Upgrading Our Meat for Our Mental Health | Autumn Smith with Dr. Christine Schaffner | Episode 176
Today, I am joined by Autumn Smith, one of the co-founders of Wild Pastures and Paleovalley. Autumn shares her health journey with IBS and anxiety issues and explains the importance of finding good supplements and healthy animal products to help our physical and mental health.
Despite having a successful career as a professional dancer and celebrity fitness trainer, her health was in ruins. Autumn Smith and her husband, Chas, were searching for a cure when they discovered the paleo diet in 2011.
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Autumn is a Certified FDN Practitioner, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and has a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition.
Autumn suffered acute digestive issues since she was a teenager and numerous experts failed to offer solutions that worked. Very concerned, Chas took matters into his own hands. His extensive research led him to the paleo diet.
Together they implemented its principles for 30 days (eliminating refined foods, shopping at local farmers’ markets, eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, and wild seafood). By the end, Autumn’s IBS was resolved entirely. Autumn was so inspired that she quit her job as a personal trainer at the Tracy Anderson Method and earned a master’s degree in holistic nutrition.
Though initially focused on disseminating information, they soon realized that there weren’t many healthy food products on the market. Many products claimed and even appeared to be healthy, using buzzwords such as gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, natural, and more. They were also nutrient-free, containing the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that promote thriving health.
Realizing they had an important job, Autumn and Chas joined forces with Chas’ brother Matt and a good friend, Matthew. They launched Paleovalley, believing that everything you eat and every added ingredient is an opportunity to either detract from your health or improve it.
Their mission is to create products that live up to their strict standards and always prioritize health over profit. Paleovalley creates products with integrity that are free from problematic ingredients and teeming with ingredients that promote vibrant health.