Much of Joanna’s expertise comes from learning, but also from personal experience she has had herself with specific conditions including adrenal exhaustion, chronic fatigue, dehydration (after an Ironman as well as in winter), sleep issues, candida, PMS issues, hormonal balance and more.
Pain management came from her own degenerating hip utilizing Nutrition Response Testing and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet.
Education and Certifications:
Sports Genomic Culinary Certification – August 2018 – Using genomic SNPs to refine nutrition protocols to up-regulate (turn on) specific gene expression, or down-regulate the unfavorable gene expression. Clinical genomic testing can be attained from Genoma International.
SIBO Treatment – September 2018
Metabolic Efficiency™ Training Specialist for The Health And Medical Professional – May 2016 – A system to analyze results from a Metabolic Cart test and apply nutrition principles to balance blood sugar, weight, and promote fat burning.
The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Seminar – Metagenics, June 2014 – working with injuries, dehydration, detox and other sports nutrition issues
Healthy To Hazardous: Diagnosis and Treatment of the 21st Century Eating Disorder – September 2013
Nutrition Response Testing™ – ULAN Training Systems – January 2012
Raw Food series – Vitality and Health – June 2009
Gluten Sensitivity – the new epidemic – Metagenics, October 2008
Certified First Line Therapy® Lifestyle Educator – Metagenics, December 2007
The Fatigue Solution – How to identify causes of fatigue & strategies to get results – Dr. Kristi Hughes – Metagenics, March 2007
How to Use Laboratory Testing for your Clinical Practice – Carbon Based Corporation/ Crayhon Research – Reno, NV – October 2006
Restoring Patient Health Through Functional Endocrinology – Dr. Rakowski – Metagenics, September 2006
Obesity Related Health Problems: New Understandings & New Solutions – Dr Robert Rakowski – Metagenics, April 2006
Successful Strategies for Overcoming Childhood Obesity – Kristi Hughes, MD – Metagenics, March 2006
Clinical and Sports Nutrition Technologist – INTRAFITT Academy of Allied Health Care Professionals- January 2006
Managing Women’s and Men’s Health Issues – Kristi Hughes, MD – Metagenics, October 2005
Sports Nutrition Supplements: Are they harmful or helpful? – Gatorade Sports Science Institute – July 2005
Managing the Complex Patient: Science Based Natural Therapies For the Most Challenging Cases – Metagenics, June 2005
Nutritional Consultant Certificate – Global Institute for Alternative Medicine – September 2003
American Association of Nutrition Consultants – professional member, since October 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry – Knox College – June 1987
The Path To Heal –
Master Attunement – April 2019
Master Practitioner – October 2015 – The first Master Practitioner for The Path To Heal system for healing emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Path To Heaven 2019; Heaven on Earth 2017, Kitty and Doggie Tarot Cards 2018; Professional Actualization 2019 (for business owners).
Advanced Practitioner April 2015. Learn how to have a life with joy and happiness – September 2011, Divine Feminine 2012, Path To Prosperity 2012, Pure Joy 2013 and The Dream 2014, I Am The Creator, Transcendence and Divine Ego 2015
AromaTouch Technique – A system using specific doTerra essential oils with specific techniques to help find balance, boost the immune system and encourage healing on a cellular level. October 2015
USA Triathlon Level I triathlon coach certification – July 2007
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics for Triathlon Coaches – PhysFarm level I – January 2008
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics for Triathlon Coaches – Working with Elite & Amateur Athletes – PhysFarm level II – November 2008
Paradigm for the Future I, II and III – A revolutionary technique in swimming utilizing natural body motions and ranges. Like pairing yoga with swimming. -Milt Nelms – April 2004 (part of USA Swimming course offerings)
USA Swimming Level I swim coach – January 2003
US Masters Swimming and Asst Age Group Swim Coach – Germantown Academy, Ft Washington, PA – 2002-2003
American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguarding for Open Water Swimming, Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety for Swim Coaches, Adult CPR, and First Aid