Do I Have To Do the Full AIP? The Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) is very effective at addressing autoimmune disease and identifying food sensitivities. However, it can feel very restrictive. If you're new to the AIP, you may be wondering "Do I have to do the full AIP?" or "Does it matter if I cheat/fall off the wagon?" or "Isn't it easier to just get tested for food sensitivities?"