Acupuncture and holistic medicine for RA

February 25, 2018

We discuss how:
- Dr. Ken Gray uses acupuncture and holistic medicine as
- Methods like acupuncture, homeopathy and food therapy can balance and interact with the western approach
- Pain- and stress reduction are widely accepted applications of acupuncture
- RA from an acupuncture point of view relates to lung and liver energy blockage
- Food and approach to life in general play a key role in the healing process

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Mastering diabetes with a plant-based diet

February 13, 2018

We discuss how:
- Robby and Cyrus have managed to keep diabetes under control with a low fat, plant-based diet
- Robby was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old
- He switched to a low fat, plant based whole food diet and that dramatically improved his quality of life
- He met Cyrus and together they started Mastering Diabetes to offer information and coaching
- Cyrus was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 22, along with two other autoimmune conditions
- Initially the doctors pointed him towards a low carbohydrate diet and it made him feel terrible
- He then switched to a low fat, plant based whole food diet and his insuline use came down by 40%
- Now Robby and Cyrus help more than 800 people with their coaching program

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No More Prednisone After 5 Weeks Of Paddison Program

February 4, 2018

We discuss how:
- Lizette has been sick on and off since she was a child
- In the late '90s she had to go on disability and stop working
- She kept getting sicker until October of last year, when she saw a video of the Paddison Program on Facebook
- When she started the Program on December 19 her CRP was 16.8, after three weeks it went down to 2.2
- She was taking Prednisone every day, and she's been able to drop it completely in five weeks
- She's back to normal life and does juicing each day
- After not being able to walk at all, she's now doing walks and taking care of her house
- She's also planning some travels!

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Mark Improves Spondyloarthropathy with Paddison Program & Yoga

January 30, 2018

We discuss how:
- Mark has been diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy at 19
- He wasn't able to move, was losing weight and had chronic fatigue, fasciatis and tendonitis
- He started taking slizapharen, then Plaquenil, methotrexate and anti-depressants, but it was never enough
- He couldn't do anything for more than 10 minutes without causing himself to flare up
- In 2014 Mark found the Paddison Program and noticed a difference within a couple of days
- In a few weeks he was able to completely drop the anti-inflammatory
- His exercise routine plays a big role in his recovery, mixing Bikram with Yin Yoga
- Support from his family also helped greatly in the process

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Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis - Dina’s Story

January 7, 2018

We discuss how:
- After a year on the Paddison Program Dina is almost pain-free
- She was wearing ankle braces and couldn't go up and down the stairs
- After day 6 of the Program she was able to use stairs
- After being diagnosed RA her rheumatologist prescribed methotrexate and Plaquenil
- She read the side effects and started searching for an alternative, and found Clint's TEDx talk
- She's even helping another patient from her rheumatologist, who wasn't making any progress with Humira
- She has found help and support in the forum throughout her journey so far
- Also her family always gave its support and they're now very proud
- After 9 months on the Program her blood tests show great overall improvement

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Chiropractic and RA with Matthew

December 29, 2017

We discuss how:
- Matthew is a chiropractor and has helped many people with RA
- Chiropractic can help joints
- Chiropractic focuses on the spine and the principle that the human body can heal itself
- Different types of stress can affect the spine's alignment and the aim of chiropractic is to reposition it
- There are different types of massage, each with its strengths and pitfalls
- Matthew first approached RA taking care of his mother
- He sees the Paddison Program as the foundation of her progress
- He has examined it thoroughly and agrees with it completely

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Overcoming Rheumatoid Arthritis with a Plant-Based Diet

December 12, 2017

We discuss how:
- Ricci started having RA symptoms seven years ago
- She was running marathons and doing kickboxing and had to stop it all
- She then started a big journey through a lot of doctors and thousands of dollars in treatments
- She then went plant based and that helped her a lot with the inflammation
- She's been cleansing all bacteria for 15 months and that gave no benefits
- A few months ago she found the Paddison Program and started adding probiotics and prebiotics
- Now she's been pain-free for five months
- She has tweaked all her favorite meals to be plant based
- She has identified many good quality supplements in the process
- She's also a huge advocate of smoothies

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Irene is reversing osteoarthritis with the Paddison Program

November 28, 2017

We discuss how:
- Irene experienced a lot of pain and swelling in her fingers in the last 4 1/2 years
- She was diagnosed with osteoarthritis
- She changed diet based on her blood results and the pain got even worse
- Six months ago she started the Paddison Program and after the cleanse she immediately felt better
- She's now pain free and can enjoy her life again: mountain bike, yard work, kayak!
- When diagnosed osteoarthritis she switched to a paleo diet and after a first relief her pain came back really bad
- She even had a rash on her body in this phase, and it went away as soon as she started the Program
- Now Irene prepares all her meals and bakes her own bread
- Her husband is very supportive and eats all the meals she cooks
- Her colleagues and even her rheumatologist appreciate her change!

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Stacy Gets Her Life Back On The Paddison Program For RA

November 22, 2017

We discuss how:
- Before starting the Paddison Program Stacy was bed ridden
- She wasn't able to dress herself, shower herself or walk
- After two weeks with the Paddison Program, she can get herself out of bed again
- After about a year on the program, she was able to trick or treat with her son for the first time in three years!
- Stacy and her husband were thinking about a nursing home, because it was becoming too difficult to take care of her at home
- She pulled away from a lot of friends and colleagues, but her husband gave support and took care of her
- After being diagnosed RA she was on Plaquenil and then on Prednisone for about 4 years
- After a first remission RA came back harder and she was on Plaquenil and Humira and started to have heavy side effects
- She stopped Humira and started taking very high doses of Prednisone
- In 11 months on the Paddison Program she went from 40 to 5mg of Prednisone
- Bikram yoga helped her greatly

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Carrie Is Overcoming Rheumatoid Arthritis With The Paddison Program

November 13, 2017

We discuss how:
- Carrie was diagnosed RA three years ago
- She's been on Meloxicam, Methotrexate, Embrel and Plaquenil
- After starting with the Paddison Program, she's down to only Plaquenil
- Carrie used to have headaches and fatigue, and it had an impact on her family as well
- Carrie was inspired by so many other Paddison Program success stories
- Right after starting the Program she had great relief from the inflammation
- One type of exercise in particular was very helpful
- Her family support was crucial

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