AIP Reintroductions – How Phoenix Helix Helped Me!

Phoenix Helix Reintroduction Guide


I’ve been following the Autoimmune Protocol for about 5 months now (you can read about my early experiences here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here!) and boy, have I learnt a lot along the way (more about that in a later post…)! Continue Reading

How to Stay AIP on Trips Away!

I’ve recently returned from a 2 week road trip spent visiting friends and checking out a couple of places we haven’t stopped at before – it was awesome! There’s just something about road trips that gives me a real sense of freedom – and I love that! We were also catching up with some friends who we hadn’t seen in quite a while and that’s always good fun too 🙂 Continue Reading

But What Do I Eat For Breakfast? Check Out This New AIP Breakfast Cookbook!


85 AIP Breakfasts

Check out this great new e-book!


My biggest question when I decided to start the Autoimmune Protocol was, seriously, “but what will I eat for breakfast?”. And it’s really hard to think outside the (cereal) box when we’re so used to eating grains! For me, breakfast would usually be would be toast, porridge, or muesli, a couple of boiled eggs, or yoghurt with berries and nuts (yummm….still missing that one). On AIP we can’t have any of these things! So what do we eat? Continue Reading

And the Winner Is…….

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook


Thanks to everyone that took part in my little competition to win Angie Alt’s fabulous new book – and guide to life! – The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook. If you missed my interview with Angie you can catch up here. Continue Reading

How Do I Get Started on the Auto-Immune Protocol?

How to get started on AIP

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One thing I hear very often is “I want to start the Auto-Immune Protocol but I don’t know where to start!” and I remember the horror I felt when I read about the protocol for the first time. Seriously, what sane person cuts out cheese and wine and chocolate?! Well, I guess the kind of person who has had enough of feeling like crap and doesn’t want to just keep increasing the medication whilst getting more and more ill. So that means me – and quite possibly you! Continue Reading

Auto-Immune Protocol Update – Week 9 – And A Roast Pork Recipe



Roasted pork with fennel salt

Roasted pork with fennel salt




End of week 9 – well, well, well! Not too much has changed this week….after my adventure with almonds last week I decided to lay of trying to reintroduce any more nuts for the time being and instead decided to try adding back seed based spices. I tried fennel seeds at the beginning of the week and cumin and cardamom last night. All seemed to go well with the fennel seeds but I don’t feel that great today after the cumin and cardamom. Not sure if it’s related or not, but I think I’ll steer clear of cumin and cardamom for a few days til I feel better and then try them again! Continue Reading

Auto-immune Protocol Update – Week 7 – Well, Hello Sunshine!

Well hello sunshine!

Well hello sunshine!

The end of week 7 of my auto-immune protocol journey and the end of the weekend – and what a beautiful weekend it has been! Such gorgeous weather and I think I managed to get my vitamin D levels topped up just in time for another whole week of rain!

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Auto-immune Protocol – Week 6 Update

This is how good this lifestyle feels.....

This is how good this lifestyle feels…..



Wow……I’ve made it! 6 weeks was my initial goal and I’ve got there! We had a couple of hiccups in the first couple of weeks which I spoke about here, but despite that I definitely feel the benefits of cleaning up my diet. Continue Reading

Auto-immune Protocol – Week 5 Update

AIP rosemary and lemon roast lamb chops with roast sweet potato and kale chips

AIP rosemary and lemon roast lamb chops with roast sweet potato and kale chips



I’m into week 6 of AIP now, who would have thought it? Certainly not me! I remember first reading about AIP a couple of years ago and thinking “oh no, something that restrictive is definitely not for me”. I’d just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and I was still at the stage of thinking that thyroxine was going to put right everything that had been wrong. Then some more time passed and I experimented with cutting out sugar, cutting out gluten, cutting out processed foods and noticed I was definitely feeling better. Then I started reading about AIP again and the more it started to make sense to me… Continue Reading