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TMHS 165: 12 Principles to Change Your Brain & Your Life with Dr. Daniel Amen

An ever expanding mystery to biologist and physicist alike, the human brain is truly the final frontier in understanding our universe, our world, and ourselves.

The form and function of your brain literally dictates everything about you. Your ability to choose papaya over Pop Tarts, your ability to choose forgiveness over hate, and your ability to choose courage over fear are all governed by that magnificent 3 pound organ resting inside of your head.

Your brain directs hormone function, activation of genetic programs, management of all of your senses and how you experience the world, and so much more. Today you’ll get an accelerated, easy-to-understand masterclass on brain basics.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a prolific physician, writer, and speaker who has been a pioneer in transforming our society’s understanding of the human brain, and how the function of our brain deeply impacts every area of our lives.

There might not be any information you’ll ever receive that can have a greater impact on your life. If you can change your brain, you can literally change everything about your reality. Learn from Dr. Amen what you can do to ensure you have the best brain possible. Avoid things that hurt your brain, and indulge in the things that help it. Let’s do this!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why eating the wrong kind of fats can damage your brain.
  • What brain SPECT imaging is (and why it’s so life-changing!).
  • Why adequate sleep is crucial for brain health.
  • 12 principles to change your brain and change your life.
  • Why a healthy brain is the #1 key for success in any area.
  • Why the notion of free will is a very, very grey area.
  • What makes your brain an “energy hog”.
  • How soft your brain actually is (this will really surprise you!).
  • Shocking reports on the relationship between soccer and brain damage.
  • What Dr. Amen discovered in his NFL concussion studies.
  • How alcohol consumption impacts your brain.
  • How brain health relates to sexual health.
  • Why there’s actually different types of anxiety, depression, and ADD.
  • Why brain aging is optional (this is important!).

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  1. Hi, I’ve listened to this episode (and many many more of the Model Health Show!) and a distinction is made between having the tests done and having them done by a practitioner who can understand and interpret the information usefully. I live in London, UK and would like to find a professional do to these labs with. I’ve made incredible progress, but the last 10% back to health seems to be very difficult to find and symptoms still pop back up. Please advise if you know any practitioners here, or how to look for them. Thanks for any help! I know you must be very busy so even a name or website in response would be enough to guide my research. Thanks 🙂

  2. Wow! Dr. Amen sounds awesome! What fascinating information this is! I have a rare neurological disorder that is starting to severely impede my body’s ability to move and function. Neurologists tell me there’s nothing they can do for me, but I wonder if Dr. Amen can help? I’ll delve into his book to see what he says. Shawn, thanks for sharing this life-changing information!


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