My Thoughts Archive

Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia from The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple

Are you on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) and missing the joy of dipping a fragrant piece of bread into a bit of olive oil or bowl of soup? It is a simple pleasure that you may think is relegated only to fantasy if you are on

Cheesy Taters & Bacon from AIP Sheet Pan Recipes

You can stop right there because you had me at “cheesy”! Add taters and bacon, and the fact that this AIP recipe is made on a sheet pan… well, I’m in hog heaven! It’s from a new cookbook called AIP Sheet Pan Recipes, created by Samantha Teague, a

My IBD Story for World IBD Day

Since I started Gutsy By Nature as a blog in 2013, I’ve written several times about my personal story of diagnosis with Crohn’s disease and healing, but I’ve never actually written out the entire story, from its beginning to where I am today, May 19, 2018. In

Tips for Better Digestion: How often should you eat?

If you have pets or take care of livestock, you know that animals thrive when they eat on a regular schedule. My labrador retriever Lily gets breakfast every morning at precisely 6AM and dinner at 6PM (and not a minute later… you’d think she could tell time!).

Get started or go deeper with AIP this spring!

Why does January get all the attention for resolutions and self improvement? In my mind, spring is a much better season to “turn over a new leaf,” as the saying goes. And if you have been thinking about making a commitment to your autoimmune health by either

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
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