Emil DeAndreis

Patient Expert

Emil DeAndreis is a baseball coach, and an English professor at College of San Mateo. His memoir, Hard To Grip, chronicles his journey of losing a professional baseball career to rheumatoid arthritis. He lives in San Francisco with his wife. Follow along with Emil on Twitter.

Emil is also a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral Facebook page.

Latest by Emil DeAndreis

HealthCentral Tries It: Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you combine the balancing aspect of yoga (but even more gentle) with the core focus of Pilates — and you throw in the bonus of relaxation — you have yourself a pretty beneficial workout for RA.

What It’s Like to Live With RA — In Germany

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live with RA in another country? Do they have better treatments? And what about health insurance? We talk to an artist who lives in Germany about whether life with RA is better — or worse — across the world.

A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Got a handful of frozen berries and some spinach that’s about to go bad? Then you’ve got breakfast! Try this rheumatoid-arthritis friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

30 Days of CBD Oil for Pain

Our resident “tries it” guy, Emil DeAndreis, took CBD oil for 30-days to see if it would help his RA pain. Sure, he was hesitant, but after 38-days of using CBD oil he was able to ween back on his RA meds.

Hawaiian Sriracha Fried Rice: Gluten-free and Inflammatory Fighting

This delicious dish omits ingredients like gluten and processed sugars, which are suspected to aggravate inflammatory issues. It also has known anti-inflammatories such as ginger and garlic, and it satisfies your sweet and salty cravings. So that’s like a win-win-win-win?

My Surprising Weekend With RA Advocacy and Hardcore Hiking

Sometimes, talking about living with RA and the pain and vulnerabilities that accompany it can be just as daunting as hiking a mountain — literally. Emil takes you on a journey of both, and how he overcame his figurative and literal mountains.

Yoga for RA: Yes, Way

If you thought yoga was out of the question, read this interview with a yoga instructor who has RA, and talks you through exactly how it can be done — and even help your stiff joints.

Espinacas con Garbanzos: Delicious RA-Friendly Dish

You don’t have to travel to Spain to have this delicious Mediterranean dish, which is a win-win for people living with RA due to its inflammatory-fighting ingredients.

Dive in, Joints First

Your joints will rejoice when you submerge into a heated pool. Add in some aqua aerobics and you have yourself a low-impact, joint-soothing exercise for RA.

Meet Your New Favorite Side Dish: RA-Friendly Sweet Potatoes

This sweet potato recipe incorporates many ingredients known to help alleviate inflammation in people with RA, such as ginger, turmeric, and parsley. Oh, and it’s delicious, so it’s a win-win.