Autoimmune Protocol Information (AIP)

What is our Autoimmune Protocol Diet Menu?

We call it AIP for short. The AIP diet follows specific guidelines for people struggling with autoimmune conditions and the food sensitives and inflammation associated with them. The most inflammatory foods are removed so the body can heal. All of our meals are prepared with our consumers' health as a top priority. Instead of merely eliminating foods, the autoimmune protocol encourages you to eat more nutrient dense, real foods that better support healing your body. If you find that your current diet isn't addressing all of your health concerns, adding our new AIP items might be a good place to start.

It begins in the gut. A healthy gut equals a healthy immune system, so the AIP approach works with gut friendly foods, stimulating digestive enzymes, using lacto-fermented foods and eliminating nightshades.

Sarah Ballantyne is a great resource for all of your AIP questions. She is a renowned author, medical researcher and founder of Her website is full of information for anyone wishing to research this topic more in depth.

According to Sarah Ballantyne, if you have an autoimmune condition, you should completely avoid:
  • Eggs (especially the whites)
  • Nuts
  • Seeds (including cocoa, coffee and seed-based spices)
  • Nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, sweet and hot peppers, cayenne, red pepper, tomatillos, ashwagandha, pimentos, goji berries etc. and spices derived from peppers, including paprika)
  • Potential Gluten Cross-Reactive Foods
  • Fructose consumption in excess of 20g per day
  • Alcohol
  • NSAIDS (like aspirin or ibuprofen)
  • Non-nutritive sweeteners (yes, all of them, even stevia)
  • Emulsifiers, thickeners, and other food additives
  • Increase intake of oily cold-water fish and seafood, which are great for breakfast.
    Trout, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Herring, Kipper, Anchovies, Tuna, Carp.
Note: *Peppercorns*, meaning Black, White and Pink Pepper Corns that are normally served table side are actually *not* nightshades but berries from an entirely different family. However, they can still be problematic and are no longer accepted as part of a strict AIP protocol. POTG does not contain pepper or peppercorns.
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Healthy Gut = Healthy Immune System

Fermentation & Lacto-Fermentation = probiotics which are important for healthy digestive function.

It's important to note the difference between 'fermented' and 'pickled'. Pickled foods are basically just foods that have had a vinegar solution added to them but contain few, if any of the benefits of live-cultured 'fermented' foods.

A helpful resource for culture starter kits can be found here: and here:
  1. Lacto-Fermented Salsa - Tomatoes, Chilies, Oregano, Cumin, Garlic, Onions, Salt.
  2. Sour 'Pickles
  3. Kimchi - Korean Cabbage & Radishes. Great as a side dish or with Korean Kalbi, which is a marinated pork rib dish.
  4. Beet Kvass - Used as a digestive tonic
  5. Sauerruben - Lacto-Fermented Turnips
  6. Vegetable Medley - Apples, Cauliflower, Carrots, Green Onion, Fresh Ginger, Salt
  7. Coconut Yogurt and Kefir -
  8. Carrots, Jicama, Daikon Radish
Benefits of Fermented Foods Include:
  1. Improves overall Digestive Health and promotes healing.
  2. Improves Immunity
  3. Helps prevent colds and flu
  4. Helps Chelate the body and eliminate toxins
  5. Aids in Vitamin and Mineral Absorption
  6. Helps Normalize Weight
  7. Provides body with K2, which helps prevent heart disease

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