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Overwhelm Pulls You Down There is a big barrier to you feeling well and taking action on your health goals. And it might look like this: It’s the end of the day and all you can do is hold your head in your hands, breathe a 20-lb. sigh, and sink onto your desk as the […]

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Let’s get clear on gluten.

by Joanna on August 6, 2014

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So, I didn’t really know what gluten was (or wasn’t, as the case may be).  I had a ‘waaaaay back there, from college’ memory, but it was not going to meet the mark at today’s presentation. They wanted to know: do we eat gluten or not? and what is gluten? and where does it come […]


Summer Reading

by Joanna on July 30, 2014

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Hey, Gang! I am on vacation this week – in England. It’s the first time my kids have ever visited, and I have not been in more than 10 years, so it’s pretty exciting for us. My husband and I are showing the kids some of our favorite places from when we lived there (almost […]


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The 30s Hormonal Shift You Didn’t Even Notice Many women begin to notice changes in their cycle starting in their mid- to late 30s. It might be changes in their PMS symptoms (often getting worse). Or increased anger. They may feel down/bluesy more often or more deeply (or more anxious). Or less able to deal […]


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