Updated: Jul 21
Autoimmune Protocol - Anti Inflammatory Diet
AIP = Anti Inflammation Protocol
An autoimmune disease is any condition where a person's immune system mistakenly attacks and damages its own bodily tissues. Inflammation is a common feature of an autoimmune disease.
The AIP Diet, known as the Auto Inflammation Protocol or the Autoimmune Paleo, was designed to help reduce inflammation in the body to relieve symptoms of autoimmune disorders.
This post explores what foods a person can and cannot eat if they want to follow the diet.
FOODS YOU CAN EAT ON AIP
Vegetables (but avoid nightshades like the plague) • Fruits • Meats (in particular, organ meats) • Seafood • Bone Broth (encouraged by many people) • Healthy Fats • Fermented Foods • Herbs
FOODS YOU SHOULD NOT EAT ON AIP
Grains (including rice & quinoa) • Dairy • Legumes • Sugars • Vegetable or Seed Oils • Additives • Eggs • Nuts • Seeds (including cocoa, coffee, seed-based spices) • Nightshades (including, tomatoes, eggplants/aubergines, potatoes, peppers, and any pepper-based spices) • Alcohol • NSAIDS (including aspirin, ibuprofen) • Stevia • Emulsifiers or thickeners (e.g., guar gum, carrageenan) • Algae* (including chlorella and spirulina) • Limit fruit to 2-5 servings per day
This diet alone, within a few short weeks, helped me miraculously manage my condition. The pain went away. I also believe that it has been successful (along with the many other lifestyle changes and philosophies I have adapted in the last three years) at calming my immune system and halting the progression of the disease without the side effects of heavy pharmaceuticals. ~ ANNA STRONG, Founder & CEO