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The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed as the delivery of medical care. Persons requiring diagnosis or treatment or with questions specific to a single individual are urged to contact their healthcare provider.

The answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this website are based on published research and current nutrition practice as well as examples from Joanne’s clinical experience with patients. Advice about or recommendation of specific products is not meant as an endorsement of a particular product and that product may only represent a typical product in a category of products. Further, nutritional supplements with a scientific basis in published research may be recommended though food is the preferred source of nutrients.

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