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!
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.
When we share our hopes and fears with each other, we realize that none of us are ever really alone.In 2011, photographer and Hollywood executive Adrien Finkel turned her love of insightful quotes into a quest for hope and meaning. Armed with nothing but a camera and a black ink marker, she began asking friends, family, and co-workers to reveal what words moved and shaped them. The My Naked Truth Project, a photoblog celebrating self-expression and emotional healing, soon became a safe space for people to bare all—mind, body, and soul. The experience transformed Finkel’s outlook on life. Finkel says that all of us are searching for answers about what our purpose is and why we’re here. All of us have secrets to reveal. But, when we share our hopes and fears with each other, we realize that none of us are ever really alone. Listen as Finkel joins host Lisa Davis to share how words really can heal.
As you age, collagen production declines. This is when supplementation becomes crucial.Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give structure to hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons in the human body. As you age, collagen production declines. This is when supplementation becomes crucial. However, not all collagen supplements are not created equal. Listen as Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, LDN, joins host Lisa Davis to explain the different types of collagen, varying formulations you can get supplements in (capsules, powders, chews, etc.), and the benefits collagen can have for your overall health, wellness, and beauty.
Focus and mindfulness bring peace.Today’s busy society demands that we de-stress before we wear ourselves out. Meditation and mindfulness are buzzwords for good reason. Dr. Beth Ricanati found herself stressed when a friend recommended she bake challah bread. Making bread from scratch requires being in the moment. Creating something with your own two hands provides a relaxing sense of accomplishment. Additionally, fresh-baked challah smells heavenly when taken from the oven. Dr. Ricanati wasn’t a baker before the challah project. She’s learned many wonderful life lessons while working with yeast and baking bread. Listen as Dr. Ricanati joins host Lisa Davis to share how she’s found joy in the ritual of baking.
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.
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.
Are you on the verge of change but don't know how to proceed?Embracing change can be a challenge, especially when you don’t know what actions to take. Coach Kyra Anderson found herself in a transitional period and worked with a coach to sort things out. She learned that women are either at a new stage of life and don’t know where to start, or they don’t know what they want next. Career changes, lifestyle shifts and relationships fit into these categories. Kyra suggests listening to your gut instead of what you should do. Stay in the present and think about what’s happening right now, as that is what’s real. Stop worrying about what may happen if you do or don’t pursue something. Listen as Kyra joins hosts Lisa Davis and Andrea Donsky to share tips to live the life you want.
Basic skincare is not seasonal.It’s easy to skip out on your own skincare routine when you’re dealing with back-to-school and work activities. David Pollock reminds you that basic skincare is not seasonal. Wash and moisturize your face every day to reduce breakouts and prevent pores from enlarging. Cleanse your face every morning to clear away the dead skin cells and perspiration. Proper nutrition and fitness improve skin health. The skin is your largest organ. The care you give your body shows on your skin. Find a skincare brand that works for you and stick to it. Listen as David joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the importance of caring for your skin. Visit www.purattitude.com using discount ‘fall20’ to take 20% off your order.
Is a change on your horizon? Work through the change to find the happiness you deserve.Necessary changes may seem tough, but you can push yourself through it. Relationships, jobs and residences can urge to change. Motivational speaker Cornell Thomas assures that it’s okay to be human. You may experience the five stages of grief when a change is coming. Change is uncomfortable. The only way through is to push through the discomfort. It is imperative to make time for the change you want to make. Carve out time to change your ways. Get up early to squeeze in some fitness. Spend a little time each day working on your exit strategy. You deserve to be happy. Stop planting negative seeds in your head about failure. Listen as Cornell joins Lisa Davis to spur you to start working on the changes you need in your life.
While we all look for what will make us happy in life, we don't always make the choices we should when it comes to sustaining that happiness.There are a myriad of things you have to deal with when going through a career change. What is most difficult is deciding to make the change, especially when you are good at what you do, and wonder whether you should just stick it out in an unhappy (albeit well-paid) environment instead of taking a risk and starting over doing something you love. And, while we all look for what will make us happy in life, we don't always make the choices we should when it comes to sustaining that happiness. In her book, This Time I Dance!, Tama Kieves shares the inspiring wisdom that led her from being a successful Harvard lawyer to an even more successful writer and life coach. Tama joins Naturally Savvy host Lisa Davis to discuss how to stay happy and employed doing something you love, and what it takes to stop being a stressed-out worker and make peace with your career... and, most important, with yourself.