RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

  • Cooking with Coconut Oil: A Healthy Choice

    Apr 09, 2014 | 10 min
    Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer for your skin and hair; but the benefits of cooking with coconut oil are just as healthy.Many people have learned to use coconut oil for external benefits, including as an effective natural hair conditioner or skin moisturizer. But the benefits of cooking with coconut oil are just as healthy.For instance, coconut oil is full of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are healthy fats that are easily digested, absorbed, and put to use nourishing the body. Coconut oil has also been shown to boost immune function and help control blood sugar. It acts as an antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory agent.Another benefit of cooking with coconut o...
  • Calm, Cool & Collected: Solutions to Organize Your Life

    Apr 02, 2014 | 10 min
    With all the daily distractions, it's not easy to stay calm, cool and collected. How can you stay centered and organized throughout your day?With distractions from jobs, aging parents, children, finances, etc., it's not always easy to feel calm, cool and collected.So, how can you make sure you stay centered and organized throughout your day?In this segment of Naturally Savvy, special guest and author, Jennifer Louden, joins Andrea to explain how she defines "organization" in her life, as well as simple ways you can keep on an even keel despite all of life's hiccups.One of Jennifer's key messages is actively choosing to center yourself for just a few moments when you're most stressed througho...
  • 5 Popular Foods You Are Fooled into Thinking Are Healthy

    Apr 02, 2014 | 10 min
    Sports drinks, store-bought smoothies and Watermelon Oreos... what do they all have in common?It's not easy to make healthy food choices to begin with... but what makes it even more difficult is when food companies use marketing techniques and tactics to make you think their foods are healthy, when in fact they are quite the opposite.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger goes over some popular foods that people generally think are healthy, but actually can be detrimental to your health.Processed Soy products. Fermented soy products like miso and tempeh are the healthy soy products, unlike the chemically processed soy products that line the shelves of many grocery sto...
  • Using Paleo and Functional Medicine to Beat Multiple Sclerosis

    Apr 02, 2014 | 10 min
    Typically, a diagnosis of MS means a future of pain and suffering. Dr. Terry Wahls has proved that doesn't have to be the case.Over 2.1 million people are living with multiple sclerosis, or MS.Dr. Terry Wahls is one of them.The difference between Dr. Wahls and others who might be suffering, however, is that she did not accept her diagnosis as a death sentence.Quickly after her diagnosis, she was facing the possibility of becoming bedridden. She began to do research and came up with a nutrient-dense diet designed specifically for brain cells and mitochondria. She implemented this diet along with various other techniques.Within three months, Dr. Wahls could walk with a cane. Within six months ...
  • Don't Get Tricked by Marketing When it Comes to Your Health

    Apr 02, 2014 | 10 min
    From grocery stores to ice cream shops, learn the many ways food companies are purposely misleading you, the consumer.When you go to the grocery store, your probably don't think about all the marketing tactics that are being utilized by companies to get you to buy their product over another.Oftentimes, these tactics are extremely misleading; companies actually try to trick you, the consumer, into buying their products. And, even worse, the techniques used today are very subtle and tricky; so much so that you may not even know you're being misled.In fact, food manufacturers spend billions of dollars annually to market their processed and unhealthy foods to the public, and purposely try to con...
  • Admitting You Were Wrong: The Art of the Apology

    Mar 26, 2014 | 10 min
    To err is human. Learn the art of apologizing when you make a mistake.Do you find yourself apologizing too often, or perhaps you are stubborn and do not feel you need to apologize at all?Interfaith minister and author, Lauren Bloom joins Andrea and Lisa to help dissect the art of apologizing. Her new book, Art of the Apology breaks down how, when and why you should give and accept an apology.To err is human of course, and often times a mistake can be made. The ramifications of your mistakes can sometimes lead to bad things such as; blemishing your reputation, legal troubles, relationship issues, problems at work and more.It's how you handle these mistakes that truly counts.Covering up a mist...
  • Are Your Prescription Medications Depleting Essential Nutrients?

    Mar 26, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're taking certain OTC or prescription medications, you may be depleting key nutrients needed for optimal health.Are your over-the-counter and prescription medications depleting you of key nutrients? The answer is yes.On this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she dives into the scary reality that many OTC medications you may be taking are actually depleting you of essential nutrients. Statins (cholesterol medications) are especially bad. CoQ10 is a key nutrient for cellular respiration. Statin drugs deplete this nutrient from your body, which often result in muscle fatigue and pain over time.Anti-inflammatory drugs can be depleting your body of essential nutrients such as sel...
  • New Study Links Autism to Environmental Toxins and Pollution

    Mar 26, 2014 | 10 min
    From autism to the banning of GMOs, Leah Segedie has the latest on breaking natural health news.What's new in natural health news? Andrea and Lisa welcome back special guest, Leah Segedie, mom blogger and health advocate, to discuss the very latest in the world of healthy living.Autism linked to air pollution. A recent study that's been getting some buzz indicates that environmental toxins plays a role in autism. Now, it's not definitive that pollution is a direct cause, but it IS linked. The more a child is exposed to these toxins, the greater the chance they will suffer from this developmental disease.A related topic surrounds the concept of obesogens. Obesogens are endocrine disruptors --...
  • Benefits of Stand Up and Treadmill Desks

    Mar 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Sitting is bad for your health. Andrea and Lisa discuss the health benefits of treadmill and stand up desks.Sitting at a desk all day long can be bad for your health. Not only can it make your butt bigger, but it can lead to neck, back and leg problems and even shorten your lifespan!Andrea and Lisa recently purchased a stand up desk and treadmill desk respectively and talk about some of the health benefits they have found since making the switch.Some of the benefits include; maintained weight loss, better posture, firmer butt and legs.If you are curious about or have considered buying a stand up or treadmill desk, then this is a must listen.
  • Collagen Supplements for Skincare, Joint & Bone Health

    Mar 26, 2014 | 9 min
    Both men and women can benefit from the use of collagen. Benefits include; skincare, joints, bone health and more.Collagen is a protein that gives your tissue structure and has positive benefits on your skin, bone and joints.After the age of 25, collagen production slows in the body and signs of aging begin to appear. Collagen can help strengthen the connective tissue of your tendons and ligaments and can help in injury recovery and prevention. Check out the research findings on collagen here.Both men and women can benefit from the use of collagen. Women primarily use collagen for their skin, hair and nails. Men use collagen to help offset male pattern baldness, while those weekend warriors ...
  • The Many Uses of Aloe Vera

    Mar 19, 2014 | 10 min
    You might think that aloe vera is only good for skin burns, but there are so many more practical uses -- even for the inside of your body.You might think that aloe vera is only good for skin burns, but there are so many more practical uses -- even for the inside of your body. In fact, you can actually drink aloe vera to improve immune function, heal the lining of your intestinal tract (and also help address acid reflux), balance blood sugar, improve the level of antioxidants in your blood, and so much more.It may also improve the absorption of certain vitamins within your bloodstream. It is safe to take on a daily basis, as long as you find a good, organic, preservative-free variety. Join gu...
  • The Ins and Outs of Autoimmune Diseases

    Mar 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Over 20 million people have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Might you be one of them and just not know it?Did you know that 20 million people have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? And that 3/4 of them are women?In this edition of Healthy Steps, with Dr. Ginger, the good doctor discusses autoimmune diseases, as well as ways to address the symptoms.What happens with an autoimmune disease (AI) is that the immune system mistakenly attacks and starts destroying healthy body tissue. This can strike anywhere: organ function, blood vessel connective tissue, pancreas and thyroid, skin, red blood cells. The body basically is attacked by itself. Some of the most well-known AI disea...
  • Calling All Women: Be a Health Advocate in Your Community

    Mar 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that common products in your household are actually quite dangerous? Learn how you can make a difference.You probably don't often think about some of the common products you use everyday in your household, from cleaning products and air fresheners to shampoos and other hair care products. But you might want to start paying closer attention to these everyday household helpers, as many of them contain extremely dangerous chemicals.For instance, did you know that the popular salon procedure, the Brazilian Blowout, contains 10% formaldehyde? Or that many feminine care products contain harmful fragrance ingredients?Cassidy Randall is an advocate for Women's Voices to the Earth, a gro...
  • 5 Keys to Making Opportunity Happen

    Mar 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Life coach, Cornell Thomas believes you can make your own opportunities. Learn how.Return guest and life coach, Cornell Thomas believes "Opportunity only knocks...it doesn't open the door, get you out of bed and drag you outside." Wise words.Cornell believes, your actions and hard work make your opportunities in life.Here are 5 helpful tricks to make opportunity knock at your front door:1. Create a goal sheet. Write down your weekly goals. This is a simple act, but it will go a long way in helping you accomplish these goals.2. Motivate yourself. The act of simply writing down your goals is not enough, you must act on them. Motivation is key and only you can truly only motivate yourself. Find...
  • Using Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Looking to tighten, smooth and erase some wrinkles? Learn about the newest and most effective treatments available today.If you're looking to improve the quality of your skin, by tightening, smoothing and erasing wrinkles, you don't have to turn to plastic surgery.Today there are so many non-surgical ways to keep you looking young using skin treatments via lasers and other machines.Pelleve is a popular treatment based on radio frequency waves. The procedure reorganizes and tightens the collagen in your skin, as well as stimulates the production of more collagen. It's a perfect option for the patient who isn't quite ready for surgery. The device emits the radio waves which go right underneath...
  • High Animal Protein Linked to Disease

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    A recent study found that middle aged people who have a diet high in animal protein are more prone to disease.In this edition of Healthy Steps, with Dr. Ginger, the good doctor talks about a recent study in cell metabolisms journal which openly talks about middle aged people who ate a diet high in animal protein's from milk, meat, eggs and cheeses are 4 times more likely to die from diseases, such as, cancer and diabetes.The study was taken over a 20 year period polling 5,300 people near the age of 50. Their protein consumption was approximately 2/3 of their protein intake, similar to that of popular diest such as, paleo, atkins and mediterranean.You may not even realize that the amount of a...
  • Why is There a Higher Rate of Food Allergies Than Ever Before?

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    According to (FARE) Food Allergy Research and Education, every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Why are food allergies on the rise?Food allergies seem to be more common than ever. According to (FARE) Food Allergy Research and Education, every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. That's more than 200,000 emergency room visits annually. Why is it that we have more allergies today than our grandparents ever dealt with? Nutritional educator Doug Ingoldsby discusses America's quiet food allergy phenomenon.Sensitivities have increased because the way we eat has changed. Heavily prepared foods that are microwaved or sit for hou...
  • Small Changes to Improve Everyday Well-Being

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Making one small change a week can lead to significant lifestyle changes that can ultimately lead to a happier, healthier you.Do you want to be healthier and happier?Winnie Abramson, ND and authorjoins Andrea and Lisa to help guide you with small, simple changes you can make everyday to improve your well-being.Lifestyle change is difficult, but if you can make one simple change a week, before you know it you will have made significant lifestyle changes.Winnie urges you to STOP dieting. Health is a long haul approach not a sprint. Quick diets and fads can actually do damage to your body. Nourish your body with food, do not restrict your diet. It is all about moderation and proper nutrition - ...
  • 3 Key Steps to Eliminate Candida

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    You may have Candida overgrowth and not even know it. Are you constantly bloated, exhausted or suffering from brain fog? It could be Candida.Candida is an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Although, yeast is present in your intestinal tract in smaller amounts, it should not be allowed to overgrow. The ideal ratio of yeast in the body is 1 yeast to 1 million good bacteria (acidophilus) and when this number becomes out of balance, health issues can and do arise.Symptoms include; regular bloating and gas - especially after eating at night, joint and muscle pain, recurring yeast infections or jock itch, constant exhaustion and brain fog. If you find yourself becoming forgetful and have sticky not...
  • What is Energy Medicine?

    Mar 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Your body is a human energy field, but you must maintain the right balance to achieve optimal health.Energy medicine stems from the principle that "everything is energy."Even your body is an energy field and is electromagnetic. By using certain techniques, such as Reiki, Tai Chi and accupressure/acupuncture, you can enhance and balance the energy held within your body. This is important because if your energy is unbalanced, you are more susceptible to disease and illness. Whereas if you're energy is in balance, you can speed healing and experience optimal health.There are also techniques to test for food allergies, such as muscle testing. This is actually something you can do yourself, simpl...
  • Cruciferous Vegetables: Nature's Magic

    Mar 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts can boost immunity, fight heart disease and even prevent cancer. Are you getting enough?Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, arugula, and Brussels sprouts are probably things that don't sound necessarily tasty, but they actually can be. What's more important is that they are extremely healthy for you and can boost your immunity, fight cardiovascular disease, help manage blood pressure and even help prevent cancer (specifically breast cancer, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia).In fact, the drug industry cannot match the potency, efficacy and safety of these veggies when ...
  • Bio-Feedback & Behavioral Changes: Turning Attention into Intention

    Mar 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Changing your behavior is not an easy process. But there are a few simple steps you can take to make positive changes in your physical and mental health.Changing your behavior is not an easy process. But there are a few simple steps you can take to make positive changes in your physical and mental health.For instance, when it comes to healthy eating and other healthy behaviors, it's important to have a community of like-minded people around you. Reach out to your friends first, but don't dismiss the effectiveness of the virtual community as well. There are many Facebook pages dedicated to mind-body wellness; get connected with those people and the messages they're sending.What if you have pe...
  • 5 Simple Ways to Grow Younger

    Mar 05, 2014 | 10 min
    If there were five simple things you could do to keep your youth, wouldn't you at least try them?Donna Morin was no stranger to health issues, from asthma and allergies to severe back pain and cervical cancer. She had struggled so long, she simply assumed these issues would be with her forever.Little did she know, most of her conditions were reversible.Today she feels the best she's ever felt in her whole life.How did she do it? By following five simple principles... things that you can do too.1. Read a label. Don't assume that if something is being sold legally that it is safe. There are so many chemicals in today's food products. Check out all the ingredients -- do you recognize them? If n...
  • Kundalini Yoga: Exercises for Empowerment

    Mar 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Kundalini yoga is not just a great physical exercise, but also a way to empower your mental and emotional being.Kundalini yoga, often referred to as the "King" of yogas, can make you feel energized, empowered and radiant. Many exercises in the first series of Kundalini are done seated, in order to connect to the earth. This style of yoga is extremely grounding and can reduce anxiety and bring you to a place of security and confidence. The breathing differs from other yoga styles in that you take very short blasts of breath; a quick inhale and quick exhale... sort of like rapid gunfire with your breath. This type of breathing not only helps to calm the mind, but it also creates a heat within ...
  • It's Never Too Late to Start an Exercise Routine

    Feb 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Making simple changes and starting with a 10 minute daily fitness routine can change your life...no matter what age you start.Is it ever too late to start an exercise routine? Fitness pioneer, Denise Austin would tell you it's never too late!Denise provides some excellent examples of how you can start a fitness regimen at any age, that will stick.Start by finding 10 minutes a day. Wake up ten minutes earlier and take a quick walk or stretch. Eventually, that short period of time will increase and allow you to exercise for up to 30-60 minutes a day. You will hardly even notice the increase once the routine kicks in.Perhaps, you work fulltime and have a family and you feel you are simply too b...
  • Chewing Gum Linked to Health Concerns

    Feb 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger spells out the hazards of chewing gum.Gum is fun to chew and helps keep your breath fresh, but is gum doing you more harm than good? In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger gives you the 411 on gum chewing and the potential health hazards. Gum chewing has been linked to health concerns such as; TMJ (lockjaw), severe migraines, not to mention harmful chemicals.You may actually chew gum as a snack or appetite suppressant. But, quite the opposite is true. Chewing gum actually stimulates the saliva and your body expects food. This can lead to bloating and intestinal issues.Fresh breathe? Perhaps, but many gums contain harmful chemicals or toxins, such as, artifi...
  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Stevia

    Feb 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Natural sweeteners such as Stevia can make a significant impact on your health.Drinking one 12oz sugary drink daily increases your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease by 20-25% and childhood obesity by 50-60%.Stevia, also referred to as sweetleaf or sugarleaf is a natural sweetener, a zero calorie alternative to sugar that may just help reduce these terrifying statistics.CEO of Stevia First, Robert Brooke discusses the benefits of using an all natural sweetener.Stevia does have some general concerns that often arise. One of the main concerns is the bitter aftertaste. The next generation of Stevia sweeteners are already being developed which will significantly reduce or completely eli...
  • 5 Healthy Benefits of Probiotics

    Feb 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Probiotics are good for your digestive system, but that's not all. Learn the 5 healthy benefits of a good probiotic.Probiotics are healthy bacteria which aid in producing digestive enzymes and maintaining a healthy gut. But, they do much more than that.Probiotics expert, Mitch Sirgent, joins Andrea and Lisa to highlight the 5 healthy benefits of this important supplement and why you should make it part of your daily health routine.The body needs bad bacteria as much as good bacteria. Think of it like an ecosystem. Your bodies "ecosystem" needs to remain balanced at all times.Here are 5 key areas where probiotics will help maintain optimal health and wellness:1. Probiotics allow you to digest...
  • Get Your Skin Spring Ready

    Feb 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Get your skin smooth, supple and ready for Spring.Seasons will be changing soon and Spring will be sprung before you know it!With the change in season, you will want to treat your skin differently than you did in the cold weather months.Beauty expert, David Pollock helps you get your skin Spring ready.Exfoliating your body and face are important. You will want to use a gentler bead for your face, such as purifying rice or jojoba beads. With a gentle enough exfoliator you can actually cleanse daily.A good light weight moisturizer helps hydrate that dry winter skin. Be careful to choose a moisturizer with no chemicals. Gel creams are popular and do a great job and can be worn underneath makeup...
  • Botox and Natural Fillers that Help You Stay Youthful

    Feb 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeannie Chung lets you know the lowdown on botox, fillers and maintain a natural, youthful look.Cosmetic procedures have come a long way and there are many non-invasive techniques available these days.The two most common non-surgical procedures performed in a cosmetic practice today are botox and fillers. They are two very different treatments. Botox is a treatment of the muscle and fillers treat wrinkles.Botox is made from bacteria, similar to Penicillin and is injected into the muscle which cause the muscle to relax and cause the lines to soften significantly.Cosmetic fillers, often made from Hyaluronic Acid (a natural substance found in y...
  • Detoxification: Give Your Liver a Break

    Feb 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Your Liver is your major detoxification organ. But, do you ever give it a break? Renowned detox expert, Dr. Sara provides useful info on cleansing your body of harmful toxins.Your Liver is your major detoxification organ.There are many detox programs out there, but do you know which ones work or which are all hype?Leading detox expert, Dr. Sara provides some clarity on the whole concept of detoxing and cleansing and allows you to give your liver a badly needed break.Your body is overwhelmed with chemicals. We are surrounded by them. They are in the foods you eat and in the products you use on a daily basis and in our environment. So it is important to cleanse your body from time to time.It i...
  • Top 3 Breastfeeding Challenges and Solutions

    Feb 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Breast is Best! World renowned breastfeeding expert, Sara Chana Silverstein joins in to offer solution to common breastfeeding challenges.Do you or someone you know have a newborn or infant? Have you had challenges breastfeeding your baby?Well, as we like to say here at Naturally Savvy, Breast is Best! But, we do understand that there can be challenges when breastfeeding your baby. So, we have invited world renowned breastfeeding expert, Sara Chana Silverstein on the show to offer solutions to the top 3 challenges.1. Bubble Palate is a high palate in the babies mouth that can cause scraping and irritation of the nipple. This requires time and patience, and seeking outside help to analyze the...
  • One Woman's Mission to EmpowHER

    Feb 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Founder and CEO of EmpowHER.com shares her inspiring story and urges you to become your own health advocate.Have you ever found yourself looking for health information and feeling lost, confused and alone? You are not alone.Learn the inspiring story of founder and CEO of EmpowHER.com, Michelle King Robson.As Michelle likes to put it, "she got sick, she got well, she got mad and then she started a company!"After a complete hysterectomy, Michelle became very ill due to the side effects of hormonal changes after removing her ovaries, which led to a full year of her being bed ridden.Her exhaustive searches online led to dead ends everywhere when it came to viable health information for women. Af...
  • Healthy Superfood Seeds That Should be Part of Your Diet

    Feb 05, 2014 | 10 min
    In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger explains the health benefits of chia, flax and black seeds.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger talks with Andrea about healthy seeds that should be a part of your regular diet; including, flax seeds, chia seeds and black seeds.Flax seeds are high in omega-3s (especially the brown and golden variety) and are also good for improved bowel function, as they are high in fiber. They should be grinded for best benefit, because the healthy oils and nutrients are then released.You should use flax seeds on your food throughout the week. One to two tablespoons of ground flax seed several times a week can help impr...
  • Natural Feminine Care for “Down There”

    Feb 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Do you know what is in your feminine hygiene products? You may be making yourself sick and not even know it.Naturally Savvy is very passionate about the chemicals found in personal care products for women. In fact there is an active petition asking Procter & Gamble to disclose the ingredients of their tampons and pads.Founder of Healthyhoohoo, Stacy Lyon joins the conversation on the importance of natural feminine hygiene.Many companies use chemicals in their products, including parabens, which can lead to cancer.Whether you refer to your privates as your vagina, "down there" or hoohoo, you should be very concerned that your feminine hygiene products are free and clear of harmful chemicals.C...
  • The Preventative Health Benefits of Tea

    Feb 05, 2014 | 10 min
    There are studies that show tea can help you lose weight, fight cancer and help you stay heart healthy.Doris Day's Tea for Two made the beverage more popular than ever in the 1950's...but, did you know that tea has been around for thousands of years?In fact, this aromatic beverage has some very preventative health benefits. That's right. You are drinking the brew of a vegetable.There are many types of tea; green, oolog, black to name a few. Each has it's own antioxidant levels but have some very viable healthy properties.There are studies that show tea can help you lose weight, fight cancer and help you stay heart healthy.Cindi Bigelow, an expert in tea joins Andrea to explain everything tea...
  • The Benefits of Adding Probiotics to Your Daily Routine

    Feb 05, 2014 | 10 min
    Is your gut as healthy as it should be? Perhaps not. Mitch Sirgent talks about the importance of Probiotics for a healthy digestive system.There are two major reasons that you could age quickly and die earlier than you should.1. Lack of minerals2. Lack of proper digestionExpert on probiotics, Mitch Sirgent joins Andrea to talk about the importance of probiotics and how they affect digestion.Probiotics are healthy bacteria which help keep you alive, they help produce digestive enzymes and help maintain a healthy gut.You are subjetced to "bad" bacteria everyday. These bacteria are all around you, in the food you eat, the water you drink and they search out a nice, warm nutrient rich environmen...
  • Do You Suffer From Digital Eye Strain?

    Jan 29, 2014 | 10 min
    In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," the good doctor takes a look at what may be causing a major strain on your eyes.Have you noticed that your vision may not be quite what it used to? Are you straining to read those texts on your iPhone?Do not blame it on aging, you may be suffering from digital eyestrain or computer vision syndrome?In this age of digital devices (ie. TVs, computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones) chances are that you are subjected to one or more of these devices much of your day. Statistics show that approx. 60% of adults are spending over 6 hours looking at some sort of screen.Symptoms may include; Red, burning, dry, scratchy eyes Blurred vision Issues f...
  • Will Concussions Kill Contact Sports?

    Jan 29, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you ever had a concussion, do you know what to look for or how to treat one? The Brain Doctor, Dr. Kerasidis will help guide you through all things concussion.A concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury that may occur when the head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. It can affect how the brain works for a while. A concussion can lead to a bad headache, changes in alertness, or loss of consciousness.Perhaps you play a contact sport or maybe you have children that do? Even if you are a fan of contact sports, concussions are becoming a very serious problem.Many professional sports, NFL included are taking the concussion issue very seriously, implementing programs, more...
  • Natural Alternatives to OTC Cold & Flu Medicine

    Jan 29, 2014 | 10 min
    This has been a particularly rough season for cold and flu. Dr. Pescatore helps provide natural solutions to beating the flu.This has been a particularly rough season for cold and flu.Although it may be too late for you to get a flu shot for it to be effective this season, there are plenty of natural remedies available to you.One such remedy is Pysnogenol, which is a French maritime pine bark extract that provides a unique blend of natural and powerful antioxidants.Dr. Fred Pescatore, internationally renowned health and wellness expert and author suggests taking Pysnogenol along with Vitamin C and Zinc for best results and can significantly reduce symptoms by several days.He joins Andrea and...
  • Choosing the Right Water Filtration System

    Jan 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Do you use a water filtration system? Your water could contain chemicals and microorganisms that could make you and your family very ill.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger talks about clean water and water filtration systems, including carbon, reverse osmosis, distillation and zeolite..In certain areas of the world and even the country there are microorganisms that live in your water, as well as, chlorine and other chemicals that are harmful for you to drink.Carbon filters are very popular and can pull out chlorine, mercury and improve odor and taste of water, but they do not eliminate everything.Reverse osmosis machines can pull out fluoride, but will not remove ...
  • Affect Change: Getting Major Companies to Remove Dangerous Chemicals from Products

    Jan 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Some major companies are feeling push-back from consumers to fully disclose ingredients and remove dangerous chemicals from popular everyday products.Did you know that some very well known companies, whose products that you buy at stores every day use dangerous chemicals in some of their products?One such company that has recently felt the consumer push-back and has removed such chemicals from their products is Johnson & Johnson.Some companies are not even required to include ingredients on some of their products, including feminine hygeine products. Do you know what may be in your tampons or pads?Mom blogger and consumer advocate, Leah Segedie joins Andrea and Lisa to help provide options t...
  • Are Your Cereals GMO Verified?

    Jan 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Recently, Cheerios became GMO free and Grape Nuts became GMO verified, meaning that a 3rd party verifies that everything in their product is GMO free. Are the foods you eat non-GMO?GMO's or genetically modified organisms are organisms whose genetic material have been altered using genetic engineering techniques.Many of the foods you eat, including your breakfast cereals have GMO's in them.Recently, Cheerios became GMO free and Grape Nuts became GMO verified, meaning that a 3rd party verifies that everything in their product is GMO free.GMO's include chemicals and food dyes that have been linked to cancer.So why would you allow these chemicals in your body? Perhaps, it's because you no idea. ...
  • How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

    Jan 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Learn tricks to eat healthy while traveling.Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Donsky likes to travel and recently traveled to Mexico for a family vacation.Lisa and Andrea discuss how to stay healthy while traveling, espeically eating healthy when sometimes healthy, organic foods may not be available.Learn tricks to pack snacks and eat natural and healthy while traveling outside the continental U.S. Also, do your research and call ahead to see if the resort or hotel you stay at accommodates any special dietary needs.Also, water safety and purification is key, especially in areas where water is unsafe to drink.
  • Change Your Junk Food Vegan Diet to a Low-Fat Plant Based Diet

    Jan 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Just because you are a Vegan, doesn't mean you are eliminating high-fat junk foods.You may assume that a Vegan diet is automatically a healthy diet...you'd be wrong.Just like any diet, Vegan diets can be full of fat and un-needed calories. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest possible way to eat—but veganism itself doesn’t equate to health.Chef Del Sroufe knows better than anyone.Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller, Better Than Vegan, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss his personal story.Sroufe managed to reach 475 pounds while eating a vegan diet rich in pastries, peanut butter, and potato chips. After converting to a vegan diet with minimal processed foods, ...
  • It's Never Too Late to Change to a Raw Diet

    Jan 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Brad Gruno, founder of Brad's Raw Foods explains how it's never too late to add raw to your diet and make those important and sometimes life-saving changes.Are you looking to make a lifestyle change? It's never too late.Perhaps you want to change your diet and feel healthier and more energetic. One such way to eat healthier is to add a raw diet to your daily nutritional routine.Simply changing your diet, will actually help alleviate the food cravings you are accustom to dealing with. Once the body has been cleansed, you will have more energy and have less cravings because your body will be receiving the proper nutrition it needs.Back in 2006, Brad Gruno, founder of Brad's Raw Foods was the t...
  • Feeling SAD? Ways to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Jan 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Are you depressed, lacking energy, tired all the time? Perhaps you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Learn how you can beat the winter blues.Do you find yourself depressed, tired, just wanting to curl up in a ball and hibernate when winter hits? Are you SAD?Perhaps you have Winter Blues, better known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Although, the name is a bit of a misnomer as SAD can affect you all year long.World-renowned psychiatrist and author of Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder, Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal joins the show to talk about how you can beat those winter doledrums. Including, light therapy.
  • Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    Dec 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Lori Shemek returns to Naturally Savvy with sure fire tricks to help you meet your New Year's resolution this year and every year.About 45% of American's will make a New Year's resolution this year. According to University of Scranton only 8% of those are successfully met.Are you going to be making a resolution this year? What will it be? Lose weight, stop smoking, end an annoying habit perhaps?Do you fear that 2-3 weeks into the new year your resolution will go by the wayside?Never fear! Dr. Lori Shemek returns to Naturally Savvy with sure fire tricks to help you succeed this year and every year, no matter what your resolution.
  • New Year's Resolution: Lose the Soft Drinks!

    Dec 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn just how bad soft drinks are for you and why you should make a resolution to "can" them.Soft drinks and diet soft drinks are incredibly unhealthy for you.One can or bottle of your favorite soft drink can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar. This amount of sugar is enough to make a diabetic cringe. Not to mention, the caffeine, chemicals, and complete lack of nutritional value.Sure they taste good...but, at what cost? Drinking soft drinks regularly can cause cavities, gum disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger explains why your New Year's resolution to be to "kick the can" (of soda that is) permanently.
  • Eat to Live, Do Not Live to Eat

    Dec 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how you can eat healthier delicious foods that allow you to lose weight and keep it off permanently.If you are like most humans, then you probably like to eat.But do you eat for the wrong reasons? Are you as healthy as you could be?The types of food and how much you eat can affect your health negatively, causing chronic illness or worse.Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of Eat to Live, joins Andrea and Lisa to share how you can eat delicious food while losing weight all while keeping the weight off permanently.Don't you want to maintain your good health and live a longer, fuller life?
  • Can You Reverse or Prevent Alzheimer's & Senility?

    Dec 11, 2013 | 10 min
    5.1 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's. But, are your loved ones being misdiagnosed?According the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, its is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have this progressive, degenerative disorder which attacks the brain's nerve cells, causing memory loss and behavioral changes.Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia for people 65 and older.This means the likelihood of you knowing someone suffering from this disease is high.In many cases, your loved ones may not even be properly diagnosed. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum believes that most diagnosis of Alzheimer's are indeed inaccurate and that many of these conditions can be treated naturally. Li...
  • The Gifts You Buy May Include Cancer Causing Ingredients

    Dec 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Did you know that you could be giving the gift of cancer without even knowing it! Learn these toxic ingredients to avoid in the products you could very well be giving as gifts.When you shop, whether it be for food, beauty products or gifts, do you stop and read the product label? Maybe you should.You may very well be giving the gift of Cancer without even knowing it!Beauty expert, David Pollock joins Andrea and Lisa to help guide you through the gift buying Holiday season by avoiding carcinogens and dangerous toxins in the gits you give. These carcinogens include Parabens, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Glycols (Propylene, Butylene, Etc.), Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates (Sodium and Ammonium) and mor...
  • The Benefits of Micro-Greens and Sprouts

    Dec 04, 2013 | 10 min
    On this episode of Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger, the good doctor discusses the true health benefits of micro-greens and sprouts.Did you know that micro-greens and sprouts contain anywhere from 10 to 40 times more nutrients than your most nutritious organic vegetable?The top nutrient dense sprouts include broccoli, pea and sunflower.On this episode of Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger, the good doctor discusses the true health benefits of this under utilized green.Learn how you can grow these micro-greens at home, as well as ways they can be incorporated innto your daily diet.
  • Avoid Decision Fatigue and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

    Dec 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Are you suffering from decision fatigue this Holiday? Jennifer Mielke from Eleven Eleven Wellness Center will teach you how to stay healthy and beat the fatigue.The Holidays are upon us and with all of the late nights, festivities and extra food and libations, it becomes easy for you to forego healthy habits.Wellness coach, Jennifer Mielke from the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center joins Andrea and Lisa to provide an overview on staying well through the un-healthy Holiday temptations, aside from simply exercising. Including such helpful tips as detoxing, taking probiotics and probably most importantly getting proper sleep.Also, avoid decision fatigue. This is something you may never really think...
  • Women Embrace Your Bodies

    Dec 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Fitness expert and internationally renowned mind-body-spirit innovator Jennifer Kries help women embrace their body and feel empowered.Recently, plus size star of Glee, Amber Riley won Dancing with the Stars and looked damn good doing it.It goes to show that no matter what body shape you possess, you can still do amazing things. Embrace your inner beauty and strength and do not let societies' perception or expectations influence you or get you down.For example, recent scandals such as Lululemon founder blaming his customer's fat thighs for making his yoga pants see through or Ambercrombie & Fitch for only wanting certain body types or "cool kids" to wear their clothing is frankly just plain ...
  • Lose Your Blues with Yin Yoga

    Dec 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Yin yoga may be able to combat those daily stresses and help you beat the blues.Yin Yoga is a little known form of yoga. Yin means feminine. It is a slow-paced style where postures are held for long periods of time and allows you to tap into your inner-self.Whether it be Holiday stress or the stresses of everyday life, yin yoga can help you to slow the world down and provide some piece of mind.Fitness and yoga expert, Jennifer Kries explains the health benefits of this slow-paced style of yoga that allows you to combat those blues.
  • No Nonsense Medicine

    Nov 13, 2013 | 10 min
    Forget all the medical mumbo-jumbo. Dr. Partha Nandi shares key strategies for no nonsense medicine.Medicine and health can be very confusing at times. Doctors often speak to you in very technical terms, insurance and medical bills can be extremely confusing and the array of treatment options can be downright dizzying. Fortunately, you can use some key strategies to achieve "no nonsense" medicine.Special guest, Dr. Partha Nandi, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some of these tactics. Most importantly, it's essential to realize that you need to be an advocate for your own health. There’s not only one way to do things. You can effectively combine both Western and Eastern medicine for incredible ...
  • 30 Days to Better Skin

    Nov 13, 2013 | 10 min
    Can you really achieve healthier, more vibrant skin in 30 days or less? Dr. Ginger says YES.Think about how many hundreds (or thousands) of dollars you've spent on skin care products over your lifetime. The creams, scrubs, oils, moisturizers... the list goes on and on.Unfortunately, these often high-priced skin care products are not helping you in the least. In fact, with all the chemicals and toxins they contain, they may actually be harming your skin.So, what's the answer? Dr. Ginger joins Andrea and Lisa to explain that beautiful skin doesn't so much depend what you put on your skin, but rather what you put in your body.For instance, many skin problems can be addressed simply by eating he...
  • 5 Keys to Eating Better

    Nov 13, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn the five simple keys to eating better... you might be surprised at just how easy they really are.If you were told that you could improve your eating -- and your health -- simply by following five simple key strategies, wouldn't you jump on board?Well, here's your chance.Special guest, Jared Koch, joins Andrea and Lisa to share these easy tips for improving your nutrition, and thus your health, immediately.#1: Bio-IndividualityThere is no perfect diet or "right" way to eat for everyone. The foods that are right for your body may be different from that of your significant other. You need to find out which foods work best for YOUR body.#2: Quality overrides quantityAs Jared says, "Don’t c...
  • The Power of Positivity

    Nov 13, 2013 | 10 min
    Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person? Your answer can make all the difference in your life and happiness.Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person? Your answer can make all the difference in your life and happiness.What if you were inches away from reaching a life-long dream, and suddenly the opportunity slipped away? Would you wallow in despair? Or would you pick yourself up and keep pushing forward?In order the be the healthiest, happiest person you can be, you need to do the latter of the two.That's what Cornell Thomas learned at a very young age, and it has changed his life dramatically. After years of hard work and dedication, Cornell was only ...
  • Do You Want Hollywood Muscle?

    Nov 13, 2013 | 10 min
    Can weight training be effective in your quest to lose weight? Or will you just end up looking big and bulky?Many women avoid weight training in exercise regimens because they think it will make them look big and bulky.This could not be further from the truth.Aside from being an effective way to burn fat and increase lean muscle, doing weight-bearing exercises can also help build strong bones and reduce risk of osteoporosis.The key is to do the right type of weight training.Special guest, Eric The Trainer is a Hollywood physique expert with over 20 years experience in celebrity physical transformation. In this segment of Naturally Savvy, he joins Andrea and Lisa to share his secret training ...
  • The Million Calorie March

    Nov 06, 2013 | 10 min
    Obesity is a rising epidemic. But filmmaker, Gary Marino, has been doing something special to cure it.When Gary Marino was a child, he struggled with being overweight. As he grew into an adult, this battle intensified. Finally, upon reaching a dangerous 397 pounds, he decided to do something about it.Enlisting the help of a therapist, a fitness trainer and a whole lot of research, Gary was able to drop 150 pounds over the course of a few years.He also organized a walk from Florida to Boston, and chronicled his adventure in his film, Million Calorie March.Gary continues his quest to overcome the obesity epidemic. In children he works tirelessly for prevention measures and with adults he encou...
  • Do Genetics Determine Your Health?

    Nov 06, 2013 | 10 min
    Is your health pre-determined by your genes? If cancer or heart disease runs in your family, are you destined to develop these conditions as well?Is your health pre-determined by your genes? If cancer or heart disease runs in your family, are you destined to develop these conditions as well?Fortunately, the answer is no.Even by making simple, common sense changes to lifestyle, you can drastically change the path of your own health. These lifestyle changes can include eating clean, non-toxic, non-processed, non-GMO foods; exercising; performing de-stressing activities such as meditation; and limiting your exposure to products that contain toxic chemicals (including lotions and deodorants). In...
  • Healthy Trade-Ups for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Nov 06, 2013 | 10 min
    Thanksgiving dinner often entails rich, fattening foods. What if you could keep the taste, but ramp up the healthiness?Ahhhh, Thanksgiving dinner. For many, this feast is filled with rich, fattening foods.Oftentimes, the holidays give you an excuse to have an "all or nothing" mindset when it comes to the healthiness and quality of food you're consuming. But you don't have to sacrifice quality of food for taste.Certified health coach, Jenny Sansouci, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some healthy alternatives to your traditional Thanksgiving fare.For instance, aim for a free-range, organic turkey. Not only will you be saving yourself from antibiotic and potential GMO exposure, but these birds ta...
  • Regret-Free Holiday Tips

    Nov 06, 2013 | 10 min
    Learning a few easy strategies can have you enjoying your holidays rather than regretting them.The holidays are a time of family, friends, and feasting.Unfortunately, that last part may cause you to have some regrets when you can no longer fit into your skinny jeans.It doesn't have to be that way.Naturopathic Doctor and beauty expert, Dr. Karuna Sabnani, shares some easy strategies that will have you enjoying your holidays rather than regretting them.For instance, she suggests that you start your holiday morning off with some sort of exercise, whether it's a long walk or a yoga session. A walk between your dinner and dessert is also a good idea, and can actually be a nice time for family int...
  • The Benefits of Waking Energy

    Nov 06, 2013 | 10 min
    Wouldn't it be great if there was an antidote to the extreme "burn-out" you're constantly challenged by? There is.In this world of technology, smartphones, email, social media and constantly being "dialed-in," it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose that feeling of connectedness with friends, family and colleagues.Wouldn't it be great if there was an antidote to the extreme distraction, multi-tasking, and consequent "burn-out" and assorted resultant health issues that you are constantly challenged by?There is.According to special guest, Jennifer Kries, the answer is something called waking energy.Kries explains waking energy as a combination of ancient modalities which help increase health and...
  • Using Technology to Manage Your Stress

    Oct 30, 2013 | 10 min
    Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Out of balance? Find out how you can use your heart rate to quickly get back on tract.With the access to the internet and increased educational opportunities people are smarter than ever these days. And yet, we are more anxious, stressed, depressed, reactive and over-medicated than ever. This is a sign that you are out of balance.So, how do you get back IN balance? In this segment of Naturally Savvy, Andrea and Lisa are joined by Deborah Rozman from HeartMath, who shares apps and tools to manage stress and get back in balance. HeartMath is a system of techniques, technology and online programs that provide concise methods for reducing stress and creating a deep...
  • Natural Remedies to Cure Your Insomnia

    Oct 30, 2013 | 10 min
    Insomnia can lead to dangerous health conditions, including diabetes and even cancer. But what if you simply can't sleep?Do you find yourself waking three, four even five times a night? Or do you have trouble falling asleep, and staying asleep? You may be suffering from insomnia.This lack of sleep can lead to dangerous health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, memory problems, depression, increased belly fat, and can even raise your risk of cancer.But what if you simply can't sleep?Dr. Ginger shares some easy tips and tricks for beating your insomnia, as well as why it's so essential for you to be getting proper rest each and every night.
  • Suzanne Somers: Estrogen, Emotions & Perimenopause

    Oct 16, 2013 | 10 min
    On a roller-coaster ride of emotions? Perhaps, feeling bitchy and cranky and fatigued more often than you should?Are you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions? Perhaps, feeling bitchy and cranky and fatigued more often than you should?This could be perimenopause.Perimenopause occur in the years prior to menopause when your hormones are kissing you good-bye. This often can happen to a woman in her 30's and 40's.One of America's most beloved personalities, Suzanne Somers joins Andrea and Lisa to once again tell it like it is. Suzanne hopes to help you improve your health and possibly even your relationships by explaining how you can be proactive when you start to experience hormonal shifts that...
  • Natural Hormone Solutions for Perimenopause with Suzanne Somers

    Oct 16, 2013 | 10 min
    If you are in your 30's or 40's and on a roller-coaster ride of emotions...it could be perimenopause.Are you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions? Perhaps, feeling bitchy and cranky and fatigued more often than you should?This could be perimenopause.Perimenopause occur in the years prior to menopause when your hormones are kissing you good-bye. This often can happen to a woman in their 30's and 40's.One of America's most beloved personalities, Suzanne Somers joins Andrea and Lisa to once again tell it like it. Suzanne hopes to help you improve your health and possibly even your relationships by explaining how you can be proactive when you start to experience hormonal shifts that can wreak ha...
  • Your Subconscious Plays a Role in Your Health & Relationships

    Oct 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how your subconscious mind plays a role in your health & interpersonal relationships.How does your subconscious mind play a role in your health & interpersonal relationships? Dr. Darren Weissman, internationally renowned holistic physician speaker, educator, developer of The LifeLine Technique®, and best-selling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude and Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind joins Andrea and Lisa to help you understand your subconscious mind and the role it plays in your everyday life.
  • Detox Using Zeolite

    Oct 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger talks all about detoxing with Zeolite.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she will discuss detoxing with Zeolite.
  • Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

    Oct 09, 2013 | 4 min
    Jenny Sansouci from the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss intermittent fasting and it's health benefits.Intermittent fasting (IF) is exactly what it sounds like – fasting, periodically, with periods of eating in between. In most versions of IF, you alternate between eating for a certain amount of hours and fasting for a certain amount of hours.Is this healthy for you?Jenny Sansouci from the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the pros and cons.
  • Top Environmental Factors to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

    Oct 09, 2013 | 10 min
    1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk.1 in 8 women will get breast cancer.What impact does the environment have on breast cancer?In this segment of Naturally Savvy, learn some of the top environmental factors that can help prevent breast cancer with the help of women's natural health expert, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS.
  • Suffering From Time Deficit Disorder? Find Time to Unwind

    Oct 09, 2013 | 2 min
    Learn important tips to help avoid chaos of daily life with Naturopathic physician, Dr. Karuna Sabnani.If you are like most people these days, then undoubtedly, you are in a constant state of on-the-go.It is important though for your health and well-being that you learn to de-compress every now and again.Naturopathic physician, Dr. Karuna Sabnani, author of Get Relief From Time Deficit Disorder (TDD) joins the show to help you put down that cell phone and other important tips to remain sane in this chaotic world we live in.
  • Body Image Survival Tips for You and Your Kids

    Oct 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Marci Warhaft-Nadler, a body image advocate helps break down the myths related to body image.Marci Warhaft-Nadler, a body image advocate joins Andrea and Lisa to tear down the dangerous myths related to fitness and beauty and empower kids to appreciate who they are instead of judge who they think they're not.
  • Chlorella: The Green Vitamin

    Oct 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger talks all about Chlorella. Listen in to learn about this amazing superfood.Chlorella is an algae and is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. It is also a superfood.This amazing superfood has health benefits including, detoxing your body.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she will discuss all of the wonderful benefits of Chlorella and how parents should incorporate this healthy algae into your childs diet.
  • Raising Healthy Eaters

    Oct 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Certified nutrition and wellness coach, Courtney Blatt joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss raing a healthy eater. It all starts in the womb.Are you a parent that is struggling with your child's diet?Childhood obesity is a major epidemic in the US...it all starts at home.Certified nutrition and wellness coach, Courtney Blatt joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss raing a healthy eater. It all starts in the womb.There are excellent guidlines, including the 80/20 rule and more that can help you condition your children to enjoy healthy eating.
  • Can Chiropractic Care be the Answer to Your Health Concern?

    Oct 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Fab Mancini, author of Self Healing, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the many benefits of chiropractic care.Have you recently had an accident or a spill? Are you left with discomfort, feeling sore and out of whack?Well, the answer could be chiropractic care.Chiropractic medicine is a complimentary form of health care and focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and general health concerns.Dr. Fab Mancini, author of Self Healing, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the many benefits of chiropractic care.
  • Vegan Protein Options for the Athlete in You

    Oct 02, 2013 | 10 min
    The Blissful Chef, Christy Morgan provides healthy, vegan sources for protein.If you are athletic, work out on a regular basis, then you probably are always looking for new sources of protein.The Blissful Chef, Christy Morgan joins Andrea and Lisa to provide healthy, vegan options for protein. Including protein powders, shakes, macro-biotic meals and more.
  • Preventative Health Care with Raw Cuisine

    Sep 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn the ins and outs of raw cuisine with Natasha Kyssa, author of The Simply Raw Kitchen.Part of being naturally savvy means taking your health into your own hands. One of the best ways to do this is to eat more raw foods. Now, you may think to yourself, "I can only eat so many baby carrots!" But eating raw foods goes far beyond raw fruits and veggies.Special guest and author of The SimplyRaw Kitchen, Natasha Kyssa, shares everything you need to know about raw cuisine, as well as provide you with tips on how to take care of your health and yourself, deliciously.
  • Dr. Ginger's 30-Day Change-Your-Life Nutrition Detox Challenge

    Sep 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Are you ready to take Dr. Ginger's 30-Day Change-Your-Life Nutrition Detox Challenge?You are constantly bombarded by toxins in every direction, from the food you eat to your living and work environments.These toxins can cause joint pain, insomnia, high blood pressure and many, many more health ailments.You can take steps to rid yourself of these life-threatening toxins, but would you even know where to begin?Never fear... Dr. Ginger has the answers.In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," she and Lisa discuss the 30-Day Change Your Life Nutrition Detox Challenge, which will help you jump-start your health and get you on the path to wellness.
  • Mindless Eating: Wrecking Your Health?

    Sep 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Eating in front of the TV, at your desk, or with other distractions may be ruining your health.Do you often eat while sitting in front of the TV, working at your desk or with various other distractions? The answer for most people is a big fat YES.This type of eating is classified as mindless eating. You are too busy focused on other things, that you may not notice how much you're taking in.The opposite, of course, is mindful eating. Mindful eating is about truly experiencing food without other distractions or rushing through your meal in this fast-paced world.In this segment of Naturally Savvy, holistic health coach, Jennifer Mielke, explains why mindful eating is much healthier for you than...
  • The Importance of Self Care: Mind, Body & Soul

    Sep 25, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn what you can do to treat yourself the way you deserve. Get more rest, exercise and live a healthier, happier lifestyle.Do you take proper care of yourself? Many do not.Self care is more than just proper grooming and the occasional massage... it is about taking care of your mind, body and soul.Nationally recognized life mentor, Dr. Cornelia Shipley, shares ways to help motivate you to take care of you entire self. She provides tips for you to treat yourself better, including getting proper rest, exercise and eating healthy.Sounds simple, right? It can be. It's time to be good to yourself.
  • Burn Off that Unwanted Fat...and Keep it Off!

    Sep 25, 2013 | 6 min
    If you or someone you know struggles with losing weight and keeping it off, this segment is for you.Do you struggle with your weight?Perhaps you fluctuate up and down 5-10 pounds, or have lost a significant amount of weight only to gain it all back.Weight issues not only affect your physical health, but they can affect your mental health as well... especially when you feel like you're always fighting those extra pounds.In this segment of Naturally Savvy, Dr. Lori Shemek, author of Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!, shares the proper steps to lose those unwanted pounds and more importantly, maintain that weight loss for life.Learn how to uncover the roadblocks and obstacles in your mind, as well as how ...
  • Seasonal Skin Care Secrets - Fall

    Sep 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn skincare secrets for the Fall and cooler weather.Being naturally savvy means knowing that when the seasons change, your health, wellness and beauty routines may change too. Fall is here - now it's time to change up your skin care routine. Beauty expert and host of Beauty Inside Out, David Pollock joins Andrea and Lisa to provide skin care secrets that will have you looking and feeling your best as the leaves change.
  • How do Your Thoughts Affect Your Health?

    Sep 18, 2013 | 9 min
    Dr. Ginger talks about on this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger."
  • 5 Ways to Curb Your Cravings for Sugar

    Sep 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Sugar contributes to weight gain, pre-diabetes and can take a toll on your overall appearance. Learn how to kick the habit.The sweet stuff is not so sweet when it comes to your health.According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average adult in the United States takes in 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, or a whopping 150 pounds a year, while teens pile in 34 teaspoons a day. Sugar contributes to weight gain, pre-diabetes and can take a toll on your overall appearance. Do you need help kicking your sweet tooth? Kerry Bajij, a Certified Health Coach at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center offers 5 ways to curb your cravings for sugar and kick the habit once and for all.
  • 3 Things Your Man Can Do to Reboot His Competitive Drive - Naturally

    Sep 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Men, have you lost your competitive drive as you have grown older? Learn how to reboot that drive, naturally.It’s no secret that as you age, your strength, speed and energy gradually decrease. As men move into their 40s, 50s and beyond, they seem to lose their energy, and with it, lose their competitive spirit and drive to win. Oh well. It’s all just part of getting old. Not much you can do about it, right?...Wrong! Andrea and Lisa are joined by Gary Kehoe, one of the world’s foremost formulators of functional foods and dietary supplements to talk about 3 things men can do to reboot their competitive drive naturally.
  • 5 Motivational Tips to Becoming Naturally Savvy

    Sep 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Caitlin Boyle, creator of the worldwide phenomenon Operation Beautiful, shares easy tips to get motivated for better health.Do you wish you were more active and led a healthier lifestyle?Recent studies show that over 40% of women say that the reason they aren’t as healthy and fit as they want to be is due to a lack of motivation.Are you one of the 40%?Caitlin Boyle, creator of the worldwide phenomenon and Operation Beautiful books, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss five simple tips that will help motivate you, get your mojo back and most importantly get you proactive about your health.
  • Do You Know the Secret Language of Your Body?

    Sep 11, 2013 | 5 min
    Learn how to consciously address your emotions and switch on your healing potential in your body.Your thoughts and emotions affect your bodies and your health. Learn how to consciously address your emotions and switch on your healing potential in your body and how to communicate with your body and receive its messages.Inna Segal, the creator of Visionary Intuitive Healing® will show you how.
  • Infrared Saunas: Boost Metabolism & Sweat Out Toxins

    Sep 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger explains the many health benefits of infra-red saunas.People everywhere are discovering the benefits of infrared saunas.An infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed by the surface of the skin.Dr. Ginger talks about the benefits of infra-red saunas and how they differ from normal saunas on this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger."
  • Is Functional Medicine Right for You?

    Sep 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn why functional medicine may be right for you.Functional Medicine is a true combination of Chinese Medicine, Western Medicine and scientific research. It focuses on how our genetics, environment and lifestyle all interact with each other. Renowned functional medicine physician Dr. Frank Lipman believes that health is more than merely the absence of disease. It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being.
  • Tapping into Your True Self

    Sep 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to tap into your true authentic self.Have you been truly inspired lately?You are about to be.Internationally renowned holistic physician, Dr. Darren Weissman joins Andrea and Lisa to help you access your authentic self in order to have a fulfilling and meaningful life.Learn about a simple but extraordinarily powerful tool called the See Feel Hear Challenge.
  • Chemicals in Food Can Affect Your Child's Hormones

    Sep 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to limit your family's exposure to additives and chemicals that could be affecting your child's hormone levels.Pesticides, plasticizers and product additives contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that act like synthetic hormones and throw off your body's natural hormonal system. The FDA currently allows six such hormones in your food supply, including estradiol, estriol, testosterone and progesterone – the sex hormones that can accelerate the age at which puberty occurs. Obviously, this affects your children... and not in a positive way.Beth Greer, aka Super Natural Mom, lets you know what can be done to limit both your exposure and your children's exposure to these endocri...
  • 5 Reasons to Kick Your Sugar Habit

    Aug 28, 2013 | 10 min
  • Hybrid, GMO & Heirloom Seeds

    Aug 28, 2013 | 2 min
    In this edition of "Health Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger talks about the difference between hybrid, GMO and heirloom seeds and their health consequences.
  • Building Teen Esteem to Fight Bullying

    Aug 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Do you know a teen that is bullied or a bully? Learn how you can do something about it.Do you know a child or teen that is bullied? Perhaps, you or someone you know IS a bully...Now there is something you can do.Emily-Anne Rigal, teen founder of WeStopHate.org - the national anti-bullying nonprofit endorsed by Lady Gaga - joins Andrea and Lisa to help you build teen esteem through social media and help put an end to bullying once and for all.
  • Why Breastfeeing is the Key to a Happy Child

    Aug 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Fab Mancini, author of Self Healing, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the health benefits of breastfeeding not only for the child...but for mom too.
  • Are Artificial Sweeteners (Like Aspartame) Safe?

    Aug 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Major companies such as Diet Coke use artificial sweeteners...but are they safe?Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners on the market today. Used in products, including popular diet cola brands.Diet Coke is one such company that has actually run ad campaigns defending it's use of artificial sweeteners after they showed a decline in sales due to reports that Aspartame may have health risks.Do you drink diet soda or use artificial sweeteners?Andrea and Lisa are joined by Nutritionist, Chef and Author of Clean Eating for Busy Families Michelle Dudash and discuss just how much at risk you may be.
  • Natural Relief from Perimenopause

    Aug 21, 2013 | 2 min
    Get natural relief from hot flashes, fatigue and other symptoms of perimenopause.Are you aging or do you have an aging mother? Chances are that they may be experiencing perimenopause.Hot flashes, weight gain, fatigue, irregular periods are just some of the symptoms of perimenopause. Learn how you can get relief from women's natural health expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe , MS.
  • Considering Becoming a Raw Vegan?

    Aug 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ginger shares her experiences as a raw vegan and guides you on the right path to getting started.Raw veganism combines both the concepts of veganism and raw foodism.In this edition of "Health Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger will share her personal experiences as a raw vegan and help answer questions you may have, as well as , get you started on the right path.
  • Are You on the Yoga Bandwagon? You Should Be

    Aug 21, 2013 | 10 min
    This hot fitness trend isn't only popular...it's extremely healthy.Yoga is one of the hottest fitness trends in the world.Have you tried yoga? Perhaps, you were a regular yoga enthusiast and have since fallen off the bandwagon?It's time you got back on.Kathryn Budig, one of the most widely recognized and beloved yoga teachers today shares her important reasons why you should incorporate yoga into your fitness routine. She will explain the many health benefits it provides for people of all ages.
  • Skin Care Products: Steer Clear of These 5 Ingredients

    Aug 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn which 5 dangerous ingredients may be lurking in your skincare products.Being naturally savvy not only means watching out for dangerous chemicals in your food, but in all aspects of your life, including your skincare products.Beauty expert and host of Beauty Inside Out, David Pollock will help you navigate through the dangerous chemicals and ingredients in your skincare products, so you can avoid them and stay healthier.
  • Healthy & Delicious Breakfast Options to Start Your Day Right

    Aug 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Delicious and healthy recipe ideas for breakfast lovers or if you are you on-the-go.Do you eat breakfast every morning? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast should not be an option for you.Caitlin Boyle, creator of the worldwide phenomenon and Operation Beautiful books, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss her new book, Healthy Tipping Point. Boyle also shares some of her delicious and healthy breakfast recipes, such as, chocolate french toast casserole and chewy millet granola.Many of these are great if you're on-the-go or in a hurry.
  • Not All Vitamin D are Created Equal

    Aug 14, 2013 | 3 min
    Find out which vitamin D you need and why.Do you get enough vitamin D? Are you getting the right kind of vitamin D?Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two major forms: vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). A December 2010 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered vitamins D2 and D3 are not used by the body in the same way.Find out which vitamin D you need and why.
  • Healthy Bread and Rice Substitutes

    Aug 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn the bread and rice substitutes that can help keep you healthy.Bread and rice are two popular carbohydrate-rich foods that can be unhealthy and even lead to heart disease, especially in women.If you love bread and rice but don't love the carbs, then this show is for you.In this edition of "Health Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger will share her substitutes for bread and rice that can help keep you healthier.
  • Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul

    Aug 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Yoga can be good for healing mind, body and the heart. Find out how you can incorporate yoga into your life, anywhere, anytime.Are you interested in yoga, but maybe are scared to try it?Perhaps, you do not like being in a fitness club with dozens of other people surrounding you.One of the most widely recognized and beloved yoga teachers joins Andrea and Lisa to share her inspiration and love for yoga and how you can incorporate it into your life regardless where you may be.
  • How to Be Gluten-Free on a Budget

    Aug 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Can you afford the high cost of a gluten-free diet? Now you can.Are you gluten-free?Eating gluten-free can be really expensive.Are you on a budget, like most of the country and looking to save money?Author and blogger, Nicole Hunn will help you and your family eat a gluten-free diet on a shoestring, making you and your pocket book happy.
  • Can Your Clothes Actually Impact the Environment?

    Aug 14, 2013 | 10 min
    The clothes you wear may contain toxic additives and could be harming the environment. Learn what you can do.Poor working conditions, minimal environmental regulations and child and slave labor are commonplace in the $1 trillion garment industry. Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled "Fair Trade" or "Organic") contain some pretty toxic additives. Beth Greer, aka Super Natural Mom gives you the skinny on what you need to know when it comes to your clothes.
  • The Effects Methylfolates Have on Your Health

    Aug 07, 2013 | 8 min
    Learn about methylfolate and it's effects on your weight, hormones, metabolism and it's connection to depression.Do you know what methylfolates are?You should. They have major effects on your weight, hormones and metabolism. There are even links to depression.Weight loss, hormone expert and spokesperson Dr. Tammy Post aka Dr. Tammy joins Andrea and Lisa to talk about methylfolates.
  • Natural Solutions for Dental Health

    Aug 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn some great tips for natural dental health that can help make you healthier overall.Healthy mouth, healthy body is the rally cry of major medical organizations. But, are all of the products you use for your teeth and mouth actuaaly good for you?In this edition of health steps with Dr. Ginger, we will cover healthy, natural alternatives for your dental health. Including info on fluoride, flossing and the use of oregano oil on your toothbrush as an antibacterial.
  • Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Academy Award Winner Alan Arkin

    Aug 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Even Academy Award Winners worry about being healthy!Have you ever wondered if your favorite celebrities worry about their health?They do. In fact, just like you they often need to make lifestyle changes in order to be the healthiest they can be.Academy award winning actor, Alan Arkin, is one such celebrity who has made lifetyle changes to live a healthier life both on and off the set.
  • Is Breast Thermography A Useful Tool?

    Aug 07, 2013 | 10 min
    There has been controversy surrounding Breast Thermography, the infrared imaging used to check breast tissue.Breast Thermography uses Digital Infrared Imaging to check the tissues in your breasts.Its basis is that the tissue surrounding pre-cancerous or cancerous tissue is hotter than normal breast tissue.The benefit is of course early detection.But, there is controversy surrounding Breast Thermography. Find out if you are at risk.
  • Actor & Advocate Ed Begley Jr. Provides All Natural and Green Solutions

    Aug 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Environmental activist and well-known actor Ed Begley Jr. provides some solutions for green living and natural options if you're a soda lover.One of the stars of HBO's popular series, Family Tree, actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. joins Andrea and Lisa.Ed and his wife Rachelle are building their dream green home and will talk about ways you can help the environment with simple life changes.Also, a new natural soda line that provides healthy alternatives for soda lovers. Check it out Begley & Bill's 100% All Natural soda.
  • Healthy Communication with Your Pets

    Jul 31, 2013 | 6 min
    Learn how to better communicate with your family's best friend.Pets are truly an extension of your family. They are much more in tune with you and your emotions than you may even know.Do you like to communicate with your pet? Now you can learn to better communicate and get in touch with your furry best friend all while getting more in touch with your inner self.
  • The Unhealthy Truth: Is Our Nation's Food Supply Making us Sick?

    Jul 31, 2013 | 10 min
    Do you know what is in our nation's food supply? You may want to, because it could be making you and your family unhealthy.Other countries have much more strict guidelines when it comes to food additives.There is an alarming decision making process that enables these same additives and ingredients that are banned in other countries into our foods here in the US.Robyn O'Brien, known as "Food's Erin Brockovich" by the New York Times will uncover the unhealthy truth.
  • Eating for Beauty and Health

    Jul 31, 2013 | 10 min
    You are what you eat. Learn how you can change your diet to enhance your outer beauty.You have heard the saying, "You are what you eat."That saying is definitely true.Your diet and what you eat affects you in more than just your weight. Your diet can affect your overall health, as well as, your skin, hair and much more.Author of The Beauty Diet, joins Andrea and Lisa with advice on how you can eat your way to gorgeous!
  • Can Alternative Medicine Help You Heal?

    Jul 31, 2013 | 10 min
    Is Alternative medicine right for you? Learn some of it's healing benefits.Is Alternative medicine right for you?Alternative and holistic approaches to medicine are becoming more widely accepted these days.Many physicians integrate these methods into their practice.Dr. Fab joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the benefits of both alternative and traditional medicine and alternative medicine's power to heal.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Tips and Pointers

    Jul 31, 2013 | 10 min
    Creator of the worldwide phenomenon and book Operation Beautiful joins Andrea and Lisa to share some easy lifestyle tips to help make you healthier.Do you wish you were more active and lead a healthier lifestyle?What's stopping you?Sometime motivation can come from the simplest places. Learn some easy suggestions that may inspire you to get up and make necessary changes in your life.Caitlin Boyle, creator of the worldwide phenomenon and book, Operation Beautiful joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss her new book, Healthy Tipping Point.

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