I launched my website in 2011. At the time, there was almost no information on The Autoimmune Protocol out there: a half page of additional foods to avoid if you have autoimmune disease in Robb Wolf’s first book, a list of foods to avoid for autoimmune sufferers on Prof. Loren Cordain’s original website—and no, those two lists were NOT the same—and two blog posts that I could find that combined those food lists but offered little if any explanation as to why people with autoimmune disease needed to eliminate additional foods above and beyond the standard Paleo Diet.That’s when I started writing about the Autoimmune Protocol, incorporating a focus on nutrient density and lifestyle, experimenting on myself, diving deep into the scientific literature, eventually refining the AIP into what it is today.
And this is when the magic happened. Even as I was writing the definitive AIP guidebook (The Paleo Approach), an entire community of AIP bloggers, each dedicated to creating resources to help their followers succeed with the Autoimmune Protocol, grew and blossomed. This dynamic group of inspirational people are the reason why more and more autoimmune disease sufferers are learning about the AIP, why there are now clinical trials proving the efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol (see Paleo Diet Clinical Trials and Studies and Updates to the Autoimmune Protocol), and why there is such an amazing diversity of books, courses, programs, coaching services, podcasts, YouTube channels, meet-ups, snack foods, pantry ingredients, pre-made meals, and online stores all to serve the diverse needs of the autoimmune community. I can’t even begin to express how gratifying and humbling it has been to watch this community flourish, as a tangible analogue to how the Autoimmune Protocol itself has given so many of us our lives back. Below you will have the opportunity to connect and learn from the awesome community behind the Autoimmune Protocol!
My AIP Books
My AIP Courses and Accreditation
- AIP Certified Coach created by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, Mickey Trescott, NTP, and Angie Alt, NTP, CHC
- Autoimmune Protocol Lecture Series Intensive by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
AIP Community Projects
- 85 Amazing AIP Breakfast Recipes
- 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP
- The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook
- Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP
- AIP by Season
- AIP 2020 Summit
In-Print AIP Books
- The Paleo Approach
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook
- The Healing Kitchen
- A Simple Guide to the Paleo AIP
- The Nutrient Dense Kitchen
- The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
- The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook
- The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook
- Happy Nomming
- Simple French Paleo
- The AIP Made Simple Cookbook
- The Paleo Healing Cookbook
Dr. Sarah-Approved AIP Bloggers
Introducing an amazing group of bloggers, home cooks, published authors, speakers, nurses, and coaches, who have found a path to health through The Autoimmune Protocol. You can learn more about the history of the Autoimmune Protocol, and my role in its creation, here.
Angie is a Certified Health Coach and Nutritional Therapy Consultant, who leads group coaching programs, as well as, works one-on-one with a small number of highly-motivated clients through. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook, co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook and co-host of The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast with Mickey.
Nicole Charles, PhD
Heal Me Delicious
Nicole is a recovering perfectionist, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, and professor of Women and Gender Studies. Some of the things she is most passionate about in life are food, authenticity, holistic healing, social justice, equity, and care. Nicole created her blog Heal Me Delicious as way to merge her passions, find community, and empower others through sharing delicious recipes, lifestyle tips, and her own holistic AIP healing journey with Graves’ disease.
Beth Jacques Chen
Beth is mama to a beautiful boy, self-taught cook and photographer. Besides the kitchen, her favorite place is her backyard where she chases her kiddo and is attempting to turn her back thumb green. Finding joy in eating to heal and sharing her recipes with others is what fuels her. Bon Aippetit!
Catharina wants to help you discover that there is a lot you can do to restore health from chronic and autoimmune illnesses. From the AIP diet to stress reduction techniques, better sleep hygiene, and gentle movement. She is a certified Health and Nutrition Coach, who creates mini-steps for your diet, lifestyle, family, and medical team.
Joanna Frankham Coaching
Joanna Frankham helps you to make lasting diet and lifestyle choices that serve you. Jo is your AIP Mentor and Certified Health Coach who uses tools, rituals and group programs (like her foundational AIP Reset group program) to help you break down the AIP framework into manageable pieces; all to enable you to implement positive changes that stick to improve your health. Jo’s special sauce is her ability to facilitate bringing AIPers together in a way that is informed, inclusive and encouraging. Chronic illness doesn’t have to be isolating.
Alissa is the owner of LissMS Holistic Health. She is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, AIP Certified Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She works with individuals 1:1 either remotely or in person who have Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological issues, using a whole foods and anti-inflammatory lifestyle to help individuals decrease their MS symptoms, gain energy and feel empowered to change their life.
Gutsy by Nature
Jaime started her blog, Gutsy By Nature, in 2013 primarily as an accountability tool to keep herself motivated to continue the dietary changes that were helping her regain health and vibrancy after years of living with severe Crohn’s disease. After meeting some of the bloggers who had inspired her in the beginning and who were also health coaches, she was further inspired to make the same career change and went back to school to study nutrition. Today she continues to create and share recipes on her blog, and also has a thriving private practice as an AIP Certified Coach.
Arika is a clinical registered dietitian, mom of 2, and creator of Food Courage. After her Hashimoto’s diagnosis, she started to explore food-related approaches for healing. This led to the creation of her educational blog offering AIP/Paleo recipes and information on living with autoimmunity. She has enjoyed developing AIP-friendly methods for making common food favorites and improving her photography skills in the process. Food Courage has allowed her to share what she’s learning along the way and empower others to take ownership of their health through education and strategic lifestyle changes.
Eileen Laird is a writer, podcast host, and autoimmune warrior, living a vital life with rheumatoid arthritis through a combination of diet, lifestyle, mindset, and medication. She’s the author of the book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, and the creator of The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook. Her popular blog, Phoenix Helix, was one of the very first AIP websites, and her podcast by the same name has had over 1 million downloads. She believes in the power of symbolism: the phoenix represents our ability to transform; the helix represents the power we have over the expression of our genes. Merging straight talk with inspiration and information, Eileen strives to help us all live the autoimmune life well!
Most loved article on her site: 5 Ways to Reverse Autoimmunity That Have Nothing To Do With Food
Favorite AIP find: ShopAIP
Where to connect: Facebook
Her best teaching tool: A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
Shanna is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in autoimmune health and wellness. She is an expert at the autoimmune protocol (AIP), loves to geek out over all things autoimmune wellness, and her obsession is teaching others how to find joy and live well with autoimmunity through her website, YouTube channel, online courses, ebook, and one on one coaching!
Indira Pulliadath is a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) and an AIP Certified Coach. She specializes in autoimmune conditions and healthy weight loss. She also has a Master’s in Pharmacoeconomics (MS) from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Before working as a Nutritionist, she worked as a researcher in the health care industry for 15 years. She started looking into healing diets five years ago to control her severe and painful Rheumatoid Arthritis when medications alone were not enough. Diet and lifestyle changes helped her tremendously to reduce her pain and inflammation which in turn motivated her to switch careers and become a nutritional therapist.
Christina Tidwell RN, MN, NC-BC
Live Well with Christina
Christina Tidwell is a Registered Nurse, Functional Nutrition Coach, and the owner and founder of Live Well with Christina, a holistic health and nutrition coaching practice specializing in serving clients with chronic autoimmune disease. She helps people take control of their health through diet, lifestyle shifts, and personal empowerment. She is a dinner party enthusiast and fermented food lover who just wants to eat, drink and live well!
Mickey is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and coach a small number of one-on-one clients. She is the author of three best-selling books, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook and The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. She also co-hosts The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast and co-teaches The AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program with Angie.
Sophie Van Tiggelen
A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Sophie Van Tiggelen is a passionate foodie, recipe developer, author, and photographer. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she used the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) to reverse her condition, and today, Sophie lives a full and vibrant life free from anxiety and flare-ups that often accompany autoimmune diseases. With her food and lifestyle blog, A Squirrel in the Kitchen, Sophie shares her AIP experience and empowers others to develop new habits to promote good health and wellness. Through years of experience, she has developed simple strategies to be successful on AIP, including numerous mouth-watering, allergen-free recipes that everyone (even those without autoimmune diseases) can enjoy. Sophie is on a mission to make the Autoimmune Protocol – and all that it encompasses – more accessible and sustainable for anyone looking for a more nutritious, more delicious, more health-conscious life.
Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Wendi Washington-Hunt lives in North Carolina in a semi-empty nest. Left at home are one wonderful husband, and one spoiled yellow lab, who appears in many episodes of her AIP cooking show on YouTube. By day, she is a mild-mannered teacher; by night, an AIP kitchen warrior. When Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis entered her life, she began to research ways to take her health into her own hands. Cooking became both the start of healing, and a creative outlet. Now, she shares her recipes with others on the healing journey, just as the pioneers of the AIP movement shared with her. She believes that humor, loving relationships and fabulous foods are essential for healing.