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Dancers and Hypermobility syndromes

I was trained by a CIA spy, who was behind the iron curtain. LInda Smith was an US agent in Russia during the Baryshnikov era. Then ballet was an integral part of the Inner Circle of government. She was so talented to be taught by Baryshnikov’s teacher! I’m very rare in this country ss a second-generation Baryshnikov trained ballet dancer. For over ten years of my life, I know that helped me be a bad ass and keep going no matter what! Linda Smith instilled great respect, drive and a force to succeed. My first taste of what passionate discipline can result. I am so grateful for the grace and strength she beat into me. Even with the butt whips, bloody toes and really old vinyl classical music! Still miss that smell of rosin!


Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder may be an issue for:

  • Ballerinas,
  • Yoga instructors
  • Circus de Soleil dancers
  • Exotic dancers
  • Dancers of all kinds
  • Contortionists

So if this is you LISTEN UP My dancing sisters!

Please know if you are extremely flexible then you are flexible everywhere.


Your organs, nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestional system and more!

We can be an enigma to even the best physicians.


HSD can be due to other diagnosis’ i.e. hEDS hyperflexible Ehlers Danlos or Marfan’s syndrome.
Here are a few issues, but not all, you may have that meet the criteria for these hypermobile (hyper-flexible) syndromes:

  • AutoImmune Disorders
  • Tempo Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Mast Cell Activation syndrome (MCAS)
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • DysAutonomia or dysregulation of your autonomic nervous system
  • Dizzy
  • Migraines
  • Brain fog
  • Gastrointestinal problems of all kinds
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Flexible Clumsy.

Issues can be gone one day and on the next.


So be careful with yourself it can lead to some serious problems.
There are ways I can help You learn to take care of yourselves and strengthen up again.
To become empowered by knowing that were hypermobile and that there are ways to ease our pain.


So please share this with your family or friends who may need to look in this direction for medical guidance. I’m happy to do telemedicine consultations.


Go to DrAmandaLynn.com to download your free guide to Nutrients for optimal connective tissue.


Let’s get you started on strengthening your joints and body today!
Here’s to my fellow loose women!
Dr AmandaLynn, Marfan syndrome patient


references and resources:

Dr Anna Hill ND . presentation on HSD and hEDS Portland OR

Dr Anne Maitland MD Allergist/Immunologist on youtube MCAS and EDS.

Dr Diana Driscoll . EDS, POTS, Migraines prettyill.com

Ehlers Danlos Society. Ehlers-Danlos.com

Marfan Foundation. Marfan.org

HMSA HyperMobility Syndromes Association. Hypermobility.org

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Loose Women: A Naturopathic Guide to Connective Tissue Issues

by Dr. AmandaLynn Hoffman, ND

Loose Women is a support guide for all things “not talked” about natural therapies for Marfan Syndrome, Vascular Ehlers Danlos, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders. This covers Naturopathic Medicine therapies discussed from balneotherapy, regenerative medicine, nutrition to marijuana. The primary goal of this guide is to expand your knowledge of what is available outside the conventional medical model to lessen your pain, improve your digestion, energy, strength, and overall quality of life. As a rare doctor with a rare disease, Dr. Amanda personally “gets” what it takes to work hard toward staying well as a chronic pain patient. You can find here real and intertwined stories of her journey throughout her life as she finds her own answers to living with a leaky gut syndrome, hormone imbalances, chronic pain, as well as preventing fatal cardiovascular incidents. This offers Naturopathic gems for everyBODY – from good gut health, gentle detoxification, pain to hormone education.

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