Info

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.
RSS Feed
Optimize Paleo by Paleovalley
2020
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

According to the USDA, 95% of Americans are deficient in at least one nutrient.

Even more shocking is that In order to get the vitamin A content from one orange our grandparents ate, we’d need to consume 8 today.

Why is this happening?

One of the major reasons is our soil (and therefore the food we grow in our soil) is nutrient DEPLETED. The situation is so dire, in fact, that according to the FAO we only have 60 years of topsoil left.

This is a BIG problem with many devastating consequences.

Sadly, most people don’t fully understand why healthy soil is important or how to support food producers that regenerate our soil and planet.

(No judgies - I used to be one of them!)

Which is why this week’s podcast with Finian Makepeace, soil specialist and co-founder of Kiss the Ground, is devoted to breaking down the many detrimental outcomes of degraded soils AND the simple dietary steps we can take to restore nutrient density and environmental health.

Because every time we eat - we vote for SOMETHING.

Whether it’s:

  • CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations)
  • GMOs
  • Pesticides
  • Monocultures
  • Organic/biodynamic produce
  • Regenerative agriculture

Each of our choices has an impact.

So if you’re ready to wield the power of your fork for GOOD and become a truly conscious consumer and soil advocate tune in now!

Here are some of the enlightening topics we dig into:

  • Why sustainable is not enough
  • Why not all grass fed beef restores the environment
  • Why cows can be GOOD for the environment
  • Why too much carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is dangerous
  • The crazy cool way plants store carbon
  • The amount of insects killed by agricultural chemicals
  • Why pesticides are like antibiotics
  • Why the health of our soil can make or break our health
  • The 4 ways conventional agriculture destroys our environment
  • The 4 questions you should ask your farmer
  • The surprising fact experts didn’t understand about soil health until recently
  • Why monocultures (even organic carrots) are bad for the environment
  • Why CAFOs are not the answer
  • The 5 HUGE environmental problems healthy soil can fix
  • The 2 important steps we can take as consumers
  • How you can become a soil advocate
  • And so much more!

Listen in, choose wisely and let’s heal our soil and planet together!

❤️

Please share this podcast with as many people as you can! This message needs to be heard. Thanks for tuning in.

Dec 19, 2019

Show Notes:

Today, 40 million people suffer from anxiety in America. Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million and depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.

Even more disheartening, is the fact that many people suffering from these brain-based conditions don’t have treatment options that work for them.

Because I have both genes for Alzheimer’s and a history of anxiety, I’m obsessed with finding new research-based strategies to keep my brain sharp, calm, and focused.

Which is why I was thrilled to interview Steve Wright (author of Maverick Healing and founder of HealthyGut.com) and learn about his favorite (and little known) brain and gut hacks of 2019!

Steve has always been a hero of mine (I used to watch him co-host on Chris Kresser’s podcast) and his story and knowledge of the latest brain health research will surprise and inspire you!

Here are some of the awesome topics we cover:

  • The often overlooked mineral that helps people relax
  • The secret ingredient that once made 7 Up a mood-boosting drink
  • The street drug that has cured 70% of treatment-resistant PTSD
  • What the Default Mode Network is, and why you need to know about it
  • The B vitamin that can help you feel calm in large doses
  • The supplement that helped his family member recover from suicidality
  • Why Steve called 9-1-1 after taking a vitamin
  • The vitamin that has been shown to cure addiction
  • What chocolate cravings can mean about your brain chemistry
  • The nutrient deficiency that stops healing
  • How often you should rotate your supplements
  • The cutting edge SIBO treatment that you need to know about
  • The biofilm buster that can help heal your gut
  • How to become a Maverick healer
  • And so much more!

I hope you love this episode as much as I did!

And if you find it helpful, please SHARE this valuable information with anyone it might benefit.

Links / Offers:

Maverick Healing Library - Learn More HERE!
This “Hushed Up Library” is packed with the most CRITICAL treatments Renegades are using on the front lines of medicine right now.

HealthyGut.com
Follow Steve’s work and stay up to date on cutting edge gut health research, protocols, and proven products.

Dec 13, 2019

Show Notes: 

Radiate in 28 Wellness Program - https://paleovalley.com/store/radiate-in-28 

Paleovalley Organ Complex - https://paleovalley.com/store/grass-fed-organ-complex 

Paleovalley Essential C Complex - https://paleovalley.com/store/essential-c-complex 

Paleovalley Supergreens Powder - https://paleovalley.com/store/supergreens 

Paleovalley Grass Fed Beef Sticks - https://paleovalley.com/store/beef-sticks 

Cronometer.com (For recording your micronutrient intake) - https://cronometer.com/ 

Dec 11, 2019

Since I was a teen, I’ve struggled with mental health issues that no doctor (or psychiatrist) knew how to treat.

It wasn’t until I adopted the paleo diet and suddenly felt calmer, clearer and happier than I had in YEARS, that I understood the food I was eating was affecting my emotions.

Today, the link between food and mood is a burgeoning area of research and something I’ve spend hundreds of hours studying, which is why this week’s podcast is devoted to the 3 steps I’ve taken to keep my mood more stable than it’s been in all my life AND some of the awesome new research I think you’ll benefit from knowing about.

Here are some of the other topics I cover:

  • Common side effects of psychiatric meds
  • The foods moms eat when they’re pregnant that increase their child’s risk of mental health issues
  • The link between gluten and schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Hidden sources of gluten
  • Why the wrong kind of dairy may provoke mental health issues
  • The nutrient deficiency that almost ⅓ of those who are depressed suffer from
  • The super nutrient that helps keep me calm
  • The most important foods and nutrients for mental health
  • The food that will keep your brain 11 years younger if you consume it daily
  • The simple trick I used to avoid mood fluctuations
  • The link between depression and type 2 diabetes
  • The link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s
  • The lifestyle hacks I use to keep my mood stable
  • The 2 perspective shifts that have improved my mood significantly
  • My New Year’s resolution
  • And so much more!
Dec 4, 2019

Getting our kids excited about whole foods today can feel like an uphill battle.

Junk food is everywhere.

There isn’t always time to cook meals from scratch at home.

And for those of us who didn’t grow up cooking, getting kids involved in the kitchen can be INTIMIDATING.

Thankfully, that can all change today because Katie Kimball, creator of ** Program is here today to teach us all how to get kids excited about food and cooking! As a former teacher, her strategies are cleverly curated and effective and I know you’ll LOVE them.

(My Mav has officially completed her knife skills course and his kitchen confidence is soaring:)

Here are some of the awesome tips you’re in for...

  • The biggest mistake we make as parents when trying to get our kids to eat healthfully
  • The 3 steps for avoiding power struggles at the dinner table
  • How to ensure your kids are hungry at dinnertime
  • A sample dinner plate for kids
  • How to get kids to understand the consequences of food
  • How to limit sweets, without completely depriving our kids of them
  • How to navigate Halloween gracefully
  • The age where you may want to stop policing sweets
  • The best way to get kids motivated to eat whole foods
  • Simple strategies for getting kids involved in the kitchen
  • The best time to get kids involved in the kitchen
  • How to teach kids to understand kitchen measurements
  • When it’s time to raise your expectations in the kitchen
  • Why she doesn’t recommend special knives for kids
  • How old kids should be before they use real knives
  • Strategies for handling food allergies and sensitivities gracefully
  • The #1 thing you must do when your kid feels left out due to a food sensitivity
  • How to keep kids excited about whole foods outside your home
  • The common mistake many parents make that encourages disordered eating
  • The food her neighbor removed to get rid of her headaches
  • And so much more!

Tune in now, share this information with all of the parents, and tell me what you think in the comments below.

<3

Links / Offers

FREE: Knife Skills Class for Kids
Let’s get your kids proficient with knives so they can eat healthfully their whole lives! Register for this FREE digital course TODAY!

Get Up to 24% OFF 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks HERE!
Looking for a healthy snack for your little chefs? Stock up on Paleovalley’s award-winning high-protein snack. The Summer Sausage flavor is an all-time kid favorite.

1