A few weeks ago I went to the dentist. As I laid back in my reclined dental chair the dentist turned on the overhead television. I was instructed to grunt when I wanted her to stop on a channel. My first instinct was to grunt when I saw People's Court but I instead I grunted for PBS, hoping that my selection would make her think I was intelligent.
PBS was airing a special called Change Your Brain, Change Your Body with clinical neuroscientist and author Daniel G. Amen M.D.
I found this special to be fascinating and I went home and immediately ordered Amen's book of the same name.
Dr. Amen believes the key to a better body and being youthful starts with a healthy brain. The book gives fifteen solutions involving nutritious foods and vitamins positive-thinking habits that he believes will surely turn your life around.
Now I've tried a zillion different diets over the years and right now I'm not even trying to lose weight but I am interested in increasing my brain-body connection.
So today was my first day actually applying Dr. Amen's advice and I'm going to track my progress and see what happens.
My first order of business was removing coffee from my diet because coffee dehydrates the brain and can increase anxiety (which I have a lot of). Cutting out coffee is like tying my left arm behind my back and I am left handed.
So let's see how many days I can go without coffee and how different I feel. Wish me luck!