Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

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

Biohacking, oral health, Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

The Prebiotic Approach to Balancing Biofilms

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, Ellen M. Martin The saying ‘opposites attract’ is normally applied to two people with opposite personalities engaged in an emotional relationship. For Daily Dental Care co-founders Lindsey Huff and Dr. Emily Stein, this meant a fruitful relationship brought about by differing expertise in microbiology and business. The two… Continue reading The Prebiotic Approach to Balancing Biofilms

digital health, food matters, Uncategorized

Using Tech to Create Personalized and Actionable Food Therapy

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS Mory Bahar, CEO of Personal Remedies, has a story that parallels my own in many ways. Suffering from multiple chronic conditions, Mory found limitations with traditional medicine and sought alternative therapeutic options. His journey back to health brought him to functional medicine and to using exercise… Continue reading Using Tech to Create Personalized and Actionable Food Therapy

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Navigating Food in a World Where One Diet Does Not Fit All!

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin   It is easy to feel like an outsider in a digital world where everyone seems to be blogging, Instagramming, Tweeting, about the new diet or exercise that revolutionized their lives. It is easy to think that you alone are struggling to be… Continue reading Navigating Food in a World Where One Diet Does Not Fit All!

autoimmune research, microbiome, oral health, Uncategorized

The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

autoimmune research, microbiome, oral health, Uncategorized

The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

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

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Lupus

"After decades of my symptoms being dismissed by multiple doctors, I found power in educating myself and advocating for my own needs. We need to make quality, patient-centered care more readily available; patients should never feel alone in their fight for wellbeing." - Anonymous patient participant in our Autoimmunity Voices survey. Obtaining appropriate diagnosis, effective… Continue reading Spotlight on Lupus

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First

The importance of patients participating in clinical trials can not be underestimated.  Just ask Alicia Staley, the Vice President of patient affairs at Science 37, who believes, “It is our obligation as patients, at the end of a treatment journey, to turn around and hold the hands of others.” At Your Autoimmunity Connection we have… Continue reading Science 37- Accelerating Biomedical Research by Putting Patients First

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