For most, the word “metabolism” brings thoughts of burning calories and losing weight…
But metabolic health is SO much more than that.
Surprisingly, even the strength of your bones and the function of your digestive system are linked to metabolic health.
Join me for this conversation with Andrea Nicholson, a former crime scene investigator turned health practitioner who now channels her analytical expertise to create personalized health solutions for optimal metabolic health.
0:00 – Episode start
2:23 – Meet our guest, Andrea Nicholson
3:29 – Her transition from Crime Scene Investigator to the health space and how she overcame her health challenges
6:32 – The importance of taking charge of your health
7:23 – The basics of metabolic health
9:07 – Indicators of optimal vs. poor metabolic health
10:53 – The primary markers for assessing metabolic health
12:41 – Metabolism’s role in bone health for ages 50-70+
14:17 – An overview of bone turnover markers
15:30 – Andrea’s journey toward developing a passion for gut health
17:11 – Recommended tests for gut health assessment
20:09 – Connecting the dots between gut health and bone-related concerns such as osteoporosis
23:23 – Practical advice and actionable steps for those eager to improve their health.
28:49 – Final words and key takeaways
30:10 – Where to find Andrea Nicholson
You can find Andrea’s resources below!
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About Andrea Nicholson:
Andrea Nicholson is a Metabolic and Gut Health Specialist with a passion for investigating and solving complex health issues. Andrea’s journey began as a crime scene investigator, where she honed her skills in gathering and analyzing evidence. Now, as a Metabolic Health Investigator, Andrea uses those same skills to help people solve health problems like digestive issues, fatigue, stubborn weight, hormone imbalances, and depression/anxiety.
Andrea’s approach is rooted in a holistic understanding of the body and its needs. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a certified Nutrition Therapist Master, and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner-3. Andrea’s extensive training and experience allow her to offer personalized one-on-one consultations via telehealth, using functional lab testing and health technologies to uncover the root causes of her clients’ health challenges.
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The information shared above is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical or nutrition therapy advice; it does not diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition; it is not to be used as a replacement or substitute for medical advice provided by physicians and trained medical professionals. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or are currently using prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary and lifestyle changes or potential dietary supplements use with your doctor. You should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor.
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