Naturally Savvy

Naturally Savvy

Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Andrea Donsky, and health expert Lisa Davis, MPH discuss their passion for living a natural, healthy lifestyle. As ambassadors of all things natural, their mission is to share with others ways to become healthier by exploring better nutrition, safer products and greener options... and to help you live your life so you too can become Naturally Savvy!... Show More

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February 23, 2021 20 min
Lisa is joined by health journalist Julie Revelant to talk about how to get more plant-based foods in your family's diet. 

According to a report by Ipsos Retail Performance, in 2019, 9.7 million people had adopted plant-based diets, up from 290,000 in 2004. Although there’s a growing interest in plant-based foods and diets, that doesn’t always mean they’re an easy sell for kids. We can talk about the benefits of eating plant-bas...
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Lisa and Andrea are joined by Jonathan Goldman, M.Ac. to talk about his book The Gift of the Body: A Multi-Dimensional Guide to Energy, Anatomy, Grounded Spirituality and Living Through the HeartEnjoy this rich discussion covering some of what is below.

The work that Goldman does and teaches clears lifelong depression, trauma, fears, anxieties, resentments, shame, self-judgment, relationship dysfunction, scarcity thinking, spiri...

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Lisa is joined by Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D. a licensed clinical psychologist, and author of “Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety” (Macmillan, 2021), Dr. Chloe says that while the pandemic has been a source of stress for everyone, if you are a goal-oriented person, “to-do list” diehard, overachiever, or over-analyzer, you may be experiencing more anxiety than the average person. Even before the term, COVID-19 had entered...

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Lisa is joined by Nathalie Botros, aka the Bon-Vivant Girl!

Nathalie talks with Lisa about her new course Hungry For Happy.

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Here is a partial description of the course:

Do you feel something is missing in your life to make you happy? Do you think you have it all on paper but somehow cannot be happy?  Do you feel lately you have lost all of your confidence and self-lov...

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January 26, 2021 22 min

Lisa is joined by Marc Zimmerman, the creator of Ripped30.  They talk about working out at home and Marc's awesome program Ripped30. 

Marc is a former professional soccer player turned functional fitness and yoga coach who excels in helping athletes and non-athletes get in the best shapes of their lives. Marc's unique approach to fitness requires zero gym time, as his holistic approach to fitness revolves around total body f...

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Lisa is joined by Carol Novello about her moving book, Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too

Carol Novello began rescuing animals at age 5 and hasn't stopped. With a Harvard MBA, she was a senior executive working in high tech, most recently at Intuit, Inc. Today, she is the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley, where she launched Mutual Rescue, a digital global campaign of short films designed ...

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Andrea and Lisa are joined by Liana Werner-Gray who talks about her latest book, Anxiety-Free with Food: Natural, Science-Backed Strategies, to Relieve Stress and Support Your Mental Health

Book description:

Eat your way to calm . . .
If you're feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed, you're not alone. The world may be in turmoil-but inside, we can feel unwavering peace. We can support our mental and physical health by avo...

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Happy New Year!  It's 2021 and we are kicking off the year with the incredible Gary Taubes!

Gary joins Lisa to talk about his latest book, The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating. 

The Case for Keto book description:

After a century of misunderstanding, the differences between diet, weight control, and health, The Case for Keto revolutionizes how we think about healthy ...

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Lisa is joined by Nava Atlas,  the author of many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, most recently Plant-Powered Protein: 125 Recipes for Using Today's Amazing Meat Alternatives which she and Lisa dive into in this episode!  Her other books include 5-Ingredient Vegan, Plant Power, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. Visit her on the web at The Vegan Atlas, https://the...

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Would you like to give a holiday gift that expresses how much you care about the recipient? We thought so! Naturally Savvy came up with a list of healthy gifts from eleven different Santas who have great natural options that cover the spectrum from kids to teens, adults, athletes, couples, families, and more.  Enjoy Andrea and Lisa talking about this awesome healthy holiday gift guide for 2020! 

Find the article here:  https://natur...

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Lisa is joined by Jane Wilkins Michael who talks about little steps to take for better health.

Beauty, Health and wellness expert and lifestyle influencer. Jane is the host of The Jane Wilkens Show on iHeartRadio Talk. She is the author of best-selling books,  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner of Champions, in which she interviewed star athletes in ten major sports about their diet and nutrition habits, and her most recent, Long, Live You...

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Lisa is joined by Chef Dawn Ludwig. Dawn Ludwig has devoted her career to helping people discover the fun, beauty, and delicious taste of natural foods. Dawn  teamed up with her husband, Dr. David Ludwig on his book Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently and the new companion cookbook Always Delicious. She helped translate his science and years of research into comprehensive recipes, me...

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Lisa is joined by Terri Cheney who talks about her latest book, "Modern Madness: An Owner's Manual." 

Book description: Cheney flips mental illness inside out, exposing the visceral story of the struggles, stigma, relationship dilemmas, treatments, and recovery techniques she and others have encountered. Sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing, Modern Madness is the ultimate owner's manual on mental illness, breaking...

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Lisa is joined by Liz Weiss, RD who shares five fresh ways to reduce food waste. 



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Lisa is joined by Jason Wrobel's who talks about his vegan cookbook, Eaternity,  Jason talks about the benefits of a vegan diet, as well as some easy ways you can make veganism easy and delicious.  


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Lisa is joined by Sophie Uliano, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author, who shares that you can eat clean without breaking the bank! 


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Lisa and Andrea are joined by Harvard researcher, Dr. Eric Ding who shares the science behind the health benefits of dark chocolate. Yum!

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Lisa is joined by Erin Macdonald, RDN to explain why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, as well as some ideas from her new book, No Excuses! 50 Ways to ROCK Healthy Breakfast Recipes.


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Lisa is joined by Steven Masley, MD who explains which oils work at which temperatures, as well as why it's dangerous to heat oils to a state of toxicity. 



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Lisa is joined by Kathrin Brunner.  Kathrin teaches a wide variety of DIY skincare classes, and she reports that people are always amazed at how easy it is to whip up their own deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm, skin scrubs, etc. 


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