The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

With Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen

Podcast hosts Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are changing the way we look at the brain and its direct connection to all things wellness. From weight loss to love and happiness to overcoming mental conditions like anxiety, depression and ADD. They deliver practical, everyday tips for building the best brain and best life possible. Click on one of the episodes below to listen today! You can also find The Brain Warrior’s Way on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Play.

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How Tana Healed Her Relationship with Her Father

September 30, 2020

It’s a simple but often overlooked fact that when people behave badly, it’s often due to physical problems with their brain. It’s easy to label someone as bad, but it’s much harder to ask “why?” In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen offer more content from the last week of their End of Mental Illness Live Class. This episode focuses on the physical (not moral) reasons people behave the way they do. 

Their Therapist Told Them to Get Divorced. Here’s Why They Didn’t

September 29, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share more content from the sixth and final week of The End of Mental Illness Live Class. This episode features the story of Dave and Bonnie, a married couple who always seemed to be fighting. After finally failing marital therapy, they went to Amen Clinics as a last resort. What they discovered in one session saved their marriage and changed everything in their lives. 

How Can Hormones and Concussions Affect Your Brain?

September 28, 2020

In this week of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, we are wrapping up our content from The End of Mental Illness 6-Week Live Class and Challenge. In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen answer some important questions about concussions, hormones, and leaky gut, and then tell the story of how a disturbing event at their church led to a health revolution across the country. 

Are Energy Drinks Bad? Even if Sugar-Free? With Darin Olien

September 24, 2020

In the final episode in a series with Darin Olien, the host of the new Netflix show Down to Earth, he and the Amens tackle some of the most talked-about current issues in brain health and wellness. Some of the topics covered are the health factor of energy drinks, whether or not carbs are bad for you, the optimal times of day you should be eating, and where to get started on a new wellness journey. For more info on Darin's new book "SuperLife: 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make Your Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome", visit https://www.amazon.com/SuperLife-Simple-Healthy-Eternally-Awesome/dp/0062297198 For more on Darin's new Netflix series "Down to Earth with Zac Efron", visit https://www.netflix.com/title/80230601
GUESTS Darin Olien

How To Turn Your Food into Fuel Right Now, with Darin Olien

September 23, 2020

SuperLife author Darin Olien has travelled the globe researching the science behind how different types of food are processed in the body. One of his biggest takeaways from this journey is that there’s no reason to buy into the everchanging cycle of fads and diets out there. In the third episode in a series with Darin, he and the Amens discuss some simple fixes you can integrate into your food strategy to help optimize the way your body processes nutrients, and help it to fight off toxins.  For more info on Darin's new book "SuperLife: 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make Your Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome", visit https://www.amazon.com/SuperLife-Simple-Healthy-Eternally-Awesome/dp/0062297198 For more on Darin's new Netflix series "Down to Earth with Zac Efron", visit https://www.netflix.com/title/80230601
GUESTS Darin Olien

Are Your Store-Bought Foods Missing Something? With Darin Olien

September 22, 2020

In his new book SuperLife, author Darin Olien describes how the alchemy of foods and spices have the ability to turn on or off certain genes. But what if the stuff you buy at the store doesn’t actually contain what it advertises? Surprisingly, this is often the case. In the second episode of a series with Darin, he and the Amens discuss some of the surprising discoveries Darin made during his extensive research for his book, and why it’s so important to be aware of how your food is sourced.  For more info on Darin's new book "SuperLife: 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make Your Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome", visit https://www.amazon.com/SuperLife-Simple-Healthy-Eternally-Awesome/dp/0062297198 For more on Darin's new Netflix series "Down to Earth with Zac Efron", visit https://www.netflix.com/title/80230601
GUESTS Darin Olien

Beginning a Journey Towards Health and Wellness, with Darin Olien

September 21, 2020

When it comes to paths to wellness, it’s often our health struggles from early on in life that subconsciously point us in the right direction. This was certainly true for Darin Olien, who along with Zac Efron hosts the new Netflix series Down to Earth. In this episode of the podcast, Darin and the Amens discuss our bodies’ natural tendency towards healing, and how it’s so often sabotaged by the obstacles we tend to place in nature’s way.  For more info on Darin's new book "SuperLife: 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make Your Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome", visit https://www.amazon.com/SuperLife-Simple-Healthy-Eternally-Awesome/dp/0062297198 For more on Darin's new Netflix series "Down to Earth with Zac Efron", visit https://www.netflix.com/title/80230601
GUESTS Darin Olien

Can Cats Increase Your Happiness?

September 17, 2020

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen discuss some of the cutting edge, brain-centric news items and studies. Some of the topics explored in this episode are the brain effects that come with being a cat owner, what exercise can do to proteins in the brain, and the harmful effects of certain fungi in your gut and what to do to eradicate them. 

How to Control Your Inner Anxiety In a Natural Way

September 16, 2020

If you’ve been suffering from anxiety lately, you’re not alone. The societal changes under the pandemic have left many people disoriented and unsure about what the future holds. These, of course, are strong triggers for anxiety. So what can you do if you find yourself unable to control your own anxious thoughts? It starts with your brain. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen give you some practical tips you can start today to calm your anxiety to start feeling better. 

Is it Depression, Anxiety, OCD, or All of the Above?

September 15, 2020

One of the biggest takeaways from brain SPECT imaging is that without looking at the brain, a surprising number of patients are completely misdiagnosed. Often times these patients are prescribed medication that makes them worse instead of better. So what are some of the most common misdiagnoses? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen describe why certain symptoms of depression, anxiety, and OCD can appear similar on the surface, and how to know if you should be looking for a second opinion if you’re not getting better. 

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