You are Invited to Be a part of the AIP BIPOC Group!

Relating to residing with a power medical situation, few issues are as essential as your help system. Whom you encompass your self with can have a dramatic affect not solely in your psychological well being, but in addition in your bodily well being.

Navigating life with autoimmune illness could be difficult at instances, but it surely’s essential to do not forget that you don’t need to undergo it alone. Having a help system is integral within the restoration course of. That’s the place the AIP BIPOC Group (ABC) is available in.

HOW DID ABC START? – It Began with a Roundtable!

Earlier than I let you know why try to be part of this superb group, first let me let you know just a little about the way it got here to be.  My title is Jamie Nicole, The Pure HEALing Coach, and I turned an AIP Licensed Coach in Fall of 2020.  In January of 2022, I had the chance to take part within the 2022 AIP Summit, hosted by Jaime Hartman, as a workshop presenter and as a panelist on the AIP BIPOC Affinity Roundtable.

Throughout this roundtable, a bunch of fellow AIP coaches and I had been in a position to share our experiences as BIPOC ladies navigating autoimmune illness and the way distrust and mistreatment not solely extended analysis, however prompted frustration and delayed analysis.

Fortunately, all of us had been ultimately in a position to get a analysis after advocating for ourselves, however having a help system of like-minded individuals earlier than, throughout and after analysis may have lessened the burden of the method and minimized the sentiments of tension, melancholy and isolation that usually come together with an preliminary power sickness analysis.

Due to the affect that listening to others’ tales in the course of the roundtable had on me, I assumed that this dialog wanted to be continued. It was an inspiring and highly effective dialogue with a robust group of autoimmune warriors turned coaches who had discovered success on AIP and whose tales may assist others on their journeys as properly.

After a number of months handed and with a lot thought and prayer, I made a decision to achieve out to Jaime Hartman to see if anybody within the autoimmune group was doing something just like the BIPOC Roundtable held in January on a steady foundation.  She indicated that there was not, and with out hesitation, she totally supported me in making a technique to proceed the dialog. That’s how The AIP BIPOC Roundtable was born.

Since June, we’ve got held 5 month-to-month roundtables led by AIP Coaches and particular company with numerous matters of experience. In attendance on the first roundtable had been Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott.  Throughout this roundtable, fellow AIP Coach, Dr. Sybil Cooper, shared the aim and objectives of the AIP BIPOC Roundtable.  An enormous a part of the aim and why I stepped out on religion to assist curate the roundtable is due to the inspiring work of Angie and Mikey within the space of anti-racism in healthcare.


If you weren’t already conscious of their work on this space, in June of 2020, Weblog launched an open letter during which they defined their perception that anti-racism is key to well being and wellness. Moreover, they shared their anti-racism efforts from the previous and defined what they meant to do sooner or later by means of the Weblog platform.

Six weeks later, they adopted via on their pledge and launched their Anti-Racism Enterprise Plan the place they said:

Within the easiest phrases, our work is outlined by the assumption that searching for well being and constructing group is an interdependent venture. We acknowledge that racism is a public well being difficulty and that there are systemic boundaries that forestall many Black, Indigineous, and Individuals of Coloration (BIPOC) from accessing healthcare and reaching wellness.

We consider it’s our collective duty to interact within the essential considering and work essential to eradicate racism and dismantle the boundaries that forestall many BIPOC from assembly fundamental life wants of day-to-day security, (meals) safety, employment and housing. We acknowledge that these are conditions to well being and wellness, and to the life and communities we search to foster inside our companies.

This was a robust assertion to me.  Oftentimes, we share WHAT a selected well being protocol is and WHY it is necessary, but when we aren’t sharing the HOW to culturally, financially, socially and virtually execute the protocol, then the WHAT and the WHY are ineffective to these we are attempting to assist heal.


The AIP BIPOC Roundtable is a technique we’re starting to deal with the HOW.  By addressing the Social Determinants of Well being and the Cultural Obstacles to the Autoimmune Protocol which are usually roadblocks to the BIPOC group on the journey to raised well being, we’re working collectively in the direction of the aim of “dismantling the methods of oppression which are stopping all of us from having fun with full well being and wellness”.

On the first roundtable, it turned apparent that we wanted to create an area for all of us to work collectively as an autoimmune group to realize this aim.  That is how the AIP BIPOC Group was born.

The AIP BIPOC Group is hosted on The Mighty Networks and is open and welcoming to all, not simply those that are BIPOC.  So why must you be a part of?


There’s proof that group care can enhance your well being. Research have proven that in sure areas world wide the place individuals reside longer, and objectively, higher lives than common. The widespread denominator and motive for this distinction was their sturdy sense of group and help.

As part of this group, you’ll be becoming a member of us in, in addition to benefiting from, the collective effort to maintain each other’s bodily, psychological, emotional, and even religious wants which are born out of the deep-rooted structural challenges that many people face – however in an environment of encouragement, and hope supported by others with autoimmune illness who’ve discovered hope and therapeutic via the autoimmune protocol.

On this group, sources will probably be offered that may assist you to (or these you take care of) take away boundaries associated to SDoH and the Cultural Obstacles to AIP corresponding to:

  • Schooling – sources that will help you efficiently navigate AIP
  • Financial Stability – sources on find out how to navigate AIP on a price range, find out how to navigate working a job (or changing into self-employed), find out how to qualify for cheap lodging at work
  • Healthcare Entry – find out how to discover inexpensive healthcare, find out how to discover the fitting physician, find out how to discover medicine reductions
  • Neighborhood/Setting – find out how to mitigate the environmental affect of inside and exterior toxins on well being, find out how to mitigate well being dangers on account of lack of transportation
  • Social and Group Help – secure areas for cultural-specific conversations, month-to-month group meet-ups/chats

That is simply the tip of the iceberg!!

Nevertheless, we can not do that with out YOU.

  • YOU are part of the autoimmune group
  • YOU have your personal experiences and tales to share that may affect somebody and encourage them just like the tales I heard on the 2022 AIP Summit BIPOC Roundtable
  • YOU have native sources and contacts to share that might assist somebody in your local people
  • YOU know others who can profit from a group of like-minded, optimistic people whom you’ll be able to invite as we develop the group and obtain higher well being collectively

The entire of this group will actually be larger than the sum of its components.

Becoming a member of is straightforward! 

  • Go to this hyperlink and click on ‘Request to Be a part of’.
  • Create your username and password.
  • Subsequent, add a profile image of your self in order that we are able to know who you’re and whom we’re speaking with. As soon as your profile pic is uploaded, we’ve got a few questions so that you can reply in order that we are able to get to know you higher and what you hope to realize from being part of this group. (Most essential half. We need to know who’s in our group.  Please add a recognizable image of your self.)
  • Your request standing will probably be Pending till reviewed by the group admin (will need to have a profile pic and reply questions). If permitted, you’ll obtain an electronic mail and you’ll examine your standing on-line or on the app at any time.
  • After approval, login and full the next:

  • Reply the “Get to Know You” Query
  • Learn the Welcome Guidelines with all the data it is advisable learn to navigate the group
  • Create your profile (Most essential half. When you solely do one factor from the guidelines, that is an important!)
  • Try and save the dates for upcoming occasions together with AIP BIPOC Roundtables and different group occasions.
  • I’m actually excited by the responses we’ve got gotten so far for the Roundtables and I’m excited to see what’s to come back for the AIP BIPOC Group ….. with YOU as part of it.  You probably have any questions, be happy to achieve out to me at [email protected].  You should definitely take a look at our final Roundtable and sign-up for our upcoming Roundtable at

    I can’t wait to fulfill you locally!

    Jamie Nicole
    Curator of The AIP BIPOC Community, AIP BIPOC Group & AIP BIPOC Roundtable