Explore what the best autoimmune diet is and discover a proven step-by-step process of how to create the best autoimmune diet for yourself in order to bring immediate relief of the debilitating unwanted symptoms caused by autoimmune conditions and inflammatory disease.
What is The Best Autoimmune Diet?
After writing two cookbooks focusing on the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP), surely I should have an answer to the popular question: What is the Best Autoimmune Diet?
After years of working in private practice with women just like you, who are currently living in the shadow of an autoimmune disease, my professional opinion is that there is no such thing as a single best autoimmune diet recommendation.
Autoimmunity and inflammation are highly unique to each individual.
They affect each person differently mentally, physically, and emotionally as their symptoms manifest differently. No two autoimmune conditions are alike, so no two treatment plans can be alike and still be effective.
A dietary, environmental, or hormonal trigger for one person may not be the same trigger for another. This ultimately leads us to the conclusion that there is no general best autoimmune diet.
However, hope is not lost!
The best autoimmune diet is a customized anti-inflammatory, autoimmune diet that is based uniquely upon you and your own unique biochemistry.
This will allow you to create the best autoimmune diet and lifestyle for you, ultimately bringing you the quickest symptom relief and even reaching the goal of symptom remission.
How Do You Create A Personalized Autoimmune Diet?
There are many general recommendations made for the best autoimmune diet:
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet
- Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet
- Mediterranean Diet
- Gluten-Free or Grain-Free Diet
- Autoimmune Paleo Diet
- Ketogenic Diet
However, none of these diets specifically cater to each individual, their own unique biochemistry, or their specific inflammatory triggers.
For anyone living with Hashimoto’s or another autoimmune disease, it is widely accepted that gluten should be eliminated from the diet during an elimination phase or even indefinitely.
It is also accepted that dairy is a pro-inflammatory food for many individuals, which is why a dairy-free, gluten-free diet is often the first step in following an elimination diet that produces results.
But what about the rest of the foods you hear about avoiding – eggs, nightshades, nuts, legumes, and grains? Aren’t these foods that were once considered to be healthy?
For most individuals, these are healthy ingredients that can provide an ample amount of nutrition and dietary fiber which plays a huge role in the healing of the gut microbiome by providing prebiotics.
But it is important to understand that these foods can be inflammatory to some people, especially for those who are battling an autoimmune disease.
Trying any one of these diets may bring about symptom relief, but what happens when the don’t help? What happens when one of these random diets helps a little, but not enough? What is the next step?
This leads us to Food Sensitivity Testing, the quickest, more effective way to help determine what your specific dietary triggers are so that you are not unnecessarily avoiding foods that may contribute to your overall health and well being.
Food Sensitivity Testing Will Determine The Best Autoimmune Diet For You
In my practice I utilize the Mediator Release Test (MRT®) in combination with the Lifestyle, Eating and Performance Therapy (LEAP®) Protocol.
It is hands down the most strategic method of dealing with food sensitivity related illnesses that you can find anywhere in healthcare today.
This comprehensive program was developed by a team of dietitians, physicians, immunologists, and medical business professionals with more than 100 years of combined experience in treating food sensitivity related conditions.
This test and dietary protocol have been used to successfully treat thousands of patients with IBS, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, IBD, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, and more over the past decade.
What is MRT Testing?
MRT is the only blood test that quantifies the inflammatory response to foods and food-chemicals, letting you know not just which foods you should stay away from, but more importantly which foods are your BEST foods – those with the lowest level of reactivity.
Independent studies confirm MRT is the most accurate and most comprehensive blood test available for food and food-chemical reactions.
MRT is not IgG, IgA or IgE testing.
What is LEAP?
The information MRT provides directly translates into the most effective therapy – the LEAP Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan.
LEAP has helped thousands of patients across the country turn years of suffering into a bright, happy, healthy future, free of the symptoms that once seemed an inescapable part of life.
Medical Conditions considered for this type of therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, IBD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Acid reflux
- Migraine and other headaches
- Weight imbalances
- Chronic fatigue
- Eczema skin eruptions
- Brain fog
- And more