The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

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.... Show More

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July 8, 2020 17 min

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on interactive metronome training, visit h...

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

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

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

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

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

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance ...

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

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

For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for A...

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

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

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

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June 14, 2020 12 min

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

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

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

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

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

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