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Review: The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Since we began Paleo Parents, we’ve been increasingly and routinely asked to review books and products by people in and adjacent to the paleo community. At this point, we get so many we are unable to actually do the reviews of the products in a timely manner! That’s why we recruited the Paleo Parents Review Team to fill in the gaps. Look forward to reviews on Tuesdays!

This week we’re posting our review a little early because of the release of Mickey Trescott’s The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook! So often people comment and email and direct message and inbox us questions about resources for autoimmune paleo recipes. We’re so very happy to find a resource that fills that exact niche! If the wait for The Paleo Approach is too long for you, perhaps this might be able to serve in the mean time! Monica from the Paleo Parents Team reviews the new ebook and shares whether it will be helpful for you. Visit Mickey’s blog and her Facebook page as well!

When my husband and I both underwent some preliminary food intolerance testing eggs, nuts, dairy, gluten and grains came back as major offenders. Beyond simply removing these trouble foods from our diet, I needed to reduce our exposure to all foods that might cause flair ups so that we could calm our systems and do some simple elimination diet testing.

I turned to an autoimmune protocol and within a couple of weeks my husband and I looked and felt significantly different.

However, it wasn’t long before we felt exhausted with our predictable AIP food rotations and were craving creativity in the kitchen.

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When The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, by Mickey Trescott, was shared with me I was thrilled and instantly fell in love with the thoroughness regarding not only the AIP lifestyle, but the meal plans and recipes as well.

Stacy had similar feelings:

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook is the first cookbook I’ve seen dedicated to providing safe foods to those following the autoimmune paleo protocol. But more than that, it’s intoxicatingly pretty. It’s energetic and enticing. I found myself believing exactly the author’s goal – you can still be a foodie and absolutely enjoy the art of cooking while restricting foods to only those nutrient-dense and healing foods outlined. With meal plans, shopping lists and easy to understand explanations – this is a fantastic resource for those working to put their autoimmune disease in remission!

I often recommend my mom friends to AIP resources when their kids show intolerance to nuts and eggs, and I look forward to referring families to this cookbook since it is packed with implementation information.

As for my family, recipes from Trescott’s book will be making frequent appearances on our monthly meal plan!

Order your copy of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook here.

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  • Erin Scudder

    I feel so disappointed (and stupid / jipped!) after buying this cookbook. It does follow Paleo principles and steers you away from anti-inflammatory foods – but it also recommends that you eat some of the very worst foods for people with Autoimmune diseases! As a person with MS, saturated fat is neuro-poison for my system – so the recommendations to eat fatty meat, hard animal fats, coconut products, etc. in this book are deeply flawed. (Refer to Professor Roy Swank’s 35+ years of demonstrative research on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swank_diet as well as Professor George Jelinek’s subsequent follow up: http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org). It should also be noted that people with Parkinson’s, another autoimmune condition, are advised to eat smaller amounts of protein and/or all of their protein at one meal – hardly what this book recommends. Sigh – hopefully I’ll be able to customise / adapt some of the recipes – but if you are someone with an autoimmune condition, I’d strongly advise that you save your money and not buy this book!

    • The Paleo Mom

      I would suggest reading The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls which is focusses on MS. You may also find my book, The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne, to be interesting, as it is the foundation for the recommendations in this book and is based on over 1200 scientific studies.

  • Hazel Evelyn

    I feel so disappointed (and stupid / jipped!) after buying this cookbook. It does follow Paleo principles and steers you away from anti-inflammatory foods – but it also recommends that you eat some of the very worst foods for people with Autoimmune diseases! As a person with MS, saturated fat is neuro-poison for my system – so the recommendations to eat fatty meat, hard animal fats, coconut products, etc. in this book are deeply flawed. (Refer to Professor Roy Swank’s 35+ years of demonstrative research on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swank_diet as well as Professor George Jelinek’s subsequent follow up: http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org). It should also be noted that people with Parkinson’s, another autoimmune condition, are advised to eat smaller amounts of protein and/or all of their protein at one meal – hardly what this book recommends. Sigh – hopefully I’ll be able to customise / adapt some of the recipes – but if you are someone with an autoimmune condition, I’d strongly advise that you save your money and not buy this book!

  • Hazel Evelyn

    It’s so sad to see that you’ve deleted a comment that you disagree with. Shame on you for letting people think that the recommendations in this book are the whole story of treating autoimmune conditions.

  • John Richie