NTI PodTalk | Autumn Smith, co-founder of Paleovalley and Wild Pastures

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Autumn Smith is the co-founder of Paleovalley, Wild Pastures, and the Wild Pastures Burger Co. In this special episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne and Autumn talk about regenerative agriculture, grass-fed beef, and the Wild Pastures Burger Company.

About Autumn Smith

Autumn Smith suffered from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life. Specialist after specialist told her nothing could be done, and she was ready to give up. But as one final attempt at a life free of health issues, Autumn decided to harness the power of whole foods. She cleaned up her diet and in just 30 days, her IBS was cured. But that was just the beginning. She also had less anxiety, was mentally sharper, and a bubbly side of her that she forgot existed came back. Since then, Autumn has dedicated her life to helping others harness the power of whole foods to live vibrant lives.

In 2013, she and her husband, Chas, launched Paleovalley, a company dedicated to helping people get the essential nutrients they need, without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. But they didn’t stop there. After learning about the healing powers of grass-fed, pasture-raised meat – both for our bodies and the planet – Autumn and Chas started their next venture. In 2018, they launched Wild Pastures, a regenerative meat delivery service that sends 100% grass-fed pasture-raised meat directly to your doorstep.

After becoming a loving mom to her son Maverick, Autumn’s concern for her own personal health and the health of the planet was taken to new heights. She’s dedicated to not only making healthy, nutrient-dense foods and supplements more accessible but doing everything she can to help restore health to our planet. Her goal? Create a world where her children and her children’s children don’t have to worry about having access to the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. Autumn truly believes that together we can create a world where vibrant health and organic, sustainable, regenerative practices are the norm.

In this episode Autumn and Dianne discuss:

  • 01:55 – Autumn’s background and the inspiration behind Wild Pastures
  • 05:55 – Regenerative agriculture and why it is so important 
  • 12:00 – The nuances of the term ‘grass-fed’ 
  • 16:05 – Nutrient profiles of grass-fed vs conventionally raised beef
  • 21:00 – The fatty acid profile of regeneratively raised, grass-fed beef
  • 25:00 – How Autumn and her team decided to open a restaurant 
  • 29:43 – Why Wild Pastures Burger Co does not use any omega-6 seed oils
  • 36:45 – How you can find out more about PaleoValley, Wild Pastures, and Wild Pastures Burger Co.

NTI’s PodTalk is available on all major podcast platformsFind us by searching “NTI PodTalk” in your favorite podcast platform or following any of the links below.

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Hear from other people in the regenerative agriculture space on the NTI PodTalk:

Kestrel Burcham, Cornucopia Institute Policy Director

Kate Kavanaugh, Owner of Western Daughters Butcher Shop

This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy. The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.

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