"The whole notion that one weight-loss program, one treatment plan for ADD or depression, or one method to reduce anxiety or addictions can work for everyone is ridiculous. Giving everyone the same plan will make some people better, but it will also make a lot of people worse."Dr. Daniel Amen
If you've ever watched PBS, especially during a pledge drive, you're probably familiar with our special guest today, award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen. Welcome to a Big Picture Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. In "The Amen Solution: The Secret to Being Thinner, Smarter And Happier," Dr. Amen gives you 10 very simple steps that, he says, will help you lose weight, boost your memory and improve your mood.
In addition to the book, there's a fantastic interactive website, theamensolution.com. You can join and test drive the site for two weeks for only one dollar. If you're looking to improve your health and take off some pounds, I encourage you to check out the website.
Daniel G. Amen, Biography
Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Bellevue, Washington and Reston, Virginia .
ACI is the world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. ACI has the world's largest database of functional brain scans related to psychiatric medicine, now totaling more than 58,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 88 countries.
Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and psychiatric residents about using brain imaging in clinical practice.
Dr. Amen is the author of 39 professional articles, 4 book chapters and 27 books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind At Any Age. He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing The Hardware Of The Soul, Making A Good Brain Great, The Brain in Love, and the co-author of Healing Anxiety And Depression and Preventing Alzheimer's. In February 2010, Harmony Books published Dr. Amen's new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He has also written and produced four recent blockbuster fundraising shows for public television, raising more than 30 million dollars. Dr. Amen, together with The United Paramount Network and Leeza Gibbons, produced a show called The Truth About Drinking, on alcohol education for teenagers, which won an Emmy Award for the Best Educational Television Show.
Dr. Amen, together with his son-in-law, Jesse Payne, has developed a 12 week high school course on practical neuroscience called Making A Good Brain Great. The course is now being taught in 42 states and 7 countries.
A small sample of the organizations Dr. Amen has spoken for include: the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Harvard's Learning and the Brain Conference, the Million Dollar Round Table, and the Supreme Courts of Delaware, Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Amen has been featured in Parade Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Men's Health and Cosmopolitan.
About Peter Clayton
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