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Posts by Joanne Aponte, ND

Staying Healthy in the Time of a Pandemic

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 29, 2020

Many of you may be concerned about all that is happening regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Even I find this a little unsettling.  Yes, let’s take extra precautions but let’s not let our fears take over.  For most people, if you do get… Read More


Immune-boosting Chicken Soup

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 28, 2020

This recipe is SIBO friendly and low fodmap. There is actually some science to support chicken soup as a cold remedy! Chicken soup may block the migration of white blood cells to the upper respiratory tract and (according to a 2012 study in the American… Read More


Autoimmune Disease: The Gut Connection

By Joanne Aponte, ND on March 13, 2020

Autoimmune diseases are a group of conditions in which the immune system goes awry and starts to attack the body’s own cells. It can no longer distinguish self (you) from invader (not you). This immune attack against “self” leads to various symptoms and disease of… Read More


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

By Joanne Aponte, ND on February 9, 2020

1/4 cup pumpkin (canned is fine) 10 oz of liquid – I use half water and half non-dairy milk. dash of pumpkin pie spice (add more as desired) 1 tbsp coconut cream 1/2- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds 1 tsp of honey (or… Read More



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