AIP BBQ Sauce - This sweet and sour BBQ sauce recipe is a from-scratch BBQ sauce that will absolutely be better than any store bought BBQ sauce you have tasted. This is a rare occasion where eating AIP does not need to limit your flavor options. This BBQ sauce is sweet, but also tangy enough to provide a perfect balance to the maple and sugar that are used. Pineapple is the secret in this sauce!
Easy Apple Coleslaw Recipe - When people say that eating AIP takes too much time or costs too much money then this is the first recipe that I point them towards. It is a no-bake recipe to start with so it is not intimidating to people less experienced in the kitchen but it also can feed a dozen people on short notice for just a few dollars...all while being 100% AIP compliant!
Turkey leftovers shepherd's pie recipe - The single best food that I have eaten since starting the autoimmune protocol. If you have a lot of leftovers from a big holiday meal then this is a super easy, and extremely satisfying meal you can throw together and toss in the oven. Easy to make portions to freeze as well with just a little more effort.
The importance of validation with an invisible disease - As someone who lives with an incurable autoimmune disease that is, for the most part, invisible to the people around me, I am very sympathetic to those who do not have people who support them. Learn the importance of validation and just how much a simple statement like "you look healthy" can add to the burden of someone living with an invisible disease.
How to make fermented vegetables - Fermented vegetables are a probiotic that promote gut health and gut healing. They are dead simple to make, last a long time, taste amazing, cost very little, and provide a great deal of health benefits. If you have MCTD or an autoimmune disease, or even just gastrointestinal problems, you should be eating fermented vegetables every day.
Things you should NEVER say to someone with MCTD - This funny article covers nine things that you should never say to someone with mixed connective tissue disease. Are you guilty of saying one of these insensitive things to a sick person?
AIP friendly bone broth - Bone broth soup is one of the single best foods that you can, and should, eat to promote gut health and help to heal leaky gut syndrome. Using high quality meats this broth recipe should be eaten every single day, up to as many as five times per day. This large batch recipe needs to cook for a long time so you can individually package and freeze for easy meals anytime.
MCTD is not a lifestyle disease - Mixed connective tissue disease has no cure. No amount of healthy eating or exercise will cure you of MCTD and, in fact, great care must be taken to not damage yourself through improper diet and exercise if you have MCTD. Still, there is a valid argument for why diet and exercise may have the power to improve your quality of life living with MCTD and this is worth exploring.
What causes MCTD? - What causes mixed connective tissue disease is one of the first questions you will ask when receiving a diagnosis of MCTD. There is no known cause for the development of MCTD. This article outlines some of the leading theories and research as to what might cause MCTD.
My story about MCTD - Read my story about living with mixed connective tissue disease. This is a long story, and one that is not light hearted in nature, but ultimately led to me looking at food, and nutrition, in an entirely new light. When doctors were not able to help me I ended up finding relief by changing the foods that I was eating.
About the author - Steve Goodale is a blogger and technical specialist from Ontario Canada, winner of the 2018 Industry Leadership Award, who reaches over three million readers per year with his popular pool and spa blog. Steve started the www.CookForMeBaby.com blog about healthy eating after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable autoimmune disease. You can read more on his story about life with MCTD here. For more healthy cooking inspiration check out his other delicious recipes.