We (Angie and Mickey) aren’t the only ones behind the thriving Autoimmune Wellness community. We’ve got an amazing team of writers, recipe creators and social media gurus working to connect you with the resources that will help you thrive. Meet them!
Blog + Social Media Director
Grace Heerman is a writer, content coach and yoga teacher based in New York City. 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. Here at Autoimmune Wellness, Grace writes book reviews, manages blog content, and organizes social media publishing. She's currently expanding her portfolio in a journalism master's program at New York University. You can learn more about her website design offerings on her website, Said with Grace.
Three things you might not know about Grace:
1) One of her eyes is half brown and half blue.
2) She's lived in Asia for a total of 20 months -- 9 months in college, and 11 months in 2017-18.
3) She's met the Dalai Lama.
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Jordan Taylor is a marketing strategist and the owner and founder of JAW Media, a full-service social media marketing company. She works with brands to define their voice, connect with their audience and grow their business through social media. Jordan was first introduced to AIP when her husband was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. She witnessed incredible healing in her husband and became passionate about a holistic lifestyle and the impact of food on one’s health. Jordan lives near the ocean in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with her husband and son.
Three things you might not know about Jordan:
1) Six years ago, she didn’t know how to cook a single recipe. Now, cooking is a passion.
2) She has lived in 4 states in 5 years.
3) She doesn’t know how to whistle.
Recipe Contributor | See Erin's recipes >>
Erin Shearer is a IIN Certified Health Coach and mom of four (soon to be five) She used to work as an informatics nurse until poorly controlled Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis made it too difficult to leave the house, let alone work a demanding nursing job. In 2011 Erin adopted a paleo-ish diet as advised by her midwife at the time and felt so much better, but life happened and that went by the wayside. It wasn’t until 2018 when a major mold exposure and academic burnout caused her health to hit rock bottom. She ended up seeing a functional medicine practitioner and fell completely down the AIP rabbit hole, overhauling every aspect of her life.
Erin combined her love of cooking and photography, biology background and history in IT-- and started a blog, Unapologetically APP to share delicious recipes and stories along her healing path, unapologetically. Erin now works with one of the local farmers markets to create and share in season real-food recipes with market vendors and patrons, introducing many new faces to the world of AIP. Follow her foodie adventures on Instagram!
Three things you might not know about Erin:
1) She rides street luge, it's kind of obscure now, but it used to be an X-Games sport.
2) She had her oldest child when she was 18 and her youngest 18 years later, that’s quite the age gap!
3) She and her husband have been working to restore a fleet of old Volkswagens and ready them for autocross racing; she even drives a cute little yellow Caddy pick-up that you can’t help but smile at.
Recipe Contributor | See Kris's recipes >>
Kris is a wife and mommy to an amazing toddler boy. By day, she is a high school business teacher; by night, a creative who loves to cook! In 2016, she began chronicling her journey of switching to a paleo diet for fun on Instagram. However, a few years after that, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called myasthenia gravis. Having recently had her first child, life wasn’t slowing down and neither was she! She gained a new sense of hope when she discover the AIP. That, coupled with her determination to bounce back with renewed strength, she officially made the switch to a paleo lifestyle, developing recipes to include many that are AIP-friendly. Since then, she’s managed to decrease inflammation significantly, and has discovered the body’s miraculous ability to heal. Find more on Kris here: Fashioned2Inspire, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Three things you might not know about Kris:
1) She studied and holds a Minor Degree in Spanish, and is pretty great at Spanglish lol.
2) She’s an aspiring actress who’s acted in film and theater.
3) She once traveled to Italy and stayed in a hostel run by nuns.
Recipe Contributor | See Indira's recipes >>
Indira Pulliadath is a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) and an AIP Certified Coach. Indira worked as a researcher in the healthcare industry for 15 years in the field of pharmacoeconomics. She started exploring healing diets in 2015 when she was first diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The disease pretty much crippled her, progressing very rapidly to all her joints. Over a period of two years, she tried several diets and alternative therapies, which did not help her much. Finally it was the AIP diet that helped to reduce her pain and inflammation greatly. Once she began to get better, she decided to switch careers and become a nutritional therapist.
She loves to cook and develop Paleo and AIP versions of her family’s favorite recipes. You can find her recipes on her blog 'Cook2Nourish’ and on her Youtube channel. She is also active on Instagram and Facebook. Indira lives in Connecticut with her husband and two teenage children. She is the author of AIP Indian Fusion, which is an AIP cookbook inspired by Indian cuisine.
Three things you might not know about Indira:
1) She was once trapped in a building while it was collapsing and fortunately she and most of her coworkers survived this ordeal!
2) She is trained in Kathak, which is a form of Indian classical dance.
3) She can speak 3 different languages (Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi) in addition to English.