TEDxOrangeCoast - Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life


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Change your Brain, Change your Life. Revelations based on studying 63,000 brain images across 90 countries over 20 years. How Brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of healthy life, no matter where we live.

Physician, psychiatrist, and teacher, Daniel Amen, MD, is one of the world's foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex brain science concepts to make them easily accessible to other professionals and the general public.
Daniel is the author of 42 professional articles and 28 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. He is the producer and star of five highly popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than 34 million dollars for public television.

Daniel is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., that has the world's largest database of functional brain scans totaling more than 64,000. The clinics have seen patients from 90 countries.

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As a child of the 50's, a cake, or dounut, chips or soda was for birthdays or special occasion not every day and most kids in the neighborhood were thin to average weight. We also were running around playing after school. "Treats" were expensive and scarce.

2 days ago

Wonderful man I hope people listen and he gets his message across to millions. School and hospital food is dreadful.There is so much that needs to change.

6 days ago

If hes so interested in healing people why does his clinics not accept Insurance. Who can afford the type of treatment he's talking about is extremely expensive and even more so at his clinics. I think he's onto something regarding finding the reason or cause of this conditions but as far as treating brain's I don't know! Although, the truth is he's getting rich trying.

1 week ago

Do your research! I highly recommend for viewers to check reviews (medical reviews) available on the web about Dr Amen's claims. Review the patient's reviews from the NY clinic (the closest to my location). Read the Observer's, Washington Post's, and a several comments by such entities as the America Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Neurology. The SPECT scans which were developed 30 years ago have not lived to expectations or not matured (according to radiologists and neurologists) and current state of the art is the use of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) which unlike Dr. Amen's scans, are covered by most insurance programs (for the right reasons).
Dr. Amen runs several clinics throughout the states. He shows in another TEDx Talk video the scan of his nephew suffering from behavioral problems which were (mis)diagnosed/treated were in fact caused by a brain cyst identified by Dr. Amen's SPECT scan - Current MRIs and CT scans would have also likely showed the same damage with much better resolution and been ordered prior to any brain surgery intervention. Dr. Amen's scans of football players' brain dysfunction has also been published years ago, using other technologies.
Dr. Amen has been reluctant (or refused) to submit his studies/claims to peer reviews and double-bind studies (which is the current most impartial way to validate a test, technology, and drug effectiveness).
Dr. Amen promotes healthy lifestyle, weight loss, avoidance of trauma, drugs, alcohol, control of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), exercise, etc., and taking his food/vitamin supplements (~$90/month). This is nothing new and lifestyle modifications have highly been recommended since the eighties.
Contrary to some claims and popular beliefs, most physicians are dedicated professionals not under the thumb of pharmaceutical companies. Yes, we are humans and not "gods", we do not do miracles (it may happen sometimes but that is usually with Divine intervention). I am not saying that his approach is not good, I am saying that his approach is not shared by the top scholars in his neuro-psychiatry and his claim of "restoring" the brain function has not been demonstrated by valid modern studies.
After all, it is your body, your brain and your money - I highly recommend that interested prospective clients do their research or discuss it with a sympathetic physician or medical professional. Ciao, L (MD, AAFP, CFPC)

1 week ago

Müthiş performanslar var ve kendime destek vermek genel anlamda kimliklerin ne olduğunun önemi olmadan insan hayatlarının nasıl iyileştiğini ve aptalca bakılan düşüncelerin insanı nereye taşıdığını ve sevginin erdemin farkındalığına varılması muhteşem güzel destekliyorum...süper tebrikler

2 weeks ago

This morning after watching a different video of Dr. Amen, I thanked God for him!!! Now listening to what his prayer was, I know it wasn't a coincidence that I'm watching his videos and listening to his audiobooks. I prayed last week for God to help me help my ADHD daughter.

2 weeks ago

Zaten geleceğin en büyük sorunu da”kaygı bozukluğumuz ve depresyon tohumları büyütmemiz “değil mi?

2 weeks ago

I want to add that DHEA is a great supplement that helps the brain in many ways...please do your own research & do not take without learning how it works and how it affects the body.

3 weeks ago

This should become widespread public knowledge --especially in the government sectors of mental health, the department of corrections, and also department of education....please keep promoting this information!

3 weeks ago

Achieve TMS Centers (844-HOPE-TMS) helps patients everyday regain their mental health using TMS. About half of our patients are completely symptom free after only 6 weeks of treatment. No pill will ever give you those results.

1 month ago

how do I contact him for a research project I am doing?

1 month ago

هل اجد هنا من هو مسلم عربي ؟؟؟!

1 month ago

You are doctor Danial. AMEN! Greatest TED TALK ever. Very important. Revolutionary. Revealing. Eye opening.

1 month ago

This is a awesome perfect thanks

1 month ago

Bir tane türkçe yorum yok üzdü

1 month ago

About the church. It depends how you use it. If they use it or just abuse it, it doesn´t help the brain. ( I live in a religious country. )

1 month ago

Hurts Brain Health list is missing: Facebook (or it could be in Environmental Toxins)

1 month ago

Whales have humongous brains size doesn’t matter

1 month ago

Bi kaygılandım ve inşallah iyi olur

1 month ago

Wonderful!!!!

1 month ago

Everything about the message was good except the point about meditation. What he said was clearly wrong.

2 months ago

stay away from everybody who shows you the problem !

2 months ago

Eat a plant-based diet

2 months ago

I’m going to pray for him, since he asked.

He has all the answers. I smell a man who studied psychiatry as a method to fix himself. I’m unsure if he feels fixed or not, but I do know he lacks empathy and only expresses his thoughts, which means he isn’t fixed at all.

We can scan brains and make judgements. Let’s not just look at a diagnosis and a fancy scan (all highlighted;) let’s look at a human being and what we need to do to hel them.

2 months ago

I help you. Because i need this and all people.

2 months ago

Niye herkese açık yorum aciyorsun

2 months ago

Enhances Brain Health:
1. Social connections(The people with you spend time with)
2. New learning
3. Great diet
4. Sleep
5. Exercise
6. Physical Health
7. Healthy anxiety
8. Meditation(Activates front part of brain)
9. Gratitude
10. ANT killing

2 months ago

He's amazing!

2 months ago

Very helpful. Thank you, the company we keep.

2 months ago

As I got older I slept less. Simply not tired.
"Is it true?" Byron Katie. Love it. Since this is a TED talk, I have to ask Dr. Amen, "is this true?"
Don't believe everything you hear. Exercise your brain, think. I will go to other experts to see if these brain scans are revealing enough to draw the conclusions of Dr. Amen.

Healthy body, healthy mind. This should be common knowledge. People tend to ignore ancient advice these days and only believe it, if science sanctions it. There is so much partial, poor and marketed ideas being pandered that I'm suspicious of this talk. Have to do my own homework from a variety of sources that both agree and deny this information. This million dollar business makes me highly suspicious. Not to mention, most Christians are all about money and entertainment.

2 months ago

It would be interesting to compare brains of those who consume a plant based diet as opposed to those who eat the average meat and processed food diets.

2 months ago

Eyenstien used to sigaar.

3 months ago

He charges $3500 for a consult ... he’s built a nice empire by scaring people

3 months ago

Uzun lafın kısası, hocamız diyor ki; sağlıklı beslen,spor yap...ben de ekliyorum; doğa ve hayvan sev, kitap oku, müzik dinle, insanlara yardım et ve hayvanlara da... mutluluğun arttıkça,beynin sağlıklı olur 👏💙🕊️🐣🐇🐿️🦋🐚🐞🐝🐬🌻🌿🌲🌙☀️🌠🌧️🌨️🌈🏸🏸🏸🎵🎵🎵🎵📚📚📚

3 months ago

End2120

3 months ago

to take care of brain , certain things dont hv any solution - obesity, loneliness, depression a no interest in exercise n making healthy food .

3 months ago

So what CAN WE EAT???!

3 months ago

Youtube comments section:
He has different religious beliefs than me so therefor his research on tens of thousands of brainscans is invalid. What an enlightened world we have become.

3 months ago

Through his resarch he surely knows best how to maintain a brain. I would like to see when hes 80 and how his brilliant brain still works compared to others the same age. Hope he will be fine though...

4 months ago

Wow loved it.

4 months ago

Some people will never understand anything, so what he used people from a church he goes where he knew many will go week after week and this make groups of potential people he can help out and they will help others so forth. It was a logical and easy decision to start, nothing to do with the fact he is a Christian he could have been a Musulman still he would have to choose where else their is a gathering of people to reach and help... Only negative mind would find faults where there isn't!

4 months ago

Thank you!

4 months ago

Türk var mı sayımızı bilelim😀

4 months ago

Great presentation. We have the whole program. Have listened to it - just need to follow it now!

4 months ago

Thank you.

4 months ago

I started the Daniel fast probably about 10 years. It changed my life, I no longer feel awful cause I found out I was lactose intolerant when I did. I learned so much that year.

4 months ago

Came here cause of PBS great doc all he says I'm gonna try to apply.That being said he has a rotory cuff imbalance it's like he is slouching needs to do a chin up to pop out that chest. Maybe it's cause of his age my opinion anyways, still the information here is platinum.

4 months ago

gerçekten iyi bir konuşma

4 months ago

Thank you

4 months ago

Extraordinary man. Great video.

4 months ago