AIP: Autoimmune Protocol Diet BasicsAug 25, 2021
What is an Elimination Diet? Have you tried and failed at it? Is it better to get a food allergy test first?
The Autoimmune Protocol is an ancestral diet that removes foods such as grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades. Nightshades are things like tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers)
This diet is designed to HEAL THE GUT, more specifically the small intestine which scientists have now pinpointed as a major factor contributing to autoimmune disease.
By implementing the AIP it will help you pinpoint YOUR food allergies and sensitivities as well as gauge how they are affecting your disease. By using this method, you'll find a diet that is most supportive of YOUR individual healing process.
Doing a food allergy test can be revealing, and also a bit deceiving. You see, if your body is in a high state of inflammation, and increased intestinal permeability, then food particles may be leaking into your bloodstream that shouldn't be there. This can result in antibodies to foods that you actually aren't allergic or sensitive to necessarily.
With AIP, you remove known common inflammatory foods, heal your gut and reduce the permeability to normal, then reintroduce foods one by one to see how your body responds. You will find some foods that at first showed hi markers for allergic reaction now are in normal range.
This sounds complicated, but it's really not. I help people walk through this 6 week protocol all the time. It's amazing to see how much it helps! Check out my online course called SIMPLE SIX AIP for a self paced learning experience that walks you through step-by-step!