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AIP Diet

AIP = Anti Inflammation Protocol

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An autoimmune disease is any condition where a person's immune system mistakenly attacks and damages its own bodily tissues. Inflammation is a common feature of an autoimmune disease. 

 

The AIP Diet, known as the Auto Inflammation Protocol or the Autoimmune Paleo, was designed to help reduce inflammation in the body to relieve symptoms of autoimmune disorders. 

This page explores what foods a person can and cannot eat if they want to follow the diet. Jump to recipe ideas below.

Vegetables (but avoid nightshades like the plague) • Fruits • Meats (in particular, organ meats) • Seafood • Bone Broth (encouraged by many people) • Healthy Fats • Fermented Foods • Herbs

Grains (including rice & quinoa) • Dairy • Legumes • Sugars • Vegetable or Seed Oils • Additives • Eggs • Nuts • Seeds (including cocoa, coffee, seed-based spices) • Nightshades (including, tomatoes, eggplants/aubergines, potatoes, peppers, and any pepper-based spices) • Alcohol • NSAIDS (including aspirin, ibuprofen) • Stevia • Emulsifiers or thickeners (e.g., guar gum, carrageenan) • Algae* (including chlorella and spirulina) • Limit fruit to 2-5 servings per day

This is a BASIC AIP Diet food list. For a more detailed list of foods you can eat and foods you should NOT eat,

please visit our AIP Diet Detailed Food List page by clicking the button below:

This diet alone, within a few short weeks, helped me miraculously manage my condition. The pain went away. I also believe that it has been successful (along with the many other lifestyle changes and philosophies I have adapted in the last three years) at calming my immune system and halting the progression of the disease without the side effects of heavy pharmaceuticals.

Anna Strong, Founder & CEO

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RECIPE IDEAS

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Blueberry Pancakes & Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup tigernut Flour

  • 1 1⁄2 cup Cassava flour

  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 1⁄2 cups coconut milk

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/2 cup of blueberries

  • 2⁄3 cup coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp unflavored grass-fed gelatin

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1⁄2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

  • Water, as needed for the right consistency

  • Stevia or honey to taste (optional)

  • In a medium bowl, mix together all the the flours, baking powder, baking soda, gelatin and sea salt.

  • Then in a separate bowl, add the coconut milk, coconut oil, banana, vanilla, and stevia. Mix well.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until smooth. Add a little filtered water until it forms the consistency of a thick pancake batter. Allow mixture to stand for about 20 minutes to give the gelatin time to do its job. Fold in blueberries.

 

For pancakes preheat a large skillet over medium heat with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Measure about a 1⁄4 cup portions of the batter to the pan. Cook on each side until golden brown. To make waffles, preheat a waffle iron and grease with coconut oil, then scoop 1⁄2 cup portion of the batter into the iron and cook until browned. Top off your pancakes or waffles with unsweetened jam or a little but of organic maple syrup! This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, AIP-friendly, nut-free, seed-free so ENJOY!!

Strawberry & Blueberry 
Cheesecake Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 1⁄4 cup coconut butter

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen

  • 1/2 cup of blueberries, frozen

  • 4 tbsp Paleo Protein Powder

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • Liquid stevia or honey to taste (optional)

In a blender; add coconut milk, coconut butter, lemon juice, Paleo Protein powder, vanilla and stevia or honey if desired. Start with mixing and gradually achieve a high speed blend. Then add some frozen strawberries and blueberries and blend until smooth. Drink immediately. Can make up to two glasses. Chew your Drink and Drink your food! Delicious!

Season both sides of chicken breasts with sea salt and pepper. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until done. Remove and set aside.
 

Add more coconut oil if needed and cook the shallot and garlic until fragrant.
 

Add chicken bone broth, coconut milk, lime juicing and ginger. Stir in cilantro until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Then add the chicken breasts back to pan with the liquid mixture. Cover the skillet, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. This dish is great to pour over cauliflower rice or white rice if tolerated.

 

Recipe adapted from realsimplegood.com