Personal Experiments

Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka As I prepare to visit my rheumatologist next week for a scheduled appointment, I am simultaneously eager and apprehensive to share with her my health updates. This is merely a pre-appointment ritual. My eagerness derives from my persistent desire to understand and overcome my chronic health… Continue reading Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

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A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka We all know that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” but why haven’t we applied this approach to helping us tell our health stories?  At last, Katie McCurdy, the founder and creator of Pictal Health,  has used her design skills to create an easy to… Continue reading A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

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Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka For many years I have seen countless doctors and specialists—one of the many collateral effects of living with an autoimmune disease. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals, depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Thus, diagnosing an autoimmune disease takes, on average, 4.6… Continue reading Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As our knowledge of nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

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Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As knowledge of nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on the growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or reduce… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Mariella Lodi, Ellen M. Martin As knowledge about nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients, including autoimmune, are now following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Autoimmune Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Hailey Motooka, BS Thanksgiving can be a difficult time of year for anyone trying to mind their waistline. With such an emphasis on starchy, buttery sides and desserts, it can be a problematic time for many people, especially those with an autoimmune disease. Diet modifications and specific… Continue reading How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Autoimmune Disease

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Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka Many patients, like myself, suffering from autoimmune diseases understand the struggle of having countless doctor and specialist appointments throughout the year. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. This spectrum of disease symptoms and severity often leaves… Continue reading Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining great traction in the health discussion. People with complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are finding alternative therapy options and turning towards diet and nutrition to address symptoms and optimize health. There are many… Continue reading Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

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Food Spotlight on Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Certain foods and food components may help manage Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for MCTD patients.