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Posted by Autumn Smith

If you've been a member of the Paleovalley family for a while now, you know I always advocate stabilizing (and testing!) your blood sugar because...

High levels of blood sugar are downright dangerous.

In fact, chronically elevated levels can predispose you to heart disease, diabetes, mood issues, Alzheimer's, weight gain, and accelerated aging.

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

Nora is one smart cookie.

Her knowledge base was actually even wider than I had anticipated (which is pretty impressive because she's one of my heroes!) and it made for an incredibly FASCINATING and enlightening conversation.

Soooooo many "aha" moments!

Here are some of the fascinating tidbits you won't want to miss:
The dangers of chronically elevated blood sugar
A little known therapy that can heal your brain and mental health issues
How accurate is blood sugar as a measure of health?
How to identify blood sugar issues
How to keep your blood sugar steady
What ideal blood sugar readings look like
The importance and limitations of glucometers
Why certain foods trigger insulin but not blood sugar and why it matters
The sweetener that DOESN'T trigger insulin
Why certain people tolerate carbohydrates better than others
How to get your body to stop burning carbs so it can start burning FAT
What carb cravings say about our health
Supplements that help fight carb cravings
Health issues that could be at the root of your carb cravings
Why NO ONE has ever had a carb deficiency
The supplement company that puts GLUTEN in all their supplements
Why making your own ketones is always better than supplementing
The dangers of synthetic ketones
The ultimate goal of ketosis
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

It's our 19th podcast with JJ Virgin, author of the Sugar Impact Diet!

JJ is a legend in the health space and after chatting with her, it's easy to see why. She knows her stuff! And she makes complicated concepts easy to understand.
In fact, she believes that valuable skill is her superpower.

Don't miss your chance to learn from the expert who has literally helped thousands of people kick sugar to the curb.

In this episode you'll learn:

Why exercise cannot compensate for a poor diet
Why agave is NOT a health food
Which foods your body metabolizes just like sugar
The most damaging sugar of all
Why we all need to track our blood sugar and insulin response
How much fruit you should be eating per day
Why bloating after eating lots of fruit may be a GOOD thing
How to kick your sugar habit for good, even if you've tried (and failed) a million times!
And unlike most sugar elimination protocols, JJ's does NOT advocate eliminating sugar cold turkey. Instead, her program meets you where you are and allows you to taper gradually.

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