Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog www.ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook. Sarah’s background includes 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 four years doing medical research as a postdoctoral fellow.
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 lifestyle factors like sleep, stress and activity. After her own health dramatically improved with a Paleo lifestyle, she is passionate about making the science behind it accessible to everyone. Sarah’s personal experiences with autoimmune disease have also led her to be one of the top voices on healing through the Autoimmune Protocol.