Introducing AIP Certified Coach!

Hello Autoimmune Wellness Community!

Today, we are writing to you with a special message that has been on our hearts for a long time.

We are always thinking about ways we can truly change the landscape for those with autoimmune disease. A year ago, we decided we needed to take the lead on scaling up the Autoimmune Wellness mission.

What are we doing to move this mission ahead?

As you all know, we work hard to produce resources to help you help yourselves. It’s no secret that our website, free guides, books, podcast, and social media presence are all focused on Do-It-Yourself empowered healing. But totally going it alone isn’t the answer either!

What is lacking are healthcare providers who know about and can effectively integrate AIP into their practices to best serve our community.

We are proud to announce we are working to bridge that gap by combining forces with our friend, Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. to create the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program, an AIP-focused education and certification course specifically for the those working in the health and wellness fields.

The healthcare world is already beginning to change. There are studies being done on the efficacy of AIP (with exciting results that we will definitely be sharing with you soon) that are getting attention and will likely be changing the standard of care for autoimmune patients!

And more and more we hear from you that your healthcare providers are asking about and even in some lucky cases, recommending AIP. We want to speed up this process by bringing the details right to the providers with our training program!

Here are some of the areas we are educating practitioners about:

  • The science-based foundation for using dietary and lifestyle approaches to wellness
  • Integrating dietary and lifestyle approaches to healing into their scope of practice, whether they are massage therapists, fitness instructors, or medical doctors
  • Collaborating with you, their patients and clients, as well as other members of your healthcare team, so you have full support
  • Using troubleshooting to address your individual or complex needs as someone with autoimmune disease, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach
  • Raising their awareness levels about the nature of invisible illnesses and validating your struggles and concerns with deeper compassion

So, how can you help us further this mission?

If you are a practitioner or a provider in either the conventional or natural healthcare worlds, seriously consider being a part of the first enrollment of AIP Certified Coach! (FYI – enrollment is limited and closes officially on July 6)

If you are the patient or client of a provider who may be interested in learning more, pass information about AIP Certified Coach to them!

What if you don’t have a great provider to work with? As we train and certified practitioners, we’ll be adding to a directory so you can access trusted providers who know about and use AIP as part of their overall approach.

It is time to focus our efforts on bridging the gap between the conventional and natural approaches to managing autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune disease is complex and it requires a nuanced strategy using all the tools in the tool box. Collaboration and integration are the future of healthcare and we are doing everything in our power to make that future a reality!


About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness and a co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Nutrition, and is the author of three best-selling books--The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. You can watch her AIP cooking demos by following her on Instagram.


  • Susie says


    I’m signed up to be notified of the next enrolment of the AIP Certified Coach – but I’m excited! When will you be running that next one?


    • Angie Alt says

      Most likely in Spring 2018. You will get notice if you’ve joined the mailing list. Thank you!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Susie! We haven’t formally announced yet, but planning on Spring 2018. We’ll be letting those on the interest list know first. Thanks for the interest!

  • Silvia says

    Hello. Please tell me your school in Bulgarian. I would very much like to finish it, but I do not speak English. Is it probable that the material will be translated into Bulgarian or Greek so that more people can benefit from your certificate? I like the topic you advocate, I have autoimmune disease myself and I know I can help many people in Bulgaria and Greece, because I live in Athens. Thanks.

    • Angie Alt says

      Hi Silvia-
      Thanks for your interest! We do have former students who are working on translating handout material into other languages (no Bulgarian or Greek, yet), but I’m not sure we’ll have the capacity to offer the entire course in other languages at any point in the very near future. It’s a great goal though, maybe one day!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Silvia! Unfortunately we don’t have translated versions of the course, but we’d be happy to have you if you think you can get by in English. Hopefully someday we will have this information available in many languages! Blessings!

  • Stacey says

    This is so exciting! I am certified through INN and would love to add this certification. From personal health issues to healing in this fashion, thanks to you beautiful ladies!! How do we get on the list for class #2. Looking forward to continuing to heal from within!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      We’d love to have you in 2018 Stacey!

  • Hi there, I’m looking forward to Spring 2018 for the next instalment. I’m also IIN qualified and I’m looking for some new courses. I follow AIP / Wahls protocol due to RA and my focus will be to support other autoimmune sufferers on their AIP journey! Keep up with the inspirational work!

    • Angie Alt says

      Looking forward to having you in class Caroline!

  • Mireille Guibord says

    I’ve already submitted my name for the next enrolment. Can’t wait for it to start because I have a lot of questions.
    Meanwhile, I have a client that suffers of Hashimoto and Rhumatoid arthritis which has an interest in AIP diet, however she is currently breastfeeding her baby of 6 months. Are there any contraindication or risk of nutrient deficiencies for her or her baby?

    Thanks for your answer,


    • Angie Alt says

      Hi Mireille-
      We are excited to have you in class in the future. In terms of breastfeeding, I would just make sure your client is also working w/ her doctor (since post-pregnancy can be a tricky time for those w/ autoimmune disease, esp. thyroid disease) & then consider some adjustments to AIP to help her make sure she in getting enough support to keep up milk supply, for instance, she might consider reintroducing white rice. In general, the more nutrient dense her diet is, the better for her, baby, & the breastfeeding relationship.

  • Tessa Duncan says

    Hi I would like to try AIP, I first did it I think 7 years ago and after not getting better felt like a failure…I am in a different place now…and your pod has given me so much hope!! I am ready to try aip again, I feel like a coach would be useful. Do you have a list of people accepting clientss? I live outside Portland OR.

  • Chelsea says

    Wondering when the next course will be offered and where I can sign up.
    Thank you!!

  • Sarah Farrow says

    Hi there!

    I’m signed up to be enrolled on the upcoming AIP Coach training programme and am very excited – both as an autoimmune sufferer and as a Nutritional Therapist/ Health Coach.

    Please can I enquire as to whether fees are involved and whether residing in the UK will be an issue at all?
    Many thanks xx

  • Jami Shull says

    I am interested in taking the course but do not have a certification currently. I’m looking into health coaching programs and wondering if you can recommend a program that would make me eligible to then take your program.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Jami! Hands down, we recommend the programs through the Nutritional Therapy Association!

  • Jennifer Baisa says

    Hi there!

    I am very interested in becoming a certified AIP coach and while I do have a clinical bent and work in healthcare, I am not a practitioner. I am a health and fitness coach and think this certification could really allow me to help others. Can I register?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Jennifer! We have had other fitness coaches take the course – you just need to know that the program does not expand your scope of practice. If you want to incorporate what you learn into your fitness coaching that is fine, but you won’t be able to expand into nutrition coaching without an additional base certification granting you that scope. I hope that helps clarify – we’d love to have you!

  • Julie Roberti says

    Hi there! I am interested in the AIP coaching program. Do you have one scheduled for 2018-2019 that we can sign up for? Thank you!

  • Liesel says

    I see I see I’ve missed the 2019 January course. Is there a chance of another one this year?
    Thank you.

    • Angie Alt says

      No Liesel, we won’t offer the course again until 2020. Please join our interest list to stay informed on future enrollments.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Liesel! Our next course will be in 2020.

  • Katie D. says

    Is the database of practitioners up and available yet? If not, when do you anticipate having that database available?

    Thank you!

  • Karallyn Earls Streit says

    Just wondering when your next AIP Certificate program will take place. Thanks so much!

  • Sylvie Elliott says

    I am currently enrolled in Kresser Academy for health coaching. I would like to add AIP but I need to wait a little longer. Hopefully, you will offer the class again in 2021.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Sylvie – we will certainly be teaching this program again in 2021. Hope you can join us!

  • Angie Alt says

    Sylvie, we will be running the program again in 2021. You can see the website for updated info on when the first class will be happening.

  • Erika Herrera says

    Hi! Just wondering when your next AIP course will take place. Thank you!

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