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Food Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin As our knowledge about nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients, including autoimmune, are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on the growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

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Vitamins & Minerals: Keys for Immune Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining traction in the health discussion. Complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are turning to alternative therapy options, especially diet and nutrition, to manage symptoms and optimize health. There are many foods with natural antioxidant… Continue reading Vitamins & Minerals: Keys for Immune Health

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Spotlight on Celiac Disease

Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness, as well as to connect patients, families and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing a series of “spotlights” on autoimmune diseases or other diseases… Continue reading Spotlight on Celiac Disease

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Autoimmune Diet Comparisons

Created by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Hailey Motooka Using food therapy is often suggested when navigating complicated diseases like any autoimmune diseases. Many functional doctors will suggest following an autoimmune suggested protocol for mitigating symptoms and overall health. How do you know which one is best for your symptoms and your life?… Continue reading Autoimmune Diet Comparisons

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Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin  Sometimes creative thinkers find inspiration in the most unusual places. While interviewing Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, I found out that his work in nutritional and computational immunology started when he was training as a veterinarian in Spain. “Watching pigs die from infection and poor… Continue reading Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

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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