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

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


Erika's Rheumatologist Confirms Erika's CCP* Reduced (from 144.3 to 27) via Diet — turning_pain_n2_purpose



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Omg !! My rheumatoid arthritis is in remission, 100% natural !! The video cuts off, but my CCP went from 144.3 down to 27, and she says that it's a REMARKABLE change!! She's never seen this happen to any of her patients!!! She doubted me at first, but is now super supportive and wants to spread the word about diet to her patients! That's all I've ever wanted!!! God is good! Plants are healing!!! Believe!!! If you haven't been following me, this journey has taken me a year to get to this point! When I was diagnosed, I told myself and my doctor that I wanted to give myself one year of healing my gut, before I decided the next course of action. If you have a new disease, you can stop symptoms from getting worse or progressing!! Even if you've been dealing with this disease for awhile, it's never too late to start!! Your body can heal itself in the right conditions!! Give it more credit. Our bodies rejuvenate all the time. Shoutout to my rheumatologist who let my boyfriend's mom film this, so that way I could share it with you guys! Be the cure. Listen to your body. Do your own research. 🖐🏽🏃🏽‍♀️💃🏽🌿 "



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




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  • Erika's another young lady who's 'blown my mind' about what can be achieved by some. She serves as yet another inspiration to me to 'keep going'. 👍

    Maybe she'll serve as an inspiration to you too. 🤗 🙏

    If interested in learning more about Erika's journey, kindly consider viewing her Instagram page:



  • This vivacious young lady underscored for me that some diets may not work well for us. And, if/ when one no longer works for us, it's okay to try something else. 👍


    Seems we all undergo "experiential learning". If one process doesn't work for us, we can move on & try another — all 'trial & error' self-experimentation.

    Perhaps some consider it 'luck' & some consider it 'hard work'? 🤔


  • Nice work Erika! Congratulations and keep up the great progress

  • Ditto!!

    Kudos to Erika! 👏 👏

    (May it forever remain in remission & never read its ugly head. 🙏 )



    Am always curious about long-term-ers, CaerylUSA. 🤔

    That is, how long folks (following whatever paths) can maintain remission for . . . ? 🤔

    Think the new crop of youngsters coming up (who are visually documenting their journeys via videos, vlogs, pictures, holograms 😉 . . . ) may well show us some answers — as they progress down the road . . . 👍

    Looking forward to seeing how they're doing 5, 10, 15 . . . years down the road. 🤗 👍

    Will be fascinating to see. 👀 😃


  • Well, some of them will be awesome if they are like Erika. If they are like quite a few I've seen, meh... not so much. But at some point, if they are as smart as I know many of them to be (my last job I worked almost exclusively with 22 - 27 year olds and they rocked... I had so much fun with them...) they will notice the difference between their results and the ones that have figured it out. I have faith in them. =)

  • Does my heart 💓 good to hear that, CaerylUSA. 🤗

    Let them be a smart, new generation who 'figures things out' & fares much, much better. 👍 I, too have faith in them. 🙏

    Yes, nothing like working/ being around bright young folks to enjoy their youth, energy, & good spirits. 🤗 😊 Can make for an up-beat enjoyable workplace. 😃

  • Yes, and the fact that they liked me too made it even more fun. They were like herding cats at times, but still happy and funny and as you said, energetic =)

  • Don't 🐱 'treats' & '🐱nip' usually do the trick?? 😳 🙃 😆

  • Only if you can get their attention first - ha ha

  • 😂 😂 👍

    Laser pointer? 🤔


  • Very cute!!

    Hmmmm - Works with cats... MIGHT work with kids, unless it is Powerpoint - ha ha

  • 🤔 —>

    😳 🙃 😂


    ❓ 🤔 —>

    🐱 🐠 🐟 🐡


  • Dr. Monica Aggarwal's personal experience with RA (as well as her practice as a physician), re-affirms what Erika has 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: 🤓

    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. 🤔

    Erika figured out what works well for herself & she generously shares that journey of 'figuring out' with all of us. 🙏 👍

    (Many thanks to Erika! 🙏 🌺 🍀 🌞 )


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


    Talking to NRAS about diet: [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. 🤔 😌 ]


    For All Autoimmuner's: FREE 7-Part Documentary with Tom O'Bryan: [See 'replies' for clarifications about d/l approaches in relation to 'leaky gut theory', etc.]


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


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


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


    Our Beloved AndySwarbs, a Hero's Journey:


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


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

    🗣 👥 American RA Warriors:

    🗣 👥 NRAS:

    🗣 👥 Arthritis Action:


  • For PPers interested in sharing a PP guide with your rheumatologist, here's a link to the Guide for Rheumatologists from the PP Facebook page ( ).



    Guide for Rheumatologists: [Part 1 of 5]


    Low-Fat, Whole-Foods, Plant-Based “Paddison Program” Diet and Lifestyle Approach for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Guide for Rheumatologists (Version 1.5.6):



    There is an ever-increasing body of evidence that supports the health advantages of plant-based nutrition. Working with a modified 'Paddison Program' version of this dietary framework, along with a strong daily exercise plan, enabled the author of this report to recover from crippling RA and become symptom free and drug free long term1 and help many others achieve life-changing results rarely witnessed with this condition2 The objective of this report is to provide published evidence of the impact of lifestyle choices on RA disease progression, highlighting the link between gut health and disease activity, and to encourage medical practitioners to encourage safe, healthy lifestyle habits for their patients to minimise their disease perpetuation.



    Every patient needs to eat, and eat they will. So why not encourage them to eat in a way that supports their overall health? Despite popular belief that diet plays little role in RA outcome, the truth is that diet plays a dominant role, and changes to diet create rapid changes in patient symptoms. The table below explores the interaction between the BLAAME (bacteria, leaky gut, acidosis, acid levels in the stomach, mucosal lining integrity and enzymes) with disease severity.


  • Guide for Rheumatologists: [Part 2 of 5]


    BLAAME Table (see pdf file: )

    1st column identifies BLAAME issues:


    Leaky Gut

    Acid Secretion Deficiency (Stomach)


    Mucosal Lining



    2nd column: Describes each B L A A M E item.

    3rd column: Explains cause of each . . .

    4th column: Natural Solution (Effective) of each . . .

    5th column: Supplemental Solution (Mildly Effective) of each . . .


  • Guide for Rheumatologists: [Part 3 of 5]




    The term “leaky gut” has become increasingly common in medical research, frequently appearing in the most prestigious publications. A review of the available articles reveals that there is growing consensus that the shift in microbiome demographics and intestinal permeability play a causative role in immune alteration towards an inflamed or autoimmune disease state.


    Here's what some leading researchers are publishing in the leading medical journals:


    International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology: “Autoimmune hepatitis is associated with leaky gut and intestinal microbiome dysbiosis. The impaired intestinal barrier may play an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis”152


    Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology: “In health, homeostasis exists between the intestinal microbiome, mucosal barrier, and immune system. In irritable bowel disease, this homeostasis is disrupted leading to durable alterations in the intestinal microbiome (dysbiosis), disrupted barrier function (leaky gut), and immune system activation (inflammation)”153


    FEBS Letters: “these studies suggest that the intestine may be a critical organ in triggering disease through altered immune homeostasis and a leaky gut with proinflammatory conditions may be an event that begins before the actual onset of clinical phenotype”154


    Journal of Internal Medicine: “In addition, a leaky gut mucosa can trigger systemic inflammation mediating peripheral insulin resistance that together with a blunted incretin response aggravates the hyperglycaemic state”155


    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “The data suggest that a leaky gut barrier is linked with liver steatosis and could be a new target for future steatosis therapies.”156


    Pediatric Diabetes: “Increasing evidence, both functional and morphological, supports the concept of increased intestinal permeability as an intrinsic characteristic of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in both humans and animal models of the disease.”157


  • Guide for Rheumatologists: [Part 4 of 5]



    It is now well established that RA is associated with increases in both morbidity and mortality compared with the general population. RA increases the risk of cardiovascular (CV) mortality by up to 50% compared with the general population160 161 162 Plant-based diets have been associated with lowering overall and ischemic heart disease mortality163 Furthermore, a plant based diet have also been associated with sustainable weight management164 reducing medication needs ; lowering the risk for most chronic diseases ; decreasing the incidence and severity of high-risk conditions, including obesity , hypertension 171, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia172, and even possibly reversing advanced coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes 175



    — The first two days of the Paddison Program is a 2 day cleanse. If patients are using medications that must be taken with food, these two days should be skipped.

    — High blood pressure can usually resolve itself within a few days to a few weeks. Patients on high blood pressure medications should be made aware of this, so as to be monitored closely and avoid potential overmedication and be given guidelines about their medication dosages should their blood pressure comes back to normal.

    — Patients eating an all-plant diet should consume a B12 supplement to avoid potential deficiency.


  • Guide for Rheumatologists: [Part 5 of 5]



    A whole-foods, low-fat, plant based (vegan) diet is the ideal approach for a patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Succinctly stated by authors of this British Journal of Rhueumatology study “We conclude that a vegan diet changes the faecal microbial flora in RA patients, and changes in the faecal flora are associated with improvement in RA activity”. 176 The Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis builds on the successful vegan dietary framework and adds evidence-based modifications to enhance these improvements to gastrointestinal health and intestinal barrier repair. For more information visit


    [Pages 5-12 are 8 pages of links to (176) References.]



    [Hope this helps when trying to communicate with your rheumatologist. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞 ]


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