Journalist Sumit Bose, Another RA-er Who's Documenting His RA Journey

Journalist Sumit Bose, Another RA-er Who's Documenting His RA Journey

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Journalist Sumit Bose, Another RA-er Who's Documenting His RA Journey

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"Eating Myself Healthy β€” Can a Diet Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?":

m.youtube.com/channel/UC5W3...

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Sumit Bose's YouTube channel (with 7 Episodes to date) documents his RA journey via video blogging (vlogging πŸ“Ή ). πŸ€— πŸ‘

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. 4:39 min. β€’ EPISODE 1 β€” Intro to Sumit Bose, Clint Paddison, & the Paddison Program

. 4:36 min. β€’ EPISODE 2 β€” 1st day of PP

. 1:54 min. β€’ EPISODE 3 β€” 2nd day of PP

. 4:05 min. β€’ EPISODE 4 β€” What is RA?

. 2:58 min. β€’ EPISODE 5 β€” 3rd day of PP

. 5:52 min. β€’ EPISODE 6 β€” End of Week 1 of PP & First 12 Days of PP

26:15 min. β€’ EPISODE 7 β€” Unvarnished Truths from Dr. John McDougall

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Finding Sumit Bose's depiction of early phases of the PP process spot on!! ☺️ πŸ‘

Refreshing to see accuracy/ preciseness with which he explains a dietary/ lifestyle (d/l) process (after reading so many misconceptions), as well as his generously showing his unvarnished personal experience, day by day. πŸ€—

[Many thanks to SB. πŸ™ 😌 His truthfulness/ honesty is sincerely appreciated by those of us who are also on a d/l journey & wish to learn from (& share with) each other. πŸ‘ ]

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πŸ™ πŸ€ 🌺 🌞

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[For reference: 'Healing Josefine' πŸ‘© ( m.youtube.com/channel/UCEYu... ) & Rick 'The RA Health Coach' πŸ‘± ( m.youtube.com/channel/UC-24... ), are 2 earlier vloggers who've documented their d/l journeys as well. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Have also found both Josefine & Rick to be accurate, truthful, honest in their vlogging. πŸ™ 😌 They, too, convey the daily reality of d/l experiences & the uniqueness of each of our journeys. They've been deeply personal inspirations for me ☺️ , wonderful sources of additional quality, sensible tips, & shared thoughts. 😌 πŸ€— (Much, much appreciated. πŸ™ 😌 ) Catching Up with 'Healing Josefine' -- Over 2 Years & 80+ Vlogs may be of interest to sincere seekers: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ]

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    EPISODE 1 β€’ 4:39 min.

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    Intro to Sumit Bose, Clint Paddison, & the Paddison Program (PP):

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    Intro to 48-year old, Sumit Bose, who's a journalist living in North London running his own media business. (SB worked for BBC.)

    Sumit has the (invisible 😢 ) debilitating 😡 , life-limiting condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

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    RA causes all bodily joints to swell β€” body attacking itself.

    Also affects organs, heart ❀️ , liver, lungs, even eyes πŸ‘ πŸ‘ . . .

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    An incurable disease. πŸ˜”

    Affects anyone from children πŸ‘Ά πŸ‘¦ πŸ‘§ to middle aged πŸ‘© πŸ‘± to old aged πŸ‘΄ πŸ‘΅ . . .

    You can't tell anyone has RA β€” it's i n v i s i b l e . πŸ‘» 😢

    Sumit will try to heal himself from 'the invisible disease' of RA (considered an incurable disease) by following the Paddison Program (PP).

    Diagnosed 3 years ago after months of pain & odd/ weird feelings of pain in hands, as if being hit by a hammer πŸ–πŸ”¨ upon awakening.

    Doctor informed SB of RA diagnosis & belief 'it can't be cured'. 😳

    On drugs (steroids) to be able to function.

    Video diary to show effects of condition.

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    On drugs for 2 1/2 – 3 years.

    Drugs do work but have a toll.

    Anti-cancer drugs, with side effect of suppressing the immune system (which is how they work).

    Loosing hair, affects liver, have to have regular blood tests πŸ’‰ . . .

    A life-long condition . . . a life on drugs πŸ’Š πŸ’Š πŸ’Š

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    One's 'lot' in life . . . 😨

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    SB found Clint Paddison's Program on the Internet. πŸ’»

    CP healed himself from RA by research πŸ•΅οΈ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» πŸ“š & by finding πŸ”Ž the link πŸ”— (scientifically βš—οΈ πŸ”¬ ) between diet πŸ₯— & RA πŸ€• .

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    CP's presentation (raw foods πŸ₯’ , green juices 🍹, green leafy veg πŸƒ 🌿 🌱 . . . ).

    RA (an autoimmune condition) can be reversed if you change your diet πŸ‘„ πŸ₯— 🍹 .

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    Drastic diet change. 😳 Remove all:

    . . . Meat πŸ– πŸ— πŸ₯“ 🌭 πŸ” πŸ‚ πŸ„ πŸ‘ 🐐 πŸ– πŸ“ πŸ¦ƒ πŸ‡ 🐿 πŸ₯š

    . . . Fish 🍣 🐟 🐠 🐑 πŸ¦‘ πŸ™ 🦐 πŸ¦€ 🍀

    . . . Dairy πŸ₯› πŸ§€ 🍦 πŸ•

    . . . Oils πŸ’§ 🍟 🍩

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    Sumit is starting PP & documenting πŸ“Ή his experience over the months πŸ—“ πŸ—“ πŸ—“ . . . .

    Seeing whether PP works & whether it can effectively 'cure' SB. πŸ€”

    Also, meeting the medical community πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ & finding out what they think about something like dietary changes. πŸ€” πŸ€”

    And, finding out why doctors πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ ask you to take a pill πŸ’Š 1st rather than exploring other options πŸ₯— πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ πŸ’†β€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜‘ .

    Journey begins πŸ”° , regular slots talking about what happens, hopefully bringing more discussion πŸ—£ πŸ—£

    Showing a way to hopefully beat RA. πŸ™

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    EPISODE 2 β€’ 4:36 min.

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    1st day of PP:

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    Goodbye πŸ‘‹ β€” egg πŸ₯š, toast 🍞, & tea β˜•οΈ breakfast .

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    Hello πŸ€— β€” water 🚰 , salads πŸ₯— , celery & cucumber juice πŸ₯’ 🍹 !!

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    Concerns: toilet 🚽 , boredom πŸ™„ , tiredness 😴 . . .

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    Multi-day water🚰 , salad πŸ₯— , juice 🍹 'diet': designed to "cleanse the body."

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    Food shopping: Cos/ romaine lettuce πŸ₯—, garlic, onion, sprouts 🌱, cucumber πŸ₯’, celery . . .

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    [No tomatoes πŸ… , no carrots πŸ₯•, no fruits πŸ‡ , no nuts 🌰 πŸ₯œ . . . ]

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    Breakfast & throughout the day:

    β€’ Salad πŸ₯— (lettuce, cucumber, sprouts, onion, garlic, pinch of salt).

    [NO 🚫 salad dressings. ]

    β€’ Water 🚰 .

    β€’ Celery/ Cucumber Juice 🍹.

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    EPISODE 3 β€’ 1:54 min.

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    2nd day of PP:

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    Slept alright 😴 πŸ’€ but had terrible headache πŸ™‡ , dehydrated πŸ₯€ . . .

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    Maybe withdrawals from things like caffeine . . . ? πŸ€”

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    Repeat of Day 1 food & drinks. ♻️

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    Loss of 1 lb. 😁

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    3 x ( πŸ’© πŸ’© πŸ’© ) to the loo 🚽 . 😳 ☺️

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    EPISODE 4 β€’ 4:05 min.

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    What is RA? πŸ€”

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    Different from 'Arthritis' & 'Osteoarthritis' (wear & tear of aging πŸ‘΄ ).

    Risks: Hereditary, lifestyle, age, pollution.

    Typical onset for 80% between ages 35-50. πŸ‘± πŸ‘© πŸ‘΄ πŸ‘΅

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    Something goes wrong. ❌ 😜

    Your own body attacking your own joints. πŸ–πŸ—‘ . . . πŸ”ͺπŸ’ͺ . . . πŸ‘£β›

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    Cartilage wears away; reduced joint space πŸ—œ.

    Causes joints to become inflamed πŸ”₯ .

    Swollen, inflamed synovial membrane. 😨 😰

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    Hands felt as if banged by a hammer. βœ‹οΈπŸ€šπŸ’₯πŸ”¨

    Painful, inflamed joints 😫 . . . πŸ”₯πŸ–β˜„οΈ . . . 😩

    became red πŸ”΄ &

    filled with white blood cells βšͺ️βšͺ️βšͺ️ .

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    Joint filled with synovial fluid 'gunks up' β€” builds up.

    Joint/ 'hinge' stops working. πŸ›‘ 🚷

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    From hands βœ‹οΈπŸ€š, it moved to:

    . . . Elbows πŸ’ͺ πŸ’ͺ

    . . . Shoulders πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    . . . Knees 🚢

    . . . Feet πŸ‘£

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    Stops you from walking 🚷 :

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    . . . πŸ›‘ . . . 🚢. . . 🚢

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    RA not only affects joints, but also affects:

    . . . Liver

    . . . Heart ❀️

    . . . Organs . . .

    . . . All parts of body 😱 β€” not just joints.

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    Difficulty getting out of bed πŸ›Œ . . . 😣 πŸ˜– 😫 .

    Genuine, debilitating pain 😩 😧 & immobility . . . πŸ›‘ . 🚢. 🚢 .

    [Not acting 🚫 🎭 .]

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    Drugs πŸ’‰ πŸ’Š suppress inflammation/ pain . . .

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    What's Sumit trying to do? πŸ€”

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    Get rid of the drugs & get body back to normal πŸ•Ί .

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    [Normal β€” pain-free, no inflammation 🚫 πŸ”₯ β€” is the goal πŸ₯… , the target 🎯 .]

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    The reason for dietary change:

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    . . . Trying to stop joints from attacking themselves:

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    . . . . . . . . . πŸ–πŸ—‘ . . . πŸ”ͺπŸ’ͺ . . . πŸ‘£β›

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    EPISODE 5 β€’ 2:58 min.

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    3rd day of PP:

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    Less headache πŸ™‡ .

    Less dehydrated πŸ₯€ β€” drinking lots of water 🚰 πŸ’¦ .

    Lost 3lbs (in 2 days πŸ“† πŸ“† )

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    Getting to eating 'solid food (cooked) food 🍲 ' quinoa & buckwheat (pseudo grain) mix πŸ› , in addition to the 'rabbit food' 🐰 πŸƒ : salads πŸ₯— , juice 🍹, seaweed (alkalising sea vegetable 🌿 ), bok choy 🌱. . .

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    Ditto for breakfast πŸ•– , lunch πŸ•›, & dinner πŸ•” .

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    Quinoa & buckwheat mix has more protein πŸ› than meat πŸ– ! 😳

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    Cleanse is over. πŸ’¦ πŸ’¦

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    Introduce 'normal' foods such as sweet potato 🍠 , pumpkin πŸŽƒ . . .

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    Packed lunch πŸ₯— 🍲 for work; off to work. πŸš— πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό πŸ’Ό

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    β€’ Follow Sumit on Twitter πŸ₯ at RheumatoidDiet: mobile.twitter.com/rheumato...

    β€’ See swollen hands βœ‹οΈπŸ€š video on Twitter: mobile.twitter.com/rheumato...

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    EPISODE 6 β€’ 5:52 min.

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    End of Week 1 of PP & First 12 Days of PP:

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    Down ⬇️ 6 lbs (in 1 week πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† ).

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    Now on sweet potato 🍠 & lots of leafy vegetables πŸƒ 🌿 🌱 πŸ₯— .

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    Still NO 🚫 :

    . . . ❌ β˜•οΈ . . . . . . .Tea

    . . . ❌ 🍊 . . . . . . .Oranges

    . . . ❌ πŸ₯œ 🌰 . . . . Nuts

    . . . ❌ 🍎 🍌 πŸ₯‘ . Fruits & stuff . . .

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    Does Sumit feel better with it?

    Too early to say.

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    Inflammation gone down; perhaps from steroids still working? πŸ€”

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    1st 12 days ( πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“†

    . . . . . . . . . . . πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† )

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    Bored eating same things: sweet potatoes & salad 🍠 πŸ₯—.

    Eating salad without dressing, sweet potato just steamed, & spinach without boiling or steaming β€” just raw πŸƒπŸƒ.

    "Got used to it."

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    Can't wait to eat 1st proper breakfast:

    . . . Bowl of porridge 🍡 with banana 🍌 & water 🚰 .

    Enjoy! πŸ˜‹

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    Top headline πŸ“° : 8lb weight loss in 12 days.

    . . . Feel better. 😊

    . . . Missing tea β˜•οΈ .

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    Breakfast: Porridge 🍡 with banana 🍌 & water 🚰 .

    Lunch: Jacket potato 🍠 πŸ₯” (no butter)

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    Taking blood test πŸ’‰ in couple days.

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    2 Weeks ( πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“†

    . . . . . . . . . πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† πŸ“† )

    .

    ⬇️ 8lb weight loss in 12 days.

    1st Mishap while away: Ate 2 egg sandwiches πŸ₯š 🍞 πŸ₯š 🍞 on the train. 🚈

    Hard to be not only Vegetarian, but Vegan β€” also a 'no oil' Vegan when out.

    Tricky. πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ Dairy-Free menu? Gluten-Free Menu? Or both?! πŸ€”

    All you can eat is πŸ₯— Salad πŸ₯— .

    Tough part: trying to go out & socialise when on a restrictive diet.

    Slip up. Gained a few lbs? Not doing too bad. Still taking methotrexate.

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    Saw Doctor πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ :

    . . . Dr. happy with Sumit's progress. πŸ‘

    . . . Bad news: Sumit has aggressive form of RA. πŸ˜”

    . . . Dr. not convinced diet will work, but she's backing it. πŸ‘

    . . . Blood tests πŸ’‰ every 2 weeks for monitoring. πŸ“ˆπŸ“‰

    .

    1st Blood Test marker of CRP (C-Reactive Protein) is high: 29

    . . . (Normal is <5)

    . . . CRP measures how much inflammation πŸ”₯ is in body 🚢.

    .

    Hoping it will go down.

    See what happens in 3 weeks time when effects of Steroid will be gone from body & just on Methotrexate.

    Also, reducing Methotrexate from 15 milligrams to 10 mg.

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    If CRP goes down, the diet is working.

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    It's patience 😌 β€” 'a long game' ( 🏏 ).

    2 weeks is nothing.

    2-3 months will hopefully see real change. πŸ™

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    EPISODE 7 β€’ 26:15 min.

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    Unvarnished Truths from Dr. John McDougall πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ :

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    [Run out of steam 🀀 πŸ’€ & time βŒ›οΈ. πŸ˜‚ πŸ™ƒ Would like to jot notes on Dr. JM'S insights & shared wisdom. 😌 πŸ™ Watching him speak directly is best. πŸ‘ ]

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