Diet

Intuitively, we know that what we eat impacts how we feel. The Diet section will cover diets advertised to help autoimmune symptoms and flares, leaky gut and research on trigger foods such as caffeine, alcohol and sugar.

How + Why to Start the GAPS Diet

How and Who Should Try a GAPS Diet

What conditions is this diet best for? Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD,  author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS),  lists the following conditions as GAPS conditions: ADD/ADHD Allergies Asthma Autism Bipolar Disorder Depression Dyslexia Dyspraxia Eating disorders Eczema Obsessive-Compulsive disorder Schizophrenia Autoimmune disease Dr. McBride also discusses treatment of epilepsy and seizures with the GAPS Nutritional Program. The purpose of the GAPS Diet is to heal

A Great Reference Guide for Low-Glycemic Diets

A calorie isn't just a calorie

Why do calories ‘count’?  I love this infographic for its simplicity in explaining why the calories you’d eat in a low-glycemic diet are better ones than those in the Atkins diet.  And if you ever get overwhelmed like me with all of the autoimmune diets out there — and the difficulty sticking to them for the duration —  this guide is a fairly straightforward way

Starting an Anti-Inflammatory Diet :: Simple Steps to Begin

starting an anti-inflammatory diet

What encompasses an anti-inflammatory way of eating? Anti-inflammatory eating is multi-faceted and highly individual.  Eating an array of whole foods, rich in antioxidants and nutrients, as well as good hydration, are key foundational factors; however, to calm inflammation and address an autoimmune disease process, the first and most important dietary step is to identify and remove the foods that are causing an inflammatory response in

Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free Ideas for Thanksgiving + Tips for Holiday Eating Away From Home

happy family at Thanksgiving dinner

With Thanksgiving approaching quickly, I have been excitedly planning our holiday feast, but accommodating a variety of friends’ and family’s food allergies and preferences can be tough… especially when you’re crafting an autoimmune-friendly meal. As I’m a sucker for traditional foods, I am one for taking my holiday favorites and tweaking them to accommodate my autoimmune needs.  I experiment and have fun, but am also

Leaky Gut 101: Extremely Important to Understand and Heal, For All of Us With Autoimmune Conditions

Woman preparing fruits for the blender

Many aspects of the typical American lifestyle –the foods we eat, the things we drink (even the way in which we eat or drink), the personal care products we use and of course, many prescription drugs — can contribute to digestive tract malfunctions and ultimately leaky gut.  And not just in the obvious malfunctions such as indigestion, reflux, GERD, constipation, diarrhea or IBS (irritable bowel

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