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Barry Goldstein's musical experience spans many styles and genres from co-producing the Grammy Award winning track” 69 Freedom special” with Les Paul for Best Rock Instrumental in 2005, to providing ambient music for Shirley MacLaine. In addition, He has composed and produced music for television, film, major record labels and top ten recording artists. Barry's music is being used in hospitals, hospices, cancer centers, and medical practices. In addition, Barry has worked with the “Father of Biohacking” Dave Asprey and reached the Billboard Top Ten New Age albums with New York Times Best Selling Authors Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Daniel Amen, Neale Donald Walsch, and Anita Moorjani. His bestselling book “The Secret Language of the Heart” has become a “go to” manual for utilizing music beyond art and entertainment. It provides over 50 groundbreaking studies that assist the reader in using music to improve their health and quality of life. You can connect with Barry via Instagram @barrygoldsteinmusic and his website, www.barrygoldsteinmusic.com Related Episodes: Ep 263 - Resilience, Recovery + Performance with Kristen Holmes Ep 149 - The Science of Spontaneous Healing with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.
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Does TikTok, Instagram and YouTube make you feel like you possibly have ADHD? ? Have you wondered all your life why you're so forgetful. Do you have a difficult time staying focused or organizing things? Or perhaps the more you learn about ADHD, you are beginning to believe you possibly have it? In this episode of The Chalene Show, Chalene Johnson dives deep into the complex world of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Disclaimer: Chalene is not a medical professional. She explores the symptoms, characteristics, and various types of ADHD as identified by the DSM-5 and Dr. Daniel Amen, a leading expert in ADHD. You will learn about differentiating between the common myths and realities of ADHD, the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment for ADHD, Chalene's personal journey to ADHD diagnosis at age 45 and how ADHD can manifest differently in adults, women, and various individuals This episode is packed with first-hand insights as Chalene shares her personal experiences, including her life-changing diagnosis at the Amen Clinic under Dr. Daniel Amen. She covers essential information about ADHD, debunking the misconception that it's merely a lack of focus or discipline. Whether you suspect you might have ADHD, know someone who does, or are interested in mental health, this episode is for you. Watch this episode on YouTube! Links from Today's Episode: Dr. Russell Barkley YouTube Take the ADD/ADHD Quiz Dr Daniel Amen YouTube Amen Clinics Get 10% off an evaluation by using promo code CHALENE 10 at AmenClinics.com/Chalene Join me on Patreon 7 Days for FREE!! THE ULTIMATE show for Lifers who want insider-girlfriend-relatable content. In other words, lots more tea! Go to http://chalene.com/more Thank you to our Sponsor!!! Organifi!!! Go to Organifi.com/chalene and Use the Code CHALENE for 20% off all products! To get the exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/chalene and enter code CHALENE to get 10% off any order plus a special gift Try Lume the Whole Body Deodorant! Get over $5 off your starter pack bundle with code CHALENE at lumedeodorant.com/chalene We would love to hear from you! Leave your questions or messages for Chalene RIGHT HERE To advertise on our podcast, please reach out to email@example.com and mention The Chalene Show Join our awesome PodSquad on Facebook here! Sign Up For MY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Links You May Want to Check out: Subscribe to Subscribe to Build Your Tribe!!! Check out Bret's Course Money Matters 101 at Chalene.com/moneymatters Be sure to check out the Push Journals and Notebooks!! Go to PushJournal.com Join Phase it Up and start creating healthier habits, it isn't like other diets or programs! PhaseItUp.com Join the InstaClubHub to go deep in learning all the latest tips and strategies to Instagram growth and engagement! InstaClubHub.com Check out all the Discounts and some of Chalene's favorite things at Chalene.com/Deals Send Chalene a text message at (619) 500-4819 Connect with me on your fav social platform: Instagram: www.Instagram.com/ChaleneJohnson Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Chalene TikTok: @chaleneOfficial Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ChaleneJohnson Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes!!! Get episode show notes here: www.chalenejohnson.com/podcast Hey! Send me a tweet & tell me what you think about the show! (Use the Hashtag) #The Chalene Show so I know you're a homie! XOXO Chalene
Today, I am blessed to have Jeremy Abramson. Jeremy is a passionate advocate for health, healing, and happiness in humanity. His journey into the realm of wellness was inspired by his background as the son of a Neurologist, fueling his lifelong fascination with brain health and neuroscience. Over the past decade, he's had the privilege of learning directly from luminaries like Wim Hof, Joe Dispenza, Ben Greenfield, and Dr. Daniel Amen, among others. Through his experiences and work with clients globally, Jeremy has witnessed the impact of microdosing and mindset practices on mental health, mood, and overall quality of life. He's dedicated to educating and empowering people to unlock their fullest potential, harnessing tools such as microdosing, nutrition, cold exposure, and various biohacking tools. Jeremy is also the “Chief Energy Officer” of Thrive University, a groundbreaking initiative that believes in making higher education accessible to everyone, free of charge. Their mission is to provide you with the resources to take full ownership of your life, guiding you towards mastery in the six essential pillars of THRIVE: thoughts, habits, relationships, intention, vitality, and enthusiasm. By excelling in these domains, they believe that you can truly optimize your human experience and rise above the sea of mediocrity. In this episode, Jeremy talks about microdosing. Tune in as he discusses and answers questions about his mental health, self-love, fighting through challenges, alternative medicine, and much more! 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[05:52] Identifying the Reasons for the Growth in Mental Health Issues in Our Society · Jeremy believes that the constant use of devices such as smartphones and computers contributes to a distracted and disconnected world. · External stimuli like audiobooks, podcasts, and music can also drown out our inner voice. · Being intentional about moments of silence with oneself fosters self-connection. · Society often encourages looking outside yourself for fulfillment. · Loneliness is common among men past a certain age. So, building high-quality, aligned relationships, especially among men, is vital for mental health. [26:02] Overcoming Challenges and Learning to Love Oneself · Jeremy shares a story about himself preparing for a TEDx talk about psychedelics in the past. · Due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, he could not secure venues, but he eventually got to deliver the talk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. · He was frustrated because the talk was never released. He felt that he worked so hard on it behind the scenes. · Jeremy also shares a story of his heartbreak and stresses the importance of self-love and self-reflection through the healing process. [49:33] Ways to Reduce Anxiety through Practicing Mindfulness for Your Health · Healthy habits are important because they eventually become automatic to you. · Belief can influence the effectiveness of diets, workouts, and microdosing. · Microdosing is a practice that helps people connect to the present moment, improve focus, and reduce anxiety. · Jeremy talks about the neuroscience of mushrooms and psilocybin and emphasizes their role in reducing fear responses in the brain. [01:17:09] Healing and Healthcare Beyond Pharmaceuticals · Profound experiences make a lasting impact, especially those induced by substances like microdosing or plant medication. · Once you've had a transformative realization, it becomes a part of you. But ignoring it is a choice. · Jeremy criticizes the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for not promoting natural healing methods, as it threatens their profit margins. [01:32:05] A Simple Exercise to Stop Worrying About What Others Think · Jeremy offers advice for individuals with social anxiety or fearing other people's opinions. · He suggests a practical exercise of pretending to FaceTime a friend while walking into a crowded place to realize that people generally don't pay much attention to others. · He emphasizes that people are often preoccupied with their concerns and insecurities, making them less focused on judging others. AND MUCH MORE! 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The kind of week you have might depend on whether you ask yourself what you're dreading, or what you're looking forward to. This edition of Doing What Works is an invitation to change your mind(set). Here are your show notes… Dr. Daniel Amen suggests you challenge ants. No, not those. These! Automatic negative thoughts. The Untethered Soul's Michael Singer says the voice inside your head is like an obnoxious roommate who will not shut up. Lollipop moments create ripples forever. Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz, a book I read on Katie's recommendation, is a winner. Promise!
This is a Holy Spirit inspired sermon titled: "EHT®️ With Erin Nicole." It is about a mind supplement that has helped me with my depression and angst. It is a good product developed by outstanding researchers (father and son) out of Signum Biosciences and endorsed by Dr. Daniel Amen. It is not for everyone because all our brains have different chemistries but it has helped athletes in colleges and the National Institute of Health (NIH) paid the father and son to present their research findings from our honest testimonials and our customer's testimonials to present if it was helpful for Alzheimer's Disease. Normally the NIH does not fund people but requires them to pay to be at their conferences but there research was so ground breaking they paid them and flew them and put them up in a nice hotel and was grateful they shared their research that I got to be a part of creating by selling their products from 2015-19 ish. I slowly started focusing more on Move Happy®️ as the Lord had given me my clear assignment and was working full time so I couldn't represent their products anymore from a sales standpoint. The products are so good though I continue taking EHT®️ daily. Check out the sermon and order your own if you would like to try with a 30 day money back guarantee here: www.ErinNicole.Neora.com and if you would like to donate or tithe to our nonprofit for Veterans and First Responders donate any amount here: www.ErinNicoleMinistries.org. 35 days from today my husband and I will be reunited after a year and a half of zero contact because of all the wars going on. I'm believing I'll see him soon and keep pressing on with this assignment from Above. Love you all ❤️
Tina Cardall, a first-generation Slovenian American born in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a B.S. in Finance from The State University of New York at Westbury. Her parents, immigrants from communist Yugoslavia after enduring the devastation of both world wars, instilled the American dream in her from an early age. Tina spent over a decade working on Wall Street for Morgan Stanley & Credit Suisse Asset Management as a Performance Analyst, a period that included her presence in Manhattan during the tragic events of September 11th when the Twin Towers were destroyed. While pursuing her finance career, Tina discovered a passion for fitness and became an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, teaching classes at night for enjoyment. She also holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Later, she relocated to Orange County, California, where she worked as a Health Coach for Amen Clinics, Inc., founded by best-selling Author Dr. Daniel Amen, a renowned psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist. During this time, she joined Saddleback Church, a Baptist Evangelical mega-church, and played a pivotal role in implementing The Daniel Plan with Pastor Rick Warren, collaborating with Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen. In 2011, Tina returned to Cleveland, Ohio, to care for her ailing father. She married award-winning pianist Paul Cardall in 2013 and continued her personal training journey, competing in seven NPC bodybuilding competitions and securing several Masters category victories. Leveraging her financial background, Tina played a pivotal role in facilitating the high-value acquisition of her husband's music catalog within the music industry. Subsequently, she teamed up with BeautyCounter, a non-toxic beauty company, to promote a healthier lifestyle and raise awareness about the importance of using safe ingredients in personal care products. You'll undoubtedly appreciate Tina's unwavering commitment to positively impact the lives of everyone she encounters. … #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mindset #speaker #leadership #inspirationalspeaker #overcome #mindset #strong #love #light #inspiration #beliefcast #toddinspires #tsinspires .... You can connect with Tian here: IG: @tinacardall FB: Tina Cardall https://www.facebook.com/tina.cardall .......... Special thanks to our sponsors: Thread Wallets @thread_wallets Siegfried & Jensen @siegfriedandjensen Wasatch Recovery @wasatchrecovery Music by Paul Cardall
“No magic fairy or superhero is going to arrive at your door with a kit to make you healthy now and forever. We will have to be proactive in taking care of our biology and our psychology.” That's from Dr. Andrew Huberman, promoting Inside Tracker,[i] a personal health and data-driven wellness guide, designed to help us to live healthier, and longer. While I don't use Inside Tracker, I support Dr. Huberman's work enough to put his link to this service below in the show notes because the time is NOW to look after our health and wellness at the highest level possible, and that means with ALL the tools that help us to take control of our own health. Guessing about our health, is a now thing of the past. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. For today's episode #304, and preparing for our interview next week with returning guest Dr. Gregory Kelly from NeuroHacker.com while also keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, we are going back to a series of episodes we did on “Boosting Our Immunity by Optimizing Our Gut Microbiome”[ii] that began with Dr. Vuyisich on EP #93[iii] back in October 2020, when our podcast took the turn towards health and wellness. This was the first time I became aware of how important it was to understand our gut microbiome for our health. Many things Dr. Vuyisich said in that interview stayed with me over the years, but one was something I couldn't forget. He warned listeners that if they take away one thing from our interview that it be this. He said “today, we have 100% of the science and technology needed to prevent every chronic disease and every cancer.” (Momo Vuyisich). REVIEWING THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION Dr. Vuyishic's episode (along with many of the other interviews we did at that time) helped me to create the vision for our Top Health Staples and Alzheimer's Prevention Strategies[iv] that we covered on a BONUS EP 3 years ago. We started with five, and after reviewing them with the top experts in the health and wellness industry, over the years, we added a sixth. What's interesting while revisiting this episode we recorded 3 years ago with Dr. Vuyisich, is that I told him back then that while I understood the importance of taking probotics (friendly gut bacteria that keeps my digestion running well) to balance my gut microbiome, and I knew of the importance of prebiotics (or the superfoods that help them to flourish from Dr. Amen's[v] work) giving me more energy and focus. But while watching Dr. Vuyisich's interview again, I realized that 3 years later, I still don't completely understand the gut-brain axis, and I know that I'm not as focused as I could be on optimizing my own gut microbiome. This is also coming from someone who discovered during a regular colonoscopy screening that I'm high risk for colon cancer, so I go back for these checkups more often than most people. This brings me back to why I'm doing these podcast episodes in the first place. If I'm not implementing the ideas that I'm learning from each expert, there's not much point in me preparing questions, conducting these interviews, highlighting their expert suggestions that we edit, and put out to the world. I realized how important reviewing these past episodes are, going back to the basics, for myself personally, to be sure I'm actually living the strategies these experts have suggested over the years. On this interview with Dr. Vuyisich we reviewed the gut-brain connection, and how he overcame the debilitating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by fixing his own gut-brain axis, and then I shared how cutting out sugar years ago, helped me to completely reverse a fertility condition I was diagnosed with in my 20s, called PCOS. Since cutting out sugar worked so well for me, I thought that if everyone just cuts out sugar and adds fish oil to their diet that they also would be able to reverse this condition, but Dr. Vuyisich reminded me that everyone is different. We all must take control of our health, and understand what it is that moves the needle for us individually towards health and wellness, and in today's episode this starts by understanding our own gut-brain axis. HOW DR. VUYISICH REVERSED HIS OWN CHRONIC DISEASE Dr. Vuyisich explained that when he was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, he was told “you are going to suffer” but you can take these drugs that will slow down the disease and he decided to take his background as a microbiologist and biochemist to understand his own health, and after reversing his disease that he was told there was no cure, he created the company Viome.com to help others to do the same and prevent the frustration that comes along with first of all trying to figure out what is “off” when we don't feel right, and then creating a scientifically proven solution with his products. THE SECRET: IS THAT YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT It all begins with understanding our gut-brain connection. He says “we don't know the secret to our diseases because chronic diseases are not genetic. They're mostly environmental, they're impacted by diet and lifestyle. So the microbiome plays a major role in whether that's oral microbiome, our gut microbiome, all of those microbiomes play a major role in our health. And then the nutrition plays a massive role in our health.” HOW CAN THIS UNDERSTANDING REVERSE CHRONIC ILLNESS? Dr. Vuyisich explained that his focus with Viome was that they studied how certain foods would trigger the immune system and cause what we know to be called Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as one example. He shared how the foods that were being ingested would produce biochemicals that would cause IBS symptoms, that next caused inflammation that led to other symptoms like depression and anxiety, and that every person is different, so at Viome a person is tested to first of all find out their food sensitivities that are the root cause of these other symptoms. It's such a frustrating journey, especially if you are on it yourself, to not be able to figure out why you don't feel right. Dr. V didn't feel well himself, leading him to look closer at the gut-brain connection, and I mentioned that I reversed a health condition by changing my diet, when I didn't feel right, leading me to think that my solution would work for everyone, but he reminded me that we are all on our own health journey, and it begins by taking control of our own personal journey by looking for the root cause of whatever it is that's causing the other symptoms we might be having. My symptoms were that my feet were going numb while exercising. If you think about your overall health, can you use your self-awareness to pick out if there's something you might eat (or drink) makes you feel off in some way. I'm very clear with what makes me feel off, and how when I stop these certain foods, I'm left feeling a heightened level of clarity from this decision. Can YOU think of anything you could change to give YOU more clarity? GETTING PAST THE FRUSTRATION: USING OUR “GUT” While writing this episode, I thought of someone I know who travelled a bit this summer, and on one of those trips he felt off. He went to the doctor and was told “It sounds like IBS” and he was handed a list of foods to eat instead of his usual diet. This just didn't seem to be the right answer, so instead of going this route, he followed his “gut” instinct and went to a naturopathic doctor who said “before we jump to conclusions for saying you have IBS, let's try one other thing” and he gave him an antibiotic and told him to try that, just in case he picked up a parasite while traveling. Sure enough, a week later, all of his symptoms were gone. He didn't have IBS, and he could have spent so many frustrating hours changing his diet to figure this all out. The key here is that what works for one person, might not be the answer for everyone, but it's up to us to get to the root cause of the symptoms in our own health journey. We've got to listen to our intuition and self-awareness in our own journey and understand that we really are what we eat. The foods we eat can drastically impact how we feel. PREPARING TO SPEAK WITH DR. GREGORY KELLY: I thought: What are probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics? While preparing our interview questions for returning guest Dr. Gregory Kelly, next week, I watched some of his recent interviews, specifically one he recently did about the Gut-Brain Connection[vi] and I realized I had some background work to do. In this interview he did, and preparing for ours next week where we will be talking about Qualia Synbiotic, which is the next generation of probiotics, he opens up his interview by explaining about probiotics (that most people know about since probiotics is the #1 category in the supplement industry--known as the friendly gut bacteria that keep my digestion running well to balance my gut microbiome, and prebiotics (there's a growing awareness of). I first heard of prebiotics from Dr. Daniel Amen who shares that these are the energy superfoods that help our brain, and he interviewed Dr. Shawn Stevenson back in 2021 on his book Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life. [vii] This book is eye-opening for anyone to read if you want to see his journey and pathway of healing where he realized at an early age how debilitating chronic conditions and illnesses can be. I picked up Dr. Stevenson's book to see why Dr. Amen thought so highly of him, and I saw it right away. If ANYONE knows about prebiotics (or the best foods to eat) it's this guy. He talked about his childhood where he didn't eat right due to his family situation, and how when he became an athlete later in life, his body eventually broke down from his prior years of poor nutrition, and he was FORCED to learn about the power of taking his own health into his own hands. He said: Reading his book taught me many lessons, and opened my eyes to how I could eat better, and more variety of foods, because just like with exercise, variety is good for our gut. He's got a NEW book coming out next month you can get on pre-order now, The Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform your Health, Happiness and Connection.[viii] So now I'm understanding probiotics, and prebiotics, but Dr. Kelly mentioned postbiotics, and until now, I hadn't heard of this term. I found some complex definitions, but to make it plain and simple: “probiotics consist of living microorganisms, while postbiotics are non-living, though still effective”[ix] and come from fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, miso, kefir, and sourdough bread. ANDREW HUBERMAN'S THOUGHTS ON “HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR GUT MICROBIOME FOR BRAIN AND OVERALL HEALTH.”[x] As soon as I saw that postbiotics were fermented foods, I had to go back to Dr. Andrew Huberman's work, because he covered this topic in a through 2 hour episode that explained how we get cues from our gut to our brain, how our gut controls our overall health, what is a healthy gut, and specific foods that enhance our microbiota diversity, including fermented foods. I'll never forget this episode because now I've made the connection to what postbiotics are, as I recall him explaining how he's added these foods into his own diet. He even focused on the phenomenon of “gut feelings” and how the gut communicates with the brain “through the peripheral nervous system.” (Huberman Lab EP 61, How to Enhance Your Gut Microbiome). He says “our gut feelings are not mere metaphors. The gut houses neurons and communicates with our brain, influencing our thoughts and feelings” and that “by understanding our gut-brain axis, we open up to a new vista of potential interventions for conditions like anxiety, depression, autism, and even neurodegenerative diseases.” This is fascinating to me! REVIEW AND CONCLUSION: Now I know I'm ready to speak with Dr. Kelly next week. On today's EPISODE #304 on “A Deeper Dive into Understanding Our Gut-Brain Axis for Improved Physical and Mental Health” we covered: ✔ The importance of taking control of our own health. ✔ The Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Vuyusich and how we really are what we eat. ✔ How Dr. Vuyusich reversed his chronic illness by changing what he eats. ✔ What are probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics? ✔ A look at Dr. Shawn Stephenson's book Eat Smarter and NEW Cookbook coming our next month. ✔ What does Dr. Andrew Huberman say we should know about our gut-brain connection? ✔ How can we take better control of our own health and wellness with this understanding of the Gut-Brain Connection? PUT THESE CONCEPTS INTO ACTION FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE: USE YOU OWN SELF-AWARENESS: Since we are all different, can you think of something that you eat that makes you feel “off” in some way? Maybe it creates mental fog, or something, just pay attention to WHAT it is, and see what happens if you eliminate that one thing. THINK THAT WE REALLY ARE WHAT WE EAT: By understanding that the foods we eat can either greatly influence the diversity and health of our gut microbiome, or completely throw it off into a state of imbalance, called dysbiosis, this can help us to make healthier food choices. While reading Dr. Shawn Stevenson's book, I learned that eating the same foods over and over again doesn't help me with the diversity needed for my gut microbiome. Switch up what I'm eating often and remember that “every cell in our body is made out of the food we eat, and more astonishingly, what we eat controls every action that our cells take.” (Shawn Stevenson). PREVENTING CHRONIC ILLNESS STARTS HERE: Research does show that “the gut microbiome might be a factor in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's (Dr. Huberman EP 61) so If I really am on a mission to prevent chronic illness in myself, my family and others, understanding our gut-brain connection is the first step. KEEP LEARNING: As more research is made available, the gut-brain connection could be a key intervention for our mental and physical health. With that thought, I'll close out this episode as I now feel ready to speak with Dr. Gregory Kelly next week on his one-of-a-kind formula, Neurohacker's Qualia Synbiotic that he will explain supports our gut, brain and mood all at the same time, as ALL 3 probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics have been added into this one formula to work symbiotically. I can't wait to share his thoughts on why this was such an important product to create, with his vision for health and wellness for the world and our future, since we all are very clear that the time is NOW to take control of our own mental and physical health. I'll see you next weekend! RESOURCES: EBOOK SCRIPT of INTERVIEW #93 with Dr. Momo Vuyisich https://designrr.site/?i=s91w&t=e54e64&page=32 Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast Interview #93 with Dr. Momo Vuyisich https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-momo-vuyisich-on-improving-the-health-of-your-microbiome-preventing-and-reversing-chronic-disease/ The Gut-Brain Connection Published July 28, 2023 https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/the-gut-brain-connection REFERENCES: [i] Dr. Andrew Huberman's link to Inside Tracker Offer https://info.insidetracker.com/huberman [ii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-boosting-your-immunity-by-optimizing-your-gut-microbiome/ [iii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-momo-vuyisich-on-improving-the-health-of-your-microbiome-preventing-and-reversing-chronic-disease/ [iv] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/do-you-know-the-top-5-brain-health-and-alzheimers-prevention-strategies-with-andrea-samadi/ [v] Your Microbiome: The Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics with Shawn Stevenson Feb. 2 2021 https://www.amenclinics.com/podcast/your-microbiome-the-role-of-probiotics-and-prebiotics-with-shawn-stevenson/ [vi] The Fascinating Power of the Gut-Brain Axis with The Neurohacker Science Team https://neurohacker.com/synbiotic-neurohacker-science-team-gut-brain [vii] Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life by Shawn Stevenson published Dec 29,2020 https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Smarter-Metabolism-Upgrade-Transform-ebook/dp/B07W3M55SP [viii] The Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform your Health, Happiness and Connection. https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Smarter-Family-Cookbook-Connection/dp/0316456462/ref=sr_1_4?hvadid=410046543007&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9030091&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=778391510745289787&hvtargid=kwd-1262709725&hydadcr=15490_11433041&keywords=eat+smarter&qid=1694212223&sr=8-4 [ix] Prebiotics vs Probiotics vs Postbiotics: What's the Difference? By Keri Gans June 13, 2023 https://www.forbes.com/health/body/prebiotics-probiotics-postbiotics/#:~:text=ISAPP%20defines%20postbiotics%20as%20%E2%80%9Ca,%2Dliving%2C%20although%20still%20effective. [x] Dr. Andrew Huberman on “How to Enhance Your Gut Microbiome for Brain and Overall Health” Huberman Lab Podcast #61 Published in 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15R2pMqU2ok
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"Neuroplasticity knows no bounds; it is a lifelong journey of growth, learning, and personal transformation." – Dr. Andrew Huberman whose quote we ended our last EPISODE on a “Deeper Diver into Neuroplasticity.” On today's episode we will review: ✔ Tips for regrowing our brain cells (neurogenesis) ✔ A reminder of what prevents neurogenesis and hurts our brain and what we can do to help increase neurogenesis in our brain. ✔ What's the Difference Between Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis? ✔ What's the Controversy with Neurogenesis? What's the difference between Neuroplasticity, that we covered on EPISODE #302[i] (that knows no bounds) that's defined as “the ability of the brain to form new connections and pathways and change how it's circuits are wired; (as shown so well in the Sentis YouTube video that gives us a representation of these pathways visually, and what they look like in our brain when we create NEW pathways).[ii] This we KNOW we can do throughout our lifetime, (while) neurogenesis is the even more amazing ability for the brain to grow new neurons (Bergland, 2017).[iii] And on today's episode #303, we will take a closer look at “What Exactly IS Neurogenesis and Why is it Controversial Among Neuroscientists.”[iv] Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. For today's episode #303, and in keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, to take our learning to new heights, I'm going back to EPISODE #141[v] on “Neurogenesis: What Helps or Hurts our Brain Cells” because it became clear to me that while researching for our last episode that Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis are closely connected, but the former is widely accepted, while the latter holds some controversy. In our first episode on neurogenesis, we looked at: ✔ Tips for regrowing our brain cells (neurogenesis) ✔ A reminder of what prevents neurogenesis and hurts our brain and what we can do to help increase neurogenesis in our brain. Dr. Andrew Huberman on Neurogenesis While researching Dr. Huberman's work last week on neuroplasticity, he mentioned that there was “bad news” with “neurogenesis” and that many people think that they can exercise and add “new neurons” in the brain and “that after age 14, the human nervous system adds few new neurons.”[vi] He said that “in rodents neurogenesis could occur but in humans it was less obvious” and “that while we can't add new neurons, we can change our nervous system”[vii] and dives deeper into the definition of neuroplasticity and why this holds no bounds. Now I'm starting to see the controversy in this topic, as I went back to my first look at Neurogenesis. Dr. David Perlmutter (a board-certified neurologist) on Neurogenesis and Dr. John Ratey, the author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain To open up EP 141 from June 2021, I quoted Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and six-time New York Times bestselling author who said “the best way to increase neurogenesis (regrow your brain cells) is “when your body produces more BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (Dr. David Perlmutter) and we covered this topic deeply on EP 274[viii] “What New With BDNF: Building a Faster, Stronger and More Resilient Brain.” I even remember Dr. John Ratey[ix] the author of the book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain said that BDNF was like “Miracle-Gro for the brain” (you can't forget some of the things some people say over the years and he cites a paper where he talked about how brain cells “do grow back in the hippocampus (and that in the study he sited), they saw while looking at the brains of terminally ill patients who had donated their body to science (Cancer patients who had been injected with a dye that shows up in proliferating cells so that the spread of the disease could be tracked) found their hippocampi were packed with dye marker, proof that the neurons were dividing and propagating—a process called neurogenesis.”[x] (Page 48, Spark) Dr. Ratey's book Spark, talks about “how to kick-start neurogenesis” and where the research began, causing me to think back to Dr. Perlmutter's website where he mentioned that BDNF causes neurogenesis or new cells to form in our brain. He cites the studies that show how “exercise training increases the size of the hippocampus and improves memory” exactly what Dr. Ratey saw that made such a huge difference with those students he worked with at Naperville High School. Dr. Perlmutter's video talks about the study that showed that after 1 year of aerobic exercise, “exercisers had a marked increase in BDNF, and they showed substantial improvement in memory function.”[xi] Then I found another video I watched in our last episode from Sandrine Thuret called “It's Possible to Grow New Brain Cells” where she said that “we produce 700 new neurons a day in the hippocampus”[xii] Sandrine Thuret's TED TALK lists many ways you can grow new brain cells (the highlighted words) with intermittent fasting, flavonoids (found in dark chocolate) and caffeine being a few evidence-based strategies. Conversely, she mentions a diet high in saturated fat, sugar or ethanol, will have a negative impact on neurogenesis. She even showed a study (from Praag, Kepermann and Gage) where rats who were runners shows an increase in neurogenesis vs the control group who were non-runners that Dr. Ratey talks about in his book Spark. What Does This All Mean? Where's the Controversy? Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis To review and conclude this episode on “Diving Deeper into Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis” I think we've got a clear picture of how neuroplasticity works from our last episode, (by making a conscious effort to build new neural pathways in our brain when we learn something new) but the topic of how we can grow new neurons seems to be where the controversy exists. It seems like this is only possible in the hippocampus but I still do wonder why a neurologist like Dr. Perlmutter says neurogenesis is possible through exercise[xiii], while another respected neuroscientist's stance is that “in humans this is less obvious.”[xiv] This is where the deep learning comes into our study, and being open to what we might uncover here. If we aren't continually questioning what we are learning, then we aren't thinking at all. Mark Waldman's AHA Moment: What Neuroplasticity Is and Isn't While thinking about why neurogenesis is “less obvious” in humans, as it might be in rodents, like Sandrine Thuret's TED TALK covered, and even Dr. Ratey took the same rodent study and made a comparison to the students at Naperville whose test scores improved after running. Then I remembered my mentor Mark Waldman made me think deeply about this when he wrote about “What Neuroplasticity Is and Isn't”[xv] where he explained an article “Adult Neurogenesis in Humans”[xvi] that ended up being my AHA Moment of learning here. He said to “imagine the brain as a city map, and instead of there being 214 streets in Manhattan, imagine that it had a million streets! No room for buildings, just streets winding and weaving east to west, north to south, up and down and diagonal, all woven together like a giant hairball. Each city is a brain function – vision, movement, memory, imagination, feelings, etc. – and the entire state of New York would have cities upon cities woven together on top and alongside each other. Those billions of roads have trillions of cul-de-sacs which are the synapses. Can you visualize that? Below is an actual slice of a thousandth of a millimeter of mouse brain: Everything is jam packed but you the traveler can decide which road or neural pathway to take in order to reach a specific destination to help you perform some action of achieve a particular goal. The fastest your brain can process information is about 60 bits per second, and he guesses that any cognitive function would be traveling around 2,000 miles per hour down those roadways in your brain! Now we can ACCURATELY visualize what plasticity looks like in the adult human brain a bit deeper than what we first looked at the Sentis YouTube with the connections in our brain this way. This was my FIRST look at neuroplasticity, and this video came out 10 years ago. Look at the difference with this image that came from the research paper Mark Waldman read on “Adult Neurogenesis in Humans” that changed his thinking about neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. He said “the roads/neurons don't change but the tiny exits that lead you to another neuron can slowly move to a different synapse, similar to how switch-ways work on a railroad track. That's where synaptic plasticity takes place and that's what happens when you learn something new: You're beginning to find new pathways that create different decisions and behaviors. Waldman went on to point out some main take-aways from this Paper on Neuroplasticity but the ones I want to mention are that “This kind of plasticity does not add or replace neurons.” “the exception is a process called “adult neurogenesis” conferred by active stem cell niches…in restricted regions [olfactory bulb & hippocampus]” (Confirmed by Dr. Huberman's research)[xvii] “After 60 years of intense research and more than 10,000 peer-reviewed publications, we still do not know if our brain maintains such capability.” Synaptic changes are very slow, involved with learning and brain repair. Stem cell-driven “adult neurogenesis” is still far in the future. ------------ La Rosa C, Parolisi R, Bonfanti L. Brain Structural Plasticity: From Adult Neurogenesis to Immature Neurons. Front Neurosci. 2020 Feb 4;14:75. Review and Conclusion: Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis: Uncovering the Controversy So now I've opened up a bit more as to “WHY” this topic holds controversy among neuroscientists, and I think while this is a good start at explaining how Neuroplasticity is different than Neurogenesis, I do want to leave this topic open, to come back to at a later date, and see what else we can add to our understanding In the meantime, I'll continue to read, learn and think of how this learning can apply to our daily life. While researching this topic, I found an article I like called What is Neuroplasticity[xviii] written just this past April 2023. It explains neuroplasticity thoroughly, and how it applies to learning, a growth mindset, and how it changes as we age. It covers neuroplasticity and how it can help with anxiety, which made me think back to when we changed our brain with Dr. Caroline Leaf's 5 Step Process for Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess on EP #299.[xix] It even covers neuroplasticity exercises for treating chronic pain that took me back to our interview with Ashok Gupta[xx] a well-known brain-training neuroplasticity expert who taught us how to use our brain and mind to manage chronic pain and illness. At the end of this article there are YouTube videos from many of the experts we've covered on this podcast like Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and books from Dr. Caroline Leaf, and Norman Doidge. But what was missing, was more about Neurogenesis and how we can change actually change our brain, not just re-wire the pathways in it, there were a bunch of quotes at the end of this article but they were all about neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity Quotes Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas.--Andrew Weil Because of the power of neuroplasticity, you can, in fact, reframe your world and rewire your brain so that you are more objective. You have the power to see things as they are so that you can respond thoughtfully, deliberately, and effectively to everything you experience.--Elizabeth Thornton Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.--Santiago Ramón y Cajal Meditation invokes that which is known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity; which is the loosening of the old nerve cells or hardwiring in the brain, to make space for the new to emerge.--Craig Krishna Everything having to do with human training and education has to be re-examined in light of neuroplasticity.--Norman Doidge Neurons that fire together wire together.--Donald O. Hebb (Dr. Huberman would say this came from Carla Shatz) Brains are tricky and adaptable organs. For all the ‘neuroplasticity' allowing our brains to reconfigure themselves to the biases of our computers, we are just as neuroplastic in our ability to eventually recover and adapt.--Douglas Rushkoff Our brains renew themselves throughout life to an extent previously thought not possible.--Michael S. Gazzaniga Our minds have the incredible capacity to both alter the strength of connections among neurons, essentially rewiring them, and create entirely new pathways. (It makes a computer, which cannot create new hardware when its system crashes, seem fixed and helpless).--Susannah Cahalan Where are the quotes for Neurogenesis? Like the quote I found from Dr. Perlmutter who said “We can regrow brain cells and retain this ability throughout our entire lifetime.” Is this only possible in our hippocampus? Or will science someday reveal that adult neurogenesis is possible like what Mark Walman mentioned with stem-cell adult neurogenesis that he thinks is far in the future? Until we know for sure, I'm going to stick with doing what I know helps my brain according to Dr. Perlmutter's work, and Sandrine Thuret's TEDTALK where she says by doing certain things like the words she's highlighted in her graphic, we can create neurogenesis that's important for learning and memory, and I'll avoid the non-highlighted words that she says prevents neurogenesis. And I'll come back to this episode at a future date to see what else we can add to accelerate our understanding of “Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis.” With that thought, I hope this episode has made you think deeper about your brain, especially when it comes to making choices that we know can improve our ability to build a stronger, more resilient brain by doing what helps it (and our brain cells) instead of what hurts it, and I'll see you next week. REFERENCES: [i] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-and-a-deeper-dive-into-applying-neuroplasticity-to-learn-something-new/ [ii] Neuroplasticity Published on YouTube November 6, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpfYCZa87g [iii] What is Neuroplasticity: A Psychologist Explains [14+ Tools] by Courtney E Ackerman, MA, Published July 25, 2018, Scientifically reviewed by Melissa Madeson, Ph.D. https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/#google_vignette [iv] Adult Neurogenesis in Human: A Review of Basic Concepts, History, Current Research, and Clinical Implications Published May 1, 2019 by Ashutosh Kumar, MD. et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6659986/ [v] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-neurogenesis-what-hurts-or-helps-your-brain-cells/ [vi] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [vii] IBID [viii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-what-s-new-with-bdnf-building-a-faster-stronger-more-resilient-brain/ [ix] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE#116 with Dr. John Ratey on “The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/best-selling-author-john-j-ratey-md-on-the-revolutionary-new-science-of-exercise-and-the-brain/ [x] Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD (January 10, 2008) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7GQ887/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 [xi] https://www.drperlmutter.com/neurogenesis-re-grow-new-brain-cells-exercise/ [xii]Is It Possible to Grow New Brain Cells by Sandrine Thuret published Dec. 8th, 2017 https://capture.dropbox.com/W0af55YnE3LhDb0M [xiii] https://www.drperlmutter.com/neurogenesis-re-grow-new-brain-cells-exercise/ [xiv] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [xv] Mark Waldman “What Neuroplasticity is and isn't” Published on Facebook Nov. 10, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1300824310263746&set=a.112516002427922 [xvi] Adult Neurogenesis in Human: A Review of Basic Concepts, History, Current Research, and Clinical Implications Published May 1, 2019 by Ashutosh Kumar, MD. et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6659986/ [xvii] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [xviii] What is Neuroplasticity: A Psychologist Explains [14+ Tools] by Courtney E Ackerman, MA, Published July 25, 2018, Scientifically reviewed by Melissa Madeson, Ph.D. https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/#google_vignette [xix] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-a-deep-dive-into-dr-carolyn-leaf-s-5-scientifically-proven-steps-to-clean-up-our-mental-mess-so-we-can-help-our-children/ [xx] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/ashok-gupta-on-heath-and-happiness-getting-to-the-root-of-chronic-pain-and-illness-long-covid-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-and-others/
Is the legalization of marijuana connected to the escalating mental health crisis in America? What do brain scans reveal about the use of marijuana, caffeine, alcohol, food additives, and our brain health? On VitalSigns, Dr. Daniel Amen joins host Brendon Fallon to probe the “harmless” things we put into our bodies that can affect brain age, self-control, and happiness. “Psychiatrists, in general, are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat,” says the veteran psychiatrist whose videos scanning the brains of influences, actors, and musicians have garnered millions of views. Dr. Amen uses specialized imaging to identify “good activity, too little, and too much” activity in specific parts of the brain. This gives him and his patients “a map” to understand factors beyond psychology that are affecting their mental health. Being able to “see their brains” has prompted many patients to reconsider certain habits and vices: “One of my influencers said … ‘There's no way I'm giving up marijuana.' And I'm like … ‘You have a damaged brain. And odds are if you keep using marijuana, it's going to get worse.'” ⭕️ Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
“The idea that the brain CAN CHANGE its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy and the workings of its basic component, the neuron.” Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. INTRODUCTION: For today's episode #302, and in keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, to take our learning to new heights, I'm going back to EPISODE #133[i] from May 2021 on “Applying Neuroplasticity to Your School or Workplace.” Now one look at this episode and I can see why I'm calling these past episodes Neuroscience 101 where I wanted to introduce important concepts in neuroscience and how they relate to learning, in real time, as I was learning them myself. The idea is that we are now going back and building on our understanding together, adding in anything new and relevant, that I'm now calling Neuroscience 202, and I can see with this first episode that I barely scratched the surface of what neuroplasticity is, and how we can use this fascinating concept to change our brain permanently. REVIEW of EPISODE #133 We learned: ✔An introduction to neuroplasticity, and how this concept works in the brain when learning a new skill, thinking a certain way, or feeling a certain emotion. ✔How neuroplasticity helps us to create new habits, and how we can use it to break habits we don't want to keep. ✔The controversy behind this topic, and how two of the people we have interviewed ignored the naysayers, and built a powerful career with the early foundations of neuroplasticity. While I think this older episode is important to review, I can now see that learning how to apply practical neuroscience to our daily lives, really is cumulative. We learn one new concept that builds on another, and as we keep learning and studying together, new skills and levels of understanding are uncovered. It's like peeling back the layers of an onion and realizing there's more to uncover. Today, as we dive deeper in neuroplasticity, we will cover what Norman Doidge wrote about in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, about “the idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity” and then uncover what exactly neuroplasticity means for us today, so we can apply this fascinating concept to our life. On today's EPISODE #302 on “A Deeper Dive into Applying Neuroplasticity To Learn Something New” will cover: ✔ What is neuroplasticity (the brain and nervous system's ability to change itself). ✔ How to use this incredible feature of our nervous system for ANYTHING we want to learn (getting rid of an emotion we don't want, building NEW emotions, or learning a new skill. ✔ The 2 STEPS Stanford Professor, Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests we understand in order to change our brain (the chemicals that are involved, and what parts of the brain they come from) from Huberman Lab EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain”[ii] ✔ How others have changed the structure and function of their brain from Norman Doidge's Book that features Barbara Arrowsmith-Young who we met with on EP 132[iii]) to Dr. Caroline Leaf's 5 Step Approach to changing your brain. ✔ Strategies YOU implement today, to change YOUR brain. Once we uncover what neuroplasticity means, and how we can use it, we can marvel at the pathway neuroplasticity has taken over the years, (from the early days when Barbara Arrowsmith-Young (from my hometown in Toronto, Canada) mentioned in our interview that people picketed outside her presentation about the brain and learning due to their lack of understanding) and we can now honor those who spearheaded the way for our benefit. Dr. Norman Doidge, the author of The Brain That Changes Itself says that Barbara's story is “truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller” who while in graduate school came across the work of Mark Rosenzweig of the University of California, Berkeley, studying rats as one of the first scientists to demonstrate neuroplasticity, fueling Barbara to NOT give up on this idea that the brain in fact could change What IS Neuroplasticity? When I looked at my first attempt to explain this concept, I wrote neuroplasticity as “the ability for our brain to re-wire, grow, adapt or change throughout a person's lifetime” and then I put a couple of YouTube videos that explained this concept. I remember this one by Sentis[iv] as the FIRST lesson I had on neuroplasticity. It shows how pathways in the brain are either strengthened or weakened with use. While I do like those videos and where I began with my own understanding of neuroplasticity, there's more research now to take our understanding a bit deeper and add more meaning to this idea. I don't want to go down rabbit holes either, as I'm trying to show how we can use this concept ourselves, but if you want to learn more about how this works, you can watch a lesson from the incredible Sal Khan[v], from the Khan Academy. How Dr. Andrew Huberman Explains Neuroplasticity I had to start with Dr. Andrew Huberman, since there's no one else I know who can make science simple and easy to use. He has a short clip where he explains neuroplasticity here through Rich Roll's podcast from May 26, 2023.[vi] He explains that “if we want to learn anything new, like a new skill in a sport, or subtract an emotion, or build a greater range of an emotion that we follow these two steps.”[vii] STEP 1: The First Step to Neuroplasticity is to Recognize that you want to change something. This FIRST step almost knocked me out of my chair because we have just covered Dr. Carolyn Leaf's 5 STEPS to Cleaning Up our Mental Mess[viii] and it's centered around identifying a toxic thought that you want to change. With Dr. Leaf's protocol, you go through a 5 STEP process that conceptualizes the thought or emotion that you want to eliminate, and by working through the issue, over this 63-day period, the toxic thought, or emotion you don't want, gets weaker, and you build new, stronger, healthier thoughts or emotions in its place. It's not like slapping a band aid on something that's bothering you, and pretending it's not there, you actually have to work through the emotions of this “toxic thought” pulling an origin story (or where this thought came from) out of your nonconscious mind, and into your conscious mind where it eventually holds less emotional charge for you. Dr. Leaf calls this Mind-Management. Dr. Huberman talks about this concept as the FIRST step of neuroplasticity. He even talks about someone who approached him while he was speaking, who said that his voice reminded her of someone else, and made her feel uncomfortable. If you speak to audiences, you'll relate to this one. There is always someone whose face looks like they aren't with you, and while I've been presenting, I would look at the crowd, and in my early days, I'd think “that person doesn't like what I'm saying” because that's MY perception coming through, which isn't always the case. Well, this person in the crowd really did approach Dr. Huberman and when she “called the thing she wanted to change to her consciousness” she turned it all around and told him “just by telling you that, your voice became more tolerable.”[ix] Of course Dr. Huberman douses us with a deeper understanding of the scientific side of this idea by saying that “this awareness is a remarkable thing because it cues our brain and the rest of our nervous system that when we engage in those reflexive actions moving forward (like our toxic thinking, or something we want to change) that those reflexive actions moving forward are no longer fated to be reflexive.”[x] This is HUGE when it comes to wanting to change our brain, or change an emotion we don't want, or even to add a new skill, we just need to PAY ATTENTION to whatever it is that we want to change. STEP 2: ALERTNESS ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR NEUROPLASTICITY: WE NEED 2 CHEMICALS (NEURAL MODULATORS) EPHINEPHRINE FOR ALERTNESS AND ACETYLCHOLINE FOR FOCUS AND MENTAL ALERTNESS: Dr. Huberman says once we have paid attention, there are 2 chemicals (neuromodulators) that are released from different parts in our brain. He says that “alertness alone is not sufficient for neuroplasticity” and that “the most important thing for getting plasticity (or this brain change we want) is that there be epinephrine (which equates to alertness) and the release of the neural modulator acetylcholine”[xi] for focus and mental alertness. He says that the “thalamus gets bombarded by sensory input all the time but when I pay attention to something, I create a cone of attention with this acetylcholine that amplifies the signal of what I'm paying attention to making this signal greater to everything else amidst it.”[xii] He says “the signal-noise ratio goes up in the thalamus of the brain”, and that engineers would understand this. Well, I'm not an engineer, but I completely understood this. This idea took me back to when I was working in the seminar industry (where many of my examples draw back to). I had just finished working with the teens who presented their work on stage and I was sitting in a loud place with someone else I was working with. He looked at me when we were talking and said “hey, do you hear that?” And this was over 25 years ago, and I remember this conversation like it was yesterday. I said “what do you mean?” He said “Listen, if you listen carefully, you can hear Prince's Little Red Corvette playing off in the distance.” To listen, I had to focus and create what Dr. Huberman said was this “cone of attention” and now I know that the neural modulator acetylcholine was flooding my brain so the signal to noise would go up, and I could hear the song. It was a crazy experience because without focus, we both would have missed it. He started to bring in how we needed to create this level of focus for the goals we are working on, and it was a conversation I knew I'd never forget. How Others Have Changed Their Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young I first learned about Barbara Arrowsmith Young when researching for Brian Fact Friday and EPISODE #129 as she was a case study in Dr. Norman Doidge's book, The Brain That Changes Itself[xiii] Dr. Doidge is a Canadian scientist, medical doctor, and psychiatrist who was one of the researchers who put Neuroplasticity on the map and he dedicated a whole chapter in his book to Barbara's story called “Building Herself a Better Brain” which is exactly what she did. You can read Barbara's book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain,[xiv] that's now in its third edition, here. I've heard Dr. Daniel Amen say over and over again that “you are not stuck with the brain that you have. You can be empowered to change it for the better”[xv] and Barbara Arrowsmith Young did just that, and more. Her story blew me away. You can revisit our episode, or read her story in Dr. Doidge's book, and learn why Norman Doidge said her to be “truly heroic, on par with the achievements of Helen Keller.” Barbara was determined to change her brain, and now that I have Dr. Huberman's formula, it makes sense to me how she did it. How Others Have Changed Their Brain: Dr. Caroline Leaf We've recently covered Dr. Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess book for adults and children, and her 5 STEP Process is neuroplasticity in action. While writing this episode I saw an Instagram post that she put up that says that “you can't stop anxiety by trying not to be anxious (like Dr. Huberman said-the first step alone is not enough). You stop anxiety by allowing the feelings (Dr. Huberman said-draw them to your consciousness) while understanding that it is a transient sensory experience and a warning signal (to do something different) and NOT a permanent reflection of you and your reality.” It's the understanding that helps to eliminate the negative toxic thinking. Sometimes saying what we want to eliminate is enough (like when we've written things down on our CRAP board to get rid of our conflicts, resistances, anxieties and problems) or like the person who said “oh, your voice no longer makes me uneasy, Dr. Huberman” but some things we will need a bit more attention to for long-term change to occur. This 5 STEP approach is scientifically proven to change our brain, and I can tell you that it will help you to eliminate emotions over time (once we've decided on what we want to eliminate). 3 STEPS FOR CHANGING YOUR BRAIN: USE NEUROSCIENCE TO BRING IN THE FOCUS to whatever it is that you want to learn, triggering neuroplasticity. Is it an emotion you want to eliminate? Or one you'd like to amplify? Do you want to learn a new skill? Whatever it is, you will need to FOCUS your mind as you are implementing the new skill. I have a whole new take now on what focus looks like. It's what I had to do in New Orleans to hear Little Red Corvette playing in the background (making the signal to noise go up) so I could hear this song. As I'm now focusing, I know that epinephrine is released and I'm creating a “cone of attention” (Huberman) with acetylcholine that's acting like a spotlight to what I want to focus on, enhancing neuroplasticity in the process. Does this understanding help you to see HOW we can change our brain with our thoughts or activity alone? USE THE TOOLS YOU WERE BORN WITH: I used to watch my Mom, who we met on EPISODE #300[xvi] focus her eyes when I asked her a question. It was like she was diving into the depths of her mind to find the answer. Then I heard Dr. Huberman say that “you can use your visual focus as a way to increase your mental focus abilities more broadly” and I noticed that I do exactly the same thing as my Mom when focusing on something I'm trying to picture in my mind's eye. How do YOU focus your mind? SUPPLEMENTS, SLEEP, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION: What else can we do to put ourselves in the best mode for changing our brain? Since we know we must find the focus, the most common tool most of us use is caffeine to increase our alertness, and coffee is one way to do this. I'm always looking at what's new in this area, and open to ideas and suggestions from you if you have found something other than coffee to increase your focus. We know that mastering sleep so we are more rested with more capacity in the day, helps with our focus, increasing our ability for neuroplasticity to take place. I have mentioned that my world changed when I started taking Qualia Senolytics[xvii] which is a nootropic supplement, from our interview with Dr. Greg Kelly from Neurohacker Collective. I noticed I seem more “locked in” while working with crystal clear mental clarity. Mindfulness and Meditation are scientifically proven strategies to increase our focus and while reviewing our most listened to YouTube interviews, I was not surprised to see that our interview with Dr. Dawson Church[xviii], the author of the book Bliss Brain, is now our #1 most listened to interview. What tools, strategies or supplements do you use for increased focus? REVIEW AND CONCLUSION: HOW CAN WE CHANGE OUR BRAIN? To review and conclude this week's review of EPISODE #133, with “A Deeper Dive into Applying Neuroplasticity to Learn Something New” we covered: ✔ What is neuroplasticity (the brain and nervous system's ability to change itself) and how to use this incredible feature of our nervous system for ANYTHING we want to learn (getting rid of an emotion we don't want, building NEW emotions, or learning a new skill). ✔ The 2 STEPS Stanford Professor, Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests we understand in order to change our brain. STEP 1: THE FIRST STEP TO NEUROPLASTICITY IS TO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU WANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING. Know thyself. What do you want to change? If you are here listening, I'm sure you are like me, always working on something to improve, whether it's cleaning up our mind for improved mental health, or learning something new that could take our physical health to new heights. Learning is a process, and if each year we can improve ourselves a bit more, we are on the right track. We've covered Dr. Leaf's 5 STEPS for Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess recently, and I must say that once we begin to change our brain, that it's work. I'm now on DAY 21 out of 63 days, working on my 4th time cycling through my toxic thinking, and it requires time, and effort in addition to just wanting this change. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young didn't just wish she could change her brain, she repeatedly did what she needed to do for this change to occur. STEP 2: ALERTNESS ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR NEUROPLASTCITY: WE NEED 2 CHEMICALS (NEURAL MODULATORS) EPHINEPHRINE FOR ALERTNESS AND ACETYLCHOLINE FOR FOCUS AND MENTAL ALERTNESS. Don't forget we create a cone of attention with acetylcholine that amplifies the signal of what we are paying attention to making this signal greater to everything else amidst it, and epinephrine is released for alertness in this process. Know thyself: How do you create focus? For me, sitting down and writing these episodes requires the most brain power I've ever used. I'm learning new ideas and then thinking of how to share them, so that others can benefit and use them. What's motivating me is what I'm learning really IS changing my life. One year at a time, I can see how learning about the brain, and how to use it, is making me a stronger, more improved 2.0 version of myself. Whether it's learning about neuroplasticity, or how our brain works while we are swimming in the ocean, anything new that I'm uncovering here, keeps me coming back to my desk, week after week, to uncover something new to share. I hope my excitement for this connection to science comes through, creating that cone of attention, and acetylcholine in your brain, that's needed to implement this idea in your life. STEP 3: SUPPLEMENTS, SLEEP, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION I've found certain supplements for focus and mental clarity work well, in addition to getting enough sleep so I can think, and make connections with what I'm learning, but we all will have our own path of finding our optimal levels of focus. Know thyself: What works for you? This has been a process of self-discovery for me over the years, trying new tools, and then measuring the results, and sharing them here on the podcast. I knew that my sleep could be improved 4 years ago, and “although the primary function or functions of sleep are not understood, evidence suggests a strong relationship between sleep and plasticity (Frank et al., 2001; Tononi and Cirelli, 2014). Sleep loss leads to impairments in the plastic processes of learning and memory (Diekelmann and Born, 2010; Rasch and Born, 2013)”[xix] so I'm taking the science to heart, and working on this with as many tools and protocols as I can uncover. Since we know that deep sleep “is when your cells regenerate and your muscles repair themselves” (WHOOP.com) and REM sleep “is key to processing new memories, learnings, and motor skills” (WHOOP.com) improving and measuring this area will always be what I'm focused on. MY WHOOP DATA: Shows that finally sleep is improving. REM sleep is 25% higher than my 30-day average (key for processing new memories, learnings, and motor skills) and DEEP SLEEP (SWS) is 28% higher, helping me to regenerate cells and help muscles repair themselves. With that thought, I'll end with a quote from Dr. Andrew Huberman, whose research helped me to dive deeper into how we can change our brain using this concept that we still don't know a lot about. "Neuroplasticity knows no bounds; it is a lifelong journey of growth, learning, and personal transformation." - Andrew Huberman I know in 2 years I'll be back to dive deeper into ways we can change our brain even further as new discoveries in science are made, and I hope you'll be with me here, applying them. With that thought, I'll see you next week. REFERENCES: [i] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #133 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-applying-neuroplasticity-to-your-school-or-workplace/ [ii] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [iii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #132 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-story-of-barbara-arrowsmith-young-the-woman-who-changed-her-brain-and-left-her-learning-disability-behind/ [iv] Neuroplasticity Published on YouTube November 6, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpfYCZa87g [v] Neuroplasticity from the Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/nervous-system-and-sensory-infor/nervous-system-introduction-ddp/v/neuroplasticity [vi] Dr. Andrew Huberman Explains Neuroplasticity with Rich Roll May 26, 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYDsYyahUCA [vii] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [viii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #299 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-a-deep-dive-into-dr-carolyn-leaf-s-5-scientifically-proven-steps-to-clean-up-our-mental-mess-so-we-can-help-our-children/ [ix] Dr. Andrew Huberman Lab Podcast EPISODE #6 “How to Focus to Change Your Brain” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG53Vxum0as [x] IBID [xi] IBID [xii] IBID [xiii] The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge Dec. 18, 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c5aTlq3nYI [xiv] Barbara Arrowsmith-Young The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: How I Left My Learning Disability Behind and Other Stories of Cognitive Transformation, Foreword by Norman Doidge. Published Sept. 17, 2017 https://arrowsmithschool.org/books-3/ [xv] Dr. Amen http://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2019/08/14/1901976/0/en/Dr-Daniel-Amen-s-Change-Your-Brain-Change-Your-Grades-Helps-Students-Parents-and-Teachers-Sync-Up-for-Better-Success.html#:~:text=Amen%20Clinics%2C%20Inc.,-Los%20Angeles%2C%20California&text=LOS%20ANGELES%2C%20Aug.,change%20it%20for%20the%20better. [xvi] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #300 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/my-mom-hazel-macphail-with-majid-samadi-on-leaving-a-legacy-how-to-live-the-good-life/ [xvii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #285 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-gregory-kelly-from-neurohacker-collective-on-how-to-beat-aging-and-stress-with-qualia-senolytics/ [xviii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #98 YouTube Interview with Dr. Dawson Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH8yVKHjFN4 [xix] Roles for Sleep in Neural and Behavioral Plasticity by Jacqueline T Weiss and Jeffrey M. Donlea published January 20, 2022 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2021.777799/full
“By recommending that we balance our choices in biological (diet and exercise), psychological (stress control), social (relationships) and spiritual components in our lives, (Dr. Daniel Amen) provides a desperately needed roadmap to maximize brain health.” Joseph C Maroon, MD from Dr. Daniel Amen's book, The End of Mental Illness that we will dive deeper into on today's episode. On today's episode #301 we will cover: ✔ A review of EP #128 of Dr. Daniel Amen's book, The End of Mental Illness. ✔ An overview of Season 10 with Mental and Physical Health at the Top of Our List. ✔ What do Dr. Caroline Leaf and Dr. Daniel Amen have in common this month? ✔ How Andrea first learned about Dr. Leaf's work, and where they both spoke together. ✔ What Dr. Amen is focused on TODAY. ✔ What Dr. Leaf is focused on TODAY. ✔ How we can better prepare ourselves to help our next generation with their mental and physical health. ✔ The 4 circles of Wellness. ✔ How to Manage Our Mind Using Dr. Leaf and Dr. Amen's work together. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. INTRODUCTION: For today's episode, #301, and in keeping with our Season Theme of Going Back to the Basics, I'm going back to EPISODE #128[i] A Review of Dr. Daniel Amen's Book The End of Mental Illness to see if we can dive deeper here, and add more to this episode than the 6 steps we covered two years ago for improving our brain health, which we know is integral for our mental health. As I'm looking back over our past episodes, you can see a graphic in the show notes of the direction I want to take us moving forward as we go back over some of our past Brain Fact Fridays and see what we can add to them, or what's new, to move us forward. When we first launched this podcast, I had a vision of connecting the most current brain research that I called Neuroscience 101 to our 6 social and emotional learning competencies to improve our well-being, productivity and results. PUTTING OUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH FIRST: Now, in Season 10 we've all graduated from the basics, and are building on this knowledge together, and I'm noticing what's IMPORTANT that needs to be at the Top of our list moving forward. These important topics I've called Neuroscience 202 that will take us deeper than where we first began and I've put Mental and Physical Health at the top of our list. MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Just a reminder that I am not a medical doctor, and if you are struggling with your mental health, please do consult with a medical doctor. I'm not offering medical advice here, but am sharing the results I've personally obtained from studying and applying the tips that Dr. Daniel Amen suggests in his book The End of Mental Illness and then will connect his work to Dr. Carolyn Leaf's. My hope is that the strategies we uncover can help others, who might find themselves stuck, with some NEW ideas that I've used myself to access peace of mind, during times of high stress. And with the goal that once we master these strategies ourselves, that we extend them to others to help them with whatever they might be struggling with. This specifically includes our children. CONNECTING DR. AMEN TO DR. CAROLINE LEAF: When I looked back at my review of Dr. Daniel Amen's book The End of Mental Illness, that I covered in May of 2021, I wondered what I could add to this episode, to take our understanding a bit deeper when it comes to taking control of our mental health. This is Dr. Amen's life's work. He has been on a mission to take the stigma out of term Mental Illness for decades. He says most of us will have a mental health issue in our lifetime—and that “normal” is a myth..that 51% of us will have a mental health issue (post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, an eating disorder)”[ii] which shows me clearly that it's more normal to have a problem, than not. This became obvious to me when I started asking some trauma experts, and even past podcast guests, about what strategies they have used for their own children to help with the pressures they face in today's world. They all gave me tips and ideas, telling me that anxiety and depression is the norm with our children these days. This led me to go back to my review of Dr. Caroline Leaf's Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess book and Neurocycle App, on EPISODE #299[iii] with the timely release of her new book, How to Help Your Child Clean up Their Mental Mess that she just released at the start of this month. Then I noticed that Dr. Daniel Amen has just released a BRAND-NEW course called Brain Thrive (PreK-1)[iv] to help with the prevention of mental health issues for children. Dr. Amen's timely release of this course reminded me once again that this is a topic is important to pay attention to. It's not an accident that Dr. Caroline Leaf released her book for children just last week, and now Dr. Amen releases an online course for children to learn these strategies. I'm definitely paying attention, and from the interest we received from our Deep Dive into Dr. Leaf's work, I know that so are you. I know that you'll know these statistics, but here's a reminder. 1 in 5 children will struggle with mental health in their lifetime. And that 17.1 million youth under the age of 18 have had a mental health problem. (Dr. Daniel Amen). Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 20-34.[v] Before I add something new to Dr. Amen's episode from 2 years ago, I did want to mention that it was through Dr. Amen that I came across Dr. Carolyn Leaf's work. She talks openly on Dr. Amen's Brain Warrior Way Podcast[vi] about how many years she has been using this scientifically proven 5 STEP approach to help people all over the world to clean up their mental mess. I was lucky enough to have the chance to speak on a webinar with Dr. Leaf on Podbean's Wellness week, where I released an episode I'd written on “What Everyone Should Know About the Top 10 Mental Health Staples to Accelerate Productivity and Results.”[vii] One of the sessions I had a co-presentation with Dr. Leaf and John Kim, (a writer and speaker known as The Angry Therapist). Since I had already heard about Dr. Leaf's work through Dr. Amen, I quickly reached out to interview her, and this is where the work began. Our mental health is a lot like our physical health. We can coast along doing well, until one day, something happens, and we release we could have done a better job at managing our health overall. I'm sure you've heard this quote before… “If you don't pay attention to your health now, some day, your health (either mental of physical) will get your attention” showing us all that prevention is vital. CLEANING UP OUR MENTAL MESS: While writing this episode, I glanced over at Dr. Amen's Instagram account, (a bit because I still look at my phone from time to time while writing) but also to see what he was focused on today, and I noticed that he's on the same mission as he was 2 years ago, helping the world to put their mental health first, which was obvious with the new course for children he's just released. He had posted a graphic that showed an image of a messed-up mind (drawn like a colorful ball) representing a mind full of anxiety, loneliness, worry, guilt, fears and negative self-talk and he asked his audience “What else would you add to this image?” People from around the globe added things like “self-sabotaging, obsessive thinking, paranoia, being reactive to everything, isolation, dark thoughts, self-doubt, sadness, overwhelm, anger and procrastination” to name a few of their additions. This post caught my attention and made me think that no one is exempt from having a messy mind, and we covered the 5 scientifically proven steps that Dr. Carolyn Leaf suggests on EP299[viii] so that we as parents, teachers, coaches can keep our minds free of mental mess, before helping others. I can't recommend these 5 steps enough, and the use of her Neurocycle APP to help us to work on cleaning up our toxic thoughts not by suppressing them, or pretending they aren't there by replacing them with happy thoughts, (which is just like putting a band aid on them) but by doing the really difficult work of digging straight to the root cause of whatever it is that is messing up our mind, drawing these thoughts out of the depths of our hidden subconscious mind, into our conscious mind, so we can deal with them, by recognizing why we have these thoughts in the first place. In Dr. Leaf's NEW book, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess, that I will review once I've thoroughly practiced all her suggestions in this new book, she explains that these “mental messes” we all have look like dead trees in our mind, and that these messes are not bad, but they act as warning signals for us to do something differently to build a healthy tree in our mind. I think this is a powerful analogy, or just another way of looking at what happens to our mind when we don't clean it up, and I know that once I understand this process myself, I'll be better able to help others, including those closest to me who need it. If I look at Dr. Amen's messy ball that shows what a mind that isn't managed looks like, or even Dr. Leaf's dead tree idea, I know that there is hope forward with these strategies and once we've mastered them, it will be easier to teach them to others. But Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess, or by putting our brain health first, takes some thought and isn't something we have been trained to do. There was never a mind-management class when I went to school, or a brain-health course in our PE classes. I do know that many are focused on integrated these ideas into our future classroom curriculums, but for those of us who haven't learned this yet, this is something we all just must learn on our own, so we can proactively move our own needle towards health and wellness, through the lens of prevention. IMAGE CREDIT: Dr. Caroline Leaf's "How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess" ANDREA'S NOTES: You can see my metacog drawing in the show notes which explains how I'm progressing through Dr. Leaf's 5 STEP process using her Neurocycle APP, and managing my mind. We did review this process on EP #299 in depth. The idea is that once we have identified the main worry or anxiety that we have (the toxic thought) that will cause our mind to look like the dead tree over time if it isn't managed, that we then go through this scientifically proven 5 step process that reconceptualizes the old toxic thought, turning it into a stronger, healthier thought over time with understanding. You can see how I've drawn little buds showing how my old toxic thoughts are getting weaker with time, as I'm using my own mind to create NEW stronger and healthier thoughts. I'm currently on day 16/63 working through a current issue, and I can say that at about the two-week mark, I did notice my mind shifting from being worried about this problem, to feeling more in control of it, and even positive visions of the future where I can look back and not be bothered at all with this problem. This changes the emotions that I feel attached to whatever I was worrying about, which changes my behaviors, and then when I step back, my perspective of it all changes. I can even dig deep into the root cause, and see where my worry came from (and it's not a bad thing-it's just alerting me to do something different and not just suppress what I'm worrying about) which we know causes more dis-ease. This all leads me to freedom, peace of mind, and growth. It's such a beautiful process, and I can't wait to walk my own children through these steps moving forward, so that they build mind-management into their lives and futures. Once we've got the hang of these practices for improved mental and physical health, we can then role model the way for our next generation like Dr. Amen and Dr. Leaf are doing with their work. Children at the preschool levels can understand the importance of mind-management, and Dr. Leaf and Dr. Amen see how important this topic is right now. YOU CAN'T GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE NOT GOT It's the whole idea behind the Latin phrase “nemo dat quad non habet[ix]” that my mentor, Bob Proctor would quote often. He said so many things that I would write down and not fully understand until later in life. I remember writing things down over 20 years ago, knowing they were important because he said them so often, and I thought I understood what they meant at the time, until one day, I'd get this AHA Moment when it really clicked and I'd think “Ahh, that's what he meant” and I'd almost hear him saying that Latin phrase in my head. He would explain that no one can give what they have not got. In order to pass on anything to others, like an understanding of our mind in this case, we've got to fully understand how our own mind works. This can translate into anything in our life. As I was thinking about this, I opened up Instagram (for another quick mental break) and saw something that Grant Cardone's daughter (Sabrina Cardone) posted, about exactly this idea. I'll post her speech[x] in the show notes, but it was all about the importance of parent's role-modelling the way for their kids, from a kid's point of view. Now this speech was eye-opening. The idea is that as parents, teachers or coaches, that we role model the way, once we've got this understanding ourselves first. In general, the more brain reserve we have, the more resilient we are and the better our brain can handle the pressures of everyday life, as well as the aging process to keep “mental health” disorders at bay. There are many different factors for how one person can have more brain reserve than another but it stems from family history, or what types of injuries or trauma we've experienced, as well as our mental and physical health. It is clear that the decisions we make and the habits we engage in on a daily basis are either boosting or stealing our brain's reserve and are either accelerating the aging process (aging us) or rejuvenating our brain (turning back the hands of time). When we grasp this concept, we realize that we actually have a lot of influence on the health and age of our brain, as well as on your own mental health and ability to end “mental illness” which is Dr. Amen's mission. BACK TO EPISODE #128 In our REVIEW of Dr. Amen's The End of Mental Illness book, 2 years ago, we covered the 3 parts to his book that's still relevant and important today. I do recommend a refresher of this episode. Part 1 of the book, he gives a history of mental health over the years, with some tips for brain health that can change your life. You will see some SPECT image scans and case studies and begin to see how some common brain health issues like depression, anxiety, TBI, substance abuse, or Alzheimer's Disease show up in the brain vs a healthy brain scan image. A brain scan really can change your life and give you some insight into your health. We covered this topic in 3 Parts back in 2020 with PART 1 “How A Brain Scan Changed My Brain and Life with Doug Sutton,”[xi] PART 2 we dove deeper into “What Exactly is a Brain Scan”[xii] and I made some predictions of what I thought I would see with my own SPECT Image Brain Scan that I cover on PART 3[xiii]. Part 2 of the book explains the BRIGHT MINDS acronym which is a guide for well-being with the brain in mind. We covered the BRIGHT part on this episode 128, but we missed the MOST important part in MINDS which was the MENTAL HEALTH part of his equation that we will cover today. Part 3 of his book offers strategies that can be used in schools and the workplace to end mental illness with a focus on brain health. It's in this part of the book that Dr. Amen says “You cannot change what you do not measure.” (Chapter 17) so we can see clearly WHEN our brain and body are NOT working right. Peter Drucker says “If you can't measure it, you can't improve it” and I'm sure we all can agree on this one. THE BRIGHT MINDS STRATEGY Today I want to look deeper at the M in Dr. Amen's BRIGHT MINDS Strategy and add what he says are the four circles to help us with implementing these important health and wellness strategies. All this work can seem like a lot but if we can think of these 4 circles, it makes this all easier to understand, and with time, you'll see how thinking with our brain health in mind will eventually become a habit. THE 4 CIRCLES OF HEALTH We opened up this episode with a quote from a doctor who mentioned the importance of thinking about these 4 circles. Dr. Joseph Maroon said that: “By recommending that we balance our choices in biological (diet and exercise), psychological (stress control), social (relationships) and spiritual components in our lives, (Dr. Daniel Amen) provides a desperately needed roadmap to maximize brain health.” Joseph C Maroon, MD from Dr. Daniel Amen's book, The End of Mental Illness. Dr. Amen says he first learned about these 4 circles in 1978 when he started medical school, and was told by Dr. Sid Garrett to “always think of people as whole beings, never just as their symptoms…always take into consideration the four circles of health and illness.” (Dr. Amen, The End of Mental Illness). IMAGE CREDIT: Dr. Daniel Amen's The End of Mental Illness Biological: Where we think “Is my behavior good for my brain or bad for it?” This is where I think about healthy eating, exercise, intermittent fasting and doing the things I know are good for my brain, because I really do care about it. PUT THIS INTO ACTION We cover this topic in depth on a BONUS EP[xiv] with a Deep Dive into the Top 5 Health Staples. I know I need to add stress management to this list. What about you? How are you looking after this part of your brain health? Psychological Mindset: That includes “how we talk to ourselves—as well as our self-concept, body image, past emotional traumas, upbringing and significant developmental events.” (Page 81, The End of Mental Illness). This is where the work I'm doing with Dr. Leaf's 5 steps to Cleaning Up My Mental Mess comes in. I'm always thinking, feeling and choosing in the direction of more love, peace, and freedom of mind, which takes some work when something comes in and stops my peaceful thinking. PUT THIS INTO ACTION Dr. Amen brings up Eckhart Tolle's concept of the “pain-body” that I talked about on EP #281[xv] WITH Dr. Sean Sullivan who taught us how to shift our mindset in 10 minutes or less. We talked about how we all have these “pain-bodies” living inside us (Eckhart Tolle) and once we can see what they are (through Dr. Leaf's work-where they show up as our Origin Story) then we “just observe these pain-bodies (or toxic thoughts) in the present moment” (Tolle) and we will notice that over time, their “energy will decrease.” (Tolle) This is mind-management in action. Once we've cleaned up our mental mess, we can go on to teach this concept to others. The idea of “I'm not good enough” used to show up ALL the time as the root cause of most of my stresses and anxieties, until I uncovered it, and this “pain-body” that developed over time in me, no longer affects me….at all! What about you? Are you aware of the pain-bodies or toxic thoughts that hold you back? Have you begun to clean them up? Social: We've all heard that “you become like the people with whom you spend the most time” (Dr. Amen) and you will be well aware of those who lift you up, versus pull you down. PUT THIS INTO ACTION While I don't have much time for the social part of life, I do make it a priority to keep the social connections that are important to me strong. Also, putting my spare time into this podcast helps me to connect with others around the world on a deeper level. What about you? How do you keep your social connections strong? Spiritual: We've talked about this one often on this podcast. I've heard from so many of our guests that we are “spiritual beings having a human experience.” This we just can't ignore. Dr. Amen points to Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning book to explain this one, (page 94, The End of mental Illness) reminding us to do the following: Find purposeful work where you are productive. Love the people who are central to your life. Find courage in the face of difficulty (and help others to shoulder theirs). PUT THIS INTO ACTION Finding purposeful work is easy for me, as the podcast helps me to keep working towards improving myself and sharing it with others. This keeps me busy and I do feel the connection that extends far beyond myself here. What about you? What's your purpose? How do you find more meaning in your day to day life? CONNECTING DR. AMEN and DR. LEAF'S WORK TOGETHER: To close out this episode, now that we have these 4 circles in mind, (showing us that we are whole beings-our biological side, our psychological, social and spiritual side). Let's revisit the acronym BRIGHT MINDS (a guide for well-being with the brain in mind) and look closer at what the “M” stands for, and see how we connect Dr. Leaf's work, to Dr. Amen's, for a stronger, healthier mind. M-That stands for Mental Health is what Dr. Amen calls MIND STORMS. I love his analogy for our mental health, especially after looking at that graphic with the all of the mess in our minds showing up like a colorful ball. Since we've been focused on our Mental Health the past few episodes, I wonder what Dr. Amen would suggest we do to help us to Clean Up Our Mental Mess. Chapter 11 of The End of Mental Illness goes deep into WHY these storms happen in our brain, and WHAT can cause them, I want to focus on ways he suggests we prevent them from happening in the first place, since I think they complement Dr. Leaf's 5 STEP Approach. While Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess, there are things we can do to help our brain/minds to improve, and things we can do that hurt our progress. Dr. Amen suggests “avoiding anything that increases mind storms” (p 210 The End of Mental Illness) like “stress, tiredness, lack of sleep, alcohol, drug abuse, low or high blood sugar states, missing meals, and excessive screen time.” (Page 210). We all know what makes us feel “off” in our lives, and our mental health is centered around doing what makes us feel better, or good, and have more clarity of mind. I know what increases my MIND STORMS, making my mind messier than usual, and what keeps my mind clear and peaceful. As I'm now in my 52nd year of life, I want the ability to think clearly every day, so I can keep learning new ideas, and building a better version of myself, so when I find something that works, I'm sticking to it. Here are my top habits that help keep MIND STORMS out of my head and prevent mental messes from happening in the first place. CREATING HABITS THAT LIMIT OUR MENTAL MESS or MIND STORMS: CARING ABOUT OUR BRAIN: Just by caring about my brain, I think about the daily choices I'm making. When eating something, I'll ask “will this help, or hurt my brain” and think hard about whether It's worth creating a MIND STORM over a certain choice. If I create a mind storm, I just know I'll have to spend extra time cleaning it up, so it's easier to avoid what I know hurts me at this point. KNOW WHAT CAUSES OUR MENTAL MESS or MIND STORMS: It's easy enough to know what makes me feel CLEAR and FOCUSED, vs CLOUDY and DISTRACTED. I just avoid things that steal my MENTAL CLARITY (replacing alcohol with non-alcoholic beverages, or sticking to my morning exercise routine that gives me a burst of energy/clarity throughout the day). DO MORE OF WHAT PREVENTS MENTAL MESS or MIND STORMS: Once you know what keeps your mind clear, keep doing that. For me, it's daily exercise, eating low glycemic foods that keep my blood sugar from spiking, or higher fat foods that keep me fuller and less likely to eat the wrong thing, daily meditation, working on at least 7 hours of sleep at night, and pain management strategies for anything on my body that hurts (chiropractor, massage therapy, stretches, tools for self-care) that keep my mind strong and clear… AVOIDING MIND STORMS FOR ME. REGULARLY CLEANING UP OUR MENTAL MESS TO PREVENT BIGGER MIND STORMS IN THE FUTURE: Using Dr. Leaf's scientifically proven 5 STEP PROCESS and Neurocycle App because I know I'm not always going to make the right choice, and I'll have a MIND STORM at some point. So MIND-MANAGEMENT is something I add to my routine for those days when something gets past the gate, or when something unexpected comes my way, and needs my attention. With these final thoughts, I'll chose out this episode and ask you. What do you do that PREVENTS your MIND from getting messy? I'd love to hear your strategies, and what's working. And with that, I'll close out this episode, and see you sometime next week. In the meantime, once you have practiced Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, I highly recommend Dr. Amen's New Brain Thrive Course, and Dr. Leaf's New Book to help our children clean up their mental mess. RESOURCES: Dr. Amen's NEW BRAIN THRIVE COURSE https://offers.amenuniversity.com/bt5-headstart/ Dr. Caroline Leaf's NEW Book for Children https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/ REFERENCES: [i] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #128 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/review-of-dr-daniel-amens-the-end-of-mental-illness-6-steps-for-improved-brain-and-mental-health/ [ii] Dr. Amen, Brain Thrive by 25 Online Course http://brainthriveby25.com/ [iii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #299 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-a-deep-dive-into-dr-carolyn-leaf-s-5-scientifically-proven-steps-to-clean-up-our-mental-mess-so-we-can-help-our-children/ [iv] Amen University https://offers.amenuniversity.com/bt5-headstart/ [v]https://www.cdc.gov/suicide/facts/index.html#:~:text=Suicide%20affects%20people%20of%20all,%2D14%20and%2020%2D34. [vi] The 5-Step Process to Managing Trauma with Dr. Caroline Leaf on The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast Published on YouTube May 22, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_sHPAvOXh4&t=2661s [vii] Andrea Samadi's Pre-released episode for Podbean's Wellness Week Nov.27, 2020 https://podcastwellnessweek.podbean.com/e/what-everyone-must-know-about-the-top-mental-health-staples-to-accelerate-productivity-and-results/ [viii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #229 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-a-deep-dive-into-dr-carolyn-leaf-s-5-scientifically-proven-steps-to-clean-up-our-mental-mess-so-we-can-help-our-children/ [ix] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemo_dat_quod_non_habet [x] Sabrina Cardone https://www.instagram.com/p/Cv902OLALiZ/?hl=en [xi] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/how-a-brain-scan-changed-my-brain-and-life-with-doug-sutton/ [xii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/how-exactly-can-a-spect-imaging-brain-scan-change-your-life-with-andrea-samadi-part-2/ [xiii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/how-a-spect-scan-can-change-your-life-part-3-with-andrea-samadi/ [xiv] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/bonus-episode-a-deep-dive-into-the-top-5-health-staples-and-review-of-seasons-1-4/ [xv]Neuroscience Meets SEL Episode #281 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/psychologist-dr-sean-sullivan-andfounder-of-oneperfectshiftcom-on-how-to-shift-to-a-better-state-of-mind-in-10-minutes-anytime/
Alysha Newman recalls the day she slipped in the shower like it was yesterday. Preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the Canadian pole vaulter almost lost everything after getting a concussion from a freak accident. Fast forward to today: She feels stronger and more mentally clear than ever heading into the World Championships in Budapest, ready for whatever comes her way thanks to work with Dr. Daniel Amen and a shift in some of her routines. In this week's episode, we talk about the sacrifices that come hand-in-hand with going after her Olympic dreams, her strategy for how she expends energy with friends and family, and her OnlyFans account. Plus: Why she stopped drinking, and what she's most excited about looking toward 2024. SOCIAL @alyshanewman @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS GOODR | Head to Goodr.com and use code "HURDLE" for free shipping. JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP SIGN UP: Weekly Hurdle Newsletter ASK ME A QUESTION: Leave me a voice message, ask me a question, and it could be featured in an upcoming episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hurdle/message
Dr. Daniel Amen is a 12 time NY Times Bestselling Author, Board Certified child and adult Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Founder & CEO of Amen Clinics- holding the world's largest database of functional brain scans in the world. Join us to learn 366 habits to improve your brain, as we discuss his newest book, Change Your Brain Everyday. Learn more about his brain health nutraceutical supplements at www.brainmd.com, find educational courses on neuroscience at www.amenuniversity.com, and make an appointment at one of his 11 brain health clinics in the US at www.amenclinics.com * Magic Mind will blow your mind! My favorite drink to boost focus, increase productivity, and relieve anxiety. Order at https://www.magicmind.co/lisa and use code LISA for 56% off a month subscription or 20% off your entire order during the next 10 days! * Take 10% off Nadovim NAD+ Nootropic for Whole Brain Health that stimulates neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin! More at: https://nadovim.com/lt/?rfsn=7164851.534a9c&coupon_code=alltherapy10 * Purchase juiceplus+ a whole food supplement I use daily! https://lt17885.juiceplus.com/us/en
Tia and Dina dish about self-awareness and "the great unlearning", being able to regulate our attention, and loving ourselves unconditionally. Tia Jensen (she/her) is a certified life coach who serves people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by customizing her coaching to work with their unique brain. She teaches them tools and techniques so they can release overwhelm and create a life they love. Tia is also a mother, artist, and nature lover who enjoys being active whether she's hiking, doing yoga, or enjoying the beach. Learn more about Tia at https://coachwithtia.com/ and follow her on Instagram and Facebook. Mentioned in this episode: The Four Agreements: https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements Dr. Daniel Amen: https://www.amenclinics.com/ Amy Porterfield: https://www.amyporterfield.com/ If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a review, and share it with others! You can also submit listener feedback or request to be a guest on a future episode by completing this form: https://forms.gle/7UZ2kEPDHjBgLhRU9. Help support this podcast for as little as $0.99/month: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dishwithdina/support --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dishwithdina/support
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When Dr. Daniel Amen was a young child, his father killed a goat Daniel dearly loved, and served it to him for dinner two days later. Years later, when Daniel was walking through a street market in Mexico, he smelled goat meat, and he was immediately catapulted back to this terrible memory. Why did this happen? In this episode of YAPClassic, Daniel breaks down how trauma imprints itself on the brain and how to heal it. He also talks about his perspective on marijuana and alcohol and gives actionable advice on improving your brain's health. Dr. Amen is one of the most visible and influential experts on brain health and mental health with millions of followers on social media. He's the founder of Amen Clinics, which has the world's largest database of brain scans for psychiatry. He's also the founder of BrainMD, a fast-growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In this episode, Hala and Daniel will discuss: - How trauma imprints itself on the brain - How to understand and soothe your trauma - Daniel's perspective on marijuana and alcohol on the brain - Does marijuana prevent Alzheimer's? - Obesity's impact on the brain - Understanding the dragons that haunt you - A.N.T.S. (automatic negative thoughts) - A quick breathing exercise that will relieve anxiety and stress - How to improve your brain health - And other topics… Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics with 11 locations across the U.S. Amen Clinics has the world's largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 225,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast-growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In 2020 Dr. Amen launched his digital series Scan My Brain featuring high-profile actors, musical artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and influencers that airs on YouTube and Instagram. He has also produced 17 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. His highly anticipated new book, Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships was released on March 23rd, 2023. LinkedIn Secrets Masterclass, Have Job Security For Life: Use code ‘podcast' for 30% off at yapmedia.io/course. Resources Mentioned: Daniel's Website: https://danielamenmd.com/ Daniel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doc_amen/ Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DocAmen Daniel's Clinic Website: https://www.amenclinics.com/ Awesome Breathing App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/awesome-breathing-pacer-timer/id1453087953 Sponsored By: Shopify - Go to youngandprofiting.co/shopify to take your business to the next level The Kelly Roach Show - Listen to The Kelly Roach Show on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Green Chef - Go to GreenChef.com/yap50 and use code yap50 to get 50% off plus free shipping. Millionaire University - Find The Millionaire University on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts Pipedrive - Go to youngandprofiting.co/pipedrive and get 20% off Pipedrive for 1 year! More About Young and Profiting Download Transcripts - youngandprofiting.com Get Sponsorship Deals - youngandprofiting.com/sponsorships Leave a Review - ratethispodcast.com/yap Watch Videos - youtube.com/c/YoungandProfiting Follow Hala Taha LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Instagram - instagram.com/yapwithhala/ TikTok - tiktok.com/@yapwithhala Twitter - twitter.com/yapwithhala Learn more about YAP Media Agency Services - yapmedia.io/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anxiety has unfortunately had a terrible grip on my life as well as countless other women I know. This important Heal Squad All Stars episode helps us unlock the secrets of anxiety, brain health, and the mind-body connection with three exceptional guests. Together, we'll explore the intricacies of anxiety, its impact on mental well-being, and the empowering tools they offer to conquer its grip. These enlightening conversations will equip you to face anxiety with strength and resilience to embark on a transformative journey toward greater peace and self-discovery. Dr. Daniel Amen Dismantling ANTs: Automatic Negative Thoughts or negative thought patterns create self-fulfilling prophecies of negativity that must be identified and challenged with a series of questions to shift mindsets Repetition and Discipline: Changing negative thought patterns by consistently challenging thoughts retrain the brain for healthier thought patterns Rational Brain Over Emotional Brain: strengthen the prefrontal cortex by dismantling ANTs to gain control over thoughts and emotions Tiny Habits for Better Decision-Making: asking oneself whether an action is good or bad for the brain to align with self-love Alyson Stoner Flexibility in Vision: be open to changes and the possibility for the future when making significant life changes Self-Advocacy and Resilience: develop resilience and mental well-being with affirmations, inspirational resources, and self-compassion, especially during times of transformation Embrace Sacrifices: be prepared to make financial and personal adjustments and let go of certain comforts to reach your goals Growth and Fear: personal growth transforms your confidence and self-concept to overcome fear Jessica Lanyadoo Sitting with pain and discomfort: essential for personal growth and self-awareness Intuition is neutral: it has no agenda, distinguishing it from anxiety Investigating and understanding one's own instincts: leads to better self-awareness and inner guidance Dreams offer valuable insights: they may sometimes be prophetic HEAL SQUAD SOCIALS IG: https://www.instagram.com/healsquad/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@healsquadxmaria APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-squad-x-maria-menounos/id1320060107 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kXrmaNDQQ4i6prZe6LO89?si=2J2jLRd3RUedGPBgpVLrnQ HEAL SQUAD RESOURCES: Website: https://www.mariamenounos.com Curated Macy's Page: https://www.macys.com/healsquad Rosetta Stone: https://www.rosettastone.com/healsquad Noom: https://www.noom.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HealSquad?utm_med ABOUT MARIA MENOUNOS: Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV personality, actress, 2x NYT best-selling author, former pro-wrestler and brain tumor survivor, Maria Menounos' passion is to see others heal and to get better in all areas of life. ABOUT HEAL SQUAD x MARIA MENOUNOS: A daily digital talk-show that brings you the world's leading healers, experts, and celebrities to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life. DISCLAIMER: This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Maria Menounos or Mariamenounos.com] is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Company's Podcast are their own; not those of Maria Menounos or the Company. Accordingly, Maria Menounos and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.
#1 New York Times bestselling author and top performance coach, Brendon Burchard recently interviewed Jon Gordon for GrowthDay, the world's #1 self-improvement system. The interview was so good that we had to share it with you here on Positive University! Jon and Brendon talk about: - Jon's Mindset Journey - High State of Mind vs. Low State of Mind - Oneness and Separateness .. and so much more! You're going to LOVE this. It's going to help you elevate your mindset and enhance your personal and professional success. GET THE GROWTHDAY APP Would highly encourage you to check out GrowthDay for more amazing content like this. You'll be able to not only access my training but you'll also have access to a library of training from keynote speakers like Brendon Burchard, Trent Shelton, Mel Robbins, Jenna Kutcher, Dr. Daniel Amen & more. Get the details here. It's an amazing resource packaged with not just interviews but tools to help you thrive. (Pro and All-Access members get the LIVE training & replays!) https://www.growthday.com/?via=jongordon
How often do we hear about how our minds play tricks on us, how our minds can't stop racing, or how our minds can make us sick or well? The mind-body health connection is pretty much the cornerstone of Heal Squad. As some of you know, I've experienced firsthand how our minds can make us sick but also how they can heal us. Our brains are the control centers of our lives, influencing every aspect of our well-being, from memory and focus to mental resilience and happiness. The bottom line is that the mind is one powerful organ. Thankfully, the world's two leading brain health experts and Heal Squad All Stars, Jim Kwik, and Dr. Amen, are here to help us optimize brain function. We discuss the impact of nutrition, exercise, and sleep on cognitive well-being, debunk common brain health myths, offer memory-boosting exercises, and provide practical strategies for a healthier mind. Sure, this is a great episode for students and professionals, but it's also for anyone seeking to enjoy happiness, health, and prosperity. Jim Kwik is a global expert in accelerated learning, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. Our potential is not fixed: our abilities can be enhanced with the right strategies and mindset. Self-talk DOES shape our reality. Difficult times can define, diminish, or develop us: attaining the latter. Learning how to learn is crucial: speed reading, memory techniques, and brain science to enhance learning abilities. Self-responsibility leads to power and unlocking full potential. Questioning is essential for growth: asking the RIGHT questions. Embracing a mindset of lifelong learning allows us to unleash genius. Psychiatrist and founder of the Amen Clinics, Dr. Amen has revolutionized the treatment of brain-related disorders, advocating for optimizing brain health through practical lifestyle changes and cutting-edge technology. Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs): Developing an internal "anteater" to combat negative thoughts. Focus determines feelings: retraining our brains can lead to purpose and happiness. Disinfect your thoughts: practicing mental hygiene. Physical stimulation to calm brain fear centers and promote emotional healing. Processing trauma through 'havening' to release emotional wounds. Managing the "Death Dragon" and accepting mortality leads to a more meaningful life. Daily habits to promote mental hygiene for mental health, well-being, and resilience. HEAL SQUAD SOCIALS IG: www.instagram.com/healsquad/ TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@healsquadxmaria HEAL SQUAD RESOURCES: Website: www.mariamenounos.com Curated Macy's Page: www.macys.com/healsquad Rosetta Stone: www.rosettastone.com/healsquad Noom: www.noom.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HealSquad?utm_med ABOUT MARIA MENOUNOS: Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV personality, actress, 2x NYT best-selling author, former pro-wrestler and brain tumor survivor, Maria Menounos' passion is to see others heal and to get better in all areas of life. ABOUT HEAL SQUAD x MARIA MENOUNOS: A daily digital talk-show that brings you the world's leading healers, experts, and celebrities to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life. DISCLAIMER: This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Maria Menounos or Mariamenounos.com] is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Company's Podcast are their own; not those of Maria Menounos or the Company. Accordingly, Maria Menounos and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.
Hello everyone! Welcome to the ITfactor Show! Today, I want to highlight an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to empowering others on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. Tana Amen is a New York Times bestselling author, health and fitness expert, Vice-President of Amen Clinics—the world's leader in brain health, mentor, motivational speaker, and former neurosurgical ICU trauma nurse. By providing science-based guidance along with her authentic, no-holds-barred approach, Tana has won the hearts of millions with her simple, yet effective, strategies to help people win the fight for a strong mind, body, and spirit. Her latest book, The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child: How Persistence, Grit, and Faith Created a Reluctant Healer, provides great inspiration and encouragement to others who have suffered through trauma. Tana holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Above all else, Tana treasures her marriage to Dr. Daniel Amen, their children, grandchildren, and the meaningful time they spend together. Tana Amen's personal struggles with depression and eating disorders have shaped her into the compassionate and knowledgeable advocate she is today. Having overcome her own battles, she has dedicated her life to helping others find freedom and healing. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of self-care, self-love, and the importance of seeking professional help when needed. Through her advocacy and support, Tana Amen continues to make a profound impact on the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges, reminding us that we too can break free and thrive Let's dive in! In this episode, you will learn: Post-traumatic Growth Building resilience Ways to heal from childhood trauma Overview of the ACE Test: How adverse childhood experiences affect our health What is EMDR therapy? The power of lifestyle and meditation The ripple effect of unhealed wounds Embracing your true yourself, despite all the mess Relationship tips to have a peaceful, loving relationship with your family Boundaries and forgiveness Practical ways to strengthen and grow your faith Lifestyle tips for healthy skin and body Links and Resources Amen Clinics | https://www.amenclinics.com/ Brain Health Assessment | https://brainhealthassessment.com/ Tana's Top Supplements | https://tanaamen.com/supplements/ Books The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child by Tana Amen | https://brainmd.com/the-relentless-courage-of-a-scared-child Other books by Tana Amen | https://tanaamen.com/published-work/ I Need Your Love, Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead by Byron Katie | https://a.co/d/0SPAVVU Loving What Is, Revised Edition: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie | https://a.co/d/8e7Yd3i Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend | https://a.co/d/g9HE4WX ITfactor Bootcamp ITfactor Bootcamp | https://itfactormentorship.com/bootcamp Connect with Tana On Website | https://tanaamen.com/ On Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/tanaamen On Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/TanaAmenBSNRN On Twitter | https://twitter.com/TanaAmen On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/TanaAmen On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanaamen On TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@tanaamen Connect with Emily On Website | https://www.itsemily.com On Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/itsemily On Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/itsemilymethod On Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/itsemilyford On YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/ITSEMILYFORD
Countless people including Rich Roll, Lucy Hale, Dr. Daniel Amen, Jesse Lingard, Doug Bopst, Davina McCall, and Clark Kegley explain why you need to not touch alcohol."At least one in ten Americans meet the criteria for either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence; which we now call 'alcohol use disorder'."Special thanks to our partners:Tom Bilyeu: https://www.youtube.com/@TomBilyeuDiary of a CEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3fczpT0IfI&t=0sSpeakers:Rich Rollhttps://www.richroll.com/Lucy Halehttps://www.instagram.com/lucyhaleDr. Daniel Amenhttps://danielamenmd.com/Jesse Lingardhttps://www.instagram.com/jesselingar...Doug Bopsthttps://www.instagram.com/dougbopst/?...Davina McCallhttps://twitter.com/ThisisDavinaMusic:SoundstripeAudiojungleEpidemic Sound▶Subscribe for New Motivational Videos Every Week: http://bit.ly/MotivationVids▶DOWNLOAD our Top 100 Quotes of All Time:https://bit.ly/topquotesfreepdf▶JOIN our Newsletter for Exclusive Updates, Discounts, and Deals: https://bit.ly/Motiversitynewsletter▶READ our Weekly Blog - https://bit.ly/motiversityblog▶SHOP Official Motivational Canvases and Apparel - https://bit.ly/motiversityshop▶BECOME A MEMBER of our loyal community!https://bit.ly/motiversitymembers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we are starting a 12 week Super Deep Dive into Evolving Your Life We are talking about evolving your mind, body, money, business, and lifestyle. 20 years of mentors, contacts, connections....sharing with you the success secrets... ...the success clues that create the greatest change. Topic Today: 10 Brain Tips to Keep You from Getting Frustrated or Fed Up from the Amen clinic and Doctor Daniel Amen...best selling author. Problem: So many people are dealing with Depression & Anxiety or Health Issues that are caused by the brain and not optimizing this amazing tool. Today I want to talk to you about ways you can optimize your brain/mind on a daily basis. Here is the Challenge & Questions to Ask Yourself? Are you taking care of your mind...your brain...your body? What specifically are you doing and what can you do better? What types of problems or symptoms are you having that might improve your overall life with a little focus and attention to your brain? Solution: 10 Brain Tips to Keep You (and your kids) From Getting Frazzled, Frustrated, or Fed Up 1. Look for the positive. The human brain is hardwired for negativity. Tip: Train your brain to look for successes. 2. Fuel your brain. Feed your brain high-quality foods and start the day with some protein for better focus and energy. Amen- Brain is comprised of 80% water, and being even mildly dehydrated can negatively impact your moods—making you feel more anxious, tense, depressed, or angry—in addition to sapping your energy levels and lowering your ability to concentrate. Tip: Drinking a gallon of water daily will change your life. 3. Exercise to boost blood flow to the brain. Brain uses 20% of the oxygen and blood flow in your body. Anything that impairs blood flow hurts your brain and impairs function. Exercise enhances moods, reduces stress and anxiety, and increases focus and energy. Tip: Daily Rituals in morning of exercise help you win the day. 4. Create a physical space for work and school. Train your brain by setting up physical boundaries. Tip: Do not take work into the bedroom at night or it will impact your rest. 5. Give your brain a break. The ideal amount of time to work on a single task is 75-90 minutes, Learn to Time Block Critical Tasks around these 90 min blocks. Take mini breaks. Tip: This does not mean TV or Social Media Break... 6. Share the load. Community, Mentoring, Personal Trainers, Friends, and Family all help to lower stress, anxiety and overwhelm. Tip: Join a small masterminds, groups or attend networking events... 7. Practice mental hygiene. In a pandemic, mental hygiene is just as important as washing your hands. Amen Clinics calls these ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) that steal your happiness. Sometimes naming items helps to identify and eliminate negative thoughts. Tip: This week try to Recognize your negative patterns or thoughts immediately when they happen. 8. Encourage active listening at home (and work). Learn to listen first and then repeat back what you heard. It helps others feel "heard" and also helps to clarify and eliminate any miscommunications. Tip: In business this is a great way to help others feel you are listening and respect and loyalty and performance... 9. Tell your brain it's time to relax. At the end of the day, learn to shut down your mind...super super difficult I know...I've been there. Find activities, boundaries and even rituals that help you shut down your mind...like journaling, meditation, music, etc. I find it really helpful to list what is on my mind for tomorrow so it helps you to let it go easier. Tip: I've spoken about the idea of the Corporate Athlete…meaning the growth is in the recovery not the stress... 10. Stick to a sleep schedule. Amen Clinics suggests- While you're sleeping, your brain is hard at work performing some very critical functions necessary to keep it operating at optimal levels. For example, during sleep, your brain cleans or washes itself by eliminating cellular debris and toxins that build up during the day (basically taking out the neural trash), consolidates learning and memory, and prepares for the following day. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children ages 6-12 get 9-12 hours and teenagers 13-18 years old get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Adults should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Adequate sleep improves attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, moods, and mental health. Tip: Create a sleep routine for yourself and your children and stick to it. Anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and other mental health conditions are real and it does not help to just avoid or sweep them under the rug. Find ways to take your #1 Asset (your brain) and turn it into a super power and ultimate tool for growth...practice self care. I think it is so important for us to remember that we are not our minds. Our brain is a tool and like anything else, you MUST keep it sharp, clean and focused. I highly recommend any of Dr Amens books on Mental Health and Brain health and he also has an incredible podcast that he and his wife do which gives you small nuggets of health and nutrition information as well as activities for the brain and life in general. I'll leave the link to this article and his podcast in my show notes…. Thanks for listening. George Wright III Full Article https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/super-simple-brain-tips-to-work-and-do-school-from-home-without-going-crazy/
If your brain controls everything in your body and mind, does it also somehow affect your relationship with God? Can brain function affect spirituality? Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics. Dr. Amen takes a holistic, practical approach in linking a dynamic feedback loop that exists between the brain and the events in our lives. Today he discusses the neurological connection we have to our souls as well as offers tips for a healthier brain, no matter what our age. Dr. Daniel Amen has studied the brains of loving people, as well as evil people. His research has shown that racism and hatred often involve problems in the brain. People like this may hold grudges as they can't let things go. They cannot change their opinion because of brain function. Dr. Amen has compared the brains of inmates, including murderers, and tests have shown clear deficits in the activity in their brains. If they are medicated, they may become calmer and more understanding. He further discusses the importance of examining our thoughts. He suggests writing out what you are thinking. Must you believe every thought you have? Try talking back to depressive thoughts and try to think in a more positive direction. This will start to balance the brain function. You can apply these methods to begin to gain a sense of relief. He also discusses the importance of physical exercise, as well as learning something new. This is so imperative, especially as we age. It increases blood flow to the brain and can be used to help prevent memory loss. Dr. Amen also discusses supplements, including Ginkgo Biloba, St John's Wort, and Vitamin E. If you would like to try supplementation, always be sure to consult with your healthcare practitioner first. Dr. Amen has also studied how prayer and meditation improve brain function. He suggests teaching children this as a method of focus, rather than playing video games which has the opposite effect.
I am thrilled to have my pal Dr. Daniel Amen back on the show for a third time to talk about his brand new book, Change Your Brain Every Day. Vic and I have been working through this book - and let me tell you, it's so accessible, no matter how busy you are! In this conversation, Dr. Amen gives us some daily habits we can begin for better brain health, and offers his unique perspective on why brain health is just as important as physical health. Read the show notes for today's episode at terricole.com/519 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Every day we are influenced in countless ways by the world around us, and most of this flies completely under the radar of our conscious awareness” From Neuroscientist and Stanford Professor, David Eagleman's, The Brain: The Story of You. On today's episode #291 on “Unleashing the Power of Our Subconscious Mind” we will cover: ✔ A review of where our podcast began, and where we are going. ✔ The importance of understanding our subconscious mind as it relates to our results. ✔ A look back at the history of this understanding, that goes back to visionaries in science and the arts (Francis Bacon, Descartes, etc). ✔ The unusual results Andrea saw with 12 teenagers who studied this concept, catching her attention, in the late 1990s. ✔ 6 STEPS you can use today, to expand your awareness, and help you to tap into the power of your subconscious mind. Welcome back to Season 10 of The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that's finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren't taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I'm Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights. Welcome back! For those who tune in each week, you might have noticed this was the FIRST time we've taken a break with this podcast since we launched. It's always been important for me to produce content every week, but this past month, we travelled to some places where there wasn't always internet, so I decided it would be a good time to take a break, and think about where we began with this podcast, and where we are going, creating a clear vision moving forward, and putting our season theme of Part 2 of Going Back to the Basics into practice. If you look at the image in the show notes, you can see where the vision for this podcast began by making a connection with the six social and emotional learning competencies[i] that you'll be familiar with if you are in the field of education, or paying attention to the research. These competencies include Growth Mindset, Responsible Decision-Making, Self-Awareness, Social-Awareness, Self-Regulation and Developing Relationships, and hundreds of research studies[ii] have confirmed positive outcomes for our next generation of students, adults and communities who implement these competencies. Instead of covering social and emotional learning topics only for this podcast, (that I saw publishers begin to cover more thoroughly than I ever could on my own, using their research to prove efficacy), I decided to connect what I saw as “the missing link” for health, well-being, productivity and achievement on this podcast—an understanding of our brain, that I call Neuroscience 101. Reflecting back on almost 300 episodes written, recorded and produced from June 2019 to today, it's easy to notice the growth that has unfolded along the way, that I share on EPISODE #279[iii] on “Lessons Learned After Hitting the 300,000 Download Mile Marker,” or “The Top 10 ALL Time Most Listened to Episodes on Podcast.” I can't miss out on EPISODE #233[iv] where we covered the “Top 12 YouTube Interviews” as chosen by YOU! These are all good ones to review. In addition to the growth noticed over the years from feedback that YOU, the listener would send me, I also noticed a shift with the content in our interviews over the seasons. In our early interviews, we were introduced to books, ideas and strategies that would orient us to the understanding of the brain and help us to break down topics like improving student success with Dr. John Dunlosky's[v] research, or trauma in our schools, that we saw with EPISODE #168[vi] with Dr. Bruce Perry and his book What Happened to You, or EPISODE #60[vii] with Dr. Daniel Siegel on “The Benefits Behind a Meditation Practice.” We moved through the research, season by season, covering the topics that I thought would help us to all gain a better understanding of the mind-brain-body connection. Then, the focus turned towards health and wellness in 2020, which was an unexpected turn for me, but one that made a huge impact on me personally, allowing me to test out certain products, like the Fisher Wallace Brain Stimulator[viii], the Whoop[ix] fitness tracker, take a visit Dr. Daniel Amen's Clinic[x] for a SPECT image brain scan, or even by learning how to improve Heart Rate Variability with the Lief Wearable HRV Device.[xi] While producing these episodes, I was implementing the ideas myself, and often times along with my family members, for improved results. You can scan through the episode home page here or review the season descriptions below. Season 1: Provides you with the tools, resources and ideas to implement proven strategies backed by the most current neuroscience research to help you to achieve the long-term gains of implementing a social and emotional learning program in your school, or emotional intelligence program in your workplace. Season 2: Features high level guests who tie in social, emotional and cognitive strategies for high performance in schools, sports and the workplace. Season 3: Ties in some of the top motivational business books and guest with the most current brain research to take your results and productivity to the next level. Season 4: Brings in positive mental health and wellness strategies to help cope with the stresses of life, improving cognition, productivity and results. Season 5: Continues with the theme of mental health and well-being with strategies for implementing practical neuroscience to improve results for schools, sports and the workplace. Season 6: The Future of Educational Neuroscience and its impact on our next generation. Diving deeper into the Science of Learning. Season 7: Brain Health and Well-Being (Focused on Physical and Mental Health). Season 8: Brain Health and Learning (Focused on How An Understanding of Our Brain Can Improve Learning in Ourselves (adults, teachers, workers) as well as future generations of learners. Season 9: Strengthening Our Foundations: Neuroscience 101: Back to the Basics PART 1 Season 10: Strengthening Our Foundations: Neuroscience 101: Back to the Basics PART 2 You'll see that while our first nine seasons were focused on orienting ourselves to the basics of neuroscience, Season 10 and moving forward I'd like to narrow our focus to improved mental and physical health, (building on the Top Health Staples) to understanding our consciousness and our identity, and help us to become crystal clear about who we are, why we are here, and what legacy we want to leave for others. You'll see the guests we have coming up will drive our understanding of these topics forward, hopefully helping us to become better versions of ourselves, with the idea that when we arrive to where we want to go personally and professionally, that we next create a plan for the legacy that we'd like to leave behind to help others. For today's episode #291 we are going to pick up where we left off with our last episode where we dove into Stanford Professor and Neuroscientist, David Eagleman's work. Let's go back to where we left off the end of May with EPISODE #290[xii] and dive into today's episode on “Unleashing the Power of Our Subconscious Mind.” In Chapter 1 of David Eagleman's The Brain: The Story of You, he explains how our identity is a moving target. He says: “Who you are depends on where you've been. Your brain is a relentless shape-shifter, constantly rewriting its own circuitry—and because your experiences are unique, so are the vast, detailed patterns in your neural networks. Because they continue to change your whole life, your identity is a moving target: it never reaches an endpoint.” David Eagleman's, The Brain: The Story of You. THE CONSCIOUS MIND: In our last episode, we uncovered from David Eagleman's work that the “conscious mind-the part you think of as you—is really the smallest part of what's happening in your brain” making me take a look at the graphic on The Levels of Awareness, that I created after reading an article called “The Easy Problems of Consciousness”[xiii] from National Geographic. If we look (all the way to the right) at the FULLY aware column, that's like the 10% of the tip of the iceberg that we can see consisting of our ability to THINK. To truly discover WHO we ARE, we'll need to dive into the depths of our subconscious mind (under the surface of the water) to learn and explore more about the other 90% and peel back the layers, of who we truly are. FINDING ANSWERS BY DIVING INTO OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND: You'll notice that we will be spending more time moving forward looking at ways we can improve our levels of awareness, so we can take this knowledge, to eventually help others, after improving ourselves. This will be the key to building a strong legacy that will exist long after you move from this physical plane, that we call earth. And if we want to improve our own results in this process, we've got to open up the keyhole to our levels of awareness. Imagine a tiny dot expanding as your mind expands. Or instead of peeking through the tiny keyhole of a doorway you want opened, blast open your mind and kick the whole door down instead. Or forget about the door, and break a window to gain entry into this new awareness that you'd like to achieve. This all begins by understanding who we are, (we are not just our name) and we can expand ourselves even further as we learn how to use this marvelous power of our mind that J.B Rhine, from Duke University would say is “the greatest power of all creation.” As you are listening to this, doesn't it make you want to knock down some doors (blasting through some of YOUR subconscious blocks)? Things that you're aware have been holding you back from where you KNOW you're supposed to be? These are only your conscious blocks. Like I've heard people say “I want to stop self-sabotaging” with their health or relationships. There are some parts of us we are consciously aware of, but other blocks, might take some time to reveal themselves. It just blows my mind that something so powerful, (our sub-conscious mind- or all that exists below the water level with that iceberg photo) that controls so much of who we are, is not taught to us in school. It's here that I think some of the previous work and study I did in the seminar industry can help us to understand what David Eagleman was talking about in his book, The Brain when he said that the “conscious mind is the smallest part of what's happening in your brain.” This was at the heart of EVERY seminar I've ever attended. If we REALLY want to understand who we are, and be in control of where we are going, understanding the 90% of us, where our beliefs, creativity, emotions, habits, intuition and values all exist, is crucial if we want to be in control of the future that we want to create. GOING BACK TO THE BASICS: THE HISTORY If we go back to our Think and Grow Rich Book Study, that we covered at the start of 2022, Napoleon Hill wrote a whole chapter on the subconscious mind (Chapter 13) that we covered on EPISODE #195[xiv] and then he reminds us to re-read Chapter 4 on Auto-Suggestion, which is the medium that influences the subconscious mind. This book was first written in 1937, showing us how far back this concept goes. Since this time, there are many others who cover this topic just as thoroughly as Napoleon Hill, like author Brian Tracey[xv], who explains why this understanding is important on his blog, in his books and all of the seminars he conducted. Tracey shares that “since your subconscious mind has such a great amount of control over your positive and negative behaviors, the key is to train your brain to produce more positive behaviors.” If you've ever read Brian Tracey's work, you'll know it's all centered around productivity and success. The subconscious mind and how to take control of it, runs at the heart of his message. In my early days of working in the seminar industry, and learning from the top speakers around the world, I saw that this concept wasn't new. I was even given a box full of material to study, joining many prominent people in the fields of science or the arts, who also studied the material I was given from an invitation only method. I read the same words that visionaries like Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Rene Decartes (1596-1650), Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), or Isaac Newton (1642-1727) read, and was told to keep this box of materials a secret. It's full of lessons that focused on using our mind to help us in all areas of our life, including our health, and is not far off from The Silva Mind Control Method[xvi] that we covered thoroughly this year. Understanding the levels of consciousness was taught in the introduction to this program, and as we progressed into month three of the course, autosuggestion and the subconscious mind were covered, showing again just how far back these concepts go. Moving forward, I'm hoping that science will reveal some answers to why certain practices from years past, yield noticeable results. I'd like to keep these practices less of a “secret” for anyone to use for themselves or for the benefit of others. Just keep an open mind here, and follow along with the images in the show notes that I'll use to explain the importance of understanding our conscious, and sub-conscious mind as it relates to WHO we are, and then how we can use this understanding to put our goals on auto-pilot, creating results that will truly boggle our minds. Sorry the notes I wrote are a bit messy, as I wrote them years ago, and didn't think I'd be sharing them years later. You'll get the idea. DO YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY? As we move forward, this understanding might be something you already know, or have heard of before, but until you can explain it to someone else, it warrants a review. If you stay with me here, I can guarantee that the application of this understanding has the potential to shift your life in ways you'll never believe. I've been working with these ideas since those early days of working in the seminar industry (25 years ago) when I first watched 12 teenagers skyrocket their results with this understanding, and I still pick up something new each time I look at this. When I first saw these concepts yielding results after a relatively short period of time with those teens, it literally knocked the breath out of me. Something I've come to notice happens when I can see someone achieving quantum leaps with their results—it's hard to look away from something this magical. YOUTH MENTOR INTERNATIONAL (1999-2002): The Fundamentals of Life. For those who don't know where I first learned this concept, it started back in the late 1990s when I worked with Bob Proctor on a program for teens called Youth Mentor International. This program that I helped Proctor to create and deliver, covered the understanding of our subconscious mind, and how to put our goals on auto-pilot. The results of this program for these 12 teens was absolutely astounding. You can review the interview with Bob Proctor on EPISODE #66[xvii], where we reminisced about our time working together, shocked that it close to 25 years ago, revisiting the results we saw with those teens. You can see an image of where this program began, with cassette tapes covering these foundational topics, years before we could stream content around the world via podcasting or video. As I started to write this episode, I knew I had to go back to the Basics, and look at these tapes. Notice the title of the program: Youth Mentor International Fundamentals. This is what we taught ALL kids (ages 10 and up) around the world, each week. The Fundamentals of Life. Tape 1: Building an Emotional Appeal of a Future Promise (where we helped the kids to see the power of visualization) and building their future on the screen on their minds. Tape 2: We Think in Pictures: which takes our visualization skills to that next step, honing in on a detailed picture of our goals and dreams. Tape 3: The Conscious Mind and the Senses: showing the kids that there was a world beyond their 5 senses, or the importance of being aware of the “unseen world.” Tape 4: The Subconscious Mind and the Body: that took students into the lesson I'll share with you here today, or diving into the 90% of that part of us that remains under water, in the iceberg photo. Tape 5: The Faculties of the Mind (that we will cover on our next episode). Tape 6: Review and Application of the Fundamentals. After watching the success of those teens all those years ago, I put my hat here, and decided to keep looking for what else could possibly take our understanding of who we are to greater heights. This program had such potential, but fell apart after Sept. 11th happened. I tried to carry the torch forward, and learned from educators along the way, like you see with can see when I re-connected with Jeff Kleck, from EPISODE #246[xviii] who changed the direction I would take with this material in the schools, leading me to focus less on the spiritual side, leaning more on science, or how the brain impacts our learning. I know connecting the science to these concepts is integral, so my focus has moved to watching and learning from the leading experts in science, to bring credibility to the ideas I saw working with those young students all those years ago. UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND The key is to understand how our MIND works, and that it's separate from our BRAIN. When we figure this out, it's like all of the pieces of the puzzle start to fit. Can you imagine putting a puzzle together without the lid, or the picture of the completed puzzle? That's almost like what we are doing when we are living life without a picture of our mind, and how we can use it. How do we better understand the part of us that exists under water in the iceberg image? I don't know about you, but I'd rather be in control of this ship called life, than to let it drift aimlessly at sea. REVIEW OF THINK AND GROW RICH: CHAPTER 13 THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND If you listened to our Think and Grow Rich Book Study, (EPISODE #195) you will remember when Napoleon Hill reminded us that “The subconscious mind works day and night” (CH 12, Page 230, TAGR) and that you “cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it, any plan, desire or purpose you wish to be transformed into concrete form.” (CH 12, Page 230, TAGR) He suggested that we go back to Chapter 4 on Autosuggestion and read this chapter again to become familiar with how to make use of this part of our mind that remains hidden to our eyes, but holds the power to move us to great heights. RAISING OUR LEVELS OF AWARENESS: UNDERSTANDING THE CONSCIOUS AND SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND IMAGE 1: This is a concept I wrote about with permission from Bob Proctor, in my first book, The Secret for Teens Revealed[xix]. The concept you see in this image of the mind and body originated with the late Dr. Thurman Fleet of San Antonio Texas, circa 1934. Dr. Fleet was the founder of Concept Theory. Bob Proctor was taught this concept from a child psychiatrist from Florida, Dr. John Mike, who transformed millions of others around the world with this understanding. It was this concept that also transformed the results of those teenagers all those years ago who learned how important it was to understand that we think in pictures, starting with this image. If you look at the image, imagine the conscious mind as the top part of your head, and the sub-conscious is the bottom part. Attached to the conscious part of our mind, is our 5 senses, or what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This idea teaches us to look BEYOND our 5 senses, (what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch) and begin to develop our higher faculties of our mind that go beyond our senses with (reason, intuition, perception, will, memory and imagination). While working with students with this material, I became very interested in helping them to expand their thinking and even created a video program that teaches these concepts to students, that you can find on the Udemy platform today, called The Secret for Teens Revealed: A 10-Step Blueprint.[xx] Another way to think about all of this, is that David Eagleman reminded us that our “conscious mind-the part you think of as you—is really the smallest part of what's happening in your brain” so to develop the largest part of our brain, would be to learn what's happening in the depths of our subconscious. The conscious mind is important, as it will be this part of our mind that holds our willpower, and our ability to think. IMAGE 2: Shows us of the importance of autosuggestion that Napoleon Hill covered in Chapter 4 of Think and Grow Rich. My diagram here shows that we can change our results in life, by changing what we think about—see how I've written in the conscious mind “We can think.” What we think about will change our self-image, or the image I see of myself. You can do this by thinking or repeating something with emotion which explains why affirmations repeated over time can change your self-image, when they are repeated with emotion, but this process does take time. Since we can THINK with our conscious mind, we can use the power of our SUBCONSCIOUS MIND to work for us, rather than against us and build ourselves into a new and improved version of ourselves, which creates BELIEF. This part of our mind accepts WHATEVER we give it. We build pictures in our conscious mind, we impress them upon our subconscious mind, and the images we create are expressed in our body, that moves into action, and produces results. IMAGE 3: HELPS US TO BRING ORDER TO OUR MIND FOR GUARANTEED RESULTS IMAGE SOURCE: The Secret for Teens Revealed, Samadi, Page 71 THE CONSCIOUS/THINKING MIND: Once we can see how the 3 parts of our mind work together, we bring order to our mind with this image, for guaranteed results. With time, you can learn to use your CONSCIOUS MIND to THINK clearly and build the pictures of what you really want. And what you think about does show up on the outside. In this diagram, I'd written that if I am embarrassed, your body can respond to that thought physical, by blushing, and we've covered how reading the emotions in others is something we can easily learn to do. THE SUBCONSCIOUS/EMOTIONAL MIND: With practice, you'll see that whatever you turn over to your subconscious mind, with emotion added, over time can change your results with this idea of auto-suggestion. This is why Napoleon Hill says we've got to read our goals out loud daily, for this process to occur. BUT WAIT: What if there's something I want, and I'm doing everything you are saying, but I still don't have this thing that I want? We will cover this more later, but it goes back to understanding our PARADIGMS that control who we are. There is lots to learn here, so just keep studying, revealing more and more about yourself along the way. If you see yourself with great results…and these results aren't happening…there's more work to be done. Remember, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU, but the layers of the subconscious mind just need more work. THE BODY: When you hold something on the screen of your mind, consistently over a period of time, you'll eventually see the results that change your conditions, circumstances and environment, which is the third part of the image. We've talked about this process often on the podcast, especially with people we've interviewed who have transformed their life over the years, like Ryan O'Neill from EPISODE #203.[xxi] Over time, we can train our subconscious mind to work for us, putting our results on auto-pilot, and these result change who we are over time. HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE YOUR SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND AND INCREASE YOUR LEVEL OF AWARENESS? The first step in this process is to go back over the 3 parts of the mind and see if you can explain this picture of the mind, and how it operates to someone else. Once you can see how the conscious-mind, subconscious mind and the body, work together to achieve outstanding results, and you can share this understanding with someone else who can see what you see, then you're on the right track, and you should be able to use this concept in your own life. You've just got to do the work to strengthen your mind, and there's more we will cover more next week, but for now, begin with these 6 STEPS to INCREASE YOUR LEVEL OF AWARENESS, UNLEASHING THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. LEARN TO THINK IN PICTURES: VISUALIZE: This was one of the first skills that we taught to the teens when they were beginning to set goals, and it's a skill I'm still working on improving. Jose Silva's program is the best I've ever seen for improving your ability to visualize. If you struggle with seeing an image on the screen of your mind, just start slowly, with pieces of fruit like an apple, or a lemon, and with time, you'll notice you'll begin to see more. START TO MEDITATE (and keep developing this practice): This one will always be at the top of the list as a daily meditation practice will help you to access parts of your mind that you might not be aware of. Jose Silva's program took this practice to the next level for me, and is what I work on daily now. I also love Dan Siegels Wheel of Awareness meditation. There's no right or wrong place to begin here. Just start with something you feel connected to, and stay open minded to trying something new to expand your awareness in still, quiet, thought. DREAM: Not everyone will say their dreams can open up their mind to new thoughts and ideas, but they do for me. If you want to improve this area, make sure you are getting enough REM sleep each night, and see if you can remember what you dreamt about. Write down your dreams, and see if there's anything you can learn from them. It might not happen overnight, but if you can be consistent here, you'll gain incredible insight from this time that your conscious mind goes to sleep, and your unconscious mind soars. SET GOALS: There was this activity I would do with the teens I worked with called the 101 goal list. I remember learning this from the Chicken Soup for Soul author, Mark Victor Hansen, and I think he learned it from a teenager. The idea is that you sit down, and write out 101 things that you want to BE/DO/HAVE. It doesn't have to be material things, but can also be experiences you'd like to have, or places you'd like to visit. I remember doing this activity for the first time at an airport. After the first 25 things, I couldn't think of any more. The idea is that if you can keep going, you'll begin to tap into your subconscious mind, and begin writing things you might not be consciously aware of. I still have that original list that has somewhere around #50 that I'd like to swim with sharks. I have no idea where this came from, as it's not something I've consciously thought about. Try this activity and see what you discover about yourself. READ YOUR GOALS OUT LOUD: This one really works and might be why saying affirmations out loud works over time. There is a power that comes from reading what you want out loud. Try it. It will feel weird in the beginning, until you switch and begin to own what you are saying. Over time, you will start to believe what you read everyday, and when the belief is there, so will be your goal. BE OPEN TO LEARNING FROM OTHERS: This one goes without saying. Of course if you are listening to this podcast, you will be open to learning from others. But would you purchase a ticket to hear someone speak, or jump on a plane and fly somewhere to meet someone you know you could learn from? Proctor used to do this all the time. I loved his stories of when he would sit in the back of the room and listen to people speaking that he wanted to learn from. These were always life-changing connections and if you've ever experienced this, you'll agree with me that they are well worth the time and effort. If there's something you are working on, and you're stuck in some way, you'll be able to easily put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle into place with the power that comes from two or more minds working together. REVIEW AND CONCLUSION: To review and conclude this EPISODE #291 on “Unleashing the Power of Our Subconscious Mind” we reviewed our vision for this podcast, where we began and where we we'd like to go over the next 10 seasons. We picked up from where we left off the end of May, with Neuroscientist David Eagleman's work, urging us to look closer at the subconscious mind, since it controls 90% of who we truly are. We reviewed the history of the subconscious mind and why this concept is a foundational step for us in the process of learning who we are. We looked at 6 STEPS for expanding our level of consciousness by diving deeper into developing our SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. This is just the beginning. Next week we will look at the Faculties of the Mind vs the 5 Senses to Expand our level of awareness more, but until then, think about this quote from James Allen, who wrote the book, As a Man Thinketh. He said “Mind is the master power that molds and makes: And Man is Mind, And Evermore He Takes the Tool of Thought, And Shapes What He Wills, Brings Forth a Thousand Joys, A Thousand Ills, He Thinks is Secret and it Comes to Pass, Environment is But His Looking Glass.” The goal is to understand how our mind works, so we can get our thoughts, feelings and actions lined up. That's integrity and not everyone has it. When you can line up how you think, feel and act, the magic happens. What we THINK on a daily basis really matters for where we are going. If the AHA moments haven't happened yet, (or nothing outstanding seems to jump out at you) come back next week, and I'll add some more, with the goal of helping you to expand YOUR awareness, by “seeing” this marvelous power that's held within the depths of our subconscious minds. See you next week. RESOURCES: How to Expand Your Level of Awareness with Bob Proctor https://www.proctorgallagherinstitute.com/6083/how-to-expand-your-awareness REFERENCES: [i] Casel's 6 SEL Competencies https://casel.org/fundamentals-of-sel/what-is-the-casel-framework/ [ii] What does the research say? 100s of research studies confirm SEL benefits students https://casel.org/fundamentals-of-sel/what-does-the-research-say/ [iii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #279 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/lessons-learned-after-hitting-the-300000-unique-download-milestone-thank-you/ [iv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #233 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/top-12-neuroscience-meets-social-and-emotional-learning-podcast-interviews/ [v] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #37 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/kent-states-dr-john-dunlosky-on-improving-student-success-some-principles-from-cognitive-science/ [vi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #168 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/dr-bruce-perry-and-steve-graner-from-the-neurosequential-network-on-what-we-should-all-know-about-what-happened-to-you/ [vii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #60 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-science-behind-a-meditation-practice-with-a-deep-dive-into-dr-dan-siegel-s-wheel-of-awareness/ [viii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #120 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/personal-review-of-the-fisher-wallace-wearable-medical-device-for-anxiety-depression-and-sleepstress-management/ [ix] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/kristen-holmes-from-whoopcom-on-unlocking-a-better-you-measuring-sleep-recovery-and-strain/ [x]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #134 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/how-a-spect-scan-can-change-your-life-part-3-with-andrea-samadi/ [xi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #228 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/rohan-dixit-founder-of-lief-therapeutics-on-measuring-hrv-in-real-time-for-stress-relief-from-the-inside-out/ [xii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #290 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/brain-fact-friday-on-the-neuroscience-of-learning-unlocking-the-secret-to-our-identity/ [xiii] National Geographic Your Brain (Revised and Updated) https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Brain-Revised-Updated/dp/154784079X [xiv]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #195 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/think-and-grow-rich-book-review-part-5-on-the-power-of-the-mastermind-taking-the-mystery-out-of-sex-transmutation-and-linking-all-parts-of-our-mind/ [xv] Brain Tracey on the Subconscious Mind https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/understanding-your-subconscious-mind/ [xvi]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #261 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/a-deep-dive-with-andrea-samadi-into-applying-the-silva-method-for-improved-intuition-creativity-and-focus-part-1/ [xvii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #66 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/the-legendary-bob-proctor-on/ [xviii]Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #246 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/jeff-kleck-on-using-neuroscience-to-inspire-thinkers-in-schools-sport-and-the-workplace/ [xix] The Secret for Teens Revealed: How Parents, Teachers and Teenagers Can Inspire Leadership and Transform Lives by Andrea Samadi Published September 15, 2008 https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Teens-Revealed-Teenagers-Leadership/dp/1604940336 [xx] The Secret for Teens Revealed Online Course: A 10-Step Blueprint https://www.udemy.com/course/the-secret-for-teens-revealed-a-10-step-success-blueprint/ [xxi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #203 https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/case-study-with-paranormal-researcher-ryan-o-neill-on-making-your-vision-a-reality/
We talk a lot about mental health… but how much do you know about your brain health? Jana connects with Dr. Daniel Amen to hear all the facts of how we can make our brains healthier. He has some crucial methods that every parent should know to help their children have the best brain development possible. And, you need to hear the simple changes you can make to help avoid some major diseases!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Daniel Amen, world renowned brain doctor and best selling author, sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss his book, The End of Mental Illness. Dr. Amen is changing the way we are diagnosed and how we think about brain wellness. Most importantly, where more people are suffering from mental health issues than ever, he is offering new means and modalities to heal. On this throwback episode, Dr. Amen shares: The importance of writing down negative thoughts and questioning their validity. How our negative thoughts (often untrue) fuel depression and anxiety. Five simple questions to challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Reframing discussion around mental illness. Holistic approaches to healing including dietary and lifestyle changes Proper diagnosis and so much more! www.instagram.com/doc_amen/ HEAL SQUAD SOCIALS IG: www.instagram.com/healsquad/ TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@healsquadxmaria TikTok: @HealSquadxMaria APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heal-squad-x-maria-menounos/id1320060107 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kXrmaNDQQ4i6prZe6LO89?si=2J2jLRd3RUedGPBgpVLrnQ HEAL SQUAD RESOURCES: Website: www.mariamenounos.com Curated Macy's Page: www.macys.com/healsquad Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HealSquad?utm_med ABOUT MARIA MENOUNOS: Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV personality, actress, 2x NYT best-selling author, former pro-wrestler and brain tumor survivor, Maria Menounos' passion is to see others heal and to get better in all areas of life. ABOUT HEAL SQUAD x MARIA MENOUNOS: A daily digital talk-show that brings you the world's leading healers, experts, and celebrities to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life. DISCLAIMER: This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Maria Menounos or Mariamenounos.com] is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment. Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Company's Podcast are their own; not those of Maria Menounos or the Company. Accordingly, Maria Menounos and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
Young Americans are the most addicted, miserable generation in the country's history, despite endless amounts of therapy and drugs that were supposed to be panaceas. Charlie and Dr. Daniel Amen have a crucial conversation on how to improve your happiness, your health, and your spiritual life by improving your brain and adopting better habits, rather than relying on powerful drugs as a crutch.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
This episode is powered by Eleve Health and OneSkin. Dr. Daniel Amen! THE ABSOLUTE ALL TIME GREATEST is here to help us through our sticking points. Whether that be finding balance in our lives, understanding what past trauma is doing to harm us now, or ANYTHING you wanted to know about TRANSFORMING your life is in this episode. For those that don't know, Dr. Amen is a world-renowned psychiatrist and physician who has helped thousands of athletes, actors, artists, business executives, and even ME break cycles of doubt of harm. He's a 12-time best-selling author, and host of Scan My Brain which can be found on his YouTube Channel here! _______________________________________________________ Eleve Health Hyperbaric Chambers (H.B.O.T.) is a simple and non-invasive therapy that places the body in a pressurized environment that allows the extra oxygen to dissolve into the blood plasma and to travel freely through the circulatory system, getting to areas where red blood cells may be restricted in flow, naturally enhancing the human body's functions. It is a GAME CHANGER for total recovery, optimization, longevity, skin repair, brain health, and much more! Check them out here! https://elevehealth.com/ (email email@example.com for special rates!) ______________________________________ My wife Taylor and I are pumped to announce a partnership with OneSkin, the company that legit reverses skin to age at a molecular level. Everything has always been done surface level, but OneSkin is changing the game!' Is your BIGGEST organ essential to take care of?? Not even just for looks but for health too! (And yeah, taking care of the money maker is essential too!
This week's show is just me - Alexx Stuart, founder of Low Tox Life and host of the Low Tox Life podcast that you're listening to right now and I'm talking about ADHD and me - and you! I founded Low Tox Life back in 2009 because I wanted - for myself, family and friends a lifestyle where doing a little better than yesterday across food, body, home and mind - and of course care for our planet home and over the years it's meant I've produced this show, written two books, spoke at countless events, written 10 e-courses to support people in their low tox goals and over 200 gluten-free recipes and 100 blogs on reducing toxin impact in our every day. Sheesh. “How can you have ADHD having achieved all that?” is something I often get asked and today might give you a window into it. Giving someone the gift of sticking to their passions, zone of genius and strengths allows for results to happen - it doesn't happen often in the average workplace but when you work for yourself or a great boss you can! Today's show isn't all about the good bits though as there are many challenges, too. When I shared I'd had an ADHD diagnosis (combined-type) in January, naturally people in our low tox community had questions, and so in this show this week I share: Why I sought diagnosis / why I suspected itHow I felt about that and began to process itThe excellent aspects of what it revealedThe unfortunate and sad aspects of what it revealed as it played out in my life growing up and at work and in lifeHow much sweeter life is when you feel supported for who you areHow the world would benefit from recognising differences in people's brains and the ways they produce great work, contribute and express themselves. The aspects or traits that are ‘modifyable' vs fixed and how genetics plays a role as well as trauma, environmental toxins and head injury to name a few ‘cherries on top'What I'm doing to work with the challenges of ADHDThe answers to a bunch of community questions about ADHDAnd believe it or not - even more! It's 90 mins and I did. Not. stop. Talking. I bring you: ADHD. Hehe IYKYK. Here are some of the health professionals and resources I mentioned in the show: Some work and definitions that may help by various Drs who focus on the condition: Dr Russell Barkley: https://www.russellbarkley.org/factsheets/WhatCausesADHD2017.pdfDr James Greenblatt https://www.psychiatryredefined.org/finally-focused-mineral-imbalances-adhd-part-ii/Dr Daniel Amen https://www.amenclinics.com/conditions/adhd-add/The magnesium complex I take that I mentioned https://au.iherb.com/pr/dr-sinatra-magnesium-broad-spectrum-complex-120-capsules/101150And the rest is best to chat to a practitioner about therapeutic doses and what you specifically might benefit from. Difference between actions of medications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44BXLATt5wFollow me at @lowtoxlife on Instagram and share any more questions about the topic or an AHA. Here's to celebrating who we are, being celebrated for it, as well as supported for what we find challenging. Now wouldn't that be a lovely world indeed? Alexx x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mental health empowerment is one of the biggest reasons why I started this show and I'm so excited I could connect with Dr. David Amen, a leader in the psychology field. Dr. Amen recently came out with his book, Change Your Brain Every Day, and in our conversation, he lays out the daily habits for improving brain function and overall mental health. Dr. Amen shares the real prescription for happiness, which is a lot more simple than you might think. We talk about how to combat loneliness and digital addictions, two epidemics that are severely affecting people of every generation. Dr. Amen also shares his tips for reframing negative thoughts and increasing focus as an entrepreneur. IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT: Research that suggests we're at the beginning stages of a tidal wave of mental health problems What brain scans tell us about mental health How to practice disciplined thinking The major link between blood flow and cognitive function Why married men typically live longer than married women The easiest way to start improving your brain health today RESOURCES DM me the word POWER to get our Power 9 prompts! Take Dr. Amen's free brain health assessment Check out Dr. Amen's Scan My Brain series on YouTube Download the Think Dirty App Get your copy of Unleash the Power of the Female Brain Get your copy of You, Happier Sign up for The Spritz newsletter at litepink.com! Text DAILY to 310-496-8363 for daily manifesting affirmations and journal prompts. CONNECT WITH DR. AMEN Work with Dr. Amen: Amen Clinics Follow Dr. Amen on Instagram: @doc_amen Follow Dr. Amen on TikTok: @docamen Get your copy of Change Your Brain Every Day CONNECT WITH LORI Follow me: @loriharder Follow Lite Pink: @drinklitepink Follow Earn Your Happy: @earnyourhappy Follow Girlfriends & Business: @girlfriendsandbusiness Listen to Girlfriends & Business
“There's no such thing as a good or bad memory. There's a trained memory and an untrained memory," says Jim Kwik. Jim, a leading expert in brain optimization, memory improvement, and accelerated learning, joins us to discuss how to enhance your brain power, plus: - Jim's powerful brain heath journey (~02:03) - Practices that help Jim become a leader in brain optimization (~08:25) - Why we've been taught to learn all wrong (~16:24) - The 10 keys for a more focused brain (~22:06) - How to boost your reaction time by 30% (~28:40) - The health benefits of cleaning your space (~34:33) - Why you should be a lifelong learner (~37:45) - Sneaky & common habits hurting your memory (~39:48) - Is AI helping or hurting our brain health? (~47:22) - How to know if you have digital dementia (~48:57) - How to improve your selective memory (~52:54) - A trick to remember people's names (~57:25) - The best learning & memorization tips by decade (~01:02:43) - The health benefits of reading (~01:04:44) - How to identify your unique brain type (~01:07:51) Order a copy of my new book The Joy Of Well-Being at thejoyofwellbeing.com! Referenced in the episode: - Jim's book, Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life. - Listen to Colleen & I on Jim's podcast. - Research on a clean environment & mental clarity. - The Nun Study & its commentary. - Sign up for Jim's speed reading masterclass. - Learn more about Jim's memory courses. - Visit jimkwik.com/mindbodygreen to take a free brain archetype quiz. - mbg Podcast episode #378 and #150, with Daniel Amen, M.D. - Sign up for The Long Game. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.