How Gut Health Impacts Mental Health

The following interview is part of a cutting-edge series of video interviews called Parenting Today: Raising Strong, Resilient Kids being aired exclusively on Mad in America.

This series has as its aim educating parents about the current mental disorder paradigm as it relates to children. It also offers many useful tips about how to raise more resilient children and how to become a more skillful parent. In this series of more than thirty interviews, we share information about the diverse resources available to parents, including alternative ones.

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Today’s guest is Sarah Ballantyne, PhD. Sarah is the creator of the award-winning website thepaleomom.com, cohost of the syndicated top-rated podcast The Paleo View, and New York Times bestselling author of Paleo Principles, The Paleo Approach and The Healing Kitchen. Sarah earned her doctorate in medical biophysics at age 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.

Sarah’s transition from academic researcher to stay-at-home mom to internationally-recognized health advocate and educator was driven by her own health journey, which included losing 120 pounds and using both diet and lifestyle to mitigate and reverse a dozen diagnosed health conditions. 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. She has a passion for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations.

Links of Interest:

Sarah’s website, The Paleo Mom
Sarah’s Facebook page
Paleo Principles Book

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