Can You Heal AutoImmune Diseases With Paleo Diet?

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 Mickey has taken a gigantic flow of information and prudently condensed in into a definitive guide, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.


Interested in trying to heal through food, verses seeing a doctor for medicine that may never help? Try The Autoimmune Paleo Protocol:
Strictly avoid:
  • Grains
  • Beans and legumes
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Seeds
  • Nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, potatoes)
  • Food chemicals and non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia
  • Alcohol
  • 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

Besides eggs, and grassfed butter,which I eat tons of and believe are Super Foods for my body, I am currently on this protocol. So far, my skin has cleared up, some of my brain fog, some of my memory is back, my digestion is going great, and I am enjoying increased energy. Hallelujah. I’m indebted to these forerunners and inspirational women! 


9 thoughts on “Can You Heal AutoImmune Diseases With Paleo Diet?

  1. Hi, Laurel, I’ve been heading in a paleo direction for several years and am having cognitive dissonance about the new doctor who came highly recommended by some friends. My lab numbers are much better than they have been in years but my LDL is 30 points too high for him. He cautioned me to not eat solid fats, cheese, beef, etc. when I’ve been using coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, pastured beef and eggs. My mind is boggled. How do I cope with the new paradigm meeting the medical profession (and the hospital dietitian who taught a class at the co-op recently that was old paradigm.)

    1. Dear Jean, its clear you’re caught in the riptide of new and old information~and its so crucial to your own health to feel confident! oy! Keep researching on the value of healthy fats and the myth of lowering cholesterol to achieve health. Here’s a good article from Dr. Mark Hyman on LDL’s and how high cholesterol can be protective! Keep in touch, LH

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