Carb Cycling Uses and Benefits Metabolic health requires consideration for eating enough, without eating too much as both ends of the spectrum will interfere with cellular energy production. Carb cycling can be a great strategy for allowing for a wide variety of foods while still benefiting… Read More »Carb Cycling Uses and Benefits
Coconut Oil Coconut oil is not exempt from all of the controversy in nutrition – one week you’ll hear all the amazing benefits, the next week you’ll hear that it’s terrible for you and will cause all sorts of health problems. What should you believe? … Read More »Coconut oil – is it good or bad?
All Things Protein Protein is a hotly debated topic – too much is bad, you need more, you need plant based, no you need animal based…what should you do? Protein is vital to health. There are 20 amino acids that make up proteins. 9 must… Read More »All things protein! When, How much, and Why!
Today, we are talking about leaky gut, fatty liver, and fructose. These may seem like totally independent health challenges, but a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows the direct link! Bacteria, fatty liver, and sugar intake We’ve all heard and can see… Read More »Leaky Gut, Fatty Liver, and Fructose
The American Diabetes Association is commonly looked to for recommendations, advice and information about managing Diabetes. This is an image they posted on Facebook discussing the goal of 7.0% or less hemoglobin A1c for those with type 2 diabetes. The standard diagnostic criteria for prediabetes… Read More »American Diabetes Association Recommendations
Blood Sugar Matters Even Without Diabetes Blood Sugar Imbalances Most of us have heard of blood sugar…and likely because you know someone who has type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, or struggles with hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar). We all have sugar in our blood… Read More »Blood Sugar Matters Even Without Diabetes
Is Fasting Healthy? Today, we are talking about fasting. We’re going to talk about what it is, what it is not, bust some myths, discuss some benefits and risks, who should NOT fast, who could benefit from fasting…all the things! Let’s dive in. I’d love… Read More »Is Fasting Healthy?
The information put out by Andrea Nicholson and HealthyLifewithAndrea.com is for educational purposes only. This is NOT medical advice. Elevated LDL on a Low Carb Diet – Are Statins Helpful? Today, we are talking about statins…and specifically an article that was published discussing the use… Read More »Elevated LDL on a Low Carb Diet – Are Statins Helpful?
New podcast feature with Julie Saad Wellness talking all about blood sugars, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and ketone meters. Show notes: What’s the best way to track your blood sugar? Should you use a continuous glucose monitor? And what about ketones? What’s the best way… Read More »Julie Saad Wellness podcast
Benefits, Risks, and My Thoughts on Drugs Like Ozempic In recent years, GLP-1 agonist drugs like Semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic and Wegovy (among others), have gained attention for their potential to aid in weight loss and manage Type 2 Diabetes. GLP-1 is a hormone produced… Read More »Benefits, Risks, and Discussion of New Weight Loss Drugs
Strategies for Overcoming Sugar Cravings Today, we’re talking all about overcoming sugar cravings and balancing your blood sugar. Sugar, that sweet, irresistible, and addicting substance, is at the root of countless health issues. From weight gain and metabolic dysfunction to cognitive decline and inflammation, sugar… Read More »Strategies for Overcoming Sugar Cravings
Personalized Nutrition for Metabolic Health Personalizing your nutrition is vital for optimal metabolic health and weight maintenance. There is no one perfect approach that fits everyone since each individual has unique needs and preferences when it comes to food. By customizing your eating plan, you… Read More »Personalized Nutrition for Metabolic Health
Very Low Carbohydrate vs DASH Diet Today we are discussing a recent study on different dietary strategies. This study was published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine in May 2023 titled “Comparing Very Low Carbohydrate vs DASH Diets for Overweight or Obese Adults with… Read More »Very Low Carbohydrate vs DASH Diet
The Power of Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets for Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance: A Comprehensive Guide
Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets for Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance Eating the right foods can make a big difference when it comes to managing type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. If you’re dealing with these conditions, tweaking your nutrition in the right ways… Read More »The Power of Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets for Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance: A Comprehensive Guide