Foods To Avoid



Gluten & Grains


Why they’re not compliant…Those suffering from autoimmunity are also dealing with some level of intestinal permeability also known as Leaky Gut. Gluten and grains can promote intestinal permeability (or a leaky gut) and are best avoided while you’re trying to allow the body to heal.

Wheat •  Amaranth • Barley • Buckwheat • Bulger • Corn • Millet 

Oat • Quinoa • Rice • Rye • Sorghum • Spelt Wheat



Dairy can impact the integrity of the gut lining and stimulate allergies and inflammation. High-quality dairy may be fine in moderation for some after healing, but it’s avoided during the AIP diet.


Butter • Cheese • Cream • Ghee • Milk • Yogurt




Legumes are high in saponins, lectins, phytates, and trypsin inhibitors, “anti-nutrients.”

that can be problematic for the body.

Black Beans • Chickpeas • Fava Beans • Kidney Beans 

Lentils • Lima Beans • Peanuts • Soybeans



Nightshade vegetables can trigger inflammation, especially in those with joint issues.

Eggplant • Goji Berries • Ground cherries (not regular cherries) • 

All Peppers (spicy peppers, bell peppers, etc.) • All Red Spices

Potato • Tomato • Tomatillo


Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds (and seed spices below) can be inflammatory to the gut lining.

These are sometimes safely reintroduced when they’re properly soaked and sprouted.

Almond • Brazil Nut • Canola • Cashew • Chia • Coffee • Cocoa • Flax • Hazelnut • Hemp

Pecan • Pine Nuts • Pistachio • Pumpkin • Safflower • Sesame • Sunflower • Walnut


Seed & Berry Spices 

Allspice • Anise • Caraway • Celery Seed • Cumin • Fennel Seed 

Mustard • Nutmeg • Black Pepper • Poppy Seeds


All Alcohol

Alcohol just doesn’t promote healing. It may be enjoyed in moderation after healing has taken place.


All Eggs 


Yolks are less irritating than whites, and many are able to reintroduce yolks more easily than whole eggs. Organic free range is always recommended.


All Additives and Sugar

Additives like gums, food dyes and sugars don’t promote healing.

Natural sugars like honey, leaves of the Stevia plant, maple syrup and coconut sugar are fine in moderation.