Optimize Paleo by Paleovalley

Take control of your health by moving beyond the Paleo template and learning about cutting edge health strategies that really work. This podcast will give you tips and tricks from the mouths of experts and common folk alike who discovered exactly what it takes to THRIVE. Join Chas and Autumn Smith, loving and passionate husband and wife and founders of as they guide you on the journey to cultivate vibrant health and wellness.
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May 28, 2024

Today, the prevalence of mental health issues among kids is on the rise, and traditional therapies don’t work for everyone. 

Which is why this week’s podcast with Dr. Pejman Katiraei explores the hidden factors (diet, gene mutations, environmental exposures) that may be contributing to this rise. 

Dr. K, is a board-certified pediatrician and passionate advocate who has created an AI platform, Wholistic Minds, to help families find the root causes and effective solutions. Here are some of the fascinating topics we dive into:

- Uncommon signs your child may be struggling

- The limitations of conventional therapy

- The common gene mutation that can cause mental health issues in kids

- Underlying causes of ADHD

- Biological causes of depression

- Biological causes of anxiety

- Signs that mold may be an issue for your child

- An underlying factor in sensory issues and tics

- Foods that can exacerbate mental health issues

- Why starting with food does not always work

- How to test for mold issues in kids

- How to get to the root cause of your mental health issues

- And much more!

This is truly an inspiring, empowering and heart-warming condition so please share this information with anyone you think may benefit and thank you for listening!

Valuable Resources

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Wholistic Minds by Dr. Pejman Katiraei
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May 10, 2024


Organ meats are some of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, but research has also shown they contain specialized nutrients that may extend the length and quality of our lives. 

So if you’re interested in aging gracefully, tune into this week’s podcast with certified holistic nutritionist and epigenetics coach, Nat Niddam for a fascinating conversation!

Here’s what we’ll be diving into:

  • The difference between biological and chronological age
  • 2 ways to measure your biological age
  • How to measure your rate of aging
  • Steps to reducing your biological age
  • 4 factors that increase the rate of aging in pretty much everyone
  • 4 ways to slow down your rate of aging
  • The major mistake most people make when trying to slow the aging process
  • The best way to lengthen telomeres
  • The history of bioregulators
  • Experiments validating the benefits of bioregulators
  • Which bioregulators to use
  • A great fasting rhythm for women
  • And so much more!

I learned so much during this episode so tune in and let me know what you think!


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Nat Niddem + Bioregulators
>>> Learn More about Nat Niddem & Bioregulators HERE!


Apr 15, 2024


You’ve likely heard that polyunsaturated fats (omega-3’s and omega-6’s) are essential for health, but what you might now know is that the balance between them is equally as important. 

In fact, over the last few decades our intake of the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid (yes, the one found in seed oils) has increased dramatically while our intake of omega-3’s has dwindled. 

Which means most Americans today - have a very imbalanced omega ratio.

According to this week’s podcast expert, author and zoologist, Dr. Anthony Hulbert, who has been studying the omega balance for decades, this is likely one reason rates of inflammation, heart disease, obesity and mental health issues are on the rise. 

His book was one of my all-time favorites and I highly, highly recommend you tune in now to learn more about the surprising and well-documented effects of this widespread imbalance and what you can do to improve yours! Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

One major oversight in America’s dietary guidelines

  • The different roles, health benefits and effects of omega-3’s and omega-6’s
  • Why animal fats are high in monounsaturated and saturated fats
  • The sources of omega-6’s and 3’s
  • The problem with omega-3 research
  • The link between omega-6’s and insulin resistance
  • The type of high-fat diets that makes rodents gain weight (and the type that doesn’t)
  • 3 ways too many omega-6’s cause weight gain
  • The link between omega-3’s and mental health
  • Why what meat ate matters
  • And so much more!

Please take the time to share this important information with everyone you know and love.



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Omega Balance by Dr. Anthony Hulbert
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Mar 25, 2024


Once I turned 40, it seemed like my skin started to tell the story of time. 

And while I've always been a champion of clean eating and staying active, I've discovered that the journey to radiant skin doesn't stop there.

It's an adventure, filled with simple strategies and daily rituals that can elevate our skin to new heights of radiance.

That's why I'm beyond thrilled to share this week's podcast episode with the phenomenal Rachel Varga. 

Imagine having a treasure map to the fountain of youthful skin - well, Rachel is here to draw that map for us. 

As a Double Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and the go-to skin guru for celebrities (even Dave Asprey sings her praises!) Rachel unlocks the secrets to glowing skin in this week’s episode. Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • The five archenemies of youthful skin 

  • The magical benefits of light therapy, including the colors that with the most benefits

  • How to protect your kingdom (aka your skin) from blue light 

  • Her arsenal of favorite skin lasers - and the ones to leave in the dark ages 

  • The truth behind the mystique of derma rollers 

  • Tricky skin gimmicks to beware of 

  • A five-step skincare ritual that will enhance your skin’s radiance

  • The foods your skin is better off without

  • And the deceptively simple secret that banished my breakouts 

If you're ready for the ultimate skin upgrade check it out and let me know what your favorite takeaway is in the comments below.



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Rachel Varga - The School of Radiance
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Mar 3, 2024


In a world where nutrient deficiencies are rampant and elimination diets can increase your risk, a focus on nutrient-dense foods is critically important. 

Unfortunately, there are MAJOR problems with many of the nutrient ratings systems used today. 

Case in point: The Food Compass which gave Lucky Charms a higher score than ground beef and eggs fried in butter. 

Which is why in today’s podcast with best-selling author Dr. Sarah Ballantyne we break down the myths around most nutrient rating systems, the truth about the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, and most importantly, how to add them to your diet so you can feel your best. Here are some of the fascinating facts you’ll learn…

  • Why restrictive diets can be problematic
  • The rates and causes of nutrient deficiency
  • The most dangerous type of nutrient deficiency
  • How to measure the nutrient density of your diet at home
  • Can supplements replace food?
  • The most surprising, yet nutrient-dense, foods
  • The most nutrient-dense vegetables
  • The nutrient powerhouse you are not likely consuming (but should)
  • Why increasing protein as you age is important
  • What her daily diet looks like
  • Volume eating - and how it can help you lose weight
  • The optimal level of vegetable servings per day
  • And so much more!

This conversation is so insightful that I hope you love it as much as I did and share it with anyone you know it could benefit.


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Dr. Sarah Ballantyne - Nutrivore
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Feb 16, 2024

In This Episode

Unlock the secrets to a healthy heart and microbiome with Dr. William Davis, renowned cardiologist, and bestselling author in this week’s podcast! 

We delve into cutting-edge insights and simple at-home strategies from his latest book, Super Gut, that will help you feel inspired and empowered around gut health. 

Here are some of my favorite takeaways…

  • The best test to assess heart disease risk
  • 2 foods that cause small (dangerous) LDL particles
  • 3 often-missed markers of cardiovascular risk
  • A missing microbe and the food to eat to get it
  • An at-home measure for tracking heart health
  • The microbes we need to feel happier, lose weight and reduce pain (and what to eat!)
  • The microbe for better infant sleep and a higher IQ
  • A natural remedy for SIBO
  • The probiotic that reduces blood sugar
  • What you need to know about postbiotics
  • Why fermented meat is good for your microbiome
  • 3 simple ways to improve your microbiome today

Gut health = overall health so listen in, share this podcast and let me know your favorite takeaway in the comments below!


Valuable Resources

Dr. William Davis - Infinite Health
>>> Learn more about cardiologist Dr. Davis + Check out his books HERE!

SIBO Mini-Course - Infinite Health Inner Circle
>>> Get your FREE access to this mini-course to learn more about SIBO + how to manage your health HERE!

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Jan 26, 2024


Hopefully, by now you’ve heard the news that muscle is the organ of longevity. 

In other words, if you want to age gracefully, building muscle must be a priority.  

Fortunately, there are many simple ways to increase your muscle mass which is what we talk all about in this week’s podcast episode with the brilliant founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. 

So if you’ve ever wondered…

  • Which exercise provides the most benefits...
  • How much protein you need per day (and per meal)…
  • The difference between plant and animal protein…
  • Whether bone broth helps you age more gracefully…

Then this is the show for you! Tune in today and don’t forget to share this important information with those who may benefit. Here are some other juicy tidbits we cover in our conversation…

  • The link between excess weight and memory
  • How to exercise to increase muscle mass and mitochondrial health
  • The major misconceptions about protein
  • Are we eating too much protein?
  • The differences between animal protein vs. plant protein
  • How much protein you should eat per day (and per meal)
  • The amino acid you need at every meal to build muscle
  • Why bone broth may help you age more gracefully
  • WHEN to eat protein for best results
  • How much protein to eat post-training
  • Her experience as a vegan/vegetarian
  • How to get her new book
  • And so much more!

This episode was one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

Thanks for listening!


Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
>>> Learn more about the Lyon Protocol + Get your FREE Muscle Centric Medicine Resources HERE!

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Dec 1, 2023

Today almost 60% of American adult calories and 67% of our children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods. 

Let that sink in. 

MOST of the foods we eat today hijack our taste buds, increase our risk of obesity and disease and were not in our diet even 100 years ago. 

Which is why this week’s podcast with bestselling author and Host of America’s #1 Health Podcast, Shawn Stevenson, provides the education and inspiration we need to bring us back in touch with the healing power of whole foods. 

And most importantly, how to make it simple and delicious. Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you’ll learn…

  • The origins (and shortcomings) of the calorie dogma
  • Epicaloric controllers and why you need to know about them
  • Your brain’s role in weight gain
  • Foods that heal brain inflammation and improve memory and sleep
  • Shawn’s top three health habits
  • How he healed a degenerative bone disease naturally
  • His surprising first step toward weight loss (food and supplements)
  • Why and how our thoughts influence digestion
  • How our food influences our genes
  • Why he made his #1 selling cookbook
  • The power of cooking with your family
  • His favorite simple recipes
  • And so much more!

Shawn has become a dear friend over the past year and his wisdom, conviction and practical tips will blow your mind! I am literally impressed and inspired every time we talk! 

And this podcast was no exception, so do yourself a favor and tune in and share this podcast with everyone you know and love.

Valuable Resources: 

Paleovalley Superfood Bars
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Eat Smarter Family Cookbook by Shawn Stevenson
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Nov 3, 2023

Did you know that the widespread use of certain cooking oils in our modern diets may be a silent contributor to the epidemic of chronic diseases? 

Dr. Cate Shanahan, a renowned board-certified Family Physician and seed oil expert, has uncovered startling connections between seed oils (think corn, cottonseed, canola, soy, safflower and sunflower) and the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and other modern health woes. 

Which is why in this week’s podcast you’re in for a deep dive into her groundbreaking research that challenges everything you thought you knew about the oils in your kitchen. Here are some of the fascinating facts you’ll learn….

  • What seeds oils are and how they’re made
  • A simple shopping strategy that can save your life
  • How seeds oils can damage your health
  • Signs you may be overconsuming seeds oils
  • Why epidemiological research suggests seeds oils are healthy
  • The type of food Dr. Shahanan sees her patients consume before heart attacks
  • The fascinating historical origins of seed oils
  • What percentage of our diet comes from seed oils?
  • What is more dangerous: Sugar, trans fat or seed oils?
  • The safest dietary fats!

If you’re confused about the healthiest types of fat to eat, please give this podcast a listen and share it with anyone you think it might benefit.


Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Beef Tallow
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Dr. Cate Shanahan
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Deep Nutrition
>>> Get the book + discover the 4 pillars of the human diet to optimize your health HERE!



Oct 13, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of nutrition and food transparency, few have been more successful at peeling back the curtain on the food industry as Vani Hari, aka the "Food Babe."

Vani believes we deserve the right to know what’s in our food and she’s taken steps to convince food companies to make major, important changes to their products. 

For example, she convinced Kraft to remove artificial food dyes from Mac & Cheese, Subway to remove all artificial flavors in their bread, and Starbucks to remove caramel color #4 from pumpkin spice lattes. 

So if you want to learn about other insidious ingredients in our food supply and how to get kids to embrace healthy eating, tune into this week’s podcast. Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • The most evil processed food company according to Vani
  • The problem with BHT (and why it’s use)
  • The issues with titanium dioxide
  • The company that refuses to remove a carcinogen from their cereal
  • The top 10 ingredients to look out for our kids
  • The carcinogenic ingredient banned in Europe that you can find in Skittles
  • The simple way to make baked goods healthier
  • The ingredient she believes is causing the obesity epidemic
  • A root cause of picky eating
  • The problem with cottonseed oil
  • How to get kids excited about whole foods
  • How to get your kids to eat their veggies
  • Vani’s 2 simple kids snack recipes
  • And so much more!

Vani was one of the early influences in my excitement around this topic so I hope you love this conversation as much as I did and check out her amazing cookbook with the link below!

Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Product
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Food Babe Family Recipe Book
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Sep 29, 2023

Did you know inadequate sleep can cause you to consume over 350 extra calories the next day, insulin resistance in healthy individuals, and a 55% increased risk of obesity? 

We talk a lot about the healing power of food, but not nearly enough about the fact that the quality of your sleep can make or break your health. 

So if you’re someone who struggles to get enough sleep or wants to improve your sleep skills, check out this week’s podcast with sleep expert and host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, Mollie Eastman. Here are some of my favorite takeaways….

  • When to eat for better sleep
  • A great sleep breakfast
  • Her favorite travel sleep biohack
  • How food affects your appetite
  • How changes sleep during menstrual cycle
  • How much sleep is enough?
  • Her favorite way to track sleep
  • 3 food tips for better sleep
  • The common dietary mistake that wrecks sleep
  • Lifestyle tips for better sleep
  • Supplements for better sleep
  • Her daily sleep routine
  • The 3 best supplements for sleep
  • My favorite sleep-friendly night time beverage

I sincerely hope these tips help you sleep and feel better than ever.

Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley 100% Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein
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Mollie Eastman — Sleep is a Skill
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The Optimized Bedroom: 18 Strategic Changes To Create The Perfect Sleep Environment
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Sep 8, 2023

It’s been estimated that 80% of women experience period pain at some point in their life and for 5-10% of women, the pain is debilitating.

I know because I used to be one of them.

I used ibuprofen heavily in my teens but now that I understand the risks of overuse, I’m thrilled to share an effective all-natural pain remedy created by a good friend of mine, Ashley Greene Khoury.

(You might know her as the beautiful and talented Alice from Twilight!)

 Ashley and I met while I was a trainer at the Tracy Anderson Method and became fast friends. 

Today, she’s not only an actress and new mom, but also an entrepreneur and creator of a transdermal period patch, The Cycle Soother.

Tune in to this week’s episode to learn all about her journey into holistic health and her approach to exercise, food, skin and reproductive health. 

This is one of my favorite episodes yet!

Here is what you’ll learn…

  • The foods she eliminated to stop breakouts
  • What Ashely eats in a day
  • Her favorite natural ingredients for reducing pain
  • How (and when) to use The Cycle Soother
  • Strategies for reduced sugar consumption
  • How many grams of protein she eats in a day (and why!)
  • Her exercise routine
  • Her home birth experience
  • How her life has changed since becoming a mom
  • What she does for such beautiful skin
  • And so much more!

I sincerely hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.


Valuable Resources:

The Cycle Soother Patch
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Paleovalley Product
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Aug 18, 2023

In a startling revelation over 90% of Americans struggle to accurately read and interpret food labels. 

Understanding what goes into our bodies is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. 

And food labels are more than just a list; they're a roadmap to better health, revealing the nutrients, ingredients, and potential allergens in our food that can heal or harm us. 

By not comprehending these labels, we risk exposing our bodies to harmful additives, excessive sugars, and unhealthy fats that can derail our health goals.

Which is why in this week’s podcast with Jen Smiley, the founder and food expert of Wake Up and Read the Labels, we take a deep dive into why and (more importantly) how to read food labels. Here are some of the fun facts you’ll learn…

  • The top 3 ingredients to avoid in processed foods

  • The most surprising *healthy* ingredients you may want to avoid 

  • The oils that you’ll want to avoid

  • The problem with natural flavors (and why some may be ok!)

  • Why you often see vitamins on processed food labels

  • The vegan food you’ll want to avoid on labels

  • Why artificial flavors can be problematic 

  • Her least and most favorite bread brands

  • How citric acid is made 

  • Her favorite clean brands 

  • Her go-to breakfast

  • Her favorite clean condiments and pasta

  • Our favorite morning drinks

  • How to get kids to embrace clean foods 

  • And so much more!

Becoming a label-savvy consumer is imperative for vibrant health, so please tune in and share this important conversation with everyone you love.


Valuable Resources:

Jen Smiley - Clean Eating Academy
>>> Learn how to transform your relationship with food + focus on the things that will truly make a difference HERE!

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Aug 4, 2023

We’ve all heard cows emit more greenhouse gasses than cars and cow farts are destroying the planet, but these often-cited *facts* are simply inaccurate.

Beef can be an environmentally-destructive or environmentally-friendly food depending on how it's raised.

So in this week’s podcast author, attorney and rancher, Nicolette Hahn Niman, busts myths about beef and animal agriculture so you can understand the true environmental and human health consequences of the meat you eat. Here are a few of my favorite topics:

  • The environmental consequences of factory farms
  • Do cows emit more greenhouse gasses than cars?
  • The human health consequences of factory farms 
  • The banned additives used in factory farms
  • The 2 meats almost always raised in factory farms 
  • The bacterial infection linked to factory farms
  • The truth about beef & methane
  • The 3 issues with the methane argument
  • The benefits of cows for the environment
  • Why she gave up vegetarianism
  • Why meat helps us age more gracefully

I LOVED this conversation and hope you do, too! Please share this valuable information with anyone you think might benefit.


Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Defending Beef: The Ecological & Nutritional Case for Meat by Nicolette Hahn Niman

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Jul 14, 2023

Board certified holistic nutritionist, Judy Cho, struggled with binging and purging cycles and overexercising on a plant-based diet. 

At one point, her symptoms became so severe she was sent to an eating disorder facility where she was prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotics. 

Nothing seemed to help until she tried an all-meat, Carnivore diet. 

Since that time, Judy has experienced a full recovery and written the best-selling book, The Carnivore Cure. 

She is now on a mission to teach people about the healing powers of meat, so tune into this week's podcast for her fascinating story and all the juicy details on why meat is important for physical and mental health. Here are some of the highlights…

  • The shortcomings of current eating disorder treatments
  • The link between vegan diets and mental health
  • The origins of our fear around meat
  • The dangerous compounds found in plant foods (for certain people)
  • Why meat is healing for the brain
  • The link between iron issues and brain health
  • The link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease risk
  • The conditions that may be helped by a carnivore diet
  • How to start a carnivore diet
  • A day of meals in the life of a carnivore
  • How to know if carnivore is right for you
  • And so much more!

Judy’s story is fascinating and expertise is invaluable so tune in and don’t forget to share this important information with those you love.

Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Nutrition with Judy — Judy Cho
>>> Learn more + Get your FREE mini course on how to make the carnivore diet work for you HERE!

Jun 23, 2023

We all know the well-demonstrated benefits of high quality food, but what you might not know is that thousands of studies have also revealed the potent, healing benefits of red light for things like…

  • Skin conditions like eczema
  • Collagen production
  • Sleep
  • Recovery
  • Performance
  • Hormonal health
  • Mood
  • And much more!

Using my red light has improved my skin and sleep dramatically and you can learn all about the science behind its benefits, how to use it for best results and how to get your own red light in this week’s podcast with the co-founder of Joov, Wes Pfiffner!

Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

  • His nonnegotiable morning routine
  • Why the San Francisco 49ers are using red light
  • How red light is different than blue light and infrared
  • How exactly red light reduces inflammation
  • The link between light and disease
  • How red light affects the microbiome
  • The 2 ways red lights benefits the skin
  • Why red light can improve sleep
  • How red light helps you relax
  • What time of day to use red light
  • How red light benefits hormonal health
  • Which wavelengths are most beneficial
  • Why the sauna is different than red light
  • The difference between far and near infrared
  • How frequently to use red light for best results
  • The people who should not use red light
  • Where to use red light
  • And so much more!

I hope you love this podcast as much as I did! Please tag someone in the comments who you think may benefit!

Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Turmeric
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Jun 9, 2023

We’ve all heard vegan diets are better for our health and the planet.

But what you might not know is there are many vested interests in the “plant-based” message and vegan diets can cause serious (and sometimes irreversible) health issues, especially for kids.

Which is why in this week’s podcast brilliant author and journalist, Jayne Buxton, breaks down the serious flaws with plant-based diets outlined in her groundbreaking book, The Plant-Based Con.

If you are considering going vegan for your health or the planet or have friends and family who are, this podcast is a must-listen! 

Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

  • Common nutrient deficiencies in vegan diets
  • Why anti-nutrients can be an issue for vegans
  • The dangers of vegan diets in kids
  • Who benefits from plant-based messaging
  • Why the media is reluctant to talk about the danger of vegan diets
  • The problem with the research against meat
  • Why dietary guidelines recommend reducing red meat
  • The real dietary culprits
  • The truth about beef’s environmental footprint
  • Why models of food’s carbon emissions can be faulty
  • Why the Global Burden of Disease’s recommendation to avoid red meat is problematic
  • Why the “eat less meat” message benefits the economy

How her life has changed since she wrote the book

Please listen and share this important information with anyone who may benefit.

I sincerely hope it’s helpful.


Valuable Resources:

Paleovalley Grass Fed Beef Sticks
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The Great Plant-Based Con - Jayne Buxton
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May 26, 2023

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide affecting more than one billion people resulting in symptoms like: 

  • Weakness
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Decreased immune function
  • Developmental issue

And while many of us turn to iron supplements to raise iron levels - Morley Robbins, mineral
expert, author of the Copper Cure, and today’s podcast guest, believes there is much more to the story.

In fact, Morley believes iron deficiency anemia is a copper, rather than iron, issue.

Tune in to this week’s podcast for a fascinating exploration of iron-related issues, the best foods and supplements for improving iron status, and these fun facts…

  • The valuable roles of copper for health
  • Symptoms of copper-deficiency
  • Why copper is misunderstood
  • The true causes of anemia
  • The food that cures anemia
  • How to improve copper status
  • Why ferritin is a poor marker for iron status in pregnancy
  • Why too much iron is harmful 
  • The 3 best sources of whole-food copper
  • How to properly test copper and iron status
  • Common lifestyle factors that harm copper
  • When vitamin A toxicity may not be a concern
  • How to talk to your doctor about your copper/iron status

Morley has a grasp on the literature and practical implications of this topic, like no one else I have ever interviewed!!

I know you will love this conversation and I sincerely hope it's helpful!!


Valuable Resources:

Morley Robbins - Root Cause Protocol Institute
>>> Learn how your body works + How to support your health HERE!

Paleovalley Essential C Complex
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Paleovalley Organ Complex
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May 5, 2023

According to research the nutrient levels in our food are on the decline. In fact, between 1940 - 1990 - vegetables have lost…

  • 24% magnesium
  • 46% calcium
  • 37% iron
  • 76% copper 

And meat has lost….

  • 55% copper
  • 50% iron
  • 29% calcium
  • Why is this happening and what can we do about it?  

You’ll have to tune into this week’s podcast with author and soil expert Dr. David Montgomery and Anne Biklé as they discuss the surprising causes and solutions for our nutrient-depleted food! Here are some of the highlights from our fascinating discussion:

  • The major causes of land degradation
  • Are organic foods more nutritious?
  • The link between our soil and gut health
  • Why soil microbes are important for human health
  • The major problems with conventional agriculture
  • How fertilizers create nutrient poor food
  • The importance of phytochemicals for human health
  • The main factor that determines a healthy farm
  • Why what an animal eats affects its nutrient profile
  • And so much more!

Please share this important information with anyone you think it could benefit. 

Thanks for listening.

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Apr 21, 2023

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention stress is a leading cause of illness, accounting for about two thirds of all doctors visits and 75% of illnesses today. 

What that means is even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise daily, unaddressed stress could be the reason you’re still sick and tired. 

Annnnd if you’ve been alive on planet Earth in the last 3 years, it’s likely that your stress levels are higher than ever which is why I am thrilled to share this week's podcast with bestselling author and friend, Dr. Izabella Wentz, about her new book The Adrenal Transformation Protocol: A 4-Week Plan to Release Stress Symptoms and Go from Surviving to Thriving

We talk all about symptoms of stress, how to eat to reduce stress, the best supplements for stress and how to cultivate a less-stress lifestyle. Here are some other fascinating takeaways you’ll learn about…

  • How stress affects our health
  • Signs your body is overstressed
  • Tests you can use to determine how stress is affecting you
  • Signs of adrenal dysfunction in kids
  • A simple dietary trick for reducing stress
  • Traditional diagnosis that may be a result of adrenal issues
  • Why most mainstream practitioners don’t diagnose adrenal issues
  • A simple daily practice for making your body feel safe
  • Fasting and stress
  • A simple adrenal cocktail recipes
  • The link between vegan diets and Hashimoto’s
  • The surprising food for healing Hashimoto’s
  • Supplements for brain fog and depression
  • Two common beverages that may exacerbate adrenal dysfunction
  • The best supplements for improving adrenal function
  • Lifestyle tips for reducing stress

And so much more!

Please share this podcast far and wide given that the topic can help pretty much everyone.

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Mar 24, 2023

Intellectually understanding which foods are health supportive is not always enough to yield sustainable dietary change. 


Because most of us fall victim to self sabotage. 

In fact, almost 95% of those who lose weight gain it all back within one year which is why in today’s podcast Eating Psychology Expert and best-selling author, Marc David, we break down how and why we self sabotage and how to transform that tendency. Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • The cause of self sabotage
  • How to overcome self sabotage
  • The simple strategy to prevent binge eating
  • The 8 eating archetypes and how to work with them for sustainable weight loss
  • Common toxic nutritional beliefs (and how to overcome them)
  • The little-known cause of weight loss resistance
  • The best way to approach weight loss
  • Why weighing yourself daily can be an issue
  • How can we become “embodied” and why it’s beneficial
  • How to redefine your relationship with food
  • How to reduce your dependency on food as a sole source of pleasure
  • And so much more! 

I completed Marc’s Eating Psychology Program back in 2012 and it was life changing and I sincerely hope this conversation is as impactful for you as his program was for me.

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Mar 10, 2023

We’ve all heard dietary saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease - but what you might not know - is that the evidence for this belief is not as foolproof as we’ve been led to believe. 

And given that heart disease is still America’s #1 kill responsible for almost 700,000 deaths per year - understanding what you can do to prevent it is paramount. 

In this week’s podcast with the author of Understanding The Heart: Surprising Insights Into The Evolutionary Origins Of Heart Disease - And Why It Matters, Dr. Hussey, we explore 3 little-known (and preventable) causes of heart-based issues and the common misunderstandings keep us stuck. 

Dr. Hussey provides invaluable insights given his clinical experience and admitted obsession with the heart, but also because he experienced a heart attack and the shortcomings of current systems and strategies personally in 2020.

This conversation was truly fascinating and I hope you walk away feeling as surprised and informed as I did. :) Here are some of my favorite takeaways: 

  • The link between intense exercise and heart attacks
  • The best test for preventing heart attacks
  • The biggest misconception around heart disease
  • Why heart attacks occur without a blockage
  • The #1 risk factor for heart disease
  • The food most of us are eating that may be linked to heart disease
  • Why collagen is important for the heart
  • Lifestyle tips for heart disease prevention
  • Why the sauna is especially heart healthy
  • The supplement that can prevent clots as well as medications
  • The animal-based nutrients that protect the heart
  • The link between heart and dental health
  • And so much more!

Please share this important information far and wide, friends.


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Feb 24, 2023

Did you know that certain spices, particularly turmeric, have demonstrated the ability to turn off inflammation and positively impact gene expression?

It sounds crazy, but spices are one of our most potent and underrated medicines. 

Which is why in today’s podcast with biochemist, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, a former professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and expert on cytokines, the role of inflammation in cancer, and the anti-cancer effects of spices and herbs, we take a deep dive into exactly why turmeric and other spices are so powerful. 

And also why most doctors today are not talking about them. 

Here are some of the fascinating highlights from our conversation:

  • Two uses of turmeric for children
  • Why the FDA denied his patent
  • The viruses turmeric can kill
  • The toxic dose of turmeric
  • The truth about turmeric and its bioavailability
  • The only downside to turmeric
  • How turmeric turns off inflammation
  • How to determine how much turmeric you need
  • The difference between curcumin and turmeric
  • How turmeric compares to anti-inflammatory drugs
  • The brain benefits of turmeric
  • Why one of his papers was retracted
  • Other spices and their benefits
  • And so much more!

Please share this podcast with those you love and stay healthy, friends!



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Feb 10, 2023

This week’s podcast, with author and top 50 functional medicine doctor, Dr. Will Cole, is all about INTUITIVE FASTING.

While it may seem counterintuitive, intuitive fasting is a powerful practice that can help you access your intuition and find a fasting rhythm that honors your health and changing circumstances.

It allows you to step into the driver’s seat of your health, and it’s a gentle, gradual approach that begins with simple overnight fasts.

I have been using this practice for years, but never knew quite how to articulate the concept until I read his book.

Dr. Cole is brilliant and I sincerely hope this conversation is as helpful and powerful for you - as it has been for me. 

Here’s what we chat about…

  • Why some people were triggered by his book
  • What intuitive fasting is 
  • How fasting helps us access our intuition
  • The benefits of fasting
  • His favorite fasts for improving metabolic health 
  • The difference between caloric restriction and fasting 
  • An intuitive fasting regimen for beginners
  • Who should not fast
  • How to fast with your cycle 
  • A good time to increase carbs during your cycle
  • Fasting-approved drinks and tea
  • What to drink for cravings during a fast
  • Supplements to use during fasting
  • How to avoid losing muscle while fasting



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Jan 20, 2023

Have you tried all the popular diets and weight loss strategies, but still don’t feel your best? 

Many times it’s because what works for someone else - won’t always work for you. 

In fact, we are all unique biochemically and our needs change from season to season, so the only way to find your perfect diet and lifestyle is to tune into your body’s feedback. 

Which is why today’s podcast with Renee Belz and Lauren Sombarto (aka The Biohacker Babes) is devoted to beginner biohacking, optimizing the foundations of health (sleep, movement, food) and how to use technology to reconnect to your intuition.

These two ladies are wise, fun, feisty and full of helpful tips and tricks. Here are some of the fascinating things you’ll learn: 

  • A common mistake that reduces sleep quality
  • The benefits of methylene blue (and what you need to know before you buy it)
  • How to use biohacking to get in touch with your intuition
  • What is heart rate variability (HRV) and why you should measure it
  • The simplest way to increase HRV
  • Tips for better sleep
  • How alcohol affects (HRV) and how to minimize its negative impacts
  • Their favorite biohacking-approved wine
  • Helpful supplements for iron issues 
  • Energizing and calming herbs
  • The best (and worst) ways to add supplements
  • The healing power of sound
  • Their favorite biohacking devices
  • And so much more!

I hope you love this show as much as I did - don’t forget to tag someone in the comments who you think will love the show. 

Happy biohacking!

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