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Moroccan-Inspired Broccoli Salad

Before I went Paleo, pretty much the only way you could get me to eat broccoli was to drench it in ranch dressing or cheese. But “getting healthy” opened my eyes to a whole new world of vegetable dishes. And I do mean world. What’s kept me going on the autoimmune protocol for the past few…

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Supplements and the Autoimmune Protocol

  One question nearly everyone asks when transitioning their diet is “Should I be taking any supplements while on the Autoimmune Protocol?”. Supplements are some of the most commonly-recommended additions to dietary and lifestyle modifications, with everyone from functional medicine physicians to internet-forum users recommending their patients and friends take them. It is important to note…

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AIP STORIES OF RECOVERY – MAY 2015

“AIP Stories of Recovery” is a success story series about regular people from the Autoimmune Protocol community who are changing their lives using the protocol. Each month a new person is featured and readers have the opportunity to discover all the different health challenges that are being overcome by folks just like themselves on the same…

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Travel Food Tips While On AIP

For most people, eating when traveling is simple; just hit the nearest market, or venture out for some local cuisine. With the Autoimmune Protocol and other specialized diets, we have to be mindful of what we eat, and don’t have the option of partaking in whatever is offered. It can make traveling tricky. Because of…

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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Bacon and Fried Sage

This soup combines some of my favorite flavors–earthy mushrooms, creamy coconut milk, sweet and salty bacon and the rustic crunch of fried sage. Oh wait, and I forgot to mention truffle salt–my new latest obsession! While this may seem like a fancy dish you might prepare for company, I say bust it out for a weeknight…

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AIP KITCHEN TOUR – MAY ’15

  AIP Kitchen tour is a monthly feature where we profile someone who eats AIP and has agreed to share their kitchen setup with the community, in hopes that they can further inspire us to get our kitchens organized and set up for success! We’ve heard reports of people who are able to make AIP…

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Wild Sockeye Salmon with Spinach and Dill Cream

A feast that can be served warm or at room temperature, this has to be one of the easiest and quickest of meals to prepare. However take a little time over presentation and it’ll look like you’ve spent hours. Then, not only is it a pretty offering to serve your family or guests, it goes…

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AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook Review

  Look what just came out! The AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook by Tara Perillo! I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Tara’s cookbook for a few weeks now and I am so excited to share my thoughts with all of you today. Tara is a certified herbalist, homeopath, and yoga instructor. What’s more, she’s a true…

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Learning To Delay Gratification

It could be argued that the topics I’ve explored over the last several months (you can read them here, here, and here), were a bit directed at AIP long-termers, folks who have been walking the path for a while and who are ready to expand their horizons. Today I wanted to step back a bit…

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Sweet Potato Tarts with Caramel Drizzle and Sea Salt

  I don’t think about pastries very much anymore. As a Celiac, I tend to pass by bakeries with a healthy bit of trepidation, readily observing my self-imposed “10 foot rule.” However, that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten! In my former life, I baked often. I grew up with my grandmother living just a “hop, skip, and…

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WHAT IS GLUTEN CROSS-REACTIVITY?

The Theory Since many people with celiac disease continue to feel sick, even when they eliminate gluten from their diet, scientists have been looking for the reason why. One theory is cross-reactivity. What does that mean? When your body develops an allergy to gluten, it creates antibodies that remember gluten’s protein structure. If you eat gluten,…

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5 Steps to Building Your Community

The need for community is a very basic and instinctive need that has enabled human beings to survive since the beginning of time. Being a part of a community gives us a sense of security. It brings us connectedness and support. Communities provide a safe container in which we can share emotional matters. They teach…

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Recipe Roundup – April ’15

The Autoimmune Paleo Recipe Round-Up is a collection of the best elimination-diet friendly fare found around the community this month. If you are looking for some fresh kitchen inspiration, look no further! Appetizers, Sides, and Sauces Tamarind Nomato Sauce Main Dishes Mutton and Spinach Curry Moroccan Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken Moroccan Lamb with Caramelized…

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Community Update – April ’15

The monthly community update is where we give you a heads up on some great offerings in the way of podcasts, video series, and local in-person meet-up groups. If you have started a local support group on Facebook (no pages please), send us the link through our contact page and we will promote it monthly….

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Bacon-Date Crusted Salmon

One of the first recipes I created when I initially went Paleo was walnut-crusted salmon topped with a bacon-rosemary crumble. I can credit that dish as one of the meals that went on my husband (then boyfriend)’s “Should I propose to her?” tally board. This AIP re-creation has even surpassed my previous success! It’s savory,…

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Three Reasons You Need More Time in the Forest

While spending time outdoors may seem like a long forgotten luxury, science has revealed what your inner-child has known since birth: Nature is medicine. When dealing with chronic illness and especially the chronic fatigue that generally comes with it, pursuing outdoor activities may seem out of reach. However, this is one of the key missing…

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The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook Review

Today I am reviewing the Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-To-Table Recipes and A Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food by fellow NTP Diana Rodgers! While Angie and I usually only share books that are 100% compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol, we made an exception with this book because we believe sustainability and food…

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Raw Coconut Macaroons with “Chocolate” Ganache

I created this recipe especially for my husband.  Although he doesn’t particularly have a sweet tooth, he really adores coconut macaroons!  Unfortunately the store-bought options for coconut macaroons contain egg whites and way too much sugar.  So I decided to make my own version, autoimmune protocol compliant.  The ingredients are easy to find and you…

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Top Ten Tips For Getting A Life

In February I wrote about the AIP marathon and reminded everyone that achieving renewed health is not a sprint to the finish line. In March I wrote about how easy it can be to let our focus on AIP morph into a religion. See a theme here? I really think that balance is an important…

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AIP Kitchen Tour – April ’15

  AIP Kitchen tour is a monthly feature where we profile someone who eats AIP and has agreed to share their kitchen setup with the community, in hopes that they can further inspire us to get our kitchens organized and set up for success! We’ve heard reports of people who are able to make AIP…

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Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad

It’s been a chilly winter here in Atlanta, but with spring around the corner my body has been craving crisp and cool salads. If I had to calculate how many salads I’ve eaten over the past 10 years, it would look something like this: 10(365 x 2). Now I’m not going to do that math,…

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Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

Frequently we hear about the benefits of yoga for stress relief. But why does yoga have such a reputation? Although yoga practitioners have known for thousands of years that the practice gives deep health benefits, more recently the science world has delved into studying the physiological processes that are effected by yoga, supporting the claims…

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AIP Stories of Recovery – April 2015

“AIP Stories of Recovery” is a success story series about regular people from the Autoimmune Protocol community who are changing their lives using the protocol. Each month a new person is featured and readers have the opportunity to discover all the different health challenges that are being overcome by folks just like themselves on the same…

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Cherry-Ginger Gummies

Gelatin is one of the most healing foods you can include in your diet, due to its amino acid content. Including it it doesn’t have to be “all bone broth, all the time” though. Gummies are a yummy, fun way to get in gut-healing nutrients, with almost endless variations you can dream up. I dreamed…

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Is A Healing Crisis Really Healing?

The Theory In theory, a “healing crisis” is when your symptoms get worse before they get better, and this is a sign that you are healing. It’s also called a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction or “die-off” (indicating the die-off of pathogenic organisms in the body.) The History Where did this theory come from? In the late 1800’s/early…

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Spatchcocked Adobo Chicken

  Have you heard of spatchcocking a chicken before? Kind of a funny name, I know, but it refers to the technique of cutting out the backbone and cooking a whole chicken flat. Let me tell you, it will revolutionize how you think of cooking a whole chicken–a spatchcocked bird cooks in less time, more evenly,…

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Nourish Book Review

Be sure to check out the opportunity to win a signed print copy of Nourish at the end of this review! It’s here! The newest kid on the Autoimmune Protocol cookbook block moved in last week and I think we should all invite her out to play! Nourish by Rachael Bryant of Meatified is such…

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Thyme-Scented Strawberry Fool

A fool, in culinary terms, is a classic English dessert made by stewing fruit and folding it into sweetened whipped cream. Though originally made with gooseberries, this works well with pretty much any fruit and I don’t think you could ever go wrong with strawberries. It’s name stems from the French ‘fouler’, meaning to crush,…

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The Benefits of A Regular Walking Routine

  Before I got sick, I was an extremely active person, but I almost never walked anywhere. That may sound strange—instead, I chose to ride my bike to work and run for exercise. If you asked me why I never walked, I’d say it seemed like such a waste of time. Two adjectives that described…

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Recipe Roundup – March ’15

The Autoimmune Paleo Recipe Round-Up is a collection of the best elimination-diet friendly fare found around the community this month. If you are looking for some fresh kitchen inspiration, look no further! Appetizers, Sides, and Sauces Garlic and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms Tomato Passata Ragu-Bolognase PF Changs Inspired Lettuce Wraps Bacon-Prosciutto Wrapped Dates Oven Roasted Garlic…

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