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The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Paperback – November 28, 2014
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-Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Approach
"This book is a must-have for anyone struggling with understanding and implementing the Autoimmune Protocol. It's the perfect guide that explains how to get started and follow through to make the process work for you. The recipes and photos are amazing! You definitely won't feel deprived on your journey to health."
-Amy Kubal, MS, RD, LN
"The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook by the wonderful Angie Alt is a must-read for anyone with an autoimmune disease. Angie gently guides readers towards success through the steps of AIP elimination and reintroduction, and the dozens of delicious recipes she offers are nourishing and best of all, easy to make! So much more than a cookbook, Angie also touches upon the deepest aspects of the healing journey with her authentic, heart-spoken pieces on emotional wellness during recovery from illness."
-Dr. Fiona McCulloch, BSc., ND: Naturopathic Doctor
"The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook offers both sage advice and unforgettable recipes to help you in your healing journey. With everything from decadent soups to comforting mains, Angie's practical perspective on food and life will have you eating well and recovering your health in no time flat."
-Russ Crandall, The Domestic Man, author of The Ancestral Table
"As a holistic health practitioner, I love that Angie not only includes easy steps to implement the autoimmune protocol but also addresses the emotional side of living with illness. And the nutritious recipes and gorgeous pictures can really help inspire everyone in the family to eat healthier, whether they have an autoimmune condition or not."
-Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, author of Digestive Health with REAL Food
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"Fueled by lots of love, compassion and perseverance in healing, The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook serves up both emotional guidance and mouth-watering recipes for all phases of AIP. Angie Alt's contribution is a true gem for everyone in the AIP community!"
-Anne Angelone, MS., L.Ac., author of The Autoimmune Paleo Breakthrough
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Some people may ask, “Do we really need another AIP cookbook?” OMG – Yes, please! I can’t tell you how many depressing moments I’ve had flipping through paleo cookbooks and finding that 90% percent of the recipes contain ingredients I can’t eat. There are only three hardcopy AIP cookbooks currently available, all unique, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of them.
What makes this one special? Angie is known for speaking honestly about the emotional journey of autoimmunity, so this is more than just a cookbook. Yes, it has recipes, but it also has chapters addressing things like denial and anger. Angie is also flat-out funny. Any book that has a “Butt Manifesto” gets my seal of approval! I would say this book is part cookbook, part memoir, and part health coaching advice.
Let’s Talk Recipes: There are 59 total: you’ll find 28 for the elimination phase and 31 for the reintroduction phases. This book is designed to show you what life long-term on the AIP looks like. Strict AIP isn’t meant to last forever, and the recipes in the reintroduction phases include ingredients Angie herself has been able to add back into her diet: fruit-based spices, seed-based spices, fresh legumes, butter, almonds, alcohol, chocolate, coffee and white rice. The recipes are very clearly marked with a reintroduction box where it applies, with modifications for people still in the elimination phase. And some paleo ingredients are never included. This book is 100% egg-free, 100% nightshade-free, and butter is the only dairy ingredient (and used in only 4 recipes).
This is a gorgeous book in every way, and is destined to help a lot of people.
Being a foodie myself, I have to admit that I was very interested in the quality, variety, and innovation of Angie's recipes; and I have to say she delivered! From meaty mains, soups, sides, to desserts, and drinks, each page of this colorful cookbook is a culinary treasure trove. Every recipe has clear and easy to follow instructions, as well as gorgeous pictures popping out of the page.
The biggest thing I’ll share about this book (other than that the recipes are fantastic), is that it deals with so much more than food. Those that are successful on their healing journeys not only tackle what is on their plate, but the emotional challenges that come alongside dietary modifications and healing from chronic illness. Anyone who follows Angie’s blog knows that she is not afraid to talk about the harder topics like disordered eating, body image, anger, fear, how to deal with family, and cheating. Woven among this stunning collection of recipes are honest tales of illness and recovery as well as guidance of how to navigate the emotional journey that comes along with making this big lifestyle change.
This book is for you if:
You want more guidance on what foods to include and avoid on the Autoimmune Protocol
You are looking for more delicious AIP-compliant recipes (as well as a few for the reintroduction process!)
You are struggling with the emotional challenges of a new diagnosis
You want to be inspired by an AI warrior who has been in the trenches
You have difficulty navigating cheating and balance while on a restricted diet
100% recommended for anyone to add to their collection of Autoimmune Protocol resources!