Paleo or paleolithic diet has been around for decades for many reasons but the health benefit from eating nutritionally dense food is undeniably the most common reason why thousands of people embraced Paleo for healing.
Sarah Ballantyne, the Paleo Mom, a very popular scientific Paleo blogger who uses famous stick figures and chemical compound graphics to explain how certain chemical reactions occur when we ingest food states,
The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense whole foods diet based on eating a variety of quality meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. It improves health by providing balanced and complete nutrition while avoiding most processed and refined foods and empty calories.
In other words, Paleo diet includes high proteins, low carb, high fiber, high good fats and oils, higher potassium but low sodium, and balanced pH foods.
With latest researches questioning the correlation between saturated fats and heart disease, gluten related health problems and high carb foods causing weight problems, Paleo diet seems like a perfect choice for those who want to lead a healthier lives.
And who’s better at explaining all the scientific reasons why this diet works is none other than Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom.) Sarah is the blogger behind the award-winning blog www.ThePaleoMom.com, a co-host of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast on iTune, and a New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach:Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body and The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul.
Sarah received an Honors Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Victoria, a doctorate degree in medical biophysics at The University of Western Ontario, and spent four years doing medical research as a postdoctoral fellow.
The Paleo Approach with Sarah Ballantyne
Sarah’s science background and her innate nature to question how things work make it easy for her to help readers understand how food interact with our gut barriers, immune systems, and hormones to influence health. She also promotes lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity affect overall health.
After her own health dramatically improved with a Paleo lifestyle, she is passionate about explaining the scientific reasons why Paleo diet works. Sarah’s personal experiences with autoimmune disease have also led her to be one of the top voices on healing through the Autoimmune Protocol.
I had a great hour-long discussion with Sarah on Wellness Wednesday about Paleo and autoimmune diseases! Don’t miss a minute!
- What’s Paleo diet?
- Sarah’s health and healing journey with Hashimoto Thyroiditis.
- Why women are more inflicted with Hashimoto than men.
- What to do if you suspect an autoimmune disease.
- What’s #1 factor in achieving optimum health? (This may surprise you. ~ 50 min mark)
If you want more info on the Paleo diet, Autoimmune Protocol and healing with food, visit Sarah at various places below.
Here are some of Sarah’s books on Amazon. (Amazon Affiliate Links)