Summary: Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Donsky, and health expert Lisa Davis discuss their passion for living a natural, healthy lifestyle. As ambassadors of all things natural, their mission is to share with others ways to become healthier by exploring better nutrition, safer products and greener options... and to help you live your life so you too can become Naturally Savvy!
According to Joyce Knudsen, PhD, "Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is." Coping becomes the solution.There are going to be traumatic events, and there's nothing we can do to stop them from happening. Everyone responds differently to these situations. Some people want to discuss at length, others prefer to withdraw. Some need to cry it out, others need distractions. Young children can be spared to an extent, but as adults, we are forced to deal with the aftermath. An intensely severe event may result in a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can present future health conditions; both physical and mental. Since these events are inevitable, it's important to find the best of every situation. According to Joyce Knudsen, PhD, "Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is." Coping becomes the solution. Dr. Knudsen joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to share some tips for dealing with trauma in a healthy, proactive way.
Kids as young as five years old are concerned about being too fat or worried that their thighs touch. How did we get here?There are so many outlets telling kids they're not "good enough," even more so now with the endless access to social media. Kids as young as five years old are concerned about being too fat or worried that their thighs touch. The problem doesn't only affect girls, either. Boys are also impacted, but they tend to internalize it or hide it more than girls. A rising issue is occurring in the fitness community, where individuals are increasingly being chastised based on erroneous assumptions. Parents and kids both need the tools to understand that they absolutely are good enough and to grow up with confidence and a healthy body image. Marci Warhaft-Nadler is a body image advocate, eating disorder survivor and founder of the Fit vs. Fiction body image workshops for schools, which uses images and real-life stories to break down the dangerous myths related to beauty and fitness in an image obsessed world. Listen as Marci joins host Andrea Donsky to share the work she's done in the body image realm, as well as how parents and kids can work together to overcome body image struggles and stigma.
We need multiple aspects of treatments for modern-day health concerns, not just one supplement or one pharmaceutical to make everything "go away."Over time, with the advent of processed and genetically modified foods, increased stress, and lack of sleep, our bodies have become disconnected. Modern medicine has tried to come up with solutions but oftentimes does not take into account the root causes of disease. In reality, we need multiple aspects of treatments for these concerns, not just one supplement or one pharmaceutical to make everything "go away." Supplements are a necessary component of restoring health and wellness. These vitamins and minerals aren't meant to replace a healthy lifestyle. They work in conjunction with other lifestyle factors such as sleep, diet, and stress management. Magnesium, also known as the "anti-stress" mineral, is one of the most important minerals your body requires for optimal health, but unfortunately 70% of us are depleted. Even if you're eating a vegetable-rich diet, you can still be deficient. Serena Goldstein, ND, joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain why magnesium is imperative for regular life and factors that not only deplete it, but also other vitamins and minerals, such as stress, alcohol, caffeine, and certain pharmaceuticals. She also discusses the different types of magnesium and the different ways you can incorporate into your daily regimen (e.g. Epsom salt, powder, pill, etc.).
Overall health starts in the gut. That's why it's so important to support the integrity of the gut wall. Two elements are important for "feeding" your gut bacteria for better health.Overall health starts in the gut. That's why it's so important to support the integrity of the gut wall. These elements are important for "feeding" your gut bacteria for better health: L-glutamine. Amino acid that drives gut cell metabolism, building, and repair. Naturally occurring in animal protein. Not found in a lot of plant foods, but it is in cabbage. If supplementing, powder is the best option. Probiotics & Prebiotics. Aids in gut health and healthy digestion. Can be consumed via fermented foods or supplementation (kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kefir, etc.). Listen as Desiree Nielsen, BSc, RD, discusses gut health, including how poor gut health manifests as other health conditions such as fatigue or arthritis. Desiree also shares information on leaky gut syndrome and how to address it and other gut-based conditions.
Many individuals start their day with a protein shake or end their workout the same way. But, not all protein powders are created equally.Many individuals start their day with a protein shake or end their workout the same way. But, not all protein powders are created equally. The protein found in Kura products is truly sourced from grass-fed animals, meaning they are feeding on lush grass 365 days a year, unlike other animals who might only be "grass finished" or feed on corn or other grains. Kelli Rooney, CEO of Kura, says the company believes in high quality ingredients, transparency of sourcing, and high standards of social responsibility. The company's goal is to produce clean and natural protein that offers creative nutrition possibilities. The end products are born from a pristine environment in New Zealand, yielding protein that is GMO-free hormone-free, and antibiotic-free. Kelli joins host Lisa Davis to share why Kura products rise above the rest.
Aloe vera has a number of health benefits, both for your internal health and external health.Aloe vera has a number of health benefits, both for your internal health and external health. Digestion issues is one of the top reasons individuals enlist the help of aloe vera, due to its ability to balance out the pH in your gut, but it can also provide detoxifying benefits and antioxidant support. On the outside, aloe can be beneficial to your skin, whether you're treating a burn or using it in an aloe-based skincare product. Kim McClure of Lily of the Desert joins host Lisa Davis to discuss aloe's healing benefits, as well as the development of the company's skincare line (and other products).
Emotions affect your health in so many ways, weakening various parts of your body and manifesting as physical symptoms.A little anxiety is a good thing. It's your body's natural response to certain situations. Too much anxiety can be debilitating. Emotions affect your health in so many ways, weakening various parts of your body and manifesting as physical symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. There is also the theory of the gut-brain connection, where your microbiome might be the root cause of your anxiety issues. Carolyn Harrington joins host Lisa Davis to share some simple ways to reduce your anxiety symptoms, including a specific breathing exercise as well as the practice of Tapping. Connect with Carolyn at her website, www.carolynharrington.com and read a blog post her daughter wrote on anxiety.
Learn more about the concept behind "frequency of emotion" and how it may be helpful in your own life.Dr. Kimberly McGeorge, ND, CNH, has over 24 years of clinical experience in both the alternative health and energy healing field. She combines “science with possibility” and has been experimenting with frequencies in products and with her clients for the last decade and a half. After consulting with an esteemed neurosurgeon, Dr. Kimberly realized that the frequencies she had been using could be applied to all areas of her clients' lives. Listen in as Dr. Kimberly joins host Andrea Donsky to explain the concept behind "frequency of emotion" and how it may be helpful in your own life.
A lifetime environmentalist, Susie Hewson changed the feminine hygiene category forever thanks to her impassioned protest against the effects of toxins in conventional products.Susie Hewson is the founder, owner and developer of the global brand leader of organic and natural feminine hygiene, Natracare. A lifetime environmentalist, Susie changed the feminine hygiene category forever thanks to her impassioned protest against the effects of dioxins in the manufacture of paper pulp products such as tampons and sanitary pads. The immense environmental task that Susie undertook in the 80s, resulted in a full product range including the world’s first certified organic cotton tampons and totally chlorine-free sanitary pads and panty liners, which are genuinely created from sound environmental principles. Susie joins host Andrea Donsky to explain the history behind her work in this industry.
Learn how Energy-Based Traditional Chinese Medicine fused with cutting edge cellular-based technology can safely and effectively treat fatigue, weight gain, low sex drive, and prevent diseases later.The American Medical System is based on prevention of death rather than prevention of disease, and this is causing an alarming number of chronic diseases that are shortening our lifespan, despite spending more on healthcare than any other country in the world. An Integrative Physician with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Mylaine Riobé has developed a ground-breaking fusion technique to treat the root causes of diseases and symptoms to provide a dynamic approach to healthcare that is effective, safe, and prevents diseases. She joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to discuss the following: You have an 80% chance of having at least two diseases by the time you retire. Learn what you can do to prevent becoming a statistic. Your child has a 50% chance of having a disease before age 18. Energy-Based Traditional Chinese Medicine fused with cutting edge cellular-based technology can safely and effectively treat fatigue, weight gain, low sex drive, and prevent diseases later. Common myths about hormones, vitamins, and pharmaceutical drugs so you can make informed decisions about your care. The secrets to treating the impact of chronic stress that can change (or save) your life.
What are some of the newest, most promising ingredients coming to light in the natural skin care arena?If you are concerned about the harsh, potentially toxic ingredients in mainstream beauty products, you might turn to more natural options. Which products really work and why? What are some of the newest, most promising ingredients coming to light? Listen in as David Pollock, an expert in the cosmetics industry, joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to discuss the latest trends in natural skin care, including the red palm fruit and products containing probiotics.
The body’s natural collagen production declines with age and many modern lifestyle factors can also decrease the body’s ability to make it. This is why supplementation is so necessary.Collagen is a long-chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body. It is composed of the individual amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine and in nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. It is what is responsible for giving skin elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything in place. In fact, the collagen protein makes up 30% of the total protein in the body, and 70% of the protein in the skin. The body’s natural collagen production declines with age and many modern lifestyle factors (like stress, poor diet, gut health imbalances, etc.) can also decrease the body’s ability to make it. This is why supplementation is so necessary. Listen as Tim Mount, National Educator for NeoCell, a premium anti-aging company that focuses high quality supplement formulas for skin care, joint and bone health, shares why you should be adding collagen supplements to your daily regimen.
The human body was originally designed for abundant health and energy. But, we've since strayed from that path. How can you get back on track?The human body was originally designed for abundant health and energy. But, we’ve since strayed from that path through our sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and emotional imbalance... which in turn has left us overworked, worn out and spiritually depleted. Dr. Mark Shannan believes there’s an easy way to get us back on track. We just need to do what comes naturally to us; that is, return to "The Original Design" (the basis for the title of his new book, The Original Design for Health). The book provides a practical yet easy step-by-step guide to restoring and maintaining the human body, mind and spirit. A practicing chiropractor for more than 20 years, Dr. Shannan fuses scientific evidence with relatable storytelling to create a powerful, common sense case for cleaner, purer -- and ultimately healthier -- living. Listen as Dr. Shannan joins host Andrea Donsky to explain why it's so important to get back to this way of living.
Striving for the "super mom" status can be a losing battle.Balancing life as a mom can be a challenge at times, especially if your kids are involved in multiple activities, your partner works long hours, or your child has special needs. Putting too much pressure on yourself can be mentally, emotionally and physically damaging. Striving for the "super mom" status can be a losing battle. Listen in as Nealy Fischer, "The Flexible Chef," joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the idea of a super mom and why trying to achieve that title can have you spinning your wheels.
Learn how to connect with your innate wisdom and transform your life into an expression of your authentic heart-centered purpose.If you feel stuck in a career or place in your life, it can seem impossible to escape and achieve the life you want. You don’t need to sacrifice your passion, joy, values, or integrity to have an abundant life. Doing what you love is actually instrumental in creating true success. In her book Love Incorporated, Jennifer Noel Taylor reveals four powerful insights into successfully pursuing your true calling in life. Jennifer joins host Lisa Davis to help you learn how to connect with your innate wisdom and transform your life into an expression of your authentic heart-centered purpose. She also discusses what energy medicine is and her work in that field.