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Halloween with an Autoimmune Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, BS, Becca Malizia, BS Halloween is an exciting time of year for children of all ages who look forward to dressing up in costumes and parading around neighborhoods to see who can collect the most candy. Walking from doorstep to doorstep, receiving handfuls of candy is both a… Continue reading Halloween with an Autoimmune Disease

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Food Spotlight on Lupus

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, 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… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Lupus

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Food Therapy For Autoimmune Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune Diseases are a group of many diseases in which one’s own immune system attacks otherwise healthy cells in the body. These diseases are characterized by increased and intermittent inflammation. They differ from allergies because they do not require exposure to a certain… Continue reading Food Therapy For Autoimmune Health

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A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin As many of you know, I suffer from a plethora of autoimmune symptoms. Over the years I have been to countless doctors, received numerous diagnoses, and continue to fight this battle with autoimmune disease (or autoinflammatory, or immune-mediated, depending on who you talk… Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

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The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac mean different things to different people. To some, they are completely foreign words that could pass as Pokemon names. To others, they are words occasionally mentioned in commercials about some medication with a million different side effects. But to the… Continue reading The Oral Origins of Autoimmune Diseases

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Tools, Techniques, and Testing Companies: Helping You Find Your Dietary Resources

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin To recap, the world of dieting can be very overwhelming. It is easy to get lost in the clutter as you try one thing after the other, losing hope along the way. Here we explain a way to use the internet and resources… Continue reading Tools, Techniques, and Testing Companies: Helping You Find Your Dietary Resources

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Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

Written by: Becca Malizia, BS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Knowledge about microbiome topics continues to expand, even explode. There is always new research, and with each new discovery, a new fad, new products, new foods. Although there is a great deal of information out there already, there is still plenty yet to… Continue reading Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

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A Guide to Movement Therapy

For over 30 years, I was an obedient physical therapy patient. I went to PT once a week, week after week, and never asked why I was not getting better. Every so often I changed physical therapists, hoping to notice progress and alleviate my chronic pain. But my symptoms never showed improvement. Why did it… Continue reading A Guide to Movement Therapy

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The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

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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