I am a life effectiveness coach, professional percussionist, drum teacher, drum circle facilitator and performer. I am on the Zone anti-inflamatory plan and have lost 40 pounds. It is the only food plan with which I have lost weight. Prior to that, I tried every diet that appeared sound, including gastric bypass surgery. I am extremely sensative to sugar, simple carbs and most grains. With the Zone, my pain and inflamation has been greatly reduced. I have 100 pounds more to lose and I am trying to find a way to resume my involvement with drumming that doesn't challenge my hands. I was diagnosed with RA about a year ago and the news was very difficult with not much help medically. I will not take scarry medication. I will continue with hand therapy, my food plan, exercise, strict blood sugar control and faith that my quality of life will continue to improve.
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