I've been wanting to do a health related podcast for a while now and was waiting until I got the perfect guest. Today was the day.
Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog ThePaleoMom.com, 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 started her academic career in physics, earning an Honors Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada in 1999. Her honors thesis work was in radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which prompted her to look for medical research applications in graduate school . Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at The University of Western Ontario in 2003, at the age of 26. Her doctoral thesis was titled “Progressive Liver Injury during the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: Heme Oxygenase as a Therapeutic Target”. Her doctoral research spanned the gamut of inflammation, innate immunity, endogenous anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant enzymes, gene therapy techniques, microcirculation and vascular biology, liver health, and critical care medicine. Sarah filed one patent (in both the USA and Canada) and published 14 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (including 7 first author papers; and 12 of which can be seen here
), several of which continue to be highly-cited today, and 25 abstracts presented at international conferences. On the podcast Sarah and I discussed the paleo diet, food intolerance, anxiety disorder and auto-immune disease amidst other health related topics. Sarah's new book "The Paleo Approach
" now available on Amazon and/or a book store near you. Sarah can be found at the following locations:
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Podcast: The Paleo View