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Dr. Romie's Blog

What is Mind-Body Medicine? A Physician Explains Fact Beyond Fiction.
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 30, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Mind-Body Medicinemental healthintegrative medicineBrain

In a society where everyone defines themselves by labels, I often get the question: What is mind-body medicine?  What is Integrative Medicine? Wait, are you a real doctor?

Aren’t you a neurologist? Aren’t you a yogi? Aren’t you a speaker who meditates and blogs? I am all of those things. I belong to a growing community of physicians, nurses, psychologists, and allied health care workers in Integrative Medicine. We understand that it is important to treat each person as a whole individual while getting to the root cause of the illness.

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Mind Hacks to Overcome A Sugar Addiction
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 23, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: emotional eatingIntegrative NutritionMind-Body MedicineSelf-EmpowermentStressWeight Loss

Did you just polish off a bag of potato chips and now you are trying to scoop out the crumbs? That pastry didn't really taste that great, but you could not stop eating. Busted. Guilt overtakes your mind. Guilt is followed by shame which triggered another round of eating for comfort.

This is your brain on the one drug that is not outlawed, regulated or even recognized for its dangerous power of addiction. This drug is sugar

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Friendships: Key to Teenager's Mental Health
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 16, 2016
Mind Tags: Digital Detoxmental healthMood DisorderStresssocial mediateenagers

In a world where our teens speak an entire sentence with a single emoji, getting them to make eye contact may seem like an impossible task.  Making social connections is the one key to put them on the road to health and success in school.

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#NationalJunkFoodDay: Putting Sugar in Your Gas Tank
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 21, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Weight LossNutritionIntegrative Nutritionintegrative medicineinflammationemotional eating

Would you put sugar in the gas tank of your car? 
Eating that donut, the ice cream or the cookies stashed away in your office drawer is putting sugar in the most important gas tank- your brain.

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Why Positive Thinking Fails: What to Do Instead
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 15, 2016
Mind Tags: intention settingintentional livingintentionsMindmindfulnessMindset Matters

My opening and closing statements of every lecture are:

“Your mind is strong medicine, choose a positive thought.”  

This meme is the most retweeted, shared, and favorite quote on social media every month.
This is the motto I personally live by, the motto by which I run my business, and the intention that carries me through healing my clients.

As I delve further into research for my upcoming book and signature corporate lectures, I am discovering that positive thinking alone has not been working for many of my clients.

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