AIP CERTIFIED COACH DIRECTORY
Shelly Cobb Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist
42325 Casa Verde
Temecula, California 92592
*Practices Virtually Worldwide
I am Shelly Cobb, owner of Thrive Well. Years ago, over several years my husband, our 6 kids and I were all diagnosed with Celiac Disease, some with Hashimoto’s. We regained our health back through holistic nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Years later I was encouraged to become a nutritionist and personal trainer to work for one of the doctors who helped me get our health back. I went back to college and got my second master’s degree, this time in Holistic Nutrition. I have pursued various specialty certifications that center around autoimmune disease, health, wellness and exercise. I sat for 2700 hours of nutrition counseling to become a HNCB Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Professional. Later I became ANMA Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. As a former high school teacher, I enjoy learning and pursue the latest information on health and wellness so I can best serve my clients. I personally and professionally have seen how the benefits of holistic nutrition and lifestyle can fully change a person for the better.
I enjoy working with others one on one, helping them achieve their goals – especially in regards to health and wellness. I understand both personally and professionally the daily challenges autoimmune disease can bring. I am here to offer help support, education and motivation to those who want to improve their health and well being. I offer my services in person, on the phone or over Skype. I teach various classes and also offer cooking demonstrations to help those with cooking challenges learn how fun, easy and tasty holistic cooking can be.
My approach is client-centered and client focused. I work together in a collaborative fashion to help the client reach their goals. I am not licensed by the State of California, therefore I do not treat or diagnose disease. I offer fun, educational and motivational help through the use of nutrition, exercise and holistic modalities. It would be my pleasure to work with you.
Amanda Christie Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant
2240 Cowichan Bay Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC, Canada
Megan Copeland Certified Nutrition Specialist, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
390 Sansbury Rd
Friendship, Maryland 20758
Megan Copeland is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who received her master’s degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a certified Autoimmune Paleo Practitioner and a candidate for her Functional Medicine Practitioner certification. Megan is a member of the American College of Nutrition and teaches Integrative Health and Nutrition to high school students at Anchor Christian Collaborative. In addition to homeschooling her kids, her other passion is bringing forth a colorful, nutrient-dense, whole-foods, whole-self approach to wellness. When she’s not working with clients, creating educational programs or writing about nutrition, she’s spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading, going to the beach, working in her garden and creating healthy recipes with her kids.
Ros Connolly Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
*Practices Virtually Worldwide
My name is Ros Connolly and I was inspired to train as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach following my own health issues. I was diagnosed with the Autoimmune Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis in February 2016 becoming very debilitated. I am delighted to say that I have managed to drastically improve my own health through diet and lifestyle change, and I am passionate about the difference this can make in people’s lives. I completed the AIP Certified Health Coaching programme to further increase my depth of knowledge in this specific area, to help others with autoimmune conditions as this is where my personal experience lies. As your Health Coach I will meet you where you are at on your health journey. We will work at your pace to empower you make the changes you want to make. I will treat you as a whole person, knowing that one size does not fit all. I will assist you to find a new level of awareness and trust in your body. We will make progress in a variety of areas including food choices, stress management, sleep, movement, spirituality, personal strengths, emotional resilience and life balance. I am happy to collaborate with your other Health Care Providers as we work together so you can achieve your optimal health. I enjoy building a great rapport with my clients and pride myself on giving the best support I can to each individual to help them achieve lasting change. I am based in Altrincham, near Manchester in the UK. I mostly work with clients virtually, however if you are local, I can meet in person. I find both online and telephone appointments work well as they can fit into busy lives very easily.
Karla Mehlenbacher, DC Chiropractic Neurologist
4907 w 29th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80212
*Practices virtually worldwide
Hello! My name is Karla Mehlenbacher and I am a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Board Certified Functional Neurologist, fellowship through the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. I specialize in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Childhood Developmental Disorders and Movement Disorders.
Our work is non-invasive neuro rehabilitation based on a single scientific principle: the brain is capable of learning, changing and improving throughout a person’s entire life.
Improving the health of your brain and your quality of life is our primary goal, which all starts with understanding how the brain functions. We perform a very detailed neurological examination so we can have an extensive understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles that coordinate, move and balance our bodies.
At Take Root we do not cover up the symptoms, we get to the root of what is causing the problem. We then offer an individualized, targeted treatment plan specifically for your needs and the way your unique brain functions giving you the instructions about how you can change your life for good.
Elizabeth Zenger, Ph.D., L.Ac Acupuncturist, Herbalist
811 NW 20th Ave., Ste. 203
Portland, Oregon 97209
I am a licensed acupuncturist in private practice in northwest Portland since 2001. I work with people who suffer from chronic illness, physical and emotional issues, and those seeking life-long wellness and core-level healing. My work focuses on body-mind healing, and I have a special interest in the connection of emotional trauma with physical illness, including autoimmune disorders.
I practice a style of acupuncture (Five Element) and a bodywork system (Zero Balancing) which treat body, mind and spirit. I am also a Board-certified Chinese herbalist. Many times, I have seen first-hand how important proper nutrition can be to getting the most benefit out of acupuncture and bodywork. Nutrition is also key for wellness and self-care.
Over my years of practice, I have expanded nutritional therapy because I know how effective it can be. I am now happy to offer coaching in the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol as an added benefit for my clients. While most people come to me for Five Element acupuncture or Zero Balancing, individual consultation sessions on nutrition and the AIP protocol can be arranged.
Arnell Caris, M Ed, INHC Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Mount Airy, Maryland 21771
My personal health journey has led me to the exciting field of health coaching. For years I suffered the effects of anemia, gastritis, Barrett’s Esophagus, fatigue, depression, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. When traditional methods of treatment only alleviated some of my symptoms, I began searching for answers to the causes of my health condition. What a life-changing experience!
The Autoimmune Protocol has transformed my health and well-being! The simple, yet powerful process of nurturing and healing one’s body with food, movement, relaxation, and connections is astounding! Now, I’m excited to educate and help others in implementing this whole-body approach to addressing autoimmune conditions.
My two Master’s Degrees in Education and ten years of counseling experience have proven to be a great resource in my health coaching toolbox! I am here to simplify your transition into the Autoimmune Protocol, feel empowered, and help you regain your vitality!
I look forward to supporting you on your health and wellness journey!
Carol Rose, NTC Nutritional Consultant
1020 Summer Lane
Nipomo, California 93444
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide
Hi, My name is Carol Rose, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant and AIP Certified coach and live on the central coast of California. When health began to decline I was led in the direction of functional medicine where I began to get my health back to where I thrive physically and mentally once again. Not only do I feel better and hopeful to continue to live a full active life, I have lost all the extra pounds that I carried for so long. Weight loss is what happens when you get healthy! (“Who knew?”) I found my way through the maze of food sensitivities, inflammation and the many symptoms that go along with autoimmune disease. I am so glad to be able to help others reach their goals for health and weight. If you have ever thought to yourself, ”What do I eat?” Food sensitivities can cause so many symptoms and can seem overwhelming to conquer. If this is a problem for you, then you have come to the right place. I love to help people get their life back where they can feel alive again and help guide them with their food sensitivities and/or nutrition issues, showing them how they can succeed in cooking delicious meals that are nutrient-dense. I also help them navigate the social terrain of eating differently than others when going out to eat and how to prepare food for traveling. Nutrition and lifestyle change is the focus that will help people of all ages reach their goals. No matter your age or situation, you can begin to feel better and more alive. Do you feel that you’re too old to get better? Too far gone? Failed too many times or feel unsupported at home? I can help you achieve your health goals by walking with you on this path to wellness. With someone to guide you toward better health, you get the time and attention you need to succeed. Life is a journey so trek with me and let’s go somewhere, Start now and feel good again! Yours in health, Carol Rose
Christina Tidwell, MN, RN, NC-BC Functional Nutrition Coach
Seattle, Washington 98102
*Practices virtually worldwide
Hi, I’m Christina Tidwell and I am a Registered Nurse and Functional Nutrition Coach. At 18 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Adult-Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD). Western Medicine treatments gave me some relief, but I was still left struggling and feeling deficient in many areas of my life until finally discovering the power of food as medicine. Since focusing on healthy whole foods, learning disease triggers, and finding ways to reduce flare-ups, I am able to live a healthy, disease-free life.
Since then, I have become a RN, studied nutrition, and devoted my life to holistic health. My experience in conventional medicine as a RN has provided me great insight into the current management of autoimmune disease. I believe effective treatment of autoimmune disease involves bringing together the best of conventional medicine and a more holistic approach with attention to diet, digestive health, stress, relationships and our environment. Having worked as an RN for several years I have seen the many ways in which those with autoimmune disease aren’t receiving this whole-person care in our medical system and why autoimmune health coaches are absolutely essential to fill in the gaps and facilitate sustainable, transformational healing!
I am the owner and founder of Live Well with Christina, a holistic health and nutrition coaching practice specializing in helping clients with autoimmune disease take control of their health through diet, lifestyle shifts and personal empowerment. If you’re suffering from chronic autoimmune conditions, I have been there myself and I’m ready to help you increase energy levels, reduce inflammation, and work on the possible root causes of your physical and emotional imbalance, so you can move beyond chronic illness and achieve optimal health. Learn more about my coaching program here.
I offer virtual nutrition counseling via phone or video.
Nicole Symons, NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
170 University Ave
Los Gatos, California 95032
I see clients in the California Bay Area. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner I take a holistic approach to the body and view it as an intricate connected system, not just separate parts. I focus on strengthening the foundations of health and getting to the root of autoimmune disease, illness and general discomfort INSTEAD of just putting a bandaid on the symptoms. By addressing the cause, the symptoms can be resolved.
I teach my clients how to incorporate nutrient dense, properly prepared, whole-foods into their diets as well as help them balance hormones, get restorative sleep, and manage stress. I also believe that social connection, community and daily movement are super important for overall health. All of these pieces are part of living a radiant, vibrant life.
I enjoy working with groups, doing speaking events and working one on one with my clients.