The autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet is a relatively new, food-based approach to eliminating unwanted inflammation in a person’s body. It’s a diet that’s thought to help heal your gut to reduce inflammation created by autoimmune conditions.
The diet is very restrictive and mainly includes meats and vegetables. Generally, you would try the AIP diet for several weeks before adding in foods outside of the diet.
Here are some of the basics of the AIP diet:
It’s an elimination-focused diet.Its goal is to cut inflammation-causing foods to reset your body’s immune system. The idea is to reduce inflammation in your body and put your autoimmune condition into remission with better eating habits.
It’s often aimed at treating a “leaky gut.”It’s thought thatautoimmune conditionsmay be caused by small holes in your intestines. These holes can allow food to be released into the rest of your body and trigger your immune system to react. By eating only foods in the AIP diet, you help heal this leaky gut.
It’s rooted in thepaleo diet, but it’s even more restrictive.
It promotes vitamin- and nutrient-rich foodsand also emphasizes foods with omega-3 fatty acids.
Speak to your healthcare professional before making any drastic diet changes. AIP is generally meant to be tried for about 30 days - but this is completely up to you and your healthcare professional.
You will receive 10 meals each week with the option to add additional items like Bone Broth (highly recommended for gut healing). Pick up Saturday or Sunday. If you need help with deciding what to eat outside of these meals, click the link above for a full list of additional fruits and veggies to snack on!