Paleo and AutoImmune Paleo Diets are grain-free and starch-free (or low in starch).

Paleolithic Diet

Known as the caveman diet, The Paleolithic (or paleo) diet has been designed to mimic the diet of our ancestors, before we began to farm and process our food. As the paleo diet is hunter-gatherer in style, the emphasis is on:wild fish, grass fed beef, free-range chickens and eggs – along with vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, and nuts.

The Paleo diet restricts: grains, legumes, dairy, and refined sugar.

Since this diet avoids grains it is used to counteract gastrointestinal issues, and was first introduced for this purpose by gastroenterologist, Walter L. Voegtlin in 1975. Paleo has become popular with a wider audience due to the emphasis on wholefoods, and avoiding processed food, but most importantly those who follow the diet have a wider, more diverse microbiome, which can reduce gastrointestinal symptoms.

As with the SCD and GAPS Diet, since Paleo supports gastrointestinal healing, it can often be helpful for children and individuals with gut/brain conditions, such as: ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, and tics.

The avoidance of grains, most starches, and refined sugar makes Paleo lower in carbohydrates than the average Standard American Diet. Therefore, people that find that these carbohydrates imbalance their blood sugar, often find Paleo to be helpful keeping metabolic conditions more stable.

AutoImmune Paleo Diet

A stricter form of the Paleo Diet, often used to counteract the symptoms of autoimmune disorders, the diet further restricts foods that can cause inflammation in some individuals.

This diet removes the foods not allowed on Paleo plus others, including: grains, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, alcohol, coffee, food additives, processed foods, and nightshades.

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Explore our Paleo and AutoImmune Paleo Recipes, below. Be sure to read all of the instructions before beginning in case diet-compliant substitutions are described in the introduction.

Paleo Recipes

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe
Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Our family loves kale chips, including my daughter. And not only are the delicious, they are very nutritious. Kale is the cruciferous, or brassica family, along with other powerhouse foods like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Kale Nutrition Kale (particularly...

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Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]
Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  These are simple refrigerator pickles, so there’s no expertise in canning necessary and no fuss....

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Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets

I like to have lots of veggies on hand throughout the year, and we love beets! Beets are excellent for our digestive health. Beets help the liver and gallbladder by thinning the bile, making it much easier to digest and assimilate healthy fats in our diet. Beets are...

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Pumpkin Pie Filling
Pumpkin Pie Filling

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD This recipe is a dairy-free pumpkin pie filling. You can bake the filling without a crust (for SCD/GAPS, Paleo), or add any diet-compliant crust you’d like for a delicious pumpkin pie. For the low oxalate diet, avoid high oxalate spices such as...

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Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/FG For low oxalate, use all apples instead of half pears. Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped 3 pears, peeled, cored and chopped 2 packages of frozen or fresh cranberries (12 oz) Splash of...

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Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes
Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/FG This recipe is SCD compliant.  For those on GFCF and not SCD, you can use half potatoes—this way you have mashed potatoes with hidden cauliflower. For low oxalate, use coconut milk. For nut-free,...

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AutoImmune Paleo Recipes

Confetti Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)
Confetti Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)

(GFCF/SCD/LOD/BED) From Cooking to Heal: Cookbook with DVD by Julie Matthews To make Low Oxalate Diet, avoid pecans. Eliminate the nuts to make nut-free, low salicylate, amine and glutamate, and autoimmune paleo compliant. Also use a compliant oil for low salicylate,...

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Carrot Chips (Recipe)

From Cooking To Heal: Cookbook with DVD by Julie Matthews Diet Compliance: GFCF/SCD/BED/FG/Egg-Free/Nut-Free Carrots Oil (Expeller-pressed coconut oil (Wilderness Family Naturals) or grass-fed lard) Salt Cut carrots into thin discs or curls with a vegetable peeler. ...

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Squash Meatballs (Recipe)
Squash Meatballs (Recipe)

SQUASH MEATBALLS (GFCF/SCD/LOD) From Cooking To Heal (Cookbook with DVD) by Julie Matthews To make SCD, use nut flour in place of GF breadcrumbs. For LOD and nut-free, use coconut flour. These can easily be made egg-free and grain-free (therefore SCD/GAPS, Paleo, AIP,...

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