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Because gluten often plays a role in the development of autoimmune disorders, I have included a shortcut to the section on Gluten-Free Diets. There are also separate sections on Autoimmunity and Gluten Sensitivity in both the Gut Microbiome (under Health Impacts) and Medical Topics Collections.

AIP Diet Recipes: 8 Meals for the Autoimmune Protocol. Astoundingly, one in seven Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease, and over 80 different autoimmune diseases have been identified: Hashimoto’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, and many, many more. (1, 2) When functioning normally, the immune system recognizes and attacks foreign substances like viruses and bacteria.

AIP Diet Recipes: 8 Meals for the Autoimmune Protocol

But in an autoimmune disease, the body mistakes one or more types of its own cells as invaders and attacks itself. For example, in type 1 diabetes, the body targets beta cells in the pancreas. In Hashimoto’s disease, the body attacks thyroid tissue. In many cases, proteins or antigens in specific foods can trigger the body to attack itself. The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet can seem restrictive at first glance, but with easy recipes and go-to substitutions, it becomes more doable. The Theory behind the AIP Diet The AIP diet focuses on nutrient-dense foods while removing foods that can contribute to: NightshadesEggsNutsSeeds 1. 2. Essential Nutrient Deficiency and Autoimmune Disease. Essential Nutrient Deficiency and Autoimmune Disease. The GAPS Diet: An Evidence-Based Review. The 3 Phases of the Autoimmune Protocol. Low-Lectin Diet and Grain-Free Diet.

Gluten-Free Diets.

Autoimmune-friendly Blogs and Recipe Sites

Drinking Baking Soda as a Medical Treatment? Can Paleo or AIP Diets Cause Loss of Immune Tolerance? A common Food Ingredient Triggers Autoimmune - Amy Burkhart M.D., R.D. It is not disclosed on labels, but may trigger a leaky gut.

A common Food Ingredient Triggers Autoimmune - Amy Burkhart M.D., R.D

A new research paper has raised concern regarding a commonly used food ingredient that may trigger celiac disease in genetically susceptible people. Equally as alarming is the fact that the ingredient does not have to be identified on food labels The ingredient is called microbial transglutaminase and is actually classified as a “processing aid” and not an “additive”. Because of this, it escapes labeling laws. Microbial transglutaminase (MTG) is widely used in food products including dairy products, meats, baked goods, desserts and low-calorie foods. MTG and Gluten MTG is attracted to and binds gluten in food. How do you know if you are susceptible to celiac disease if you haven’t had a genetic test? Cause for concern Celiac disease is on the rise.

A call for change Because of the potential health risk to so many people, several scientists and regulatory authorities have called for declaration of MTG on labels. The future. The Autoimmune Protocol. Autoimmune gut-repair diet. 10 Strategies to Reverse Autoimmune Disease. Autoimmune diseases, when taken all together, become a HUGE health burden.

10 Strategies to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

Among these are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, Celiac disease, and thyroid disease. In fact, over 80 diseases have been classified as autoimmune and the list is growing. Autoimmune disease now affects over 24 million Americans and five percent of the population in Western countries. They often include weird, hard-to-classify syndromes like inflammation, pain, swelling, and general misery. Autoimmune Diets: SCD vs. GAPS vs. AIP. Autoimmune Diseases And Diet. 10 Steps for Starting Autoimmune Paleo. The WHYs behind the Autoimmune Protocol: Nightshades. Video: Getting Started on the Autoimmune Protocol. Defeating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis without Drugs. The Wahls Protocol: A radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles by Terry Wahls, M.D. with Eve Adamson – released in paperback on December 30, 2014 An integrative approach to healing chronic auto-immune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation.

Defeating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis without Drugs

Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life. Dr. Read an Excerpt from The Wahls Protocol International Orders If you live abroad, you can have the book shipped through Prairie Lights. Praise for The Wahls Protocol. The Lupus Diet. A large body of research shows that a healthy, unprocessed diet is very important for managing autoimmune disorder symptoms, including those caused by lupus, because it helps control inflammation stemming from poor gut health. The majority of your immune system is actually located in inside your gastrointestinal tract, which is also known as the microbiome, and researchers believe that up to 90 percent of all diseases can be traced in some way back to dysfunction of the gut/microbiome.

That’s why if you have lupus, focusing on a lupus diet treatment plan is a major step natural lupus treatment. As the Lupus Foundation of America puts it, “The scarcity of lupus-specific diet and nutrition information remains a great frustration. But research has given us insight into foods and lifestyle choices that can help diminish the harmful effects of lupus. Autoimmune Disease Diet: 6 Foods to Eat and 3 to Avoid. AIP Diet: Are AIP Diet Benefits Worth the Drawbacks? At just 38 years old, Sandra Dorst was diagnosed with antisynthetase syndrome, a rare autoimmune condition that affects the connective tissue.

AIP Diet: Are AIP Diet Benefits Worth the Drawbacks?

A few years after her diagnosis, she had made major strides in terms of her health thanks to the help of modern medicine but was still left with debilitating autoimmune disease symptoms like daily joint pain, fatigue and brain fog. When she finally decided to try out the AIP diet, or autoimmune protocol, it made a huge impact on her life. For those with an autoimmune disease, managing symptoms and getting back to feeling like yourself can be a challenge. Treatments can range from immune-suppressing medications to surgical procedures and long-term lifestyle changes. HOW STRICT DO YOU HAVE TO BE ON AIP?: Is the Full Autoimmune Protocol Always Necessary? – Victoria Fenton. When it comes to dealing with autoimmune conditions, in the Functional Medicine world we say that food is medicine and nutrition can heal.

HOW STRICT DO YOU HAVE TO BE ON AIP?: Is the Full Autoimmune Protocol Always Necessary? – Victoria Fenton

But does this really mean that in order to recover from any autoimmune issue everyone must adhere to the strictest elimination phase of the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol Diet – at least for some period of time? I would suggest that the answer to this question is no. This conclusion is based on both clinical and personal experience, but also on a deep understanding of the role, purpose and goals of an AIP regimen. In this article I will explain how the tool that is AIP may be incredibly useful, but also why it may not be entirely necessary. I will also detail how the act of following AIP can prove both distracting and detrimental to progress when tackling autoimmune conditions. Is the Autoimmune Protocol Right For You? Is the Autoimmune Protocol Necessary? Efficacy And Tolerability Of The Autoimmune Protocol Diet For Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Why I Switched from GAPS to Paleo AIP.

For years I was on the GAPS diet myself and I used it in my practice when appropriate.

Why I Switched from GAPS to Paleo AIP

However, things change. Here’s why I switched from GAPS to Paleo AIP. Modifying Paleo for Autoimmune Conditions (i.e., The Autoimmune Protocol) - The Paleo Mom. NOTE: This is no longer the most up-to-date version of the autoimmune protocol.

Modifying Paleo for Autoimmune Conditions (i.e., The Autoimmune Protocol) - The Paleo Mom

You can see the most current version here. Autoimmune conditions and a leaky gut go hand in hand. In fact, in every autoimmune condition that has been tested, a leaky gut is present and is a contributing factor to the illness (not all autoimmune conditions have been tested, but many in the paleo community assume that leaky gut is a factor in all autoimmune conditions). For individuals with suspected or diagnosed autoimmune disease, additional dietary guidelines exist to help address the disease. The Worst Advice I've Ever Heard About The Autoimmune Paleo Diet - Alison Vickery.

I have been meaning to share some information about the worst advice I’ve ever heard about the autoimmune paleo diet that I think could really help you.

The Worst Advice I've Ever Heard About The Autoimmune Paleo Diet - Alison Vickery

But first a little background. My friend (for the sake of her privacy lets call her Jane) has Hashimoto disease and has been very ill for years. She had not only looked grey and tired for as long as I had known her but she could barely get out of bed. After what seems like the ridiculously compulsory round of doctors, she eventually found a doctor who suggested she try the autoimmune paleo diet. New food sensitivity issues on AIP? The oral tolerance protocol. Do you feel worse on the AIP diet? Efficacy And Tolerability Of The Autoimmune Protocol Diet For Inflammatory Bowel Disease. SCFA – Gut bacteria’s ally in taming autoimmunity and inflammation. Elevated Leptin, Autoimmune Disorders, and Chronic Inflammation - Wellness Resources.

Autoimmune Panel: Wahls, Ballantyne, Jaminet, & Gray. Don't Eat That - The food pyramid is a lie, fat is good for you, and many (if not most) health problems are treatable with diet alone. I'm in remission from severe arthritis (multiple joints replaced), chronic fatigue, depression and a plethora of other s. Neu5gc, Red Meat, and Human Disease: Part I. Neu5Gc and Autoimmunity: Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism.

Autoimmune Disease is a Con Artist. SCFA – Gut bacteria’s ally in taming autoimmunity and inflammation. Can ½ of a Teaspoon of Baking Soda Before Each Meal Cure (Auto-)Immune Disease? Or is this Just a Misinterpretation of the Words of an Overzealous Press Release Writer? - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. It sounds almost too good what a recently published press-release from the Augusta University claims (read it): "A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Can ½ of a Teaspoon of Baking Soda Before Each Meal Cure (Auto-)Immune Disease? Or is this Just a Misinterpretation of the Words of an Overzealous Press Release Writer? - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone

" WOW! ... but wait. This cannot be true, can it? Well, the mechanism that is introduced in the press release does not seem to be totally absurd. The fact that a temporary alkalization of the otherwise acidic chyme in the stomach will trigger for the production of an increased amount of stomach acid has been known for decades (it is also why classic antacids usually make heartburn worse when used more than occasionally | Maton 1999). You can learn more about bicarbonate and pH-buffers at the SuppVersity. Jordan Peterson on Diet and Health 2 – Rosemary Cottage Clinic Blog. Following our popular post Jordan Peterson on Diet and Health (7018 hits at time of posting!)

I am pleased to bring you another section of a recent interview where Dr Peterson goes into more detail about the low-carb paleo diet he and his daughter have adopted to reverse their autoimmune conditions. The clip below will start automatically from 9:25 where he begins talking about his illness and the diet that fixed it. Stories of Recovery Index - Autoimmune Wellness. 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 path. At Autoimmune Wellness, we hope you’ll be inspired by, empathize with, and learn from these stories. If you are interested in sharing your story, please let us know by filling out our interest form. January 2017 // Lyndsey, polyarteritis nodosa When Lyndsey’s doctors couldn’t make sense of her disparate symptoms, she cycled through incorrect diagnoses. Her recovery has been slow going, which makes her turnaround even more inspirational. February 2017 // Vickie, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy Vickie’s wellness journey began more than 40 years ago when, at age 14, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. How I am Healing My Rheumatoid Arthritis with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.

When I developed rheumatoid arthritis, I knew I didn’t want to take the lifetime of medications normally prescribed for my condition. Here’s how I am healing my rheumatoid arthritis with the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, I searched the internet for alternatives and found information on the GAPS Diet, the Paleo Diet, and the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This is a guest post from Eileen Laird of Phoenix Helix. First Impressions of Healing Diets All the information was overwhelming, but none so much as the AIP. GAPS: No refined oils, refined sugars, dense starches, grains, or soy. New Evidence of Synergy Between Vitamins A and D: Protection Against Autoimmune Diseases - The Weston A. Price Foundation.

Is Fibromyalgia Due to a Mineral Deficiency? Source: Many thousands of people, mostly women, suffer from fibromyalgia (link is external). It’s a poorly understood disorder to some extent and can be quite debilitating. Musculoskeletal pain and fatigue (along with poor sleep) are the primary symptoms, but those afflicted are more likely to have depression and anxiety symptoms as well. Evolutionary Psychiatry: Magnesium Deficiency and Fibromyalgia. Free the Animal's Richard Nikoley may have no use for government (I recommend the depressing but excellent book, Humanity, A Moral History of the 20th Century to get some measure of the amount of systematic human death and suffering caused by government even recently), but I must say I do appreciate the United States of America hosting the organized repository of online knowledge that is PubMed.

I'm old enough to remember hunting the Stacks in the undergraduate library. Boosting Vitamin D Could Slow Progression, Reduce Severity of Multiple Sclerosis - Science Newsline. Boston, MA — For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake.

Vitamin D is a powerful tool in taming autoimmunity and inflammation. Autoimmune and Vitamin 1,25D. I thought that I should put together a collection on conditions that have been documented to have a high Vitamin 1,25D result(Calcitriol) when tested. Autoimmune Disease and Vitamin D Research. Omega-3 fats necessary to dampen inflammation and autoimmunity. New research shows spinach, tomatoes, soy, and corn may be an immune trigger for multiple sclerosis.