Book Reviews

For a complete list of AIP resources, check out The Great Paleo AIP Book & Cookbook Roundup! It contains many more resources than those listed below and is a great way to browse the AIP bookshelves and find the resource you are seeking.

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My New Book: Healing Mindset!

This is the project I’ve been working on for the past few years, and I’m so excited to share it with you! What is a healing mindset? Simply put, it’s the practice of harnessing the anti-inflammatory power of our minds to support autoimmune health. It’s realizing that some thoughts and behaviors ramp up inflammation and others tone it down. This book is a roadmap to doing less of the former and more of the latter. Inside, you’ll find over 90 mind-body techniques written specifically for people with autoimmune disease. It also includes beginner tips, advanced troubleshooting, and testimonials by fellow autoimmune warriors who have felt the power of the mind-body connection in their own lives (including me)!

Loving Martine: A Legacy Cookbook & Sample Recipe: Fish Dumplings in Shiitake-Ginger Broth

My friend Martine Partridge passed away in 2017, but she left a legacy of love behind. She was known for her strength, sense of humor, positive outlook, and love of flavorful food! This cookbook is her legacy. It contains 130 paleo recipes, 100 of which are AIP. In this blog post, I share all the details, including a sample recipe for Fish Dumplings in Shiitake-Ginger Broth and an interview with Martine’s mother

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The Making of a Book Translation

Many of you know that I recently published the Spanish translation of my book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. I thought it would be fun to share more about the process. Like many things in life, we don’t truly understand something until we live through it. For example, I thought this would be easy! It wasn’t, but it was definitely worthwhile. Here are the top 5 things I learned along the way, and a woman I’d like you to meet who I call the “midwife” for this translation: Alice Dénoyers of Episalud.

¡La Guía básica del protocolo autoinmune paleo disponible en español!

Did you hear? My book is now available in Spanish! This blog post shares all the details, and it’s written in Spanish, just like the book. — ¿Ya te has enterado? ¡Mi libro ya está disponible en español! Es la perfecta introducción a esta dieta curativa. Sus páginas contienen toda la información imprescindible en un formato lo bastante pequeño y compacto como para poder llevarla fácilmente en el bolso o la mochila. Es tan sencilla que incluso las personas que padecen niebla mental podrán entenderla. Y, además, está escrita como si fuera una conversación entre amigos. Si alguno de tus seres queridos padece una enfermedad autoinmune y el español es su primer idioma, ¡comparte con ellos este libro!

Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP – Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Shredded Chicken Empanadas

You asked for it, and your wish has been granted! There’s a new cookbook on the Paleo AIP Block. How many of us in our pre-paleo days reached for Lean Cuisine or Stouffers frozen meals for a quick dinner after a long, tiring day? While those brands don’t appeal to me any more, I do miss the convenience. That’s what this e-cookbook is all about! With this resource, we can fill our freezers with healthy frozen meals, always keeping some on hand for those nights when cooking from scratch feels like too much work. In this blog post, I share all the details including a sample recipe for Shredded Chicken Empanadas and an epic giveaway to celebrate the book’s launch.

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The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

When we’re on a healing diet, we spend a LOT of time cooking. Anything that saves us time in the kitchen is a lifesaver. I fell in love with my Instant Pot when I first made 24-hour gut-healing bone broth in just two hours. If I never cooked anything else, the pot would have been worth the price. But I wanted to use my Instant Pot for much, much more. That’s how this e-cookbook idea was born. I invited 36 other paleo AIP bloggers to develop recipes for our favorite appliance, and the results surpassed all expectations. We created a cookbook no one person could have made on their own: 141 recipes – everything from broth to veggies to main courses and desserts – and they’re not only delicious but FAST!

A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Is Now Available as an Audiobook!

Did you know that my book is now available as an audiobook? It was my husband’s idea, but it was a good one! Life’s busy, and multi-tasking is one of the ways we handle it. Sitting down with a book takes dedicated time, but we can listen to audiobooks while we run errands, clean the house, commute to work, chauffeur the kids, take the dog for a walk, prepare dinner….the list goes on. When I wrote The Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, I wrote it like a conversation between friends. I finally decided to record that “conversation”, so I worked with a professional audiobook producer, and this is the result!

Simple French Paleo Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Nightshade-Free Ratatouille

I love how the cookbooks for our community are expanding. Each new offering is completely unlike the ones that came before. In Simple French Paleo, Sophie combines her French Belgian upbringing with her knowledge of the AIP to bring a whole new flavor profile to our kitchens. And she walks her talk! Sophie put her Hashimoto’s into remission with the help of the paleo autoimmune protocol. Today, I share the cookbook details, an interview with Sophie, a sample recipe for Nightshade-Free Ratatouille, and offer you a chance to win your own copy!

Go To Bed Sleep Challenge E-book Review

How much sleep are you getting each night? Is it less than 7? Does it fluctuate? Is it hard for you to fall asleep? Do you need caffeine to get going in the morning? Are you still having autoimmune flares even though your diet is perfect? Sleep my be your missing link. It’s intimately connected to autoimmune health, and today I’m reviewing an e-book that delves into this science. It’s called “Go To Bed” by Sarah Ballantyne (aka The Paleo Mom). It includes a 14-Day Challenge to get your sleep on track for health, and I’m giving away a copy to one lucky winner!

Simple Guide to the AIP Book Review Roundup

As most of you know, I published my first print paleo book on January 1st: A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. The response has been overwhelming. When you write a book, you put your heart and soul into it, hoping it will resonate with others, but you never know until it’s out in the world. I’m both humbled and honored by what people have said. Here’s a review roundup, and if you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can enter my gratitude giveaway! I’m giving away some of my favorite AIP convenience foods along with copies of my books.

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Celebrating My New Book: A Simple Guide to the AIP!

Happy New Year! I have exciting news to share. I just published my first PRINT book: A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. Ever since I started the AIP 3 years ago, I’ve wanted to write a book to make it easier to understand and do correctly. This book is small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, simple enough that even someone with brain fog can understand, and written like a conversation between friends. I’m honored to say that both Robb Wolf and Sarah Ballantyne wrote testimonials for the back cover, and their endorsement means so much to me. To celebrate its publication, I’m giving away some fabulous prizes. Click through for details.

Healing Kitchen Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Dipping Sauce

Have you heard of the Healing Kitchen Cookbook? It’s co-authored by Alaena Haber (Grazed and Enthused) and Sarah Ballantyne (The Paleo Mom), and it fills a niche long missing in the paleo autoimmune community. It’s a cookbook of fast and easy recipes with global flavors that are also easy on the budget. Today, I share the details, a sample recipe for Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Dipping Sauce, and offer you a chance to win your own copy!

He Won’t Know It’s Paleo Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Asian Lettuce Wraps

By the cookbook’s title, you wouldn’t guess this is an AIP cookbook, but Bre’anna has celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, and finds the paleo autoimmune protocol keeps her feeling her best. When she first decided to switch to paleo (and eventually the AIP), she wasn’t sure her husband would appreciate the change in menu. So, she set herself the goal of creating recipes so familiar and delicious, that he wouldn’t know they were paleo. Her specialty is AIP comfort food, like queso dip, tortillas, blackberry cobbler, lasagna, “cornbread” muffins, and more. Miraculously, she’s removed the inflammatory ingredients and made these recipes health-supporting instead. Today, I share all the details about her new cookbook, including a sample recipe for Asian Lettuce Wraps, and give you a chance to win your very own copy!

Paleo AIP Low-FODMAP Meal Plan Review

If you have autoimmune disease and have been diagnosed with SIBO, your doctor may prescribe this diet temporarily. It can feel overwhelmingly restrictive, but this meal plan can help! It has over 70 recipes and was created by Anne Angelone. She’s a functional medicine practitioner with over 20 years professional experience. She also has autoimmune disease and has walked this path herself.

Paleo AIP Meal Plan Review

Let’s face it – the paleo autoimmune protocol is hard. The first time you see the list of restricted foods, it’s common to ask, “What on earth can I eat?” We know we need a new menu plan, but figuring it out can feel overwhelming, especially if brain fog is one of our autoimmune symptoms. Christina Feindel has just come to our rescue. She’s created a 4 week meal plan that incorporates the recommended healing foods alongside delicious comfort food. She uses simple recipes, time-saving techniques, and she even provides weekly grocery lists. Today, I give you a detailed review of the plan and a chance to win a free copy.

Paleo Approach Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Paleo AIP BBQ Sauce

People have been waiting for this cookbook for almost two years, and I’m happy to tell you it was worth the wait. Over 200 autoimmune-friendly recipes, 6 weeks of meal plans, detailed food lists and more. Today, I offer a detailed review of the cookbook, a sample recipe for barbecue sauce (which I have tested myself – yum!), and a chance to win your very own copy 11 days before it’s available in stores.

Ebook: Paleo AIP Reintroduction Guide with Recipes

The Paleo AIP Reintroduction Guide

A Step-By-Step Guide with Recipes – Strict AIP isn’t meant to last forever. The paleo autoimmune protocol is a powerful tool for healing, and there are two important phases: (1) eliminating potential food triggers temporarily, and (2) reintroducing them very carefully, to see how your body responds. It’s this second phase where we learn to communicate with our bodies, receiving clear messages on the foods that nourish us vs. the foods that harm us. However, it only works when done correctly. Often people rush this second step, reintroducing too many foods at once, or too quickly, and when inflammation hits, they don’t know what caused it. I wrote this e-book to guide you through this process. Click through to learn more, and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a free copy!

Hardcover Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook Review & Sample Recipe: Raspberry “Cheesecake”

Mickey Trescott is a personal chef with celiac and Hashimoto’s. She healed herself through the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and was the first to create a cookbook, to help others do the same. First came her e-book, which I reviewed last year. Now, that amazing resource is available in hardcover. These are NOT recipes that leave you feeling deprived. They are simple, delicious, and will please anyone, whether they are on the autoimmune protocol or not. Today, I tell you what’s new in the hardcover version and give you a sample recipe for Raspberry “Cheesecake”.

Wahls Protocol Book Review & Author Interview

Dr. Terry Wahls is the amazing woman who reversed her MS, moving from a wheelchair to a bicycle, and developed a protocol to help others reverse autoimmune disease as well. Today’s post is a detailed review of her new book, an interview with Terry herself, and a chance for you to win a kindle copy of The Wahls Protocol.

Paleo Approach Book Review & Author Interview

Have you heard of the Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne? This is the textbook on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. In this post, I interview the author, highlight my favorite sections, and show you a video sample.

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