What an amazing two and a half weeks since The Paleo Approach was released! The book is doing better than I had dared hope, the reviews have been tremendous (well over ONE HUNDRED 5-star reviews on Amazon.com already! Woot!), and so many people have told me how much they are learning from the book…. it’s just amazing.
It has been quite nerve-racking to wait for the world to judge something I just dedicated 15 months of my life to. So the feeling of accomplishment to see that the world loves The Paleo Approach is very high. I love that it’s being called “The Paleo Textbook“, “The Paleo Encyclopedia“, and “A Must Read“. I love how many of you have told me that you’re giving copies to your doctor, to your friends and family! I am greatly enjoying reading reviews by bloggers and members of the media; but even more so, I am loving reading the reviews that individuals are sharing either through social media or by posting on Goodreads, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble and other online retailers. If you’ve been meaning to post a review, please know that I greatly appreciate them (and make sure you check out this giveaway post for which writing a review is one of the ways you can enter) and they’re very helpful for spreading the word about my book.
HUGE GIVEAWAY: In case you missed it, I am running my biggest giveaway ever worth over $800 to celebrate the book launch. All the details are in THIS POST.
BOOK TOUR INFO: I will be doing a handful of book signings over the next few months. It’s difficult for me to travel since I have two young kids, no family close by, and a husband who has his own career. So, if you live close to any of the cities that I’ll be traveling to, I encourage you to take the opportunity to come meet me and get your book signed in person! The first event will be in the Atlanta area on February 23rd. Please RSVP here. You can see all the locations I’m planning on visiting here (this page will be updated frequently).
If you’ve been waiting to see what other bloggers, authors, and the media have to say about The Paleo Approach before getting a copy, here are the most recent reviews. You can also get links to reviews here, here and here.
Recent Reviews of The Paleo Approach
|“Sarah has really outdone herself with this book! I specialize in treating patients with chronic, complicated illness and put most all of them on the autoimmune protocol in the beginning of treatment (and some, indefinitely.) Thank you, Sarah, for all of the sacrifices you made to pull this together. I see all of the heart, soul, and brain-power that went into this book. It is truly a treasure and you have & will single-handedly help heal thousands of people, I am sure.” – Andrea Rosario|
|“The Paleo Approach is the most comprehensive resource written to date on autoimmune disease and how to use diet and lifestyle to not only manage it but potentially send it packing into remission!” – Read Essential Wellness’ full review here.|
|“[The book] is a wealth of information for readers to use as a foundation to better understand what autoimmune disease is, what causes it, and how diet and lifestyle can bring relief. Being armed with this kind of information helps readers become proactive in their own health while also opening a more useful dialogue with their physicians.” – Read Books and Chocolate’s full review here.|
|“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 deliver the most current research for both patients and practitioners to reverse autoimmune disease and heal!” – Read Anne Angelone’s full review here.|
|“[This book is] a game changer, and is something that EVERY doctor and EVERY patient with an autoimmune disease needs to own. You have the power to fix your health, to resolve chronic pain. Confused about leaky gut, about food intolerances, and about how paleo can help? This book IS FOR YOU.” – Read Brittany Angell’s full review here.|
|“Of all the books I’ve read in the last two years (and I’ve read over 100), The Paleo Approach is definitely one of the most thorough and well-researched. Unless you’ve eaten a clean, real-food, low-inflammatory diet your entire life, trying the protocols in this book for a month may have a tremendously positive effect on your health.” – Read Wellness Mama’s full review here.|
|“Author Ballantyne has positioned The Paleo Approach as a book you may end up lending your doctor. Can you imagine that relationship and how effective it could be?” – Read John Koenig’s full review here.|
|“I love The Paleo Approach because I know it works. It completely, dramatically changed my life and the lives of so many others. The more diminished my life became due to autoimmunity, the harder it was to find answers, the more isolated I felt. I thought I was the only one, but now I have a huge support system. There is a whole community out here and Sarah has provided a truly impressive point where we can join together and start conquering AI.” – Read Angie Alt’s full review here.|
|“Sarah emphasizes that the key to her approach to the Paleo diet “is nutrient density.” You’ll learn how to regulate your immune and hormone systems, while ‘fostering digestive health, all through a nutrient-dense diet and constructive lifestyle changes.'” – Read The Examinder.com’s full review (and also an interview with me) here|
|“…More and more people are going to get this book and start, they’re going to have all these light bulbs turn on and all these ah-ha moments…I’m just really excited for you and I’m excited for everyone who’s going to get their hands on this book.” – Diane Sanfillipo on a recent episode of the Balanced Bites Podcast|
|“[Sarah] has basically written an encyclopedia on auto immune [disease]. But it’s so easy to understand and to incorporate into anybody’s life who might be having these struggles.” – Kendall Kendrick on a recent episode of the Born Primal Podcast|
|Last but not least, we celebrated the release of The Paleo Approach on last week’s episode of The Paleo View. Stacy and I were joined by joined by Whitney Ross from Nutrisclerosis, Eileen Laird from Phoenix Helix, Angie Alt from Alt-ternative Autoimmune, and Christina Feindel from A Clean Plate. It was a very emotional episode, and tears were shed!|