What is AIP?
There are more than one hundred confirmed autoimmune diseases and many more diseases that are suspected of having autoimmune origins.
The root cause of all autoimmune diseases is pretty much the same: our immune system, which is supposed to protect us from invading microorganisms, turns against us and attacks our organs instead. Which organs are attacked determines the autoimmune disease and its symptoms. In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the thyroid gland is attacked. In Rheumatoid arthritis, the tissues of your joints are attacked. In psoriasis, proteins within the layers of cells that make up your skin are attacked. However, the root cause is the same (genetic predispositions, inflammatory diet, chronic stress, lack of sleep, inadequate exercise).
The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP, is a science-based powerful strategy that uses diet and lifestyle to regulate the immune system while reducing the inflammation and giving the body the opportunity to heal.
Ballantyne S. "The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body". 1st ed. Las Vegas, Nevada: Victory Belt Publishing; 2014
After several thousands of success stories using the AIP to manage chronic diseases, the AIP has been also backed up with several positive clinical trials, on IBD (including CD and UC) symptoms and Hashimoto. Two studies were done and showed positive results. Here are below the articles and highlights written by the AIP community leaders who were involved into the studies.
Groven, Shauna, et al. “Rapid Improvement in Symptoms and Quality of Life among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease following an Autoimmune Protocol Diet.” Gastroenterology 152.5 (2017): S410.
Konijeti GG, Kim N, Lewis JD, et al. Efficacy of the autoimmune protocol diet for inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis.2017; 23:2054–2060
Anita Chandrasekaran et al. The Autoimmune Protocol Diet Modifies Intestinal RNA Expression in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's & Colitis 360, Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2019, otz016
This protocol can be very overwhelming and this is where collaborating with a Health Coach gives you the support you need to go through the process, find your personalized AIP diet, troubleshoot if needed and see amazing results.
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