How to Go Gluten Free for Gluten Intolerance

how to give up gluten

 

As a clinical nutritionist it’s my job to help people make dietary changes to improve their health and symptoms. But changing your diet can seem really daunting, particularly if you are doing it to help manage chronic disease. I know, I’ve been there (read about it here)!

I initially made changes to my diet about 6-7 years ago,  when I was diagnosed with autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (read about that here and here), so the tips I’m giving here are what worked for me, plus a few things I learned along the way. Continue Reading

Are Chickpeas Sexy? Lets see…Post AIP Redux!

Lovely Legumes

Lovely legumes at Alfalfa House, Enmore, Sydney

 

Ok, so this post has been on my mind a bit lately. I first published it over a year ago and, nutritionally speaking, I was in quite a different place back then. Wholefoods were very much my focus, but I hadn’t considered foods beyond “wholefoods good processed foods bad”. I hadn’t yet decided that I was going to start the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), and I wasn’t Paleo either, and I’d probably eat tinned legumes about once a week or so feeling quite virtuous for doing so. But things have changed somewhat since then! And yesterday I received an email asking my position on legumes as a post AIP elimination phase reintroduction, based on the original version of this post. So I thought now would be a good time for an update!  Continue Reading

Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic Baked Chicken – AIP and Paleo

yummy baked chicken served with roasted sweet potatoes and onion with a fresh green salad

yummy baked chicken served with roasted sweet potatoes and onion with a fresh green salad

 

 

Roasted or baked chicken is such a favourite of mine. It’s usually pretty cheap, it doesn’t take much for it to taste amazing and you can keep the bones to make stock! Yay!! Even If I’m not having a whole chicken (like for this recipe, where I used the super juicy thighs), I just collect together the little bones, freeze them and keep adding to my stash until I have enough to boil up for a good old bone broth. Win-ning! Continue Reading

Meat and 3 Veg Turmeric Meatballs – AIP and Paleo Friendly

Meat and Three Veg Meatballs

Meat and 3 Veg Meatballs

 

I love making meatballs, they are so easy to batch cook and great to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And these little babies are my new favourites! Not only are they a delicious way to get extra veg into your meal, they also pack a great anti-inflammatory punch from turmeric, garlic and ginger.

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Orange and Passionfruit Yummy Gummies!

orange and passionfruit aip gummies

look how pretty they are!

 

What with it being Valencia orange and passionfruit season here in Australia, I thought what better way to use these delicious ingredients than to make some yummy gummies! They taste like sweets, but they’re good for you 🙂 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

Change Your Career, Change Your Life! An Interview with Christine Dominguez, Author of Wellness blog Health is my Oyster

Christine Dominguez - author of blog Health is my Oyster

Christine Dominguez – author of wellness blog Health is my Oyster

 

No matter how successful your career may look from the outside, , if you are thinking about changing your career then it obviously isn’t that “successful” for you. Friends might envy your job, it might sound good to strangers, it might pay for you to have a rather nice life – when you’re not working. But if you’re reading posts on changing your career, then you’re probably in the wrong one (I know, I’ve been there!). Continue Reading

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

How to get started on AIP

Image: Favim

 

 

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