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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 29, 2022

We’ve all heard about the controversy surrounding glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient. 

In 2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded glyphosate may possibly cause cancer in humans. 

Thousands of lawsuits have also been filed against Bayer, the maker of Roundup, and in 2018 a groundskeeper, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, was awarded $289 million. 

Yet, the EPA and FDA deem glyphosate safe, which is why it can still be found in our food and many paleo staples. 

Thankfully, Dr. Stephanie Seneff Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, author, and glyphosate expert is on this week’s podcast to cut through the controversy. We discuss the research regarding glyphosate’s safety, how glyphosate exerts its toxic effects,  foods most often contaminated with glyphosate (I think this will surprise you!), and what we can do to help our body detoxify. 

You do NOT want to miss this episode! Here are some of the other interesting tidbits we’ll cover…

  • Simples ways to detox glyphosate
  • The most common foods contaminated with glyphosate
  • The link between glyphosate, autism and neurodegenerative disease
  • How glyphosate affects gut microbes and immune health
  • How glyphosate affects mental health
  • How glyphosate affects sleep 
  • The link between reproductive issues and glyphosate
  • The link between vitamin D deficiency and glyphosate
  • Why collagen is particularly vulnerable to glyphosate’s destruction
  • The animal products most often tainted with glyphosate
  • The difference between non-GMO and organic
  • Simple ways to improve immune health
  • 3 ways you to reduce glyphosate in food and community
  • And so much more!

Please share with friends who might benefit from this important information!

 

Valuable Resources:

Toxic Legacy by Stephanie Seneff
>>> Click HERE to Learn more about the book + Get 35% OFF with discount code: POD35

Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex
>>> Click HERE to Support gut health with Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex!

Apr 1, 2022

A recent human trial demonstrated that eating wild meat (kangaroo) caused lower levels of post-meal inflammation than eating conventionally-raised beef. 

In other words, how the animal was raised may have affected the level of inflammation in the body after eating it. 

When people ate wild meat they had lower levels of inflammation and when they ate meat raised in confinement, they had higher levels of inflammation. 

And while we don’t yet know exactly why this happened, Dr. Fred Provenza, acclaimed author, professor and researcher believes it may have a lot to do with underrated, yet powerful nutrients called secondary compounds. 

In fact, though you don’t hear much about them, secondary compounds have been shown to…

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Provide antioxidant protection
  • Protect against cancer
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce the risk of diabetes
  • Help control appetite
  • And so much more!

Most importantly, the levels of secondary compounds change dramatically in meat depending upon what the animal ate and how it was raised. 

Tune in to this week’s fascinating podcast with Dr. Provenza to learn about the little-known, yet important, differences in grass-fed and conventionally raised meats and what it means for your health. Here are some of my favorite takeaways…

  • The benefits of secondary compounds for human health
  • The nutritional difference between pastured meats and CAFO meat
  • The demonstrated changes in human health when you eat CAFO vs. pastured meat
  • The difference between plant-based burgers and grass-fed beef
  • The environmental issues with plant-based burgers
  • Why (and how) animals benefit environmental health
  • Simple ways to get more secondary compounds in our diet
  • And much more!

Dr. Provenza is one of my favorite people I’ve ever interviewed! 

He’s passionate, educated, humble, kind and way ahead of his time! 

Please share this podcast with anyone you think it may benefit. 

 

Valuable Resources:

Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom 
>>> Learn more about Fred Provenza’s book HERE!

Paleovalley 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks
>>> Reduce post-meal inflammation with Paleovalley Grass Fed Beef Sticks HERE!

Mar 10, 2022

Over 99% of chicken in America is produced by two companies and raised in ways that can negatively impact human and environmental health. 

The worst part is, even labels like “cage free” and ‘free range” don’t actually mean what you think they do. 

Which is why in this week’s podcast, with CEO of Cooks Venture and pioneering pastured chicken farmer, Matt Wadiak, we break down the major problems with the chicken industry and where you can find truly high-quality chicken. Here are the topics we cover…

  • The main problems with the conventional chicken industry
  • Free range vs. cage free vs. pasture-raised
  • The #1 cause of death worldwide (and how conventional chickens contribute!)
  • The 3 additives in the chicken industry you need to know about
  • The problem with organic chicken
  • The inhumane practices used in big chicken
  • Why conventional chicken farmers suffer
  • The company that helps verify chicken quality
  • What chickens should actually be eating
  • The uncommon chicken feed that regenerates the soil 
  • The nutrients that are higher in pasture-raised chicken
  • Why and how chickens can improve environmental health
  • Where to find truly pastured and regeneratively raised chicken
  • And so much more!

Farmers are heroes and when we learn about our food system and buy animal products that align with our values, we become heroes, too! Please share this with someone who you know would love this conversation. 

Feb 17, 2022

Did you know that the most nutrient-dense foods in the world are not plants? 

Despite what you may have heard, organ meats are gram-for-gram the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. 

Which is likely why, whenever I eat them, my energy levels go through the roof!

And given that most of us are deficient in at least one nutrient today (according to the USDA), organ meats are one of the most important things you can eat to ensure all of your nutrient bases are covered. 

The only problem? 

Most people are grossed out by the thought of eating organs or do not like the taste. 

Thankfully, there are ways to benefit from organ meats even if you do not like the taste, which is what today’s fun podcast with author, speaker, health coach, and self-proclaimed muscle nerd, Ashleigh VanHouten is all about! Here’s what you’ll learn when you listen…

  • The #1 mistake women make when trying to lose fat 
  • 5 powerful reasons to eat organ meats
  • How to get the benefits of organs without the taste
  • The gateway organ meat (the organ meat to start eating first)
  • How to prepare organ meats for best results
  • Do organs store toxins?
  • How much organ meat should you eat per week? 
  • Are organ meats from conventional beef safe?
  • Why most people are hesitant to try organ meats 
  • The people who should be worried about vitamin A toxicity
  • Why protein is important for women
  • How to get more protein in your diet effortlessly
  • The best 3 ways to start to build more muscle
  • And so much more!

Listen in and please share this important information with anyone you think may benefit. 

Thanks for listening, friends!

Valuable Resources:

It Takes Guts by Ashleigh VanHouten
>>> Click HERE to Get your FREE Ebook + Recipes to try NOW!

Organ Complex
>>> Click HERE to Avoid the taste of organs AND get a major Nutrient BOOST with Paleovalley’s Organ Complex.

Jan 20, 2022

According to the CDC, one American dies every 36 seconds from heart disease. 

And though many Americans believe avoiding saturated fat will reduce heart disease risk, most people don’t know that recent research has revealed the paleo diet can reduce heart disease risk by…

  • Improving glucose control
  • Reducing waist circumference 
  • Increasing weight loss
  • Improving cholesterol levels
  • Reducing calorie intake
  • Improving blood pressure

So if you’re ready to learn about the recent research and how to eat and live for a healthier heart check out today’s podcast with author, board-certified cardiologist and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Jack Wolfson. Here are some of the highlights…

Is coffee beneficial for heart health?
The best diet for heart health 
The link between leaky gut & heart health
The #1 strategy for heart health
The best foods for heart health
The worst foods for heart health
Are veggie oils harming your heart?
Can french fries be heart healthy?
Carb cycling for heart health?
Is the carnivore diet heart healthy?
Is the vegan diet heart healthy?
Fasting and heart health
Why a vegan diet is dangerous for kids
Lifestyle changes for a healthier heart

Heart disease is still America’s #1 killer despite decades of “heart-healthy” diet recommendations,  so please share this important podcast far and wide! And let me know your #1 takeaway in the comments below.

 

Valuable Resources:

The Paleo Cardiologist by Jack Wolfson
>>> Get a FREE copy of the book + Discover the natural way to heart health HERE!

Paleovalley Turmeric Complex
>>> Support a healthy inflammation response with Paleovalley Turmeric Complex HERE!

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