Review of Brain Health Assessment, by Daniel Amen, MD
Date: July 28, 2020
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Your brain makes you who you are. Get to know yourself!
Why get a free Brain Health Assessment?
Find out what your brain type is. Based on your brain type, you get a report with recommendations on what to do to improve the health of your brain.
I took the scan. I’ll read you the message that I received after I took my brain heath assessment:
“Thank you for taking the time to complete the Brain Health Assessment! You’ve just taken a BIG step toward optimal wellness and brain health. One of the unique aspects of our work at Amen Clinics is the use of brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging. SPECT measures blood flow and activity in the brain and allows us to provide patients with targeted treatment plans. Sadly, due to time or resources, many people are unable to get a brain scan at one of our clinics.
If that describes you, don’t worry. The test you just completed is the next best thing to getting a scan. My colleagues and I developed the Brain Health Assessment to help predict what your brain might look like if you got a scan.
Based on the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior (160,000 and growing), this quiz helps to determine your Brain Type – we’ve identified 16 unique brain types. Knowing your Brain Type can help you understand more about how you think, act, and interact with others.”
My brain type is 5. Now I’ll read you what my brain heath assessment said specifically about my brain type: “The SPECT scans of individuals with Brain Type 5 often show heightened activity in the anxiety centers of the brain, such as the basal ganglia, insular cortex, and/or amygdala. This is often due to lower levels of the neurotransmitter GABA, which helps calm the brain. People with this brain type tend to be motivated toward a goal. They can feel intense pleasure, but also struggle with feeling anxious or nervous, which causes them to be more cautious and reserved, but also more prepared. Soothing this brain type with meditation and hypnosis along with supportive supplements such as B6, magnesium, GABA, lemon balm, and theanine is the best strategy for balancing Brain Type 5”.
Well, I can assure you that this is SPOT ON! Especially the part about my brain type having “heightened activity in the anxiety centers of the brain”. People with Brain Type 5 can feel intense pleasure but also struggle with feeling anxious or nervous, causing them to be more cautious and reserved, but also more prepared.
Highlights of the Brain Health Assessment report:
YOUR BRAIN TYPE: What your Brain Type says about you
YOUR BRAIN FIT SCORE: What your Brain Fit Score says about you (brain health, sleep, memory, executive function, inner peace, mood, flexible thinking)
YOUR PERSONALIZED ACTION PLAN: Quick recommendations (brain healthy nutrition, brain supporting supplements).
There are a few other recommendations worth noting in the Brain Health Assessment: Mental Workouts (brain games particularly suited to your Brain Type), stress reduction exercises, physical workouts, goal-setting, and exercises to maintain control over your thoughts.
Why not get the BrainFitLife membership?
After taking the Brain Health Assessment, I was curious, so I looked into membership in the BrainFitLife program. This is a program that is tailor-made to your Brain Type as determined by the Brain Health Assessment.
About The BrainFitLife Program
Strengthen you brain anytime, anywhere:
Train your brain with a personalized plan to boost memory, mood, focus and energy
You can change your brain and thus change your life. A healthy brain leads to a healthy body. A BrainFitLife program membership is a personalized plan to boost your memory, mood, focus and energy. It’s a comprehensive brain program unlike any other. Brain games are great but a complete Brain Health Tool Kit is even better.
Included in your BrainFitLife membership:
Personalized Brain Training Plan:
Kill the ANTs Exercise (designed to get rid of negative thinking patterns)
Web-neuro Assessment (a sophisticated and scientifically validated brain health assessment that measures 17 areas of your cognitive and emotional function)
12-hour video course
Brain Games specifically for your brain type
Meditation and Hypnosis videos
As for the Personalized Brain Training Plan itself, it includes:
Brain type report
Increase memory, mood and attention
Monitor your progress
Personalized meal and fitness plans
Know your motivation
Master positive thinking
BrainFit community support
Access to BrainFit coaches comprehensive Brain Program unlike any other. Based on your brain type, you get a report with recommendations on what to do to assess the health of your brain.
As Dr. Amen says: “We’re not just playing games with your brain”:
Pros and Cons:
Pros: The free Brain Health Assessment was fun and turned out to be very informative.
The BrainFitLife program that I bought is quite comprehensive. Both the free Brain Health Assessment and the BrainFitLife program are unique in what they offer. I like it because the Personalized Brain Training Plan includes exercises designed to improve my mental health as well as my cognition.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Recommendation: I highly recommend both the free Brain Health Assessment and the BrainFitLife program.
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