Spotlight on Myasthenia Gravis

Written By: Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting at least 16% of Americans, more than cancer and heart disease, immune-mediated conditions remain under-recognized, under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated. To increase awareness and connect patients, families and…

Being “Old” at 13: How I Learned to Live With Psoriatic Arthritis

I was constantly labeled the ‘hard’ or ‘interesting’ case and seemed to stump every doctor I visited. [5th grade through high school] My story: [Fast forward to post college] I held an IT consulting job that kept me on my…

DIY: What to Do with Information Overload

A Scientist Meets a Naturopath  I am not sure why, but I expected a personalized, spa-like center, similar to a yoga studio or an acupuncture office without the usual waiting times. Instead, I was greeted with a busy conventional looking…

Believe It or Not: Real Experiences of Autoimmune Disease

By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin Why are the lonely voices of autoimmune disease so lonely? What compelled us to coin this name? Autoimmune disease is underserved, overlooked, and under-appreciated. Due to the invisible nature of autoimmune…

The Celiac Disease Foundation: Raising Awareness and Promoting Research

Elaine Monarch suffered from a mysterious illness for most of her adult life.  It was only in her 50s that she received an accurate diagnosis: celiac disease (CD). CD is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine…