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A Happy Holiday Menu for an Extremely Restricted Diet

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Last Thanksgiving I was an Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) newbie. Coming up with a Thanksgiving menu wasn’t easy for me since the diet is quite limited and I had little experience with it. However, with some assistance from my family, I managed to enjoy an especially delicious feast! Menu planning with a limited list of foods requires a bit more creativity, but I found a lot of pleasure in that creative process. I appreciated the fact that I could still have such a yummy Thanksgiving, but I remember looking ahead to Thanksgiving 2015 anticipating I’d be…read more

Autoimmune Paleo Travels

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Healing diets aren’t always easy, especially when it comes to navigating traveling. I hadn’t had much experience with this until recently, and I kind of got a crash course in it! Unexpectedly, I had the opportunity to make two separate trips to South Dakota within one month, first to visit my grandpa in hospice and then to attend his funeral. I learned some tips from the experiences and wanted to share them with you in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Seek Out Support I was fortunate…read more

5 Healing Diet Challenges and Ideas for Navigating Them

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In my experience, the most difficult part of adopting a restrictive, healing diet is not removing certain foods or even all the extra cooking and resultant cleaning. The hardest parts, to me, are the social aspects, navigating a busy life without the convenience of takeout, and needing to plan ahead for every. single. meal. Reminding myself that my healing diet is temporary relieves some of my stress. Eventually my body won’t need a strict autoimmune paleo diet, and I will have more flexibility. I’m slowly encountering this as I successfully reintroduce some foods. My hope is…read more