Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Lupus

"After decades of my symptoms being dismissed by multiple doctors, I found power in educating myself and advocating for my own needs. We need to make quality, patient-centered care more readily available; patients should never feel alone in their fight for wellbeing." - Anonymous patient participant in our Autoimmunity Voices survey. Obtaining appropriate diagnosis, effective… Continue reading Spotlight on Lupus

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Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?

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 Is Kundalini Yoga the Movement Therapy You’ve Been Looking For?

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Being “Old” at 13

I was constantly labeled the ‘hard’ or ‘interesting’ case and seemed to stump every doctor I visited. [5th grade through high school] My story: [Fast forward to post college] I held an IT consulting job that kept me on my toes 24/7/365. My pain came back in the form of hip pain that traveled down… Continue reading Being “Old” at 13

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

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DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker I was excited to see what Vitagene’s results would suggest. What would I discover about… Continue reading DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I dread the thought of getting wet and smelling like chlorine. That was the first thing I thought when thinking about trying pool therapy for my musculoskeletal issues. However, embracing the spirit of adventure and experimentation of my New Year’s Resolution, I went ahead and signed up for two pool therapy session. Still, I couldn’t… Continue reading One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail

After going through many phases of information overload in from the sheer number of therapies available, these therapies no longer overwhelm me. Instead, I now have the opportunity to venture beyond my ten year comfort zone at The Bar Method, try new movement therapies, and find the right fit. In an ideal world, I would… Continue reading DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail

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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

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DIY: What to Do with Information Overload

A Scientist Meets a Naturopath  I am not sure why, but I expected a personalized, spa-like center, similar to a yoga studio or an acupuncture office without the usual waiting times. Instead, I was greeted with a busy conventional looking office with phones ringing, too many helpers squished in a small front office and lots… Continue reading DIY: What to Do with Information Overload

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Coming Out of the Closet

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin  Autoimmunity has spent a long time in the shadows. It has a history of being under-served, under-recognized, and under-funded.  However, things are looking up. Just this past year, we’ve had hope from complementary medicine coming to the forefront and personalized nutrition getting easier. While these improvements… Continue reading Coming Out of the Closet