Autoimmune diseases are invisible: they often don't present externally and seemingly slip through the grasp of doctors' diagnoses. These are glimpses of the stories and voices of autoimmune patients from our Stanford MedicineX Workshop Survey that highlight the long and arduous struggles many autoimmune patients face with diagnosis.
You’ve heard of the gut microbiome, but what about the oral microbiome? What goes on in your oral cavity has effects on your entire body. The mouth-body connection is little known, but critical to your overall health and well-being.
DrBonnie360's life experiences are far from mundane: she began her career as a dentist, then became a Wall Street analyst and consultant after a hand injury prevented her from continuing on with dentistry, and finally started Your Autoimmunity Connection when faced with the lack of resources available to herself and her family members as autoimmune patients. This winding trajectory in conjunction with her diagnoses has given her ample insight into how to manage autoimmune and chronic conditions with the curveballs life throws your way. Here DrBonnie360 introduces her eBook to help chronic illness patients like herself prosper and thrive.
Autimmune disorders are invisible–they don’t manifest as obviously as other conditions do–and this only adds to the lack of understanding surrounding these conditions. In honor of National Autoimmune Awareness Month, we have created a one-stop shop for information and resources on a wide range of autoimmune conditions, in hopes of taking a bite out of the ambiguity that continues to surround them.
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Did you know that it takes about 17 years for new scientific discoveries to be translated into mainstream conventional medicine (1)? While this doesn’t seem like a huge…
Autoimmune disease is an umbrella term for the numerous diseases that affect the immune system. The overlap of symptoms makes them difficult to diagnose and understand. Continue reading to help bring the invisible epidemic of autoimmune disease into the limelight.
Current treatment options available to autoimmune patients include a village of discrete specialists and countless hours of one-on-one appointments and therapy. However, the Allegheny Health Neteork Autoimmune Institute is revolutionizing autoimmune treatment and prevention by providing a one-stop, wholistic approach to managing and combating chronic conditions. Read more about Dr. Bonnie’s experience at this avant-garde institute here.
A gluten-free diet isn’t just “trendy”; it is essential for people suffering from Celiac’s disease– an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine when gluten is ingested, leading to a wide range of health problems. Continue reading to discover the latest advances in celiac disease research and their implications for the understanding of other autoimmune diseases.
The oral microbiome is becoming a front runner in scientific research. Given its complexity, understanding the existing findings and data can be confusing, so we’ve compiled our research into this easy to follow, visual, annotated bibliography!