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Paleo and AutoImmune Paleo Diets

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

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....

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...

Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

  Contains Dairy. You can make this GFCFSF and Paleo, use coconut cream. This recipe is perfect when you cannot have any sugar in your diet. And the cream adds the perfect mouth feel for a dessert treat that is very satisfying for those on a sugar-free or...

Green Smoothies…. YES, you can! (RECIPE)

Green Smoothies…. YES, you can! (RECIPE)

Your kids will love smoothies – even green ones! One thing I ALWAYS talk about at live presentations is smoothies. Smoothies are one of the best tools in your “add good nutrition” learning toolkit – particularly when you want to get kale in....

Creamy Garlic Dressing (Low Oxalate RECIPE)

Creamy Garlic Dressing (Low Oxalate RECIPE)

  Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Low oxalate, Paleo, SCD/GAPS Ingredients ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons of water ¼ cup sunflower seed butter 4-5 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of salt ½ cup of lemon juice, sauerkraut juice, or apple cider vinegar...

Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (No-Bake) Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (No-Bake) Recipe

These are wonderful raw, no-bake brownies that are packed with protein and very little sugar, and can satisfy even the most serious “chocolate and peanut butter” cravings. They are delicious, and each bar has less that one date and ¼ teaspoon of honey....

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...

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 orange juice (1-2 oz) ½-1 Tablespoon maple...

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, use any milk free of nuts. Celeriac (celery...

Cocoa Mints

Cocoa Mints

GFCF/Paleo, Egg-Free/Nut-Free To make Keto diet friendly, avoid honey and replace it with add your own compliant sugar-free sweetener. Ingredients 1½ cup coconut butter ½ teaspoon raw coconut oil 5-­8 drops peppermint oil 1-­2 Tablespoons raw honey Unsweetened cocoa...

AutoImmune Paleo Recipes

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. ...

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,...