autoimmune research, Uncategorized

Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin  Sometimes creative thinkers find inspiration in the most unusual places. While interviewing Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, I found out that his work in nutritional and computational immunology started when he was training as a veterinarian in Spain. “Watching pigs die from infection and poor… Continue reading Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, Uncategorized

A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin As many of you know, I suffer from a plethora of autoimmune symptoms. Over the years I have been to countless doctors, received numerous diagnoses, and continue to fight this battle with autoimmune disease (or autoinflammatory, or immune-mediated, depending on who you talk… Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols

food matters, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

Three Food Hacks You Can Start Today

Written by: Ellen M. Martin, Becca Malizia, BS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA Since DNA and microbiome testing costs money and you have to wait for your results, here are three exercises that you can start right now! Keep A Food Diary Written: write down everything you eat, and pay attention to your body's reaction to it… Continue reading Three Food Hacks You Can Start Today

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Tools, Techniques, and Testing Companies: Helping You Find Your Dietary Resources

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin To recap, the world of dieting can be very overwhelming. It is easy to get lost in the clutter as you try one thing after the other, losing hope along the way. Here we explain a way to use the internet and resources… Continue reading Tools, Techniques, and Testing Companies: Helping You Find Your Dietary Resources

Biohacking, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Navigating Food in a World Where One Diet Does Not Fit All!

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin   It is easy to feel like an outsider in a digital world where everyone seems to be blogging, Instagramming, Tweeting, about the new diet or exercise that revolutionized their lives. It is easy to think that you alone are struggling to be… Continue reading Navigating Food in a World Where One Diet Does Not Fit All!

autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

Written by: Becca Malizia, BS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Knowledge about microbiome topics continues to expand, even explode. There is always new research, and with each new discovery, a new fad, new products, new foods. Although there is a great deal of information out there already, there is still plenty yet to… Continue reading Pre & Probiotics: The Role of Fiber and Diet on Microbial Health in an Age of Antibiotics

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

“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

patient stories, Uncategorized

Being “Old” at 13

I was constantly labeled the ‘hard’ or ‘interesting’ case and seemed to stump every doctor I visited. [5th grade through high school] My story: [Fast forward to post college] I held an IT consulting job that kept me on my toes 24/7/365. My pain came back in the form of hip pain that traveled down… Continue reading Being “Old” at 13

food matters, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Ancient Eating Gone Wild: Paleo, Fact or Fiction?

In this day and age of social connectivity and communication, ideas and movements have the potential to spread like wildfire. You could say that possibly anything could go viral, even a diet. Traditionally, diets are not something you would expect to go viral, but with the tidal wave of health conscious consumers, fad diets have become… Continue reading Ancient Eating Gone Wild: Paleo, Fact or Fiction?

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The Healing Diet That Needs More TLC from Docs

For most of us, keeping an eye on our diets means trying our best not to gorge on all the leftover Halloween candy in one night or limiting the number of Big Macs we eat each month. But for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and gluten therapy-resistant Celiac disease, controlling… Continue reading The Healing Diet That Needs More TLC from Docs