How the Course Is Structured
The course takes place in two digital locations:
- by logging into “My Account” on ThePaleoMom.com
- by joining an optional private Facebook Group for each session.
All of the course materials are accessed by logging into your account on ThePaleoMom.com. Every Monday, a new week/module of the course unlocks, each featuring 7 related topics. Each topic contains 1 video lecture (videos vary in length but each week contains 2 to 3 hours of total video), which streams on-demand. Each lecture is accompanied by recommended reading as well as relevant printables (including lecture slides), action steps, and a self-discovery exercise. It’s a tremendous amount of easy-to-understand educational resources to teach to all the ins and outs of the Autoimmune Protocol, including the science behind every facet, but also tons of strategies and practical tips for implementation, refinement, and troubleshooting.
Proceed through each week at your own pace! You must go through the topics in order and watch each video lecture in order to mark that topic as completed. Reading, action steps and self-discovery exercises are all optional but highly recommended. At the end of each week/module, there is an interactive quiz so that you can test your understanding of that week’s content. Once a module unlocks, you retain lifetime access to it, including all of the course materials and any future additions or updates.
Each lecture is accompanied by recommended reading out of Paleo Principles and/or The Paleo Approach. You will want to have both of these books on hand before the lectures start in order to maximize the value of this course.
Almost every lecture is accompanied by one or more relevant printables (in addition to the lecture slides). These are useful guides that will help you access the information quickly, aid in completing self-discovery exercises, and/or provide practical tips to accompany lecture topics.
When relevant, videos are accompanied by suggested action steps to help you implement or refine the Autoimmune Protocol. You may use Action Steps to guide a gradual transition to the AIP or to provide emphasis for refinement and improvement of your implementation.
Each lecture is accompanied by a self-discovery exercise. This is your suggested homework before moving on to the next lecture in the series. Self-discovery exercises are designed to help reinforce concepts learned in each lecture and aid in implementation and refinement of the Autoimmune Protocol.
Where appropriate, Dr. Sarah highlights additional resources relevant to a specific topic that you may enjoy. These are not included in the course, but are premium products or programs created by Dr. Sarah’s colleagues in the Autoimmune Community.
In the private Facebook group for each session, Dr. Sarah leads twice weekly guided discussions to accompany each week’s lectures, including reading and engaging with every single comment. She also shares a once weekly video FAQ in the Facebook group, catered to the interests and challenges of each group of students.
The private Facebook group is also where you can ask Dr. Sarah your questions directly and connect with other students. Students love this community-building aspect of the course, and you are strongly encouraged to join, although it is optional. You will be e-mailed a link to join the Facebook group a few days before the course begins (you will be prompted to supply the e-mail address that your Facebook account is linked to at checkout) and the link will be displayed on the main course page when you’re logged in.
Dr. Sarah is there to support you and give you guidance throughout all six weeks of this course. You will be able to interact extensively with Dr. Sarah and ask her your individual questions in the private Facebook group for this course. Dr. Sarah answers every single question and follow-up in the private Facebook group to provide you with individualized support and guidance throughout the session. There’s no limits on how many questions you can ask or what topic, and Dr. Sarah always answers thoroughly, with compassion and attention to detail.
You retain lifetime access to all of the course materials (including any future updates and additions) and the private Facebook group for your session, including all of the resources shared within. In fact, the only thing that doesn’t continue beyond the six weeks of this course is Dr. Sarah’s involvement in the private Facebook group.