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Daniel Amen wants to see the end of mental illness, and he may very well achieve his goal. The man called “America’s favorite psychiatrist” is absolutely dedicated to improving everyone’s brain health, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and reducing psychiatry’s reliance on pharmaceuticals as a method of first resort. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Daniel Amen discusses his methods for healing the brain, the importance of intergenerational trauma, and things you can do right now to improve your mental health.
Daniel talks about the end of mental illness [1:31] Daniel believes the stigma surrounding mental illness comes from misunderstanding [2:34] Daniel discusses the impact of prayer on the brain [4:52] The first thing Daniel recommends is never pharmaceuticals [8:51] Tom and Daniel discuss meditation and neurofeedback [10:21] Your body responds to every single thought you have [13:28] Why is hypnosis so powerful? [14:44] Daniel explains how to use hypnosis effectively [16:24] Hypnosis allows you to deal with trauma in a place that’s completely safe [20:11] Daniel believes that we carry memories from our ancestors [21:20] Daniel describes a good diet for brain health [27:41] Daniel explains why a hyperbaric oxygen chamber can help with brain health [28:22] Don’t believe every stupid thing you think! [29:33] How to create good “tiny brain habits” [30:39] Daniel asks everyone he works with to start with the “one page miracle” [34:02] The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health [35:40] Daniel describes some toxins that you might not be aware of [37:18] Of the 11 major risk factors for brain illness, being overweight includes five [39:25] Eating unhealthy food is not a reward. It’s a punishment. [43:04] Daniel describes the number one thing we do to damage our health [45:14]
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