is a brand that makes it without ammonia and lead, but I do know it just has other chemicals in it. Probably a little better than most, but to make up for that, what I do now is I try to be more careful with all the stuff I use on a day to day basis. Does that make sense? I just try to not daily assault my body with all of the chemicals around the house.

Daniel Amen: I think we only have time for one more question. I like this last question. How would you recommend some of the Brain MD health products with the Daniel Plan to help maximize potential?

I create supplements and have for a long time. They're under our Brand MD health line, and I think everybody should be taking a great multiple vitamin. We make one called Neurovite Plus, an awesome Omega 3 fatty acid supplement. We make Omega 3 Power, and these are different than what you can buy in the store, because they're concentrated, highly purified. Each batch is filtered for 256 toxins, and then I think you should check your vitamin D level and optimize it. We have products, if you tend to be a worrier and over focused, if your mood is not good, if you feel too anxious, you can't focus, or you have memory issues.

I think supplements help you mind the gap between that perfect diet and what most people do.

Tana Amen: I would add to that one last thing, and that is that we make an awesome protein powder, because a lot of the recipes you will see, are things like smoothies and stuff like that, so we make a plant based protein powder that includes all the amino acids, branch chain amino acids, if you're a vegan. It's got fiber in it. It's got no sugar, so it's really clean. Tastes really good, chocolate and vanilla. I think that that's another product that goes really nicely with The Daniel Plan. I'm biased, because I helped create it.

Daniel Amen: Yes, you did.

Tana Amen: I really like it, and because we use it in so many recipes. That's one thing.

I just want to touch really quickly before we end on that question, because it's just been stuck in my head, about the person who does the self-sabotage. Chances are you have learned to ... You've learned a series of habits that are sabotaging you, and you can learn tiny habits that will help you get back on track. It's about those daily habits. That's why we call it training, the daily training of a warrior. You just have to start that training and start with small habits, and build on them, but it's about daily training. You can't show up for the fight, you can't show up on fight day and expect to win if you're not training every day, so just every day, start those small things that are going to help build you up and get back on track.

Daniel Amen: One habit that I just really love, actually it's on the top of my to do list, it's every morning, I start with today is going to be a great day, because then my brain will find why today is going to be a great day. I, also, start with what I'm going to do today. Is it good for my brain or bad for my brain?

In the Daniel Plan, there are literally hundreds of daily habits that you can begin to put in your life. Just do one thing at a time.

Tana Amen: One thing at a time.

Daniel Amen: When you make a mistake, learn from it.

Tana Amen: Just get back. Up fell down. Get back up. You only fail if you stay down.

Daniel Amen: We are praying for your success. We are thrilled to be on this journey with you. You can tune in. The Daniel Plan has so many different resources. Tana and I have two new books called The Brain Warrior's Way, The Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook. It's all Daniel Plan friendly. We're just grateful you're part of our communities.

Tana Amen: Thank you so much.


Jan 31, 2017
The Daniel Plan: The 5 Pillars of Weight Loss Success

The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking program that will equip you with practical tools and resources to help you get into the best shape of your health. 

In this episode, we've answered some questions from our audience which we hope can also help you understand better what is in store for you if you get yourself into this program. 

If you haven't seen this, check out the Daniel Plan website.


Tana: Hi everyone. We are so excited to be here today answering questions about the detox, the talk we did last weekend, right?

Dr. Amen: For the Daniel Plan.

Tana: Right.

Dr. Amen: Which is a book, program that Mark Hyman, Rick Warren, and I wrote. Tanner was one of the coaches on that. It goes perfectly with the philosophy of what we have been teaching for a long time.

Tana: We're not schitzophrenic, we're looking at three different cameras. Just so you know, okay? We are trying to include.

Dr. Amen: Is that definition of not being schitzophrenic?

Tana: Right. We are trying include all of you. We're being inclusive.

Dr. Amen: So, we're gonna answer questions. We got a lot of 'em and actually one of my favorite ones is "I hate cooking, any tips for the non-cooker?"

Tana: You're gonna give me away aren't you? He's gonna throw me under bus right now.

Dr. Amen: When I met her, she couldn't cook if fact I prayed.

Tana: Yes.

Dr. Amen: Fervently, that she wouldn't cook.

Tana: It's true.

Dr. Amen: Because it was like a bomb would go off in the kitchen.

Tana: I did not learn how to cook until actually, probably when we got together, and Daniel says I went from disaster to master. There's a reason for that. It was because I actually, here's the secret even though I've written eight cook books, I don't love to cook, okay? I love to serve my family so I think part of the secret is that you focus on what's important to you. If it's, cooking, you know some people love to cook but if you don't love cooking, focus on the reason you're doing it. I did it because I wanted to be healthy and I couldn't go out at the time, to just all these great, healthy restaurants. There are still not that many of them but also because I wanted to serve my family. I didn't want my daughter growing up in the same sort of food chaos that I grew up in and so I learned how to do it. One of my biggest tips, the thing I would give to you is find ten things that you love that are super easy. Like the chicken wings that I make for my family, super easy recipe, I know I can do it in fifteen minutes and the preparation's just incredibly simple. I have 10 or 15 recipes that my family loves that I know are easy and from there, you'll start to branch out.

Dr. Amen: "I am new to the Daniel Plan. I read the book and watched the videos. Where is the best place to start?" What would you say?

Tana: I think that this might be different for everybody because I think that, like you talk about a lot, is tiny habits. I think that probably the thing that's easiest for you to master might be the thing to do. If drinking water sounds easy to you, start with drinking water. If cleaning out your pantry, we'd probably recommend that for all of you but master one thing. Clean out your pantry. Fill your pantry with good things. Drink water. Take small habits though and start to them expand them and whatever one feels the easiest to master, that's where I would start. What would you say?

Dr. Amen: The Daniel Plan is based on five pillars, faith, why do you care? Ask yourself and answer that question. Now, I never want to be a burden to my family. I want to live with great energy. I'm completely vain and I want to be in the same size pants I was in when I was 18. What's your motivation? Why do you care? Food, is this good for me or bad for me? It's really about a relationship with food but just start asking yourself this question. Will this serve my health or with this hurt my health? Fitness, brand new study I told you about this, if you're 80 years old and you walk at a three mile an hour pace, you have a 90% chance to live until you're ninety. If you can only walk at a one mile an hour pace, you have a 90% chance you will not live until you're 90 so start walking faster. I always tell everybody walk like you're late. Faith, food, fitness, focus, stop believing every stupid thought you have. Whenever you're sad, mad, nervous or out of control. Start journaling just start writing down what you're thinking and friends. People get better together or they get sick together. The thing I say over and over again that I just believe, the fastest way to get healthy is to find the healthiest people you can stand and then spend as much time around him or her as possible. Get the Daniel Plan. Do it with a friend.

Tana: Couldn't agree more.

Dr. Amen: If you could buy a copy for yourself and buy one for someone else and you do it as a group, you just get better faster. Just pick something really simple from each of those five pillars and go I'm doing that today.

Tana: Yeah, so I like the idea of picking something really simple you know you can do, master it and then move on. I like that. Let's see "I see the Daniel Plan talks a lot about detox. Can you please share some tips? Refer to watching" ... Okay, let's see, the first thing I want to do with the detox is explain what detox means cause a lot of people think we're going to drink some solution. Detox means this magical thing that happens and we're going to eliminate all of the bad things out of your body and by some you know, some magical thing we do. Really, what detox means at least for us, is you're going to get rid of the things that have been hurting you and start adding the things that have been helping you. We do not want you on a starvation program. We don't want you doing an all juice fast. We don't want you feeling miserable or deprived so you can all breathe a sigh of relief now. Really, what it means is that we just want you eating super clean and getting rid of the things that have been hurting you. That's really what we want you to focus on. An example would be sugar. We want you start with getting and we want you to start with two weeks of, because anyone can do that, or ten days. Ten days, anyone can do ten days, get rid of sugar, caffeine, anything that contains gluten, so especially wheat, dairy and what am I missing? Processed foods.

Dr. Amen: Corn. Soy.

Tana: And processed foods.

Dr. Amen: People are going but there's nothing left to eat.

Tana: Oh, there's so much.

Dr. Amen: We promise you, thousands of things and you want to think about food, you know what's your relationship? Are you going to eat something that serves you or something that hurts you?

Tana: Be thinking about adding lots of fat and healthy protein so not trans-fats or processed fats but nuts, avocado, seeds. A little healthy protein throughout the day will keep you very satisfied. Go to the Daniel Plan's website, the Daniel Plan cookbook, it's loaded with recipes. Their chefs are amazing. They're really going to help you get this down and not feel deprived. It's about abundance. It's not about deprivation.

Dr. Amen: The next question is "Life is so busy with my family, I really struggle prepping meals for the week and because of this, we typically go to fast food restaurants or I whip up something quick that probably isn't the healthiest. What do you suggest?" I suggest making this a priority and if you're gonna go pick up stuff, cause we pick up stuff.

Tana: Yeah.

Dr. Amen: It's find the restaurants that you like that like you back. Focus on organic vegetables and fruit, meats and you go oh, but that's expensive. No being sick is expensive. You really want to get your mindset right. A great website to go to is the environmental working group because they'll tell you which are the vegetables you really need organic and which are the ones that are okay to do non-organic.

Tana: I really like that and one thing I tell myself in order to reframe this cause it really is all about mindset. If you really want to do something, you will find a way and if you don't, you will find an excuse. That's just been our experience. What I really want you to focus on here is when I, cause we are really busy and I know how hard it can be when you're that busy. We traveled all the month of December, part of January and it was exhausting. When I am that tired, that's especially when I tell myself I am too busy not to make good decisions about my heath. I am too busy not to eat healthy, not to exercise, not to get my sleep. I have to be especially protective of myself and my family. I'm even more vigilant during those times and so come up with some simple solutions. I pay my daughter. Yes, bribery is a good thing, at times, so it becomes part of her chores to help chop up veggies or have an assistant, my assistant who normally helps at work, guess what, I have to have a cross over and she'll help me with things around the house and chopping up veggies and going to the grocery store and making sure I have healthy snacks. If you want to find a way.

Dr. Amen: Now people are saying I don't have an assistant.

Tana: Right.

Dr. Amen: I'm not like Tana Amen. I can't do that so before you were Tana Amen, what would you do?

Tana: That's a great question because now, my life is different now so that's my challenge is time now. There's been a time, believe me, lot's of times when it was financial and so one thing you can do that I have actually know of people doing very successfully, share the chores with another mom or another wife or someone, another person in your neighborhood. One person goes to the grocery store. One person is prepping. It is not harder to make a double batch of say, turkey chili or soup or something like that as it is to make one and it's not.

Dr. Amen: So and even before you had help, if you really wanted to do something.

Tana: Yeah.

Dr. Amen: You found the time.

Tana: I find a way. Yes, it's just, you just have to make it priority.

Dr. Amen: So what we're just asking you to do is make your health a priority because your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit that was given to you by God, that was bought for you at a price. If you're not taking care of this, it means you're being disrespectful to the most important gift God gave you or one of the most important gifts God gave you.

Tana: One last little tip, here's an example of what that looks like. We do a lot of meetings, a lot of interviews. I do my interviews walking around, okay? I am moving. I don't like sitting all day and for me when I'm really busy, that's one of the things that really gets to us and gets me down. I move while I am interviewing while I am on meetings.

Jan 30, 2017
Q & A Session: Can ADD Be Cured? Is It True?

Join us in another lively discussion as Dr Daniel Amen and Tana Amen, answer some of the most interesting questions surrounding ADD, ADHD, brain health, nutrition, sex, and more. 

Jan 28, 2017
What Makes a Great Leader?

Whether it's in the family, in governments, or businesses, all these instutitions are in dire need of great leaders. 

In this episode of Brain Warrior's Podcast, we'll talk to Dr. John Townsend about the secret sauce of raising great leaders. 

Dr. Townsend works with leaders and organizations by providing team and executive coaching, corporate consulting, and by giving conference presentations.  He coaches families and family businesses.  John conducts the Townsend Leadership Program, developing leaders at sites nationwide.   He also formed the Townsend Leadership Coach Group, which trains leaders to run their own training teams.

Jan 16, 2017
Dr Amen Q&A Session 3 Part 1

Welcome back to another episode of our Q&A session. Today's episode we're going to talk about a couple of issues, but one thing that stood in this episode is a question about sugar and sweeteners. I know it's a hot topic and it's something you probably are asking yourself as well. So be sure to listen to the whole episode and learn some useful insights in today's questions, answered. 

Jan 14, 2017
The Teenage Brain - How to Train Teens in Building the Right Boundaries

This is our first milestone for this podcast, and believe it or not, we've just reached our 50th episode. 

So from all of us here at the Amen Clinic, thank you for your continued support and the wonderful feedback and reviews that you've left on iTunes. 

Now to celebrate this milestone, we're joined by Dr. John Townsend, a prolific, New York Times bestselling author of almost 30 books. 

Today's topic is all about the teenage brain. It's a topic that's near and dear to us because we too have a teenager who is so special in our life. 

The problem is, in many families, these teens don't get the attention they need to prepare themselves for the future, to be the next leaders. They are left vulnerable to negative influences. 

If you're in that same boat, be sure to listen, as Dr John Townsend shares with us his expertise in helping parents raise up teens with the right boundaries. 

Jan 13, 2017
How to Create Boundaries That Build Relationship with Dr John Townsend

Successful relationships are built on mutual respect of another person's boundaries and limitations. When someone encroaches another person's boundaries, it means no less than trouble. 

One of the most simple way of creating boundaries for yourself is by practicing a graceful way of saying no when you feel that it's against your principle, your health, or your well being. Unfortunately, many fall into becoming men pleasers which simply means giving up on someone's boundaries. 

Today's episode, we'll dig deeper into this topic and we'll have Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach, psychologist, and author of Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No-To Take Control of Your Life.


Jan 12, 2017
Entitlement Cure - How to Break the Grip of Entitlement by Instilling Accountability and Responsibility with Dr. John Townsend

If there's one thing that keeps people from succeeding, it's their sense of entitlement. And that's what we're going to discuss today. Why is this entitlement so detrimental to developing responsible and accountable children or employees and how are we going to tackle this societal disease.

Today's guest is an expert on this topic and he's written the book, The Entitlement Cure along with many other books. 

Dr. John Townsend is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 27 books, selling 8 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and Handling Difficult People.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the insights in this episode so be sure to stick around. And if you haven't subscribe, be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you won't miss out on three other interviews we have with Dr. Townsend.  

Jan 11, 2017
Empowering Women By Building Positive Body Image

What would you do when someone tells you that you're fat? There's practically only two things you can do about this type of comment, you can either take it and respond gracefully or it can tear your confidence down and you go into a defensive mode, depression, and stress. 

According to studies, 93% of women doesn't like their body. Well, that's a sad number and I think it's really worth talking about this issue and we can build a positive body image for everyone, no matter what their age is.

Join us in this episode as we listen more from Kathy Smith and how she helps empower women and build a positive body image. 


Jan 10, 2017
How to Do What You Ought to Do and Deal with Your Excuses with Kathy Smith

Alibis, excuses, whatever you call it, at some point in our lives, we all had our own reasons for not doing the healthy things or the good things eventhough we already knew its consequences. Why we do what we shouldn't do and not do those that we ought to do, that's the million dollar question. 

In today's episode, we'll discuss about this with Kathy Smith and she'll share with us her insights and personal experience and hopefully we'll all learn something to takeaway to help us stick to what we should do for our health. 

Jan 09, 2017
Dr Amen Q&A Session 2 Part 2

Today's Q&A session is great mix of different topics but one thing that really stood out was a case where a lady lost her memory that takes care of the simple mathematical skills like addition and subtraction. You might think it's a weird case, but if you'd like to learn of the full story on this, be sure to listen to this episode. 

Jan 07, 2017
Strength Training & How to Boost Brain Health w Kathy Smith Fitness Expert

In today’s episode, we are joined by New York Times bestselling author and forefront figure in the fitness and health industry, Kathy Smith. Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs, and she has been featured on countless media outlets, including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and Good Morning America. She will share with us her insights on the undeniable benefits of strength training to keep a healthy body and healthy brain.

Jan 06, 2017
How to Grow New Brain Cells TODAY ! Interview with Dr. David Perlmutter

There have been many studies that show us how the brain cells degenerate or slowly die in a variety of scenarios. It's probably a quest that modern medicine has long sought to resolve. 

So in today's episode, we're joined by Dr. David Perlmutter in our continuing discussion about brain health, and in particular, we'll talk about our quests and questions on how we can regenerate or grow new brain cells. 

Jan 05, 2017
Flush Toxins For Brighter Brain Health

It's no surprise to know that many of the food circulating today contains toxins that are harmful not only for our gut, but ultimately for our brain and our overall health. 

So today, we're dedicating this episode to this specific topic and with the help of Dr. David Perlmutter, we hope to shed light on how great an impact this toxins have in our brain health. 

Jan 04, 2017
Brain Maker: It's All About The Gut

In this episode, we're continuing our discussion with Dr. David Perlmutter on how the gut health impacts your brain health. It's a really interesting discussion and you'll sure learn a lot about the importance of your food choices in how your brain functions. 

Now, if you have not listened to the first part, Grain Brain: How Gluten is Terrorizing Your Brain, be sure to check it out. 

Jan 03, 2017
Grain Brain: How Gluten is Terrorizing You & Your Brain

Happy New Year! We are so excited to start this year with a bang by first of all bringing to the podcast some notable and renowned authorities in the field of brain health. 

So to start the new year, we have with us today, Dr. David Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter is a board certified neurologist, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a four time New York Times bestselling author. He received his MD degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Roundtree Research Award.

He has published extensively in peer reviewed scientific journals, including the Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Applied Nutrition. He's been interviewed all over the place, Dr. Oz, Oprah, the Today Show. One of my favorite books is Brain Maker. He's, also, the author of Grain Brain, the Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar. He has a brand new book called The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan.

Listen to this series with Dr. Perlmutter as we discuss about grain and it's impact in our gut and brain health.

Jan 02, 2017
Dr Amen Q&A Session 2 Part 1

Enjoy today's two-part Question and Answer session where Dr Amen was asked a variety of questions, from the relation of PMS to brain health, which is better hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, and more.

Be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you can get notified of part 2 and the future episodes of Brain Warrior's Way Podcast. 

Have a blessed and brain healthy new year! 

Dec 31, 2016
Get Your Black Belt in Brain Health

Tana's milestones in her martial arts, earning for herself two black belts resound a lot about her passion for her health. Once told by her doctor not to engage in martial arts because of many health issues and ultimately battling cancer too, Tana's fighting spirit still tells us what we can do even when the odds are against us. So today, we'll get to know Tana's story how she earned her black belt and how she continues to that training to achieve a black belt in brain health. 

So today, we'll get to know Tana's story, how she earned her black belt and how she continues with her training to achieve a black belt in brain health. 

Dec 30, 2016
Steps to Prevent Alzheimers Disease

50% of people who are 85 years and older will actually be diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia. That's normal. What we want to do today is actually help you prevent it. We want you to be 60 or 70 or 80 and to be as cognitively sharp as you were when you were 20. 

Listen to the full episode for tips and insights on how you can prevent Alzheimer's and maintain a sharp brain. 

Dec 29, 2016
7 Critical Reasons Not to Ignore PTSD Anxiety and Depression

Believe it or not, but growing up in a violent environment causes the same brain changes in children as soldiers in war. 

When you grow up troubled, in a chaotic or an aggressive environment, it can actually change your brain, perhaps for the rest of your life.

Join us in this episode as we discuss this topic on why you shouldn't ignore PTSD anxiety, and depression. 

Dec 28, 2016
ADD & The Powerful Female Brain

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a highly genetic issue. While some of the symptoms may go unnoticed it's always a good thing to pay close attention if you suspect them to have it, especially if your child has short attention span and has difficulty getting organized or focused. 

Listen to this episode and get to know some tips and insights based on a first hand experience. 

Dec 27, 2016
Discover- Is it PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury?

In this episode of Brain Warrior's way podcast, we're going to discuss this landmark research paper on brain imaging and behavior where we can distinguish between people who've had been physically traumatized versus those who've had emotional trauma.

Dec 26, 2016
Dr Amen's Q&A Session - Part 3

Check out the third and final part of Dr Amen's question and answer segment. To listen to the previous Q&A sessions go to:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Dec 24, 2016
Is Stress Dominating your life?

We all face stress at some point in our lives. The sad thing is, not all of us are equipped to really deal with stress head on. So today, we're taking the time to share with you our personal and proven strategies that we've used all these years to effectively manage stress in our life. 

Dec 23, 2016
Three Quick Steps to Block Negative Thinking

In today's episode, we're going to talk about the three steps on how you can block and eliminate those negative thoughts. Some simple tips to make sure you don't dwell on those negative thoughts but replace it with something positive and useful for your brain.

Dec 22, 2016
Natural Ways to Ease Holiday Anxiety, Stress, and Panic Attacks

You can't avoid stress. That's a fact. Fortunately, there are many ways you can do to ensure that you're able to manage those stresses instead of just absorbing them day by day. Stick around and listen to today's episode where we discuss the four quick ways to ease those stresses and anxieties this holiday season. 

Dec 21, 2016
What Do You Feed a Million Dollar Brain - Parenting Series Part 2


We often hear parent's say that their kids only eat their favorite hotdog or burger and would not even dare glance at vegetables and you're probably wondering how on earth can you raise brain healthy kids who feed on this kind of diet. 

If you one of the parent's with this challenge, then this episode is for you. Be sure to listen to the whole episode as we discuss how you can resolve the daily table battle and win the game. 

Dec 20, 2016
End The Brain Scratching Homework Battles - Parenting Series Part 1

Parenting can be very challenging if you don't have the right direction as a parent and if you don't have a vision of what you'd like your child to be. 

In this episode, we will talk about how you can turn things around if you are struggling with instilling discipline and accountability to your children. 

Dec 19, 2016
Dr Amen's Q&A Session - Part 2

Check out the second part of Dr Amen's question and answer segment. If you haven't listened to part 1, be sure to check it out by going to Episode 21:

Dec 17, 2016
How Does Brain Health Affect Your Love Life?

Have you ever wondered if love just about the heart or is it more about your brain? Well, it's a common question and a lot get confused on what role these two organs really play in the emotional state of a person. So today, we'll demystify the role of your brain in our relationships. 

Be sure to listen to the whole episode. And if you haven't left us a review on iTunes, you can drop them by clicking here:

Dec 16, 2016
How to Manage Your Relationship When Someone You Love Has ADD

How are you going to respond when you find out that your partner or someone close to you has ADD?

In today's episode, we'll focus on this topic and we'll share with you our personal experience and our insights on how you can gracefully overcome ADD in your relationships. 

Dec 15, 2016
NFL Football Concussions: Winners or Losers?

Football is so popular in the U.S. but the truth is football is one of the most dangerous games for your brain. We've scanned hundreds of football players and the results we're far from pleasing.

In this episode, we'll share with you our studies and findings. Be sure to listen to the full episode and if you have any brain changing experience, we'd be happy to hear  it. Drop us an email or a video message. 

Dec 14, 2016
The Steps to Becoming a Brain Health Warrior

Your brain's wellness is probably one of the most neglected health concern. In today's episode the podcast, we're going to discuss how you can turn this mentality around, what steps you should take and where you can expect to be if you do the right way of taking care of your brain health.  

Dec 13, 2016
Who is Tana Amen?

While many of you probably know Tana as the beautiful face beside me all the time, Tana is a person with a life so rich in experience and a story worth listening. So in today's episode, let me do the honor of introducing her to you and how she became the person that you know her today. 

Dec 12, 2016
Dr Amen Q&A Session 1

Welcome to the first Q&A session with Dr Amen. Every Saturday, you will be hearing one of Dr Amen's Q&A sessions, Facebook Live broadcasts, webinars as well as event recordings. 

Dec 10, 2016
Fear and Worry

Fear, Doubt and Worry, How to harness the worry monster lurking in your Brain. Master your thoughts to live free again and love your life.

Dec 09, 2016
Sleep and the Brain

How you can help your Brain take you off to sleep more deeply. 20 Ways to enhance your sleep and rest better. Awake relaxed and renewed the Brain Warrior Way.

Dec 08, 2016
Fight or Flight

How to deal with the trauma of being attacked. How to release the pain of trauma and begin to heal your brain and your body.


Dec 07, 2016
The Male vs Female Brain

What can the brain teach us about dealing with the opposite sex or “why you really do have to ask your man more than once.

Dec 06, 2016
Sex on the Brain

Use your brain to enhance your sex life. Enjoy more intimacy and better sex using the untapped power in your Brain. Light up your Brain lite up your sex life.

Dec 05, 2016
The Power of Forgiveness

This is a very special podcast where we talk about the power of forgiveness and the impact it has on your brain’s health. They also discuss the health costs of holding on to hurts.

Nov 23, 2016
Sheep, Sheepdogs and Warrior’s

In this powerful episode Daniel and Tana share one of the signature stories from their book The Brain Warrior’s Way.  It is a story about how to develop the right mindset to never be a victim again of the forces trying to make you sick.

Nov 23, 2016
Overcoming Negativity: Kill the ANTs

You will listen to this podcast over and over.  In this episode Daniel and Tana will teach you the importance of not believing every thought you have, how to discipline your mind, kill the ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and overcome negativity.

Nov 22, 2016
How Your Gut Runs Your Brain

Your gut is literally your second brain.  In this episode you will learn about the intricate connection between your brain and gut, and how to help both health. You will also hear the story of Larry Leaky and how stress disrupted his gut, caused him to be sick and how he healed.

Nov 21, 2016
20 Things Parents Should Never Do

Dr. Amen has more than 30 years experience as a child psychiatrist, and both he and Tana have raised children together.  In this episode, Daniel and Tana will give listeners 20 things parents should never do if they want to raise brain healthy children.

Nov 21, 2016
9 Myths You Never Knew Were Stealing Your Brain

Many people don’t know the hidden negative behaviors they engage in that steal brain health. In this episode we will discuss 9 of them.

Nov 21, 2016
The Most Important Lesson from 125,000 Brains

Over the past 25 years Amen Clinics has built the world’s largest database of brain SPECT scans, totaling more than 125,000 scans on patients from 111 countries.  In this episode we will discuss the most important lesson learned, which is you are not stuck with the brain you have, you can make it better and we can prove it.

Nov 21, 2016
What’s Your Brain Type – 5 Types of Overeaters

One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from looking at the brain is that all mental health issues are not single or simple disorders in the brain, they all have multiple types. In this episode, we tackle the different types of overeaters as we have seen in the brain.

Nov 21, 2016
Natural Ways to Beat Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression

Too often physicians reach for their prescription pads when there are natural, safer alternatives for treating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. This episode will share the natural treatments we use at Amen Clinics.

Nov 21, 2016
When the Hurt Won’t Go Away (PTSD)

7.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and tens of millions more from past emotional trauma.  In this episode we discuss how to decrease the power of past hurts and ways to help heal PTSD.

Nov 21, 2016
Concussions and Reversing Brain Trauma

Concussions and traumatic brain injury are at epidemic proportions in our society.  Amen Clinics did the first and largest study on active and retired NFL players where we showed high levels of damage, but also the possibility of recovery in 80% of our players.  In this episode, we discuss our rehabilitation program.

Nov 21, 2016
Foods that Reverse Brain Damage

In this episode, we discuss the foods that hurt your brain and foods that work like medicine to help heal the brain.

Nov 21, 2016
What Is ADD Costing You and Your Family?

Untreated attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a major cause of school failure, job failure, relationship problems and financial ruin. Learn about ADD and what you can do to get help for it.

Nov 20, 2016
Getting Super Healthy Through the Holidays

You do not need to get sick through the holidays and suffer through failed New Year’s  resolutions.  Learn how to get super healthy through the holidays by using your brain and becoming a brain warrior.

Nov 19, 2016
The Brain Warrior’s Way

The Brain Warrior’s Way – The war for your health is won or lost between your ears in the moment by moment decisions you make every day. Tune in to discover how to become a brain warrior to get yourself and your family health for generations.

Nov 19, 2016