As AIP’ers, I think our heads are constantly full of ingredient lists—avoiding not just gluten, dairy and soy but also nightshades, nuts and seeds and eggs can make finding an elimination-friendly food at a typical store nearly impossible. And I won’t even mention the list of sneaky ingredients containing these foods we have to memorize! (Although, if you’re interested see How to Avoid Wheat and Gluten, How to Avoid Soy, How to Avoid Corn, How To Avoid Added and Refined Sugars, and What Are Nightshades?.)
And since the AIP is as much about what you add as what you eliminate, we might find ourselves scouring the internet for a special healing ingredient or something necessary to make an AIP treat we’re just dying to try. I know these struggles all too well, so today I am SO excited to be the first to introduce you to a brand-NEW online store that’s just for the AIP community—ShopAIP.com!
This online store is a safe space for AIP shoppers in any phase of the Autoimmune Protocol to discover food, supplements, and resources that will make their lives easier. You can rest easy knowing that every single item in the Shop AIP digital storefront is personally vetted by ShopAIP.com’s owner and founder, who has used the AIP to heal her own chronic disease.
ShopAIP.com is the brain child of Sandra Dorst, who I had the pleasure of meeting at this year’s Paleo f(x). She’s an amazingly energetic soul with so much passion for healing, and her own story of AIP recovery is pretty remarkable! Sandra lives with Anti-Synthetase Syndrome (ASS), a disease that affects her lungs, muscles, joints and skin. After seeing major improvements through lifestyle changes, Sandra was still living with lingering symptoms when she found the AIP.
Since then, has healed her joint pain, fatigue and brain fog with the protocol. Sandra also knows the frustration of trying to find AIP products. Last February, her husband suggested she take matters into her own hands, and that’s how ShopAIP.com was born!
I was blown away by Sandra’s desire to help others in the AIP community with a store dedicated to products they can safely stock in their own pantries. Of course I had to jump on board and promote this amazing resource!
I personally rely on online shopping as a way to minimize the time and energy it takes to keep my family fed. AIP convenience foods can also be hard to find at my local supermarket, so ordering online helps me cut to the chase and avoid visiting multiple stores to get what I need. In short, I think shopping for dry goods and non-perishable items online is one of the easiest strategies we can use to make AIP manageable.
When I began the AIP six years ago, there were almost no convenience items I could easily grab. That meant all my snacks had to be cooked up in my own kitchen or consist of fresh veggies and fruits. But now, the landscape is completely different. Forward-thinking companies are constantly developing new products to serve the AIP market, and it’s totally possible to find snacks that work for school, post-workout and road trips too. By ordering through ShopAIP.com, you’ll be supporting these companies and encouraging them to invest even more in our market!
I’m constantly looking for ways to help you make the AIP easier, because I know just how effective and life-changing this protocol can be. And Sandra does too! Shop AIP is great addition to this list, and I hope you’ll support Sandra’s mission by checking it out!