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Autoimmune Protocol Lecture Series FAQs

This post was originally published on this siteAs I gear up to teach the next session of the AIP Lecture Series, you’ve asked me a ton of excellent questions about the course!  I decided to collate these questions and my… Continue Reading →

Paleo, Resistant Starch, and TMAO: New Study Warning Worth Heeding

This post was originally published on this site SCIENCE SIMPLIFIED: A human study was published looking at how long-term adherence to a Paleo diet affects the gut microbiota and production of TMAO, which is linked to cardiovascular disease and some… Continue Reading →

All the NEW AIP Books!

This post was originally published on this siteI launched my website 7 1/2  years ago. At the time, there was almost no information on The Autoimmune Protocol out there: a half page of additional foods to avoid if you have autoimmune… Continue Reading →

Introduction to Nutritional Sciences

This post was originally published on this siteI made a rule for myself when I first launched this website nearly 8 years ago.  I would not make any recommendation that I couldn’t back up with scientific evidence.  And even more… Continue Reading →

Announcing The AIP Lecture Series!

This post was originally published on this siteI’m so excited to announce the the next session of The AIP Lecture Series!!! It begins Monday, September 9th, 2019 and there’s still time to get early-bird pricing! There is quite simply no… Continue Reading →

Gut Health Fundamentals

This post was originally published on this sitePoor gut health has been linked to conditions as wide-ranging as cancer, obesity and other metabolic problems, heart disease, anxiety, depression, autism, autoimmunity, ulcers, IBD, liver disease, systemic infections, and more. There are… Continue Reading →

Healthy Weight Loss

This post was originally published on this siteThe topic of healthy (and maintainable) weight loss is a personal one for me. If you’re familiar with my story, you already know that throughout most of my teens and twenties, I was… Continue Reading →

Featured AIP Coach: Kirsten Serrano

This post was originally published on this siteKirsten combines her training as a Nutrition Consultant with her certifications as an Autoimmune Paleo Coach ©, Wahls Protocol © Health Professional, Certified Gluten Practitioner ©, and a Healthy at Every Size ©… Continue Reading →

Therapeutic Paleo Approach

This post was originally published on this siteI have followed a Paleo diet and lifestyle for nearly eight years, and I owe my health to a Therapeutic Paleo Approach.  But, I want to get something straight:  I don’t “eat like… Continue Reading →

Why Crickets Are Great for the Gut Microbiome

This post was originally published on this siteMaybe you’ve already heard that there’s a new kid (err, insect) on the block when it comes to awesome protein sources: crickets! Along with being an incredibly sustainable food source, crickets have twice… Continue Reading →

My Personal Journey with the Autoimmune Protocol

This post was originally published on this siteMy autoimmune disease symptoms started with puberty—fatigue, chronic constipation, migraines, steady and unrelenting weight gain that didn’t scale with my high activity level or caloric intake, a litany of skin problems, dry and… Continue Reading →

Announcing The Autoimmune Protocol E-book!

This post was originally published on this siteDa-da da da da daaaaah!  I’m so excited to finally be able to launch the e-book that you’ve been asking for for so long, The Autoimmune Protocol! Scientific studies continue to provide valuable insight… Continue Reading →

Why Bee Products Are Great for the Gut Microbiome

This post was originally published on this siteNearly everyone has heard of (and tasted!) honey, but did you know that a number of other bee products also have proven health benefits? It’s true! While honey definitely deserves the positive attention… Continue Reading →

How Ketogenic Diet Wreaks Havoc on Your Gut

This post was originally published on this site SCIENCE SIMPLIFIED: The therapeutic potential of ketogenic diets comes at a cost — it’s important to know that ketogenic diets can harm your health before you decide whether or not to “go… Continue Reading →

The Essential Autoimmune Protocol E-Book Library – Available for 4 Days ONLY!

This post was originally published on this siteI know first-hand how expensive and time-consuming it can be to transition to the Autoimmune Protocol. Once you’re done buying high-quality meats and vegetables and stocking your kitchen with gadgets to make cooking… Continue Reading →

Updates to the Autoimmune Protocol

This post was originally published on this siteMy definitive guidebook on the Autoimmune Protocol, called The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, was published way back in January of 2014.  This epic tome was based on insights… Continue Reading →

The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms: An Overview

This post was originally published on this siteMushrooms are an incredibly valuable nutrient-dense food that offers our gut bacteria unique fiber types that we can’t get from any other food (see Elevating Mushrooms to Food Group Status and What Is… Continue Reading →

ThePaleoMom Workshop is LIVE!

You asked, and I delivered! So many of you reached out to me prior my 3-day workshop in February that I knew I needed to figure out a way to make the huge amount of content I shared broadly available,… Continue Reading →

Snacks, Weight Loss, and Insulin

Need a snack? Don’t feel guilty! Read on to learn what the best snack choice is from a metabolic perspective. If you’re looking to restore or protect insulin sensitivity and to achieve a healthy weight, then you’re likely confused by… Continue Reading →

Elevating Mushrooms to Food Group Status

Mushrooms aren’t actually a vegetable, but rather the fruiting bodies of larger fungi, or macromycetes. There are four major phyla of the Fungi kindom—Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota.  Most edible mushrooms belong to the Basidiomycota phylum (which includes approximately 30,000… Continue Reading →

Why Root Veggies Are Great for the Gut Microbiome

When it comes to nutrient-dense carbs, root veggies are hard to beat: foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, and cassava are not only delicious, they’re also great sources of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. (Be sure to check out my posts The… Continue Reading →

The Autoimmune Protocol Guide and Giveaway!

Two of my biggest passions are improving scientific literacy and improving public health, which I believe go hand in hand. I see the biggest barrier to changing the landscape of chronic illness in our society as the fact that most… Continue Reading →

Featured AIP Coach: Alexa Federico

Alexa Federico is the founder of GirlinHealing.com, a recipe and wellness site for the autoimmune community and the author of The Complete Guide to Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Road Map to Long-Term Healing. She is a Nutritional Therapy… Continue Reading →

Featured AIP Coach: Alexa Federico

Alexa Federico is the founder of GirlinHealing.com, a recipe and wellness site for the autoimmune community and the author of The Complete Guide to Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Road Map to Long-Term Healing. She is a Nutritional Therapy… Continue Reading →

Red Light Therapy for Cancer: Fact or Fiction?

If you’ve read my previous posts on red light therapy (also known as low level laser therapy), you know how excited I am about its ability to benefit our health in a staggering number of ways—with studies demonstrating improvements for… Continue Reading →

Joovv Red Light Therapy for Cancer

If you’ve read my previous posts on Joovv lights, you know how excited I am about the ability for red light therapy (also known as low level laser therapy) to benefit our health in a staggering number of ways—with studies… Continue Reading →

Why Fish is Great for the Gut Microbiome

By now, fish’s status as a superfood is hard to deny! Numerous studies have confirmed that regular seafood consumption (and the omega-3 boost it delivers) can lower our risk of heart disease, support the health of our brain, help fight… Continue Reading →

Celery Juice: Fad or Fabulous?

Celery juice is the latest trending health craze, being called a “savior when it comes to chronic illness”. It’s claimed that in just one week of drinking 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning, you will… Continue Reading →

Island Chicken with Melon Salad

Lately, I’ve been on a creative kick in the kitchen.  This probably has something to do with all of the recipe development I’m doing for my new microbiome book (more information forthcoming soon!).  I’ve been particularly enjoying revisiting old favorite… Continue Reading →

The Link between the Thyroid and Infertility

Infertility is clinically defined as the inability for a couple to conceive, with the pregnancy resulting in a live birth, after having unprotected intercourse for 12 months. And, it’s more common than many people realize. Approximately 10 to 15 percent… Continue Reading →

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