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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Mar 14, 2018

My love of high-quality bacon and my commitment to health lead me on a search to find the answers. Fortunately, my search leads me to the co-owner of Singing Prairie Farms, LLC and the co-founder of Roam Sticks, LLC., Holly Arbuckle. Holly is so passionate about the many benefits of pastured pork that she moved to an Amish farm (bye bye electricity) just so she could further the movement!

Sooooo if you aren't yet buying pastured pork, you're gonna want to hear what she says in today’s insightful podcast.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • The problems with conventional pork

  • Why organic pork isn't ideal

  • Why pastured pork is so hard to find

  • Why and HOW pastured pork benefits the environment

  • How to get more omega 3's in your pork
  • The fascinating experiment she’s conducting

  • How to find delicious, fermented pork sticks

  • And much more!
Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Shelese Pratt is a Naturopathic physician and an expert in neurology and complex medical conditions relating to metabolic disease. She uses functional medicine and her expertise in biochemistry (methylation) and physiology to help her patients get to the root cause of their symptoms through a strategic approach including nutrition (diet and nutritional supplements), botanicals, environmental medicine, classical homeopathy, and hydrotherapy.

She’s best known for her breakthrough results with complex cases like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy, PVL, Global Development Delay, Angelman Syndrome, learning difficulties (ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia), sensory processing disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, digestive system disorders/disease, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, and mood disorders.

Here are some of the nuggets you’re in for:

  • Why autism rates keep rising
  • Common symptoms of autism
  • Why there is always hope no matter what you’ve tried
  • What her success rates are (this will make you smile!)
  • Common nutrient deficiencies associated with autism
  • Why minerals matter and where you can get them
  • Why supplements can sometimes be harmful
  • What oxidative stress is and why it matters
  • Why EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) are dangerous and how to avoid them
  • The food sensitivities most commonly seen in autism
  • Her favorite supplements for autistic children
  • The supplement that can increase your picky eater’s palette
  • Why bone broth isn’t always good for autistic children
  • How to get your children to eat more veggies
  • And so much more!
Feb 28, 2018

Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master’s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer, the author of Tripping Over the Truth and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota.

I’ve read over 50 books this year and this book was one of the best! Seriously. It reads like a novel. So if you or a loved one has cancer and you’d like to learn about cancer in a way that is entertaining rather than overwhelming don’t you DARE miss this podcast or Travis’ awesome book.

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

  • What the Metabolic Theory of Cancer is
  • Why this theory was swept under the rug
  • Why James Watson (the man who discovered DNA) no longer thinks cancer is a genetic disease
  • Why we know that genes are not the only drivers of cancer
  • The shocking story of how chemotherapy was adopted as a cancer treatment
  • Which types of cancer seem to respond best to the ketogenic diet
  • Why the ketogenic diet itself, may not be enough
  • Which other therapies and strategies are showing great potential
  • Whether or not keto diets should be used preventatively ]
  • Whether kids should do the ketogenic diet preventatively
  • Travis’ thoughts on the use of ketone supplements
  • If lowering blood sugar is enough to prevent and manage cancer
  • Where you can go to receive cutting-edge treatment protocols
  • What we need to change about our medical system
  • And MUCH more!
Feb 21, 2018

Stefan is the author of the best-selling Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence as well as the managing director of the Paleo for Women community, and the co-host of the top 10 health podcast The Well-Fed Women Podcast.

Here are some of the gems you’re in for:

  • What our menstrual cycle entails
  • How birth control works
  • The one benefit of birth control
  • The different types of birth control
  • The risks associated with birth control
  • The nutrients birth control depletes
  • Why birth control is a band-aid
  • Whether or not skipping your period is healthy
  • Her favorite forms of natural birth control
  • How to know when you’re ovulating
  • The issues with the copper IUD
  • Tips for getting clear skin
  • The supplements she recommends for clear skin
  • Her thoughts on seed cycling
  • And so much more!
Feb 14, 2018

Mira is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who has been working with clients for over 10 years, supporting them in reaching their health goals through holistic nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and chemical cleanup. She teaches people how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, decipher confusing food labels, understand the relationship of food additives to poor health, and find real food.

We talk about how (and why!) our food supply has become so adulterated, problematic ingredients you want to be SURE to avoid, and where to begin to become a super savvy consumer.

Here are some of the gems you’re in for:

  • What GRAS status really means (and why it’s not good enough!)
  • How many ingredients have NOT been properly tested for safety
  • Who is in charge of testing the safety of these ingredients (this will surprise you!)
  • The 2 kinds of ingredients you’ll want to avoid like the plague
  • The shocking paleo food that contains yellow food dyes
  • What “natural flavor” REALLY means
  • Mira’s favorite natural flavor
  • What consumers can do to change the way food manufacturers create food products
  • Why Pepsi is waiting for your input
  • Why food additives are especially harmful for our little ones
  • A hidden food additive lurking in your meat sticks (unless you only eat ours, of course!)
  • Why Mira urges consumers to be “brand DISloyal”
  • And so much more!


Feb 7, 2018

Miriam is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. Miriam earned her master of education (EdM) from Smith College and her master of human nutrition (MS) from Eastern Michigan University. She is board certified in nutrition (CNS) by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.  

Miriam’s knowledge base is EXTENSIVE and her passion is palpable so if you, your child or someone you know or love has cancer then PLEASE have a listen! This is life-saving information, my friends!

Here’s what you’re in for:

  • Why she’s so passionate about keto for cancer (it makes me tear up every time!)
  • The disadvantages of conventional treatment
  • What the research says about the ketogenic diet and cancer
  • Why your doctor may tell you keto (and dietary change in general) is not a good idea
  • Which types of cancer are most responsive to the ketogenic diet
  • Whether a keto diet is good for kids WITHOUT cancer
  • Why a ketogenic diet is helpful for those with cancer
  • Lifestyle strategies for kicking cancer
  • Common mistakes that keep people out of ketosis
  • How long it takes to get into ketosis
  • The best ways to measure your ketones (for kids too!)
  • The reason you may have a burning sensation in your chest on keto (and how to fix it!)
  • What your ketone levels should be if you have cancer
  • How to determine how much protein you need
  • Why tracking your food intake is VERY helpful (and the best app for doing it!)
  • Her favorite ways to get kids with cancer excited about keto
  • The best keto cookbooks for cancer
  • The supplement you DEFINITELY need in ketosis
  • And so much more!
Jan 31, 2018

Jason is the Director and Instructor of National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association accredited coursework on Heart Rate Variability. He is the Founder and CEO of Elite HRV – the Heart Rate Variability platform now used by Olympians, pro sports, doctors, first responders, and over 150,000 health and performance seekers.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this awesome and action-packed episode:

  • What HRV testing is and how it was discovered
  • The health issues HRV is linked to in the research (this will shock you!)
  • The life-threatening health condition often precipitated by a drop in HRV
  • Why Olympic athletes have been using it for YEARS
  • Why Jason thinks HRV is the mother of ALL biomarkers (and why I agree!)
  • The link between HRV and inflammation
  • How and When to measure your HRV
  • What your HRV can tell you about food sensitivities
  • Why HRV can help you dial in your diet
  • How to determine whether your HRV is in a good range
  • Whether or not your HRV should always be high
  • The simplest devices for measuring HRV
  • Supplements that raise HRV
  • Lifestyle factors that raise HRV
  • How to become and HRV pro
  • And much, MUCH more!
Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Mona Morstein is a naturopathic physician with a medical practice focused in integrative diabetes treatment. Her clinic, Arizona Integrative Medical Solutions, is located in Tempe, Arizona, where she sees patients of all ages and genders for acute and chronic conditions. An expert on prediabetes and diabetes, she is a frequent lecturer at conferences and webinars and is the founder and executive director of The Low Carb Diabetes Association.

Dr. Mona knows has been helping people manage their diabetes for over 25 years so listen in and learn what it takes to keep your diabetes (and blood sugar) under control.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The many types of diabetes
  • The pitfalls of conventional diabetes treatment
  • Whether or not type 1 diabetes is manageable
  • The food that you’ll definitely want to eliminate to prevent type 1 diabetes
  • The type of diabetes that’s often misdiagnosed
  • The test you need to determine if you’ve been misdiagnosed
  • The dietary approach (es) that’s helped Mona manage diabetes successfully for over 25 years!
  • The downside to vegan diets for children
  • What your blood sugar numbers mean
  • The shortcoming of HA1C measurements
  • A new and improved test for glucose management
  • What the “dawn phenomenon” is and how to fix it!
  • The link between diabetes and oral health
  • Whether or not she recommends a keto diet for diabetics
  • LIfestyle strategies for managing diabetes
  • The shocking link between poor sleep and diabetes
  • The best diabetes supplement on the market
  • And SO much more!
Jan 17, 2018

Monica Berg is the author of Fear Is Not an Option and serves as Chief Communications Officer for Kabbalah Centre International. She lives in New York with her husband Michael and their children David, Joshua, Miriam, and Abigail. Authentic and fearless, she reminds us of our extraordinary potential and pushes us onward with compassion and understanding. While informed by her many years of kabbalistic study, Monica also draws heavily on her own personal life experiences.

She battled and overcame a debilitating eating disorder at a young age, and as a mother of four children, one of whom has special needs, she has become an outspoken advocate for him and others struggling to find their voice. Monica Berg, a self-professed Change Junkie, shares her combination of wisdom and real-life awareness with talks found compelling to a wide range of men and women at different stages in their lives. She leads people to not only see how they can change (change is the only constant in life) but inspires them to get excited about a lifestyle of change.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The 3 types of fear
  • How to tell the difference between fear and intuition
  • A daily practice for strengthening your intuition
  • Why “bad luck” is often just fear
  • What fear steals from us
  • The difference between a fixed and growth mindset
  • The link between fear and health
  • Why what we eat affects fear
  • The steps we can take to eradicate fear
  • What I need to do to get over my fear of being alone
  • What trimtabs are and why they matter
  • Why fear is actually a GIFT
  • And MUCH more!
Jan 10, 2018

Shana Ekedal is a trailblazer in the area of mind, body, and spirit wellness. She is the creator of the Intuitive Frequency Coaching method, which blends intuitive insights with actionable steps to clear unconscious patterns, heals body and mind, accesses inner guidance and creates a powerful life. Shana is the host of Be Well Live, a show dedicated to empowering people to live authentically and The Soul Frequency Show podcast dedicated to helping people raise their vibrational frequency. Her guests include NYT bestselling authors, celebrities, and holistically minded visionaries.

Shana knows all about what it takes to get unstuck and this podcast will change your life!

Shana knows all about what it takes to get unstuck and this podcast will change your life!

Here are some of the nuggets you’re in for:

  • Her “secret sauce” to finding happiness and lasting health
  • Why Albert Einstein says your “energy” matters
  • What the “creation equation” is and how you can use it to cultivate a beautiful life
  • How to know if you’re due for a breakthrough
  • Her 4 step process for lasting health and happiness
  • How to find your truth and why it’s imperative for lasting health
  • Why we often live out of alignment with our truth
  • How to begin living your truth
  • What to do when uncomfortable emotions arise
  • The difference between release and letting go
  • What to do when you’ve hit rock bottom
  • Why ALIGNMENT (her final step) is critical even though most people skip it
  • What to say to the people in your life who are trying to keep you down
  • And SO much more!
Jan 3, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Davis, DC, received her doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Prior to chiropractic school, she was a microbiology and biochemistry research scientist for several corporations and the University of Minnesota. She has extensive post-graduate training in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Kalish Mentorship Program, the Hashimoto’s Institute, and Ben Lynch’s Seeking Health Educational Institute, in constant search for more tools to help patients achieve their health goals.

Dr. Davis is WONDERFUL and full of information that will change the way you view your skin condition forever. She’s healed her own skin conditions and now she’s ready to help heal YOURS.

So listen in and discover:

  • How to know if you have eczema
  • The root cause of eczema
  • The problems with topical treatments
  • The best 6 foods to eliminate for eczema remission
  • How to circumvent a flare up
  • The most common nutrient deficiencies associated with eczema
  • Her favorite eczema-healing supplements
  • The #1 trigger for eczema in her practice
  • The natural topical products she recommends for eczema
  • And much more!
Dec 27, 2017

Toni is the award-winning filmmaker and author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, the critical role of vaginal birth and breastfeeding for lifelong health...She became passionate about this mission after she ended up with a C-section and struggled to breastfeed. This was before we knew anything about the politics of birth. Her daughter’s birth sent her on a different filmmaking path. We started making films about childbirth under the banner of ONE WORLD BIRTH. We traveled thousands of miles around the world to talk to some of the most inspirational thinkers in the field of childbirth and to date, she and her husband have filmed hundreds of midwives, doulas, obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists, psychologists, authors, scientists and human rights lawyers.

Here are some of the gems you're in for:

  • What the microbiome is and why it matters
  • What the research says about c-sections and future risk for disease
  • Why eating poo is a good thing for babies
  • Why the way we birth matters for our grandchildren
  • The risks of “topping off” with formula
  • What "seeding and feeding" is and why it matters
  • The downsides of certain common medical interventions
  • Steps you can take to minimize the damage of common interventions
  • Why Toni stopped washing with soap (and whether people noticed!)
  • Why you should only wash your pits and parts
  • Why doulas change lives
  • Why I didn't have a doula (this will make you laugh!)
  • And what you can do to help spread this important message
  • And much more!
Dec 20, 2017

Josh Trent is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach specializing in health technology. Josh is a top-ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcast. With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well. His work has been featured in major health and wellness publications such as WellnessFX, NASM, and FitTech CES.

Josh is a super likeable guy with a heart of gold and a head fullllll of tech (and emotional) wisdom!

So if you're interested in WHY and HOW you should use technology to help you thrive,(and who could benefit from it most) or you'd love to hear about Josh's awesome wellness journey and what makes him laugh from the belly, don't miss this show!

Dec 13, 2017

Beth and Shawn Dougherty have been farming together for over thirty years, the last twenty in eastern Ohio on their home farm, the Sow’s Ear, which was once land deemed "unsuitable for agriculture." They identify intensive grass management as the point of union between good stewardship and good food. Their ongoing goal is to rediscover the methods and means by which a small parcel of land, carefully husbanded with the application of ruminants, pigs, and poultry, can be made to gain fertility and resilience while feeding the animals and humans living on it.

This was an incredibly important conversation about the importance of understanding exactly where your food comes from, why it is our responsibility to improve the health of our planet, and what all of us (no matter where you live!) can do to join this important effort. Listen, learn and pass it on! We are on a mission over here to teach people that we can have both a healthy environment AND a healthy diet with properly raised animal products (from well-managed farms) and that they're actually one in the same.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why they started farming on land that was "unsuitable for agriculture"
  • The difference between conventional grazing and intensive rotational grazing
  • Why big farms are not sustainable
  • Why animal agriculture is the answer
  • The difference between open loop and closed loop systems
  • How large a farm should be to be sustainable
  • Where to begin if you want to farm
  • Why they recommend squatting
  • Why we need to take all "costs" of our food into consideration
  • Why there is a new trend of animals grazing on public lands
  • What to do if you want to raise your own chickens
  • How many chickens you'll need
  • 3 steps you can take to support sustainable farming
  • And much more!
Dec 6, 2017

Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer. She is the writer behind the award-winning and popular website Coconuts & Kettlebells, and the health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women Podcast.

This was a truly enlightening conversation with a lot of gems, so don't miss out!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why Noelle is passionate about changing the way women feel about their bodies
  • How to love your body just a little bit more
  • Why happiness is NOT a destination
  • A simple strategy to help you stop holding your happiness hostage
  • How to know how much exercise your body needs
  • How many workouts each week she recommends
  • How to sync your workouts with your menstrual cycle for maximal muscle gains
  • Why she doesn't want 6 pack abs
  • Why it's important to keep things changing
  • Sings you're overtraining
  • The kind of food she recommends people add more of when they've hit a plateau
  • The one strategy that everyone needs to employ for sustainable health
  • Whether she thinks diet or exercise is more important for quick results
  • What she eats in a given day
  • And much more!
Nov 29, 2017

So today’s podcast is a combination of my presentation…

7 foods (and lifestyle strategies) that FIGHT cancer and the 3 foods that FEED cancer

AND a brief update on what you can expect from your old buddies at Paleovalley this year.

Most of all we want to dedicate this 100th episode to thank you for being such an awesome subscriber! It’s truly an honor to have you on our list, to create content and products we think you’ll love and to hear your awesome feedback.

We live for it, actually.

So listen to the episode, give us your two cents about our upcoming projects and my presentation, then have yourself the exceptional day you deserve!

Nov 22, 2017

Dr. Scott Graves has a bachelor’s degree in health studies and master’s degree from The Florida College of Integrative Medicine. He also has a master’s degree from Liberty University in counseling and psychology. He is a doctor of Oriental medicine and is also an acupuncture physician.

About 11 years ago, someone he cared about was sick with a severe case of ADHD, migraines, asthma, breast tumors and chronic skins rashes. The medication offered relief for one thing, but would cause many other side effects. After having a change of heart, he decided to try anything and everything to help her get well. Juicing, acupuncture, nutritional and supplementation therapy, along with emotional processing were key to helping her heal completely from every one of her health problems. Dr. Scott also healed from 11 years of heavy depression by learning how to release emotions from the body and eating the right things to decrease brain inflammation. He is passionate about helping people heal from a wide variety of health problems and is available for phone consultations.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How we overcame an 11-year struggle with depression
  • The ONE emotion that underlies almost all depression
  • How we know our emotions affect our health
  • Why diet and exercise didn't work for him?
  • How to identify the emotions we're holding on to
  • The emotion that was holding Dr. Graves hostage
  • The 5 levels of health
  • What is the Sedona Method?
  • What can it be used for?
  • How to take ourselves through the process?
  • How we can begin fostering emotional intelligence in our children
  • What expectation has to do with happiness
  • Why how we FEEL is a choice
  • Why toddlers have it all figured out
  • The average length of an emotion
  • The 4 reasons we hold on to emotions
  • The emotion underlying diabetes
  • Why we need to welcome rather than resist
  • His favorite references for letting go
Nov 15, 2017

Sayer Ji is the founder of, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.

Like I said, Sayer is one smart cookie. His mission and message are soooo important and fascinating! You seriously don’t want to miss this one!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to find research regarding the use of natural substances for disease prevention, treatment, and overall wellness
  • Why there is so much research regarding the healing power of food
  • Why you won't hear that dairy is harmful to health on some of today's talk shows
  • The AWESOME healing power of turmeric
  • Which form of turmeric you should take for maximum benefit
  • Why food is not just fuel, but information
  • Whether natural or synthetic vitamins are better (and why!)
  • The 3 substances he takes every day (after reviewing over 30,000 studies!)
  • Why you might want to think twice about wheatgrass
  • What lectins are and why you should care
  • Why glucosamine chondroitin may be helpful for joint pain
  • Why GMOs are different than other foods
  • Whether ingredients derived from GMOs are problematic
  • Why I should be thankful for online trolls
  • Why we might want to do more than just label GMOs
  • And much more.
Nov 8, 2017

Drew Manning is the NY Times Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit and is best known for his experiment that went viral online. He's been featured on shows like Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and much more. His experiment has become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E!

After being fit his entire life, he gave up everything he knew and developed a hearty appetite for lying on the couch, Mountain Dew and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. He also lost himself, struggled with self-esteem issues that lead him to tell complete strangers that he "didn't always look this way." Most importantly he realized what taking back your health REALLY requires.

So listen in as Drew shares his fascinating insight!

Here are the juicy tidbits you're in for:

  • What he ate to gain the weight
  • His favorite processed foods
  • What he learned when he had to LOSE the weight
  • The emotions that plagued him on his journey
  • What his family thought about his weight gain
  • How it affected his relationship with his kids
  • How difficult it was for his to get fit again
  • What he ate on a typical day to lose 75 pounds
  • What his workouts are like
  • 3 strategies for overcoming plateaus
  • His thoughts on the keto diet
  • Whether or not he uses ketone supplements
  • How you can watch other personal trainers gain weight on purpose
  • The one piece of advice he feels would have the greatest impact on your life
  • And much more!
Nov 1, 2017

Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, LAC, has worked in the nutritional field since 1988 and is a 2005 graduate of The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Oriental Medicine.  She was the co-founder and former medical director of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at NUNM Clinic and has specialized in the treatment of SIBO since 2010.

In 2005, 2013 and 2015 she received the Best in Naturopathy award from the Townsend Letter, for her articles: “Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease”, "Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often Overlooked Cause of IBS" and “SIBO: Dysbiosis Has A New Name”, just to name a few.

Here are some of the nuggets you're in for:

  • What Dr. Siebecker knows that your doctor probably doesn't
  • Why she became so passionate about SIBO
  • What is SIBO?
  • What are the symptoms of SIBO?
  • What your doctor doesn't know about SIBO
  • The consequences of unaddressed SIBO
  • Five healthy foods those with SIBO can't tolerate
  • The difference between paleo and SIBO diets
  • The best diets for SIBO
  • The common paleo staple that is problematic for those with SIBO
  • Health conditions that may be confused for SIBO
  • What migrating motor complexes are and why they matter for those with SIBO
  • How do diagnose SIBO
  • Why IBS is often mistaken for SIBO
  • Why not all SIBO tests are accurate (and which is the MOST accurate)
  • A shockingly common cause of SIBO
  • A new test for SIBO that detects autoimmune symptoms
  • Who the WORLD's expert on SIBO really is
  • What are the next steps for those who can't manage it with diet?
  • How to know whether or not you have chronic SIBO
  • The link between anemia and SIBO
  • The percentage of people she works with that can fully resolve SIBO
  • And much more!
Oct 25, 2017

Mark Sisson is the bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint, a former world-class endurance athlete, and one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement. His blog,, has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles while taking personal responsibility for their health and well-being.

Here are some of the fascinating nuggets you’re in for:

  • The many benefits of nutritional ketosis
  • His favorite side effect of ketosis
  • Why you don’t need to be in ketosis forever
  • How often you need to be in ketosis to see benefits
  • How often you should be exercising
  • What HRV is and why it matters
  • What he eats in a typical day
  • And much more!
Oct 18, 2017

Lisa is a certified nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle coach and master’s trained researcher who has helped numerous clients reclaim their health, lose excess weight, and rediscover their passion for life. Lisa has created a step-by-step template you can use to get the results you've been dreaming of. Best of all? She'll tell you exactly what you need to do to keep them! What could be better than that?

She's also candid self-deprecating, HILARIOUS, humble and she shoots from the hip! So if you're stuck in a rut or want to know how to finally get the results you've been after, have a listen! I think you're going to love what she has to say. :)

Here's what you'll learn: 

  • WHY YOU MUST build a house for long-term health
  • How to overcome the negative voices that tell you, "you can't!"
  • The 3 steps to getting results you can keep
  • The ONE question you must know the answer to
  • Why some motivations are more conducive to success than others
  • Why wanting to look a certain way DOESN'T encourage health (or happiness!)
  • The food trick that she requires ALL her clients do
  • What your MOJO bucket is and why it matters
  • How to identify things that boost your MOJO
  • The one strategy that allows for healthy eating all week long
  • Her most powerful tool for transformation
  • Why you often lose steam after 3 week
  • Why Lisa rarely tells her clients what NOT to eat
  • Why avoiding drama positively affects health
  • The one group of foods you'll definitely want to eliminate
  • The reason you should make gratitude a regular part of your day
  • Why you can't skip the part where you get to know yourself
  • How to be a good quitter
  • How to build integrity and why it matters
  • Why curiosity is key to long term success
  • The question you need to ask when you experience a craving
  • How to silence your inner child
  • And much more!
Oct 11, 2017

Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a USAF veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Here's are some of the nuggets you're in for:

  • Why current Alzheimer's treatments are ineffective
  • Why some doctors may still prescribe ineffective treatments
  • What the research says about a ketogenic/low carb diet for AD (this will SHOCK you!)
  • Why more people don't know about this research
  • The early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's
  • The test that determines whether you're at risk before any other
  • Why Alzheimer's is known as Type 3 Diabetes
  • Whether people who don't have diabetes are still vulnerable
  • The often missed sign you may develop AD
  • Why testing blood sugar is not adequate
  • Which hormone you NEED to test
  • Why beta-amyloid plaques are NOT the cause of Alzheimer's
  • Why eating too many carbs encourages beta-amyloid plaques
  • The vitamin deficiency that may be the root cause of your cognitive issues
  • How to eat to prevent Alzheimer's
  • Why vegetables aren't as important as we think they are
  • Why she respectfully disagrees with Dr. Terry Wahls
  • The opposite of veganism (really fascinating!)
  • Whether she prefers MCT oil or coconut oil
  • Why low carb can be as effective as ketones
  • Why you don't necessarily need to test your ketones
  • The genetic variant that MAY increase your risk
  • The one food that can improve cognition and AD symptoms all by itself
  • The diet used in trials to reverse AD and mild cognitive impairment
  • Amy's favorite brain-building foods
  • Her favorite supplements for brain health
  • The awesome trick for choosing a brain-building fish oil
  • Which forms of B12 she recommends
  • Lifestyle factors that help reverse/prevent AD
  • Why sleep is CRITICAL for brain health
  • The one piece of advice Amy would share with you to better your health
  • And much more!
Oct 4, 2017

In today's Podcast, we talk with Alex J. Swanson who is the founder of Nutrition Genome and creator of the software Genetrition™! He is a second generation nutritionist and co-owner of Swanson Health Center, a private family clinical nutrition practice that has been in business for over 40 years. He's also the creator of the popular blog, The Health Beat. He has a Post-B.A.C.C. in Nutrition Sciences from Bastyr University in Washington state, an M.S. in Applied Nutrition and Business Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, and a Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.

Here are a few of the awesome nuggets you're in for:

  • Why some people shouldn't eat grains
  • Why certain people do better with less saturated fat
  • A type of "safe" saturated fat
  • Why certain individuals can drink caffeine and others can't
  • Why B vitamins are sometimes critical
  • Why synthetic folic acid can be very dangerous
  • Why some people need to be very careful about taking antidepressants, blood thinners, and cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Why some people recover from exercise more quickly than others
  • Supplements to take to compensate for stress
  • Why I can run 5-7 miles with no problems but my husband can't
  • Why I SHOULD never play contact sports (this is so fascinating!)
  • Why I won't necessarily get Alzheimer's even though I have both genes for it! (YIKES!)
  • And so much more!
Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Emerson was recommended by one of our subscribers and he did NOT disappoint (Thank you, Kate). He's a Senior Specialist in Emergency Medicine a Specialist in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and a Specialist in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine who founded the Treat The Cause Clinic, a former professional basketball player, and a farmer. Needless to say, he's got a lot of wisdom to share.

On today's show we talk about:

  • Why Lyme disease is often mistakenly diagnosed as Fibromyalgia (and other pain/joint disorders)
  • Why conventional treatments often don't work
  • His 12 step process for kicking Lyme disease
  • Why he's giving up his farm to become a nomad
  • How to be awesome at LIFE
  • Aaaand SO much more!
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