AIP (Auto-Immune Protocol) Resources

Meet Mickey and Angie:

I am a fan.  Read their blog, try their recipes, bookmark their website! They have experimented, researched and written extensively about auto-immune challenges and healing.  Look at their books too - they even have a section on "batch" cooking.

Below are links that can be very helpful -- most of this comes from Mickey and Angie's "Resources" page:

The Autoimmune Protocol:

The Paleo Mom—The website of Sarah Ballantyne, PhD., author and researcher of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook. She is THE resource for all of the science behind the Autoimmune Protocol, how to do it correctly, and why it works. While her books are incredible, her website contains an overwhelming amount of information for anyone looking to get started.

I will forever be grateful for Sarah Ballantyne's insights into lichen planus.  My own dermatologist really had nothing to offer, except for a shrug and some cortisone cream.  Sarah's research led her to develop "AIP" food and menus.  Following her guidelines, my skin condition cleared right up.  I had been suffering for over a year!    -  auto-immune patient

Paleo Resources:

Chris Kresser—Chris is an integrative medical practitioner and writes about health and the Paleo diet on his blog. I love his science-based approach, and his articles are well-researched and informative.

Balanced Bites—The Website of Diane Sanfilippo, author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox. Her site and podcast are full of great practical information, tips, and resources for Paleo nutrition.

The Perfect Health Diet—The website of Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, the researchers and authors behind The Perfect Health Diet. Their blog has great discussions about what is going on in the community as well-as researched health articles.

The Paleo Mom—Sarah Ballantyne’s site is not only great for AIP info, but it is chock-full of resources for those looking for more information on the Paleo diet, as well as how to transition your kids to eating this way.

Robb Wolf—Robb is the author of The Paleo Solution, and has a site with some great articles and information, especially for those interested in success stories and fitness.

Autoimmune Books:

The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, M.D.

The Wahl’s Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D.

The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD.

A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol by Eileen Laird

Hashimoto’s Resources:

Dr. Kharrazian—Dr. K is the author of Why Do I Still Have Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?. His blog has some great articles on naturally treating thyroid disease.

Hashimoto’s Healing—Marc Ryan is a Hashimoto’s sufferer and functional medicine practitioner who writes about the treatment of autoimmune thyroid disease.

Thyroid Pharmacist—Izabella Wentz, a Hashimoto’s patient and pharmacist, is the author of The Root Cause. She writes about managing Hashimoto’s on her blog.

Stop The Thyroid Madness—This is a patient advocacy website that has some great resources for reading your own labs, finding a good doctor, and other issues pertinent to thyroid disease sufferers.

Autoimmune Protocol-Specific Recipe Blogs:

The Paleo Mom—Sarah Ballantyne’s blog, where she shares delicious, family-friendly recipes (look for the AIP tag!).

A Clean Plate—A recipe blog by Christina Feindel, featuring bright and fresh allergen-free recipes.

Phoenix Helix—Eileen Laird shares some great AIP recipes on her blog, along with many round-ups. Look for her Weekly AIP Recipe Roundtable for some great inspiration!

Alt-Ternative Autoimmune—Before she joined the Autoimmune Paleo team, this was Angie Alt’s original stomping ground. It’s no longer updated but it contains a wealth of timeless posts.

Nutrisclerosis—Whitney Ross Gray has great recipes that are compliant for AIP and the Perfect Health Diet.

A Squirrel in the Kitchen

The Paleo PI

The Bacon Mum

Healing Family Eats—AIP and SCD


Zesty Paleo

International AIP Blogs:

La Chica Paleo—Mexico

A Shared Reality—Australia

Joanna Frankham—Australia

Foreign Language Resources:

El Protocolo Autoinmune—Stella Arenillas Garcia of the blog Whole Earth Life has translated our “Foods to Include” and “Foods to Avoid” guides into Spanish, as well as provided a thorough explanation of the Autoimmune Protocol for Spanish-speaking readers.

Toxin-free Living:

Environmental Working Group -A group devoted to empowering people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.  They have great guides, such as toxin-free beauty products, suncream, cleaning products and more.  See their guides here.

Beautycounter–A great resource for chemical-free skincare and cosmetics. We love their sunscreen and charcoal products!
DefenderShield EMF Protection—This line of cell phone, tablet and laptop cases provides virtually 100% protection from the EMF radiation emitted from everyday electronic devices.

Other Resources:

Test, Clear, Heal—A program from AIP expert and functional medicine practitioner Anne Angelone where you learn how to order and interpret your own testing.

The Secret Language of the Immune System—Music for meditation, deep relaxation, healing, and restoration from Anne Angelone.

Sarah Wilson—Although Sarah’s blog is not AIP, her mission is to help people quit sugar through her program, I Quit Sugar. Hers was one of the first blogs I found when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, and I enjoy her writings on living with autoimmune disease (she has both Graves and Hashimoto’s).

The 21-Day Sugar Detox—This is a great resource from Diane Sanfilippo with a three-week program to go sugar-free. I’ve done the 21DSD in addition to the Autoimmune Protocol (you can read my experience here).

Whole 30—This is a 30-day clean-eating program developed by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig as a part of their book, It Starts With Food. This is a great place to start for those who are looking to try Paleo before delving into the Autoimmune Protocol. I’ve done two AIP Whole-30 Challenges before, you can read my experiences here.

Paleo For Women—A blog about the intersection of ancestral health and women’s issues written by Stefani Ruper. Stefani has a great guide on PCOS, and has a print book called Sexy By Nature.

Radicata Medicine—The website of Aglaee Jacob, author of one of my favorite books on digestion, Digestive Health with Real Food.


Autoimmune Protocol Books/Cookbooks:

These books are devoted 100% to the Autoimmune Protocol, from the science and how to go about it, to compliant recipes.

The Paleo Approach—Sarah Ballantyne’s amazing, encyclopedic guide to the science behind dietary and lifestyle interventions that help manage autoimmunity. You can read my review of Sarah’s book here.

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook—My cookbook, which has over 110 AIP recipes, meal plans, shopping guides, and information about how to adopt the protocol.

The Paleo Approach Cookbook—Sarah Ballantyne’s companion cookbook to The Paleo Approach. This resource contains over 200 recipes, along with meal plans and a guide to the protocol.

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook—Angie Alt’s cookbook featuring recipes as well as how to deal with the emotional side of eating AIP.

The Autoimmune Paleo Breakthrough —This book contains a short overview of the Autoimmune Protocol and tells you what to eat and avoid, as well as a few recipes.

The FODMAP-Free Paleo Breakthrough—This book outlines the FODMAP-free version of the Autoimmune Protocol.

Simple Autoimmune Paleo Comfort Food—A short collection of recipes for the Autoimmune Protocol by Jo Romero.

Reintroductions on the Paleo Autoimmune ProtocolAn ebook by Eileen Laird that details the reintroduction process in extra detail. This book also contains recipes specifically geared for reintroducing foods.

28 Days Of AIP—A meal plan ebook by Christina Fiendel with four weeks of meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes to get started with the protocol.

28 Days Of Low-FODMAP AIP—The low-FODMAP version of Christina’s ebook above, with meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes.

28 Days of One-Pot AIP—Christina’s third meal plan ebook which includes four weeks’ worth of simple, one-pot AIP meals with shopping lists.

The Paleo Approach Dinner ClubA community cookbook put together by Sarah Ballantyne featuring recipe ideas for allergen-free dinner parties.

85 Amazing AIP BreakfastsA community cookbook put together by Eileen Laird solving the problem of breakfast while on the Autoimmune Protocol!

The He Won’t Know It’s Paleo CookbookThis book by Bre’anna Emmitt contains over 100 recipes compliant for the Autoimmune Protocol.

Nourish: The Paleo Healing CookbookThis book by Rachael Bryant contains over 100 recipes compliant for the Autoimmune Protocol.

AIP + Paleo Holiday Sweet TreatsLaura Vein of the blog Sweet Treats is a former pastry chef and she brings all her baking knowledge to this holiday dessert ecookbook.

They Won’t Know It’s Paleo (AIP Holiday)This ebook by Bre’anna Emmitt is full of 100% AIP recipes for any and every holiday guest.

Simple French Paleo—More than 90 classic French recipes that are naturally AIP-compliant. Written by Sophie Van Tiggelen of the blog A Squirrel in the Kitchen, and also available as an ebook.

The Healing Kitchen—Co-authored by Sarah Ballantyne (The Paleo Mom) and Alaena Haber (Grazed and Enthused), this cookbook contains 175 simple, budget-conscious and delicious recipes to turn your kitchen into your healing zone.

AIP Safari—Bethany of the blog Adventures in Partaking shares family-friendly recipes designed for AIP travel.

Autoimmune Protocol-Friendly Cookbooks:

While these books are not 100% safe for those on the Autoimmune Protocol, their authors have included tags and modifications to the recipes to make them compliant.

Practical Paleo
Beyond Bacon
Well Fed 2
The Ancestral Table (modifications here)

The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook
The Digestive Health with Real Food Cookbook
Mediterranean Paleo Cooking
The Allergy-Free Holiday Table

Hashimoto’s and Adrenal Fatigue Books:

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?

The Root Cause

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

Stress Solutions by Evan Brand

Sourcing Food:

Vital Choice - Vital Choice is a trusted source for fast home delivery of the world's finest wild seafood and organic fare, harvested from healthy, well-managed wild fisheries and farms.

Eat Wild—This is a website that contains links and resources for people to find local farms. It is the first place to look if you are interested in buying meat directly from a farmer in your area.

The Weston A. Price Foundation—The WAPF is a great place to find a local chapter, where you can find resources in your area to source real food.

Pick Your Own—A resource for finding local U-pick farms in your area.