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Asian Lettuce Wraps from ‘He Won’t Know It’s Paleo’



As someone who follows a Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet (i.e. no grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy), I get pretty excited when there are new cookbooks available – especially when I see a teaser for something that I *haven’t* been able to make AIP: CAKE. Ever since adopting AIP, I’ve been making the odd experimental cake now and then but it’s never quite panned out. Enter Bre’anna of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. Bre’anna had my attention, when I saw photos of some of the recipes from the book. My eyes found the cake immediately ;)

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April 21 |

eBook review: Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol & a Homemade Chocolate Recipe


Reintroducing Foods on AIP

I’ve followed the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for a little over a year now. This particular way of eating, essentially takes the grain-free, legume-free, Paleo way of eating, and takes it up a notch by further eliminating foods that can cause inflammation. Gone are the Paleo staples of eggs and nuts, and say goodbye to the ‘Primal’ dairy foods, along with seeds (including chocolate), and nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and peppers of all kinds.

While doing AIP is initially very restrictive (the most common question being: “What the heck am I going to eat for breakfast?”), there is the life-changing benefit of keeping autoimmune disease under control, and reducing inflammation conditions. For me, it’s been the difference between living with chronically itchy, and inflamed, sensitive skin, and only experiencing minor flare-ups during allergy season, with stress, or when inadvertently eating something that I probably shouldn’t.

Now the great thing about the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol is that in theory, if your gut has healed sufficiently by staying away from foods that irritate and inflame it, you should eventually be able to re-introduce some of these former food intolerances again without experiencing symptoms. Because I had food intolerance testing done, I used my test results as a guide to re-introducing foods for myself. But what do you do, if you’ve decided to try AIP and you’d like to bring back some foods? What do you re-introduce first? How do you know if a food is okay for you? What do you do if a food you re-introduce causes an autoimmune flare?

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July 23 |

Primal Life Kit: 49 Paleo and Primal Products and 14 Discounts for $39


PrimalBundle_BlogMainThis post contains affiliate links, which means I will get paid a small commission if you make a purchase using my link. It doesn’t affect the price you pay, and I whole-heartedly believe that this bundle is a great deal and would be helpful to you, especially if you’re interested in learning more about eating a grain-free, paleo diet, or following the Autoimmune Protocol.

Every once in a while, a great deal comes along for some excellent reading, recipes and meal plans, and when that happens I feel obligated to share! This time around, it’s The Primal Life Kit – 49 Paleo & Primal Products + 14 discounts for only $39.

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you’ll know that I personally follow the Autoimmune Paleo protocol (AIP), in an effort to reduce my own chronic inflammation issues, and if you too are interested in using a dietary approach for chronic issues such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis and more, it would be worth purchasing this bundle for just the 4 books about autoimmune and inflammation, and the 3 research papers by Dr. Loren Cordain – these 7 items have a value of over $150, never mind the rest of the Primal Life Kit!

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April 20 |

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook – Book Review & Giveaway!


The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook - Review & GiveawayI was given a copy of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott for review purposes, but I only endorse quality products that I believe will have a benefit to my readers. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will get paid a small commission if you make a purchase using my link, however it doesn’t affect the price you pay.

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April 1 |
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