“I think the idea of improving patient care for those with autoimmune diseases is incredibly important,” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey. Our survey of autoimmune patients’ experiences revealed a common theme: the need to improve patient care. As Your Autoimmunity Connection, we share this same goal. Patient care does not just… Continue reading Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
“It took 10 years to diagnose my RA. I had repeated episodes of joint swelling and terrible pain. It wasn't until a colleague suggested RA as a possibility for a particularly painful flare in my knee that I specifically asked a practitioner at urgent care about it and she ran some blood work” - anonymous… Continue reading Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis
I was constantly labeled the ‘hard’ or ‘interesting’ case and seemed to stump every doctor I visited. [5th grade through high school] My story: [Fast forward to post college] I held an IT consulting job that kept me on my toes 24/7/365. My pain came back in the form of hip pain that traveled down… Continue reading Being “Old” at 13
I dread the thought of getting wet and smelling like chlorine. That was the first thing I thought when thinking about trying pool therapy for my musculoskeletal issues. However, embracing the spirit of adventure and experimentation of my New Year’s Resolution, I went ahead and signed up for two pool therapy session. Still, I couldn’t… Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin Autoimmunity has spent a long time in the shadows. It has a history of being under-served, under-recognized, and under-funded. However, things are looking up. Just this past year, we’ve had hope from complementary medicine coming to the forefront and personalized nutrition getting easier. While these improvements… Continue reading Coming Out of the Closet
By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin While we wait for traditional medicine to catch up to our needs, will integrative practices be the way to go? Following Lilly, Julie, from It’s Just a Bad Day, further emphasizes how diet and lifestyle modifications have significantly improved her autoimmunity. Having done so much research on… Continue reading Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care
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?
View DrBonnie360's interview at Data to Drugs to Diagnostics on the need to use data and digital tools to ignite precision medicine in autoimmune disease here. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)