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Author: 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.
561 Episodes
You have questions? The Amens have answers. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer some of your questions. This episode features information and tips on brain waves during a state of fear, family brain history in the adoption process, and the accuracy of claims made about animal-based food products in the new Netflix documentary, “Game Changer.” If you’d like your question answered by the Amens, visit for information on how to submit.
It’s time for another special “Brain in the News” episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast! In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give their take on some of the most interesting news items revolving around brain health. This episode features information on crocus sativus and depression, binge-drinking and education, contaminated Juul pods, and using cannabinoids to treat mental health disorders.
Many of us tend to think of the holidays as a happy time. After all, we connect and spend time with family and loved ones and give thanks for what we have in our lives. In reality, however, there’s more depression during the holidays than any other time of the year. So what can you do to keep the holiday stressors at bay? In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Tana Amen discuss some of the biggest holiday stress culprits, and how to manage them to keep a level head going into the new year.
When holiday season rolls around, most of us are tasked with the time-honored tradition of picking out gifts for our loved ones. Yet much of the time, the gifts we choose don’t promote the health of the recipient. In fact, usually the opposite is true. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some tips to think outside the box when it comes to your holiday shopping so you can give the gift of health and wellness.
In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen answer some of your questions. This week’s installment covers such topics as video game violence, hypothyroidism, histamine intolerance, and the differences between samE and serotonin mood support. If you’d like your question answered on the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, you can submit your questions at
For this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen take a look at some of the current news items and weigh in from a brain health perspective. This week’s pieces range from the surprising, such as how Omega 3 can help children with mood disorders, to the bizarre, like the man who was arrested for drunk driving with a high BAC level, even though he never took a sip of alcohol.
We live in a culture where we celebrate with food. It’s ironic that most of the food we choose to celebrate is actually hurting us, and is therefore nothing to celebrate. So what are our options? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you some suggestions for healthy (and delicious!) dishes you can bring to the next family gathering to help set an example of wellness for your loved ones.
Over the years, the focus of the Thanksgiving holiday has gone from gratitude to gluttony, which makes it exceptionally difficult for people to both celebrate the holiday and maintain their healthy lifestyle. So what can Brain Warriors do? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen give you tips for avoiding those weapons of mass destruction while saving face with the relatives.
In the fourth and final episode of a series with MMA fighter and author Justin Wren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Justin discuss the impact emotional trauma can have on a person, and what happens when you hold on to the hurt. They also touch on the benefits of EMDR therapy, self-care, and why happiness should not be seen as merely an option.
MMA fighter-turned author Justin Wren was at a crossroads in his life when he made the decision to venture into the Congo. The impact he made on the pygmy culture he found there would change their lives for the better, forever. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Justin discuss how purpose can transform your life, and how the concept of victory can exist on many different levels.
Things had been on a downward swing for MMA fighter Justin Wren, but then his desperation and faith provided him with the most unexpected of visions. Where that vision would ultimately lead him, no one could have predicted. In the second episode of a series with “Fight for the Forgotten” author Justin Wren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Wren discuss the remarkable circumstances that answered an entire culture’s prayers.
When MMA fighter-turned social activist Justin Wren was bullied by his classmates, he struggled to find a reason for living. He eventually found that wrestling and mixed martial arts gave him an outlet for his frustrations, but something was still missing. In the first episode of a series with the “Fight for the Forgotten” author, Justin describes what happened when he made the shift from fighting people to fighting FOR people.
According to Dr. John Townsend, the key to growth, whether it be for large companies or for a single individual, is the need to need. What this means is that we need to have others that we rely upon, that we need in order to achieve success. In the final episode with Dr. Townsend, he shares with Daniel and Tana Amen some of the ways that needing other people (certain types of other people!) can bring us closer to our goals.
Setbacks are a normal part of life. No one goes through life without having some setbacks to respond to from time to time. But it’s how we respond to these moments that make us who we are. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Dr. John Townsend for a discussion on how you can utilize the help of others to get back up when you fall, and how to appropriately take responsibility for your contributions, in both good times and bad.
Studies have shown that people who lack in good friends and mentors in their life tend to struggle more both emotionally and physically. But if you don’t have anyone on your side, how can you bring people in? In the second episode of a series on “relational nutrients,” Dr. John Townsend discusses a recruitment process you can use to filter the types of people that are going to be most beneficial in your life to help you move forward.
In some ways, people are like the foods you eat. Some of them are rich in nutrients, while others simply drain you of your health. In this first episode of a series with “People Fuel” author Dr. John Townsend, he and the Amens discuss how the people around you affect your life, and how you can use Dr. Townsend’s “relational nutrients” grid to define the deficiencies in your “people fuel diet” and then find ways to supplement.
Jim Karol, author of “Ultimate Memory Magic,” has developed the ultimate tool to help you remember huge lists and other large numbers of items. It’s called the mental matrix, and it just might blow your mind. In the final episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast series with Jim, he describes what the mental matrix is, and how you can use his (or your own!) to turn your brain into a well-oiled memory machine.
Did you know that by improving your memory, you also improve your overall health? So if your memory is bad now, it’s important to get it functioning at optimum levels. Fortunately, there are some easy tools you can use to start improving your memory right now. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by memory master Jim Karol to discuss some of Jim’s most effective tricks to radically improve your memory today.
“Ultimate Memory Magic” author Jim Karol has spent years refining his technique to help him achieve near-superhuman memory. But you don’t need to have a superbrain to drastically improve your own memory. In the second episode of a series with Jim, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss the practical tips you can introduce into your life today to help you begin to remember things more clearly and easily.
When Jim Karol got laid off from his job at a steel mill in Allentown, PA, his prospects looked grim. When his doctor told him he also had a dangerously enlarged heart, Jim knew it was time to turn his life around. However, nobody could have predicted what happened next. In the first episode of a podcast series with author and memory expert Jim Karol, Dr. Daniel Amen, Tana Amen, and Jim recount the fascinating story of Jim’s redemption.
Comments (16)

Dawn Romine

I was also in a flip over car accident after hydroplaning in a severe storm incident. landed upside down in flash flood waters trapped by my seat belt. (yup I was that 1% of 1% statistic) After fighting to get vision issues resolved for more than 6 wks I was finally sent for vision therapy with an ophthalmologists who was amazing. Took 9 months of hard brain retraining and cognitive therapy to overcome challenges. Cognitive issues combined with emotional changes forced me to quit my job on the spot. Looking back I wonder why I didnt take my therapists suggestion of going on disability. Four years later I still have some triggers which bring up anxiety but its quickly handled with the tools I learned. Sorry for the long story. You're lucky I didnt tangent. but I wonder if my ADHD maybe helped me through those initial 9 months. Thanks for listening.

Oct 20th
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Niclas Daniels

2800 mg EPA + DHA for TBI patients. #omega3 #traumaticBrainInjury #phospholipids #hyperbaricOxygen

May 13th

Ann OConnell Firkus

Dr. Amen since the first time I read one of your add books I felt like you are the only one who understands me. I have had 2 TBI's and have been messing up my life ever since. I know you can help me it's my follow through that isn't there. So happy to find your pod cast it's getting me back on track. Thank you.

Apr 1st
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Shari Kaye York

Do you have any trained therapists in Edmonton or Alberta?

Mar 28th

Shari Kaye York

so cool. I want to buy a book for my daughter.

Feb 25th

Michael Sears

I was genuinely excited to listen to this podcast thinking it was actually going to informative and helpful, but quickly have realized it is a proselytization to Christianity podcast. I now realize why the podcast has a whopping 2k subs. Mrs Amen, a word of suggestion. You are over the top with your interruption and disrespect (albeit I'm guessing its not intentional nor malicious) with which you choose to communicate with people. Even if this weren't a proselytization podcast of your own blind beliefs and reckless religion racket (noise) - I still couldn't listen to this podcast because you make it quite difficult to listen to. I hope you accept this as productive criticism and not some shallow attack on you. to find a more appropriate brain and thyrpid health podcast that sports and supports an approach that doesnt involve shoving a religion on its listeners basing their conversation on personal beliefs without facts. :/

Jan 2nd

Harry Pinnick-Gray

How would you help your brain in recovering from smoking pot ?

Oct 12th

Christie Brown

It’s fine to be intense, just stop interrupting. Let other people speak too.

Aug 23rd

Christie Brown

Girls have ADHD just as often as boys

Aug 22nd
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Christie Brown

I’m loving all this useful Information but...the woman in this podcast is speaking much closer to the microphone and it hurts my ears. I have to turn it up when the man talks, and then when she talks it’s super loud.

Aug 22nd

Dara Delgado-l

Love this show. Respectfully, I kind of wish the wife could control her impulsiveness so we can hear more from the doctor. — over all very informative channel! Las Vegas ADHD nursing student. Very relatable information to work on self understanding and improvement. Love love love this :)

Jul 4th

stephen carter

Wait a minute, your mom is ONLY 60 yrs old and YOU made an "executive" decision for her? wtf?!

Jan 7th

Shari Kaye York

I am not happy that you've not grouped "pornography " with the "more destructive" addictions.

Nov 21st
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