The Model Health Show

Brain health is an important component of our overall well-being that is often overlooked. At a time when neurodegenerative diseases are on the rise, it’s critical that we make our brain health a priority. If there’s anyone who understands the health and function of the human brain, it’s Dr. Daniel Amen. 

Dr. Amen is a double board-certified psychiatrist, 12-time New York Times bestselling author, and one of the leading experts on neuroscience and mental health. Over the past three decades, Dr. Amen and his team at Amen Clinics have collected the world’s largest database of brain imaging scans, surpassing 200,000 examinations. From this impressive work, Dr. Amen has identified seven neuroscience secrets that impact happiness. This is the topic of his newest book, You, Happier.

On this episode of The Model Health Show, Dr. Amen is back to share how our brain function impacts our happiness, and how we can master our minds to build happier lives. You’re going to learn about practical routines and mindset shifts you can implement today to enhance your happiness. So click play, listen in, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The connection between hypothalamic inflammation and excessive body fat.
  • What I learned after receiving a brain scan. 
  • How the pandemic impacted levels of mental health problems. 
  • What the enemy of happiness is. 
  • Why fame is a disaster for the brain. 
  • What a brain scan of the frontal lobe can tell us about happiness. 
  • An important relationship between happiness and brain function. 
  • The link between poor blood flow, erectile dysfunction, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How (and why) to keep your blood vessels healthy. 
  • Different brain types and how they operate in the real world. 
  • The link between conscientiousness and longevity. 
  • How a healthy dose of anxiety can actually help us make better decisions. 
  • Why outsourcing our emotions to companies is making us sick and unhappy. 
  • The importance of loving food that loves you back. 
  • How American society drives mental illness. 
  • Why lockdowns contributed to depression and anxiety. 
  • What we can teach our children through modeling healthy habits. 
  • Why you should focus on what you like about other people (instead of what you don’t).
  • How technology impacts human psychology by wearing out our pleasure sensors.
  • A nighttime ritual you can implement to cultivate happiness.
  • Positive effects on families and relationships during the pandemic. 

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