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

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

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

Lor is yet another autoimmuner who brings continued hope & inspiration to me. 🙏

Perhaps she'll do so for you:

🖼 pictaram.com/user/earthtolo...

🖼 imgrum.org/user/earthtolor/...

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Lor's meal photos caught my eye.

I've been asked, "isn't what you eat boring, bland, yuck? Don't you feel deprived?

Like Lor, that's just not been my experience.

I just eat different foods (from what I used to) that are equally tasty & satisfying. And, most importantly, keeps my inflammation down.

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Keeping my inflammation down allows me to function — to be mobile 🚶 , able to think 🤔 , have energy ⚡️⚡️ , & be pain free 🤗.

What more could I ask for?! 🤔

[Perhaps restoration of a derailed life? A 'memory wipe' of decades of pain, fatigue, immobility? And, a pony 🐴 ? 😁 😆 😉 ]

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If you're interested in changing your diet & think it's going to be boring, tasteless, tiresome . . . maybe have a look at Lor's meals?

See what you think.

I learn more about the possibilities of food combinations & broadening out meals just by seeing photos!! Yumm m m . . . 😋

Thank you kindly, Lor. Much, much appreciated. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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More of Lor's journey . . .

"Through the Medicine Cabinet"

8 years on various meds: Triple Therapy ( 💊 Plaquenil/ Hydroxychloroquine 💊 Sulfasalazine 💊 Methotrexate) 💊 Cimzia 💊 Naproxen/ Aleve 💊 Tylenol 3 💊 Prednisone 💊 Depo Medrol 💊 Leflunomide/Arava 💊 Rituximab 💊 Celebrex 💊 Hydromorphone 💊 Percocet 💊 CBD Tincture

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Lor shows me what can be done for some of us. 👍

Try as we may, meds just don't work for each & everyone one of us — no matter how much we want them to, no matter how many years we keep trying . . .

For some of us, they create more difficulties than they resolve. ☹️ 😔 😞

(The 'risk rewards' balance ⚖ becomes overwhelmingly imbalanced. 😳 )

For those of us who run out of med options, what do we do? 🤔

What do we do when we reach 'the end of the line' after everything fails? 🤔

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Lor spent:

8 years of her 20's in autoimmune disease . . .

2 years improving/ healing . . .

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I learned of her experience through a podcast I follow (& continually learn from).

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If Lor's journey interests you, consider viewing, Crushing RA and Psoriasis Symptoms - Lor Goes from Drugs to Plants:

Reversing Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis With Lor transcript: paddisonprogram.com/reversi...

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She's yet another inspiration to me, a young lady still in her twenties. She's gleaned a bit of wisdom (over her lifetime of illness) from hard-earned experience that she kindly shares with us.

Wishing you a long & wonderfully health-filled life, dear lady. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Lor found these resources helpful in her plant-based research:

• Forks Over Knives (movie): google.com/search?as_q=&as_...

• The China Study (T. Colin Campbell): google.com/search?as_q=&as_...

• Whole (T. Colin Campbell): google.com/search?as_q=Whol...

• Paddison Program (Facebook): facebook.com/RheumatoidArth...

• NutritionFacts.org (Dr. Michael Greger): nutritionfacts.org

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She has been following a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet for 2 years during which she had the epiphany: ". . . I can do this . . . ". 🤗

She notes it's a 'spiritual journey' & a realisation/ awakening of self love, 'I am worth it', 'I am enough'. 👍

[As eye-rolling-ly 'hokey' as that may sound to some, it's a simple, profound truth for others. It's lovely hearing these words of 'realisation' coming from someone having a personal 'awakening'. ☺️ 🙏

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

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. 🤔 😌 ]

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.]

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). 👍 🤔 😌 ]

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.]

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 . . . 🕯 🔦 💡 ☀️ ]

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

• AndySwarbs Shares His RA Hero's Journey — Joe Campbell Style: healthunlocked.com/ra-warri...—-joe-campbell-style

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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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Twin-zie 👯 posts, Sandrajb: An amazing Journey: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... 👍 😃 🤗

Lor's journey truly is amazing 😳 — especially for 1 so young. 👩

Delighted she figured out what works well for her; may we all be so fortunate. 🙏

Hope you're doing well, Sandrajb. 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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[Very glad you thought Lor's experience was worthwhile posting too. 👍 It truly is amazing what's going on around us — individuals experiencing remarkable changes by twiddling with 'this 'n that'. Inspires 'realistic hope' of our body's ability to move toward healing. 🤗 😃 ]

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God 🌈 🌝 . . . Golf ⛳️ 🏌️‍♀️ . . . & Rheumatologists 👩‍⚕️ 👨‍⚕️ . . .

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Shelly, another RA-er who was on triple therapy . . . 💊 💊 💊

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Shelly Gets off Prednisone, MTX, Plaquenil on Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

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Transcript: Shelly celebrates 1 year off drugs: paddisonprogram.com/shelly-...

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Points of interests 🤔 :

• Shelly is celebrating 1 year off drugs & 1 month off medications thanks to PP

• She found great support in PP community

• Her liver levels were very high during therapy with Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine & hydroxychloroquine

• She went on another therapy with Prednisone and Methotrexate that caused hair loss and fatigue

• Within two weeks after starting the Program she was able to completely cut off Prednisone

• Her blood tests are now on track

• She now exercises has more control on her breath

• She enjoys her health in a variety of ways

• Hurricane Irma 🌫 🌪 💨 🌊 ☔️ ( en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur... )

"She'll be right . . . she'll be right . . ." 🐍 🕷 😌 👍 ( en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/She... )

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In relation to triple therapy:

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Managing Patients Taking DMARDs

(Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs)

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🛅 INFOGRAPHIC (pdf): bmj.com/content/bmj/suppl/2...

A visual summary of the 4 most frequently used DMARDs, including recommended monitoring & conditions that may interfere with treatment:

1 • Methotrexate (MTX)

2 • Leflunomide (LEF)

3 • Sulphasalazine (SSP)

4 • Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

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"Symptoms of inflammatory arthritis are often controlled in the long term using DMARDs (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs).

These are usually initiated by rheumatologists, with patients commonly taking two or sometimes three DMARDs simultaneously.

This graphic shows information about four of the most frequently prescribed DMARDs, including recommended monitoring and other conditions that could interfere with treatment."

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📰 ARTICLE: bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j32...

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[Many thanks to Man_Oeuvre 'BMJ DMARD infographic': healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... 🙏 😌 ]

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🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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