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  1. Frank and Anna
    This article is awesome! Great writing. It inspired me even though I feel I was doing well! I love you guys!!

    1. D mac, great name. We appreciate the compliment and are so glad you are doing well with your autoimmune diet! Keep up the good work.

      1. Hi Sarah! Great question… there are actually many different diets to choose from, but I think this article summarizes the diets that will give you the best results for autoimmune disease. Personally, we have tried Paleo, the Autoimmune Paleo/Protocol, and the Wahls Protocol. Each one revealed a little bit more about what our bodies can and cannot tolerate, and we landed somewhere in between all of them with great results. Thanks for reading!!

  2. Great article! I’ve been reading articles daily for one and a half years,first time I’ve seen one like this. You have given me hope.Due to the extreme pain I can no longer work making it impossible for me to buy organic. Is it possible for the diet to work if I buy regular fruits and veggies? It’s never been a problem for me to stick to a diet but I’ve never given up gluten.Absolutely no medications have helped my pain so I’m on nothing…..I need this to work. Looking forward to your reply.

    1. Hi Kim, thanks for the comment! Regarding your question of organic being a must, the answer is – no. If all you can afford are conventionally grown veggies, then eat away! A good resource to have is the “Clean 15/Dirty Dozen” that comes out each year from EWG.org. The guide explains which foods should ideally be purchased organic vs those that can be purchased conventional and still be considered very “safe”. As for the gluten, there are a number of sources that recommend cutting out gluten for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease. Anna and I both have had tremendous results by eliminating gluten and dairy. Obviously, autoimmune healing needs to be very personalized, but gluten and dairy issues seem to be common among most with an autoimmune disease.

  3. As someone who has tried AIP in the past your article is SPOT ON!!!! The AIP LIFESTYLE (I don’t like the word diet) is a MUST if you have been diagnosed with ANY autoimmune disease(s) I say it’s a must because you FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. I unfortunately did not commit to it and I’m back right where I started… seeing doctor’s, lab tests, etc…

    1. What an awesome affirmation, Tara! Thank you for writing this. Obviously I agree wholeheartedly, and particularly about the lifestyle portion. Diet undermines what AIP really is, a component of an autoimmune life that aims to reverse instead of manage symptoms. I hope you can get back on to the AIP train! Let us know if we can ever be of any help.

  4. My 16 yr old son has been having autoimmune like symptoms for a few months now, he’s been in and out of children’s hospitals, has had countless lab work, MRI’s CT scans, Spinal Tap and endless doctor appointments. I started doing my own research on how to heal him from the inside out, Im slowly changing up our meal plan & praying this will relieve some symptoms. Thank you for this great article read, it gives mom’s like me so much hope for my son.

    1. Hi, Melissa. My heart goes out to you and your son. I can understand how much it pains you to see your son suffering. Thank you for looking into alternatives on your own though. You are his best advocate, so keep up the great work, and I hope that you will find the direction and answers you need to improve his symptoms. If you ever want to bounce ideas, please send us an email!

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