Today on the show, we welcome Sophie Van Tiggelen. Sophie is an autoimmune warrior, foodie, recipe developer, and the creator of the popular food blog Squirrel in the Kitchen and the author of The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple. In 2009, after a month of dealing with anxiety, severe insomnia, trips to the emergency room, and many doctors and multiple lab tests. Sophie was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease attacking the thyroid. In this episode, Sophie shares more about her journey with Hashimoto’s and how she managed to go into remission through the AIP diet. Sophie is a positive, helpful force in the Paleo and AIP communities, and she is helping many, many people sort through the extremely complicated issues of gut health and autoimmune problems so they can be their best, healthiest selves. We discuss the can-eat foods and the can’t-eat foods on the AIP diet and why this diet is beneficial for anyone wanting to reboot their system and lower inflammation.
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Key Points From This Episode:
“I wanted to spread the message and tell people how you can feel better by changing the food you eat.” — @SquirrelKitchen [0:04:50.1]
“Once you have turned on the switch of autoimmune disease, you can’t turn it off.” — @SquirrelKitchen [0:07:39.1]
“Don’t see the autoimmune protocol as a diet. See it as a new lifestyle, as the right way to eat.” — @SquirrelKitchen [0:09:29.1]
“It’s the best you can find. It’s the best you can feed your body with.” — @SquirrelKitchen [0:21:32.1]
Links Mentioned in This Episode:
The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple – https://www.amazon.com/Autoimmune-Protocol-Made-Simple-Cookbook/dp/1592338178
Squirrel in the Kitchen – http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/
Sophie Van Tiggelen on Twitter – https://twitter.com/SquirrelKitchen
Sophie Van Tiggelen on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/squirrel_kitchen/
Sarah Ballantyne – https://www.thepaleomom.com/
Mickey Trescot & Angie Alt – https://autoimmunewellness.com/
Eileen Laird – http://www.phoenixhelix.com/
Sarah Ballantyne’s The Paleo Approach – https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Approach-Reverse-Autoimmune-Disease/dp/1936608391
AIP Coach Certification – https://autoimmunewellness.com/introducing-aip-certified-coach/
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