COVID-19 Autoimmune and Immunocompromised Patients’ Stories, plus Functional MD advice. Part Two.

Part Two offers stories from the front about vulnerable autoimmune patients at risk of COVID-19 infection, and self-isolating at home. Plus, several functional MDs that specialize in autoimmune share tips for coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

Autoimmune-Friendly Non-Toxic Makeup Products

Those afflicted with autoimmune conditions know just how tricky it is to find makeup products that don't cause a flare up in your symptoms. Our team has looked into what exactly is behind this aggravation of symptoms, and what products you should use instead, to avoid this.

For the Future of Our Families: Flawed Yet Functional

We are responsible for crafting a better future for our families and the legacies we leave behind with them. Not only is this necessary in the values we instill in our children, it is also necessary in the way in which we protect and defend their health. Emily Stauch at Flawed Yet Functional understands the magnitude of this responsibility and activity seeks to fulfill it via her blog, in which she details healthful foods, exercises, and healthy lifestyle habits so that the health of future generations remains secure.

Comfort in Community: Thyroid Refresh

Struggling with an underaddressed and invisible illness like many autoimmune conditions can be incredibly isolating and lonely. The support of a community, thus, makes working through an autoimmune diagnosis much more feasible. Thyroid Refresh provides an interactive game and community to thyroid patients that allows members the resources and encouragement to thrive.

Autoimmunity Voices

Autoimmune diseases are invisible: they often don't present externally and seemingly slip through the grasp of doctors' diagnoses. These are glimpses of the stories and voices of autoimmune patients from our Stanford MedicineX Workshop Survey that highlight the long and arduous struggles many autoimmune patients face with diagnosis.

Tips & Tools to Conquer your Chronic Disease

DrBonnie360's life experiences are far from mundane: she began her career as a dentist, then became a Wall Street analyst and consultant after a hand injury prevented her from continuing on with dentistry, and finally started Your Autoimmunity Connection when faced with the lack of resources available to herself and her family members as autoimmune patients. This winding trajectory in conjunction with her diagnoses has given her ample insight into how to manage autoimmune and chronic conditions with the curveballs life throws your way. Here DrBonnie360 introduces her eBook to help chronic illness patients like herself prosper and thrive.

Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

Autimmune disorders are invisible–they don’t manifest as obviously as other conditions do–and this only adds to the lack of understanding surrounding these conditions. In honor of National Autoimmune Awareness Month, we have created a one-stop shop for information and resources on a wide range of autoimmune conditions, in hopes of taking a bite out of the ambiguity that continues to surround them.

5 Fun, Romantic & Healthy Valentine’s Day Activities

Every year, the beginning of February incites constant reminders of love and romance with abundant Valentine’s day adverts, roses, and chocolates inundating pop culture. But how do you indulge yourself in an evening of romance whithout inadvertently consuming an entire box of chocolates? Here are five healthy, romantic ways to stoke your love this upcoming Valentine’s day.

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…