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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: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Dawn Preisendorf (MA, NC, CHWC ) and she has a master’s degree in nutrition and health education, and is a certified Wellness coach. She has also completed more than 200 additional hours of clinical training with Functional Medicine experts, and is a certified Hormone Cure Practitioner through Dr. Sara Gottfried frees women from fatigue, low energy and digestive distress. She has helped hundreds of women get to the root cause of their health problems, and reclaim vitality so they can live their lives full-out.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why she left a successful career to help people get healthy
  • How many people suffer from fatigue
  • What percentage of her clients increase their energy levels (this will shock you!)
  • Why fatigue is not a caffeine deficiency
  • Why most people are looking in the wrong places for energy
  • The 5 underlying causes of fatigue
  • Foods to eat for energy
  • 4 Supplements that will help heal your gut
  • How to test for food sensitivities
  • How to tell if you're absorbing your nutrients properly
  • Why low triglyceride levels are not always a good thing
  • What you need to know if you have heartburn
  • A simple strategy for improving nutrient absorption
  • Gut infections that can cause fatigue
  • How to spot gut infections
  • How to treat them naturally
  • How hormonal imbalances cause fatigue
  • How to create hormonal harmony
  • Her favorite probiotic
  • The most effective digestive enzymes she's found
  • The herb you MUST take if you have a gut infection
  • The most often missed cause of fatigue
  • 3 exercises you can do to improve energy levels
  • One important question to ask yourself before you attack your fatigue
  • The foods you should add and eliminate for vibrant energy
  • The best supplements for vibrant energy
  • And much more!
Mar 25, 2017

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com, an author and just released a documentary series all about autoimmunity called Betrayal.

He is so committed to inspiring people to take back their health that it is PALPABLE.

I've honestly never interviewed anyone more informed or passionate.

So don't miss his wise words because they are truly life changing!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Which of his autoimmune antibodies were elevated!
  • The #1 mechanism for getting sick and dying (hint: it's NOT cardiovascular disease!)
  • Why America is ranked second (from the bottom) in terms of quality of life even though we spend more than on health care than any other country
  • The most common triggers of autoimmune diseases
  • The REAL problem with gluten
  • The food 72% of his patients have elevated antibodies to
  • Why you may be on the autoimmune spectrum even if you don't have symptoms
  • How to find out if you're on the autoimmune spectrum before it's too late
  • The best test for determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum
  • The 2 OTHER reasons (besides gluten!) that wheat may lead to autoimmune disease
  • Why there are 4 TIMES more people being diagnosed with Celiacs Disease (CD) than in the 1950's
  • How we know that the increase in CD is NOT solely the result of better diagnostic tools
  • The main reasons autoimmune rates are skyrocketing today
  • Who develops intestinal permeability when they eat wheat
  • Why depression is the most common symptom for those with Celiac Disease
  • Why cereal grasses (found in many greens powders!) may be doing more harm than good
  • How many antigens in wheat we test for vs. how many there REALLY are!
  • The gene that can increase your risk of a vaccine injury
  • How many toxic chemicals are found in the placental blood of newborns (this will shock you!)!
  • 3 steps you can take today to stay off of the autoimmune spectrum
Mar 15, 2017

Megan has a bachelor’s degree in American Literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is a writer, student, teacher, wife, and mother who works with Chinese herbs and Chinese massage. She's also been teaching others about the immune system and gut health for over 6 years!

She is knowledgable, kind and incredibly passionate about all things BABY.

So if you're feeling confused about how to nourish your little one, please listen to our podcast, and walk away with tools that enable you to feed your baby with CONFIDENCE.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The different birthing methods and how to choose the best for you!
  • What you need to know if you have a C-section
  • The lifelong impacts of caesarean birth
  • How to mitigate the negative effects of caesarean birth
  • How a mamma's diet affects her breastmilk
  • Why what YOU are eating now affects what your baby's future dietary habits
  • How your gut and breastmilk are related
  • How your genes affect your breastmilk
  • Whether or not the supplemental nutrients make it into your breast milk
  • The benefits of extended breastfeeding
  • When to stop breastfeeding
  • How to supercharge your breast milk supply
  • The 4 major nutrients exclusively breastfed babies may be missing out on
  • What delayed cord clamping is and how it can prevent nutrient deficiencies
  • Why DHA supplementation is very important for pregnant mamma's
  • Her favorite DHA supplement
  • Why probiotic supplements can improve mineral counts
  • Her favorite probiotics for moms and babies
  • The best first foods for baby and when to introduce them
  • Her favorite first SUPERfood for babies
  • Foods that actually block mineral absorption for babies
  • Why egg yolk can be problematic for babies
  • Why babies shouldn't be drinking much water
  • WHEN babies should be eating for best results
  • A nighttime tonic that can help your toddler sleep
  • Which probiotic strains the literature has shown are effective for colic
  • Tips for taking care of mommas
  • The benefits of infant massage
  • And much more!
Mar 8, 2017

Did you know that more than 2200 people die EACH DAY from heart disease?

That's one every 40 seconds.

Perhaps even more sobering is the fact that 1/3 of all heart attacks present as sudden cardiac death.

That means Prevention. Is. EVERYTHING!

Which is exactly why we had Dr. Wolfson, the Paleo Cardiologist, on the show so he can teach us exactly how to do just that.

He is experienced, passionate and on a mission to alter the trajectory of their health through heart disease prevention.

Given the fact that heart disease is still considered our #1 killer in America, this is NOT the episode to miss.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why current heart disease treatments and protocols are inadequate
  • Why getting your cholesterol as low as possible isn't the best way to prevent heart disease
  • The dangers of extremely low cholesterol
  • Why LDL cholesterol is not the disease causing culprit its believed to be
  • Why he says statins are not necessary in his practice at all
  • The population who will get ZERO benefit from statins
  • The mechanism by which statins harm your brain
  • The hypertensive drugs that increase your risk of cancer
  • How to lower your blood pressure naturally
  • The simple trick you can use to lower your risk of heart disease every day
  • The vitamin that helps dramatically reduce blood pressure
  • One of the most effective blood-pressure reducing foods
  • Why nitrates and nitrites aren't the disease-causing culprits they're believed to be
  • Why he calls aspirin "the biggest sham in pharmaceutical history!"
  • The one indicator that you're NOT heart healthy
  • Whether or not being thin, means you're heart healthy...
  • Why diabetes is "just a label."
  • Why elevated blood sugar is dangerous
  • The blood sugar numbers that significantly decrease your risk or pretty much all diseases
  • Why your insulin levels may increase after starting a paleo diet and why it's a GOOD sign
  • Why dysfunctional HDL affects insulin levels
  • What two met analyses (2010, 2015!) in the American Journal of Clinical
  • Nutrition revealed about the link between saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease
  • The incredibly important dietary strategy that most paleo adherents miss
  • Which supplements help prevent heart disease
  • The definition of an alcoholic
  • And much more!
Mar 1, 2017

Jane Barlow is the son of Dr. Max Barlow founder of Barlow Herbals. She has grown up around herbs her entire life and learned her father’s trade working side by side with him in the field. From learning the precise harvest seasons for each herb types to the distinct ways to dry, process and create powerful concentrated extracts, Jane truly understands how to capture the strength from the Earth. She spends years of research carefully formulating healthy products that she uses and endorses. Her 30-something sons have also NEVER taken antibiotics!

I begged Jane to come on the show and talk all about herbal remedies for today's common ailments!

So if you hate being sick, having headaches, migraines, Candida, parasites or feeling tired, or treating any of the aforementioned conditions with medications that have side effects, listen to the podcast so you can create your Herbal Arsenal!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why she started making herbal products
  • How her thirty something sons have NEVER taken an antibiotic
  • Why herbs can be a great alternative to modern medications
  • Where many pharmaceutical drugs are actually derived
  • The herb that aspirin is derived from
  • How to treat colds and flus naturally
  • The plant that saved MANY lives during the flu epidemic
  • Whether or not you need a flu shot?
  • Why she only recently began selling her products direct to customer
  • How to prevent the cold and flu
  • An effective remedy for viruses (including ear infections!)
  • Effective herbs for parasites and candida
  • What to do to PREVENT parasites and candida
  • How to do a parasite cleanse
  • How many of us are hosting a parasite
  • Remedies for tummy troubles and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome!)
  • Herbs to increase energy
  • The #1 cause of headaches
  • An amazing herb to alleviate headaches and migraines for good!
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