Community Update – April 2017


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 to team@autoimmunepaleo,com, and we will promote it monthly.

Become an AIP Certified Coach!

BIG news! We have teamed up with The Paleo Mom (Dr. Sarah Ballantyne) to create the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program! If you are a health coach, nutritional therapist, or other certified practitioner who would like to learn exactly how to teach your clients about the AIP diet and lifestyle, this is for you!

Enrollment will open mid-June 2017 for a mid-July 2017 start date for the 8-week online program.

We will be taking a limited enrollment for the first group and expect it to sell out quickly! Sign up on the interest list here to receive all the details about upcoming enrollment. 

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 67: Building Effective Doctor-Patient Relationships with Dr. Cynthia Li

The quality of our practitioners makes a huge difference in the course of our illness and our quality of life. Dr. Cynthia Li is a conventionally trained MD who became chronically ill and housebound for two years. Her journey changed not only her life, but how she practiced medicine.

Episode 68: Personalized Nutrition with Robb Wolf

It would be wonderful if one diet worked for everyone, but human beings are complex. In the paleo community, we all start with the same template but personalize our diets through self-experimentation. This is one of the messages of Robb Wolf’s new book, Wired to Eat.

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.

Choosing Surrender Over Fear: Interview with Maggie Wilde

This guest has a powerful healing story. After decades of undiagnosed antiphospholipid syndrome and Lupus, Maggie created a new life for herself after a stroke left her unable to care for herself. She has gone on to build a successful business, travel the world and help so many others along the way.

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
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:

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
Sweden AIP Group


Australia AIP Group
Egypt 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.


  • Amy says

    Do you have info for the San Diego AIP group? I currently do not have Facebook. Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Amy, unfortunately all of these groups are only on Facebook!

  • What is the best way to get in contact as far as giving you the link to a new AIP facebook group? I’m putting it in website option, but wanted to know your preference. Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Cortney! I’ve forwarded the link to our content manager. Thank you!

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