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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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Jul 26, 2017

Shana Ekedal is an educator and a trailblazer in the area of mind, body, and spirit wellness. Her deepest purpose is to release women from the fears, doubts, and insecurities that hold them back, so they can be fully present to their own vibrant energy, access their gifts, and share them powerfully with the world. She is the creator of the acclaimed program The Frequency Cleanse, a 30-day experience that shows women how to have the body, self-love, and abundance they want by simply raising their personal energy vibration to align with the lifestyle and experiences they desire

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What energy is and why it matters
  • What creates our frequency
  • Why we're compelled to meet and befriend walk up to certain people
  • What high and low-frequency emotions are
  • The different kinds of truth
  • How we find our personal truth and why it's ESSENTIAL
  • Why pleasure is BENEFICIAL for your health
  • Scientific evidence that our negative thoughts have biochemical realities
  • The 4 step process we ALL use to create our reality
  • FOODS we can use to raise our frequency
  • Foods that LOWER frequency
  • Why food is an access point
  • The dietary mistake many people make that prevents them from using energy purposefully
  • Three supplements that raise frequency
  • Three steps you can take to raise your frequency today
  • And much more!
Jul 19, 2017

Amy Medling, CHC, is the founder of PCOS Diva.com, an online resource dedicated to helping women understand and manage the symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She studied holistic nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach. Diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago, Amy thought she found relief when her doctor prescribed Metformin and the birth control pill. Instead of relief, she felt trapped inside a body that rejected these artificial treatments.

This is when her Diva journey began. Her dedication and research produced a proven treatment plan that uses whole food, natural remedies, supplements, exercise, self-care, positive thinking, and stress reduction to relieve and control PCOS symptoms.

Amy is on a mission to empower women with PCOS and has an incredible story and insight that you don't want to miss!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Amy's powerful struggle with PCOS
  • What is PCOS?
  • How common is it?
  • The most common symptoms associated with PCOS
  • Why there is a movement to change the name of this condition
  • Why you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have PCOS
  • Why 50% of those with PCOS are undiagnosed
  • The diseases that many women with PCOS suffer from
  • The consequences of PCOS
  • The different types of PCOS
  • The most common (and not-so-common) causes of PCOS
  • Why it's critical to avoid chemicals and toxins if you have PCOS
  • A novel way to reduce stress
  • The side effects of birth control pills
  • Why birth control and Metformin do not work for many women
  • The risks of birth control pills
  • The labs you'll want to ask your doctor for
  • Why it's CRITICAL to be your own advocate
  • A simple way to test your thyroid at home
  • What your plate should look like if you're trying to manage PCOS
  • 7 supplements that are helpful for PCOS
  • Superfoods for gut healing
  • The one food you need to emphasize if you have PCOS
  • The foods everyone with PCOS should be avoiding
  • Why not everyone has with PCOS needs to be low carb
  • A morning tonic that can restore insulin sensitivity
  • Why it's imperative that you believe you can heal your PCOS
  • The number of people she has NOT been able to help manage their PCOS with the strategies we discussed in this interview (this will surprise you!)
  • Why she is on a mission to spread awareness about PCOS!
  • And MUCH more!
Jul 12, 2017

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best-selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It and has recently written a third awesome book, PRIMAL FAT BURNER: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life with a High Fat Low Carb Diet, which we'll be talking all about today.

So if you want to hear about the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle check it out and why animal products must be a part of it, be sure to check it out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How we know our ancestors consumed a lot of dietary fat
  • Why our brains REQUIRE dietary animal fats (not just plant-based fats)
  • Why most people can't get anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids from plants
  • How we KNOW our ancestors were not eating starches
  • Why food quality is perhaps more important than anything else
  • The nutrients you get from animal fats that you can't get anywhere else
  • Why vegan/vegetarian diets are not the answer (even if you hate CAFOs)
  • The crazy "foods" that cows are being fed in CAFOs
  • Why animal agriculture can save the planet
  • The difference between paleo and keto
  • Nora's 2 favorite supplements for properly digesting protein
  • The most common mistakes people make when adopting a high-fat low-carb diet
  • Why protein needs to be moderated
  • How much protein you should be eating each day for a long, healthy life
  • The BEST lab tests for food sensitivities (and the only one she recommends using!)
  • The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity
  • Why detecting food sensitivities is PARAMOUNT to optimal health
  • A day in the life of Nora's meals
Jul 5, 2017

 

Dr. Masterjohn earned a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012. He has served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. Recently Dr. Masterjohn left academia to conduct independent research and create content that teaches people how to live healthier lives.

He is CRAZY smart. I actually have to listen to his podcasts in chunks, because he has sooo much wisdom to share. But today we did our best to keep the geek factor under control (for the most part) so you don't want to miss it!

Here are a few of the fascinating topics we discuss:

Why Dr. Masterjohn quit drinking soda before he stopped smoking cigarettes

The unconventional way he discovered the profound healing power of food

The common mistake he was making that was ruining his health

Why his classmates probably disliked him

Why he was using tons of soy protein

Why the scientific method is important

How science has made us unhealthy

The limitations and strengths of the scientific method

Why science isn't always foolproof

Why we shouldn't necessarily consider certain types of trials better than others

The benefits of tightly controlled trials (and their downsides!)

Why observational data is important and what it teaches us

The REAL issue in nutritional research today (this is surprising!)

The one trial he believed to be more problematic than any other

Where should we start when researching a topic

Why studies on coffee don't necessarily suggest it's good for everyone (even though many think they do!)

Why we can't always trust the interpretations of other scientists

Why research funding is important

How we can avoid bias in our trials

And much more!

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