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Magnificent Mind TV Debut

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“Brain in the News” is a weekly commentary on how brain science relates to the news. The brain is involved in everything we do. Wherever there are human stories the brain is involved. From the impact of war and natural disasters on the brain to drug abuse scandals to courtroom dramas to politics the brain is in the news, and you can read about it here.

Magnificent Mind TV Debut

As I’ve shared, my new book, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, is coming out 12/2/09.  Last weekend my new PBS special on this book debuted on KQED in San Francisco and the response was overwhelming!  The TV special will begin airing across North America in December, please check your local PBS listings for times and dates.

Here is another sample of what you can expect in the book… 

Increase Your Brain’s Reserve   

Have you ever wondered why certain stresses or injuries affect some people and not others?  I have.  I have wondered why some people get depressed after losing a parent while others, although sad, keep going; why some people, after a minor head injury, seem to really be affected, while others don’t; or why some people can work many hours straight, while others are completely spent after a short period of time.  Several years ago, after looking at many thousands of brain scans, I started to think about the concept of “brain reserve.”  Brain reserve is the cushion, margin or extra neurons that we have to deal with unexpected events or insults.  The more reserve we have, the more stresses or injuries we can handle.  The less reserve, the more vulnerable we are. 

When we are conceived, let’s say, we all start with the same reserve.  Many things can erode it, many things can boost it.  For example, if your mother smoked, drank much alcohol or was under constant stress when she was pregnant with you, she decreased your brain’s reserve.  If she took fish oil, listened to classical music and mediated every day, likely she increased your reserve.  If you fell down a flight of stairs at age three, were exposed to chronic stress from an alcoholic mother or father during childhood, were sexually molested as a child or teenager, drank too much alcohol or used drugs you decreased or limited your brain’s reserve.  On the other hand, if you were fed a healthy diet, took fish oil, were raised by loving, consistent parents and were exposed to many different kinds of learning your brain’s reserve was likely increased.    

Anything that harms brain function, starts to erode your brain’s reserve.  Here are some factors known to decrease brain reserve…

  • Prenatal or birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Drug abuse
  • Negative thinking
  • Poor diet
  • Environmental toxins
  • Chronic stress
  • Lack of sleep/sleep apnea
  • Smoking
  • Excessive caffeine
  • Too much television or violent video games
  • Lack of exercise 

Likewise, maintaining a brain healthy life will increase your reserve or hardiness to deal with pending stresses or trouble.  I always want to be increasing my brain reserve, to deal with the crises that inevitably will come my way.  Here are a number of ways to do it…

  • Positive social connections
  • New learning
  • Healthy diet
  • A daily multiple vitamin
  • Fish oil
  • Learning music
  • Regular exercise
  • Dancing (of course, without drinking)
  • Positive thinking
  • Gratitude
  • Meditation 

If you wish to stay healthy during stressful times, you need adequate brain reserve.  Start working today to add more neurons to your life.  

To your brain health!

Daniel

Daniel Amen, M.D.
CEO, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Written by Derrick Walker

November 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Standing In Your Power – Open House

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You are invited to experience the transformative series of workshops that are now being taught in corporate America and to individuals who share a set of beliefs concerning the effects of personal power, healing, eliminating limiting beliefs, and creating what you want for your highest good.

Elena Radford

Join us for this special night On Thursday the 30th of October from 6pm until 9pm we will be holding our Standing in Your Power Open-House at the Wells Fargo building on the 23rd floor, please drop by anytime during the evening. We want to Personally invite you to come along and bring a friend to meet us. We will be serving light refreshments along with a brief presentation of our new and exciting workshops.

Click Here to RSVP or Call 1-866-938-5553

299 South Main
13th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Located On the Southwest corner of Main St and 300 S (Broadway). Parking is located on the East side of the building. We provide parking validations.

 

Written by Derrick Walker

October 29, 2008 at 3:52 am

Julia Workman – i-Health Consultant

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I Health offers the latest in Scientific Complimentary Health Care Technology.

Our services include:

Electro-dermal assessment

  • Virtual energy scans; testing and tracking
  • Supplement testing
  • All of our specified protocols; before and after graphs

“Great healers, men of divine realization, do not cure by chance but by exact knowledge.” PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

  • Balancing with Light and sound frequencies
  • Spiritual Chakra & Meridian balancing
  • Full energetic body re-alignment
  • Physical body alignment
  • Mental balance; clarity and focus
  • Emotional release and core belief protocols
  • Rejuvenation & longevity procedures
  • Pain management
  • Stress elimination
  • Post traumatic stress relief
  • Re-patterning frequencies of wellness

“Specific frequencies, or combinations of frequencies produce consistent and predictable patterns.” DR. HANS JENNY

I Health; May assist with preventative, chronic and acute health challenges.

“As you change the frequencies of energy, you change the patterns through which energy expresses.” GREGG BRADEN

Julia Workman i-Health

Julia Workman i-Health

 

 

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Julia Workman
(I-Health General Representative USA)

Innovative Health Solutions
Office: 801-447-9061
Cell: 801-458-1217
Fax: 801-447-9063
E-mail: ihealthsolutions@comcast.net

 

Julia has been working in the field of energy medicine for over 25 years. Her studies include many modalities of mind and body energetics. Julia feels that working with the energetics of the body and the mind is the key to happiness, healthy living and longevity. Julia has facilitated thousands through processes of change. In 1995 she began teaching workshops and seminars in this field. She has been involved with I-health since June of 2004. In February 2005 she presented her first training in “Core Beliefs”, using the I-Health Equipment. In April after her second “Core belief” Training it was agreed that a module would be created. In June of 2005 she was designated as the General Representative for I-Health in the USA. She is combining her life’s work with the work of Mauk den Boer and Hank van der Eng, owners developers of the parent company I-Health bv located in the Netherlands.

For more information about I-Health please contact Julia or see the links directory for the I-Health consultant nearest you.

 

Written by Derrick Walker

October 24, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Alcohol is Not a Health Food : by Dr. Daniel Amen

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“Brain in the News” is a weekly commentary on how brain science relates to the news. The brain is involved in everything we do. Wherever there are human stories the brain is involved. From the impact of war and natural disasters on the brain to drug abuse scandals to courtroom dramas to politics the brain is in the news, and you can read about it here.

Alcohol is Not a Health Food

CNN recently reported on a new study that confirms what I have seen on SPECT scans for a long time – alcohol is not a health food! Any amount of alcohol can decrease brain size. I like to say when it comes to the brain, size matters. People who drink alcohol — even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease — have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a study in the Archives of Neurology.

While a certain amount of brain shrinkage is normal with age, greater amounts in some parts of the brain have been linked to dementia. “Decline in brain volume — estimated at 2 percent per decade — is a natural part of aging,” says Carol Ann Paul, who conducted the study when she was at the Boston University School of Public Health. She had hoped to find that alcohol might protect against such brain shrinkage. “However, we did not find the protective effect,” says Paul, who is now an instructor in the neuroscience program at Wellesley College. “In fact, any level of alcohol consumption resulted in a decline in brain volume.”

In the study, Paul and colleagues looked at 1,839 healthy people with an average age of about 61. The patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and reported how much they tippled. Overall, the more alcohol consumed, the smaller the brain volume, with abstainers having a higher brain volume than former drinkers, light drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), and heavy drinkers (14 or more drinks per week). Men were more likely to be heavy drinkers than women. But the link between brain volume and alcohol wasn’t as strong in men. For men, only those who were heavy drinkers had a smaller brain volume than those who consumed little or no alcohol.

In women, even moderate drinkers had a smaller brain volume than abstainers or former drinkers. It’s not clear why even modest amounts of alcohol may shrink the brain, although alcohol is “known to dehydrate tissues, and constant dehydration can have negative effects on any sensitive tissue,” says Paul. “We always knew that alcohol at higher dosages results in shrinking of the brain and cognitive deficit,” says Dr. Petros Levounis, M.D., director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke’s — Roosevelt Hospital Center, who was not involved in the study. “What is new with this article is that it shows brain shrinking at lower doses of alcohol.”

Less is better.

To your brain health,

Daniel

Daniel Amen, M.D.
CEO, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Amen’s Blog – Recent Articles
Hold the Video Games
Alcohol Is Not A Health Food
Large Review Finds St. John’s Wort As Effective As Standard Antidepressants
A Magnificent Mind Can Be Yours/Part 3 of 6
Unbelievable! Read the Labels
Dr. Amen’s Upcoming Appearances
A Magnificent Mind at Any Age  
October 25, 2008 
KCTS 9 Studios,  Seattle, WA  More…

A Magnificent Mind at Any Age  
October 25, 2008 
Seattle Act Theatre,  Seattle, WA  More…

16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies
December 11, 2008  – December 14, 2008
Venetian Hotel,  Las Vegas, Nevada  More…

The Learning Brain Expo  
January 16, 2009  – January 19, 2009
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel,  Newport Beach, CA  More…

Magnificent Mind At Any Age  
January 25, 2009 
Orpheum Theatre,  Phoenix, AZ  More…

(IITAP) International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals Symposium  
February 19, 2009  – February 21, 2009
TBD,  Phoenix, AZ  More…

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  
April 30, 2009  – May 03, 2009
The Fairmont Hotel,  San Jose, CA  More…
ADD Resources November Conference
Date: November 1, 2008
Keynote speaker: William Dodson, MD
Location: Smith Hall – University of Washington – Seattle Campus
Continuing Education Credits: available for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Licensed Practicing Counselors
 
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Written by Derrick Walker

October 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Ateeka announces Yoga Retreat in India.

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My dear Friends . . .
I have found an exquisite place to share my latest creations in yoga with you in India. I offer you the possibility of joining me at YogaMagic EcoResort for 8 days of liberating, inspiring, “in creation” yoga. Goa is one of India’s gems and this eco-resort offers us amazing tranquility to practice, turn within, rest, rejuvinate and come alive again!

Ateeka

Ateeka

What we will do: we will move, breathe, sense, feel, enter into the vibration of sacred sound, slow down, rise up, look around, look within, dream, surf inner waves, ride the curls of incense smoke, become buoyant, melt into our hearts, meet the earth, touch the sky, remain in constant discovery and creation. . . all of this through the practice of Systemic Yoga.

I hope you will feel drawn to join me on this special retreat.  GOA – INDIA
17 – 25 January 2009
YogaMagic Eco-Resort

Love Expanding
Ateeka

Retreat Cost: $ 1,150.00 includes:
8 nights accomodation in luxury eco-tent (double occupancy)
Gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner each day
Morning and afternoon yoga practices with Ateeka each day
Roundtrip Ground Transfers to and from Goa Airport (GOI)

Air transportation not included
Non-Refundable Deposit of $500.00 required upon registration
Balance due by 1 January 2009

For registration or for more information, please contact Ateeka at ateeka111@mac.com
+39.334.8685019

Written by Derrick Walker

October 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

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Zija Launch : Details at Water Wellness Center Salt Lake City, Utah

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The Zija Corp. is having an open convention and launch. Details are on the press release below. For more information about this wonderful product or to pick up a sample, contact Alex Hoggan at Water and Wellness Center at (801) 386-8175.

LOCAL COMPANY HOLDS NATIONAL LAUNCH CONVENTION IN HOMETOWN
Zija Executives Meet with International Distributors to Share Leadership Message

Salt Lake City, UT – November 7, 2006 – Zija International, the manufacturer of Zija, the world’s most nutritional and beneficial product made from the Moringa oleifera tree, today, announced the “Ignite Your Future” Zija Leadership Convention to be held November 10-11 at the Salt Lake City Courtyard Marriott.

The two-day convention will consist on Zija distributor activities. Friday will hold corporate tours, leadership reception and end the day with a black tie Recognition Gala. Saturday will feature two General Sessions. The first session will feature case studies and information from the Zija Executive team. The second General Session will be keynoted by author of Miracle Tree, Dr. Monica G. Marcu, Pharma.D., Ph.D. and Russ Bianchi the formulator of Zija and Zija’s product development consultant. The days festivities end with a “Dance Life In” casual attire dance with entertainment provided by new album release artist, Joslene Sovery.

There is a cost for the convention but everyone is welcome to participate. For more information visit http://www.drinklifein.com.

Zija International is the first and only networking company to channel Moringa’s dramatic properties into a satisfying, nourishing beverage called Zija. Zija is a patent-pending nutritional health beverage (100% natural liquid dietary supplement) made from all the nutrient-rich parts of the tree – leaves, fruits, seeds – to provide consumers with one natural source for over 90-plus verifiable vitamins, mineral and other vital nutrients including multiple antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent. Zija is Halal and Kosher certified.

For more information about the upcoming Zija Leadership Convention, please visit http://www.drinklifein.com or contact Rana Thomas at rthomas@drinklifein.com.

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ABOUT ZIJA INTERNATIONAL

Zija International exclusively manufactures and markets Zija, the only product in the world made from the most nutritional and beneficial parts of the Moringa oleifera plant. The most beneficial parts of the Moringa plant are used to provide your body with over 90 bio-available nutrients. To find out about all the ways you can Drink Life In® visit Zija at http://www.drinklifein.com.

ABOUT ZIJA

Zija is a patent-pending nutritional health beverage (100% natural liquid dietary supplement) formulated from the nutrient rich plant Moringa oleifera. The origin of the name Zija results from modern science and ancient wisdom. The “Z” is from Z-Atin™, an all-natural metabolic trigger that allows your body to absorb the wealth of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in Zija. The “ija” part is from the ancient term for the Moringa plant. To find out about all the ways you can Drink Life In® visit Zija at http://www.drinklifein.com.

Russ Bianchi
Russ is the formulator of Zija and is Zija’s product development consultant. Russ is founder and Managing Director of Adept Solutions, Inc., a global product development, formulation creation, and existing brand conversion firm. Russ is an expert in nutritional bioavailibity and a highly respected formulator of many recognized nutritional branded products. Russ Bianchi is an acclaimed speaker and author of food technology and nutritional articles, and has been quoted in the media.

Dr. Monica G. Marcu
Dr. Marcu is a highly respected researcher and clinical pharmacologist, having been “in love with trees,” as she puts it, ever since she can remember. This early love and fascination led her to study plants, particularly medicinal and healing plants, and her study and research of Moringa is incorporated in her book “Miracle Tree.” Dr. Marcu’s background as an expert on the nutrient-rich Moringa is impressive and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Dr. Marcu holds a Ph.D. (pharmacology), Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy), Nursing Degree, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is an acclaimed photographer of nature and wildlife, with exhibitions in many national galleries.

Written by Derrick Walker

October 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm