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!
Chocolate -- specifically dark chocolate -- has some significant health benefits.Chocolate is nearly universally loved. There are a few people who can resist its temptation, but many individuals would list it as one of their favorite sweet treats. The good news is, chocolate -- specifically dark chocolate -- has some significant health benefits. Naturally Savvy host Lisa Davis discusses these benefits, including: fights free radicals promotes healthy blood flow and may lower blood pressure reduces risk of stroke possesses cholesterol-lowering properties To get more information and discover what kind of dark chocolate you should be eating to reap these health benefits.
Don't let your chronic pain trap you, and don't let others make you feel guilty for hurting.When we’re faced with pain, our impulse is to stop it and get rid of it. Sarah Anne Shockley discovered the area between her clavicle and first ribs had collapsed in 2007. She tried everything she could to rid herself of the pain, but nothing worked. With no solution in place, she focused on living life as best she could. She endured the pain and tried medications. She refused to believe that she had to live in chronic pain for the rest of her life. Since external treatments didn’t help, Sarah Anne looked inside. She found she was living with a lot of emotional distress regarding her physical pain, upset that she couldn’t participate fully in her life. There is a lot of shame and guilt connected to chronic pain. Outside sources find clever ways to tell you you’re wrong for having your pain. Pain is a signal that something is amiss. Giving it appropriate attention can help you live with the pain. People still need you and still love you. Be present with them as best you can with your pain. Recognizing that you can contribute to the pleasure of others can be very healing. Listen as Sarah Anne joins host Lisa Davis to share how she has lived with and moved beyond chronic pain.
Too often, expectations turn into a judgmental approach.One of the definitions of "expectation" is "the degree of probability that something will occur." Too often, expectations turn into a judgmental approach. Whether these expectations are coming into play from family, friends, colleagues, or yourself, expecting too much from someone typically leads to disappointment. Joyce Knudsen, PhD, joins Andrea and Lisa to explain why expectations can be so damaging in relationships and your own mental health, as well as tips for managing them.
Learn about the newest and best breakthrough therapies in skincare and beauty.Skincare is something that can be viewed as a "chore," but the benefits of proper skincare are worth it. A facial or other treatment like IPL is more than just being pampered. Professional estheticians cite many reasons for treating the top layer of your skin, including removing dead skin cells and addressing age spots or acne. Michelle Nunez has been in the skin care industry for over eight years. She is a Master Esthetician and a graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. Michelle joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss some of the newest breakthroughs in skincare, including a new therapy called the Ultherapy® procedure, which stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer.
Learn how to improve your nutrition and reduce your risk for breast cancer.Excess weight of 15-20 pounds increases the chance of getting thirteen types of cancer. Registered dietician and nutritionist Rachel Beller recommends maintaining a healthy body weight to reduce risk of breast cancer. Women who gain weight during treatment are encouraged to lose that weight to reduce chances of cancer recurrence. Rachel suggests having 30 to 35 grams of fiber per day. Get eight to ten grams of fiber for breakfast to kick your day off. She also advises reducing your intake of animal protein, as the hormones can contribute to cancer growth. Listen as Rachel joins hosts Lisa Davis and Andrea Donsky to discuss how improved nutrition can decrease your cancer risk.
While the body produces collagen, you can get additional benefits -- such as anti-aging effects, both inside and out -- by supplementing with collagen products.Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones. While the body produces collagen, you can get additional benefits -- such as anti-aging effects, both inside and out -- by supplementing with collagen products. Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, LDN, joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to discuss collagen facts 101, the health benefits collagen provides, and how the different types of collagen work in the body.
The "Andrea & Bryce" Facebook video series includes topics on everything from diets and nutrition to bad breath and arthritis.You may be familiar with Naturally Savvy host Andrea Donsky's expertise. Now, she's spreading that knowledge and advice even further with her partner with "Andrea & Bryce," a new Facebook video series. The two wellness powerhouses combine their years of experience in the holistic and integrative medicine spheres to share their expertise with their audience. The series includes open discussions with celebrity guests, thought provoking debates, and the latest research on healthy living--with topics on everything from diets to bad breath. Listen as Naturally Savvy host Lisa Davis chats with Andrea and Bryce to get the scoop on the breadth of topics they're broadcasting--and how you can propose a topic for them to discuss in the future.
"The Happy Healthy Guys" share tools necessary to live a happy healthy life.Randall B. Johns. DC & Rob Vasquez, DC, known now as "The Happy Healthy Guys," are both Chiropractic Physicians by profession. After Dr. Johns recovered from late-stage cancer via integrative means, the two came together to become lifestyle entrepreneurs with the goal of empowering and equipping people with the tools necessary to live a happy healthy life. The duo travels all over the country speaking and educating both regular people and doctors, informing them how to best take care of the body among all the confusion about what constitutes "healthy," from nutrition and exercise to treating disease. Dr. Johns and Dr. Vasquez join host Lisa Davis to share their own personal health struggles and how they've used their expertise to not only heal themselves but many individuals across the nation.
Because gluten is good at hiding in different foods, you may feel overwhelmed with knowing what you can and can't eat.Going gluten-free has unfortunately gone through the ringer in terms of being deemed a "trend." Some individuals have very serious reasons for removing gluten from their diets, including those who suffer from celiac disease and other gluten-related sensitivities. The symptoms these people experience manifest in many different ways, such as rashes, digestive distress, and even behavioral outbursts. Because gluten is good at hiding in different foods, you may feel overwhelmed with knowing what you can and can't eat. According to Jet Widick, author of Gluten Free Soul Pilot: Simple and Soulful Self-Care for the Healthy, Inspired Life You Want to Live, "being healthy does not have to be difficult." Jet joins Andrea and Lisa to share her own personal journey with silent celiac, information from her book, and why health and happiness are linked.
Taking antibiotics can do short- and long-term damage to your gut health.Antibiotics might be considered a "necessary evil," because while they are critical for killing harmful bacteria, they also kill beneficial bacteria -- resulting in other undesirable side effects. Fortunately, there's a way to restore the good bacteria balance: probiotics. It's important to look for a probiotic product that performs clinical research on how many live cultures make an impact on one's health. It's also essential to "feed" good bacteria and allow them thrive by eating plenty of plant fibers (vegetables, fruits). Desiree Nielsen, BSc, RD, joins Andrea and Lisa to explain why probiotics are imperative for overall health and particularly useful as a way to combat the side effects of antibiotics, as well as which strains of probiotics do what.
Conventional sunscreens contain dangerous chemical ingredients that can alter the body's systemic processes.Your skin is your body's largest organ, and it absorbs much of the topical items you apply to it. This includes sunscreens, which are an essential preventative measure to ward of skin cancer. Unfortunately, conventional sunscreens contain dangerous chemical ingredients that can alter the body's systemic processes. A healthier option is a mineral-based sunscreen. One brand that has worked tirelessly to make sunscreens safer is Goddess Garden. The company's sunscreens are all certified organic, free from hormone disruptors and harsh chemicals, and safe, effective and gentle on your skin. Listen in as Nova Covington, founder of Goddess Garden Organics, explains the dangers of conventional sunscreens, as well as safer options. She also shares information on some of the new products the company will be releasing in 2019. The Roots of Goddess Garden Organics Goddess Garden Organics was founded by husband and wife team Nova Covington and Paul Halter after their daughter had a serious reaction to conventional skin care products. Nova, with an herbalist background and Paul with a nutrition science degree were inspired to develop safe skincare solutions using the pure minerals of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients for sun protection.
Even if you have minimal free time or culinary skills, Tash Feldman helps you be the boss of your own kitchen without having to quit your full-time job or ruin your relationship.Want to step up your cooking game but afraid of words like "deglaze" and "Julienne"? Even if you have minimal free time or culinary skills, Natasha (Tash) Feldman helps you be the boss of your own kitchen without having to quit your full-time job or ruin your relationship. She provides easy-to-follow tips, recipes, and videos that will have you creating delicious, healthy meals faster than you can learn to pronounce "sous vide." Listen as Tash joins Lisa Davis to share her top tips and tricks.
Many people are deficient in magnesium, which is a crucial mineral impacting hundreds of bodily functions.Magnesium is responsible for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, but many people don't realize just how important it is. And, many people are deficient in this crucial mineral. Signs of magnesium deficiency may include muscle twitching or cramps, low energy, fatigue, high blood pressure, and even irregular heartbeat. Enlisting the help of a registered dietitian will help you identify diet and lifestyle culprits that may be contributing to a deficiency. Blood tests and saliva tests may also be required to get to the root of the problem. Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, LDN, joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the benefits of magnesium, as well as how to make sure to get optimal amounts in your daily regimen.
The advice that’s given on every page of Lisa Davis's soon to be released book is designed to help you improve your health: physically, emotionally, and sexually.In this episode, co-hosts Andrea and Lisa get together to chat about Lisa's upcoming book, Clean Eating, Dirty Sex (debuting February 2, 2019 with Skyhorse Publishing). Filled with humorous and heartfelt stories and science-based advice from more than 50 health experts, this hands-on cookbook and health guide is designed to empower readers to make enduring lifestyle changes and will bring you the best of life’s pleasures—in and out of the kitchen and bedroom. More About the Book Clean Eating, Dirty Sex follows the path from unhealthy eating habits to a diet that will enhance all aspects of your life—from sexual blocks to increased connection and sexual satisfaction. At its core, this book is about inspiring healthy lifestyle change and contains tips and tools on how to strengthen your resolve to make lasting change. The advice that’s given on every page of this book is designed to help you improve your health: physically, emotionally, and sexually. Available for pre-order NOW on Amazon.
Learn some myths and misunderstandings surrounding CBD.With so many products and new cannabidiol (CBD) companies suddenly appearing on the market, it’s important to know what to look for, and whom you can trust. Barlean’s, a 30-year old family-owned maker of healthy oils in the Pacific Northwest, introduced CBD Hemp Oil in early 2018 and has been working hard to help educate retailers and consumers about CBD. For example, consumers oftentimes confuse the different sources of CBD, thinking a hemp-based product will get them "high" because hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family. That is not true. CBD actually has very low THC -- less than 0.3% -- which is why CBD doesn’t make people feel high. In fact, CBD can actually counteract the feeling of being high caused by THC. Listen as Ola Lessard, Vice President of Marketing for Barlean's, joins host Andrea Donsky to explain the health benefits of CBD, as well as debunk some myths and misunderstandings surrounding CBD.