Episode 134: Orthorexia with Imei Hsu

This post was originally published on this siteWhat’s the line between a healing diet and a harmful one? Orthorexia is a term that was first coined in the late 1990’s by Dr. Steven Bratman. It refers to an obsessive focus on healthy eating that becomes clinically impairing. This idea has become controversial in the paleo […]

Paleo AIP + GAPS Starchy Vegetable List

This post was originally published on this siteI came to the Paleo autoimmune community through the GAPS doorway. The GAPS Diet is designed to heal the gut and therefore heal the body. One of the tenets of the GAPS diet is that starch can feed pathogenic bacteria, so a low-starch diet can shift the gut […]

Episode 133: The Gut Microbiome with Dr. Lucy Mailing

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s a community of 38 trillion microorganisms living in and on our bodies, and most of them reside in our gut. That’s equal to the number of cells in the human body. By this definition, we are only 50% human. This is why gut health has such a […]

Episode 132: Sex and Autoimmune Disease with Kate Wolovsky

This post was originally published on this siteSexual intimacy can be challenging even in healthy couples. It’s an area that many of us aren’t comfortable talking about, but when you add chronic illness, the obstacles increase exponentially. Depending on your condition, you might be experiencing extreme fatigue, chronic pain, limited range of motion, muscle spasms, […]

50 One-Pan Paleo AIP Recipes

This post was originally published on this siteFor me, the worst part of cooking is having to clean up the kitchen afterwards. I don’t like to do dishes, especially when there are lots of pans. That’s why I love one-pot and one-pan meals, so I’ve gathered together 50 of them below! All of these can […]

Episode 131: Blood Sugar & Autoimmunity with Dr. Jeff Horacek

This post was originally published on this siteBlood sugar is one of the building blocks of life. It gives our cells the energy they need to do their jobs. Yet when our blood sugar gets too high, drops too low, or swings wildly between these extremes, it negatively impacts our health on multiple levels, including […]

5 Year Podcast Anniversary Giveaway!

This post was originally published on this siteI can’t believe 5 years has already passed since I recorded my first podcast episode! To celebrate and thank you – my amazing listeners – I’m giving away $600 in prizes to 6 lucky winners around the world!

Episode 130: Long-Term Healing Diets

This post was originally published on this siteThis episode marks the 5-year anniversary of this podcast! When I was thinking about how I wanted to celebrate, I decided to invite 2 friends onto the show who have been following a healing diet for 5 years or more. But that doesn’t mean our diet today looks […]

Gentle Detoxifying Baths

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 80,000 new chemicals have been released since the industrial revolution 150 years ago, and most have never been fully tested for their effects on our health. We are asking our bodies to detoxify far more than they were designed to handle. Yet that doesn’t mean we […]

Episode 129: Resilience with Dr. Cynthia Li

This post was originally published on this siteOur topic today is Resilience, that ability to bounce back from life’s hardships. With autoimmune disease, we get lots of practice. Sometimes we feel strong and capable of overcoming suffering. Other times we feel beaten down and frightened by our body’s unpredictability. The good news is that resilience […]

Episode 128: Best Of – Mind-Body Nutrition with Marc David

This post was originally published on this siteThose of you who follow me on social media may have heard that July was an intense month for me. I caught pneumonia, and my father passed away. I’ve been taking time to focus on my health and my family. That means that I’m taking a short break […]

Low-Power Mode: Self-Care During Challenging Times

This post was originally published on this siteiPhones automatically shift into low-power mode when their batteries get low. The goal is to conserve energy. There are times in life when our body and soul ask us to do the same. It’s about letting nonessential responsibilities go, and focusing our limited energy on what’s most important. […]

Episode 127: Best Of – Social Lives on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

This post was originally published on this siteDue to a recent bout of pneumonia, I need to take some time to focus on my health. I’m taking a sabbatical for the next few weeks and releasing two of my favorite episodes from the archives that you might have missed. Today’s episode is one of the […]

Episode 126: Hashimoto’s AIP Medical Study

This post was originally published on this siteI have some exciting research to share! It’s the first medical study looking at the paleo autoimmune protocol as an intervention for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The results were impressive! In this episode, Dr. Rob Abbott and Angie Alt (the research team) give us all the details.

5 Tips for Healthier Smoothies

This post was originally published on this siteMost people choose smoothies because they think they’re a healthy alternative to fast food. The problem is that liquid “meals” like these can hit our bloodstream as sugar blasts, which isn’t healthy for anyone but especially people with autoimmune disease. So, what do we do? In this article, […]

Episode 125: The Pursuit of Perfect Health with Dr. Terry Wahls

This post was originally published on this siteMost of you know Dr. Terry Wahls’ story. She is a physician who developed multiple sclerosis, and in spite of the best that conventional medicine had to offer, she ended up confined to a tilt-recline wheelchair. She started to research nutrition and lifestyle interventions, eventually creating The Wahls […]

Episode 124: The Best & Worst Things People Say When You Have Autoimmune Disease

This post was originally published on this siteAn interesting part of the human experience is that when we’re going through something really difficult, people are often at a loss about what to say and can end up saying some really unhelpful and hurtful things. But occasionally, people say exactly the right thing. My goal with […]

Episode 123: The Forgiveness Controversy with Dr. Harriet Lerner

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s some compelling research that suggests the inability to forgive leads to negative health consequences, and the practice of forgiveness can have health benefits. When it comes to small injustices, this seems relatively easy to do. But what if you have experienced something that you find unforgiveable? Is […]

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This post was originally published on this siteHave you ever roasted garlic whole? It’s a completely different flavor – mellow and rich. It turns out that pressure cooking in the Instant Pot creates that same flavor in much less time, and it pairs beautifully with cauliflower. This recipe is delicious, fast, and nutrient-dense. I hope […]

On Sale 4 Days Only! The Essential AIP Resource Library

This post was originally published on this siteWhenever I see an offer this good, I assume there’s a catch, but the only catch here is that it’s a limited-time offer. This sale only lasts for 4 days. You get 32 Paleo AIP ebooks for $28. That’s less than $1 per book, and this library includes […]

Episode 122: Brain Fog with Dr. Tim Gerstmar

This post was originally published on this siteDo you ever feel like your brain isn’t working quite right – that you can’t remember things, or think clearly, or focus and make decisions? That simple tasks feel challenging, and complex tasks feel impossible? This cluster of symptoms is often called Brain Fog, because that’s what it […]

Loving Martine: A Legacy Cookbook with Sample Recipe & Giveaway

This post was originally published on this siteMy friend Martine Partridge passed away in 2017, but she left a legacy of love behind. She was known for her strength, sense of humor, positive outlook, and love of flavorful food! This cookbook is her legacy. It contains 130 paleo recipes, 100 of which are AIP. In this […]

Episode 121: Time Management with Laura Vanderkam

This post was originally published on this siteIn this podcast, we’re taking a big picture look at time. How can we gain clarity on where our time goes? How can we start to feel in control of time, rather than buffeted by it? What makes it slow down in some moments and speed up in […]

3 Myths About the Mind-Body Connection

This post was originally published on this siteThere are so many misconceptions about how the mind and body influence each other. In this blog post, I separate the myths from the truths and give you 10 ways to tap this connection for autoimmune health.

Episode 120: Scleroderma with Dr. Aly Cohen

This post was originally published on this siteIn this podcast episode, we take a detailed look at Scleroderma. How does it differ from other autoimmune diseases, and how is it diagnosed? Can diet and lifestyle make a difference? What are the best supplements? Is medication always necessary, and how do you make that decision? My […]