RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

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

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From allergic reactions to potential links to chronic conditions, many common household products have a variety of disruptive side effects.No one wants a dirty home. Yet, some of the household cleaning products on the market do more than clean -- they actually contain chemicals that can damage one's health. 
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Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead joins host Lisa Davis to talk about the importance of genetic testing and why she encourages patients to take action.At the age of 13, Danelle Umstead was diagnosed with an inherited retinal disease (IRD)—retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare genetic eye condition that involves the breakdow... Read more

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It's a great time to take advantage of the fall produce that is coming into its own this time of year.The leaves are starting to change, the air is a bit crisper, and pumpkin spice lattes have made their debut... all markers that autumn has arrived. 

It's also a great time to take advantage of the fa...
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Are you ready to be in control of your moods so they're not in control of you?It's a common struggle for women to get enveloped by their moods. Suddenly, your mood is dictating how you think, feel, and act.

Go-to Master herbalist RH(AHG) and classical homeopath, Sara-Chana Silverstein, has walked tho...
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Uncle Matt's Organic, which was started by Matt McLean 20 years ago, uses only premium, 100% organically-grown fruit that is free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.Uncle Matt's Organic is not your average, everyday citrus company.

The company, which was started by Matt McLean 20 years ago, u...
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Ronnie Citron-Fink had dyed her hair for 25 years... until she started to think about what's really in that hair dye.It's estimated that approximately two-thirds of women color their hair. Some do so to "switch things up," while others do so to cover grey. 

Ronnie Citron-Fink had dyed her hai...
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All of MadeGood products are made in a facility free from the most common allergens.If anyone in your family has food allergies, you know how difficult it can be to find healthy treats. Many of the popular choices contain nuts, gluten, or dairy. 

The Fotovat family has long worked to provide healthy, nutriti...
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Can you really trust that food labels accurately reflect what they appear to claim?When you're trying to shop "healthier" it can be overwhelming to understand what labels like USDA certified organic, grass-fed, Non-GMO, or free-range actually mean.Can you really trust that these labels accurately reflect what they appear to claim? What about foods that use natural pesticides versus synthetic ones -- are they truly safe?Host Lisa Da... Read more

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August 20, 2019

What is the real reason you want to change?A lot of people want to make healthy lifestyle changes. Some even start to make those changes, but then "fall off the wagon." The key is uncovering what your "why" is. What is the real reason you want to change? It's not something that can necessarily be answered overnight; it requires peeling away all the layers and digging deep.Once you do identify your why, actually making change takes ... Read more

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Lisa Davis discusses the myriad benefits of vitamin C, which foods are highest in the nutrient, and what can happen if you get too much in your system.Are you getting enough vitamin C in your daily regimen?While a diagnostic deficiency is rare, the benefits of including more of this nutrient in your diet are plentiful.  Stimulates the production of collagen, which is critical for supporting and maintaining skin health. Helps ward ... Read more

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Hosts Andrea and Lisa chat about their journeys to healthy living.When you're on vacation, it's easy to cheat on your diet. After all, you are on vacation... right?It doesn't have to be all or nothing. You can still indulge in your favorite dishes while keeping a healthy balance.In the end, it's all about living an overall healthy lifestyle.In this episode, hosts Andrea and Lisa chat about how they mitigate food choices whether on ... Read more

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Learn more about Chris Kilham's work with herbs as health solutions.Chris Kilham, "The Indiana Jones of natural medicine," returns to Naturally Savvy to continue the conversation with host Lisa Davis about his work surrounding herbs, his passion for travel and photography, and why it's so important to expose ourselves to other cultures and experiences. He also discusses herb applications for specific health concerns. Visit Kilham's... Read more

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With a burst of recent studies in pharmacology and medicine, herbs like ashwagandha are gaining popularity in mainstream medical applications.Herbs have been used for centuries, particularly in Ayurveda. With a burst of recent studies in pharmacology and medicine, herbs like ashwagandha, kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood, and ayahuasca are gaining popularity in mainstream medical applications.... Read more

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With her farmer's market, trade show, and online selling experience, Kyyeetha (Ky) Archinard has some tips for potential sellers.Farmer's markets are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people are seeking to buy local, organic, or farm-raised products. If you're a person who has something to sell, there are a few things to know that can make or break your efforts. With her farmer's market, trade show, and online selling... Read more

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Bonnie McDaniel shares tips for getting your kids to eat more healthy and fresh foods.Summer brings with it plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Even so, your kids might turn their noses up at eating these healthy options -- and instead clamor for ice cream and slushies. Bonnie McDaniel, author of Farm Girl in The City: Of Food and Love, suggests making a day of going to a local farmer's market or even dining at a farm-to-table e... Read more

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July 2, 2019

Nutrition Consultant Lila Volkas says you can make your own kombucha at home for as little as 50 cents per gallon.Kombucha is a bubbly drink that has taken over grocery store refrigerators across the country. It not only tastes great, it has healthy properties such as probiotics and antioxidants. Plus, it's a healthier alternative to sugary sodas.But, buying it from the store can get expensive. Some one-serving bottles can cost up ... Read more

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Self-guilt can turn into a vicious cycle that's hard to break.Self-guilt is prevalent in so many people's minds. It's particularly problematic when people are trying to lose weight. Think of how many times you've beat yourself up after eating an extra slice of pizza (or pizza at all) or didn't get to the gym for the fourth day in a row. It can turn into a vicious cycle that's hard to break.Nutritionist Carly Pollack lived in this c... Read more

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Health expert Adita Yrizarry-Lang roots her health education in four pillars: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, and Happiness.Are you living your healthiest life? Would you know what that looks like?As health expert Adita Yrizarry-Lang puts it, "We are all doing the best we can. We were not born with an instruction manual."Lang roots her health education in four pillars: Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, and Happiness. And, she focuses on simp... Read more

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Thanks to the stresses of everyday life, restorative sleep often escapes us.When was the last time you had a truly deep and restful night's sleep?Thanks to the stresses of everyday life, that type of restorative sleep often escapes us. Many individuals turn to sleep aids that aren't exactly healthy -- and sometimes even dangerous.And yet, without sleep, we cannot function properly and we're only setting ourselves up to fall ill. As... Read more

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Are there safe sugar substitutes?Limiting sugar in your diet is more important than ever.Research has shown how damaging sugar is to the body -- not just in terms of weight gain, but also because of its inflammatory properties, diabetic influence, and the changes it can even make in the brain. But, everyone likes to have a little something "sweet" now and again. Synthetic artificial sweeteners produce their own dangerous side effec... Read more

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