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 forms of cancer. The study demonstrates that a low-carb Paleo diet increases TMAO, attributable to […]

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 disease in Robb Wolf’s first book, a list of foods to avoid for autoimmune sufferers […]

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 rigorously, I would let the body of scientific literature inform my recommendations (rather than seeking […]

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 other resource as thorough for the autoimmune patient than my AIP Lecture Series. In this […]

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 two main aspects of gut health that are not only critically important for overall health, […]

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 morbidly obese and collected chronic illness diagnoses like they were going out of style.  The […]

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 © Practitioner. Kirsten has used AIP and the Wahls Protocol to reverse symptoms and manage Hashimoto’s […]

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 a caveman”.  This and similar soundbite explanations of the Paleo template don’t resonate with me […]

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 as much protein per gram as chicken, are rich in vitamin B12 and iron, and […]

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 thinning hair, brittle and thin fingernails, chronic joint pain, mild depression and anxiety.  Throughout my […]

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 that should be integrated into the Autoimmune Protocol.  Last month,  I shared some updates to […]

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 it’s been getting (see Honey: The Sweet Truth About a Functional Food!), the lesser-known propolis, […]

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 keto” New studies show that ketogenic diets reduce diversity of the gut microbiome —  this […]

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 easier, purchasing the cookbooks that keep you inspired can be pretty far down your list. […]

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 gleaned from over 1200 scientific studies that each illuminated a facet of the protocol. The […]

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 the Gut Microbiome? And Why Should We Care About It?). But recent trends have also […]