Autumn Smith | Foods For Stress: How To Naturally Lower Blood Sugar


“I set an intention before I talk to somebody about this and you kind of know professionally when someone wants to change. You need to ask them, ‘Are you in the headspace right now to receive advice, or do you still just need to tell me what is going on, and do you just need support at this point in time?' When I've found them to be in a space where they are willing to receive and act upon advice, I do it in a very, very gentle way. I just say, ‘Look, when you step out because I know you're just stuck in it and it might be harder to see the big picture and how it's effective, but this is not serving you. I know you have so much potential and if we could just change this one thing, I think it will help you make real progress.' “ – Autumn Smith

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 433

Co-Host of the ‎Optimize Paleo Podcast, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and Co-Founder of Paleovalley, Autumn Smith, returns to share how to create healthy boundaries, how to help a loved one overcome difficult health obstacles and easy ways for you to improve your emotional, mental, and physical wellness.

Autumn also explores the incredible benefits of their Apple Cider Vinegar Complex, her own healing journey for greater wellness, and how ACV has transformed her health.

What are common myths about Apple Cider Vinegar? Why is it actually magical for your daily health routine?

Discover how ACV can amp up your energy, help your weight loss goals, stabilize blood sugar, lower inflammation, and improve gut health all at the same time.

Apple cider vinegar is so powerful. When you take it, it is going to promote not only blood sugar stability but it's also been shown to improve fat burning, reduce cravings, and promote satiety.- Autumn Smith of @paleovalleyClick To Tweet

Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex

Autumn Smith: The Magic & Myths About Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)Introducing a powerful organic blend of apple cider vinegar and four more gut & health supportive superfoods.

Paleovalley Apple Cider Vinegar Complex is a powerful aid to get organic apple cider vinegar into your body faster, easier, and without having to tolerate the taste.

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Their Apple Cider Vinegar Complex also contains four additional superfoods shown to support gut health, inflammation reduction, weight loss, and blood sugar stabilization. Unlike other similar products, they use all organic ingredients in order to avoid the pesticides and herbicides so prevalent in our food system today.

They use gentle processing in an effort to preserve as many of the unique and fragile nutrients found in apple cider vinegar and these other four superfoods as possible.

Shop the BEST Organic Snacks at PaleoValley

PaleoValley's 100% Grass-Fed Beef Sticks

PaleoValley's 100% Grass-Fed Beef SticksPaleovalley 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks are the only beef sticks in the USA made from 100% grass fed/grass finished beef and organic spices that are naturally fermented.

Their 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks are unlike anything else on the market. In fact, they were recently voted in Paleo Magazine as one of the top snacks of the year.

The reason is that they are committed to making the highest quality, clean products that are free from problematic ingredients.

Their beef comes from 100% grass fed cows raised entirely on natural grass pastures by family farmers right here in the USA. As a result they are healthy and happy.

PaleoValley's Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks

PaleoValley's 100% Grass-Fed Beef SticksPaleovalley Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks were created to make healthy snacking easier.

Their turkey sticks are made from turkeys who are allowed to live as nature intended… on organic grass pastures with plenty of sunshine, fresh air and room to exercise. The result of raising turkeys in such a natural way is a much healthier, clean protein with higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s.

Unfortunately, virtually all turkey in the USA is conventionally raised with a small portion being “free range” – a virtually meaningless term that simply means the turkeys were allowed access to the outdoors. However, most “free range” turkeys only have access to an outdoor dirt field with no pasture in sight.

Their truly pasture-raised turkeys are given full access to outdoor, pesticide-free pasture with plenty of grass and insects for them to nibble on.


Listen To Episode 433 As Autumn Smith Uncovers:

[1:30] Setting Healthy Boundaries in 2022

[7:30] Foods for Stress & Lower Blood Sugar: Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Which supplements and vitamins can support your wellness, mental health, and emotional wellbeing.
  • The health struggles that Autumn has faced with off blood sugar and inflammation in the brain.
  • How to take a unique approach to balance your blood sugar.
  • Comparing normal to poor blood sugar levels and why this is vital for your wellness.
  • The power of spending time with Mother Earth and Josh's own experience doing this with a Vision Quest.
  • 405 Tim Corcoran
  • 293 Dr. Jade Teta
  • The connection between longevity and blood sugar levels.
  • Why apple cider vinegar is key for keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level.
  • Exploring the other various positive effects of ACV including greater fat burn and reduced cravings.
  • Why Autumn and her team decided to create their ACV complex in tablet form and why this is better than taking a liquid ACV.
  • The many beneficial ingredients in Paleovalley's ACV Complex: cinnamon, turmeric, lemon, and ginger which also help reduce the production of gas in your digestion tract.

[17:30] ACV Complex: Tablet vs Liquid for Blood Sugar Health

  • What Josh experienced himself when he took the Paleovalley ACV Complex including a calming effect.
  • 397 Kara Collier
  • How often and how much is recommended when you take the ACV Complex.
  • What to be aware of if you're on certain medications especially for diabetes and blood thinners.>
  • Breaking down all you need to know about the ACV Complex from how it's made common myths about it.
  • Why it's the acidic acid, not the natural nutrients, that are actually key for all the health benefits you receive when you take the ACV Complex.
  • Exploring all the evidence out there that ACV can help improve your cholesterol levels especially HDL.
  • The importance of also living a healthier lifestyle with exercise and good nutrition rather than just relying on supplements.
  • Why Autumn loves taking the ACV in tablet form and how often she takes it.
  • The importance of taking ACV in tablet form instead of liquid form.

[30:30] Building Healthy Behaviors for Long-Term Health

  • Simple steps that can help improve your health especially when you have high levels of stress.
  • Autumn's wellness journey and what she didn't know about nutrition and calories compared to now.
  • The dramatic mood swings  Autumn would experience when her nutrition and blood sugar was off.
  • The link between poor blood sugar levels and chronic diseases.
  • Why you will feel so much better when your blood sugar levels are stable; especially when it comes to sleep.
  • 384 Shawn Stevenson

[44:00] Creating Healthy Relationships in Your Life

  • How to create your own Wellness Wheel and what Autumn has added to hers since the CV19 pandemic began.
  • What healthy boundaries look like and how they have helped Autumn to connect back to herself.
  • The benefits of positive mindset shifts and behavior change to help us face everyday struggles in relationships.
  • What you can do today to begin to operate at a higher level with greater focus.
  • Breaking down the differences between what it means to serve people and being a people pleaser.
  • Autumn's mission to help people make positive changes to their lives when they're ready for it.
  • How you can recognize that you are enough so that you may step into your higher self.
  • 364 Alison Armstrong
  • How breathwork can help you let go of negative thoughts and feelings of shame.

[45:00] Honoring Mother Earth with Organic Farming

Power Quotes From The Show

In our modern world, we think there's a pill for every ill but that's not the answer. Here at Paleovalley, our products are about sharing the beautiful wisdom that exists between nature and our bodies. - Autumn Smith of @paleovalleyClick To Tweet

Lower Blood Sugar with Apple Cider Vinegar

“Apple cider vinegar is so powerful. When you take it, it is going to promote not only blood sugar stability but it's also been shown to improve fat burning. The number one thing that I hear from people is that it takes away their cravings so you're using it in a beautiful, beautiful way that's going to help your relationship with food too. As the apple cider vinegar complex promotes satiety in your body; it makes you feel fuller longer. There's also research on how you can use it on the skin and its impact on cholesterol. The list goes on and on.” Autumn Smith

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“As a teenager, I would often be on this blood sugar roller coaster. At that time, I had no idea it was profoundly affecting my mood. Fortunately, I was able to stabilize that and once I started studying health, I realized unstable blood sugar will also actually increase your risk for pretty much every degenerative chronic disease possible. It can lead to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and even more. However, if you use apple cider vinegar or something similar to bring your blood sugar stability back to normal, you will have this incredible wealth of bandwidth all of a sudden. The benefits are so powerful; you will have more energy, vitality, and will even sleep better.” – Autumn Smith

Being One with Mother Earth

“In our modern world, we think there's a pill for every ill but that's not the answer we should be looking for. Here at Paleovalley, our products like our Apple Cider Vinegar Complex and beef and turkey sticks are about sharing the beautiful wisdom that exists between nature and our bodies. Even though we have evolved using that intelligence, we have also become very disconnected from the planet. Our products like the ACV Complex focus on trying to help people come back to that. We look at the wisdom of Mother Earth and we just bring the highest quality ingredients from our planet into a version that people can use every day.” – Autumn Smith


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About Autumn Smith

Autumn Smith | Foods For Stress: How To Naturally Lower Blood SugarAutumn 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 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.

Autumn's Mission

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.


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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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