Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

23andMe Genetic Testing

“So much of growing and learning about what works best for you and your body is just trial and error, experimenting. Like many of you, our team has tried a multitude of different testing companies, products and supplements. Although everyone has their own journey and is entirely unique, we hope these product testimonials are useful… Continue reading 23andMe Genetic Testing

digital health, food matters, Uncategorized

Using Tech to Create Personalized and Actionable Food Therapy

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS Mory Bahar, CEO of Personal Remedies, has a story that parallels my own in many ways. Suffering from multiple chronic conditions, Mory found limitations with traditional medicine and sought alternative therapeutic options. His journey back to health brought him to functional medicine and to using exercise… Continue reading Using Tech to Create Personalized and Actionable Food Therapy

digital health, lifestyle, movement therapy, Uncategorized

The Power of Personalized Coaching

Having a chronic disease does not mean that we are powerless in achieving our best states of health. In fact, maximizing our personal well-being may be well within our control! More resources are becoming available to help patients overcome their chronic symptoms. One of these valuable resources is Vida’s personalized coaching platform - an app… Continue reading The Power of Personalized Coaching

autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

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

autoimmune research, patient stories, Uncategorized

The Rare Genomics Institute: Fostering Collaboration by Breaking Down Barriers between Patients, Resources, and Researchers

Jimmy Lin, MD PhD MHS, thinks of his digital health nonprofit startup, The Rare Genomics Institute, as an “Amazon-slash-Kickstarter for Science.”  Jimmy was inspired to start the RGI when he met a family whose young son had a rare disease.  The family was exhausting their resources going from doctor to doctor, failing to find anyone… Continue reading The Rare Genomics Institute: Fostering Collaboration by Breaking Down Barriers between Patients, Resources, and Researchers

digital health, patient stories, Uncategorized

Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing

Why do I love Silicon Valley?  Because of the spirit of open collaboration embodied by folks like Halle Tecco, members of XX in Health, and anyone who operates like Jonathan Hirsch. Hirsch is the co-founder and president of Syapse, and when I first met him at Burrill, Syapse was a relatively new company.  When I… Continue reading Syapse: New Power for Patients through Knowledge Sharing

digital health, mind-body, Uncategorized

The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile

Cheaper, faster, better technology is  enabling nearly one in four people around the world to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, as online social networks have changed the way we live, work and play. In healthcare, the data generated by mobile phones and sensors  can give us new information about ourselves, extend the reach of our healers… Continue reading The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile

digital health, Uncategorized

The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I

  Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity world.  With intense media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed that she was predisposed to breast cancer, genetic testing and genomics have been propelled to the front of many more minds. In this new data field, companies are approaching, collecting, analyzing… Continue reading The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I

digital health, Uncategorized

Genomics Has Its Head in the Clouds

As shown above, each day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated which is growing exponentially.  With 90% of the total data being generated in the last two years, data storage poses a challenge. What is the Cloud? The cloud solves the problem of storage. Individual computers cannot store the amount of data being generated.  The cloud consists of hundreds of thousands… Continue reading Genomics Has Its Head in the Clouds

autoimmune research, digital health, patient stories, Uncategorized

Ayasdi – Using the Power of Math to Solve Medical Mysteries

Do you have a friend who has beaten the odds and survived cancer? I do. When I was in dental school, my best friend’s husband was diagnosed with melanoma and given 6 months to live.  Today, over twenty years later, he is still enjoying life.  Imagine if there was a technology that could show us… Continue reading Ayasdi – Using the Power of Math to Solve Medical Mysteries