We’re digging into the AIP diet and what you need to know if you are TTC.

We get a lot of questions about the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet and if it is right for fertility. As you may know, we specialize with complex cases such as low AMH, high FSH, diminished ovarian reserve and premature ovarian insufficiency.

Most people who come to me are eating a “clean” diet. They’ve made the generalized recommendations for fertility but it’s still not working.

We always suggest that both you and your partner start the elimination diet and then further tweak the diet with food sensitivity testing and then potentially an AIP diet if necessary.

But what if you have an autoimmune disease should you consider the AIP diet? Some studies have found that 1/5 of the time premature ovarian insufficiency is actually tied to autoimmunity.

We break down the exact steps to consider so that you don’t waste time on strategies that leave you further away from pregnancy success.

I’m excited to welcome Justine Altman back to the podcast.

Justine is part of my team here at Fab Fertile. She is an integral part of our Couples Coaching program – which uses functional lab testing, diet, and lifestyle changes to dramatically improve conception. If you are struggling with infertility…your body is desperately trying to tell you something…focusing on your health will either help you get pregnant naturally or if you do need to go to the fertility clinic it will improve your chances of success.

Justine is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She was diagnosed with PCOS and struggled with infertility but after taking a functional approach was able to have both her children naturally.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. What is the AIP diet and when is it best used for someone with low AMH, high FSH and/or on the fertility journey
  2. What the studies say about the AIP diet and autoimmune disease
  3. The difference between paleo and AIP diet
  4. What is the best duration for the AIP diet
  5. How to reduce potential overwhelm with the AIP diet
  6. What exactly do we eat and not eat on the AIP diet

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

5:48 INTRO & WELCOME JUSTINE ALTMAN

7:05 HOW WE INCORPORATE THE AIP DIET INTO THE FAB FERTILE METHOD

7:49 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AIP DIET

  • What is the AIP diet?
  • The foods the AIP diet focuses on
  • The problem with many “filling” foods in the standard American diet
  • We’re removing the foods that cause inflammation and focusing on the ones that give us a lot of nutrients.

10:24 GUT HEALTH, HORMONE BALANCE & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • Foods that contribute to leaky gut
  • How leaky gut affects the body
  • It’s really important that the food we’re eating is nutrient dense.
  • The connection between our diet and our hormones
  • How the nutrient-dense focus of the AIP Diet helps us with our hormone health
  • Benefits of the AIP diet for the immune system

15:15 THE AIP DIET VS. THE PALEO DIET

  • Main differences between AIP and Paleo diets
  • Nutrient-dense foods that cause inflammation in many people
  • The body isn’t meant to consume large quantities of nuts.
  • Why many of us develop symptoms after switching our diets
  • We do better when we get a bigger variety of foods.

19:22 THE AIP DIET & AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

  • Improving the symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases

21:24 WHY DO THE AIP DIET WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT?

  • The effect of stress on your ability to conceive
  • Hormone imbalance is a symptom of a problem further upstream.
  • Types of stressors that affect the body
  • Diet is a major factor in the stress on the body.

23:43 HOW LONG SHOULD YOU FOLLOW THE AIP DIET?

  • Doing it as perfect as we can for the first 30 days
  • Reintroducing other paleo foods
  • Recognizing the signs that your body isn’t ready for a specific type of food
  • The absolute last things to reintroduce should be the things that are the highest inflammatory foods.

26:34 RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AIP DIET

  • Keeping it simple
  • Dinner on the AIP diet
  • We’re not looking for perfection, we do as well as we can.

30:52 FOODS TO AVOID

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RESOURCES:

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