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126: The Paleo Valley Solution for Gut & Mental Health

Jan 3, 2022 | Season 3


Autumn Smith suffered from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life. Specialist after specialist told her nothing could be done, and she was ready to give up. But as one final attempt at a life free of health issues, Autumn decided to harness the power of whole foods. She cleaned up her diet and in just 30 days, her IBS was cured. But that was just the beginning. She also had less anxiety, was mentally sharper, and a bubbly side of her that she forgot existed came back. Since then, Autumn has dedicated her life to helping others harness the power of whole foods to live vibrant lives.

In 2013, she and her husband Chas launched Paleovalley, a company dedicated to helping people get the essential nutrients they need, without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. But they didn’t stop there. After learning about the healing powers of grass fed, pasture raised meat – both for our bodies and the planet – Autumn and Chas started their next venture. In 2018, they launched Wild Pastures, a regenerative meat delivery service that sends 100% grass fed pasture raised meat directly to your doorstep.

Autumn shares her inspiring health journey, as well as practical tips to start incorporating more whole foods into their diet. She knows how hard it can be to stick with a healthy diet and is striving to remove those hurdles for everyone. She never expected she would become an expert on regenerative and sustainable agriculture but now she feels compelled to share her knowledge with the world to save the planet and optimize health.


0:53 Welcome to the show!

1:17 About today’s episode 

3:44 Autumn Smith’s bio

4:57 Welcome, Autumn, to the show!

5:56 Her struggles with IBS, drugs & alcohol

7:35 How Autumn healed her symptoms in 30 days

9:42 Dance cardio, cortisol, mental health burnout

11:12 How the gut is connected to mental health

13:13 Where’s a good starting point?

18:15 Replacing our nutrients & replenishing the soil

21:28 Organic vs Sustainable vs Regenerative

23:26 Grass vs Grain-finished

27:38 Consumers need transparency

29:29 Dr. Fred Provenza’s research on “secondary compounds”

31:20 How is Paleo Valley Vitamin C different?

33:01 STUDY: Smokers & Vitamin C

35:06 Detriments to poorly sourced supplements

36:21 Spacing out your supplements for better absorption

40:08 Paleo Valley Organ complex

42:41 Why you don’t want to eat traditional organ meats

45:15 Apple Cider Vinegar complex & Blood sugar

47:32 The ACV effect on mood, cravings & satiety

50:39 Why you shouldn’t drink ACV!

51:27 Pre-meal glycine

53:44 Protective benefits of Spirulina

56:25 Blood sugar as a food sensitivity test

58:06 The problem with most mushroom products

1:00:40 Paleo Valley Mushroom complex

1:02:04 Paleo Valley Superfood bars

1:04:36 Autumn’s greens powder discovery

1:06:27 Her final piece of advice

1:05:54 Where to find her

1:08:18 Wild Pastures meat & Burger Co

1:09:24 Thanks for tuning in!


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