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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: January, 2017
Jan 25, 2017

Temple Grandin is a renowned American author, animal behavior expert and an advocate for autistic people. With support from her mother and guiding mentors at school, she completed her education successfully and made a flourishing career as an animal expert and a parenting guru for autistic children. She has written numerous books on autism and animal welfare and has been providing consultation to slaughter plants and livestock farms to improve the quality of life of the cattle. She has received various awards towards her contribution to animal science and welfare and has made appearances on numerous television shows and international magazines.

As you can see, Dr. Grandin is a BIG deal.

She's revolutionized the way cows are slaughtered so that they experience as little pain and stress as possible.

She is also an autism advocate and the most accomplished and well known woman with autism in the WORLD.

You don't want to miss this chat!

Here are some of the highlights...

  • What inspired Dr. Grandin to get into animal agriculture
  • How and why Dr. Grandin revolutionized the way cows are slaughtered
  • The simple tricks she used to improve cow welfare
  • How her autistic mind helped her create a safer system for cows
  • The amazing lengths she's gone to in order to understand the cow's experience
  • The surprising things that spook cattle
  • Whether or not it is really humane to eat animals?
  • How stress affects meat quality
  • The details of her revolutionary system
  • Whether or not the cows know where they're headed
  • How common it is for a cow to suffer with her system
  • Why nature can be perhaps MORE harsh than slaughter
  • What she says to people who are still opposed to raising animals for food
  • What she thinks needs to be done to improve our educational systems
  • What she thinks about her HBO movie!
  • The importance of mentors
  • How to "turn on" different kinds of minds
  • What she's up to next
  • The one piece of advice she'd give to the parents of autistic children
  • And much more!
Jan 19, 2017

Did you know that 92% (9 out of 10) of us are deficient in one or more nutrients?

And that those who consume the fewest nutrients end up weighing the MOST?

It's counterintuitive, but true.

So if you're experiencing the "holiday bulge" like me, correcting your nutrient deficiency will make losing weight a LOT easier. It can also correct:

Brain fog
Hair loss
Skin issues
Anxiety and depression
Fatigue
Muscle Cramps
Headaches
Poor wound healing
Dandruff
Digestive distress

So in today's podcast, my handsome husband and I talk all about everything I've learned in the creation of my new online program geared toward correcting nutrient deficiency and cultivating vibrant health called Radiate in 28!!

(And as you'll hear...it was a LOT of research!)

Here's what you're in for:

  • The definition of nutrient deficiency
  • How many people suffer today
  • The frightening consequences of nutrient deficiency
  • The important roles of nutrients
  • How to tell if you're deficient
  • The nutrient deficiency responsible for up to 90,000 deaths each year
  • The 12 reasons nutrient deficiency is rampant today
  • Why the Recommended Daily Intakes (RDIs) are inadequate when it comes to monitoring nutrient intake
  • How the RDA's and RDIs were created (truly fascinating!)
  • Why food labels cannot be relied on
  • The top 7 sources of American calories (this will SHOCK you!)
  • How many pounds of sugar Americans are eating each day!
  • What your genes have to do with how many nutrients you need
  • Why eating MORE food does not always prevent nutrient deficiency
  • 5 Common OTC medications that deplete nutrients
  • The foods you need to eat to reduce your risk of cancer
  • What the research says (and does not say) about the link between nutrient deficiency and obesity
  • The nutrient deficiencies associated with obesity
  • Whether you can "supplement" your way out of obesity
  • Why some of the research exploring the link between nutrient deficiency and weight gain is misleading
  • 3 ways nutrient deficiency makes weight gain effortless
  • What you need to do if you want to lose weight
  • Whether or not supplementation is necessary
  • Which supplements I take every day to bolster my nutrient reserves
  • The 10 steps you need to take to reverse nutrient deficiency
  • 3 foods you need to eliminate to reduce your risk
  • A 28 day program you can use to take your health to the next level (for ALMOST nothing!)
  • And much more!
Jan 11, 2017

Leanne is an ultra passionate Holistic Nutritionist and food blogger in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her goal is to help people do away with feeling overpowered and controlled by food by giving them the tools they need to inject their lives with happiness, healthfulness, and a whole lot of dietary fat. She has spent over a decade revolutionizing her own perception of food and wellness by creating a life of kindness and acceptance toward herself!

She is inspiring, honest, experienced, and HILARIOUS!

I know you'll love her liberating and empowering approach almost as much as her innovative recipes (they are truly incredible)!

:)

So have a listen and learn all the ins and outs of a sustainable and empowered high fat lifestyle!

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

A personal fact she's never told anyone on a podcast before
What made her so passionate about a high fat lifestyle
How she felt as a vegan
Why the keto that works for men doesn't always work for women
Who will benefit from a ketogenic diet
Who should not be using a ketogenic diet
What her macronutrient ratios look like
Why she doesn't count her kale...
The one keto-approved food she avoids with GREAT results
Whether or not she thinks it's necessary to stay in ketosis to see results
A day in the life of her meals
How to make salmon cakes (delicious!)
Whether or not supplementing to stay in ketosis is beneficial
The dietary combo that can make cheat days dangerous
What "carb ups" are and why they might change your life
The signs that you might need a carb up
Why eating carbs at night is not always a terrible idea
What she does before every meal to get in touch with her body
How to know when you're in ketosis
The sweet spot for measuring ketones
The best tests for ketosis
How to save lots of money while testing for ketosis
How to get past those nasty cravings in the first 3 weeks
A fat-filled lunch you can make in 2 seconds flat
Her 3 favorite keto recipes
The sugar alternative that doesn't affect her ketones
Two sweeteners to avoid
Her favorite keto sweet treat!
How to make keto whipped cream in just a few minutes!
How to make a keto milkshake
Her 5 favorite supplements for rocking a keto lifestyle
The type of magnesium to take before bed to keep you regular
The supplement that can help you recover from exercise and stress more quickly
And much more!

Jan 4, 2017

Can you imagine if after meals it felt like food was trapped in your esophagus!?

And sometimes it was so uncomfortable that you had to vomit or visit the emergency room?

Well this is exactly what happened to one of my best friends, Kelly Johnson, as a result of a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis.

Kelly and I met on Jennifer Lopez's first world tour where she was working as JLo's stylist and I was working as her personal trainer under the guidance of Tracy Anderson. You might have soon her in Jlo's documentary.

And even though doctors we not really able to resolve her issue (and in fact, recommended she start taking steroids), after some diligent experimentation and a few dietary teaks Kelly is virtually flare-up free and feeling like a brand new women!

As a result of spending 7 months on tour with yours truly, Kelly got more than her fair share of "food is medicine" chatter. Even if she doubted the incredible power of dietary change then, she is a true blue believer now.

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