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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!

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!


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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!






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EP #1001 - Self-Love Enthusiast Shares Her Journey & Offers Tips for Yours!

Lisa is joined by Tene Edwards, author of Walk with Wings, a poetry collection. The book is split into five chapters: Monsoon Love, Winter Sorrow, Autumn Grace, Spring Resilient, and Summer Freedom. In short, poignant verses, Tene’s poems are a compilation of reflections on her experiences, thoughts, and feelings through love, loss, pain, healing and resilience.The collection takes you through the life story of the author while offering advice, notes, and affirmations, which were written to...


EP #1000 - It's Our 1000th episode!!!!!!!!

Andrea and Lisa talk about what it has been like doing the Naturally Savvy podcast for the past 8 years and how excited they are to have reached their 1000th episode! After Andrea and Lisa share what a great ride it's been so far, you will hear some clips from the following guests that have been on the show. Here are the guests (they are in the order they appear in the episode). 1) Suzanne Somers 2) Marianne Williamson 3) Jennifer Esposito 4) Ed Begley, Jr. 5) Bonnie McDaniel 6)...


EP #999: "Yes! That's Vegan!" with Actress Chanel Minnifield!

Lisa is joined by Chanel Minnifield! Chanel left Lexington, Kentucky for Los Angeles 6 years ago. She’s an actress and now the host of her own cooking show “Yes, That’s Vegan!” Chanel not only talks about her new television cooking show " YES! THAT'S VEGAN!" on Taste on TV on ROKU that started on April 5th with Lisa, but she shares her favorite brands of "cheez" and meat substitutes and which recipes they are best in! She also talks about what it was like on the set of my favorite show...


EP #998: Setting a GPS for Your Mind with Lori Saitz

Lisa is joined by Lori Saitz, founder of Zen Rabbit. Lori takes your personal experiences, memories, and stories and creates customized meditations! Why custom meditations? Lori says, "When the directions are simply "think of a time when..." Or "picture yourself in your ideal situation..." Your brain doesn't have enough specific direction and tends to start serving up all kinds of thoughts and worries. You're quickly off task and not getting any of the benefits of visualizing what you really...


EP #997: Histamine Intolerance, SIBO, Healing Your Gut & more!

Lisa is joined by Danna Levy Hoffman, a health coach who helps people everywhere embrace new levels of healthy living via small group and 1-1 coaching. Danna chats with Lisa about the impact her grandmother had on her health and life, how her gut was damaged by taking antibiotics regularly throughout her whole childhood and how to heal it, and explains histamine intolerance and SIBO(Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). In Danna's own words" I’m a happily married, silly, fun-loving,...


EP #996: Manifestation & Transformation with Pearl Chiarenza

Lisa is joined by Naturopathic Coach, Speaker and Author Pearl Chiarenza. Pearl shares her journey to health and wellness and how that led her on the path to help others! We talk vision purses (yes, I said purses), manifesting health, and much more! In Pearl's own words: "I will be your guide through your weight-loss and personal life journey. I struggled with my weight for years. To be honest, I never thought I could cook. It wasn’t until my I went through my own health issues and I said...


EP #995: Aging Smarter Now: It's Never Too Late to Change Your Health for the Better!

Lisa is joined by Kim Dechert, Certified Holistic Health Coach, who talks about aging smarter now! Kim shares her journey into healthy living and how 12 weeks without dairy, wheat, sugar, and alcohol made her migraines go away! If you are ready to age better, join us!


EP #994: Stop Waiting to Live Your Life Until You Lose Weight!

Lisa is joined by Camille Martin, the author of Love to Lose: Love Your Life and Watch the Weight Lose Itself. Camille shares her message which is to Stop waiting to live your life until you lose weight. "If you’re holding yourself back from life until you lose weight — skipping the reunion, postponing the vacation, staying out of the family photo — you’ll never lose it. But if you reverse the equation and get busy really living, setting, and achieving your long-forgotten goals and...


EP #993: The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health with Neal Barnard, MD

Lisa is joined by Neal Barnard, MD to talk about his latest book, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. Here is the book description: Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more. All of these conditions have one thing in common: they are fueled by hormones that are hiding in foods or are influenced by the foods we...


EP #992: Journal Your Way to Empowerment

Lisa is joined by Michaela Renee Johnson. She and Lisa talk about her book, Empowered: A Motivational Journal for Women. Michaela Renee Johnson is a best selling author, licensed psychotherapist and host of the top iTunes podcast, Be You Find Happy which encourages people to speak their truth with grace and live a courageous life of authenticity. Her initiative, Be You Find Happy, holds workshops and conversations on finding happiness in spite of life's setbacks and has landed her speaking...


EP #991: How to Get More Plant-Based Foods In Your Family’s Diet

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-based, how to get more real, plant-based foods in your family’s...


EP #990: Energy Work, Healing Trauma, & more with Jonathan Goldman

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 Heart. Enjoy 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, spiritual disconnection, and much more. Goldman's goal is to lead...


EP #989: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety with Dr. Chloe (plus a special Valentine's bonus)

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 our vocabulary, burnout, stress, and anxiety were...


EP #988: Hungry for Happy with the Bon-Vivant Girl

Lisa is joined by Nathalie Botros, aka the Bon-Vivant Girl! Nathalie talks with Lisa about her new course Hungry For Happy. USE THE COUPON CODE: cupid2021 FOR $50 off the price of the course!! 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-love? Do you think the only thing between you and...


EP #987: Workout with Marc Zimmerman!

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 fitness using nothing other than your body. Marc's clients build...


EP #986: The Transformational Impact Shelter Pets have on Humans (including multiple health benefits!)

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 to showcase the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship and...


EP #985: Anxiety Free with Food with Liana Werner-Gray

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 avoiding anxiety-inducing ingredients and choosing foods and...


EP #984: The Case for Keto with Gary Taubes

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 eating--from the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat and...


EP #983: Plant Powered Protein with Nava Atlas

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, Plant-Powered Protein book description: Whether...


EP #982: 2020 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide with Andrea and Lisa!

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: