November was a busy month on the Gutsy By Nature blog! I was grateful every day, I reported on reintroductions of food after 90 days on the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), I wrote about how much omega-3 a person like me with Crohn’s disease needs and why I don’t take fish oil pills, and I cooked a 100% AIP friendly Thanksgiving meal! I also created and posted a bunch of delicious new recipes. All were grain free, dairy free, and nut free. Many were also AIP friendly and some were SCD-legal, and a few were even low-FODMAP.

Here are the five most popular new recipes in November:

Favorite new recipes from my friends

There are so many bloggers creating amazing healthy recipes that are compatible with a paleo way of eating, I can’t even keep up! My Pinterest collection just keeps growing and growing and growing… Here are a few that caught my eye in November (all are paleo and a nut-free, except where indicated):

Crohn’s disease in the news

As always, I have been keeping my eyes and ears out for the latest research into the causes of and treatment for the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Here is a brief roundup:

This is my favorite because it suggests an entirely natural dietary treatment for Crohn’s disease:

  • A new integrative medicine paper examines the role of gut bacteria on the maturation of the immune system and claims evidence supporting the use of butyrate, a by-product of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes, as therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease. More studies will be needed, but in the mean time it is a good reason to make sure you are eating a healthy diet with good amounts of fruit and vegetables for fiber.
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