Lindsay Peter-Contesse, MS, RD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and AIP Certified Coach

Nashville, Tennessee

Hi, I am Lindsay Peter Contesse, dietitian and owner of Nashville Autoimmune Nutrition, LLC. I specialize in autoimmune diseases and gut issues. Autoimmune diseases are complex and present differently for each person. From sorting through recommendations of food choices, supplements, medications, or even being told there is no solution, or “It’s all in your head,”—it can be completely overwhelming. I focus on the whole person in approaching these issues with clients by looking for the root cause of symptoms, and addressing all aspects of the client’s lifestyle, including nutrition, stress, sleep, movement, and more.

Managing chronic illness can be exhausting, confusing, and lonely. The journey to healing is not always a straight line. I provide a comprehensive assessment and ongoing support to make adjustments in your journey to healing. Follow up appointments allow for discussing progress, adjusting nutritional & lifestyle plans, and creating manageable next steps.

Each client is different. Some common goals include: symptom relief, healing, and regaining a better quality of life. In working together and setting goals, we ensure they are realistic, achievable, and will work within your lifestyle. If anything above resonates with you, I would love to hear your story.

Kelly Dwyer Nutrition therapist, board-certified in holistic nutrition

Phone: +1 303-681-6426
Email: [email protected]
Denver, Colorado
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide


I believe that what you eat directly influences how you feel – and that always starts with real, whole foods.

As a nutrition therapist, I explore clients’ health histories in depth before creating a tailored nutrition plan that incorporates education and support in areas they need most to successfully achieve their goals.

A central piece of my practice is guiding clients on the “how” piece of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle – the logistical and tactical side of health change where good intentions often steer off course.

I work with clients on a range of health issues, including autoimmune disease, blood sugar imbalance and diabetes, weight loss or gain, IBS and other digestive issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, high cholesterol and heart disease, and injury recovery. I am versed in a range of therapeutic diets and how they might support specific health conditions.

I completed my Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT) training at Nutrition Therapy Institute and I am board certified in holistic nutrition (BCHN®) by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. I hold bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

When I’m not talking, writing or thinking about food, I may be hiking, skiing or reading a novel. But most likely, I’m watching my kids play sports!

Evelyn Thai Nutrition Consultant, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
*Practices virtually worldwide

With a background in holistic nutrition and physiology, my big-picture goal is to help clients navigate today’s extensive amount of information on food and nutrition so that they are better equipped to make decisions impacting their health. My own decade-long journey with vitiligo and digestive disorders has taught me that there is no one-size-fits-all, fixed approach to achieving wellness. It is important to me to work with my clients to create an adaptable program tailored to their specific goals – one that is sustainable and allows their body to thrive at its best. Areas of expertise include: autoimmune management, digestive health, food sensitivities, and weight management, with a focus on reducing chronic inflammation.

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!

Jessica Pecush Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ & Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert

Jessica Pecush Nutrition
Calgary, AB T3H0X3
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

A Culinary Nutrition Expert, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional and educator-at-heart, Jessica helps professional women who suffer from autoimmune-based gut issues how to repair their gut, regain their energy and reclaim their personal and professional lives.

Jessica teaches her clients how to support the root cause of gut issues, so as to reduce inflammation and fuel the body, mind and spirit in therapeutic and powerful ways.

Having navigated autoimmunity (IBD – Ulcerative Colitis) for 17 years now, Jessica knows firsthand the discomfort, pain and physical and emotional toll autoimmunity takes on the body.

Jessica’s passion for educating and empowering women who are also navigating autoimmune-based illness stems from her own significant transformation into a far greater state of health and quality of life.

Janine Murphy Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified AIP Health Coach

Commack, New York
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide


Janine Murphy is a Doctor of Physical therapy (DPT) , Certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner (AFT), and a Certified AIP coach. Janine is a Doctor of Physical Therapy for over 15 years. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in her early 20’s. She has been living with it longer then she has been a practicing physical therapist! Janine has been helping others heal their bodies from injuries, but at the same time, she was learning about hers. She was learning what works for her and what does not.

She is now able to live life and spend quality time with her family, instead of being in bed because she could not move. As a physical therapist and a certified AIP coach, she understands that every person and their circumstance is unique.

She is here to provide you with the support and guidance that you deserve!

You deserve to feel better, feel stronger, and to enjoy YOUR life!

Sara Newell Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and AIP Certified Coach

Phone: +1 760-522-1035
Email: [email protected]
San Diego, California
*Also Practices Virtually Worldwide

If you have been told your symptoms are “all in your head,” I am here to tell you they are not. Your symptoms are real and your body can be restored. As an Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Certified Coach, I will help guide you through proven diet and lifestyle steps that uncover the triggers to your symptoms.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 15 years and AIP Certified Coach who has experienced her own personal journey of being restored, I understand on the deeper level how to use nutrition, diet and testing to determine the root causes of feeling unwell and disease. I am a huge advocate for realistic client coaching: I know it can be challenging, but I am here to support and help guide you to what I call a sustainable lifestyle.

My biggest joy is when my clients tell me, “I feel so balanced.”

Find healing at Restorative and Integrative Nutrition (R.A.I.N), and we would love to help you on your path to thriving and living a full peaceful life. Please visit our website at and set up a free 10 minute call today!

~ Sara Newell RDN, LD, AAHCC, AIP Certified Coach
North County San Diego, Solana Beach, Del Mar Area

A little bit about the practitioner on a personal level:

Whats my favorite activity? Anything outdoors, hiking, surfing, walking, gardening……
What is my favorite herb? Basil for sure! I make a delicious, kid approved pesto.
What is my professional passion? Researching anything nutrition.
Any plans for more education? I am enrolled in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
What is something all my friends know about me? I love making soup!

Amanda Chocko, NTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Hi, I am Amanda Chocko and I believe in the power of nutrition in combating chronic disease. I learned this first hand through my own health struggles with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Graves Disease, anxiety and insomnia. Although prescription drugs initially helped to manage my symptoms, I knew that could have more control over my illness. That is when I turned to a holistic approach to reclaim my health and vitality. I was able restore my own health by bringing my body back into balance thru nutritional and lifestyle adjustments. This experience inspired me to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified AIP Coach. Now, I empower others reclaim their own health and well being through a step-by-step, bio-individual approach that emphasizes nutrient-dense, whole foods and healthy lifestyle recommendations. I would love to help you do the same.

Marianna Giugni Nurse health coach

Phone: +1 416-884-3884
Email: [email protected]
Brampton, Ontario
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

My name is Marianna. I wanted to be a Nurse because I wanted to help people get better. I became in love with nutritional health as I found that integration of the two could assist people even more. My goal as a Nurse and Health Coach is to share my knowledge on how to create sustainable behavior change, my role is not to dictate what’s best for people—but share and provide information and resources for individuals to make informed decisions that work best for them and align with their unique needs and goals

Julianne Taylor Registered Nutritionist

Phone: +64 21 680 703
Email: [email protected]
Auckland, Auckland
New Zealand

My interest in nutrition and its impact on health was ignited over 20 years ago when diet changes, including adding paleo choices 10 years ago, led to reductions in many niggling health issues related to auto-immune disease and inflammation (Hashimoto’s, joint inflammation and Raynaud’s). This inspired me to retrain as a nutritionist, (I am also a qualified nurse) so that I could help others improve their own health through dietary changes. In my postgraduate research, I focussed on diet studies and Rheumatoid arthritis. I interviewed 10 people with RA who used a paleo diet or AIP to ameliorate their symptoms. As a result I gained a lot of insight into how people implemented and maintained this regime over time. As a nutritionist the areas I help people with include; managing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes using reduced carbohydrate and low glycemic load plans, nutrition strategies for managing auto-immune disease and reducing inflammation, including the auto-immune protocol, as well as weight loss, and nutrition for strength training. I am also a FitGenes genetic testing practitioner. My nutrition career has been varied, as addition to working with clients, I have run workshops and delivered seminars, and have also worked as a researcher on a number of nutrition related documentaries. I see people in person through Feel Fresh Nutrition in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as virtually. My hobby is powerlifting, which I started only 4 years ago. I compete nationally and in 2019 I represented NZ in the IPF Worlds, something unimaginable with my previous joint inflammation. (Masters 3, 52kg class).



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