How does the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol support healing?
From The AutoImmune Paleo Cookbook:
Author: It has been shown recently in studies that all autoimmune diseases have one thing in common – intestinal permeability, otherwise known as leaky gut. When the gut lining becomes permeable, undigested particles of food, toxins, and pathogens are let into the bloodstream, thereby triggering the immune system. All of the foods avoided on the autoimmune protocol are those that have been shown to exacerbate leaky gut, and strict avoidance gives it a chance to heal.
Mickey Trescott, is the forerunner and terrific author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, and the blog Autoimmune-Paleo.com. Mickey has taken a gigantic flow of information and prudently condensed in into a definitive guide, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.
- Beans and legumes
- Nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, potatoes)
- Food chemicals and non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia
- NSAIDs (Ibuprofren, Advil, etc)
Eat Plenty of these:
- Pastured meats like beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, duck, and bison
- Bone broth and organ meats from pastured animals
- Wild-caught fish and shellfish
- Animal fats from pastured animals
- Tropical oils like coconut and red palm
- Olive oil and avocado oil (for cold applications)
- Any fruit (except ground cherries and tomatoes, which are nightshades)
- Any vegetable (except nightshades, denoted above), especially leafy green veggies, roots and tubers
- Herbs and spices that are not seeds or nightshades, like thyme, rosemary, turmeric, garlic, ginger, etc.
- Coconut flakes and coconut butter
- Vinegars, like apple cider, ume plum
- Fermented foods like saurkraut, kombucha and water kefir