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.
EP311: The Truth About Calories & The Power of Home Cooking with Shawn Stevenson
Today almost 60% of American adult calories and 67% of our children’s calories come from ultra-processed foods.
Let that sink in.
MOST of the foods we eat today hijack our taste buds, increase our risk of obesity and disease and were not in our diet even 100 years ago.
Which is why this week’s podcast with bestselling author and Host of America’s #1 Health Podcast, Shawn Stevenson, provides the education and inspiration we need to bring us back in touch with the healing power of whole foods.
And most importantly, how to make it simple and delicious. Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you’ll learn…
The origins (and shortcomings) of the calorie dogma Epicaloric controllers and why you need to know about them Your brain’s role in weight gain Foods that heal brain inflammation and improve memory and sleep Shawn’s top three health habits How he healed a degenerative bone disease naturally His surprising first step toward weight loss (food and supplements) Why and how our thoughts influence digestion How our food influences our genes Why he made his #1 selling cookbook The power of cooking with your family His favorite simple recipes And so much more! Shawn has become a dear friend over the past year and his wisdom, conviction and practical tips will blow your mind! I am literally impressed and inspired every time we talk!
And this podcast was no exception, so do yourself a favor and tune in and share this podcast with everyone you know and love.
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EP310: The Surprising Truth About Seed Oils with Dr. Cate Shanahan
Did you know that the widespread use of certain cooking oils in our modern diets may be a silent contributor to the epidemic of chronic diseases?
Dr. Cate Shanahan, a renowned board-certified Family Physician and seed oil expert, has uncovered startling connections between seed oils (think corn, cottonseed, canola, soy, safflower and sunflower) and the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and other modern health woes.
Which is why in this week’s podcast you’re in for a deep dive into her groundbreaking research that challenges everything you thought you knew about the oils in your kitchen. Here are some of the fascinating facts you’ll learn….
What seeds oils are and how they’re made A simple shopping strategy that can save your life How seeds oils can damage your health Signs you may be overconsuming seeds oils Why epidemiological research suggests seeds oils are healthy The type of food Dr. Shahanan sees her patients consume before heart attacks The fascinating historical origins of seed oils What percentage of our diet comes from seed oils? What is more dangerous: Sugar, trans fat or seed oils? The safest dietary fats! If you’re confused about the healthiest types of fat to eat, please give this podcast a listen and share it with anyone you think it might benefit.
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EP309: The 5 Most Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid (and what to feed your kids instead!) with Vani Hari
In the ever-evolving world of nutrition and food transparency, few have been more successful at peeling back the curtain on the food industry as Vani Hari, aka the "Food Babe."
Vani believes we deserve the right to know what’s in our food and she’s taken steps to convince food companies to make major, important changes to their products.
For example, she convinced Kraft to remove artificial food dyes from Mac & Cheese, Subway to remove all artificial flavors in their bread, and Starbucks to remove caramel color #4 from pumpkin spice lattes.
So if you want to learn about other insidious ingredients in our food supply and how to get kids to embrace healthy eating, tune into this week’s podcast. Here’s what you’ll learn…
The most evil processed food company according to Vani The problem with BHT (and why it’s use) The issues with titanium dioxide The company that refuses to remove a carcinogen from their cereal The top 10 ingredients to look out for our kids The carcinogenic ingredient banned in Europe that you can find in Skittles The simple way to make baked goods healthier The ingredient she believes is causing the obesity epidemic A root cause of picky eating The problem with cottonseed oil How to get kids excited about whole foods How to get your kids to eat their veggies Vani’s 2 simple kids snack recipes And so much more! Vani was one of the early influences in my excitement around this topic so I hope you love this conversation as much as I did and check out her amazing cookbook with the link below!
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EP308: Sleep is a Skill with Mollie Eastman
Did you know inadequate sleep can cause you to consume over 350 extra calories the next day, insulin resistance in healthy individuals, and a 55% increased risk of obesity?
We talk a lot about the healing power of food, but not nearly enough about the fact that the quality of your sleep can make or break your health.
So if you’re someone who struggles to get enough sleep or wants to improve your sleep skills, check out this week’s podcast with sleep expert and host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, Mollie Eastman. Here are some of my favorite takeaways….
When to eat for better sleep A great sleep breakfast Her favorite travel sleep biohack How food affects your appetite How changes sleep during menstrual cycle How much sleep is enough? Her favorite way to track sleep 3 food tips for better sleep The common dietary mistake that wrecks sleep Lifestyle tips for better sleep Supplements for better sleep Her daily sleep routine The 3 best supplements for sleep My favorite sleep-friendly night time beverage I sincerely hope these tips help you sleep and feel better than ever.
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EP307: Overcoming Menstrual Pain Naturally with Ashley Greene Khoury
It’s been estimated that 80% of women experience period pain at some point in their life and for 5-10% of women, the pain is debilitating.
I know because I used to be one of them.
I used ibuprofen heavily in my teens but now that I understand the risks of overuse, I’m thrilled to share an effective all-natural pain remedy created by a good friend of mine, Ashley Greene Khoury.
(You might know her as the beautiful and talented Alice from Twilight!)
Ashley and I met while I was a trainer at the Tracy Anderson Method and became fast friends.
Today, she’s not only an actress and new mom, but also an entrepreneur and creator of a transdermal period patch, The Cycle Soother.
Tune in to this week’s episode to learn all about her journey into holistic health and her approach to exercise, food, skin and reproductive health.
This is one of my favorite episodes yet!
Here is what you’ll learn…
The foods she eliminated to stop breakouts What Ashely eats in a day Her favorite natural ingredients for reducing pain How (and when) to use The Cycle Soother Strategies for reduced sugar consumption How many grams of protein she eats in a day (and why!) Her exercise routine Her home birth experience How her life has changed since becoming a mom What she does for such beautiful skin And so much more! I sincerely hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
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EP306: Wake Up and Read the Labels with Jen Smiley
In a startling revelation over 90% of Americans struggle to accurately read and interpret food labels.
Understanding what goes into our bodies is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.
And food labels are more than just a list; they're a roadmap to better health, revealing the nutrients, ingredients, and potential allergens in our food that can heal or harm us.
By not comprehending these labels, we risk exposing our bodies to harmful additives, excessive sugars, and unhealthy fats that can derail our health goals.
Which is why in this week’s podcast with Jen Smiley, the founder and food expert of Wake Up and Read the Labels, we take a deep dive into why and (more importantly) how to read food labels. Here are some of the fun facts you’ll learn…
The top 3 ingredients to avoid in processed foods
The most surprising *healthy* ingredients you may want to avoid
The oils that you’ll want to avoid
The problem with natural flavors (and why some may be ok!)
Why you often see vitamins on processed food labels
The vegan food you’ll want to avoid on labels
Why artificial flavors can be problematic
Her least and most favorite bread brands
How citric acid is made
Her favorite clean brands
Her go-to breakfast
Her favorite clean condiments and pasta
Our favorite morning drinks
How to get kids to embrace clean foods
And so much more!
Becoming a label-savvy consumer is imperative for vibrant health, so please tune in and share this important conversation with everyone you love.
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I love how Autumn and her guests encompass ALL areas of health!! Great work and keep 'em coming...
Love love love this Podcast!!!
Not only do I love all the content you put out on your podcast I seriously think Autumn is just awesome. I think we would be great friends. I love her energy, her opinions, her guests, her questions, and really all of it. Even their supplements are top notch. Being a women in her mid 40’s I learn so much about peri menopause and my hormones which I need right now. I always think Of at least 5 people I want to send her podcasts too every time I listen. We have to share the love and knowledge so we can all thrive and optimize our health. Thank you for an awesome podcast.
So much quality information
Love the guests on this show. Experts in the holistic industry giving vital educational tools to improve health when traditional medicine fails you.