Personal Experiments

Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka For many years I have seen countless doctors and specialists—one of the many collateral effects of living with an autoimmune disease. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals, depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Thus, diagnosing an autoimmune disease takes, on average, 4.6… Continue reading Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka Many patients, like myself, suffering from autoimmune diseases understand the struggle of having countless doctor and specialist appointments throughout the year. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. This spectrum of disease symptoms and severity often leaves… Continue reading Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

autoimmune research, Uncategorized

The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, and Hailey Motooka Do you have a passion project that sometimes drives you to do unexpected things?  For many years I have been dreaming of improving research, diagnosis and care for autoimmunity by bringing the best of conventional, integrative and digital medicine to autoimmune patients. And… Continue reading The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

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?

digital health, lifestyle, movement therapy, Uncategorized

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

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

Adding Pilates & Gyrotonic to the Movement Therapy Mix

After 10 years of exercising daily at The Bar Method, I began to explore other movement therapies. It wasn’t that I had become bored with my routine - rather, I had gone from being “super fit” for my age, to struggling with a repetitive motion injury in my hip. While I was able to figure… Continue reading Adding Pilates & Gyrotonic to the Movement Therapy Mix

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

Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio

As a teenager, I vividly remember my mother pacing the floors when she was unable to sleep. In fact, there she was, up and about, when I returned home late from a date. I never thought much about this at the time, until I reached the point in my own life where staying asleep seemed… Continue reading DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio

autoimmune research, Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, Uncategorized

DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker I was excited to see what Vitagene’s results would suggest. What would I discover about… Continue reading DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

patient stories, Uncategorized

The Autoimmune Masquerade

Continuing Briane’s story, she gives us another perspective on college life and autoimmunity.  From her struggles, sacrifices, and positive outlook, Briane turns her story into one of inspiration and advice. –Do you have everyday struggles?– You know that feeling when you have a cold and your body is extra achy and tired because it’s using… Continue reading The Autoimmune Masquerade