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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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Apr 22, 2021

Today we are all looking for simple ways to reduce stress and support overall wellness. 

And while we often talk about food, in this week’s podcast with Jodi Cohen (best-selling author and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils), we take a deep dive into how essential oils can be used to support brain chemistry and overall health. 

We also talk about how to shift out of STRESS mode and into relaxation mode instantly. This little-known superpower is one most of us could use now more than ever!

Here are some of the other gems you’ll learn...

  • How to know which essential oils are best for you
  • The 5 things to balance for optimal health
  • The best oil for reducing stress
  • What the vagus nerve is and why it matters
  • How to easily access the vagus nerve
  • How to shift into rest-digest-regenerate mode instantly
  • How to eat to absorb more nutrients when you eat
  • How to hack a panic attack 
  • The best oils for reducing anxiety and depression
  • How to improve flow in the body (and why it matters)
  • How to nose breathe to calm down
  • Why essential oils are so powerful for creating calm
  • The best oils for focus
  • The best oils for immune function
  • How to use oils to easily stimulate the immune system for kids 
  • The best oil for beating sugar and junk cravings 

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

 

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Vibrant Blue Oils
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Apr 1, 2021

Approximately 1 in 10 kids in the US are diagnosed with asthma, allergies or eczema.

The good news is - these conditions are NOT solely the result of faulty genes and you can reverse them!

Which is why this week’s podcast with head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, Dr. Gluzman, is all about helping our littles heal for good from these all-too-common conditions. Here are some of the gems we covered...

  • The 2 ingredients you should always avoid (and ‘healthy’ foods they hide in)
  • The common breakfast food Dr. Gluzman HATES for kids (and her favorite alternatives)
  • The food you should eat daily to keep the doctor away
  • Why environmental allergies can still be food related
  • Why allergies are not normal
  • How to get our kids to eat fermented foods
  • The real reason our kids crave sugary foods
  • How to get your kids to consume veggies (even greens!)
  • Why broths and stocks are important for our kids
  • Her favorite functional medicine tests for kids
  • The commonly consumed food that feeds yeast
  • Her favorite anti-yeast supplement
  • Her favorite supplement for all kids
  • The little-known underlying cause of many food sensitivities
  • Simple ways to get your kids off of processed foods
  • How long it takes for kids to stop craving sugar and junk foods
  • And so much more!

This podcast is packed with life-changing information so please share it with anyone you think it might benefit!

I sincerely hope it’s helpful!

Valuable Resources: 

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Mar 11, 2021

Many women today believe symptoms like…

  • Mood swings
  • Lumpy breasts
  • Heavy periods
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep issues

...are just part of a healthy menstrual cycle.

But the truth is, though these symptoms are common, they are not normal.

And they may indicate a serious, often overlooked condition, called estrogen dominance.

Which is why this week’s podcast guest, hormone expert and best-selling author, Magdalena Wszelaki, teaches us all about estrogen dominance (in men and women) and provides simple steps you can take to rebalance your hormones naturally.

(She also tells us how we can win a FREE copy of her new book!)

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits we cover…

  • The food that kills cancer stem cells
  • Why a healthy gallbladder matters for hormonal health
  • How to fast for a healthy cycle
  • The helpful herb for heavy periods
  • Why mouth taping can improve hormonal health
  • Normal and not-so-normal- PMS symptoms
  • What carrying weight around your hips says about your hormones
  • The main cause of breast cancer in the U.S.
  • The types of cancer associated with estrogen dominance
  • Why not all estrogen is bad
  • The best hormone test
  • The gene associated with an increased risk of breast cancer
  • Why scented products are bad news for your hormones
  • Foods that encourage proper estrogen breakdown
  • A simple, everyday habit for hormonal balance
  • Why bitter foods are great for your hormones
  • The benefits of castor oil
  • And much more!

Magdalena is one of the most knowledgeable women on the topic of hormones out there and she is also a dear friend, so tune in now, find out how to win her BEAUTIFUL book and share this important information with anyone you know and love.

Valuable Resources: 

Overcoming Estrogen Dominance
>>> Click HERE to check out the book!

Paleovalley Essential C Complex
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Feb 18, 2021

It has become clear this year that immune responses to similar exposures can be wildly different.

And while the reasons were once a mystery, advancements in genomics are now providing answers.

In other words, we are now better able to understand why one person gets sick and another remains healthy despite similar exposures.

Most importantly, we are now better able to provide targeted interventions that help people get well and stay well.

And in today’s podcast, one of my dear friends and a 15 year veteran of functional medicine, Dr. Stephanie Davis, teaches us about 4 genetic markers you can monitor to assess your immune function and simple strategies for building your resilient immune system. 

(This podcast goes way deeper than most conversations around immune health today, so get ready to take notes!)

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

  • The 2 nutrients that are critical for immune health
  • The “healthy” food that can hamper immune health
  • The nutrient that improves zinc absorption
  • How to keep your personal genetic data private
  • The 4 genetic markers to follow for immune health
  • The best types of fish oil to reduce inflammation
  • 3 supplements that reliably reduce inflammation
  • Her favorite anti-inflammatory enzymes (and how to take them)
  • The supplements she took when she got sick
  • Her favorite vitamin D supplements
  • The other vitamin D marker you need to monitor
  • The best way to measure zinc status
  • How to take zinc for best results
  • The best way to take a multivitamin
  • Why you never want to “treat” genetic tests alone
  • Lifestyle strategies for a stronger immune system
  • Her daily supplemental strategy
  • The often-missed supplement for awesome sleep and better immunity
  • And so much more!

If you care about a healthy immune response, this is not the show to miss.

I sincerely hope it’s helpful.

Valuable Resources:

Dr. Stephanie Davis - Good Medicine
>>> Learn more about Dr. Stephanie + Schedule a FREE Discovery Call HERE!

*Special Offer* If you have done 23andMe testing, Dr. Stephanie is offering a discounted 30-Minute Genetic Review ($199 usually $299). Contact her office HERE and mention this special offer to set up an appointment.

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Jan 28, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, fiber and prebiotics are not always beneficial for gut health.

Nor is the paleo diet always enough to heal digestive issues.

Which is why in this week’s podcast clinical researcher and best-selling author, Dr. Ruscio, breaks down common gut myths and offers practical, non-dogmatic steps we can take today to improve digestive health. Here are some of the awesome tidbits you are in for...

  • Three steps you can take today to improve your gut
  • The diet to start with if you still have gut issues on paleo
  • Why your environment is more important than FOOD for gut health
  • Why we know more fiber isn’t good for everyone
  • Is coffee gut friendly?
  • How to know if you should go low carb
  • Why most gut testing is not always accurate
  • The little-known cause of rosacea
  • The population who may benefit from grains
  • A simple dietary strategy that quickly restores gut health
  • What an elemental diet is and who it can help
  • Why you don’t need gut symptoms to have gut issues
  • The common type of coffee that can contain gluten
  • Why stressful exposures (dirt, exercise, cold exposure) are important for gut health
  • The link between gut health and autoimmune conditions
  • Common (yet little-known) causes of gut dysfunction
  • And so much more!

This was easily one of my favorite podcasts to date - and I sincerely hope you love it as much as I did! Please share it with anyone you think it might help.

 

Valuable Resources: 

Dr. Ruscio - Gut Health Expert
Learn More About Dr. Ruscio Here!

Paleovalley 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks
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Jan 14, 2021

It’s no secret that poor sleep can cause irritability, decreased productivity and sugar cravings, but it may surprise you that according to sleep expert (and former Navy Seal) Dr. Kirk Parsley... 

“Those who are chronically sleep deprived, those who work lifetime night shifts, chronic insomniacs and those who take sleeping pills chronically die (on average) 12 years earlier and have a higher risk of disease earlier in life.”

Why? 

Because sleep is literally one of the most (if not THE most) important thing you can do for your health. 

So if you’re not getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night (or you have kids who aren’t great sleepers) check out this week’s incredible podcast with Doc Parsley on the importance of sleep, and the simple things you can do to get more of it. 

Here are some of the fun tidbits we cover...

  • How much sleep we actually need each night
  • The #1 sleep disruptor
  • The nutrient deficiency that can interfere with sleep
  • The best sleep supplement on the market
  • How to get your kids to sleep better
  • The dangerous downsides of sleep drugs
  • Why those who take sleep drugs die (on average) 12 years earlier
  • Signs you are not getting enough sleep
  • The type of sleep that is critical for brain function
  • The link between sleep deprivation and ADHD
  • The ONLY way to know you had a great night of sleep
  • The #1 most important thing for great sleep
  • 2 things that need to happen for you to wind down
  • The 3 basics of deep sleep
  • Why you may need less sleep on a keto diet
  • Why melatonin is different than most hormones
  • The 3 pillars of health
  • And so much more!

Please share this podcast with anyone you know who could use a few more zzzz’s and consider it your good deed for the day.

 

Valuable Resources: 

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy
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Paleovalley Essential C Complex
Support better sleep by reducing cortisol levels HERE!

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