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BRAIN WARRIOR STORIES

TANA'S STORY

ANGIE'S STORY

TOMAS' STORY

A healthy diet is doable at any budget.

For anyone who may be thinking they can’t afford to eat healthy, the year I started this health journey in 2008 I lost 100 pounds I did it on food stamps. When I cut all the junk out, eating organic was cheaper as long as I shopped at Costco, Grocery outlet or other cheap stores… Read more “A healthy diet is doable at any budget.”

Trouble Falling Asleep – Solved

I just received this CD yesterday “relaxation, focus and memory training” I’m going to listen 30 minutes every nite in hoping I can regain some of my memory. I have a hard time relaxing but before the CD was over guess what I fell asleep last nite. When I woke up the Sony player was still… Read more “Trouble Falling Asleep – Solved”

Gluten Sensitive

In 1984 I weighed 215 pounds. I was in a bad relationship & miserable. Food helped me get through the day. Wow, was I wrong. I went to Illinois Allergy Center & got tested and wow, I was allergic to Wheat, Barley, Rye, tobacco & several other foods. I worked as manager in a Restaurant… Read more “Gluten Sensitive”

The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook

I just in the mail received “The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook” and OMG I should have gotten it sooner. It is so big and nice and so many great recipes. No wonder Dr. Amen is in such good health with the way Tana fixes his food. Thank you, I love the book already.👍👍💖💖💖

Sustained a concussion

Dear Tana, On July 27, 2018 I had a wicked fall and sustained a concussion. Living in a rural area with limited medical care I was at first diagnosed at the hospital as having a mental breakdown. Once the concussion was diagnosed I began the long process of getting appropriate care. As the fall was… Read more “Sustained a concussion”

It took just one guided meditation

You cannot know how you have helped us in the past few days — my 90 year old Mother is healing from the flu and conventional (20th Century) medicine.  And while in the past, I have tried to introduce her to meditation with no success; now it is most essential for her high blood pressure… Read more “It took just one guided meditation”

Your shredded Brussels sprouts recipe

They loved it.  They wanted to know what was in it.  I told them cabbage so they would eat it.  After they demolished it I told them that it was Brussels sprouts.  They both don’t like Brussels sprouts.  So it was another way to get in another vegetable.  I love it.  Thank you so much… Read more “Your shredded Brussels sprouts recipe”

Literally changed my life

Tana, I can’t begin to tell you how much you and Daniel have literally changed my life. I’ve always been an overachiever, but I also struggle with depression and sometimes I just act like a complete recluse. After listening to your podcast religiously, trying to catch up to the current ones in 2018, it occurred… Read more “Literally changed my life”

I am one of the thousands

I am one of the thousands or more who so appreciate your Podcast.  Thank you for sharing so openly about your health challenges and anxiety issues.  It does give hope and incentive to make healthy choices.  I deal with anxiety, too. Also, I think you and Dr. Amen are modeling a beautiful and healthy relationship. … Read more “I am one of the thousands”

ANTI AGING DIET from TANA

ANTI AGING DIET – Dear beautiful Tana, You are beautiful inside out and your iridescence glows from within. Thank you for all your food menu recipes that are so generous and loving, there is so much love put into it. I have been following them since I was 16 years young and people assume I… Read more “ANTI AGING DIET from TANA”

Thank you for sharing your story

Thank you for sharing your story and teaching what you have learnt on how to transform your mind and body. Over my life i have experienced stomach issues, been thru hormone issues, overcame bulimia and dealt with depression/ anxiety. I am now 34 yrs old and finally now have confidence that I can live life… Read more “Thank you for sharing your story”

School learns about ANTs

I listen to the podcasts when I workout at the gym and they are very informative and practical. I am teaching over 300 children in my school about ANTS. My life is a lot healthier and better. Thank you!

Junior Brain Warriors

Amazing what doing one little healthy habit a day can turn into! So PROUD of these junior brain warriors doing what they are calling ‘Tana’s water challenge’ (vs pop and juice). Their amazing teacher Amy got them water bottles to drink water out of instead of juice or other sugary drinks. They are charting their… Read more “Junior Brain Warriors”

Journey back to health

I just listened to the thyroid episode. My journey back to health took over two years, starting with a GP who told me that losing weight would solve my depression and extreme lack of energy and stamina. Ultimately a cardiologist discovered that I had a goiter squeezing my superior vena cava and other things in… Read more “Journey back to health”

I feel excited about living

I switched from the regular brain and body to the power max starting last Saturday. Wow!!! What a difference!!! I have been able to actually do a full body workout along with my 10,000 Fitbit steps. My mood and energy has bumped up a few notches, and I feel excited about living. Oh yes, and… Read more “I feel excited about living”

Much less "falling off the wagon"

Have been keeping a food accountability chart. Many more positive days than negative. What constitutes a negative day has changed as well . Much less “falling off the wagon”.

I am very excited and thankful

Thank you both for your hard work and informative classes. You have taught me many new ways to eat, cook, live, give and so much more. Today the scale said 165! That is 45 lbs since the beginning of class. I still have a long way to go, but you have started me well on… Read more “I am very excited and thankful”

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BRAIN WARRIOR STORIES

TANA'S STORY

ANGIE'S STORY

TOMAS' STORY

A healthy diet is doable at any budget.

For anyone who may be thinking they can’t afford to eat healthy, the year I started this health journey in 2008 I lost 100 pounds I did it on food stamps. When I cut all the junk out, eating organic was cheaper as long as I shopped at Costco, Grocery outlet or other cheap stores that sell organic. 11 years later I still do it only now I’m cutting out coconut sugar and honey and going with Stevia or erithrytol. This past winter when I was underemployed, even the local salvation army food bank had a lot of organic vegetables, fruit and meat that helped me out. If you tell a food bank you are on a special diet like no gluten or dairy, they will often times try to work with that. I survived that underemployed time on food bank and grocery outlet and still are organic. A healthy diet is doable at any budget. Just have to get creative.

Trouble Falling Asleep – Solved

I just received this CD yesterday “relaxation, focus and memory training” I’m going to listen 30 minutes every nite in hoping I can regain some of my memory. I have a hard time relaxing but before the CD was over guess what I fell asleep last nite. When I woke up the Sony player was still on. It is going to be a habit Every nite,❣️

Gluten Sensitive

In 1984 I weighed 215 pounds. I was in a bad relationship & miserable. Food helped me get through the day. Wow, was I wrong. I went to Illinois Allergy Center & got tested and wow, I was allergic to Wheat, Barley, Rye, tobacco & several other foods. I worked as manager in a Restaurant you could cut smoke with a knife & I was sick every nite I went home. Couldn’t wait to jump in the shower & get the smoke off me and no one smoked in our house. I left Illinois & went to Florida got a job and did exactly what the director at the Allergy Center suggested. I lost 63 pounds in 8 3/4 months got down to 152 where I am now. If you are allergic to wheat or suspect it, get a blood test and it can change your life to lose weight, & be healthier and much happier. I’m now using my new cookbook “the Brain warrior’s way cookbook”. I have a few more hurdles but listening to all of DrAmen & Tana’s tapes I’ll get through it as I’m positive I will. Thank you Tana & DrAmen for trying to make us all healthy.💕💕

The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook

I just in the mail received “The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook” and OMG I should have gotten it sooner. It is so big and nice and so many great recipes. No wonder Dr. Amen is in such good health with the way Tana fixes his food. Thank you, I love the book already.👍👍💖💖💖

Sustained a concussion

Dear Tana, On July 27, 2018 I had a wicked fall and sustained a concussion. Living in a rural area with limited medical care I was at first diagnosed at the hospital as having a mental breakdown. Once the concussion was diagnosed I began the long process of getting appropriate care. As the fall was at work my care was more complicated by the tangle of Workman’s Comp. At 62 yo with multiple degrees I often couldn’t talk, my thinking was confused, my temperament a roller coaster, I couldn’t read, forgot how to keep myself clean and suffered from relentless headaches – and had no real care to turn to. Here’s what I had – you and your husband. I had been in your first Brain Warriors class and have read every book of yours and your husband’s. With help I retook the tests in Change Your Brain Change Your life. I developed a daily routine based on the results. I dedicated my diet to the Brain Warriors diet. I watched every episode you, your husband, and you and your husband together did on concussions. It’s 7 months later, I’m just now getting variety of tests, and an initial treatment plan may come together. At my last meeting with the concussion doctor he reminded my husband and I how very hurt I was/am in multiple areas and that it would be at least a year before I felt significantly better. Based on all the damage the testing is now showing, I wonder how much worse I would have been had I not employed your graphic guidance. While I still struggle with reading I can write. My headaches are blistering but can be remedied without medication. Thank you from the bottom of my brain stem for all the work you do.

I built my post concussion list based on your science: 1. No sugar 2. No processed foods 3. Limited dairy – locally made cream, yogurt 4. Created a library of wonderful memories; a special gallery on my phone of favorite pictures that I looked a at after meditating and many times a day (wow could I ever feel the dopamine flood my system) 4. Kill the ants. Concussions lead to depression and anxiety so I needed to stop those negative voices. Used the process in David Burns Feeling Good to keep track. 5. Listened to Baroque music a lot, and after a bit classic jazz. 6. Meditation to bring down headache pain. I don’t have access to EEG so I did Binaural meditation and focused breathing on the damaged part of my brain. Also, Guided meditation to view a positive future…I used yours. The one visualizing a goal and I used my One Page Miracle. 7. Consistant exercise- walking.

It took just one guided meditation

You cannot know how you have helped us in the past few days — my 90 year old Mother is healing from the flu and conventional (20th Century) medicine.  And while in the past, I have tried to introduce her to meditation with no success; now it is most essential for her high blood pressure and general health and sense of well being. However, she comes from the “Greatest Generation” and meditation seemed so alien to her way of thinking.  But it took just one guided meditation by you to bring Mommy into a lovely comfort zone!  Her blood pressure readings are wonderful after a session with you and I really believe that she will stick with your guided program. I thank you for this from the bottom of my heart!! I hope as many people as possible follow your meditation series (we love the meditation on forgiveness and kindness). I have a picture of my beloved mother in a meditative mood.  Thank you for all you do — you make a tremendous difference in the lives of others. With respect and admiration.

Your shredded Brussels sprouts recipe

They loved it.  They wanted to know what was in it.  I told them cabbage so they would eat it.  After they demolished it I told them that it was Brussels sprouts.  They both don’t like Brussels sprouts.  So it was another way to get in another vegetable.  I love it.  Thank you so much for all you do.

I have listened to a lot of your podcasts and have enjoyed them immensely. I got your cookbook from the library and have tried several recipes which both my son and husband thought they would not like from the description.  I chose several I thought they might try. They have not been disappointed yet. I have never felt so successful with anyone’s cookbook. I will be purchasing your cookbook soon. Thank you for making healthy food so delicious. I am forever grateful. You are such an inspiration. Thank you!

 

Literally changed my life

Tana, I can’t begin to tell you how much you and Daniel have literally changed my life. I’ve always been an overachiever, but I also struggle with depression and sometimes I just act like a complete recluse. After listening to your podcast religiously, trying to catch up to the current ones in 2018, it occurred to me that I might suffer from ADD.

This never once occurred to me because I didn’t have the classic symptoms you think of when you think of ADD. Nevertheless, I visited my physician, and he was able to determine that I likely did have a form of ADD. He gave me a trial run of Adderall, and my life is forever changed. My impulse control is vastly improved, I was able to land my dream job, and everything is just so much clearer.

Perhaps the most significant impact on my life is my ability to accept the former instances of abuse in my life and deal with them; understanding how they affect my current life, which is pretty perfect, has been so powerful. Your story and how you overcame so much gave me the courage to address my past. More importantly, it has given me the warrior mentality. I want to be a warrior for not only my brain, but for my heart, my soul, my family, and all those that I care for.

You and Daniel have inspired me to be a better person and for that I am forever grateful. I intend on visiting one of your clinics in 2019, most likely the Atlanta location and I am so excited to learn about my brain. I am certain there will be finding that explain even more about my life so far.

I thank God for leading me to your podcast, and to you and Daniel; you both are such a blessing in my life and I thank you for the work that you do.

I am one of the thousands

I am one of the thousands or more who so appreciate your Podcast.  Thank you for sharing so openly about your health challenges and anxiety issues.  It does give hope and incentive to make healthy choices.  I deal with anxiety, too.

Also, I think you and Dr. Amen are modeling a beautiful and healthy relationship.  You both have your different ways of thinking and feeling, yet there is so much love.

Just wanted to thank you, you’re helping me so much.  When there are too many ANTS in my head, I listen to Dr. Amen to put a sane voice in my head.  I also had the similar Catholic upbringing so can really relate.  Thanks!!

ANTI AGING DIET from TANA

ANTI AGING DIET – Dear beautiful Tana, You are beautiful inside out and your iridescence glows from within. Thank you for all your food menu recipes that are so generous and loving, there is so much love put into it. I have been following them since I was 16 years young and people assume I am 20 years young. It is such a blessing to hear this when you are 41 years old. I thank you so much for being a continuous motivating stimulus in my life to continue eating healthy. I hope all people who walk into your life are blessed with your iridescent light. Hugs, Ayesha

Thank you for sharing your story

Thank you for sharing your story and teaching what you have learnt on how to transform your mind and body. Over my life i have experienced stomach issues, been thru hormone issues, overcame bulimia and dealt with depression/ anxiety. I am now 34 yrs old and finally now have confidence that I can live life with a sound mind, healthy body and be a positive example for my family.
Thank you to you and your husband for sharing and caring. I believe that God used you to help steer me and educate me create a lifestyle that maintains optimal health 🙂 I may never meet you in person, but you have impacted my life.

School learns about ANTs

I listen to the podcasts when I workout at the gym and they are very informative and practical. I am teaching over 300 children in my school about ANTS. My life is a lot healthier and better. Thank you!

Junior Brain Warriors

Amazing what doing one little healthy habit a day can turn into! So PROUD of these junior brain warriors doing what they are calling ‘Tana’s water challenge’ (vs pop and juice). Their amazing teacher Amy got them water bottles to drink water out of instead of juice or other sugary drinks. They are charting their water intake for 2 weeks and saying no to chocolate milk and juice.

Keep it up Junior Brain Warriors!!!! #BrainWarriorStrong #Proud

Journey back to health

I just listened to the thyroid episode. My journey back to health took over two years, starting with a GP who told me that losing weight would solve my depression and extreme lack of energy and stamina. Ultimately a cardiologist discovered that I had a goiter squeezing my superior vena cava and other things in my throat and growing into my chest. A great surgeon removed the goiter and put me on T4. I was ultimately referred to an endocrinologist who added 5 ug of T3. He bumped it up to 10 ug which helped me feel a bit better, but I was still low on energy and I was becoming unsteady on my feet with other issues such as brain fog and incontinence which I didn’t know were related. A radiologist reading an MRI found that I had normal pressure hydrocepelus. A shunt was installed in my head and resolved all three symptoms – wet, wobbly and wacky. I ended up with a prescription for 25 ug of T3, which I take 5 ug every 3 hours or so to keep me from having a very specific headache in the right front of my head. Also it took some iron supplements to fix a severe headache that started the day of the shunt installation. This whole journey took over two years to resolve. I have recovered enough that last weekend I did over 4 miles of the Bay to Breakers race.

I feel excited about living

I switched from the regular brain and body to the power max starting last Saturday. Wow!!! What a difference!!! I have been able to actually do a full body workout along with my 10,000 Fitbit steps. My mood and energy has bumped up a few notches, and I feel excited about living. Oh yes, and my sleep has even improved too.

Much less "falling off the wagon"

Have been keeping a food accountability chart. Many more positive days than negative. What constitutes a negative day has changed as well . Much less “falling off the wagon”.

I am very excited and thankful

Thank you both for your hard work and informative classes. You have taught me many new ways to eat, cook, live, give and so much more. Today the scale said 165! That is 45 lbs since the beginning of class. I still have a long way to go, but you have started me well on this journey. I am very excited and thankful.

I just love the transformation

Eating meals more regularly and including healthy snacks to take with me when I walk out the door for work. Feeling good about being able to pass on to others what I have been privileged to learn in the Brain Warrior class. Thank you ever so much for this opportunity. Each day i just keep feeling better : ), I definitely feel more energized, motivated and keep feeling positive. Staying well hydrated with alkaline drinks. Eating really well with more added good fats. I noticed how the other day a discussion i was in could have turned out with a negative outcome…instead my brain in the moment said “how can i make this a positive win for us both…it was great : ) Generally getting a lot more conscious with how i am thinking and responding. I just love the transformation that is happening in my life, it just keeps reminding me what’s possible. Bless you both for your amazing, commitment to us all. You both truly are making a “world of difference” you are awesome : )