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. It was originally developed by Dr Sarah Ballantyne.
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
- Grains and pseudo-grains
- Legumes including soy
- Nuts and seeds
- Nightshades - including peppers, tomatoes and potatoes
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.
Notable publications[edit | edit source]
- 2014, The paleo approach: reverse autoimmune disease and heal your body - ISBN 9781936608393
- 2017, Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- 2018, Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as Part of a Multi-disciplinary, Supported Lifestyle Intervention for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- The Paleo Mom - website of AIP creator Sarah Ballantyne
- AIP: The Definitive Guide - Autoimmune Wellness
- SAD to AID - coaching program used in a clinical study for IBD
References[edit | edit source]
- "What is The Autoimmune Protocol". The Paleo Mom. Retrieved Oct 4, 2019.
- AutoImmune Wellness (Jun 4, 2018). "What is AIP? The Definitive Guide". Autoimmune Wellness. Retrieved Oct 4, 2019.
- Ballantyne, Sarah (Jan 28, 2014). The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body. Victory Belt Publishing. ISBN 9781936608393.
- Konijeti, Gauree G.; Kim, NaMee; Lewis, James D.; Groven, Shauna; Chandrasekaran, Anita; Grandhe, Sirisha; Diamant, Caroline; Singh, Emily; Oliveira, Glenn (Nov 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 . PMID 28858071.
- Abbott, Robert D; Sadowski, Adam; Alt, Angela G (Apr 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 . PMID 31275780.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.