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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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May 28, 2024

Today, the prevalence of mental health issues among kids is on the rise, and traditional therapies don’t work for everyone. 

Which is why this week’s podcast with Dr. Pejman Katiraei explores the hidden factors (diet, gene mutations, environmental exposures) that may be contributing to this rise. 

Dr. K, is a board-certified pediatrician and passionate advocate who has created an AI platform, Wholistic Minds, to help families find the root causes and effective solutions. Here are some of the fascinating topics we dive into:

- Uncommon signs your child may be struggling

- The limitations of conventional therapy

- The common gene mutation that can cause mental health issues in kids

- Underlying causes of ADHD

- Biological causes of depression

- Biological causes of anxiety

- Signs that mold may be an issue for your child

- An underlying factor in sensory issues and tics

- Foods that can exacerbate mental health issues

- Why starting with food does not always work

- How to test for mold issues in kids

- How to get to the root cause of your mental health issues

- And much more!

This is truly an inspiring, empowering and heart-warming condition so please share this information with anyone you think may benefit and thank you for listening!


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May 10, 2024

IN THIS EPISODE

Organ meats are some of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, but research has also shown they contain specialized nutrients that may extend the length and quality of our lives. 

So if you’re interested in aging gracefully, tune into this week’s podcast with certified holistic nutritionist and epigenetics coach, Nat Niddam for a fascinating conversation!

Here’s what we’ll be diving into:

  • The difference between biological and chronological age
  • 2 ways to measure your biological age
  • How to measure your rate of aging
  • Steps to reducing your biological age
  • 4 factors that increase the rate of aging in pretty much everyone
  • 4 ways to slow down your rate of aging
  • The major mistake most people make when trying to slow the aging process
  • The best way to lengthen telomeres
  • The history of bioregulators
  • Experiments validating the benefits of bioregulators
  • Which bioregulators to use
  • A great fasting rhythm for women
  • And so much more!

I learned so much during this episode so tune in and let me know what you think!

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Nat Niddem + Bioregulators
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Apr 15, 2024

INSIDE THE EPISODE

You’ve likely heard that polyunsaturated fats (omega-3’s and omega-6’s) are essential for health, but what you might now know is that the balance between them is equally as important. 

In fact, over the last few decades our intake of the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid (yes, the one found in seed oils) has increased dramatically while our intake of omega-3’s has dwindled. 

Which means most Americans today - have a very imbalanced omega ratio.

According to this week’s podcast expert, author and zoologist, Dr. Anthony Hulbert, who has been studying the omega balance for decades, this is likely one reason rates of inflammation, heart disease, obesity and mental health issues are on the rise. 

His book was one of my all-time favorites and I highly, highly recommend you tune in now to learn more about the surprising and well-documented effects of this widespread imbalance and what you can do to improve yours! Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

One major oversight in America’s dietary guidelines

  • The different roles, health benefits and effects of omega-3’s and omega-6’s
  • Why animal fats are high in monounsaturated and saturated fats
  • The sources of omega-6’s and 3’s
  • The problem with omega-3 research
  • The link between omega-6’s and insulin resistance
  • The type of high-fat diets that makes rodents gain weight (and the type that doesn’t)
  • 3 ways too many omega-6’s cause weight gain
  • The link between omega-3’s and mental health
  • Why what meat ate matters
  • And so much more!

Please take the time to share this important information with everyone you know and love.

 

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Omega Balance by Dr. Anthony Hulbert
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Mar 25, 2024

IN THIS EPISODE

Once I turned 40, it seemed like my skin started to tell the story of time. 

And while I've always been a champion of clean eating and staying active, I've discovered that the journey to radiant skin doesn't stop there.

It's an adventure, filled with simple strategies and daily rituals that can elevate our skin to new heights of radiance.

That's why I'm beyond thrilled to share this week's podcast episode with the phenomenal Rachel Varga. 

Imagine having a treasure map to the fountain of youthful skin - well, Rachel is here to draw that map for us. 

As a Double Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and the go-to skin guru for celebrities (even Dave Asprey sings her praises!) Rachel unlocks the secrets to glowing skin in this week’s episode. Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • The five archenemies of youthful skin 

  • The magical benefits of light therapy, including the colors that with the most benefits

  • How to protect your kingdom (aka your skin) from blue light 

  • Her arsenal of favorite skin lasers - and the ones to leave in the dark ages 

  • The truth behind the mystique of derma rollers 

  • Tricky skin gimmicks to beware of 

  • A five-step skincare ritual that will enhance your skin’s radiance

  • The foods your skin is better off without

  • And the deceptively simple secret that banished my breakouts 

If you're ready for the ultimate skin upgrade check it out and let me know what your favorite takeaway is in the comments below.

 

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Rachel Varga - The School of Radiance
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Mar 3, 2024

IN THIS EPISODE

In a world where nutrient deficiencies are rampant and elimination diets can increase your risk, a focus on nutrient-dense foods is critically important. 

Unfortunately, there are MAJOR problems with many of the nutrient ratings systems used today. 

Case in point: The Food Compass which gave Lucky Charms a higher score than ground beef and eggs fried in butter. 

Which is why in today’s podcast with best-selling author Dr. Sarah Ballantyne we break down the myths around most nutrient rating systems, the truth about the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, and most importantly, how to add them to your diet so you can feel your best. Here are some of the fascinating facts you’ll learn…

  • Why restrictive diets can be problematic
  • The rates and causes of nutrient deficiency
  • The most dangerous type of nutrient deficiency
  • How to measure the nutrient density of your diet at home
  • Can supplements replace food?
  • The most surprising, yet nutrient-dense, foods
  • The most nutrient-dense vegetables
  • The nutrient powerhouse you are not likely consuming (but should)
  • Why increasing protein as you age is important
  • What her daily diet looks like
  • Volume eating - and how it can help you lose weight
  • The optimal level of vegetable servings per day
  • And so much more!

This conversation is so insightful that I hope you love it as much as I did and share it with anyone you know it could benefit.

VALUABLE RESOURCES

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Dr. Sarah Ballantyne - Nutrivore
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Feb 16, 2024

In This Episode

Unlock the secrets to a healthy heart and microbiome with Dr. William Davis, renowned cardiologist, and bestselling author in this week’s podcast! 

We delve into cutting-edge insights and simple at-home strategies from his latest book, Super Gut, that will help you feel inspired and empowered around gut health. 

Here are some of my favorite takeaways…

  • The best test to assess heart disease risk
  • 2 foods that cause small (dangerous) LDL particles
  • 3 often-missed markers of cardiovascular risk
  • A missing microbe and the food to eat to get it
  • An at-home measure for tracking heart health
  • The microbes we need to feel happier, lose weight and reduce pain (and what to eat!)
  • The microbe for better infant sleep and a higher IQ
  • A natural remedy for SIBO
  • The probiotic that reduces blood sugar
  • What you need to know about postbiotics
  • Why fermented meat is good for your microbiome
  • 3 simple ways to improve your microbiome today

Gut health = overall health so listen in, share this podcast and let me know your favorite takeaway in the comments below!

 

Valuable Resources

Dr. William Davis - Infinite Health
>>> Learn more about cardiologist Dr. Davis + Check out his books HERE!

SIBO Mini-Course - Infinite Health Inner Circle
>>> Get your FREE access to this mini-course to learn more about SIBO + how to manage your health HERE!

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Jan 26, 2024

IN THIS EPISODE

Hopefully, by now you’ve heard the news that muscle is the organ of longevity. 

In other words, if you want to age gracefully, building muscle must be a priority.  

Fortunately, there are many simple ways to increase your muscle mass which is what we talk all about in this week’s podcast episode with the brilliant founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. 

So if you’ve ever wondered…

  • Which exercise provides the most benefits...
  • How much protein you need per day (and per meal)…
  • The difference between plant and animal protein…
  • Whether bone broth helps you age more gracefully…

Then this is the show for you! Tune in today and don’t forget to share this important information with those who may benefit. Here are some other juicy tidbits we cover in our conversation…

  • The link between excess weight and memory
  • How to exercise to increase muscle mass and mitochondrial health
  • The major misconceptions about protein
  • Are we eating too much protein?
  • The differences between animal protein vs. plant protein
  • How much protein you should eat per day (and per meal)
  • The amino acid you need at every meal to build muscle
  • Why bone broth may help you age more gracefully
  • WHEN to eat protein for best results
  • How much protein to eat post-training
  • Her experience as a vegan/vegetarian
  • How to get her new book
  • And so much more!

This episode was one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

Thanks for listening!

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
>>> Learn more about the Lyon Protocol + Get your FREE Muscle Centric Medicine Resources HERE!

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