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Take control of your health by moving beyond the Paleo template and learning about cutting edge health strategies that really work. This podcast will give you tips and tricks from the mouths of experts and common folk alike who discovered exactly what it takes to THRIVE. Join Chas and Autumn Smith, loving and passionate husband and wife and founders of Paleovalley.com as they guide you on the journey to cultivate vibrant health and wellness.

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Take control of your health by moving beyond the Paleo template and learning about cutting edge health strategies that really work. This podcast will give you tips and tricks from the mouths of experts and common folk alike who discovered exactly what it takes to THRIVE. Join Chas and Autumn Smith, loving and passionate husband and wife and founders of Paleovalley.com as they guide you on the journey to cultivate vibrant health and wellness.

    EP220: Anemia, Autophagy, Copper Toxicity & Vitamin A with Morley Robbins

    EP220: Anemia, Autophagy, Copper Toxicity & Vitamin A with Morley Robbins

    Many Americans have been told to avoid dietary cholesterol at one time or another.
    One of the unfortunate consequences of following this advice, is that many Americans also unintentionally eliminated the richest dietary sources of vitamin A - liver, eggs and cream. Given that we REQUIRE vitamin A (especially the retinol form found in animal products) for things like
    Eye health Immune function Healthy reproduction Clear skin Energy production Thyroid Health Autophagy According to this week’s podcast guest, creator of the Root Cause Protocol, Morely Robbins, this avoidance of vitamin A rich foods,
    “ is one of the most devastating events in our nutritional history.”
    So if you’re getting sick more often than you’d like, suffer from skin issues, or feel tired all the time, drop what you’re doing and learn all about what most people (even experts) have gotten wrong about this critical nutrient and what you can do to optimize your intake!
    Here are some of the surprising topics we cover…
    Why paying attention to our mineral status is underrated
    The downside of using most vitamin C supplements
    Why copper is one of the most important minerals for vibrant health
    Why there are iron filings in the American food supply
    The difference between organic and inorganic iron
    The role of copper in diabetes prevention
    The truth about copper toxicity (and a little-known common cause)
    The difference between retinol and beta carotene
    How to accurately measure your iron status (we’re not talking about ferritin, either!)
    Why taking vitamin D in isolation is dangerous (and may cause kidney stones)
    The true cause of anemia (that almost no doctor talks about)
    The food we KNOW has healed anemia since 1934
    The 2 nutrients (other than iron) that are necessary to heal anemia
    Why vitamin A deficiency can make fasting LESS beneficial
    Whether or not he thinks a vegetarian diet can be nutritionally adequate
    Why many people cannot convert beta carotene into retinol
    The best dietary sources of bioavailable copper
    Why whole food vitamin C (but not ascorbic acid) can improve copper status
    One of the first nutrients to check if you’re hypothyroid
    2 often-overlooked (yet critical) nutrients for thyroid health
    Why copper is important for B vitamin metabolism
    How to download his FREE Root Cause Protocol Guide!
    And so much more!
    Tune in, share this important conversation and tag someone in the comments who would benefit from this information.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP219: The Power of Community and Functional Medicine With James Maskell

    EP219: The Power of Community and Functional Medicine With James Maskell

    According to a 2018 Cigna survey HALF of Americans feel alone, isolated or left out at least some of the time.
    Even more disturbing is the fact that, recent research has revealed social stress is a more powerful predictor of mortality than…
    Physical inactivity
    Having 6 drinks a day
    Smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
    Which is why this week’s podcast is all about the power of community, the detriments of loneliness and the incredible power of functional medicine with best selling author and founder of the Functional Forum, James Maskell.
    Here are some of the fascinating topics we cover...
    How functional medicine differs than other types of medicine How we know functional medicine is more effective The 3 underlying principles of functional medicine Why loneliness is the BIGGEST driver of poor health outcomes How to improve your social ties and build community How to leverage the power of community on your health journey Why it takes 17 years for research to influence medical policy How to find practitioners using functional medicine and community How he feels about growing up in a commune His New Year’s Resolution And so much more! Many of us have set New Year’s resolutions to eat better and workout more in the New Year, but what I hope this podcast inspires you to do is also make finding community a priority, too.
    I know what James has to say will surprise and inspire you, so have a listen and share this important information with anyone you think will benefit.
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    • 36 min
    EP218: Weekend Wellness - 10 Things Experts Wish You Knew About How to Be Healthier

    EP218: Weekend Wellness - 10 Things Experts Wish You Knew About How to Be Healthier

    To celebrate the first Weekend Wellness Episode of the year today’s podcast is going to be a little different - at the end of every podcast I’ve been asking the same “famous last question” that has resulted in SO many wonderful, impactful pieces of advice from hundreds of doctors, functional medicine practitioners and other health and wellness experts, that I wanted to bring them all together and share some of my favorite answers in one awesome episode to serve as inspiration for you in the new year…SO I chose my 10 favorite answers for the first round that I thought you’d benefit from most!

    • 32 min
    EP217: Fasting, Nontoxic Products & Personal Transformation with Wellness Mama

    EP217: Fasting, Nontoxic Products & Personal Transformation with Wellness Mama

    Many of the personal care products on the market today are FILLED with toxic chemicals linked to detrimental health outcomes.
    And while we’d like to believe the FDA will protect us from these dangerous ingredients, it actually has FAR less oversight and power than we’d like to believe.
    Which is why it's absolutely vital we educate ourselves and support companies making truly non-toxic products.
    The only problem?
    Many of the “clean” products on the market simply don’t work.
    Most of the hair care products I’ve used, for example, leave my hair dry and dull.
    Fortunately, that’s all about to change because one of the most influential people in health and wellness, The Wellness Mama, joins us today to talk all things fasting, toxins, non-toxic personal care products.
    She’s spent the last decade researching and perfecting products that not only eliminate toxic chemicals, but that also add nourishing ingredients.
    So if you’re ready to ditch the toxins (and dull, dry hair) and upgrade your personal care routine, tune in NOW!
    We cover these fascinating topics:
    The ingredient found in “natural” toothpaste that can harm your teeth The ingredient that can actually HEAL certain cavities The herb that makes your hair to grow stronger and longer The vitamin that can cure acne The 3 healthy habits Katie does daily The health hack Katie wishes she used more The benefits of cold water therapy and sauna (and when to use them!) How to curb cravings during a fast Body image issues (and how to break through them) This was one of the most inspiring podcasts I’ve recorded to date, which is why I couldn’t wait to share it as we start the new year.
    I hope you love it as much as I did.
    Happy New Year, Wellness Warriors!
    Links / Offers
    Wellnesse Website
    Safe, natural, and truly non-toxic personal care products that work better than conventional alternatives.
    Wellnesse Facebook Page
    Follow Wellnesse on Facebook to learn more about high-quality and responsibly sourced personal care products.
    Wellness Mama Website
    The most trusted online resource for naturally minded moms and health conscious consumers.

    • 46 min
    EP216: Kiss the Ground With Finian Makepeace

    EP216: Kiss the Ground With Finian Makepeace

    According to the USDA, 95% of Americans are deficient in at least one nutrient.
    Even more shocking is that In order to get the vitamin A content from one orange our grandparents ate, we’d need to consume 8 today.
    Why is this happening?
    One of the major reasons is our soil (and therefore the food we grow in our soil) is nutrient DEPLETED. The situation is so dire, in fact, that according to the FAO we only have 60 years of topsoil left.
    This is a BIG problem with many devastating consequences.
    Sadly, most people don’t fully understand why healthy soil is important or how to support food producers that regenerate our soil and planet.
    (No judgies - I used to be one of them!)
    Which is why this week’s podcast with Finian Makepeace, soil specialist and co-founder of Kiss the Ground, is devoted to breaking down the many detrimental outcomes of degraded soils AND the simple dietary steps we can take to restore nutrient density and environmental health.
    Because every time we eat - we vote for SOMETHING.
    Whether it’s:
    CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) GMOs Pesticides Monocultures Organic/biodynamic produce Regenerative agriculture Each of our choices has an impact.
    So if you’re ready to wield the power of your fork for GOOD and become a truly conscious consumer and soil advocate tune in now!
    Here are some of the enlightening topics we dig into:
    Why sustainable is not enough Why not all grass fed beef restores the environment Why cows can be GOOD for the environment Why too much carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is dangerous The crazy cool way plants store carbon The amount of insects killed by agricultural chemicals Why pesticides are like antibiotics Why the health of our soil can make or break our health The 4 ways conventional agriculture destroys our environment The 4 questions you should ask your farmer The surprising fact experts didn’t understand about soil health until recently Why monocultures (even organic carrots) are bad for the environment Why CAFOs are not the answer The 5 HUGE environmental problems healthy soil can fix The 2 important steps we can take as consumers How you can become a soil advocate And so much more! Listen in, choose wisely and let’s heal our soil and planet together!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP215: The Top 5 Brain and Gut Hacks of 2019 With Steve Wright

    EP215: The Top 5 Brain and Gut Hacks of 2019 With Steve Wright

    Show Notes:
    Today, 40 million people suffer from anxiety in America. Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million and depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.
    Even more disheartening, is the fact that many people suffering from these brain-based conditions don’t have treatment options that work for them.
    Because I have both genes for Alzheimer’s and a history of anxiety, I’m obsessed with finding new research-based strategies to keep my brain sharp, calm, and focused.
    Which is why I was thrilled to interview Steve Wright (author of Maverick Healing and founder of HealthyGut.com) and learn about his favorite (and little known) brain and gut hacks of 2019!
    Steve has always been a hero of mine (I used to watch him co-host on Chris Kresser’s podcast) and his story and knowledge of the latest brain health research will surprise and inspire you!
    Here are some of the awesome topics we cover:
    The often overlooked mineral that helps people relax The secret ingredient that once made 7 Up a mood-boosting drink The street drug that has cured 70% of treatment-resistant PTSD What the Default Mode Network is, and why you need to know about it The B vitamin that can help you feel calm in large doses The supplement that helped his family member recover from suicidality Why Steve called 9-1-1 after taking a vitamin The vitamin that has been shown to cure addiction What chocolate cravings can mean about your brain chemistry The nutrient deficiency that stops healing How often you should rotate your supplements The cutting edge SIBO treatment that you need to know about The biofilm buster that can help heal your gut How to become a Maverick healer And so much more! I hope you love this episode as much as I did!
    And if you find it helpful, please SHARE this valuable information with anyone it might benefit.
    Links / Offers:
    Maverick Healing Library - Learn More HERE!
    This “Hushed Up Library” is packed with the most CRITICAL treatments Renegades are using on the front lines of medicine right now.
    HealthyGut.com
    Follow Steve’s work and stay up to date on cutting edge gut health research, protocols, and proven products.

    • 54 min

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