The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) eliminates certain foods that can sometimes trigger inflammation in people with autoimmune disease (dairy, eggs, nightshades, nuts and seeds). AIP isn’t necessarily easy – it definitely takes commitment. If you have an autoimmune condition and you want to get on top of it, then it is highly suggested to try the Paleo-AIP diet for 30 days, then reintroduce "forbidden" foods one at a time on a weekly basis and see how you feel after each re-introduced food. Keeping a food journal is a necessity for this!
What's Allowed on the Paleo-AIP?
All fruit is allowed on the AIP, but limit servings to 2-3 per day. I personally would eliminate it entirely for at least 2 weeks, or for a 30-day cleanse and then reintroduce fruits one at a time. The same goes for natural sweeteners: raw honey, fruit juice, dried fruit, date sugar, maple syrup, maple sugar, molasses, evaporated cane juice, sucanat, coconut sugar and carob powder. Most of these "natural" sugars contains high amounts, in grams, of sugar, so if you're really serious about reducing symptoms and healing your body, then I would recommend eliminating these additive sugars. I use Stevia to sweeten my coffee and tea, I tend to stay away from baked goods or anything else that would require adding a sweetener.