DO THIS Everyday To Completely Heal Your BODY & MIND | Dr. Daniel Amen & Jay Shetty

Last updated: May 31, 2023

The video is an interview with Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, discussing his latest book "You Can Be Happy" and his mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.

The video features an interview between Jay Shetty and Dr. Daniel Amen, a physician, psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics. They discuss Dr. Amen's mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. They also talk about his latest book, "The End of Mental Illness," and the seven neuroscience secrets of feeling good based on your brain type. Dr. Amen emphasizes the importance of taking care of your brain and body through daily practices and appreciating the people you love. He also shares insights on how to improve brain health through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

  • The video is an interview with Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics.
  • Dr. Amen's mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.
  • He discusses his latest book "You Can Be Happy" and his holistic approach to brain health.
  • Dr. Amen emphasizes the importance of taking care of both the body and mind.
  • Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of the Amen Clinics with 10 locations across the U.S.
  • The Amen Clinics have the world's largest database of brain scans for Psychiatry totaling more than 200,000 spec scans on patients from 155 countries.
  • The book is called "You Can Be Happy: The Seven Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type."
  • Dr. Amen emphasizes the importance of taking care of your brain as well as your body.
  • Positive thinking can have a powerful impact on mental health.

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Introduction

  • The video is an interview with Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics.
  • Dr. Amen's mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.
  • He discusses his latest book "You Can Be Happy" and his holistic approach to brain health.
  • He is interviewed by Jay Shetty, the host of the number one Health and Wellness podcast "On Purpose."
  • Dr. Amen emphasizes the importance of taking care of both the body and mind.
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Dr. Amen's Background and Accomplishments

  • Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of the Amen Clinics with 10 locations across the U.S.
  • The Amen Clinics have the world's largest database of brain scans for Psychiatry totaling more than 200,000 spec scans on patients from 155 countries.
  • He is also the founder of Brain MD, a fast-growing science-based company, and Amen University which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed.
  • Dr. Amen has produced over 16 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times.
  • He is a 12-time New York Times best-selling author.
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Dr. Amen's Latest Book: "You Can Be Happy"

  • The book is called "You Can Be Happy: The Seven Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type."
  • The book emphasizes the importance of understanding your brain type and how it affects your happiness.
  • Dr. Amen provides practical tips and strategies for improving brain health and increasing happiness.
  • The book is based on Dr. Amen's extensive research and experience with brain scans and mental health.
  • Dr. Amen believes that happiness is a daily practice and that appreciating the people you love is critical to it.
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Importance of Brain Health

  • Dr. Amen emphasizes the importance of taking care of your brain as well as your body.
  • He believes that mental health is just as important as physical health.
  • Dr. Amen provides practical tips for improving brain health, such as avoiding dopamine dumps and practicing gratitude.
  • He believes that understanding your brain type can help you make better decisions and improve your overall well-being.
  • Dr. Amen's holistic approach to brain health includes both spiritual and scientific practices.
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The Brain and the Mind

  • The physical functioning of the brain creates the mind.
  • If the brain is not healthy, the mind is not healthy.
  • Alzheimer's disease is an example of how damaged brains lead to damaged minds.
  • Healthy minds start with healthy brains.
  • Convicted felons and murderers have very damaged brains.
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The Death Penalty and Brain Health

  • Defense attorneys send people who did bad things with damaged brains to Dr. Amen.
  • Rehabilitating the brain can lead to a meaningful life.
  • Killing sick people is not a sign of an evolved society.
  • Protecting society from sick people is important.
  • People are not connecting the importance of rehabilitating the brain.
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Habits and Patterns that Damage the Brain

  • People are not aware of the habits and patterns that damage the brain.
  • Things that happen before birth can damage the trajectory of life.
  • The standard American diet is damaging to the brain.
  • Public schools are feeding children unhealthy foods that damage their brains.
  • Bright Minds is a mnemonic that helps Dr. Amen remember how to keep the brain healthy.
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The Importance of Brain Health

  • Brain health is important for mental health.
  • Dr. Amen's mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.
  • People need to take care of their brains to have healthy minds.
  • Brain health is not just for people with mental illness, but for everyone.
  • People need to be aware of the habits and patterns that damage the brain.
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Brain Health and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Exercising is important for brain health and can prevent brain damage.
  • Mild traumatic brain injuries are a common cause of mental health issues such as depression, addiction, and ADHD.
  • Physical activities such as snowboarding, football, and car accidents can cause mild traumatic brain injuries.
  • There have been 90 million people with concussions in the last 30 years in the United States.
  • Texting and driving or walking can also cause concussions.
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Small Habits for Brain and Mental Health

  • Developing daily habits is important for brain and mental health.
  • Asking yourself if something is good or bad for your brain is a simple habit to develop.
  • Unwrapping sugar from its fiber source can turn fruit into juice and make it toxic for your body.
  • When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself that today is going to be a great day.
  • Before going to bed, ask yourself what went well that day and look for micro moments of positivity.
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The Importance of Daily Practices

  • Developing daily practices is important for both physical and mental health.
  • Developing a daily practice for brain health can lead to a great brain and mind.
  • Developing a daily practice for physical health can lead to a great body.
  • Developing a daily practice for mental health can lead to a happy life.
  • Developing daily practices can be as simple as asking yourself if something is good or bad for your brain.
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The Power of Positive Thinking

  • Positive thinking can have a powerful impact on mental health.
  • When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself that today is going to be a great day.
  • Before going to bed, ask yourself what went well that day and look for micro moments of positivity.
  • Developing a positive self-image can lead to a happier life.
  • Developing a daily practice of positive thinking can lead to a happier life.
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Practical tools for directing the mind

  • Focusing on hummingbirds and butterflies to calm the mind
  • Asking "what went well today" before bed to shift focus to positive experiences
  • Mastering the mind to avoid being a victim of situations
  • Changing thought patterns to create a better reality
  • Accurate thinking is a healthier approach than positive thinking
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The lies of happiness

  • Don't worry be happy is a lie
  • People who are too carefree have higher risk of accidents and preventable illnesses
  • Having the right dose of anxiety is important for success and health
  • Knowing the truth and living in truth can set you free
  • Questioning the truth of negative thoughts is important to avoid believing everything you think
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The importance of brain health

  • Brain health is the key to ending mental illness
  • Brain health affects physical health and longevity
  • Brain health can be improved through lifestyle changes
  • Brain SPECT imaging can help diagnose and treat brain issues
  • Brain health is a lifelong journey
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The power of habits

  • Habits shape our thoughts and actions
  • Creating positive habits can improve brain health and overall well-being
  • Small changes in habits can lead to big improvements in health
  • Breaking bad habits is important for improving brain health
  • Consistency is key in creating and maintaining healthy habits
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Impact of Genetics, Trauma, and Environment on Mental Health

  • Genetic code contains information from ancestors, including trauma and successes.
  • Thoughts are influenced by voices of family, friends, and media.
  • Inputs such as news and music can affect how we feel.
  • Study found that heavy metal music had the worst impact on memory, while classical music had the best.
  • Subconscious mind is always listening, so be careful with inputs.
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Feeling Good vs. Being Good

  • There is a difference between what feels good and what is good for you.
  • Our relationship with feeling a certain way versus being a certain way can be complicated.
  • Things that are good for us don't always feel good.
  • Choosing what is good for us can lead to a shift in patterns and tastes.
  • Love food that loves you back - choose what you eat wisely.
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Importance of Brain Health

  • Brain health is essential for overall health and happiness.
  • Dr. Amen's mission is to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health.
  • Brain health can be improved through diet, exercise, and mental exercises.
  • Alcohol is toxic to the brain and body, and should be avoided.
  • Choose energy and clarity over unhealthy habits.
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Creating a Positive Environment for Mental Health

  • Surround yourself with positive people and influences.
  • Practice gratitude and focus on the good news.
  • Take care of your physical health through exercise and healthy eating.
  • Practice mental exercises such as meditation and mindfulness.
  • Seek professional help if needed.
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Importance of Brain and Body Health

  • Feeling good and doing good comes from a brain and body that work right.
  • Changing habits takes time because the brain is lazy and wants to do what it's used to.
  • Giving in to every craving is the enemy of happiness because it wears out dopamine or pleasure centers in the brain.
  • Dopamine gets addictive and wears out pleasure centers, making it necessary to have more to feel the same amount of pleasure.
  • Fame is a trap because it wears out pleasure centers and makes it difficult to feel satisfied.
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Dripping Dopamine

  • Dripping dopamine means experiencing micro moments of happiness.
  • Being present, connected, and noticing what you like more than what you don't like can drip dopamine.
  • Seeing a hummingbird, watching the sunrise or sunset, and feeling the warmth and softness of someone's skin can drip dopamine.
  • Sunlight, pumpkin seeds, and omega-3 fatty acids can also drip dopamine.
  • EPA and DHA are both essential Omega-3s that work on different systems in the body.
  • EPA is critical for mood, focus, and circulation, and it's important to get the right balance of Omega-3s from an outside source.
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The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Vegans may struggle to get healthy EPA and DHA levels from their diet.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease the incidence of depression, improve focus, and memory.
  • They make up the fats in 25% of nerve cell membranes in the brain.
  • Good values, purpose, and goals are not enough to solve physical brain challenges.
  • Energy, fatigue, and focus issues may be due to missing out on essential nutrients.
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The Importance of Brain Health

  • Calling someone "mental" shames them, while calling them a "brain" elevates them.
  • Mental illness should be reframed as brain health.
  • Depression, anxiety, and drug abuse have skyrocketed, especially in children.
  • The pharmaceutical industry is winning, with antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication prescriptions increasing.
  • Medication should not be the first solution, but rather a last resort after addressing brain health and habits.
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