If you’re keen to get started straight away, I have my comprehensive AIP Cookbook and lifestyle guide ‘Food Is Life’. It is Australia’s first AIP compliant recipe book and has over 100 scrummy meals for our Australian way of life!
Australian cuisine is very multicultural and my recipes reflect this perfectly! The cuisine is inspired from the Mediterranean, European, Asian and yes, plenty of Aussie favourites and more!
I’ve spent a large part of my life working in kitchens and in hospitality so I know what a good meal is!
That was one of my hardest challenges to address – how to make super yummy food with the limitations of the AIP diet so that everyone at home can enjoy them.
I’m proud of these recipes and so are many others I know.
Hi, my name is Natasha. In 1998 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and later with Pernicious Anaemia and Addison’s disease.
I’ve spent literally thousands of hours researching and hunting for the answers to find harmony for my body and mind. I tried countless ways to heal myself without success; I was at the end of my tether. It’s been a long journey that has been anything but easy. There were some very dark days for a long time but, with the help of the AIP diet & lifestyle and supportive people around me, I’ve put my autoimmune diseases in remission and am now in a happy place. I am continuing to improve more and more every day!
I have learnt how to heal my body with food and lifestyle changes, embrace my challenges, and listen closely to what my body is telling me so I can enjoy my family and lifestyle.
I have found the answer to healing my body using food as medicine!
I had to share this with others so they don’t have to go through the long, painful years of suffering needlessly like I did. That’s why I wrote my comprehensive cookbook and lifestyle guide & launched this website, to provide information for all the autoimmune warriors in the world who, like me, have an autoimmune and or chronic disease and are Hunting for Harmony.
I know I can help you to heal your body, and help you to listen to what your body is trying to tell you!
The Autoimmune Protocol is, “in a nut free shell”, a food elimination and reintroduction process which is scientifically designed for people suffering from an autoimmune disease or other chronic diseases. The objective is to heal your gut and immune system, then identify the foods and ingredients which cause allergic reactions, food sensitivities and inflammatory responses in your body.
The human body is an amazing machine. I like to compare the human body to a car, and the stomach would be the engine. We all know that if you put in the wrong fuel, the car will spit and spurt and ultimately break down and cause damage to the engine! The same theory can be applied to the stomach and body. If you eat the wrong food……….
The autoimmune diet food list starts by eliminating a series of foods known to be inflammatory, then start eating foods that are known to gently reduce inflammation and heal your gut. After this, you begin strategically reintroducing the eliminated foods one at a time, so that the effect of each food on your body can be judged in isolation, learning to listen to your body as you go.
With Paleo or the ‘Caveman Diet’, the core foods eaten lend themselves to what our ancestors would have eaten; wild plant and animal foods they could hunt, gather, forage or fish in their native environment. While this is not easily replicated these days, there are similar alternatives in the modern world. In essence, it is eating preservative-free meals based on what could be hunted or gathered.
The problem is that Paleo has food ingredients that are high on the inflammatory scale, e.g. Paleo has lots of nuts, seeds, eggs and nightshades. These foods have been identified as causing potentially inflammatory responses to the body and gut.
Some people who start on Paleo are sometimes disheartened as they do not receive the long-term benefits or changes they are expecting or have witnessed from other people who adopted Paleo as a lifestyle. Initially, Paleo will provide results, after all, you are moving from a toxic food environment to one of healthy, chemical free eating.
Some people can transition to Paleo once they have completed the Autoimmune Protocol healing process. However, if you have an autoimmune disease or other chronic illness, chances are that you will not be able to eat certain foods again as they can cause a ‘flare’ of chronic pain and discomfort.
Everyone is different and that is why the AIP diet is such a great food lifestyle. The autoimmune protocol shows you how to listen to your body and identify those foods and ingredients that cause a negative reaction so you can create a tailor-made eating lifestyle that suits you.
Generally speaking, people who have commenced on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet will tell you that the AIP diet has provided them with the best outcomes and results for their healing and wellbeing. The proof is in the pudding is a cliché that is quite relevant here. The AIP has been proven to be an effective lifestyle change that will transform not only how you live your life but how you think about life as well. The AIP diet shows you how to learn to listen to your body and understand what your body is saying to you. The AIP diet will teach you to respect yourself and thereby how to look after yourself, and a total metamorphism/transformation will take place. It’s no wonder after years of eating foods that are not only unhealthy but potentially harmful, that once you change to the AIP diet you feel younger, stronger, healthier and have more motivation, all while eating lots of the most delicious nutritious foods and never feeling hungry. YOU are worth it! You are unique and valuable so treat yourself that way!
The AIP diet will turn around nutrient deficiencies, restore gut biome and re-establish overall health and wellbeing in your body and mind.
The AIP lifestyle is the ultimate path for those with an autoimmune disease or other chronic diseases; one which will empower you to develop your own personalised holistic healing regimen to suit your body and lifestyle.
The AIP diet is something you have to plan and be ready to begin, unlike other eating lifestyles where it’s a matter of just starting. With the autoimmune paleo diet, you need to plan your routine to make your life easier once you begin.
Then there are issues with the storage and equipment you need and most of all, you need to know how to get your family onboard!
That’s why I’ve put together a FREE ‘Getting Started’ guide for the AIP diet.
Here is what I recommend for the first 4 weeks of the AIP diet to get you started.
In this FREE download, I cover meal planning, preparation, shopping, equipment you’ll need, the storage space you’ll need and more. I also look at the social side of things on how to get your family and friends involved to help you, how to find an integrated functional medical practitioner and more!
Finally, I give you a step-by-step guide on how to work through the first 4 weeks and set up your routine for success, including some of my favourite recipes.
Are you struggling with your weight? Have you tried numerous diets to lose weight and failed? The autoimmune protocol lifestyle food list isn’t just for those suffering from autoimmune diseases.
When you’re looking for diet plans, because there are so many on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. For us living on the Sunshine Coast, we have found the AIP lifestyle plan to work for us in a number of ways. The main aim was to help relieve the symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, but with the healthy recipes found on the autoimmune protocol diet, weight loss came naturally.
If you’re looking for diet plans on the Sunshine Coast, weight loss advice and an autoimmune diet food list to help create healthy recipes on the Gold Coast or anywhere in the world, you have come to the right place.