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.

Which Foods Are Your Inflammatory Triggers? The Elimination Diet in Four Steps

Beginning the elimination diet

If there’s one thing that a person with autoimmunity should do to start the healing process, it is to first figure out what foods are acting as inflammatory triggers.  For many, this can seem daunting.  We have deep-rooted emotional connections to the foods and beverages that we consume, whether we realize it or not.  Embark upon an elimination diet, and you will soon understand what

The Delicate Balance: Acid-Alkaline Levels

Acid Alkaline Chart

A very important, but sometimes overlooked, element of managing diet for us autoimmune moms is the acid-alkaline balance.  There will be more discussion on this in future posts written by our amazing functional nutrition author, but for now, I wanted to share the best infographic to use as a reference plus some other good articles. Why is acid-alkaline balance important? If your diet is too

Ending the Autoimmune Drinking Game: Alcohol, Inflammation and Avoiding Flares

Alcohol and autoimmune

How much alcohol can you drink and avoid an autoimmune flare?  That’s a drinking game you don’t want to play with your body, and it’s one of the million dollar questions asked by anyone experiencing autoimmunity.  This is a critical question to have answered before the next girls’ night out, so let’s drill down and work toward helping you to answer this question for yourself,

Is Red Meat Bad For Your Autoimmune Health?

red meat and autoimmune conditions

If you have an autoimmune disease, you know that cutting red meat from the diet is often one of the first pieces of dietary advice out there.  Do a Google search on “red meat and autoimmunity”, and find this notion at every click. But is ditching red meat really the right thing to do, or does it stem from a widely-held, yet unsubstantiated view that

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