food matters, Uncategorized

Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining great traction in the health discussion. People with complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are finding alternative therapy options and turning towards diet and nutrition to address symptoms and optimize health. There are many… Continue reading Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

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

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

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

autoimmune research, digital health, microbiome

Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss – Exploring the Connection between Food and Digestive Diseases with MyGiHealth

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

autoimmune research, Uncategorized

A Delicate Balancing Act

With the growing incidence of autoimmunity in young adults and the formation of new patient communities, we are taking a moment to give you a crash course on the biology behind the immune system. Here is a handpicked glossary that will enhance your personal research surrounding autoimmunity. Innate vs Adaptive Immunity Innate immunity is your… Continue reading A Delicate Balancing Act