Can Halloween Be Healthy?

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Whether you’re into dressing up like witches and goblins and going door-to-door asking for a treat, October 31st is around the corner. Halloween is widely celebrated in the U.S. In fact, Americans purchase over 600 million pounds of candy in anticipation of trick or treaters. This is a total of nearly $2billion! This is truly a horrifying nightmare for those of us dedicated to being Brain Warriors. There is candy … Continue reading “Can Halloween Be Healthy?”


3 Ways to Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone

3 Ways To Increase Your Cuddle Hormone by Tana Amen BSN RN

Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It is what hospitals give women when they are having a baby. Pitocin is the synthetic, medicinal form of oxytocin, used to increase contractions and help women go into labor. It also helps us breastfeed and fall in love with a screaming, red, squishy looking newborn baby and believe it is the most beautiful creature we’ve ever laid eyes on. … Continue reading “3 Ways to Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone”


Healthy School Lunches Kids Love

Healthy School Lunches Kids Love by Tana Amen BSN RN

Every September, I’m bombarded with questions about healthy lunch ideas for kids. Let’s face it, the lunches provided by schools aren’t any better than most fast-food restaurants. Even calling them food is questionable. Then there are Lunchables – the Kraft created, pre-packed lunches that became all the rage in the 80’s and are still going strong. These were the perfect solution for busy working moms, and kids love them. There’s … Continue reading “Healthy School Lunches Kids Love”


My Relationship with Joy

Tana Amen Grew Up In A Chaotic Environment But Now Thrives With The Brain Warrior's Way Lifestyle

As a kid who grew up in a chaotic environment, joy wasn’t a word I was familiar with. In fact, things got worse as I got older, and in my early 20’s, when I encountered significant health issues, I could tell you A LOT about depression, but nothing about joy. I don’t know what’s happening in your life, so I would never presume to tell you what to do to … Continue reading “My Relationship with Joy”


How To Apply Mindfulness To Your Life Today

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Your brain controls everything you do and everything you are. It produces your every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience of the world. You need your brain for everything from deciding which article to read, to keeping your heart beating in the proper rhythm. Even though most of us know this, we are more concerned with improving every other part of the body and other aspect of our life, giving … Continue reading “How To Apply Mindfulness To Your Life Today”


How to Make Sense of Your Food Sensitivities

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“I’m sensitive to SO many foods? What can I eat?” This is a refrain I commonly hear. As always, I want to answer this thoughtfully, so I have consulted with two of my favorite doctors: Dr. Mark Houston from the Hypertension Institute and a Professor at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Mark Filidei, a functional medicine physician at Amen Clinics. First I want to differentiate between allergies and food sensitivities, and … Continue reading “How to Make Sense of Your Food Sensitivities”


Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?

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  How often have you said any of the statements below? “I CAN’T get sick before my trip!” “I CAN’T oversleep” “I’m NOT going to eat donuts tomorrow” “I’m NOT going to lose my temper with my kids” And how often have you done exactly what you said you weren’t going to do? You’re not alone! And fortunately, this is easier to fix than you may think. What you choose … Continue reading “Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?”


3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy

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  I was recently at a Tony Robbins event, and boy was I once again blown away. Tony provided so many good take-away reminders and lessons. I do a lot to protect my energy, but I forgot about some of the activities I can do to quickly boost my energy right now no matter how up or down it seems to be. At the event I was up dancing and screaming … Continue reading “3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy”