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The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, and Hailey Motooka Do you have a passion project that sometimes drives you to do unexpected things?  For many years I have been dreaming of improving research, diagnosis and care for autoimmunity by bringing the best of conventional, integrative and digital medicine to autoimmune patients. And… Continue reading The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

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Celiac Disease Research Sheds Light on Future of Autoimmunity

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested. When a celiac patient eats gluten – a protein in wheat, rye, and barley – it triggers an imperfectly understood abnormal immune response that damages the villi… Continue reading Celiac Disease Research Sheds Light on Future of Autoimmunity

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Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka Created by: Hailey Motooka The oral microbiome is a galactic microcosm that is the gateway to the rest of the human body. It is complex and composed of habitats located in various regions such as the tongue, gums, teeth, saliva, and ear nose and throat. Good oral health… Continue reading Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography

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Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin  Sometimes creative thinkers find inspiration in the most unusual places. While interviewing Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, I found out that his work in nutritional and computational immunology started when he was training as a veterinarian in Spain. “Watching pigs die from infection and poor… Continue reading Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

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A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin As many of you know, I suffer from a plethora of autoimmune symptoms. Over the years I have been to countless doctors, received numerous diagnoses, and continue to fight this battle with autoimmune disease (or autoinflammatory, or immune-mediated, depending on who you talk… Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

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The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac mean different things to different people. To some, they are completely foreign words that could pass as Pokemon names. To others, they are words occasionally mentioned in commercials about some medication with a million different side effects. But to the… Continue reading The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

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Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

Written by: Becca Malizia, BS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Knowledge about microbiome topics continues to expand, even explode. There is always new research, and with each new discovery, a new fad, new products, new foods. Although there is a great deal of information out there already, there is still plenty yet to… Continue reading Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

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A Guide to Movement Therapy

Click here to download your free copy! For over 30 years, I was an obedient physical therapy patient. I went to PT once a week, week after week, and never asked why I was not getting better. Every so often I changed physical therapists, hoping to notice progress and alleviate my chronic pain. But my symptoms… Continue reading A Guide to Movement Therapy

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The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

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The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer