Community Update – May 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.

Healing Hashimoto’s Summit

We’re so excited to announce the first-ever Healing Hashimoto’s Summit, a 7-day online event that’s completely free!

When: June 13-20, 2016
Where: Online!
What: For 7 days, you’ll have FREE access to video presentations from the world’s foremost Hashimoto’s practitioners and researchers on all aspects of the disease – diagnosis, management, medications and more. Presenters include Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Izabella Wentz, PharmD., Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, and our very own Mickey Trescott!

To see the presentation topics and register, click here!

SAD to AIP in SIX Goes Clinical!

Equally thrilling is the news that Angie will be partnering with Dr. Gauree Konijeti, MD, MPH, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program Division of Gastroenterology at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, to run a clinical study entitled, “Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

Angie, AmyKubal, MS, RD, LN and Dr. Konijeti will be using Angie’s highly-successful online group program, SAD to AIP in SIX, this fall to study outcomes for patients with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis using AIP to manage their autoimmune diseases. The medical community is listening!

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 44: The Art of Stress Management with Evan Brand

We can take steps toward a lower-stress life, but the truth is that we can never avoid stress altogether. This episode features an interview with functional medicine practitioner Evan Brand, author of Stress Solutions, to discuss how to navigate stress so that it doesn’t negatively impact our health.

Episode 45: Social Lives on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

Some folks make the unfortunate mistake of giving up their social life on the AIP, simply because they don’t know how to integrate it into their healing routine. In this episode, Eileen talks to three experienced AIPers about their advice for having a full and fun social life while staying true to your healing diet.

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 Kat Woods: Why Loving Your Body Through Illness is the Best Thing You Can Do

Loving our bodies through illness is perhaps the greatest challenge of living with autoimmune disease. If self-love is feeling impossible for you, you’ll love the insights Kat Woods of the blog Hope Heal Cook shares in this video interview.

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.


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