Naturally Savvy show

Naturally Savvy

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!

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 Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your problems. There is no guru coming to save you. The truth is, you don't need any of those things.There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your problems. There is no guru coming to save you. And, there is no personal-development program that will get you to "perfect." The truth is, you don't need any of those things. You are brilliant and breathtakingly powerful, exactly as you are. The remarkable truth you are about to discover--one that you already know deep down in your bones--is that the idea of perfection can't bring you the joy, passion, and purpose you are craving. What you are looking for, as author and Women For One founder Kelly McNelis will tell you, is your messy brilliance. It's the part of you that's perfectly imperfect and that contains your wholeness: the good, the bad, and the ugly. In her new book, Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman, Kelly explains how to: Reclaim your true brilliance by embracing your flaws as the key to unlocking your deepest truth. Understand how your stories shape your life -- and harness your power to transform the stories you tell yourself and others. Consciously move past shame and self-judgment. Develop a stronger relationship to your body, mind, and spirit. Connect with your feminine power to find presence, peace, and clarity. Make conscious, effective choices that enable you to make your life happen, on your own terms. Embody limitless possibility so that you can create the life you have always dreamed about. Commit to a life of radical openness, authenticity, and courage so that you transform yourself and your world. Listen as Kelly shares insights from the book and how you can journey back home to your messy brilliance... and your ultimate truth!

 Gut Crisis: Healing Your Microbiome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace reveals the hidden health crisis taking place around the world and discusses the most recent and effective treatment programs.Poor food quality, the overuse of antibiotics, and other factors are creating an imbalanced state in your gut bacteria and damaging your gut lining. This eventually leads to inflammation that underlies chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, and degenerative brain disorders. Dr. Robert Keith Wallace's new book, Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind, is the ultimate guide to gut health. Dr. Wallace joins Andrea and Lisa to reveal the hidden health crisis taking place around the world and discuss the most recent and effective treatment programs. He also provides practical advice based on what the ancients have known for centuries: by healing your gut through diet, lifestyle, and simple procedures, you can heal your body and mind.

 Learning from Life's Lessons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

All too often, we yearn for a more spiritual life but tell ourselves it's too difficult. But, the smallest prayer is heard and answered.All too often, we yearn for a more spiritual life but tell ourselves it's too difficult. But, the smallest prayer is heard and answered. The simplest overture meets with a loving response. Each of the prayers in Julia Cameron's new book, Life Lessons: 125 Prayers and Meditations, is a starting point. Taken collectively, they offer an approach to God that is powerful as well as simple. These prayers not only allow us to reach out to God, but they allow God to reach out to us. The book is called Life Lessons because each entry is a corrective to commonly held misconceptions of the divine. Like the postures assumed in hatha yoga, they stretch us gently. Through these prayers, we learn more of ourselves and the divine. Listen as Julia joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share insights from the book.

 Women Over 40: Don't Make these Fatal Mistakes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

There are common mistakes -- some of them fatal -- that women 40 and older are making.Turning 40 is a milestone women used to fear because it meant they'd turned the corner to being "over the hill." These days, women in their 40s (and beyond) are living fast-paced, fulfilling lives. However, there are common mistakes -- some of them fatal -- that women in this age group are making. Christine Horner, MD, joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to discuss four of these fatal mistakes and solutions to each. Mistake No. 1: Neglecting Heart Health Mistake No. 2: Mismanagement of Menopause Mistake No. 3: Weight Gain Acceptance Mistake No. 4: Not Loving Yourself

 Finding the Good in Every Situation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Body Image: Empowering Both Kids & Parents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Magnesium: Mineral of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.).

 How to Feed Your Gut Bacteria for Better Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Not All Protein Drinks Are Created Equal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Magical Healing Power of Aloe Vera: Inside & Out | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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).

 Naturally Heal Anxiety & Other Health Concerns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Energy Never Lies: Frequency of Emotions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Women's Feminine Hygiene: Toxic-Free Options | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 Secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 Latest Trends in Natural Skin Care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

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