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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: February, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master’s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer, the author of Tripping Over the Truth and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota.

I’ve read over 50 books this year and this book was one of the best! Seriously. It reads like a novel. So if you or a loved one has cancer and you’d like to learn about cancer in a way that is entertaining rather than overwhelming don’t you DARE miss this podcast or Travis’ awesome book.

Here are some of the awesome tidbits you’re in for:

  • What the Metabolic Theory of Cancer is
  • Why this theory was swept under the rug
  • Why James Watson (the man who discovered DNA) no longer thinks cancer is a genetic disease
  • Why we know that genes are not the only drivers of cancer
  • The shocking story of how chemotherapy was adopted as a cancer treatment
  • Which types of cancer seem to respond best to the ketogenic diet
  • Why the ketogenic diet itself, may not be enough
  • Which other therapies and strategies are showing great potential
  • Whether or not keto diets should be used preventatively ]
  • Whether kids should do the ketogenic diet preventatively
  • Travis’ thoughts on the use of ketone supplements
  • If lowering blood sugar is enough to prevent and manage cancer
  • Where you can go to receive cutting-edge treatment protocols
  • What we need to change about our medical system
  • And MUCH more!
Feb 21, 2018

Stefan is the author of the best-selling Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence as well as the managing director of the Paleo for Women community, and the co-host of the top 10 health podcast The Well-Fed Women Podcast.

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

  • What our menstrual cycle entails
  • How birth control works
  • The one benefit of birth control
  • The different types of birth control
  • The risks associated with birth control
  • The nutrients birth control depletes
  • Why birth control is a band-aid
  • Whether or not skipping your period is healthy
  • Her favorite forms of natural birth control
  • How to know when you’re ovulating
  • The issues with the copper IUD
  • Tips for getting clear skin
  • The supplements she recommends for clear skin
  • Her thoughts on seed cycling
  • And so much more!
Feb 14, 2018

Mira is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who has been working with clients for over 10 years, supporting them in reaching their health goals through holistic nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and chemical cleanup. She teaches people how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, decipher confusing food labels, understand the relationship of food additives to poor health, and find real food.

We talk about how (and why!) our food supply has become so adulterated, problematic ingredients you want to be SURE to avoid, and where to begin to become a super savvy consumer.

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

  • What GRAS status really means (and why it’s not good enough!)
  • How many ingredients have NOT been properly tested for safety
  • Who is in charge of testing the safety of these ingredients (this will surprise you!)
  • The 2 kinds of ingredients you’ll want to avoid like the plague
  • The shocking paleo food that contains yellow food dyes
  • What “natural flavor” REALLY means
  • Mira’s favorite natural flavor
  • What consumers can do to change the way food manufacturers create food products
  • Why Pepsi is waiting for your input
  • Why food additives are especially harmful for our little ones
  • A hidden food additive lurking in your meat sticks (unless you only eat ours, of course!)
  • Why Mira urges consumers to be “brand DISloyal”
  • And so much more!

 

Feb 7, 2018

Miriam is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. Miriam earned her master of education (EdM) from Smith College and her master of human nutrition (MS) from Eastern Michigan University. She is board certified in nutrition (CNS) by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.  

Miriam’s knowledge base is EXTENSIVE and her passion is palpable so if you, your child or someone you know or love has cancer then PLEASE have a listen! This is life-saving information, my friends!

Here’s what you’re in for:

  • Why she’s so passionate about keto for cancer (it makes me tear up every time!)
  • The disadvantages of conventional treatment
  • What the research says about the ketogenic diet and cancer
  • Why your doctor may tell you keto (and dietary change in general) is not a good idea
  • Which types of cancer are most responsive to the ketogenic diet
  • Whether a keto diet is good for kids WITHOUT cancer
  • Why a ketogenic diet is helpful for those with cancer
  • Lifestyle strategies for kicking cancer
  • Common mistakes that keep people out of ketosis
  • How long it takes to get into ketosis
  • The best ways to measure your ketones (for kids too!)
  • The reason you may have a burning sensation in your chest on keto (and how to fix it!)
  • What your ketone levels should be if you have cancer
  • How to determine how much protein you need
  • Why tracking your food intake is VERY helpful (and the best app for doing it!)
  • Her favorite ways to get kids with cancer excited about keto
  • The best keto cookbooks for cancer
  • The supplement you DEFINITELY need in ketosis
  • And so much more!
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