Community Update – April 2016


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 us the link through our contact page and we will promote it monthly.


From April 25 to 29, the international AIP community came together for #HowIAIP week to spread the word about how we live the AIP Manifesto. Here are the posts written by our fellow AIP bloggers giving a glimpse at how they lead a balanced and vibrant life on the AIP.

Is the Autoimmune Protocol ‘One-Size-Fits-All’?
How I AIP and Why I Don’t Paint My Nails with Beetroot Juice
How I AIP: A Guest Post from Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI
Dear Doctor…
The Ace Up My Sleeve: Support

Angie and Mickey joined the fun with this exclusive Facebook video series:

How to Set Yourself Up for Success on the AIP
How (and Why) to Practice Gratitude
To Supplement, or Not to Supplement?

For more #HowIAIP inspiration, search the hashtags #AIPPSA, #AIP4Me and #HowIAIP on social media.

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 41: EFT with Dr. Anne Merkel

Have you tried Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) a.k.a. tapping for your autoimmune symptoms? Hear Eileen interview EFT expert Dr. Anne Merkel about this powerful healing method, which is used to release pent-up emotions.

Episode 42: Infections and Autoimmunity with Dr. Michael Ruscio

When autoimmune healing is stalled despite healthful diet and lifestyle choices, underlying infection could be the cause. Learn more about how to identify and address infections in this episode.

Episode 43: Never Too Late! Healing Diets Over Age 60

In this uplifting episode, Elieen welcomes three guests who are proving that health doesn’t need to decline as we age. Each transitioned to a healing diet after age 60 and saw a dramatic improvement in their 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.

Interview with Angie Alt: Living Well with Celiac and Endometriosis

Our very own Angie Alt was a guest on the latest episode of Emotional Autoimmunity. She and Kerry discuss some lesser-known parts of Angie’s autoimmune story as well as the emotional side of her life with celiac disease and endometriosis.

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
Philadelphia AIP Group
Vermont 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
Minneapolis/St. Paul AIP Group
Kansas City AIP Group

Southwestern US:

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


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


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


Australia AIP Group
New Zealand AIP Group
South Africa AIP Group

About Grace Heerman

Grace Heerman is a writer and website designer based in New York City. Through her business Said with Grace, she helps coaches clarify their message and create authentic websites that actually bring in business. Here at Autoimmune Wellness, Grace writes book reviews, manages blog content, and organizes Facebook publishing. She is an avid traveler and loves spending winters in Asia. You can connect with Grace and learn more about her writing and design work on her website, Said with Grace.


  • Kim says

    The NE Florida AIP group link resluts to no post. Is there any other group here in Florida? What kind of doctor do I need to consult who will best diagnose if I really have this autoimmune disease? I am very much aware that I have developed food intolerance but I need an official confirmation from a doctor. Please direct me to the right specialist. Thank you!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Kim! We don’t run the groups, so if a group isn’t alive or active anymore someone in the community needs to step up and start one. Wishing you luck!

  • Erica says

    Hi, I have been suffering from Microscopic Colitis for the past 5 years and I am looking for someone else who has this disease as it is very rare and I would love to talk to someone. Anyone out there??!!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Erica! We don’t keep track of everyone who writes us here, but I think you might have some luck posting in some of the AIP support groups on FB. Wishing you luck!

  • Good afternoon, Mickey!

    We used to order your AIP cookbooks from Greenleaf at wholesale to sell to our patients. When we went to place an order, Dylan let me know that you were now printing them yourself. How do we get started setting up a wholesale account to continue selling your cookbooks in our office?

    (I apologize for leaving a comment but I have had the most difficult time trying to find an email or phone number to contact for the current distributor.) Look forward to carrying your cookbooks in our office again. Patients love them!

    -Dr. Bruner

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Rebekah! I sell my book The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook through my distributor Chelsea Green Publishing. If you’d like to order directly from them their wholesale order number is 800.639.4099. I’ll also shoot you an email. Thanks for the inquiry!

  • Amber Link says

    I just started a AIP Facebook Meet Up group for Arkansas since there was not one in my area and would like to see about adding it to your list. The name is Arkansas Autoimmune paleo group. thank you for your time and your work to bring people together.


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