In this episode, discuss reasons why and why not to follow the Autoimmune Protocol
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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 265: Should everyone follow AIP?
- Intro (0:00)
- News and Views (0:41)
- We’re recording early due to book work, travel and Stacy’s Birthday!
- Stacy is turning 36, which is the age she remembers her own mom.
- Stacy is going to the Biltmore in Santa Barbara for a spa weekend that she earned with Beautycounter!
- Send any questions you have to us! We love questions! [email protected]
- Question from Karen (5:47): “My question is Would it be a good idea for me to try the Autoimmune Protocol even if I have not been officially diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? I have seen benefits of the Paleo diet but am still experiencing gastrointestinal issues and wondering if I should continue by eliminating eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades? Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.”
- Stacy says not to look at it as necessarily an autoimmune issue, but a bad reaction to a certain food.
- Everyone has different triggers, some may be nightshades, some may be starch or fat. You have to figure it out.
- Keep a food log to track when and what circumstances are causing issues.
- That said, the AIP wouldn’t necessarily be bad, just not necessarily prescribed. Plus, you’re eliminating so much it will be harder to see what you’re reacting to.
- Reintroduce using the reintroduction protocol.
- AIP is about dialing in all aspects of health and making sure you the best, safest choice, removing all possible immune stimulators.
- Autoimmune is hard to diagnose, so if you think AIP might help a chronic illness, it probably will.
- And sometimes even treated autoimmune disease will benefit from AIP by reducing inflammation and treating concurrent autoimmune issues.
- But AIP is not indicated for everyone. Some eliminated foods are really nutrient dense and a good choice for most people! Stuff like grass-fed dairy, nuts and seeds and pastured eggs are good for most people.
- You won’t know what your issue is until you do an elimination diet. Maybe you have an infection or SIBO or FODMAP intolerance, etc. Perhaps you need a probiotic.
- Diet is the biggest corrective factor in GI symptoms! Eat more veggies and fruits. Your community of gut bacteria will love them.
- Gut bacteria control everything! Getting them healthy is so important. Eat more veggies and fiber and low saturated fat and high Omega-3s. Seafood and veggies are magic!
- Remember: AIP isn’t Paleo with more eliminations, but a whole lifestyle change to have a great nutrient dense diet with healthy lifestyle factors.
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- Outro (36:29)