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E021 The Autoimmune Protocol with a Squirrel in the Kitchen, Sophie Van Tiggelen
Welcome to Episode 21 of Alopecia Life with Sophie Van Tiggelen. Sophie is a passionate foodie, recipe developer, author, and photographer. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2009, she used the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) to reverse her condition and today, Sophie lives a full and vibrant life free from the anxiety and flare-ups.Over and over I've been asked about the autoimmune protocol diet and its effectiveness, and I had very little personal experience with it. But I have friends with alopecia and other autoimmune diseases that have had great success with it. I knew I wanted someone who could speak about it openly and with a personal connection, and Sophie fit the bill. With her food and lifestyle blog, A Squirrel in the Kitchen, Sophie shares her AIP experience and empowers others to develop new habits to promote good health and wellness. She has developed simple strategies to be successful on AIP. Her mission is to make the Autoimmune Protocol - and all it encompasses - more accessible and sustainable for anyone looking for a more nutritious, delicious, and more health-conscious life.Blog: A Squirrel in the Kitchen https://asquirrelinthekitchen.comMembership: AIP Made Simple https://www.aipmadesimple.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asquirrelinthekitchen/Instagram: @squirrel_kitchenPinterest: SquirrelKitchenhttps://www.subscribepage.com/aip_yes_no_food_listsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/deeanngraham)
Everything You Need to Know to Start AIP with Sophie Van Tiggelen
A Healthy Bite - ThatOrganicMom
Starting the Autoimmune ProtocolCan the AIP (autoimmune protocol) help you?If you have been diagnosed with an Autoimmune disease, you may feel overwhelmed. Feeling helpless and wondering "what next" is normal. Maybe your doctor has told you that this is something you'll be dealing with for the rest of your life.That's why it's so important to know that with the right protocol, you can make serious strides towards improvement. Using dietary and lifestyle changes, you can slow or even stop the progression of an autoimmune disease. There are cases of people going into complete remission using the AIP.AIP FoodieSophie Van Tiggelen is an autoimmune warrior, foodie, recipe developer, and photographer, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in 2009. She was experiencing panic attacks and anxiety, brain fog, and heart palpitations, among other symptoms.After years of persistent and painful symptoms, Sophie began a strict anti-inflammatory diet called the Autoimmune Protocol or AIP. Within a short time, she began to regain her health and vitality.Sophie began by removing all inflammatory foods, especially sugary ones. She then began taking natural supplements prescribed by her functional medicine practitioner. To cope with anxiety, she started seeing a therapist to learn techniques to help her relax and slow down her anxious thoughts.After years of living the lifestyle, creating recipes, menus, and strategies, Sophie has helped many other people. Through her website, she helps others learn to change habits and adopt the AIP lifestyle so they can feel better. Her advice is, "Don't give up, be persistent! All your efforts will pay off, and you will feel so much better!"In addition to multiple cookbooks, one which we are discussing in this episode of A Healthy Bite, Sophie has an AIP Made Simple Membership. You can hear more about it in the podcast episode or read about it on the membership site.A Squirrel in the KitchenSophie has lots of free resources on her site, A Squirrel in the Kitchen, including recipes, books, tips, and strategies. The latest book is The Autoimmune Protocol Meal Prep Cookbook. This is more than a cookbook; everything is planned out for you!The menus each have a theme for the week. Each menu has recipes, grocery lists, steps and instructions in detail.My favorite recipe that I have tried so far is the Pomegranate gummies. I am still working my way through all of the recipes. Even if you don't meal prep, you'll still want this book for the recipes. You will not feel deprived when you use this cookbook!Questions in this episode:Tell us a little bit about yourself. (where you're from, family, hobbies, or work, etc.)What is the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol?What got you started following the AutoImmune Protocol?Give us some examples of yes and no foods on AIP?Do you still follow the AIP and/or how long did you follow it?Does everyone in your family follow the AIP? How does it work when you have kids?What improvements did you notice once you began following AIP?You wrote The Autoimmune Protocol Meal Prep Cookbook to help others achieve success - what's the hardest part about following the AIP diet?I saw that you have an AIP community with memberships, is this similar to what you've put together with the book? Recipes, Meal Plans, Shopping Lists, etc.?Who can benefit from following AIP?You have a lot going on, how do you do it all, especially with an autoimmune disease?Meet the authorSophie Van Tiggelen is a passionate foodie, recipe developer, author, and photographer. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2009, she used the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) to reverse her condition and today, Sophie lives a full and vibrant life free from the anxiety and flare-ups that often accompany autoimmune diseases. With her food and lifestyle blog,A Squirrel in the Kitchen, Sophie shares her AIP experience and empowers others to develop new habits to promote good health and wel...
Today Michelle and Anne chat with Sophie Van Tiggelen of A Squirrel in the Kitchen, a beloved AIP/paleo blog with possibly the greatest name ever. They discuss how Sophie used the autoimmune protocol to heal her Hashimoto’s, her tips for making AIP easier and more budget-friendly, and her forthcoming cookbook, The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple. Topics :48 - Introduction 3:30 - What Sophie is loving 5:30 - Sophie’s healing story 10:12 - Positive social connection 12:48 - What is the autoimmune protocol? 15:49 - How Sophie started her blog 17:37 - Challenges on AIP 20:50 - Paleo-friendly places in Boulder 23:18 - Sophie’s new cookbook 25:50 - How to make AIP easier 29:17 - Farm-raised vs. wild-caught fish 31:33 - Budget-friendly AIP 35:20 - Finding a farmer 37:00 - Recipes in AIP Made Simple and more about the book 49:00 - Sophie’s meal of the week Links we mentioned in the podcast: Joanna Frankham’s AIP Reset Weston A. Price Foundation Simple French Paleo The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook: Preorder Chicken soup More from Sophie More from Anne More from Michelle
Ep. 292: Sophie Van Tiggelen In this episode, Stacy and Sarah interview Sophie Van Tiggelen about converting to AIP and how she deals with a family that isn't on AIP. Click here to listen in iTunes If you enjoy the show, please review it in iTunes! The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 292: Sophie Van Tiggelen Intro (0:00) News and Views (0:40) Stacy is going to visit Sarah soon! Sarah is already planning food and her girls are talking about what games they are going to play together. Stacy's family is having Easter dinner at Sarah's house. Welcome our guest, Sophie Van Tiggelen from A Squirrel in the Kitchen (3:30) Stacy loves having someone on the podcast with an accent, because Sarah is losing hers. Sophie is originally from Belgium and moved to Colorado in 2000. In 2009 she got very sick and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Gluten-free diet didn't work for her. She found the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) in 2012, which was life-changing. She started blogging to share her recipes and results with the world. Her first book, Simple French Paleo came out two years ago. Her brand new book, The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook is available for pre-order. Sarah has had a sneak peak of the book and it is amazing! Sophie is a master as developing amazing flavor with simple ingredients and cooking techniques. Sarah highly recommends both of her books! Sophie wanted to show people that it is possible to eat a nutrient-dense diet with healthful foods in a simple way but that is also creative, accessible, and creative. Sophie's story is not uncommon- following a specific protocol in a family where not everyone is on board with it. The answer is not one-size fits all and depends on a lot of variables. When she started her journey her children were young and she could direct their food choices. She was in complete control of the kitchen and cooked all the meals. She cooked one core meal with some additions when necessary. Sometimes her husband would like rice or quinoa on the side, which was easy to do. They had the same common meal, which made things easier for her. They talked as a family and she explained the AIP protocol and why she needed to follow. They decided as a family that they would not allow gluten in the house. This was a red line that no one would cross. The family had their own snacks in the pantry that weren't necessarily AIP. They were all kept in one place and it was Sophie's responsibility to not get into them. It was easy at the beginning to avoid non-AIP foods because she was in pain and wanted to get better. It got harder as she felt better. As Sophie's children grew up, they didn't follow the same way of eating. They got jobs, and their own money, and started eating outside the home. Each of their three children went their own way regarding their food choices. Sophie had to choose her battles. Outside the home they could make their own choices. Inside the home there would be no gluten allowed. Stacy has had a similar experience with her oldest son. They encourage him to make the best choices he can, but it's ultimately his decision. He knows he doesn't feel well when he eats gluten, and usually choses not to outside the home. You can't force kids, but just educated and enable them to make the right decision. Sophie hopes that if her children ever need to reign-in their eating, they will know how to do that because they saw her doing it at one time. Sarah struggles with having foods around the house that she shouldn't eat. Sarah has a history of binge-eating. Sophie was motivated at the beginning and very strict, which gave her results very quickly. When she started to feel better, it got harder to be as strict. She has learned what she can and can't get away with. Sophie is an abstainer- it's all or nothing and she has a hard time "just having one." Stacy choses to use the words "she doesn't" eat something, not that she "can't." If something has gluten in it, she isn't even tempted by it. Everyone has their own limitations and should learn to listen to their bodies. Sarah agrees- the foods that make her violently ill are not tempting to her. It's the things that don't cause her a lot of distress that she tends to want to overeat. It is especially hard when her kids and family are eating these things. If and when you indulge, it is important that you don't beat yourself up. It isn't the end of the world. You may even have a little reaction. It doesn't mean that you failed, or that everything is lost. It is important to not let an indulgent become a snowball. Or for one bad choice to be permission to make a lot more bad choices. The best thing you can do to recover after an indulgence is to turn to nutrient-dense and healing foods. Sophie has had success with having prepared healthy snacks. When a craving hit she wasn't telling herself "no," but "yes, eat these healthy things." Sophie's new book, The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook is releasing in June. Stacy wants to know what recipe she struggled with the most. Sophie has had a hard time coming up with dressings and sauces because she doesn't often use them. Sophie loves how well-rounded and fresh the recipes in this book are! One of Sophie's favorite recipes are the Tummy-Soothing Popsicles! You can find Sophie at A Squirrel in the Kitchen. If you've enjoyed the show, please recommend it to someone who might enjoy it. We love when you share and when you leave reviews for us! Thanks for listening! Real Everything The Paleo Mom Support us by shopping through links on our sidebars- thanks! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com