“I think the idea of improving patient care for those with autoimmune diseases is incredibly important,” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey. Our survey of autoimmune patients’ experiences revealed a common theme: the need to improve patient care. As Your Autoimmunity Connection, we share this same goal. Patient care does not just… Continue reading Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
As a chronic disease patient, my dream is of a world where it doesn't take an average of three years and five doctors for patients to get a diagnosis for their autoimmune disease. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with one or more chronic health conditions, and many of them… Continue reading Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter
1. Finding courage to look for a community at Medx 2014 & 2015 Spurred by experiencing my own vague symptoms and watching autoimmune disease pop up in my network of family and friends, I found my passion and dreamed of reimagining research, diagnosis, and care for all my loved ones suffering from mysterious illnesses. Chasing… Continue reading The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017
Having a chronic disease does not mean that we are powerless in achieving our best states of health. In fact, maximizing our personal well-being may be well within our control! More resources are becoming available to help patients overcome their chronic symptoms. One of these valuable resources is Vida’s personalized coaching platform - an app… Continue reading The Power of Personalized Coaching
Vegetables have always been the vanguard to healthy eating. Seemingly since the dawn of time, parents have struggled to ensure their resistant children get enough greens, at least until the point when they realize that eating these bland, sometimes bitter, leaves are actually a worthy sacrifice in the name of good health. And yes, while… Continue reading Vegetables: A Diet Must-Have!
Keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent Mindfulness sessions would inspire. My second session was led by Diana Winston-whose soothing voice and demeanor left me refreshed and invigorated. In the lobby before my third session, I had an opportunity to speak with Diana Winston, where I was eager to… Continue reading DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3
In pursuit of better sleep, I started my experiment with Lark Pro. After opening an inviting package, (nice job on the design) I discovered a comfortable wrist band along with straight forward instructions. I am not a digital native, so get ready to laugh with me, as I share some of my novice experiences. Not… Continue reading My Adventures with Lark Pro