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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: May, 2017
May 31, 2017

My colleague, Erin Chamerlik is well versed in the wonderful world of essential oils and agreed to come on our show to teach you all about their magical powers and practical applications.

So if you haven't incorporated them into your life yet, have a listen because they are life changing!

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • What essential oils are
  • Where they are derived
  • What you need to know about choosing high-quality oils
  • The history of essential oils
  • The MANY therapeutic benefits of peppermint oil
  • Why she calls lavender oil the "Swiss army knife" of essential oils
  • Erin's favorite essential oil
  • Why essential oils have such profound effects on the body
  • Which oils can help you lose weight and burn fat
  • Essential oils that can help curb appetite and cravings
  • Which oils can help relieve stress
  • Which oils can help Candida
  • Which oils encourage winter wellness
  • Which oils are good for your skin
  • Which oils will put a little pep in your step
  • Which oils can help you focus
  • Which oils can help reduce anxiety
  • Erin's favorite essential oil recipe
  • Who should NOT be using essential oils
  • Which ones pregnant women should avoid
    And much more!
May 24, 2017

In case you're not yet familiar, Jeffrey Smith is the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. His meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril.

His feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide) and is considered the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. You may have read about him in The New York Times, New Scientist, and Time Magazine or seen him on the BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, and the Dr. Oz Show.

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

  • Why Jeffrey became so passionate about GMOs
  • Why attracting attention from the pro-GMO crowd is a GOOD thing
  • Who many of the GMO trolls really are
  • Whether GMOs increase crop yields and feed a hungry planet
  • Whether genetic engineering is a precise science
  • What the FDA's own scientists said about the risks of GMOs
  • Who funds the research regarding the safety of GMOs
  • The documented health issues associated with GMOs
  • What the only human trial demonstrated about GMO risks
  • How Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) harms the gut
  • Why Glyphosate steals nutrients from you and the soil
  • What tobacco science is and why you need to care
  • Why Monsanto talks out of both sides of their mouth
  • Why the Academy of Environmental Sciences recommend all doctors instruct
  • their patients to eliminate GMOs
  • What you can do to avoid GMOs
  • The most popular GMO foods
  • The important distinction between non-GMO and organic
  • Why we need to test for Glyphosate (and what it is!)
  • How 2 autistic children changed their lives
  • Why we know the anti-GMO movement is making progress
  • Where you can read more about GMO fraud and much more!
May 17, 2017

If you haven't seen her epic TED talk, Dr. Wahl's is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. She's also a clinical researcher and has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific abstracts, posters, and papers.

The best part about Dr. Wahl's, however, is that In addition to being a doctor, she's also a patient with a chronic, progressive disease.

Diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000, she underwent traditional forms of therapy to no avail. She was once confined to a zero gravity chair.

Instead of accepting her fate, she bravely designed a revolutionary dietary protocol based on the 30+ nutrients our brains require and today she is healthy, happy and on a mission to empower others to take back their health.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How she put her Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) into remission using food
  • Why she feels BLESSED to have had M.S.
  • What she did to teach her kids that anything is possible
  • How she created her protocol
  • Why it's different (and more effective) then the paleo diet
  • Why you won't feel restricted on her protocol
  • The AWESOME side effects of her protocol
  • Why her protocol is different than the Autoimmune Protocol
  • Who her Protocol can help (spoiler alert: it's probably YOU!)
  • What her clinical research is revealing
  • Why she recommends MCT oil to help keep you in ketosis
  • Whether or not vegetarians can use her protocol
  • Why some ketogenic diets can be harmful
  • One supplement that most everyone will benefit from
  • Why organ meats are so critical for vibrant health
  • What mitochondria are and why they matter
  • Why her cookbook makes healthy eating effortless
  • Her very favorite recipes
  • How to get your kids to eat organ meats (and other nutrient dense foods) effortlessly
  • Whether or not the medical community is embracing her research
  • How to learn more about her research
  • How to work with her personally
  • Whether or not she recommends giving my son (and other kids) gluten
    And much more!
May 10, 2017

In case you're not familiar, Andrew W. Saul is the author of several books including Fire Your Doctor, Doctor Yourself and Vitamin C: The Real Story. He has 40 years of experience in natural health and education. His world famous, free access education website, www.DoctorYourself.com, is peer reviewed and the largest non-commercial natural health resource on the internet.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Who got Andrew interested in high dose vitamin therapy
  • How his kids never took an antibiotic all the way through college
  • How he cured his child's cough with vitamins
  • What Orthomolecular Medicine is and why it's important
  • Why your doctor isn't educated about vitamin therapy
  • Which specific conditions can be treated with vitamin C
  • How to take vitamin C to prevent illness
  • The most effective forms of vitamin C
  • How to find out how much vitamin C really need
  • How many people vitamins have killed?
  • How many people properly prescribed meds kill each year (this will SHOCK you!)
  • Why a "plant-based" diet can mean many different things
  • The one diet that he never recommends for children or the elderly
  • The super vitamin that can cure schizophrenia
  • Where to read research about vitamins for FREE
  • The shortcoming of Linus Pauling's critics
  • What Andrew takes each day to feel his best
  • The type of vitamin C to take if you have a sensitive stomach
    And much more!
May 3, 2017

Joel Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia and has been featured in the New York Times Bestselling book, Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary Food Inc. He calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson.  Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

So if you've been wondering whether or not grass-fed beef is truly sustainable (or you just want to have a laugh), then DON'T miss this interview!

Here are just a few of the topics we covered:

  • Why the statistics used in Cowspiracy do NOT apply to grass fed beef
  • Where the COWSPIRACY statistics come from
  • The environmental impacts of grass-fed vs. conventionally raised beef
  • Why grass-feeding actually improves the environment
  • Where 90% of the methane on the planet is produced
  • Why methane isn't actually an issue when cows are grass fed
  • Why the AMOUNT of cattle being raised today isn't a strain on the environment like many people think
  • Why green growing vegetation is critical for environmental health
  • The difference between an annual and a perennial (and why it's important!)
  • Why eating more vegetables is NOT the answer and may actually be causing more environmental damage
  • How herbivores help BUILD soil
  • Why soil building MUST be a national priority
  • What a truly sustainable and properly managed operation looks like
  • Why we need to get away from segregation and embrace INTEGRATION
  • Whether or not Joel thinks eating animals is inhumane (or blocking our evolution to a more peaceful planet!)
  • Why Joel believes not eating animals is ignorant.
  • Why grass-feeding is the SOLUTION rather than the problem
  • Why a vegan diet is not a zero death diet
  • And much more!
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