Community Update – March 2017

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The monthly Community Update is where we give you a heads up on some great offerings in the way of podcasts, video series, and local in-person meet-up groups. If you have started a local support group on Facebook (no pages please), send the link [email protected],com, and we will promote it monthly.

Phoenix Helix Podcast

A bi-monthly podcast about autoimmune healing by Eileen Laird of Phoenix Helix, featuring interviews from experts in the field of health and nutrition as well as individuals living with autoimmunity. If you would like to visit the podcast archives, click here.

Episode 65: Brain Health with Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. Perlmutter is the author of the bestselling book Grain Brain and has worked as a clinical neurologist for more than 30 years. In this interview, he discusses with Eileen the staggering statistics of ill brain health in the U.S. and how to treat and/or prevent it.

Episode 66: The Psychology of Eating with Marc David

Food is about so much more than physical health. It holds a powerful emotional space in our lives as well. Marc David is the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and he speaks to Eileen about the intersection of mind and body when it comes to the food we eat and how it impacts our health.

Emotional Autoimmunity Vlog

Kerry Jeffery of Emotional Autoimmunity publishes this monthly video series in which she interviews members of the autoimmune community about, as the name suggests, the emotional side of living with autoimmune disease. To see her past interviews, click here.

Talking Life, Chronic Illness and Suicidal Ideation with Lisa Testart

Lisa Testart is living well with Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, myasthenia gravis and depression that has spiraled into suicidal attempts three times. Despite this, Lisa is incredibly inspiring, positive, productive and passionate about raising awareness about these issues.

AIP Meetup Groups

Find a local networking group centered around the Autoimmune Protocol! Be advised that these are not disease-specific support groups, but are to facilitate in-person networking and support for those on or considering the Autoimmune Protocol. Each group has their own moderation and rules for membership, but generally they are private and supportive of those on their healing journeys. Know that this listing does not imply endorsement by Autoimmune Paleo, groups are not run by us, and your request to join and any information you may encounter in these groups is at your own risk.

If possible, please request membership in a group local to where you live — after all, the whole idea is to get together with others in your community who are facing similar challenges! Health coaches, practitioners, online marketers, and others trying to sell their products, know that many of these groups are well moderated and solicitation will not be tolerated. If there isn’t a group near you, consider starting your own and letting us know about it on our contact page!

United States Groups:

Western US:

Sacramento AIP Group
Portland AIP Group
Seattle AIP Group
SoCal AIP Group
NorCal AIP Group
Denver AIP Group
Boulder AIP Group
Fort Collins AIP Group
Alaska AIP Group
San Francisco Bay Area AIP Group
San Francisco AIP Group
San Diego AIP Group
Idaho AIP Group
Santa Cruz AIP Group

Northeastern US:

NE AIP Group
NYC AIP Group
Upstate NY AIP Group

Philadelphia AIP Group
Vermont AIP Group
Connecticut AIP Group 
Massachusetts AIP Group
Midatlantic AIP Group 

Southeastern US:

Mid-Atlantic AIP Group
North + South Carolina AIP Group
Alabama AIP Group
Puerto Rico AIP Group
Atlanta AIP Group
East Tennessee AIP Group
NE Florida AIP Group

Midwestern US:

Ohio AIP Group
Chicago-Midwest AIP Group
Iowa AIP Group
Indianapolis/Central Indiana AIP Group
Minneapolis/St. Paul AIP Group
Kansas City AIP Group
St. Louis AIP Group
Oklahoma AIP Group

Southwestern US:

DFW AIP Group
Central Texas AIP Group
Houston AIP Group
Arizona AIP Group
Northern New Mexico AIP Group

CANADA:

Canada AIP Group
Ottowa AIP Group
Vancouver B.C. AIP Group
Vancouver Island AIP Group

EUROPE:

European AIP Group
Netherlands AIP Group
Belgium/Netherlands AIP Group
London AIP Group
UK AIP Group
Finland AIP Group
Germany AIP Group
France AIP Group
Spain AIP Group
AIP Info Europe
Bulgaria AIP Group
Israel AIP Group
Serbia/Bosnia/Croatia AIP Group
Croatia (and Neighboring Countries) AIP Group
Sweden AIP Group

WORLDWIDE:

Australia AIP Group
Egypt AIP Group

New Zealand AIP Group
South Africa AIP Group

About Grace Heerman

Grace Heerman is a writer, editor and yoga teacher from Seattle, and the Blog Assistant for Autoimmune Paleo. She's on a mission to help other women thrive in their 20s using real food and intuitive living, and she shares recipes and explores how to live her most vibrant life on her blog. You can browse her recipes on Pinterest and find out what she did yesterday on Instagram.

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