AndySwarbs Shares His RA Hero's Journey — Joe Campbell Style

AndySwarbs Shares His RA Hero's Journey — Joe Campbell Style

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AndySwarbs Shares His RA Hero's Journey — Joe Campbell Style:

If you've not already caught wind of fellow forum member andyswarbs' podcast over at NRAS forum: Our Beloved AndySwarbs, a Hero's Journey: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... , then perhaps you won't mind a posting of it here. 🙏 ☺️

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Simply said, 'Andy is Beating RA' ( paddisonprogram.com/andy-is... ) & if we're interested, we've much to learn from him. 🤓 👍

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Laugh 😂 & cry 😭 as you learn 🤓 of Andy's remarkable story.

Andy vs Rheumatoid Arthritis and Andy is winning:

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A genuine inspiration. ✨ ✨ ✨

Weaning off oils . . . getting on to Bikram (Hot) Yoga . . . leaving behind the wheelchair ♿️ . . . 😳 👏 🤗 😃 👍

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[Thank you kindly 🙏 , dear man, for sharing your hard-earned experience, lighting a fire 🔥 under my 🌙🌙, & showing me what can be done. 😮 😃 Much, much appreciated. 😌 🙏 ]

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If anyone is interested in Andy's remarkable transformation in a near year-long journey implementing a dietary/ lifestyle process, have a listen.

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🙏 🌺 🍀 🌞

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  • For cheese 🧀 lovers (of the "Wallace & Gromit" 👴 🐶 variety vimeo.com/38091345 ), Andy has excellent tips on how to migrate off 🐄 cheese & eventually wean of it — if that is of interest to you.

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    [For those of us who've paid dearly for our Wallace-like love ❤️ of 🧀-y goodness (& it's resulting joint-damaging pain . . . ) it may be worth a listen. 👂 ]

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    Appreciated Andy's re-iterating our need to:

    Listen to your body . . . everyone is different . . . 👍 👍 👍

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    Cheers 🍹 🍹 to 40 more years of even better health — chock full of vitality ⚡️⚡️⚡️!!! 🤗 😃

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    "I'll have what he's having!" 👍

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  • Wallace and Gromit: World of Invention: Stinky Cheese:

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  • If you're interested in more of Andy's journey, he:

    📝 Blogs at: foodandarthritis.blogspot.c...

    🐥 Tweets at: mobile.twitter.com/andyswarbs

    🗣 Posts & replies at HU forums: healthunlocked.com/user/and...

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  • Andy's journey is indeed a "Hero's Journey" as some may recognise the hallmarks/ themes if you're already familiar with Joe Campbell's work:

    Joseph Campbell and the Myth of the Hero's Journey:

    academyofideas.com/2016/06/...

    Andy appears to not only have found "a pathway to bliss", an "unrealised boon" venturing off to unknown territory, summoning his inner strength, experiencing a death & rebirth — emerging from it with a renewed strength & purpose, discovering the "ultimate boon"/ "the unrealised potential" within, & attempting to "bring the boon back".

    [Whew! Exhausting merely 'thinking' about it!! 😳 🙃 😄 ]

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    ". . . Bringing the boon back can be even more difficult than going down into your own depths in the first place.”

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    " . . . Each time there is the same problem: Do I dare?"

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  • If you can't get enough of Joe Campbell's hero's adventure, here are a few more snippets that you may find relevant & satisfying:

    Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Adventure:

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    Joseph Campbell's Hero's journey:

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    The human being over intellect~Joseph Campbell:

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  • For younger folks (& perhaps older folks as well), these might strike a chord:

    The Hero's Journey in 5 Minutes:

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    The Hero's Journey - Star Wars, Harry Potter & Wizard of Oz:

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    The Hero's Journey according to Joseph Campbell - video by Matthew Winkler and Kirill Yeretsky:

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  • Dr. Monica Aggarwal's personal experience with RA (as well as her practice as a physician), re-affirms what Andy has kindly shared with us. 👍

    If you're interested in Dr. Aggarwal's insights, you may find these video/ audio references useful: Cardiologist, Dr. Monica Aggarwal, Reduces Her RA Inflammation via Plant-Based Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... 🤓

    Essentially, Dr. Aggarwal's & Clint Paddison's practices are 'in synch' — with perhaps slight 'variations on a theme' pacing/ implementation-wise. (The core concepts are the same/ similar.) 👍

    Per usual, we each sort out what works best for us over time & proceed in a way most comfortable for our unique bodies, lifestyles, circumstances. 🤔

    Fortunately, Andy figured out — over time — what works well for himself, & he generously shares that journey of 'figuring out' with all of us. 🙏 👍

    (Much appreciation, kind sir. 🙏 🌺 🍀 🌞 )

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  • For dietary/ lifestyle (d/l) discussions from a variety of perspectives, these posts may be of interest:

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    Talking to NRAS about diet: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... [Highly recommend taking time to read through the 70 + comments for anyone seriously considering implementing a d/l approach (along with their meds). 👍 Found andyswarbs last comment (at bottom of page) insightful/ profound. 🤔 😌 ]

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    For All Autoimmuner's: FREE 7-Part Documentary with Tom O'Bryan:

    healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... [See 'replies' for clarifications about d/l approaches in relation to 'leaky gut theory', etc.]

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    Feeling sorry for people here: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... [Again, highly recommend taking time to read through 120+ comments for anyone seriously considering implementing a d/l approach (along with their meds). 👍 🤔 😌 ]

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    A new day, let's see what we have learnt: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... [This 'follow-up' post (& its 50+ replies) are equally as interesting/ insightful.]

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    Placing Dietary & Lifestyle Approaches 'In Context'/ 'In Perspective': healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... [George Bernard Shaw's 'communication', Monty Python's "Life of Brian", & John G. Saxe's "Blind Men & the Elephant" may shed some light . . . 🕯 🔦 💡 ☀️ ]

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    Our Beloved AndySwarbs, a Hero's Journey: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

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    Erika's Rheumatologist Confirms Erika's CCP Reduced (from 144.3 to 27) via Diet — turning_pain_n2_purpose: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...—-turning_pain_n2_purpose

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  • For additional thoughts, opinions, perspectives on d/ l techniques, explore "Diet" search results at:

    🗣 👥 American RA Warriors: healthunlocked.com/search/d...

    🗣 👥 NRAS: healthunlocked.com/search/d...

    🗣 👥 Arthritis Action: healthunlocked.com/search/d...

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  • Lor & glenb are likewise experiencing (significant) improvements with diet & lifestyle changes:

    👩 EarthToLor: Psoriasis, RA, Depression, Weight Gain; Triple Therapy & More; Potatoes & Rice: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

    👱 RA (glenb): healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

    👱 R A 2 (glenb): healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

  • If you've heard andyswarbs & Danny's experiences (from their podcasts*), this update may interest you:

    'Talk may give hope to people with arthritis' (from 'IOM (Isle of Man Courier) Today'): iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?...

    Without Wings — The Manx Autoimmune Arthritis Trust: withoutwings.weebly.com/ (scroll down page to see recent photos 📷 of Andy & Danny).

    Without Wings Facebook: facebook.com/withoutwingsio...

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    🤔 Danny's improvement/ healing (recovery?) has been going strong for ~2+ years?

    🤔 Andy's improvement/ healing (recovery?) has been progressing for ~15+ months?

    Pretty darn remarkable! 😯 😳 🤗

    May we, too, follow suit! 😌 🙏 ☺️

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    🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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    [Also posted at: From Wheelchair to Bikram Yoga (in 10 Months): healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ]

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  • * For reference about Andy:

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    • Andy's podcast & transcript: Andy Is Beating RA: paddisonprogram.com/andy-is...

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    • Andy's 'Diet & Arthritis' Presentation:

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    • Andy's 'Food & Arthritis' Blog: foodandarthritis.blogspot.com/

    • Andy's Facebook: facebook.com/andyswarbs

    andyswarbs HU postings: healthunlocked.com/user/and...

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  • * For reference about Danny:

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    Danny's podcasts & transcripts:

    Crushing RA with Danny (Part 1): paddisonprogram.com/crushin...

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    Crushing RA with Danny (Part 2): paddisonprogram.com/crushin...

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