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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: June, 2017
Jun 28, 2017

Christa is a clinical and holistic nutritionist dedicated to helping individuals use food as medicine to heal from the root cause. She is the author of The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook, co-author of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet with Cheryl Tiegs, and co-author of the best-seller How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30. She also hosts three health and wellness TV shows.

Christa is truly delightful and this interview is PACKED with all the tips and tricks you'll need to get pregnant and create a super baby. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why getting pregnant after 30 isn't as difficult as it's made out to be
  • Why women older women actually have a lower risk of congenital malformation
  • What the ceiling is for a natural pregnancy
  • Why there are actually 5 trimesters
  • How to overcome common issues that make pregnancy difficult
  • How to increase progesterone levels naturally and reduce cellulite
  • An at-home test you can use to gauge your thyroid function
  • Foods that boost thyroid function
  • How your diet affects you (and your baby's) genetic code!
  • Why you want to begin preparing 3 months BEFORE pregnancy
  • Foods that create a super baby
  • One non-Paleo food that goes a pregnant body good
  • Foods you'll want to avoid during pregnancy
  • Foods that DADDY should be eating to build a healthy baby
  • Key supplements for healthy pregnancies and babies
  • A little-known supplement that can supercharge your fertility
  • An adaptogen that can increase fertility in both males and females
  • The importance of a healthy PH for pregnancy and how to test it at home
  • The difference between folic acid and folate (and why it matters!)
  • The importance of methylation for a healthy pregnancy (and what exactly it is!)
  • A critical nutrient many of us are deficient in that could prevent autism
  • Christa's favorite prenatal
  • How to mitigate morning sickness
  • A simple trick for preventing postpartum depression and increasing milk supply
  • An alternative to the glucose tolerance test
  • And the one piece of advice Christa would give to parents and parents-to-be!
    And much more!
Jun 21, 2017

Dr. Trevor Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California's Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin.
 
She has been featured on the Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is the host of THE SPA DR. iTunes Podcast.

Here are some of the juicy details you're in for:

  • What inspired her to become the Spa Doctor
  • Why traditional acne treatments are not adequate
  • The really scary side effects of common acne medications
  • The reason many experts still claim acne isn't caused by food (even though it is!)
  • Why our skin is our magic mirror
  • The 4 most common causes of skin issues today
  • The two WORST foods for you skin
  • Why all kinds of dairy can cause skin issues
  • Whether or not chocolate causes skin issues
  • The 3 foods that are most often associated with eczema
  • Her 2 part process for getting clear skin
  • Her 3 favorite foods for great skin
  • The 2 hormone-damaging ingredients found in common skin care products
  • How to choose CLEAN skin care products
  • Which labs have the most accurate food sensitivity testing
  • And much more!
Jun 21, 2017

Dr. Trevor Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California's Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin.
 
She has been featured on the Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is the host of THE SPA DR. iTunes Podcast.

Here are some of the juicy details you're in for:

  • What inspired her to become the Spa Doctor
  • Why traditional acne treatments are not adequate
  • The really scary side effects of common acne medications
  • The reason many experts still claim acne isn't caused by food (even though it is!)
  • Why our skin is our magic mirror
  • The 4 most common causes of skin issues today
  • The two WORST foods for you skin
  • Why all kinds of dairy can cause skin issues
  • Whether or not chocolate causes skin issues
  • The 3 foods that are most often associated with eczema
  • Her 2 part process for getting clear skin
  • Her 3 favorite foods for great skin
  • The 2 hormone-damaging ingredients found in common skin care products
  • How to choose CLEAN skin care products
  • Which labs have the most accurate food sensitivity testing
  • And much more!
Jun 14, 2017

Paul Chek is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute and an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology.  For over twenty-five years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide – many of his clients, his students, and their clients.  By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed.  

 

What inspired him to get into holistic health

  • The first book he ever read cover-to-cover
  • The problem with our current medical system
  • Why having a dream is CRITICAL for optimal health
  • The cheapest and most effective form of therapy that most people neglect today
  • What he did to NEVER miss a day of professional work in 30 years
  • Why the "no pain no gain" mentality is evidence of our cultural pubescence
  • A simple way to tell if you're in the stress response
  • Why not everyone should exercise
  • How to know if YOU will benefit from exercise
  • The difference between working out and working in
  • How much movement we all need each day
  • The last 4 doctors you will ever need
  • The main reasons people fail to see the results they're looking for
  • A simple tool that helps you tune into your body
  • How to eat for optimal health
  • The limitations of metabolic testing
  • Why he is often accused of being cocky
  • What he makes his critics do that keeps them quite
  • What happiness is
  • What happy people do
  • Why the average man can never be successful
  • Why our challenges are gifts
  • How you can save $6000 a year!
  • And much more!
Jun 7, 2017

CJ HUNT traveled all around the world and spoke with various scientists and experts whose job it is to identify exactly what our ancestors consumed on his quest for the perfect human diet.

 

Thankfully these experts weren't nearly as confused about what we should be eating as we are in America today.

So in today's podcast, we're going to talk alllll about what the evolutionary experts and archaeological record indicate is the perfect human diet.

Here are some of the fun facts you'll learn:

  • Why CJ dropped dead at 24
  • Who saved his life
  • Why he adopted a vegan diet
  • How he knew a vegan diet was not for him
  • How we know our ancestors ate meat
  • Why eating meat made us smarter
  • Why our digestive tracts shrunk and what this means
  • How we know our digestive tracts are designed for animal products
  • Which animals our ancestors preferred
  • His biggest "aha" moment while filming the documentary
  • The new technology that allows scientists to identify exactly what our ancestors were eating
  • What the introduction of agriculture did (or didn't do!) for our ancestors
  • How we know our ancestors preferred animal products rather than vegetables
  • Two foods Paleo adherents might be eating that can hinder their results
  • Why he thinks potatoes should NOT be Paleo approved
  • Why too much of a certain Paleo STAPLE is actually dangerous
  • How you can eat Paleo easily and avoid these foods
  • The one food most Americans eat that is very harmful
  • What he thinks we need to do to reclaim the Paleo movement
  • The 2 categories that sum up pretty much all food
  • Exactly we should and should not be eating according to archaeological records
  • Why the advisor to the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation would not read Good Calories Bad Calories (this is disheartening)
  • What it's going to take to get our policy makers to take Paleo seriously
  • Why there is still a lot of hope for Paleo
  • And much more!
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