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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 Paleovalley.com as they guide you on the journey to cultivate vibrant health and wellness.
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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Chris has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He completed his post-doc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.

And as his resume suggests, he is one smart cookie!

In fact, there is truly no one more knowledgable on the subject of dietary fats. 

In fact, he knows so much about the topic that it may actually make your brain hurt!

In a good way, of course. :) 

Here are some of the fascinating snippets you're in for:

  • What symptoms made him abandon his vegan diet 
  • What research shows is the #1 most anxiolytic food
  • Why those prone to anxiety may benefit from more protein 
  • Why he believes the recommendations to limit saturated fat will soon crumble 
  • What saturated fat is
  • Which foods are highest in saturated fats (this will surprise you!)
  • What the only high quality, properly controlled studies revealed about saturated fats and veggie oils
  • The MAJOR limitation of most studies about saturated fat
  • The major health issue vegetable oil consumption appears to cause that is seldom reported
  • The million dollar questions that 40 years of research has STILL failed to answered
  • Which fats our ancestors were consuming for vibrant health 
  • The health benefits of high quality saturated fat
  • The type of saturated fat that is beneficial for mitochondria and may help reduce your risk of Parkinson's 
  • Why it's silly to micromanage our dietary saturated fat intake
  • The fats that are beneficial for shifting body composition 
  • Which population may benefit from a stick of butter a day
  • Whether or my red meat is as dangerous as Americans have been lead to believe 
  • Why he thinks the WHO's recommendations about red meat are "noise in the background of science."
  • What your antioxidant status has to do with your red meat intake 
  • How to interpret your 23 & Me, DNA testing results 
  • The foods you should be eating to get the best dietary fats
  • And much more!

 

Oct 19, 2016

Jonathan Bailor is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized wellness expert who specializes in using modern science and technology to simplify health. Bailor has collaborated with top scientists for more than 10 years to analyze and apply over 1,300 studies. His work has been endorsed by top doctors and scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns’ Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.

Despite what Jillian Michaels (who misunderstood his message and attacked him on her podcast!) has said, after spending 10+ years with his nose buried in the literature, he is a BRIMMING with insight and weight loss wisdom!

So if you, or someone you LOVE, is still being duped by the calorie myth, then please don't miss our 30 minute action-packed episode!

Here's what you're going to learn:

  • Why we shouldn't count calories
  • Why calorie math has been disproven in every trial ever done
  • Why the food industry is driven to perpetuate the calorie myth
  • Why food does NOT make us store fat (and what does)
  • Why "natural" isn't always healthy
  • The critical difference between weight loss and fat loss
  • Why adequate protein promotes fat fat loss
  • How protein helps build lean muscle tissue
  • Why lean muscle tissue keeps your trim
  • How much protein you need at each meal
  • The food that should ALWAYS cover 50% of your plate
  • The 4 factors that matter most for how a food is used by your body
  • Why shopping at health food stores does not guarantee vibrant health
  • And much more!
Oct 12, 2016

Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist as well as our 46th podcast guest. She has had a passion for health care from a very early age, inspired by her mother, Dr. Marta Nowosadzka, MD.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions.  She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto's.

An avid learner and goal-oriented student, she received the PharmD. Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at the age of 23. Additionally, she is also a NY times bestselling author. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What is Hashimotos?
  • Why 90% of those suffering from hypothyroid issues have Hashimotos.
  • Why Hashimotos is not actually an issue with the thyroid
  • Why surgery and medications are not effective long term
  • Symptoms that suggest you may be suffering from Hashimotos
  • The most common root causes of Hashimotos
  • Why traditional thyroid testing is inadequate
  • Which tests you needs to have to accurately diagnose Hashimotos
  • What you need to know if you're going to take medications
  • A common food that PALEO dieters eat that causes Hashimotos for some people
  • Why acid-blocking drugs may increase your risk of Hashimotos
  • The type of probiotic you need to take if you've taken antibiotics
  • The condition that 90% of those she works with suffer from
  • How to test your adrenal function at home
  • What to eat to support thyroid function and prevent autoimmune conditions
  • Supplements that will help prevent and reverse Hashimotos
  • Why taking iodine may do more harm than good
  • What you need to know about water if you want to avoid Hashimotos
  • Her best piece of advice for preventing Hashimotos
  • And much more!
Oct 5, 2016

Because parenthood is hard enough, I felt compelled to find a baby nutrition expert who could help me delve further into the subject of the profound power of food for our little ones!

My research led me to the exceptional, Julie Matthews.

Julie is the author of Nourishing Hope for Autism. She has been researching the link between autism (and other childhood disorders like ADD!) and diet for over 12 years and has helped thousands of children and clinicians make the most of dietary intervention. According to Julie, pretty much EVERY child she works with sees improvements with dietary intervention.

Pretty impressive.

She is incredibly knowledgeable and super sweet! So if you or someone you know has little ones running around (especially with autism or ADD!) please listen to our 45th podcast with Julie Mathews, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism.

Even if you think (like I did!) that you're doing everything right!

Then share this powerful information with anyone and everyone you love so we can help give our children the very best chance they've got. They're already the first generation expected to live shorter lives than their parents.

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