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Hello! Welcome to ITS ALL ABOUT AIP. I am happy you stopped by!

If you are asking yourself what AIP stands for at this moment, then you likely stumbled onto this blog by accident. That being said, I am going to assume that most of you found this blog as you searched for recipes and/or information about the Autoimmune protocol (AIP). Whether you are just beginning your AIP journey, thinking about starting it, or are already well on your way, I hope you will find this blog helpful in some way. At the very least, you have found a fellow AIPer to chat with!

I feel as if I have been on a health journey, for as long as I can remember. I have been overweight most of my life and have suffered from eczema and HS since puberty as well as adult acne. I have pretty much tried every diet, exercise regime and prescription lotion/cream out there. In January of 2014, I stumbled across Tara Grant’s blog and book, “The Hidden Plague”. Everything clicked after I stayed up all night reading her book. I can’t explain it, but somehow I knew that after 15 years of searching, I had finally found what I was looking for: A way to heal my body from the inside out.

After mentally preparing myself, cleaning out my pantry, and eating most likely my last bite of traditional red velvet cheesecake ever, I started my journey on the Autoimmune protocol on March 15th, 2014. Since then, I have lost over 80 pounds, almost put my HS into remission, greatly improved my acne and finally feel as if this is the life I am meant to be living. I also found a new passion for healthy living and nutrition. So in June of 2016, I decided to enroll as a student at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, studying to become a Holistic Nutritionist.

When I’m not in the kitchen you can find me spending time with my fiancé and two cats. I’m an introvert and a home body so at home with my family is my favourite place to be. During the week I work full time as a grade one teacher. I guess you could say teaching and helping others is in my nature, be it nutrition or the alphabet!

If you can relate to my story in any way just know that I am here to help you however I can. I am no expert and I am still very much on my own healing journey, but I have a two year head start and would love to help you begin or continue on your health journey.

So say good bye to your cheesecake equivalent and say hello to your new life and the new you! We’ve got this!!!

Meagen Ashley