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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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#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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Master Meditation in Your Own Home
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 8, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Stressmindfulnessmental healthMeditation

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?

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The Stress Reponse: Your Brain on Stress
Written by Dr. Romie on May 18, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responseMind-Body MedicineBrainadrenal fatigue

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.

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