In a couple of my previous posts I mentioned to you all that I had begun the process of reintroducing foods back into my diet after spending a little over six months following the full elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol. The process has been slow, not because of failed reintroductions, but because it has been hard to find weeks where I can get a good baseline or not miss out on too much if I have a bad reaction. With traveling, being on call as a childbirth doula, a few little colds and one very random allergic reaction my reintroductions have had to take a bit of a back seat this summer. That being said, fall is quickly approaching and I am ready to continue moving forward.
Earlier this summer Eileen Laird, the author of the blog Phoenix Helix contacted me to talk about her new e-book. I have been fortunate enough to talk with Eileen a few times over the past few months and she is truly a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the autoimmune protocol. Eileen recently published an e-book that specifically addresses the reintroduction process of the autoimmune protocol and it is a fantastic resource.
While it may seem like the reintroduction phase is simple compared to the elimination phase, the reintroductions phase is where we get all of the valuable information about what specific foods our bodies are reacting to. For this reason, it is extremely important to become educated about the process, to take it slowly, and to be very specific about your reintroductions.
Eileen’s e-book: Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol is a quick and easy read and a valuable resource. In it she talked about her journey with the autoimmune protocol and reintroductions, gives an overview of the autoimmune protocol, and answers all of your questions on when to start reintroducing foods, what order to reintroduce foods in, and how to handle the process. She also discusses the emotions of reintroductions as well as how to handle a flare resulting from a failed reintroductions. Finally, she gives you a great collection of recipes that can be used for reintroductions of certain foods. These recipes are very valuable because thy utilize all AIP friendly ingredients except for the one new food being reintroduced. This allows you to truly isolate the new variable and accurately test your reaction.
All in all, Eileen’s book is an invaluable resource for those thinking about beginning the reintroduction phase of the autoimmune protocol. Having this information will allow you to truly get the most information you can out of all of the hard work you have put in throughout the elimination phase.
The book is on sale here, on her website, and is very affordable, at only $10. Take a look at it and purchase your copy. I am also very excited to announce that you can also enter to win a free copy of the book below. Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below between today, Aug. 25 and Sunday Aug. 31st and if you win you will be contacted and emailed a copy of the book!
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