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In pain? Try this diet! The AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Diet)

Chronic Pain? Try the Autoimmune Paleo Diet

Understanding the Autoimmune Paleo Diet

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet is a strict dietary approach that is designed to help people who suffer from chronic pain. The main idea behind this diet is to eliminate foods that could be causing or contributing to inflammation, which is a common cause of chronic pain. By eliminating these foods, the body can start to heal, reducing pain and inflammation.

The AIP diet is similar to the Paleo diet, but with some added restrictions. It eliminates all grains, dairy, and legumes, and also eliminates nightshades, nuts, and seeds. It is designed to be an elimination diet, which means that you remove these foods from your diet for a certain period of time and then reintroduce them slowly to see if they cause any adverse reactions.

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet focuses on nutrient-dense, whole foods that are easy to digest. Here are the foods that you can eat while on the AIP diet:

  • Grass-fed meats

  • Organic meats

  • Vegetables

  • Greens

  • Olive oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Bone broth

  • Collagen

  • Fermented foods

  • Green tea

  • A little bit of honey and maple syrup

Foods to Avoid on the AIP Diet

The following foods should be avoided while on the Autoimmune Paleo Diet:

  • Gluten

  • Grains

  • Beans

  • Dairy

  • Eggs

  • Nuts

  • Seeds

  • Nightshades (eggplants, tomatoes, peppers)

  • Processed foods

Benefits of the AIP Diet for Chronic Pain

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet has been shown to be effective in managing chronic pain. By eliminating foods that can cause inflammation in the body, the diet can help reduce pain and improve overall health. Additionally, the AIP diet is a nutrient-dense approach to eating, providing the body with the necessary vitamins and minerals to function optimally.


If you suffer from chronic pain and have tried various diets without success, the Autoimmune Paleo Diet may be worth considering. By eliminating certain foods and focusing on nutrient-dense whole foods, you may experience a significant improvement in your overall health and well-being. Remember to stick to the diet for at least six weeks and reintroduce foods slowly to determine any potential sensitivities.


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