Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog The Paleo Mom, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated “The Paleo View” podcast, and author of two upcoming books “The Paleo Approach” and “The Paleo Approach Cookbook.”Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26. She spent the next four years doing medical research in the fields of innate immunity, inflammation, critical care medicine, gene therapy and epithelial biology before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Sarah’s decision to give the world of medical research a break when her first daughter was born was inspired both by the profound influence of her own mother during her upbringing and by a recognition that her health was not going to accommodate any attempts at finding balance between a high-powered academic career and her desire to be a fully-engaged parent. At the time her first daughter was born, Sarah was morbidly obese and suffered from over a dozen immune- and autoimmune-related diseases.After her second daughter was born, Sarah discovered the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health, including contributing to her 120-pound weight loss! Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and an autoimmune skin condition called lichen planus. In fact, Sarah was able to discontinue six prescription medications, some of which she has been taking for 12 years, within two weeks of changing her diet! The dramatic improvements in Sarah’s conditions convinced her never to revert to her previous eating habits. She quickly became a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for the Paleo lifestyle, which led to the creation of her blog: www.ThePaleoMom.comSarah loves reading, cooking, drawing and yoga. She is passionate about scientific literacy and about supporting local farmers. She eats snout to tail and blogs when the kids are in bed at night.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Sarah Ballantyne and other top speakers and celebrities.