Why AIP May Not Be Enough

APEX Energetics AIP Supplements
APEX Energetics AIP Supplements

The AIP diet is magnificent in my book. My clients have dramatic improvements on it. It is essential for reducing inflammation in the body. Autoimmune Disease flare-ups can be driven by stress, inflammation and environmental toxicity. It can be tricky to navigate this alone, without the help of a skilled practioner. I closely watch facebook groups that gather autoimmune disease sufferers and monitor the posts. I watch the questions they ask each other, how are they treating their AID, who their practitioners are, what supplements are they taking and why. There is a very large piece I see consistently missing: A Personalized Plan. I think this is due to the lack of proficient practitioners, organized guidance and varying theories about how to approach AID. My bottom line is that if you have an AID, diet is NOT enough, but it is the most essential piece of a healing protocol. Nutritional deficiencies are extremely common in autoimmune and chronic diseases in general due to the compromised gut function, and a good diet alone falls short of restoring these deficiencies. Extra support is almost always needed in my opinion.

There are few practitioners in the US that are very good at holistic treatment of AID. There are even fewer that provide the creative aspect of maintaining a continual supply of fresh AIP recipes, follow AIP themselves, and have a broad clinical grip on the using both diet and supplements for recovery. It is very easy for a practitioner to expound the importance an AIP diet, give a handout about it at an appointment, sell a supplement regime, perform functional testing and not yet understand what it is like to walk in the shoes of those who are struggling when they get home and try to fill their fridge with food that is AIP friendly and the reality of changing their life.

I provide real solutions for trying to live an AIP life. I am dedicated to being in service to those trying to heal their immune system. AIP Bootcamp is the best way I know to help others. Equal parts recipes, supplements, inspiration and education. Diet alone is not enough from my clinical perspective. AIP Lifestyle is not a recipes website. It is a lifestyle website that includes clinical pearls, research, personal stories, inspiration, an online store to purchase supplements that support correct nutritional deficiencies.

Personally, I follow AIP. My identical twin has Hashimotos and Celiac. My daughter’s father has Type 1 Diabetes. My daughter’s aunts who also have Type 1 Diabetes also have fibromyalgia. Autoimmune Disease is very close to all that I do and those I love.  I am bringing 17 years of clinical experience as a nutritionist and the question that drives my practice: “What is the best way to help my client”. I am really glad you are here. Lets do this together!


  1. Avatar Robin Mallery September 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Bravo on the new website Jessica and the definitive direction on which your journey has taken you. I’ll be watching from the sidelines and sending love… xoxo

  2. Avatar Rene November 7, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I just came across your website today through Phoenix Helix and it’s really great. I completed RepairVite and am currently doing the ClearVite detox through my practitioner. I’m glad to see others recommending it and helping those with AI. You have great advice and I’m very excited about your recipes, especially the AIP pumpkin pie. Thanks so much!

    1. Avatar Jessica Flanigan November 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Rene! What a kind compliment! Thank you so much. Yes, I use Apex with all my AID clients. I find it to be one of the best lines 🙂 I did the CLear and Repair which is a lot like Clearvite detox and boy did I feel better. Nice to meet you! Jessica

    2. Avatar Jessica Flanigan November 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Rene Thanks for the compliment. I did not see my comments until just now so sorry for the delay! I love repairvite and take clearvite psf every day! 🙂

  3. Avatar Karolina February 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    How can I find a good AID doctor? Is there any website that lists doctors?

    1. Avatar Jessica February 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      It is very difficult and there are not many. I suggest any Chiropractic Neurologist from the Carrick Institute as a starting place. You can message me directly and I can try to connect you to someone. info@aiplifestyle.com

  4. Avatar kim December 1, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Hi, I was diagnosed with sibo over a year ago and am not doing much better after countless np,doctors,antibiotics, herbs, diets, meditation , money spent etc.!!! I can’t afford a naturopath doctor again but, am very drawn to apex energetic. I know you don’t know my specific gut condition but can I safely take the repair and clearvite? Do I take them together or one after another?..im going to do the enzyemix and sibiotica. Thanks ..I’m working on sitting in my muck!

    1. Avatar Jessica December 1, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Hi Kim! I can’t give supplement advice on these informal online threads…I just don’t know enough about you and your issue for it to be useful. So sorry! -jessica


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