I have had the amazing opportunity over the last few years to get some pre-released cookbooks from of the most talented Paleo blogger friends and practitioners. It’s an honor to crack open the covers and read at the amazing works of art these books are. The authors pour an amazing amount of creativity, knowledge, and heart into their books. They are truly amazing and I love to be able to read, learn, and cook out of them. What I have learned in the last few years is that healthy eating can be fun. You can be creative, you can have treats, you can enjoy cooking and baking, and it can also be quick and easy.
Now where am I going here? I guess I started this blogpost that way because The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook is a very unique book and I’m really trying by best to tell you how much I love it. Mickey and Angie wrote a truly amazing book. It includes recipes, but it is really a DIY guide to living well with chronic illness. It is written for people with Autoimmune Diseases (or I’d rather call them, conditions). I believe anyone can benefit from this book. It is an all around amazing guide for everyone our our wellness journeys!
I always am skeptical when I hear of a guide to healing. There are so many “magic bullet” books, blogposts, and click bait type articles out there. They tell you that you can feel perfect, lose tons of weight, and solve your problems in 3 easy steps. Health doesn’t work this way. It’s a journey, it has ups and downs, it is always moving but not always in the way or direction we may want. This handbook embraces every part of the healing journey. For that, I love. It’s not a one-sized-fits-all program. It’s a guide where they use science, their own experiences (and the experiences of others) to lead you in a customizable approach to healing.
In the introduction of the book they have a Manifesto. Without giving too much away they talk about starting simple, choosing nutrient dense foods, getting support, being grateful, seek information, and seek help from a trained natural practitioner if needed (which I love because it’s often needed for many of us).
You guys, this book is beautiful. And I have forgot to mention the last part of the book… the recipes! They are unique, tasty, beautifully photographed, and the best part is they are all Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) friendly. I’m going to make the Tuna Salad with Garlic Mayo.