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Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka As I prepare to visit my rheumatologist next week for a scheduled appointment, I am simultaneously eager and apprehensive to share with her my health updates. This is merely a pre-appointment ritual. My eagerness derives from my persistent desire to understand and overcome my chronic health… Continue reading Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Hashimoto’s Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin It took me 5 years and 12 specialists to be diagnosed with Celiac and Hashimoto’s. I want the next person to be diagnosed on the first doctor. - anonymous patient participant in our Autoimmunity Voices survey. Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly… Continue reading Spotlight on Hashimoto’s Disease

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A Guide to Food Therapy e-book : Crafting Your Autoimmune Diet

  Scroll for e-book preview  Click here to download the complete version for free! For more than 30 years, I visited countless doctors, received numerous, often confusing or conflicting, diagnosis, yet I nevertheless continue to fight my battle against autoimmune disease. Although I have yet to find my “optimal diet,” one thing has become clear… Continue reading A Guide to Food Therapy e-book : Crafting Your Autoimmune Diet

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13 Unique Autoimmune and Chronic Illness Gifts for the Holidays

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS Do you or a loved one suffer from an Autoimmune disease or chronic illness? Struggling to find that perfect gift for someone you care about or even what to ask for yourself? Here are some ideas for meaningful, and also useful, autoimmune relevant gifts to add… Continue reading 13 Unique Autoimmune and Chronic Illness Gifts for the Holidays

Personal Experiments

A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka We all know that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” but why haven’t we applied this approach to helping us tell our health stories?  At last, Katie McCurdy, the founder and creator of Pictal Health,  has used her design skills to create an easy to… Continue reading A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

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Tasty Holiday Recipes for Autoimmune Diets

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS The Holidays can be a difficult time of year for anyone trying to mind their waistline, let alone suffer from an autoimmune disease. Holiday sweets like candy and cookies are everywhere, and smells of hot cocoa and sugar filled lattes waft through the air. Not to… Continue reading Tasty Holiday Recipes for Autoimmune Diets

Personal Experiments

Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka For many years I have seen countless doctors and specialists—one of the many collateral effects of living with an autoimmune disease. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals, depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Thus, diagnosing an autoimmune disease takes, on average, 4.6… Continue reading Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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Our Favorite Turmeric Recipes for Reduced Inflammation

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS Recent research has begun illuminating the potential therapeutic benefits of curcumin, the main component of turmeric (1). Research shows that curcumin acts as a powerful antioxidant, and therefore is a naturally strong anti-inflammatory (2, 3, 4). Anti-inflammatory foods are of great importance to autoimmune patients as… Continue reading Our Favorite Turmeric Recipes for Reduced Inflammation

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Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As our knowledge of nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

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Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As knowledge of nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on the growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or reduce… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome