Dr. Andrea Maxim

Naturopathic Doctor, Author


Hormone Support
Chronic Stress Increases Risk of Stroke

Chronic Stress May Boost Stroke Risk

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor

Stress can never be avoided but our interpretation of stress can be managed to prevent the onset of illnesses associated with chronic stress.

July 30, 2013

Exercise Always Improves Diabetic Outcome

Again, Exercise Improves Diabetes Outcome

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor


This is not new information but one that needs to be drilled home – You Must Exercise, regardless of health condition.

July 30, 2013

Normal Blood Sugar at Least Once can Ward Off Diabetes

Study: Achieving Normal Blood Glucose Levels Just Once Improves Long-Term Outcome

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor


Researchers tested 1990 prediabetic patients on the Diabetes Prevention Program.

July 30, 2013

Red Clover Improves Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Red Clover Isoflavone for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats in Postmenopausal Women

Written by Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor

Herbs like black cohosh and wild yam have been used in most menopausal support formulas.  Red clover may also be another herb to add to your menopause treatment kit.

July 30, 2013

Black Cohosh Helps Women on Tamoxifen

Black Cohosh Helps Women with Tamoxifen-treated Breast Cancer with Menopausal Complaints

Written by Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor 

Conventional medicine uses antihormone and antiestrogen therapies like tamoxifen to treat breast cancer patients.

July 30, 2013

Walnuts May Boost Semen Quality

Written by Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor

Walnuts are not just yummy to eat, they’re actually good for your nuts too!  Young, healthy men (ages 21 to 35) who consumed 75g of whole-shelled walnuts every day for 12-weeks saw improvement to sperm vitality, motility and morphology compared to those who avoided nut

July 16, 2013

MAXIMize your Hormones

MAXIMize Your Hormones TODAY!

Written by Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor   

Our hormones act like a biological symphony with the brain as the conductor.

July 16, 2013

Vitamin C and E is Best if on the Pill

Supplementation with Vitamin C and E Helps Reduce Oxidative Stress Caused by Oral Contraceptives

Written by Andrea Maxim

Oral contraceptives on their own deplete a number of different vitamins. In particular, B vitamins and folic acid are greatly depleted by the birth control pill.

July 12, 2013

Losing Weight Improves Fertility

For those women having difficulty conceiving, improving diet, exercise and lifestyle changes has been shown to substantially improve clinical pregnancy rate by 34% by the end of 12 months over controls. These women were kept on a low-calorie diet with exercise and behavioral support for 12 weeks. The average weight lost was 6.

July 8, 2013

Three Phases of the Stress Response

ALARM: this is your “fight or flight” ACUTE response. Hormones like adrenaline are secreted here which allows us to run away from predators. What happens here is all the blood and energy rushes to our heart and lungs allowing us to run.

July 4, 2013