You’re not alone! The American Autoimmune Related Diseases estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is a 21st century epidemic because our modern diet and lifestyles wreak havoc on our digestive systems. As Hippocrates accurately stated, All disease begins in the gut.
You’re also in the right place if you want to address your autoimmune disease naturally. I’m passionate about helping others heal from autoimmune diseases because, thanks to the healing power of food, I’ve gotten my life back after years with a debilitating autoimmune disease. The most liberating thing for me is that I am now 100% medication free thanks to my dietary changes!
What is the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol?
The Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, shortened to AIP or simply Autoimmune Paleo, provides the body with building blocks for rebuilding gut health. The common factor between all types of autoimmunity is a permeable intestinal lining, also called leaky gut. The AIP removes foods that perpetuate leaky gut while bolstering the body with ingredients for balancing hormones and blood sugar.
Autoimmunity can never be “cured” because the autoimmune antibodies will always be present in the body. Once the gut is healed, however, the autoimmune antibodies will not be triggered. Since the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol is a temporarily, intensive healing diet, know that you will most likely be able to re-introduce many foods after you heal your gut. Some foods, including grains, will most likely need to be avoided to prevent
Foods to avoid on the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol
- Grains (including pseudo-grains like quinoa)
- Beans and legumes
- Eggs (of any kind)
- Nuts (including chocolate, unfortunately)
- Seeds (including coffee and seed-based spices like coriander and cumin, and seed oils)
- Nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, potatoes, and spices derived from them like paprika, cayenne, and curry)
- Food chemicals and non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia
Foods to enjoy on the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol
- Pastured meats like beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, duck, and bison
- Bone broth and organ meats from pastured animals
- Wild-caught fish and shellfish
- Animal fats like tallow, lard, and duck fat from pastured animals
- Tropical oils like coconut and red palm (sustainably harvested)
- Olive oil and avocado oil (for cold applications)
- Any fruit (except ground cherries and tomatoes, which are nightshades)
- Any vegetable (except nightshades, denoted above), especially leafy green veggies, roots and tubers
- Herbs and spices that are not seeds or nightshades, like thyme, rosemary, turmeric, garlic, ginger, etc.
- Coconut flakes and coconut butter
- Vinegars, like apple cider, ume plum, or coconut
- Fermented foods like saurkraut, kombucha and water kefir
For a more in-depth discussion on why the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol works, you’ll enjoy reading my interview here with Mickey Trescott, author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.
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You must have meant to post this in health foromby kelijeli
But since I'm here..
Your sluggish feelings can come from any thing..low iron etc..
progesterone would be a hormone needed only if you had too much estrogen. The type of doctor you would need would be a reproductive-endocrine gyno for that.
Your thyroid has nothing to do with that. If your doctor thinks your thyroid is fine that is because he checked your tsh. If you still think it is thyroid he could run a tpi this would check for autoimmune antibodies that would attack your thyroid. I highly doubt you have that though, since you have not described symptoms except the vague ones
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