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Dr. Daniel Amen

The SECRETS to Better Brain Health & Boosting Your Mood

What's more powerful — the heart or the mind?

Does the heart or the mind have more control over your day-to-day life?

When we think of the heart, we often think of emotions and feelings, and when we think of the mind, we may think of rational thoughts and logical arguments. But the two aren’t as separate as one might think!

Think of your brain as the hub of every thought and emotion you have — it’s both the mind and the heart of your body in many ways! So just imagine — if you can control the way your brain functions and feels, how would that change your life?

Would you start going after your dreams without holding back?

Would you stop living the past and start creating your future?

Would you live a happier and healthier life?

My guest today is an expert on the brain who has helped people change their lives through his revolutionary research and teaching. Please welcome Dr. Daniel Amen to The School of Greatness!

“Helmets don’t protect you from brain damage. They protect you from skull fractures.” @DocAmen  

Dr. Daniel Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through Amen Clinics, his best-selling books, and public television programs.

Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 9 professional book chapters, 85 scientific articles,  and more than 40 books, including New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.

His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have aired more than 125,000 times across North America and have made him well-loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, mood, nutrition, and more.

The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen “the most popular psychiatrist in America” because of his books, media appearances, and clinics, which have over 7,000 patient visits a month. Amen Clinics also have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling over 170,000 scans on patients from 155 countries.

Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including Quiet Explosions, After the Last Round, and The Crash Reel, and he was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith. He has also appeared on the Emmy-winning show The Truth About Drinking.

His work has been featured in Newsweek, Time, Huffington Post, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, Men’s Health, Bottom Line, and Cosmopolitan.

It was an honor to have Dr. Amen on the podcast, and I learned so much about the importance of taking care of your brain and curating your thoughts. Our conversation was so interesting that I had to spilt it up into two parts, so make sure to check back on Wednesday to hear Part Two of our interview!

But for now, join me on Episode 1,120 to learn the SECRETS to better brain health and improving your mood with Dr. Daniel Amen!

“Mild traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of psychiatric illness.” @DocAmen  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is more powerful, the brain, the heart, or the mind?
  • What happens if we’re working on the software and not the hardware?
  • What are the three worst things you can do for your brain health?
  • What are the 5 foods that we should have to help our brains the most?
  • What are the effects of retiring on the brain?
  • What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the brain has more control over your body than your heart and your mind.
  • The four big circles of the human experience.
  • The negative effects that alcohol has on the brain.
  • 5 foods that we should eat for better brain health.
  • The biggest benefits of intermittent fasting and the science behind why it works.
  • Plus much more…
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