I’m so excited to announce that this little blog has gotten the seal of approval from one of my paleo heroes and Gutsy By Nature is authorized to now display this logo. This emblem indicates that I am an officially approved resource, compliant with the recommendations of The Paleo Approach. I’m proud to be joining other leading paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) websites like Autoimmune-Paleo and Phoenix Helix, both of whom were my guides when I started my journey of healing from autoimmune disease over a year ago, and hope that this seal of approval will bring the news to more people with Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune conditions that there is hope beyond the standard mainstream medical treatment.
What is The Paleo Approach?
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body is the title of the groundbreaking 2014 book by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (also known as The Paleo Mom) that explains, with detailed scientific references, exactly how you can adapt the paleo diet and lifestyle using what is widely referred to as “paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP)” to calm autoimmune activity in the body and stimulate natural healing processes in order to bring autoimmune disease into remission.
Where can I learn more about The Paleo Approach?
If you aren’t ready to purchase the book, you can get a very detailed overview of what the autoimmune protocol is and how to use it from Sarah’s blog. She maintains a very detailed “cliff notes” version of the entire protocol here. Since her book didn’t exist back when I started, I printed off these pages and put them in a binder that became my most frequently consulted resource!
What does this approval mean for the content of this blog?
If you are a regular reader of Gutsy By Nature, you know that I am now over a year into my healing journey and that I have successfully reintroduced many foods that are initially excluded on the autoimmune protocol as outlined in The Paleo Approach. Since this blog reflects my real life, from time to time I post recipes that include some of these items (like eggs, high quality dairy, and even so-called “safe starch” grains like white rice). However, I am always mindful of the requirements of the autoimmune protocol, as well as other healing diets that many people with Crohn’s disease and other digestive conditions find helpful, and include in my notes recommendations for modifying the recipe when possible. I will continue to follow that practice, but will now use the phrase “The Paleo Approach” and the abbreviation TPA, along with the phrase “paleo autoimmune protocol” and AIP. I am also working on creating a better system of categorizing and tagging my old recipes so it is easier to find the compliant and easily modified recipes in the archives.
Where can I find other approved resources?
Look for the logo or visit the TPA Approved page on The Paleo Mom.com to check out the other websites, ebooks, cookbooks, and recommended convenience foods.
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[…] Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) – The Paleo Approach: This recipe is acceptable for the elimination phase as a treat. Remember that sugars, even natural ones like honey, can be inflammatory and that Dr. Ballantyne recommend’s limiting your fructose consumption. […]
[…] One of the things I really love about this book is the flexibility built right into it. Take noodles, for example. Noodles are a key element in many of these takeout classics and would therefore make them inherently non-paleo, right? Wrong. In actuality, every dietary restriction is accommodated, from rice noodles to spiralized vegetables to kelp noodles to sweet potato noodles. That means that you can make the noodle dishes whether you are eating a “safe starch” paleo diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the low-FODMAP diet, following a Whole 30, or even on a strict elimination diet like the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP)! […]
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[…] Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): This recipe includes seed-based spices, which are a stage 1 reintroduction, and whole egg, which are a stage 2 reintroduction. […]
[…] Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): I use melted ghee and I think it is the tastiest option here. It is listed as stage 1 AIP reintroduction food in Sarah Ballantyne’s The Paleo Approach and many who don’t tolerate other dairy can still eat ghee. But if you are not able to use ghee, substitute coconut oil or some form of rendered animal fat like lard. I haven’t tried it, but I suspect that rendered duck fat would be divine! […]
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[…] Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): Sesame and sunflower seed butter are not compliant, but are stage 2 reintroduction. Red pepper flakes are a nightshade spice and are a stage 4 reintroduction, but can be omitted. […]
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[…] Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): Generally speaking, alcohol is eliminated in the early phases of AIP. However, Sarah Ballantyne says that it is ok to include alcohol in dishes like this since most of it is cooked off. If you are not comfortable including it, simply use a cup of bone broth instead of the wine. […]
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[…] Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) / The Paleo Approach (TPA): Use coconut oil for the cooking fat and omit pepper. Since the alcohol content is significantly reduced in the cooking process, the wine is an acceptable ingredient but use your best judgment and omit if you are particularly sensitive. […]
[…] Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) – The Paleo Approach: Peppercorns and allspice are both stage 1 reintroductions and potatoes are a stage 4 reintroduction (nightshade). Both can be omitted if you are in the elimination phase or don’t tolerate them. […]
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