Keto. GAPS. AIP. Whole 30. SCD. Paleo. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of some or all of these special diets guaranteed to alleviate symptoms and help your body heal.
Admittedly, I’ve not tried them all, mostly because I felt overwhelmed at getting it “right”. For many people these diets have been effective and life-changing, so hear me when I say I am not knocking them.
If I’ve learned anything in my healing journey, it’s that food is not a one-size fits all. Working with a knowledgable nutritionist who can run food sensitivity testing is invaluable in identifying which foods are helping or hurting you specifically.
Beyond working one-on-one with a nutritionist, learning how to implement an eating plan in the short-term to help your body heal, and carry that progress out in a sustainable long-term way is one of the most empowering things you can do for your health.
When I was experiencing the worst of my symptoms, I was desperate for a solution that would provide relief— even if it meant completely changing my diet. But creating my own shopping lists, experimenting with new recipes, and not having anyone in my own life to turn to for advice made that change feel unattainable. It wasn’t until I was able to get support from my doctor, nutritionist, family, and friends on the same health journey as me did I see and feel the progress I wanted.
I wanted to make this same type of support available to my family and friends, so that’s why I started the “2 Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet Challenge” group on Facebook.
Since this group started 2 years ago, members have celebrated all types of wellness “wins” including:
- Kicking sugar and caffeine addictions
- Long-term sustained weight-loss
- Quelling uncomfortable symptoms
- Having a robust feeling of focus and energy without coffee or supplements
- Healing leaky gut and balancing the microbiome
- Becoming more attuned to the needs of our bodies and gaining the understanding of what it means to be and feel nourished by food, not just filled by it.
What’s so great about this anti-inflammatory eating plan is that it is purposefully designed to be used as a short-term solution to help balance the microbiome and alleviate inflammation so the body can heal. It focuses on selecting simple, nutrient dense ingredients to properly fuel and nourish your cells. It doesn’t require special order shake mixes or supplements— just real food ingredients you can find at your grocery store.
Additionally, this group aims to help participants learn how to continue their progress beyond the diet plan. We help people re-introduce foods that continue to nourish the body to maintain the healing and wellness gains made on the eating plan.
If you’re ready to give this a go, your best place to start is by preparing to begin the anti-inflammatory eating plan.
Download this free PDF to help you get ready to prepare your mind and body for this 2 week challenge!
Then join our group here!