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

Vegetables: A Diet Must-Have!

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!

autoimmune research, Uncategorized

The Future of Autoimmunity

What’s in store for autoimmunity? How close are we to bridging the autoimmune abyss? What happens now? Take a look at our New Year series recapping and moving forward in autoimmune disease on Tincture - Medium The State of Autoimmunity 2016 - A Progress Report The state of autoimmune disease research and care is very much like… Continue reading The Future of Autoimmunity

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

Ahead of My Time or Out of My Mind?

Turning Autoimmune Dreams into Reality Being a Big Vision entrepreneur is a ride on an emotional rollercoaster. My vision is of a connected world of personalized care for autoimmune patients that uses data and digital tools to reshape research, diagnosis and clinical practice for autoimmune disease. This, of course, is outside today’s mainstream thinking, which… Continue reading Ahead of My Time or Out of My Mind?

autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

One Size Does NOT Fit All

By Bonnie Feldman and Tiffany Simms There are no clear diet recommendations for treating autoimmune disease. This lack of clarity is confusing, with books and scientists of integrative medicine recommending all manner of options. Two examples of the differences within the field are exemplified in the books The Inside Tract andThe Immune System Recovery Plan. While these… Continue reading One Size Does NOT Fit All

autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Are We What We Eat?

By Bonnie Feldman, Tiffany Simms, and Ellen M Martin Does diet experimentation play in the treatment and management of autoimmunity? Evidence that Diet Could Increase Autoimmune Disease Susceptibility Changes in diet have been shown to cause susceptibility in autoimmune diseases. To test this theory, scientists conducted an experiment that examined the disease progression of osteomyelitis… Continue reading Are We What We Eat?

digital health, lifestyle, patient stories, Uncategorized

Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking

Following Lilly’s Journey in discovering her autoimmune disease and struggling through diagnosis, she lends us her voice in experimental lifestyle modification and what could most help herself and the autoimmune community. –Have you seen both traditional medicine practitioners and/or integrative alternative medicine practitioners?– I have been to both traditional medicine practitioners as well as integrative/alternative… Continue reading Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking