About Andrea

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Andrea Donsky

Registered Holistic Nutrionist & Founder of Naturally Savvy

Hi! I’m Andrea. Welcome to my website.

Please allow me to introduce myself…

I’m a mom, wife, entrepreneur, author, health & wellness TV expert, radio host, and speaker.

My goal is to inspire people to make better choices by avoiding unnecessary additives in our food, which I like to refer to as The Scary 7.

My background combines my expertise as both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an entrepreneur to educate people on living a healthy lifestyle through the creation of my two businesses, three books, hundreds of articles, videos, speeches, and media appearances.

I founded Naturally Savvy in 2007, a website with unique content dedicated to healthy living. The site is packed with helpful news, tips, recipes and videos. To make it easier for people to make the right choices for their families, the site also vets healthier product options.

Among my numerous publications, I co-authored Unjunk your Junk Food published by Simon and Schuster, a book that journalist, author and mother Maria Shriver and Alan Arkin endorsed.

I also co-authored two e-books entitled “Label Lessons: Your Guide To A Healthy Shopping Cart,” and “Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunch Box.”

I co-host Naturally Savvy Radio on RadioMD.com, a weekly podcast that reaches thousands.

I appear regularly as a healthy living expert on TV and radio across North America. My segments have aired on every major network including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Univision, WGN, Better TV, City TV, CTV, CBC, and Global.

I have written and been interviewed for a variety of magazines and newspapers such as Health, Shape, Newsday, Women’s Day, Men’s Fitness, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Post, Los Angeles Times, and online at the Huffington Post, the Examiner, Reader’s Digest, National Post, MariaShriver.com, Toronto Star, Wellness.com, Canoe, Cafe Mom, and The Food Network.

I’m a passionate person, and I love to share my knowledge by speaking in front of live audiences. I also enjoy hosting and moderating panels to encourage discussions and conversations about healthy living.

I’ve been booking Andrea as a guest on our show for many years, and she always delivers a stellar segment. We’ve thrown many different topics at her and she does her research thoroughly and delivers every time. She has a special talent for sharing information in an articulate and easy-to-understand format. I highly recommend her if you’re looking for a Healthy Living Expert who is easy to work with and simply “gets TV.” I LOVE HER!!!!

Janina Palhares, Senior Segment Producer, Breakfast Television

My Journey To Healthy Living

It was 1998 and I had just gotten engaged. It was nighttime, I was in bed, and there I was again, in sheer agony lamenting over my distended belly with tears rolling down my face. I told my fiance I couldn’t continue like this because it was affecting my quality of life. It was right there and then that I promised myself I would find a way to fix my situation.

I had seen doctor after doctor, including specialists, to find out why I couldn’t eat anything without experiencing all sorts of problems.

I had gone through a series of tests to determine what was wrong with me, but my doctor couldn’t figure out what was causing my symptoms. He told me it was likely I had a mixture of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and some mysterious condition I had made up in my head.

Read Full Story Here

A Personal Note From Andrea

I love this quote from Dr. Maya Angelou, “When you know better, you do better,” and I use it a lot in my talks and personal life. It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to a large audience, or to one of my kids when they’re asking for a snack I know isn’t healthy for them – the quote always seems to fit nicely.

I learned a long time ago that education is the key to change. Not deprivation.

I’m often asked if I allow my kids to eat junk food and my answer is always yes. I don’t deprive them of it because I know too well what that will do. When my kids were younger, I was that mom who tried to give my kids vegetables at friends’ birthday parties but that didn’t go over too well because they wanted what the other kids were eating – not my red peppers.

Over the years I made it my mission to find healthier options for the foods my kids begged me to eat. I looked for brands that avoided using additives that came with unhealthy side effects, and I found them!

To make it easier for others to find these healthier options, my team and I created graphics showcasing the “healthy” and “not so healthy” items. We called them Alternagraphics (graphics with alternative product recommendations). You can see them all here.

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