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The AIP Diet

Q What is the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Diet, and why is everyone talking about it? — Jessica, Sioux Falls, S.D.

A The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet is basically a super-strict version of the Paleo diet specifically designed for people who are dealing with the challenge of autoimmune disease. If you had to describe it in an elevator pitch, you’d probably say, “It’s like Paleo—only harder.”

A much more complete answer would be the one offered by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, autoimmune expert and author of (Victory Belt Publishing, 2014): “AIP is a specialized version of the Paleo diet, with an even greater focus on nutrient density and even stricter guidelines for which foods should

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