Clint Paddison was diagnosed in 2006 with seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis which became extremely debilitating within 18 months. With the disease …
How to Heal Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally | Paddison Program Success w Clint Paddison & Ellen Mark
Clint Paddison was diagnosed in 2006 with seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis which became extremely debilitating within 18 months. With the disease progressing, despite maximum doses of conventional medication, Clint stumbled upon the power of fasting for pain relief. This discovery fueled Clint's health journey into a raw vegan diet, followed by a low-fat whole foods-plant based diet, which he still follows today to keep symptoms at bay in conjunction with a strong emphasis on regular exercise. Clint regularly refers to the published scientific evidence to support the suggestions that he makes to followers of the Paddison Program, which is a course he created to help others with RA. The Paddison Program has now been used by over 10,000 people in more than 61 countries. The Program has helped improve the lives of countless people with autoimmune arthritis and can be followed in parallel to standard medical care.
I have had rheumatoid arthritis 21 years. At age 56 I went vegan in July 2010 due to developing high blood pressure, and was put on meds. The meds made me feel sick. I saw Dr. Neal Barnard at a talk in Santa Rosa, CA. I met him and talked with him afterwards. I read all his books. Seeing Dr. Barnard and talking with him was the beginning of my fervent quest to get well from RA and high BP. Then I read Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book. I met Rip Esselstyn at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa and read his books. I read T. Colin Campbell’s book. I started going downhill again in 2013. I emailed Dr. McDougall and he emailed me right back. I did his 10 day program 6/2013 and he took me off high BP meds. After that, my doctor put me back on high BP meds. I quit that doctor, and Dr. Klaper became my GP and took me off high BP meds. I went to a few McDougall Advanced Study Weekends and met Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, I got a hug from Dr. Michael Gregor, I met T. Colin Campbell, they were all amazing! I met Chef AJ at one of the weekends and immediately got on her program, 2/2015. I ate her two pounds of nonstarchy veggies daily. I stuck to her program and still do! I was still going downhill RA wise. I searched the internet hoping. I saw Clint Paddison’s program and joined 4/15. I did the celery cucumber 2 day fast and then 12 days of greens, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. His elimination diet worked for me!! Now I eat any kind of potato, quinoa, GF oats, millet, all fruit, and all vegetables. I got off sulfasalazine one year into his program, I had been on 200 mg a day for 16 years. I was making good progress. I started to reduce my methotrexate very slowly from 20 mg a week and now I am down to 8.75 mg a week which is the lowest I’ve been at in 21 years. Dr. Klaper retired and my BP went back up. I saw Dr. Lisle, my psychologist, and he tried to help me. My BP stayed high. Dr. Antonio Soler became my GP and with his help my blood pressure is now normal. Though at first I was resistant to going, Clint got me to go to Bikram yoga. I have done 806 classes now. My husband tells me I’m a most excellent role model for our three young granddaughters. I also walked five days a week. When COVID hit I started doing online Bikram yoga classes, hot pilates, Bikyasa, restorative yoga, and yoga Nidra. Now I do 3 Bikram yoga classes a week and five hot pilates classes a week virtually at yogahellpetaluma.com. I’m developing muscles, it feels great! My exercise has been pivotal in my feeling stronger, more flexible, more confident. I have felt joy in my success. I have developed stillness through yoga. My exercise and diet have been instrumental in controlling my RA. And, my recent lab was normal, it has not been normal for 21 years! To me this is huge! And all the wonderful support I have received from Clint Paddison’s forum and Chef AJ’s group has helped me to see I am not alone, and that I can help others on their quests to get well.