autoimmune research, microbiome, oral health, Uncategorized

The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac mean different things to different people. To some, they are completely foreign words that could pass as Pokemon names. To others, they are words occasionally mentioned in commercials about some medication with a million different side effects. But to the… Continue reading The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

“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

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Rheumatoid 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

patient stories, Uncategorized

Being “Old” at 13

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

lifestyle, movement therapy, patient stories, Uncategorized

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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

autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

Coming Out of the Closet

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

autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care

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

autoimmune research, microbiome, Uncategorized

Is Your Gut Destroying You?

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?

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

Data to Drugs to Diagnostics

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/)