The Autoimmune Protocol:
The Paleo Mom is the definitive online resource on all things autoimmune protocol from Sarah Ballantyne, PhD., the scientist and researcher behind the New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach.
The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne is an encyclopedic guide to the science behind the autoimmune protocol: it’s thoroughly researched, extensively illustrated and really explains why the Autoimmune Protocol works & how to implement it in your own life. If you want to understand the in depth “why”s of the protocol, this is where you’ll find answers to every question you might have. You can read my review here.
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook by Mickey Trescott & Angie Alt is an unapologetically empowering guide to everything autoimmune that gives you the tools to live vibrantly in the face of autoimmune disease.
A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol by Eileen Laird is the perfect brain-fog-friendly introduction to everything you need to get started with the autoimmune protocol. It’s the book that I wish I had had when I first started my autoimmune protocol journey: simple, concise and like a conversation with a friend. It’s also a steal at under ten bucks for the paperback! See my review here.
Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol by Eileen Laird is an ebook that guides you gently through the reintroduction process, with practical advice and recipes designed to systematically reintroduce foods easily.
Autoimmune Protocol Cookbooks:
All the cookbooks you’ll want to add to your collection, whatever you’re craving.
In your hands:
Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook (hardcover edition) and The Paleo Healing Cookbook (paperback edition) by yours truly contains over 125 recipes that were created to banish boring food and maximize flavor on the autoimmune protocol.
Simple French Paleo by Sophie Van Tiggelen combines classic, approachable French cuisine with the autoimmune protocol in over 90 recipes.
He Won’t Know It’s Paleo by Bre’anna Emmitt has over 100 family friendly autoimmune protocol recipes.
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook by Angie Alt is more than a cookbook, with its focus on the emotional side of autoimmunity & recipes designed to help navigate reintroductions.
The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott is the original autoimmune protocol cookbook with over 110 recipes, meal plans, shopping lists and more.
The Healing Kitchen by Alaena Haber & Sarah Ballantyne has 175 simple, no fuss recipes that help you implement the autoimmune protocol without moving into your kitchen.
The Paleo Approach Cookbook by Sarah Ballantyne is a companion cookbook to The Paleo Approach with over 200 nutrient dense recipes.
On your device:
The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook is another community cookbook by Eileen Laird featuring recipes from your favorite bloggers that help you save time using the Instant Pot. A weeknight must-have!
Enthused by Alaena Haber is the boredom busting collection of over 80+ internationally inspired AIP recipes that will give you comfort food AND healing. Fried Chicken & Waffles with Sweet & Spicy Syrup, anyone?!
85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts by Eileen Laird is an amazing cookbook that answers one of the most common questions asked about the autoimmune protocol: “what can I eat for breakfast?!”. See my review here.
My Paleo AIP Indian Adventure by Bethany Darwin makes Indian food possible on the AIP, with everything from breads, snacks and chutneys to curries, kebabs and biriyani… it even includes drinks and desserts!
Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP is a community cookbook that brings you the nutrient density of the AIP with the convenience of freezer cooking with 120+ recipes.
AIP + Paleo Holiday Sweet Treats by Laura Vein, a former pastry chef who’s taken all the guesswork out of holiday baking recipes for you and the guests at your table.
AIP Holiday… He Won’t Know It’s Paleo by Bre’anna Emmitt is full of 100% AIP recipes for any and every holiday guest at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
AIP Safari by Bethany Tapp is full of fast, family-friendly recipes that are designed for AIP travel, whether that’s by car, train, plane or something more exotic!
Simple Autoimmune Paleo Comfort Food by Jo Romero is a short-and-sweet collection of recipes that’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
SPICE by Jo Romero is the recipe collection you need to turn to whenever you’re craving flavor packed, international-inspired dishes, comfort food or takeout classics.
Autoimmune Protocol Meal Plans & Programs
Real Plans featuring recipes from Autoimmune Paleo & The Paleo Mom, this is the best & most adaptable meal planning service available with monthly, quarterly and annual options.
Project Vibrancy Meals by Stephanie A Meyer… these are a game changer, people! Stephanie makes eating delicious nourishing foods the easiest it’s ever been and if you love food, you’ll adore her fabulous flavors & her tried and true approach. I’m OBSESSED.
AIP Batch Cook by Mickey Trescott will teach you how to prep a week’s worth of food in just four hours! With step by step cooking videos, grocery lists, tool lists, a 7 day meal plan, extra tutorial videos and printables and more!
Sad to AIP in Six by Autoimmune Paleo is a 6 week guided program that has helped over 1000 people gently transition into the autoimmune protocol in phases, with plenty of peer and one to one support from a health coach.
28 Days Of AIP by Christina Feindel is a great introduction to the autoimmune protocol, with four weeks of meal plans, shopping lists & recipes to guide you.
28 Days Of Low-FODMAP AIP is a version of Christina’s classic 28 day meal plan above, adapted for those of us who need to follow a low FODMAP version of the protocol.
28 Days of One-Pot AIP is a meal plan packed with simple, one-pot meals for the autoimmune protocol.
28 Days of No Cook AIP is the ultimate in meal plans from Christina, with no cooking required!
Autoimmune Protocol-Friendly Blogs & Podcasts:
These are some of my favorite blogs & podcasts gathered in one place! Many of the bloggers have accompanying Facebook and Instagram pages that you might also find useful for a day-to-day, behind the scenes view of living life vibrantly on the autoimmune protocol. I can’t guarantee that all of the recipes are 100% elimination phase compliant, as some people have made various food reintroductions successfully, so look for tags, categories or headings on individual recipes / blogs that will denote compliance.
Autoimmune Adventures with Julie Stiles
Autoimmune Wellness Podcast with Mickey & Angie
Harder To Kill Radio with Steph Gaudreau
Phoenix Helix with Eileen Laird
The Paleo View with Stacy Toth & Sarah Ballantyne
Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser
Autoimmune & Hashimoto’s Resources:
Some of my favorite books and websites that aren’t strictly about the autoimmune protocol as set out by Sarah Ballantyne, but deal with health and healing in the face of autoimmune disease.
The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, M.D., who offers her functional medicine approach to approaching the root cause of autoimmune diseases.
The Wahl’s Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D., who reversed the progression of her MS and got out of her wheelchair onto her bike using this nutrient dense protocol.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Root Cause by Isabella Wentz, PharmD. examines how lifestyle factors can break the cycle of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. If you have Hashi’s and don’t know where to start, this is a great read. Dr Jolene Brighten is a naturopathic doctor whose site addresses autoimmune issues, with an emphasis on women’s hormones, fertility and pregnancy.
Hashimoto’s Protocol by Isabella Wentz, ParmD. is a 90 day plan for reversing thyroid symptoms and getting your life back.
Hashimoto’s Healing by Marc Ryan, a Hashimoto’s sufferer and functional medicine practitioner. His blog is full of articles about living with and healing from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Stop The Thyroid Madness is website full of resources for Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Disease patients that specializes in patient advocacy, advising on interpreting your own labs, finding appropriate doctors and issues such as adrenal problems that can arise as a result of imperfect thyroid health.
Thyroid Pharmacist by Izabella Wentz, a pharmacist and Hashimoto’s patient, and the author of The Root Cause. Her site is packed with articles about every aspect of Hashi’s, from meds to moods and everything in between.