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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.

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.




EP256: Why Sleep is Critical for Vibrant Health with Doc Parsley

It’s no secret that poor sleep can cause irritability, decreased productivity and sugar cravings, but it may surprise you that according to sleep expert (and former Navy Seal) Dr. Kirk Parsley... “Those who are chronically sleep deprived, those who work lifetime night shifts, chronic insomniacs and those who take sleeping pills chronically die (on average) 12 years earlier and have a higher risk of disease earlier in life.” Why? Because sleep is literally one of the most (if not THE most)...


EP255: Why Some People Get Sick and Others Don’t (and How To Find the Root Cause of Your Health Challenges) with Reed Davis

Jumping from diet to diet, pill to pill and/or protocol to protocol without relief can be exhausting. It’s a cycle many people (maybe even you) are trapped in today. But the truth is - in order to feel vibrant long term (which is your birthright), you need to identify the root cause(s) of YOUR suffering. For example, breakouts can be caused by MANY things such as... My cystic breakouts were tied to a garlic intolerance (of all things) which is why all of the other remedies I tried for...


EP254: The Profound Power of Light Exposure for Overall Health (and How to Get Away With a Cheat Meal) with Matt Maruca

Food quality is paramount, but it might surprise you to know WHEN you eat may be just as important. Why? Because light exposure profoundly impacts metabolism. Meaning, there IS a time of day we can get away with a cheat meal and a time when even a healthy meal may not be doing our health any favors. Tune into this week’s podcast with photobiology expert and founder of Ra Optics, Matt Maruca, to learn all about simple ways you can use light exposure to optimize (or negatively impact) your...


EP253: How to Lose Weight and Balance Hormones After 35 with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Many women suffer from hormonal imbalance that can lead to sudden and inexplicable weight gain in their late 30’s and/or early 40’s. And while it may seem hopeless, according to triple board certified physician, author and hormone expert, Dr. Anna Cabeca, the weight gain that occurs during perimenopause and menopause is not unavoidable. In fact, there are many simple research-backed strategies you can begin using TODAY to improve your hormonal health from the comfort of your own...


EP252: The Truth About Detox & Heavy Metals with Wendy Myers

Did you know experts estimate we’re exposed to THOUSANDS of toxins each day. That’s why healthy detoxification is central to vibrant health. And if we don’t detox, or fail to detox properly, it can result in health issues like fatigue, blood sugar dysregulation, digestive issues, sleep disturbance and much more! Which is why I invited detox expert and #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue, Wendy Myers, on the podcast this...


EP251: Why Vitamin D is Critical for the Immune System (and how to get more no matter where you live!) with Cort Christie

I think pretty much everyone today is aware that vitamin D is critical for immune (and overall) health. In fact, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of health issues like: Unfortunately, MANY people today are vitamin D deficient and don’t know it. Not to mention the fact that vitamin D supplements are not always enough. Which is exactly why I invited Cort Christie (CEO and owner of Sperti Sunlamps) to talk all about the benefits of vitamin D and how to safely improve...


EP250: The Truth About Gluten and Food Sensitivity Testing with Whitney Morgan

Going gluten-free is all the rage these days for good reason. But, it’s not always easy. So if you’ve ever struggled with questions like... Please stop what you are doing and tune in to today’s podcast with gluten expert and creator of the Gluten Gauntlet System, Whitney Morgan! Whitney is one of my mentors, one of the most knowledgeable and discerning functional practitioners I’ve met and we take a deep dive into all things gluten and food sensitivity testing. Here are some of the...


EP249: A Breakthrough Solution for Digestive Issues, Autism & Neurological Conditions with Dr. Jason Klop

Today people are waking up to the fact that many diseases begin in the gut. And while changing the foods we eat, the water we drink and taking supplements can make a world of difference for some people, it’s just not enough for everyone. Which is why today I want to share the fascinating work of Dr. Jason Klop regarding a breakthrough gut-healing therapy called Fecal Microbiota Transplant, or FMT. (And YES, it does involve what you think it does...) Now FMT is clearly not for everyone,...


EP248: How to Identify and Heal Inherited Family Trauma with Mark Wolynn

Many of us suffer from symptoms and mental health struggles we can’t explain. According to new research, this may be due to inherited family trauma. In fact, recent research has revealed we can inherit trauma (just like we do our hair or eye color) that can cause measurable changes in our DNA for several generations. Which means you may be feeling or behaving in a certain way, because your parents or grandparents experienced a traumatic event rather than because there is something wrong...


EP247: How to Naturally Reduce Stress and Cravings in Under 5 Minutes a Day with Alex Ortner

Anxiety. Resentment. Sadness. Overwhelm. Feelings so many of us are experiencing right now. And feelings that can negatively impact our health if left unaddressed. Fortunately, there is a SIMPLE research-backed way to work through negative emotions and shift your body into relaxation mode in under 5 minutes. It’s called tapping, or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT has been empirically shown to reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels more than talk therapy AND reduce cravings...


EP246: The Best Enzymes For Better Digestion and Less Inflammation with Steven Wright

By now you've likely heard that enzymes can improve digestion. It may surprise you, though, to know that enzymes can support optimal health in MANY empirically documented ways. Certain enzymes support healthy levels of inflammation. Others have been shown to reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. There are even enzymes that can support immune function. BUT, not all enzymes are created equally. Some support health beautifully, while others can actually detract from it. Tune in to...


EP245: From World Champion to Brain Cancer Conqueror with Alison Gannett

Imagine being a world champion skier, growing all of your own food and then being diagnosed with terminal malignant BRAIN CANCER and given 6 months to live. That’s what happened to today’s podcast guest, oncology nutrition expert, Alison Gannett. Fortunately, today (7 years later) she is healthy and teaching others how to conquer and prevent cancer using targeted diet and lifestyle strategies. Cancer takes over 600,000 American lives each year and approximately 1 in 3 Americans will...


EP244: Simple Strategies for Hormonal Balance (And A Healthy Cycle) with Dr. Alex Golden

Many people today struggle with symptoms of hormonal imbalance like: Fortunately, there are many super simple ways to NATURALLY balance hormones and make your cycle work for you. (It’s true...your period doesn’t have to be miserable). Tune in to today’s juicy discussion with Dr. Alex Golden, one of the smartest (and most wonderful) hormone experts I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, for all the awesome details! Here are some of my favorite takeaways... Thanks for watching,...


EP243: Simple Ways to Overcome Picky Eating & Improve Gut Health For Kids with Elissa Arnheim

Dinner time with kids can be overwhelming. Many kids only want to eat the white diet (bread, sugar, processed foods) and resist our valiant attempts to increase dietary diversity. This pattern is not only stressful for the entire family, but can also lead to gut dysfunction that leaves our more children vulnerable to a number of health issues. Which is exactly why I am thrilled to introduce you to Elissa Arnheim the creator of the Healthy Gut Happy Child Program. After her son’s cancer...


EP242: Thriving Romantic Relationships in 3 Simple Steps with Monica Berg

The quality of our romantic relationships can literally shape the course of our health for better or worse. Positive relationships can lead to better pain control, less anxiety, fewer doctor’s visits and maybe even a longer life. On the flip side, relationships with high levels of conflict are associated with higher blood sugar levels, elevated blood pressure and an increased risk of obesity. Which is why I am THRILLED to share one of my favorite relationship experts in the world, Monica...


EP241: My Go-To Herbal Solution for Gut Healing and Immune Support with Sara Treffert

Today I want to introduce you to one the most effective herbal supplements I’ve ever found for immune system support, gut healing, microbiome balance and overall wellness. In fact, this product has been around for more than 30 years and Great Smoky Laboratories has called it “one of the most powerful formulas” they have ever tested. - I use it when I travel. - I use it when I feel run down. - Or when I want to prevent getting sick. I also use it in gut-healing protocol for my...


EP240: Breakthrough Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety with Dr. Dave Rabin

I don’t know anyone today who isn’t feeling a little anxious. And experts predict the mental health crisis will get much worse given our current pandemic. Which is why I couldn't be more excited to share one of the most brilliant neuroscientists and psychiatrists I have ever met, Dr. Rabin. In this week’s podcast we talk all about the limitations of our current mental health treatments and breakthrough (and researched-backed) strategies for overcoming anxiety and other mental health...


EP239: 12 Steps to a Resilient Immune System with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

If you want to learn about 12 steps you can take today to build a resilient immune system - tune in to this week’s INCREDIBLE podcast with best selling author and immune expert, Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Here are some of the fascinating facts we chat about: There is almost nothing more important than a healthy immune system today so please share this important information with anyone and everyone you love! VALUABLE RESOURCES: Download your FREE Home Detox Guide from Dr. Tom HERE! Check out Dr....


EP238: The Little Known Key to a Healthy Immune System with Morley Robbins

We’ve all been hearing a lot about taking vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. But what if I told you that there is another, often overlooked, mineral that is CRITICAL for immune function? And that many of the things we’ve been told to do on a daily basis can interfere with its function? Hopefully you’d tune into this week’s fascinating podcast with mineral expert and founder of the Root Cause Protocol, Morley Robbins to learn more! This will be the fourth time we’ve had Morley on the show...


EP237: The Link Between Excess Carbs & Disease with Dr. Ben Bikman

Insulin resistance (IR) is a silent disease affecting MILLIONS of people worldwide most of whom don’t even know they have it. It’s linked to diseases and disorders like… -Type 2 diabetes -Obesity -High blood pressure -Heart disease -Certain cancers (prostate and breast) -PCOS -Alzheimer’s Insulin resistance can also cause immune dysfunction. The problem is, even when you go to the doctor, this condition is often missed. Fortunately, there are super simple steps you can take today...