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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: December, 2016
Dec 15, 2016

The ABC's of a lean gut (and body!) with Dr. Grace Liu.

Dr. Grace Liu, also know by her blog name Dr. BG Animal Pharm, is a medical pharmacist with scientific, nutritional, and pharmacological training. She has studied plant biology and nutritional science, has a doctorate in pharmacy, is a certified Crossfit Nutritionist by Robb Wolf, and has a certificate from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She currently spends her time between the Bay Area and China.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why she left the pharmaceutical industry to study the
  • Why the ketogenic diet did NOT work for her
  • Which foods helped her heal her gut
  • What the microbiome is
    Why there will NEVER be "microbiome" drug
  • What dysbiosis is and why it matters
  • Why you may STILL suffer from dysbiosis if you're paleo
  • Why some paleo adherents don't thrive at first (and how to fix this issue!)
  • What your poop can tell you about your health
  • What a fecal transplant is and the disease it can treat
  • An important test for gauging digestive function (hint: it's not a stool test!)
  • The cause of MANY digestive issues today
  • Why certain people can eat wheat without issues
  • What oxalates are and how they can harm your health
  • The root cause of oxalates
  • How I resolved my candida
  • Why genes are NOT destiny
  • What the research says about weight loss and gut health
  • The ABC's of a healthy lean gut
  • How to eat to get a lean gut
  • The 3 foods that RUINS your gut health
  • How many grams of carbs you should eat each day for ideal gut health
  • Fibers and foods that can improve metabolic health
  • The problems with resistant starch
  • How your hydrochloric acid levels affect your blood sugar (this is fascinating!)
  • What supplements you should take if you get glutenized!
  • Her "secret weapon" probiotic that helps her keep a flat tummy
  • HOW you should take your probiotics to make them most effective
  • Lifestyle changes you can make that help you build a healthy gut!
  • Why having a pet is good for your gut
  • And much more!
Dec 7, 2016

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is one smart cookie.

Her knowledge base was actually even wider than I had anticipated (which is pretty impressive because she's one of my heroes!) and it made for an incredibly FASCINATING and enlightening conversation.

Soooooo many "aha" moments!

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you won't want to miss:

  • The dangers of chronically elevated blood sugar
  • A little known therapy that can heal your brain and mental health issues
  • How accurate is blood sugar as a measure of health?
  • How to identify blood sugar issues
  • How to keep your blood sugar steady
  • What ideal blood sugar readings look like
  • The importance and limitations of glucometers
  • Why certain foods trigger insulin but not blood sugar and why it matters
  • The sweetener that DOESN'T trigger insulin
  • Why certain people tolerate carbohydrates better than others
  • How to get your body to stop burning carbs so it can start burning FAT
  • What carb cravings say about our health
  • Supplements that help fight carb cravings
  • Health issues that could be at the root of your carb cravings
  • Why NO ONE has ever had a carb deficiency
  • The supplement company that puts GLUTEN in all their supplements
  • Why making your own ketones is always better than supplementing
  • The dangers of synthetic ketones
  • The ultimate goal of ketosis
  • And much more!
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