Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka Edited by: Sarah Hinton Many patients, like myself, suffering from autoimmune diseases understand the struggle of having countless doctor and specialist appointments throughout the year. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. This spectrum of disease symptoms… Continue reading Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining great traction in the health discussion. People with complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are finding alternative therapy options and turning towards diet and nutrition to address symptoms and optimize health. There are many… Continue reading Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health
Certain foods and food components may help manage Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for MCTD patients.
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
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, BS, Becca Malizia, BS Halloween is an exciting time of year for children of all ages who look forward to dressing up in costumes and parading around neighborhoods to see who can collect the most candy. Walking from doorstep to doorstep, receiving handfuls of candy is both a… Continue reading Halloween with an Autoimmune Disease
Certain foods and food components may help manage Crohn’s. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for Crohn's patients.
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
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining traction in the health discussion. Complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are turning to alternative therapy options, especially diet and nutrition, to manage symptoms and optimize health. There are many foods with natural antioxidant… Continue reading Vitamins & Minerals: Keys for Immune Health
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness, as well as to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing… Continue reading Spotlight on Celiac Disease
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin As our knowledge about nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients, including autoimmune, are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on the growing understanding that diet and nutrition can… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Lupus