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So you've done your 30 days of AIP, the elimination stage. Your autoimmune symptoms have subsided a little. Now what? Think you're supposed to live on seafood, fish, meats and leafy greens forever? Well, obviously not. You have to start adding foods back in.
Eileen talks about how to go about reintroducing these foods - giving lots of good and helpful tips like how to keep a food diary and in which order to reintroduce (that's important).
She talks about her own personal AIP journey (it's been a success!) and also features recipe ideas for reintroducing these foods when the time is right, as well as how to notice if that food has caused you some grief. The recipes are accompanied by beautiful, clear photos and a down to earth, positive approach that puts you at ease. It's quite a complicated thing to do, reintroductions, as some foods are from the same 'family' but as Eileen says, they react differently in the body - which explains why I can eat cocoa happily but get quite ill if I have half a cup of coffee (they're both seeds).
Alongside recipes for Hollandaise sauce, curry blends and dips, there's an absolutely awesome recipe for AIP chocolates (with added cocoa as the reintroduction). They're soft, a little bit chewy with a truffle-like texture. And they're very easy to make. My children LOVE them. And they're pure and good for you. I love them.
This book is a great resource for anyone wishing to find out more about AIP and solves the problem many people have of 'what's next?'. There's often a misconception that you're supposed to stay on the elimination stage of AIP for ages, but you should reintroduce foods when you see an improvement in your symptoms, for better nutrition and health.
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