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 […]


Time For Yourself: Book It Now

by Joanna on September 17, 2014

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Did you know that Christmas is two weeks away? By the calendar, of course, the holidays are a long ways off yet. Except that, here in America, we do this weird thing: once the Fall hits, we see before us the entire end of the year. Once September starts, we can see all the holidays […]


Peri-menopause and Brain Fog: How To Deal

by Joanna on September 10, 2014

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No, You are Not Getting Alzheimer’s Let’s just start there. You’re not getting Alzheimer’s as you go through the peri-menopause process. ** But it sure can feel like it. Right?   Brain Fog Impacts in Everyday Life One of the many symptoms associated with the menopausal process is ‘brain fog.’ You notice that you can’t […]


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