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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Dec 27, 2017

Toni is the award-winning filmmaker and author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, the critical role of vaginal birth and breastfeeding for lifelong health...She became passionate about this mission after she ended up with a C-section and struggled to breastfeed. This was before we knew anything about the politics of birth. Her daughter’s birth sent her on a different filmmaking path. We started making films about childbirth under the banner of ONE WORLD BIRTH. We traveled thousands of miles around the world to talk to some of the most inspirational thinkers in the field of childbirth and to date, she and her husband have filmed hundreds of midwives, doulas, obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists, psychologists, authors, scientists and human rights lawyers.

Here are some of the gems you're in for:

  • What the microbiome is and why it matters
  • What the research says about c-sections and future risk for disease
  • Why eating poo is a good thing for babies
  • Why the way we birth matters for our grandchildren
  • The risks of “topping off” with formula
  • What "seeding and feeding" is and why it matters
  • The downsides of certain common medical interventions
  • Steps you can take to minimize the damage of common interventions
  • Why Toni stopped washing with soap (and whether people noticed!)
  • Why you should only wash your pits and parts
  • Why doulas change lives
  • Why I didn't have a doula (this will make you laugh!)
  • And what you can do to help spread this important message
  • And much more!
Dec 20, 2017

Josh Trent is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach specializing in health technology. Josh is a top-ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcast. With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well. His work has been featured in major health and wellness publications such as WellnessFX, NASM, and FitTech CES.

Josh is a super likeable guy with a heart of gold and a head fullllll of tech (and emotional) wisdom!

So if you're interested in WHY and HOW you should use technology to help you thrive,(and who could benefit from it most) or you'd love to hear about Josh's awesome wellness journey and what makes him laugh from the belly, don't miss this show!

Dec 13, 2017

Beth and Shawn Dougherty have been farming together for over thirty years, the last twenty in eastern Ohio on their home farm, the Sow’s Ear, which was once land deemed "unsuitable for agriculture." They identify intensive grass management as the point of union between good stewardship and good food. Their ongoing goal is to rediscover the methods and means by which a small parcel of land, carefully husbanded with the application of ruminants, pigs, and poultry, can be made to gain fertility and resilience while feeding the animals and humans living on it.

This was an incredibly important conversation about the importance of understanding exactly where your food comes from, why it is our responsibility to improve the health of our planet, and what all of us (no matter where you live!) can do to join this important effort. Listen, learn and pass it on! We are on a mission over here to teach people that we can have both a healthy environment AND a healthy diet with properly raised animal products (from well-managed farms) and that they're actually one in the same.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why they started farming on land that was "unsuitable for agriculture"
  • The difference between conventional grazing and intensive rotational grazing
  • Why big farms are not sustainable
  • Why animal agriculture is the answer
  • The difference between open loop and closed loop systems
  • How large a farm should be to be sustainable
  • Where to begin if you want to farm
  • Why they recommend squatting
  • Why we need to take all "costs" of our food into consideration
  • Why there is a new trend of animals grazing on public lands
  • What to do if you want to raise your own chickens
  • How many chickens you'll need
  • 3 steps you can take to support sustainable farming
  • And much more!
Dec 6, 2017

Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer. She is the writer behind the award-winning and popular website Coconuts & Kettlebells, and the health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women Podcast.

This was a truly enlightening conversation with a lot of gems, so don't miss out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why Noelle is passionate about changing the way women feel about their bodies
  • How to love your body just a little bit more
  • Why happiness is NOT a destination
  • A simple strategy to help you stop holding your happiness hostage
  • How to know how much exercise your body needs
  • How many workouts each week she recommends
  • How to sync your workouts with your menstrual cycle for maximal muscle gains
  • Why she doesn't want 6 pack abs
  • Why it's important to keep things changing
  • Sings you're overtraining
  • The kind of food she recommends people add more of when they've hit a plateau
  • The one strategy that everyone needs to employ for sustainable health
  • Whether she thinks diet or exercise is more important for quick results
  • What she eats in a given day
  • And much more!
Nov 29, 2017

So today’s podcast is a combination of my presentation…

7 foods (and lifestyle strategies) that FIGHT cancer and the 3 foods that FEED cancer

AND a brief update on what you can expect from your old buddies at Paleovalley this year.

Most of all we want to dedicate this 100th episode to thank you for being such an awesome subscriber! It’s truly an honor to have you on our list, to create content and products we think you’ll love and to hear your awesome feedback.

We live for it, actually.

So listen to the episode, give us your two cents about our upcoming projects and my presentation, then have yourself the exceptional day you deserve!

Nov 22, 2017

Dr. Scott Graves has a bachelor’s degree in health studies and master’s degree from The Florida College of Integrative Medicine. He also has a master’s degree from Liberty University in counseling and psychology. He is a doctor of Oriental medicine and is also an acupuncture physician.

About 11 years ago, someone he cared about was sick with a severe case of ADHD, migraines, asthma, breast tumors and chronic skins rashes. The medication offered relief for one thing, but would cause many other side effects. After having a change of heart, he decided to try anything and everything to help her get well. Juicing, acupuncture, nutritional and supplementation therapy, along with emotional processing were key to helping her heal completely from every one of her health problems. Dr. Scott also healed from 11 years of heavy depression by learning how to release emotions from the body and eating the right things to decrease brain inflammation. He is passionate about helping people heal from a wide variety of health problems and is available for phone consultations.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How we overcame an 11-year struggle with depression
  • The ONE emotion that underlies almost all depression
  • How we know our emotions affect our health
  • Why diet and exercise didn't work for him?
  • How to identify the emotions we're holding on to
  • The emotion that was holding Dr. Graves hostage
  • The 5 levels of health
  • What is the Sedona Method?
  • What can it be used for?
  • How to take ourselves through the process?
  • How we can begin fostering emotional intelligence in our children
  • What expectation has to do with happiness
  • Why how we FEEL is a choice
  • Why toddlers have it all figured out
  • The average length of an emotion
  • The 4 reasons we hold on to emotions
  • The emotion underlying diabetes
  • Why we need to welcome rather than resist
  • His favorite references for letting go
Nov 15, 2017

Sayer Ji is the founder of, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.

Like I said, Sayer is one smart cookie. His mission and message are soooo important and fascinating! You seriously don’t want to miss this one!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to find research regarding the use of natural substances for disease prevention, treatment, and overall wellness
  • Why there is so much research regarding the healing power of food
  • Why you won't hear that dairy is harmful to health on some of today's talk shows
  • The AWESOME healing power of turmeric
  • Which form of turmeric you should take for maximum benefit
  • Why food is not just fuel, but information
  • Whether natural or synthetic vitamins are better (and why!)
  • The 3 substances he takes every day (after reviewing over 30,000 studies!)
  • Why you might want to think twice about wheatgrass
  • What lectins are and why you should care
  • Why glucosamine chondroitin may be helpful for joint pain
  • Why GMOs are different than other foods
  • Whether ingredients derived from GMOs are problematic
  • Why I should be thankful for online trolls
  • Why we might want to do more than just label GMOs
  • And much more.
Nov 8, 2017

Drew Manning is the NY Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his experiment that went viral online. He's been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and much more. His experiment has become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E!

After being fit his entire life, he gave up everything he knew and developed a hearty appetite for lying on the couch, Mountain Dew and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. He also lost himself, struggled with self-esteem issues that lead him to tell complete strangers that he "didn't always look this way." Most importantly he realized what taking back your health REALLY requires.

So listen in as Drew shares his fascinating insight!

Here are the juicy tidbits you're in for:

  • What he ate to gain the weight
  • His favorite processed foods
  • What he learned when he had to LOSE the weight
  • The emotions that plagued him on his journey
  • What his family thought about his weight gain
  • How it affected his relationship with his kids
  • How difficult it was for his to get fit again
  • What he ate on a typical day to lose 75 pounds
  • What his workouts are like
  • 3 strategies for overcoming plateaus
  • His thoughts on the keto diet
  • Whether or not he uses ketone supplements
  • How you can watch other personal trainers gain weight on purpose
  • The one piece of advice he feels would have the greatest impact on your life
  • And much more!
Nov 1, 2017

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAC, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine.  She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.

In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, "Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS" and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”, just to name a few.

Here are some of the nuggets you're in for:

  • What Dr. Siebecker knows that your doctor probably doesn't
  • Why she became so passionate about SIBO
  • What is SIBO?
  • What are the symptoms of SIBO?
  • What your doctor doesn't know about SIBO
  • The consequences of unaddressed SIBO
  • Five healthy foods those with SIBO can't tolerate
  • The difference between paleo and SIBO diets
  • The best diets for SIBO
  • The common paleo staple that is problematic for those with SIBO
  • Health conditions that may be confused for SIBO
  • What migrating motor complexes are and why they matter for those with SIBO
  • How do diagnose SIBO
  • Why IBS is often mistaken for SIBO
  • Why not all SIBO tests are accurate (and which is the MOST accurate)
  • A shockingly common cause of SIBO
  • A new test for SIBO that detects autoimmune symptoms
  • Who the WORLD's expert on SIBO really is
  • What are the next steps for those who can't manage it with diet?
  • How to know whether or not you have chronic SIBO
  • The link between anemia and SIBO
  • The percentage of people she works with that can fully resolve SIBO
  • And much more!
Oct 25, 2017

Mark Sisson is the bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint, a former world-class endurance athlete, and one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog,, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles while taking personal responsibility for their health and well-being.

Here are some of the fascinating nuggets you’re in for:

  • The many benefits of nutritional ketosis
  • His favorite side effect of ketosis
  • Why you don’t need to be in ketosis forever
  • How often you need to be in ketosis to see benefits
  • How often you should be exercising
  • What HRV is and why it matters
  • What he eats in a typical day
  • And much more!
Oct 18, 2017

Lisa is a certified nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle coach and master’s trained researcher who has helped numerous clients reclaim their health, lose excess weight, and rediscover their passion for life. Lisa has created a step-by-step template you can use to get the results you've been dreaming of. Best of all? She'll tell you exactly what you need to do to keep them! What could be better than that?

She's also candid self-deprecating, HILARIOUS, humble and she shoots from the hip! So if you're stuck in a rut or want to know how to finally get the results you've been after, have a listen! I think you're going to love what she has to say. :)

Here's what you'll learn: 

  • WHY YOU MUST build a house for long-term health
  • How to overcome the negative voices that tell you, "you can't!"
  • The 3 steps to getting results you can keep
  • The ONE question you must know the answer to
  • Why some motivations are more conducive to success than others
  • Why wanting to look a certain way DOESN'T encourage health (or happiness!)
  • The food trick that she requires ALL her clients do
  • What your MOJO bucket is and why it matters
  • How to identify things that boost your MOJO
  • The one strategy that allows for healthy eating all week long
  • Her most powerful tool for transformation
  • Why you often lose steam after 3 week
  • Why Lisa rarely tells her clients what NOT to eat
  • Why avoiding drama positively affects health
  • The one group of foods you'll definitely want to eliminate
  • The reason you should make gratitude a regular part of your day
  • Why you can't skip the part where you get to know yourself
  • How to be a good quitter
  • How to build integrity and why it matters
  • Why curiosity is key to long term success
  • The question you need to ask when you experience a craving
  • How to silence your inner child
  • And much more!
Oct 11, 2017

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a USAF veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Here's are some of the nuggets you're in for:

  • Why current Alzheimer's treatments are ineffective
  • Why some doctors may still prescribe ineffective treatments
  • What the research says about a ketogenic/low carb diet for AD (this will SHOCK you!)
  • Why more people don't know about this research
  • The early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's
  • The test that determines whether you're at risk before any other
  • Why Alzheimer's is known as Type 3 Diabetes
  • Whether people who don't have diabetes are still vulnerable
  • The often missed sign you may develop AD
  • Why testing blood sugar is not adequate
  • Which hormone you NEED to test
  • Why beta-amyloid plaques are NOT the cause of Alzheimer's
  • Why eating too many carbs encourages beta-amyloid plaques
  • The vitamin deficiency that may be the root cause of your cognitive issues
  • How to eat to prevent Alzheimer's
  • Why vegetables aren't as important as we think they are
  • Why she respectfully disagrees with Dr. Terry Wahls
  • The opposite of veganism (really fascinating!)
  • Whether she prefers MCT oil or coconut oil
  • Why low carb can be as effective as ketones
  • Why you don't necessarily need to test your ketones
  • The genetic variant that MAY increase your risk
  • The one food that can improve cognition and AD symptoms all by itself
  • The diet used in trials to reverse AD and mild cognitive impairment
  • Amy's favorite brain-building foods
  • Her favorite supplements for brain health
  • The awesome trick for choosing a brain-building fish oil
  • Which forms of B12 she recommends
  • Lifestyle factors that help reverse/prevent AD
  • Why sleep is CRITICAL for brain health
  • The one piece of advice Amy would share with you to better your health
  • And much more!
Oct 4, 2017

In today's Podcast, we talk with Alex J. Swanson who is the founder of Nutrition Genome and creator of the software Genetrition™! He is a second generation nutritionist and co-owner of Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that has been in business for over 40 years. He's also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat. He has a Post-B.A.C.C. in Nutrition Sciences from Bastyr University in Washington state, an M.S. in Applied Nutrition and Business Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, and a Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.

Here are a few of the awesome nuggets you're in for:

  • Why some people shouldn't eat grains
  • Why certain people do better with less saturated fat
  • A type of "safe" saturated fat
  • Why certain individuals can drink caffeine and others can't
  • Why B vitamins are sometimes critical
  • Why synthetic folic acid can be very dangerous
  • Why some people need to be very careful about taking antidepressants, blood thinners, and cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Why some people recover from exercise more quickly than others
  • Supplements to take to compensate for stress
  • Why I can run 5-7 miles with no problems but my husband can't
  • Why I SHOULD never play contact sports (this is so fascinating!)
  • Why I won't necessarily get Alzheimer's even though I have both genes for it! (YIKES!)
  • And so much more!
Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Emerson was recommended by one of our subscribers and he did NOT disappoint (Thank you, Kate). He's a Senior Specialist in Emergency Medicine a Specialist in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and a Specialist in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine who founded the Treat The Cause Clinic, a former professional basketball player, and a farmer. Needless to say, he's got a lot of wisdom to share.

On today's show we talk about:

  • Why Lyme disease is often mistakenly diagnosed as Fibromyalgia (and other pain/joint disorders)
  • Why conventional treatments often don't work
  • His 12 step process for kicking Lyme disease
  • Why he's giving up his farm to become a nomad
  • How to be awesome at LIFE
  • Aaaand SO much more!
Sep 20, 2017

Bonnie Kelly teaches people how to de-weed their minds of underlying Negative Core Beliefs and cultivate a beautiful garden of emotional health and balance. As an author, personal development and emotional intelligence expert, motivational speaker and founder of Bonnie Kelly & Associates and MindFu Academy™, Bonnie has dedicated her life to helping others stop the cycle of self-sabotage.

From her experiences as an abused child to her life on the streets as a teen to being in and out of jail and rehab, she has experienced life’s lowest points firsthand. When she hit rock bottom, she became determined to change her life for the better. Now, she is supporting individuals, groups, and businesses in understanding what it means to operate from a place of emotional clarity and wellness.

She taught me that 80-90% of what we do on a daily basis is the result of our subconscious beliefs.

This is not her opinion, this is FACT.

And that if you have negative core beliefs (NCBs), as she calls them, running the show, you'll never reach your full potential (no matter how many positive affirmations you recite), until they are DISMANTLED.

Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM.   Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically. She is the author of an amazing book called The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Bioindividualized Therapies.

Here are some of the tidbits you're in for:

  • How she overcame stage 4 cancer
  • How she has remission rates of over 70% (and why they should be higher!)
  • The main food that feeds cancer
  • What an anti-cancer diet looks like
  • What the Metabolic Theory of Cancer is
  • Whether or not animal protein causes cancer
  • Why the QUALITY of your food makes all the difference
  • A simple trick you can use to block the over-absorption of iron
  • The MOST important test you need to have to design your perfect anti-cancer diet
  • Why having the BRCA1 gene does not mean you'll get cancer
  • What hormone that literally drives the cancering process
  • Where you can get your 23 & Me data analyzed
  • Whether or not cancer cells can thrive on ketones
  • The one food that will make all cancer treatments ineffective
  • Foods that support cancer treatment
  • Why it's important to avoid certain tampons
  • What you should do if you live near and airport
  • What the endocannabinoid system is and why it matters
  • Why today's marijuana is different
  • The important difference between CBD and THC
  • The #1 cause of emergency room visits in some places in Colorado
  • How to immediately remedy a "too high" experience
  • Whether or not you can buy marijuana
  • How you can learn more about the 10 steps you need to take to put cancer in remission
  • Whether or not Dr. Nasha thinks you should smoke marijuana
  • And so much more.
Sep 6, 2017

So if you've tried everything to beat your food addiction to no avail, you have to listen to today's podcast to hear from someone who has been in your shoes and has beaten the odds.

His name is Roy Nelson and he was once morbidly obese and addicted to food, drugs, and sex.

Over thirty-five years ago he “cracked the code” of his own addictive personality. As a result, he lost 120 pounds and overcome a myriad of addictions, as well as depression, panic attacks, and phobias. Based on his personal experience of total freedom, Roy developed The Nelson Method—a plan of spiritual mentorship that is designed to help people overcome their own personal hell, even when all other approaches have failed.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why he became so fascinated by addiction
  • The 3 things that underlie ALL addictions
  • Why all addictions are far more alike than they are different
  • Personality traits of the addicted
  • Why many addiction treatments fail
  • The most common causes of addiction
  • What God and spirituality have to do with addictions
  • Whether you have to be religious to be spiritual
  • Why Roy always says the "problem is not the problem"
  • How we can get to the root of our addiction
  • What confidence has to do with addiction
  • 3 steps you can take to combat addiction TODAY
  • Why it's important to consider the "cost" of your addiction
  • Why most people never break free from their addictions
  • And much more!
Aug 30, 2017

Today's podcast guest Tricia Nelson has alllll the answers. She is a recovering emotional eater, an Emotional Eating expert and Certified coach who presents who presents her 25 years of extensive research in her bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger. She and her husband, Roy Nelson (who you'll hear from next week!) have taken the world by storm helping thousands of people free themselves from the shackles of emotional eating and food addiction.

Her book was one of the best I've ever had the privilege of reading and it's not only for emotional eaters but people who just want to be AWESOME at life.This conversation will change the way you look at food (and yourself) forever!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • When she realized she was an emotional eater
  • How to tell if you're an emotional eater
  • Why we eat emotionally
  • Personality traits of those who eat emotionally
  • The ONE thing you must do to overcome emotional eating
  • Why most diets and emotional eating programs fail
  • 7 Steps for overcoming emotional eating (and being awesome at life!:)
  • What kinds of support system you need to overcome emotional eating
  • What communication has to do with emotional eating
  • A simple dietary strategy for overcoming emotional eating
  • Foods emotional eaters will want to eliminate
  • Healthy daily habits that prevent emotional eating
  • What "fathead" is and what to do about it
  • The one piece of advice Tricia thinks would help you most
  • And much more!
Aug 23, 2017

Kiran Krishnan is a Research Microbiologist and has been involved in the dietary supplement and nutrition market for the past 17 years. He comes from a strict research background having spent several years with hands-on R&D in the fields of molecular medicine and microbiology at the University of Iowa. Kiran also established a Clinical Research Organization where he designed and conducted dozens of human clinical trials in human nutrition.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The movie that made Kiran become a microbiologist
  • The most shocking and important findings of The Human Microbiome Project
  • Why microbiologists are suddenly the cool kids on the block
  • The leading cause of mortality worldwide and how to fix it
  • The reason his probiotic is the MOST paleo probiotic on the market
  • Where probiotics are derived and why it matters
  • Why most probiotics on the market are made by marketers
  • The shortcomings of most probiotics
  • What characterizes a great probiotic
  • One probiotic that is changing the game for many people (including healing leaky gut!)
  • Why rotating your probiotics isn't necessary
  • Why eating our beef sticks is a VERY good idea
  • 4 ways to cultivate gut health today
  • Where you should shop to find foods that promote bacterial diversity
  • How to take a probiotic to avoid adverse reactions
  • The one piece of advice Kiran wished he had known 20 years ago
  • And much more!
Aug 16, 2017

Greg, a natural health specialist based in the U.K., watched his wife suffer from debilitating IBD. Greg's wife is living proof and in today's podcast, you'll hear all about what they did to transform her health when there were no other options! IBD is an autoimmune condition, so the gems in this conversation will apply to all autoimmune sufferers (and those who'd like to prevent them!)

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What is IBD?
  • How many people are suffering today?
  • The limitations of the conventional approach
  • How his wife put her IBD into remission after years of suffering
  • The commonly prescribed medication that can increase your risk of cancer
  • Whether or not surgery is useful
  • What percentage of people who have surgery still have flare ups
  • The difference between Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • How IBD is diagnosed
  • Why most doctors believe diet doesn't play a role in IBD (but why IBD sufferers disagree)
  • The most important (and little known) factor to address for IBD remission
  • What foods commonly trigger IBD
  • The 3 most common factors contributing to IBD
  • Why multiple food sensitivities are often a sign of something deeper
  • The 3 most common causes of multiple food sensitivities
  • How to conduct an elimination diet
  • The little-known food that many Crohn's sufferers shouldn't eat
  • Which test he always recommends
  • Why he discourages IgG testing in the beginning stages of IBD treatment
  • The 2 biggest mistakes most people make when treating IBD
  • Why stress is such a huge issue in IBD
  • How to reduce stress
  • Why your beliefs (and those of your doctor) often determine your outcome
  • Why he hopes Donald Trump writes a self-help book
  • Why he admires Arnold Schwarzennegar
  • How to change your belief systems
  • The morning routine he uses to get his day started off on the right food
  • My 5 minute morning routine
  • And much more!
Aug 9, 2017

My husband and I have run into Todd several times selling his sugar-free wine at health conferences. I was initially VERY skeptical of his "too-good-to-be-true," claims especially because I believe excess sugar consumption is public health enemy #1.

  • Is SUGAR-FREE wine even possible?
  • Was he actually testing EACH bottle of wine?
  • What about his blood sugar response?
  • Was he testing that, too?

Turns out he was.Todd is fanatical about high-quality wine AND health. In fact, his desire to drink wine often and have life-long health is why he founded his company. He literally tests every wine to ensure it is truly SUGAR-free! He's also been in ketosis for over 3 years while drinking a bottle of wine each day.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why Todd is to bring high-quality wine back to the market
  • The many issues with conventional wines
  • What percentage of American wines are made by the top 3 companies (this will SHOCK you!)
  • How to drink wine without a hangover
  • Why wines don't have a nutritional label
  • Problematic additives found in most wines
  • The problem with ORGANIC wines
  • The dangerous mycotoxin that our government doesn't test for (but Todd does)
  • Why your teeth get purple when you drink wine (and why it's bad!)
  • The REAL benefit of wine drinking (spoiler alert: it's not about resveratrol!)
  • How irrigation changes the health properties of wine
  • Why conventional wines are harming the environment
  • How his wines are SUGAR and carb free! (yes, your dream just came true)
  • Why the wine industry is a lot like the beef industry
  • The problem with most of the yeast used to make wine
  • Where he sources his wine
  • Why it's important to drink low alcohol wine
  • Why the amount of alcohol listed on your wine label may be inaccurate
  • How to choose healthy wines at a restaurant
  • How to have truly healthy wine delivered to your doorstep
  • How to keep burning fat even when you still drink wine
  • How to get a bottle of high-quality wine for 1 cent!
  • And much more!
Aug 2, 2017

Fortunately, today you can hear allll what IS actually responsible for most heart attacks and heart disease with medical doctor, founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of Human Heart Cosmic Heart, Dr. Cowan. And trust me, if you love your heart (and the hearts of your family and friends <3) you NEED to hear what he has to say. I've done several podcasts about how to prevent heart disease, but this one is awesomely different.

Here are some of the tantalizing tidbits you're in for...

  • Why Dr. Cowan became fascinated by the heart
  • Why he believes plaque buildup does not cause heart disease (in most cases)
  • What does cause heart attacks 90% of the time
  • Why diabetes is evidence that we're wrong about heart disease
  • What we can do to reduce our risk of heart disease
  • The natural medication that everyone with heart disease (or who wants to prevent it) NEEDS to know about and where to get it
  • What vagal tone is and why it's important for heart health
  • Simple ways to improve vagal tone
  • Why nose breathing is good for your heart
  • The little-known supplement that can improve heart health
  • The preferred fuel for the heart
  • A simple at home test for assessing your heart disease risk
  • How much work you should do each week for best results
  • How to eat to prevent or reverse heart disease
  • A simple dietary trick that improves heart health
  • Whether or not strict ketosis is necessary for heart health
  • Why your heart is more than just an organ
  • The shocking thing that happens to those who have heart transplants
  • The #1 thing Dr. Cowan thinks you should do to prevent heart disease
  • And much more!
Jul 26, 2017

Shana Ekedal is an educator and a trailblazer in the area of mind, body, and spirit wellness. Her deepest purpose is to release women from the fears, doubts, and insecurities that hold them back, so they can be fully present to their own vibrant energy, access their gifts, and share them powerfully with the world. She is the creator of the acclaimed program The Frequency Cleanse, a 30-day experience that shows women how to have the body, self-love, and abundance they want by simply raising their personal energy vibration to align with the lifestyle and experiences they desire

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What energy is and why it matters
  • What creates our frequency
  • Why we're compelled to meet and befriend walk up to certain people
  • What high and low-frequency emotions are
  • The different kinds of truth
  • How we find our personal truth and why it's ESSENTIAL
  • Why pleasure is BENEFICIAL for your health
  • Scientific evidence that our negative thoughts have biochemical realities
  • The 4 step process we ALL use to create our reality
  • FOODS we can use to raise our frequency
  • Foods that LOWER frequency
  • Why food is an access point
  • The dietary mistake many people make that prevents them from using energy purposefully
  • Three supplements that raise frequency
  • Three steps you can take to raise your frequency today
  • And much more!
Jul 19, 2017

Amy Medling, CHC, is the founder of PCOS, an online resource dedicated to helping women understand and manage the symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She studied holistic nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach. Diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago, Amy thought she found relief when her doctor prescribed Metformin and the birth control pill. Instead of relief, she felt trapped inside a body that rejected these artificial treatments.

This is when her Diva journey began. Her dedication and research produced a proven treatment plan that uses whole food, natural remedies, supplements, exercise, self-care, positive thinking, and stress reduction to relieve and control PCOS symptoms.

Amy is on a mission to empower women with PCOS and has an incredible story and insight that you don't want to miss!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Amy's powerful struggle with PCOS
  • What is PCOS?
  • How common is it?
  • The most common symptoms associated with PCOS
  • Why there is a movement to change the name of this condition
  • Why you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have PCOS
  • Why 50% of those with PCOS are undiagnosed
  • The diseases that many women with PCOS suffer from
  • The consequences of PCOS
  • The different types of PCOS
  • The most common (and not-so-common) causes of PCOS
  • Why it's critical to avoid chemicals and toxins if you have PCOS
  • A novel way to reduce stress
  • The side effects of birth control pills
  • Why birth control and Metformin do not work for many women
  • The risks of birth control pills
  • The labs you'll want to ask your doctor for
  • Why it's CRITICAL to be your own advocate
  • A simple way to test your thyroid at home
  • What your plate should look like if you're trying to manage PCOS
  • 7 supplements that are helpful for PCOS
  • Superfoods for gut healing
  • The one food you need to emphasize if you have PCOS
  • The foods everyone with PCOS should be avoiding
  • Why not everyone has with PCOS needs to be low carb
  • A morning tonic that can restore insulin sensitivity
  • Why it's imperative that you believe you can heal your PCOS
  • The number of people she has NOT been able to help manage their PCOS with the strategies we discussed in this interview (this will surprise you!)
  • Why she is on a mission to spread awareness about PCOS!
  • And MUCH more!
Jul 12, 2017

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on 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 and has recently written a third awesome book, PRIMAL FAT BURNER: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life with a High Fat Low Carb Diet, which we'll be talking all about today.

So if you want to hear about the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle check it out and why animal products must be a part of it, be sure to check it out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How we know our ancestors consumed a lot of dietary fat
  • Why our brains REQUIRE dietary animal fats (not just plant-based fats)
  • Why most people can't get anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids from plants
  • How we KNOW our ancestors were not eating starches
  • Why food quality is perhaps more important than anything else
  • The nutrients you get from animal fats that you can't get anywhere else
  • Why vegan/vegetarian diets are not the answer (even if you hate CAFOs)
  • The crazy "foods" that cows are being fed in CAFOs
  • Why animal agriculture can save the planet
  • The difference between paleo and keto
  • Nora's 2 favorite supplements for properly digesting protein
  • The most common mistakes people make when adopting a high-fat low-carb diet
  • Why protein needs to be moderated
  • How much protein you should be eating each day for a long, healthy life
  • The BEST lab tests for food sensitivities (and the only one she recommends using!)
  • The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity
  • Why detecting food sensitivities is PARAMOUNT to optimal health
  • A day in the life of Nora's meals
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