STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART FEATURED GUEST

Daniel Amen, M.D.

relationships

“Sex on the Brain” & “Dating on the Brain”
“A healthier brain equals a sexier you”
Daniel Amen, M.D.

The path to genuine intimacy is not body to body, but rather brain to brain. We are looking for love in all the wrong places! Understanding the connection between brain and sex can give you a huge advantage both in and out of the bedroom.

Great sex is all about blood flow to your brain and genitals. Anything that decreases blood flow, diminishes brain health and sexuality. Increasing blood flow is the fountain of youth for sex and your brain. There are many great health benefits to having a healthy sex life including pain control, longevity, and a decreased risk for heart disease.

Male and female brains are different and men and women need to learn how to navigate through the gender differences in the brain. The dance of relationships is both chemically and environmentally driven. Understanding the ingredients of the dance will make you a more effective lover and partner. 

On our show you’ll learn about….

  • Before you give your heart away, use your brain. Discover the warning signs to look for before you get involved.
  • The primary chemicals involved in attraction, love, and commitment
  • Ways to make your love unforgettable.
  • Getting your partner’s heart rate up, increases interest.
  • Aphrodisiacs and sexy scents that increase libido for men and women.
  • Sexual novelty and a little edge can boost lasting love.
  • A good foot rub is one of the most effective forms of foreplay. The area of the brain that senses the foot is next door to the area that feels the genitals.

Understanding the brain differences and how to train your lover to please you sexually is an important goal for your overall health, longevity, and pleasure..

Health-and-Healing

“Preventing Alzheimers”

“Alzheimer’s disease begins an average of 30 years before the first symptoms. It is never too early to start preventing this devastating disease. The good news is that through prevention strategies, you may be able to delay the onset of AD long enough so that you will never have symptoms.”   Daniel Amen, M.D.

One out of every two families in the U.S. has a member with Alzheimer’s Disease. The scary news is that by age 85, there is a 50 percent chance that you will develop AD. But the good news is that you can start now to delay the symptoms from ever becoming problematic. Many of us believe that having memory problems naturally go along with normal aging. This is not true. The truth is when your brain works right, you work right. Taking good care of yourself and your brain’s health is critical no matter how old you are.

On our show you’ll learn about….

  • What Alzheimer’s Disease is.
  • Signs and symptoms of early, mid and late Alzheimers.
  • Knowing and reducing your risk factors.
  • Obtaining an accurate, prompt diagnosis.
  • The difference between a MRI, Pet and SPECT scan.
  • The importance of diet, exercise, vitamins and new learning everyday.
  • Choosing the most effective treatment. When is the right time to use medicine.

Prevention and early treatment are the keys to reducing your risk. Let “Straight from the Heart’s ‘Preventing Alzheimer’s’ ” show you how to recognize and reduce YOUR risk.

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“New Insights Into ADD”

 Core symptoms common to those who have ADD include: short attention span for routine tasks, distractibility, organizational problems (space and time), difficulty with follow through, and poor internal supervision. These symptoms exist over a prolonged period of time and are present from an early age.”   Daniel Amen, M.D.

An estimated 17 million people in the U.S. have ADD. It is the single most common learning and behavioral problem in children and as doctors are discovering, it is a common problem in adulthood, leading to underachievement, loneliness and a myriad of other problems. ADD is an hereditary condition that runs in families. ADD affects many areas of the brain, primarily the prefrontal cortex (the brain’s controller of concentration, attention span, judgment, organization, planning and impulse control), the temporal lobes (where the brain houses memory and experience) and the deep limbic system (the brain’s mood control center).

Based on what Dr. Amen discovered while doing thousands of brain imaging scans, there are six types of ADD, not just the three currently believed. Knowing what type of ADD you or your child has is critical to establishing and maintaining an effective treatment program.

Here is a brief overview of the six types of ADD:

  • Type 1: Classic ADD 
    Sufferers are inattentive, distractible, disorganized, hyperactive, restless, and impulsive.
  • Type 2: Inattentive ADD
    Sufferers are inattentive, sluggish, slow-moving, have low motivation, and are often described as space cadets, daydreamers or couch potatoes.
  • Type 3: Overfocused ADD
    Sufferers have trouble shifting attention; frequently get stuck in loops of negative thoughts or behaviors; are obsessive; worry excessively; are inflexible; frequently behave oppositionally and argumentatively.
  • Type 4: Temporal Lobe ADD
    Sufferers are inattentive, irritable; aggressive; have dark thoughts, mood instability, and are severely impulsive.
  • Type 5: Limbic ADD
    Sufferers are inattentive, experience chronic low-grade depression, are negative, have low energy, and have frequent feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.
  • Type 6: ‘Ring of Fire’ ADD
    Sufferers are inattentive, extremely distractible, angry, irritable, overly sensitive to the environment, hyperverbal, extremely oppositional, and experience cyclic moodiness.

There are many healing options in addition to medication to be aware of and numerous resources available that can help you or a loved one deal with ADD. Watching this 30 minute program is a great start.

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“The Brain Soul Connection”

“The brain is the soul’s fragile dwelling place.”
William Shakespeare

Do you, or someone you love, suffer from anxiety, depression, obsession, anger, substance abuse or attention deficit disorder? How your brain functions impacts your behavior, feelings, life choices and spirituality. When your brain is not functioning optimally, any number of emotional and physical conditions can occur. The good news is you’re not stuck with the brain patterns you were born with. Through directed exercises you can actually enhance brain function and your productivity in life.

On our program, Sheri and Dr. Amen show you dramatic SPECT scans of what brains look like when a person is depressed, anxious, violent, on drugs, during meditation and having transcendent experiences. They discuss what each part of your brain does and offer simple steps you can take to optimize the brain and your life.

You’ll also learn about: 

  • Automatic Negative Thoughts and how to talk back to them.
  • What to change in your diet and which exercises can reduce anxiety and depression.
  • The one page miracle which can enhance your brain function.
  • Where the God module is in your brain and how it affects spiritual experiences.

Find out more about how YOUR brain functions and prescriptions for what you can to enhance your intimacy, soul connections, thinking and life.

SFTHTV350About Our Special Guest

Daniel Amen, M.D.

 

Dr. Daniel Amen is a clinical neuroscientist and psychiatrist, and medical director of the Amen Clinics for Behavioral Medicine in Newport Beach, CA, Fairfield, CA and Tacoma, WA. He has received numerous awards for his brain imaging work and is a nationally recognized expert on the relationship between the brain and behavior. His cutting edge work on attention deficit disorder and his research on depression and anxiety has also earned him national attention.

Dr. Amen is the author of numerous books including, “Sex on the Brain” (topic for the shows “Sex on the Brain” and “Dating and the Brain”) “Preventing Alzheimer’s” Healing Anxiety and Depression” Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, “Healing ADD (topic for the show “New Insights into ADD”) and Healing the Hardware of the Soul (topic of our “Brain-Soul Connection”).

In addition to his appearances on Straight from the Heart, Dr. Amen regularly appears on many national television programs, including “The View” “The Today Show” “CNN” and “Regis and Kelly” and has a column in “Men’s Health” magazine. Dr. Amen’s website is www.brainplace.com.

BOOKS By Dr. Daniel Amen

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