oral health, Uncategorized

Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography (Improved & Expanded )

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka Created by: Hailey Motooka When we think of the word ‘ecosystem’, perhaps the first image that comes to mind is a lush forest comprised of communities of flora and fauna interacting with each other. We think ecosystem, and we think big. Yet every ecosystem rests on a… Continue reading Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography (Improved & Expanded )

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3 Tips to Maintain Long-Lasting Oral Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka BS, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin When you think about it, our mouths are pretty dirty places. We trash them on a daily basis by putting all sorts of foods inside, sometimes letting foul language slip out. We kiss, we talk, we laugh, we spit, we… Continue reading 3 Tips to Maintain Long-Lasting Oral Health

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness, and to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing a… Continue reading Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

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The Future of the Autoimmunity Continuum

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka, Sarah Hinton The words: Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac, contain meanings that differ for everyone, depending on our preconceptions or lack thereof. To some people, these are unfamiliar words that could pass as Pokemon names or Scrabble plays. To others, they are medical jargon used… Continue reading The Future of the Autoimmunity Continuum

Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

The Excitement of Being an Early Adaptor for Seqster

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka As the new year of 2019 begins, I find myself, like many other people, striving to stick to resolutions such as exercise and more importantly, organization. I decided to address my New Year goals by starting ambitiously and organizing my personal health record. The image below… Continue reading The Excitement of Being an Early Adaptor for Seqster

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

Personal Experiments

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

Personal Experiments

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

food matters, Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

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