Quarterly Community Update: September 2020


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!

Autoimmune Wellness Anti-Racism Business Plan

We believe it is our collective responsibility to engage in the work necessary to eradicate racism and dismantle the barriers that prevent many BIPOC from meeting basic life needs. We acknowledge that these are prerequisites to health and wellness, and to the lifestyles and communities we seek to foster within our businesses. Despite defining our work this way personally, dismantling these barriers had not been a central part of our long-term business plans until now. Read about the ways in which we are committed to taking sustained action within our space of influence.

Equity at Autoimmune Wellness

As stated in our anti-racism business plan, we have created and published a statement of equity which is now displayed prominently on our homepage. Commitment to diversity and collaboration is one of the ways we seek to remedy the forms of exclusion and racism that plague our healthcare systems and wellness communities. Read our full statement here.

New Medical Study Results: Improved Quality of Life for IBD with AIP

If it seems like every time you turn around we’ve got new medical study results to share, it’s because we do! These particular results come from a sub-study conducted under the original AIP medical study on the Autoimmune Protocol and inflammatory bowel disease, published in 2017. These new results show that not only did AIP contribute to improved health for participants in this study, but also improved quality of life. Read the full results here.

A Discussion on Race, Genetics and Genetic Expression

In this highly informative article, our Medical Advisor Dr. Rob Abbott explores the intersection between race and genetics, and explains how misinformation in this space as impacted our biases for the worse. Our hope is that understanding concepts like this can play a role in the “unlearning” that many of us have dedicated ourselves in recent months. Read Rob’s full article here.

Want to Be Featured on Our Blog?

Right now, we’re looking for contributors to our Kitchen Tour series where you give us a glimpse of your AIP kitchen and tell us how you’ve adapted your home and lifestyle to AIP. Participating is really fun and a great way to inspire and encourage new AIPers. We’d love to feature you! Click here to fill out our interest form.

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
Central Oregon Group
Las Vegas Group
Santa Barbara 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 

Frederick, Maryland AIP Group

Southeastern US:

Mid-Atlantic AIP Group
North + South Carolina AIP Group
Alabama AIP Group
Puerto Rico AIP Group
Atlanta AIP Group
NE Atlanta AIP Group
East Tennessee 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
Reno AIP Group


Canada AIP Group
Ottowa AIP Group
Vancouver B.C. AIP Group
Vancouver Island AIP Group
Toronto AIP Group


European AIP Group
Netherlands AIP Group
Belgium/Netherlands AIP Group
London AIP Group
UK AIP Group
Finland AIP Group
Germany AIP Group
Germany AIP Support 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
Berlin AIP Group


Australia AIP Group
Egypt AIP Group
Hong Kong AIP Group
New Zealand AIP Group
South Africa AIP Group
United Arab Emirates 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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