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  • Bye-Bye PMS

    Oct 22, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're like most women, you know all too well the utter wrath of PMS. What if you could say, "bye-bye, PMS" forever?If you're like most women, you know all too well the utter wrath of PMS... not just on your body, your emotions, or your eating habits, but also how it can affect those around you.If you're a guy, it may be hard to understand why your wife or girlfriend suddenly seems to become possessed by the Devil once every 28 days.Special guest, Ashley Koff, RD, asks you to think about it this way, gentleman: if you had really bad (like, really bad) indigestion from a night out at the ballgame or night out with the boys, and you had to go through that many days in a row, each and every ...
  • The Pizza Trap

    Oct 22, 2014 | 10 min
    With the accessibility of junk food, fast food and processed food, it's hard to instill good eating habits -- not just in your children, but in yourself as well.If you haven't noticed, there's a bombardment of junk food in our world.Well, that's a silly preface... of course you've noticed; it's everywhere!With the accessibility of junk food, fast food and processed food, it's hard to instill good eating habits -- not just in your children, but in yourself as well.From concession stands at sporting events or movie theaters, to the vending machines at school, it makes it difficult for parents to really get in front of bad eating habits and cut them off at the pass.What are some ways you can ge...
  • Natural Ways to Treat ADHD

    Oct 22, 2014 | 10 min
    What if you could harness some of your ADD "symptoms" to create a happy, fully functional life?Would you consider yourself to be a "free spirit"?Perhaps you have trouble sticking with things, such as relationships, jobs, or even where you live.That's how Brian Leaf lived for the greater first part of his life. He jumped from place to place, job to job.And, he truly just thought he was a free spirit. Upon working with a therapist, however, he found out that he actually was suffering from ADD. ADD/ADHD individuals are oftentimes very creative and free, just like Brian. The problem arises when this free spiritedness gets in the way of certain things you want in life.So, what's a person to do ab...
  • Pay it Forward: The Joy of Helping Others

    Oct 15, 2014 | 9 min
    Whether you're asking for help or providing it, the concept of paying it forward can have a huge impact on your life and those around you.Do you ever feel like you just can't do everything alone? You need help, but sometimes it's really difficult to ask others for that help. It feels like a burden.Not only that, but oftentimes when you think of "helping others," it involves some sort of financial contribution, which can be difficult and uncomfortable to discuss. But guess what? The concept of giving aid to others can be as simple as holding a door open for someone or providing a listening ear to someone who just needs to talk out an issue or unload.There are so many ways to help your fellow ...
  • Good Mood Foods

    Oct 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that certain foods are extremely effective in boosting your mood and can even fight mood disorders like depression and anxiety?Did you know that certain foods are extremely effective in boosting your mood and can even fight mood disorders like depression and anxiety?This is really important when you consider that one out of 10 Americans is taking some sort of antidepressant, and for women aged 40-59, that figure skyrockets to one out of four. Fortunately, there are many foods and other substances that can raise your serotonin levels naturally without having to resort to these potentially dangerous antidepressants. So, what are some of these foods?First, an overall approach is ma...
  • Feeling WIRED? Tips to De-Stress from EMFs

    Oct 15, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're tossing and turning all night, it could be due to all the gadgets in your bedroom emitting EMFs.When is the last time you tossed and turned all night, just not able to truly fall asleep?Hopefully it doesn't happen too often. But, if it does, it could be due to all the gadgets that are in your bedroom, from your clock radio and cordless telephone to your smartphone and its charger.Why would this be affecting your sleep?Your body is made up of 70% high-mineral content water, which can be very conductive. Plus, the cells that make up some of your most important organs (liver, heart, brain) all communicate via electrical pulses. Unfortunately, these electrical pulses can be interrupted...
  • Fat Funeral Detox: Last Rites for Your Unwanted Pounds

    Oct 15, 2014 | 10 min
    What if you could give your fat "last rites," and be rid of it once and for all?What if you could give your fat "last rites," and be rid of it once and for all?Fan favorite of Naturally Savvy, Dr. Ginger, has developed a program called Fat Funeral Detox that will help you do just that. She joins Andrea to share why she started the program, and how it works.Why did Dr. Ginger want to build this program?For one, she wanted to make something more user-friendly and accessible for people. After all, she is just one person; she can't be everywhere at once. This program is a way to reach people all over the world. What's involved in Fat Funeral Detox?There is a massive educational component to the ...
  • Evergreen Medal Winner Inspires Healthy Little Changes

    Oct 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Making the switch to a healthier lifestyle can be daunting if you attack it all at once. Learn to make healthy little changes, one step at a time.It can be daunting to look at the world of environmental health and all that is wrong with it, especially if you have people constantly in your ear saying, "Don't eat that!" or "That product is SO toxic, I can't believe you still use it."Making the switch to a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to be so overwhelming.In fact, says Kristi Marsh, you can make little changes which will eventually make a huge impact.Kristi always thought she was living a healthy life. She just assumed that since she was regularly going to the gym, keeping up on the latest...
  • GMO Labeling & the New, More Toxic Alternative to Round-Up

    Oct 8, 2014 | 10 min
    GMOs don't seem to be going away, so what's the latest in genetic engineering of foods, GMO labeling and your rights as a consumer?GMOs don't seem to be going away, so what's the latest in genetic engineering of foods, GMO labeling and your rights as a consumer?Dave Murphey, co-founder of Food Democracy Now!, joins Andrea and Lisa to share what's going on in the world of the biotech companies and how it's affecting your food.GMO Labeling: What Does the Future Hold?In the last 22 years, Americans have been denied full transparency when it comes to genetically modified foods. It's estimated that 90 percent (or more) of the major crop seeds (corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets) are genetical...
  • Toxic-Free Wellness: Empowering Your Buying Decisions

    Oct 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that if 49 out of 100 test subjects are affected by a product, it can still be labeled "toxic-free"? Doesn't sound very safe, does it?Toxins are everywhere. Some cannot be avoided completely, such as those from air pollution. But, there are so many that you CAN avoid, simply by making wise choices in the products you purchase.But first, you must learn how to become a savvy consumer, because there is so little regulation in terms of toxic products.In fact, the government readily allows these chemicals and toxins; some of which haven't been tested properly and others that just barely pass what the FDA considers an acceptable level of safety.For example, the label "non-toxic" isn't...
  • Collagen: Beauty Miracle from the Inside Out

    Oct 8, 2014 | 10 min
    You may have a cabinet full of beauty products, but have you ever thought of creating a youthful appearance from the inside out?You may have a cabinet full of external beauty products, but have you ever thought of creating a youthful appearance from the inside out?New research is actually suggesting that internal supplements are more effective for your beauty regimen than topical solutions. When you think about it, that makes sense. Your skin's main function is to provide a barrier to the outside world and protect you from things like bacteria and viruses. Because of that, it's hard for anything to penetrate the skin -- good or bad. Taking beauty supplements internally bypasses that barrier....
  • Get Your Zzzz's: How Sleep Impacts Your Overall Health & Happiness

    Oct 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Not enough sleep affects how you feel in your day-to-day actions... both physically and mentally.How much sleep do you get every night? Or, perhaps the more important question is, how much quality sleep do you get each night? Is it enough?Not enough sleep affects how you feel in your day-to-day actions... both physically and mentally.Having been in the modeling industry for years, Carol Alt knows just how important sleep is for your overall health and happiness. Traveling, long days on photoshoots, and constantly being "on" are just some of the things Carol experienced in her career, and which she had to overcome in regards to her sleep patterns.But, regardless of what career you have -- eve...
  • Better than Sex: The Ecstatic Art of Awakening Coaching

    Oct 1, 2014 | 10 min
    Wake up! And not in the typical way... learn how you can use awakening to become a happier, healthier person.Have you ever had someone say to you, "Wake up!"What they typically mean is that you need to stop doing something, or thinking a certain way, and come to a greater realization.In a way, that's what "awakening" is, and what is achieved through awakening coaching.In these days, when there is so much insecure news, with terrorism growing across the middle east, deadly diseases taking over entire countries, and civil unrest, awakening becomes more and more important, relevant and urgent.So, what exactly is awakening?It involves recognizing who you are, deeper than the usual procession of ...
  • Freddie the Frogcaster: Using Children’s Books to Teach about Weather

    Oct 1, 2014 | 10 min
    Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes can be quite scary for kids, especially if they don't understand what's going on.Kids just seem to remember things better if they're having fun while learning.There aren't a lot of resources out there to help kids learn about the weather and atmosphere, though, such as why a thunderstorm, tornado or hurricane happens or what sort of weather "ingredients" are needed for a blizzard.These are all huge weather events that affect children, all the time. They can also be quite scary if kids don't understand what's going on. Learning about weather can take the "scare" out.This is one big reason why meteorologist, Janice Dean, started writing her Freddie the F...
  • Omega-3s & Prostate Cancer: Dangers of Bad Science

    Oct 1, 2014 | 10 min
    With all the sexy headlines and sensational news, how can you weed through it all and recognize instances of bad science?As your own health advocate, it's important to keep up-to-date with health news. But, how can you weed through sensational headlines and instances of bad science?For example, consider a study that came out linking omega-3s to prostate cancer. News stations and websites across the country told you to "Pour out your fish oils!" shortly after the study was released.Many Americans did just that... in fact, an estimated 12 million stopped taking their omega-3s.The problem is, the study had major flaws and did not take into account any of the other factors that truly are linked ...
  • To Salt or Not to Salt?

    Oct 1, 2014 | 10 min
    Many people think they need to take salt out of their diets. The key, however, is understanding the different types of saltMany people think they need to take salt out of their diets.The key, however, is understanding the different types of salt and knowing which types are good and which types are bad.Iodized salt -- the salt most of us grew up on -- is void of essential trace minerals. Not only that, but this salt contains added elements that can cause harm, such as bleach to make it look pure white, anti-clumping agents, aluminum, etc. Many processed salts also contain bromine, which is quite toxic. Himalayan salt and Celtic sea salt don't have bromine, and they are both excellent choices ...
  • 10 Foods that Fight Candida

    Oct 1, 2014 | 10 min
    Candida is a fungus that normally lives in your body and only becomes problematic (and symptomatic) when it gets out of hand.If you're suffering from foggy brain, fatigue, poor memory, headaches, itching, bad breath, or any combination of these, but you don't really have an answer why... could it be you're dealing with a candida infection?Candida is a fungus that normally lives in your body and only becomes problematic (and symptomatic) when it gets out of hand. There are different types of candida and even different manifestations. For example, oral thrush presents as a thick, white coating in the mouth and throat (particularly on the tongue). But yeast infections, psoriasis and eczema are ...
  • Taking Care of Ethnic Skin

    Sep 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that skin care practices and skin conditions actually vary quite dramatically in regards to darker skin tones?Did you know that skin care practices and skin conditions actually vary quite dramatically in regards to darker skin tones?One of the most common complaints from people with darker skin is discoloration and pigment issues. And, many individuals with darker skin often want to lighten their skin, for a myriad of reasons. What you must keep in mind is that pigment is a good thing; it provides protection against the sun and its damaging rays. In a way, pigment is like your body's built-in sunscreen.Lightening the skin can be appropriate if you're affected by diseases of pigm...
  • Fix Your Mood with Food

    Sep 24, 2014 | 10 min
    You may change your diet to help yourself feel better, physically. But can you also use food to address emotional issues?You may change your diet to help yourself feel better, physically. But can you also use food to help improve your mood or address other emotional issues?Absolutely.In fact, food and nutrition has been utilized as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for hundreds of years.In TCM, every emotion has a physical manifestation (or multiple manifestations). Sometimes you won't even realize or recognize that you're being affected by things in your past -- whether it's yesterday or 20 years ago -- and you will feel physical ailments because you haven't addressed those event...
  • Caring for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    Sep 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Staying calm and centered when caring for children can be a struggle; even more so with a child on the autism spectrum.Staying calm and centered when caring for children can be a struggle, and even more so with a child on the autism spectrum. With these kids, a tantrum isn't a "normal" tantrum, because anything can trigger it.Aleta St. James has firsthand experience with this, as her son has Asperger's syndrome. She joins Andrea and Lisa to share some great tips for addressing this behavior, while still keeping in control.To start, Aleta says that you should always come from a place of love; not from shame or with the feeling that your child is out of control, and therefore so are you.Take a...
  • Simple Steps to a Healthier Office Space

    Sep 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you ever gotten to the end of your work day and felt nauseous? It may not be your boss that's causing you to feel this way.Have you ever gotten to the end of your work day and just felt nauseous, or had a headache, or just felt yucky overall?It may not be your boss or co-workers that are causing you to feel this way.Unhealthy air and toxic chemicals abound in an office environment. In fact, the air in an office building can be up to 100 times worse than the outside air. The EPA calls this "sick building syndrome," because it can literally make office workers sick.Plus, the average office space today is filled with so many hidden chemicals. These chemicals are found in paint, carpet, off...
  • The Latest in Getting & Keeping Full, Healthy Hair

    Sep 24, 2014 | 10 min
    No one likes to look in the mirror and see shiny scalp showing through.Whether you're a man or a woman, one main concern you may have is how to keep your hair healthy and strong, especially if your family has a history of baldness or thinning hair.No one likes to look in the mirror and see shiny scalp showing through.Fortunately, there are solutions -- both natural and medical -- that can help you get and keep your tresses healthy and full.First, it's important to remember that your hair is actually an appendage of the skin, and just as your skin relies on nutrition, so does your hair. Your follicles work really hard to make hair. So, if you're cutting back on calories, for example, your fol...
  • How Do You Know if Your Skincare Products are Really Natural?

    Sep 17, 2014 | 10 min
    There's been a recent emphasis on "natural" beauty products. Don't be fooled. There are no FDA requirements to use that word.There's been a recent emphasis on natural products, whether it's food or body and skincare products. When you go to the store, you may see a variety of choices with "natural" on the label.Don't be fooled.There is no legal definition for the word natural, and no FDA requirements to use it.The question isn't so much whether a product is natural; but rather, is it safe?Many products contain toxic chemicals -- even cancer-causing chemicals -- and that's pretty scary when you consider that your skin absorbs a great deal of what's applied to it.So, how can you make sure the ...
  • Get Lean with Yoga

    Sep 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Many people think of yoga as a method for relaxation or meditation. But yoga can also be extremely effective for weight loss and "getting lean."Many people think of yoga as a method for relaxation or meditation.But yoga can also be extremely effective for weight loss and "getting lean."Beth Shaw is the president and founder of the world-renowned YogaFit™ training systems. In her latest book, Yogalean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality for Life, Beth explains her concept of lean consciousness. What exactly is lean consciousness?When you use techniques such as yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and mindfulness, you can create a state of awareness so when you lo...
  • Living and Thriving with Type-I Diabetes

    Sep 17, 2014 | 10 min
    It would be quite a shock to suddenly face a diabetes diagnosis. Does it mean your life, as you know it, is over?If you don't have diabetes, or have never known anyone who struggles with the disease, it would be quite a shock to suddenly face that diagnosis.It certainly was for special guest, Laura Kronen. Laura's symptoms started in college, but they weren't necessarily the typical symptoms that a Type-I diabetic would expect. For instance, her lips tongue and chin all went numb at times.After graduation, on the very first day of her new job, she received a call from her doctor saying her blood sugar levels were off the charts and that she should get her blood tested again right away.At fir...
  • Protect Yourself from Colds & Flu this Winter

    Sep 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Sneezing, sniffling and other symptoms of colds and flu are just around the corner. But, what if you could avoid sickness altogether?Fall is upon us, and that means sneezing, sniffling and other symptoms of colds and flu are just around the corner.But, what if you could avoid sickness altogether?Dr. Susan Smith Jones thinks she can help in that area. In fact, she hasn't been sick for over 30 years, and she has never -- in her whole life -- taken prescription medications.What's her secret?One of the keys is boosting your immune system. You were born with a body that is self-renewing, self-rejuvenating, and self-building; but you need to give it the right tools in which to do so. Simple lifest...
  • Aged Garlic Extract Shown to Slow Heart Disease

    Sep 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Garlic, fresh or as an extract, has a ton of beneficial health properties.Garlic, fresh or as an extract, has a ton of beneficial health properties.Aged garlic extract in particular has become the hot subject of many research projects as of late.To create the extract requires a full three-year process, which begins with organic, raw garlic grown on farms under strictly controlled organic conditions, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.Through research, scientists and doctors like Dr. Matthew Budoff have discovered that aged garlic extract is extremely effective at lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. In fact, in four recent ra...
  • The Dark Side of Antioxidants

    Sep 10, 2014 | 10 min
    So much attention has been put on antioxidants to prevent disease and other effects of aging. But is there a dark side to antioxidants? A deadly side, perhaps?So much attention has been put on making sure you "get your antioxidants" in order to prevent disease and other effects of aging.But is there a dark side to antioxidants? A deadly side, perhaps?Special guest, Dr. Shawn Talbott, says yes, there is.You might be thinking to yourself, "Wait, that can't be right! I've heard about all the great benefits of antioxidants, especially in supplement form because they're more concentrated. More is better, right?"What doctors and researchers are finding out, is that these antioxidant supplements ar...
  • Suicide Prevention: There IS Help

    Sep 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Across the globe, someone takes his or her own life every 40 seconds.September is recognized as suicide prevention month, but as with all diseases, disorders and public health issues, we should be conscious of suicide every single day of the year... especially when you consider that globally, someone takes his or her own life every 40 seconds.Melody Moezzi is an author, lawyer and has been suffering from bipolar disorder for much of her life. She was diagnosed in 2009 after experiencing a psychotic break and resultant suicide attempt, and ever since she has been working as an advocate and activist for those who suffer with mental illness.What are some things Melody wants you to know about bi...
  • The ABCs of Plastics

    Sep 10, 2014 | 10 min
    How closely do you pay attention to the number within the triangle on the bottom of plastic containers? Do you know what each means?How closely do you pay attention to the triangle and number within the triangle on the bottom of plastic containers?These labels are used primarily for recycling purposes, but they also tell you what kind of plastic you're dealing with, which is important for your health and wellness.The numbers will also tell you which ones you need to avoid.Certified Green Building Professionals, Lisa and Ron Beres, are back on Naturally Savvy to help you get to know (and understand) your plastics.#1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)You see this in single-use drinking bottles (...
  • Food & Fashion: Will They Ever Mix?

    Sep 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Who better to talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the fashion world than superstar supermodel, Carol Alt?It's fashion week, and who better to talk about what goes on behind the scenes than superstar supermodel, Carol Alt?While she doesn't get involved much in the fashion side of things these days, Carol offers an interesting perspective on how this trend has changed over the years... and how it's stayed the same.Carol began to get involved in fashion week just when the shows were starting to get really big and garner attention. In fact, she was one of the first high fashion models to do the shows, instead of the designers just using in-house models.Now, of course, fashion week is a ...
  • Defying Time with Age Management Medicine

    Sep 3, 2014 | 10 min
    So many people these days are focused on "anti-aging." What if, instead, you put your efforts towards age management?So many people these days are focused on "anti-aging."But the base of that word in itself connotes a negative thought. What if, instead, you focused on age management?You don't have to fall victim to age taking control over you and your body; rather, you can take proactive measures to manage the aging process and age in a healthy, energetic, empowered way.What are some of those measures?Dr. Mickey Barber joins Lisa to share Cenegenics Carolinas' approach to aging.Dr. Barber says you should look at managing the aging process like a jigsaw puzzle with four main concepts, made up...
  • Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Lice

    Sep 3, 2014 | 10 min
    The last thing you want to hear from your kid's school nurse is that she has lice.The last thing you want to hear from your kid's school nurse is that she has lice.When looking for a way to address lice, many parents turn to natural options like mayonnaise or olive oil to kill the bugs, rather than use harsh chemically-based treatments.But, while mayo or olive oil will eventually smother a live bug, they won't get rid of the nits still in their eggs.According to special guest and hair care expert, Risa Barash, a new generation of natural products use enzymes as an active ingredient, which dissolve the live bug, as well as the "glue" with which the nits stick to the hair shaft.Using a fine to...
  • Does Your Child’s School Lunch Make the Grade?

    Sep 3, 2014 | 10 min
    It's the never-ending parental conundrum: do you pack a lunch for your kids, or do you trust the school cafeteria?With schools getting into full-swing, you might have the never-ending parental conundrum: do you pack a lunch for your kids, or do you trust the school cafeteria and let them buy their lunches at school?Two recent studies show that, unless you are truly nutritionally savvy, the latter might be the better option.The first study suggested that although the expectation was that parents would be sending healthier lunches than what was available at school; that was not actually the case. The school lunches won out.In the second study it was made clear that while there is an obesity ep...
  • Curcumin and Its Role in Cancer Prevention, Depression & Pain

    Sep 3, 2014 | 10 min
    Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has been shown to prevent cancer, treat depression, and ease pain.There has been quite a bit of evidence lately as to the health and wellness benefits of the spice turmeric.But what is it within the spice that makes it so effective?The answer is curcumin.It's important to make the distinction between the two, as many individuals think they are one in the same.Curcumin is the active principle/medicine in the turmeric. But the concentration is so small that you would have to consume 200-500 capsules of turmeric to get the same amount of curcumin in one capsule. What are some of the specific diseases that curcumin has been shown to help prevent or addr...
  • The Daily Challenges of Living with Celiac Disease

    Sep 3, 2014 | 10 min
    Celiac disease can present immense challenges; from everyday meal planning to monumental events like your wedding reception.When you plan your wedding, don't you want everything to be perfect and just the way YOU want it? The flowers, the decorations, the music, the photos... and the food.But what if you went to caterer after caterer, requesting a specific type of food, and they refused? Not because you were being too demanding, or because you were requesting some outrageous meal; but because you have celiac disease, and you absolutely need gluten-free food to be served.It would be particularly infuriating if those caterers had actually advertised that they served gluten-free options, but th...
  • 6 Natural Ways to Ease Migraines

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Migraines can be intensely painful and debilitating. Learn six steps to reduce your suffering.Migraines are horrible to experience. Even if you haven't suffered from them routinely, they can pop up later in life, especially as your hormones change.Symptoms can include intense pain, seeing wavy/squiggly lines or spots of light (called auras), nausea, mood changes such as depression or irritability, and changes in appetite or cravings for certain foods.Dr. Anjan Chatterjee knows the pain and symptoms of migraines all too well, having suffered with them from a very young age. And, as a neurologist, he has also met with countless patients who have struggled with migraines as well.Instead of bein...
  • How Can You Stay Present in this Hectic, Frazzled World?

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
    It's a hectic, frazzled world we live in. How can you slow down that pace and cherish being in the now?Mind-body therapies have garnered a lot of attention as of late, particularly in the world today when everyone is running to get somewhere, all the time.How can you slow down that pace and cherish the present time?Dr. Anu Abraham, an empath, incorporates her experience from traditional physical therapy and her passion and understanding of the mind-body connection to foster truly integrative therapy and help you be truly mindful.Part of her approach is getting you in touch with your emotions. No matter what emotions come up, Dr. Abraham's patients usually feel very grounded and very present....
  • Foods that Double as Health & Beauty Products

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
    You wouldn't fix a meal with ingredients like "phalates" or "petrolatum." So why should you be OK with putting those ingredients on your skin or hair?When you think about putting something on your skin or hair, how often do you consider what ingredients are held in those products?Many health and beauty products actually contain harsh chemicals and other ingredients which have been shown to cause damage -- not only to the outside of your body, but the inside as well.Think about it: you wouldn't fix a meal with ingredients like "phalates" or "petrolatum." So why should you be OK with putting those types of ingredients on your skin?Supermodel, Carol Alt, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some real...
  • Flame Retardants: Is the Truth Too HOT to Handle?

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Flame retardants sound good in theory. But what are you sacrificing in exchange for that feeling of safety?Flame retardants sound good in theory; of course you want to protect your kids and other loved ones. But what are you sacrificing in exchange for that feeling of safety?There is a class of chemicals called brominated flame retardants that have been added to products for years. These chemicals slow the rate of combustion and reduce the damage of household and workplace fires. However, these chemicals have a host of negative health effects, including impacting the developing brain of children; which can cause learning problems and even behavioral problems.In fact, recent research suggests...
  • Depression: Overcoming Symptoms & Stigma

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
    People may be thinking about depression; but are they talking about it and actually doing something about the depression epidemic?Depression is something that's on a lot of people's minds these days, because it is so extremely prevalent in society.But, while people are thinking about it; but are they talking about it and doing something about the depression epidemic? There is truly a stigma that surrounds the disease; one that often thwarts sufferers from asking for help.Brian Cuban suffered under both the symptoms and stigma of depression for over 27 years. As a kid, he was bullied, both at home and at school. He developed severe eating disorders, became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and e...
  • Monsanto After Mom Bloggers PLUS: Water Scares Across the Nation

    Aug 20, 2014 | 10 min
    Monsanto's latest unscrupulous tactics, a water scare in Toledo, and the dangers of lanolin.In this segment, mom blogger and leader of Mamavation, Leah Segedie, is back on Naturally Savvy to share more about what's going on in the food industry, as well as other hot topics in the world of healthy eating.Over 400,000 without Water in Toledo, OHCan you imagine being completely without running water for two or three days?That's exactly what happened recently in Toledo, OH, when the city water supply was completely shut down from August 2-4. What was the reason?Blooming algae in Lake Erie, which contained a dangerous liver toxin, was the culprit.The problem was a result of a combination of ferti...
  • Healing Uses of Chakras

    Aug 20, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you ever heard someone say, "My chakras are so out of alignment"? What does that mean?Have you ever heard someone say, "My chakras are so out of alignment"?What does that mean?Chakras are energy points within your body, which energy flows through at all times. This energy can be negative and positive; but the goal is to release the negative energy and invite in the positive energy to create an environment for spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being.There are seven chakras, and each relate to a different area of your body.You want them to be vibrating at their highest level so you can bring in that positive spiritual energy at all times.However, as you move through life most...
  • Life Shift: Learn to Let Go & Finally Live Your Dream

    Aug 20, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're overcome with negative thoughts and feelings, you may need a life shift.If you've ever had a goal or a dream in life, upon realizing that dream you may have actually felt a little disappointed in the aftermath.Instead of the smooth sailing that you might have expected, you may have found yourself facing even more difficulties.That is what Aleta St. James discovered upon finally having children (twins) at the age of 57. Kids were something she had dreamed of; but she soon realized that there were going to be many more hurdles down the road. Aleta began to realize that life is a continuum; once you get something that you really want it doesn't mean that there won't be challenges to f...
  • 100 Days of Real Food

    Aug 20, 2014 | 10 min
    "Eat your veggies" doesn't really mean anything if you don't know the WHY behind it.When you're raised on not-so-healthy food, it can sometimes be hard to make an adjustment later in life.Lisa Leake grew up in Tennessee, eating snacks like Doritos covered in melted cheese.Her husband, on the other hand, grew up with whole, real food -- even living on a "hippie" compound for a period of time -- where every bit of food was hand-grown and locally raised.Their upbringings could not be more different. Even after marriage they ate their different ways... Lisa would eat white bread to her husband's whole grain. It wasn't until she had a wake-up call by author and healthy eating expert, Michael Poll...
  • Using Your Talents to Make the World a Better Place

    Aug 20, 2014 | 10 min
    With all that negativity and angst in the world today, it can hard for kids to just be kids.There's been many instances of social unrest recently, particularly in regards to race relations.Aside from the social unrest, the TV shows today -- even on networks geared toward kids, like Disney and Nickelodeon -- have overlays of "adult" themes.With all that negativity, angst and grow-up ideas at hand, it can hard for kids to just be kids. That's unfortunate, says special guest and musician, June Rochelle, because "you're only a kid for a short period of time," and that time shouldn't be wasted.What is June doing to help combat the current state of affairs?For one, she's been producing a kid-cente...
  • Little-Known Consequences of Iron Deficiency

    Aug 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Americans are severely lacking in iron. Learn the little-known effects of an iron deficiency.There's been a lot of talk recently about nutrient deficiencies, particularly when it comes to something like vitamin D.One nutrient that may not get as much attention -- but actually should -- is iron.In fact, many doctors and other healthcare providers often think that the only people who need iron supplements are menstruating women. This is a severe misconception.Research has shown that for optimal health, you should be getting 20 mg of iron from your diet every day. Unfortunately, the average North American individual only gets eight mg per day. What consequences can an iron deficiency have?In ch...
  • Top Ways to Boost Brain Power

    Aug 13, 2014 | 10 min
    By age 65, one in 10 people will have some form of dementia. When should YOU start worrying?When you think about "brain health," what comes to mind? What does it truly mean?While brain health encompasses many elements, it's partly about being able to think clearly, experience great, quick recall and always feel clear-headed.You may have experienced "brain fogginess" where you can't remember where you put your keys or you forget someone's name 10 minutes after being introduced.Are these instances simply a clarity issue, or could they be an indication that dementia and even Alzheimer's is not far behind? This becomes especially concerning, considering the latest statistics indicate that by age...
  • Tapping Into Your Self Worth

    Aug 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you fully realized your value and potential in this life?When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Someone who can do anything she wants to do? Or someone who is constantly struggling to succeed but failing?If you're like a lot of people today, it would be the latter. That's incredibly unfortunate... SO many people are extremely accomplished, but they don't even realize their own value or potential.We all have talents, just in different areas. You cannot rely on what or who society or the media tells you is "great." What you see on TV and in the movies is not what great looks like. Great is a teacher that changes lives; or a police officer or fire fighter who saves lives. Or a careg...
  • Integrative Cancer Care: Best of Two Worlds

    Aug 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Integrative cancer care is based on a model of whole-person, patient-driven medicine.Many times when people receive a cancer diagnosis, they immediately have visions of chemotherapy-ravaged bodies or rounds and rounds of radiation treatment.But there IS a place for a more natural approach as well.Naturopathic doctors aim to integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. In doing this, they help promote wellness and prevention of disease. When it comes to integrative cancer treatment, the approach is a model of care where patients are allowed to voice their health goals and desired method of treatment; a model of whole-person, patient-driven medicine.This type...
  • Finding Paradise in Gardens & Nature

    Aug 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Learn the very real connection between nature, spirituality and living peacefully.Can you imagine living where a 100-year old Japanese garden exists in your backyard? Wouldn't that be beautiful?That's what Zen Buddhist Priest, Karen Maezen Miller, gets to wake up to every day. In this segment, she joins Andrea to share the very real connection between nature, spirituality and living peacefully.What can your garden teach you?Try to think of it this way: the natural world you live in is the natural expression of wisdom, truth, time, patience, love, sorrow, loss, stillness, and change.Many people live most of their lives as if they're disconnected, isolated and removed from the natural world. E...
  • Invisible Disabilities: The Need for Recognition & Validation

    Aug 6, 2014 | 10 min
    "Disability" doesn't just encompass people who are confined to a wheelchair.When you hear the term "disability," you may think of someone who is confined to a wheelchair or is missing one or more limbs.But what many people don't recognize is that invisible disabilities can be just as challenging and just as debilitating. What is an invisible disability?Often referred to as a brain-based disability, invisible disabilities can include learning disabilities, mental illness, anxiety, developmental disabilities... anything that can cause people to struggle in the way they move through life and the world, whether that be in relationships, jobs, academic settings or social environments.The reasons ...
  • Beauty Tips to Beat the Heat

    Aug 6, 2014 | 10 min
    Even if you enjoy the summer months, your skin and hair don't always like the heat and humidity that accompany the season.Even if you enjoy the summer months, your skin and hair don't always like the heat and humidity that accompany the season. Your skin tends to break out more in the summer, because it's dealing with so many elements... ranging from the harsh rays of the sun and high humidity to sweat, oils, chlorine and salt water. So, what can you do to combat these elements?First, it's important to recognize that your face deserves its own routine; you can't lump it in to general skin care. Second, washing your face is so essential, as is taking your make-up off before you go to bed. Ski...
  • Depression Around the World: Overcoming Cultural Stigma

    Aug 6, 2014 | 10 min
    Depression is stigmatized enough in the U.S. Can you imagine living in a culture where there is literally no word to describe it?An estimated 350 million people struggle with depression around the world. If that wasn't staggering enough, many cultures across the globe are ignorant about depression and other mental health issues. It's something Gayathri Ramprasad knows all too well.Gayathri grew up in India, where there was no word, no concept to represent "depression." She literally had no vocabulary to describe the horror she was experiencing.Her family members were at a loss, and the physicians she went to never looked beyond the physical symptoms of her depression.The only explanations of...
  • 4 Tips to Avoid Phthalates

    Aug 6, 2014 | 10 min
    Exposure to phthalate chemicals is so rampant these days, evidence can be found in your urine, blood and even breast milk.Many people are going to extreme lengths to protect their homes these days, whether it's installing secure windows or putting in an alarm system.But the real criminal threats are the chemicals surrounding your home and environment. A group of chemicals called phthalates is one such enemy. Phthalates are used to make plastic more flexible and resilient, but that's not the only place their found. This chemical is also used in kids' toys as well as home goods, such as shower curtains, vinyl flooring, shampoo, nail polish, hairspray, and wood finishers. In the personal produc...
  • Benefits of Mind-Body Therapy

    Aug 6, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're suffering from any sort of physical pain, could it be a result of both your mind and body?If you've ever suffered a physical pain, such as a backache, pulled muscle or tightness in your neck, you may have tried to fix it via chiropractic or physical therapy.But physical pain can also result from mental or emotional wounds. It might not just be a muscle, tendon or joint issue, but rather a combination of pain found both in your mind and your body. Mind-body therapy has garnered a lot of attention as of late, because it addresses both.Dr. Anu Abraham specializes in this mind-body work, and has seen dramatic results in many of her patients.How does this type of therapy work?Typically,...
  • Healthy Steps: Radiation from Japan Continues to Spread

    Jul 30, 2014 | 10 min
    More than three years after the devastating breakdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, the damage continues to spread.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she discusses what's happening in the world of natural health.The Aftermath of Fukishima More than three years after the devastating breakdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the damage is still affecting not only the residents of Japan, but people across the globe.While the Japanese government has been tight lipped about the effects, information is slowly leaking out to the general population. And, it's actually quite disturbing. A prominent doctor in Jap...
  • Violence & Mental Illness: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

    Jul 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Bipolar disorder is a condition that is often misunderstood; not only by the general population, but also within the medical community.Bipolar disorder is a condition that is often misunderstood; not only by the general population, but also within the medical community.In fact, there are many misconceptions about what bipolar actually means.Unfortunately, Melody Moezzi felt the brunt of those misconceptions for years before finally being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.She struggled with both "poles" of the condition: the manic side as well as the depression side.The depression side is very similar to the typical symptoms of unipolar depression: low energy, helplessness, feelings of worthles...
  • Cooking with Avocados: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal

    Jul 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Avocados aren't just for guacamole anymore.When it comes to avocados, many people are afraid of the number of calories and fat.Your mind might immediately go to the avocado staple of yummy, rich guacamole.But guess what? It's not about the calories, nor the fat. Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, which is a healthy fat that helps reduce bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Plus, it's full of folate (B vitamin) and high in potassium... even higher than bananas.Aside from things like guacamole or adding avocados to salads or sandwiches, you can also make sweet things with avocados, including chocolate pudding, rice pudding, mousse and even avocado brownies.Elizabeth Nyland returns to...
  • The End of Back Pain

    Jul 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Back pain can keep you from important everyday activities and even cause you to miss out on work. What can you do to find relief?If you've ever suffered from back pain, whether just once in a while or chronically, you know how debilitating it can be.Back pain can keep you from important everyday activities and even cause you to miss out on work.The former school of thought on back pain was that the pain was representative of something broken or wrong and that you should stay away from the things that aggravate it (like exercise).Now, the medical community is recognizing that pain is simply a part of life and that exercise is actually really good for relieving pain and getting you back to you...
  • Defeat White Noise: Block Out Distractions & Accomplish Your Dreams

    Jul 28, 2014 | 10 min
    Is the "white noise" in your life keeping you from accomplishing your dreams and goals?If you remember the television sets from years ago, you may remember the "white noise" that emanated from stations that had gone off the air. It was annoying, and kept you from watching your favorite show.This same concept can be applied to the white noise that affects your dreams and goals in daily life. It can come from outside sources, such as family members or friends who try to discourage you from following your path; OR, more likely, it comes from inside your own head.That's when it becomes essential to replace the noise with positive messages and ask yourself these questions: What's the real reason ...
  • Your Best Shape Ever: Before, During & After Pregnancy

    Jul 23, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, what types of exercises you can safely do to keep your body in tip-top shape?If you're pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you might wonder what types of exercises you can safely do to keep your body in tip-top shape.Years ago, the general consensus was that exercise during pregnancy was a complete no-no. But that has changed significantly, and now, many women exercise throughout all of the nine months they are with child.Brandi Dion was one of those women. Brandi is a lifelong athlete, personal trainer and triathlon coach, who kept up with her (rather intense) fitness regimen through both of her pregnancies.What advice does she hav...
  • Healthy Steps: GMO Companies Profit Under Guise of "Feeding the World"

    Jul 23, 2014 | 10 min
    In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," the good doc discusses GMOs in underdeveloped countries and the bra/breast cancer link.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she discusses what's happening in the world of natural health.GMOs "Feeding the World"?It's hard enough identifying GMOs in the foods we enjoy in American, but imagine if you were poor and genetically engineered foods were presented as the only option?Many of the bio-tech companies that produce GMOs are going over to countries like India to feed the poor with these foods. Their intention seems to be to promote GM foods in underdeveloped countr...
  • Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside & Out

    Jul 23, 2014 | 10 min
    Do you ever think about how what you put inside your body affects the outside of your body?Do you ever think about how what you put inside your body affects the outside of your body?More and more research is pointing to a beauty/nutrition connection. After years of suffering from acne and other skin issues, Jolene Hart was tired of looking for the best topical beauty and skin solution.That's when she began her trial-and-error quest of healing her skin from the inside out.What did she find?Nutrition is at the core of clear, beautiful, youthful skin. For example, eliminating sugar (or reducing it as much as you can) is essential. Beta carotene creates vitamin A in skin, which reduces clogged p...
  • The Dangers of BPA

    Jul 23, 2014 | 10 min
    If you've purchased a plastic water bottle lately, you may have noticed it is labeled "BPA-Free." What exactly is BPA, and why would you want to be free of it?If you've purchased a plastic container or water bottle recently, you may have read on the label that it is "BPA-Free."What exactly is BPA, and why would you want to be free of it?Ron and Lisa Beres, certified green building professionals, know firsthand the dangers of this chemical.BPA (Bisphenol-A) is a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics. If you're familiar with the recyclable "triangle" found on plastic products, BPA is considered a #7. It's used to make plastic shatter-resistant, which makes it popular with m...
  • Why Your Brain Needs a Mental Break

    Jul 23, 2014 | 10 min
    Just as you need a physical break once in a while, it's also Important to give your brain a mental break.If you're like many people these days, you're always on the go. But it's not just your body that's moving about; your brain is also constantly "moving." Just as you need a physical break once in a while, it's also Important to give your brain a mental break.Your brain needs rest and relaxation, and not just a week of vacation twice a year. You should be giving your brain a break on a daily basis. This can be as simple as taking a nap or closing your eyes and sitting in a comfortable chair and just enjoying the silence. Why isn't it a good thing for your brain to be running in a million di...
  • The Sweet Side of Raw & Vegan Foods

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    When you think of raw foods, your mind might immediately go to things like vegetables and fruits, green juices and smoothies... NOT bakery goods or sweet treats.When you think of raw foods, your mind might immediately go to things like vegetables and fruits, green juices and smoothies.What you probably don't think about are bakery goods or sweet treats.That is about to change.Christina Ross is the founder of PatisseRaw, an online bakery where you can find vegan and raw goodies with no refined sugar, gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy or GMOs. All of the items available are made with raw, plant-based, whole food ingredients.She considers herself to be a "conscious chef," bringing energy and vitality ...
  • Do You Know What's Hiding in Your Prescription Drugs?

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    You take a drug to feel better; but both the active ingredients and the inactive ingredients in certain prescription drugs can have terribly negative health effects.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she discusses what's happening in the world of natural health.GMOs and Other Harmful Ingredients in Prescription DrugsDo you know what harmful ingredients might be hiding in your prescription drugs?You take a drug to feel better; but unfortunately, both the active ingredients and the inactive ingredients in certain prescription drugs can have terribly negative health effects.For example, the drug Xanax, which is used ...
  • Feeling & Looking Great in Your 50s: The Raw Food Secret

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    What if you could feel and look young, vivacious and healthy well into your 50s and beyond, simply by making a simple lifestyle change? Would you do it?At the age of 33, Supermodel Carol Alt began to notice certain things about her health and appearance. Her skin began to wrinkle, her hair was thinning and turning grey, she had trouble maintaining her weight and was moody and tired all the time. Not to mention that she was continually coming down with colds, the flu and sinus infections.Not exactly the vision of a model.She wondered, "If this is what I feel like when I'm 33, what am I going to feel like when I'm 53?"If you're in the same boat, you may be curious about that very same thing.Fo...
  • Carol Alt's "A Healthy You"

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    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 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 whe...
  • Looking for Focus? Try Transcendental Meditation

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Even if you have a hard time with other types of meditation, Transcendental Meditation can be a very easy process to learn and practice.When you think of different therapies, you may not associate that practice with the "unconventional."But Dr. Norman Rosenthal has seen much of his success by thinking outside the box. He was one of the first doctors to utilize light therapy and recognize its vast health benefits. Another therapy that he has studied rather extensively is using Botox to address depression. Part of that process uses the concept of facial feedback, where the theory is that if you frown, you become sadder but if you smile, you become happier.Perhaps one of the things Dr. Rosentha...
  • Oregon Inches One Step Closer to Labeling GMOs

    Jul 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Oregon is one step closer to labeling GMOs and Brazil recently banned the marketing of junk food to kids. Learn what's going on in natural health news with founder of Mamavation, Leah Segedie.In this segment, mom blogger and leader of Mamavation, Leah Segedie, is back on Naturally Savvy to share more about what's going on in the food industry, as well as other hot topics in the world of healthy living.Oregon GMO Labeling Bill Qualifies for the BallotMore and more states are recognizing the importance of GMO labeling, and Oregon has just moved one step closer to making that happen.Advocates submitted a petition containing more than 155,000 signatures, which was almost double the 87,113 signat...
  • The Dirty Side of Yogurt

    Jul 9, 2014 | 10 min
    For years, yogurt has been marketed as a healthy option for breakfast or a quick snack. But traditional yogurts are far from healthy.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she discusses what's happening in the world of natural health.Think Yogurt is a Healthy Snack? Think AgainFor years, yogurt has been marketed as a healthy option for breakfast or a quick snack.But traditional yogurts are far from healthy.Even yogurts that are marketed as "all natural" contain tons of unhealthy ingredients. Remember, "all natural" is a completely unregulated term. What you really need to look for is the ingredients. Does your yogurt ...
  • Fresh & Easy: Grow Your Own Veggies with Aeroponic Growing

    Jul 9, 2014 | 10 min
    It's not always cheap to buy fresh, organic produce. What if you could easily grow your own veggies at home, with little-to-no effort or cost?The movement for more plant-based nutrition in our diets is not slowing down.But it's not always cheap to buy fresh, organic produce.What if you could easily grow your own veggies at home, with little-to-no effort or cost?Aeroponic growing is one way to go about that.You may have heard of hydroponic growing, where plants are grown in a water and mineral solution. The issue with this type of growing, however, can come down to a matter of space. These plants are grown horizontally. So, you can see, that if you're short on space in your home or yard, it m...
  • Get a Hold of Mold at Home

    Jul 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Even if you don't see evidence of mold in your home, you may be experiencing symptoms of a mold presence.Mold is nothing to mess around with.Even if you don't see evidence of mold in your home, you may be experiencing symptoms of a mold presence. These can include headaches, respiratory issues, nasal irritation, dizziness, nausea and other allergic reactions. The mold releases micro-toxins which cause these symptoms. It's estimated that 25% of all homes are affected by mold and microbial growth from water intrusion. And that's the key: there is always a water source if you have a mold problem. It might be a leak in the roof, bad plumbing or basement flooding. But remember, the water issue ca...
  • "But You Don't Look Sick": The Invisible Nature of Celiac Disease

    Jul 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Actress Jennifer Esposito knows firsthand the "invisible" aspect that makes celiac disease so difficult to deal with.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 hypochond...
  • Healthy Eating & Your Kids: Keeping It in the Positive

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    Kids don't always make the best choices when it comes to food. So, how can you help your kids eat healthier without setting unrealistic expectations?Kids don't always make the best choices when it comes to eating healthy. And no wonder, with all the sugary, fatty, processed foods that are marketed to them. Chocolate bars and cookies are constantly "reinvented" with different flavors and textures; but it's hard to reinvent an apple.While you want to suggest healthier options for your kids, you also don't want to use negative language or criticize their eating habits. So, how can you help your kids appreciate their bodies and eat healthier without setting unrealistic expectations?Marci Warhaft...
  • Inexpensive and Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive. Learn simple nutrient-rich recipes your whole family will love.There is often a misconception that eating healthy will cost you an arm and a leg.But the truth is that healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive.In fact, with the right ingredients, you can make nutrient-rich meals that your whole family will love for about $2 per person.Even better? These meals can be prepared in 20 minutes or less; most can be done in about 10 minutes.Nina Elder is the Deputy Food Editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray. She joins Andrea and Lisa to share a few healthy stir fry recipes that are both delicious and easy to make, as well as ways to spice up the taste wi...
  • Why We Still Haven’t Gotten Fat Right: The Saturated Fat Debate

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    Might butter actually be good for you?For years saturated fat was thought to be incredibly bad for you. But recent research is suggesting that saturated fat is not the enemy we thought it was.So, wait... butter is actually good for you?The debate has been going on for years. The early 1960s is when a lot of the confusion started. Your grandmothers used to cook with butter and lard all the time, and it wasn't that big of a deal. But then, researchers and scientists began to link nutrition to disease and hypothesized that fat in one's diet led to fat in bodies, resulting in clogged arteries, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.. The logic that followed was to replace these fats, and tha...
  • Does Fear Stop You from Pursuing Your Dreams?

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you ever had a dream or a goal that you wished you could accomplish, but it just seemed far too lofty or out of reach?Have you ever had a dream or a goal that you wished you could accomplish, but it just seemed far too lofty or out of reach?You may have let fear interfere with pursuing it.So many people have a dream or passion inside of them, and it is fear of failure that stops them. But guess what? People do amazing things every day, and so can you. Cornell Thomas joins Andrea and Lisa once again to share how he deals with his fears, and how he overcomes them to reach great achievements.For instance, Cornell doesn't write his fears down... that's a negative response which gives the fe...
  • Are You Using Your Skincare Products in the Wrong Order?

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    You may have your morning and night skincare routine down to a science, but might you be putting on your products in the wrong order?You may have your morning and night skincare routine down to a science, but might you be putting on your products in the wrong order?Go-to beauty expert, David Pollock, is back on Naturally Savvy to help you get the most benefit out of your skincare products... when it comes to both results AND your pocketbook.Step #1: Cleanse every morning and every night. Some people might ask, "why wash my face in the morning when I cleansed it the night before?" As you sleep, you shed dead skin cells. To make room for the new skin cells, you want to use a cleanser with a li...
  • Yet Another Study Links Pesticides to Autism

    Jun 25, 2014 | 10 min
    A new study reinforces the link between pesticide exposure during pregnancy and autism.In this segment, mom blogger and leader of Mamavation, Leah Segedie, is back on Naturally Savvy to share more about what's going on in the food industry, as well as other hot topics in the world of healthy eating.Yet Another Study Links Pesticides to AutismPrevious studies have linked children with autism and autism spectrum disorders with pesticides. Now a new study also suggests that mothers who live near fields where pesticides are used are more likely to have children with autism or some level of the spectrum. This is the third study that has specifically linked pesticides exposure during pregnancy wit...
  • Truvia: Dangerous Natural Sweetener?

    Jun 25, 2014 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger explains why Truvia might not be as safe as you think and shares info on foods that are banned in other countries but still allowed in the U.S.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she discusses what's happening in the world of natural health.Emerging Evidence Suggest Truvia May Be DangerousWhile Truvia has been marketed as a safe natural alternative to artificial sweeteners, emerging evidence suggests that may not actually be the case.If that isn't interesting enough, some of this evidence comes from a sixth grader named Simon D. Kaschock-Marenda. He's currently in ninth grade, but his sixth-grade science...
  • Simple Solutions to Defeat Dust in Your Home

    Jun 25, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that dust is the #1 cause of allergies in your home? Learn how to defeat it.Did you know that dust is the #1 cause of allergies in your home?In fact, 20 million Americans have an allergy to dust mites.Symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, itchy skin or rashes, congestion... all of which are especially noticeable when you wake up in the morning. If you're not sure if your symptoms indicate a true allergy, you can get a simple test at your doctor's office. It may be a relief to find out, because now you can do something about it.While dust mites don't carry any sort of disease, they can still wreak havoc on your health. It's estimated that there can be a...
  • Turn a Burden Into a Blessing

    Jun 25, 2014 | 10 min
    If you've ever been in what seems like a hopeless situation, you may have felt at a complete loss. Is there a way to turn any burden into a blessing?If you've ever been in a burdensome situation, you may have felt helpless and at a complete loss. Is there a way to turn any burden into a blessing?As a young single mother with a very ill son, Zhena Muzyka wasn't sure where to turn.With a ton of hospital bills and no food in the house, she decided that it was time to create something that would provide for both herself and her son for years to come.Little did Zhena know what would result from her efforts.With her gypsy grandmother's legacy, she started a tea company using her knowledge of botan...
  • Stuck? How to Lose Those Last 20 Pounds

    Jun 18, 2014 | 10 min
    What if you could lose up to 20 pounds in just four weeks without having to starve yourself or exercise three hours a day?Losing weight can be a challenge, but what's probably most frustrating is getting stuck on those last five, 10, 20 pounds.How can you jump start your body and finally lose that weight for good?Dr. Ian Smith has a plan, which uses all he knows about strategic dieting in one package... like putting all the best players on the field at once to create a can’t-lose combination.Many of his fans, who he affectionately refers to as his "Shredder Nation," have successfully lost 20 or more pounds in just four weeks. What's even more impressive is that they're keeping the weight off...
  • Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

    Jun 18, 2014 | 10 min
    Parenting is definitely not an exact science. However, one dad seems to have a good handle on raising a good, well-adjusted kid.Parenting is certainly not an exact science. You can take all the classes and read all the books you want, but until you find what really works for you, it can be a challenge.Fortunately, based on some recent research, there are quite a few viable "alternative" ways of parenting that reap some good, well-adjusted kids.Brian Leaf has compiled some of these techniques into his book, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Co-Sleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting. Brian joins Andrea and Lisa to share some insight on what works ...
  • The Anti-Diet with the Fit Bottomed Girls

    Jun 18, 2014 | 10 min
    How many diets have you been on in your life? 10? 50? If you're still struggling with losing weight and feeling healthy, you might want to consider an "anti-diet" instead.How many diets do you think you've been on in your life? Five? 10? 50?Chances are, more failed than worked.If you're still struggling with losing weight, eating right and generally feeling healthy, you might want to consider an "anti-diet" instead.Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead join Andrea and Lisa to share what this anti-diet concept is, and how you can become a Fit Bottomed Girl.For instance, both Jennipher and Erin believe that "diet" is truly a four-letter word.Getting healthy should not be about constantly counti...
  • The Happy Cow: Benefits of Vegan Eating

    Jun 18, 2014 | 10 min
    Vegan eating isn't all about tofu. Some vegan recipes are incredibly rich and delicious.If you're new to the world of vegetarian and vegan eating, you may not completely know the difference between the two.Vegetarians steer clear of flesh-based animal foods, such as beef, chicken, fish, etc. but still consume other animal products such as dairy or eggs.Vegans refrain from eating any sort of animal product.In this segment, Glen Merzer joins Andrea and Lisa to share his path to veganism, staring at age 17, as well as the inspiration behind the Happy Cow website (happycow.net).Glen is extremely passionate about nutrition and explains his take on why dairy is detrimental to your health.
  • Eating On the Run: Healthy Options You Can Prepare in Minutes

    Jun 18, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're constantly on the go, eating right can seem like a challenge. The key is being prepared.It's no secret that the lives of Americans are becoming more and more hectic. Whether you are a busy mom heading off to your kids' activities, or a high-powered business individual in the corporate world, it may seem like you never have any time when it comes to eating right.Breakfast, lunch and dinner may come from a fast food joint, food truck, cafeteria or vending machine. Even if those sources may appear to have "healthy" options, many times those options are filled with sodium, sugar and artificial ingredients.Remember, your daily limit of sodium should be under 1500 mgs a day. Many fast fo...
  • From Beer to Panera Bread: Changes in the Healthy Food Movement

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Since beer isn't currently required to list ingredients, do you really know what you're getting?If you're a beer drinker, you might be more concerned about your "brand' than what's in the bottle. But since beer companies are not required to list ingredients, do you really know what you're getting?If you truly knew, you might decide to switch to a different form of alcohol.Mom blogger and leader of Mamavation, Leah Segedie, is back on Naturally Savvy to share more about what's going on in the beer industry, as well as other hot topics in the world of healthy eating.Label Our Beer!A new petition by Vani Hari, the FoodBabe, asks beer companies Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to label their ingre...
  • Beauty Micro-Beads: Contaminating the Food Supply

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger has it covered. Learn how beauty micro-beads are contaminating the food supply and why you soon might want to skip eating chicken.If it's hot in natural health news, Dr. Ginger is on the case. In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she goes over what's happening in the world of natural health.Micro-Beads Contaminating the Food SupplyIf you've ever used a traditional exfoliating beauty product, you know how wonderful it can make your skin feel... from the heels of your feet to your face.Unfortunately, most of these products use synthetic micro-beads made of plastic to achieve that exfoliating effect.While something so small may seem ...
  • Psychology Behind Fitness Motivation: Lose Weight & Stay Fit for Life

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Do you have trouble staying motivated to work out? Learn three easy tips to get your butt in gear.Do you have trouble staying motivated to work out?It wouldn't be surprising.Even if you have a personal trainer who guides you and motivates you for that hour three times a week, it can still be difficult to stay motivated when you're not with him or her.So, aside from hiring to be with you 24/7, what can you do?It may be as easy as three simple tips.VisualizationSimply by visualizing yourself getting in a good workout, you can boost your results. Accessing a memory from a recent workout (even if it was painful) helps you get and stay motivated.Have FunPeople underestimate the power of fun, espe...
  • Why Air Fresheners Stink

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Air fresheners are marketed with the promise of creating clean, healthy indoor air. This is so far from the truth that it almost could be a crime.Air fresheners have been a staple in homes and offices because they are marketed with the promise of creating clean, healthy indoor air.This is so far from the truth that it almost could be a crime.In fact, air fresheners are extremely toxic and contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, hormonal problems, respiratory problems, asthma and more.What are these chemicals? Phthalates are big offenders, as is formaldehyde. Unfortunately, identifying these harmful ingredients is not so easy.Recent studies have discovered dozens of ...
  • Summer Skin Safety: Get the 411 on Sunscreens

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    With the recent revelation of harmful ingredients in sunscreen products, how can you find a safe one that will work for you?Summer is such a fun time to be outside... at the beach, participating in sports activities, hiking, biking, running, or just grilling outdoors on a Sunday afternoon.The tricky part about all of that, however, is the exposure you're getting to the sun.You should actually use sunscreen all year round to protect your skin from the sun's rays, but it is especially important to be mindful during the summer months.Why is sunscreen so essential?Sunscreen protects you from the UVA and UVB rays emanating from the sun. UVA rays cause wrinkles and brown spots while UVB rays are w...
  • Food Democracy Now: Advocating for the Healthy Consumer

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    You may not think of food and the food supply as a political issue, but it truly is.You may not think of food and the food supply as a political issue, but it truly is.Think about it... there are elected officials who are making important decisions about agricultural policy. Unfortunately, many of those officials are making poor decisions when it comes to the safety of the food supply and the American public.Lisa Stokke knows this all too well. She began to see what was coming down the pike politically when she and her partner worked with the initial Obama Presidential campaign in Iowa.And while Lisa didn't get the Secretary of Agriculture she necessarily wanted, she and her team knew they h...
  • Delving Into the American Food Supply: From Jell-O to Subway

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    One of the many food staples of childhood is Jell-O. But when you dig a little deeper into the ingredients, what you find will surprise and disgust you.One of the many food staples of childhood is Jell-O. It's something that everyone feeds their kids when they are sick, but it's also a "fun" snack according to all the marketing tactics. And why not? It tastes good... basically because its comprised of all sugar.Unfortunately, when you dig a little deeper into the ingredients as Vani Hari did, what you find would surprise and disgust you.Jell-O also contains artificial food dyes. These dyes have been proven to cause hyperactivity and attention deficits in kids. In fact, labels in other countr...
  • Nutrition 101: Eating for Optimal Health

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    Proper nutrition is essential for living a long, healthy life. What foods should you be getting the most of?In this day and age, people are learning so much more about the benefits of proper nutrition... not just for losing weight, but also for warding off disease and just achieving optimal health.Most chronic diseases are not reversible, so prevention is key. Nutrition plays a huge part in that prevention.Special guest, Steven Villagomez, heads up the exercise and nutrition section of the ComiteMD program, and in this segment he joins Andrea and Lisa to share some of the basics of proper nutrition.For instance, at the ComiteMD center, they recommend a high-protein diet. Protein not only hel...
  • Dishing the Dirt on Clean: Toxic Laundry Secrets

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    Commercials have a way of making toxic chemicals look safe and healthy. But nothing could be further from the truth.Commercials have a way of making toxic chemicals look good and healthy. If you've ever seen an advertisement with crisp white sheets blowing in the wind, birds singing and a beautiful woman tending to her garden, you know the impact.Unfortunately, none of those toxic products are even close to healthy.Lisa and Ron Beres are experts in the world of such products, and in this segment, they join Andrea and Lisa to share the top six dirtiest secrets lurking in your laundry. This is especially important because most of what you're laundering is sheets and clothing... to which your ...
  • DIY Beauty Tips with Ingredients Found Right In Your Kitchen

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    You don't have to spend a ton on expensive skin care products to get great results.You don't have to head to the beauty counter and spend a ton on expensive skin care products.And, actually, you shouldn't given some of the dangerous ingredients found in those products.You can actually get many of the same benefits (or even better benefits) from making your own beauty and skin care solutions right in the comfort of your own home.Many of the foods and other ingredients in your kitchen cupboards can be used to create natural skin care options.As always, beauty expert David Pollack has some great ideas to get your started. He joins Andrea and Lisa to share some easy tips.For instance, you can re...
  • Great Snack Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

    May 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Kids and snacks seem to just go together. How can you get your kids to ditch the cookies and candy and eat healthy snacks instead?Kids and snacks just seem to go together. Unfortunately, the word "snack" is often associated with unhealthy options such as chips, candy or cookies.Since the 1970s, Americans have added one more snack to their day, adding up to an estimated 400 calories per day just in snacking.If you're going to snack, or let your kids snack, it's time to replace the junk food with healthier options. You don't have to sacrifice that tasty flavor; the key is to make your snacks with real foods.Lisa Cain, PhD, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some ideas for healthy snack options tha...
  • March Against Monsanto: Join in the Effort to Banish GMOs

    May 21, 2014 | 10 min
    A recent worldwide effort called the March Against Monsanto is calling into question the dangerous effects of GMOs.GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have gotten a lot of attention recently.In fact there is a worldwide effort called the "March Against Monsanto," a global call to action to inform the public what GMOs are and calling into question their negative health effects.What exactly are GMOs?Basically, creating a genetically modified organism involves taking things not naturally found in nature and crossing them with other elements. One key example is Monsanto's Round-Up Ready Soybeans. Some experts refer to these organisms as "Franken Foods."What's alarming is that no studies hav...
  • EFT: Stress Less, Weigh Less & Love More

    May 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Tapping (EFT) has grown in popularity over the past few years to reduce anxiety. But did you know it can help with weight loss as well?EFT, also known as "tapping," has grown in popularity over the past few years.Jessica Ortner, an EFT expert, explains tapping as "acupressure without the needles," and involves tapping lightly on various meridian points. One of the things you can use tapping for is anxiety. When you suffer from anxiety, you feel it in your entire body. The tapping sends a message to your brain to "relax" and let that anxiety go.Tapping can also be used for relieving headaches, and even aiding in weight loss.In fact, the inspiration for Jessica's book, The Tapping Solution for...
  • Celiac: Living with an Invisible Disease

    May 21, 2014 | 10 min
    The symptoms of celiac disease can be wide and varied, which makes it such a difficult disease to properly diagnose and treat.The symptoms of celiac disease can be wide and varied, which makes it such a difficult disease to properly diagnose and treat. And, unfortunately, may doctors are still not taking the disease seriously, or not educated in what to look out for or how to address the problem. As unbelievable as it is, some doctors still treating it as a "fad."As you can imagine, this puts individuals suffering from the disease in a terrible place.So, what can you do if you suspect you have celiac but your doctor refuses to listen to you?First and foremost, change doctors. You also need t...
  • Serious Consequences of Celiac Disease

    May 21, 2014 | 10 min
    From the lack of support of friends and family to battling the gluten-free "fad," actress Jennifer Esposito has learned invaluable lessons about her battle with celiac disease.Celiac disease is a truly debilitating disease. Actress Jennifer Esposito knows this all too well.After suffering for years with celiac, she has finally achieved some healing and relief. But it was a long, arduous journey along the way... from the lack of support of friends and family to battling the gluten-free "fad," Jennifer has learned invaluable lessons.In this segment, she shares her struggles with celiac, as well as key points from her book, Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease -- What Doctors Don’t Te...
  • Loose Skin and More: What to Expect After Massive Weight Loss

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Losing weight can feel like a huge accomplishment. But there are certain elements of drastic weight loss that aren't so fun.When Brooke Birmingham sent her "after" picture to Shape magazine after losing 172 pounds, she didn't expect them to respond asking her to put on a t-shirt. Losing weight -- especially a massive amount like Brooke did -- can feel like a huge accomplishment. And it should... you have dedicated yourself to shedding those pounds and getting healthier.But some elements of drastic weight loss that aren't so fun.The loose skin that often results can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even "painful" while working out.The problem is that all these television shows and magazines t...
  • Dangerously High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Everyday Products

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Even if a food is certified organic, it can still contain dangerously high levels of heavy metals. Which products should you avoid?You try to buy as many organic products as you can, and think that you're really doing well in terms of your health.But did you know that some of those organic foods can still contain dangerously high levels of heavy metals?A recent analysis of a variety of food and supplement products revealed extremely high levels of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and tungsten.This is alarming, especially considering such high levels can cause mental fogginess and dementia, a weakened immune system, and general malaise.What's even more disturbing is that the levels detected...
  • The Ins and Outs of Paleo Cooking

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Whether you suffer from celiac disease or just feel tired and sluggish when eating grains, Paleo might be your answer.When Elana Amsterdam was diagnosed with celiac disease, she turned to a gluten-free diet.Unfortunately, she wasn't getting the results she had hoped for and still suffered some of the effects of the disease. So, she tried going grain-free.It made all the difference.Now, after experimenting with different ingredients and recipes, she has found a way of eating and living that makes her feel the best she's ever felt.Even if you don't suffer from something like celiac, grains can still make you tired and sluggish. Remember, going "Paleo" doesn't mean that you sit around eating me...
  • 5 Things in Your Home that Are Making You Sick

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Everything from toxic cleaning products to poor indoor air quality can be making you and your family sick.Did you know that one of the top five environmental risks in the U.S. is poor indoor air quality?This is especially crucial now, just after winter when your house has been closed off from the fresh outside air. It's time to let your home breathe: open your doors and windows to let fresh air in. Also, it's important to check your furnace filter and change it once every season to make sure you're not recirculating dangerous toxins throughout your home.Another culprit that could possibly be making you sick? Toxic cleaning products, from dusting sprays to toilet cleaners. Look for green prod...
  • It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    The Mediterranean diet has proven health benefits; the Greek way of living is one crucial part of that.Both of Debbie Matenopoulos's parents immigrated to the United States from Greece and instilled in Debbie the concept of philoxenia, a passion for bringing friends, family, and even strangers together over the dinner table for meals made with love.Debbie took this concept and created her cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes.In this segment, Debbie shares the journey of composing the book, as well the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.She also discusses some of the inspiration behind the book, including her father's...
  • Spring & Summer Superfoods

    May 7, 2014 | 10 min
    Looking to banish that winter bloat? Learn the top Spring and Summer super foods to get you on your way to a flatter tummy.The winter weather is finally behind us... but what about that winter bloat you might still be carrying around?Super foods -- particularly vegetables -- are great for flushing out your system, flattening your stomach and just making you feel "lighter" overall.But the benefits don't stop there.For instance, lycopene, which is found in red and orange veggies like tomatoes, acts as a natural sunblock to protect your skin from the sun.Red bell peppers contain specific phytonutrients that protect your eyes from macular degeneration (which is the leading cause of blindness).Av...
  • Good vs. Bad Stress

    May 7, 2014 | 10 min
    When you hear the word "stress" you may immediately think negative thoughts. But there is actually such a thing as good stress.When you hear the word "stress" you may immediately get a negative reaction.But there is actually such a thing as good stress.You need stress to live, and your body is chemically designed to deal with stress. In fact, if you approach stress the right way, you can make yourself stronger and smarter and potentially extend your life.The key is in your reaction to the stressors around you and your recovery. If you don't recover correctly, that's when the bad stress comes in (chemically, physically and mentally).So, what are some of the secrets for having good stress win ...
  • Tapping Into Your Self-Confidence

    May 7, 2014 | 10 min
    It's not egotistical to believe in yourself and your abilities, even though you may have been taught that from a young age.Have you ever heard yourself say, "I don't want to brag, but..."People often get nervous about asserting confidence in their abilities, because from a very young age we are conditioned to think that's egotistical or pompous. It's OK if you're really good at something, but many people are taught that it's self-centered to think you can be great at something.Here's the thing... It's not egotistical to believe in yourself.You can -- and should -- own your greatness. Now, since you've been conditioned to think this way from birth, it may not be easy to make the switch. That'...
  • Toxic Toys: Dangerous Chemicals Found in Toys-R-Us Products

    May 7, 2014 | 10 min
    You may becoming more aware of your exposure to toxic chemicals; but what about the products to which your kids are exposed?You may becoming more aware of all the toxic chemicals you're exposed to on a daily basis, whether those chemicals are in your food, your make-up or skincare products, or the cleaning products you use.But what about the toxins that are products to which your kids are exposed?Many retailers sell edible and cosmetic toy products that include harmful ingredients. Specifically, the Toys-R-Us "TM" brand contains some of the worst ingredients in the cosmetic toy market.These ingredients include known cancer-causing chemicals, such as parabens, fragrances and artificial colors...
  • The Myths of Chiropractic Care

    May 7, 2014 | 10 min
    Regardless of your specific opinion on chiropractic care, there are some big myths out there that are simply not true.It seems everyone has an opinion about chiropractic care... either you think it's really great, or you think it's not really helpful at all.Regardless of your specific opinion, there are some big myths out there about chiropractic care and chiropractors themselves.In this segment, Dr. Jessica Allison joins Andrea and Lisa to bust some of those myths, and explain the many benefits of chiropractic.Myths of Chiropractic CareMyth #1: Chiropractors are not "real" doctors. This is simply not true. Due to their level of education and scope of practice, chiropractors truly are doctor...
  • 9 Steps of Radical Remission

    Apr 30, 2014 | 10 min
    There are over 1,000 published cases of radical remission and for every published case of radical remission, 100 cases are unnoticed. Kelly Turner, PhD, a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology, gives the reader the results of her research on over a thousand cases of Radical Remission, people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease. The results of this study, which focused on 75 factors include astounding insights of the nine key factors that Dr. Turner found among nearly every Radical Remission survivor. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, following these nine steps can change your ...
  • What’s Hot In Natural Health News?

    Apr 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you been following the MERS-CoV and e-cigarette news? There’s been a lot of discussion in the news lately about MERS-CoV. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus is an infectious disease with no known cure that has sickened at least 339 people in Saudi Arabia alone. Is MERS the same as SARS? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MERS-CoV is not the same as SARS. MERS-CoV is most similar to coronaviruses that are found in bats. The CDC is also still learning about MERs-CoV. Another hot topic in the health world is the worry that e-cigarettes are causing teenagers to become addicted to nicotine and use e-cigarettes as a gateway. E-cigarettes, a battery operated...
  • Why You Should Be Juicing

    Apr 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Are you aware of all the health benefits that juicing provides? You may be a little late hoping on the juice bandwagon, but it’s never too late to start. Why should you be juicing? It’s recommended that you have five servings of veggies and at least two servings of fruit. However, if you’re like most people you’re constantly on the go, juggling multiple tasks and eating for convenience instead of eating for fuel. This means your food pyramid is compromised and you’re missing the essentials your body needs to keep you healthy. Juicing can help bring that balance back into your life. What’s the difference between using your juicer at home and fresh cold pressed juice you can buy at health food...
  • How to Build Collagen Naturally to Achieve Beautiful Skin

    Apr 30, 2014 | 10 min
    As you age, collagen slowly breaks down and your skin’s ability to replace the lost collagen diminishes, leading you to have wrinkles. Collagen is a protein that serves as a key structural component of connective tissue in your skin, bones and ligaments. This protein is responsible for keeping your nails, teeth, hair and skin strong. The outer layer of your skin, the dermis contains large amounts of collagen. As you age, collagen slowly breaks down and your skin’s ability to replace the lost collagen diminishes, leading you to have wrinkles. Have you heard of active collagen? Active collagen contains a marine ingredient composed of collagen and elastin polypeptides and has the same ratio of ...
  • Ease Anxiety Through Nature

    Apr 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Spending time in nature helps calm down your anxiety as it takes you out of your anxious mind and reconnects you to your physical presence. At some point in your life, you probably have had feelings of anxiety. It’s a normal feeling, but when your life is consumed of fear, nervousness, uneasiness and worry, it’s easy to lose your mind. Have you thought about taking a walk outside? Spending time in nature helps calm down your anxiety as it takes you out of your anxious mind and reconnects you to your physical presence. Through nature, you learn that you are not alone, although anxious feelings make you think you are. If you live in an area where six months out of the year has cold, harsh weat...