I launched my website in 2011. At the time, there was almost no information on The Autoimmune Protocol out there: a half page of additional foods to avoid if you have autoimmune disease in Robb Wolf’s first book, a list of foods to avoid for autoimmune sufferers on Prof. Loren Cordain’s original website—and no, those two lists were NOT the same—and two blog posts that I could find that combined those food lists but offered little if any explanation as to why people with autoimmune disease needed to eliminate additional foods above and beyond the standard Paleo Diet.That’s when I started writing about the Autoimmune Protocol, incorporating a focus on nutrient density and lifestyle, experimenting on myself, diving deep into the scientific literature, eventually refining the AIP into what it is today.
And this is when the magic happened. Even as I was writing the definitive AIP guidebook (The Paleo Approach), an entire community of AIP bloggers, each dedicated to creating resources to help their followers succeed with the Autoimmune Protocol, grew and blossomed. This dynamic group of inspirational people are the reason why more and more autoimmune disease sufferers are learning about the AIP, why there are now clinical trials proving the efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol (see Paleo Diet Clinical Trials and Studies and Updates to the Autoimmune Protocol), and why there is such an amazing diversity of books, courses, programs, coaching services, podcasts, YouTube channels, meet-ups, snack foods, pantry ingredients, pre-made meals, and online stores all to serve the diverse needs of the autoimmune community. I can’t even begin to express how gratifying and humbling it has been to watch this community flourish, as a tangible analogue to how the Autoimmune Protocol itself has given so many of us our lives back. Below you will have the opportunity to connect and learn from the awesome community behind the Autoimmune Protocol!
My AIP Books
My AIP Courses and Accreditation
- AIP Certified Coach created by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, Mickey Trescott, NTP, and Angie Alt, NTP, CHC
- Autoimmune Protocol Lecture Series Intensive by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
AIP Community Projects
- 85 Amazing AIP Breakfast Recipes
- 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP
- The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook
- Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP
- AIP by Season
- AIP 2020 Summit
In-Print AIP Books
- The Paleo Approach
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook
- The Healing Kitchen
- A Simple Guide to the Paleo AIP
- The Nutrient Dense Kitchen
- The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
- The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook
- The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook
- Happy Nomming
- Simple French Paleo
- The AIP Made Simple Cookbook
- The Paleo Healing Cookbook
Dr. Sarah-Approved AIP Bloggers
Introducing an amazing group of bloggers, home cooks, published authors, speakers, nurses, and coaches, who have found a path to health through The Autoimmune Protocol. You can learn more about the history of the Autoimmune Protocol, and my role in its creation, here.
Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Wendi Washington-Hunt lives in North Carolina in a semi-empty nest. Left at home are one wonderful husband, and one spoiled yellow lab, who appears in many episodes of her AIP cooking show on YouTube. By day, she is a mild-mannered teacher; by night, an AIP kitchen warrior. When Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis entered her life, she began to research ways to take her health into her own hands. Cooking became both the start of healing, and a creative outlet. Now, she shares her recipes with others on the healing journey, just as the pioneers of the AIP movement shared with her. She believes that humor, loving relationships and fabulous foods are essential for healing.