Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, BS and Becca Malizia, BS So we’ve been talking a lot about bacteria, specifically the millions of bacteria that live in our mouths. We’ve talked about the geographies they live in, communities they form, the good guys, the bad guys, and most importantly how they influence oral… Continue reading The Little Things that Matter — Oral Bacteriophages
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, Ellen M. Martin When I go to the grocery store and I stroll through the skincare section, I often find myself browsing through the products, regardless of an immediate need. The options to choose from are so diverse– do I want argan oil or moroccan oil? Something for… Continue reading Boka — An Oral Care Brand Combining Nature & Modern Science
What does a “healthy” microbiome look like? Who is part of a microbiome? How can we quantify and analyze our microbiome? The Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a $173 million project by the NIH, was initiated to address these questions. It focuses on a comprehensive characterization of the human microbiome and the development of computational tools… Continue reading Research on the Microbiome
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 when a person eats gluten, a protein found in common grains like wheat. Ten years… Continue reading The Celiac Disease Foundation: Raising Awareness and Promoting Research
By Bonnie Feldman, Melinda Speckmann, Ellen M. Martin New technologies in digital health, big data, genomics and neuroscience are converging to help us take better care of our minds, bodies and spirits. Just as our bodies require fitness through exercise and healthy living habits, our brains also need exercise to be fit and well. Our… Continue reading Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Introduction
Smoking, obesity and inactivity, together, account for 40% of the preventable premature deaths in the United States. New devices using biofeedback and neurofeedback may allow individuals to improve their positive behaviors which could decrease the number of premature deaths. What is Biofeedback? Biofeedback is a technique that uses various devices to gain information from the… Continue reading Can We Measure the Mind-Body Connection?
I began my assessment at MDRevolution thinking I was in great shape. As a long time devotee of the Bar Method, I exercise regularly and I am proud to have maintained my post weight watcher’s weight since college. Yet, after testing my resting metabolic rate, my cardiorespiratory fitness and segmental body analysis, I was surprised… Continue reading Discovering How to Improve my Health at MD Revolution