The Lucas Rockwood Show

No matter how comfortable or challenging your life is, chances are you suffer from poor concentration, stress, anxiety, or overwhelm with some consistency. Left unchecked, your busy brain can lead to burnout, and while some might argue how to technically define this condition, none would argue it’s a safe state in which to live. With burnout comes an open door where illness, sadness, and pain can enter. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a medical doctor whose work is focused on helping people find a way back to balance.

Listen and learn:

  • Strategies to calm your busy brain
  • The power of a pause
  • The importance of a chief wellness officer at work
  • Why compassion is needed as a first step, including self-compassion 

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www.Drromie.com

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician and the founder of "brainSHIFT at Work," where she combines her 20 years of expertise in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to create cultural change in mental health and wellness. She has a new book coming out called, The Busy Brian Cure: The Eight-Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety, and Sleep Again.

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Direct download: LRS_596_-_The_Busy_Brain_Cure_with_Dr._Romie_Mushtaq.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:04am CET

Mental health challenges are often suffered in silence, behind closed doors. That is perhaps most true of eating disorders which affect people of all ages and backgrounds and range from anorexia and bulimia to orthorexia and body dysmorphia. The default advice to “get help” is not wrong, but simply booking a session with a local therapist is unlikely to unravel the complexity that usually defines mental health challenges that manifest in disordered eating. On this week's show, you´ll meet a professional counselor and mental health educator focused on helping people find a path forward.

Links

Ruth’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ruth Micallef is a counselor who focuses on eating disorders. She uses Schema therapy, positive psychology, and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) as part of her work. 

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Direct download: LRS_595_-_Overcoming_Eating_Disorders_with_Ruth_Micallef.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CET

Think of your muscles like ground beef, and fascia like plastic wrap that creates a scaffolding like structure in, around, and through the muscle. Fascia is one of the most abundant connective tissues in your body, and like all tissues, it’s susceptible to injury, pain, and dysfunction. Despite its prevalence, fascia research remains nascent, so it’s worthwhile for anyone interested in their body to learn more. On this week's show, you´ll meet a fascia expert who will help you better understand this essential connective tissue.

Listen and learn:

  • Why delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is usually caused by pain in your fascia more than muscle pain
  • How fascia is affected by compression, shearing, and stretching
  • The role of hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) in fascial health  

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David’s Site

​​ABOUT OUR GUEST

David Lesondak is a Structural Integrator at UPMC's Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of the book, Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters. 

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Direct download: LRS_594_-_Understanding_Your_Fascia_with_David_Lesondak.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:17am CET

Everyone ages differently. Some people age gracefully, others fall off a cliff when it comes to their health. Hormones are usually an issue for most people: menopause for women, andropause for men. Both mainstream and alternative medicine offer treatment options and on this week’s episode we meet a doctor who can explain a bit more about them.

What you’ll learn

  • What a compounding pharmacy can do
  • How health clinics are allowed to prescribe medicines
  • Risk vs. reward of hormone replacement therapy
  • Why supplements and drugs should be put in the same category

Links

Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Gillett is a medical doctor who practices holistic, preventative, and sports medicine. He emphasizes a patient-centered approach and is involved in obesity medicine organizations. 

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Direct download: LRS_593_-_Understanding_Hormones_Peptide_Therapy_with_Kyle_Gillett.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CET

We’ve all had the experience of opening a new pint of ice cream fully intending to just have a spoonful, and then 10 minutes later, the container is empty and you’re unsure why. Binge moments are part of life, but for some, binging happens regularly–daily even–and it can become a serious mental health challenge that has very little to do with food itself. On this week’s podcast, my guest will help you understand what’s going on and offer some insights for a path forward.

Listen and learn:

  • Why today’s “last supper” is never the last
  • How to differentiate impulsive vs compulsive behavior 
  • How to remove shame and guilt around food
  • Important distinctions between bad food vs bad person

Links

Sarah’s Site

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Sarah is a licensed psychotherapist with a focus on assisting people recovering from binge eating disorders. She is the author of the book, I Can’t Stop Eating.

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Direct download: LRS_592_-_How_to_Stop_Binge_Eating_with_Sarah_Dosanjh.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:00am CET

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