Biohacking, mind-body, Uncategorized

Breathing: There’s More to it Than You Think

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Many of us reminisce about our childhoods: The good ‘ol days when “everything was simple” and our main concerns were what game to play during recess and what Mom was making for dinner. Most of us took the luxuries of childhood for granted -… Continue reading Breathing: There’s More to it Than You Think

Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio

As a teenager, I vividly remember my mother pacing the floors when she was unable to sleep. In fact, there she was, up and about, when I returned home late from a date. I never thought much about this at the time, until I reached the point in my own life where staying asleep seemed… Continue reading DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio

autoimmune research, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmunity is individually, statistically, institutionally invisible. Just reading the stats around autoimmune and chronic diseases could get you down in the dumps. Perhaps the worse part is that millions, probably billions, world-wide face this disease with a health care system that treats symptoms without looking at underlying… Continue reading Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

autoimmune research, Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, Uncategorized

Learning your #HacktoHeal at SXSW 2016

Why Should You Take Steps to be Healthy When you Already Feel Healthy? What is the Key to Healing? DrBonnie360, AutoimmuneMom, We Are Curious Inc., JIYO, and HopeLab come together to bring SXSW the secrets for your HacktoHeal [View the story “#HacktoHeal at #SXSW ” on Storify]

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

DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit

Looking around, there’s a yoga studio on every corner. With classes, retreats, workshops, and teacher training, one could assume that Yoga has become a mainstream form of exercise. If you had any doubts, just look at the wide assortment of Yoga magazines that vie for your attention in the supermarket checkout lines. A recent NY… Continue reading DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit

Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, patient stories, Uncategorized

DIY Fatigue Buster

Born with a sunny disposition and high energy, I found myself appreciating the concept of allocating my limited energy when a common virus, the chicken pox, attacked my fragile immune system. With my balance out of whack and the stories of many Spoonies on my mind, I began to wonder, “Why is it so hard to… Continue reading DIY Fatigue Buster

autoimmune research, food matters, lifestyle, microbiome, Uncategorized

Personalized Nutrition to Modify Autoimmune Symptoms

By Bonnie Feldman, Tiffany Simms and Ellen M Martin Through our surveys of autoimmune patients and our Stanford Medicine X workshop, we found many autoimmune patients feeling ill-used and underserved by conventional medical care. Many other blogs and web sites also spotlight these issues across the autoimmune community. Widespread are feelings that no one was… Continue reading Personalized Nutrition to Modify Autoimmune Symptoms

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Our Guide to Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss through New Discoveries

By Tiffany SimmsIn light of our enormous autoimmunity research, we understand how hard it is to face 67 slides of only article and book citations with no context. So! We’ve put together a table of contents with a brief abstract for each section to aid your exploration. The Invisible Epidemic: Incidence and Prevalence  Autoimmune Diseases… Continue reading Our Guide to Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss through New Discoveries

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Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care

By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin While we wait for traditional medicine to catch up to our needs, will integrative practices be the way to go? Following Lilly, Julie, from It’s Just a Bad Day, further emphasizes how diet and lifestyle modifications have significantly improved her autoimmunity.   Having done so much research on… Continue reading Tinkering and Tweaking with Self Care

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Is Meditation for Cognitive Wellness the Next Big Healthcare Trend?

Can meditation practice train the mind as physical training does the body? As I am preparing for the mhealth summit presentation “Using the Digital Tools of Play to Personalize Health” I am wondering if meditation, like gaming, will become a driver of wider acceptance of mind-training interventions for cognitive wellness. Meditation has been in the… Continue reading Is Meditation for Cognitive Wellness the Next Big Healthcare Trend?