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.

Latest by Emil DeAndreis

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.

Should You Do the Whole30 Diet for Your RA?

One of our RA writers went on the Whole30 diet and shares all about how it affected his RA. Hint: it helped.

Five Reasons to See Your Rheumatologist More Often

If you feel ‘okay,’ it’s easy to avoid going to your rheumatologist — especially when you’re afraid of what they might say. Here’s why you should pull up your bootstraps and go.

HealthCentral Tries It: Kickboxing With RA

One of our very own RA patient contributors tries kickboxing and finds out that you can 100 percent do kickboxing with RA.

Finding Your Athletic Side Again After RA

How to get your fitness groove back after RA seemingly takes it.

Why Your Friendship Means So Much To Me

Living with RA has its challenges – but friendship genuinely helps.

The Benefits of Zumba for RA

One of our HealthCentral contributors takes a zumba class and talks about the pros and cons for his RA.

I have RA and I Finally Asked My Mom About Her Chronic Pain

There are a lot of theories about whether chronic illness is hereditary, but in this case, it is.

Emil Tries It: Yoga for RA

Our male RA HealthCentral writer takes a yoga class — and likes it! How it helped his RA.

How to Be a Man With RA

As a man, you are expected to be courageous, strong, and a provider for your family. Easier said than done when you have RA.