Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Imagine attending a workout class in which you warm up with stretching…seems pretty normal, right? Now imagine continuing to stretch for the whole class. Studios selling this concept are popping up around the nation - classes composed entirely of stretching are becoming more and… Continue reading Stretching: More than just a warm-up?
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Many of us reminisce about our childhoods: The good ‘ol days when “everything was simple” and our main concerns were what game to play during recess and what Mom was making for dinner. Most of us took the luxuries of childhood for granted -… Continue reading Breathing: Sometimes the Simplest Things Make the Greatest Impact
Does this photograph look familiar to you? Chances are high that it may - it features Michael Phelps in his natural habitat, an olympic pool, at the Rio Olympics last year. What may be less familiar are the circular bruises on his right shoulder. These peculiar markings are the result of an alternative medical practice called… Continue reading Understanding Your Fascia and Its Connection to Your Chronic Pain
1. Finding courage to look for a community at Medx 2014 & 2015 Spurred by experiencing my own vague symptoms and watching autoimmune disease pop up in my network of family and friends, I found my passion and dreamed of reimagining research, diagnosis, and care for all my loved ones suffering from mysterious illnesses. Chasing… Continue reading The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue For over a decade I consistently saw a physical therapist to help cope with my chronic pain, but never felt fully satisfied with my results. I thought I was doing everything within my power to alleviate my symptoms, but it was still not enough… Continue reading Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?
Having a chronic disease does not mean that we are powerless in achieving our best states of health. In fact, maximizing our personal well-being may be well within our control! More resources are becoming available to help patients overcome their chronic symptoms. One of these valuable resources is Vida’s personalized coaching platform - an app… Continue reading The Power of Personalized Coaching
As a chronic disease patient, navigating the healthcare system can feel like fending for yourself in an unfamiliar big city - most other people seem to know their way around while you stand by, lost and confused. You are not alone. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with… Continue reading How to Achieve Your Optimal Wellbeing: A Patient Guide
By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply. New understanding of the microbiome is changing our ideas about health and disease, and is pertinent to… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease
The Single Most Valuable Legacy We Can Pass On “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” - Benjamin Franklin My recent TEDx talk reveals the reason self-care brings hope to the autoimmune community. With this call to action to take better care of ourselves today, we can make a… Continue reading TEDxACU | The Single Most Valuable Legacy We Can Pass On
By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M Martin, and Tiffany Simms What Do We Mean by the Autoimmune Abyss? More than 50M patients in the US are living with 100+ different kinds of autoimmune diseases. In “The Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease” young adults talk about the challenges of living with chronic disease in the prime of… Continue reading Decoding Autoimmunity