Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Celiac Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness, as well as to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing… Continue reading Spotlight on Celiac Disease

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Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin "My daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 5, now 6. I am a physiotherapist working in MSK, occasionally treating RA. In my previous 'life' I was a biochemist. My daughter's diagnosis and subsequent reading made me re-think my view of health and disease.… Continue reading Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis

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Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

“I have been struggling with psoriasis for 36 years, and my daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s. I would love to see cures for both in my lifetime”. A patient shared this quote with us back in 2015, when we surveyed autoimmune patients at Stanford Medicine X and shared some of their stories to help raise… Continue reading Spotlight on Crohn’s Disease

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Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

“It took 10 years to diagnose my RA. I had repeated episodes of joint swelling and terrible pain. It wasn't until a colleague suggested RA as a possibility for a particularly painful flare in my knee that I specifically asked a practitioner at urgent care about it and she ran some blood work” - anonymous… Continue reading Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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

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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