Troubleshooting Autoimmunity with Divya Dhawan

Troubleshooting Autoimmunity with Divya Dhawan on the Holistic Health Bites podcast with Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson
On this episode of the Holistic Health Bites podcast, host Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson has special guest Divya Dhawan discussing holistic health, with a particular focus on autoimmunity and its relationship with metabolic health. Divya shared her personal journey with an autoimmune disorder and her research on alternative medicine, emphasizing the importance of eating organic, seasonal, and local foods. She also discussed the challenges faced by individuals with autoimmune conditions and unexplained symptoms, the potential negative impacts of high cortisol levels on blood sugar and the risk of diabetes, and encouraged viewers not to give up on their health.
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How Genetics and Lyme Disease Impact Metabolic Health

Genetics and Lyme Disease with Wendy Jean Hacker on the Holistic Health Bites podcast with Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson

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 and methylation issues impacting her health. By tailoring her diet, environment, and lifestyle based on this personalized roadmap, she achieved significant improvement. Importantly, Wendy emphasizes that genes are not fate, stressing the power of epigenetics to modify their expression. Inspired by her own journey, Wendy now empowers others struggling with chronic illness by analyzing their genetic data and providing customized health guidance. This talk serves as a powerful reminder: don't underestimate the power of genetic insights, explore alternative healthcare options, advocate for yourself, and remember, even complex illnesses can have paths to healing.
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Creating a Beautiful Brain

Creating a beautiful brain featuring Louise Swartswalter on the Holistic Health Bites podcast by Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson
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. We also discussed the concept of taking on the energies of others, particularly parents, and how this can impact one's sense of self. Additionally, we explored the idea of utilizing Mind Gems to influence energy fields and past relationships.
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Top 5 Non-Food Contributors to Insulin Resistance


Top5 Non-Food Contributors to Insulin Resistance, a Holistic Health Bites podcast by Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson
In this episode of Holistic Health Bites, functional nutritionist Andrea Nicholson explores the top five non-food contributors to insulin resistance. She highlights the impact of a sedentary lifestyle, chronic stress, sleep deprivation, environmental toxins, and genetics on insulin sensitivity. Nicholson provides practical tips for incorporating movement into daily life, managing stress effectively, enhancing sleep hygiene, minimizing exposure to environmental toxins, and understanding the role of genetics in predisposing individuals to insulin resistance. While nutrition plays a significant role, addressing these non-food factors is crucial for overall health. 
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Holistic Health and Toxins Removal

Holistic Health and Toxin Removal with Chelsie Ward on the Holistic Health Bites podcast by Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nicholson
In this episode of the Holistic Health Bites podcast, Chelsie Ward, a nurse and toxin expert, shares her personal journey into holistic healing and the importance of removing toxins from our bodies. She discusses strategies for transitioning to non-toxic products and ways to clean up and replace common household cleaning supplies with safer alternatives. Chelsie also highlights the presence of toxins in the body and how it affects a person's health, as well as the need to adopt a long-term detox lifestyle. 
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