Episode #229: Replenishing Nutrient Deficiencies In Moms with Autumn Smith

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On today’s episode, Steph interviews Autumn Smith, co-founder of Paleovalley. Autumn holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and is a Certified FDN Practitioner. They share common deficiencies in moms and kids based on their clinical experience and what the research says. You’ll get a better understanding of whether or not those pesky postpartum symptoms like hair loss, fatigue, and moodiness may actually be a nutrient deficient and how you can work to correct it. Because Autumn is a mama who really gets it, you’ll walk away with practical strategies to incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your family’s diet.

Topics Discussed: 

  • How common nutrient deficiencies are in moms
  • Why so many of us are deficient in nutrients
  • Physical signs you may be deficient
  • Deficiencies in kids
  • The most important foods to focus on
  • Realistic ways to to incorporate these foods into your family’s diet

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Autumn Fladmo Smith began her academic career with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University 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. Also, Autumn became a Certified FDN Practitioner as of 2018!

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