Community Update – August 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 the link to [email protected],com, and we will promote it monthly.

SAD to AIP in SIX Begins Sept. 5

LAST CALL! Enrollment for the September cycle of Angie’s SAD to AIP in SIX program ends on Sept. 4th! This is the last cycle of 2016, so if you’ve been holding off on starting the AIP, now is the time to do it. Let Angie and her dedicated coaches guide you toward physical health, empowerment and vitality this fall.

Learn more about the program and sign up here.

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 50: Can Hypnotherapy Treat Autoimmune Symptoms? With Kerry Jeffery

Hypnotherapy is one of those things folks either find life-changing or totally confusing. This episode features a great interview with Kerry Jeffery, autoimmune warrior and licensed hypnotherapist, on how hypnotherapy interacts with autoimmune disease.

Episode 51: Marriage and Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease doesn’t just change our lives. It also changes the lives of those closest to us. In this episode, Eileen interviews three spouses of people with autoimmune disease about they’ve navigated married life with chronic illness in the mix.

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.

The Emotional Side of Hashimoto’s: Interview with Sophie Van Tiggelen

For Sophie Van Tiggelen, the impacts of Hashimoto’s included anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and depression. In her interview with Kerry, Sophie discusses coming to terms emotionally with her illness, how it’s changed the way she feels about her body, and how it’s changed her personal relationships.

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, content coach and yoga teacher from Seattle, and the Blog/Social Media Director for Autoimmune Wellness. Grace designs websites and creates content that capture how great her clients are so they can effectively and authentically share their expertise with the world. She also shares recipes and explores how to live her most vibrant life on her blog.


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