Autumn Smith – Beef Sticks, Mental Health, Leaky Gut, and Daily Habits

Autumn Smith – Beef Sticks, Mental Health, Leaky Gut, and Daily Habits

About Autumn Smith:

Autumn Fladmo 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 Unversity 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. 

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 Paleovalley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn’s commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick.

Autumn Smith – Show Notes

Topics Covered:

05:00 – Introducing Autumn Smith!
06:13 – Autumn’s Personal Story…
09:13 – Nutrition Credentials…
11:08 – The Beginnings of Paleo Valley…
12:33 – Beef and… Mental Health?
18:27 – Lifestyle Interventions for mental health…
21:23 – Tips and Tricks for Gut Health…
25:46 – False Positive Foods Sensitivities…
28:29 – How to spot dishonest food labeling…
34:08 – Micronutrient Deficiencies and Caloric Restriction… 36:57 – Triage Theory of Micronutrient Deficiency…
40:30 – The RDA for micronutrients is not enough…
41:15 – Hyper-palatable Foods and Kids…
46:45 – Autumn’s Daily Habits for High-Performance!
53:26 – How to connect with Autumn and Paleo Valley!


Links and Resources: 

I Am Clovis

Paleo Valley

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Optimize Paleo Podcast – Justin Nault 

Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Hawthorne Masters in Holistic Nutrition 

Functional Diagnostics Program 

A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan 

BioHealth – Intestinal Permeability Tests 

Genova Diagnostics – Intestinal Permiability

Genova Diagnostics – GI Map 

Cyrex Intestinal Permeability 

Cyrex Food Sensitivity


Immune Tree Colostrum 

Urban Moonshine – Digestive Bitters 

RepairVite Gut Repair

Just Thrive Probiotics

Dr. Bruce Ames – Triage Theory of Micronutrient Deficiency


  • Kristen
    Posted at 17:48h, 05 November Reply

    What an incredible episode. It’s packed full of very important information for everyone to hear. I love that Autumn touched on how she handles a balance with her little guy when it comes to food outside of the home and social settings. Every episode I am reminded how important each decision we make about what we eat is to our health and longevity!

  • Judy R Ellington
    Posted at 21:58h, 13 November Reply

    Thanks for a great podcast. She was incredible. Being new it really helps with all the information. Thanks for taking the time to help me with my journey.

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