Dr. Andrea Maxim

Naturopathic Doctor, Author


Weight Loss
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 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

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

How Your Metabolism Affects Your Weight

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.
You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean?
Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.

January 2, 2017

Parents In Denial About Childs Weight

Parents Do Not Realize Their Children are Overweight or Obese

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor

Analysis of American data from 1971 to 2008 showed that the average weight of children from the ages of 2 to 19 has increased 16.9%.

July 12, 2013

Thinner Parents, Thinner Children

Children of Thinner Parents are Three-times More Likely to be Thin

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, Naturopathic Doctor

Body mass index analysis of 7,000 families with up to two children showed a strong association between children’s body size in comparison to their parents.

July 12, 2013

Inactivity is Bad as Cigarettes

Being Inactive Kills as Many as Cigarettes

Written by Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND 

Did you know that there are more that 5.3 million deaths per year caused by physical inactivity, which is just about the same number of deaths attributed to cigarette smoking (5 million deaths).

July 12, 2013

Conquer Your Weight Loss Plateau

When we lose weight, we rid our body of excess fat, losing inches in the process. What is happening is our fat cells are becoming smaller, taking up less room in the body providing us with a slimmer version of ourselves.

July 9, 2013

Start Exercising Early to Prevent Chronic Disease

Study shows that the earlier you start a regular exercise routine, the later in life you could develop chronic disease. Those who remain sedentary all their lives are more likely to develop a chronic disease as early as 60 years of age.

July 9, 2013

Low Fat Diets A No No

Avoiding restricted diets is always the game plan at my clinic. Most patients who are educated on a “weight loss” program usually fail to comply after a few weeks. The term “Diet” already carried with it a negative term, one with food restrictions and hunger pangs.

July 8, 2013

Larger Breakfast Induces Weight Loss

Starting the day with the highest calorie meal including a dessert at breakfast and eating less throughout the day showed a positive effects on weight loss results. Patients who consumed a front-loaded diet: Large breakfast (600cal), 500cal lunch and 300cal dinner lost an average of 45lbs over 8 months.

July 8, 2013

Mom’s Weight on Infant Birth Weight

It is not just gestational diabetes that can increase a fetus’ birth weight. Maternal weight may have a greater impact on infant birth weight that blood glucose control.

July 8, 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

Larger Midsection Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death

A study found that those with a larger waist-to-hip ratio are more likely to die from sudden cardiac death. Those women studied with a waist-to-hip ratio in the upper quintile were 40% more likely to die from a cardiac event compared to those with the waist-to-hip ratio in the lowest quintile.

July 8, 2013

Joggers Live Longer – Get moving!

A study in Dublin found that those who jog for at least 60min per week added an average of 6 years onto their lifespan. Jogging was associated with 44% decrease in relative risk of death over 35 years.

July 8, 2013

Losing Weight Increases Testosterone

Low testosterone affects more men than one may suspect. If men suffer from low mood, low sex drive, fatigue, low motivation, pre-mature graying or hair loss, reduced muscle mass they may have lower than normal testosterone levels. Increased adiposity does not help.

July 3, 2013

Body Composition Basics

Watch the video above to learn more about how you can MAXIMize your Weight Loss goals, MAXIMize your Fitness goals and MAXIMize your Health!

May 31, 2013

Waistline Predicts Teen Health

Measuring waist-to-height ratio may predict risk factors for heart disease in teen study group. In this study, obese 14- to 15-year olds were observed and found that those teens with a larger waist-to-height ratio had a higher total cholesterol levels, higher blood pressures and higher overall cardiometabolic risk.

May 14, 2013

Poor Sleep increases Consumed Calories

A study performed at the Mayo Clinic found that healthy individuals that lost out on 1 hour 20 minutes of sleep, on average, were consuming almost 550 extra calories to healthy individuals maintaining good sleep habits.

May 14, 2013

One in Five Children Obese by 2020

Analysis of data from 1971 to 2008 showed that the average weight of children from the ages of 2 to 19 increased 16.9%. If the trends continue we could see 21% of these children becoming obese, not just overweight. It appeared that the rates of obesity increased 3.

March 28, 2013