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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Dec 15, 2016

The ABC's of a lean gut (and body!) with Dr. Grace Liu.

Dr. Grace Liu, also know by her blog name Dr. BG Animal Pharm, is a medical pharmacist with scientific, nutritional, and pharmacological training. She has studied plant biology and nutritional science, has a doctorate in pharmacy, is a certified Crossfit Nutritionist by Robb Wolf, and has a certificate from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She currently spends her time between the Bay Area and China.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why she left the pharmaceutical industry to study the
  • Why the ketogenic diet did NOT work for her
  • Which foods helped her heal her gut
  • What the microbiome is
    Why there will NEVER be "microbiome" drug
  • What dysbiosis is and why it matters
  • Why you may STILL suffer from dysbiosis if you're paleo
  • Why some paleo adherents don't thrive at first (and how to fix this issue!)
  • What your poop can tell you about your health
  • What a fecal transplant is and the disease it can treat
  • An important test for gauging digestive function (hint: it's not a stool test!)
  • The cause of MANY digestive issues today
  • Why certain people can eat wheat without issues
  • What oxalates are and how they can harm your health
  • The root cause of oxalates
  • How I resolved my candida
  • Why genes are NOT destiny
  • What the research says about weight loss and gut health
  • The ABC's of a healthy lean gut
  • How to eat to get a lean gut
  • The 3 foods that RUINS your gut health
  • How many grams of carbs you should eat each day for ideal gut health
  • Fibers and foods that can improve metabolic health
  • The problems with resistant starch
  • How your hydrochloric acid levels affect your blood sugar (this is fascinating!)
  • What supplements you should take if you get glutenized!
  • Her "secret weapon" probiotic that helps her keep a flat tummy
  • HOW you should take your probiotics to make them most effective
  • Lifestyle changes you can make that help you build a healthy gut!
  • Why having a pet is good for your gut
  • And much more!
Dec 7, 2016

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is one smart cookie.

Her knowledge base was actually even wider than I had anticipated (which is pretty impressive because she's one of my heroes!) and it made for an incredibly FASCINATING and enlightening conversation.

Soooooo many "aha" moments!

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you won't want to miss:

  • The dangers of chronically elevated blood sugar
  • A little known therapy that can heal your brain and mental health issues
  • How accurate is blood sugar as a measure of health?
  • How to identify blood sugar issues
  • How to keep your blood sugar steady
  • What ideal blood sugar readings look like
  • The importance and limitations of glucometers
  • Why certain foods trigger insulin but not blood sugar and why it matters
  • The sweetener that DOESN'T trigger insulin
  • Why certain people tolerate carbohydrates better than others
  • How to get your body to stop burning carbs so it can start burning FAT
  • What carb cravings say about our health
  • Supplements that help fight carb cravings
  • Health issues that could be at the root of your carb cravings
  • Why NO ONE has ever had a carb deficiency
  • The supplement company that puts GLUTEN in all their supplements
  • Why making your own ketones is always better than supplementing
  • The dangers of synthetic ketones
  • The ultimate goal of ketosis
  • And much more!
Nov 30, 2016
Summer Bock is a Fermentationist and founder of Guts & Glory, an online company dedicated to providing clients with the knowledge and actionable skills to heal their digestive issues naturally. Her practice is based on the premise that good health starts in the gut. She is a trained herbalist with a background in microbiology and is certified by Columbia University in Integrative Nutrition.
We met Summer at JJ Virgin's Mindshare event this summer and she was one of my favorites. She is not only incredibly knowledgable but also tons of FUN and I think you're going to love this interview!
Here are just a few of the gems you're in for:
  • Why fermented foods are the MOST important foods for gut healing
  • The many benefits of fermented foods
  • How to choose fermented foods at the store
  • How to make perfect ferments at home
  • Summer's favorite probiotics for optimal gut health
  • The population that should avoid fermented foods
  • What a "golden doodle" is and why you want one
  • A simple at-home trick for gauging your digestion
  • And much more!
Have a listen, add fermented foods to your diet and float through this holiday season with vibrant health!
Nov 16, 2016

Magdalena is a Certified Holistic Health Coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She healed her own autoimmune conditions, (Graves Disease and Hashimoto's) using food as medicine and today she has a thriving practice where she teaches others to do the same!

So if you're looking to lose weight (and keep it off!), improve your menstrual cycle and/or prevent disease by balancing your hormones, Magdalena is your girl!

She is brimming with experience, insight and practical tips that will change the way you look at hormones forever. So have a listen so you can learn all about the many ways you can use food to improve your hormonal health TODAY!

Here's what you're in for...

  • What hormones are and why they're important
  • How to break through your weight loss resistance
  • The factor that causes 90% of all thyroid issues
  • Why PMS is NOT normal
  • The #1 hormonal cause of painful periods and thyroid nodules
  • The often forgotten leading cause of breast cancer in the US
  • The 3 hormonal imbalances that cause weight loss resistance
  • What your body shape can tell you about your hormonal health
  • The truth about estrogen dominance
  • The test you want to get to determine your estrogen levels
  • Do flaxseeds help or hurt estrogen dominance?
  • The 3 factors that could be causing your estrogen dominance
  • A simple trick you can use to reduce PMS symptoms
  • How to use food to balance your hormones
  • The fascinating link between the gut and your hormones
  • The 3 foods you'll want to avoid for hormonal health
  • The common beverage that could be creating your hormonal issues
  • The "healthy" food that inhibited my sister's weight loss
  • The one tip that you can do every morning to set yourself up for hormonal health
  • The food you should be eating to support your liver health
  • Two tasty alternatives for a common and hormonally-problematic morning beverage
  • The one piece of advice Magdalena would share to help you improve your health
  • And much MORE!
Nov 10, 2016

Jessica Flanigan is an autoimmune Protocol leader and expert. She has been a clinical nutritionist for 20 years and exclusively assisting clients in AIP for over three years. She has worked extensively in private practice while also working alongside many practitioners including medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and body workers. She is CEO of Nourishful Inc. and speaks around the country about the value of using illness as an opportunity.

Today's discussion is all about what she believes is the #1 reason some people are not able to put their autoimmune illness into remission even with comprehensive dietary intervention. She also has a unique dietary approach that she's perfected in her work with thousands of clients. So even if you think you've heard it ALL about autoimmune disease, I can guarantee you'll be fascinated by what she has to say.

Here's what you'll learn:

What autoimmune diseases are
Why an autoimmune diagnosis isn't always BAD news
Why autoimmune disease is not being adequately addressed
The treatment strategy that most autoimmune protocols are missing
One step you can take to ensure you get the BEST care
The importance of being in cooperation with your illness
How to get out of victim mentality
What trauma can do to your body
The surprising best indicator of whether or not one can work through trauma
The difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system dominance
How trauma causes digestive issues.
The one thing that gets us out of a autonomic dysfunction the FASTEST
An exercise that helps you EXPERIENCE your thoughts transforming into biochemical realities
How to locate limiting beliefs that could be harming your health
A simple trick to help resolve interpersonal conflict
The digestive issue that she sees in MOST people she works with
The hidden factor she often finds in those who can't re-introduce foods
Her unique dietary protocol for healing autoimmune disease
The autoimmune protocol and paleo friendly foods she removes to help her client heal.
The tests we should use to determine where we're at one the autoimmune spectrum
The sacred paleo food that 1/3 of those she tests is sensitive to
And much more!

Nov 2, 2016

Luanne is a southern belle and mother of 3 who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. At that time, she was told by doctors that without surgery she would die. Despite her doctor's warnings, Luanne opted out of surgery and decided to forgo traditional treatment completely.

Today she is happy, healthy and cancer free!

She is also humble, wise, HONEST and brimming with insight that just may change your life! So listen to the podcast and learn all about her inspiring story and treatment protocol.

Here's are just a few of the juicy tidbits you're in for:

What she believes contributed to her breast cancer diagnosis
What is at the root of most disease
The shockingly small percentage of women whose cancer is genetic
What she did to determine whether or not chemotherapy would work for her
Why she opted out of surgery
Why she believes she was able to avoid chemotherapy
The disappointing facts about traditional cancer therapy outcomes
What her alternative protocol looked like
Where she found affordable supportive supplements
What she recommends for those who have cancer (or who have a family member with cancer!)
The one food that is a HUGE contributing factor to most major diseases
The important vitamin that played a huge role in her recovery
The critical part of her treatment protocol that had nothing to do with diet or supplements (that most people fail to address!)
An alternative breast cancer screening that lets you avoid the radiation in traditional mammograms
What she thinks everyone needs to do to help prevent cancer and other diseases
And much more!

Oct 26, 2016
Chris has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He completed his post-doc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.

And as his resume suggests, he is one smart cookie!

In fact, there is truly no one more knowledgable on the subject of dietary fats. 

In fact, he knows so much about the topic that it may actually make your brain hurt!

In a good way, of course. :) 

Here are some of the fascinating snippets you're in for:

  • What symptoms made him abandon his vegan diet 
  • What research shows is the #1 most anxiolytic food
  • Why those prone to anxiety may benefit from more protein 
  • Why he believes the recommendations to limit saturated fat will soon crumble 
  • What saturated fat is
  • Which foods are highest in saturated fats (this will surprise you!)
  • What the only high quality, properly controlled studies revealed about saturated fats and veggie oils
  • The MAJOR limitation of most studies about saturated fat
  • The major health issue vegetable oil consumption appears to cause that is seldom reported
  • The million dollar questions that 40 years of research has STILL failed to answered
  • Which fats our ancestors were consuming for vibrant health 
  • The health benefits of high quality saturated fat
  • The type of saturated fat that is beneficial for mitochondria and may help reduce your risk of Parkinson's 
  • Why it's silly to micromanage our dietary saturated fat intake
  • The fats that are beneficial for shifting body composition 
  • Which population may benefit from a stick of butter a day
  • Whether or my red meat is as dangerous as Americans have been lead to believe 
  • Why he thinks the WHO's recommendations about red meat are "noise in the background of science."
  • What your antioxidant status has to do with your red meat intake 
  • How to interpret your 23 & Me, DNA testing results 
  • The foods you should be eating to get the best dietary fats
  • And much more!


Oct 19, 2016

Jonathan Bailor is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized wellness expert who specializes in using modern science and technology to simplify health. Bailor has collaborated with top scientists for more than 10 years to analyze and apply over 1,300 studies. His work has been endorsed by top doctors and scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns’ Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.

Despite what Jillian Michaels (who misunderstood his message and attacked him on her podcast!) has said, after spending 10+ years with his nose buried in the literature, he is a BRIMMING with insight and weight loss wisdom!

So if you, or someone you LOVE, is still being duped by the calorie myth, then please don't miss our 30 minute action-packed episode!

Here's what you're going to learn:

  • Why we shouldn't count calories
  • Why calorie math has been disproven in every trial ever done
  • Why the food industry is driven to perpetuate the calorie myth
  • Why food does NOT make us store fat (and what does)
  • Why "natural" isn't always healthy
  • The critical difference between weight loss and fat loss
  • Why adequate protein promotes fat fat loss
  • How protein helps build lean muscle tissue
  • Why lean muscle tissue keeps your trim
  • How much protein you need at each meal
  • The food that should ALWAYS cover 50% of your plate
  • The 4 factors that matter most for how a food is used by your body
  • Why shopping at health food stores does not guarantee vibrant health
  • And much more!
Oct 12, 2016

Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist as well as our 46th podcast guest. She has had a passion for health care from a very early age, inspired by her mother, Dr. Marta Nowosadzka, MD.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions.  She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto's.

An avid learner and goal-oriented student, she received the PharmD. Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at the age of 23. Additionally, she is also a NY times bestselling author. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What is Hashimotos?
  • Why 90% of those suffering from hypothyroid issues have Hashimotos.
  • Why Hashimotos is not actually an issue with the thyroid
  • Why surgery and medications are not effective long term
  • Symptoms that suggest you may be suffering from Hashimotos
  • The most common root causes of Hashimotos
  • Why traditional thyroid testing is inadequate
  • Which tests you needs to have to accurately diagnose Hashimotos
  • What you need to know if you're going to take medications
  • A common food that PALEO dieters eat that causes Hashimotos for some people
  • Why acid-blocking drugs may increase your risk of Hashimotos
  • The type of probiotic you need to take if you've taken antibiotics
  • The condition that 90% of those she works with suffer from
  • How to test your adrenal function at home
  • What to eat to support thyroid function and prevent autoimmune conditions
  • Supplements that will help prevent and reverse Hashimotos
  • Why taking iodine may do more harm than good
  • What you need to know about water if you want to avoid Hashimotos
  • Her best piece of advice for preventing Hashimotos
  • And much more!
Oct 5, 2016

Because parenthood is hard enough, I felt compelled to find a baby nutrition expert who could help me delve further into the subject of the profound power of food for our little ones!

My research led me to the exceptional, Julie Matthews.

Julie is the author of Nourishing Hope for Autism. She has been researching the link between autism (and other childhood disorders like ADD!) and diet for over 12 years and has helped thousands of children and clinicians make the most of dietary intervention. According to Julie, pretty much EVERY child she works with sees improvements with dietary intervention.

Pretty impressive.

She is incredibly knowledgeable and super sweet! So if you or someone you know has little ones running around (especially with autism or ADD!) please listen to our 45th podcast with Julie Mathews, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism.

Even if you think (like I did!) that you're doing everything right!

Then share this powerful information with anyone and everyone you love so we can help give our children the very best chance they've got. They're already the first generation expected to live shorter lives than their parents.

Sep 28, 2016

In this episode you'll discover the more I study and talk to people who have had cancer, the more I learn that there is hope for a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life post diagnosis. And no matter how you choose to approach treatment (conventional or alternative or a combination!) diet can play a profound role in supporting your body's ability to recover.

Which is why I couldn't be more excited to share my little chat with one of our own subscribers, Mary Brown! Mary was origianlly diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August of 2011. Following conventional therapy, Mary was then diagnosed a second time a few years later.

Clearly, Mary has had quite a journey but today she is healthy and CANCER-FREE!

And given the fact that ovarian cancer kills 15,000 women each year and is the most lethal gynecological cancer, Mary's story is truly remarkable. Fortunately for you, Mary shares the diet and lifestyle strategies she believes were instrumental in her recovery in today's transformational podcast.

You'll hear about her incredible story, her dietary approach, the practitioner she thinks EVERYONE diagnosed with cancer should know about and her favorite recipe! All packed into a delightful, powerful and inspiring 30 minute chat!

Sep 21, 2016

At the age of 27 Andrew was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an incurable form of brain cancer. After following the standard treatment protocol, Andrew was left feeling sick and depressed by his lack of recovery and options. But he knew there had to be another options and was determined to find a better way.

And find another way, he DID.

Today Andrew is in full remission thanks to a ketogenic diet!

He's also dedicated his professional life to spreading the good news about how changing his diet, put his cancer in remission and saved his life.

So do yourself a favor and have a listen! It is truly an inspiring story about the NECESSITY of being your own health advocate. And it's incredibly entertaining too! You won't even believe the lengths Andrew has gone to (and the foods he's eaten)!

Let's just say, even the MOST health savvy of you probably aren't eating them!

Sep 14, 2016

In case you haven't heard of Dr. Breus he is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show.

In his extensive studies and years of research, Dr. Breus has revealed that there are many different (and equally beneficial) sleep rhythms that can lead to optimal health. And that uncovering your sleep rhythm also helps you identify your best time to:

  • Eat a cheeseburger
  • Have sex
  • Take a hike
  • Ask your boss for a raise
  • And much more!

Truly fascinating stuff. So take his quiz here and then listen to our 43rd podcast here to learn all about it!

Here are a few of the other fun tidbits you're in for:

-How many people struggle with sleep
-The detrimental effects of inadequate sleep (you NEED to hear this!)
-Why sleeping aids are not a great idea
-How Dr. Breus discovered chronotypes
-Four tips anyone can use to get better sleep
-A delicious nightly beverage that will help you get great sleep
-AND much more!

Sep 7, 2016

Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC is a Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Contemplative Psychotherapist, wife, and mom of three boys. Sarah offers unique one-on-one health coaching that blends her nursing and psychotherapy experience with holistic and nutrition-based health concepts. Learn more about Sarah’s coaching services by visiting her website, She is the author of Full Plate: Nourishing Your Family’s Whole Health in a Busy World and writes for several health-focused companies and blogs like Seventh Generation, Autoimmune Paleo, The Paleo Mom, and Paleo Parents--read her articles here. You can follow Sarah on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

  • Why she stopped being a nurse and became a health coach
  • Why mainstream doctors made her feel like a "hypersensitive mother."
  • Why she started to feel angry when she learned about the healing power of food
  • What nursing school taught her about nutrition
  • How she got to the root of her son's skin and digestive issues
  • Which 3 foods her son had to avoid in order to thrive
  • How her son's food sensitivities healed her entire family
  • What 2 types of testing helped identify her child's sensitivities
  • The 2 different types of "food" and why they're both important
  • How she gets her kids excited about nutrition
  • What parents should do if their child has to take antibiotics
  • How she makes paleo meals work with her busy schedule
  • The #1 piece of advice she would give to parents
  • And much more!
Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Edwards is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and has a Family & Functional Medicine practice at Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma paying special attention to sports medicine and health & wellness as a preventive strategy to optimize health, minimize injury risk, and decrease disease.
Most importantly, he is an adrenal fatigue EXPERT! And our conversation is truly enlightening. 
Here's what you'll learn:
  • What adrenal fatigue is
  • Why mainstream medicine won't acknowledge its existence
  • Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue
  • Why hypoglycemia can be more dangerous than hyperglycemia 
  • What adrenal issues have to do with the brain 
  • What a normal cortisol curve looks like 
  • Why adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc on hormonal health
  • Why adrenal fatigue can cause thyroid issues
  • Why fixing your adrenals can help you avoid thyroid meds
  • The 3 stages of adrenal fatigue 
  • How to catch adrenal fatigue in the early stages
  • How to eat to balance the adrenals
  • Other steps you can take to prevent and reverse adrenal fatigue
It's truly an action-packed show!
Aug 24, 2016

Today's show is all about the connection between Glyphosate, Autism and Autoimmunity!

And you don't want to miss it because autoimmune conditions and autism are both rising at alarming rates. In fact, heart disease and certain cancers are now believed to have an autoimmune component which makes autoimmune conditions America's deadliest diseases.

Dr. Seneff also believes autism may have an autoimmune component. And if her theory is correct, avoiding Glyphosate may be one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and add years to your life.

So don't miss this one!

It's truly a fascinating discussion and we did our very best to keep the information as simple as possible. Which was a tough job because Dr. Seneff is SO smart, but I think you'll be impressed.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How Dr. Seneff knew Glyphosate was playing a role in autism
  • What Glyphosate is and where its found
  • What common crops are sprayed with Glyphosate other than GMOs
  • Why the allowable levels of Glyphosate used keeps rising
  • What hidden long term studies reveal about the safety of Glyphosate
  • Why roundup may actually be MORE dangerous than studies suggest
  • Why Glyphosate exposure may be contributing to the development of autoimmunity
  • How Glyphosate damages your gut
  • Why Glyphosate contributes to antibiotic resistance
  • The link between Glyphosate and autism
  • Why Glyphosate may be making our vaccines toxic
  • And much more!
Aug 10, 2016

Dr. Lissa Rankin is an integrative medicine physician, author, speaker, artist, and founder of the online health and wellness community Discouraged by our broken health-care system, Dr. Rankin set out to discover why some patients experience miraculous cures from seemingly incurable illnesses, while others remain sick even when they receive the best medical care. She is on a mission to put the "care" back in health care and has a fascinating story and research that will blow your mind!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What Dr. Rankin thinks is the #1 biggest risk factor in health
  • Why the Spontaneous Remissions Project is important
  • What those living longer lives have in common
  • How she knew at 7 years old that she was born to be a doctor
  • Why she knew she had to turn her back on the traditional medical system
  • What the placebo and nocebo effects teach us about our ability to heal
  • Why fake knee surgeries can be as effective as real surgeries
  • The main factors affecting your health that most people NEVER think about
  • How often Americans are in the stress response
  • How we can activate our self-healing mechanisms
  • Why your chronic repetitive stress WILL end in diagnosis if left unaddressed
Aug 3, 2016

Just dropping by to let you know our 2nd Transformational Podcast is live! And this episode is all about how, our very own listener, Jill Samter healed her autoimmune disease and improved the health of her entire family with food!

Which is no small feat.

Because autoimmune diseases (except for Celiacs Disease) are technically "incurable."

Clearly, she's got a LOT of wisdom to share.

So take 20 minutes and have a listen! Her story is not only only incredibly inspiring, but it's also packed with practical tips for anyone trying to navigate a healthier lifestyle while raising a family.

Here's are some of the juicy tidbits you'll learn:

  • Why Jill went from raw food to vegan to Paleo
  • What a vegan diet did to her health
  • How she healed her autoimmune disease
  • How her children felt when they went from vegan to Paleo
  • The unanticipated positive benefit her children experienced from the addition of animal products
  • How she healed her children's guts
  • Why she thinks cereal breakfast is one of the biggest mistakes made in our culture
  • How her kids made the dietary transition without pushback
  • The food that finally got my one year old excited about eating
  • A fun, sneaky way to bolster your child's gut health
  • How to make drinking green juice fun for kids
  • Who did not support her children's new diet (this is shocking!)
  • A quick healthy recipe the kids love
  • A simple way to have healthy meals ready everyday
  • The one thing she wished she knew before her health journey
Jul 27, 2016

Research now suggests that the greater the bacterial diversity of your microbiome (i.e. the bugs in your gut!) the BETTER your health outcomes.

In other words, the war on bacteria is counterproductive.

And today, Dr. Josh Axe, the guest of our 40th podcast, talks all about our war on bacteria, the importance of healthy bacterial exposure and his new book, appropriately entitled, Eat Dirt.

And in case you're a little skeptical and freaked out by the thought of eating a daily fistful of dirt in the name of health, just know, that is NOT what he's suggesting.

(I'm not even sure I would do that, and I'm game for pretty much anything that could improve health)!

Turns out there are far more sophisticated (and sneaky!) ways to get your daily dose of healthy bacteria without the awful taste and ridicule from your loved ones.

Trust me, it's worth listening to and your immune system will THANK YOU.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why Dr. Axe was inspired to teach people about the healing power of food
  • Why leaky gut is the most important health issue today
  • The 6 main factors driving the leaky gut epidemic
  • The #1 cause of leaky gut today
  • Why leaky gut may be the cause of your autoimmune condition
  • Why he believes grains are not ALL evil
  • Why your gallbladder can help prevent leaky gut
  • What a "Type A"'personality has to do with a leaky gut
  • What you must know if you're taking medication
  • Why local honey helps fight allergies
  • 3 Not-so scary ways you can "eat dirt"
  • The devastating effects of 10 days of fast food on your microbiome
  • Foods to eat and eliminate for optimal gut health
  • Which 2 gut healing supplements Dr. Axe recommends for most people
  • A gut friendly at-home cleanser you can make in 2 minutes!
  • And much more!
Jul 20, 2016

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower anxious individuals worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating.

Trudy also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why rates of anxiety tripled between 1990-2000
  • How to know if you are suffering from anxiety (it's not always as obvious as you'd think!)
  • Why diet can work even for severe anxiety
  • The shortcomings of our current treatment models
  • The dangers of the #1 most commonly prescribed anti anxiety med
  • The common anti anxiety medicine that significantly increases children's risk of future addiction
  • Why addressing anxiety issues is important for children with attention issues
  • Foods that could be triggering your anxiety
  • A nontoxic natural anxiety therapy that works in under 5 minutes for many people!
  • And much more!
Jul 6, 2016

David Zappasodi is a motivational speaker, fitness training professional, and international best-selling author of the book Immovable Heart ~ Unstoppable Mind. For the past twenty years, his innovative approach to health and fitness has helped many people transform their lives.

In today's illuminating podcast we highlight some of Dave's remarkable insights that helped me cultivate better health, deeper relationships and more effective coaching strategies. We also talk about practical ways to start changing the behavioral patterns that may be keeping you from the health you've always imagined TODAY.

Here are some of the juicy tidbits you'll learn:

  • The personal challenges that inspired his international best-selling book
  • A simple mind shift that can make you feel empowered regardless of the circumstance
  • Why Dave is convinced that mindset is one of the most important elements for reaching your health goals
  • What you're actually looking for when you set health goals! (This will surprise you!)
  • How to set goals that will help you get long term results
  • Why Dave says we ALL have a problem with obesity
  • What generosity, integrity and patience have to do with weight loss and health
  • The one thing thing Dave would change about his past
  • And much more!
Jul 5, 2016

Today's interview was with Jennifer Redwitz all about the dramatic differences she experienced in her family's health with the Standard American Diet vs. the Paleo Diet and it's brimming with valuable insight!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • What ditching the SAD did for her family
  • The dietary changes that allowed her to get off of multiple prescription meds
  • The food her pediatrician recommended that made her first baby sick
  • The dietary changes that transformed her child's health
  • How she got her family to accept the dietary changes
  • How she dealt with her child's processed food addiction
  • What she fed her second child that allowed her to thrive
  • And much more!

Do yourself a favor, listen and effortlessly recommit to healthy decisions this week!

Jun 29, 2016

Mark is the founder and CEO of McAfee Farms and Organic Pastures Dairy Company. He is pre-med trained, a retired Paramedic and a Health Department medical educator. Mark has lectured on Raw Milk production, food safety, and nutrition at Stanford Medical School, Rutgers University, 30 different states and internationally. He is certified in HACCP management from Chapman University and has developed and implemented award winning Food Safety Plans including Raw Milk Risk Analysis & Management Plans (“RAMP”) and the 1997 Odwalla Apple Juice “Field HACCP”.

As you can see, food safety is one of Mark's specialties which made for a truly enlightening conversation. Here are some of the juicy tidbits you'll walk away with:

  • Why Mark became a dairy farmer
  • How a raw milk company became the #4 best selling organic brand in America
  • Why raw, grass fed milk is VERY different than conventional milk
  • How pasteurization creates an allergic product
  • What pasteurization kills besides bad bugs
  • Whether or not raw, grass fed milk IS safe
  • How we know our ancestors consumed milk and cheese
  • The profound, research-based benefits of raw grass fed dairy
  • And much more
Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Peter Osborne is the clinical director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas.

Often times referred to as "The Gluten Free Warrior", he is one of the most sought after
functional medicine doctors in the world. His practice is centered on helping those with painful chronic degenerative and autoimmune diseases with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. Dr. Osborne received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College.

He is one of the world's leading authorities on gluten sensitivity, and lectures nationally to both the public as well as doctors on this and many other nutritionally related topics.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • How he reversed rheumatoid arthritis in a girl that saved her life.
  • How 46 million people have an autoimmune condition and what to do about it.
  • How and why gluten causes leaky gut. Why traditional medicine can cause more harm than good.
  • Why prescriptions are the #4 leading cause of death in America.
  • Why rice and corn is also a major problem with our health.
  • The list of grains to avoid for optimal health and healing.
  • The 4 reasons why you may have an autoimmune condition.
  • Plus more...
Jun 15, 2016

Celeste Longacre is the author of Celeste's Garden Delights: Discover the many ways a garden can nurture you. She's also an accomplished gardener who has been growing most of her family’s vegetables for over 35 years. Celeste preserves the garden’s bounty by canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting it as well as storing her produce in a root cellar. She and her husband, Bob, live sustainably in a handmade octagonal home.

  • How to live sustainably and self-efficiently in the 21st century
  • The benefits of fermented foods
  • How to make probiotic-rich versions of 2 common condiments
  • How to make a fermented drink that is anti-inflammatory and lowest systolic blood pressure with one glass!
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