Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin As our 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 a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis
“The first neurologist I went to see about my MS brushed off my questions and concerns about medications and made me feel helpless, as if no matter what lifestyle changes I made, MS would cripple me…” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey Patient stories such as this are all too common. Given… Continue reading Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis
DrBonnie360 returns to Cambridge HealthTech Institute’s 2nd Annual Targeting the Microbiome Conference in Boston, MA on September 20. Highlighting the influence of the microbiome on autoimmune disease, DrBonnie360 will be presenting the latest in how the microbiome affects IBD, Celiac, MS, RA, and Lupus, as well as pioneering companies working in this sphere. Here is… Continue reading Trust Your Gut – the Microbiome & Autoimmunity
Vegetables have always been the vanguard to healthy eating. Seemingly since the dawn of time, parents have struggled to ensure their resistant children get enough greens, at least until the point when they realize that eating these bland, sometimes bitter, leaves are actually a worthy sacrifice in the name of good health. And yes, while… Continue reading Vegetables: A Diet Must-Have!
About Us: Although digital health commands $4B in funding, autoimmune diseases have remained wallflowers at the party. So, how do we make this lonely world of autoimmune disease not so lonely? Currently, there is a huge unmet need in autoimmune disease. These not-obvious - under the surface - invisible - diseases cause 50 million patients… Continue reading Autoimmunity Voices
By Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin Why are the lonely voices of autoimmune disease so lonely? What compelled us to coin this name? Autoimmune disease is underserved, overlooked, and under-appreciated. Due to the invisible nature of autoimmune diseases, many of its patients look normal and healthy. This presents a challenge for patients’… Continue reading Believe It or Not
Today we discuss the microbiome and how it functions as an immune organ in the body. You can click on the above Nature animation to learn more about mucosal immunology. Balanced vs Unbalanced Gut Scientists examine the effects the gut microbiome has on the immune and mucosal system. A healthy microbiome is shown to regulate… Continue reading Is Your Gut Destroying You?
By Tiffany Simms and Bonnie Feldman “My doctors really didn’t have an answer” “The entire time my family doctor had no answer as to what was wrong with me” “No one in 7 years had ever thought to test me for an autoimmune disease” “The hospital staff thought I was faking it” “‘It’s different for… Continue reading Becoming Visible
A Pioneering Blueprint By Bonnie G. Feldman, Ellen M. Martin, and Tiffany Simms In researching the state of autoimmune disease from a patient perspective, I have uncovered multiple gaps across the care continuum. Despite the fact that at least 24-50 million1 Americans are living with autoimmune diseases and they are among the top ten causes… Continue reading Bridging the Autoimmune Abyss
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?