Lael Lloyd Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Autoimmune Paleo Coach

Phone: +1 760-525-5236
Email: [email protected]
3761 Herman Avenue
San Diego, California 92104
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi! If you are here, I would love to help you take control of your own health.

Once I started to have my own health issues, it was placed on my heart to help others who were suffering just like I was. I decided to attend classes and become someone who could be there for others. I am now a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified AIP coach. I have tried many therapies and modalities for my own healing, and I consider it a privilege to be a guinea pig so that others don’t have to. My goal is to help others include the nutritional support they need in their lives while they are healing.

I have seen firsthand the power of diet and lifestyle changes. It is important that we are addressing inflammation, nutritional deficiencies, and toxicity if we want to live with optimum health. Your body is doing the best it can to take care of you. We have to learn how to listen to our symptoms instead of ignoring them or shutting them off. When you start to listen, you can begin to appreciate how amazing our bodies actually are!

Susan Hekking Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi! I’m Susan, and I have a passion for seeing healing through nutrition. I believe God has given us all we need to support our bodies so that they can begin to heal. I like to support the body and its healing processes through nutrient-dense food first with some supplementation as needed, along with life-style changes (sleep, exercise, support, sunshine…).
We are all bio-individuals so there is no “one size fits all” solution. I work with each client to find the protocol and lifestyle that is best for their needs. My passion for helping others comes from my own health journey.
I have seen life-changing results with my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chiari 1 Malformation symptoms. I want to help others support their bodies so that their bodies can do what they are supposed to do naturally!

Diane Sanders AIP Certified Health Coach, NASM Trainer, PN1 Coach, CFHC

Phone: +1 239-628-7906
Email: [email protected]
2110 NE 1st Terr
Cape Coral, Florida 33909
*Also practices virtually worldwide

For the past 35 years I have been involved in holistic health, food and fitness. I have always been involved in fitness from Callanetics (Pilates) to weight training, yoga, walking, biking and kickboxing.

As a foodie, the kitchen is my playground. I am always looking at food as a solution to healing and connecting with family and friends, verses just something to fill my belly and it must taste OMG Delicious!

In 2016, I started experiencing extreme fatigue, hot flashes, my joints and feet hurt so bad it was difficult to walk (which really hampered my training and lifestyle), the scale increased 10, 20, then 30 pounds in a 2 year period.

Finally, in 2018, I went to the doctor. I had chalked it all up to being perimenopausal (I was 51 and having sporadic cycles). I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. FINALLY! An answer! I was so relieved, until I started researching it.

Enter the deep dive! I immersed myself in education. I found statistics that blew my mind regarding autoimmune conditions (Apx 20% of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected) and many of these conditions are just regarded as a “manageable disease” or “aging related condition”.

I wanted to know how to pluck the root to better manage the symptoms while easing the immune system attack. Through nutrient dense foods, enjoying my life with self-care, proper sleep and supplementation, I had a course correction on my path to living with an Autoimmune disease.

Through my studies I am now an AIP Certified Coach, Certified Functional Health Coach, NASM Personal Trainer and a PN1 (Precision Nutrition) Coach, and Founder of A Path to Living.

My passion for serving and helping others as they gain control of their health allows me to open doors for them to live an optimal life. It is my drive and promise to each of my clients… I believe in you, I understand you, I have been where you are … I am here for you.

Kira Lily Nash Homoeopath, Holistic Therapist, Natural Health Coach

Alhaurín de la Torre
Málaga, Spain
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Like many practitioners of alternative medicine, I began by trying to heal myself. I’ve had multiple chronic illnesses since birth and early childhood and when modern medicine couldn’t help me, I decided to find my own answers. I studied a variety of healing modalities until I had created a toolkit that I could use for most things life threw at me.

Fortunately, my previous career as a writer and artist enabled me to work with the celebrated doctor of both Western and Chinese medicine, Leon Hammer, M.D. Through his kindness and great wisdom, I learned even more about health and disease and the role that Lifestyle plays in both.

A lifetime of doctors and hospitals left me with a long list of diagnoses, but no tools to overcome them. It becomes so terribly easy to lose hope. But I’ve worked for many years to improve my health dramatically, and I’d be so grateful to use the knowledge I’ve gained along the way to help you do the same.

My practice is about helping people to find their true paths to health and wellness: what really works for each of you as unique individuals. I’m passionate about the benefits of nature and natural lifestyles, and I hope to help all of my clients rediscover and reconnect with their true essence: what it really is that makes you the beautiful person that you are.

In my own healing time, I love to be in nature. I surf, I walk in the beautiful landscape of southern Spain: in the orange groves, over the mountains, or along the Mediterranean coastline. I garden, read, write poetry, paint, work with clay, and drink cups of tea out of heavy ceramic mugs. I’m married, I have one son and a perfect, naughty, small white cat.

*Speaks both English and French

Robby Gustin, FDN-P Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Whole30 Coach

3927 N. Home Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Robby Gustin, PhD, FDN-P, is a certified Functional Diagnostic® Nutrition Practitioner, certified Whole30® Coach, and head nutrition coach at CrossFit South Bend. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. While in graduate school Robby was diagnosed with Graves’ disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism), and it was the experience of naturally healing that condition that made him want to be a health coach full-time who could help others reclaim their health.

Robby thinks one of most powerful tools for reclaiming health is getting your lifestyle in order. This means adopting a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, proper amounts of exercise, and lots of mindfulness/stress reduction. Robby has seen first-hand how these simple (but not easy) changes to one’s life can make a huge difference to one’s overall health and life.

In his spare time, Robby enjoys spending time with his wife and their three dogs. He also enjoys snowboarding, cooking, the beach, powerlifting, CrossFit, and being outdoors.

Linda Walsh, RN Registered Nurse Patient Educator

Phone: +1 276-252-4778
Email: [email protected]
1230 Sam Lions Trail
Martinsville, Virginia 24112-5334


Throughout my nursing career (BSN since 1978), patient education has been the favorite part of my practice. I have worked in many areas of nursing, including teaching health practices to disabled clients who were deaf, teaching home hemodialysis to dialysis clients, and teaching healthy self-management behaviors to people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. My current focus: teaching self-management of autoimmune conditions, using diet and lifestyle choices outlined in the Autoimmune Protocol.

Using the AIP, I successfully self-manage my RA (I have been off medication for a year) and my pre-diabetes (using a modified AIP diet and metformin ). I feel better than ever, and am excited to work with others interested in improving their health! I believe that you, the client, are the MVP in the game plan of putting together an individual approach to managing autoimmune diseases successfully. That game plan can include, if needed, a host of healthcare professionals. I believe that conventional medicine can mesh nicely with the AIP.

I will listen carefully to you and will meet you where you are as you start your journey toward wellness. I believe that it’s important that I understand what YOUR goals are as far as wellness and what you are willing to do to get there. I believe that it’s important for you to understand the why behind the AIP and a healthy microbiome, and I will do my best to help you understand the protocol and help you implement it at your pace, successfully!

My practice license is valid in all Nursing Licensure Compact states: AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, KY, ME, MD, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY. On July 1, 2019, NLC will be implemented in Kansas and Louisiana. NLC legislation is pending in nine other states.

Elizabeth Baker, DC Doctor of Chiropractic

*Practices Virtually Worldwide

I have been in the health field for over 20 years. As a chiropractor I have helped thousands of patients heal naturally through manual care, exercise and nutritional counseling.

As my practice evolved, I noticed a lot of my patient’s pain was not solely musculoskeletal in nature. I saw a significant rise in atypical pain, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, anxiety, depression and memory issues. I no longer see this in only adults. It has spilled over into kids as well with an increase in ADD/ADHD, autism, diabetes, depression, anxiety and more.
It is this increase that motivated me to shift my focus to educating, treating and healing the numerous diseases and conditions through functional medicine, nutrition and lifestyle.

Through my studies I came to realize I was heading down the same path of autoimmune disease. It became a real “physician heal thyself” moment. Through the same methods I currently treat my patients, I was able to heal. This approach of nutrition and lifestyle modifications makes it possible to reduce and even break the symptoms associated with these conditions. I am passionate about treating the WHOLE person. I hope I may be able to help you feel like you again.

Yours in Health,

Dr. B.

Julie Michelson Health Coach

Phone: +1 303-775-3649
Email: [email protected]
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hello! I am Julie Michelson. I am a Health Coach, currently working on Functional Medicine Coaching Certification.

I became a health coach because of my own journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune issues. After 10 years of treatments that weren’t working, I found my way back to health through diet and lifestyle changes. It is my passion to support others on that journey and help them find true wellness.

Gill Dady Registered Nutritional Therapist

Phone: +41 79 249 96 43
Email: [email protected]
Alte Landstrasse 91
Kilchberg, Zurich 8802
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

My name is Gill Dady and I am a registered Nutritional Therapist based in Zurich, Switzerland. I am British and have lived in Switzerland for 20 years. I have a degree in Biology from the University of Warwick in England and graduated, with a distinction, in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. I am also a Functional Medicine practitioner having completed the AFMCP training.

As a Nutritional Therapist, I am trained in the principles of Functional Medicine to identify possible imbalances which may be contributing to a variety of symptoms and health issues. The aim is to address these imbalances by developing a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan that is inspiring, achievable and sustainable and so help clients achieve their goals.

Everyone is treated as an individual as there is no “one size fits all” strategy. We are all biochemically different so what may work for 1 person, may not work for another. The key is to identify your unique needs by considering not only your current symptoms, but also your health history, genetics and lifestyle.

I specialise in helping people with autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, stress management and weight management.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or visit my website and let me help you on your journey to optimum health.

Erin Merk, NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher

I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, and ordained Zen Buddhist priest through San Francisco Zen Center. By day I direct a Body-Mind Education program at a local independent high school, teaching yoga, health, and wellness to adolescents, including nutrition classes based on “real food.” I added the the AIP Coach certification to my training repertoire because I believe in the healing power of food, and have been utterly dazzled by the transformation I have experienced in my own body through adopting a nutrient-dense traditional foods diet. The Autoimmune Paleo process is a powerful tool to support deep healing through food!



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