Most people are aware that obesity and weight issues are of epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world, and most people know that diets don't work. In fact, because of these two problems, you probably have first-hand knowledge of the severity and frustration of weight issues and attempts at weight loss. But did you know that as your weight goes up, your brain shrinks and has greater trouble functioning? That's right: as your body gets bigger, your brain gets smaller. Dr. Amen has nicknamed this the "dinosaur effect."
How Amen Clinics Can Help
At Amen Clinics, we know that failing to lose weight is not a function of not trying hard enough, of being lazy, or of not having enough willpower. Dr. Amen himself was 30 pounds overweight before he read about the dinosaur effect and took action to improve his brain so he could improve his body, and he has made it a priority to help others the same way. He and everyone who works at Amen Clinics treat each patient as an individual, and take a full personal history before beginning SPECT imaging or recommending any treatment program to lose weight.
At the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, California, weight loss groups work with you to address your specific brain type so that you can keep your weight healthy.