Celebrities’ such as Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga have recently brought Lupus to the media spotlight and have helped increase awareness of the disease through pop culture. For patients with this autoimmune disease, however, managing the symptoms is still an under-addressed and difficult process. Nutritional medicine, however, is providing a new avenue for battling the disease. Here are Dr. Bonnie’s nutritional recommendations for Lupus patients.
The nature of invisible illnesses shrouds these conditions in ambiguity–the symptoms don’t seem prominently visible to the onlooker and so the disease remains unknowable. One such invisible illness is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a chronic condition involving functional bowel disorder. Here we shed light on everything you should know about IBS, from its symptoms to its diagnosis to a myriad of resources and treatments available to combat the illness
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Obtaining appropriate diagnosis, effective treatment, and quality care for autoimmune and chronic conditions is often quite challenging. If you have experienced such struggles, then you are not alone. Statistics show that over 50 million adults in the US suffer from
Food can be a wonderful, indulgent component of daily life. For patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, however, functional disorder and inflammation of the intestines poses a serious hurdle when considering what foods to consume. To help make navigating food for patients with IBS easier, here is a compilation of helpful tips on managing your diet, what foods to indulge in, and which ones to avoid for patients with IBS.
We shine our spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis (UC), one of the two most prevalent inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The other is Crohn’s disease. These are both considered autoimmune conditions in which a dysregulated adaptive immune system damages the intestinal wall. Notably, of the 1.6 million Americans who have an inflammatory
A spotlight on Crohn’s disease, one of two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), autoimmune conditions in which a dysregulated immune system damages the intestinal wall. Crohn’s disease affects 201:100,000 Americans, but most people aren’t aware of the disease.