AUTOIMMUNE PROTOCOL WEEK 1 – MY HONEST EXPERIENCE

AIP WEEK 1COMPLETE

 

Okay, so whoever said the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet is easy, was a complete liar. I’ve been on this AIP Diet since April, and let me tell you……  It was not a fun or beautiful experience whatsoever. I’m pretty sure I’ve messed up so many times by subconsciously eating almonds when I was hungry in the morning and also by eating a delicious Larabar when I was craving a sweet treat. Although these snacks are “paleo-friendly,” they are not “AIP-friendly”

AIP  is a diet where you remove many inflammatory and allergenic foods that could potentially be causing negative symptoms in your body, such as bloating, stomach pains, rashes, etc. Here’s a list of the foods you can/cannot eat on the AIP diet. If you take a look at the list, the foods you CAN eat, are your basic, super healthy, mostly single-ingredient foods. At first I was like, “Pshh this won’t be that bad! I basically eat like this already,” except for the fact that before April 2018 I was vegetarian, and before that, I was vegan for 8 months (I switch back and forth between vegetarian and vegan for different reasons that I will discuss at a later time.) So this was the first time in a VERY long time that I was eating meats on a daily basis. Also, I didn’t realize how much I eat almonds!! And how you aren’t technically supposed to be drinking almond milk. Oh, and, you aren’t able to drink coffee….. <<!!!>>

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The Talk about Turmeric – What’s so great about it?

Turmeric

The hype about turmeric has not gone down, and with good reason.

Turmeric is an ancient herb that originated from India and was used as a natural dye, a spice for food, in special ceremonies, etc. Recently, probably within the past year, turmeric has reached a peak in its popularity for being a natural medicine in treating arthritis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and many other ailments/symptoms.

In this post, I’ll list a few of the benefits that turmeric has as well as some additional information to help you get to know turmeric a bit more.

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