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

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka (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: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka 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: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka 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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The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

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

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Trust Your Gut – the Microbiome & Autoimmunity

DrBonnie360 returns to Cambridge HealthTech Institute’s 2nd Annual Targeting the Microbiome Conference in Boston, MA on September 20. Highlighting the influence of the microbiome on autoimmune disease, DrBonnie360 will be presenting the latest in how the microbiome affects IBD, Celiac, MS, RA, and Lupus, as well as pioneering companies working in this sphere. Here is… Continue reading Trust Your Gut – the Microbiome & Autoimmunity

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Friend or Foe: The Microbiome Lifeline at TRICON

Sneak peak at what the microbiome can do for autoimmunity. We will be holding a short course on the microbiome it’s promises during Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 23rd International Molecular Med Tri-Con on March 6, 2016 in San Francisco - The Microbiome: Sorting the Hype from the Hope. Joining us are the Sonnenburg Lab, the Knight… Continue reading Friend or Foe: The Microbiome Lifeline at TRICON

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Personalized Nutrition to Modify Autoimmune Symptoms

By Bonnie Feldman, Tiffany Simms and Ellen M Martin Through our surveys of autoimmune patients and our Stanford Medicine X workshop, we found many autoimmune patients feeling ill-used and underserved by conventional medical care. Many other blogs and web sites also spotlight these issues across the autoimmune community. Widespread are feelings that no one was… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition to Modify Autoimmune Symptoms

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Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss – Exploring the Connection between Food and Digestive Diseases with MyGiHealth

By Bonnie Feldman and Ellen M Martin Digital health is filled with promise, but for autoimmune patients many gaps persist. With an eye to bridging those gaps, I recently attended two very different conferences: The Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit was a continuing education meeting to help practicing physicians better treat complex autoimmune patients using a multidisciplinary,… Continue reading Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss – Exploring the Connection between Food and Digestive Diseases with MyGiHealth

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One Size Does NOT Fit All

By Bonnie Feldman and Tiffany Simms There are no clear diet recommendations for treating autoimmune disease. This lack of clarity is confusing, with books and scientists of integrative medicine recommending all manner of options. Two examples of the differences within the field are exemplified in the books The Inside Tract andThe Immune System Recovery Plan. While these… Continue reading One Size Does NOT Fit All