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Heard the term AIP, but don’t know what it is? Why is everyone all of a sudden concerned about AIP?
Well, lets start with explaining that AIP is Auto-Immune Protocol. Over the course of the next few weeks we are going to explain what it is and how you can benefit from following this protocol for a short period of time. Many AI disorders are worsened by improper gut health.
Essentially and we will go more in depth later, but essentially it is a way of eating that concentrates on gut health. With all the processed foods in the American Diet, this is a way to reset your insides and make them happy again. Everyone can benefit from following an Auto-Immune Protocol. But some have such reactions to certain foods that they MUST follow this.
I am inspired by a book called The Wahl’s Protocol. Dr Terry Wahls has multiple sclerosis. She created a particular AIP and once bound to a tilt-reclining wheelchair she is up, walking, working and living a much better life. She credits (hardcore) this way of eating, so much so that she created her protocol.
We are going to talk for the next few weeks about it more as we get closer to the Evolve 30-Day AIP Challenge, but today I wanted to go over the details of the challenge and what kinds of foods we will be making.
Liquids- Liquids are important because they allow our gut to rest. Rest is essential for health and if you think about it, if you eat all the time, when is your gut going to rest? Heard of intermittent fasting? This is that. Simply taking time to allow your gut to heal.
Fat- This is what we are going to provide, foods high in fat. Fats will sustain you for the periods of time you are no eating. Think about early settlers. They didn’t eat five times a day. But they ate lots of fat. Fat does not make you fat. Fat allows you to eat and feel satisfied for a long period of time.
Bone Broth- Ancient Chinese medicine knew that bone broths are essential to great health. Bone broth is loaded with collagen and vitamins and minerals you can’t get from just eating the meat of the animal. Also, it is SO easy to digest as a liquid.
Superfoods- Lets name them, Kale, Blueberries, Salmon, Avocado, Spinach, Cauliflower, Olives, Strawberries, Blackberries. Yes, we are going to have all these. There is no way around that these are good for you. It also happens that none of these spike your blood sugar. Thus, none of these are converted to mass amounts of sugar and stored away. Your body burns these quite well.
Organ Meats – Before you start scrunching your nose and rolling your eyes, hear me out. Think about this, a beef chuck roast tastes like beef, right? So does a sirloin, and short ribs have the same flavor properties as a ribeye. What makes you think that a beef heart would have a different flavor? It doesn’t. Nor does a beef tongue, it tastes like beef. I promise. These cuts of the animal are also some of the healthiest for you. Also, I think I have earned the right to consider my staff and I pretty good cooks. Give us a chance to prepare these for you and you won’t be able to tell the difference. I promise.
We are going to structure the challenge like the rest. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. We do not want you to be hungry.
We have several goals on this challenge.
- We want to help heal your gut. This is essential to your health. Your digestive tract is the backbone of your nutritional health.
- We want you to STOP eating carbs. We are going to transition your body over to burning fat instead of carbs (this could help you lose weight)
- We want to teach you through the food what good digestive health can feel like. It is not all cabbage and boiled chicken breasts. We promise!
We are going to be discussing more in the coming weeks. But wanted to give you a taste of what this challenge is going to be like. If you want more information feel free to shoot me an email at Caleb@evovlepaleochef.com or you can chat with Becky at Becky@evolvepaleochef.com and if you are ready to sign up, you can do that at http://evolvepaleochef.com/challenge