Quarterly Community Update – June 2017


The quarterly Community Update is our chance to give you a heads up about AIP community news, 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] and we will promote it!

AIP Practitioner Training – Sign Up Now!

Enrollment is now open for AIP Certified Coach, the practitioner training program we’ve been working on with Sarah Ballantyne! We already have a great class filling up with CHCs, NTPs, NTCs, CNCs, LAcs, NDs, RDs, RNs, and even a couple of MDs. This movement needs you!

Join us in learning how to incorporate AIP into your practice to help your autoimmune clients regain their health and navigate their conventional health care needs collaboratively. We expect the first class to sell out, so don’t wait. Sign up here!

All-New AIP Resources Page

We’ve been working hard on revamping our Resources page so we can better direct you to the books, resources and tools that have made our AIP journeys easier. We’re so excited to unveil it!

Check out our list of the best kitchen tools, AIP cookbooks, podcasts, food purveyors, Hashi’s resources, and so much more! 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 72: Paleo Dentist Q&A with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Taking care of your oral microbiome is just as important as taking care of your gut. In this episode, hear Eileen talk to a Paleo-minded dentist about the effectiveness of oil pulling, cavity reversal, mercury amalgam removal, and so much more.

Episode 71: Trying to Do It All: Work, Family and Healing

Following the AIP is a time commitment for anyone, but when your life is already intensely busy, how do you fit it all in? Eileen speaks with three AIP mothers who also work outside the home to learn how they make a healing lifestyle work in spite of the multiple demands on their time.

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!


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
Upstate NY AIP Group

Philadelphia AIP Group
Pittsburgh/Southwestern Pennsylvania AIP Group
Vermont AIP Group
Connecticut AIP Group 
Massachusetts AIP Group
Midatlantic 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
Indianapolis/Central Indiana AIP Group
Minneapolis/St. Paul AIP Group
Kansas City AIP Group
St. Louis AIP Group
Oklahoma 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
Hungary 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
Sweden AIP Group


Australia AIP Group
Egypt AIP Group
New Zealand AIP Group
South Africa AIP Group
Cayman Islands 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.


  • Angie says

    Are there any meet up groups in Hawaii? Or health practitioners Specifically Maui?

    • Angie Alt says

      Angie, if there are Hawaiian groups, we have not yet been notified of them, but we’d love you to start one! As far as doctors, we’d recommend researching the Primal Physicians Network or Primal Docs.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Angie, the above listing are all of the groups we are aware of. You could always start one to begin local networking to find a doctor!

  • Linda says

    Hi Mickey and Angie,
    I’m beginning my AIP journey ‘for real’ this year, and am running into all sorts of issues with the foods I CAN eat list. No nightshades, of course, no cruciferous veggies, and with insulin resistance, I have narrowed my yes food list down to about 11 vegetables I can eat + a small amount of squash each day.
    Seriously! I’m more restricted than any other person I’ve run across online so far.
    My question is, there an aip friendly recipe generator that you know that you could point me to?

    Appreciate you two. Keep up the good work!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hey Linda!Oh no! We LOVE Real Plans and it would work great for your situation – just click the link in either our sidebar or the “meal plans” button in the navigation up top. Also, you might consider working with an AIP Certified Coach to troubleshoot with your additional sensitivities – that much layering can be super tricky! Wishing you the best.

  • Linda says

    …oh, and I forgot to say no coconut also-Bahhh! Natures MSG as far as I’m concerned!! 😉

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