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Posted by Autumn Smith

Have you ever been told that wheatgrass has amazing health benefits? If so, keep reading because even though many health experts claim wheatgrass:

Increases energy levels
Improves detoxification/digestion
Cleanses the skin and blood
Prevents (and even treats) disease

If so, then please keep reading!!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Have you ever wondered whether probiotics are all they're cracked up to be?

If so, it's important to know their diverse benefits are well supported.

In fact, they’re one of the MAIN reasons my mission is to get our fermented (and probiotic-containing) 100% grass-fed beef sticks into the hands of as many people as possible.

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Are you one of the 17 million Americans who suffers from acne?

Or one of the millions of others who suffer from annoying skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis?

If so, you're not going to want to miss our conversation with the Spa Doctor, Dr. Trevor Cates all about how to eat for clear, RADIANT skin!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Have you diligently adopted the paleo diet yet still suffer from gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or heartburn? If so, you're going to LOVE today's podcast. Sylvie is a former SIBO sufferer and the witty creator of the uber-popular blog, Hollywood Homestead. After antibiotic treatment failed her (twice!) she took it upon herself to become educated and experiment. She literally attacked her SIBO guns blazing and even though SIBO is traditionally a VERY difficult condition to treat, today she is symptom free and thriving! Here's what you'll learn:

Why she had to become her own health advocate
What SIBO is
The 4 main symptoms of SIBO
The 2 different types of SIBO
Whether or not you might have SIBO even if you don't have digestive issues
The 3 main causes of SIBO (including one you've probably NEVER heard about!)
Other conditions often associated with SIBO
SIBOs link with nutrient deficiency
The consequences of unaddressed SIBO
Why SIBO is so difficult to diagnose
Which test you MUST have to properly diagnose SIBO
Why other tests are inadequate
The link between SIBO and leaky gut
Why most SIBO treatments fail long term
Why antibiotics alone aren't enough for long-term remission
Why herbal antibiotics are often more effective than antibiotics
The 3 herbal antibiotics she used to kick her SIBO
The 2 best diets SIBO
The diet that finally beat her SIBO and how to do it healthfully
The often unaddressed reason for many SIBO remissions
A supplement many people forget but NEED to treat SIBO successfully
The 4 things you need to do to successfully treat SIBO for GOOD
Her favorite protein powder for treating SIBO
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dawn Preisendorf (MA, NC, CHWC ) and she has a master’s degree in nutrition and health education, and is a certified Wellness coach. She has also completed more than 200 additional hours of clinical training with Functional Medicine experts, and is a certified Hormone Cure Practitioner through Dr. Sara Gottfried frees women from fatigue, low energy and digestive distress. She has helped hundreds of women get to the root cause of their health problems, and reclaim vitality so they can live their lives full-out.

Here's what you'll learn:

Why she left a successful career to help people get healthy
How many people suffer from fatigue
What percentage of her clients increase their energy levels (this will shock you!)
Why fatigue is not a caffeine deficiency
Why most people are looking in the wrong places for energy
The 5 underlying causes of fatigue
Foods to eat for energy
4 Supplements that will help heal your gut
How to test for food sensitivities
How to tell if you're absorbing your nutrients properly
Why low triglyceride levels are not always a good thing
What you need to know if you have heartburn
A simple strategy for improving nutrient absorption
Gut infections that can cause fatigue
How to spot gut infections
How to treat them naturally
How hormonal imbalances cause fatigue
How to create hormonal harmony
Her favorite probiotic
The most effective digestive enzymes she's found
The herb you MUST take if you have a gut infection
The most often missed cause of fatigue
3 exercises you can do to improve energy levels
One important question to ask yourself before you attack your fatigue
The foods you should add and eliminate for vibrant energy
The best supplements for vibrant energy
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of, an author and just released a documentary series all about autoimmunity called Betrayal.

He is so committed to inspiring people to take back their health that it is PALPABLE.

I've honestly never interviewed anyone more informed or passionate.

So don't miss his wise words because they are truly life changing!

Here's what you'll learn:

Which of his autoimmune antibodies were elevated!
The #1 mechanism for getting sick and dying (hint: it's NOT cardiovascular disease!)
Why America is ranked second (from the bottom) in terms of quality of life even though we spend more than on health care than any other country
The most common triggers of autoimmune diseases
The REAL problem with gluten
The food 72% of his patients have elevated antibodies to
Why you may be on the autoimmune spectrum even if you don't have symptoms
How to find out if you're on the autoimmune spectrum before it's too late
The best test for determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum
The 2 OTHER reasons (besides gluten!) that wheat may lead to autoimmune disease
Why there are 4 TIMES more people being diagnosed with Celiacs Disease (CD) than in the 1950's
How we know that the increase in CD is NOT solely the result of better diagnostic tools
The main reasons autoimmune rates are skyrocketing today
Who develops intestinal permeability when they eat wheat
Why depression is the most common symptom for those with Celiac Disease
Why cereal grasses (found in many greens powders!) may be doing more harm than good
How many antigens in wheat we test for vs. how many there REALLY are!
The gene that can increase your risk of a vaccine injury
How many toxic chemicals are found in the placental blood of newborns (this will shock you!)!
3 steps you can take today to stay off of the autoimmune spectrum

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, LDN, CFM, is Professor of Clinical Nutrition and the Director of Academic Development, Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is board certified in Clinical Nutrition, Holistic Nutrition, as a Nutrition Specialist, and in Functional Medicine. Dr. Lipski is nationally known for her pioneering work and expertise in the field of functional and integrative nutrition, and digestive health.

She is so incredibly knowledgable and this interview is PACKED with life-changing digestive health nuggets so don't miss out!

Here's what you'll learn:

What inspired her to write a book about digestion
The ROOT causes of our digestive issues today
Her #1 digestive hack
Why kids today are getting fatty livers
Why low carb diets help Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The test your doc won't do but that you need to have if you have IBS
Herbs that can alleviate IBS
The foods you need to eliminate if you have IBS
Why stomach acid (HCL) is important for your health
How to test whether or not you have HCL issues 
2 at-home remedies for HCL insufficiency
What to do for heartburn
How to safely wean off heartburn medications
How to get to the ROOT of HCL insufficiency
What your POOP can tell you about your health
What transit time is, how to test it and why it matters
How to alleviate constipation
A important mineral for alleviating PMS
The difference between a food allergy and intolerance
The underlying factor for many digestive issues
How to detect food sensitivities
The best tests to diagnose food sensitives
How food sensitivity tests work
Two labs that offer advanced testing
Why digestive enzymes are important
What causes inadequate enzyme production
How to choose a high quality enzyme
Her favorite digestive enzymes
The enzymes she recommends for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity
And much more!

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Posted by Autumn Smith

Can you imagine if after meals it felt like food was trapped in your esophagus!?

And sometimes it was so uncomfortable that you had to vomit or visit the emergency room?

Well this is exactly what happened to one of my best friends, Kelly Johnson, as a result of a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis.

Kelly and I met on Jennifer Lopez's first world tour where she was working as JLo's stylist and I was working as her personal trainer under the guidance of Tracy Anderson. You might have soon her in Jlo's documentary.

And even though doctors we not really able to resolve her issue (and in fact, recommended she start taking steroids), after some diligent experimentation and a few dietary teaks Kelly is virtually flare-up free and feeling like a brand new women!

As a result of spending 7 months on tour with yours truly, Kelly got more than her fair share of "food is medicine" chatter. Even if she doubted the incredible power of dietary change then, she is a true blue believer now.

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Posted by Autumn Smith

The ABC's of a lean gut (and body!) with Dr. Grace Liu

Dr. Grace Liu, also know by her blog name Dr. BG Animal Pharm, is a medical pharmacist with scientific, nutritional, and pharmacological training. She has studied plant biology and nutritional science, has a doctorate in pharmacy, is a certified Crossfit Nutritionist by Robb Wolf, and has a certificate from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She currently spends her time between the Bay Area and China.

Why she left the pharmaceutical industry to study the microbiome
Why the ketogenic diet did NOT work for her
Which foods helped her heal her gut
What the microbiome is
Why there will NEVER be "microbiome" drug
What dysbiosis is and why it matters
Why you may STILL suffer from dysbiosis if you're paleo
Why some paleo adherents don't thrive at first (and how to fix this issue!)
What your poop can tell you about your health
What a fecal transplant is and the disease it can treat
An important test for gauging digestive function (hint: it's not a stool test!)
The cause of MANY digestive issues today
Why certain people can eat wheat without issues
What oxalates are and how they can harm your health
The root cause of oxalates
How I resolved my candida
Why genes are NOT destiny
What the research says about weight loss and gut health
The ABC's of a healthy lean gut
How to eat to get a lean gut
The 3 foods that RUINS your gut health
How many grams of carbs you should eat each day for ideal gut health
Fibers and foods that can improve metabolic health
The problems with resistant starch
How your hydrochloric acid levels affect your blood sugar (this is fascinating!)
What supplements you should take if you get glutenized!
Her "secret weapon" probiotic that helps her keep a flat tummy
HOW you should take your probiotics to make them most effective
Lifestyle changes you can make that help you build a healthy gut!
Why having a pet is good for your gut
And much more!

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