Autoimmune Protocol, 101

The Autoimmune Protocol, Autoimmune Paleo or simply known to most as AIP, is a type of elimination diet that helps heal the immune system, when it has gone rogue and started to damage our bodies. It can be helpful for all types of autoimmune (or inflammatory) issues. What is Autoimmunity? Autoimmunity is essentially where your body does not know the …

Alternative Treatments: Yoga

Yoga The practice of yoga has been thought of as a healing modality for thousands of years. Countless people routinely enjoy the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. They noticed improvements in strength and flexibility and stress reduction. But when an individual with MS does yoga, do they reap the same benefits? It looks like all signs point to yes. …

Movement and The Autoimmune Protocol, Part 3

Movement and the Autoimmune Protocol This post contains affiliate links, to learn what that means, click here! The Autoimmune Protocol goes way beyond just food. In these next few posts we’ll dive into the other aspects of the protocol and discuss how it all comes together to create an entire healing lifestyle. If you’re just addressing the food you’re eating, that’s a …

All things summertime AIP!

I figured with it being the Fourth of July weekend, I’d try to find all the summertime AIP recipes I could and put them in one place! These are all blog posts from bloggers who did the same thing, I just wanted to put them all in one, easy to find, seasonal post. So here we go!   AIP Salad …

Nightshades

Nightshades, sounds like you’d find them in the home décor section, but in reality nightshades are a category of food that is often a staple of everyday cooking. It certainly was of mine pre AIP days! I remember the first time I went shopping after making the AIP leap, wandering around the grocery store and thinking ‘what am I going …

Eating for MS and Healing

When we think about treating MS, food isn’t usually the first thing to pop into many peoples minds. Medication usually comes first, then maybe exercise, then possibly stress reduction techniques. But what if I told you that what is on the end of your fork will have a drastic impact on how you feel? So what should you eat when …

Exercise

When you Google Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise, not too many options appear in the search results. What does come up in the results are usually one page of information about taking it easy, not exerting yourself and watching out for overheating. The recommendations are usually aqua-aerobics, yoga or tai-chi. I’m not saying that swimming or yoga are bad forms of …

Dairy

Dairy, it includes all things good in the world, like ice cream. But it is also unfortunately incredibly allergenic among other issues. So what are individuals with autoimmune disease and Multiple Sclerosis to do about dairy? As with many things, the consumption of dairy is a hotly debated topic in the autoimmune world. This is due to strong arguments for and …

Veggie Fries! (Paleo, AIP)

These have been a staple in my dinners as of late. The hubby has been LOVING them as have I. I’ve been using all color carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes, but any starchy-ish veggie will really do. The only one that requires a different preparation is yucca, so DON’T try this recipe with yucca (taro, cassava). Capeesh? What you need: …

Paleo F(x) Part 2: Saturday

My recap continues with Saturday! Saturday started out with Mark Sisson (has anyone noticed he looks like Harrison Ford? Just me? K.)  He was discussing the research in his new book Primal Endurance, where he discusses a new training paradigm about how to train for endurance races/events while following a Paleo protocol and also discusses how to become a fat burner over a …