This time around our guest is the Paleo Mom! Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
She struggled with over 12 diagnosed medical conditions, many of them overlapping syndromes of autoimmune disease. Born out of her journey in resolving these issues on her own, she’s created a ton of tools for the public, educating and empowering individuals in taking control of their health and overcoming their autoimmune disease.
In this episode we discuss:
- Sarah’s struggles with autoimmune disease, work stress, and being supermom
- Sarah’s early dietary experimentation and realization of the power of nutrition
- Type “As” and “A”utoimmune disease! Mechanisms behind stress related immune dysregulation
- The importance of micronutrition and nutrient sufficiency
- Conditionally essential nutrients for folks with autoimmune disease
- An invaluable tool in getting the foundations and the basics down
- Key takeaways regardless of where you are on your journey from Dr. Ballantyne
Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning online resource www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; New York Times bestselling author of Paleo Principles, The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Healing Kitchen; creator of the online program Go To Bed; and creator of the top-rated online course, The Autoimmune Protocol Lecture Series. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way. Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to award-winning and internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. As a scientist both by training and by nature, Sarah is deeply interested in understanding how the foods we eat interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. Sarah’s innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health.
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