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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: October, 2017
Oct 25, 2017

Mark Sisson is the bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint, a former world-class endurance athlete, and one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog, MarksDailyApple.com, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles while taking personal responsibility for their health and well-being.

Here are some of the fascinating nuggets you’re in for:

  • The many benefits of nutritional ketosis
  • His favorite side effect of ketosis
  • Why you don’t need to be in ketosis forever
  • How often you need to be in ketosis to see benefits
  • How often you should be exercising
  • What HRV is and why it matters
  • What he eats in a typical day
  • And much more!
Oct 18, 2017

Lisa is a certified nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle coach and master’s trained researcher who has helped numerous clients reclaim their health, lose excess weight, and rediscover their passion for life. Lisa has created a step-by-step template you can use to get the results you've been dreaming of. Best of all? She'll tell you exactly what you need to do to keep them! What could be better than that?

She's also candid self-deprecating, HILARIOUS, humble and she shoots from the hip! So if you're stuck in a rut or want to know how to finally get the results you've been after, have a listen! I think you're going to love what she has to say. :)

Here's what you'll learn: 

  • WHY YOU MUST build a house for long-term health
  • How to overcome the negative voices that tell you, "you can't!"
  • The 3 steps to getting results you can keep
  • The ONE question you must know the answer to
  • Why some motivations are more conducive to success than others
  • Why wanting to look a certain way DOESN'T encourage health (or happiness!)
  • The food trick that she requires ALL her clients do
  • What your MOJO bucket is and why it matters
  • How to identify things that boost your MOJO
  • The one strategy that allows for healthy eating all week long
  • Her most powerful tool for transformation
  • Why you often lose steam after 3 week
  • Why Lisa rarely tells her clients what NOT to eat
  • Why avoiding drama positively affects health
  • The one group of foods you'll definitely want to eliminate
  • The reason you should make gratitude a regular part of your day
  • Why you can't skip the part where you get to know yourself
  • How to be a good quitter
  • How to build integrity and why it matters
  • Why curiosity is key to long term success
  • The question you need to ask when you experience a craving
  • How to silence your inner child
  • And much more!
Oct 11, 2017

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a USAF veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Here's are some of the nuggets you're in for:

  • Why current Alzheimer's treatments are ineffective
  • Why some doctors may still prescribe ineffective treatments
  • What the research says about a ketogenic/low carb diet for AD (this will SHOCK you!)
  • Why more people don't know about this research
  • The early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's
  • The test that determines whether you're at risk before any other
  • Why Alzheimer's is known as Type 3 Diabetes
  • Whether people who don't have diabetes are still vulnerable
  • The often missed sign you may develop AD
  • Why testing blood sugar is not adequate
  • Which hormone you NEED to test
  • Why beta-amyloid plaques are NOT the cause of Alzheimer's
  • Why eating too many carbs encourages beta-amyloid plaques
  • The vitamin deficiency that may be the root cause of your cognitive issues
  • How to eat to prevent Alzheimer's
  • Why vegetables aren't as important as we think they are
  • Why she respectfully disagrees with Dr. Terry Wahls
  • The opposite of veganism (really fascinating!)
  • Whether she prefers MCT oil or coconut oil
  • Why low carb can be as effective as ketones
  • Why you don't necessarily need to test your ketones
  • The genetic variant that MAY increase your risk
  • The one food that can improve cognition and AD symptoms all by itself
  • The diet used in trials to reverse AD and mild cognitive impairment
  • Amy's favorite brain-building foods
  • Her favorite supplements for brain health
  • The awesome trick for choosing a brain-building fish oil
  • Which forms of B12 she recommends
  • Lifestyle factors that help reverse/prevent AD
  • Why sleep is CRITICAL for brain health
  • The one piece of advice Amy would share with you to better your health
  • And much more!
Oct 4, 2017

In today's Podcast, we talk with Alex J. Swanson who is the founder of Nutrition Genome and creator of the software Genetrition™! He is a second generation nutritionist and co-owner of Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that has been in business for over 40 years. He's also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat. He has a Post-B.A.C.C. in Nutrition Sciences from Bastyr University in Washington state, an M.S. in Applied Nutrition and Business Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, and a Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.

Here are a few of the awesome nuggets you're in for:

  • Why some people shouldn't eat grains
  • Why certain people do better with less saturated fat
  • A type of "safe" saturated fat
  • Why certain individuals can drink caffeine and others can't
  • Why B vitamins are sometimes critical
  • Why synthetic folic acid can be very dangerous
  • Why some people need to be very careful about taking antidepressants, blood thinners, and cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Why some people recover from exercise more quickly than others
  • Supplements to take to compensate for stress
  • Why I can run 5-7 miles with no problems but my husband can't
  • Why I SHOULD never play contact sports (this is so fascinating!)
  • Why I won't necessarily get Alzheimer's even though I have both genes for it! (YIKES!)
  • And so much more!
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