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Favorites List

Favorites List

I love Favorites' Lists!  Below is a list I have gathered that include some things I am feeling inspired by right now. Some useful and fun ideas in my AIP world. As many of you know, the AIP Diet can seem restrictive in nature. Here is a lighthearted post to give you...

Illness as Tranformation

Illness as Tranformation

Consider all that makes up your life. The family members, where you live, relationships, career, spiritual practice and your health to name a few. Add all of those together and you get your own secret sauce called Your Life. And try as we may to separate these...

Loving Autoimmune Disease

Loving Autoimmune Disease

Do you remember what your first thoughts were when you were diagnosed with your autoimmune disease? It may have been disbelief, anger, relief, fear, grief...all normal reactions. And then the dust may have settled, and a few weeks later  you started to feel a...

Why I let my Clients have Cultured Ghee on AIP

Why I let my Clients have Cultured Ghee on AIP

After spending months on AIP with only a few reintroductions and a feeling that something was missing, I was introduced to cultured ghee. Because I have a known sensitivity to dairy and eggs (and garlic, kidney beans and salmon ugh!) I stayed away from ghee even...

BBQ Chicken and Sauce!

BBQ Chicken and Sauce!

If you miss BBQ Sauce raise your hand. I am raising both of my hands actually. The flavor profile of BBQ is so hard to re-create! No tomatoes, no mustard...I had made some attempts over this last year; all in vain. I kind of feel like if it isn't good enough to really...

AIP Salted Caramel Ice Cream

AIP Salted Caramel Ice Cream

I bought an ice cream maker this weekend and of course I have been tinkering with it. I love/hate ice cream because it has "sugar" in it and generally I don't do well with sugary anything; even AIP-approved sugars like honey and maple syrup. But I like a little...

Nicky’s AIP Success Story

Nicky’s AIP Success Story

Meet Nicky! She has been on AIP since last October. She came to see me and spoke about her exhaustion, body aches, bloating, skin problems and constant digestive issues, yet had never had any kind of diagnosis from doctors.  After years of going from one...

AIP Orange Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

AIP Orange Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

Some AIP dishes are really good, like the Creamy Lemon Chicken Kale Soup I recently posted. But this dish is a standout. When I was trying to take pictures of this dish, my daughter, dog and cat were all underfoot waiting for a plate of...

Book Review of The Paleo Approach

Book Review of The Paleo Approach

My bottom line advice about Sarah Ballantyne's book, is that if you follow an Autoimmune Paleo diet, The Paleo Approach is a necessary investment. There is no other resource that I know of that is more complete in its scope about food, autoimmune disease, physiology...

the Books

AIP One Dish

35 AIP dinner recipes prepared in 15 minutes or less in ONE pan.

The Loving Diet

The Loving Diet™ introduces a fresh approach to your current health care plan: Love.