I had the opportunity to see a lecture by Dr. Daniel Amen on PBS this evening. He wrote a book called Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Dr. Amen is a pioneer in SPECT imaging of the brain as a diagnostic tool for treating all kinds of brain disorders, including adult ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and brain damage due to toxic exposure. Among other things, he discusses the connection between pain and depression, adrenal problems and loss of brain matter, and health factors which predispose us to reduced overall brain function. He also discusses how we can heal our own brains by challenging negative thinking and replacing it with self-affirmations and practicing gratitude. I had read this book a few years ago when it was first published, and this lecture reminded me just how much it has to offer. I have been applying many of his techniques over the years with postive results. Without trying to be preachy, I think this easy-to-understand book really hits the FM community where a lot of us live. Its practical and simple non-pharmaceutical suggestions based in sound medical concepts on how to heal our brains and help them to function better could really help our community. If you can't get ahold of the book, I encourage everyone to watch for his concise one-hour talk on your local PBS station. I hope this helps.
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