AIP Diet 101

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 »

caveman thinking

Starting a new diet and lifestyle is not always easy – in fact, it can be pretty tough. I know that when I switched to paleo years ago, it was challenging for me – I didn’t know where to start, didn’t know what to eat, and was overwhelmed by all the new cooking and meal planning I had to do. So, in order to help you avoid some of the pitfalls I encountered when I first began, I have put together… Read more »

caveman money

I won’t lie to you – sometimes it is difficult to eat paleo on a budget. I mean, sometimes it’s hard to eat healthy in general on a budget, let alone paleo, which does place an emphasis on high-quality foods. Unfortunately in our country, it’s much cheaper (and convenient) to buy a package of ramen noodles, or some frozen dinners rather than to shop the “parameter” at a grocery store and spend the bulk of your budget on meats and… Read more »