Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin As many of you know, I suffer from a plethora of autoimmune symptoms. Over the years I have been to countless doctors, received numerous diagnoses, and continue to fight this battle with autoimmune disease (or autoinflammatory, or immune-mediated, depending on who you talk… Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Diets: Comparing Autoimmunity Suggested Protocols
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
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!
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
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 showed improvement. Why did it… Continue reading A Guide to Movement Therapy
“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
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
Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Imagine attending a workout class in which you warm up with stretching…seems pretty normal, right? Now imagine continuing to stretch for the whole class. Studios selling this concept are popping up around the nation - classes composed entirely of stretching are becoming more and… Continue reading Stretching: More than just a warm-up?
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
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 Kundalini Yoga as Movement Therapy