By Mickey Trescott
Before delving in to the specifics of the dietary modifications that help those of us with autoimmune disease, I must explain the ancestral health movement. In the last few years there have been a growing number of health experts, doctors, and researchers advocating a new way of eating in order to address the growing health concerns of our modern society – and their answer, in a nutshell, is to eat like our ancestors. How that is defined exactly is up to each advocate and their respective followers, but they all agree that moderns foods like grains, beans, refined sugar, vegetable oils and food chemicals are out. In addition to excluding these moderns foods, there is also emphasis on adding high-quality animal foods that were available to our ancestors: pastured meats, wild-caught fish, as well as making use of the “odd bits” like bones and organ meats.
Through eating this way, a growing number of people have found a path to better health and vitality, whether is be better sleep, wight loss, improved digestion, mood or increased energy. Some of the most compelling stories coming out of this movement are the reports of those who suffered for years with chronic health issues that have now been resolved. When the body is given whole, natural foods, free from processing, chemicals and toxins, it enables the natural processes we all have within us to detoxify and heal.
Praise for The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
“Mickey Trescott has put together an outstanding guide for the autoimmune diet that is honest, simple and inviting. This diet is foundational to autoimmune management but can be daunting initially. Trescott gently nudges the reader along with her own personal experiences; a succinct how-to section; recipes, menu plans, and shopping lists designed for the busy, health-compromised reader; and a gorgeous photo of each recipe. Trescott elevates what many view as a sever and limiting diet to its rightful place as a new beginning to radical self-care.”
-Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, author of Why Isn’t My Brain Working? and Why do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?