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!

Andrea Lane, L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist

Phone: +1 503.406.1580
Email: [email protected]
*Practices virtually worldwide

I’m Andrea Lane, a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. I practice a gentle, Japanese style of acupuncture that helps to guide the body back to good health. My approach to my patients’ wellness is holistic, involving dietary, exercise, and lifestyle consultation in addition to East Asian medicine.

After being diagnosed with interstitial cystitis in my early 20s, I became passionate about pursuing better health through changes to my diet and lifestyle. I encountered AIP along my journey, and am amazed at how much better I feel as a result. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to transition to AIP and navigate the diet that suits your health best, and I want to be able to support others through that process. I am happy to work with patients on their AIP diet either in the context of an acupuncture treatment protocol, or to do only nutritional and dietary consultation.

When I’m not with patients, I also work as a Pilates and GYROTONIC® trainer. In my free time, I love to cook, read my way out from a small mountain of books, and cater to my cats’ every whim.

Nora Kassay-Farkas, MS; NNCP Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Practitioner

Calgary, Alberta Canada

As a Natural Nutrition Clinical practitioner specializing in functional nutrition I have witnessed first hand the unique challenges those with autoimmune conditions face. In addition to symptoms specific to their autoimmune condition, many may also be dealing with adrenal issues, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, depression, extreme fatigue, migraines, joint and/or muscle pain. In an attempt to reverse or put into remission the autoimmune condition, a doctor or health care usually
suggests making nutrition and lifestyle changes. Knowing what changes to make and more importantly how to make them may seem overwhelming, especially when feeling unwell.

If this is your situation, I can help !

I have a passion for people, food and health as well as experience coaching clients through the AIP Paleo protocol . My programs are personalized to meet your specific dietary and lifestyle needs and challenges. I not only teach you the essentials of the protocol, but act as your coach to ensure success.

I look forward to getting to know you and understanding your situation. Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in learning more about my process.


VANLERBERGHE Joris Conseiller en Micronutrition

Phone: +33 6 73 06 21 20
Email: [email protected]
23 avenue de la fraternité
Poitiers, Nouvelle Aquitaine 86000
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Français – English, Conseiller en micronutrition, cursus Universitaire en Psychologie et formé par le Dr. Allison Siebecker pour traiter les maladies digestives (maladie de Crohn, rectocolite hémorragique, syndrome de l’intestin irritable et SIBO). J’ai décidé de me lancer dans le protocole AIP pour traiter mes propres maladies auto-immunes et j’obtiens des résultats bluffants ! J’ai alors décidé d’obtenir une certification AIP afin d’aider les gens qui, comme moi, souffrent de maladies auto-immunes. Je travaille en libéral et fais des consultations en ligne principalement. N’hésitez pas à visiter mon site internet : afin d’en savoir plus sur les maladies auto-immunes, intestinales, l’alimentation et demander un suivi si besoin.

Stacy Smith, NTP Functional Wellness Advisor

Phone: +1 913-390-3161
Email: [email protected]

Hi – I’m Stacy and I’m here to guide you along the path to your best health. I’m a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC) through the Nutritional Therapy Association, AIP Certified Coach, and Functional Wellness Advisor. After being diagnosed with lupus and anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in 2015, I was told repeatedly that dietary changes were irrelevant in the management of autoimmunity. My own experience couldn’t be more different, and led me to become a relentless proponent for the healing power of food. AIP has been instrumental in managing my own health, and I’ve been fortunate to see so many other autoimmune warriors have powerful and positive experiences of their own. Through my private practice, Viridis Wellness, LLC, I put my passion into action helping clients achieve their wellness goals through education, empowerment, accountability and positive, long-term, lifestyle changes. I specialize in wellness recovery with autoimmunity, connecting with nature, improving gut health, blood sugar regulation, holistic sports performance, autoimmune athletes and corporate wellness. My view is that wellness comes from addressing the whole person. I enjoy working virtually with long-distance clients as well as in-person with local clients, and offer a variety of group education programs. If you’re ready to take the first step towards your highest wellness and need a partner on your journey, let’s talk about where you want to go. Complimentary 15-minute discovery calls are available by request.

Patricia Forquer, RN Registered Nurse, AIPCC, Holistic Health Coach

Hi! I’m Patricia and I am really excited to be part of this network of very skilled practitioners. I’m also thrilled to add my AIP certification to my skill set because this protocol has helps strengthen my healing potential and these skills are greatly needed for this growing population of patients. My own personal journey dealing with Hashimoto’s led me to expand my skills as a Registered Nurse, become AIP Certified & a Holistic Health Coach. These skills now allow me to build on the compassion I have for my patients seeking guidance with their life challenges and finally allows me to share the amazing skills which have greatly helped me. I have been a Registered Nurse for 20+ years with experience in several areas although my initial & main focus has always been Women’s Health. I have recently expanded my focus & skills to incorporate a more holistic approach to health and wellness (the foundational skills I learned as a nurse) by addressing “Longevity Wellness” to address our greatly expanding aging population which definitely deserves the patience, compassion & a more focused plan of care. I look forward to helping others in their search for health and wellness.

Wafa Al-Madi Certified Health Coach

Dhahran, Asharqia
Saudi Arabia
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hello, my name is Wafa. I have a masters degree in psychology and have worked with children and adolescents in a clinical and educational settings.
When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s my life took a turn, and I wanted to take responsibility for my well=being. I started searching for strategies that were under my control that could enhance my health.
I learned about the autoimmune protocol, and when I implemented it, I experienced powerful results.
My experience made me passionate about helping others reap the benefits of adopting dietary and lifestyle strategies to better their health. I became an integrative nutritional health coach, and then an AIP certified coach: I continue to supplement my education with courses that address gut and brain health.
I believe in adopting a holistic model in addressing overall health (mind, body and spirt). i
i hope to support you throughout your journey to health and wellness. I work 1-to-1 and provide group programs in both English and Arabic (remotely and in person).

Claudia S. Mercado C. Nutrióloga Funcional

Phone: +5216691224792
Email: [email protected]
mazatlan, sinaloa mexico 82120
*Also Practices Virually Worldwide

Hola Soy Claudia Mercado Nutrióloga y amo lo que hago en mi consulta diaria !!
fui diagnosticada con Tiroiditis de Hashimoto después de tener a mi 2da hija, he vivido lo que tu sientes ahora y después de probar este estilo de vida antiinflamatorio durante varios años, mi enfermedad autoinmune está bien controlada y me siento mejor. Mi viaje de sanación fue y ha sido una montaña rusa, pero estoy muy agradecida por la experiencia ya que ello me permite ayudarte. No puedo esperar para mostrarte lo bien que funciona.

Mi objetivo es ayudar a mis pacientes con protocolos terapéuticos personalizados y basados ​​en la evidencia que incluyen apoyo dietético, recomendaciones de estilo de vida y suplementos necesarios para el éxito de su tratamiento. Estoy convencida que el cuerpo tiene la capacidad de auto sanación, solo debemos ayudar a nutrirlo con alimentos reales que nos brinda la naturaleza.

Feliz de ayudarte para que RECUPERES TU SALUD !!!

Deja que la comida sea tu medicina,


Contáctame hagamos AUTOINMUNE A LA MEXICANA !!!

Jagna Golebiewska Dietician and Nutricionist

Warsaw, Poland

Hello! My name is Jagna and i am a nutritionist and a healthy lifestyle enthusiast. My adventure with AIP began back in 2018 when i was diagnosed with autoimmune diseases myself. i was determined and motivated to fight for my well being. Not only ive changed my diet but ive changed my approach to my daily lifestyle. Because of my experience, I know i should help others to find a new ways to improve their health and get their life back on the right track. Our body has an amazing ability to heal and im here to support you on this journey.

Ros Connolly Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Phone: +44 7939 226577
Email: [email protected]
United Kingdom

*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.



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