Catching Up with 'Healing Josefine' -- Over 2 Years & 80+ Vlogs:

Catching Up with 'Healing Josefine' -- Over  2 Years & 80+ Vlogs:


Catching Up with 'Healing Josefine' -- Over 2 Years & 80+ Vlogs

For folks who've been following Healing Josefine's 2+ year video journey, Josefine catches us up on her progress after a ~6-month break from video blogging (vlogging).

She notes her latest routines -- what methods are currently working for her (in her latest state of healing) & what techniques have fallen wayside.


UPDATE: My Daily Routine To Handle Rheumatoid Arthritis:



Delighted to see this young woman back -- healthier than ever! 🤗 [A young lady whom I've learned so much from & who's inspired many of us with realistic hope, profound insights, & practical tips! 😃 😊 👍 ]

[A heartfelt ❤️ thank you & deep appreciation ☺️ to the remarkable & much beloved 'Healing Josefine'❣ . . . 🙏 👏 💐 Good to see her back & looking remarkably well. 💁 ]




6️⃣3️⃣ Sally, 'The Galloping Grandma':

6️⃣2️⃣ Why Does the Medical System Ignore the Importance of Diet? A Fable Told by John Robbins:

6️⃣1️⃣ Dr. Brooke Goldner's Free 3-Day Webinar, '6 Steps to Reversing Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods': August 3/Thu, 7/Mon, 10/Thu 2017:

6️⃣0️⃣ 'No' to Fish Oil Too?:



5️⃣9️⃣ Top Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs & Websites (from 'Feedspot'):

5️⃣8️⃣ Psoriatic Arthritis & Skin Psoriasis: Nicole S. O’Shea's Journal (& Journey):’sheas-journal-journey

5️⃣7️⃣ Anyone experience with Pulmonary Nocardia (Nocardiosis)?:

5️⃣6️⃣ Osteoarthritis: Prevented with Diet & Exercise? University of Surrey (U.K.) study in 'Nature Reviews Rheumatology':

5️⃣5️⃣ "Guide for Rheumatologists" V 1.5.6 (for 'Paddison Program'-ers):

5️⃣4️⃣ Life is all about how we see things. Context is everything. Perspective is everything.:

5️⃣3️⃣ 2017 Food Revolution Summit: April 29 (Sat.) to May 7 (Sun.) Now Underway:

5️⃣2️⃣ Reg, Coordinator of 'Redcar Arthritis Care Group', Shares His Thoughts about Movement/ Exercise & Arthritis:

5️⃣1️⃣ Cornetto Trio? From Maya Angelou to Confucius to 'Oprah'!?:

5️⃣0️⃣ "What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs They Prescribe" by Ben Goldacre:



4️⃣9️⃣ 2017 Food Revolution Summit: April 29 (Sat.) to May 7 (Sun.):

4️⃣8️⃣ "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.":

4️⃣7️⃣ "When someone shows you who they are, believe them.":

4️⃣6️⃣ Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS):

4️⃣5️⃣ Have you been on the "Paddison Program Forum"?:

4️⃣4️⃣ Anyone on the "Paddison Program Forum"?:

4️⃣3️⃣ "How U.S. Health Care Became Big Business": Medical Journalist, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal talks with NPR's Terry Gross:

4️⃣2️⃣ Quinoa, Buckwheat, Sweet Potatoes, Leafy Greens, . . . 'Baseline Phase' of PP Diet Fulfills Nutritional Requirements (Diverse & Complete):

4️⃣1️⃣ Healing Power of Resilience, Optimism, & Hope: Moving Forward from Trauma, PTSD, Physical & Psychological Abuse & Illness — Dave Pelzer:—-dave-pelzer

4️⃣0️⃣ Warm welcome, Hopeyj19!:



3️⃣9️⃣ From Wheelchair to Bikram Yoga (in 10 Months):

3️⃣8️⃣ "A Kitchen Fairy Tale" by Iida, How She Healed Herself with a Plant-Based Diet (according to 'Tribe Magazine'):

3️⃣7️⃣ Can I Avoid RA Drugs or Should I Go On Drugs? 'Paddison Program' FAQ Opinion; Also: Methotrexate Explanation & References:

3️⃣6️⃣ EarthToLor: Psoriasis, RA, Depression, Weight Gain; Triple Therapy & More; Potatoes & Rice:

3️⃣5️⃣ New Arthritis Podcast: "Can Arthritis Potentially End a Musical Career?":

3️⃣4️⃣ Cardiologist, Dr. Monica Aggarwal, Reduces Her RA Inflammation via Plant-Based Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle:

3️⃣3️⃣ AndySwarbs Shares His RA Hero's Journey — Joe Campbell Style:—-joe-campbell-style

3️⃣2️⃣ Olive Oil — not Popeye's 'Olive Oyl':—-not-popeyes-olive-oyl

3️⃣1️⃣ Our Beloved AndySwarbs, a Hero's Journey:

3️⃣0️⃣ Erika's Rheumatologist Confirms Erika's CCP Reduced (from 144.3 to 27) via Diet — turning_pain_n2_purpose:—-turning_pain_n2_purpose



2️⃣9️⃣ "Super Juice Me!" Documentary by Jason Vale:

2️⃣8️⃣ "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" Documentary by Joe Cross:

2️⃣7️⃣ Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): Jenn, Cole, & Joseph Share Hope & Practical Experience:

2️⃣6️⃣ Jenn, Cole, & Joseph: JIA-ers Who Share Hope & Practical Experience:

2️⃣5️⃣ Empathetic 'Knee Photo' for Deejojo:

2️⃣4️⃣ "Tis but a scratch . . .":

2️⃣3️⃣ Placing Dietary & Lifestyle Approaches 'In Context'/ 'In Perspective':

2️⃣2️⃣ Roxana, 'The Sofia Vergara of Peru' (& now 'The States'), Improves Her Hashimoto's (Hypothyroid) & Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):

2️⃣1️⃣ Any 'Ankylosing Spondylitis'-ers (AS)?:

2️⃣0️⃣ Catching Up with 'Healing Josefine' -- Over 2 Years & 80+ Vlogs:



1️⃣9️⃣ Dr. Pam Popper on: Hypothyroidism; Iodine, Thyroid Function & Thyroid Disease:

1️⃣8️⃣ Self-Management Event in Southampton on Feb. 14 & 15 from 'Arthritis Action':

1️⃣7️⃣ X-Ray Yoga:

1️⃣6️⃣ Gentle Chair Yoga for RA, X-Ray Yoga for Wonderment:

1️⃣5️⃣ Suicide -- Career & Otherwise:

1️⃣4️⃣ Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, Breathing, Relaxation, Stress Reduction . . .:

1️⃣3️⃣ 13 Bite-Size Thoughts for Autoimmuners -- Newly Diagnosed (or Not):

1️⃣2️⃣ "When You Know Better, You Do Better!":

1️⃣1️⃣ Dietary/ Lifestyle Considerations for Rheumatologists to 'Ruminate On':

🔟 Spoon Theory, Spoonie, Spooning:



9️⃣ Douglas Lisle: 'The Pleasure Trap':

8️⃣ Dean Ornish, Neal Barnard, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, John McDougall, Michael Klaper, Michael Greger:

7️⃣ "Poofed" Info, References, Links, Your Replies, etc. (at ALL 'Kai-- Posts'):

6️⃣ FREE Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet/ Lifestyle (WFP-BD/L) Info for Interested Autoimmuners/ RAers:

5️⃣ Vogons, Vulcans, Vegans:

4️⃣ Microbiome, Pooing, Toilet Humour:

3️⃣ For All Autoimmuner's: FREE 7-Part Documentary with Tom O'Bryan:

2️⃣ FREE 3-Part 'Serology (RF, ACPA, Anti-CCP, ANAs, ANCA) in Rheumatology' Series from Dr. Robert Coughlan's 'Rheumatology Toolbox':

1️⃣ "Live Your Life. . . ":

⏺ Kai-- Profile: [Click on blue "Read more" text (at top of page) to read full profile.]


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  • For RAers/ Autoimmuners curious about Josefine's years-long journey, visit: to view each of her 80+ videos.

    You'll witness with your own 2 eyes 👁 👁 her healing journey -- day by day, week by week, month by month -- the bare bone truths of a newly diagnosed young woman proactively managing her disease.

    [May want to sit down (with loved ones) to witness Josefine's gradual evolution from illness to improvement as disease progression ebbs & flows. Enthralling viewing -- may end up 'binge watching' episodes back-to-back as you see the transformation before your eyes. A front-row seat to an actual RA journey & seeing what is possible. 🤗 ]


  • If you're interested in some of the foods Josefine eats, she has ~20 recipes at "Josefine's Raw Kitchen":

    If you're already familiar with Healing Josefine's Autoimmune/ RA video blog (vlog), [ ], which documents the ebb & flow of her healing journey with RA autoimmune disease (over a couple years), you may also appreciate Josefine's 'how to' videos (under 5 minutes each) on preparing delicious Raw Whole Foods ('raw vegan, low fat') recipes.

    [A few are noted below.]

    (Please don't let terms such as 'vegan' put you off.) These are all delicious, whole, plant-based foods that nourish, no matter the 'flavour' of autoimmune illnesse(s) you have.

    [As always, you know your body best, so avoid foods/ ingredients that trigger reaction/ inflammation in you.]

    Ideal recipes if you're not fond of 'cooking' & easy if you've a blender/ food processor. Takes a brief time to prepare (once you get the hang of it), but oh the taste is so well worth learning these new recipes/ food prep techniques!

    [Warning: Avoid watching when hungry; your mouth will water. 😋]

    [Recipe ingredients below; easy 'how to' in video.]


  • Recipes from Josefine's Raw Kitchen:

    Awesome Dinner Salad

    • 1 Head of Romaine/Cos Lettuce • 1 Cucumber • 50g Basil • 2 Tbl. Apple Cider Vinegar (Unpasteurized) • 2 Small Green Onions /Spring Onion • 7 Medjool Dates • 1 Small Avocado


    Ice Cream Trifles

    • 4 Medjool Dates • 200g Strawberries • 0g Mulberries • /2 Tbl. Vanilla Powder • 3 Frozen Bananas

    Mango & Ginger Smoothie

    • 1 Mango • 6 Ripe Bananas • 1 Tbl. Chia Seeds • 10-15g Fresh Ginger Root (or 1-2 tsp. Ginger Powder) • 100g Spinach • 2 Cups Water


  • Nori Rolls

    • 5 Nori Sheets • 3 Carrots • 1 Small Avocado • 2 Radishes • 1/2 Cucumber • 1 Green Onion


    Sneaky Carob Milkshake

    • 100g Spinach • 6 Ripe/Spotty Bananas • 3 Medjool Dates • 2 Tbl. Carob Powder • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Powder • 1 1/2 Cup Water • Ice

    Sweet Raspberry Hearts

    • 4 Soft Medjool Dates • 2 Tbl. Freeze Dried Raspberry Powder


  • Almond Milk

    • 2 Dates • 1 Cup Water • 15g Almonds (Soaked) •1/2 tsp. Vanilla Powder


    How To Sprout: Buckwheat

    Apple & Cinnamon Porridge

    • 1 Apple • Buckwheat Sprouts (150g Dry Weight Before Soaking) • 4 Dates • 5 Cardamom Pods • Pinch of Salt • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon • 1 Cup Almond Milk

    Ginger Cookies

    • 70g Mulberries • 100g Pitted Dates • 1 Tbl. Almond Butter • 7 Whole Cloves (or 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves) • 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

  • More mouthwatering meals from Healing Josefine.

    ⚠️ Warning: Avoid viewing when hungry (to minimise drooling on computer). 💧 💻 💦


    FOOD DIARY - Three Days, Six Meals - Rheumatoid Arthritis VLOG:



    1️⃣2️⃣ delectable minutes of 6️⃣ delicious meals: green smoothies, Brazil nuts; buckwheat porridge & berries . . . ; red lentil dal, salad, sourdough rye bread with almond butter . . . ; oatmeal porridge & apples . . . ; beans, rice, greens, soaked sun dried tomatoes, onion, corn, avocado . . . ; amaranth porridge, berries, dates, cacao nibs . . . ; chickpea focaccia, sour cream, green salad, red cabbage . . .

    Yumm m m m 😋 😋 😋


  • If interested & if you've access to a blender/ food processor:

    😋 The Sour Cream recipe (soaked sunflower seeds, lemon juice, celery) is at 'Josefine's Raw Kitchen':

    😋 How to make Almond Butter is at 'Healing Josefine':


  • For another remarkable young ladies' RA journey, there's Jenn 👩🏻 .

    Jenn inspires & shows us there are ways of coping with life-long RA & living a full life as a working wife & mother of 2 young children :

    Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 21+ Years [Personal Story]:


    Wishing you the very best on your life-long journey with RA/ autoimmune illness & hope each of these young ladies may serve as an example of how we can live a full, joyful life. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞


  • Video description reads:

    "Published on Nov 6, 2014

    Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Interview . . .


    In her personal story about living with rheumatoid arthritis, Jenn shares what its been like living with RA for the last 21 years – the good, the bad, the ugly – and specifically she shares about her daily battles with the disease and how she manages her arthritis pain most effectively.


    Krysti: Hi I’m Krysti and I’m here with Jenn. The reason for recording this audio-video is to share a real-life story about living with rheumatoid arthritis and what it means to be diagnosed with RA. We’ll talk about some of the struggles and the successes that happen with the disease, from a personal account.

    So the goal is to be able to chat with you Jenn and to talk a little bit about what it’s been like through your journey. That way people who are dealing with some of the same challenges can relate to your story and recognize that they’re not alone in their journey through this disease. . . .


    • Transcript of interview:

    • About RA Pain Management (Jenn & Krysti):


  • Additional plant-based food folks (with lots of food & beverage photos) from whom I've gleaned tasty meal tips from. Maybe pictures will spark some meal ideas for you too?

    🍃 🍒 Iida: "A Kitchen Fairy Tale" by Iida, How She Healed Herself with a Plant-Based Diet (according to 'Tribe Magazine'):

    🍃 🍒 Lor: EarthToLor: Psoriasis, RA, Depression, Weight Gain; Triple Therapy & More; Potatoes & Rice:

    🍃 🍒 Dr. Monica Aggarwal: Cardiologist, Dr. Monica Aggarwal, Reduces Her RA Inflammation via Plant-Based Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle:

    🍃 🍒 Roxana: Roxana, 'The Sofia Vergara of Peru' (& now 'The States'), Improves Her Hashimoto's (Hypothyroid) & Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):


  • Healing Josefine in remission 2.5 years later‼️


    I'm in REMISSION! - Rheumatoid Arthritis VLOG:


    "Hi I'm Josefine - This is my Vlog where I track my journey of trying to overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis, with the help of diet and lifestyle changes. Today, the 26th of April 2017 my Dr told me I'm in remission. I can't possibly describe in words how amazing it feels :)"


    [Weeping tears of joy 😭 💦 😃 😊 💧.]


    🙏 🌺 🍀 🌞


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