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  • If you are wondering what to give your loved ones this holiday season, I have some savvy ideas for you! In this episode, I share my favorite FAB gifts to give to everyone on your list this year.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing some of my favorite items to gift this holiday season! One of my favorite parts about the Christmas season is finding a FAB gift for my family and loved ones. In this episode, I share a wide variety of items that I plan on gifting this year. Whether you are shopping for the coffee lover in your life, the home cook, the beauty guru, or even the person who "has it all," I have plenty of ideas for you!

    What Is LTK?

    LTK, or Like To Know It, is a site where influencers can link their favorite products all in one place to make them shoppable. It makes it possible to "follow" your favorite content creators to stay up to date on the products they are loving. Influencers earn a small commission when users "shop" their links. I make sure to only recommend products I love myself. I've linked all the items mentioned in my podcast below, as well as some "bonus gifts" that are top sellers in my LTK. I have included gifts for everyone: him, her, baby, and even your fave canine.

    I hope this gift guide is helpful. As always, I am grateful to all of you who follow. I wish you BLESSINGS and PEACE this holiday season and the coming year.

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    Tips, Tricks, And Tools For Making Holiday Cooking Easier

    How to Create a Practical + Beautiful Party Setup with Lucy Grymes

  • Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us are busy planning menus and dishes. In this episode, I am sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks that have made holiday cooking much more manageable!

    Episode At A Glance:

    The holidays are here, and for many of us, this time of year means a whole lot of cooking! Over the years, I have learned a few tips and tricks to make holiday cooking easier and much more efficient. In this episode, I share my "game-changing" kitchen hacks along with my favorite products that help cut down on cooking time. I hope this episode helps you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the people you love this holiday season!

    Products Mentioned In This Episode: Elite Gourmet Hot Plate- This serves as an extra burner, which is great for holiday
    cooking when you’re needing more room on your stovetop. GreenPan Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Skillet- It’s 13.5 inches, and if you enjoy
    cooking, this is a large-sized pan that is great for cooking lots of food at a time. This is
    the item I use the most. Electric Knife- Great for cutting big birds, and it makes cutting meat a breeze. Casserole Crockpot Hamilton Beach 6 quart slow cooker- It has a latch on the lid of the slow cooker, so when
    you are transporting food, you don’t have to worry about it spilling! 8 quart Brining bucket- I like to use this for making coffee punch! 2-quart glass beverage canister Glass Tupperware set Steamer basket Oxo fish spatula Oven crisp baking tray Breville Creatista Nespresso Coffee Maker Nespresso Vertuo

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    How to Create a Practical + Beautiful Party Setup with Lucy Grymes

    How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile & Stone that is Right for You

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  • Using Outer Aisle Gourmet bread alternative products has been an absolute game changer in my kitchen! I was so excited to sit down with Jeanne David, the CEO and founder of the brand.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Jeanne David joined me to share about her company, Outer Aisle Gourmet. When Jeanne and her husband set out on a journey toward healthy eating, they were eventually inspired to create their own products and Outer Aisle Gourmet was born. Outer Aisle Gourmet provides gluten-free, grain-free, ketogenic-certified bread alternatives made with fresh veggies. In this episode, Jeanne shares how she founded Outer Aisle Gourmet, her favorite ways to use the products, and more!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Jeanne think of the concept of Outer Aisle Gourmet? What is Outer Aisle Gourmet’s mission as a business? Why did you found Outer Aisle Gourmet? What recipes can you make by using Outer Aisle Gourmet’s products? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Outer Aisle Lasagna Find a store that carries Outer Aisle Gourmet products Outer Aisle Gourmet website, use code SAVVY15 when ordering for 15% off your order Follow Outer Aisle Gourmet on Instagram

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    Dietician Amanda Nighbert’s Best Advice On How To Stop Dieting And Start Living Your Best Life

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  • Emily Hutchinson's testimony of grief, faith, and hope is a powerful story that has impacted so many. You will surely be blessed by this episode!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, my fellow GAC community member Emily Hutchinson joins me. Emily is a two-time cookbook author, a TV cookie competition judge, and even teaches baking classes through Williams Sonoma. She and her husband have three precious children and are the parents to one "angel." In this episode, Emily shares her family's story of losing her two-and-a-half-month daughter to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in 2018. Listeners will hear how this tragic loss affected Emily and her family and how their faith became the foundation of their lives. Additionally, Emily shares tips for how friends and families of grieving loved ones can offer support.

    Who Is Emily Hutchinson?

    Emily Hutchinson is a two-time cookbook author and TV cookie competition judge for Hallmark. She has a new series called “The sweet life with Emily” premiering on the GAC community app. Emily teaches online baking classes with Willams Sonoma, and she teaches her tips and tricks on national television. Emily has also taught celebrities like Rachael Ray and Lance Bass from NSYNC how to make her delicious cookies. Her work has been featured on the cover of magazines and has spread all over social media. She is an avid home-baker that creates trusted recipes in her kitchen.

    Emily is a mother of three children and one angel. Her beautiful story from the loss of her daughter to her triumph in the kitchen will leave you full of hope. Emily, her husband Mike, and their kids live in a small town north of Seattle Washington called Arlington. She has built a brand around joy, hope, and delicious desserts that taste as good as they look.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What do Emily’s cookbooks feature? How did baking become a passion for Emily? When did Emily get into decorating cookies? How did the tragedy of losing her daughter impact Emily’s life today? What are some acts of service that others can do to help a family grieving a loss? How did Emily and her family come to have a close relationship with the Lord? How did Emily become affiliated with Hallmark? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Emily's cookbooks Connect with Emily on Instagram Emily's blog Check out Emily's baking classes The Best Black Bean, Corn, and Feta Dip Connect With GAC: Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving The Great American Family Channel Finder Sign up for the Great American Family newsletter

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    GAC Executive Producer & Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson Talks About Her Career Journey

    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

  • This week, GAC Executive Producer and Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson joins me to share the exciting twists and turns of her career in television.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I had the pleasure of chatting with the INCREDIBLE Laura Pierson. I got to know Laura through GAC, where she serves as the Executive Producer. Laura has had an amazing career and many incredible accomplishments, one of which being the winner of The Amazing Race! In this episode, Laura shares how she got involved with The Amazing Race, how she got her start in the television industry, the details of her role at GAC, as well as the fundraising organizations she passionately supports.

    Who Is Laura Pierson?

    Laura Pierson is an Emmy-nominated, multi-faceted television producer who has overseen a wide variety of entertainment programming. From daytime strips to entertainment news, Laura has done it all, serving in almost every position from intern to Co-Executive Producer. Currently, Laura is the Executive Producer for Great American Family’s digital platform, Great American Community. As the Executive Producer, she oversees 16 original series hosted by beloved Great American Family stars and experts at the top of their fields. Laura’s experience in unscripted television truly became all-encompassing when she won Season 26 of the multi-Emmy Award-winning reality series, The Amazing Race. In her mission to give back to others, Laura has joined forces with non-profits such as Project Angel Food, to help those who are less fortunate in the Los Angeles region, and Hearts of Reality, to raise funds and awareness for Give Kids the World Village.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is Laura Pierson’s role in the Great American Community? How did Laura get into the television industry? What has behind-the-scenes of creating the Great American Community app looked like? What is in the works for the future of the Great American Community app? Did Laura date Tyler, her Amazing Race partner, after the show? How did Laura and Tyler win Season 26 of The Amazing Race? What was Laura’s experience like on The Amazing Race? How did winning The Amazing Race affect her career? What are her thoughts on shows like The Bachelor/Bachelorette? What organizations does Laura support and assist with? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Laura Pierson Fundraising Page Give Kids The World Laura's Instagram Connect With GAC: Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving The Great American Family Channel Finder Sign up for the Great American Family newsletter

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    How Larissa Wohl Uses Her Platform to Promote Animal Rescue And Adoption

  • Birmingham locals probably know the amazing Ashley Gann from the CBS 42 weather. This week, Ashley joins me to discuss her career in meteorology, her family, the business she owns with her husband, and the faith that inspires it all.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, CBS 42 Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann joins me to share about her life, career, and faith. Not only is Ashley an incredibly successful meteorologist, but she is also a business owner and entrepreneur. In this episode, Ashley shares how she began her career, how she balances her home and work life, as well as the details of her family-owned business.

    Who Is Ashley Gann?

    Emmy-nominated Ashley Gann is the Chief Meteorologist at CBS 42 and is a doting mother of 4, wife, and active member of her church. Nearly 8 years ago the Lord called Ashley and her family to Birmingham where she became the first female chief meteorologist in the Birmingham TV market, and to date, the only one. While most people know Ashley for her weather coverage, Ashley is also a proud business owner with her husband Derek. While he runs the day-to-day operations, Ashley casts the vision and is an entrepreneur at heart. Together, Ashley and Derek have built a family-owned and operated business that reaches across the entire state of Alabama. Most recently Ashley was inducted into Auburn’s Top 20 Alumni under 40 and last year, received the prestigious Minority Business Awards Young Professional of the Year. Ashley graduated with an aerospace engineering degree from Auburn and a master’s in meteorology from Mississippi State.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Ashley get into meteorology? What is a chief meteorologist? How does Ashley connect with her viewers? What does Ashley do during severe weather? How does Ashley balance a full-time job and motherhood? How does Ashley prepare food for the week for her family with her busy schedule? What are the other businesses that Ashley and her husband own? How did Ashley and her husband get into flipping houses? Resources In This Episode: Little Spoon

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    How Larissa Wohl Uses Her Platform to Promote Animal Rescue

    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

  • This time of year, many of us are busy entertaining and hosting guests. In this episode, Lucy Dean shares how creating a beautiful, welcoming space for guests can be made a little easier.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Lucy Dean joins me to discuss her fabulous paper product company, Lucy Grymes. Lucy Grymes makes fabulous, one-of-a-kind paper products such as placemats, vase wraps, wine bags, and napkins. In this episode, Lucy Dean shares how these products make beautiful entertaining a breeze. Lucy shares the origins of her company as well as the details of all her products. Additionally, Lucy and I discuss our best tricks when it comes to entertaining guests at parties, feeding guests on a budget, creative party theme ideas, and creating a welcoming space for guests

    Who Is Lucy Dean?

    Ever since she was a little girl, Lucy Dean has had an obsession with anything that is colorful and patterned. From collecting fabric scraps as a child to asking for floral bedding to making a "scarf wall" in college, she has always believed the more the merrier when it comes to color and pattern! Today, Lucy has found the perfect opportunity to turn her passion for color and pattern into a business.

    As an adult, she quickly learned entertaining is not as easy as it looks. From realizing she had to wash and press her new placemats to having to use drinking glasses as vases, she grew frustrated at the challenges she faced when hosting out of her small apartment. Therefore, she set out to solve these problems in an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly way, and at last Lucy Grymes was born!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Lucy get to where she is today? What products does she sell and what are the ways they can be used? How did she come up with the vase wrap idea? What are the steps Lucy takes to create a beautiful table? How do you layer patterns on top of each other? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Just Darviny for tablecloths Hampton House Linens SimuLinen Lucy Grymes website Lucy Grymes Instagram

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    The Face Behind Lili Alessandra and What You Need to Make a Beautiful Bed

    Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022

  • Calling all animal lovers! In this episode, fellow Great American Community member Larissa Wohl shares how she uses her platform to promote animal rescue and adoption.

    Episode At A Glance:

    In this episode of The SavvyCast, I am joined by the amazing Larissa Wohl to discuss animal rescue and adoption. Larissa is a fellow member of the Great American Community and uses her television platform to advocate for animals. She strives to inspire and educate others on how they can contribute to this cause by donating, fostering, and adopting. Here Larissa shares how she stays positive even when circumstances are difficult, what her work at GAC looks like, how others can get involved in animal rescue, and so much more!

    Who Is Larissa Wohl?

    Larissa Wohl is originally from Los Angeles, California. She has worked in multiple news markets along the west coast, doing everything from MMJ reporting to producing and anchoring. In 2015, her passion for philanthropy and animals led her to Hallmark Channel, where she hosted, produced, and entertained viewers on their daily morning show, Home & Family.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How do you stay positive in your mission to rescue and adopt animals when you see
    things that are so difficult? For those who want to help, how can they help and what organizations can they reach
    out to? How does fostering help both the organization and the animal? Is it better to adopt pets that are siblings? What kind of content does Larissa share on the GAC app? What are some organizations that you would recommend people donate to?
    o Casa Transport in Nashville
    o Deity Animal Rescue Foundation in LA
    o Bissel Pet Foundation What is one inspiring experience you have witnessed since being an animal
    advocate? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Great American Community Larissa's website Larissa's Instagram Hand in Paw

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    Veterinarian Leigh Stevens Shares the Impact of Physical Therapy On Animals

  • A gorgeous bed can absolutely make a room, but sometimes finding the right bedding can feel daunting. In this episode, Sandra Hernandez Yedor shares all about her bedding and home accessory company, Lili Alessandra.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Sandra Hernandez Yedor joins me to discuss all things beautiful bedding! Sandra is the founder and CEO of Lili Alessandra. I personally have loved using Lili Alessandra products because they are incredibly beautiful and also so practical. Lili Alessandra started out of Sandra's home and now ships products all across the globe. In this episode, she shares the inspiration behind her gorgeous products and how she built her company. Additionally, Sandra shares her most popular products, tips on how to style a beautiful bed, as well as what goes into creating a new collection.

    What Is Lili Alessandra?

    In October of 2008, Sandra Hernandez Yedor decided to begin the most exciting and rewarding chapter in her life. Sandra started Lili Alessandra with a love for fabrics and textiles and a desire to create a brand of soft furnishings that make a statement. Hence, Lili Alessandra was created with its first bedding collection, and an assortment of decorative pillows was introduced. Sandra's love for European Elegance is reflected in her creations. Her passion for mixing fabrics with handcrafted techniques makes each design uniquely its own. Lili Alessandra's philosophy is to design bedding that inspires individuality in home fashion and interior design. Today, Lili Alessandra sells to retail stores and interior design firms throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama. They also sell to interior designers in China, Australia, and the U.K. Lili Alessandra also offers upholstery headboards, ottomans, benches, and luxury hand-knotted rugs to complete the room's aesthetics.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Other than bedding, what other Lili Allessandra products are there? How does Sandra create the perfect combination of beautiful and practical? What is the process like to create a new collection? What are some of the most popular Lili Alessandra products? Are bed skirts still in style or are they going out of style? What are some essentials to creating a beautiful bed? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Lili Alessandra website For a consultation, call 210-534-6800 or email [email protected] How to build your bed How to install your bed skirt Some of my favorite Lili Alessandra products: Lili Alessandra velvet pillows and shams, Lili Alessandra coverlet

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    Sleep Number vs DreamCloud Mattresses: My Honest Review

    How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile & Stone that is Right for You

  • This week, Lizzie Harbin shares all about vaginal health, from why it is important to the best practices to maintain it!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Lizzie Harbin to discuss vaginal health. Listeners may remember Lizzie from her episode on compounded medicine! In this episode, Lizzie shares why vaginal health is an important aspect of women's health. She explains how she became interested in sharing about this topic with others, advice on how to prevent and treat a UTI, the best tampons to use, and so much more!

    Who Is Lizzie Harbin?

    Lizzie Harbin is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education, and Human Resources at PCAA. She lives with her husband Rod Harbin in Mountain Brook Alabama, and she has a daughter named Jillian (24) and a son named Jack (22). Lizzie’s multi-faceted role within PCAA focuses on preserving and amplifying PCAA’s most valuable asset − its high-performing culture − while her work and leadership in the industry support her passion to ensure that all patients have access to life-enhancing compounded medication. Lizzie earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Lizzie become interested in talking about vaginal health with others? What exactly is a yeast infection and a UTI? Why can an antibiotic sometimes not be helpful in treating UTIs? What are the benefits of taking glutathione? How can you prevent a UTI? What is a good brand of tampons to use for vaginal health/hygiene? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Ellura supplements Hanky Pank Underwear Wellness Pharmacy in Birmingham Prebiotics and Probiotics

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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    Women's Health Q&A with OBGYN Dr. Justin Aldred

  • As Family Savvy has grown over the last few years, so has the wonderful team of people behind it! In this episode, listeners get a behind the scene peek as they meet the faces behind Family Savvy!

    Episode At A Glance:

    In this week's episode of The SavvyCast, I invited the members of the Family Savvy team to join me and share their different roles with listeners. I have so enjoyed working with each of them, and it just didn't feel right to keep them to myself! Here we discuss how Family Savvy has grown over the last three years, what each team member contributes, as well as all the behind-the-scene details of the inner workings of Family Savvy. I know you will love getting to know the Family Savvy Team as much as I have!

    Who Is Finlay Coupland?

    Finlay Coupland is a recent graduate of Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with concentrations in Public Relations, Advertising, and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Theatre. She is currently making magic at the Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the Disney College Program. Finlay has happily been a part of the Family Savvy team as the Social Media Coordinator, Project Manager, and Podcast Editor for over 2.5 years. In her free time, Finlay enjoys dancing, acting, and watching Survivor.

    Who Is Christopher Bailey? Chris Bailey has been working in video production and editing for over 10 years and has been with The SavvyCast since its inception in 2019. Chris has worked with clients from Hollywood to New York City, with Emmy Award Winning Directors and Cinematographers, but his goal is always the same, to demonstrate the lasting, impactful effect video and audio can have on the lives of others. In his spare time, Chris enjoys all things tech related, from video games to coding to personal content creation. Who Is Benz Rosette?

    With a background in Psychology, Benz used her degree as her leverage in creating and implementing effective marketing strategies for various businesses and brands in the US and UK. Her passion for writing and her enthusiasm to learn new things led her to quit her 9-to-5 job and work as a freelancer specializing in email, social media, and content marketing. Benz, an ESTJ, considers herself a dedicated and motivated individual who prioritizes excellence above all else. She is a risk-taker and an avid fan of learning new things. Hence, her vast experience in handling clients from diverse niches and industries. While you may find her working on the weekends, Benz also enjoys traveling and is always down to go anywhere with good food.

    Who Is Robert Drake?

    Robert Drake is the co-owner of Creekside Systems and an avid technologist. He’s been supporting Jamie & the Family Savvy website for over a decade. He lives in Phoenicia, New York in the very center of the beautiful Catskill Mountains where he also runs a small gift shop with jewelry and photography.

    Who Is Sarah Morgan Johnson?

    Sarah Morgan Johnson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from Briarwood Christian School. She then attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Pre-Law. After falling in love with Starkville, she decided to continue her education at "The School Up North," or The University of Mississippi in Oxford. Obsessed with all things "Southern," she is currently getting a Master of Arts degree in Southern Studies. When she is not reading or writing, Sarah Morgan loves taking barre classes, cooking for friends, attending church at Christ Presbyterian, and playing pickleball.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Jamie meet and discovered each team member? What is the podcast producing process like? How much growth has The SavvyCast experienced in the past 3 years? What is each member of the blog team in charge of? How does the blog team create content? Connect With the Family Savvy Team: Jamie: LinkedIn Finlay: LinkedIn Robert: Robert's gift shop website Benz: LinkedIn Christopher: LinkedIn, Chris's website Sarah Morgan: LinkedIn

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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  • While radiation is a common cancer treatment, few people actually know what it is and how it affects patients. In this episode, Dr. Richard Pearlman shares with listeners his expertise in radiation oncology.

    Episode At A Glance:

    Whether we battle it ourselves or walk through it with friends and family, cancer touches almost everyone. This week, Dr. Richard Pearlman joins The SavvyCast to educate listeners on radiation oncology. Dr. Pearlman is a radiation oncologist with Alliance Cancer Care. In this episode, he shares what radiation oncology is, who can benefit from it, as well as what treatment looks like.

    Who is Dr. Richard Pearlman?

    Dr. Pearlman was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical doctorate from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Following medical school, he completed his internship at Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, he completed his residency in radiation oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Pearlman has experience in several radiation therapy treatments, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR brachytherapy). In addition to his education and medical training, Dr. Pearlman has been awarded numerous honors and has authored several articles in peer-reviewed medical publications. He is married to Dr. Hailey Park, who is a dentist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Dr. Pearlman get into radiation oncology? What is the difference between radiology and radiation oncology? When is radiation the best option? What is radiation oncology? How does radiation treat breast cancer? What are some of the differences between radiation treatment and chemotherapy? Does insurance typically cover radiation treatment? What diseases does Dr. Pearlman treat the most? What are the side effects of radiation, especially for head and neck cancer patients? How many treatments a week are typical? What are most radiation treatments like?

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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  • This week, Tom West joins The SavvyCast to share about his cattle business, River West Cattle. Tom shares how he got into the cattle business as well as how he gets meat from the farm to consumers.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Tom West of River West Cattle. Tom's business is located in Alpine, Alabama and its mission is to provide customers with delicious, healthy farm-raised beef at affordable prices. In this episode, Tom shares how River West Cattle first began and the details of their products. Additionally, he explains how listeners and other customers can purchase beef on their website.

    Who Is Tom West?

    Tom West's family started in the cattle business about ten years ago when he and his son bought 15 Brangus cattle and a bull. Today, the herd has grown to close to 100 mama cows and three registered bulls, which they raise on approximately 500 fertile acres of mixed pasture and forest bordering the Coosa River. They have also grown as cattle farmers and have learned how to best care for their cattle while producing delicious and healthy products for human consumption.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Tom get into this business? What are steers? How does cattle farming work? What is hanging weight? How does meat get from the farm to the consumer? What is the difference between fully grass-fed meat and grain-fed meats? How do you cook grass-fed meat? What are the different options you can purchase from their website? What is their pricing like compared to grocery stores? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Purchase beef through the River West website River West's Facebook page

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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  • If you are interested in or in the process of renovating your home, you will love this informative episode! Courtney Myrick of the Triton Stone Group discusses all things kitchen tile and stone.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Courtney Myrick of Triton Stone Group joins me to discuss all things tile and stone! Whether you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, in the process of building a home, or you just enjoy learning about home improvement, this episode is sure to inform. Picking out the tile and stone for your kitchen can be one of the trickiest (and most expensive) parts of renovating a kitchen. In this episode, Courtney shares her tile and stone expertise as well as savvy tips for saving money in the process!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What is a stone fabricator? Why should you have one? What is the difference between renovating with an “existing footprint” or doing a total gut of your space? Which should you choose first: the tile or the stone? What are the main differences between marble, quartz, quartzite, and granite? How can you get a higher-end, trendy look for your kitchen using black granite? What are the sturdier, harder marbles? Shadow Storm Bianco Carrara Statuary Thassos Vermont Derby What are some of the most popular and sturdy quartzites? Taj Mahal Cristallo White Macaubas Azul Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

    Instagram: @tritonstonegroup

    Website: https://tritonstone.com/

    Email: [email protected] (Triton Stone Group: BIRMINGHAM, AL)

    Schedule an appointment here: https://tritonstone.com/online-scheduling/

    I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!

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  • In today's day and age, finding wholesome, quality entertainment can be a real challenge. In this episode, Bill Abbott shares details of his family-friendly media company GAC.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media, Bill Abbott. In addition to co-founding Great American Media in June of 2021, Bill has over 30 years of impressive leadership experience in cable television. His prior experience includes his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. In this episode, Bill shares what kind of content viewers can expect from GAC. Additionally, he shares the core values that formed the company and how GAC was born.

    Who Is Bill Abbot?

    Bill Abbott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Media. Abbott co-founded Great American Media in June 2021 and led the company’s acquisition of Great American County Network from Discovery, Inc. and RIDE TV. These were rebranded as GAC Family and GAC Living respectively in September 2021. The following month, Abbott oversaw the debut of Great American Christmas, a new franchise featuring 12 original, holiday-themed movies and specials, and in June 2021 he launched Great American Adventures, the company’s first FAST (free ad-supporting streaming TV) channel which features scripted and unscripted content celebrating Americana.

    Abbott is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of leadership experience in cable television. Previously, Abbott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama, which are owned and operated by Hallmark Cards, Inc. Abbott’s vision and passion for the brand established Hallmark Channel as the leading destination for quality, family-friendly entertainment on cable.

    Prior to serving as President and CEO, Abbott was Executive Vice President of Ad Sales for Crown Media Family Networks. There he oversaw the company’s Ad Sales team and digital network development. Before his 20-year tenure at Crown Media, Abbott served as Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Family Worldwide. Prior to that, Abbott held research positions with CBS Radio Networks, Seltel, Inc., and Nadler & Larimer Advertising.

    Abbott currently serves on the board of directors for Animal Humane, Parents TV & Media Council, and International Radio & Television Society Foundation and is a 2017 inductee into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    What Is Great American Media?

    Great American Media is home to Great American Family “Stories Well Told” and Great American Living “Life Well Lived.” As the company’s flagship network, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies, and seasonal romcoms. Great American media focuses on producing content that celebrates faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates America’s family-friendly traditions every day and every season.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: Have some actors or actresses from Hallmark moved over to GAC to create content? How did GAC come to be? What are the future plans for GAC? How does GAC stick to its values? When is the GAC app going to be released and what will be included in the app? How can you access GAC’s Christmas movies and other media? What kind of content can I expect from GAC? Connect With GAC Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving Find what channel GAC is on here Sign up for their newsletter here

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  • While many of us have used Teflon cookware for years, it has recently come out that their products contain a cancer-causing chemical. This week, I am sharing my favorite non-toxic cookware!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing all things cookware! If you’re anything like me, you love the ease of non-stick cookware. However, many non-stick pans can contain toxic chemicals. In this episode, I share all about my favorite healthy, non-stick cookware!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How should I choose cookware? What is the difference between a fry pan and a sauté pan? How do you primarily use your frying pan? What are the main uses for a saucepan? How do you primarily use your sauté pan? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Shop my all favorite cookware here!

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  • In this episode, Lizzie Harbin and Sara Hoover of PCAA share about compounded hormones. The information they share is absolutely life-changing, especially for anyone in mid-life!

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, Lizzie Harbin and Sara Hoover join me to discuss compounded hormones. Lizzie and Sara both work for PCAA (Professional Compounding Centers of America). In this episode, they share all the benefits of compounded medicines, how compounded hormones have affected their own personal lives, as well as the importance of lab testing.

    Who is Lizzie Harbin?

    Lizzie Harbin is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education, and Human Resources at PCAA. She lives with her husband Rod Harbin in Mountain Brook Alabama, and she has a daughter named Jillian (24) and a son named Jack (22). Lizzie's multi-faceted role within PCAA focuses on preserving and amplifying PCAA’s most valuable asset − its high-performing culture − while her work and leadership in the industry support her passion to ensure that all patients have access to life-enhancing compounded medication. Lizzie earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane.

    Who Is Sara Hoover?

    Sara Hoover is the Manager of Clinical Services at PCAA. She lives with her husband Eric Hoover in Dallas, Texas. Sara has three children – Lyndsey (21), Valerie (18), and Dylan (14). She has been a compounding pharmacist for more than 20 years and joined the PCAA Clinical Services team in June 2013. In January 2022, she was promoted to Manager of Clinical Services. Before joining PCAA, she was the owner/pharmacist of Creative Compounds in Prosper, Texas, an independent compounding-only pharmacy that focused on women’s health and nutrition. Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How can someone find a compounding pharmacy? What are the importance of hormones? How can you get lab tested for hormone levels? What has Lizzie’s personal experience with hormones been like? How has women’s health evolved over time? What is the importance of lab testing? How can oxytocin be helpful to women? What exactly is compounding pharmacy? What is Sara’s view on peptides and human growth hormones?

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  • Birmingham locals know and love Martin's Bar-B-Que, owned by Pat Martin. This week, Pat joins The SavvyCast to share about his new book, Life of Fire.

    Episode At A Glance:

    Calling all bar-b-que lovers! This week, Pat Martin joins me on The SavvyCast to share all things whole hog BBQ. He shares about his restaurant, giving insight into how the pandemic affected his businesses. Additionally, Pat shares about the art of bar-b-que in the South and how it differs from region to region. Lastly, Pat gives listeners the inside scoop on his new book about mastering grilling, BBQ, and the smokehouse called Life of Fire.

    Who Is Pat Martin?

    Nashville Restaurateur and Pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A celebrated leader at the forefront of traditional American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee-style whole hog BBQ. Martin's debut cookbook, Life of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, and The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter, 2022) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Martin is regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, Eater, and National Geographic, among many others. Martin lives in Nashville with his wife, Martha Ann, and their three children Wyatt, Daisy, and Walker.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are Pat’s most popular menu items? Is BBQ a dying culinary art? What are some of the recent struggles in the BBQ restaurant business? How is BBQ different in various locations across the South and what is different about it? What is a “redneck taco?” How did Pat come up with it? How did the pandemic affect his businesses? What info and insight does Pat’s book, Life of Fire, have in it? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Pat's new book, Life of Fire Martin's BBQ website Martin's sauces

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  • With so many different mattress options on the market today, it can be hard to decide which one is worth the investment. This week, I'm giving my honest reviews on two of the most popular mattresses out there so you can decide which is right for you.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am sharing my honest reviews of the Sleep Number and the DreamCloud mattresses. We all know sleep is vital to our health, but finding a mattress that supports our nightly "Zzz's" can be overwhelming. In this episode, I share my favorite features of both mattresses, as well as which one is my favorite. Additionally, I share my favorite bedding and the best way to wash it!

    Questions Answered In This Episode: What are the pros and cons of both mattresses? Which would you ultimately recommend? Why do you prefer the one mattress over the other? What features do both mattresses offer? What is the best way to wash bedding? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Sleep Number Mattresses DreamCloud Mattresses Lili Alessandra velvet pillows and shams Lili Alessandra coverlet My LTK page

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  • When our loved ones experience a drastic life change like the loss of a loved one, a move, sickness, or a new baby, many of us find ourselves racking our brains for how to show them we care. This week, Marie Marino shares how the gift of food can be a tangible way of blessing others and can "speak" in a way words cannot.

    Episode At A Glance:

    This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by my dear friend Marie Marino to discuss how to bless others with the gift of food. Marie and I were sorority sisters and have known each other for years. Her heart for others and enthusiasm for serving has always inspired me. In this episode, Marie shares practical tips on how to bless others through food. She shares her favorite go-to recipes in addition to the food storage tools she always has on hand.

    A Tangible Gift:

    Marie has a passion for blessing her loved ones who are struggling or experiencing a transition through her cooking. When her younger brother battled melanoma, Marie cooked for and delivered meals to his family. Now, a year after her brother’s passing, Marie is more inspired than ever to share the gift of food with others.

    Questions Answered In This Episode: How do you get started when cooking for others? What tools are good to have on hand? How do you store food when you deliver it? What recipes are easy, simple, and delicious to make for others? How do you deliver food when the people you're gifting it to may not want company? Marie's Go-To Recipes: Any kind of salad, like my Kale Ceaser Salad or copycat recipe for North Italia's Tuscan Kale Salad My White Chicken Chili recipe Perfect Rice In The Oven Half Baked Harvest's Indian Butter Chicken Twice baked potatoes Mini Bean Burritos (vegetarian) - Simply smear canned refried beans on mini
    tortillas, sprinkle green onion, and add Yellowbird Jalapeno condiment or
    taco sauce. Next, sprinkle on some cheese and wrap it up! Mashed Sweet Potatoes (vegetarian) - To make these, start by cooking sweet potatoes in a slow cooker. Next, take them out, put them in the mixer, and mash them with a little maple syrup and mascarpone cheese. These are delicious! Penne with 5 Cheeses - this recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook by Ina Garten Penne With Spicy Vodka Sauce Creamy Chicken Tortellini Italian Lemon Chicken Soup Gluten-Free Monster Cookies Any kind of muffins, like my Morning Glory Muffins Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Marie's blog, Savoring The South Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook

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