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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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CONVERT HEALTH RESOLUTIONS INTO REALITY
Written by Dr. Romie on Jan 5, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: Exerciselife coachlife coach orlandoNutritionSelf-Empowerment

Resolutions? Word of the year? Intentions? Goals? SMART goals?

Now what?

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BOTTLED BRAIN POWER?
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 7, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: NutritionHealthBrainpower
Photo: by Adrianne Jeffries

WHAT KIND OF WATER DO YOU DRINK?
Tap water? Bottled water? Plastic or glass? Has the bottled water undergone reverse osmosis? Do you have one of those fancy several thousand dollar machines in your home to do some sort of magic to your water? Alkaline? Distilled? Spring?  Are you as confused as I am?  

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DRINK UP: YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK
Written by Dr. Romie on Sep 16, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: NutritionWeight Loss
Photo: http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/09/12/new-campaign-water-you-are-what-you-drink/

Unfortunately, an important message can get lost when it is promoted by a bipartisan government to a largely divided and polarized country.  Last week the First Lady, Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership For a Healthier America officially launched the “Drink Up” campaign.   Per the official press release, the explanation behind the initiative is: “The effort brings together more than a dozen organizations committed to encouraging everyone to drink more water more often.

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COCONUT OIL - YOUR HEART'S FRIEND OR FOE?
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 26, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: HormonesIntegrative NutritionNutritionWeight Loss
Photo: Fresh Coconut. R. Mushtaq. Bali, Indonesia

It’s hard not to get caught up in the natural health trends. The last couple of years a forerunner has been the nutrition miracles regarding using coconut oil for all its various health benefits. I did especially when I saw the virgin coconut oil on sale in bulk at Costco. It made my veggies all taste spectacular and when rubbed on my skin, it is as miraculous as Vaseline, but smelled better.

Now I am honestly confused. There are two polar opposite camps founded in traditional nutritional science versus and the alternative and/or natural health movement.

I am trying to present both viewpoints, but I am open to what you think. Like many issues regarding nutrition, this one is completely in the air, and you find plausible arguments for both.

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