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Food Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

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

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Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin  As 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 the growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or reduce… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Mariella Lodi, Ellen M. Martin As knowledge about nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients, including autoimmune, are now following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Food Spotlight on Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Certain foods and food components may help manage Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for MCTD patients.

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Food Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

Certain foods and food components may help manage Crohn’s. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for Crohn's patients.

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The Autoimmune Masquerade

Continuing Briane’s story, she gives us another perspective on college life and autoimmunity.  From her struggles, sacrifices, and positive outlook, Briane turns her story into one of inspiration and advice. –Do you have everyday struggles?– You know that feeling when you have a cold and your body is extra achy and tired because it’s using… Continue reading The Autoimmune Masquerade

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Believe It or Not

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

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It’s Not Contagious!

Following Will, our second UCLA student, Tia, lends us her voice in describing the challenges of living with and caring for psoriasis. –Did you know about Psoriasis before you had it?– I had no idea what psoriasis was! The first time I ever showed symptoms I just had one small spot, and my doctor thought… Continue reading It’s Not Contagious!

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Some Men Suffer Silently

[Will on the far right] I had never heard of psoriasis previous to my diagnosis. I had no indication of the coming onset of my autoimmune disease. However, my mother is diagnosed with mild Crohn’s Disease, and I had digestion issues as a child, so there was concern as to this being an issue. My grandfather also has mild psoriasis that I… Continue reading Some Men Suffer Silently

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Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking

Following Lilly’s Journey in discovering her autoimmune disease and struggling through diagnosis, she lends us her voice in experimental lifestyle modification and what could most help herself and the autoimmune community. –Have you seen both traditional medicine practitioners and/or integrative alternative medicine practitioners?– I have been to both traditional medicine practitioners as well as integrative/alternative… Continue reading Tinkering, Tracking, & Tweaking