Daniel Amen Quotes

Who on Earth is Daniel Amen?

Daniel Gregory Amen is an American celebrity psychiatrist and celebrity doctor. He's also known for his book 'Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted'.

Born July 19, 1954

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Best 59 Quotes by Daniel Amen

“A lot of people don't know the brain is 85% water, so anything that dehydrates you like caffeine or alcohol is bad for the brain.”

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“A negative look from someone else may mean nothing more than they're constipated!”

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“Less than 7 hours of sleep at night causes lower overall brain function.”

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“To feel successful, you must be able to be honest about the things that are really important to you.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Quotes

“Ask yourself every day, is my behavior today getting me what I want? Your mind is powerful and it makes happen what it sees. Focus and meditate on what you want. You will find that your willpower goes up dramatically.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Caffeine restricts blood flow to the brain.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Dried oregano has thirty times the brain-healing antioxidant power of raw blueberries, forty-six times more than apples, and fifty-six times as much as strawberries, making it one of the most powerful brain cell protectors on the planet.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“It is interesting to note that the people who had a good relationship with the person who died often heal their grief much more easily than those whose relationship with the deceased was filled with turmoil, bitterness, or disappointment. The reason is that a positive relationship is associated with good memories, and remembering and reprocessing these memories helps in the healing process. When people who had a bad relationship think back on it, they have to relive the pain. In their mind, they are still trying to fix what was wrong, to heal the wound, but they can’t. In addition, the guilt they carry with them impairs the healing process.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“It is your brain that decides to get you out of bed in the morning to exercise, to give you a stronger, leaner body, or to cause you to hit the snooze button and procrastinate your workout. It is your brain that pushes you away from the table telling you that you have had enough, or that gives you permission to have the second bowl of Rocky Road ice cream, making you look and feel like a blob. It is your brain that manages the stress in your life and relaxes you so that you look vibrant, or, when left unchecked, sends stress signals to the rest of your body and wrinkles your skin. And it is your brain that turns away cigarettes, too much caffeine, and alcohol, helping you look and feel healthy, or that gives you permission to smoke, to have that third cup of coffee, or to drink that third glass of wine, thus making every system in your body look and feel older.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Maintain a healthy blood sugar level by eating frequent smaller meals.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Most people throughout the world, not just in Newport Beach, care more about their faces, their boobs, their bellies, their butts, and their abs than they do their brains. But it is your brain that is the key to having the face, the breasts, the belly, the butt, the abs, and the overall health you have always wanted; and it is brain dysfunction, in large part, that ruins our bodies and causes premature aging.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Music by composer Barry Goldstein is used for therapeutic purposes.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“our brain is the command and control center of your body. If you want a better body, the first place to ALWAYS start is by having a better brain.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Practice saying no to the things that are not good for you, and over time, you will find it easier to do.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Remember that your brain is involved in everything you do, every decision you make, every bite of food you take, every cigarette you smoke, every worrisome thought you have, every workout you skip, every alcoholic beverage you drink, and more.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Stop worrying about what others think of you. Base your thoughts, your decisions, and your goals on what you want and what is important in your life.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“The 18–40–60 rule. It says that when you are eighteen, you worry about what everyone thinks of you; when you are forty, you don’t give a damn what anyone thinks about you; and when you’re sixty, you realize no one has been thinking about you at all.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Write down five things you are grateful for every day. Our research suggests that focusing on gratitude helps to calm the deep limbic or emotional areas of the brain and enhances the judgment centers.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Your brain controls everything you do, feel, and think. When you look in the mirror, you can thank your brain for what you see. Ultimately, it is your brain that determines whether your belly bulges over your belt buckle or your waistline is trim and toned. Your brain plays the central role in whether your skin looks fresh and dewy or is etched with wrinkles. Whether you wake up feeling energetic or groggy depends on your brain. When you head to the kitchen to make breakfast, it is your brain that determines whether you go for the leftover pizza or the low-fat yogurt and fruit. Your brain controls whether you hit the gym or sit at the computer to check your Facebook page. If you feel the need to light up a cigarette or drink a couple cups of java, that's also your brain's doing.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Your brain is involved in everything you do.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Your brain is the organ of your personality, character, and intelligence and is heavily involved in making you who you are.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

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“Your habits and emotions can impact your biology so deeply that it causes changes in the genes that are transmitted to the next several generations.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

“Your thoughts really matter. They can either help or hurt your deep limbic system.”

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Healing ADD Quotes

“A lack of protein causes a tremendous problem with focus throughout the day. If a person is vulnerable to ADD, a high-carbohydrate, low-protein diet typically makes their symptoms worse.”

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Healing ADD

“Drink plenty of water and don’t drink your calories.”

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Healing ADD

“Food is a powerful drug. You can use it to help mood and cognitive ability or you can unknowingly make things worse.”

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Healing ADD

“For most people with ADD, the right diet is a higher-protein, higher-healthy-fat, lower-simple-carbohydrate diet.”

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Healing ADD

“In the last thirty years our diet has changed dramatically. These days, children eat a diet high in simple carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, white-flour food products), poor in protein and healthy fat, and positively deficient in vegetables. Think about the great American breakfast. Morning time is often rushed especially when both parents work outside the home, and there is less time to fix a nutritious breakfast. Kids eat Pop-Tarts, sugar cereals, donuts, frozen waffles, pancakes, or muffins. Gone are the days of sausage and eggs (protein), and sugar is in.”

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Healing ADD

“It amazes us how often people forget they have had head injuries!”

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Healing ADD

“Like a muscle, the more you use your brain, the stronger it becomes and the more it can do. The opposite is also true: The less you work it, the weaker it becomes.”

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Healing ADD

“Many people with ADD have issues with judgment and impulse control, and struggle not to say or do things without fully thinking them through. They also have a harder time learning from their mistakes.”

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Healing ADD

“Many people with ADD have low activity in the front part of their brains, due to lower levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. As a way to feel more alert they often find themselves seeking conflict or excitement. They can be masterful at making other people mad or angry at them. Do not lose your temper with them, because it often makes things worse. If they get you to explode, their unconscious, low-energy frontal cortex turns on and unconsciously they come to crave it. Never let your anger be their medication. They can get addicted to it.”

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Healing ADD

“Many people with ADD suffer from moodiness, excessive worrying, and negativity. This attitude comes from their past. They have many experiences with failure, so they come to expect it.”

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Healing ADD

“Most ADD children and adults simply do better on a high-protein, low–simple-carbohydrate diet.”

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Healing ADD

“Most people with ADD tend to struggle with organization of time and space. They tend to be late and have trouble completing tasks on time. Many things get done at the last moment or even later. They also tend to struggle keeping their spaces tidy, especially their rooms, book bags, filing cabinets, drawers, closets, and paperwork.”

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Healing ADD

“People with ADD have a difficult time with boring tasks and need stimulation or excitement in order to stay engaged. Many people with ADD can pay attention just fine for things that are new, novel, interesting, highly stimulating, or frightening.”

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Healing ADD

“People with ADD tend to notice more in their environment than others, which makes them easily distracted by outside stimuli, such as light, sounds, smells, certain tastes, or even the clothes they wear. Their keen sensitivity causes them to get easily off task.”

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Healing ADD

“Repeatedly engaging in 'no brain' activities, such as TV, decreases a person’s ability to focus. In addition, the pacing of TV has changed over the past thirty years. Thirty years ago a thirty-second commercial had ten three-second scenes. The same commercial in 2000 has thirty one-second scenes. We are being programmed to need more stimulation in order to pay attention.”

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Healing ADD

“There are five hallmark symptoms of ADD:
- Short attention span, for regular, routine, everyday tasks
- Distractibility
- Disorganization
- Procrastination
- Poor internal supervision”

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Healing ADD

“Video games bring pleasure and focus by increasing dopamine release. The problem with them is that the more dopamine is released, the less neurotransmitter is available later on to do schoolwork, homework, chores, and so on.”

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Healing ADD

“Your brain is 80 percent water. Anything that dehydrates it, such as too much caffeine or alcohol, decreases your thinking and impairs your judgment. Make sure you get plenty of water every day.”

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Healing ADD

Healing the Hardware of the Soul Quotes

“Don't believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.”

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Healing the Hardware of the Soul

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“The people close to you influence your outlook, your values, how you spend your time, and how you treat other people. In other words, who you hang out with matters. If you are consistently in the company of someone who gossips, for example, it’s likely you’ll gossip. If you live with someone who is depressed, in my experience you are likely to become depressed. Spending time with positive, uplifting people will make you feel positive and hopeful. If you want to improve your attitude and conduct, spend time with someone whose conduct and values you admire. Emulate his or her behavior, and you will likely find it rubs off! You’ll notice yourself avoiding actions and statements that might cause disapproval in the person you admire. By the same token, you find yourself naturally guided toward better, more life-affirming, behavior.”

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Healing the Hardware of the Soul

Magnificent Mind at Any Age Quotes

“Passionate living is the soul of success.”

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Magnificent Mind at Any Age

Making a Good Brain Great Quotes

“The best sources of stimulation for the brain are physical exercise, mental exercise, and social bonding.”

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Making a Good Brain Great

Preventing Alzheimer's Quotes

“Caffeine dehydrates the brain and body.”

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Preventing Alzheimer's

The Brain Warrior's Way Quotes

“Physical exercise is the fountain of youth; it’s critical to keeping your brain vibrant and young. If you want to attack Alzheimer’s disease, depression, obesity, and aging all at once, move every day. In fact exercise is one of the most powerful anti-aging tools, and it directly fights depression, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.”

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The Brain Warrior's Way

The Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook Quotes

“A cup of warm lemon water infused with ginger is a stimulating, detoxifying way to wake up.”

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The Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook

Unleash the Power of the Female Brain Quotes

“Before you let your doctor give you testosterone shots or pills, try to boost it naturally by dramatically decreasing or even eliminating sugar, wheat, and processed foods from your diet. A sugar burst has been found to lower testosterone levels by up to 25 percent. If you and your sweetheart share the cheesecake at the restaurant, no one is likely to get 'dessert' when you get home! Another way to naturally boost your testosterone level is to start a weight-training program. Building muscle helps your body increase its testosterone levels.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“If you are not taking good care of your brain, you are at a significantly higher risk of brain fog, memory problems, low energy, distractibility, poor decisions, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“One of the fastest ways to hurt your brain is to get fewer than seven or eight hours of sleep at night. People who typically get six hours or fewer of sleep have lower overall blood flow to the brain, which hurts its function.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the University of Pennsylvania found that chronically getting fewer than eight hours of sleep was associated with cognitive decline.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“Studies show that journaling is a powerful tool to help get worries under control and out of your head.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“When a woman understands the uniqueness of the female brain—how to care for it, how to make the most of its strengths, how to overcome its challenges, how to fall in love with it, and ultimately, how to unleash its full power—there is no stopping her. In her personal development, at work, and in her relationships, she can bring the best of herself to her family, her community, and her planet. By contrast, a woman who is not caring optimally for her brain, who is not giving it the full range of nutrients, exercise, sleep, and emotional support that it needs, is squandering her most valuable resource.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“Whenever you get a worry (a negative thought that won’t go away), write it down. The act of writing helps to crystallize it and get it out of your head. The worry is now on the paper, a tablet, computer, or phone. Once the worry is written, evaluate it for its accuracy. Is it true or realistic? If not, smile and let it stay on the paper to get it out of your head. If the worry has merit, write down three or four things you can do about the worry, and equally important, write down what you cannot do about the worry.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

“Women are natural leaders. They are wired to lead.”

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Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

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Your Brain Is Always Listening Quotes

“All of us have dragons from the past influencing our present feelings and actions. Unless you recognize and tame them, and consciously calm and protect your amygdala from overfiring, these dragons will haunt your unconscious mind and drive emotional pain for the rest of your life.”

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Your Brain Is Always Listening

“Before I got serious about being healthy, I gave in to my urge for bread, especially freshly made bread dripping in butter. Yet when I fell in love with my brain, I realized I love being healthy, having energy and cognitive clarity, and being able to get into the same size jeans I wore in high school much more than the momentary pleasure of unhealthy food. The new benefits were so much better than the old ones. I now see free bread as a 'weapon of mass destruction', and I feel badly when I give in to a behavior that does not serve my health.”

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Your Brain Is Always Listening

“Self-esteem is the difference between where you believe you are and where you think you should be compared to others. If they match, you tend to feel good about yourself. If they don’t match, you feel inferior.”

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Your Brain Is Always Listening