Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26. She spent the next four years doing research on innate immunity and inflammation before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After her second daughter was born, she began to experiment with the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health. Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, and the autoimmune disorder, Lichen Planus, an inflammatory skin condition. Inspired by her success, Dr. Ballantyne created the popular health blog www.ThePaleoMom.com and became co-host of a top-rated podcast, The Paleo View. Her passion for providing straightforward explanations of the science behind her diet and lifestyle recommendations for managing autoimmune disease, plus her love of food and cooking, form the foundations of "The Paleo Approach".
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Bodyby Sarah Ballantyne
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An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that's no reason to give up hope. In this groundbreaking book, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., draws upon current medical research and her own battle with an autoimmune disorder to show you how you can become completely symptom-free�the natural way.
"The Paleo Approach" is the first book ever to explain how to adapt the Paleo diet and lifestyle to bring about a full recovery. Read it to learn why foods marketed as "healthy"--such as whole grains, soy, and low-fat dairy--can contribute to the development of autoimmune conditions. Discover what you can eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. Find out which simple lifestyle changes--along with changes in diet--will make the biggest difference for your health.
There's no need to worry that "going Paleo" will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods. In "The Paleo Approach", Dr. Ballantyne provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. Complete food lists with strategies for the day-to-day--how stay within your food budget, where to shop for what you need, how to make the most out of your time in the kitchen, and how to eat out--take all the guesswork out of going Paleo. Simple strategies for lifestyle adjustments, including small steps that can make a huge difference, guide you through the most important changes to support healing.
Do you have a complicated condition that requires medical intervention, medication, or supplements? Dr. Ballantyne also walks you through the most useful medical tests, treatments, and supplements (as well as the most counterproductive ones) to help you open a dialogue with your physician.
Features such as these make "The Paleo Approach" the ultimate resource for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease. Why suffer a moment longer? Reclaim your health with "The Paleo Approach"!
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The Paleo Approach deserves a standing ovation! Bravissima!! The Paleo Approach is filled with tons of health empowering, myth busting, smart as heck science along with engaging illustrations that delivers the most current research for both patients and practitioners to reverse autoimmune disease and heal! After honing in on the multiple causes of immune dysfunction, we are shown how to change the game by optimizing immune function instead. Dr. Ballantyne’s careful research reveals how nutrient dense diets along with specific lifestyle adjustments often translate to disease reversal. In The Paleo Approach, we are guided to understand immune function, modern Nutrigenomics, Paleo nutrition, the importance of nutrient density, how to select and source the most beneficial foods, and the detailed science behind autoimmune Paleo diet. The Paleo Approach is all about balance- i.e. checking all pieces of the puzzle (e.g. digestion, hormones, stress, sleep, having fun) and considering what pieces needs more attention for you to ultimately kiss your autoimmune disease goodbye! This book is a treasure for all health care providers and anyone with an autoimmune disease seeking to effectively reverse it. Besides avoiding inflammatory and immune stimulating foods, The Paleo Approach champions nutrient dense foods that we are genetically programmed to eat, maintaining gut health, spending time outdoors, reducing stress and being intentional about great sleep. I personally have applied the Paleo approach, which has resulted in decreased flare-ups associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have also witnessed countless patients in my practice who notice a return of energy, decreased inflammation, improved digestion and decreased flare ups. The Paleo Approach is imperative for patients and practitioners like MD’s, L.Ac.’s, DC’s, RN’s, RD’s CNC’s, who need a powerful solution for resolving immune/inflammatory conditions. The Paleo Approach will raise many discussions between patients and healthcare providers and will continue to elevate the importance of disease prevention and resolution. Thank you Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. for this masterful contribution to science and to all of us.
I purchased this book lil over a month ago. It has been extremely helpful in my new lifestyle. Great learning tool for those who suffer autoimmune diseases. I have lost over 20 pounds by not eating nightshades, no dairy, no grains, and no beans. Following what I can eat the inflammation through out my body had decreased and no longer need my weekly shots. So I say for those who purchase congrats and welcome to a healthy life style.. AWESOME BOOK
I am passionate about this book. It is literally lifechanging. I had the honor of reviewing a copy of my new favorite book, The Paleo Approach, This book is like the "bible" of Paleo eating. It is like a complete life manual that answers every question you could ever think of about Paleo or Primal eating. I am amazed at the author, Sarah Ballantyne, for her extreme dedication in writing this book. I have no idea how many hours she spent pouring over the research for this book, but I assure you, it has to be in the thousands at least. She thought of every single detail. I want to choose a few quotes for you, but it is so hard...I just want to quote the entire book because everything written is so important to the healing of your body. The book is set up in almost a textbook fashion, except that she writes in a way that makes the book enjoyable to read. It is literally filled with information, but it never leaves you feeling overwhelmed or bored. She makes it all sound so fascinating. She also has an amazing way of "speaking" to the reader. She writes so that the average person can clearly understand what she is saying, but not so simple that it feels like she is being condescending. I think that is very important and impressive because she is clearly a genius. The first pages show a Table of Contents with everything divided neatly into chapters and sections to make it easier if you are looking for something specific in the book. The book is divided into two main parts - The Cause and The Cure. The Cause focuses on Autoimmune Diseases--what they are, dietary factors that contribute to them (for example: foods that do not digest well and genetics), lifestyle factors that contribute to them (such as lack of sleep and medication), and how to move forward to heal your body and add to your life. This part of the book is very interesting to me because most of it is all new information to me and I really enjoy learning. There is a three page list of all the known possible autoimmune diseases, many of which surprised me. I think it's great that she includes this because many of them are not diseases that I would think of as being autoimmune diseases...which means that without this information, many people may not try the Paleo Approach because they are not even aware that it could help them. This list fixes that problem! She goes so in-depth with her explanations that she makes you feel like an expert after you are done. When Sarah begins writing about the foods, she makes it clear that she wants you to succeed. She doesn't just write "DO NOT EAT THIS" "DO NOT EAT THAT", she goes in-depth about each food item and why that food is bad for your body. I think that is so important. It makes it harder to follow through with any big change in life if someone just gives you a list of things to avoid without telling you the reasons. When you are given the reasons, it helps to motivate you to make the right choices. Every single thing about this book shows Sarah's dedication. I just cannot say enough good things about her dedication to this book. You can clearly see that everything was so thoughtfully added. This was not some book that was just thrown together. I hope that if I ever write a book, it is half as wonderful as this one. This book isn't just for people with autoimmune diseases, this book is for everyone. Everyone should want to learn more about their bodies and understand how every choice they make affects their health.
This book is a life changer. I have been counting the days until I could get me hands on this and I’m still counting the days for the cookbook. Sarah does an amazing job explanting the science behind the approach and the wonderful illustration make it easier to follow. I will be telling everyone I know about this book. ¿