autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Are We What We Eat?

By Bonnie Feldman, Tiffany Simms, and Ellen M Martin Does diet experimentation play in the treatment and management of autoimmunity? Evidence that Diet Could Increase Autoimmune Disease Susceptibility Changes in diet have been shown to cause susceptibility in autoimmune diseases. To test this theory, scientists conducted an experiment that examined the disease progression of osteomyelitis… Continue reading Are We What We Eat?

digital health, lifestyle, patient stories, Uncategorized

Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking

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

patient stories, Uncategorized

Autoimmune Disease as an Invisible Illness

[Summer of 2011] One morning I woke up and was paralyzed by aching throughout my entire body. Any move I made caused excruciating pain in my joints. I could not even turn over in my bed without feeling agonizing discomfort. I became completely reliant on my mother to do everything for me. I gained twenty… Continue reading Autoimmune Disease as an Invisible Illness