Holistic Health Bites

Holistic Health Bites

From crime scene investigator to insulin investigator, I bring my investigative skills to identify and solve insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and diabetes conditions that contribute to low energy, stubborn weight, and hypertension, naturally. Be sure to subscribe so you'll always know when new episodes are released. Looking for some personalized guidance, insights into your body, and to have confidence in all of the choices you're making with your health? Learn more about how you and I can work together to address your unique health challenges by scheduling a free call here: https://healthylifewithandrea.com/free-call


February 19, 2024 32 mins

On this episode of the Holistic Health Bites podcast, my guest Wendy Hacker explains her story of battling Lyme disease for years without progress resonated deeply with many. She highlighted the transformative power of understanding your own genetic landscape. After discovering how genes influence susceptibility to infections and response to treatment, Wendy utilized genetic testing to uncover underlying factors like mold exposure ...

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Louise shared her personal experience with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and how she became a brain expert through holistic healing. She shared how to identify and manage distractions or obstacles that might hinder intentions or goals. They also discussed the concept of taking on the energies of others, particularly parents, and how this can impact one's sense of self. Additionally, they explored the idea of utilizing Mind...

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We often hear about how diet plays a significant role in insulin resistance, but today, let's explore the equally important non-food factors.

  • Sedentary Lifestyle and Lack of Physical Activity
  • Chronic Stress and Cortisol
  • Sleep Deprivation and Poor Sleep Quality
  • Environmental Toxins and Endocrine Disruptors
  • Genetics and Epigenetics

For full show notes and information: https://healthylifewithandrea.com/blog/5279/top-5-non...

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Chelsie, a nurse and toxin expert shared her personal journey into the holistic healing space and emphasized the importance of removing toxins from our bodies. She also discussed strategies for transitioning to non-toxic products and ways to clean up and replace common household cleaning supplies with safer alternatives. Andrea and Chelsie also discussed detoxing off toxins from the body and the presence of toxins in the body and h...

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January 22, 2024 41 mins

Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson and Dr Susan Fox discussed the topic of fertility, with Susan sharing her story and expertise. They explored lifestyle factors affecting fertility, the dangers of environmental toxins, and the importance of physical activity and sleep. They emphasized the role of self-reflection, mindfulness, and supportive relationships in maintaining healthy habits. Susan advised seeking a specialist for f...

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Sandy, a nurse practitioner, shared her journey of starting a private practice focused on telehealth and in-person services for hormone balancing and medical weight loss during the pandemic.

She also shared her personal health journey, including her success with a gluten-free diet, struggles with autoimmune issues and weight gain, and recent Covid-19 diagnosis with dysautonomia.

She is now interested in helping ...

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January 8, 2024 32 mins

Check out the latest Holistic Health Bites podcast interview featuring Lisa Goldberg, a nutrition and weight loss expert. 

Lisa emphasized the importance of habit, behavior, and mindset change in weight loss, rather than just altering the type of food consumed. She also highlighted the psychological and societal factors that contribute to overeating and poor eating habits. 

The conversation underscored the importa...

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January 1, 2024 7 mins

Welcome back to the Holistic Health Bites podcast and our first bite sized episode of 2024!

Today I want you to take a few minutes to reflect on the last year, so we can make a strategic plan in 2024.  Grab your pen and paper and let's dive in!

For 2023: what went well and what didn't go well.  Don't skip the positive!  Start with what went well to prime your brain for the good stuff!


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December 25, 2023 9 mins

I want to take a few minutes to help you identify the missing puzzle pieces that might be causing your current health struggles, whether it's with weight, energy, joint pain, headaches, digestive issues, or anything else.

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Did you know my practice is entirely virtual?  You don't have to live near me to get help with fatigue, stubborn weight, hypertension, ...

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December 18, 2023 48 mins

On this episode, I am interviewing long time physician and Psychiatrist Dr. Fred Moss.   Dr Moss shares his journey to becoming a psychiatrist and his ultimate transition from pharmaceutical interventions to lifestyle and community based interventions. 

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To connect with Dr Fred:


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On this episode of the Holistic Health Bites podcast I was joined by multiple best selling author Gin Stephens.  Gin has written several books on living a healthy lifestyle by incorporating intermittent fasting.  She has a brand new book coming out December 26th that gives a simple, 28 day, day-by-day plan to incorporate intermittent fasting into your life.

Preorder Gin's new book 28 Day Fast Start, available Decembe...

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December 4, 2023 5 mins

Most of us have heard of fatty liver being associated with alcoholism or consumption of large quantities of alcohol.  But this isn’t the only cause of fatty liver.  The vast majority of fatty liver cases today are not related to alcohol consumption, but rather due to metabolic changes in the liver (and throughout the body).  This is referred to as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease.

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November 27, 2023 42 mins

A cancer journey with Dr Melissa

On this episode of the Holistic Health Bites podcast, I am joined by Dr. Melissa Grosboll, a retired chiropractor and cancer survivor. On this episode, she shares her journey of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and her subsequent research into exercise for cancer. She explains the importance of tailoring exercise programs for individuals going through different types of cancer treatments and the n...

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November 20, 2023 11 mins

Benefits and Uses in Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Insulin Resistance Conditions

38 million people have diabetes. That’s 1 out of 10 people. Half of those people don’t know it. 

98 million people have prediabetes.  That’s 1 of our 3 people!  80% of those people don’t know it.  

These conditions are costing us $413 billion dollars in medical costs and lost work and wages. 

These people are 60% more likely to die early. 


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In the latest episode on Holistic Health Bites podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Susie Day about her inspiring journey with rheumatoid arthritis and her quest for alternative treatments. Susie shared her transformative experience of eliminating dairy from her diet, practicing mindfulness, and incorporating energy medicine and essential oils. These changes not only brought about improvements in her symptoms but also posit...

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November 6, 2023 8 mins

Metabolic health requires consideration for eating enough, without eating too much as both ends of the spectrum will interfere with proper cellular energy production.  

Within eating enough, but not too much, comes WHAT to eat.  

Today we’re discussing one strategy that works really well for a lot of my clients - especially those who struggle to give up entire food groups or tend to feel restricted if too many things are taken out.  ...

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Charis, a former nurse, shares her journey from working in conventional healthcare to embracing a holistic approach. She discovered her passion for nursing while caring for her grandmother with cancer and later pursued further education in nutrition therapy to address her own health challenges, leading her to help others in their healing journeys.

Charis shared the value of her background as a nurse in providing a holistic perspecti...

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October 23, 2023 8 mins

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?  On this episode we’re going to break it down.

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In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Dustin Vaughan - former firefighter turned Integrative Sports Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist.  In this episode he shares details about how to prevent injuries, the importance of physical fitness, and how his treatment methods help recover optimal function after injuries. 

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October 9, 2023 9 mins

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 be obtained from food because we cannot make them.  This makes them essential.  When we consume protein, our digestive system breaks them down into the individual amino acids that can be used to make new proteins insi...

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