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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: February, 2017
Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Mosley trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after qualifying joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last 25 years he has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently as a presenter. He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He is also the author of the Fast Diet.

Dr. Mosley successfully reversed his type 2 diabetes by fasting and so if you have excess weight (especially around the middle), insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or unmet health goals than this is NOT the show to miss.

Here are sons of the other interesting things you'll lead:

  • How to lose weight and boost brain function without changing your diet
  • The empirically-supported benefits of intermittent fasting (IF)
  • The different types of IF
  • The history of fasting 
  • Which populations benefit from fasting
  • What your waist circumference can tell you about whether or not you should be fasting
  • Why fasting is beneficial EVEN when it's slightly stressful
  • How to do a 5/2 fast
  • How to fast and still eat EVERY day
  • Why research has shown that IF is surprisingly EASIER (physically and psychologically!) than standards diets
  • How IF helps you make healthier decisions
  • Why you actually eat LESS the day after you fast
  • Who should NOT be fasting
  • Whether or not fasting triggers eating disorders
  • How many food decisions you make each day (this will SHOCK you!)
  • How you should approach your first days fasting for best results!
  • One food that is really helpful on fasting days
  • And much more!
Feb 15, 2017
It may shock you to know that of the 80,000 chemicals in circulation today, only 200 of them have been tested for safety!

 

What's worse is that research is now showing that these chemicals can increase our risk for pretty much every disease AND make us fat.
 
Which is why in today's podcast we're going to geek out with Lara Adler, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and self-taught Environmental Toxins Expert.
 
Here are some of the juicy tidbits you're in for:
 
  • What toxins are and where they are found
  • The link between toxins and obesity
  • How exactly toxins make us fat
  • The surprising places you'll find obesogens 
  • Why the dose does NOT always make the poison
  • Which diseases the literature links to toxic exposure
  • what a NOAL level is and why it matters for your health
  • How many chemicals the typical woman is exposed to before she leaves the house
  • Why only 200 of the 80,000 chemicals in circulation have been thoroughly tested for safety
  • Why 2 chemicals is "badder" than one!
  • How much toxic exposure costs us in terms of health care costs (this will SHOCK you!)
  • The 5 steps to reducing your toxic exposure!
  • The most important step you can take to reduce toxic exposure
  • Why traditional "detoxes" don't necessarily remove toxins
  • Why toxins are stored in fat
  • Why many people get sick after gastric bypass surgery
  • Foods that encourage your body to release toxins
  • Why certain prescription medications trigger weight gain (really interesting!)
  • The reason rice almost always contains arsenic
  • How to reduce the amount of arsenic in your rice
  • Her favorite personal care products
  • Why BPA-free plastic may be even WORSE 
  • The beverage you can use to supercharge your detox
  • Lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your toxic burden
  • And much more!
Feb 8, 2017
In case you've never heard of Tracy Anderson, she is an American fitness/wellness entrepreneur and author. She is best known for her Tracy Anderson Method, with clients including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, Courteney Cox, Shakira, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Lopez, Preity Zinta, and Bethenny Frankel.
 
She has literally REVOLUTIONIZED fitness.
 
When I started working for her, even I was a skeptic. I used to think there was NO WAY you could dramatically alter the shape of your body, simply with exercise. Over the course of the next 4 years during my employment with her, Tracy proved to me that I couldn't have been more wrong. 
 
That is IS entirely possible to get the body of your dreams with strategic exercise.
(Especially when you couple it with dietary change, of course :) 
 
So if you're looking to burn fat, sculpt a toned and BALANCED body that not only looks great, but supports you in all of life's precious adventures, have listen so you can find out exactly how to do it!
 
Seriously. This conversation is PACKED with priceless nuggets of wisdom so don't miss out! 
 
Here are just a few of the gems you're in for:
  • The amazing events that compelled her to create her method
  • The science behind her method
  • Why her method is different than all other forms of exercise
  • What accessory muscles are and why they're important
  • Why balance is crucial to building the body of your dreams 
  • How to identify your body's imbalances
  • Her 4 different body types and how she discovered them
  • Whether cardio or muscular structure work is more important for fat loss
  • How many days a week you should be exercising 
  • Why the amount and type of exercise you do needs to change
  • The amount and ratio of exercise that works best for Tray now that she's in her 40's
  • Why traditional weight training can be abusive to your body 
  • What your mind set has to do with exercise
  • Whether or not Tracy thinks you should weigh yourself daily (we disagreed on this one!:)
  • Why it's crucial that your exercise routine keeps changing
  • Why she believes air conditioners prevent people from seeing great results
  • The perfect ratio of heat to humidity for fat burning
  • Why "checking out" during exercise sabotages results
  • Why it's imperative that you tune into your body during every exercise session
  • What performance has to do with calorie burning
  • Why she never talks during her exercise classes (this is fascinating!)
  • The minimum amount of time you should be exercising each week to stay fit
  • How to take a live class from Tracy in the comfort of your own home
  • And much more!
Feb 1, 2017

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, LDN, CFM, is Professor of Clinical Nutrition and the Director of Academic Development, Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is board certified in Clinical Nutrition, Holistic Nutrition, as a Nutrition Specialist, and in Functional Medicine. Dr. Lipski is nationally known for her pioneering work and expertise in the field of functional and integrative nutrition, and digestive health.

She is so incredibly knowledgable and this interview is PACKED with life-changing digestive health nuggets so don't miss out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What inspired her to write a book about digestion
  • The ROOT causes of our digestive issues today
  • Her #1 digestive hack
  • Why kids today are getting fatty livers
  • Why low carb diets help Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • The test your doc won't do but that you need to have if you have IBS
  • Herbs that can alleviate IBS
  • The foods you need to eliminate if you have IBS
  • Why stomach acid (HCL) is important for your health
  • How to test whether or not you have HCL issues 
2 at-home remedies for HCL insufficiency
  • What to do for heartburn
  • How to safely wean off heartburn medications
  • How to get to the ROOT of HCL insufficiency
  • What your POOP can tell you about your health
  • What transit time is, how to test it and why it matters
  • How to alleviate constipation
  • A important mineral for alleviating PMS
  • The difference between a food allergy and intolerance
  • The underlying factor for many digestive issues
  • How to detect food sensitivities
  • The best tests to diagnose food sensitives
  • How food sensitivity tests work
  • Two labs that offer advanced testing
  • Why digestive enzymes are important
  • What causes inadequate enzyme production
  • How to choose a high quality enzyme
  • Her favorite digestive enzymes
  • The enzymes she recommends for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity
  • And much more!
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