Resources for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

When I did my first 30 days on the paleo autoimmune protocol (commonly referred to by the abbreviation AIP) just over a year ago, there were few resources beyond a meal plan in Diane Sanfilippo’s Practical Paleo and the many blog posts on Sarah Ballantyne’s site The Paleo Mom. Today it seems like there are new books being released every week and I am discovering awesome new blogs every time I go online! It seems that in just a few months we’ve gone from AIP being an obscure fringe of the broader paleo movement to the hip and happening new thing everyone is trying.

That is, of course, a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is great that the word is getting out and that people who are suffering from autoimmune conditions are learning about this protocol that could help them better manage their disease. But on the other hand, the flood of new resources can make it much harder to separate the quality resources you can trust from the ones that are just trying to capitalize on a trend that is growing in popularity.

So I thought I would start a catalog here of the books, ebooks, blogs, and other resources that I can personally vouch for and recommend. I will add to this list as I discover new resources, so please bookmark this page and come back often. Know of a resource that I haven’t listed? Please let me know in the comments and I will check it out!

Blogs and Websites

Are you looking for recipes and resources relating to the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) that you can trust? This custom search will crawl the various blogs and web pages that I turn to when I have a question.

Books and Cookbooks for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

Of course, it goes without saying that if you have an autoimmune condition, then you need to have Sarah Ballantyne’s The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body and the The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide To Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul.


Also highly recommended

A new must have for anyone dealing with autoimmunity… not just a cookbook!

Know of other cookbooks that are AIP-friendly? Please tell me in the comments!

eBooks and eCookbooks for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

The following are digital-only books, some of which can be purchased directly from the author and others that can be purchased from Amazon and loaded directly onto your Kindle or other e-reader. Links will take you directly to the purchasing page.

These next three books are special because they feature the best of the best as collaborative efforts from multiple bloggers and authors who have used AIP to improve their health. I’m proud to say that I contributed recipes to both of these and think they are outstanding resources for anyone who is considering the AIP diet.

  • The Best of the Autoimmune Protocol 2016, compiled by Sarah Ballantyne




Some people need or want even more support and choose to engage the services of a personal health coach. There are many people offering such services, and I encourage you to review them very carefully before making a financial commitment. One person I can wholeheartedly endorse is Angie Alt. In addition to one-on-one coaching, Angie provides small group coaching for a very reasonable fee. The program is called SAD to AIP in SIX and is designed to support you through a 6 week transition from a standard American diet (SAD) to the paleo autoimmune protocol.
After you’ve been doing AIP for a while, there may come a time that you want to take a “reset” and go back to the elimination protocol for a bit. There is a group coaching program for this as well, run by health coaches Joanna Frankham and Emma King. AIP Reset is recommended for people who have been following AIP for over 6 months (either with or without reintroductions) and have recognized that they are experiencing more frequent flares or that other symptoms are either returning or starting.


The foundation of a healing AIP diet should be fresh real food, like vegetables and meats, which I highly encourage you to source locally and seasonally. That said, I realize that we live in the modern world and we all need some convenience items from time to time as well as ingredients that just aren’t going to be available from local producers. One great source is the online shop devoted to the paleo lifestyle – Barefoot Provisions. They have an AIP collection which includes a carefully curated selection of healthy oils, alternative flours, and even a few treats. I encourage you to check them out!
Not much of a cook? Need meals for traveling? Or just want to take a break sometimes from the kitchen? Then you should check out my favorite prepared meal delivery service, Paleo On the Go. They have a full line of clearly labeled AIP meals to keep you on track!

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NEW! AIP-Friendly Spice Blends from Primal Palate!
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3 replies on “Resources for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)”

I have currently started (for the third time) a round of Paleo AIP Low Fodmap. Normally, I feel relief from bloating right away, but there seems to be an issue with me frying vegetables in fat. I’ve had trouble digesting meat, which I have read can be due to low stomach acid, but do you know if this extends to cooking vegetables in animal fat. Cooked some vegetables in duck fat and fat from pork belly I made, if that helps at all.

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