As I read things that help me make sense of the AIP diet or the science behind it, I'll post them here. Hopefully this will serve as a reference point for all kinds of articles and posts on other people's blogs.
- Which comes first: the leaky gut or the dysfunctional immune system?
"A leaky gut, or more technically “increased intestinal permeability”, means things can get across the gut barrier that aren’t supposed to. This happens when either the enterocytes are damaged or the complex structures that glue the enterocytes to each other are damaged. What leaks into the body isn’t big chunks of food, but a variety of small substances—like incompletely digested proteins, bacteria or bacterial fragments, infectious organisms, and waste products—which all stimulate the immune system on the other side....A leaky gut is present in every autoimmune disease in which it has been tested, including in people with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes."
- The Difference Between Reversing Autoimmune Disease and a Cure
"Complete remission is still my goal. But in the meantime, I have a life to live. And here’s another truth: if I never get better than this, my life is still amazing."
- Paleo for Women: Paleo and Menstral Cramps
"Ever think that menstrual cramps are just a fact of life? That every woman has them? And even if they don’t, that you are just one of the unlucky ones? I call BS! Cramps are actually a symptom of an underlying problem. They can be cured. The only thing that is required for that is to look at the underlying causes. Once those are taken care of, the cramps almost always go away, or at least are eased considerably."
- Fructose in Fruits & Vegetables - A Handy Chart