Holistic Hot Flashes

by Joanna on October 15, 2014

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Hot flashes have been getting more understanding and some positive media in the last few years. And thank god! Now more kindly referred to as a “personal summer” or just a regular, old “hot flash” – women are more likely to talk about hot flashes, and to explain what’s happening when it’s happening, than they […]


Menopause: Why Your Waist Is Getting Thicker

by Joanna on October 8, 2014

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Someone Stole My Waist! “I woke up one day and felt like I put on a fat suit,” she told me. “None of my old skirts fit in the waist- what exactly happened?” she asked. “I still have hips, but my waist is gone. I wear a different cut in my jackets so I look […]


Diagnosis: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

by Joanna on October 1, 2014

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Yeah, I can barely pronounceĀ it, either. I always get stuck on the “thy-roid-eye-tis.” So, back in June I wrote a blog about how I broke myself- specifically, my thyroid- by stressing out and doing too much. In that post, I talked about how I had overworked myself duringĀ the course of a couple weeks, hadn’t taken […]


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So…TMI potential here. (Like that’s never happened before- ha!) I went for my annual OB-GYN appointment a week ago. Fun times. (I’m sure you look forward to your annual exam as much as I do. Yeah.) But it got me thinking about something important that I talk with clients about regularly: your levels. Levels of […]


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