There are a variety of reasons people switch over to the Paleo lifestyle. Some just want to be healthier, lose weight, or have more energy. Others are looking to change their diet, in order to help heal their body.
It may seem like adding more restrictions into an already “restricted” diet (We don’t like to think of it like this, though!) is a losing battle. But, if you are trying to heal from complex, chronic health conditions, a few further restrictions may be the key to your success. Plus, it doesn’t be a permanent a permanent regimen!
If you have made the shift to Paleo after being diagnosed with:
There are a few foods you still may want to avoid for at least the first 30 days to really get a sense of what your body is telling you. This is referred to as an Autoimmune Protocol.
To break it down this is an extremely nutrient-dense diet that is devoid of foods that irritate the gut, cause gut dysbiosis, and activate the immune system. You will not be missing out on any nutrients and this diet is absolutely appropriate to follow for the rest of your life (if necessary).
The Paleo list of the foods you will want to avoid:
- Nuts (including nut oils like walnut and sesame seed oils)
- Seeds (including flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and culinary herb seeds like cumin and coriander)
- Dried fruits and/or over-consumption of fructose (I recommend up to 2 pieces of fruit a day)
- Nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, paprika, mustard seeds, all chili’s including spices)
- Culinary herbs from seeds (mustard, cumin, coriander, fennel, cardamom, fenugreek, caraway, nutmeg, dill seed)
- Tapioca. I eliminate this the first 6-8 weeks because it is a known gluten cross reactor according to Cyrex Labs Gluten Cross-Reactivity Test
We offer a full autoimmune protocol menu if you are short on time to cook. Or if you don’t have time or aren’t feeling well, our
monthly meal plans are a great option. We do the planning for you!
“I am the only one of my family of 4 who is on AIP and while we mostly eat meals I can have, sometimes a meal will require spices or sauces I cannot have, etc. It’s been great to run out to my freezer, grab a frozen AIP-friendly meal and have it ready to go in minutes. They are delicious and perfect portion sizes as well to leave me full and satisfied. Other reviewers have called it a lifesaver and I definitely agree. I will be ordering another box when this one is finished for sure.”