Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast with your host Kylene Terhune! Today in Episode 37 Kylene welcomes Angie Alt. She’s a teacher, an autoimmune warrior and the author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for all Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.
The Autoimmune Protocol is intense. If you’re considering a 30, 60 or 90 day elimination phase our episode today will be super helpful.
Angie Alt endured several health issues including Lichen Sclerosus, Endometriosis and Secondary Infertility over the course of 11 years before she discovered the Autoimmune Protocol by reading Sarah Ballantyne’s blog The Paleo Mom.
Puberty, pregnancy, post partum and menopause are the higher-risk times of a woman’s life to develop an autoimmune disorder. This is due to the hormone changes that women undergo.
If you’re curious about prevention you can focus on sleep, eliminating stress and consuming nutrient-dense foods, but don’t think that you’re guilty of brining on an autoimmune disorder yourself if you haven’t always followed these prevention practices.
Let’s get down to the brass tacks. AIP means no grains, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, chocolate, coffee, night shades. (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, etc.)
AIP means yes to bone broth, fish, shell fish, organ meats, fermented foods, and more vegetables than a vegetarian. AIP means good sleep and stress management.
Should you begin your elimination phase slow and steady or go cold turkey? Kylene and Angie discuss how you can know which style is for you.
Go easy on yourself when you experience and struggle with sugar cravings. Don’t expect perfection.
Eat regularly because when you have low blood sugar you cannot easily out-will-power your body’s biology and the cravings.
Then, there’s the reintroduction phase. This is when you carefully try one food at a time and watch for reactions.
And lastly, Kylene and Angie answer listener questions about the autoimmune protocol, giving us even more insight into living with an autoimmune disorder.
Links for today’s episode:
Angie Alt’s Website: autoimmunewellness.com
Look for her on Facebook and Instagram as Autoimmune Wellness
Angie Alt’s Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24454069-the-alternative-autoimmune-cookbook
The Paleo Mom: https://www.thepaleomom.com/about/about-sarah/?cn-reloaded=1
Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.com
The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health.
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