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Wellness Force


Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights world-class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey.

After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes.

In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective.

Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.

Jul 7, 2020

We used to think that our brain and gut connection were sending each other a single message from one to the other but now we know that they are actually sending four messages for every single one. The gut and the brain are constantly communicating with each other. So, when our gut is unhealthy, where 95% of our serotonin and 50% of our dopamine is made, then our brain becomes unhealthy too. We're eating three times a day and if we're eating inflammatory foods we are creating an inflammatory environment three times a day not only in our gut but also in our brain. - Autumn Smith

 

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Wellness Force Radio Episode 352

Co-founder of Paleovalley, Co-Founder of Wild Pastures, and co-host of the top-ranked Optimize Paleo Podcast, Autumn Smith, returns to Wellness Force to explore how we can heal the brain with food, common gut-brain issues, the three foundational steps to a healthier you, and why we should nourish ourselves seasonally.

 

Discover why so many of us are experiencing poor mental health during this enforced lockdown and what nutrients can help you heal mentally, physically, and emotionally.
 

Listen To Episode 352 As Autumn Smith Uncovers:

 

[1:30] Getting To The Root Of Gut-Brain Issues

  • ‎Optimize Paleo Podcast by Paleovalley
  • The incredible personal story of Autumn's background and her life before Paleovalley and becoming a certified eating psychology coach.
  • Digestive problems that started during her teenage years and the struggles she faced as doctors couldn't really help her heal which led to a snowball effect.
  • Diving into the gut-brain connection and how food impacts it.
  • Why she always hid what she was actually feeling to put on a happy face and be positive all the time.
  • How her husband helped her heal from her gut issues and why diet is a common root cause for some people such as herself.
  • Why her and her husband, Chas, decided to create their company, Paleovalley, especially for busy people looking for healthier eating options.
  • The other company they founded, Wild Pastures, and how it was inspired by their son, Maverick.
  • How meditation and breathwork such as 4 -7- 8 have been such key pieces for her daily wellness practice.
  • What she wants people to know about mental health right now during COVID-19.

[8:00] The Predicted Mental Health Epidemic After COVID-19

[12:00] 3 Foundational Steps To Healing Your Brain With Food

[17:30] Seasons Of Nourishment

  • The benefits of eating foods in season for a cyclical connection with the earth rather in imported foods all year round.
  • What she has noticed about eating in season in Colorado compared to in southern California especially becoming more in tune with her body wisdom.
  • The quality in taste and nutrients she has noticed in her locally grown seasonal foods compared to imported products.
  • What vital nutrients can be found in turkey and beef products that help us stay healthy.
  • Unpacking the nutrient, tryptophan, that's found in turkey and it's incredible benefits for keeping us mentally healthy and balance our blood sugar.
  • Why she and her husband specifically decided to create fermented beef and turkey sticks for their customers to aid their health journey.

 

[23:00] Combating Food Addiction

 

[32:30] Change Your Food, Change Your Life

 

[40:30] The Healthy Benefits Of Tryptophan

 

[47:30] The Next Step In Your Wellness Journey

 

Power Quotes From The Show

 

Autumn's Three Foundational Health Steps

"There are three foundational steps that I like to teach people to help heal their gut and brain when inflammation is present. Find the inflammation, make sure that your nutrient bases are covered, stabilize your blood sugar, and on top of all of that, get some tests done. It's about finding your specific imbalances and then getting the assistance to make some real positive life changes." - Autumn Smith

 

Creating Discussions Around Nutrient Deficiencies

"Many of us are facing nutrient deficiencies and we're not talking enough about what we should be eating. We're all talking about eliminating gluten, soy, dairy, and whatever else and that is great and can be very empowering for a lot of people. However, the bigger picture that we all miss is, 'What are we eating?' and 'Is this enough to sustain us?' because we need to think about how to aid our brain chemicals. That protein you eat is becoming your neurotransmitters. So, if we're not getting enough protein or if the body is unable to digest it, then it will manifest into nutrient deficiencies." - Autumn Smith

 
 

The Golden Ticket To Your Perfect Diet

"What it all comes down to in creating the perfect diet for you is listening to your intuition and your body because you are the only person who can design it. Don't eat something just because an expert tells you to if you don't like that food. Also if something is working for you today it might not necessarily work for you tomorrow or in the next season. We have to eat in tune with our environment and our life circumstances. There will be times where you experience seasons of nourishment that you need to move through, question, stay aware, and know that your body is going to give you the feedback that you need unless your metabolism has been hijacked with really, really processed foods. Once you tune in and heal what needs your attention, that's going to be your golden ticket to the perfect diet." - Autumn Smith
 
 

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About Autumn Smith

Autumn Smith has been a health enthusiast her entire life. She began her academic career with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor. Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.

Autumn & Paleyvalley's Mission

While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet. She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. In 2013, she founded Paleo valley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleo valley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide.

 

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Paleovalley's Pasture-Raised Turkey Stick

Our Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks are made with happy, healthy turkeys – none of this "cage free" or "free range" trickery here. Pasture-raised animals living a natural life are, not surprisingly, much healthier and contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals. They also have a much more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio which is important because when omega-6 levels are too high inflammation is often the result.

 
With such high quality ingredients we didn't want to degrade the product in the processing. While most snack stick products contain a health-damaging ingredient called encapsulated citric acid, we naturally ferment our sticks which results in a delicious, shelf stable product with the presence of gut-friendly probiotics.
 
 

Paleovalley's Grass Fed Beef Sticks

Our 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks are made beef from happy, healthy cows. They are NEVER fed grains. Unlike most companies using the term "grass fed" even though their products are NOT grass finished - we actually care about the quality of life the animals enjoy. Truly pasture-raised cows are, not surprisingly, much healthier than grain fed cows and contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They also have a much more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio which is important because when omega-6 levels are too high inflammation is often the result.

 
With such high quality ingredients we didn't want to degrade the product in the processing. While most snack stick products contain a health-damaging ingredient called encapsulated citric acid, we naturally ferment our sticks which results in a delicious, shelf stable product with the presence of gut-friendly probiotics.

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