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.Read More
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 sugarRead More
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.
Over and over again, I hear these same questions:
"Dr. Romie, am I meditating the right way?"
"How do I shut off my racing thoughts so I can meditate?"
"What type of meditation should I learn?"
Let's start a meditation practice to improve your mood, focus, memory, and health.
Will you join me?Read More
When I say stress, you say______?
Job? The current dating scene? Finances?
As a neurologist and mindfulness teacher, stress is how our mind and spirit responds to our external situation.
A term that is often thrown around today is "inflammation." A starting point of inflammation in the body is the stress response being triggered in the brain.Read More