DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#132: Brain Boosting Habits with Dr. Daniel Amen
#132: Brain Boosting Habits with Dr. Daniel Amen

#132: Brain Boosting Habits with Dr. Daniel Amen

Update: 2021-09-202


How do COVID, alcohol, and marijuana affect your brain?

In this episode, we are talking with Dr. Daniel Amen, one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have made him well-loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, other cognitive functions, emotional issues, behaviour and more.

Dr. Amen has authored or coauthored 70 professional articles and more than 30 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 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.

In today’s episode, we discuss Daniel’s childhood, how to work through trauma, and what trauma looks like in your brain. We’ll also talk about Daniel’s perspective on marijuana and alcohol, what COVID does to your brain, and the little exercises you can do to improve your brain’s health. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the brain and its secrets, this is a must-listen!

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00:51 - How Daniel’s Family Background Made Him Who He Is

03:07 - Daniel’s Goat Story

07:54 - What Does Trauma Look Like In Your Brain

09:59 - How To Understand and Soothe Your Trauma

15:06 - Daniel’s Perspective on Marijuana and Alcohol on The Brain 

17:32 - Does Marijuana Prevent Alzheimer’s?

21:36 - Obesity’s Impact on The Brain

27:17 - What COVID Does To Our Brain

29:20 - How to Improve Your Brain’s Health

35:24 - Understanding the Dragons That Haunt You

42:21 - A.N.T.S. (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

51:23 - Daniel’s Research He Wish Would Go Public

56:23 - Little Things You Can Do To Improve Your Brain

57:34 - Daniel’s Secret to Profiting in Life

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#132: Brain Boosting Habits with Dr. Daniel Amen

#132: Brain Boosting Habits with Dr. Daniel Amen

Hala Taha