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 as they guide you on the journey to cultivate vibrant health and wellness.
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Jul 22, 2022

According to recent research, nearly 40% of older Americans are not getting enough protein.

Current protein recommendations also represent a minimum rather than an ideal protein intake and the highest quality sources of protein (animal products) are often demonized.

As a result, many of us are under-eating protein which can cause a number of deleterious symptoms such as cravings, overeating, weight gain and a loss of muscle mass.

Tune in to this week’s podcast with protein expert, Dr. Peter Ballerstedt, to learn all about the often-ignored nuance in the protein conversation and how you can leverage protein’s superpowers to optimize your health and feel your best.

Here are some of my favorite takeaways…

Why the “meat is harmful” message is dangerous
The problems with our current protein recommendations
How much protein you really need
Crude protein vs. true protein (and why it matters for your health!)
The health benefits of plant vs. animal proteins
Symptoms of protein deficiency
How to identify a high-quality protein
The link between amino acid deficiency and back pain
Why tracking protein by percentage of calories is a bad idea
Why processed food products contain less protein than the label says
The surprising world’s #1 source of protein
What taking your daily MEDS means to Dr. Ballerstedt

Increasing the amount of protein in my diet has been a game changer for me and many of my clients so please listen in and share this information with anyone you think may benefit.

Valuable Resources:

Peter Ballerstedt - Grass Based Health Blog
>>> Learn more about Peter’s work HERE

Paleovalley 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks
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Jul 1, 2022

In 2014 Dr. Gary Fettke, an orthopedic surgeon in Tasmania, was reported to the medical board for suggesting his diabetic patients reduce their sugar intake despite sound scientific evidence and clinical experience to support his recommendations. 

He was the first doctor ever silenced from talking about nutrition. 

After years of litigation, Dr. Fettke was eventually exonerated but confusion regarding the role of carbohydrates and sugar in human health remains. 

Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear all about Dr. Fettke’s journey, the role of carbohydrates in pain management and human health, the problems with vegetable oils and the many invisible forces driving our mainstream dietary recommendations. 

If you want to make educated decisions regarding your health, you need to hear what Dr. Fettke has learned! Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

  • Why Dr. Fettke got reported to the medical board
  • The true effects of sugar
  • How much sugar our body handles at one time
  • The invisible influences inherent in medical deductions
  • The role of carbohydrates in type 2 diabetes
  • A simple dietary step to reduce pain and inflammation 
  • Where the message that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” originated
  • How vegetable oils were created and why they are problematic
  • The problem with the “Plant-Based” movement
  • Surprising places you’ll find vegetable oils
  • The overlooked truth about the Blue Zones
  • And so much more!

Please share this with anyone that may benefit from this information!


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Jun 3, 2022

We’ve all heard the misguided message that meat consumption is killing us, but what you might not know is that these beliefs originated from religion, rather than good science or historical evidence.

In fact, Dr. John Harvey Kellog originally created cereal as a meat alternative because he believed it would reduce sexual desires in kids.

Not to mention there has never been a truly vegan culture.

Which is why in this week’s podcast with researcher Belinda Fettke we delve into the surprising origins of our nation’s Dietary Guidelines and the war on meat.

Belinda’s husband, Dr. Gary Fettke, an orthopedic surgeon in Australia, was reported to the medical board in 2014 for recommending his diabetic patients reduce the sugar in their diet. 

This attack prompted Belinda to dig into WHY the science on the benefits of low carbohydrate diets was being ignored. 

What she found was that it wasn’t really about science at all.

Tune in now to learn all about the surprising origins of our war on meat and share this podcast with anyone you think needs to hear it!

Here are some of the fun facts you’ll learn about…

  • Why the first meat alternative was created
  • Why “plant-based” does not equal healthy
  • The role of religion in our nation’s dietary guidelines
  • Who was behind the attacks on Dr. Fettke
  • The flaws in the Eat Lancet report
  • The relationship between the Coke and religion
  • The vested interests in the “eat less exercise more” message
  • And much more!

Valuable Resources:

NutriSense - Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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Use Discount Code: PALEOVALLEY at Checkout for $30 Off

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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May 20, 2022

It’s often cited that 95% of those who lose weight on a diet will gain it all back within one year. 

Why might this happen?

Perhaps because most diets only address WHAT you are eating - but not WHY you are eating. 

How can you break the vicious dieting cycle? Listen to this week’s podcast with eating psychology expert, author and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David!

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits we cover…

  • What an eating psychologist eats for breakfast
  • Why binge eating and emotional eating is on the rise
  • Why willpower is not the issue
  • Why we often reach for food when we are stressed 
  • 3 simple ways to reduce emotional eating
  • Why food is not the issue
  • Toxic nutritional beliefs and how to overcome them
  • The antidote to binge eating
  • Why how fast you eat matters
  • Marc’s #1 dietary rule
  • Three ways to start improving your relationship with food
  • And so much more! 

I completed Marc’s eating psychology training and it is one of the best things I’ve ever done! Please share this podcast with anyone you think might benefit and I hope you love it as much as I did.


Valuable Resources:

Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training by Marc David
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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
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Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex
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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
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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
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Organ Complex
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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
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Paleovalley Turmeric Complex
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Dec 30, 2021

There are many hotly-debated questions in nutrition today including…

  • Is grass fed beef healthier than conventionally raised beef?
  • Are plant-based burgers nutritionally equivalent to grass fed burgers?
  • Does eating red meat really increase risk for disease?’
  • How many grams of protein do we need each day? 

And while almost everyone has an opinion on the topic, in today’s podcast you can learn about ground-breaking research conducted by Dr. Stephan van Vliet, a nutrition expert and researcher from Utah State University, that provides fresh insight to these important questions.   

His research chips away at dietary dogma and dangerous misconceptions that have created massive dietary confusion and I could not be more excited to share it with you! Here are some of the highlights.

  • Is grass fed beef healthier than conventionally raised beef?
  • How much protein do we really need each day?
  • The importance of secondary compounds (And why they matter for human health.)
  • Does red meat increase the risk of disease?
  • Eggs whites vs. whole eggs for muscle building
  • The little-known deleterious effects of vegan diets in kids
  • The health-promoting nutrients exclusively found in meat 
  • How plant-based burgers differ nutritionally from real meat
  • Does TMAO actually cause disease? 
  • And so much more!

PLEASE share this episode with anyone you think it may surprise or excite!

Valuable Resources:

Dr. Stephan van Vliet
>>> Learn more about Dr. van Vliet’s work HERE!

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Dec 9, 2021

A 2010 study published in Plos One found that 5 of the 10 most violence-inducing drugs were antidepressants. 

Alongside antidepressants, 6 sedatives/hypnotics and 3 medications for attentional issues were also associated with increased violence. 

And while pharmaceutical therapies can work for certain individuals, they clearly cause (sometimes scary) side effects, do not work for everyone, and most importantly, do not address the root cause. 

Tune in to this week’s fascinating podcast with Dr. Villanueva, Creator of the Healthy Body Restoration System and Balance your Brain Program, as we discuss the true causes of mental health issues, the limitations of conventional therapies and holistic strategies for better mental health. Here are some of the gems you’ll learn:   

  • The limitations of mental health conventional treatments
  • The true causes of mental health issues
  • Commonly used meds that cause violence 
  • The link between antidepressants and school shootings
  • How antidepressants alter brain function
  • Her #1 strategy for better mental health
  • The top 5 food triggers of mental health issues
  • Why breathing deeply is not a solution
  • Her powerful transformation out of anxiety and depression 
  • And so much more!

Please tag someone you know and love who might benefit from this information! And also don’t forget to tune in to Dr. Villanueva’s Masterclass for more in-depth information and healing.


Valuable Resources:

Dr. Villanueva’s 5-Part Mental Health Masterclass
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Paleovalley Turmeric Complex
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Nov 24, 2021

A 2019 survey of over 3,000 participants noted considerable improvements in the following conditions by avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...

  • Digestive issues (85.2%)
  • Fatigue (60.4%)
  • Overweight or obesity (54.6%)
  • Brain fog (51.7%)
  • Food allergies/sensitivities (50.2%)
  • Mood issues (51.1%)
  • Memory (48.1%)
  • Joint pain (47.5%)
  • Gluten sensitivities (42.2%)
  • Insomnia (33.2%)
  • Skin conditions 30.9%
  • Hormonal problems (30.4%)
  • Musculoskeletal pain (25.2%)
  • Autoimmune disease (21.4%)
  • Eczema (20.8%)
  • Cardiovascular problems (high blood pressure) 19.8%

And while this survey was conducted in a group that may be more sensitive to GMOs, I think it’s important to acknowledge that GMOs do have health and environmental risks.

According to Jeffrey Smith, GMO advocate and this week’s podcast guest, novel developments in genetic engineering may possibly contribute to future pandemics.

Listen in to learn why GMOs are dangerous, how to identify them, how to get involved in regulating their use and so much more! Here are some highlights from our important discussion…

  • Why GMOs are dangerous
  • The difference between organic and non-GMO
  • 4 “healthy” foods that have high levels of glyphosate
  • The children’s cereals with high levels of glyphosate
  • How GMO companies control research
  • How GMOs affect digestive health and mental health 
  • Why Roundup is even more dangerous than people think
  • How GMO research is rigged 
  • What is gene editing and why it’s dangerous
  • How and why GMOs could contribute to future pandemics
  • How you can stop gene editing
  • How to avoid GMOs
  • How to detox from glyphosate
  • What to know to avoid GMOs when you eat at restaurants
  • New GMO foods to watch out for
  • And so much more!

I sincerely hope you love this podcast as much as I did and please share with everyone you think it may benefit.

Valuable Resources:

Protect Nature Now

>>> Learn More About Jeffrey & Safeguarding Biological Evolution from GMOs HERE!

Genetically Modified Microbes White Paper

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Paleovalley Essential C

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Nov 4, 2021

Several studies have shown a spike in anxiety, depression, and insomnia within the last year.

In fact, people are 3x more likely to have anxiety or depressive disorders (vs. 2019) and insomnia rates are up 37%. 

And while many people turn to alcohol, drugs, or benzos to calm down, there’s an evidence-based, natural solution that comes with side benefits rather than scary side effects. 

That solution is Tru Kava. 

I learned about Tru Kava in March of last year, and have been using it to help me chill out and get more deep sleep ever since!

It works as an alcohol replacement and sleep tonic, AND it can also improve mental clarity. 

Please note: if you search “kava” in google you will most likely find that kava causes liver issues, but please know that the kava that caused liver issues was made by a pharmaceutical company and is NOT the same as Tru Kava or the kava that has been used and revered for over 3000 years in places like Vanuatu.  

It makes me so sad to think that people will miss out on the incredible benefits of this powerful plant because of this misunderstanding!

Tune in to this week’s podcast to learn all about the benefits of kava, the nuances in its production, and how to use it for best results with the founder of Tru Kava, Cameron George. Cameron's story of transformation made my hair stand on end and I hope you love this podcast as much as I did. Here are some of the highlights….

  • A morning tonic for better brain function
  • The limitations (and dangers) of common medications
  • The benefits of kava
  • The difference between kava and alcohol 
  • The difference between kava and benzos
  • The mechanisms by which kava reduces anxiety 
  • Reverse tolerance (and why it’s a good thing!)
  • How kava helps you chill out and sleep better
  • How kava improves antioxidant production
  • How kava blocks brain toxicity
  • Why (and how) kava can reduce pain
  • How kava reduces appetite and improves fat burning
  • Which forms of kava are safe
  • How to take kava for best results
  • Is kava safe for kids? 
  • Can kava help with ADHD? 
  • And so much more 

This is one of my favorite products EVER so please tag anyone you know and love who might benefit from this powerful information in the comments below.


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Tru Kava
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Oct 14, 2021

Many women today experience their menstrual cycle as a burden, rather than a superpower. 

(I know because that used to be me.)

But the truth is, when we understand our cycle and the natural rhythm and hormonal shifts it creates, we can leverage those changes to accomplish some pretty amazing feats. 

For example, there is a GREAT time of the month to eat more protein and build muscle. 

There’s also an ideal time to be social and work for tips. 

And there is a surprisingly perfect time to reflect and reevaluate. 

When you don’t understand your cycle, these changes can seem overwhelming and unpredictable, but when you do, you can feel empowered and effective.  

So if you’re ready to turn your cycle into a superpower check out this week’s podcast with the brilliant and beautiful, Dr. Stephanie Estima. Her knowledge is truly transformative. 

Here are some of the fascinating tips we cover...

  • Her favorite protein for gaining muscle mass
  • 2 simple steps for building muscle 
  • Why insulin is important for women
  • The best time to eat carbs for women
  • The daily protein target for building muscle
  • Her #1 Health hack (that takes 5 minutes)
  • How Italy changed her period
  • The easy lifestyle changes that lead to better periods and weight loss
  • The phases of your cycle (and why they are important to understand!)
  • The best time of the cycle for your baby-making and libido
  • The best time of your cycle to be social and introspective
  • How to turn PMS into a gift
  • Why you feel so irritable before your period
  • The best foods to eat in early menopause
  • How to eat to balance estrogen with food
  • The healthy nutrient to avoid as you age 
  • How, when, and how long to do keto for women
  • A simple tool for beating premenstrual cravings
  • When extra calories are necessary
  • How long to fast during your cycle
  • And so much more!

This has been one of my favorite interviews to date so don’t miss this one! And do share with all of your friends, family, and loved ones who may benefit.


Valuable Resources: 

The Betty Body Book by Dr. Stephanie Estima
>>> Get Your Book + FREE Bonus Gifts HERE!

Paleovalley Grass Fed Beef Sticks
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Sep 30, 2021

A recent Stanford study revealed that 80% of healthy people had blood sugar spikes. 

Why does this matter? 

Because blood sugar spikes are dangerous when they occur often enough or for long periods of time and can cause...

  • Weight gain 
  • Cravings
  • Energy dips
  • Mood crashes 

...and increased risk of conditions such as insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, reproductive issues, and cancer. 

But the silver lining is there is now a way for EVERYONE to see exactly what is happening with their blood sugar in real-time using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).  

Wearing a CGM allows you to identify the foods that are not working for you and find YOUR perfect diet. This is exactly what we talk about in today’s podcast with glucose expert and Lead Dietician at Nutrisense, Carlee Hayes. Here are some of the valuable insights we discuss...

  • Signs you have a blood sugar issue
  • What a blood sugar expert eats for breakfast
  • How to break a fast
  • The best time to eat carbs 
  • The best time to eat carbs around a workout
  • My #1 hack for stable blood sugar
  • The link between weight gain and blood sugar
  • Why a “stable energy state’ is important for weight loss
  • Optimal glucose ranges 
  • The link between food sensitivities and blood sugar
  • Glucose spikes and insulin 
  • The 2 phases of insulin response (and why it matters!)
  • The relationship between stress and your blood sugar
  • Why most measures of blood sugar are inadequate
  • Physical stressors that affect our blood sugar 
  • The 4 major lifestyle factors that affect blood sugar
  • Whether alcohol and caffeine affect your blood sugar
  • How to try a CGM for $30 off!
  • And so much more...

Understanding your unique blood sugar response is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and prevent disease so don’t miss this one, friends! And do not forget to share this important information with anyone you know might benefit.


Valuable Resources: 

NutriSense - Continuous Glucose Monitoring
>>> Learn More About NutriSense + Claim Your Exclusive Discount HERE!

Use Discount Code: PALEOVALLEY at Checkout for $30 Off

Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex
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Sep 16, 2021

Many people today suffer from hormonal imbalance. 

And while dietary change, detox, and supplements can be extremely helpful, sometimes it’s not enough. 

In fact, repeated negative thoughts (and thought patterns) can release stress hormones that wreak havoc on hormonal balance no matter how many other positive changes you make. 

So if you’ve done all the right things and STILL suffer from hormonal issues, then today’s podcast with certified holistic health coach, FDN practitioner, and hormone expert, Megan Blacksmith of Zesty Ginger is for you! Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • The food sensitivity that can cause only neurological symptoms
  • The link between your thoughts and food sensitivities 
  • How to access your intuition
  • One simple step for building confidence
  • How thoughts affect neurotransmitters and hormones
  • A 4-step process for transforming your beliefs and thought patterns
  • The different emotional states of your cycle (and why it’s helpful to know them!)
  • The best time of your month to slow down, be productive, and revaluate
  • How to separate your identity from your illness
  • 2 health-supportive elixirs to start your day 
  • And so much more!

Share this podcast with everyone you think it may benefit!


Valuable Resources: 

Free Gift: Wild Feminine Guide
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Sep 2, 2021

According to the CDC, approximately 9% of men and 10% of women between the ages of 15-44 struggle with infertility. 

I was one of those people.  

There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to start a family and finding out it is going to be a long road. 

Fortunately, you do not have to struggle like I did and there is a lot you can do to improve the quality of your egg and sperm and increase your chances of conceiving naturally!

So if you or someone you love is trying to conceive, tune in for this week’s podcast with Harvard-trained fertility expert Dr. Marc Sklar as we chat all about simple, natural baby-making strategies! Here are the fascinating topics we cover...

  • Is fasting good for reproductive health? 
  • The time when fasting may not be helpful 
  • Why infertility rates are rising
  • The best foods for fertility 
  • Foods that interfere with fertility 
  • The best first step for improving fertility with food
  • His fertility smoothie recipe
  • Does royal jelly work for fertility?
  • The 3 big dietary mistakes he sees women making that interfere with fertility
  • The simple exercise he uses to help people improve and customize their diet
  • His 6 favorite supplements for everyone trying to get pregnant
  • The little-known fertility superfood
  • A simple way to consume more veggies
  • The best tests to get for fertility 
  • Why your doctor is not ordering all of the necessary tests
  • When to ask for help
  • Why low egg quality does not mean no pregnancy
  • And much more!

This is the podcast I wish I had heard when I was trying to get pregnant and I sincerely hope it’s helpful! Please share with anyone you think may benefit.


Valuable Resources: 

Marc Sklar - The Fertility Expert
>>> Learn about The Hope Program and how you can work with natural fertility experts to create a personalized fertility plan HERE!

Paleovalley Organic Supergreens
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Aug 5, 2021

One of the biggest lies women have ever been told is that weight gain and hormonal havoc is inevitable as you age. 
The truth is: you can stay healthy, energized and balanced regardless of your life stage. 
So if you are doing all of the same things you’ve always done and yet you are…

  • Gaining weight
  • Suffering from low energy
  • Experiencing mood issues 
  • Losing muscle

Or just not getting the results you used to, check out this week’s incredible podcast with women’s hormone expert and #1 National Bestselling author, Dr. Mariza Snyder about what it takes to age gracefully. Here are some of my favorite takeaways...

  • The one food to avoid after 40
  • Why women gain weight even when they don’t consume sugar in perimenopause
  • Her favorite weight loss strategy for women over 35
  • How to reset circadian rhythm for healthier hormones
  • The common habit that leads to hormonal havoc
  • The safe window for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • The risks and benefits of hormone therapy
  • Why stress is not a "slight edge"
  • Signs you have low cortisol
  • What she had to do to break her addiction to stress
  • How to take yourself out of the stress response
  • 3 ways to stop feeling stressed
  • Her favorite essential oils for a mood, focus, energy and craving reduction
  • Her “liquid Ambien” for restful sleep
  • How to quiet mental chatter at bedtime
  • Her favorite essential oils
  • And so much more!

I sincerely hope you love this podcast as much as I do! Don’t forget to share this podcast with anyone you think it might help and tag your friends in the comments.


Valuable Resources: 

Dr. Mariza Snyder
>>> Learn more about the Menopause Solution + Get your FREE Toolkit HERE!

Paleovalley Beef Sticks
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Jul 16, 2021

We’ve all heard the benefits of melatonin for sleep, but it may surprise you to know that melatonin can also support…

  • Brain health
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Circadian rhythm 
  • Inflammation reduction

And maybe even immune health. 

Its impressive antioxidant potential is thought to be the reason for its many benefits, but what most people don’t know is that there are certain types of melatonin that research has shown are far more potent (in their ability to reduce oxidative stress) than others. 

There are also certain supplements (hello Essential C Complex) that have been found to make melatonin even more effective in terms of its antioxidant potential. 

So if you want to learn more about the best way to use melatonin to improve your health please tune into this week’s podcast with hormone expert and Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Dr. Mona Fahoum! 

(We are also offering a fun giveaway and discount you can learn more about at 30 minutes in!)

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits we dive into:

  • The many benefits of melatonin
  • The link between colic and melatonin
  • Can melatonin help fight COVID-19?
  • Signs you have low levels of melatonin
  • How to use melatonin to optimize your circadian rhythm
  • Why you might feel sleepy after taking melatonin (and how to fix it!)
  • Lifestyle choices that disrupt melatonin production
  • How most melatonin supplements are made
  • Foods that contain melatonin (and how much you’d need to consume!)
  • The best dose of melatonin for jet lag and sleep deprivation
  • Why you may want to take vitamin C and melatonin together
  • Can you take melatonin instead of sleep meds?
  • And so much more!

I sincerely hope you find this podcast helpful! Please share it with anyone you think it might benefit and don’t forget to answer the question at 30 minutes in the comments below for a chance to win.

Valuable Resources: 

Herbatonin - Plant-Based Melatonin
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Paleovalley Essential C Complex
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Dr. Fahoum is a naturopathic physician and owner of Meridian Medicine in Seattle which focuses on preventive primary care, women's health, hormones and digestive concerns. She is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, has been an adjunct faculty at her alma mater Bastyr University and is on the Medical Team for Symphony Natural Health.

Dr. Fahoum is Past-President of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She regularly lectures at continuing education seminars, appears on podcasts and interviews and is involved in women’s health groups focusing on hormone health.

Jun 23, 2021

A 2019 study revealed many pregnant women today do not meet the recommended intakes for nutrients like: 

  • Magnesium 
  • Vitamin D 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A

Which is scary given that inadequate nutrition can negatively impact baby’s development, mom’s health AND how mom feels (physically & emotionally) in her postpartum period. 

This is exactly why I invited one of my favorite experts in the wellness world, the Whole30’s dietician, Stephanie Greunke, on the show to teach us all how to not only survive pregnancy and the postpartum period - but to THRIVE through it. 

Here are some of the topics we dive into...

  • The most important nutrients for pregnancy
  • Medications that can deplete moms
  • How to prevent morning sickness (and why it happens!)
  • The link between nutrient deficiency, pregnancy, and mental health issues
  • Common nutrient deficiencies in paleo dieters
  • Her 3 favorite nutrient tests 
  • Important foods for the first trimester
  • Foods to focus on for the second trimester
  • How many carbs do you really need for a healthy pregnancy? 
  • The most important food for the third trimester
  • 2 strategies for a healthy, happy postpartum period
  • The 3 key ingredients for a simple, healthy meal
  • How to lose the baby weight gracefully 
  • How much weight to lose per week for sustainable weight loss
  • Her 6 favorite supplements to replete nutrient stores
  • The best forms of magnesium for digestion, brain health, and relaxation
  • The one food you’ll want to focus on before pregnancy
  • My favorite new-momma beauty product
  • And so much more!

If you are a momma, momma-to-be, or know someone who is - please share this podcast so we can all experience healthy, happy pregnancies and nourished babies! 


Valuable Resources: 

Join Steph’s Postpartum Nutrition Program and Community HERE!
Reset your postpartum experience with this step-by-step protocol.

Support Hormonal Health with Essential C Complex HERE!
Try the most potent whole-food vitamin C 100% Risk-Free today.

Jun 3, 2021

It’s not talked about nearly enough, but chronic symptoms such as nasal congestion, postnasal drip, eye swelling, runny nose, headache, and facial pain can be indicators of mold illness.

In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, 96% of sinusitis is due to mold and fungal overgrowth. 

Which is why in this week’s podcast with my friend, mold expert (and fellow FDN practitioner), Ryan Monahan, we talk all about the many, underappreciated ways mold can negatively impact your health. 

Most importantly, we talk about how to identify, diagnose and treat mold illness. Here are some of the other fascinating topics we cover….

  • The #1 food contaminated with mold
  • Common symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from mold illness
  • The real reason you get coffee jitters
  • The healthy foods that can make mold issues worse
  • Why and how mold is so damaging
  • The common conditions linked to mold issues 
  • What mycotoxins are - and why they matter
  • The best test for determining if there is mold in your home.
  • The biomarkers that clue you in to the fact that you may have mold issues 
  • The best supplements for mold detoxification
  • The MOST important thing to do if you have mold issues
  • The $15 at-home online test you can take to identify a potential mold issue
  • And so much more!

According to Ryan, 24% of the population has a genetic predisposition that makes them more susceptible to mold illness. 

So tune in now and don’t forget to share this with anyone you think it might help.


Valuable Resources: 

Paleovalley Turmeric Complex
>>> Click HERE to Discover the detox-supporting benefits of Turmeric Complex + SAVE up to 20%

The Mindful Nutrivore
>>> Click HERE to Learn more about Ryan Monahan, FDN-P

May 13, 2021

We’ve all heard about the impressive benefits of intermittent fasting, but did you know the benefits of fasting (detox, fat burning, anti-aging, immune support) kick in at different times? 

A “gut health” fast, for example, should be a little longer than one for fat burning or detox. 

And if you’re a woman, there are certain times in your menstrual cycle where you may want to stop or limit fasting. 

In other words - in order to experience the many benefits of fasting - you need a sound strategy. 

Which is why in this week’s podcast with fasting expert Dr. Mindy Pelz, we talk all about how to create a fasting rhythm that supports your unique health goals. 

Dr. Mindy is brilliant, energetic and her science-backed approach will inform and inspire you, I promise 

Here are some of the topics we delve into….

  • The researched-backed benefits of fasting
  • Why fasted exercise can be beneficial
  • Why fasting helps you feel calm
  • The 3 different reasons you should fast
  • The anti-aging hormone released when you fast for 13 hours
  • How to fast to lower inflammation, detox, anti-aging, gut issues, and weight loss resistance
  • The benefits of a dry fast (and when you should and should not use it!)
  • Why fasting improves your mood
  • Why women should fast differently 
  • Her fasting strategy for better immune response
  • Non-fasting strategies for boosting autophagy (detox)
  • The simplest way to start fasting
  • How long to fast to kill cancer cells
  • Which day of your cycle you should stop fasting
  • How to deal with hunger during a fast
  • The most important thing to do before a fast
  • The 4 emotions that kill autophagy
  • How long to fast to reduce your risk of cancer
  • The 2 awesome benefits of a cold shower
  • The 2 supplements you should use when fasting
  • And so much more!

Friends, this has been one of my favorite interviews to date and so I hope you love it as much as I did. Please share far and wide if you do!


Valuable Resources: 

Dr. Mindy Pelz Fasting Cheat Sheet
>>> Click HERE for Your FREE Fasting Cheat Sheet NOW!

Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex
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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!


Valuable Resources: 

Vibrant Blue Oils
>>> Shop pure, organic and wildcrafted essential oil blends HERE!

Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body Book
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Paleovalley Essential C Complex
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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: 

30 Days to Rescue Your Child's Health Online Program
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Paleovalley Kid-Friendly Snacks & Supplements
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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
>>> Support healthy hormones with whole-food vitamin C HERE!

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