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
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
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
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
From the Festival of Genomics
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
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
By Bonnie Feldman, Tiffany Simms, and Ellen M Martin Does diet experimentation play in the treatment and management of autoimmunity? Evidence that Diet Could Increase Autoimmune Disease Susceptibility Changes in diet have been shown to cause susceptibility in autoimmune diseases. To test this theory, scientists conducted an experiment that examined the disease progression of osteomyelitis… Continue reading Are We What We Eat?
Today we discuss the microbiome and how it functions as an immune organ in the body. You can click on the above Nature animation to learn more about mucosal immunology. Balanced vs Unbalanced Gut Scientists examine the effects the gut microbiome has on the immune and mucosal system. A healthy microbiome is shown to regulate… Continue reading Is Your Gut Destroying You?
Did you know there is a mouth-body connection? Research has demonstrated a link between periodontal (gum) disease and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. Although oral health and joint pain may seem unrelated, as we learn more about the oral microbiome, they may be closer than we imagined. Mysteries of the Mouth The oral microbiome is… Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis Starts in the Mouth?