The Paddison Podcast
All about fixing knees with Carl Reader

All about fixing knees with Carl Reader

June 12, 2019

We discuss how:

- We have another chat with Carl, functional movement coach from South Africa
- Through Skype calls he has helped many members of the Paddison Program Support
- By looking at the actual movement in the video he provides suggestions on the correct exercises for each person
- Moving the joints in the right way is crucial to their functionality and recovery
- The amount and order of the exercises in a workout is another key factor
- With rheumatoid arthritis, the focus has to be on the whole system rather than on the knee alone
- Carl shares many other valuable insights throughout the episode

Musician Tunes Her Health With The Paddison Program

Musician Tunes Her Health With The Paddison Program

June 3, 2019

We discuss how:

- Rheagan is a musician and has been dealing with inflammatory arthritis for about 10 years, without it having much impact on her life
- One year ago, her left hand started swelling so much that she couldn't play her instrument
- After having tried many different approaches she came across the Paddison Program and started it
- After a couple of weeks she was able to play again, and it got better everyday
- Her fingers are now completely pain-free and she can play how many hours she wants
- She also had pain in her knees and feet, and now she can run without a problem
- During her recovery, playing piano was a great exercise for her fingers and it helped a lot in the process
- The diet change part of the Program gave immediate results

Gut Health And Probiotics With Dr. Jason Hawrelak

Gut Health And Probiotics With Dr. Jason Hawrelak

May 23, 2019

We discuss how:

- Dr. Jason Hawrelak is the head of research at probioticadvisor.com
- He has focused his research on microbiome, probiotics, and everything to do with gut health
- He became passionate about it because research was just at the tip of an iceberg when he started
- In the last 20 years there's been an exceptional rise in the field
- Now the link between gut health and autoimmune diseases has become accepted even in mainstream publications
- Gut integrity and a healhty microbiome are pivotal to good health
- The technology currently available can provide much more information than before
- In this episode you’ll learn all about probiotics and their use in autoimmune conditions!

How Irina Overpowered Rheumatoid Arthritis with the Paddison Program

How Irina Overpowered Rheumatoid Arthritis with the Paddison Program

May 15, 2019

We discuss how:

- Irina was 24 when she got diagnosed with RA
- She started having severe pain in the hands and joints
- She was immediately prescribed prednisone, then methotrexate and Plaquenil were added
- The drug mix didn't sort much effect, and it was suggested she started biological treatment
- At that point, she started searching for alternatives and found Clint's TedX talk
- She started the Paddison Program and put herself on a plant-based diet
- It's been two years now, and she's now 100% drug-free
- It's been eight months since her last methotrexate dose

Gabriel is beating Psoriatic Arthritis with the Paddison Program

Gabriel is beating Psoriatic Arthritis with the Paddison Program

May 8, 2019

We discuss how:

- At the age of 16, after his father died, Gabriel started to have gut dysbiosis
- He started to experience severe fatigue and stress response symptoms, nausea and so on
- He started having scalp psoriasis, and over time he got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis
- His knees became the size of a softball and he started with prednisone
- After a meeting with his rheumatologist he started AIP with good results
- Doing a good amount of research on the internet he found the Paddison Program
- After six months, he's now playing basketball again and feeling more athletic than ever
- He's also a man of faith, and this is playing a key role in his approach

Janet celebrates a year off drugs with the Paddison Program

Janet celebrates a year off drugs with the Paddison Program

May 2, 2019

We discuss how:

- Janet was diagnosed with RA after the birth of her first child
- Because she wanted to have another child, she was put on prednisone
- It worked well for alleviating the pain, but after the birth of her second child she eventually started with Methotrexate
- As brain fog and tiredness increased, Janet tried a protein drink for more energy, but rashes came out and joints started flaring up
- It turned out it was psoriasis, and she went on cutting proteins from her diet
- She searched through the internet and found the Paddison Program and decided to start with it
- After some problems with stopping drugs too abruptly, she's been able to gradually reduce drugs
- She's now drug-free since more than a year

How Luc Is Beating JIA With The Paddison Program

How Luc Is Beating JIA With The Paddison Program

April 23, 2019

We discuss how:

- Jo's son was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when he was 13
- His knees were so heavily swollen he couldn't straighten his legs
- After the diagnosis, Jo found that really heavy drug doses were the only official treatment
- She then researched the internet and got to know the diet approach to arthritis
- Jo and his son began trying many different plant-based diets but after months the symptoms got worse
- She then found the Paddison Program and all the information made perfect sense
- They began the Program and after 10 days the improvement was definitely noticeable.
- After 5 months his CRP levels dropped phenomenally, and now he is engaging in physical activities like other boys his age

Yoga Therapy For Arthritis With Steffany Moonaz

Yoga Therapy For Arthritis With Steffany Moonaz

April 13, 2019

We discuss how:

- Steffany is a yoga therapist and researcher specializing in rheumatic diseases
- She demonstrates in this episode lots of do-it-yourself exercises to relieve finger, hand and wrist pain
- She has written a book called "Yoga Therapy For Arthritis" and has conducted pioneering research in the benefits of yoga for arthritis
- Her research confirms Yoga can help with arthritis in a variety of ways
- Yoga is currently built into many of the recommendations for safety management of arthritis
- It primarily deals with the union of mind and body and is strictly connected with meditation
- Managing stress response and relaxation response is key in arthritis treatment
- Some simple breathing exercises can help reduce stress

Kim has dropped all medications with the Paddison Program

Kim has dropped all medications with the Paddison Program

April 2, 2019

We discuss how:

- Kim was diagnosed with RA in 2014 and put on methotrexate, Plaquenil and prednisolone
- The drugs initially helped with reducing joint pain but in terms of side effects it was a nightmare
- She then came to know that a colleague was effectively opposing Hashimoto with diet
- She went on a sort of plant-based diet that helped reduce pain but only got to a point in drugs reduction
- Then in November 2015 she found the Paddison Program and started it
- The food reintroduction process took patience, but it's been worth it
- Kim is now completely drug-free
- Kim shares many insights and subtleties of how she got such wonderful results

How Shamiz Overcame Ulcerative Colitis

How Shamiz Overcame Ulcerative Colitis

March 25, 2019

We discuss how:

- In 2012 Shamiz started having digestive disorders while working in Japan
- He went to the hospital and was put on drugs and antibiotics for several weeks
- As the situation kept getting worse, dosages reached very high levels
- When it was suggested a colon surgery, Shamiz and his mother started researching about alternatives and found a book about healing colitis with a  raw food diet
- In about six months he was able to recover and drop all medications and has been free ever since
- With a mix of diet and exercise he has recovered the weight he lost due to colitis
- Now he has started High Carb Health with his brother to help people with his condition and it has really taken off