A new look at your Brain

 

Click on images see the TED talk by Dr. Daniel Amen

 

American Football and Brain Trauma

Brain Trauma is not limited to sports, but it has had the most recent headlines.  Anyone knowledgeable about American Football will recognize the name Junior Seau.  Mr. Seau was a 10 time All Pro Linebacker for the San Diego Chargers.  A position that requires a lot of physical contacts which was often head to head contact.  Junior Seau died two years after retiring from the NFL from a self- inflicted gunshot wound.  His family had heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and asked doctors to determine if Junior suffered from this condition.  The results confirmed the Junior indeed suffered from CTE.

 

The dangers of boxing

I do not think there is anyone who does not recognize the name of Muhammad Ali.  He died from complications of Parkinson’s disease, but there are many who question if his condition was exacerbated by his boxing career and CTE.

But you do not need to be in sports to suffer from brain Trauma.  Riding a bicycle, tripping on a rough piece of sidewalk. falling down a flight of stairs are things that come to mind but brain trauma can be caused by a stroke, an addiction, and even be present without any history of injury.

 

Change your brain, change your life

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

 

Dr. Daniel Amen

A relatively new technology is being used to look at blood flow and brain activity.  The observations can show how the brain is impacted by trauma and give the doctor an idea of how to treat the condition.  Children with ADHD have remarkably different activity patterns than a normal child.  People with Parkinson’s have very different activity patterns and one look at an individual with physical brain trauma will convince you that there is something wrong. Dr. Daniel Amen has been working with this technology and he gives an excellent Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) presentation on the process.  For those unfamiliar with TED, it is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas which initially was based on information about Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  In this particular TED Talk, Dr. Amen discusses why he is so excited about the new scanning system.  It can prove to be a lifesaver and in fact, has.

One of the foremost anti-aging doctors in the US is Dr. Al Sears. He has written extensively on health-related issues, here you can see his book he wrote on brain health.

 

 

 

A special method to train your brain

I recently discovered the Raikof Method. Here one learns to use the full potential of one’s Brain. It is known that we only use some 10% of our Brain capacity so how about using much more of the Brain capacity available to us? Please have a look.

 

Brain Neurons

Brain Neurons

 

Conclusion

One can not be careful enough with one’s brain. Also, the food we eat has a big effect on brain health.

 

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Comments

Ryanne

It would be great if that new scanning system gets a chance!! Brain trauma is awfull…

May 11.2017 | 04:52 am

    admin

    Dr. Amen has been working with Brain Scans for more than 20 years now and is considered World expert in this field. One has to get the information out so that more people hear about it. Regards, Taetske

    May 11.2017 | 06:25 am

Karen F Chambre

Very Interesting information by Dr. Amen. Thank you. You may also want to look at the work of Daniel Siegel MD who has done resent research on mindfulness and neuroplasticity or how the brain changes.

Jun 02.2017 | 05:01 pm

    admin

    Good evening Karen,

    Thank you for stopping by. I also find the information Dr. Amen provides on the brain amazing. So many people finally find an answer on the why of their problems. I will look into the work of Dr, Siegel as you suggested.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 02.2017 | 05:11 pm

dave

watched the video series and then went to doctor video – lots of good information here.

Jun 10.2017 | 10:10 pm

    admin

    Good morning Dave, Yes, I find it also fascinating what modern technology is capable of doing. The work of Dr. Amen is so good and special. That is why I put it on my website so more people know about it. Regards, Taetske

    Jun 11.2017 | 07:12 am

Pernilla

Hello Taetske,
I’m so very glad to have found your extremely interesting article. Thank you for sharing the video of Daniel Amen. This is revolutionary news. If all people knew of this, there would be fewer prejudices against those having unusual or even criminal behaviours. The understanding for those people would increase and they could get help to get rid of aggressive and destroying behaviours.
I really hope the brain scanning will get a routine within the psychology and psychiatry so that brain damages can be healed in time and save many lives.
Looking forward to watching the video about the Raikov Effect. Thank you for sharing all this information.
All the best,
Pernilla

Apr 21.2018 | 10:13 am

    Taetske

    Good evening Pernilla,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. What Dr. Amen is doing is so important to make us understand why people behave in a certain way. With the understanding of this complex subject, I am sure a lot of misunderstanding might be avoided.I think it is high time that this type of test should be included in a normal check up for serious illnesses and long-lasting ailments where modern medicine still has not found a cure.
    The Raikov Effect is also very interesting and well worth your time I think.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 22.2018 | 07:30 pm

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