The Loving DietI’m sharing this book by Jessica Flanigan almost a little reluctantly (keep reading to find out why) but I think it’s worth the read if you’re stalled on AIP and are NOT finding healing.

She used to be a big advocate of the AIP diet but saw that a lot of her patients ended up “Stuck” … and with that she’s turned a bit “Anti-AIP.”

I’ve watched her in live FB talks and she believes that AIP helps people, but that people also fail to do it correctly – i.e. they don’t seek professional help, they don’t progress through all stages of the AIP, and they also don’t address many of the big lifestyle factors that we need to manage while facing autoimmune disease.

Jessica strongly believes that emotional and spiritual healing are necessary for optimal health, and I do believe some of her approaches warrant consideration…. so here you go!

The Loving Diet: Going Beyond Paleo into the Heart of What Ails You
“How can we make our life work for us instead of against us? Can the entire nature of disease actually be a gift? Can joy and abundance be yours in unlimited amounts— despite the presence of illness? What is the role of forgiveness and held beliefs in relation to disease?The Loving Diet™ introduces a fresh approach to your current health care plan: Love.

The Loving Diet™ goes beyond typical Paleo food plans because it incorporates not only the low-inflammatory Autoimmune Paleo diet but also the spiritual, heart-centered side of healing.The Loving Diet™ incorporates a new mindfulness approach to heal what ails you through diet, love, and trust.

The Loving Diet™ provides a full road map of healing. In addition to teaching you exactly how to incorporate love into how you approach your illness, it provides meal plans and recipes that favor low inflammation and nutrient dense foods. It also includes loving affirmations, helpful sidebars and prescriptive exercises, as well as stories of people who have followed The Loving Diet™ and experienced its extraordinary benefits.”

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Paleo Approach, aiprecipecollection.comThe Paleo Approach from AIP Guru aka The Paleo Mom – Dr. Sarah Ballantne

“An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you’re among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that’s no reason to give up hope. In this groundbreaking book, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., draws upon current medical research and her own battle with an autoimmune disorder to show you how you can become completely symptom-free—the natural way.

The Paleo Approach is the first book ever to explain how to adapt the Paleo diet and lifestyle to bring about a full recovery. Read it to learn why foods marketed as “healthy”—such as whole grains, soy, and low-fat dairy—can contribute to the development of autoimmune conditions. Discover what you can eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. Find out which simple lifestyle changes—along with changes in diet—will make the biggest difference for your health.

There’s no need to worry that “going Paleo” will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods. In The Paleo Approach, Dr. Ballantyne provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. Complete food lists with strategies for the day-to-day—how stay within your food budget, where to shop for what you need, how to make the most out of your time in the kitchen, and how to eat out—take all the guesswork out of going Paleo. Simple strategies for lifestyle adjustments, including small steps that can make a huge difference, guide you through the most important changes to support healing.

Do you have a complicated condition that requires medical intervention, medication, or supplements? Dr. Ballantyne also walks you through the most useful medical tests, treatments, and supplements (as well as the most counterproductive ones) to help you open a dialogue with your physician.

Features such as these make The Paleo Approach the ultimate resource for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease. Why suffer a moment longer? Reclaim your health with The Paleo Approach!”

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The Healing KitchenMORE THAN A COOKBOOK! So it’s listed in both cookbooks and good reads.

“Achieving health through nutritious food choices has never been simpler nor more delicious thanks to The Healing Kitchen!

Armed with more than 175 budget-friendly, quick and easy recipes made with everyday ingredients, you get to minimize time and effort preparing healthful foods without sacrificing flavor! Straightforward explanations and a comprehensive collection of visual guides will teach you which foods are the best choices to mitigate chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease. Real-life practical tips on everything from cleaning out your pantry and easy ingredient swaps to reinventing leftovers and DIY flavor combinations will help you go from theory to practice effortlessly. Even better, twelve 1-week meal plans with shopping lists takes all the guesswork out of your weekly trip to the grocery store!”

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The Autoimmune SolutionMORE THAN A COOKBOOK! So it’s listed in both cookbooks and good reads.

“The Autoimmune Solution” by Dr. Amy Myers is not just a cookbook – it’s an all-round Autoimmune Resource.

“The Autoimmune Solution is about as comprehensive as it gets, and although she is not the first one to recognize the powerful effect that an anti-inflammatory diet has on treating illness, Dr. Myer’s book provides a must-read, all-in-one “how-to” guide for anyone suffering from autoimmune symptoms. Dr. Myers not only provides the science and explanations as to how the inflammation develops in the first place, but also practical suggestions for how to reverse it. She supplies us with plenty of mouth-watering recipes and meal plans, along with specific suggestions as to how and where to start making her suggested lifestyle changes. It’s one thing to be told what we should be doing, but it’s altogether another to be given specific resources and tools so we can easily take action.”

NOTE: Dr. Myers recommends “The Myers Way” as an autoimmune diet – this varies slightly from the AIP but is similar. It may or may not be right for you. I’m including this book in the recommended reads because the information is exceptional!

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MORE THAN A COOKBOOK! So it’s listed in both cookbooks and good reads.

“Autoimmune diseases are now epidemic, with modern science offering those who are diagnosed limited solutions. Given this, many people suffering from these conditions have searched for alternatives using nutrition and lifestyle changes. In The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, Mickey Trescott provides a resource for those looking to embark on the Autoimmune Protocol–a version of an ancestral diet that is focused both on removing potential food triggers as well as healing the gut. Research shows there is a clear connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and many, including the author, have used these principles to heal their bodies from these debilitating conditions and their accompanying symptoms. With the information and recipes in this book, you can embark on this process for yourself–without suffering through bland and tasteless “allergen-free” meals. Instead, with all of the incredible food you will be enjoying, you may forget that you are achieving better wellness!

In the first section of the book, you will learn all about the Autoimmune Protocol–what it is, why it works, and which foods you should eat and avoid while on the elimination diet. Instructions are given on how to clear your pantry of questionable ingredients and replace them with healing, nutrient-dense whole foods. Also included are sections on food quality, a shopping guide, tips and tricks to make the protocol go more smoothly, as well as ideas for batch-cooking and breakfast. Mickey provides two, 4-week meal plans, each of them corresponding with recipes from the book and featuring detailed shopping lists. Armed with this information, anyone can integrate the Autoimmune Protocol in to their routine!

In addition to the introductory material, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook includes 112 delicious recipes suitable for anyone on the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocol–no grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. Although this is quite the list of exclusions, Mickey offers unique, flavorful, and delicious meals suitable for a variety of occasions and preferences. You will find simple recipes that anyone can make for a weeknight dinner, as well as more elaborate preparations for those who want to enjoy with company or for a special occasion. Full-page photos for every recipe show you what to expect and inspire you to create beautiful meals of your own.

With the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook as your guide, you’ll be inspired to take your health into your own hands–finding better health in the face of autoimmunity, while thoroughly enjoying every last bite!”

“Mickey’s 100% elimination diet-friendly cookbook featuring more than 115 recipes, a 30-day meal plan, and all the basics to get started.”

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Also available in Metric, Spanish & German!

 

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook

MORE THAN A COOKBOOK! So it’s listed in both cookbooks and good reads.

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook is written by Angie Alt of Autoimmune Wellness.  In its pages not only does Angie share her own story, and recounts how the AIP changed her life, she gives the basics of the AIP diet in a simple & understandable format. She explains how AIP is a template that needs to be tweaked for each individual. She gives easy steps, plans and recipes for success!

This cookbook of over 55 delicious recipes is suitable for all phases of the AIP and will show you how to restore your health with one flavorful, nutritious meal at a time AND inspire you with the stories of wellness transformation.

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“The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune Wellness, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect.

Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.”

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