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

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

How is life with rheumatoid arthritis different around the world? We spoke to a woman in Germany to find out about her treatments, support system, and life with RA.

A Warming Side Dish That Won’t Mess With Your RA

When it comes to special-occasion food, there are dishes so good, and so easy to make, they quickly make their way into your regular recipe rotation — like this one!

A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

Dinner With RA? Spaghetti Squash Pesto Bake

This soul-warming casserole replaces inflammation-triggering pasta with rheumatoid arthritis-friendly spaghetti squash.

Rheumatology in Russia

In this Q&A, Russian rheumatologist Daria Kusevich shares what it's like to be a rheumatoid arthritis patient in Russia.

Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emil tried pilates for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out why he thinks it's a good workout option for staying fit while relieving joint stress.

30 Days of CBD Oil for RA Pain

Our resident “try it” guy, Emil DeAndreis, took CBD oil for 30-days to see if it would help his rheumatoid arthritis pain. Find out what happened.

RA-Friendly Hawaiian Sriracha Fried Rice

This delicious dish omits ingredients like gluten and processed sugars, so it's perfect for people with rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.

RA Advocacy and Hardcore Hiking

Talking about the pain and vulnerabilities of RA can feel just as daunting as hiking a mountain — Emil did both. Here's his story.

Yoga for RA? Yes, Way

If you thought yoga was out of the question with rheumatoid arthritis, read this interview with a yoga instructor who has RA.