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

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin 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… 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

Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, movement therapy, 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?

Biohacking, mind-body, Uncategorized

Breathing: There’s More to it Than You Think

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: There’s More to it Than You Think

autoimmune research, lifestyle, mind-body, patient stories, Uncategorized

The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017

1. Finding courage to look for a community at Medx 2014 & 2015 Spurred by experiencing my own vague symptoms and watching autoimmune disease pop up in my network of family and friends, I found my passion and dreamed of reimagining research, diagnosis, and care for all my loved ones suffering from mysterious illnesses. Chasing… Continue reading The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017

autoimmune research, microbiome, oral health, Uncategorized

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

autoimmune research, Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, movement therapy, Uncategorized

Tai Chi & Qi Gong as Movement Therapy

Over the past several generations, stress levels and chronic disease levels have continued to rise. According to the American Psychology Association, On average, younger adults are more likely than older generations to report that their stress has increased in the past year. 47% of all Americans say they are concerned with the amounts of stress in… Continue reading Tai Chi & Qi Gong as Movement Therapy