Autoimmune protocol diet

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The Autoimmune Protocol Diet or AIP diet, is also known as the Autoimmune Paleo diet; it is a restrictive diet and lifestyle program involving elimination of certain foods and drinks, followed by some reintroduction, plus lifestyle changes including sleep and stress management.[1][2] It was originally developed by Dr Sarah Ballantyne.[1][2][3]

Foods and drinks avoided[edit | edit source]

The AIP is more restrictive than a paleo diet, and involves avoiding many unhealthy foods, but also some foods typically considered healthy. These include:

  • Processed foods
  • Chemical additivies
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Grains and pseudo-grains
  • Legumes including soy
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Coffee
  • Nightshades - including peppers, tomatoes and potatoes[1]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

No studies have been carried out to determine the effects of the Autoimmune Protocol on patients with ME or CFS, and they are not currently considered to be autoimmune diseases.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "What is The Autoimmune Protocol". The Paleo Mom. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 AutoImmune Wellness (June 4, 2018). "What is AIP? The Definitive Guide". Autoimmune Wellness. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ballantyne, Sarah (January 28, 2014). The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body. Victory Belt Publishing. ISBN 9781936608393.
  4. Konijeti, Gauree G.; Kim, NaMee; Lewis, JamesD.; Groven, Shauna; Chandrasekaran, Anita; Grandhe, Sirisha; Diamant, Caroline; Singh, Emily; Oliveira, Glenn (November 2017). "Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 23 (11): 2054–2060. doi:10.1097/MIB.0000000000001221. ISSN 1078-0998. PMC 5647120. PMID 28858071.
  5. Abbott, Robert D; Sadowski, Adam; Alt, Angela G (April 27, 2019). "Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as Part of a Multi-disciplinary, Supported Lifestyle Intervention for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis". Cureus. doi:10.7759/cureus.4556. ISSN 2168-8184. PMC 6592837. PMID 31275780.