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practices that protect your brain health

Struggling with brain fog, I consulted my trusted expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, a distinguished psychiatrist and brain health authority. His advice has had such a profound impact on up-leveling my brain that I invited him on my Dear Gabby podcast to share his tips for saving your brain.

feed your mind

Nutrition and cognition are closely linked. Dr. Amen is a fan of eating a diet low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. He’s taught me to avoid nutrient poor simple carbs and to pile my plate with nutrient rich foods, such as avocados and cacao. (Don’t miss Dr. Amen’s amazing recipe for brain-healthy hot chocolate, which he shares in the episode).

never stop learning

Learning new skills (such as playing an instrument) keeps your brain young and strengthens cognitive abilities. In his new book—Change Your Brain—Dr. Amen offers 366 short essays on brain health. A daily commitment to these practices—just like the daily commitment to a brain-supportive meditation practice—will improve not only your brain but your overall quality of life.

The great news is, there is so much you can control when it comes to the health of your brain—you can even reverse some of the damage that has been done.

in this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Dr. Amen supported my recovery from addiction and trauma
  • The brain-damaging impact of alcohol, nicotine and sleep deprivation
  • Why meditation is so, so good for your brain
  • The fun brain “workout” I do every day
  • The link between childhood trauma and cognitive issues

Trust me, after this conversation, you’ll think differently about every choice you make!

watch this clip from the episode:

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