The autoimmune protocol diet is a grain-free diet that goes beyond the general paleo diet to a healing protocol. It is used for any immune system issue, as well as for dealing with gut issues. The diet is free of eggs, nightshades, dairy, nuts, seeds, but full of anti-inflammatory vegetables, healthy fats, and proteins such as beef, seafood, and chicken. Sweet potatoes and plantains are allowed as well.
I have been on the AIP diet for a couple of months and have found it helpful. But with such a strict protocol, it is good to have some resources on hand if you are on the diet, of are considering it. Today, I am giving away three books. This is for those who are considering going on the AIP diet, are currently on the AIP diet, or would like to have these resources on your bookshelf.
Victory Belt Publishing (the publisher of my cookbook, Ladled: Nourishing Salads for all Seasons) is kindly providing copies of the below three books to one winner!
All of these books were written (or co-written) by Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. from The Paleo Mom. (Amazon links are affiliate).
The Paleo Approach
Her first book, The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body
is an AIP bible, full of research on all of the details of the AIP diet. While you can look up brief outlines of the diet, this book will help you understand each part of the diet, and why the details are important. She also deals with specific topics such as food sensitivities and intolerances, SIBO, and other problems that may also need to be addressed. This is a big book, but worth the read, especially for those of us who like to understand deeply the reasoning, research, and logic behind what we are doing.
The Paleo Approach Cookbook
The second book is The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body. The Paleo Approach lays down the guidelines; this cookbook helps you have the recipes you need to heal. What I appreciate about this book is that it is very thorough, sharing recipes for everything from rendering tallow, to main dishes, to offal recipes (a part of the AIP diet many of us neglect), to dessert recipes. It’s kind of like the “Nourishing Traditions” cookbook of the AIP world.
The Healing Kitchen
The third book is probably my favorite, The Healing Kitchen: 175+ Quick and Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Thrive. This beautiful book gives easy and quick recipes that are delicious as well as AIP. I’ve tried several recipes from this book so far, and each one has been a success (I like the Oven Baked Pancakes, Beef Pot Pie, and the Cinnamon Raisin Porridge). I know that many of my readers here have also mentioned that this was one of their favorite AIP cookbooks, and I think that its popularity is well deserved.
This giveaway is open to anyone, and will be open until the 29th of February. The Winner will be picked using Random.org, and will be announced March 1st. The winner will be emailed and given five days to get back to me. If I haven’t heard from them, I will draw a new winner. (Make sure you use the correct email address when you enter, so I can get a hold of you! You will NOT be added to any email list when you enter this giveaway. 🙂 )
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