Quarterly Community Update – September 2018


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 Certified Coach is Back!

We are so excited to announce that enrollment for our 2019 cycle of AIP Certified Coach is OPENING SOON! For those unfamiliar with this program, we (Mickey and Angie) have combined forces with Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. to create the only practitioner training program with an AIP focus, specifically designed for the those working in the health and wellness fields. Enrollment opens December 26, 2018, and class begins January 21, 2019.

If you’re interested in joining us for this class cycle, join our interest list. We’ll send you all the details via email.

The Hashi’s/AIP Medical Study is Fully Funded!

A few weeks ago, we announced that we’d be partnering with our Medical Advisor, Rob Abbott, MD, to organize the first-ever medical study on the efficacy of AIP for Hashimoto’s. Before we could set the wheels in motion, we needed to raise quite a bit of money. The Autoimmune Wellness community came together in a BIG way to support us and we’re thrilled to announce that we reached our fundraising goal! A huge thank-you to our dozens of generous donors. We are so excited to get the wheels in motion on the study and share the results with you!

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
Kentucky 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
Sweden AIP Group


Australia AIP Group
Cayman Islands AIP Group
Egypt AIP Group
Hong Kong 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.


  • Shannon Lutz says

    This is awesome! Just wish there was one in Michigan. Perhaps soon? 🙂

    • Angie Alt says

      Shannon, start one!! We’d love to add it to our list.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Shannon – if you don’t have a group near you, consider starting one!

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