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.

Crossing the Autoimmune Abyss – The Open Medicine Institute and Foundation

By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin Sometimes I find the answers I am looking for in the most unlikely places! Listening to the Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease led me on a hunt to find emerging companies using data and…

Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking

Following Lilly’s Journey in discovering her autoimmune disease and struggling through diagnosis, she lends us her voice in experimental lifestyle modification and what could most help herself and the autoimmune community. –Have you seen both traditional medicine practitioners and/or integrative…

How Do You See The Invisible?

  Like heart disease, diabetes, and many other chronic diseases,  autoimmune disease is an invisible disease. –Any memorable moments while being tested?– “The most memorable and frustrating time for me was before I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I was…

Autoimmune Disease as an Invisible Illness

[Summer of 2011] One morning I woke up and was paralyzed by aching throughout my entire body. Any move I made caused excruciating pain in my joints. I could not even turn over in my bed without feeling agonizing discomfort.…

AARDA: An Idea Ahead of Its Time

An Overlooked Disease Autoimmune disease (AD) is a drastically underappreciated problem. There are 80-100 ADs, and researchers suspect that 40 additional diseases have an autoimmune element. AARDA estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, but there appears to…