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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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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!

    TBTCE: Carol Alt & Raw Foods

    TBTCE: Carol Alt & Raw Foods

    Carol Alt is one of the most renowned Supermodels in history, but she didn't start her career thinking she would end up with that sort of title.Welcome to our new series, "Throw Back Thursday: Celebrity Edition" (or TBTCE). In the following weeks, we'll be featuring various celebrity interviews from over the years. Hope you enjoy! TBTCE: Carol Alt Carol Alt is one of the most renowned Supermodels in history, but she didn't start her career thinking she would end up with that sort of title. Carol was studying law at Hofstra University, working as a waitress and even had completed Army ROTC. She only started modeling at 18 as a "summer job," after being encouraged by a photographer who came into the restaurant where she worked. Never in a million years did she imagine where it would lead; not just in terms of her work as a model, but also in her pioneering efforts in the raw food movement. Back when Carol started modeling, nobody thought about healthy eating and proper nutrition. She ate what her mother made, most of which was not healthy at all by today's standards. But she also had to maintain the figure of a model. Carol fully admits that if she had discovered raw food eating earlier, she may have had a very different career because she was always hungry and tired. All she could manage was go to work and get home. And, not only did her nutrition suffer, but Carol's health was never truly in check. She suffered from colds and flu, sinus infections, heartburn and lowered immunity. When she found raw foods, all that went away and she discovered a way of eating that provided her with vitality, energy and youthfulness. In this segment (part one of two), Carol joins Andrea to share how she got started with her modeling career, as well as how she has become such a proponent of the raw food movement.

    Importance of Prebiotics for Optimal Health

    Importance of Prebiotics for Optimal Health

    Kara Landau, “The Prebiotic Dietitian," joins host Lisa Davis to explain why prebiotics are so essential and ways to get more of them into your diet.Physical and mental well-being is impacted by the foods you eat. In the past decade, the medical community has realized the importance of probiotics for optimal gut health -- and optimal overall health. What many people don't understand is that probiotics need prebiotics in order to thrive. Kara Landau, “The Prebiotic Dietitian," joins host Lisa Davis to explain why prebiotics are so essential and ways to get more of them into your diet.

    TBTCE: Natural Hormone Solutions for Perimenopause with Suzanne Somers

    TBTCE: Natural Hormone Solutions for Perimenopause with Suzanne Somers

    If you're going through perimenopause, you may be feeling helpless. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options.Welcome to our new series, "Throw Back Thursday: Celebrity Edition" (or TBTCE). In the following weeks, we'll be featuring various celebrity interviews from over the years. Hope you enjoy! TBTCE: Suzanne Somers If you're in your 30s or 40s and just aren't feeling yourself, you could be going through perimenopause. Perimenopause occurs in the years prior to menopause when your hormones start to shift and change. This shift used to take place closer to a woman's mid-forties, and typically only lasted a few years before the transition to menopause. But due to all the toxins and stress in our current society, perimenopause has started to affect women at younger and younger ages... even as young as 25 years old. Symptoms may include sleeplessness, itchy skin, bloating, weight gain, dull hair, brittle nails, and moodiness. What's truly happening is that your body is not carrying enough progesterone, and you become what's called estrogen dominant. This imbalance of hormones sets you in a tail-spin of symptoms. And, unfortunately, it could also affect your likelihood of developing certain cancers. This is because progesterone is actually the anti-carcinogenic portion or component of your hormonal system. Suzanne Somers, one of America's most beloved personalities, knows this all too well. In fact she attributes her breast cancer to the changes she went through during perimenopause. So... what can you do if you're experiencing all of these symptoms? First of all, Somers wants you to know that these symptoms do not have to be indicative of you "getting older." In fact, by recognizing what's going on with your body, and doing something about it, you can keep your youthful energy for years to come. The important thing is to find a qualified doctor, who truly understands and is skilled in hormonal therapies. Join Suzanne to learn more about your perimenopause options, as well as where you can find the best doctors and therapies across the nation. Check out Suzanne's book, I'm Too Young for This!

    Nutrient Matching: Essential Nutrients to Achieve Best Outcomes for Women and Men

    Nutrient Matching: Essential Nutrients to Achieve Best Outcomes for Women and Men

    Many people don't have a full understanding of which nutrients they should be taking in -- or how much of those nutrients are needed to optimize health.Nutrition is such an important element of a healthy body, but many people don't have a full understanding of which nutrients they should be taking in -- or how much of those nutrients are needed to optimize health. One nutrient that can profoundly impact one's health for the positive is vitamin D3, which is sometimes difficult to get via "natural" means (e.g. food, sunshine).  Omega-3 fatty acids compose another nutrient group that is essential for health and longevity. Omega-3s are helpful for reducing inflammation, improving brain health, and decreasing risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pre-mature aging. Listen as Dr. Christine Horner joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the benefits of these nutrients and more. Dr. Horner also discusses the most important nutrients individuals need in their different decades of life (30s, 40s, 50s, etc.).

    TBTCE: "But You Don't Look Sick": The Invisible Nature of Celiac Disease

    TBTCE: "But You Don't Look Sick": The Invisible Nature of Celiac Disease

    Actress Jennifer Esposito knows firsthand the "invisible" aspect that makes celiac disease so difficult to deal with.Welcome to our new series, "Throw Back Thursday: Celebrity Edition" (or TBTCE). In the following weeks, we'll be featuring various celebrity interviews from over the years. Hope you enjoy! TBTCE: Jennifer Esposito Actress Jennifer Esposito knows firsthand about the "invisible" aspect that makes celiac disease so difficult to deal with. Almost daily she hears the phrase, "You don't look sick." For those with celiac, it can become a constant struggle to get people to understand the pain that you're suffering silently. Just because they can't see it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. This is especially true if you don't have the "typical" symptoms of celiac. For years, Jennifer suffered from everything from sinus infections to digestive issues and panic attacks. She was labeled a hypochondriac and "dramatic," and doctors put her on medications like Prozac. Even the supposed "experts" don't always listen, and it can kill your soul to go so unheard for so long... to know something is truly wrong but no one recognizes that's the case. Jennifer has seen major resistance with the press in accepting that celiac is a serious disease, so just imagine what the normal, everyday person goes through. What advice does Jennifer have for those suffering from celiac? First, look your disease in the face, accept it and digest it. Accept your disease for what it is and move forward. Be clear and honest with yourself; it's a journey every day. Once you accept this in yourself, you can look to those who support you. Finally, understand those who can't understand; but also seek out those who will always be there for you. Tune in to Jennifer and Lisa as they discuss the invisible nature of celiac, as well as ways to cope with this painful and often debilitating disease.

    Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Depression and Suicide in Teens and Adults

    Beneath the Surface: A Closer Look at Depression and Suicide in Teens and Adults

    Grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad has dedicated her life to helping abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide.Ever since her husband completed suicide in 2012, after years of struggling with clinical depression, grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad has dedicated her life to helping abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide. Hugstad says that suicide prevention must start with our teens. Teen suicide isn’t a new phenomenon, but unfortunately, it has become a tragic, disturbing epidemic in the United States. Her book, Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis, provides the information, encouragement, and tactical guidance you need to help yourself or others experiencing: Depression Academic or parental pressures Eating disorders Bullying Self-harm PTSD Peer pressure Anxiety Substance abuse Technology addiction Suicidal thoughts or actions Listen as Hugstad joins host Lisa Davis to share insight about this troubling trend in today's youth population.

Customer Reviews

Ed AB Canada ,

From Canada

I listened to your breast nutrition and cancer. I have had other cancers but Breast Cancer runs on my dads side. The information on diets and weight was huge issue till recently and still is. Then l was diagnosed with Hormonal Type 1.5 due to the removal of my thyroid in 2003. I had Thyroid Stage Type 2 and had emergency surgery followed by 2 years of radioactive iodine treatments which destroyed my Immune System. In 2015 l was 215 lbs and today my weight varies from 155 to 158 lbs. Keep up the great podcasts.

AppreciateMyLife ,

Love this show!

I enjoy listening to these ladies. They are fun and ask great questions. I highly recommned subscribing.

Joaniedo ,

Wow!

Lisa Davis is one of my favs! She has been all over helping people find their healthiest selves for years! Thanks for putting this out there for all of us!!! Good health to us all!!!

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