Megan Patiry is a freelance writer who specializes in ancestral nutrition. She has followed a Paleo-style, and ancestral style of eating for over a decade, Megan has been a devoted nutrition researcher and columnist for over 10 years.
She graduated college with a B.A. in English. Megan has also received certifications as a specialist in fitness nutrition and personal trainer. Her work has been featured in Paleo Magazine, the Huffington Post, and various other publications.
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