The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is a long term elimination diet strategy, which focuses on both food and lifestyle. It is designed to get rid of foods that commonly trigger inflammation, gut issues, or full blown autoimmune conditions. Eliminating these foods in the short-term acts as a reset for your body, and the reintroduction phase allows for you to identify the foods that trigger negative reactions for your body specifically. Therefore, it is not a diet, but a strategy to understand what foods support your overall health and well-being, and what foods do not serve you. For MUCH more information on what the AIP diet is, check out this incredibly in depth overview from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (the Paleo Mom). She is a medical professional and our favorite expert and resource.