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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: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

Toni is the award-winning filmmaker and author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, the critical role of vaginal birth and breastfeeding for lifelong health...She became passionate about this mission after she ended up with a C-section and struggled to breastfeed. This was before we knew anything about the politics of birth. Her daughter’s birth sent her on a different filmmaking path. We started making films about childbirth under the banner of ONE WORLD BIRTH. We traveled thousands of miles around the world to talk to some of the most inspirational thinkers in the field of childbirth and to date, she and her husband have filmed hundreds of midwives, doulas, obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists, psychologists, authors, scientists and human rights lawyers.

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

  • What the microbiome is and why it matters
  • What the research says about c-sections and future risk for disease
  • Why eating poo is a good thing for babies
  • Why the way we birth matters for our grandchildren
  • The risks of “topping off” with formula
  • What "seeding and feeding" is and why it matters
  • The downsides of certain common medical interventions
  • Steps you can take to minimize the damage of common interventions
  • Why Toni stopped washing with soap (and whether people noticed!)
  • Why you should only wash your pits and parts
  • Why doulas change lives
  • Why I didn't have a doula (this will make you laugh!)
  • And what you can do to help spread this important message
  • And much more!
Dec 20, 2017

Josh Trent is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach specializing in health technology. Josh is a top-ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcast. With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well. His work has been featured in major health and wellness publications such as WellnessFX, NASM, and FitTech CES.

Josh is a super likeable guy with a heart of gold and a head fullllll of tech (and emotional) wisdom!

So if you're interested in WHY and HOW you should use technology to help you thrive,(and who could benefit from it most) or you'd love to hear about Josh's awesome wellness journey and what makes him laugh from the belly, don't miss this show!

Dec 13, 2017

Beth and Shawn Dougherty have been farming together for over thirty years, the last twenty in eastern Ohio on their home farm, the Sow’s Ear, which was once land deemed "unsuitable for agriculture." They identify intensive grass management as the point of union between good stewardship and good food. Their ongoing goal is to rediscover the methods and means by which a small parcel of land, carefully husbanded with the application of ruminants, pigs, and poultry, can be made to gain fertility and resilience while feeding the animals and humans living on it.

This was an incredibly important conversation about the importance of understanding exactly where your food comes from, why it is our responsibility to improve the health of our planet, and what all of us (no matter where you live!) can do to join this important effort. Listen, learn and pass it on! We are on a mission over here to teach people that we can have both a healthy environment AND a healthy diet with properly raised animal products (from well-managed farms) and that they're actually one in the same.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why they started farming on land that was "unsuitable for agriculture"
  • The difference between conventional grazing and intensive rotational grazing
  • Why big farms are not sustainable
  • Why animal agriculture is the answer
  • The difference between open loop and closed loop systems
  • How large a farm should be to be sustainable
  • Where to begin if you want to farm
  • Why they recommend squatting
  • Why we need to take all "costs" of our food into consideration
  • Why there is a new trend of animals grazing on public lands
  • What to do if you want to raise your own chickens
  • How many chickens you'll need
  • 3 steps you can take to support sustainable farming
  • And much more!
Dec 6, 2017

Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer. She is the writer behind the award-winning and popular website Coconuts & Kettlebells, and the health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women Podcast.

This was a truly enlightening conversation with a lot of gems, so don't miss out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why Noelle is passionate about changing the way women feel about their bodies
  • How to love your body just a little bit more
  • Why happiness is NOT a destination
  • A simple strategy to help you stop holding your happiness hostage
  • How to know how much exercise your body needs
  • How many workouts each week she recommends
  • How to sync your workouts with your menstrual cycle for maximal muscle gains
  • Why she doesn't want 6 pack abs
  • Why it's important to keep things changing
  • Sings you're overtraining
  • The kind of food she recommends people add more of when they've hit a plateau
  • The one strategy that everyone needs to employ for sustainable health
  • Whether she thinks diet or exercise is more important for quick results
  • What she eats in a given day
  • And much more!
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