Gavin Guard Physician Associate, Certified Nutritionist

Phone: +1 360-622-6150
Email: [email protected]
Friday Harbor, Washington
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Most people feel frustrated because their health feels left to guesswork. I create a comprehensive and personalized nutrition and medical plan that gives you answers to your symptoms. After you work with me, you will feel more in control of your health.

Schedule a free 15-minute appointment. We will share a cup of coffee and go over your health concerns, symptoms, previous treatment, and explore how I can help you.

Brenda Mills Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Autoimmune Wellness Coach

Phone: +1 805-722-8231
Email: [email protected]
*Practicing Virtually Worldwide

Brenda Mills was already enjoying the benefits of a healthy lifestyle of
exercise and informed nutrition choices, when she was diagnosed with
with Addison’s Disease. Determined to keep healthy, she dove deeper
into nutrition and education, modifying her diet for maximum wellness.
She is now dedicating her career to helping others discover the health
benefits of a nutrition and lifestyle plan well tailored to their
needs through counseling and diet. Mills is a certified Nutritional
Therapist Practioner and a Certified Auto-Immune Health Coach.

Mélodie Daoust Health Coach

Phone: +1 581-307-8957
Email: [email protected]
6-991 Avenue Moncton
Québec, Québec
G1S 2Y6

Diplômée de l’Université Laval en psychologie (maîtrise), je m’intéresse depuis longtemps à la nutrition et la santé. Je détiens plus de 2500 heures de suivi auprès de personnes ayant des troubles des conduites alimentaires, en plus d’avoir effectué de la recherche à ce sujet. Ayant dû quitter mon Doctorat en psychologie près du fil d’arrivée à cause de ma maladie auto-immune (lupus érythémateux disséminé), je me suis par la suite dirigée en enseignement. Depuis maintenant 9 ans, je suis donc enseignante au collégial et chargée de cours à l’Université dans le domaine de la psychologie.

Depuis mon diagnostic, c’est avec résilience et persévérance que j’essaie de viser la santé la plus optimale possible compte tenu de ma condition médicale. Dernièrement, j’ai découvert le protocole auto-immunitaire (AIP) et ce fut pour moi une révélation. C’était la première fois que je ressentais autant de sentiment d’emprise sur ma condition et d’amélioration de ma santé depuis mon diagnostic en 2012. C’est ainsi qu’une nouvelle vocation tout à fait cohérente à mon expérience s’est naturellement dessinée.

Je collabore avec Dre Alexandra Albert, qui est ma rhumatologue (également coach certifiée AIP), afin de coacher ses patients qui désirent suivre le protocole AIP. Riche de ma longue formation en psychologie (8 ans d’Université dont 4 ans aux études supérieures), de mon expérience en enseignement ainsi que de mon expérience personnelle avec une maladie auto-immune et le protocole, je souhaite aider ces patients à améliorer leur qualité de vie et surtout, leur sentiment d’emprise sur leur propre situation.

Brandy Stepetin Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Autoimmune Certified Coach

Eagle River, Alaska
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi!! My name is Brandy- a wife, mother of 3 and advocate for holistic health. I help women reduce inflammation and optimize gut health through a nutrient dense diet, energy testing and targeted supplementation; empowering them to step into wellness.

We all deserve health!

Lisa Moane Nutritionist

Bulli, NSW

Lisa Moane works with children and families to restore their health and wellbeing.

Her focus is always to get to the root cause of disease, and embrace symptoms as vital clues in this journey.

Lisa specialises in assisting children with autoimmune disease alleviate their condition through diet and lifestyle changes.

Her training as an engineer and food scientist makes her a natural problem solver, putting all the pieces of the health puzzle together and finding a workable solution.

Lisa runs a busy practice in the Illawarra, seeing clients in person and virtually, across Australia.

Jessica (Escobedo) Alay Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

3946 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, California 90814

My name is Jessica Escobedo. I went to school in East Whittier, CA and earned a Master’s degree in Eastern Medicine. I love being able to help other through this traditional method that allows me to apply different modalities to assist with different conditions.

I currently work in Belmont Heights in Long Beach, CA. My goal has been to help the masses. I have been a Lupus and Sjögren’s Syndromes survivor for several years. I have battled and seen others battle with difficulties living with an autoimmune disease. I feel it is my mission to help people with autoimmune conditions and those who want to improve as well as regain balance as a whole.

My goal is to take gradual steps to assist the body in what it naturally does, heal by itself. I will take time to work with you step by step to make sure we go at a pace that fits your journey to better health and recovery.

Stephanie Papadakis Holistic Nutrition Consultant

San Francisco Bay Area, California
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

I’m Stephanie, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Sacred Depths Transformational Practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work with clients virtually to help address health imbalances caused by autoimmune diseases, hormonal issues, poor digestive health, stress, and grief.

Although I don’t have an autoimmune disease, the three most important women in my life all have autoimmune thyroid diseases. Upon my mother’s diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2014, I scoured the research on how to naturally treat autoimmune diseases. This experienced helped me realize that I want to be helping people feel like their best selves through nutritional guidance, as well as be an active participant in reversing chronic disease, which led me to getting certified from Bauman College.

I’ve also dealt with my own digestive (SIBO/IBS) and hormonal issues (endometriosis) for years. I know how horrible it feels to eat most foods and always end up gassy and bloated. I know what it’s like to be in the bathroom for hours out of the day. I know what it’s like to feel like someone is ripping out your insides once a month for seven days. I deeply understand the frustration of dealing with doctors and never getting an answer. I came into this field for many reasons, including trying to understand how to address my own healing, but most of all, to help you gain the knowledge you need to find your path to optimal health. I look forward to working with you!

Laney Sisun Registered Nurse and AIP Health Coach

Phone: +1 781-696-2316
Email: [email protected]
2134 NW Aspen Ave
Portland, Oregon 97210
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi! I’m Laney Sisun, a Registered Nurse, an AIP Health Coach, and a Crohns Disease Warrior. I also own a Paleo Bakery, called the Honey Palette, that focuses on providing Decadent Desserts for people with food sensitivities, like childhood allergies and autoimmune diseases. All are paleo, sugar-free, sweetened with honey, and some are also SCD and AIP compliant.

As a nurse, I have focused my career on working in Women’s Health and Diabetes. And as a result of having Crohns for over 20 years, I have become passionate in researching alternative diets and therapies in order to improve my own health. Not only do I follow aspects of the AIP diet, but I also follow the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), and can help with meal plans and tips combining both! Through exploration of my own health needs, I have seen major improvements with my own struggles with Psoriasis, Crohns Disease, and Lichen Sclerosis.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. I have worked as a Diabetes Health Educator, a Cardiac Nurse, and a Labor and Delivery Nurse. I am a huge advocate for patient empowerment, and feel that as patients, we need to have control over our own health. My passions are educating people about diet as it relates to their own health needs, and guiding them towards a more fulfilling life through exploration of alternative treatments and foods. Because EVERY BODY is Different. We all have a different path, and I want to help you gain clarity so you can find your own and thrive!

Marla Hanken Hypnotherapist, Wellness Coach, Somatic Bodywork Practitioner

Phone: +1 415-439-0092
Email: [email protected]
San Francisco, California

Marla is a Wellness Coach, Hypnotherapist, and NLP Practitioner with an extensive background in bodywork and movement (Anatomy Trains Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation). She approaches this work from a truly holistic viewpoint, guiding and supporting clients in incorporating many aspects of body-mind-spirit on an integrative, inclusive path toward wellness and wholeness.

In all areas of her practice, Marla specializes in support for clients with autoimmune, digestive, and chronic pain issues. Her main focus, for over a decade now, is helping clients come back into rapport with their bodies during times of challenge and change…a path to resilience and vitality that she has traveled herself. Hypnotherapy, NLP, and somatic work can serve as powerful adjuncts to AIP Coaching in this regard, aiding in transforming old habits and thought patterns as you make the diet and lifestyle choices and changes that support your journey to a healthier you.

In addition to her online and in-person coaching and hypnotherapy offerings, Marla offers trauma-informed/bodywork-based Structural Integration, Thai Structural Bodywork, and Somatic Resilience sessions at her office in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit her websites (listed above).

Katerina Malkova Nutritional Practitioner, AIP Certified Coach

Phone: +420 734 445 340
Email: [email protected]
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

As someone who has undergone AIP for health benefits, I must say that it has opened the door to a life of lower stress, better sleep, and far less pain. The AIP practice represents a significant lifestyle change, but the added value of feeling great is that I, finally, can HEAR my body speak. Whereas before, I was deaf to my body’s needs. AIP has made a consequential impact on how I live my life, and my wish is to pass this knowledge on to others in need.

I am a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and an AIP Certified Coach, located in Prague, Czech Republic. I have started my nutritional practice in the fall of 2020, and I am currently focusing on clients with chronic and autoimmune illnesses.

Nutričnímu poradenství se věnuji od roku 2020. Byla jsem nucena řešit své vlastní problémy s autoimunitou, proto jsem hledala, jak svému tělu pomoci. Autoimunitním protokolem jsem si sama prošla, upravila jsem svůj životní styl a pozměnila náhled na dělání kariéry. AIP certifikace mi umožňuje pomáhat osobám s chronickým a autoimunitním onemocněním, které chtějí odlehčit svému tělu i psychice od devastujících dopadů autoimunitního onemocnění. Hovořím česky a anglicky.



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