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Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis

"My daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 5, now 6. I am a physiotherapist working in MSK, occasionally treating RA. In my previous 'life' i was a biochemist. My daughter's diagnosis and subsequent reading made me re-think my view of health and disease. I have been mostly disappointed with her treatment." A patient… Continue reading Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis

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Spotlight on Scleroderma

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 autoimmune diseases… so why does it remain so difficult to find the right resources and… Continue reading Spotlight on Scleroderma

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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

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Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

“I have been struggling with psoriasis for 36 years, and my daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s. I would love to see cures for both in my lifetime”. A patient shared this quote with us back in 2015, when we surveyed autoimmune patients at Stanford Medicine X and shared some of their stories to help raise… Continue reading Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

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Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

“The first neurologist I went to see about my MS brushed off my questions and concerns about medications and made me feel helpless, as if no matter what lifestyle changes I made, MS would cripple me…” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey Patient stories such as this are all too common. Given… Continue reading Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

Stretching: More than just a warm-up?

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Imagine attending a workout class in which you warm up with stretching…seems pretty normal, right? Now imagine continuing to stretch for the whole class. Studios selling this concept are popping up around the nation - classes composed entirely of stretching are becoming more and… Continue reading Stretching: More than just a warm-up?

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Breathing: Sometimes the Simplest Things Make the Greatest Impact

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Many of us reminisce about our childhoods: The good ‘ol days when “everything was simple” and our main concerns were what game to play during recess and what Mom was making for dinner. Most of us took the luxuries of childhood for granted -… Continue reading Breathing: Sometimes the Simplest Things Make the Greatest Impact

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The Power of Personalized Coaching

Having a chronic disease does not mean that we are powerless in achieving our best states of health. In fact, maximizing our personal well-being may be well within our control! More resources are becoming available to help patients overcome their chronic symptoms. One of these valuable resources is Vida’s personalized coaching platform - an app… Continue reading The Power of Personalized Coaching

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How to Achieve Your Optimal Wellbeing: A Patient Guide

Download your copy here: How to Achieve Your Optimal Wellbeing As a chronic disease patient, navigating the healthcare system can feel like fending for yourself in an unfamiliar big city - most other people seem to know their way around while you stand by, lost and confused. You are not alone. Some 117 million people, or… Continue reading How to Achieve Your Optimal Wellbeing: A Patient Guide

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The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply.  New understanding of the microbiome is changing our ideas about health and disease, and is pertinent to… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease