Do you know brain health is a Biblical concept? It says:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

So how do you “renew your mind?” In The Daniel Plan this week, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Mehmet Oz address why it’s important to improve your brain health, and ways to accomplish it!

By incorporating Daniel Plan changes to the foods you eat, you will enhance your brain function, feel better, lose weight and enjoy more energy for your life! Dr. Hyman also shares in his video, that a brain healthy diet can help eliminate the need to take anti-depressants! He even offers proof! Read Clayton’s Case Study which shows the amazing impact nutrition changes had on this troubled 12-year-old boy.PLEASE NOTE: Consult your attending physician before discontinuing prescribed medications. Legal Disclaimer

Daniel G. Amen, MD, a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and New York Times bestselling author, shares his knowledge based on evaluating more than 60,000 brain scans. He wrote about the avoiding the “Dinosaur Syndrome,” shows brain scan examples and gives us three action steps to take this week, including playing the “Chloe Game.”

“Make a commitment to brain health and you will make better decisions for the rest of your life,” Amen says.

Tons of recent research findings point towards the relationship between brain and overall health. We’ve gathered a number of news reports worth “Further Study.”

With his concern about the health of Saddleback Church members and attendees, Dr. Daniel Amen has initiated a “Replace the Donuts” Contest. Submit your suggestion, one per person please, for a weekend snack that follows The Daniel Plan guidelines and makes a wonderful treat, instead of donuts. Send your suggestions to [email protected]. The Top 10 ideas will win!

We have received numerous recipes, but we’d like to include more! If you have a healthy recipe–that follows Daniel Plan concepts–submit them to [email protected] Please include calories and fat grams, and a photo.

Get moving! Adjusting your eating habits is only half of The Daniel Plan. Next week, learn basics of stretching, exercise and ways for your group to get moving!



  1. Read “Boost Your Brain to Avoid the Dinosaur Syndrome
  2. Boost your brain exercises
    – Avoid things that hurt your brain and;
    – Engage in regular brain healthy habits
  3. Take these Brain Healthy Quizzes
    – Bad Brain Habits Quiz, Daniel G. Amen
    – Is Your Brain Broken? Mark Hyman, MD
  4. Play the Chloe Brain Game: Is this good or bad for my brain?