lifestyle, oral well-being, Uncategorized

What is oral posture and why should you care?

Written by: Becca Malizia, MS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin  Did anyone have a mom or grandmother who pestered you over your posture? “Chin up, mouth closed, shoulders back.” While these may have seemed annoying and trivial at the time, it turns out there is more than etiquette at stake! So what is… Continue reading What is oral posture and why should you care?

autoimmune research, microbiome, mind-body, oral health, Uncategorized

The link between the oral microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by: Becca Malizia, MS, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Although not technically an autoimmune disease, it is considered an inflammatory disease and shares many connections with autoimmune diseases. The cause of Alzheimer’s is currently unknown and its etiology is not completely understood. New evidence is… Continue reading The link between the oral microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease

food matters, oral health, Uncategorized

Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin  Do you often find yourself craving a midnight snack? Who thinks about their oral health while they exercise, or blames poor oral health for their bad moods? While neither of these seem obviously related to oral healthcare, new studies show that oral… Continue reading Unusual Aspects of Oral Care: How timing of eating, exercise & mood can affect your mouth

oral health, Uncategorized

Boka — An Oral Care Brand Combining Nature & Modern Science

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, Ellen M. Martin When I go to the grocery store and I stroll through the skincare section, I often find myself browsing through the products, regardless of an immediate need. The options to choose from are so diverse– do I want argan oil or moroccan oil? Something for… Continue reading Boka — An Oral Care Brand Combining Nature & Modern Science

oral health, Uncategorized

3 Tips to Maintain Long-Lasting Oral Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka BS, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin When you think about it, our mouths are pretty dirty places. We trash them on a daily basis by putting all sorts of foods inside, sometimes letting foul language slip out. We kiss, we talk, we laugh, we spit, we… Continue reading 3 Tips to Maintain Long-Lasting Oral Health

food matters, Uncategorized

Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin Food as medicine and food therapy have been steadily gaining great traction in the health discussion. People with complex diseases, such as autoimmune, are finding alternative therapy options and turning towards diet and nutrition to address symptoms and optimize health. There are many… Continue reading Fibers, Fats & Polyphenols Key for Immune Health

Personal Experiments, Uncategorized

Seed’s Synbiotic Capsule

"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 Seed’s Synbiotic Capsule

autoimmune research, digital health, microbiome, oral health, Uncategorized

Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka Created by: Hailey Motooka The oral microbiome is a galactic microcosm that is the gateway to the rest of the human body. It is complex and composed of habitats located in various regions such as the tongue, gums, teeth, saliva, and ear nose and throat. Good oral health… Continue reading Visual Annotated Oral Microbiome Research Bibliography

Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

“I think the idea of improving patient care for those with autoimmune diseases is incredibly important,” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey. Our survey of autoimmune patients’ experiences revealed a common theme: the need to improve patient care. As Your Autoimmunity Connection, we share this same goal. Patient care does not just… Continue reading Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

autoimmune research, digital health, Uncategorized

Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

As a chronic disease patient, my dream is of a world where it doesn't take an average of three years and five doctors for patients to get a diagnosis for their autoimmune disease. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with one or more chronic health conditions, and many of them… Continue reading Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter