What is the AIP Diet?

If you've stumbled across this blog and have no idea what the AIP diet is. . . at it's most basic level it is a healing diet for those of us who suffer from Auto Immune conditions. The principles behind the AIP diet focus on the healing of the gut to reverse the effects of various auto immune conditions on the body. Through "Adventures in Partaking" my goal is to chronicle my experiences on the AIP diet. All of the recipes on this site are following the guidelines laid out by Sarah Ballantyne (The Paleo Mom). 

In my very first post I spoke briefly about how I found the AIP. 
Then, a few weeks back, in an attempt to reverse my auto immune disease (spondyloarthritis or ankylosing spondylitis) I stumbled across the AIP diet. If you're new to the AIP diet, check out resources such as The Paleo Mom who explain the science behind the diet and why it helps to reverse the symptoms of many auto immune diseases. My disease is minor, compared to the horrors that many people with auto immune diseases are dealing with and I can manage it with exercise and the occasional pain meds. But, I thought if I could heal my body through food it was worth giving it a try.

For a few years I had been gluten and dairy free and had dabbled with a paleo diet, but didn't really understand why this diet change was helpful for me. Then, a friend directed me to a recipe on the Paleo Mom blog. About the same time I received my diagnosis and the science geek in me started searching for answers, which once again led me back to the Paleo Mom, where I found the answers to my questions of 'why' and 'how.'

For more information on the AIP diet, I would encourage you to check out the links below.