Community Update – June 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.

Access the Healing Hashimoto’s Summit

In early June, the world’s foremost Hashimoto’s practitioners and researchers came together for the Healing Hashimoto’s Summit, a 7-day online event in which they shared exclusive video presentations on all aspects of the disease – diagnosis, management, medications and more.

Presenters included Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Izabella Wentz, PharmD., Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, and our very own Mickey Trescott!

If you missed any of the action, don’t worry! You can still order all 21 video presentations, follow-up audio discussions, and full interview transcripts (plus bonus content), which you’ll have access to forever!

Few practitioners are experienced in Hashimoto’s treatment, which means it crucial to be an informed patient. The info in these presentations is priceless.

To access these amazing resources, click 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 46: Paleo Dietitian Q&A with Amy Kubal

Amy Kubal is one of the U.S.’s rare RDs who understands and advocates the paleo diet and lifestyle. She’s covering the basics of how to properly nourish ourselves with real food in this episode of the podcast.

Episode 47: Adrenal Fatigue Update with Christopher Kelly

Could there be a new way to diagnose adrenal fatigue? Functional Nutrition Practitioner Christopher Kelly thinks so. On this episode, Eileen interviews Chris about a new diagnostic test that’s changed the way Chris sees and treats this condition.

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 Samantha Teague of The Unskilled Cavewoman

Samantha shares how having chronic disease has changed her life and what she does daily to create her best health and life.

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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