On his podcast, Diary of a CEO, Steven Bartlett sits down with some of the world's most influential people, experts and thinkers uncovering important insights that will make him, and the audience's lives more enjoyable, more successful and more fulfilled. He has a great interviewing style.
I was fascinated listening to this particular interview with Dr Daniel Amen as I had the pleasure of listening to him live during a four-day Brendon Burchard seminar in California in 2012 on the way to my final BNI International Director Conference in Long Beach.
BRAIN HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH
What I didn't know was that according to psychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen, testosterone levels have dropped by 50% in the last few decades, which can have significant implications for brain health. In his interview on the podcast Diary of a CEO, he explores the link between testosterone and brain health, as well as some of the steps you can take to maintain healthy testosterone levels and protect your brain function.
"Psychological traumas are not just in your head, they're in your body. They actually cause changes in your brain that can lead to a whole host of mental health issues. It's important to address and treat these traumas in order to maintain good brain health."
Whether you are male or female, young or old, understanding the importance of testosterone in brain health is crucial for a healthy and fulfilling life.
In the interview, Dr Daniel Amen talks about the importance of brain health and function and how we can take care of our brains. He highlights the fact that the brain is the control centre for the body and is responsible for all of our thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and physical functions. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain good brain health in order to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Dr Amen suggests that there are many ways to keep the brain healthy, including getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and staying socially connected. The impact of the way the government has forced isolation on entire populations is not mentioned but you will draw obvious conclusions from this.
He shares some of the things that are damaging our brains, such as environmental toxins, poor nutrition, and technology addiction. He suggests that we need to be aware of these factors and take steps to minimise their impact on our brains.
"We're living in a world that's increasingly toxic, not just environmentally but also in terms of our habits and lifestyle choices. We need to be aware of these factors and take steps to minimise their impact on our brains.
Mindless television, social media and lack of variety and excitement are doing more damage than we can imagine. 'Being in a rut' is exactly what happens in the brain when we repeat the same automatic actions that lead us nowhere.
Overall, Dr Amen's message is clear: our brain health is crucial to our overall well-being, and we need to take care of our brains in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
I hope you can find time to listen to this podcast for it's packed with insights that, if you only were to act on one or two of the pieces of advice, they could literally change the quality and length of your life.
Better still share it with a friend, someone you care about.