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How to Heal Your Toxic Brain

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Ever wondered if psych meds are good for you? In this episode, Mikhaila and Dr. Amen discuss how psych meds can affect your brain and why psychiatry is failing. But that’s not all. They delve into what causes a toxic brain, the 3 worst things you can do for your brain, how a healthy diet can maintain your brain health, and more. If you’re interested in keeping your brain healthy (of course you are), or you’re suffering from brain damage, you need to watch this episode.

Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He is the go-to psychiatrist for many celebrities like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. The New York Times mega-bestseller for Change Your Brain, Change Your Life has appeared on many tv shows like Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View. He’s here to educate you about brain health and to help you change your life for the better.

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Show Notes
[0:00] Intro
[01:55] Mikhaila introduces this episode’s guest Dr. Amen to talk about the brain.
[03:35] SPECT scans
[06:34] Can psych meds change the brain?
[07:55] How to change the brain with behavior and alcohol’s effect on the brain.
[12:00] Testing neurotransmitter levels and the blood-brain barrier.
[13:25] How do scientists know if you have a low “gabba.”
[15:36] Dr. Amen’s research with brain changes before and after medication and side effects of prescription drugs.
[18:40] Brain envy and the end of mental illness.
[20:45] The types of patients Dr. Amen works with.
[24:00] The Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicines new guidelines that are in line with Dr. Amen’s work.
[27:53] Brain scans for Akathisia.
[30:20] Can Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s’, and dementia improve?
[33:00] What causes a toxic brain and what it looks like.
[33:35] Why psychiatry is failing.
[36:10] What Dr. Amen does for patients with brain damage.
[36:42] Quiet Explosions: Healing The Brain
[37:52] The difference between MRIs and SPECT’s and how emotional and physical trauma look different in the brain.
[39:15] Dr. Amen’s book: Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most
[41:26] Brain damage recovery and the importance of belief.
[43:41] What MIINDS stands for.
[44:32] Can you see sleep disorders in brain scans?
[45:05] Top 3 worst things you can do for your brain.
[46:04] Overarching themes in a good brain diet and high blood flow.
[47:24] Hyperbaric oxygen.
[49:18] Saunas and brain health.
[49:44] The costs of this type of therapy.
[51:40] Supplements and increasing serotonin.
[54:05] EMFs and SPEC scans and light sensitivity.
[57:00] Micronutrients and the brain.
[57:58] What it’s like being a doctor for celebrities.

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