The #AIP diet (also known as the Autoimmune Protocol or Autoimmune Paleo Protocol diet) is a fantastic way to start seeing a vast improvement of autoimmune disease symptoms.
One thing that many people don’t understand about the AIP diet is that not everyone with an autoimmune disease needs to be on this diet indefinitely.
My goal when I work with clients in the nutrition phase of my SPICE program is to get them on the least restrictive and simplest nutrition program possible that provides the most amount of health and vitality. While those with an autoimmune disease generally have less wiggle room than the average healthy person, it’s important to remember that the AIP diet need not be followed strictly for the rest of one’s life.
What Is the Autoimmune Protocol Diet?
The goal of the AIP diet is to remove foods that could trigger inflammation or harm gut health and instead eat nutrient-dense foods that promote health.
I’ve seen incredible results with clients who were able to successfully implement the AIP and eliminate many of their symptoms, whether they were suffering from Hashimoto’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, MS (multiple sclerosis) and more. It’s amazing to see a person’s health turn around after implementing the food changes, especially when the disease they’re dealing with had been taking so much of their quality of life away from them.
But as I mentioned above, the introductory AIP diet is highly restrictive, and for some people with autoimmunity, it doesn’t need to be followed forever. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to personalize your AIP diet.
- Start with a 30-Day reset
- Optimize your nutrient intake
- Take a systematic approach to reintroducing non-AIP foods
- Get tested for sensitivities
- Focus on your lifestyle (SPICE)–exercise, sleep, stress, toxins, etc
And for those of you who may simply need more advice about how to tweak your diet, supplements, and lifestyle to optimize their results on the AIP diet, I’d be happy to help guide you in the right direction. Schedule a free consultation here.