So you’ve got your tickets for Paleo f(x)™ 2018. You’re super pumped about the expo, your Paleo Posse, all the amazing workshops you’ve signed up for.
Oh, and of course you’re excited for the speakers.
But wait… who are the official Paleo f(x)™ speakers this year?
Allow us to introduce one.
Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom
You’ve probably heard of Sarah before. Or maybe you’ve just referred to her by her other name: The Paleo Mom.
Either way, Sarah is a Ph.D. currently in the working field of applying Paleo Principles to her clients’ (and her own family’s) lives. She identifies first and foremost as a mom. Her blog is dedicated to integrating a Paleo lifestyle into one the whole family can conquer together.
Researcher, blogger, award-winner… Mom.
Sarah has experienced a slew of achievement in the academic and blogging worlds since receiving her doctorate degree in medical physics from the University of Western Ontario in 2003.
She spent her post-doctorate time doing research on a variety of topics in the realms of immunity and cancer. Numerous awards have been granted for her work, including research excellence recognition from the American Psychological Society. She also authored 14 peer-reviewed articles, 7 of which are first-author papers.
Despite her academic success, Sarah first and foremost identifies as a mom. And though she was doing great in her career, she decided to give it up for full-time motherhood when her first daughter was born.
At that time, she was morbidly obese. She suffered from over a dozen immune and autoimmune diseases that constantly wrecked the way she felt. She wanted to be able to commit full-time to being an engaged parent. And though work was no longer keeping her from that, her own health was something she felt she needed to address.
Battling autoimmunity with diet & lifestyle
Sarah began her Paleo journey shortly after having her second daughter.
Within two weeks of changing her eating style, she was able to discontinue 6 medication prescriptions that she had depended on for the previous 12 years to keep her symptoms at bay.
She incorporated the full-swing Paleo lifestyle and lost a total of 120 pounds.
Shortly after adopting this lifestyle for herself, Sarah wanted to include it in the life of her family as well. Her husband took more time to “transition,” as did her kids – but they all now live a Paleo lifestyle together, with varying food sensitivities among them.
Sarah began her blog, The Paleo Mom, to write about the challenges and triumphs of raising a Paleo family. She loves to cook and shares her recipes on the blog, as well as other useful articles for those with or without autoimmunity issues.
The Paleo Mom today
Now, Sarah Ballantyne is the author of The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, and co-author of The Healing Kitchen. Her latest book is called Paleo Principles, and includes much deeper research and the latest findings in the Paleo lifestyle, as backed by science.
She has been an official Paleo f(x)™ speaker for years… and definitely loves hanging out at the selfie booth! Sarah participates in a host of panels. She also gives her own talks each year at the event, on top of just hanging out and meeting more of the tribe.
Sarah’s talk for Paleo f(x)™ 2018 is called “Keys for a Healthy Gut.” It’s all about what actually makes a healthy gut, and how an unhealthy one can lead to inflammation and chronic disease.
Paleo f(x)™ 2018 is promising to be the biggest and best one yet… so why don’t you join us in Austin with our awesome speakers, like Sarah?