When you’re on a healing diet, that’s easier said than done. Thankfully, many people have walked this path before us, and were kind enough to light the way:
- To start off, here’s my experience of road trips on a healing diet (GAPS & Paleo AIP).
- And here’s my companion article, on how to do airplane travel on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).
- The Paleo Nurse wrote about her recent trip to Brazil. It opened my eyes to the possibility of traveling internationally again.
- Speaking of road trips, Mark Sisson has some great ideas of food to pack in your car. (Hint: get a cooler!)
- Autoimmune-Paleo offers solid advice on traveling on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).
- Alt-Ternative Universe wrote a multi-article series about her AIP vacation.
- Field Notes on Healing gives some great advice for navigating business trips and conferences with coworkers.
- Gutsy By Nature talks about to get quality sleep and manage stress while traveling, two things that are very connected to autoimmune flares.
- Paleo Plan has put together some general rules for ordering in any restaurant.
- PaleoGoGo is a phone app that gives you menu recommendations for over 300 chain restaurants in the U.S.
- If you’re lucky enough to be in any of these cities, here’s a list of restaurants that are 100% Paleo.
- Primal Palate has a forum called Paleo by City, where people share advice for the best places to eat.
- Here are 3 websites that list and review gluten-free restaurants: Gluten Free Travel, Find Me Gluten Free and Gluten Free Registry.
- The Eat Well Guide helps you find organic and sustainable food on the road – everything from ethical restaurants to farmers markets.
- Loving Our Guts took a 2 week road trip and describes how she stayed on the GAPS diet the whole time.
- Plan to Eat took a 10 Day Trip and stayed on the GAPS Introduction diet the whole time. (Impressive.)
- Primal Peak takes the worry out of plane travel with a great list of plane-friendly foods, as well as advice for finding real food when you arrive at your destination.
- Northwest Cavegirls show you how to camp paleo-style.
- Kaiku Lifestyle shows you how to camp on the AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol.)
- The Paleo Mom gives advice for staying paleo on a 7-day cruise.
- The Paleo PI tackles travel from the mindbody perspective.
- And the Paleo Nurse isn’t the only one traveling internationally. Sarah Wilson takes us on her Paleo Tour of Europe. Brian Brookshire shares advice for eating paleo in Korea. Paleo Hacks offers great advice on paleo food in Asia overall. And many people say that a lot of African countries are naturally paleo. World, here we come!
- Update: I used to include Panera’s Power Menu on this list of recommendations, but I’ve recently gained access to the full ingredient list and discovered they add wheat starch to two meals on the menu, rice starch to another, canola oil to others, and unidentified spices to all of their meals. Definitely not paleo, and especially risky for anyone with autoimmune disease.
The take home message? Don’t be afraid to travel. It takes planning if you’re on a healing diet, but the reward of travel is well worth it.
Art Credit: A huge thank you to Allie Kelley for giving me permission to use her artwork at the top of this post. If you love it as much as I do, she’s selling prints through her Etsy shop at a 25% discount. Just enter the code EATWELL.
This post is linked to the following blog carnivals:
Whole Food Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Sunday School, Natural Living Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Fat Tuesday, Family Table Tuesday, Healthy Tuesday, Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday, Traditional Tuesday, Tuned-In Tuesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Well Fed Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Party Wave Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Tasty Traditions, Simple Lives Thursday, Paleo Rodeo, Wheat Free Wednesday, Wellness Wednesday,