Apr 19, 2021
Justine Altman joins us today as 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 in 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 POCS 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 do 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.
06:50- INTRO TO TODAY'S EPISODE AND JUSTINE'S BIO
08:40- WHAT IS THE AIP DIET?
09:22- THE AIP DIET: NUTRIENT DENSITY, GUT HEALTH, HORMONES, AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
11:03- HOW WOULD THE AIP DIET HELP GUT HEALTH?
12:28- HORMONE BALANCE AND THE AIP DIET
14:28- IMMUNE SYSTEM AND THE AIP DIET
15:21- STUDIES ON THE AIP DIET
16:28- AIP DIET VERSUS PALEO DIET
21:00- AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE & THE AIP DIET
22:55- WHY GO ON THE AIP DIET IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT?
25:33- HOW LONG DO WE NEED TO DO THE AIP DIET?
28:48- RESOURCES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AIP DIET
29:57- TIPS ON KEEPING THE AIP DIET SIMPLE
33:21- LIST OF FOODS TO AVOID ON THE AIP DIET
36:29- FINAL THOUGHTS FROM JUSTINE
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