Janice LaFontaine Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, AIP Certified Coach

Seattle, Washington

Hello! I’m Janice LaFontaine, NTP, IIN Health Coach and AIP Certified Coach out of the greater Seattle area. I work with moms who are motivated to make a significant change in their health through individualized nutrition and lifestyle management to reach their health goals. I firmly believe the foundation to all health starts here.

My personal autoimmune health journey has been with Graves’ disease and it’s what brought me here to help others in this community. An autoimmune journey can be a lot to navigate through. I’ve been through remission and flare ups, medication, alternative treatments, and debilitating symptoms such as dramatic weight loss, brain fog, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, hair loss, heart palpitations and more. Through all this, I experienced tremendous improvement and healing when adjustments to my diet, lifestyle and environment were made following a functional medicine approach where we uncovered the underlying causes of my Graves’ disease.

As a Certified AIP Coach, I will help guide you through the confusion, overwhelm and often times conflicting information that’s out there so you can experience autoimmune wellness for yourself. Together, we will find the root causes of your symptoms to help you on your way to autoimmune wellness.

As a mom of three, I realize the challenges we face when it comes to caring for our own needs while caring for the needs of those around us. The reality is, we cannot care for the needs of others very well when we are not well ourselves.

I want to encourage you that autoimmune wellness is possible, and I want you to experience it, too. We should all be able to experience health and vitality the way our lives were intended to be!

Carly Michelson, FNTP, RWP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach

Phone: +1 360-271-7136
Email: [email protected]
Poulsbo, Washington
* Practices Virtually Worldwide

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Autoimmune Protocol Coach, Carly helps others living with autoimmune disease to discover the root cause of their symptoms, and find comfort in becoming their own self advocate for their health care plan.

Carly uses her own journey of living with the autoimmune disease Hashimotos Thryoiditis to connect with her clients. She encourages her clients to find relief from many debilitating symptoms and find true health through the Autoimmune Protocol. She’s been living the autoimmune protocol lifestyle for the last four years, and draws upon not only her education, but her own experience to create customized care plans for her clients by addressing their bioindividuality and specific nutritional needs.

Carly loves to see her clients move forward in life with new energy, physical vitality, and the ability to enjoy life with their loved ones. She currently sees clients in person in the adorable Scandinavian town of Poulsbo WA. Her services are also offered virtually through online courses and sessions everywhere.

Valerie Velez-Shields COTA/L, AIP Certified Coach

Cumming, Georgia
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi! My name is Valerie, I have been working in healthcare for 16+ year as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. After years of going to Drs with multiple symptoms, I finally received my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis at the point of feeling like I was dying and no one was willing to help me. My journey after my diagnosis was long and lonely. I later discovered support groups which helped me to save my own life. I know all too well the frustrations of trying to navigate through this disease. Now that I am an AIP certified coach, I want to help make this journey easier for you than it was for me. You are not alone. I will not only be your coach but your cheerleader guiding you through this journey with an empathetic heart.

Here’s a little more info about me…I love being outside with nature! I sing, hike, spin, do a little walking and running, enjoy cooking and relaxing with my dog, husband and daughter. I am gluten, dairy and soy free. I also intend to continue my education in the field of nutrition.

Elena Shumskaya Health Coach, Beauty Mentor

Russian Federation
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

I am a beauty mentor. I take a holistic approach to skin beauty and health: through smart skin care, through proper nutrition, through nutraceutical support and a healthy lifestyle.
That is why I received the education of a cosmetologist, health-coach, specialist in functional integrative nutrition.
The autoimmune nutrition protocol for me is the path to a personalized diet that is right for each individual. By reducing the level of inflammation in the body, we heal, which means our skin is healed, and we look beautiful and young.

Alaa Tariq Ahmed Ali Ahmed Certified Holistic Health Coach

Phone: +973 3201 4434
Email: [email protected]
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

You took a big step! You are here looking for a partner to walk with you in your journey towards wellness. Let me start by sharing this about myself. I wish I had a coach; it would have taken me less time and less effort to reach wellness and balance. This is why I became a coach, so I can help others take a shorter path (hopefully).

My name is Alaa, I have a doctorate degree from the University of Liverpool and a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I am research oriented and have been managing my health, symptom free and medicine free for years and have helped many people on their journeys to health.

I believe in a holistic approach to health and a customized plan for each.

Charity Berglin NTP, CHHC, CPT, CCC

Phone: +1 509-669-1555
Email: [email protected]
Cashmere, Washington

My name is Charity and I have lived with 3 autoimmune diseases since my initial diagnosis in 1991. I am married with 4 children and run a busy coaching practice in Cashmere, Wa. I have nearly 30 years of Personal symptom management experience. I am a 2015 graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and a 2018 graduate of Nutritional Therapy Association in Olympia, WA. I am Currently seeking board Certification

I help my clients explore the overwhelming aspects of life with autoimmunity. Together we create a “baseline” or a starting point for achieving future health goals. I teach effective strategies for change in diet and lifestyle that are realistic and simple. Taking one step forward at a time; your personalized program will radically improve your quality of life. During the course of your program you will:
Set and accomplish goals
Explore new foods
Reduce inflammation
Understand and reduce cravings
Increase energy
Feel better in your body
Improve personal relationships

When was the last time you talked with a professional about your health and received the personal attention you deserve? Could one conversation change your life?

Danni-Maree Macpherson Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach

Phone: +61 423 643 448
Email: [email protected]
*Also Practicing Virtually Worldwide

Raised by a chiropractor and a naturalist, the writing was on the wall that I would follow in their footsteps, however it wasn’t until I had to overcome my diagnosis of MCTD that I really began to delve deeper into the field of holistic healthcare. Studying with The Nutrition Academy, where the focus is on ancestral eating; real, organic whole food, sourced direct from the farmer wherever possible, reinforced what I had learnt in the 8 years after I was diagnosed. I have since gone on to study the microbiome, how lifestyle changes can affect your health and the value of adopting a positive mindset, and continue to read and research the latest information to ensure that not only am I up to date, but that I am also delivering that knowledge to my clients. When you give your body the right resources, there is no justification for illness and dis-ease to exist. My role as a health and lifestyle coach is to empower and support you to regain control of your health.

Lori Johnson Certified Health Coach

Belchertown, Massachusetts
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

Hi! I am a Certified Health Coach, AIP Certified Coach, Certified HeartMath Mentor, and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. I specialize in coaching women dealing with chronic illness on dietary changes, stress management, and emotional wellness. I became interested in AIP in 2014 when I started experiencing subclinical autoimmunity. Since autoimmune diseases run in my family, I started using it as a preventative and I believe strongly in its effectiveness. I truly enjoy helping women identify and focus on the diet and lifestyle changes that are most likely to provide the greatest benefit and making these changes practical and sustainable. My approach is to support gradual progress from where you are now to where you would like to be. I look forward to supporting you on your journey!

Virstyne Henry Certified Health Coach

Austin, Texas
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

If there was a female version of the movie Bubble Boy, Virstyne (Vir-Steen) would have started in it. Her doctor used to say that she was allergic to life. From a very early age, she was allergic to grasses, mold, dust, animals, trees, all of her favorite foods. Being around these triggers could set of an anaphylactic reaction or even an asthma attack. As you can imagine, this made for a very disappointing childhood. As she got older, her battle with endometriosis made life even more difficult.

Frustrated by the willingness of the allopathic industry to solve everything with an unnecessary surgery, a pill, or a vaccine. Virstyne embarked on a quest on how to heal herself in the most non-invasive and affordable way. Her success through diet and lifestyle has yielded amazing results.

While on this journey, Virstyne realized that many people are stripped of the know-how of how their bodies work, what really causes disease, and how to manage or even cure their symptoms. She founded TMIANAD (Trust Me I AM NOT A DOCTOR) in 2021. The goal is to empower people to understand how to heal themselves, and once they learn, they will teach others. We want to build a legion of healers, and it starts with TMIANAD. The paradigm needs to shift, once we learn how to heal ourselves, we will not be dependent on an outside source for our healing. We will have the power.

Virstyne also holds a certification in Health Coaching from the Trinity School of Natural Health.

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).



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