This recipe is based on an old favorite I used to make in my pre-Paleo days, which involved baking a mixture of pineapple, walnuts, coconut shreds and rum into hollowed-out pineapple halves. I despaired of ever coming up with an autoimmune protocol-friendly version of that recipe…until I decided to also stuff it with everyone’s other favorite tropical fruit, banana! Bananas have a wonderful flavor when baked, which, combined with toasty coconut and a hint of cinnamon, complement pineapple perfectly. Enjoy!
Struggling with thyroid disease?
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by functional medicine practitioner Datis Kharrazian is single-handedly responsible for my improved health over the past few years. It introduced me to the connection between autoimmune disease and lifestyle factors like diet at a time when my doctors were telling me there was nothing wrong with my thyroid even though I had high antibodies. This book gave me the information I needed to get the right tests ordered and seek proper treatment. It’s a must-have guide for anyone who has already been diagnosed with thyroid disease, who is at risk due to family history, or who strongly suspects they may have it but isn’t sure where to start. I can’t recommend it enough!