I’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.”