Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (IG: @thepaleomom) is the creator of the award-winning blog The Paleo Mom, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times bestselling author of four books: the most comprehensive paleo guidebook to date, Paleo Principles*; the definitive Autoimmune Protocol guidebook, The Paleo Approach*; and two AIP cookbooks, The Paleo Approach Cookbook* and The Healing Kitchen*.
In this episode, we discuss:
- What is a thyroid gland?
- The difference between hyper and hypothyroid diseases
- Hashimoto’s is the most common of all autoimmune diseases
- Pregnancy complications are higher in women with hypothyroidism
- Understanding the link between immune function, diet, and lifestyle
- Why taking a more comprehensive & holistic approach is essential
- What is the autoimmune protocol (AIP)?
- Lab ranges vs. functional ranges for thyroid hormone levels
- Importance of advocating for a full thyroid panel
- The role of a functional medicine specialist
- Sarah’s 3 1/2 year journey to being symptom-free
- Small changes make the biggest difference
- What is an autoimmune flare up?
- Why ketogenic diets should be avoided
- Overview of AIP
- 80% of our immune system is in the gut
- The significance of iodine, selenium, zinc, & iron on AIP
- About 73% of people are deficient in zinc
- Reintroductions are an important aspect of the AIP protocol
- How elimination and challenge diets are constructed
- Empowering people with knowledge
- Sarah’s AIP journey
- How AIP began
- The role nutrients play in immune health
- The problem with food sensitivity testing
- Elimination diets are the gold standard in testing
- Fish & shellfish are high in zinc, selenium, & iron
- The cruciferous vegetable myth
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Sarah Ballantyne – Paleo Principles (book)*
The Paleo Mom (Sarah’s website)
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Sarah Ballantyne – The Paleo Approach (book)*
Sarah Ballantyne – The Paleo Approach Cookbook*
Alaena Haber & Sarah Ballantyne – The Healing Kitchen (cookbook)*
Listen to Sarah Ballantyne previously on TUHP (episode #220)
AIP Lecture Series Online Program
Robb Wolf – The Paleo Solution (book)*
Listen to Robb Wolf previously on TUHP (episode #145)
Dr. Loren Cordain – The Paleo Diet
Dr. Terry Wahls – Minding Your Mitrochrondria TedxIowaCity (video)
Listen to Dr. Terry Wahls previously on TUHP (episode #120)
Healing & Dealing With Hashi’s (Marni’s 4 week Hashimoto’s course)
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