❇️Food and autoimmunity❇️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know all too well how difficult it can feel to commit to an alternative way of eating and how isolating an experience this can be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three years ago, my allergies led to chronic hives spreading over my whole body. This prompted me to undertake an elimination diet which some of you may know, called the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), a diet that I initially experienced as highly restrictive and isolating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had several false starts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How could I possibly stick to this diet when I have a late night NEED for almond butter? 🤷🏻♀️ These digressions happened more often than I like to admit! Plus, the diet was a real damper on my social life; eating AIP makes it virtually impossible to eat out or share meals with most people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was a journey, and one that asked me to reconsider my perspective and relationship to food, my health, and to myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I see restrictive diets as a creative challenge, and the kitchen as a playful and invigorating space where I can unleash my creativity with food as medicine 🌻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve settled into a smooth stride and even have a wonderful group of friends who have the same dedication to taking good care of themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I love sharing culinary discoveries that are AIP friendly, as well as resources to support, uplift, and empower others on this unique journey 💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I believe we all have the capacity to build the skills that allows us more freedom, enjoyment, power and ease in our relationship to food and health 🙏🏻✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💓 Do you have experience with a healing or special diet? What have you found the most challenging and what have you found the most inspiring in your journey with food?