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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

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 never showed improvement. Why did it… 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

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The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

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Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First

The importance of patients participating in clinical trials can not be underestimated.  Just ask Alicia Staley, the Vice President of patient affairs at Science 37, who believes, “It is our obligation as patients, at the end of a treatment journey, to turn around and hold the hands of others.” At Your Autoimmunity Connection we have… Continue reading Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First

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Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

As a chronic disease patient, my dream is of a world where it doesn't take an average of three years and five doctors for patients to get a diagnosis for their autoimmune disease. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with one or more chronic health conditions, and many of them… Continue reading Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

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How Fascia is Linked to Your Chronic Pain

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 How Fascia is Linked to Your Chronic Pain

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The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017

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