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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September 23, 2020 19 min

Andrea is joined by CEO of Bigelow Tea, Cindi Bigelow who talks about their new line of Botanicals Cold Water Infusions.  Enhanced waters make drinking water delicious!  Check them out at www.bigelowtea.com 

Before assuming her role as the third generation president and CEO of family-owned Bigelow Tea in 2005, Cindi Bigelow spent 20 years in virtually all areas of the company that her grandmother founded. Cindi is instrumental in ex...

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You may be thinking, "I've done enough baking during COVID to last me the rest of my life!" That is why we wanted to so an encore of this incredible interview with Dr. Beth Ricanti who talks about the ritual of baking and how it has helped ease her stress & has improved her overall life. Enjoy!

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Dr. Beth Ricanati found herself stressed when a friend recommended she bake challah bread. Making brea...

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We wanted to re-play this interview during this tumultuous time. We are all dealing with so much adversity and Dr. Norman is a gift. 

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During times of trouble, it can be hard to see the silver lining. 

However, everything you go through -- good or bad -- is a lesson. 

Conditions like chronic anxiety and depression can be extremely difficult, but with certain strategies, you can learn to overcome the debilitating s...

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With quarantine, many of us have put on some weight.  Whether you have gained weight or not, Dr. Lori Shemek is the go expert for everything weight loss. 

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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...

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With so many losses from COVID-19, we wanted to replay an interview we did in 2019.  It has been such a devastating time for so many.  Now is the time to be reminded of how to connect to those we've lost.

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The idea that "time heals all wounds" is not realistic.

When you lose someone dear, that hurt and pain can stay with you for a lifetime in varying degrees. Many questions remain, and the "...

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We wanted to re-play this interview which we did on in mid-March 2020 since we are still in the midst of Covid19.  Now with children starting school, either online, hybrid, or full time in school, the need for resiliency abounds.  If you heard this interview back in March, it is a great one to listen to again.  Myra Giberovitch, MSW is an incredible resource. 

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This is a stressful time for all of us, filled with...

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If you feel stuck in a career or place in your life, it can seem impossible to escape and achieve the life you want.

You don’t need to sacrifice your passion, joy, values, or integrity to have an abundant life. Doing what you love is actually instrumental in creating true success.
In her book Love Incorporated, Jennifer Noel Taylor reveals four powerful insights into successfully pursuing your true calling in life. 

Jennifer joins hos...

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Do you get enough vitamin D? Or, equally important, are you getting the right kind of vitamin D? Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two major forms: vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

However, the two forms can be drastically different.

A December 2010 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism discovered vitamins D2 and D3 are not used by the ...

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Think about all of the personal care and beauty products you use every day, starting from brushing your teeth in the morning to applying your moisturizer at night. You could easily be applying 100 or more throughout the day.

But, how often do you pay attention to the ingredients in those products? How often do you read the label of your favorite shampoo or night cream?

The toxic ingredients in personal care products can have hugely n...

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Andrea is joined by Marc Zimmermann who shares the 411 on Exercise. 

Marc’s remarkable sports career started in Germany, where he played professional soccer for nine years in SG Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz 05, and SV Darmstadt 98. 

Following his soccer career, Marc became increasingly interested in functional fitness and yoga. For five years, he was a personal trainer and fitness manager for Fitness First Germany, one of the large...

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Turning 40 is a milestone women used to fear because it meant they'd turned the corner to being "over the hill."

These days, women in their 40s (and beyond) are living fast-paced, fulfilling lives. However, there are common mistakes -- some of them fatal -- that women in this age group are making.

Christine Horner, MD, joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to discuss four of these fatal mistakes and solutions to each.

Mistake No. 1:...

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August 12, 2020 9 min

This was taped pre-covid19. 

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 ...

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August 10, 2020 16 min

The best work from home productivity tips. We’ve been working from home for 20 years and have mastered being productive. We are often asked how we do it. As working moms, we understand the challenge of getting work done while taking care of kids, preparing meals, doing laundry and dealing with the multitude of “stuff” that comes up in a typical day. In this video, we share our winning tips for productivity and how to successfully w...

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This was taped before covid19.

How many times have you dieted and lost weight, only to put much or all of it back on?

Now there is a radically effective approach to positive and lasting change.

National Best Selling author, Kathy Freston, joins Andrea and Lisa to chat about her book and ways to keep the pounds off, The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss.


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Randi and Rhonda, owners of Legs Plus Inc. and Bra Boutique in Toronto, have been selling bras for 38 years. They share their expertise on finding the right fit for your bra, bra accessories, shapewear and undergarments, the absolute do’s and don’ts when it comes to bras, bras and self confidence and the sisterhood of traveling bras- how they give back one bra at a time. #moprhus #perimenopause #menopause

* Recorded before Covid-19.

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Andrea Donsky interviews Jennifer Pike, a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and expert in women's health and hormones. Andrea and Jennifer discuss the relationship between low blood sugar and the many symptoms women experience in perimenopause and menopause like:  weight gain, sleep issues, joint pain, inflammation and mood swings. Included are helpful tips you should be doing everyday.

Want to connect with other women in perim...

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Lisa shares her battle with Skeeter Syndrome.   It's actually less of a battle and more of an itchy situation! 

Andrea shares several natural remedies to help combat the itch and swelling of mosquito bites so we can all have a more comfortable summer. 


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Andrea and Lisa share their health journeys and the challenges along the way.  For Lisa, there are still ongoing health challenges which she is working on solving. No matter what your journey to healthy living, we think you will enjoy this candid conversation with the hosts of Naturally Savvy Radio. 

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In this video, Andrea Donsky interviews Jennifer Pike, a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and expert in women's health and hormones. Andrea asks Jennifer to explain how our hormones change when entering into perimenopause and menopause, adrenal fatigue, and the important role our adrenals play before, during and after menopause using adaptogens.

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Sleep.  We all hear about how important it is for our health however it can be a challenge to make it a priority.  Lisa and Andrea talk about their own sleep habits and share ways to get a better night's sleep. 

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