frequently asked questions
Absolutely! It can take years and multiple doctors to officially be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease – you shouldn’t have to wait that long to feel better! In fact, healing is an easier process for your body if you start making changes when symptoms are still mild.
The diet and lifestyle recommendations that I make are based on balancing your Foundations of Health, which are basic aspects of our physiology that all other functions rely on to be healthy. That means that they will be beneficial to your health whether you have a diagnosed disease or not.
I believe in bioindividuality – your plan will be personalized to give you exactly what YOUR body needs to heal and be healthy.
AIP uses diet and lifestyle to help reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease by eliminating potentially inflammatory foods to give the body the opportunity to heal. AIP encourages nutrient-dense foods such as meat, vegetables, and fruit, and avoids the following foods during the strict elimination phase:
- All Grains
- Refined Sugar
- Food Additives
The Autoimmune Protocol is also about self-care: getting plentiful sleep, restorative movement, managing stress, and fostering positive social connections are just as important as food in your healing journey.
That’s ok! Many of my clients aren’t following AIP – some because they have different needs, and some because they aren’t ready to make that commitment. My goal is to work with you on a plan that both helps you heal AND that fits in your lifestyle.
Yes! I’m an AIP Certified Coach who used AIP to reverse my own autoimmune symptoms over 4 years ago. I can help you prepare for AIP and walk you through implementing it every step of the way, including the Reintroduction Phase.
I can help you get back on track! We will troubleshoot what happened and where you are now, then come up with a plan together that will work for you.