Personal Experiments

A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka We all know that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” but why haven’t we applied this approach to helping us tell our health stories?  At last, Katie McCurdy, the founder and creator of Pictal Health,  has used her design skills to create an easy to… Continue reading A Picture of My Health Journey- Pictal Health

Personal Experiments

Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka For many years I have seen countless doctors and specialists—one of the many collateral effects of living with an autoimmune disease. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals, depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Thus, diagnosing an autoimmune disease takes, on average, 4.6… Continue reading Part 2: Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka Many patients, like myself, suffering from autoimmune diseases understand the struggle of having countless doctor and specialist appointments throughout the year. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. This spectrum of disease symptoms and severity often leaves… Continue reading Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, and Hailey Motooka Do you have a passion project that sometimes drives you to do unexpected things?  For many years I have been dreaming of improving research, diagnosis and care for autoimmunity by bringing the best of conventional, integrative and digital medicine to autoimmune patients. And… Continue reading The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

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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

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The Prebiotic Approach to Balancing Biofilms

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, Ellen M. Martin The saying ‘opposites attract’ is normally applied to two people with opposite personalities engaged in an emotional relationship. For Daily Dental Care co-founders Lindsey Huff and Dr. Emily Stein, this meant a fruitful relationship brought about by differing expertise in microbiology and business. The two… Continue reading The Prebiotic Approach to Balancing Biofilms

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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

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The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Meet one of today’s pioneers of oral microbiology…   If the concept of The Force in Star Wars were applied to oral microbiology, then Dr. John Tagg would be the Obi-Wan Kenobi of this modern scientific galaxy. Instead of Legos, video games, or other… Continue reading The BLIS Discovery that Awoke the Probiotic Force

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Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Ellen M. Martin  Sometimes creative thinkers find inspiration in the most unusual places. While interviewing Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, I found out that his work in nutritional and computational immunology started when he was training as a veterinarian in Spain. “Watching pigs die from infection and poor… Continue reading Dr. Bassaganya-Riera: Using Nutritional and Computational Immunology For Solving IBD

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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