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Opti­­mi­­zing your health starts with food.



The 21st century lifestyle has made it so easy for us to pick up a quick sandwich or a microwavable dinner, and yet … that same lifestyle has also robbed us of our health. Autoimmune disease is very much an individual condition, however, there are always common root causes and things we can do to make ourselves feel better. Optimizing nutrition can make a huge change in how we feel! While there are Root Cause commonalities, I have found one underlying universal Root Cause truth to every autoimmune patient, and that is … DIET.

Whether you have Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism), Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, fibromyalgia, or one one of the countless other autoimmune conditions … optimizing your health starts with food. Figuring out which foods nourish you and which ones cause you harm is the single most important thing you can learn in your health journey. The hard part— finding the time to plan, prepare, and cook with a family and a full work schedule. At times, eating clean can feel like a full time job in itself! Luckily for you, I had the same problem you do— too many meals to plan and too little time to cook— it’s why I spent the last 8 months creating The Root Cause Recipe Portal.


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Root Cause Paleo is meant to be a starting point for you and should be tailored to your response. 81% will see additional improvement beyond the gluten free diet with this diet.


Root Cause Autoimmune is meant for those that need to dig deeper. Through a client survey, I found 76% of people saw additional improve­ment beyond the paleo diet with the Root Cause Autoimmune diet.



The Paleo diet has helped a lot of people feel much better, and some have even been able to eliminate thyroid antibodies by following this diet.

The traditional Paleo diet eliminates grains and processed foods, and focuses on nutrient dense foods like meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs and depending on who you ask, dairy.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets better on the Paleo diet... in some cases, we need to dig deeper. People may have additional sensitivities that contribute to the immune system dysfunction. People with Hashimoto's are especially sensitive to a multitude of foods, especially gluten, dairy, soy and eggs.

One diet that I would like to highlight is the Autoimmune Paleo Diet. This diet goes beyond Paleo. I've seen great success within this diet.

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet has helped many with Hashimoto's and autoimmune conditions get better, but can be quite difficult to implement.

My hope is to provide a resource that will act as a guideline in your health journey.




  • All meats
  • All vegetables
  • All fruit
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Nightshades (except cayenne pepper)
  • Root Cause AIP Protein smoothies (beef protein)
  • Root Cause Pea Protein smoothies (pea protein)


  • Dairy
  • Grains
  • Legumes (except green beans and pea protein)
  • Sugar
  • Seaweed



  • Most organic vegetables
  • Fermented foods
  • Most organic meats
  • Low-glycemic organic fruits
  • Coconut Noodles: Brown shirataki yam noodles
  • Herbs and Spices


  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • Nightshades
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Sugar
  • Seaweed


Here’s How The Recipe Portal Works

Why the Root Cause Recipe Portal?


Over the last 8 months, I set out on a journey to remove the uncertainty around what foods work best for autoimmunity. 

Let me introduce you to the Root Cause Paleo and Root Cause Autoimmune recipe portal. It’s so much more than a collection of recipes! 


  • Access to 300+ AIP/Paleo Recipes
  • Bonus: Thyroid Bundle Cookbook
  • Quick Hack Sheet
  • Assessment: “Blood Sugar Assessment”
  • Assessment: “Dietary Trigger Assessment”
  • Video #1: Cooking Video: Paleo Nut Free/Grain Free Pizza
  • Video #2: Top Hashimoto’s Food Myths Explained
  • Video #3: Healing Hashimoto’s Beyond Diet
  • Video #4: Hacking the Kitchen and Cooking

I’m Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD.

I am a Hashimoto’s patient, pharmacist and author of the NY Times Bestselling Patient Guide, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Root Cause. Like many people with autoimmune disease, I suffered from debilitating fatigue, hair loss, stomach pain, coldness, brain fog, acid reflux, and a countless list of other symptoms until I took charge of my own health. 

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition in 2009, I was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for autoimmune conditions. I’ve spent the last 6.5 years researching the most innovative treatments to put my own autoimmune condition into remission. 

Changing my diet truly changed my life. Within a few days of removing reactive foods from my diet, my acid reflux, chronic cough, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome disappeared within 3 days. My pain and fatigue subsided within a few weeks. Further tweaking helped me clear out my skin, grow my hair back and reduce the autoimmune attack on my thyroid gland. 

Optimizing our health starts with food. Figuring out which foods nourish us, and which ones cause us harm is the single most important thing we can learn in our health journey. 

I hope that the Root Cause Recipe Portal inspires and empowers you to take charge of your own health and get your health back!

What Others Have to Say About the Program

With family, a busy work schedule, and travel, I find myself constantly cheating on my diet. If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease like myself, you know however how important it is to eat healthy and stay on track with your diet. That is why the Root Cause Recipe Portal that Dr. Wentz built will revolutionize the way autoimmune sufferers are treated. She provides a way to completely customize your own meals, your own shopping lists, and a huge database of recipes to choose from. You will be able to cook easily and effortlessly each week! — Katy

The Root Cause Recipe Portal is an essential tool for those struggling with autoimmune condition because we all can have days where our energy level is low! Izabella does an excellent job of providing a database of recipes, step-by-step instructions, and a portal that will guide you through the preparation of Root Cause Approved recipes. This is the portal that will help guide you on your healing journey. — Taylor

This is the perfect resource for people who are struggling with GUT issues. Dr. Wentz has collected a massive list of recipes that are not only easy to prepare, but are also delicious and nourishing. Her Root Cause Recipe Portal is detailed and will help you along in your health journey. And…the best part is that she will save you time and money in the process. There is nothing else like it out there. It’s like having your own personal guide in the kitchen. — Mark

I love the clean, easy to read format. The recipes look simple and easy to put together but also flavorful and eye-catching. The Root Cause Recipe portal makes this diet/lifestyle very easy, and something that you can stick with and that is sustainable! — Missy

Lost 30 pounds with the Paleo diet. Also my TPO went from 480 to 65, and ANA went from 1200 to -1... Feeling great but I still have some minor issues and I'm thinking of doing AIP.

Squeaky clean Paleo. I have successfully kept my antibody numbers down and hopefully will continue to see them go down... Still fixing blood sugar regulation and still experiencing hair loss though.

I recently did the AIP diet for ten weeks, and it was great! I was underweight to begin with, so I didn't try to lose weight on AIP, but I felt great and I lowered my Hashimoto's antibodies into the "normal range" for the first time in eight years since being diagnosed! I also got rid of the runny nose I used to always get when eating, although I haven't yet determined which food I was reacting to, and my joint pain improved as well. Overall, I thought AIP was a good protocol!

AIP - Lost 20 pounds and several pant sizes in less than a month, hair grew more than 6 inches in less than a year. All symptoms have drastically reduced. I think the key was to stick to it 100%.

Paleo is working well for me: lost weight, cholesterol has come down, thyroid levels good, skin cleared up, aches & pains gone, periods lighter & shorter... very happy!

I followed AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) for the last 9 months. On AIP I have discovered foods that caused me to have bad flares (one of my autoimmune diseases is neurological. When it flares I am unable to walk, sometimes for days and at its worst, for weeks.) I have been avoiding those foods for months now (eggs, dairy, corn, soy and nightshades) and I haven't had a single episode in the last 6 weeks of being unable to walk. Not one. Amazing since I was having episodes about 20 days out of 30 for the last five years. I have also lost 40 pounds in the last 18 months (too slow for me but at least it's progress!).

7 months gluten-free and 8 weeks AIP so far. Lost 20 lbs without exercise (yet... doctor's orders) and my pain went from 60% of the day everyday to maybe an hour 3-4 times a MONTH! The AIP was huge for me- actually afraid to ever not be AIP!

I did AIP and felt better than I had in 20+ yrs. I identified a range of trigger foods and eat pretty much paleo now.


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I think that you will love the Root Cause Recipe Portal, but if you don’t, you don’t have to live with it. We have a 14-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.

And the best part … you throw less food away and save money in the process!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the content? +

Purchase of this portal grants you access to the Root Cause Recipe Portal Membership site, where you will be prompted to create a login. Once you are in the site, you can view my database of recipes, create your own menu plans, grocery lists, and print off the materials. Please note that an internet connection is required to access the content.

Does this meal plan follow the guidelines in The Elimination Diet? +

The Root Cause Autoimmune Recipe Portal is compliant with the strictest phase of the elimination diet and is free from grains, beans, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshade vegetables.

What’s the difference between Root Cause Paleo and Root Cause Autoimmune? +

Root Cause Paleo — eliminates dairy, grains, legumes (except green beans and pea protein), sugar, seaweed, and caffeine. It includes all meats, all vegetables, all fruit, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades (except cayenne pepper).

Root Cause Autoimmune — eliminates dairy, grains, eggs, legumes (except green beans), sugar, seaweed, caffeine, seeds, nuts, and nightshades. It includes all meats, fish, shellfish, vegetables, coconut, fruit, and olive oil.

How many people does this meal plan feed? +

The Root Cause Recipe Portal is customizable from 1 to 10 people. Depending on your selection, it will automatically calculate your serving sizes as well as the ingredients in each recipe and shopping list.

Is this Root Cause Recipe Portal compliant with a low-FODMAP or the SCD approach? +

No, however, I do plan on expanding the selection of menu plans available for those looking for alternative approaches.

What if I’m allergic to coconut? +

Not all of the Root Cause Recipes include the addition of coconut products, but several do include coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut flakes. If you can substitute coconut oil with another solid fat substitute (ghee, palm oil, duck fat, lard or tallow), coconut milk with nut milk and coconut flakes with dried nuts, then these recipes can be made coconut free.

Does the Root Cause Recipe Portal contain goitrogens? +


You may have heard that you should avoid goitrogenic foods if you have a thyroid condition. This is only partially true, as all goitrogens are not created equally.

All of the recipes in the Root Cause Recipe Portal are free of canola and soy, the goitrogens that are potentially problematic to thyroid health.

However, health promoting cruciferous vegetables, which are NOT implicated in autoimmune thyroid disease are included in liberal amounts.

For further information on the goitrogen myth, you can click on this article.

Is this Root Cause Recipe Portal vegetarian and vegan friendly? +

The recipes in the Root Cause Recipe Portal are tailored to diet rich in nutrient dense foods including meats and vegetables, and are free of the most common reactive foods for people with autoimmune disease.

Recovering from an autoimmune condition when following a vegetarian diet is very challenging, as vegetarian diets are often carbohydrate heavy and include many sources of protein that are highly reactive for individuals with autoimmune disease.

Vegetarian sources of protein such as legumes (beans), dairy, grains, soy and some seeds may be incompatible with trying to heal a leaky gut, which is almost always present with most autoimmune conditions.

Eggs, some seeds, and nuts would be the preferred sources of protein for vegetarians, however, some people with an autoimmune condition may be intolerant to those as well, especially in the early stages of starting a healing diet.

Being a vegan is even more challenging, and nuts and seeds would be the go-to source of protein, which are usually too difficult to digest for many in the beginning of their healing journeys.

That said, while meats and fats are important for healing, eating them exclusively will produce an acidic environment in the body; hindering healing, and thus the diet should be balanced with plenty of nutrient rich vegetables (suggested ratio may be 20% meat/80% veggie).

Please bear in mind that I’m a big proponent of bio-individuality which honors the distinct nutritional needs of every human being. I’m not saying everybody needs to eat meat. I’m saying: listen to your body if it needs meat.

Can I cancel my subscription by unsubscribing at the bottom of my email? +


When you unsubscribe using the using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email, it WILL NOT change the status of any subscription membership at

If you are a current subscriber of the Root Cause Recipe Portal, and you would like to make changes to your membership, please contact us at info at and we will assist you with your cancellation.

If you wish to discontinue your membership(s) you are free to do so. How you go about this depends on how you made your original purchase:

If you paid using PayPal:
If you purchased your subscription through PayPal, we can help you through the process, but you must be the one to stop the recurring payment as this is your PayPal account and we have no access to it.

To begin, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the settings icon next to “Log out.”
  3. Click *Preapproved payments* under “Payment Settings.”
  4. Click the merchant name.
  5. Click *Cancel*, *Cancel automatic billing*, or *Cancel subscription* next to status and follow the instructions.

This will stop your subscription and it will not renew. Your membership will end at the end of the current cycle. For example, if your next payment was going to be charged on October 25th and you stopped the payment before then, your membership will end on October 24th.

If you paid by Credit Card:
If you made your purchase with your credit card (not your credit card used through a PayPal account), simply email info at and let us know that you do not wish to renew your subscription (please be specific about which subscription you would like to cancel). Our customer service representative will cancel your subscription and you will not be charged again. Your subscription will then expire at the end of the current cycle. You will be notified by email that the subscription has been canceled.

What are the system requirements to access the content? +

A stable internet connection is all you need. All operating systems and browsers are supported, as long as they support Adobe Flash 9. To ensure best playback, we recommend that your flash player is up to date--you can check on this by visiting the Adobe Flash Download Page. In order to access the .pdf materials, you must have a program capable of reading the documents. Most computers and browsers have built-in .pdf readers you can use, but if not, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Are all menu/recipe products downloadable? +

The Root Cause Recipe portal can be accessed online. The recipes and menus can be downloaded as PDFs within the portal itself. A stable internet connection is all you need. All operating systems and browsers are supported, as long as they support Adobe Flash 9.

I can’t open my menu - PC +

It sounds like your default PDF reader is not Adobe. Our menus need to be opened in the newest version of Adobe. You can download a free copy at

Once you have downloaded Adobe, save the menu to your computer. Then open your Adobe reader and the menu by choosing “File” and “Open” from the drop down menu on the top left and select the menu file you saved to your computer. This will bypass your default PDF reader and allow you to see the menu.

I can’t open my menu - Mac +

It sounds like your default PDF reader is not Adobe. Our menus need to be opened in the newest version of Adobe. This is especially important if you are using a Mac- it will open in Mac Preview by default. You can download a free copy at

Once you have downloaded Adobe, save the menu to your computer. Then open your Adobe reader and the menu by choosing “File” and “Open” from the drop down menu on the top left and select the menu file you saved to your computer. This will bypass your default PDF reader and allow you to see the menu.

Will I be able to access the membership site on my tablet or smartphone? +

Yes, the Root Cause Recipe Portal is mobile-friendly, and you will be able to access your favorite recipes, your personalized grocery lists, and operate the membership site through your Android or iOS device.

How do I download on my iPad? +

In order to view your menus on your iPad, you must make sure your have Adobe Reader installed. You can get the Adobe Reader for free in the App Store. You will only be able to view your menus in Adobe.

Once installed, all you need to do is open the email containing the menu file attachment, and click on the attachment box (after you click on it, the box should change to say PDF). Finally, click and hold the box that says PDF- a small window will open up that gives you a few options. Choose the option that says “open in” and then you will need to choose Adobe Reader. It will automatically save to your Adobe Reader documents on your iPad.

To read your menu (after it’s been saved in Adobe), just go into your Adobe and click on Documents at the top of the screen. When you are home and are ready to email it back to yourself to save on your home computer, all you have to do is open the document on your iPad and click on the little box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Your option to email the document will be right there.

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