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How to Remedy Dry Mouth

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a common symptom of certain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, particularly prevalent in Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Other causes of dry mouth include medication use, mouth breathing, and nerves or stress. Dry mouth may increase the… Continue reading How to Remedy Dry Mouth

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How to Reduce Anxiety

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental illnesses. Chronic anxiety and anxiety disorders are often linked to conditions such as diabetes, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, chronic pain, and IBS, although many people with chronic disease are not unusually anxious. Even healthy people… Continue reading How to Reduce Anxiety

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How to Reduce Stomach Pain and Bloating

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are common symptoms of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, especially IBD (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), and irritable bowel syndrome. Even healthy people experience stomach issues from factors such as food intolerances, stress, hormones, and dehydration. Although the GI tract contains not… Continue reading How to Reduce Stomach Pain and Bloating

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5 Diet Tips for a Happy, Healthy Mouth

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin  1. Avoid sticky foods Most obviously this could refer to candy, but also think about sweet cakes, licorice, dried fruits, even something like Cheetos that can start off crunchy but quickly gets embedded in your teeth. Sticky foods do just as the… Continue reading 5 Diet Tips for a Happy, Healthy Mouth

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Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin  Do you often find yourself craving a midnight snack? Who thinks about their oral health while they exercise, or blames poor oral health for their bad moods? While neither of these seem obviously related to oral healthcare, new studies show that oral… Continue reading Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth

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Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon Here at Your Autoimmunity Connection, we strive to connect you to the latest information about autoimmune and chronic diseases through consulting & market research, writing, storytelling, and speaking. Together, we will reshape research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of autoimmune disease. At the beginning of 2018, we started… Continue reading Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

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Food Spotlight on Hashimoto’s Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As our knowledge of nutrition and of food-as-medicine expands, using food 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 reduce… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Hashimoto’s Disease

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Our Favorite Turmeric Recipes for Reduced Inflammation

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS Recent research has begun illuminating the potential therapeutic benefits of curcumin, the main component of turmeric (1). Research shows that curcumin acts as a powerful antioxidant, and therefore is a naturally strong anti-inflammatory (2, 3, 4). Anti-inflammatory foods are of great importance to autoimmune patients as… Continue reading Our Favorite Turmeric Recipes for Reduced Inflammation

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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