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SIBO Update 2015: Pt. 1

Disclaimer: As I have said in the past, I’m not a research blogger. I’m here to mix “data with soul” and give you useful info, but only in the context of my real, human experience. That is not to say that citation on my part and proper follow-up on your part are not important. Everything…

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AIP Kitchen Tour – July ’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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Spiced Baked Chicken with Black Olives, Orange and Thyme | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Spice Baked Chicken with Black Olives, Orange and Thyme

No matter the season, nor the temperature, to my mind there is always a place for roast chicken and this recipe is no exception. Just a few short moments of attention and a quick dusting of spice results in a more than satisfactory combination of chestnut-crispy skin, together with a flesh succulent and tender over a pool…

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Berry-Infused Thai Drinking Vinegar | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Berry-Infused Thai Drinking Vinegar

  I discovered Thai Drinking Vinegar during Paleo F(x) this year when I visited a highly-rated Thai restaurant near the convention center. Not only is it served alongside the meal to aid with digestion, it’s also delicious! It’s similar to kombucha in flavor, but not nearly as pungent, and it makes a wonderful summer “mocktail”…

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Orange & Rose Honey Cake | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Orange & Rose Honey Cake

  I have yet to post a sweet recipe during my six months of contributing recipes to Autoimmune Paleo, but I felt like I owed you one from my past! Growing up, my treat consumption was mostly limited to Middle Eastern desserts like Ma’amoul (date-filled cookies), Baklawa (flaky, nutty, syrupy pastry), and dried Medjool dates…

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Stocking the AIP Pantry | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Stocking The AIP Pantry

  For those of you who are just starting your transition to the Autoimmune Protocol, I thought I’d do a guide to which ingredients you should look into stocking in your AIP pantry. Step #1: Get rid of all of the “bad stuff” The first thing you should do is box up all of the…

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AIP Stories of Recovery – July 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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Cream of Avocado Soup with Crab Meat | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Cream of Avocado Soup with Crab Meat

  Avocados have become an important part of my diet since I started the autoimmune protocol. I used to think that they would make me fat! Of course, I didn’t know much about nutrient density, healthy fats, and eating right. Did you know that avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Avocados are incredibly nutritious…

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5 Digestion Mistakes You May Be Making

You’ve heard the phrase: “You are what you eat.” It would be more accurate to say: “You are what you eat, digest and absorb.” Nutrition is essential to healing, and if our digestion is impaired, not only do we become malnourished, but improperly digested food can trigger autoimmune symptoms as proteins enter our bloodstream through…

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Zesty Apricot-Thyme BBQ Sauce | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Zesty Apricot-Thyme BBQ Sauce

Oh BBQ sauce… something that is usually sorely missed while on the elimination diet, due to the copious amounts of seed and nightshade spices it contains! You don’t have to suffer though, as the flavor notes in traditional BBQ sauce can be recreated in an elimination-diet friendly version (except for maybe the extreme heat that…

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Summer Fruit Gazpacho | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Summer Fruit Gazpacho

This fruit gazpacho soup is very refreshing and the perfect dessert for a beautiful summer meal! I was tempted to create this recipe when I saw all the delicious summer berries at our local grocery store. My diet on the Autoimmune Protocol is usually very green so I never miss a chance to add some…

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Recipe Round-Up – June ’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 Campfire Banana Boats Cantaloupe Cucumber Salsa Italian Dressing Lemon Ginger Avocado Mayo AIP Flatbread Rhubarb BBQ Sauce Cherry Mango…

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Community Update – June ’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-Wrapped Cinnamon Apples | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Apples

The Autoimmune Protocol has allowed me to develop intuitive eating habits. Instead of craving chips or ice cream, these days my body asks for sea salt, extra carbohydrates, half an avocado, or omega-3 loaded salmon. I plan my meals around these nutritional intuitions so that each one leaves me feeling satisfied and nourished. I was inspired…

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The Advantages of Disadvantages

I have three autoimmune diseases. There’s a classification for people like me. What we have is called MAS, Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome. It’s when a person has three or more diagnosed autoimmune diseases. Having one autoimmune disease makes one susceptible to developing others, especially if diagnosis and proper treatment are delayed. Of my three, only one…

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aipstories

AIP Stories of Recovery – June 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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Crisp Veggie Topped Tapenade-Stuffed Burgers | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Crisp Veggie Topped Tapenade-Stuffed Burgers

I don’t know about you, but my dad is pretty basic when it comes to food. What I mean by that is his preferences are uncomplicated and straightforward. The guy, for as long as I can remember, just mostly wants to eat when he’s hungry and he’d like it not to be a fussy affair. He’s…

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How Optimism Helps Manage Stress

So you have an autoimmune condition. It’s likely that your journey to wellness will traverse a variety of experiences on the spectrum between negative and positive, challenging and uplifting. Our road to recovery is rarely linear; this week it’s a new symptom, next week an encouraging step forward, next month an added diagnosis… some days…

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aipkitchentour

AIP Kitchen Tour – June ’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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Strawberry-Orange Sorbet | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Strawberry-Orange Sorbet

Sorbets of all kinds are wonderful, easy-to-make treats any time you’re craving something sweet and simple. Strawberries and oranges combine for the best of both worlds, something deliciously sweet and tart. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can also make this in a high-powered blender by blending it, freezing it for fifteen…

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Batch Cooking 101

Last April I released AIP Batch Cook, a video-based training program that teaches you how to prepare all of the food you need for a week in just two sessions. This article is meant to teach you the basics, but if you are still looking for more instruction be sure to check it out! What…

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Pork Pesto Skillet | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Pork Pesto Skillet

Last month when Angie was visiting me for an in-person work week (she lives all the way across the country in DC!), I came up with a recipe on the fly that ended up being quite tasty. I was a little unsure of the combination of basil and pork, but let me tell you it…

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Warm Porridge with Lemon and Berries | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

Warm Porridge with Lemon and Berries

As much as I enjoy eating my first meal of the day sautéed from a favorite skillet, I also love to be satiated by a serving of comforting porridge. I don’t care if the weather has warmed up, I still often want my morning fuel from a bowl, but although I’ll crave something a little lighter,…

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Where Medication Fits on a Healing Diet

Medications and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) With the paleo autoimmune protocol, the hope is that we can reverse our autoimmune disease, heal our bodies at a deep level, regain abilities, and reduce/eliminate our need for medication. But that’s not something that happens overnight. Today, I’m answering the most common questions people ask about medications…

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Shrimp Ceviche Salad

I moved back to Florida a couple weeks ago to complete my last master’s program rotation, and now I cannot stop craving seafood! We have already hit summertime temperatures down here, so light and refreshing salad eating is a required survival mechanism. This cool and crunchy Shrimp Ceviche Salad comes together quickly and marinades in the…

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aipreciperoundup

Recipe Round-Up – May ’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 Orange Creamsicle Dressing Sweet Potato Nachos Red Wine Pasta Sauce Italian Sausage Flatbread Yogurt Dill Dressing Lacto Fermented Radishes…

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aipcommunityupdate

Community Update – May ’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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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…

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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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aipstories

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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