Is It Possible to Recover From Brain Trauma?

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Big wave surfer Mercedes Maidana suffered a severe brain injury while surfing. Her recovery story is compelling and encouraging for anyone who has a concussion or has a loved one suffering. After undergoing her long and difficult journey back to health, Mercedes is now living in Hawaii and running a retreat for women who want to experience a new beginning in life. One day while out on the water in … Continue reading “Is It Possible to Recover From Brain Trauma?”


How Valuable is School?

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Have you ever wondered why you spent so much time in school studying things you will never use again? The song Kodachrome by Paul Simon comes to mind … “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all”. Most schools don’t actually teach some of the most basic skills and information that would really benefit people, things that … Continue reading “How Valuable is School?”


The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Homes Of Its People

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We celebrate Independence Day to symbolize our freedom as Americans. With freedom comes responsibility. Today let’s remember the words of Abraham Lincoln – “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people”. July 4th to most Americans means BBQs and parades, plenty of food and fireworks and relaxing with family and friends. Unfortunately it also includes an excess of alcohol consumption.  According to the National Highway Traffic … Continue reading “The Strength Of A Nation Lies In The Homes Of Its People”


Top 3 Foods That Steal Brain Reserve

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Looking at tens of thousands of brains over the years, we have noticed an interesting trend: as we age, our brains seem to be getting less and less active. Like many other aspects of the human body, our brain’s natural sharpness begins to deteriorate later in life. This degenerative trend can be the culprit behind a lot of our suffering as we age, causing issues like memory problems and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading “Top 3 Foods That Steal Brain Reserve”


The Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil

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While fish oil is best known for protecting heart health by helping quell the inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease, at the Amen Clinics we have been using fish oil for it’s amazing brain benefits for years! Now there is new research reveals that it may also rev up the immune system, according to a new study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Researchers at Michigan State University report that fish … Continue reading “The Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil”


Why Your Gut Needs To Be Healthy

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It is estimated that the gastrointestinal tract is loaded with about 100 trillion microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and others), about ten times the total number of cells in the human body. To be healthy, the relationship of good bugs to bad bugs needs to be positively skewed – around 85 percent good to 15 percent troublemakers. When the balance is tipped the other way, all sorts of physical and mental problems … Continue reading “Why Your Gut Needs To Be Healthy”


Are You Optimizing The Way You Exercise?

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If you find working out a drag, you might want to change your strategy. There is new evidence that shows that your attitude about exercise may actually be linked to how much benefit you receive from it. A new study suggests that when you view the time you spend being active as fun, not a chore, you’re less likely to overeat afterwards. Having Fun Makes a Difference After the walk … Continue reading “Are You Optimizing The Way You Exercise?”


Do Calories Matter?

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As a Brain Warrior we’re going to help fuel your body for success.  The most effective warriors have used food as medicine for centuries. They ate for one reason- to win! You do this by paying attention to the quality of your calories and the messages those calories are sending to your body. Think about this, if you were a warrior on a vital mission, and you had 500 calories … Continue reading “Do Calories Matter?”