Alison Marras is the creator of foodbymars.com, where she shares delicious gut-loving Paleo and AIP-friendly recipes and resources to make healing with real food a stress-free lifestyle, filled with joy and flavor. Her recipes and work have been featured on Well + Good, Whole30, Autoimmune Wellness, Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, GFF Magazine, and she’s spoken at Facebook, various health summits, and podcasts. Alison is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and passionate cook living in New York City with her husband and daughter. Find her recipes, meal plans, and community at foodbymars.com and @foodbymars on social media.
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. is the creator of the award-winning blog, www.ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times Bestselling author of Paleo Principles, The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, and The Healing Kitchen. Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 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 award-winning and 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. Sarah's innate curiosity goes further than just understanding diet and she is also deeply interested in the impact of lifestyle factors like sleep, stress, and activity. Her passion for scientific literacy and her talent for distilling scientific concepts into straightforward and accessible explanations form the foundation of her work and her dedication to improving public health. Sarah also emphasizes a theory-to-practice approach in all of her work through her focus on recipe creation and everyday solutions.