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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: March, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

So on today’s podcast, we’re going to get allllll the juicy details from Season Johnson, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of the KICK CancER movement about how she helped her son thrive through cancer when he was diagnosed with leukemia just shy of his 3rd birthday.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The incredibly nutrient dense food Kicker ate almost every day (this will shock you!)
  • How she navigated the sugar situation
  • The foods she emphasized/avoided to help him feel his best through treatment
  • Her thoughts on identifying food sensitivities and its role in cancer management
  • What the daily detox bath is and why it’s helpful
  • The essential oils she recommends to boost immunity
  • The supplements she used daily to support his little body
  • What a castor oil pack is why it’s useful
  • How to talk gracefully to your oncologist
  • And MUCH more!
Mar 21, 2018

Sarah is a functional medicine practitioner with over 10 years of experience. Her passion is helping families (especially our littles) understand the incredible importance of caring for their microbiomes. She's even developed a children's book called Buddies in My Belly that comes with plush toys like Lacti (lactobacillus) and Bifi (Bifidobacterium) and her superpower is definitely taking complex topics and making them super simple.

Which is exactly why we had to have her on the podcast!

(Aaaand just to be clear, even if you know a lot about the mircobiome, you can still learn a ton from today's chat! I learned SO much!

Here's what you're in for:

  • Fun fact about Sarah: 2:56
  • Sarah’s story: 3:51
  • What is buddies in my belly: 5:33
  • The awesome things our buddies do for us: 11:53
  • Whether our buddies can make all the B12 we need: 17:48
  • How our buddies help with brain health: 21:00
  • A supplement that can help you feel calm: 25:32
  • Why our buddies are important for weight loss: 29:09
  • The 5 steps you and your children can take to care for your buddies: 33:33
  • The weekly goal that makes your buddies thrive: 37:47
  • Her favorite probiotics: 41:20
  • Connect with Sarah: 51:41
  • And much more!
Mar 14, 2018

My love of high-quality bacon and my commitment to health lead me on a search to find the answers. Fortunately, my search leads me to the co-owner of Singing Prairie Farms, LLC and the co-founder of Roam Sticks, LLC., Holly Arbuckle. Holly is so passionate about the many benefits of pastured pork that she moved to an Amish farm (bye bye electricity) just so she could further the movement!

Sooooo if you aren't yet buying pastured pork, you're gonna want to hear what she says in today’s insightful podcast.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The problems with conventional pork

  • Why organic pork isn't ideal

  • Why pastured pork is so hard to find

  • Why and HOW pastured pork benefits the environment

  • How to get more omega 3's in your pork
  • The fascinating experiment she’s conducting

  • How to find delicious, fermented pork sticks

  • And much more!
Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Shelese Pratt is a Naturopathic physician and an expert in neurology and complex medical conditions relating to metabolic disease. She uses functional medicine and her expertise in biochemistry (methylation) and physiology to help her patients get to the root cause of their symptoms through a strategic approach including nutrition (diet and nutritional supplements), botanicals, environmental medicine, classical homeopathy, and hydrotherapy.

She’s best known for her breakthrough results with complex cases like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy, PVL, Global Development Delay, Angelman Syndrome, learning difficulties (ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia), sensory processing disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, digestive system disorders/disease, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.

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

  • Why autism rates keep rising
  • Common symptoms of autism
  • Why there is always hope no matter what you’ve tried
  • What her success rates are (this will make you smile!)
  • Common nutrient deficiencies associated with autism
  • Why minerals matter and where you can get them
  • Why supplements can sometimes be harmful
  • What oxidative stress is and why it matters
  • Why EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) are dangerous and how to avoid them
  • The food sensitivities most commonly seen in autism
  • Her favorite supplements for autistic children
  • The supplement that can increase your picky eater’s palette
  • Why bone broth isn’t always good for autistic children
  • How to get your children to eat more veggies
  • And so much more!
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