Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka 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
“I have been struggling with psoriasis for 36 years, and my daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s. I would love to see cures for both in my lifetime”. A patient shared this quote with us back in 2015, when we surveyed autoimmune patients at Stanford Medicine X and shared some of their stories to help raise… Continue reading Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease
The Single Most Valuable Legacy We Can Pass On “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” - Benjamin Franklin My recent TEDx talk reveals the reason self-care brings hope to the autoimmune community. With this call to action to take better care of ourselves today, we can make a… Continue reading TEDxACU | The Single Most Valuable Legacy We Can Pass On
For most of us, keeping an eye on our diets means trying our best not to gorge on all the leftover Halloween candy in one night or limiting the number of Big Macs we eat each month. But for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and gluten therapy-resistant Celiac disease, controlling… Continue reading The Healing Diet That Needs More TLC from Docs
About Us: Although digital health commands $4B in funding, autoimmune diseases have remained wallflowers at the party. So, how do we make this lonely world of autoimmune disease not so lonely? Currently, there is a huge unmet need in autoimmune disease. These not-obvious - under the surface - invisible - diseases cause 50 million patients… Continue reading Autoimmunity Voices
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 digital tools to help the large and growing needs of the autoimmunity community. To my… Continue reading Crossing the Autoimmune Abyss – The Open Medicine Institute and Foundation
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 alternative medicine practitioners?– I have been to both traditional medicine practitioners as well as integrative/alternative… Continue reading Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking
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 in and out of the ER three times in one weekend because the doctors kept… Continue reading How Do You See The Invisible?
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, we are in dire need for alternative treatments. Today we discuss one therapy in particular, Fecal Transplants. In this post we will reference different journal articles, blogs, and studies to give you a better idea of what this new therapy is all about. Early Evidence in Crohns A remarkable… Continue reading What Can Your Poop Do For You?
[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. I became completely reliant on my mother to do everything for me. I gained twenty… Continue reading Real or Not Real