Fixing 'Busy Brain' Syndrome with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Season 10 | Episode 141
59m | Apr 15, 2024

We are thrilled to bring you this episode with Dr. Romie Mushtaq, the brilliant mind behind "The Busy Brain Cure." She shares her personal journey and how she discovered she had a "busy brain" along with solutions to overcome it. We also explore the very common stimulant-sedative cycle many Americans are on, shedding light on what exactly constitutes a "busy brain," as well as her recommendation on eating comfort foods and getting lab tests. You will absolutely come away with a deeper understanding of how to cultivate a healthier, more balanced mind in today's fast-paced world.

Dr. Romie Mushtaq is a board-certified physician bringing together over two decades of leadership in neurology, integrative medicine and, mindfulness. She is an award-winning speaker working with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. Her brainSHIFT programs improve mental well-being and help to build a culture of wellness. Dr. Romie serves as Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program to over 7000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Her first book, "The Busy Brain Cure" is being published by Harper Collins in January 2024. You can learn more at or join the brainSHIFT movement @drromie on social media.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

4:17 Dr. Romie’s Bio

5:10 Welcome Dr. Romie!

6:29 Her discovery of “Busy Brain”

10:22 Learned behaviors as a child

12:15 Changing Societal Behaviors

14:03 Myths about Busy Brain

17:13 Stimulant-Sedative Cycle

18:13 What makes up Busy Brain?

19:02 Neurotransmitter Testing

24:12 Full Thyroid Screen

27:52 *Magnesium Breakthrough*

29:55 Thyroid lab markers

31:54 Dismantling the sress response

33:15 Patterns of Neuroinflammation

38:02 When there’s no end in sight…

40:32 Intentional comfort food

44:12 Type 3 Diabetes & Sugar

47:33 The need for healthy fats

53:23 Dr. Romie’s recommended labs

56:50 Where to find her

57:45 Her final piece of advice

58:54 Thanks for tuning in!



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