It’s finally here and it’s MUCH more than a cookbook!
Life is about so much more than food . . .
In this cookbook you’ll find over 55 delicious recipes AND the surprising results that come with a healing journey. The Autoimmune Protocol can feel very limiting, even if you are ready and willing. In the beginning I also doubted that I could enjoy life on such a restrictive diet. But when healing took hold I discovered something amazing . . . all the other things that happen when you change your food. This cookbook will show you how to restore your health with one flavorful, nutritious meal at a time AND inspire you with the stories of wellness transformation.
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
Featuring delicious, inventive recipes for all phases of the Autoimmune Protocol, strict elimination all the way through all four phases of reintroduction + helpful charts, checklists, and honest, humble, and humorous stories about all the different facets of healing!
The book opens with answers to your questions about what the Autoimmune Protocol really is and the how-to of an elimination and reintroduction diet, including easing into the elimination phase with a helpful week-by-week process, a section on reintroducing foods complete with a checklist to help measure successes versus sensitivities. The book continues with recipes for all phases of the protocol, meaty main dishes, soups, veggie filled sides, and fun drinks and desserts. The recipes cover all the ground between quick and tasty to sophisticated and uncommon. Sprinkled throughout are pieces on staying balanced in the pursuit of healing, loving your recovering body, strategies to prevent going off track, and candid glimpses of all the ups and downs in conquering illness.
In addition to the recipes, you will find information on:
Charts to guide gentle elimination & reintroduction. Included are detailed charts on how to remove foods in a phased process and the stages to bring them back in to your diet.
A checklist to take the guesswork out of reintroductions. This checklist will help you tailor the protocol by helping you identify successful reintroductions versus foods that are true sensitivities.
Stories from the frontlines of healing. Illness and the process of healing are explored through recognizable stages that everyone can relate to and find hope in reading.
Pieces on all the sensitive topics that come with healing. A healing protocol cannot be honestly explored without touching on balance, body image, cheating, and forgiveness.
How to connect to real food and the resources you need to get started. Finding local farmers, tapping the growing AIP community, and sourcing quality foods is also explored for those who are ready to discover a new lifestyle.
Healing from chronic illness does not have to be severe, boring, or lonely! This book can show you how to gently transform your life, approaching food with balance and fun. Are you ready to experience a life that is so much more than food?
About The Author:
Hi! My name is Angie Alt. I’m a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Almost three years ago, after over a decade of becoming progressively more ill, I was finally diagnosed with my third autoimmune disease, Celiac Disease. It was an incredible break through moment for me. I adopted the Autoimmune Protocol and experienced a miraculous turnaround. I threw myself into learning everything I could about real food, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to heal chronic illness.
I decided to write this book, with help from sister, Jenifer Beehler, to show others that healing with the Autoimmune Protocol does not have to be a miserable experience. I wanted to share the delicious food I eat and show others that despite the ups and downs of the journey, life on the other side is filled with possibility. Restoring my health has allowed me to focus on living a limitless life, despite a few food restrictions. I hope you’ll find it to be a valuable resource for your kitchen and your heart.
Wishing you wellness-
What people are saying about The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook:
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook by the wonderful Angie Alt is a must-read for anyone with an autoimmune disease. Angie gently guides readers towards success through the steps of AIP elimination and reintroduction, and the dozens of delicious recipes she offers are nourishing and best of all, easy to make! So much more than a cookbook, Angie also touches upon the deepest aspects of the healing journey with her authentic, heart-spoken pieces on emotional wellness during recovery from illness.
Dr. Fiona McCulloch, Bsc., ND, Naturopathic Doctor
As a holistic health practitioner, I love that Angie not only includes easy steps to implement the Autoimmune Protocol, but also addresses the emotional side of living with illness. And the nutritious recipes and gorgeous pictures can really help inspire everyone in the family to eat healthier, whether they have an autoimmune condition or not.
Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, author of Digestive Health with REAL Food
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook offers both sage advice and unforgettable recipes to help you in your healing journey. With everything from decadent soups to comforting mains, Angie's practical perspective on food and life will have you eating well and recovering your health in no time flat.
Russ Crandall, The Domestic Man, author of The Ancestral Table
Fueled by lots of love, compassion and perseverance in healing, The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook serves up both emotional guidance and mouth-watering recipes for all phases of AIP. Angie Alt's contribution is a true gem for everyone in the AIP community!
Anne Angelone, MS., L.Ac., author of The Autoimmune Paleo Breakthrough
It is easy to think that embarking on a dietary protocol is just about food, but when you get down to the details, food is the easy part—especially when you have a resource of recipes such as this one to inspire you. With this book as your guide, you will be ready to tackle not only the question of “What’s for dinner,” but also be prepared for the emotional journey that follows, helping you embrace recovery from all angles and setting yourself up for success.
Mickey Trescott, NTP, author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
This book is a must-have for anyone struggling with understanding and implementing the Autoimmune Protocol. It's the perfect guide that explains how to get started and follow through to make the process work for you. The recipes and photos are amazing! You definitely won't feel deprived on your journey to health.
Frequently Asked Questions about The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook:
Will I be able to use the ebook on my Kindle or Ipad?
The ebook is available as a PDF file, which you can read on your computer or tablet (including Kindle & Ipad). The .pdf works on some smart phones, but you may need to download to a computer and transfer it via USB.
Is this book a print book?
This book is available both as a digital book (ebook) and a print book. If you purchase an ebook you will receive a link to download your copy, in the form of a PDF file, on to your computer or tablet. If you’d like a print version, you can order it from Amazon at the link above.
What if I want an ebook & a print book? Can I get a deal?
You can certainly have both! Purchase your printed copy of the book from Amazon, at the link above. Then email me your Amazon receipt at [email protected] & I will give you a code to purchase the ebook for 50% off! That’s just $8.50! You can enjoy your ebook copy, while you wait for the print book to arrive.
What recipes will I find in this book?
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook includes recipes that meet the standards of the full elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol, which means there are no grains, no dairy, no legumes (including peanuts & soy), no eggs, no nuts or seeds (including chocolate & coffee), and no nightshade vegetables (including tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, & hot & sweet peppers). There are also a few recipes from each of the four stages of the reintroduction phase of the Autoimmune Protocol and a few recipes without high FODMAP foods (foods with sugars that are highly fermentable by bacteria in our digestive systems). Now I bet you’re curious what’s left? Check it out! You’ll be surprised!
What gluten-free flours do you use in your recipes?
I use arrowroot, tapioca and coconut flour in this book.
What sweeteners do you use in your recipes?
I use honey, maple syrup, black strap molasses & turbinado (raw) sugar in this book.
Are there eggs in your recipes?
Egg are not used in this book.
Does this cookbook require a lot of skill in the kitchen or “fancy” ingredients?
There are recipes in the book that are a bit more complex in terms of prep work (peeling, chopping, mixing, etc.), but the vast majority are very simple and straight-forward. I am a typical home cook, so I haven’t written recipes for highly skilled chefs. There are some ingredients that might be viewed as unusual, but that are very normal parts of the Autoimmune Protocol, things like duck fat, collagen, elk meat, or huckleberries. I have pointed out substitutions where it is possible and provided an extensive resource list for sourcing these ingredients.
Is this book appropriate for the SCD diet, GAPS diet, or Low-FODMAP diet?
There are some recipes in this book that may be compatible with certain stages of these diets, but the requirements of those diets are not the focus of this book.
I’ve heard your book is more than recipes, what else is needed in a cookbook?
There are so many sensitive issues that come up when a person undertakes an approach to healing that involves food and lifestyle changes. A healing protocol cannot be honestly explored without touching on more than recipes. So much happens when we change our food and I wanted to write about those topics . . . things like balance, body image, cheating, forgiveness, and the stages of grieving.
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