Well, if you're in this wonderful autoimmune community and haven't heard about Mickey and Angie's new book, I need to address that right now! Entitled The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness, it is everything and more than you could possibly imagine and, believe me, you're going to need this stunning reference manual-come-best friend alongside every step you take on your autoimmune search for better health.
Authors Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt are keen to state their approach here is far from anti-guru, more guided by empowerment and self-discovery instead. Their aim is that this beautiful book will equip you with the confidence and knowledge when hiring, then working in partnership with your doctor as you plan your path to wellness together. They have provided an extraordinarily huge amount of interesting and invaluable information on how you can turn yourself into the proactive patient, with the correct set of tools to take control of your diagnosis and embrace your needs without being overwhelmed. They recall their own experiences throughout, so you will find the book relatable, friendly and not at all scary. In fact The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook will also be beneficial to your family members and friends as it is guaranteed to give them a better understanding of your autoimmune issues - and perhaps even encourage them to face their own!!
The book is divided into seven chapters of the key steps to wellness; Inform, Collaborate, Nourish, Rest, Breathe, Move and Connect and along the way you will be able to complete mini-quizzes and self-assessments so you know whether you are on the right path. Mickey and Angie talk about the various ways you can start on the protocol - whether you choose to go cold turkey or take the slow-and-steady transition route is entirely up to you. There's nothing wrong with either, btw, and there are plenty of hints on how to go about both in a successful manner. Then, of course, having given up the foods that may possibly have contributed to your disease, you will at some stage be keen to reintroduce, so there's help with that too. Sometimes, with the best will in the world, the elimination diet doesn't achieve what you may have hoped for, in which case there's advice here too in the form of troubleshooting. This is where Small Intestinal Overgrowth (SIBO), Histamine intolerance, FODMAPS, dysbiosis and a range of common digestive issues are discussed.
Then there are additional chapters to cover the necessary food and lifestyle factors that are part and parcel of healing. You will find 30 exclusive recipes, a 4-week meal plan and shopping list, everything being compliant with the initial elimination stage of the protocol, using affordable ingredients and developed with mostly one-pot simplicity and batch cooking in mind. There is also a 90-day lifestyle plan, which dials in rest, stress management, exercise and connection, that has been designed with the autoimmune patient in mind, working to save you from burn out. A concluding chapter is where you put it all together, where you can start to implement the changes you have learned throughout the book and, believe me, you will finish this feeling more in tune with your body, more aware of your capabilities and definitely more in control of your health than ever before, with your newly honed skills.
Fancy winning a copy of your own? See below ...
RECIPE FROM THE BOOK:
All photos © Trescott LLC and Alt-Ternative Autoimmune LLC
Green Breakfast Soup
- from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook
1 large, whole pastured chicken (5-6 pounds)
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp sea salt + more to taste
2 tbsp solid cooking fat
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup peeled and minced fresh ginger (3-4 inch pieces)
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into 1+1/2 inch chunks (about 6 cups)
2 large zucchini, chopped into 1+1/2 inch chunks (about 2 cups)
1 bunch swiss chard, stems and leaves divided and chopped
2 cups button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions (ends removed), thinly sliced, for serving
1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving
Begin by cleaning the chicken. Place it in a large stockpot. If it doesn't fit, you will need to cut it into halves or quarters (kitchen shears will help here - start by cutting up one side of the backbone).
Add the bay leaf, vinegar and 1 tbsp sea salt. Fill the pot with cold water until the chicken is just covered. Bring to a boil, and then cover tightly and lower the heat to a bare simmer. Cook until the meat is tender and falling off the bone, 60-90 minutes - the lower the simmer, the more tender the chicken will come out. Skim the surface of the broth to remove any scum that may appear during cooking. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside to cool. Pour the broth through a fine-mesh strainer, being careful to save the broth in another pot! Discard the bay leaf.
Place the empty pot back on the stove, add the solid cooking fat, and turn the heat to medium. When the fat has melted and the pan is hot, add the onions and cook, stirring, for 7 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for another few minutes, until fragrant. While the onions are cooking, remove the meat from the chicken carcass, shred it with two forks (CAUTION: hot!), and set it aside in a bowl. Keep the bones to add to your next batch of Bone Broth.
Add the sweet potatoes and broth back to the pot, bring to a boil, and then cover and turn down to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Add the zucchini, chard stems, and mushrooms, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the the vegetables are tender. Turn off the heat and stir in the chard leaves.
Carefully transfer half of the soup to a blender, blend for 30 seconds, and transfer back to the pot. Alternately, you could use an immersion blender to blend about half of the vegetables. (CAUTION: Make sure you have a blender that can handle hot liquid, and make sure to use a towel above the lid to protect your hands from getting burned.) Return the blended liquid to the soup pot, with the chicken. Add salt to taste.
Serve each bowl garnished with green onions and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: I think this is such a worthy addition to your bedside table (and handbag for that matter) that I'd like to gift a copy of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook to one of you. All you need to do is leave a comment, telling me why this book has a place in your life. If you sign up for my newsletter (don't forget to confirm to qualify), or have done so already, you get yourself an extra chance but make sure you leave a second comment to that effect. The prize will be sent via Amazon so the giveaway is open to everybody in countries where Amazon is represented. If they don't stock the print copy (e.g. Australia), you will win a kindle edition. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email. In the meantime, if you would like to buy your own copy now, click right here. Giveaway ends midnight PST on Sunday, November 20th. Good luck to everyone! [GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - thanks for entering.]
Disclaimer: Mickey and Angie's publisher gifted me a copy of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. It was my choice to review the book and all thoughts are entirely my own and this giveaway copy is being funded by myself.
I think this book is a must for anyone following the Auto Immune Protocol. I would love to have this book!
Shelly P. says
Continually learning when on AIP. This book would be a great addition to help me heal!
Hello! I suppose I'd love to have a copy since as a mom and a business owner, so much of my time is spent helping and taking care of other people, and any help I can get to take care of myself is appreciated. I know from the ups and downs of managing autoimmune that it takes lots of regular effort and inspiration. I bet this book would help a lot of people in this boat. Cheers
I would love to win this book! I am completely brand new to the AIP community after 3 solid months very sick with no answers I finally feel a sense of hope knowing there as so many others like me or that have been and have received healing from this lifestyle change. I lost my job from not being able to work due to my health, so I have been saving up to purchase a few books to help me with the transition and this book is one.
Kate, you blog is insanely delucious. I just got my hands on pasture raised lamb stew meat from my farmers market and I am debating which recipe of yours to make first! My birthday is at the end of the month, and your Valentine cake is definitely going to be my treat. I think I'm going to use your Cinnamon tea cake like you did for your daughters birthday. Thank you for continuing to inspire and motivate me with such beautiful, nourishing, healing food creations.
Also, fellow Canadian gal here from Ottawa!
Fallon Lee says
Oh how I'd love to have this book! I'm so thankful for how AIP had brought healing to my hashis and rheumatoid arthritis and would always like more good recipes!
Fallon Lee says
Because I followed autors' tour for the release oof this book
LUCY L. says
I Would love to own the book to find help with my healing journey.
Elizabeth Bertch says
Have been paleo for several years but with my persistent Crohn's disease, I'm hoping to take the AIP plunge. The book would be a lifesaver!! Thanks for your incredible site as well!
I've been waiting for this manual of goodness to arrive! I'm looking forward to soaking up all the information and putting it to good use!
Battling RA for the past year. Healing my body from the inside out through diet and lifestyle changes. Trying AIP on a tight budget. This book would be a wonderful resource.
I think this book would be helpful to continue healing my gut. Been on AIP for over a year.
I would love to win a copy of this book because I could really use some guidance! I have been on a candida diet for almost 2 months now with little improvement, so I am going to be starting AIP after the holiday. All of the information on the web is so overwhelming. I am a DIY selfer in all aspects, partly due to a lack of money, and all of my money has been going towards buying quality food.
I also signed up for your newsletter and am awaiting the confirmation email
Would live this book have been doing aip for nearly three months hv bern diagnosed with ulcerated proctitis which had now spread a further 15cm would love some extra help
Melissa N says
Oh yes, please! On my 7th month of AIP, and am looking for something fresh! I have their first book already, and would love the second!
Melissa Bergstrom says
I have stuck to AIP diet-wise, but need to be as holistic as possible in my approach going forward. This lovely resource would help me so much!
This book looks to provide such a wealth of information for anyone trying to heal. How great to be able to keep learning and then be able to share all this information to help
Bethany Turner says
I think this book looks like a must have for anyone on their AIP journey! Mickey and Angie are so knowledgeable I would love to her my hands on this book so I can continue healing!
Bethany Turner says
I also signed up for your newsletter. 😉
I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and have changed my diet for the better but am always looking for more inspiration!
I'm quite familiar with the GAPS diet, but I need to educate myself on the AIP approach. Thanks for the opportunity!
I'm also subscribed!
I would love this book as I am seeking to really find a lot of AIP recipes I love. I am having a hard time accepting I have an autoimmune disorder and am on a roller coaster of emotions as giving up gluten forever is depressing. I have been trying to get a bunch of recipes I love to help me focus on the great things I am eating and not what I have to avoid
I have Mickey's first book and its wonderful! Made the chicken stir-fry recipe tonight, yummy!
Would love to have the second book too!
I've been AIP since June 2015. I have Hashimotos, but I'm also battling EBV. I'm determined to stay AIP until my symptoms get better, so new inspiration would be welcoming!!!
I have Lyme and mold toxicity currently. I believe this book in addition to medical treatment will get me healthy again.
I signed up for the newsletter
Would love to have a copy as I have an inflammatory joint disease and my husband has M.S.. I think this book would really help us.
And I'm subscribed!
Beth McManus says
It is so wonderful and encouraging to see the AIP community gaining so much support and awareness from publications like this. From someone who has been on her own AIP journey for a nearly a year, it is always great to add more resources and recipes like this book to the collection.
Beth McManus says
I am dealing with two autoimmune diseases. I think it would be very helpful
I have much to learn and many ways to grow in this process, and this seems like a wonderful resource! I would love to win a copy!
I signed up for the newsletter too!
I would love to win this. I could use more ideas that would help me stick to AIP and maybe some creative ways to get my non-veggie loving spouse to eat some of these meals... you know so I don't have to cook 2 different meals all the time! (exhausting)
I subscribed. 🙂
and I'm a subscriber!
I would love to win the book even though I & my daughter have an autoimmune diesease,
I would give the book to my mother who is very unwell with an autoimmune disease,
but thinks the AIP is too hard, so the book would be great for her esp the 4 week meal plan,
I think once she gets started she would be fine as she's a good cook.
And I am already a newsletter subscriber thanks.
Lindsey Loch says
This would be such a help to me right now! The protocol can be challenging and I am struggling to find new dishes to add to my regulars, it's so easy to get stuck and just make the same things over and over!
Jolaine Wiens says
I think this book would be so valuable to me simply beacuse I have an autoimmune disease, it affects me deeply and daily, and I need all the help and knowledge I can gather to help me be a strong warrior with courage and knowledge as my sword and shield. The authors of this book are people I trust completely and have already made a huge difference in my quality of life.
Jolaine Wiens says
Here's my bonus entry comment for being a subscriber and biggest fan
Can't wait for this book. I'm battling chronic Lyme and need every resource I can get!
And I'm already a subscriber!
Sally Steffan says
I would really love to have this book for myself to eat better for health plus I have about 3 close friends who suffer with auto-immune issues - we could share the good nutritional recipes
Margaret Wendell says
I would love to own the Autoimmune Wellness handbook. So far I have only used free on-line resources or borrowed from the library so I would REALL APPRECIATE owning an AIP resource or cookbook.
Margaret Wendell says
I am a subscriber so would like a second chance to own a copy of the Autoimmune Wellness Handbook.
I am just in the beginning of my autoimmune wellness journey. This book would be so helpful!!
Dana Harris says
Mickey and Angie are wonderful advocates for the AIP community! I've been following AIP for about 7 months with little success reintroducing even phase 1 items. I'd love a copy of the book to check out new ideas to help keep me encouraged on this journey!
Dana Harris says
And I'm on your email list! Thanks!
I am 50 yrs old, 14 surgeries and numerous autoimmune diseases. Mickey and Angie's website, podcasts, efforts...and diseases, have brought me to an undeniable place of wisdom and gratitude. I feel I will not actually survive much higher longer without putting the AIP protocol into immediate and complete action. Thank you all for the effort, energy and knowledge you share. I would use daily any book from these ladies I could obtain.
This book looks like a great addition to any autoimmune library, putting together all aspects of healing.
I also signed up for your newsletter.
Would be great to get educated on how diet can help heal and prevent the auto-immune conditions. Would love to get ideas on how to put anti-inflammatory foods together to create family meals.
And I am already a newsletter subscriber thanks.
I would love this book because I have been working on managing autoimmune conditions for quite some time and I believe this handbook would be of welcome assistance in getting me to my next level of wellness. I am especially interested in all information on Histamine Intolerance, my latest companion on this journey.
I've recently started AIP and would love to have this resource. I don't have a lot of book resources yet, so this would be an incredibly valuable item to have.
i'm on the mailing list. yea!
This would be amazing as I have just been diagnosed with a plethora of conditions including a few autoimmune and am not sure where to start!
This sounds like the ultimate staple for someone suffering an auto immune condition. I would love this book to help in my healing process! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
I have been AIP for a year and seem to have hit a wall as I am no longer progressing. This is HARD! This resource looks like it would not only be encouraging but may be able to help me get on the right track to true health. Thanks for the giveaway.
I am really needing some positive help right now. I feel like I am going backwards in my healing process. With six AI diseases every day is a struggle. Thanks for the giveaway.
Following AIP since more than 1 year I love learning new things and fitting them into my big own personal puzzle. This new book would perfectly provide the next piece...
The recipe from the book sounds delicious! Can't wait to see what other recipes and lifestyle suggestions are in there.
I am about to start AIP so this book would be great to have! It looks wonderful.
I am also a subscriber. Thank you!
Would love to heal my family with the aid of this book! Aiming to break the cycle with the next generation and to live pain and symptom free.
I have allergies and digestion problem, i want to start eating in a way that would help me get healthy.
I am also subscribe in your mailing list.
Thank You for doing the give away!! Your website and recipes are fantastic.
I recently discovered the AIP and in the short amount of time that I have been following it.. ..it has made a difference in the way I feel. It would be such a blessing to have this book on hand to continue with my healing journey. I think it would be the best birthday ( NoV 25) gift ever 🙂
Noelle B. says
Good day! I have been battling Grave's disease for over a year now and all my labs are back to normal. Having done AIP for the major portion of this time, I've never felt better. However, upon trying to add foods back in for the last few months, I can feel my body not handling it very well. I've decided to go back on AIP because I need to be on the watch for my thyroid to go low now. This new book looks like just what I need for encouragement! It's hard to explain to friends and family, but I know firsthand the success of making hard choices where food is concerned and it's worth it! Thank you for all the hard work you and many others like Mickey and Angie do to help the Autoimmune community 🙂
I would love to own a copy of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. We desire very much so to eat clean. Our son is on a quest to better health and we feel this AIP Handbook will help him and us!
Thank you for writing it.
I am a subscriber already to your blog and love it. I would like another try at owning a copy of the Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. We have been on quite a journey in the past years and feel that the information provided by people like you are helping more and more to better health.
Thank you again.
I would love to own the book to find help with my healing process.
It would be fantastic to have this kind of work translated into Spanish!
I'm on the mailing list too!
I think this book would be a helpful guide
I would love to have this book! I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's and have decided to go completely paleo and hopes to treat myself naturally. This book is a must-have!
i would love to win this book. It looks awesome. I feel I'm out here by myself trying to figure this out and this would really help.
Karen peckover says
This book is just what I need to get my health in order. And who could pass up on delicious recipes? Not me. Thank you
Jen Bakija says
Mickey & Angie helped me begin my AIP healing journey almost 2 years go with their first book. With the stresses of careers, family, and just everyday life, I've found my health slipping again. I think this book would inspire me to take control of my health again! Thanks for offering the giveaway.
I would love to have this book as another resource for keeping my RA symptoms at bay and keeping my energy up so that I can continue to run.
I signed up for the mailing list too!
Kelly Chamberlin says
I am already receiving your newsletter and enjoy it and find it very informative. My husband is a non-medicated diet controlled type 2 diabetic. He has already had 1 heart attack and 2 stints. He is a sufferer of psoriatic arthritis. I have had issues with uncontrollable bowls that has not been diagnosed. We both believe in lifestyle and diet to heal ourselves. Whole foods, Paleo, Low-carb is what we have been for the past 7 years. Has done wonders for my issues and controlled his diabetes. We have tweaked our diets to conform to AIP the past 6 -8 months. It has gotten rid of his pain from arthritis however it has not stopped his most recent flair up. We are open for more tweaking. I have been looking into Mickey's new book...He has watched most of her pod casts. We are so very grateful for the Internet AIP community! We are truly Blessed! Thank you
I follow AIP and not only cook for myself but other AIP family and friends - cooking for them has helped them join the AIP program. How wonderful to be able to introduce AIP to other followers. Maybe we could be recipe testers for your next book.
Melissa Bergstrom says
Just signed up for the newsletter as well! Yippee!
I have Celiac disease, and feel so much better following the aip diet! The chapter on sleep is of particular interest to me, because it is something that I struggle with. The recipes look amazing. Fingers crossed (and toes) that I win:)
I also subscribe to the wonderful newsletter!
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I would love to add this beautiful book to my collection ....I suffer from Lupus and arthritis ...i manage them through AIP not medication it's amazing how much it has helped ....I'm beyond excited this book is more than just a cookbook ...I heard the into on practical Paleo podcast it had me captivated ....this is gong to be an amazing resource for a lot of ppl
With myself and 4 others to care for this book would be a blessing. I am constantly helping others begin their AIP journey and learn about healing their conditions. Reclaiming life is the name of it all! So excited to see all of the wonderful recipes you have dreamed up!
Susan Womble says
I signed up. I was diagnosed in July with Lichen Planus. The autoimmune diet has started my healing. I would love to have the book to help my journey! Thank you guys for putting all the recipes and information out. It really has helped me along this new journey!
Joyce LeBright says
I would love to win your book. I have been on the AIP journey for about 8 months and you have been an inspiration to me as I learn to eat in very different ways. Thank you for all you do for the AIP community!
Susan Shapiro says
I am in the process of trying to heal my gut. I think this would be a great addition to help me. This looks like an amazing and beautiful book. Thanks!
I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book because Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott are awesome at guiding suffers on the healing Journey.
I also signed up for your newsletter. 🙂
Meg Gray says
I am newly diagnosed with autoimmune issue; and now i'm trying to figure my way through the AIP diet. I'm enjoying it, but who doesn't need some support and help sometimes?
Lynette Baker says
Why this book has a place in my life: I have been suffering from autoimmune issues directly related to my digestive health my entire life. I am 37 years old. 30 years ago, doctors knew NOTHING about how to help me and gave me hollow advice as both a child and an adult: don't eat dairy in the morning, don't eat dairy at all, "blank stares" along with: "There is nothing wrong with you." And granted, there is possibly nothing wrong WITH me; the wrong comes from the outside influences of a contaminated food supply and general consumption ignorance in the form of our modern day food processes. I take great care of what I eat and how I eat but it's tiresome and often invalidating when all the work I put in does not translate to actually feeling better...or when I have an episode after what I consider a lifestyle of eating properly and moving in accordance with my best understanding of how to serve my body. I say all that to say this: the why behind the place this book has in my life is rooted in my desire to keep moving forward with all the help I can get 😉
I would love a book so I can continue to heal myself as well as friends who keep complaining to me about their pains and illness . I want them to stop complaining and begin to feel great because they deserve it . Online resources are great however touching and feeling a book is the way to go .
I want to help others as much as I can.
Not for me but for my brother who can't do amything because of his MS and Lyme disease... I believe in the power of nutrition so hopefully this book can make his life a little (or a lot) more bareable
This book would make a real difference in implementing AIP for my family.
Hollie Clevenger says
This book would be a wonderful addition to my arsenal against AUTOIMMUNE disorders plaguing my family. Besides myself there are several more people in my extended family living with AI. I'd love to be able to expand my knowledge of AUTOIMMUNE Wellness to help my family also be successful.
Subscribed & thank you for this giveaway!
Hollie Clevenger says
This is my second comment since I'm also an email subscriber. I love all the education I've gotten over the last 8 months about AI and want to continue exploring and investigating.
just subscribed to email and just getting starting an AIP lifestyle so this would really help make sense of it without being to technical
Amanda Jo says
I would love to win this book! I have Hashi's and only heard of AIP this year through a friend. So, I started preparing to begin AIP in June when my doctor found a lump and then I had to take a crash course in breast cancer from June until an excisional biopsy in August ruled out cancer (YAY!!). Late August, Sept, and October have been working to get my special needs son a good footing in junior high (can we say nightmare?!) and now I am FINALLY getting ready to get started again. This book would help me TREMENDOUSLY as I navigate this new world for me and my family.
This book couldn't be more timely for me. After a couple of years of not feeling well with thyroid readings on the high side (which by alternative medicine opinion is hypothyroid) and reading many books on AIP, I have just recently embarked on following the paleo AIP. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook would be a great addition for my healing journey.
I've been subscribed for some time now, and am a fellow Vancouverite.
I have been following a paleo style diet for the past 6 months and I am now ready to embark on a AIP style of eating. Book looks beautiful!
Have been subscribed to your email list for some time now! Fantastic info. Looking forward to more great info in this beautiful book! Thank you!
Just starting this journey of letting my body heal through diet, would love to add this book to my resources!
I would love a copy of this book to give as a gift to my sister! I was diagnosed with my 1st autoimmune disease at age 12 and 2 years ago, at age 45, with "officially" my 2nd. My sister has not been well for several years and I feel she would gain great insight from having her own copy of the Autoimmune Wellness Handbook!
I just signed up for your newsletter and would be so thrilled to win a copy of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook! Thank you!
This is going on my must have list. Learning more each day after my mom and I both were found with autoimmune disorders.
Janyce Williams says
Hey...this is exciting...I am always anxious to learn more on how to improve on my auto-immune. It's a struggle....thanks for this opportunity to win the new book. I have the cook book of Mickey's & have enjoyed using...thanks Mickey and Angie for compiling this info for those of us who need it!!
A good friend of mine has chronic autoimmune health issues. I'd love to have this book for her. She and I decided to follow an autoimmune diet just this month - 15 days in so far - as part of a life change. I was skeptical that flavors could be as good as what I considered "normal" food but wow! I'm convinced I can do this because even my kids have enjoyed the recipes. She and I are in this together for the long haul so the more we know, the stronger we'll be!
I have struggled with being creative in the kitchen. I find myself using the same recipes which I learned from early childhood. Lately, I've struggled so much with my weight. I have tried almost every diet. I think clean eating is the way to do it, I just need something that will motivate me and lead me through that pathway. Not only for myself, but for my children as well.
Loved Mickey's first book! Always looking for new recipes! 🙂
I recently started with a functional med doctor and while I've been investigating my health in my own for a few years I haven't taken the leap to AIP. The lovely women helping me thinks this is the next step once I get some other test results.
The idea is daunting to me and I think this book would help prepare me for the roller coaster ahead. It's on my to buy list which never seems to decrease ;).
Sally Hanna says
I would love to win the book. I have been paleo for months, but have been hesitant to go full AIP because of all the restrictions. I wish I had some guidance and encouragement.
I've been following Mickey and Angie since I first ventured down the AIP rabbit hole last year! They provide invaluable advice and guidance so I can't wait to read the book. More importantly though, I'd like to have a resource to pass on to others -- now that my husband and I are feeling better, people have gone from thinking we're crazy to asking what we did. 🙂
And I'm subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks!
I'm a subscriber. My husband, adult disabled daughter and I all have autoimmune issues. It's a bit overwhelming at times. I'd love to have this book as an additional resource! The cookbook has been a godsend.
I've been on AIP for 9 months already, but lately I am loosing my will power to continue this way. Me getting this book for free would mean that universe wants me to keep moving in this direction 🙂 I believe in such signs! Then I will not doubt my AIP lifestyle anymore.
I subscribed 🙂
Lori Adamson says
Being that the Autoimmune Protocol is a limited diet, you can't have too many recipes. My health is worth the diet and my brain is deserving of the excitement of variety.
Lori Adamson says
I additionally signed up for your newsletter.
Heather L says
My mom and I both have Hashimoto's. AIP is a huge leap for me. I'm hoping this book would give me the extra push I need. Thanks!!
Heather L says
Also a subscriber! I love your site!!
Deb T says
Would love to have a copy of this book. Was recently diagnosed with Lupus, Undifferentiated Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, & Fibromyalgia. I'm trying to self treat because I have NO health care provider right now as mine quit her practice & my diagnoses were made shortly before she quit, so this book would be a great help in my journey to better health in the meantime.
Katherine WN says
I'm fairly new to AIP Paleo and am slowly building up my library. This looks like it would be a GREAT "go to" resource!
I would love to have this book! My first experience with AIP was with Mickie Trescott's book Autoimmune Paleo cookbook. I had been suffering for years with Hashi' s and gut problems. Her book has helped me so much. I could use this book to further my healing tourney.
Stephanie KL says
Still doing further testing for thyroid issues and indications are that autoimmune factors are present. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook would help me to understand what I'm dealing with and provide information to better work with my doctor so that I might heal.
April Leach says
To assist others in the local chapter of AIP Lincoln group I began listening to podcasts. I would love to share this book as a resource for our group.
Heather B says
I would love to win this book as I work to incorporate a paleo diet into my family's routine. I follow the author's FB page and have found many useful tips and recipes.
I am a subscriber. Thank you.
There are very few people in my neck of the woods (West Central WI) that know about AIP. I am an educator and a nutrition coach and having this book and promoting this book will be a benefit to everyone I work with. I just listened to your interview on the Balanced Bites Podcast, awesome!
Melanie Simpson says
I have been AIP since May 2015 and I always welcome new resources for information. I am so thankful to have found blogs such as yours and others; it provides a source of comfort to know there is a community out there of people in a similar situation.
I have been following the AIP for about 7 months and have road blocks with SIBO and leaky gut. I'd love to win a copy of this book to help fine tune my healing journey!
These look like such great nourishing recipes for following an AIP diet! The book would be so helpful in my healing journey.
Pearl Siemens says
Always hungry to learn more! And always looking for more info to help heal my RA. Would be terrific to win this book!
Tracey G says
I'm a subscriber to your newsletter and I love it!
Tracey G says
I'm looking to do an AIP reset in January and would love to add this to my collection for some fresh ideas!
I have struggled with feeling good and have found some relief on the AIP. While I don't yet have a diagnosis but do have positive ANA tires, I'll stick with AIP! I'd love to have another resource to help me plan my time and energy!
Also, pumped to have just joined your mailing list! I am so grateful for all that you ladies are doing to help!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic resource! This book has a place in my life because not only have I had many struggles with auto-immune disease, but so have many people I know and, as a Registered Nurse, I often get asked for my opinions. While I can always reply from my experience it is great to have those go-to resources to help others, for the other aspects that I am not personally familiar with, or, for those recipes that someone else might like that aren't my faves. After all, we all have our personal favourites!
This book would help me and my family sine I have Celiac disease and it doesn't seem to be getting better with all the flare ups.
Monica W says
I would love the book bc it sounds like a great reference book for this lifestyle. I have chronic renal failure which lead to end stage but this aip lifestyle is the key to putting this disease back in remission. This book sounds like a great starting point and a great book to keep handy
What a great surprise on my inbox! I am so, so proud of both Mickey and Angie. They have done so much for this community and I am sure their new book is fantastic.
Hi Kate, thanks for responding to my earlier concern that it hadn't posted.
Yes, I am already a subscriber.
I would love this resource as another part of my healing process. 5 weeks of AIP, and some of my nearly lifelong issues are already improving. I'm excited and look forward to learning more.
Carissa Therou says
I was diagnosed with hashimotos and pcos 14 years ago and am in the middle of our second infertility battle to hopefully have a second baby and sibling for our first miracle baby. I'm just learning about the connection between diet and hashimoto's and this book would give me a place to start from and learn. Thank you for the opportunity!
Beth Inglis says
I don't have any cookbooks anymore...got rid of them all when I went paleo and now more recently I'm struggling with staying AIP. I prefer a physical copy of a book to an online version, so I would welcome this book to my kitchen.
Kathleen Dickson says
Having been on a path to health for over three years now, I am always looking for new information to shore up my choices. THis book looks like an excellent reference toward that end and I would be very excited to receive it.
Would love to get this I have multiple autoimmune problems and think this could really help.
Cheryl Parkey says
My husband has sever rheumatoid arthritis and I do all I can to support him and feed him the healthiest diet possible. We have been eating AIP for two years this January. I am very grateful for you, Mickey Trescott, Angie Alt and many others for all the recipes and healthy ideas that you all provide, thank you. I would love to win this book so that I can add more recipes and ideas to help him heal. I have been a subscriber of your site for quite a while.
I was diagnosed with 2 different auto immune conditions this year. I am very overwhelmed and need to educate myself. Would love to have this book as part of my learning on how best to heal. Thank you!
Lee Ann says
I am new to the AIP community so this book would help me get started
Lee Ann says
I have confirmed my subscription to the newsletter and looking forward to reading them
Stephanie Nelson says
I have so many reasons for needing this book. I am filled with autoimmune diseases and have not been able to get control of things, even though I have changed my diet. It seems nothing helps me. This book may actually help to explain why and give me more insight into what to do.
Stephanie Nelson says
I am already on the mailing list.
Susan Vachon says
I also have two auto immune diseases, and followed the diet for 6 months, but have fallen off a bit and I think this book would help me get back on track.
I'm soooo excited for this handbook! I've been on AIP for a year now but anything that makes sharing this amazing protocol with my peers easier is an A+ in my book. I will so be the person who carries this around in her purse so I can whip it out at the grocery store when the cashier complains about her RA or a friend mentions she's getting fatigue, and pain, and brain fog. I love AIP and these two ladies have been so incredibly helpful in my healing journey. I'm looking forward to devouring this handbook and troubleshooting bits and pieces that I've slipped up on over the last year! Thank you for the giveaway, my fingers are crossed! (Because, see.. I can cross them now without any pain or difficulty!! :D)
I just subscribed to your newsletter (and confirmed). Found your site when Mickey or The Paleo Mom posted this on facebook (I can't remember which!) and I'm excited to keep exploring! Loving everything you've posted so far!
Of course I need this book 🙂 I've been doing the AIP for almost two years trying to reduce the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease!
I would love to get this book. I've borrowed Mickey's previous book from the library in the past and loved it. The recipe were easy to follow and really tasty. I have been following paleo (and at times GAPS) for a number of years now but still get some niggling complaints, body aches and fatigue. I suspect one of the contributing factors are nuts and seeds and to a lessor extent eggs and nightshades. I have found it hard to cut these out completely so can definitely see the benefits of having a workbook style guide to follow.
I am subscribed to your newsletter 🙂
I would greatly benefit from this book as I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis and need immediate help with eating the right foods to help me heal. Crossing my fingers and hope to get this in my hands
KC Herman says
Newly diagnosed and confused by an overload of information regarding my rare autoimmune disease. Hoping this handbook can help me become better educated and is something I can share with friends and family to increase their awareness as well. Congratulations to whomever you select!
I would love to win a copy of this book. I have an autoimmune disease of the liver-PBC and diabetes. I've been struggling for the past 4 years and only feels like I get worse everyday. I can't tolerate the meds for the Pbc and I take insulin 5 times a day. What works for one doesn't for the other.I've tried all different things n don't see any improvements and only continue to gain weight instead of losing and now can't work cause I can't sleep at night and therefore can't function during day. I also subscribed. Thank you
I think this book would make a great addition to my life. I was recently diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease... I have aleopecia and my rheumatologist suspects eventually my MCTD will develop into lupus or RA. I'm at a point where I am looking for answers and ways that will help me heal, both physical but also mentally as this has been a huge challenge for me.
I think this book would really help me find a way to start.
I also subscribed to your email list
Allie Wagner says
Since I love your podcasts, I know I'll absolutely love your new book! Having a kidney autoimmune, I read everything I can to learn more about how to heal, eat and live a balanced life. It's not always easy to sort through reliable information, that's why I would enjoy winning your new book.
Laura Brown says
I just recently found your blog after pinning a recipe on Pinterest. I subscribed and confirmed my subscription today. Thank you for your beautiful recipes. I'm trying some porridge tomorrow!
Laura Brown says
I was diagnosed in my very early 20's with Hashimoto's and have been living with it and taking my medication for almost 14 years, unknowing that I could've been doing something else to help myself feel better. I discovered the paleo diet almost two years ago during my second pregnancy after being told that I should never eat gluten, dairy or cane sugar again. Since that time I have been learning a bit more about what my body does and does not respond well to. I am about to embark on the AIP elimination diet and would love to have this handbook to help guide me on this journey. Thank you for the giveaway and your blog.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's last year. Through the SCD diet, I have healed and feel very healthy. Yay!
Unfortunately, my mother, who has SIBO, is really struggling. This last year has been really emotional and tough for her, and I think this book could potentially help her heal. I just want her to feel better.
P.S.: I don't eat eggs or starches and you are one of the few people in the AIP world that makes desserts without those two, so I was ecstatic when I found your blog. Thanks. 🙂
And I just subscribed 😀
I would love to learn more as I continue on this journey of life with autoimmune issues. I am in the general fibro/chronic fatigue category but I know diet is huge in managing pain/fatigue. Thanks.
I was diagnosed with MS in February and have been working to encorporate the Wahls Protocol. It would be great to have more input on regaining my health. I would also love to have more recipes to draw from.
I tried your hearty chowder recipe and thought it was one of the best Ive had. Thank you for that wonderful recipe. I look forward to trying more of yours.
Having been on all kinds of healing diets and treatment protocols, I know how isolating and overwhelming they can be. Diets have a lot of rules and restrictions and allow for amazing healing but there is a lot more than just diet and food that needs to be taken into account when trying to heal from AI and chronic health issues. I think that this book is a much need resource for the AIP community and anyone struggling to heal. I would love to have this book to add more tools in my tool box to support whole body healing!
Kelly m. says
My family has just embarked on the AIP journey, and this would be such a helpful addition!!
Kelly m. says