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How and Why to do a Paleo AIP Sugar Detox

Even when sugar is natural and unrefined, our body still processes it as sugar, and too much sugar in any form is inflammatory. That’s why the leaders of the paleo community warn against eating too much (no more than 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per day). The problem is that moderating sugar can be hard. You start within the limits – a tiny taste here and there – and before you know it, paleo AIP desserts have become a core part of your daily diet and you’re eating dried fruit by the handful. Suddenly, you notice your healing progress has stalled or even started to move backwards. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but if it’s happening to you, it might be time for a “reset”. I went through this myself recently. In this post, I share my personal experience and also teach you how to do a sugar detox, how to handle your cravings and boost your mood during the process, and how to set healthier sugar habits going forward.

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Hi, and welcome! My name's Eileen Laird, and I'm using food as medicine to reduce my rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. If you browse the internet, you'll see I'm not alone. Through this blog, I hope to share my journey, connect with others, and create a resource of information and inspiration for anyone with autoimmune disease who wants to tap their own healing potential.

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What is the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol?

The AIP is a diet and lifestyle program designed to reduce inflammation, heal digestion, deliver nutrition that supports health, and ultimately reverse autoimmune disease. There are four elements to the protocol:

  • the inflammatory foods we avoid
  • the nutrient-dense foods we eat
  • the reintroduction process where we personalize our diet
  • and the lifestyle choices that support rather than detract from our health.

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