How to Reintroduce Food on AIP: The Definitive Guide

NOTE: This post has been updated as of January 2024 and reflects the most recent updates to the Autoimmune Protocol. Keep this page bookmarked to stay informed on the most current protocol instructions that reflect emerging nutritional science, straight from the source.

Important: You are here because you’d like all of the details about the reintroduction phase of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). AIP has been around for over a decade and there are various sources for protocol information, both online and in print. At this point, some resources contain inaccurate information or are simply out of date. Before beginning, understand that this page (and the Autoimmune Wellness site as a whole) is the best and most accurate public resource for information about AIP, because it adheres to the latest updates and research as taught in the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program. This post will teach you everything you need to know about reintroductions, whether you are entering from either option of the elimination phase.

The reintroduction phase

Reintroduction is the third and final phase of the Autoimmune Protocol (and if you aren’t familiar, you can read more details about the first two phases in The AIP Definitive Guide). After transitioning to the elimination phase and maintaining it for a proper amount of time, each person moves on to the reintroduction phase where each previously eliminated food is reintroduced to test for a response. After carefully navigating the reintroduction phase, each person is able to determine a customized dietary approach that best supports their best health long-term.

After the hard work of maintaining the elimination phase for months, it is important to navigate through the reintroduction phase carefully and systematically. This guide will tell you everything you need to know in order to plan and execute food reintroductions, no matter if you are coming from an AIP Core Elimination or an AIP Modified Elimination.

Reintroduction stages

Foods eliminated during the elimination phase are grouped into stages to streamline the reintroduction process. It is ideal to attempt reintroductions of foods that are most nutrient-dense and least likely to cause a reaction first, and wait to attempt reintroductions of foods that are least nutrient-dense and most likely to cause a reaction last. 

Because there are two options for the elimination phase, AIP Core Elimination and AIP Modified Elimination, there are two different starting places for the reintroduction phase, AIP Core Reintroduction and AIP Modified Reintroduction, as outlined below.

AIP Core Reintroduction Stages

AIP Modified Reintroduction Stages

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Why is it important to reintroduce foods?

Completing the reintroduction phase is an essential part of working through the Autoimmune Protocol. The elimination phase is not meant to be implemented long-term, and doing so can lead to negative effects on both mind and body. Some autoimmune patients feel so much relief in the elimination phase that they can be afraid to attempt reintroductions, lest their health decline to what it was before. So how do you navigate this? 

First, the end goal of the Autoimmune Protocol should be acknowledged and emphasized. AIP is not a diet, but a way for each person to determine the least-restrictive diet that promotes their individual best health. The end result for each person, even those sharing conditions or symptoms may look very different to others. Some foods initially eliminated are nutrient-dense, affordable, and accessible food options to those that tolerate them. They can also help make eating well practical and sustainable, and increase a person’s ability to socialize or travel. All of these factors are an important reason to progress through reintroductions.

Lastly, each person’s experience navigating AIP helps them tune in to how their body is feeling and how to navigate the ebbs and flows of life with autoimmune disease. The process of elimination and reintroduction can be revisited as health status changes over time. 

When is the ideal time to start reintroductions?

Generally the reintroduction stage is considered when a person has spent 30-90 days fully compliant in the elimination phase (either AIP Core or AIP Modified) and has experienced measurable improvement in symptoms over baseline, as evidenced by tracking, journaling, and/or lab testing. 

If a person reaches 90 days in the elimination phase without improvements, it’s time to think about troubleshooting (see our handy troubleshooting guide here). This might look like engaging healthcare providers in lab testing for root causes, as there may be something underlying that needs treatment beyond diet and lifestyle changes and which is preventing your progress. AIP Certified Coaches are practitioners of all types that have been trained in implementing and troubleshooting AIP, and hiring one can be a great resource to help this process. The sooner those issues are dealt with the better, so that you can start reintroductions and enjoy expanding your diet again.

The reintroduction procedure

For best results, it is best to follow an organized plan for reintroducing foods following the elimination phase. This helps control variables and determine which foods are helping or hindering a person’s progress. 

First, consider these important points:

  • Limit variables – for example, avoid trying reintroductions when sick, traveling, or under an unusual amount of stress
  • Follow the procedure – make sure a plan is in place to stay organized
  • Track all the data – including which foods were reintroduced when, and any symptoms that were experienced afterwards
  • Be willing to accept the conclusions – even if they are different from what was expected

Remember that some foods may be reattempted – sometimes foods reactions change over time

Reintroduction procedure:

IMPORTANT – If you know you have a severe allergy or a condition that prevents you from ever eating a particular food, do not attempt reintroduction of that food and always follow the advice of your medical providers.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select a food you wish to reintroduce (starting with a food listed in stage 1 is recommended) and prepare it in a manner that suits your taste and preferences. Take care that any additional ingredients in the dish or meal are all foods you tolerate well, excluding any that you have not yet reintroduced or have only recently reintroduced.
  2. Take a few moments to calm your mind and allow your parasympathetic nervous system to bring you into the “rest and digest” state. 
  3. Eat a small* portion of the food as part of a regular meal. Do not eat any more of this food for at least 2-3 hours, or perhaps as long as 24 hours.
  4. If you do not notice any unusual symptoms during this time which could indicate an immediate reaction to this food, proceed to the next step.  
  5. Eat a medium* portion of the food as part of a regular meal. Do not eat any more of this food for at least 3 days, or perhaps as long as 7 days.
  6. If you do not notice any unusual symptoms during this time which could indicate a delayed reaction to this food, you may now bring this food back into your daily diet as desired and can now try reintroducing another food.  

*The exact size of a small or medium portion will vary depending upon the food and your personal preference. Here are some examples: 

  • A small portion of paprika could be just a pinch sprinkled on top of a bite of other food; a medium portion could be a more dense sprinkling on a bite or a pinch sprinkled on multiple bites.
  • A small portion of butter could be just a small knob on top of a bite of other food; a medium portion may be a full tablespoon used to sautée a serving of vegetables.
  • A small portion of cashews might be 4-5; a medium portion might be a full handful.

A small portion of oats might be one or two spoonfuls; a medium portion might be a quarter to a half of a cup.

It should be noted that this process of elimination and reintroduction is medically the “gold standard” for identifying food-driven symptoms, even more so than largely inaccurate food sensitivity testing. If you’d like to know more about that, you can read about it in the article Why Food Intolerance Testing Doesn’t Work.

Tracking reintroductions

It is essential that each person develops an organized way to track foods and symptoms during the reintroduction process. This can be done using pen and paper, or digitally using a text document, spreadsheet, or app on your computer or device. The best way to track is the one that is easy enough to use multiple times per day.

  • Name of the food you are attempting to reintroduce
  • The Date
  • What time it was when you attempted a small amount of the food and your reactions
  • What time it was when you attempted a larger amount of the food and your reactions
  • Reactions on Day 2
  • Reactions on Day 3
  • Reactions on Days 4-7 (if you decide to take extra time between reintroductions)
  • A little space for your reintroduction results (whether that food is a positive or a negative for you)

Symptoms of food sensitivities to look out for

One of the more challenging aspects of AIP food reintroductions is figuring out what constitutes a reaction. Outside of something very obvious, like suddenly breaking out in hives or vomiting, it can be a little confusing. And since food-driven symptoms can show up days later (although typically if you are sensitive you will notice within 48 hours), it can be especially tough to notice them or connect them to a food.

The good news is that once you’ve cleared the slate, taken ample time in the AIP elimination phase to improve your baseline, and tackled anything underlying that needed treatment, you’re likely to find that your body’s communication, even its more subtle clues, becomes very clear to you. Things that previously didn’t get your attention will be much more obvious.

Below is a list of symptoms you might encounter when reintroducing a food back into your diet. You can run through this list during a reintroduction attempt to check-in with yourself each day (up to 7 days after you try a reintroduction, if you are being particularly cautious), to see if you are experiencing these things. Note any that you are experiencing, but which had been resolved prior to beginning the reintroduction process, on your reintroduction tracking page.

Possible reactions might be:

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Reintroduction Frequently-Asked-Questions:

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Can you still reintroduce foods even though you don’t feel any better?

If you aren’t feeling any improvement after 90 days on the elimination diet, it is important to enlist the help of a practitioner to troubleshoot some root cause issues that may be impacting your healing process. If you try to reintroduce foods before you start to feel improvement, you will have less ability to tell if a food is causing a reaction or not.

Do all of your symptoms need to reverse before reintroducing foods?

No, but you do need to see measurable improvement to create that “baseline” and gauge reactions. Even if you have not had total remission of your autoimmune symptoms, look for positive changes in other areas, like skin, digestion, mood, sleep, and energy. If those subtler changes are clear and measurable enough, you can start the reintroduction process.

What if you have a condition like Hashimoto’s that comes with symptoms that are hard to pin down?

Some autoimmune diseases, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis come with symptoms that are more subtle and hard to track, such as energy and mood fluctuations. This is where very careful symptom journaling and tracking comes in. Certain indicators like bowel movement frequency and type (check out a Bristol Stool Chart for help), morning body temperatures, and monitoring thyroid hormones via blood work can be helpful. Even though progress might be harder to ascertain, you should be able to see forward movement using this information when combined with your symptom tracking.

What if you have a bad reaction to a food?

This is what everyone is nervous about, as we don’t want to experience the disappointment that comes when a food reintroduction is not successful. While it is disappointing, it is also a valuable communication from your body.

Stop and do not include this food in your diet at this time. Depending on the severity of your reaction, go back to the elimination phase until you reach the baseline of health that you had before you started reintroducing foods. This could take a matter of days or weeks to achieve but it is important to “clear the slate” before you begin the process again with a new food. If you do not give time to the “clearing the slate” process, it will be difficult to gauge positive or negative reactions to the next reintroduction attempts. Remember that a food that did not work today may work in the future with more healing.

How long do you have to go back to the elimination phase if you have a bad reaction?

This depends on the severity of reaction. It could be a matter of days or weeks. It’s important to reestablish your improved baseline before starting again.

If you react to one food in an earlier stage does that mean you can’t move on to the next stage?

No, but it is recommended to try some other foods from that stage before moving on to the next stage. For instance, if you try ghee in Stage 1 and get a reaction, but you have successfully reintroduced green beans, cardamom, black pepper, and macadamia nut oil, you could consider moving on to foods in the Stage 2 list. However, if you find that you are reacting to most of the foods in a particular stage, you may need to wait for deeper healing before moving further.

Professional Support

If you are still feeling overwhelmed about reintroductions and feel like professional support might be helpful, we are one step ahead of you! Nearly 1,000 healthcare providers have been trained in implementing the Autoimmune Protocol according to current evidence, including how to customize and personalize depending on each person’s unique needs. 

The AIP Certified Coach practitioner community contains both non-licensed and licensed providers from across the natural and conventional spectrum of healthcare, located all over the world, and working in many different languages. You can find health coaches, nutritionists, fitness professionals, bodyworkers, herbalists, naturopaths, medical doctors, and more. You can search listings to find a practitioner near you on the AIP Certified Coach website.

Looking for more AIP and reintroduction resources?

If you are looking for hard-copy resources for the Autoimmune Protocol, we’ve got you covered. 

Our co-authored guide, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook serves as an all-angles approach to every area those with chronic illness want to cover, from the Autoimmune Protocol to sleep, stress management, and connection (and it also contains a library of AIP recipes!). The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook was the very first AIP cookbook and still a favorite in the AIP community. The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook was the first to tackle the emotional side of healing along with delicious reintroduction recipes. And The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen contains an impressive library of AIP favorites with an extra focus on accessibility, quick meals, and nutrient-density. 

We’ll be the first to tell you that you don’t need to buy any books to get connected to all the information you need to embark on AIP, because our mission here at Autoimmune Wellness is to share that information for free. There are over 100 articles on this site covering every detail of AIP, in addition to over 250 compliant recipes and even more resources and links on our resources page. You can also tune in to past episodes of The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast for an audio version of the information presented here.

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About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. 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 has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


  • jay Sullivan says

    Wondering if I can get someway of printing your 4 stages of AIP reintroduction of foods ??
    thank you

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jay! We do send a printable PDF to our newsletter subscribers. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to opt-in and sign up.

      • Donna says

        I do receive the newsletter but I am not seeing an option for printing out this information. Thank you for your help.

        • Mickey Trescott says

          Hi Donna! Printing capability is going to have to do with your computer setup. Hope you figure that out!

  • Cheryl Lundgren says

    I’ve been on the very restrictive phase of AIP for almost three years. The few times I’ve accidently strayed from strict AIP, it’s gone violently wrong. So I’ve been reluctant to complete the process. I just bought and downloaded the Autoimmune Wellness Handbook and I’m taking it with me on my Kindle to the beach today. I think starting August 1st I’ve going to go through the introductions…….slowly. I’ll be using your book as my guide. Thank you so much for all you do. This has been the best three years of my life for my health. But I have coronary artery disease and I’m looking at Dean Ornish’s program to reverse that. He believes in a vegetarian diet. I’m going to have to at least be able to reintroduce legumes and a few other things like nuts if I’m going to be able to do his diet. With great trepidation, I’m moving forward.

    • Angie Alt says

      Awesome Cheryl! I’m wishing you good luck w/ the process!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Cheryl! I’m so happy it has helped you. Wishing you the best on your recovery.

  • Linda Dupuis says

    I’d love a printable copy of this. Thanks.

  • Jess R says

    Question on stage 1 introduction. It lists “Legumes (only including the beans with edible pods).” I thought that beans with edible pods (like green beans and snap peas) were ok to eat on the diet. Those are on the foods to include print out you sent out. Thanks!

    • Angie Alt says

      Jess, you caught an update we need to make to our “foods to include” list! Back when AIP was first being developed legumes w/ edible pods were considered a gray area food that many folks did not initially eliminate. Later, Sarah Ballantyne clarified it as a food that should be initially avoided, but could probably be brought back into the diet early on for most folks, which is how it became a Stage 1 reintro. Sorry about that confusion!

  • My daughter has been on the AIP for 7 months now and is just going to begin reintroductions, I was hoping for your reintro sheets. thanks, cherri

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Cherri, if you subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page we send them to you as a part of our welcome email series!

      • Mary Ann Abney says

        I am a subscriber to the newsletter and I am having trouble finding the downloadable resources for reintroduction. I have been on the elimination phase for almost two months and have seen major improvements. I am ready to start reintroduction and would love to use the resources mentioned here.

        Thank you for all that you do for the Autoimmune community. I love all of the resources and encouragement.

        Best Regards,
        Mary Ann

        • Mickey Trescott says

          Hi Mary Ann! If you can’t locate those emails, just go to the bottom of one of our newsletters, hit unsubscribe, and then come back to the site to subscribe again. Then you will get the welcome emails sent to you again. Hope it helps!

  • Carol Nogueira says

    How long does the reintroduction phase take usually? I’m calculating it’ll take roughly 3 months to reintroduce everything I want. Does that sound reasonable? And just to see if I got it right since I’ll be reintroducing one food at a time, the same goes for spices, right? Try cumin, wait 3 days, then try nutmeg, and so on? I love spices… This is going to take a while… Oh well. Haha

    • Angie Alt says

      You’ve got it Carol! That’s pretty typical for a timeline of getting in the things that you want to try first.

    • KL says

      Hi There! Thanks for the helpful guide. I was on the elimination phase for 3 months and have been reintroducing some foods. So far, almonds, black pepper, coffee, cocoa, whole eggs, fresh legumes and occasional wine/sugar are all clear. Aside from those, I’ve only tried hemp seeds and ghee (unsure but omitting for now), cumin and caraway seeds.
      I seem to have problems with those last 2. I got dull pain right in the middle of my stomach, but not until the next day. Wouldn’t a stomach reaction come on quickly, since the food enters that part of the body early on?
      Also, I don’t get stomach pain normally, and I had read elsewhere that sensitivities show up in the form of exacerbated autoimmune symptoms. Have you ever heard of out-of-the-blue reactions like this happening?

      • Angie Alt says

        Hi KL, yes, typically digestive symptoms show up relatively quickly, but each of us is individual so it’s tough to say what reactions will be like across the board. Additionally, while exacerbated autoimmune symptoms is certainly a clear reaction, that is not the only possible reaction. I would review the list of possible reactions (which is by no means exhaustive), move the cumin & caraway to the bottom of your list & continue w/ other reintros. Try the cumin & caraway again later, noting if it causes the same stomach pain.

        • KL says

          Thank you Angie, that sounds like good advice. I’ll give them a go later and see what happens 🙂

  • Jane Harley says

    Hi I’ve been on the elimination phase for over 60 days now and am feeling much better but still have issues with reflux and heartburn – any ideas? I know I can’t have lettuce as that affects me badly. I’ve cut my reflux tablets (which are addictive) out slowly over this time as well.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Jane! It sounds like you might need some troubleshooting to help resolve the issue. I recommend checking out this article from Chris Kresser for more information about root causes of heartburn:

  • Rose Hart says

    Hello, I am in the process of reintroducing foods back into my diet. I have noticed on the lists above the dairy products do not specify wheather they are grass fed or raw. I was wondering whether this was a given or could we try other in in other forms such as pasteurised if that makes sense. Thank you!

    • Angie Alt says

      Typically you’d be aiming for the highest quality forms of dairy that you can source & afford. They have greater nutrient value & are a more worthwhile addition. I’ve also found w/ my clients they are more likely to be tolerated than lower quality forms of dairy.

  • Terri says

    Hi I’m on week 5 of reintros. I did 9 weeks of elimination. I’ve added almonds ( flour milk and nuts) and tomatoes well. Egg yolks not so good. Peppers are good. I want to add corn or rice next. Is that ok?

    • Angie Alt says

      You seem to be doing pretty well. If you have had success w/ tomato, typically one of the hardest foods to reintro, trying out corn & rice next is a good idea.

  • Charlotte Tucker says

    Why are beans not allowed since they are a good source of fiber and protein?

  • Mer says

    With nuts and seeds, do you reintro them one at a a time? (almonds…wait a few days…..walnuts….wait a few days….pumpkin seeds….wait a few days..etc.) Gonna take forever to get to stage 3!
    And since peanuts are an issue for many, are they not supposed to be attempted til later?

    • Angie Alt says

      Yes, nuts & seeds go 1 at a time. As to peanuts, if you don’t see a food listed in the reintro stages it may be best left out of the diet (for example, like gluten).

    • tamara says

      Peanuts are legumes. They are in stage 4

  • eunice says

    Hi. I’ve been on AIP for almost 2 months now 🙂 Although I still have some lingering symptoms (Seborrhoeic dermatitis), it’s cleared up by 80% since I started AIP. YAY! Oddly tho, at week 3, I started developing small eczema patches here and there, and they haven’t gone away.
    Anyway, my question is-
    if I want to reintroduce spices, such as pepper, should I still ingest 1/2 a tspn? I just put 1/4 teaspoon in my broth and it’s a little spicy!
    Thank you 🙂

    • Angie Alt says

      Spices can be tested by eating a normal serving size, for instance the amount you seasoning a dish w/, not large quantities.

    • Katerina Sanders says

      Eunice, I read your comment and I have experienced the same thing! Little dry patches just keep popping up all over my body and I can’t figure out why. Did yours ever improve?

      • Kate Wirth says

        I am having similar skin issues also! I’m six weeks into elimination – hoping will start clearing up soon! I don’t know what else to eliminate ha

  • eric wellons says

    would love the new and improved reintroduction lists! thank you

  • Daniela Jung says

    Hi. I have Crohn’s disease and after 12 weeks on aip my laboratory values and sonographie are for the first time without abnormalities. So,I want to start with the reintroducing,but…since I’m on aip I’ve bloatings. No stomach pain, no diarrhea, only bloatings. My question is: Is it better to wait or can I start? Sorry for my bad English…

    • Angie Alt says

      You might want to talk w/ your doctors about the bloating to get their guidance.

  • Claire Griffith says

    Am ready to reintroduce

    • Angie Alt says

      Claire, you can use this article to help yourself gauge whether or not you’re ready.

  • Claire Griffith says

    Can’t wait to reintroduce

  • Jane says

    I really appreciate all the great resources you two make available to us. Thank you so much!!
    I have Mickey’s new book, Nutrient Dense Kitchen and I love, love, love it!
    I have a question about baking, though. Turns out, I’m sensitive to tapioca/cassava. And, they show up all the baking recipes. I have successfully reintroduced almonds. Do you think that almond flour would be a good substitute for the cassava flour in your recipes? Or, do you have another suggestion?

    • Angie Alt says

      Jane, we’re so glad you like our resources. As to the flour substitution, generally AIP baking recipes have been very carefully tested to be successful w/ the flour called for. You can try experimenting to see if almond flour will work, but it’s not typically easy to just swap.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jane! I’m so happy you are enjoying the book. I’m sorry you are sensitive to cassava – fortunately there are only 7 recipes in the entire book that contain it. Unfortunately I have not found a flour to substitute. Almond will certainly not work. My recommendation is to try the recipes written without that ingredient instead. I’ve got quite a few desserts here on the blog that will work. Good luck!

  • Toni says

    Hi Ladies, I am a subscriber to your newsletter, and having trouble locating the reintroduction download, as well. I unsubscribed and subscribe again, but in the welcome email, I didn’t find a link to confirm my email. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you for everything you do for this community.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Toni! The reintroduction email comes as the third in the series, so three days after subscribing.

  • Daniela Jung says

    Hi, after three month with the elemination phase I’m now with the reintroduction. Should I try every seed based spices on it own or together? I read a guide by Eileen Lard and she mixed a curry to try seed based spices…Thank you for answering, Daniela

  • Maria says

    I wanted the printable copy . I tried to sign up to print it but it says that I am already signed up. How can I print a copy? Thank you

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Maria! You need to unsubscribe and then resubscribe again to get the quickstart guide sent to you again. You will be emailed a printable .pdf – you may already have it saved in your emails!

  • Ebba says

    Hi! Thanks for the information! This helps a lot as i amtrying to reintroduce food again:) I have a question thoguh, about liquorice. I thought it was a seedbased spice and reintroduced it as such, but recently i heard that liquorice is actually a legume. If so, does it lassify as a legume with edible pods which can be reintroduced early on or should i wait until reintroducing lentils and bean way long in the future? I have tried googling this but came up with nothing.. Kind regards, Ebba

    • Angie Alt says

      Ebba, the main reason to avoid licorice is really because of it’s immune stimulating qualities. While that might be a good thing in those w/out autoimmune disease, it’s often not a good match for those w/ autoimmune disease, since our immune systems are already in overdrive. You might want to test it later in your reintro process to see if it’s a good match for you, but I probably would not focus on bringing it back in right away w/out the guidance of your healthcare provider.

  • Jen S says

    What are legume sprouts? I’ve google searched and I’m still not clear. Are they beans, rice or peas that have been soaked overnight?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jen! They are the sprouts that grow from legumes, they come from soaking and setting in a window so they start to grow.

      • JenS says

        Thank you Mickey!
        I’m so frustrated. I started the reintroduction phase today and was soooo excited. I tried a fresh green bean, it was fantastic! I waited 20/30 mins and had another and the roof of my mouth was tingly and itchy😥after the second test.
        I remember the allergist told me that with fresh fruits and vegetables you can quite frequently eat them cooked even though you have a reaction to raw, fresh… Is this true or should I avoid them?

        • Mickey Trescott says

          Hi Jen! Yes, for some people there is a difference between raw and cooked foods. I would be careful since you already had a reaction. Good luck!

      • Christy says

        Thank you for your response! I was wondering the same, myself. I know what I consider to be sprouts, but sometimes, online people use “sprouts” (the 1-2inch tails grown) and “microgreens” (the green leaf/flowering stage) to mean the same things, which left me confused once sprouts were added to Stage 1. I appreciate your being so thorough with everything. It’s such a great help!

  • Galina says

    Hi. I’ve been on AIP diet for 4.5 months. My tests came all good. I started reintroduction. I am on stage 1. I liked to eat a buckwheat before my diet and I would like to reintroduce it but couldn’t find it on any stages. Buckwheat is not a wheat. Could you please tell me, when can I reintroduce it? Thanks

    • Angie Alt says

      Buckwheat would be a Stage 4 reintro w/ other non-gluten grains.

      • Sue M says

        I just wanted to mention that buckwheat is not a grain. it is a seed. and is a relative to the rhubarb.

        • Angie Alt says

          Yes, Sue, we realize that, but it is often used like a grain in cooking. It often falls under a “pseudo-grain” category.

  • jodi says

    Could I get a list of the reintroduction stages and the checklist of reactions? Thank you!

    • Angie Alt says

      Hi Jodi! Simply sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this post. You’ll be emailed resources.

  • Don Stahurski says

    Thank you both for really excellent information and help

  • Ryan says

    Is it okay to reintroduce “complex” foods like processed items (think organic sweet potato chips) that are mostly okay, but have 2 or more unknown ingredients? My thought is that you’d either confirm that all the individual ingredients are okay, or walk away knowing you can’t have those specific chips and the unknown ingredients are all suspect. Also relevant is the fact that the few questionable ingredients are things that I would not otherwise reintroduce separately into my diet (natural versions of stabilizers, emulsifiers, and/or other things that are frequently found in ready-made food). Thoughts?

    • Angie Alt says

      Ryan, in general you’d want to avoid those kinds of ingredients (stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc) long-term. We also realize that is not always realistic or possible. I’d make sure you are able to tolerate all the main ingredients through individual reintro & then try the chips. If they don’t seem to work for you, it maybe be an indication that the stabilizers/emulsifiers aren’t a great match. Some folks find they are very sensitive to those kinds of ingredients, while others find that consuming them occasionally doesn’t result in any major symptoms.

      • sue m says

        So if we make our own in the oven or dehydrator with healthy AIP ingredients, that would be ok??

  • Angie says

    Thank you for the info, I don’t see dairy like yoghurt or cheese, this means pour spoons be completely eliminated from my diet+

    • Angie Alt says

      Angie, you’ll see in Stage 3 “Grass-Fed Dairy” is listed. This covers all remaining dairy, since Ghee occurs in Stage 1 & Butter in Stage 2.

  • Susan says

    What not and seed based oils would you recommend reintroducing? Thank you!

    • Angie Alt says

      Any of them you are wanting to bring back into your diet, Susan. Keep in mind that peanuts are a legume & that seed-based but industrial processed oils aren’t generally healthy for us (think canola).

  • Serena says

    Hello and thank you for sharing so much useful information! If a person is very skinny in spite of eating fats or sweet potatoes/carrots/parsnips which are not caloric enough or cause constipation, and so there’s the need to reintroduce carbohidrates as soon as possible, can he/she try to reintroduce at least rice in stage one?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Angie Alt says

      Yes, in individual cases where weight loss is a serious issue & the person is struggling to remain a healthy weight we would normally recommend that person try an early reintroduction of white rice + increase consumption of dense carb veggies (like sweet potato) & add smoothies w/ fat sources to their meals.

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  • Dawn says

    Hi! I’m sorry if this is a dumb question or I’ve missed the answer somewhere but I don’t have a ‘search’ option on my phone to search through the answers! I’m just having a bit of trouble with the reintroduction ‘instructions’, specifically when it comes to oils and spices. I totally understand the half teaspoon, full teaspoon, one and a half teaspoon, and full serving bit, but how do we apply that to oils and spices? Like, should I take a half teaspoon of sesame oil and see what happens? Or a half teaspoon of pepper? Both of those seem excessive…. but say if I make a recipe with sesame oil in it, the recipe likely doesn’t have very much in the WHOLE recipe (maybe a teaspoon) so then eating only a half a teaspoon of the meal with that little amount of sesame oil doesn’t seem like it would be enough of an amount to be a decent introduction and see if there’s a reaction! Thanks for your help – I really appreciate this article!

    • C says

      I have this same question! In an earlier answer they said to test the amount of spice you would use in a recipe and not follow the teaspoon progression. But I’d love confirmation about how to test oils?

      • Angie Alt says

        Dawn, I would use the same concept w/ oils as you would w/ spices. Since you don’t normally consume oils in larger quantities, this approach works best.

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  • Elettra says

    Hello! I tried ghee as first reintroduction but I got swollen lips and brain fog. I would like to ask how swollen lips are possible since ghee does not contain elements such as nichel which could spark such reactions. Is it high in istamine?

    • Angie Alt says

      Unfortunately, we are not working w/ you individually & we are not doctors, so we cannot say for sure what caused this reaction. I would move on to other reintroductions & either try ghee again later when you have further gut healing under your belt or involve a healthcare provider that can more specifically troubleshoot why the ghee lead to this reaction.

  • Martha M Britt says

    Please send me a copy of how to re-introduce foods. It wouldn’t print from your email.
    thank you – Martha Britt

  • Michelle says

    Hi. I’ve done 90 days of AIP elimination with good results. Thinking of starting reintroductions soon. My question is: autoimmune thyroid has been linked with Epstein-Barr Virus, and EBV is apparently fed by eggs. Now I don’t know definitively if I have EBV, but a kinesiologist has warned me off reintroducing eggs 🙁 Do you have any thoughts on this issue? I miss eggs!
    Thanks so much for all you do.

    • Angie Alt says

      Michelle, this is definitely a question to explore w/ your healthcare providers. Unfortunately, we can’t provide any guidance here.

  • Sarah says

    Just got the printable and thought you should know that it still has an * excluding cashews and pistachios in stage 2 even though they are now included in stage 2 and listed in that section.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Sarah, thanks for the heads up, we are still updating our links across the site.

  • PeterM says

    Just starting re-introduction, and glad to see that cashews are now in Stage 2 versus Stage 3 in the book. Could you elaborate on the thinking behind that change? thanks a lot.

  • Rebecca Harrison says

    I’m getting ready to reintroduce some foods, but I am 6 weeks pregnant and many of the potential reactions I am already feeling :/ for example nausea, bloating, fatigue and acne , which have only started since the pregnancy .. So it’s so confusing! Any tips for that? Paying attention to if it’s worse than usual maybe?

    • Angie Alt says

      Yes, Rebecca, I’d just try to be really aware if it is worse than normal. Reintroducing foods is likely to go more smoothly during pregnancy when the immune system is a bit “tapped down” for the baby. Plus, getting in a wide variety of supportive foods to help fuel your body for growing ANOTHER body is worthwhile! Congrats!

  • Alison says

    Hi there, I had just started the reintroduction phase of AIP, but I need to take a round of antibiotics for a uti. I haven’t really been able to find helpful information on antibiotics for people on AIP or in the reintroduction phase. I know antibiotics are hard on your gut, but I’m wondering how long after finishing this round of antibiotics I should wait to start reintroducing again? Or if there’s anything I should do avoid undoing the progress I made during elimination?

    • Angie Alt says

      Alison, if the antibiotics are necessary & your doctor has advised you take them, certainly do so. Consider giving yourself a short reset on AIP (maybe a week of so) following the antibiotics, being sure to concentrate on gut healing foods like broth & then, if you’re feeling well, proceed w/ your reintroduction process.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Alison! That is a tricky situation, and since we aren’t doctors here, we can’t give you a specific answer. We usually recommend not trying to reintroduce foods when you are undergoing anything unusual – that could be a stressful life situation, a round of antibiotics, or even if you are in a flare of symptoms (then how will you know how the food is affecting you?). If it were me, I would wait until my health reached the good “baseline” that I felt when I was first beginning reintroductions. Sarah Ballantyne has a great article on recovering from antibiotic use here:

  • Wendy King says

    I want to go from aip to paleo diet.
    Will foods I introduce be different for going on the paleo diet?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Wendy! If you are looking to stay at Paleo, you will just reintroduce those foods and continue avoiding the others.

  • Ca says

    thanks for the helpful article. Are any (natural) sweeteners allowed to be introduced again, too? Unfortunately facts about the aip-diet are often somewhat contradictory. As for me I have found out that all animal products are very well tolerated (no anti-nutrients) and for the plant part only all kinds of vegetables and a low-irritant grain like white rice now and then.


    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Ca! We keep our website updated will all of the information as it shifts, so you can count on our materials being up to date. Included in the elimination phase are sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, and others. Dr. Ballantyne recommends a 20g limit on fructose (from both fruit and sweeteners), but it is a misconception that the elimination phase is a sugar-free protocol. Hope it helps!

  • John B says

    I have been starting to move in the direction of AIP (eliminated nightshades and dairy, and I gave up gluten a while ago). I am about to eliminate everything else but I have one major concern. I’ve been using turmeric extract as an anti-inflammatory and it has made just as big a difference in my rheumatoid arthritis/hashimoto’s symptoms as the dietary changes. The formula that I use contains black pepper, as the curcumin is not very bioavailable without it. i do not see myself being able to give that up (and the rebound inflammation if I did would likely confound any differences I’d see doing strict AIP). I imagine you’ve seen this issue before – any guidance to offer? is it still worth doing the full elimination with the exception of black pepper?

    • Angie Alt says

      John, sometimes w/ ingredients like this in our supplements we have to weigh the costs & benefits. I’d say for you the downside of continuing a supplement w/ black pepper in it is very minimal compared to the awesome benefits you are getting. We have to be ready to use AIP as a template to discover what is best for ourselves & I would consider AIP (w/ the black pepper in your supplement) to still be a full elimination.

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  • Karen Robinson says

    Can you please send me a printable reintroduction paper? I am ready for the next step on my journey:)

    • Angie Alt says

      If you scroll to the bottom of this article & sign up for our newsletter you’ll get the guides in your email inbox.

  • Aubrey Kwong says

    This is so HELPFUL and thank you for the updates. I have been following AIP for over 3.5 years and successfully reintroduced a plethora of ingredients but still working on a some stubborn culprits. While reactions are never fun, I am so grateful to have this deeper relationship with my body on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

    Thanks for your hard work and continuously strengthening this community 🙂

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  • Susie says

    I’m just wondering about nutritive sweeteners like raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, blackstrap molasses, date sugar, monk fruit and stevia. When do you recommend we introduce those into recipes or add to foods following elimination?

    • Angie Alt says

      You don’t need to eliminate honey, maple, coconut sugar, blackstrap molasses, or date sugar. Just use them sparingly. Monk fruit & stevia are not recommended to bring back into the diet. For more info on their hormone disrupting qualities, take a look at The Paleo Mom’s site.

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  • Diny says

    I’m making good progress reintroducing foods. I was wondering what would be the best dairy product to start with when reintroducing dairy. Hard cheese like cheddar or fermented dairy like yoghurt or cream. Thanks

    • Angie Alt says

      Start w/ ghee, which is a Stage 1 dairy reintro.

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  • Michelle says

    Thanks for this! I started aip in 2014 and have reintroduced lots of food by now, but have avoided nightshades out of fear. I’ve decided this year I’m going to try working on nightshades and get past that fear.

    My question is whether it makes a difference if things like peppers and tomatoes are reintroduced cooked or raw. Or does that count as two separate reintros: cooked peppers as one and raw peppers as another?

    Thanks for everything!

    • Angie Alt says

      Anecdotally, we do notice a lot of people reporting that cooked vs. raw makes a difference in how well they tolerate nightshades. This might have something to do w/ the breakdown of some of the compounds in nightshades that tend to provoke our systems. I’d start w/ white potato peeled & move on from there, trying cooked vs. raw as separate reintros so that you’ll know from the start if you can in fact tolerate some nightshade prepared the right way, even if all the nightshades aren’t a success. Hope that helps!

  • Nicole says

    Hi, I am new to all of this. My question is, do you ever reintroduce breads, grains, crackers, cereals, etc?

    • Angie Alt says

      I general those of us w/ autoimmune disease don’t do very well w/ gluten grains (like wheat, barley, & rye), so it is not listed as a potential reintro. However, many of us do go on to successfully reintro other kinds of grains & use alternative flours so that we can enjoy breads, grains, crackers, & cereals. That said, there are many fully elimination compliant recipes and/or products that meet the desire for bread, crackers, & cereal.

      • Nicole says

        Thank you very much, trying to learn as much as I can!

  • Jennifer Sundberg says

    Hi, I’m currently on day 17 of elimination phase AIP. Although I’m not planning on reintro for awhile, a few questions popped into mind while reading this. For something like black pepper or a spice, I imagine we aren’t suppose to eat a full teaspoon of it by itself when doing initial reintroduction? How to do reintro things like that when 1/2 ts by itself just wouldn’t be palatable? Also, do you reintro just one fruit/berry spice (for instance) at a time or do you reintro all fruit/berry spices at once?

    • Angie Alt says

      Jennifer, in the case of a spice, you’d cook w/ it in a meal the way it would normally be used & then use the same reintro process. And yes, you introduce them one at a time.

  • Susi Williams says

    I would like to copy the reintroduction info.

  • Aliece Franklin says

    I have been on the initial phase for 2 months & would like a copy of the reintroduction phase.

  • Aliece Franklin says

    Have been on the first phase for 2 months. Would like to start the reintroduction phase list .

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Aliece! If you sign up for our newsletter by typing your email in the box in the footer, we’ll send you our reintroduction guide.

  • Laetitia says

    Hi Mickey and Angie… I love your website sooo much! It is so well explained and easy to access. I just have one tiny problem… I have been unable to do the elimination diet for 2 years now because I Can’t quit coffee! I did everything else right but after 17 days ( the longest I have been able to stay without coffee= today) I drunk one cup this morning. Why I can’t quit coffee? I feel depressed and anxious when I quit it. I quitted slowly…. From 2 cups, to 1 cup, to 1 cup of decaf to black tea….and still!!! I am right now in my 17 days of my elimination diet and I just had a cup of coffee cuz I coud not take to feel depressed and anxious…Would you say if I go 13 more days without it and forgiving myself about my cheat today, I should be able to start the reintroduction phase. I never reintroduced food for 2 years because I did everything perfectly but the coffee… What are your suggestions? Thank you so much for all you amazing work ladies. And be well!

  • Jeanne Becker says

    Hi Mickey,
    I am just starting reintroduction after 90 days on the elimination phase. I can’t find any info on how to properly reintroduce seed and fruit spices. One at a time or is it ok to reintroduce all of the spices in one category at once…like cardamom, anise and nutmeg in a chai tea for instance?
    Thanks very much for all you do for this community.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jeanne! You introduce them one at a time, just like any other food.

  • Deanna says

    How do you appreciate the reintroduction phase if your only symptoms are hair loss and damaged nails? I’ve had alopecia for almost five years and am 60 days into the elimination phase of this diet. I’m seeing positive results, but am wondering how the reintroduction phase will work for me since hair/nail growth cycles take a while.

    • Angie Alt says

      Deanna, you’d want to track all the little symptoms you have too (mood, energy, digestive, etc) & look for any change on those improved baselines.

  • Wendy B says

    I have been living with Hashimoto’s for a nearly twenty years. I’ve been on the AIP for 2 months and thought I could go longer, however, I reached this point in the past few weeks where my blood sugar keeps crashing and I feel deprived in general. This happened after four weeks a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t doing meal prep or finding creative recipes to enjoy. So, I armed myself with many AIP recipe books from the library this time around!

    I’ve started introducing foods this week (egg yolks), but find this part harder than the elimination phase because it takes so long (and who cares about spices in the first category??!!). Honestly, I’ve had a terribly stressful week, which is fairly frequent in my life (I am raising two teenage boys on my own with little family or friend support), which makes it nearly impossible to tell if I’m having symptoms from the food or just stress in general.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Wendy! The blood sugar roller coaster is no fun, and I definitely recommend not trying to “white knuckle” it through cravings and make sure you have some AIP-friendly snacks on hand (ideally with some protein and fat) to get through those moments. It is totally OK to eat as often as you need to, especially in the beginning, while your body adjusts to eating more whole foods and less refined and processed foods.

      Reintroductions can be tricky when there are outside life stressors, and in that case I might suggest pausing until the stress subsides so you can really dig in and see how the new foods are affecting you. Wishing you luck!

  • Candace Corbin says

    The first reintroduction is egg yolks. Do you ever add egg whites back in too?

    • Angie Alt says

      Yes, Candace, that comes in future stages.

  • Candace says

    I see egg yolks are the first item on the reintroduction list. Do you ever reintroduce egg whites?

  • Louise says

    Hi, thanks for this information. If you soak and sprout nuts, seeds and grains before eating what stage would they come under? Would they move to Stage 1 too with sprouted legumes? Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Louise, soaked and sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains are in the same stages they are listed here!

  • Caroline says

    Hi, thank you so much for all this information! Just wanted a quick clarification on the reintroduction procedure. You write “If there are no reactions, eat a normal portion of the food and wait 3–7 days.” Does that mean I should not keep eating the food I am reintroducing for at least 3 days after? My husband made a big batch of ribs with black pepper. I ate them last night with no reactions so far, wondering if I should just stick them in the freezer until I’m sure black pepper is in the clear. Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Caroline! I would probably wait a day or two, and then try again, if you are working on a spice like pepper. I might take things more slowly when it comes to the higher potential sensitivities like eggs or dairy. Good luck!

  • Larry says

    Only one variety of a particular item at a time or can I assume if one variety works I can eat the others. For example phase 2, nuts: I try almonds. After five days almonds are fine. Can I eat any nut now? Or do I have to go on to, say, walnuts; eat those and wait for five days, then go onto the next nut? same question goes for seeds and dairy. If I try milk do I then have to try each dairy product individually every five days?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Larry! Correct, you try one variety of nuts at a time. You need to clear the specific nut before moving on to another. Same for seeds. For dairy, you should proceed down the list of dairy products, starting with ghee. Say you tolerate ghee, but don’t tolerate butter, you won’t move on from there, but you can continue to include ghee. Does that make sense?

  • Marie says

    Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease. It has no symptoms i.e. pain wise. It’s located and spreading on my leg, under the knee.
    How can I control the reintroduction phase if I’m not feeling any pain?
    I’ve been on the elimination period for about 6 months now

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Marie! Thanks for reaching out. It is tricky to track progress with conditions that don’t have obvious signs. You will want to make sure to check in with your doctor, but I would look out for subtle changes like gut reaction (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation), skin changes (rashes or hives), and mood changes when reintroducing foods. Good luck!

  • Diane Smith says

    I am really encouraged after reading your website. Thank you for all the information. Can you please email me the reintroduction stages. I have eliminated slowly over three months but am ready now for the full elimination phase. I will use your site to help me on this journey.
    Thanks again, Diane Smith

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Diane! Happy you find it helpful. We can’t email the materials directly, but if you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page they will be emailed to you over the course of 5 days. Good luck!

  • Ivette V. says

    My digestive issues have gotten worse while on AIP. I’m thinking that I am probably sensitive to AIP-approved foods. Any insight on how to test AIP foods? Same method? Remove for 30-60 days and try again?

  • Golden says

    Re: challenging black pepper. I get the small amounts for other things, but for spices? I can’t imagine eating a tsp of black pepper. What amount do you recommend for spices that at most use a half tsp in a whole pot?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Golden, in the case of something you eat a very small amount of, just go with something reasonable but significant, so you can have a chance at gauging a reaction.

  • Courtney Wiersema says

    What a wonderful site! I am just a beginner, am working through the elimination phase and looking forward to finding out what I can eat!
    Recovering from Graves disease, possibly irritable bowel/celiac and now some form or arthritis in my fingers… Hoping to stop the slow slide into unwell ness. I am a full time teacher, mom and wife and am really struggling with my energy levels, but making strides!

  • stephanie says

    thank you!

  • alejandra says

    Buenos días! deseo recibir los PDF imprimibles sobre Aip.
    Además consulto si disponen de una versión en español par el curso de coach o con traductores.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hola Alejandra! Unfortunately we do not have food lists in Spanish, but there are many AIP Certified Coaches who have Spanish materials for AIP. You can search the directory here: Good luck!

  • Emperor says

    I’m currently not allergic or sensitive to any food, nor diagnosed by RA as autoimmune. I have burning pain in feet and thigh and both RA and Neurologist have not been able to diagnose but prescribe pain killers for possible neuropathy. I wanted to give AIP a try before being on medicine for life but had a question. After such a long elimination and slow reintroduction can I become allergic to something (like gluten/dairy) that today I’m not as body forgot to digest it.

    Can someone heal nerve related issues and get back to full diet including gluten and dairy. I would like to avoid becoming allergic through prolong elimination.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Emperor! I’m sorry to hear about your struggles. Unfortunately we can’t give advice through comments, as each health situation is complex and we are not medical providers. My best recommendation is to look for an AIP Certified Coach to help answer your specific questions and guide you on your journey. You can learn more here: Good luck!

  • Jeannie says

    Hi, Can dairy be a modified AIP reintro if you have Hashimoto’s?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jeannie,
      To clarify, all dairy, except for ghee are avoided on Modified AIP. When it comes to reintroductions, it is possible that you might tolerate dairy, but impossible to know until you try. Good luck!

  • Jenny says

    I didn’t see cashews on the reintroduction list. Are they usually a forever no-no for autoimmune?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      The reintroduction lists are not comprehensive. Cashews can be reintroduced with the nut category.

  • Pat says

    I dont see where to click to download the reintroduction charts or the reaction chart.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Pat,
      You need to sign up for the email list at the bottom of the page and we’ll send it to your inbox!

  • Susan Nietling says

    I’ve already did my Aip elimination now I want to know what I can add back in and the best way to do it

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Susan! The blog post above should answer both of those questions!

  • Meg says

    Hello, I’ve tried to sign up for the email list several times via this page in the last month, but haven’t gotten any emails. Hope can I troubleshoot this?


    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Meg! We are having trouble with our email provider. If you sign up in the footer, not the popup, it should work. Sorry for the trouble!

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