Autoimmune Disease

The Role of Medication on the Autoimmune Protocol

Many autoimmune diseases are marked by high levels of constant pain or severe symptoms, making it almost impossible to function without medication. The Autoimmune Protocol and conventional medicine are NOT mutually exclusive and can actually compliment each other very well. In this post, I want to talk about medication and

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Chicken & Waffles (AIP/ Paleo)

In case you haven’t noticed, my latest hobby is taking Standard American Diet comfort foods and turning them into nourishing Autoimmune Protocol & Paleo recipes. At least one good thing came out of 2020… These Chicken & Waffles (AIP/Paleo) are everything that is good about comfort food. You’ve got carbs,

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What is Carb Flu? and how to avoid it

So you’re about four days into starting the Autoimmune Protocol and you feel like total crap, experiencing everything from headaches and fatigue to achy muscles and brain fog. At this point you’re probably thinking, “What is happening? I thought this protocol was supposed to help me feel better, not worse?!”

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4 Tips to Reduce PMS Naturally

Learning how to reduce PMS and balance hormones naturally changed my life. When I began following the Autoimmune Protocol in 2014, the very first improvements I noticed were actually in my menstrual cycle, not my autoimmune disease. Up until then, my periods were awful: I’m talking a special-level-of-hell type of

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The Dirty Secret Behind Smoothies

Are smoothies healthy? In a health-conscious world where smoothies seem to reign supreme, they might not be as good for you as you think. Sure, that apple-beet-spinach-parsley smoothie has a vibrant-green glow and a lot of vitamins and minerals, but it actually may be wreaking havoc on your blood sugar,

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My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The Birth

My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The Birth

I wrote this birth story in such a way that I could share it on multiple platforms and have it for myself so it is not just focused on the paleo/AIP side of things. I have included some notes about specific AIP concerns at the end. Also, it is an

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My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

To read more about my AIP/Paleo pregnancy experience read my First Trimester and Second Trimester Posts. Well, here I am in the final weeks of my pregnancy with Baby Sweet Potato and I am caught in that place of feeling simultaneously overwhelmed at already being so close to the finish

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Choosing an AIP/Paleo Prenatal Vitamin

Choosing an AIP/Paleo Prenatal Vitamin

Now that I am coming into the home stretch of my pregnancy I am at a point where I can start to form opinions on the trimesters that have past and the choices I have made. I am the type of person who researches everything. This wasn’t always the case,

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My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The second Trimester

My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The Second Trimester

It has been a while since I gave you all an update on how my AIP/Paleo pregnancy has been progressing. My last update came at the end of my first trimester and recapped the absolute craziness that those first 14 weeks had entailed. I am still overwhelmed thinking back on

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My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The 1st Trimester

My AIP/Paleo Pregnancy: The 1st Trimester

Well, the title of this post pretty much takes away the element of surprise, but for posterity’s sake… We have a surprise! Yup, you guessed it…. we are adding another member to the Sweet Potatoes & Social Change family! Sometime in November or December the hubby and I will be

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Nutritional therapist Jesse

Hi, I'm Jesse

I empower women autoimmune warriors to reclaim their health by teaching each woman how to make the right food choices to heal her body while confidently owning her journey so she can live a vibrant life with chronic illness.

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