Presented by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Award-winning public speaker, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned health expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD believes the key to reversing the current epidemics of chronic disease is scientific literacy. She creates educational resources to help people regain their health through diet and lifestyle choices informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research. Dr. 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, including four autoimmune diseases. Sarah’s talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health.
In this interview with Jaime Hartman, Dr. Sarah shares how she summarizes the Autoimmune Protocol in an easy "elevator speech" to help our friends and family understand and support our dietary and lifestyle choices. Plus, arm yourself with Dr. Sarah's answers to common questions from loved ones, like "can't you just cheat this one time?" and "won't eating all that meat give you cancer?".
You can find Dr. Sarah's wealth of resources as well as link to her books, online courses, podcast, and social media via her website The Paleo Mom.