Explore what oral well-being consists of, why it is the new health and wellness, and what you can do for optimal health.
Born with a sunny disposition and high energy, I found myself appreciating the concept of allocating my limited energy when a common virus, the chicken pox, attacked my fragile immune system. With my balance out of whack and the stories of many Spoonies on my mind, I began to wonder, “Why is it so hard to… Continue reading DIY Fatigue Buster
By Bonnie Feldman and Ellen M Martin Digital health is filled with promise, but for autoimmune patients many gaps persist. With an eye to bridging those gaps, I recently attended two very different conferences: The Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit was a continuing education meeting to help practicing physicians better treat complex autoimmune patients using a multidisciplinary,… Continue reading Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss –
Exploring the Connection between Food and Digestive Diseases with MyGiHealth
At Stanford Medicine X 2014, I presented my vision of future care which included shared decision making and collaboration between the patient and three types of care teams- a food as medicine team, a musculoskeletal integrity team and a well-being team. Could my vision be coming true? Recently, there have been several articles describing the… Continue reading Complementary Medicine Coming to the Forefront
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
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
Ever since I did my first research on Mobile Social Games for Health, I have been observing and expanding my definition of health and wellness that coincides with the broader acceptance of integrative medicine. I came to the Greatist office in New York City admiring their infographics while wondering where the “happiness” part of health… Continue reading Daring to be Different While Striving to be Better at Greatist