Health Power (Formerly "Naturally Savvy")

Naturally Savvy

Are you ready for a podcast on healthy living that isn’t about having six-pack abs? A podcast for the rest of us. The ones who didn’t get picked first for team sports - who maybe even got picked last. The ones who stumbled their way into enjoying exercise and eating better. That’s right: someone like you. Someone who wants factual information about healthy living. Who likes their podcasts quick, fun, and engaging.Join host Lisa Davis, MPH, and her occasional co-host Andrea Donsky for HEALTH POWER: a show for everyone, for people of all shapes and sizes who just want the best information about living their best life. Each week, Lisa brings her 25 years of health media experience to HEALTH POWER, exploring the cutting edge of health and lifestyle which covers functional medicine, mental health, joyful movement, holistic health, cooking, and more with both experts and stories from everyday people about their experiences about what healthy living means to them. A podcast for everyone. Take what works for you and leave the rest. No pressure. No judgment. HEALTH POWER.Lisa Davis, MPH, is a health educator, broadcast personality, and the author of "Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health and Connection." (Skyhorse Publishing, 2019), a memoir, lifestyle guide, and cookbook.

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EP #1149: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction with Heidi Moretti, MS, RD
5d ago
EP #1149: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction with Heidi Moretti, MS, RD
Lisa is joined by Heidi Moretti, MS, RD who talks about her book, The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction.Graduating with a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, Heidi is a registered dietitian (RDN) with a passion for healing. Food, supplements, and herbs can help restore health while repairing. She became inspired to become a dietitian in her undergraduate studies at Montana State University. One of her amazing professors made her understand that the root of healing begins with the food we eat.Heidi has practiced in a hospital and clinic as a clinical dietitian for 22 years, and finds energy and joy from helping people on the path to recovery.Yet something was missing. Heidi found herself PASSIONATE about functional nutrition right away. Functional medicine is essentially this: applying the most current research for YOUR needs. As a functional medicine practitioner, she carefully weigh risks and benefits to help with healing.The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress ReductionYour gut encompasses your digestive organs and all their resident microbes―and its health affects all the other systems in your body. Experience the physical and mental benefits of a healthy gut biome with this research-based guide. Find out how to care for your body, alleviate digestive distress, and soothe a wide variety of ailments, from heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome to depression and anxiety. Learn the five principles of good gut health, explore the science of probiotics, and refer to at-a-glance lists of foods to enjoy, limit, or avoid. Go deeper with practical advice for exercise, stress reduction, and mindfulness practices to help boost your overall mood, energy, and even your memory. A holistic 2-week plan―Kick-start your gut health routine with a customizable 2-week plan that incorporates healthy eating, exercise, meditation, and more.Tasty, gut-healthy recipes―Treat your gut right with 50 feel-good options like the Lemon-Ginger Smoothie, Wild Salmon and Fennel Scramble, Fermented Fried Rice with Vegetables, and more. Simple symptom tracking―Use a handy template to track your symptoms, identify possible triggers, and chart your progress as you make changes.Help restore balance in your gut with The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health.
EP #1149: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction with Heidi Moretti, MS, RD
5d ago
EP #1149: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction with Heidi Moretti, MS, RD
Lisa is joined by Heidi Moretti, MS, RD who talks about her book, The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress Reduction.Graduating with a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, Heidi is a registered dietitian (RDN) with a passion for healing. Food, supplements, and herbs can help restore health while repairing. She became inspired to become a dietitian in her undergraduate studies at Montana State University. One of her amazing professors made her understand that the root of healing begins with the food we eat.Heidi has practiced in a hospital and clinic as a clinical dietitian for 22 years, and finds energy and joy from helping people on the path to recovery.Yet something was missing. Heidi found herself PASSIONATE about functional nutrition right away. Functional medicine is essentially this: applying the most current research for YOUR needs. As a functional medicine practitioner, she carefully weigh risks and benefits to help with healing.The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health: Heal Your Gut Through Diet, Exercise, and Stress ReductionYour gut encompasses your digestive organs and all their resident microbes―and its health affects all the other systems in your body. Experience the physical and mental benefits of a healthy gut biome with this research-based guide. Find out how to care for your body, alleviate digestive distress, and soothe a wide variety of ailments, from heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome to depression and anxiety. Learn the five principles of good gut health, explore the science of probiotics, and refer to at-a-glance lists of foods to enjoy, limit, or avoid. Go deeper with practical advice for exercise, stress reduction, and mindfulness practices to help boost your overall mood, energy, and even your memory. A holistic 2-week plan―Kick-start your gut health routine with a customizable 2-week plan that incorporates healthy eating, exercise, meditation, and more.Tasty, gut-healthy recipes―Treat your gut right with 50 feel-good options like the Lemon-Ginger Smoothie, Wild Salmon and Fennel Scramble, Fermented Fried Rice with Vegetables, and more. Simple symptom tracking―Use a handy template to track your symptoms, identify possible triggers, and chart your progress as you make changes.Help restore balance in your gut with The Whole-Body Guide to Gut Health.
EP #1148: The Everything Green Mediterranean Cookbook: 200 Plant-Based Recipes with Chef Peter Minaki
1w ago
EP #1148: The Everything Green Mediterranean Cookbook: 200 Plant-Based Recipes with Chef Peter Minaki
Lisa is joined by one of Canada’s finest Toronto-based Greek food experts, Peter Minak  who talks about his latest cookbook, “The Everything Green Mediterranean Cookbook: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy―and Satisfying―Weight Loss.”Peter Minaki has roots in Florina. He is often referred to as ‘Kalofagas’, which is Greek for ‘gourmand’ and he created the Kalofagas blog in 2010 to introduce the world to delicious Greek cuisine, with many unique twists to the thousands of flavorful recipes. Moreover, the site is a showcase of traditional, modernized, and unique recipes inspired by his eclectic experiences traveling to Greece. Minaki always promotes the diversity of Greek cuisine.You can choose to read an Everything® book from cover to cover or just pick out the information you want from our four useful boxes: Questions, Facts, Alerts, and Essentials. We give you everything you need to know on the subject, but throw in a lot of fun stuff along the way too. The Mediterranean diet centers around fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, olive oil, seafood and lean meats, and nuts and has been the most popular diet for reducing harmful inflammation, avoiding diseases, and losing weight. Already one of the best diets on the planet, there is a way to increase the benefits—by simply removing most or all meat and animal products. With these 200 vibrant and healthy recipes, The Everything Green Mediterranean Cookbook will guide you as you move towards a healthier lifestyle—one delicious meal at a time.
EP #1145: BONUS HOLIDAY EPISODE! The Wine Bible with Karen MacNeil
Nov 19 2022
EP #1145: BONUS HOLIDAY EPISODE! The Wine Bible with Karen MacNeil
Lisa joined by Karen MacNeil who talks about the third edition of The Wine Bible  which has long been the most enlightening, comprehensive, and entertaining wine guide on the market—with over 800,000 copies in print, it is the bestselling wine book in America. And now it is completely revised and updated. Hailed as “America’s missionary of the vine” (Time), MacNeil is considered one of only a handful of experts with a global command of wine. THE WINE BIBLE, 3RD EDITION (Workman Publishing; October 11, 2022) brims with MacNeil’s knowledge and passion for the subject while artful, evocative descriptions bring each wine to life.  MacNeil delves into the history, food, wineries, and flavors of each region. At more than 700 pages, new content includes:  400+ new photos, all in color for the first time!New chapters on Great Britain, Croatia, and IsraelGreatly enlarged and updated chapters on France, Italy, Australia, South America, and the United States, along with fully updated chapters on Germany, Spain, China, and JapanA new chapter on Wine in the Ancient WorldNew fully revised Great Wines sections for each country and region, based on tasting more than 8,000 wines during the research for this edition   A greatly expanded Grape Glossary of more than 400 grapes, along with an unequaled Wine Word Dictionary of wine terms in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, and GreekFood sections for all the major wine regions, with explanations of historic food and wine pairings for those regionsA fully updated Mastering Wine section with the latest research on taste and smellComplete chapters on how wine is made and how vines are grown around the world Plus: choosing great glassware, the best way to store wine, the ten questions all wine drinkers ask, and so much more! THE WINE BIBLE, 3RD EDITION offers the ultimate education in wine from one of the most renowned experts of our time. Complete with all-new full-color photographs and brimming with the most up-to-date information the wine world has to offer, it will inspire and educate every reader, be they new to wine or a longtime enthusiast.ABOUT THE AUTHOROne of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English Language. In a full-page profile on her, Time magazine called Karen, “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” Karen is the author of the award-winning book THE WINE BIBLE, the single bestselling wine book in the United States, with more than 800,000 copies sold. She is the creator and editor of WineSpeed, the top digital newsletter in wine in the United States. Known for her passion and unique style, she conducts seminars and presentations for corporate clients worldwide. The former wine correspondent for the Today show on NBC, Karen was also the host of the PBS series Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. And finally, Karen is the creator and Chairman Emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, which has been called the “Harvard of wine education. ” More information is available at karenmacneil.com.
EP #1144: Love Unfu*ked: Getting Your Relationship Sh!t Together with Gary John Bishop
Nov 17 2022
EP #1144: Love Unfu*ked: Getting Your Relationship Sh!t Together with Gary John Bishop
Lisa is joined by Gary John Bishop who talks about his latest book,  Love Unfu*ked: Getting Your Relationship Sh!t Together.  Gary John Bishop began his life journey in Glasgow, Scotland. The grit and wit of his early life has contributed to his irreverent, tough-love, in-your-face approach to personal growth. The one-time Senior Program Director to one of the worlds biggest personal and professional development companies, Gary has created the kind of no-frills message that cuts through the fog of people's lives to transform the real issues that consume and anchor them to their self limiting behaviors and beliefs. As one of the leading Personal Development experts around with a reputation that has impacted millions of people worldwide, his "Urban Philosophy" approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has caused miraculous results for people in the quality and performance of their lives.Book description: “Love is patient, love is blind. . .” Until it's not. Then what?No matter how much advice we get or how much work we do on our “stuff,” nothing ever seems to make the difference. The truth of it is, you’re woefully ill-equipped for one of the most life-defining things you will ever take on—being in a committed relationship.Whether you’re currently in one, want to be in one, half in–half out, getting over one, married, single, separated, divorced, or just overwhelmed with the whole thing, let’s cut through the morass of relationship schtick and put you back in charge. No flowery BS, no woo-woo strategies, systems, or techniques, just real talk, for real people who want a real relationship in their life that actually works.
EP #1143: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood with Amelia Zachry
Nov 15 2022
EP #1143: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood with Amelia Zachry
Lisa is joined by Amelia Mahendran Zachry, the author of Enough: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood. Amelia Mahendran Zachry was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After graduating from Curtin University in Kuala Lumpur with a degree in marketing, she worked in public relations and marketing until she met her American husband, Daniel, when he was traveling through Malaysia with friends on a short vacation from their job in Japan. Since then, they have lived together in Japan, Canada (where Amelia obtained a second degree in human ecology from the University of Western Ontario), and Kentucky, and had two daughters together. Now a full-time writer, Amelia is also an advocate for sexual assault survivors and those who suffer from mental illness. She was recently published on HuffPost and Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, and blogs weekly at where you can find a list of her recent appearances and more information about her and her work. Amelia lives in Lexington, Kentucky. From www.ameliazachry.com I am Enough An estimated 3.6% of U.S. adults had PTSD in the past year. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020).My experience with sexual assault and mental illness that followed has been one in secrecy, born of fear and shame. Going undiagnosed and untreated, I suffered in silence. Maladaptive behaviors that affected my life were just part of the norm for me. Once diagnosed, I learned about treatment and therapy and methodology to regain my life. I am walking the journey in recovery and have taken to writing to break the silence. Enough  is an homage to all those suffering in silence.
EP #1142: You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break with Carla Naumburg, Ph.D
Nov 10 2022
EP #1142: You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break with Carla Naumburg, Ph.D
Lisa is joined by Carola Naumburg, who talks about her latest book,  You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break.Book description: Of course you think you’re doing a sh*tty job. Every parent does. It’s pretty much a byproduct of our society, with its incessant demands coupled with the in-your-face competitiveness parents see on social media. Unfortunately, the pandemic only made things worse, as parents juggled the stresses of helping their kids navigate online schooling while they also had to work from home. All of which makes Carla Naumburg’s new book utterly necessary. Author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids, with 149,000 copies in print, Naumburg delivers her message right up front—You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent—that all parents need to hear and believe in. And she does it with her singular understanding, relatably funny voice, and keen insights.You don’t react calmly to every situation? That doesn’t make you a sh*tty parent. You’d rather hide in the back of the closet than play dolls with your child (because you hate dolls)—nope, doesn’t mean you’re a sh*tty parent. The fact is, great parenting is not the same thing as perfect parenting. Great parenting starts with true self-compassion, the kind that means you don’t judge yourself. Harnessing this self-compassion is the key to giving yourself a break and embracing your best qualities as a parent. There are four evidence-based elements of self-compassion—noticing, connection, curiosity, and compassion of course—and Naumburg gives tangible steps for how to use each to help parents reduce their anxiety, trust their instincts, move past the guilt and become a calmer, more confident parent. Which, in the end, benefits your child as much as you.
EP #1141: Transdermal Magnesium, Chronic Illness, Healing Family Trauma and more with Kristen Bowen
Nov 8 2022
EP #1141: Transdermal Magnesium, Chronic Illness, Healing Family Trauma and more with Kristen Bowen
Lisa is joined by Kristen Bowen, the founder of Living the Good Life Naturally, who talks about transdermal magnesium, chronic illness, the toll her chronic illness took on her children, and the importance of open communication for healing,. It took a complete health crash to lead Kristen Bowen to create Living the Good Life Naturally in 2002. Autoimmune issues and a series of failed surgeries left Kristen bedridden and depressed, with daily seizures. Through research and looking for outside the box solutions, she discovered that to regain her health she needed to build a strong foundation. That foundation included food as medicine and the number one building block for optimal health: Magnesium. She discovered that oral magnesium was not effective and began using liquid magnesium as a foot soak, finding that the body could utilize it more effectively.As Kristen’s health improved, she began to research and create natural bath and body products for herself, family, and friends with skin sensitivities. She began sharing her knowledge as she researched and found clean sources of whole food supplements and minerals. She never intended to start a business, but friends offered to pay her for her products and advice. Living the Good Life Naturally was created.Starting with one-on-one consultations with clients, to farmers markets for the bath and body line, Kristen’s business quickly moved from the small kitchen and extra bedroom in her home to a retail space in Logan, Utah. She hosted a Rocky Mountain Regional radio show for seven years where she answered questions on natural health. This led to workshops and keynote opportunities at natural health conferences. This quickly led to needing a full-time team for production, dealing with marketing, running the retail shop, and a multitude of things that it takes to run a business.From small beginnings in her 10 by 15 basement kitchen to her warehouse, store, and online business, Kristen has helped thousands of individuals reclaim their own health foundation. As she tells her clients: “You are the CEO of your health. Let me be on your board of directors.” From www.livingthegoodlifenaturally.com We all need magnesium. It is essential for over two hundred biochemical processes in the human body. It works like the spark plug in your body by moving nutrients into the cells and purging toxins out of the cells. When you are magnesium deficient, your body lacks this essential element, and without enough magnesium, you are now more inclined to suffer from many physical and psychological ailments. Try out magnesium today and see the positive impact it can have in your life!
EP #1139: Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious with Jane and Ann Esselstyn
Nov 1 2022
EP #1139: Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious with Jane and Ann Esselstyn
Lisa is joined by Ann and Jane Esselstyn who talk about their latest book, Be A Plant-Based Woman Warrior: Live Fierce, Stay Bold, Eat Delicious. Jane Esselstyn RN is a fresh, charismatic voice who brings her perspective and passion as a nurse, researcher, mother, and teacher to the forefront of the plant-based movement. She presents her work, research and high energy demos all over the country. Her annual conference, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Autoimmune Disease for Women, focuses on the power of a plant-based approach to eliminate this #1 killer of women and other preventable, lifestyle related diseases. Jane claims, “Prevention is the New Cure!” — and the most powerful, relevant, and protective medicine we have is a plant-based diet.Ann Crile Esselstyn is a relentlessly energetic and creative advocate for the plant-based, whole-food way of life. She has devoted herself to inventing recipes to prevent and reverse heart disease in support of the research of her husband, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. Ann never stops looking for ways to bring that important agenda to delicious life, devising ever more practical and powerful ways to shop, cook, and engage even the most reluctant eaters in the plant-perfect diet.About the book:The Esselstyn family is three generations plant-based strong. Encouraged to create recipes without dairy and meat when her husband’s research pointed to the impact of diet on reversing disease, Ann Esselstyn began feeding her family creative, plant-based meals more than thirty years ago. She and her daughter, Jane Esselstyn, are bolts of energy from the same strike of lightning and have become fierce, big-spirited advocates for a plant-based lifestyle, reaching hundreds of thousands of fans through their previous books and their popular YouTube channel. At eighty-six and fifty-six, respectively, Ann and Jane are pictures of ageless health and vibrancy and spend their days hiking, doing yoga, gardening, cooking, and spreading the message that diet is the key to living a happy, strong, and disease-free life. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior explains how women everywhere can pass on this important legacy in their own families through the generations, and illuminates how plants powerfully support a woman’s body and mind. This cookbook is a call to action and a message of hope for any and all to be Plant-Based Women Warriors filled with vitality and in control of their own health. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior includes more than 125 recipes made for women on the go, from Apple Flax Flapjacks and Black Ramen Bowls, to Portobello Sliders with Green Goddess Sauce, to Mint Chip Outta Sight Brownies. And it includes big-flavored dinners like Sweet Potato and Cashew Ricotta Lasagna and Plant-Based Pad Thai, sure to tempt even the most reluctant vegetable-focused eaters. Full of life, captivating energy, and delicious food, this cookbook brings readers to the Esselstyn family table, where plants and joy are at the center.
EP #1138: BONUS EPISODE! GET AHEAD OF STROKES with Steven Hetts, MD
Oct 28 2022
EP #1138: BONUS EPISODE! GET AHEAD OF STROKES with Steven Hetts, MD
Lisa is joined by Steven Hetts, MD to talk about Strokes for World Stroke Day on October 29th.Steven Hetts, MD is Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology at the UCSF Mission Bay Hospitals, where he provides cutting-edge, minimally invasive endovascular therapy for children and adults with stroke, cerebrovascular disease and tumors, including retinoblastoma. He founded the Interventional Neuroradiology services at San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veteran’s Administration Hospital, where he served as Chief until 2015. Throughout his career, Dr. Hetts has maintained an active clinical practice at UCSF Parnassus, treating patients with stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas, spinal vascular malformations, and tumors including meningioma. Dr. Hetts is also the founding Co-Director of the UCSF Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence wherein he and his colleagues provide care for patients with vascular malformations of the brain, severe nosebleeds (epistaxis), and arteriovenous malformations of the lung and other organs. Dr. Hetts received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. He completed his medical internship at Stanford and his diagnostic radiology residency, diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship, and interventional neuroradiology fellowship at UCSF, where he joined the faculty in 2008.A patient’s access to appropriate care in a timely manner can make a huge difference in his or her outcomes. According to a 2017 study by the American Academy of Neurology, severe stroke patients gain a week of healthy life for every minute that is saved in getting them to appropriate care.Stroke costs in the U.S. are currently estimated at about $46 billion. The minimally invasive nature of thrombectomy helps stroke patients get back on their feet so they are able to live independently and work again.Nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated. For the best possible outcome, a stroke patient ideally needs to receive a thrombectomy within 24 hours.Patients who need emergency care deserve the best care possible, whether it is for trauma or stroke.Thousands of lives could be saved every year in the state, but that will only happen if people pick up the phone and call 911. People need to know how to act FAST, so they can help themselves or their loved ones survive stroke. FAST- Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties, Time to call EMS.Like trauma, stroke is time-sensitive and requires first responders to determine stroke severity. Unlike trauma, most states do not have requirements for first responders to take severe stroke patients to a facility specially equipped to treat them. Do stroke patients deserve less than trauma patients?Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Nearly 20% — 140,000 annually — die from their condition, and many more are left permanently disabled. Physicians from the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), the sponsoring organization for the GAOS coalition, say that if the nation’s stroke system of care looked more like our trauma triage system, patients would experience less disability, and more would survive.  Sign up for our email list at GetAheadofStroke.org and search hashtag #SurviveStroke or #StrokeAwarenessMonth on social media to learn how the campaign is helping to improve stroke care across the country. Currently, most states do not have clear protocols to ensure a person who is having a severe stroke is transported directly to a Level 1 stroke center, where they would have access to a specially trained neuroendovascular care team that can help them 24/7/365.
EP #1137: Keto Carbs Cookbook for Beginners with Lolita Carrico
Oct 27 2022
EP #1137: Keto Carbs Cookbook for Beginners with Lolita Carrico
Lisa is joined by Lolita Carrico who is passionate about KETO and it goes way beyond losing weight.  Lolita talks about KETO and her new book, Keto Carbs Cookbook for Beginners: Favorites Made Low Carb to Kick-Start Your Diet.About Lolita Carrico: A certified nutritionist and home chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and mood became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she found that she not only shed 25 pounds of stubborn fat, but her mood improved and her focus sharpened.A self-proclaimed nerd, she poured herself even deeper into the science of Ketosis and specifically why it is such an important way of life for women, especially women approaching or over 40 years old. Despite a busy career running her own marketing agency, she then decided to get certified in the field of nutrition to further understand how our bodies interact with food and its effects on our health. Since 2018, KetologyLife.com has been a resource for women to learn about a keto lifestyle and get daily recipes and tips from Lolita. Follow her on Instagram or TikTok @ketologylifeBook description:You’re ready to go keto but you don’t want to give up the high-carb foods you love. Now you can have your cake (and pizza and bread) while reaping the benefits of a keto diet at the same time. With easy-to-find ingredients and step-by-step instructions, this beginner-friendly cookbook will show you how. Best of all, these must-try recipes mimic your favorite high-carb foods.100 keto carb-lover recipes—From Belgian-Style Waffles to Chicken Quesadillas, these traditional favorites have been re-imagined to fit the macros of a keto diet without sacrificing any of their taste, texture, or comfort.Keto cooking 101—Whether you’re new to keto or just need a little refresher, this cookbook helps you familiarize yourself with keto fundamentals and discover ingenious tips for success.21-day meal plan—Three weeks of meal charts, shopping lists, and prep-ahead advice will get you started, so you can be efficient with your time and money. Enjoy delicious low-carb versions of the high-carb foods you love with the Keto Carbs Cookbook for Beginners.
EP #1136: ADHD Medication: Does it Work and Is it Safe with Walt Karniski, MD
Oct 25 2022
EP #1136: ADHD Medication: Does it Work and Is it Safe with Walt Karniski, MD
Lisa is joined by Walt Karniski, MD, a developmental pediatrician who joins Lisa to talk about ADHD and his book, ADHD Medication: Does it Work and Is it Safe.  Walt Karniski, MD trained at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was director of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, for fifteen years. He then opened a private practice and for twenty years, evaluated and treated children with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities, and other developmental difficulties. During that time, he developed and operated three private schools for children with ADHD, anxiety, and learning disabilities. Over the forty years he has been practicing, he has evaluated and treated close to ten thousand children, conducted numerous studies of brain activity in children, and has been director of a child abuse program and a program for enhancing development in children born prematurely. Dr. Karniski approaches each child as a unique individual, with distinctive strengths and weaknesses, where the diagnosis does not matter as much as understanding the specific needs of that child. His new book is ADHD Medication: Does It Work and Is It Safe? (Roman & Littlefield, May 15, 2022). Learn more at: adhdmedicationbook.com ADHD is one of the most common problems that pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and pediatric psychiatrists manage. Most studies indicate that 6-8 percent of children have ADHD. Approximately seventy-four million children live in the United States, and these studies all support the finding that ADHD affects approximately five million of them. And that doesn’t include adults with ADHD.Because there are no medical tests to definitively “make a diagnosis” of ADHD, it is easy for critics to dismiss it as a disorder fabricated by doctors, teachers, and pharmaceutical companies. Some parents blame themselves and react with guilt, believing that they should have raised their child differently. So, when presented with the diagnosis is it any wonder that parents might react with confusion, guilt or denial? It doesn’t matter how often ADHD occurs in the overall population. What matters is what happens to your child. What matters is that a short attention span, distractibility, and impulsivity produce adverse consequences in childhood and as adults. But here is the good news: Treatment with medication significantly decreases the frequency of those undesirable outcomes. In ADHD Medication, Dr. Walt Karniski uses his 40 years of experience as a developmental pediatrician to address important concerns that parents have about the use of medication for the treatment of ADHD, explaining what medication can do for your child, what it cannot do, and how to use medication in a safe way.
EP #1135:  Reclaiming Body Trust with Hilary Kinavey, M.S., LPC & Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D.
Oct 20 2022
EP #1135: Reclaiming Body Trust with Hilary Kinavey, M.S., LPC & Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D.
Lisa is joined by Hilary Kinavey, M.S., LPC and Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D. the creators of the Center for Body Trust to talk about their book, RECLAIMINGBODY TRUST® A PATH TO HEALING AND LIBERATIONHilary Kinavey, M.S., LPChas supported people who are healing from disordered eating, body shame, and the impact of weight bias and other traumas. Her work, as a therapist, facilitator, educator, speaker, and writer, has been a study of what interrupts our sense of wholeness and how we can return to ourselves in a culture that profits from fragmentation. She has additional training in workshop facilitation, mind-body coaching, and radical relating. She is a sought-after speaker on topics such as weight-inclusive approaches, weight bias, Body Trust®, and the intersections of activism and the helping professions. She offers consultation andtraining for organizations and professional groups.  Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian who helps people divest from diet culture and move toward a more compassionate, embodied form of radical self-care. Her work as a speaker, educator, and trainer focuses on humanizing health care, advancing health equity, and advocating for body sovereignty and food justice. As a sought-after speaker and writer, Sturtevant is a champion for compassionate, weight-inclusive models of care and offers supervision, training, and consultation for helping professionals and health care organizations.Informed by the personal body stories of the hundreds of people they have worked with, RECLAIMING BODY TRUST delineates an intersectional, social justice−orientated path to healing in three phases: The Rupture, The Reckoning, and The Reclamation. Throughout, readers will be anchored by the authors’ innovative and revolutionary Body Trust framework to discover a pathway out of a rigid, mechanistic way of thinking about the body and into a more authentic, sustainable way to occupy and nurture our bodies. Highlights from the book & interview include:·        The body mass index has racist origins and was never intended to be used as a measure of health. It was developed by a mathematician in the nineteenth century to look at the distribution of weight across a population of white people. It is being used to stigmatize and pathologize people’s bodies. BMI is not a vital sign.·        There’s no evidence- based treatment for high body weight that leads to sustained weight loss two to five years out.  The most consistent effect of weight loss at two years is  weight gain.·        There is research to show how weight stigma, racism, and other body- based oppressions, as well as other social determinants of health, have a far greater impact on our health and well- being than personal lifestyle behaviors. The truth is, lifestyle factors (health behaviors) actually account for 5 to 25 percent of the differences in health outcomes.·         If we really care about people’s health, we need to be fighting for things like racial justice, access to non- stigmatizing health care, living wages, clean air, and more.·        Body Trust is about healing your relationship with food and body, not perfecting health behaviors. Body Trust helps people develop sustainable self- care behaviors instead of all the yo- yo dieting, yo- yo fitness, and weight cycling that diet culture enables, and research shows, negatively impact health. People are not required to pursue health to be deemed worthy of love, respect, and belonging.
EP #1134: Tips on Eating Super Herbs and Spices with Cindy Burrows
Oct 18 2022
EP #1134: Tips on Eating Super Herbs and Spices with Cindy Burrows
Lisa is joined by Cindy Burrows who talks about her book. Tips on Eating Super Herbs and Spices: Culinary and Medicinal.  Cindy's readers discover in-depth information about “super herbs and spices” to incorporate daily into their diets to help maintain or enhance their overall wellness.  Cindy and Lisa talk about a lot of this in their interview. Cindy Burrows has a B.S. and Medical Technology degree from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. She is an experienced herbalist who attended the East West School of Planetary Herbology in Santa Cruz, Calif., and the Nutrition Wellness program at the Wellness Forum in Ohio. Burrows has been a Natural Health Consultant, and produced her own herbal products, selling them at the local Austin Farmers Market in Texas. She coached and advised many clients to make a refreshing difference in their health habits. As a freelance writer and speaker for groups and conferences, she has imparted expert advice on alternative health and herbs. She assisted many health website- s by writing articles on products and foods. She also served as president of the Austin Herb Society. To learn more, please visit cindyburrowsauthor.com.Burrows shares recipes featuring these herbs and spices - from garlic to lemongrass, true cinnamon to ginger root - to help readers add flavor and health benefits to their food and beverages. Her recipes include drinks and teas, salads and sauces, soups and main entrees, and even desserts.Cindy - “Many people are interested in finding ways to help themselves look and feel better as they age,” Burrows said. “I want to help people understand how super herbs and spices defend our bodies against disease and promote longevity. We can wake up our bodies by connecting with the fresh flavors and aromas from the plant kingdom.”After starting her career in conventional medicine, Burrows’ desire to learn more about vitamins set her on a journey of discovery about natural health. She attended nutrition and herbal classes, and began creating her own teas, tonics, tinctures and more. Soon after, she began teaching classes and writing for natural health outlets, educating people looking to take better care of their health.Cindy - “My book is based on the health benefits I’ve seen in my own life. My hope is to help those who are looking to use natural plants to aid in their health and wellness, and explore the extraordinary world of herbs and spices in everyday food,” said Burrows.
EP #1131:  Psychobiotics- A Natural Way to Help Alleviate Anxiety & more with Dr. Nicole Cain
Oct 6 2022
EP #1131: Psychobiotics- A Natural Way to Help Alleviate Anxiety & more with Dr. Nicole Cain
Lisa is joined by Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA  who talks about the importance of psychobiotics for mental health.  She is a nationally renowned expert on beating anxiety. She has been quoted as an expert in Forbes and has published articles for Salon Magazine, Well+Good, Psychology Today, The Institute for Natural Medicine, Thrive Global, and Women's Lifestyle Magazine. She is the founder of the Anxiety Breakthrough Program and the Anxiety Apothecary. Dr. Nicole Cain has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is currently writing a book about integrative solutions for anxiety. Her programs are available at DrNicoleCain.com and she can be found on Instagram @DrNicoleCain.About Omni-Biotic:As a result of their deeply studied, uniquely effective probiotic formulations, Omni-Biotic has been a leading, professional brand in Europe for more than a quarter of a century.Each Omni-Biotic probiotic strain is analyzed to determine its unique functional characteristics and these strains are then mindfully combined with a targeted outcome in mind. The final formulations are then subjected to independent, clinical trials designed to demonstrate efficacy in humans-the highest standard of evidence in medicine. Omni-Biotic formulations are provided in a convenient powder form which requires reconstitution in water or another non-acidic liquid. This approach maximizes the viability of the probiotics-ensuring they arrive alive and metabolically active in the intestines.Stress ReleaseOmni-Biotic Stress Release is a psychobiotic formulation designed to support the gut-brain axis. Honored with the Probiotic Product of the Year in 2021 (NutraIngredients USA), Stress Release works to tighten the intestinal barrier, optimize neurotransmitter production, and right size inflammation. These activities have demonstrated the ability to improve mood, cognition, and memory with clinical studies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) showing shifts in brain activity.