The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast Episode #7: Step 3: In-Depth with Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD

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Welcome to The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast Season 1! We’ve created this podcast as a free resource to accompany our upcoming book, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness.

Episode #7: Step 3: In-Depth with Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD is an episode dedicated to chatting with a well-known registered dietician in the “Real Foods” community. We greatly respect Aglaée’s work and asked her to join us in a conversation covering the deeper details of dietary healing, especially how to further modify AIP if healing is not as expected. Aglaée talks about FODMAP intolerance, starch intolerance, and histamine intolerance, all issues that can be uncovered while on AIP and may require specific modifications to help control uncomfortable symptoms. She also explores adding nutrient density with us and outlines new nutrition research she’s most interested in right now. One of the best parts of this episode is in the beginning, where Aglaée tells us about the powerful process she went through on the road to becoming a “Real Food” RD and the shift she sees happening years later in her profession. This episode is excellent if suspect that gut trouble is hindering your healing progress and need concrete details about tackling it.

If you’d like to go more in-depth on Step 3: Nourish, check out the “Nutrient Density” section in Chapter 3. This section gives even more detail on the nutrient density guidance that Aglaée shares in this episode.

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Show Notes:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:58 Introducing Aglaeée
  • 2:35 Aglaée shares about her experience with illness and how it inspired her work
    • A South American parasite helped her develop a new compassion for her patient’s struggles!
  • 5:40 How Aglaée discovered “Real Food” as an RD
    • The lack of results she saw following conventional guidelines with her patients made her start questioning the approach she’d been taught.
  • 9:38 Aglaée discusses the shift she sees other RDs making toward “Real Food”
  • 10:45 Aglaée talks AIP
  • 13:20 What are some specific modifications for gut dysbiosis?
    • Aglaée shares her positive mindset approach to elimination diets, “The goal of an elimination diet is not about the food, but to eliminate symptoms!”
    • FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols
  • 17:33 Should people remove additional foods if they suspect a FODMAP intolerance?
    • Aglaée’s advice is that it is best to work with a practitioner.
  • 19:40 What causes FODMAP intolerance?
    • Just eliminating foods is not a long-term solution to FODMAP intolerance, as it indicates an underlying imbalance.
    • SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
  • 21:10 Angie gives a special thanks to Aglaée for her awesome FODMAP guide
  • 21:45 What are some other dietary modifications to help with uncomfortable symptoms?
  • 26:02 Tips for focusing on nutrient density
  • 29:44 Aglaée shares new nutrition research she is exploring right now
  • 34:20 Outro

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Check out the previous episode, Episode #6: Step 3: Nourish – Our Stories, and the next episode, Episode #8: Step 4: Rest – Our Stories. For the full podcast archive, click here.

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.

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