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Beat the Brain Marathon: Natural Ways to Shut Down Racing Thoughts
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 27, 2017
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responsestress managementStressspeakersleepRelaxation ResponseMind-Body MedicineMindexecutive health coachingBrain

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS RUNNING A MARATHON RACE IN YOUR BRAIN AS YOU TRY TO FALL ASLEEP? 

We've all been there from time to time, right? If we've had a really busy day at work or an emotionally charged day, we just can't shut off our thoughts before bedtime. That's a normal response. However, if this is happening frequently and you're wondering, “What do I do now? Am I driving myself insane?” Let it be known, help is on the way. My goal today is to help you connect to calm and fall asleep.

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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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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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What Is The Relaxation Response?
Written by Dr. Romie on May 11, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Mind-Body MedicineStressstress responseRelaxation Response

Can we really train our brains to respond a different way to stress? Why do we feel better after a yoga or meditation class?  What do relaxing activities for our bodies and minds really do for our brains?

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