My Thoughts Archive

Is it possible to eat a Low Residue Diet and stay on AIP?

A “low residue” diet is often advised for individuals who are preparing for a colonoscopy or other medical test, who are preparing for or recovering from surgery on the small or large intestine, who are recovering from a bowel obstruction, or who are experiencing severe inflammation from

Pesto Frozen Yogurt from Zesty Scoop

If you have an ice cream maker shoved in the back of a cupboard somewhere, it is time to get it out and dust it off. This recipe for a dairy free savory Pesto Frozen Yogurt is just a teaser to whet your appetite for a totally

How can an AIP Coach help you?

First of all, don’t let anyone convince you that you MUST have a practitioner or coach in order to be successful on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) or any other healing diet. The beautiful thing about using food and lifestyle as medicine is that it doesn’t require

Spiced Lamb Kebabs from My Paleo AIP Indian Adventure

If you are following AIP, you probably think Indian food is completely out of bounds, what with all the seed based spices, nightshades, and ghee… right? My Paleo AIP Indian Adventure, a brand new cookbook by Bethany Darwin, proves that assumption is completely wrong! Whether you are

The Autoimmune Healing Intensive 2018

When it comes to autoimmune disease, the only thing we know for certain is that everything is uncertain. There is no way to know which medications, which dietary protocols, or even which lifestyle changes provide healing benefits, until you actually try them for yourself. I know this

Tostones (Fried Green Plantains) from Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP

Tostones, or twice-fried green plantains, are an AIP breakfast staple for me. Cheap, easy, and delicious – what’s not to love? Well, the fact that they take a little bit of time is one! You have to peel, cut, heat oil, cook pieces on all sides, remove

Marinated chicken kebabs from Latin American Paleo Cooking (AIP)

I’ve been on a culinary tour of Latin America – and I didn’t even have to leave my house to do it, or compromise on my commitment to a healing diet! This virtual “trip” came courtesy of an exciting new cookbook that landed in my mailbox earlier this

Traveling on AIP: My Favorite Tools and Tips

Is it possible to follow AIP while traveling? Absolutely! It takes some preplanning and some extra effort, but it is definitely possible. My job is about 75% travel – and during our busy times of the year, it is closer to 100% – but I have figured

Reflections on another year of living well with chronic disease

As I write this, the final hours of 2016 are winding down and we are all looking ahead to 2017. It has been an interesting and eventful year, to say the least! I will leave the retrospectives about politics and pop culture to others, and just reflect

Paleo On the Go – My favorite AIP frozen meals!

When I first heard of frozen meal delivery companies like Paleo On the Go, I was skeptical. After all, I enjoy cooking and am pretty good at it, so why would I pay money to have somebody else do it for me? Then my job suddenly started requiring
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