A Happy Mom in St. Johns, Florida
I want to share with the whole world about the wonderful work that Drs. Tommy and Lexie Romero do at Optimal You Brain Center. The therapies that they implemented the last few months have dramatically changed my son’s health! My son JR (to protect his identity) is a teenager and has high functioning autism. By the end of his freshman year of high school, he was presenting with depression and anxiety. Upon his primary doctor’s suggestion, we put him on a mild anti-depressant. Within a couple weeks he began to have a horrible allergic reaction to it and the medication was switched and added to. He still continued the reaction and we decided to take him off all pharmaceuticals which was a good thing because later genetic testing showed that ALL of depression and anxiety medications except one specific one were significantly contraindicated for him. So we were playing Russian roulette with these medicines. A completely natural approach was our only option.
In the middle of this scary situation we discovered OYBC and began working with both Lexie and Tommy. I was familiar with Interactive Metronome because our two mid-20s children had experienced the benefits of it when they were in elementary school. We committed to the doctors’ recommended therapy program of IM/brain therapy with Tommy and functional medicine with Lexie. In addition we started our son in counseling. The doctors took so much care and time to explain what was happening in JR’s brain and body that was causing the depression and anxiety. His brain function was unbalanced, under stimulated in some areas and over stimulated in others. Blood tests revealed toxicity, inflammation and compromised gut health. JR went through a detox program and then an anti-inflammatory diet with Lexie. This program may sound daunting to most parents but I highly recommend bribery with your kids. It worked with JR – his full cooperation in return for a Nintendo Switch.
Three months later we have a child that does not resemble the one we brought into their office. He has gone from barely responsive and withdrawn to a happy, expressive child. He now smiles in pictures, laughs heartily and kids around with us (when he doesn’t have the teenager attitude). He went from being afraid to even sign up for theater tech crew his Freshman year to being a brave Sophomore trying out for the musical, singing and dancing when he has never sung or danced a day in his life! His testing shows dramatically improved brain function and greatly reduced and mostly resolved toxicity, inflammation and gut health. Though staying on the intense diet isn’t feasible forever, it is working well keeping most inflammatory foods out or reduced from his diet.
Our son’s social difficulties due to autism (theory of mind) are improving too. His awareness of how his actions and reactions to others is greater as well as his compassion and trying to understand how others are thinking and feeling.
To whomever is reading this testimony, if your child is struggling, I encourage you to make the commitment with Tommy and Lexie and embark on this life changing journey towards better health. They are doctors who care deeply and want to help children and adults achieve their optimal health. I can’t thank them enough for “uncovering” our son. I truly feel his trajectory in life has been changed because of them. A thousand ‘Thank yous’ Tommy and Lexie!
Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Dr. Thomas Romero is working with my son to help him with his ADD/ADHD utilizing Neuroplasticity Care, NSI Training-Cognitive Improvement, Active Rehab, Interactive Metronome engagement, Chiropractic exams & adjustments and at home treatments. Paolo truly enjoys Dr. Thomas Romero, his care, treatments & great fun & professional personality. I think both Dr. Thomas Romero and Dr. Lexi Romero have a great practice here in Ponte Vedra Beach offering unique personal health plans for all ages by providing chiropractic care, functional meducine & Neuroplasticity therapies in a calm environment. Thank you both for all you are doing to help with my son's overall well being.
Words cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Thomas Romero. My son has suffered from chronic migraines since he was a year old (eight years). We turned to traditional medicine and found no relief. The only option we were given from his medical Doctor was pain relievers.
We found relief in Chriopractic! After a couple of visits with Dr. Romero he was migraine FREE and has not suffered a migraine since. I will forever be thankful.
An added bonus- both Dr. Romeros are wonderful and nice people. My son looked forward to his visits. I would recommend both Doctors.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Ramero has been patiently helping my son who has a severe TBI caused by a car accident. He really cares about his patient’s well being and my son responds well to him. He’s using Functional Neurology to maximize his potential for rehabilitation and we are seeing him slowly progress.
Pregnant Women and Babies
I’ve seen both doctors, and they’re both amazing. They’ve worked wonders for my son (as a newborn), my wife, and myself. I highly recommend them to everyone. Lexie is especially good with pregnant women and children!
Just last December our 15 year old, Brooks, was hospitalized due to a biliary obstruction (the duct that secretes bile/enzymes from the pancreas, liver and gal bladder into the duodenum- it connects the stomach to the intestines). They managed the ACUTE situation very well- they did a procedure to see why he was jaundice and then rectified the situation by placing a temporary stent that was removed about 8 weeks later.
Unfortunately, that was the extent of their ability to help him truly HEAL- in other words, to get BETTER. Instead, the pediatric GI wanted to give him an acid suppressing drug for GI pain that was not remotely related to stomach acid. So once he was d/c'd from the hospital I stopped that med.
The adult GI (who had a bit more experience with a situation like this as it is RARE in a kiddo) said "High dose steroids for 10 weeks and it if happens again we may have to put another stent in. He'll likely have to take high doses of steroids on and off for the rest of his life."
I've learned too much over the years to not start to ask ?'s in my head --> WHY is this happening? What is the ROOT CAUSE? HOW can we turn this around? What can we do to help his body HEAL?
Because the body WANTS to heal. It WILL heal if you give it the tools necessary.
That's when we started working with Dr. Lexie at Optimal You Brain Centers. She is as smart, more than competent and dedicated to the wellness of her patients as she is beautiful and sweet.
I take no issue with "regular medicine"- they serve a WONDERFUL purpose and we NEED it. But when it comes to answering the ?'s I listed above you need to take a different approach. So let me be clear - we NEED both and we need them to work together. 🙏
Dr. Lexie did initial blood/lab work which revealed that Brooks was having allergic responses to over 50 foods! As well as other abnormal markers. The insane number of food allergies is a telltale/hallmark indicator of leaky-gut. So we started with this plan:
✔ strict diet that including us avoiding 39 foods total
✔ LOTS of water to help move the process along more easily (he DID go through a detox period where he was super tired, no energy, etc- it wasn't HORRIBLE, but he likes to MOVE so it was frustrating for him)
✔ SUPPLEMENTS to give the body what it needed to do - that it knows HOW to do
✔ nature derived agents for symptom relief such as magnesium and essential oils (he would have very painful episodes on occasion and thank the LORD it has been MONTHS since he has had one of those!)
Within the first 21 days (that is all we could commit to at the time before he was off to another sleep-away camp and unable to 100% comply) his blood work showed a dramatic improvement. We go for follow-up blood work tomorrow!
It's been a process. A long road. Lots of needle sticks for a kid. A big commitment for our FAMILY. And 10000000% worth it!
Dr. Lexie changed our lives. Prior to working with her our son was a ticking time bomb. Not only did he have leaky gut that was causing a HUGE inflammatory cascade within his body- his immune system was in complete overdrive!!!- but his thyroid was affected and a possible diagnosis of Type-2 diabetes was on the table! THAT IS SCARY!
This experience has only made me that much more passionate, courageous and bold in my mission to lead a NEW era of wellness. I want to EMPOWER all lives I touch to THINK DIFFERENTLY. Instead of having horrible symptoms, having multiple tests done and your doctor essentially telling you "Your tests were normal. There is nothing wrong with you. Would you like an anti-depressant?" OR giving you a pill to help you endure a disease more easily --> ASK WHY. And if you don't know where to start then ask yourself this simple question:
What have I done to address my gut health?
I’ve never been to a chiropractor that actually cared so much! Talk about full service and going the extra mile!
I have chronic knee pain and feel 100% better after my treatments. Thank you!
Chronic Migraines and Sciatica
Great experience helping my chronic migraines and sciatica after traveling for the holidays. Amazing doctors and beautiful office.
Dr. Ramero has been patiently helping my son who has a severe TBI caused by a car accident. He really cares about his patient’s well being and my son responds well to him.
A business built from love and passion. It’s rare that a couple meets in college then goes to grad school together then opens a practice together. #family #so proudofmydaughterandsoninlaw.
I saw both Mrs. Dr. Romero and Mr. Dr. Romero and they are amazing! I just had twins and can’t wait to take them!
Words cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Thomas Romero. My son has suffered from chronic migraines since he was a year old (eight years). We turned to traditional medicine and found no relief. The only option we were given from his medical Doctor was pain relievers. We found relief in Chiropractic! After a couple of visits with Dr. Romero he was migraine FREE and has not suffered a migraine since. I will forever be thankful. An added bonus- both Dr. Romeros are wonderful and nice people. My son looked forward to his visits. I would recommend both Doctors.
Make us feel like Home!
If you want to go to an office where you are treated like family by a team that truly cares then I highly recommend OYBC!