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4 Steps to Breathe Easier
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 27, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: breatheHealthHolistic HealthIntegrative Nutrition

Do you just wish you could escape from your desk today?

I was in the middle of morning clients and was literally having difficulty breathing.  Over the last two weeks, I have been battling chemical pneumonitis- inflammation in the lungs from getting exposed to chemicals.  How ironic right?  My TEDx talk teaches the powerful secret of our breath, but somehow I lost the ability to breathe. 

My clients in the last week were no different.  Allergies, asthma, and anxiety were all causing difficulty breathing.  What is the integrative medicine approach to healing breathing difficulties?  We not only get to the root cause of the illness, but also treat the mind, body & spirit.

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WHAT IS MIND-BODY MEDICINE?
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 29, 2014
Mind Tags: Mindful LivingMind-Body MedicineMindHealthmindfulness
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In a society where everyone defines themselves by labels, I often get the question: What is mind-body medicine?  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.  

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YOGA FOR DUDES: TALES FROM TEACHER TRAINING
Written by Dr. Romie on Feb 4, 2014
Mind-body Medicine Tags: YogaHealth
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Join me every Tuesday as I share my yoga teacher training tales as an insider in the 200RYT teacher training at Guruv Yoga Studio, under the guidance of Tymi Howard.

“If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” – Krishnamacharya

Yes, I said yoga for dudes.  If you are a woman reading this, keep reading.  This is a call to action because I know you have a man in your life you care about and I want to help spread the joy of yoga.  In an all too expected scenario, when Tymi had all the TT’s stand up, only one was a male.   Less than 10% of the students are males in the classes I’ve sampled at Guruv.  Why?  If you are reading this from the West coast, the ratio may be a little better, but not by much.

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MEDITATION: MINDFUL MEDICINE FOR HYPERTENSION
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 27, 2013
Mind-body Medicine Tags: mindfulnessMind-Body MedicineMeditationHealth
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I never started a meditation or yoga practice with the intention of teaching and writing about these mindful practices. However, when I was facing physical and mental symptoms of career burnout, yoga and meditation helped my mood and improved my physical pain symptoms, dramatically.

The left brained neurologist side of Dr. Romie spent the last few years researching the science behind why these mindfulness-based techniques work on improving our overall health.  I found that a wealth of science-based literature exists and continues to grow, including the benefits of meditation for reducing high blood pressure.

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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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