Tom needs less RA drugs with the Paddison Program

November 19, 2018

We discuss how:

- After being diagnosed with RA at 21, Tom started taking many different medications
- He started with Celebrex and after 4 months he added Methotrexate, which had heavy side effects
- Enbrel was also added to the mix and initially it helped with the symptoms
- After about 8 months Enbrel started to lose its effect, and switching to Orencia didn't help as well
- After having stopped Methotrexate Tom wasn't able to start again with it and began taking Rituximab
- Rituximab started working and in the meantime Tom went on the Paddison Program
- His change in diet and lifestyle following the Program helped him reduce the side effects of the drug to a great extent
- At that time he was still taking Celebrex and prednisone, but thanks to his new diet he eventually stopped both
- He's now on his journey to recovery and progressing every day

Carolyn overcomes Psoriatic Arthritis with the Paddison Program

November 11, 2018

We discuss how:

- At the age of 30 Carolyn started having symptoms - swollen knees, fatigue and a lot of pain overall
- It took six years for her to be diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis
- After being diagnosed, she started going through different medications - sulfasalazine, Prednisone, Plaquenil
- She went on Methotrexate for a brief period of time, but it made her extremely sick
- Two years ago she started with Enbrel, which gave her the least side effects
- But after about one year the symptoms started to come out again
- Carolyn then found the Paddison Program and after 2 days the swelling was gone
- She's now on the Program and her condition is improving everyday
- She is now a member of Paddison Program Support to get assistance with her next health objectives

Rheumatoid Arthritis Tip: Eat This Food Frequently!.

October 22, 2018

We discuss how: 

  • papaya is one of the absolute best foods that you can eat if you've got inflammatory arthritis
  • papaya contains papain which is an enzyme that breaks down proteins
  • breaking down of proteins gives less immuno-reactivity to the foods that we eat

 

A Kitchen Fairytale - Iida’s Plant Based Cook Book

October 15, 2018

We discuss how:

- Iida has just released her cookbook called "A Kitchen Fairytale"
- Inside the book she presents a wealth of plant-based recipes that are the basis of her plant-based diet
- She recovered from inflammatory arthritis without medications following the Paddison Program
- She started an Instagram channel about her journey with photos of her foods and gained a great following
- She started thinking about this book as a way of letting people with RA know about the Paddison Program
- Another key factor was the interest friends and family showed about her cooking
- A lot of research has been put in covering all the bases about the foods and how they work
- Recipes are easy to follow and are all oil-free and Paddison Program friendly
- All the book is based on a low fat, no oil, plant-based wholefood diet

Rheumatoid progress discussion - prednisone NSAIDs biologic drugs

September 27, 2018

We discuss how:

-Biologic drugs make us susceptible to viruses and infections because our immune system is being suppressed by the drug
-Previous medications does not work the same way it did before once we go back to taking them
-In choosing between Prednisone and anti-inflammatory drugs, Clint recommends getting off Prednisone first
-Prednisone is a very damaging and detrimental drug
-Massive increase in exercise, dramatical shift to a plant based Paddison Program diet, corect microbiome supplementation and stress reduction are the strategies to get off Prednisone

 

 

Katy’s live presentation - Turning around lifelong JIA

September 19, 2018

We discuss how:

- Jackie organized an event on the Isle of Man to raise awareness about autoimmune diseases
- She invited Katy as a speaker and she told her story to the audience
- Before her first birthday, Katy was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- She grew up having to learn to live with chronic pain and a sense of hopelessness
- In 2000 she switched from methotrexate to Enbrel, which helped a lot, but the pain never went away
- In 2010 Katy started a job as a dietary aide, but she needed pain killers to get by
- She entered a spiral of depression until she found a video of Clint
- She binge watched all his podcast episodes and the next day was her day 1 on the Program
- After a year and a half she feels more energized than ever and getting stronger every day