food matters, Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

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

food matters, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Apples, Oranges, and Irritable Bowels

How would you compare an apple and an orange? Well, it’s obvious. Apples and oranges look and taste different; you could pretty much compare anything between them and find some difference. But one of these differences, one that has a huge implication, isn’t so obvious at all: the difference in FODMAP content. Apples contain high amounts of FODMAPs… Continue reading Apples, Oranges, and Irritable Bowels

patient stories

Finding Resilience in Adversity

-How has your life been since having multiple autoimmune diseases?- Like many autoimmune patients, I have my ups and downs, but I have been very fortunate to be able to lead an active life, in many senses of the word. I am able to get outside into nature almost every week, I am able to… Continue reading Finding Resilience in Adversity

autoimmune research, microbiome, mind-body, Uncategorized

Can Science Explain Gut Feelings?

Do you recognize the feeling of “butterflies?” We feel “butterflies” because the gut’s enteric nervous system, our “second brain,” houses 95% of the body’s serotonin. This same system also partially determines our mental state and plays a key role in contracting certain diseases. In fact, our brain and gut appear to be connected in significant ways. According to… Continue reading Can Science Explain Gut Feelings?