5 Things I Learned in 5 Years on the AIP

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5 Things I Learned in 5 Years on a Healing Diet | Phoenix Helix

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
~ Joseph Campbell

I Can’t Believe It’s Been 5 Years!

Time flies, doesn’t it? Yet at the same time, when I look back, my pre-paleo life seems centuries ago. So much has changed within these past 5 years, in ways I could never have predicted. I thought it would be fun to film a short video listing 5 things I learned on my journey so far:

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382 comments on “5 Things I Learned in 5 Years on the AIP”

  1. I live in Wyoming. I was on it for about a year and a half. I have been staring my autoimmune disease in the face lately and recognize the need the to get back on it.

  2. I live in the US, I’ve tried every diet, live in tremendous pain and want to start to feel better. I can’t lose weight, stage 4 adrenal fatigue, cortisol is a mess and am too young to feel this old. I’d love a chance for this and actually any support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  3. Marisa Stevenson

    I live in Pittsburgh, PA, USA and have been on a healing diet for 2 years, most recently studying and following AIP. Thank you for all that you do to share your research with us!

  4. Tenya Eickenberg

    I’m in the USA and I have been on my healing journey off and on for a few months now. This stretch has been the longest at 11 days. Being prepared is key.

  5. We live in the USA and have been working on healing with foods for many years, but got more serious about it 20 months ago when my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  6. I live in the United States and have been on AIP for about a year and a a half. You are my favorite AIP podcast, blog, and person ❤️Thanks for all you do for us!

  7. I live in the United States of America. Last week was my one year anniversary on an AIP. No turning back!

  8. I live in Canada and have been dabbling with different healing diets for many years now. AIP has been very helpful for me, and your website is so valuable so thank you 🙂

  9. I live in the USA.
    I’ve been on an intensive healing journey for nearly three years after abandoning our home to mold and dealing with severe CIRS.
    Diet and care for my own environment have brought some clear healing. I so appreciate your openness and willingness to share your journey. Many a day have you helped me!

  10. Wow…thank you for your honesty and the helpful tips. They sure resonated with me! I live in the United States and I am going on 4 months of AIP. Thank you for being such a helpful resource to all of us!

  11. I live in the USA and have been on different healing diets for about 10 years. I love your podcasts and have listened to all of them.

  12. I live in Ontonagon, MI and I’ve been on healing adventure for several years (since 1995 really). Diagnosed with Hashimotos a year ago. 80% Pakei since then, starting AIP next week!!!!! I’ve already eliminated the eggs 3 weeks ago, now ready to dive in. Your website and podcasts have been an inspiration and a huge emotional and technical help. Thank you!!! Susanne

  13. Congratulations Eileen !
    I’m from Sydney Australia and have been following the Paleo diet/lifestyle for 4years and more specifically AIP for last two and half years. Blogs like yours are really motivating and help to keep this lifestyle sustainable. Thank you for all that you do xx

  14. I live in the USA and am just beginning my healing diet journey, This package would help me tremendously and give me the support and direction I so desperately need!

  15. I live in the US and have been AIP for 15 months now, with great success so far. Thank you for your encouragement.

  16. I live in Australia. I’ve been on a healing diet for a little over two years. With some re-intros. Need to get strict again!

  17. I live in the US and have been transitioning to AIP for the past 2 weeks, with the goal of being full AIP by July 1.

  18. Hi Eileen,
    Thanks for all you do!
    I’m Suzanne, I live in the US and have been on the healing diet for 18 months.

  19. I live in the U.S and have been on AIP for approximately 6 months. I’m almost symptom free compared to when I first started. Still working on weight and some new things that have popped up, but I’m living in joy! That’s what’s most important to me.

  20. I live in the US and have been on a healing diet for 2 years. I do need to tighten it up and include my family since it’s something we could all use and benefit from.

  21. I am from Canada and I have been investigating AIP far a bit of time but it is time to start and commit.

  22. I live in Australia and I have been on a healing diet for about 4 years. I love your recipe roundup, it has helped me stay inspired.

  23. Stephanie Wilcox

    I live in the US. I have recognized food as a trigger for me shortly after I was diagnosed with bra 19 years ago. But shifting to a healing diet and truly seeking wellness through my diet has now been an adventure of 9 months!! And I’m never looking back!!

  24. I am from the USA and have been on AIP for two years. Thank you for your website and podcast! You have helped me so much!!

  25. Debra Roberson

    I live in the United States, and have been on AIP for three months now. It has been amazing for me, and a game changer. So, I truly appreciate all you’ve done and shared with us. Just sayin’.

  26. I live in the UK and I have only just dabbled with the Low FODMAP Paleo AIP diet so far. I’m about to go to Japan to celebrate my grandmother’s 100th birthday(!), and once I’m back in the UK next month I plan to recommence it in earnest. I could really do with some support and the prizes you have up for grabs could go a long way in doing that.

  27. I live in the US and have been slowly removing problem foods since 2006. I have been AIP for a couple months. Thanks for all of your amazing blogs and podcasts!

  28. I live in the US and might go to part time in Australia. I’ve been hit or miss in AIP (still getting rid of something’s and discovering new things to avoid or add back in) for 2-2.5 years

  29. i live in new orleans, a city filled with culinary temptations but have finally started AIP hoping to heal myself and it’s been two days.

  30. I live in beautiful New Zealand 🙂
    I started AIP 2 days ago!! Wahoo! (I tried other healing diets in the past, like candida, paleo, low FODMAP, etc… which were each helpful in different ways, but I’m hopeful to get better results from AIP…and if I don’t then at least I tried.)

  31. I live in the western United States! I have been researching this way of eating for over a year and we have started to dip our toes into it all…

  32. I live in the US, in California, and I’ve been following an AIP healing diet for 2 and a half years! Can’t believe it’s been that long for me, either.

  33. Wendy Morgenrood

    I live in South Africa and have been grain free for a year and a half. I’m battling to get my head around going dairy free.

  34. I live in the US and have been on a healing diet for about 20 months. You have been a great help to us, Eileen! Thank you!

  35. Sheryl Pickering

    I live in the United States and have been gluten free for 2 and a half years. Currently on my 2nd try at AIP, 10 days in!

  36. I live in the US and I am trying to find the time and courage to start a healing diet to help my Hashimoto’s. ❤️your resources and insights!

  37. I live in the US in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming. My sister and I have been in our healing diet (AIP) for a little over 1 1/2 years.

  38. I’m in the U.S. – Michigan. I have been on and off the SCD wagon for years, and am just looking for something different 🙂

  39. Jaz Jourdenais

    Hi! I’m Jaz from California in th USA and I’ve been doing AIP for 3 weeks now! I’d so appreciate those goodies to help me learn more recipes and make them too!

  40. Margarita Fang

    Happy 5th healing journey anniversary!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge in the AIP world. It has helped me in many ways.
    I live in Australia and I’ve been following AIP for 10months. I’m still struggling with sleep, stress management and following AIP while traveling overseas.

  41. I live in the USA. Right now, I am prepping, preparing and stocking my pantry to begin the AIP diet on July 3rd when the next SAD to AIP group begins. Your blog has been extremely helpful! Thank you!

  42. Hi, I’m Niki. I live in the US…Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve been living AIP for almost 1 year! I love your blog and recipes!

  43. I live in the U.S. I’ve been on a healing diet for, I suppose, about five years. I can remember, when I first started out, crying in the grocery store, in front of God and everyone, because I began to realize the changes I would have to make. A few long years later, and I’m in the acceptance phase, and I’m even learning that going out to eat can still be a treat, even without cheating and dessert. (…I’m a slow learner.) Congratulations on five years!

  44. I live in the United States and have been on AIP for 2 1/2 years. I started on AIP because I became suddenly severely allergic to about half of the nightshades

  45. Trisha Schwartz

    Congratulations!! I started with the Paleo lifestyle in December of 2015,but after a few months realized I needed to switch to AIP. What a huge difference and improvement for my body! I am local to the USA.

  46. Hello! I am on a modified version of the healing diet, and hoe and pray that I can convince my 16-year old son to join me on it soon! He needs it …has food allergies, asthma and sinus disease. So difficult to agree to this during the teen years, but I think it would benefit him tremendously!
    Thanks for your encouraging posts!!!!

  47. Congrats! I started the GAPS diet in December 2011. I switched to AIP in May 2014. Still going strong!

    I’m in the good USA.

  48. Hi Eileen, It was so exciting to hear about all of your success after 5 years on your healing diet. I’m 6 weeks in to my healing diet for Crohn’s disease and hope that I can have such success in the future! I’m from North Carolina in the USA.

  49. Elk Rapids, Michigan, United States
    Gluten free for Celiac 3 yrs. Preparing to start
    healing diet this coming Monday. Am also a
    Type 1 diabetic for almost 37 yrs. Looking forward
    to feeling better

  50. Hi! Love your videos(perfect length & right energy)!
    I live in US and have been following AIP since 4 months.

  51. I’m Tracey from Brisbane, Australia…
    I’m 2 years into my healing journey, totally remitted of my chronic Hashi Hypothyroidism, all symptoms gone, all meds gone, and living a life at 52 better than I have ever ‘lived’!! Took me 3 years following diagnosis in 2012 to find out I didn’t have to just ‘wear’ the condition… I proudly pay all I have learned and discovered forward… helping others like you so humbly do… congratulations Phoenix Helix, you helped me save my life… by sharing how You ‘saved yours’ ❤️

  52. Hi Eileen. I’m in Australia and have been on the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for almost 3 years now. Add in an extra 2 years of gluten free and a year of Paleo. It’s been a slow road I follow but there are definite signs of improvement. I’m now off the biologics for my RA but they have in turn caused psoriasis so this road I follow is a long and winding one!

  53. Mia Maria Siler

    I live in the United States of America and I’ve been on the AIP paleo FODMAPS protocol for 1 week. Thank you so much. Your website has been a huge resource helping me through this.

  54. I live in the USA. I have been struggling with the AIP diet for a little over a year. Struggling because, I have little to no dietary support and I am a working wife and mom with no stamina due to health issues. Thank you for your encouraging work as well as others. I’m sure I would have given up by now if not for the AIP (internet)community.

  55. I live in the USA. I have been on the AIP diet 6 months. I love all the wonderful recipes that help make the diet change absolutely delicious!

  56. I am in the U.S. and I have been on the healing diet for almost 60 days; keeping strong and with a lot of faith. Thanks for the encouragement!

  57. Hello, My name is Marita, I am from the USA and have been on the healing diet for 3 months. Thanks for all you write, it has been very helpful.

  58. Congratulations Eileen on your 5 year anniversary!
    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been doing strict AIP since November 2016, with a couple of fails along the way. I live in Perth, Western Australia.
    I also wanted to thank you for all the support you have given me since starting AIP. Your books, blog and answering my emails have been a massive help so THANK YOU x
    Wishing you all the best for the next five years!

  59. Hi, I’m Rob from Costa Rica, and have been on a healing diet for 3.5 years (since Jan 1st 2014) and a LOT of what I acheived in my mission of healing and reversing MS has been thanks to this blog. Your roundtables and most especially your podcast have really enabled me to move forward. Thanks for everything Eileen

  60. Chantelle Brits

    I live in the United Arab Emirates. Been on and off for 6 months, I just got back from holiday which was very challenging. But ready to jump straight back in tomorrow and start feeling better 🙂

  61. I live in the United States and have been on a healing diet for approximately two years, although it has been a gradual progression starting with going gluten-free over 15 years ago.

  62. I live in Australia (Brisbane). I have been sugar and gluten free since 2011, paleo since 2014 and AIP (now with some reintroduced non-AIP foods since September 2016. Your blogs and podcasts have been a huge help through the AIP lifestyle changes! Thank you so much.

  63. I live in the United States. I have been eating an AIP diet for 4+ years. I have been nightshade free for 20+ years. I have been gluten free for about 10 years. So grateful to have figured out what gave me pain. Don’t miss any of it!! It was very difficult to find information back then on nightshades. A little easier for gluten, but not the information available today. So easy to find answers by just searching online now. I think your website was the first one I found that talked about nightshades and the pain they cause. Was so so grateful to have found it!! Thank you for all you do!!

  64. Hey Eileen
    I’ve been AIP & Paleo for nearly 3 years now! (It does fly) but I’m needing to reset again as the move to remove Western Australia has been harder than I anticipated
    And hence I live in australia 🙂

  65. I live in Canada. I have been AIP since Dec 2016. Thanks for all the ways you’ve supported me and happy healing anniversary!

  66. Thank you for giving hope…I live in the United States and have been on this healing journey 6 months.

  67. I am in the USA, and I have been on this journey since January of this year. I’ve learned so much, with so much more to learn. Your blog has been a wealth of info! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  68. Kathryn Amoriello

    Hi. I am from the United States and just started on the AIP protocol. I have been eating cleanly for years but this is in response to my allergy testing positive for most of the foods that we eliminate on AIP and my arthritis and fibro myalgia. I am new and scared and your posts and recipes have been very helpful and I am grateful! Thank you! I need your brilliant mind and advice and thank you for helping comfort and encourage our community.

  69. I live in Tasmania, Australia and started the healing journey 4 years ago. Thankyou for this wonderful opportunity for international followers. 🙂

    1. Hi Jackie. I know that’s overwhelming! There should be an unsubscribe link on the bottom of the emails you’ve been receiving. So, if anyone else is having this problem, that’s how you can easily unsubscribe. But Jackie, I’ve gone ahead and unsubscribed you manually, so you should receive any more notifications. I’ll email you directly, if you’re the winner.

  70. I live in the United States of America. I have started making slow changes in my eating habits. I am ready to go full force after recovering from a recent surgery that researchers think was caused by auto immune disease.

  71. Margie Edwards

    I live in Australia and I am embarking on a strict AIP now, after 4 years of getting nowhere with Hashimotos! Love your work!

  72. Congratulations on 5 years! I started on AIP almost 5 years ago and am primarily paleo, now up in Seattle.

  73. I’ve been on this healing path for 1 year this month. June 2nd! I live in California, USA. Thanks for all your encouragement and effort.

  74. I am in United State and I’ve been on a healing diet since November 11, 2016 – and I found AIP some time in December; so, like 6 months.

  75. Hi Eileen, I live in The Netherlands and I have been Paleo for almost a year and plan to try AIP soon.
    Much love,

  76. I live in the USA and have been on a healing diet for 4 months after being diagnosed with Graves Disease and Hashimoto’s in February. Your podcast has been a tremendous help and resource to me on my healing journey. It’s my favorite! Thank you!

  77. I live in the USA and have been AIP diet for almost a year now. Just diagnosed with RA, have been dealing with severe migraines (just got Botox shots to combat them) most of my life. Have GI issue not given a diagnosis yet , heart issue doctors can’t find answer to and severe case of anemia. I’ve enjoyed your​ posts, blogs and have got one of your books. Thank you for your guidance!

  78. The United States!! And I’ve been on my journey for almost six years!!

    And congrats on your anniversary!! <3

  79. Tried soooo many diets for over 30 years, including vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, etc. Have been on AIP for 3+ years. Living in the Great USA!! Eileen, you and your blog, research, recipes, etc., are awesome!

  80. I live in Australia and started on Jan 1st this year. I love your website and your podcast. You have helped me sooo much! Thank you for all that you do.

  81. I live in the USA. I’ve been on a journey for several years, but still tweaking my diet. Just when I think I have it figured out, something flares up.

  82. I live in the US. I’ve been paleo to AIP for over 4 years…thank you for your inspiration, guidance, perspective and positivity. It’s appreciated more than words can say!! Living with RA, etc has been a journey–and it’s priceless to be inspired by others.

  83. Kris Castleman

    I live in the United States and have been on the SIP for 9 months. I thank you for your posts and wonderful site with so many helpful ideas and links.

  84. I’vr been newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and have been on the healing diet since March. I so enjoy you website and have already learned so much! So grateful that I have a supportive family that is going through this journey with me. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I live in the US.

  85. Kirsty O'Neill

    HI I live in the UK and I have been following AIP for 6 months now to try and help my Hashimoto’s condition and so far I am really loving the food

  86. I live in the USA in Idaho, and I’m a beginner of just 2 weeks. I appreciate your kindness for doing this contest. THANK YOU

  87. Rebecca Jacobs

    Hi, I am from Tasmania, Australia.
    I have only just begun my healing diet journey, still very new to me but needs to be done! Need ME back! Congrats on 5 years!

  88. Stephanie Boudreau

    I am from U.S.A, (Massachusetts). I was on the AIP for a few months at the end of 2016 then stumbled. I am trying to get back in compliance 100%. I just started up again over the past two weeks.

  89. Connie McIntyre

    Hi Eileen, I am from London, United Kingdom. Have been on a leaky gut diet for the past year and have done lots of reading n research into the AIP diet and hoping to start real soon to try to eleviate and hopefully put my Rheumatoid Arthritis which I have been suffering from for yhe past 23 years into remission.

  90. Victoria BC ( I married a Canadian 😉 but born and raised in Ohio. I have been Gluten Free for 8 years. No Dr. was able to figure out why I was sick most of my life, but I tried this on my own. For several years I followed AIP, but I am happy to report I can eat many things now ( just never gluten ) . Interestingly. I had no trouble with breads and cheeses when I was in France.

  91. Erin Brown Thomas

    U.S.A. I began a healing diet over 4 years ago to try and heal my endometriosis. ( had already had 2 surgeries by age 25 and was trying to avoid a hysterectomy. Since then I have discovered I have
    other autoimmune issues, ” leaky gut” Sibo and now Lyme’s. It’s been a hard last 2 years, but I believe it would have been worse without the changes in my eating. My mom is always sharing your AIP recipes with me.

  92. Hi! I’m from Canada and I just celebrated my one year AIP anniversary last week! Would absolutely love to win this prize pack. Could use some new recipes to change things up a bit!

  93. I live in New Zealand and started AIP when breastfeeding my baby with allergies nearly 2 years ago. I discovered that it put my own psoriasis, iritis, endometriosis and achy joints in remission so sruck with it after finishing breastfeeding. I’m still mostly paleo without nightshades but have made many other reintros.

  94. USA-Day 83 AIP, prior GF since 8/16/16 for Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue and Pre-Diabetes. Thank you for helping so many people with AI. ❤️

  95. I live in the United Stayes of America. My daughters and I have been working on AIP for 3 years, but are always learning about new health issues and how to adapt our eating for better health. Thank you for the information you share.

  96. Congratulations on your five year anniversary, I wish you many more!!! The USA is my home. I learned of the AIP diet and immediately started three months ago. Thank you for all your encouragement and help, I appreciate it.

  97. Christine Carlson

    Happy Anniversary to you, and thank you for sharing your story. I live in the USA, and I have been refining my diet for almost 2 years. I started with a gluten free diet, then moved to Paleo, and not am just beginning AIP. Basically my limited guidance has been the internet. I live in a small town where Functional doctors are hard to come by. So I really do appreciate all that the on-line community is doing to help us.

  98. USA, only 1 month in and not seeing many results yet. It’s hard to not be discouraged but I’m trying to stay focused.

  99. I live in the USA, and though I started transitioning to AIP in December, I’ve only been fully compliant for the past month.

  100. I live in the USA and I was on a healing diet for about a week because I only had the time and energy to make one meal a day. My next attempt will be more successful.

  101. U.S.A. (California) and I have been on a healing diet for 3 years, after being diagnosed with Diffuse Scleroderma. I’ve been a little lax the last 6-8 months so I’m just now getting back on track!!

  102. I live in the U.S. And have been attempting to start a healing diet since January (and not doing well at it!)

  103. Lisa K. Oleson

    I live in California, USA, for my whole life, I have been on a healing diet for about three years. When I was first diagnosed as celiac I found plain old gluten free to be difficult, then through my mother in law I was introduced to Paleo. Eventually I did the protocol and found other foods to eliminate. I am so much better now.

  104. Missouri USA, 5 months into a healing diet. Your journey has been a blessing to so many. I love all the wonderful information you share.

  105. I live in the US and have been on a healing diet for 3.5 years. I am able to follow a primal template now.

  106. Virginia Sissom

    I live in Texas, USA. Have been gluten free for 35 years , Paleo eating since 2012 when diagnosed with a 2nd autoimmune disease. Switched to AIP in Jan. 2017. My healing has really soared since following AIP!

  107. I’m from Montana USA. I was gluten free for a couple of years before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Vitiligo in August 2015. I then started AIP on September 15, 2015 and have recently done some reintros and am working toward a Paleo diet. Thanks to healing diet changes and recommended supplements both of my AI diseases are now in remission.

  108. I live in the US. My 14 yr old daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and arthritis so we are learning about different diets. We have cut out all gluten, have not started the AIP diet yet, but plan to as soon as we learn more.

  109. I’m in the US (Chattanooga, TN) and I’ve been on the healing journey since January 1st of this year.

  110. Chrissy Mattox

    I live in Austin, TX and I’ve been gluten and dairy free for 7 years and now researching/learning about AIP.

  111. Hi, I’m in the United States and I’ve been following AIP for probably two years now. Still have some issues, but they’ve definitely improved from AIP!

  112. Julie Schroeder

    This is wonderful! I live in the United States. I’ve been gluten/dairy free for about ten years, Paleo with no nightshades about a year, and working on AIP.

  113. I live in the Unites States (California) and I’ve been on a healing diet for five years. Thank you so much for your valuable work.

  114. I’m from Iowa in the US. I’ve been on a healing diet for about 3 years, although at one point I reintroduced foods. I’m back on strict AIP now due to Hashimoto’s. Thank you for the FB page!

  115. Essex Massachusetts USA
    My wife and I have been paleo basically for about four years. Started when we watched a public television broadcast with jj virgin and we jumped right in with her elimination diet. We went strict AIP at New Years 2017 and I lost the migraines that had dogged me for 30 years.

  116. I live in the US. I started my healing journey some years ago but in a very half-ass fashion. I was just diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and am extremely iodine deficient. I’m in the process of totally overhauling everything to get my body on track.

  117. Greetings – I live in Canada and have been on the AIP for two months now. Still learning and researching. 🙂

  118. I have been on the AIR since March 2016. It has radically changed the course of my autoimmune disease. I live in the USA.

  119. I live in the US and I’ve been on this healing journey for almost a year now! It’s been really difficult but bloggers like you make this adventure a lot easier! Thank you!!

  120. I live in the United States and started eating Paleo about 3.5 years ago but began AIP 6 months ago. Would LOVE to have some of those resources!

  121. United States. I have been either AIP or Paleo for the past five years. I’ve “known” you for a long time.

  122. It’s been 1.5yrs and I have made so much progress! I live in th US! Thanks so much for all you do…I couldn’t do this without all the support and information the incredible blogging community offers!!

  123. I’m from Holt, MI ( USA). I actually have not yet started the healing diet. I have recently read ” The Hidden Plague” and am pretty convice that the AIP diet is the answer to my HS . Howver, I am a little afraid of giving up my current, convenient food.

  124. United States 🙂 I have been on the protocol/healing path for 4 months, still completing testing to figure out my symptoms but so grateful for this community and diet!

  125. I love in the USA I was diagnosed with autoimmune disese last year. I’ve been struggling to do the diet as I am the care giver for my 83-year-old mom. I love your blog and so appreciate all your help .

  126. I live in the Texas, USA. I have been gluten-free for 1 1/2 years and AIP for 3 months to combat a diagnosis of 5 different autoimmune disorders. Love your website and Facebook page. Thank you for all you do!

  127. Jessica Thomas

    I live in the United States and I have been on the AIP healing diet for a year and a half. This has been the best, most eye opening thing I’ve ever experienced. This giveaway is amazing!! ❤️

  128. Hello! I live in the U.S. and I’ve been on AIP for 1.5 years. Great job Eileen on everything you do. I love all your stuff. You’ve been an integral part of my healing journey.

  129. Congrats on your healing Journey
    Awesome giveaway
    1-United States and Canada lol
    2 – I have been Healing for 4 years first SCD then AIP now a good mix of SCD and AIP combined , could not have done any of this with out the AIP community and support and love and recipes !!!!!

  130. Theresa Granger

    I love in the United States. I have been on the healing diet for 3 years. Two of those years I have been AIP.

  131. I live in the US and I started getting interested in improving my health through nutrition about a year and a half ago and have been learning more and more about ways of doing so ever since.

  132. I live in the United States in Charleston South Carolina! I have been on a paleo/aip diet for 2 years.

  133. I live in the United States and I’ve been on a healing diet since June 2016. So excited about this giveaway! Congratulations on five years! I loveyour podcast.

  134. I live in the US and have been on the healing diet for 6 months. I havent always been perfect but keep learning, trying and discovering new recipes!

  135. I live in the US. I started AIP October 2015. However, I got off of it in June 2016 when we moved across the country, and I am just in my 2nd month of restarting it. I have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism and I’m trying to heal my body so we can have more children. Congratulations on 5 years and thanks for this opportunity.

  136. Melissa Francis

    Hi, Eileen! I’m from the US in West Virginia… I’ve been a long time lurker and researching and actually planning to start AIP TOMORROW!

  137. I live in the US and I have been 100% AIP since January 1st. I feel like myself again from many years ago. I have so much energy! I have lost over 30 lbs without feeling like I am dieting. I love the food I eat! I focus on what I can have and enjoy cooking again (helps a lot having more energy). Making the leap to AIP was the best thing I have ever done for myself!

  138. Crystal blough

    I live in the u.s.a. And I have been figuring out the aip diet! Love having your fb posts has helped so much! Starting aip full force soon!

  139. Heather Gratton

    Happy Anniversary!! I live in the USA. I did a year of strict healing diet and then thought I was “cured”. Went off for 9 months and all the symptoms came back. Now I’m starting week 3 back on the healing diet and thankfully starting to feel better again. Your video above was so helpful. Realizing now this is life change for me but it doesn’t have to be a miserable “sentence” but can be liberating! Thank you for all your wonderful resources.

  140. I live in the USA. I’ve been on my healing diet for 4 years this fall. Paleo a few months, then Whole 30 for a year, & then onto AIP. Now, I’m modified AIP, because I’m yeast sensitive, so that leaves out fermented food & drink, vinegar, mushrooms . I’m getting ready for reintro’s now that my HS is in remission (most of the time). I knew from the start of Paleo I needed to be AIP, but I couldn’t fathom giving up my beloved tomatoes I went the slow route with lots of food mourning.

    Congratulations on your 5 years! Thank you for being a Gide to me to navigate this mine field.

  141. Lisa Gelhausen

    I live in the US and have been on my healing journey for one day! I followed AIP for 3 weeks previously and felt amazing but had a few hurdles thrown my way and after feeling awful again decided to recommit to AIP.

  142. Live in the United States.. My healing journey began in January. Quit smoking and cut coffee from 3 pots a day to 1 cup a day! Tested for allergies in March. Slowly finding my path to heal!! Congrats on your 5 years!!

  143. I live in the US and this week will be my 4th week AIP! I have ulcerative colitis and was looking for a way to manage without scary drugs. It’s been a bit stressful starting out, but I’m encouraged by all the people out here who find success.

  144. Gaylynn Robinson

    I have been on a gluten free/dairy free for three years now. I have been watching my thyroid as these issues run in the family. On top of those two issues My knees are bone on bone and I looking at knee replacement in the future. I try to manage all these inflammations in my body with diet. I was recommended to check out your website by my sister who is struggling with Hashimoto. I am researching AIP to gather recipes to add to my diet and decrease the inflammation. Thank you for producing this site as I am learning a lot.

  145. I live in the United States and I’ve been on a healing diet for almost 2 years. Was AIP and then rushed too many food introductions and was Paleo for some months but I’m back to AIP.

  146. I live in the United States. I am just beginning my healing diet.
    Congratulations on 5 years! That is an amazing accomplishment and I hope to have similar success!

  147. I am from USA
    My son is the one on the healing diet (he’s 8 years old) and he’s been on it for a little over a year.

  148. I’m in The Netherlands and I have been on a healing diet for just over a year, AIP and paleo. Still a long way to go but optimistic!

  149. Way to go on 5 years!!! I’m in BC, Canada and have been following AIP for almost 14 months. I am so grateful for coming across AIP and don’t even want to think where I’d be without it.

  150. I live in the USA, and I started Wahls about 3.5 years ago, switching to AIP 3 years ago, after joining your recipe group. Thank you for all that you do!

  151. I’m in Canada, have been following the Autoimmune Protocol for close to 7 months now. Going to go to the lake tomorrow for some fun!

  152. I live in the US and have been on my healing diet for almost 3 years, but I have stalled and am planning to go the next step to AIP soon.

  153. Justin Williams

    I live in the USA and have been on this diet off and on for about 5 years. Finally completely committed . It’s definitely been a journey.

  154. Hi! Long time reader, first time posting. Thank you thank you thank you for all the resources and receipes. I live in Chicago and have been on the autoimmune diet for four years now.

  155. Hello! I’m from The US and my journey is just beginning. I am struggling a good bit and I love your giveaway items. What inspirational gifts for anyone on the journey, new or experienced. Thank you!

  156. I live in the United States and have been on a healing diet for about 4 years now. Congratulations on your accomplishment and thank you for helping others by sharing your journey.

  157. Teresa Fuhrmeister

    I live in the United States and have been on a healing journey now for a little over a year and a half. I still have a ways to go. I am battling several illnesses.

  158. I live in the United States. I started this healing diet November 2013. Four and a half years ago! I have to say, Phoenix helix, has been a great resource. One of my regular “go to” blogs for years now. Congratulations on all of your healing! Thank you, for all the posts, you have made AIP much more do-able

  159. I live in the USA and I started my healing diet 7 months ago. Congratulations on you 5 yeas and thanks for all your posts that have helped me on my journey!?

  160. I am a South African, with RA, living in Oman, in the Middle East (a 3 hour drive from Dubai!) I have been doing strict AIP for 6 months now!

  161. I live in good ole USA. I’ve been on a healing diet for almost 3 months & my autoimmune disease symptoms have improved so much. It’s saved my life! Great website, by the way!

  162. Kathleen Mehrle

    I live in the United States and have been on the healing diet for 1 year and 3 months. What a marvelous change it made to my health.

  163. Happy Healing Anniversary!

    I live in Wisconsin (USA). A very hard place to not eat cheese!
    I started aip a couple months ago. I was on it for 30 days and had to stop because we couldn’t afford it. I’m having health issues flair up and I’m trying to look for a way to really make it affordable and manageable for us. Thank you for a chance to win a great package!

  164. USA, went gluten and dairy free over 35 years ago and have been adjusting diet according to my health and new research ever since.

  165. I live in the US and have been on aip for almost 2 months. Thanks for all your help. It makes it much easier as I begin.

  166. Sharon Stubblebine

    I live in the U.S. I have been on the healing diet just over 2 years! It has been life changing!

  167. Sherry Fremont

    I live in Michigan in the USA. I started this diet last August after having surgery and still not recovering. I lost 15lbs in 3 week and got my energy back and fell in love with the food because I have always loved vegetables and had no idea how creative they can be. I then got an injury and that took 3 months for another surgery and have been able to walk normally now for 3 days and I cannot wait to drive again so I can go back to the best food I have eaten in a long time. I grew up eating good food and we always had a garden and there were no gmo’s or chemicals in food then until the 70’s and I dream every day to be able to shop again. Some things I can still do like the smoothies because I do not have to stand long. The Paleo Autoimmune saved my life and it will again for I will stand strong again.

  168. I live in the US and I did AIP for a few months and I’m back to basic Paleo but avoiding a few triggers.

  169. I am in the USA and I started modifying my diet 6 years ago. I slowly but surely made it to paleo two years ago. I was just diagnosed with hashimotos 3 weeks ago and have been AIP since then. 🙂

  170. Hello! I’m from USA. I have been on various healing diets for years but AIP for 10 months. Thanks for your inspiration.

  171. Tineke Overbosch

    I live in the Netherlands and I’m on this diet since you were so friendly to send me your aip-book! It was hard at first but your book helped a lot. You made it less ‘scary’ to start the AIP.. Thanks for that!

  172. I live in Washington state in the U.S. I began SIP in September 2016. Thank you for this opportunity.

  173. Stacey Hagerty

    I live in Canada. I’ve been on a healing diet strictly for 5 years, but I’ve known something was awry for about the last 20. In my 20’s we used to call it the Candida Diet, and it was amazing how much better I would feel. I’m so thankful to have found an online community to connect with. Thanks for all the work you do!

  174. USA here. I’ve been exploring healing through food for about 3 years, but in the last two I’ve found some success!

  175. I live in the US. I first did a candida diet 15 years ago, did an elimination diet where I went semi-Paleo 8 years ago and have been AIP for 2 years.

  176. Hi Eileen,
    My name is Joyce. I live in the heartland of the US where grains flow like honey. I’ve been on various food sensitivity plans and Paleo plans and just now getting serious about the AIP plan. Autoimmunity is a fickle thing for me and I’ve needed lots of support. It’s been an adventure trying to figure it all out. One month in and feeling better!

  177. USA I’m just starting this healing journey. Have been Paleo for 3 years, recently started researching AIP. I was afraid to try it until I found this group and saw all the wonderful recipes!

  178. Cool giveaway! I live in the USA and I’ve been doing AIP for 2 years and 4 months. I was doing another healing protocol for 7 months before that

  179. I live in Canada. I spent some time doing AIP about 2 years ago, and have been struggling to recommit in the midst of the craziness of family life. With a recent flare up of symptoms (and some new ones) I need to get back on the wagon ASAP!

  180. I live in the US, California to be specific. I’ve just started a healing diet a few months ago after being diagnosed with lupus.

  181. I’m in the USA. I gave up gluten probably 6 years ago, then dairy, did a full AIP a year or so ago and now on my own modified diet. Thanks for all you do!

  182. Terry Griffith

    I live in the United States. I have been on the AIP diet for a couple of months. It has been a slow start but I know it is the best way of eating for me. Thank you for all your wisdom and advice! Love the prizes

  183. Jennifer Kurzmiller

    Hi there! I live in the USA, in the state of Maryland. I have been on my healing journey for 1.5 years. It has truly been a blessing in so many ways. Now I’m trying to help others learn so they can heal. 🙂

  184. I live in the US and I began paleo about 2 years ago, AIP six months ago but slacked during travel. Will be 100% AIP beginning July 15th.

  185. I live in the USA. I’ve been doing a healing diet for 12 months and AIP for 5 months. Thanks for all you do for this community!!

  186. Hi i’m Caroline and living in the Netherlands.
    Im on the healing diet since january this year. Thank you for sharing your information with us.

  187. What an awesome thing to do dear!! I’m in Texas, United States! I have been on this diet for only 3 days!! But already seeing good signs!! I have pan ulcerative colitis one beautiful daughter a really supportive husband as well as a bun in my oven! Due Sept. 27th!

  188. Harriette Knight

    Eating clean has changed everything for me. The most profound is no more joint pain from cutting out nightshades. Phoenix Helix has been my go to for information and recipes for years, and is the first website I recommend to those interested in getting healthy. USA and 3 1/2 years.

  189. I live in the US and have not yet started a healing diet but I’m getting very close and planning to start AIP in the next month.

  190. Hi, I live in North Carolina, USA. I’ve been on a healing diet for almost two,years (my acupuncturist recommended it).

  191. I live in the US and have been on the paleo diet since December 2016. Was diagnosed with POTS dysautonomia in January and have watched my body heal as I changed my doet , exercised and trusted God. Hoping to win!

  192. I live in the United States and I’ve been on AIP for 2 years. Listening to your podcasts (especially the healing stories) gave me a lot of hope in those early days!

  193. Anke Zimmermann

    I live in Germany and I’ ve been on different healing diets for three years. Now I am on the rice-potato-oliveoil-diet and want to reintroduce some vegetable.

  194. I’m a US citizen but have given up and now live in Canada. I’m not sure how to answer the second question. The very first time I tried something that was somewhat healing was eight years ago. There have been lots of interations of that original protocol, however.

  195. Christy Keiper

    I live in the US and I’ve been on a healing diet for almost 2.5 years. (What amazing prizes!! )

  196. I live in the US. I have been paleo since August 2011 but noticed last year that my diet was tending more toward “gluten free”. I was eating a lot of processed food and sugary snacks. I was also not feeling well. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015. I started following an AIP diet in September 2016 and have noticed dramatic improvements in my energy levels and inflammation.

    1. I live in the US and am planning on starting a healing diet soon. I can’t wait to feel the positive changes in my life and show my family what it could do for them.

    2. I live in Michigan, USA. I have been on the AIP diet for 9 months. So much to learn, you are an inspiration!

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