The Beginner’s Guide to Autoimmune Protocol Diet

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Updated March 28th, 2020

The autoimmune protocol diet (AIP) can be incredibly beneficial for people dealing with autoimmune conditions.

Did you know that autoimmunity is one of the top ten causes of fatality in females under sixty-five years old? According to the National Institutes of Health, autoimmune disorders affect over twenty-three million people in the United States each year. Thankfully, this can be managed with the AIP diet.

Check out our AIP Meal Plans. These plans are a simple, sustainable way to follow the autoimmune protocol diet.

Autoimmune disorders include hundreds of medical conditions that are due to the body’s own immune system attacking its own organs. For example, thyroiditis is an attack on the thyroid gland, Crohn’s disease attacks the gastrointestinal system, multiple sclerosis attacks the nervous system, and lupus primarily attacks the kidneys.

One of the most frustrating things about autoimmune conditions is that there is no curative

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30-Day Reset Autoimmune Diet Plan

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For many years I suspected that I had some form of thyroid problem based on my own research and symptoms like dry skin, occasional fatigue, trouble losing weight after having a baby, and hair thinning, but I was never able to get answers from conventional tests which showed that my T3 and T4 thyroid hormones were in the normal range.

Thankfully, I found an amazing doctor who specializes in hormones and endocrine problems and with additional blood testing and a thyroid ultrasound, he was able to finally figure out what I was struggling with: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (an autoimmune condition where the body creates antibodies to the thyroid).

What are Autoimmune Problems?

It turns out that many different disorders and diseases are autoimmune in nature but they manifest in different ways. As the Paleo Mom explains:

Autoimmune disease is caused by the immune system losing the ability to differentiate proteins belonging

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