Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth

We all know that brushing and flossing are important for maintaining oral health, but have you ever considered exercise as a way to improve your oral well-being? Here DrBonnie360 dives into new potential connections between exercise, eating, mood, and the oral microbiome.

Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

Autimmune disorders are invisible--they don't manifest as obviously as other conditions do--and this only adds to the lack of understanding surrounding these conditions. In honor of National Autoimmune Awareness Month, we have created a one-stop shop for information and resources on a wide range of autoimmune conditions, in hopes of taking a bite out of the ambiguity that continues to surround them.

Food Spotlight on Lupus

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.

Forced to Slow Down: Living with an Invisible Disease in College

Briane has fibromyalgia and is currently a UCLA student who started up a community group called You Are Not Alone. Her story chronicles the challenges of an invisible disease; if she had known about fibromyalgia earlier, perhaps she could’ve prevented…

How Do You See The Invisible?

  Like heart disease, diabetes, and many other chronic diseases,  autoimmune disease is an invisible disease. –Any memorable moments while being tested?– “The most memorable and frustrating time for me was before I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I was…

The Human Microbiome: An Invisible Spouse in Sickness and in Health

The second we are born, each of us enters a unique relationship that is going to last a lifetime. Who’s the lucky one, you ask? About 100 trillion microbes that dwell everywhere on and inside our body: the skin, the…