It’s no secret nowadays that healing autoimmune conditions goes beyond just food and lifestyle. I recently wrote a post about this phenomenon called “The Other 20%” in which I talk through my observations regarding the more emotional side of healing, and there’s also numerous other amazing books, blogs and resources available out there. We believe that being able to dig deep and heal from an emotional standpoint is the critical missing piece to being able to heal holistically from autoimmune conditions…. Read more »
Did you know it’s still possible to have delicious Chinese food while following the AIP diet? Well, it is! After trying so many amazing recipes from other bloggers and cookbooks, I finally decided to be brave and create my own dish. I was also inspired to make this dish because my girlfriend and I were talking about what foods were in season right now (in the USA) and we discovered oranges were! I’m also orang-inally (originally…orang-inally…get it?? heh.) from Florida,… Read more »
Ah, the joys of autoimmunity. Luckily, while the struggle is often very real, we’re not alone in this! Here’s 20 things we think anyone with an autoimmune condition can relate to.
Growing up, my mom’s pot roast was one of my favorite dishes. You see, although dad is an award-winning chef (he did invent the Red Lobster biscuits, after all . . . *cough* #notAIP), nothing beat my mom’s home cooking. She made the most flavorful and fun dishes that we totally loved to eat during the week, and then my dad would do the cooking on weekends when he had more time. She had several dishes that were pretty… Read more »
It’s story time, everyone. This is a concept I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now, but was trying to find the words to do so. I’m going to take you deeper into my journey in the following posts, but right now I just wanted to begin by giving you an overview of my story and my experience with what I’m calling “The Other 20%”. Here it goes. When I started working with my current Dr. back in the… Read more »
Ah, tacos…so delicious, yet so not AIP-friendly. Luckily, we have managed to create a taco seasoning blend that can help you enjoy your favorite recipes while following the autoimmune protocol. The use of herbs traditionally used in Mexican cooking like oregano and cilantro, blended with garlic, onion and turmeric spices help inspire a variety of AIP-friendly Mexican dishes like taco salads or Southwest chicken. Hope you enjoy!
Potatoes au gratin typically means thinly sliced potatoes covered in a buttery cream sauce, topped with cheese and then baked until the top is a nice crispy brown. Sound delicious…ly not paleo at all? Yeah, exactly. That’s why I decided to come up with an amazing, paleo and AIP-friendly Fall dish that was inspired by the traditional French way of cooking something “au gratin”. Thus was born, my AIP Paleo Sweet Potato Au Gratin. Instead of heavy cream and butter,… Read more »
The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet was created by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne as one possible answer to battling autoimmune conditions. The basic function of the diet is to do three main things: reduce inflammation in the body, encourage a normal functioning of the immune system and promote healing. Dr. Ballantyne has written a beautiful 400+ page book called The Paleo Approach that intricately explains all the inner workings of not only the diet, but about how and why autoimmune diseases occur… Read more »
Ah, the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake: first introduced 35 years ago in 1970, it appears that this is one of the most quintessential St. Patty’s Day treats. Unfortunately, like most fast-food treats, it is also probably one of the quintessential ways to drink your way into bad health. The McDonald’s shake contains over 30 different “ingredients” (if you can even call them food ingredients), including, but not limited to: Sugar Corn Syrup Food Coloring that is actually banned in some countries… Read more »
Our modern-day society is fueled by a constant desire to do more, and to do more, faster. We are inundated by articles, seminars, books and lectures about topics that embody this mentality such as time management, how to increase your productivity, how to create to-do lists and how to always be moving forward in your life. It is no wonder why we have trouble sitting still, relaxing and enjoying the present moment; we are constantly being advised not to delay,… Read more »