9 ways to use the autoimmune diet to manage autoimmune and Hashimoto’s symptoms

The autoimmune elimination-provocation (AEP) diet serves multiple purposes. It helps heal leaky gut, identify immune-reactive foods, and calm the immune system to manage autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s. Around ten years ago, bloggers rebranded this diet as the “autoimmune paleo,” or AIP, diet. However, I prefer the long-used original term “elimination-provocation diet.” Many people wonder what…

The best diet for hypothyroidism

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. Outdated myths persist when it comes to the best diets for hypothyroidism. In a nutshell, the best diet for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is one tailored to your your individual needs.  But first, let’s clear up some erroneous thyroid diet advice. Hypothyroidism diet…

Is Your Indigestion Caused by Hydrochloric Acid or Gallbladder Issues?

Is Your Indigestion Caused by Low Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) or Gallbladder Issues?

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. Frequent bouts of acid reflux and indigestion can be a red flag that your stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid, is actually too low.  If you suffer from chronic acid reflux and indigestion, keep note of specific foods that trigger your symptoms. …

Gluten is primarily a brain issue and a common trigger of brain autoimmunity

Research shows most cases of gluten sensitivity manifest in the brain — not the gut. Gluten’s impact on the brain is so well established that some researchers refer to gluten sensitivity as a neurological disease. Gluten is one of the most immune reactive foods — no other food is more of a trigger for neurological dysfunction…

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Bloating and poor digestion? Three causes of low pancreatic enzymes

If you experience bloating and poor digestion, you may need to take a look at whether you’re producing enough pancreatic enzymes. This is an important step in addressing digestive dysfunction in an organized “north-to-south” sequence. If any single step along the way is out of balance, the entire system will be less efficient and any…

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Support your immune resilience through your diet

Immune resilience is your body’s ability to deal with biological pathogens such as the viruses and bacteria we encounter in daily life. Our level of immune resilience determines whether or not these pathogens infect us and cause a significant and ongoing immune response. If you have an autoimmune condition, you may already be avoiding gluten,…

Vagus nerve causing gut symptoms? 4 vagus exercises to help heal your gut

Is your brain causing your leaky gut? One of the ways brain dysfunction can contribute to leaky gut is through poor vagus nerve activity. The vagus nerve is a large nerve that sends communication back and forth between the organs and the brain. When the brain is in poor health it can inhibit vagal nerve…

Oral Tolerance Part II: The overlooked power of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) for immune health, brain health, and food sensitivities

Go here to read Part I: New food sensitivity issues on AIP? The oral tolerance protocol In my first article on oral tolerance, I talked about why many people develop an increasing number of food sensitivities on restrictive healing diets and what to do about it. The primary cause is called loss of oral tolerance, and…