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Julia Zakrzewski, RD

Health & Nutrition Writer

Julia Zakrzewski is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition writer. She has a background in primary care, clinical nutrition, and nutrition education. She has been practicing dietetics for four years.

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Julia Zakrzewski is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition writer. She has a background in primary care, clinical nutrition, and nutrition education. She has been practicing dietetics for four years.

She specializes in:

  • Mental health and nutrition
  • Gut health
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Oncology

Julia completed her bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph and earned her dietetic license in Toronto. She enjoys public speaking, and she facilitates nutrition education groups and cooking demonstrations for patients. She is called to nutrition writing because she wants to contribute helpful evidence-based content to online communities.

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6 Signs Your Metabolic Health Is Out Of Balance (And What To Do About It)

August 8, 2022
It is normal to experience the occasional headache, belly bloat, or bad night of sleep. But more frequent or even daily occurrences could be signaling metabolic imbalance. Learn what to look for, and tips to restore balance.
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How Long Does It Take to Lower a Blood Sugar Spike?

July 29, 2022
A blood sugar spike may happen at some point in your weight loss journey, typically after eating carbs. Your body will respond to bring your glucose levels down to a normal range, but how long will it take?
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How Your Weight Can Affect Your Immune System

July 28, 2022
A balanced diet and managing stress are key to staying healthy, but did you know body weight can also influence your immune response?
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Can Omega-3 Fish Oil Help With Weight Loss?

July 22, 2022
Fish oil supplements are touted for their health benefits, including lower cholesterol and better brain health. But can this ‘liquid gold’ supplement help with metabolism and weight management?
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How Garlic Can Help Lower Blood Sugar

July 18, 2022
Garlic lovers rejoice! There is one more reason to love this aromatic herb: current literature suggests both fresh garlic and garlic supplements can lower blood sugar when eaten consistently. Learn how much to eat to harness these benefits.
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Vitamin C and Glucose Monitoring

July 14, 2022
Vitamin C may decrease the accuracy of glucose monitoring and falsely present high glucose readings. We'll review 2 studies to help you understand whether your CGM data might be affected.
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How A Continuous Glucose Monitor Can Help With Keto

July 12, 2022
The keto diet is often used for weight loss and blood sugar control. If you want to track how the keto diet impacts your blood glucose levels, a CGM device can help.
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How Eating More Fiber Helps Weight Loss

July 12, 2022
Fiber is essential to your diet and weight loss journey. Shockingly, more than 90% of Americans are not consistently meeting their daily fiber requirements. Do you think you fall into that statistic? 
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Is Watermelon a Good Fruit for Weight Loss?

July 8, 2022
Watermelon is a hydrating summer staple, and it’s supposed to be healthy, right? Find out if this low-calorie seasonal fruit is actually helpful for weight loss and managing blood sugar.
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CGM Accuracy vs. Fingerstick Glucometers

July 7, 2022
Learn about the key differences between continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and fingerstick glucometers for testing blood sugar levels, and how accurate they are.
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Should You Take Probiotics to Manage Blood Sugar? 

June 24, 2022
Living microorganisms called probiotics exist throughout your digestive tract and play a key role in supporting overall health— but can probiotics from food or supplements also help manage blood sugar levels? 
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How Alcohol Contributes To Weight Gain

June 24, 2022
Whether it's a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a fruity cocktail, alcoholic beverages add empty calories that can make it harder to lose weight. Here’s how you can stay on track to your weight loss goals and still enjoy alcohol responsibly.
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Which Vitamins and Minerals Can Help With Weight Loss, According to Science

June 21, 2022
Vitamins and minerals support the immune system, organ and nerve function, and metabolism. It’s important to get enough of all the essential nutrients for overall health, but are there vitamins that can help with weight loss?
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Is Keto a Healthy Way to Lose Weight?

June 16, 2022
The Ketogenic diet—Keto for short—is a low-carb, high-fat diet that promises weight loss by reducing carb intake, so your body burns through glycogen stores and then moves on to fat. But can it really be that easy?
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Can Chia Seeds Be Used for Weight Loss?

June 14, 2022
Chia seeds are rich in omega-3-fatty-acids, antioxidants, protein, and fiber. They can stabilize blood sugar. Read on to learn new ways to include them in your meals!
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How To Eat Oatmeal For Weight Loss

June 9, 2022
When was the last time you got excited about a bowl of oatmeal? This whole grain is high in fiber and is a blood-stabilizing food. Oatmeal can be an asset to your weight loss journey and it doesn’t have to taste boring!
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Should I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for Weight Loss?

June 2, 2022
Acetic acid is the key ingredient in apple cider vinegar (ACV) that has been linked to improving blood sugar and overall health, but can ACV really help with weight loss? Read on to find out if apple cider vinegar can help your weight loss efforts.
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Spices that May Lower Blood Sugar

May 23, 2022
You’ve already zeroed in on carbs to help control blood sugar—but what about the rest of your pantry? Herbs and spices can help lower blood sugar, too. Julia Zakrzewski, RD, lists her top 6 spices and for blood sugar control.
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Foods Good for Mental Health and Blood Sugar

May 19, 2022
Choosing foods that provide consistent nourishment has a positive impact on your mood and energy levels, setting the stage for successful blood sugar management.
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How To Eat And Maintain Stable Blood Sugar While Traveling

May 11, 2022
Many of us are hoping to break out of our bubbles and hit the road again! But, when we're away from home, there are delicious temptations everywhere. We'll discuss how to make healthy choices on-the-go that will support your blood sugar levels.
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Sugar Substitutes That Won’t Raise Blood Sugar

May 10, 2022
It's easy to get overwhelmed and confused by the many options of sugar substitutes you can buy. Refer this guide when you're looking for the best sugar substitutes for blood sugar.
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Slow-Digesting Carbs and Blood Sugar Control

May 3, 2022
If you’re unsure about the type of carbs to eat on a blood sugar friendly diet you are not alone. Julia Zakrzewski, RD, helps us understand slow carbs and if they are a good choice to promote stable blood sugar.
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How Ultra-Processed Foods Affect Blood Sugar

May 3, 2022
Julia Zakrzewski, RD, explains ultra-processed foods—nutritional value, effect on blood sugar, and how we can eat less of it in our journey to improving our health outcomes.
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Low-Glycemic Fruits

April 19, 2022
You may worry that fruits are too high in sugar to fit into your low GI diet. Low glycemic index (low GI) fruits have lower levels of sugar compared to others and are a great option for everyday eating!
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Dairy and Blood Sugar: Does Lactose Cause Glucose Spikes?

April 12, 2022
Dairy products have lactose (a naturally occurring sugar in milk). Lactose is broken down in the small intestine and the sugars are slowly absorbed into your bloodstream. But can lactose cause glucose spikes?
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