Dr. Andrea Maxim

Naturopathic Doctor, Author


Menopause and Weight Gain

Andrea Maxim, ND

Natural aging has shown that a gain of 0.5kg (1.1lbs) per year to be normal, regardless of hormonal changes.
Due to the hormonal changes, contributes to higher accumulation of fat, especially around the abdomen.

August 10, 2017

No Motivation to Work Out

Andrea Maxim, ND

What to do when you don’t want to work out at the end of the day
You just had a busy day. You’re exhausted. What you want to do is grab a glass of wine, a bag of popcorn, sit your butt on the couch and watch Dancing with the Stars. (or Survivor if it’s Wednesday night or TGIT if it’s Thursday).

August 10, 2017

Stubborn Weight Loss Due To Food Sensitivities

Stubborn Weight Loss Due to Food Sensitivities
Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND

What is the number one area on your body that you want to improve?

Most likely it’s that spare tire around your midsection.  That stubborn belly fat that no matter how many crunches you do, it’s not getting better.

August 10, 2017

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

Andrea Maxim, ND
If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!
Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” Thus, gut-brain connection.
There is no denying it anymore.

August 4, 2017

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

Andrea Maxim, ND
You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store.

August 4, 2017

Coconut Oil – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?

Yes you should (end of post).
But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best?
Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.
Coconut oil is a special kind of fat
It contains the same 9 calories per gram as other fats.

August 4, 2017

Raw Food vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Andrea Maxim, ND
Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw food vs. cooked food.
Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked food vs. raw food debate isn’t that critical for most people.

July 31, 2017

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?
You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.
You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.

January 29, 2017

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing.
And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.
It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days.
But it doesn’t always stop there.
Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The.

January 2, 2017

Healthy Eating: Everything You Know About it is Most Probably Wrong

…and it’s Making You Fat and Tired
Oh my gosh – nutrition, healthy eating, and diet info is everywhere!
And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.

January 2, 2017