oral health, Uncategorized

The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka Meet one of today’s pioneers of oral microbiology…   If the concept of The Force in Star Wars were applied to oral microbiology, then Dr. John Tagg would be the Obi-Wan Kenobi of this modern scientific galaxy. Instead of Legos, video games, or other… Continue reading The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

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

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, Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, movement therapy, patient guides, Uncategorized

A Guide to Movement Therapy

Click here to download your free copy! For over 30 years, I was an obedient physical therapy patient. I went to PT once a week, week after week, and never asked why I was not getting better. Every so often I changed physical therapists, hoping to notice progress and alleviate my chronic pain. But my symptoms never… Continue reading A Guide to Movement Therapy

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

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

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

autoimmune research, lifestyle, mind-body, patient stories, Uncategorized

The 5 Ways I Found My Personal Power: From Stanford MedicineX 2014 to 2017

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

autoimmune research, Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, movement therapy, Uncategorized

Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue For over a decade I consistently saw a physical therapist to help cope with my chronic pain, but never felt fully satisfied with my results. I thought I was doing everything within my power to alleviate my symptoms, but it was still not enough… Continue reading Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?

digital health, lifestyle, movement therapy, Uncategorized

The Power of Personalized Coaching

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