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How to Get Through the Holidays without Getting Fat(ter)

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | November 4, 2022

I can’t stand the phrase “cheat day.” It’s not just semantics. Words have meanings. Sound is creation. So instead of describing yourself as a CHEATER what if you were a PLANNER? Planned Indulgence Meals are very different from Cheat Meals. Cheating is defined as: “An act of deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition.” a deception for profit to yourself. Nothing about…

Menopause Belly

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | October 26, 2022

These 2 foods reverse menopause belly! 7 Key Hormones play a major role in burning that stubborn menopause tummy: cortisol, insulin, estrogen, testosterone, ghrelin, adiponectin, and leptin. (I decided to leave out the ever important thyroid, because I will cover that next week!) And there are 2 foods that help to balance MOST of them:…

Taurine: Help for Anxiety, Autism, Stress AND Age-Related Decline!

By JM Acallar | August 4, 2022

Taurine is a conditional essential sulfur amino acid. This means that we can make it, but not in quantities large enough to satisfy our needs. Your liver and your brain make it, and it is abundant in human breast milk- that gives you a BIG CLUE how important it is to healthy brain development! There…

What Happened to Testosterone?

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | July 21, 2022

Testosterone in men is being destroyed. In the last 2 decades, levels have fallen over 50%. This is causing a tremendous amount of disease, especially ones we classify as psychiatric such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. That’s right, brain health and mood greatly depend upon healthy T levels. Testosterone isn’t just a macho male hormone…

June Was Men’s Health Month?

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | July 7, 2022

Sorry, I missed it, but last month was a bit nuts, wasn’t it? But, I digress, and let’s just skip over the incredibly wide spectrum of extreme behaviors in society that June 2022 brought with it. You may already know that raising a son has made me passionate about something I never expected: men’s health.…

Is it Game Over for Humanity?

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | June 24, 2022

“All the risks are to the innocent children and all the billion-dollar rewards go to the government-protected pharmaceuticals.” Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) I blame too many creatures for the continued state of psychosis we find ourselves in after over two years. But today, the onus is ultimately not on the CDC, Fauci, the WHO, or the largest…

Upgrade Mood, Cognitive Skills, and Sleep with Music via Sound and Bone Conduction at Home with Integrated Listening Systems!

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | June 21, 2022

Last week I talked about music frequency and its power to entrain the human body. If you missed it, catch it HERE. This week I want to talk about how to use music therapeutically with a very focused neurological approach. You can SUPERCHARGE music into something PRACTICAL with a little-known modality called therapeutic listening. Watch the man who trained…

The RIGHT Music Can Heal, But the Wrong Music Can Hurt

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | June 14, 2022

Many people are familiar with the concept behind music therapy, but not everyone thinks to incorporate this into their own life.  Armed with the knowledge that listening to certain types of music can lift your mood or alter it in other desirable ways, you can create your own reality.  This knowledge can also inform your…

The Healing Power of Dreams You Aren’t Using!

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | June 6, 2022

The meaning and basis of our dreams is something that has been the subject of a great deal of speculation in the psychological community for years. Theories about dreams emerging to express unmanifested desires of our subconscious and dreams acting to allow us to process our experiences in a safe space abound, and many healers…

Do You Know What Walking in a Labyrinth Does to the Brain?

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | May 31, 2022

In this technological age we live in, it’s rare to see someone walking without an iPod or some other music or media player strapped to them. Listening to music or even watching a video is so commonplace that few of us take the time to enjoy the stillness of our thoughts and the interaction with…

8 Ways to Raise Dopamine with Diet – Part 4 of the Dopamine Series

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | May 18, 2022

1. Eat tyrosine rich foods:-Dairy I have a lot of caveats about eating dairy, as I’m not a fan of most of the neurological disorders, autoimmune conditions, gut pathologies, and food allergies I see. But it is very high in tyrosine. If you eat it, I highly recommend you invest in local, grass-raised animals not…

Pomifera Face and Body Product Guides

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | May 16, 2022

Pomifera has put together product usage guides for their Face and Body products.  Please use the Pomifera Products that you have in the order seen below.  If you have Pomifera Products that are not listed in the guides below, feel free to use those products whenever you desire! If you haven’t started using Pomifera Products yet, you can start…

Think Clearly! Part 3 of Dopamine Series

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | May 9, 2022

The last blog discussed the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine as crucial to achieving pleasure and regulating moods as well as motivation and energy. If you missed it, please read it first. Don’t worry, it will only take few minutes. You can check it out here, Lazy or Dopamine-Depleted?

You can have your neurotransmitter levels tested from a urine test, which is easy and painless, for the most accurate assessment. But, many times it’s relatively obvious based upon history, symptoms, and QEEG Brain Map results that it is highly likely the cause of many of the emotional struggles such as low motivation, depression, lack of pleasure/joy, and food cravings, for example.

Dopamine – How I Love Thee! Part 2 of Dopamine Series

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | May 2, 2022

What is dopamine and why does it matter? Dopamine is a chemical made in several areas of the brain and is a way nerve cells talk to one another. We call those types of chemical neurotransmitters, and this one in particular is a neurohormone. Society is becoming a little familiar with these scientific terms as…

iPads, Smartphones, and Ritalin. Oh My! Time to Ditch the Digital Addiction – 1st of the Dopamine Series

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | April 25, 2022

                     “It’s not sustained attention in the absence of rewards, it’s sustained attention with frequent intermittent rewards.” -Christopher Lucas, associate professor of child psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine describing the way the brain forms itself when playing a video game like MineCraft. I could…

Why the Vegan Agenda?

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | April 18, 2022

I had a new patient mention he stopped eating animal protein for the past few weeks. I asked him “Why?” He replied, “I don’t know…I heard it was healthier.” Oh really? If we all just changed our health habits based on what someone said, or what a film showed, we would be in big trouble. …

You’re Not Actually Working Out

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | April 4, 2022

Fitness is an essential component to wellness, and it requires action on your part. No amount of vitamins will replace the nutritious benefits of eating whole, healthy foods and no amount of walking on a treadmill will replace the invigorating health benefits of being active in the great outdoors. If you want to be well, then you must act well. That means getting out and enjoying your life.

COVID Theater Continues

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | March 30, 2022

The Scamdemic winner amongst all scamdemics ever, the Great Plague of 2020, continues to leave a charade of comedy in the wake of its evil. I had the great misfortune of seeing how deep C0VID Theater continues to run last weekend. My son has a deadly allergy to peanuts, and at a high school dance, he ate some chicken.…

Superhero Movies Often Hide the Truth in Plain Sight

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | March 16, 2022

  There wasn’t enough buzz around Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds to go see it at the theater a few years ago, but thanks to boredom and the internet, I eventually saw it. It wasn’t very good, to be honest. Not even Ryan Reynolds could make this anything like the Spiderman franchises. There’s my disclaimer,…

Loss in our Community

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | March 2, 2022

I write today with deep sadness in my heart. You may have been a member of my brick-and-mortar location in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. If you ever came to the Highlands building location, you most likely dealt with my incredible office manager and the backbone of my administrative operations Karen Gimnig. Karen moved back home to Washington…

2022 – Back to the Blog!

By Dr. Stephanie Rimka | February 10, 2022

Who knew we’d still be in the “upside-down” two years later? Since nothing makes sense, everyone is chronically confused, and censorship is at an all-time high, I decided: this is the perfect time to blog again!  But, the limitations of captions on IG/FB where I post 2-3 x/day consistently, leaves me feeling unsatisfied at times. So…