A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol by Eileen Lard — Book Review!

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These days, there is a wealth of information on the Autoimmune Protocol, but sometimes that can cause analysis paralysis when confronted with all of the gritty details. Enter A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, a book by Eileen Laird that aims to be a non-overwhelming guide to anyone looking to embark on AIP.

Eileen is one of the original bloggers that I connected with years ago when I embarked on my journey to health with the Autoimmune Protocol. She has successfully reduced her rheumatoid arthritis symptoms by 95% using AIP and has been a voice within our community through her blog, Phoenix Helix, ever since.

Already convinced you’d like to try the protocol, and want to find out in the most practical and simple way what and how you should be doing it? Keep reading to learn more about this handy guide.

Here are three things I love about this book:

  1. You can read it in a day. At just under 150 pages, this book is a quick read. Don’t think that any important information has been spared, though — Eileen walks you through all parts of embarking on the elimination diet as well as answers top questions in this handy guide. Everything you should know before you begin is included, making this an ideal read for anyone about to start the process. Since the book is so handy and approachable, you can easily familiarize yourself with these important concepts and set yourself up for success.
  2. It is clear and concise. Eileen covers all of the things you need to know, in a conversational and easy-to-understand manner. For anyone who is suffering from brain fog, or those who just want the basics without the lengthly explanation, this book is sure to be incredibly useful.
  3. It also covers the “other stuff.” While we know diet is an incredibly useful tool when managing autoimmune disease, there are other aspects of life that can have a profound impact, when addressed. Eileen includes these in her guide, with the same treatment as everything else — simple and practical to help you actually get started.

Those of you who are seasoned pros at the Autoimmune Protocol probably won’t find use out of a guide like this — unless you’d like to gift a copy to a family member, friend, or relative who is struggling with an autoimmune disease. For the rest of you who have just heard about the Autoimmune Protocol and are wondering where to start — this is it! While there are many complimentary resources (like cookbooks, meal plans, and the like), making sure you have a thorough grip on the protocol and what to expect will help you have the best chance of success. This is the ideal book for that situation!

If you’d like to pick up your copy, click here!

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Wellness. 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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