Emil DeAndreis

Emil DeAndreis

Patient Advocate

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 @EmilDeAndreis).

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

Latest Articles by Emil DeAndreis

Preparing a salad.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Should You Do the Whole30 Diet for Your RA?

Our rheumatoid arthritis writer went on the Whole30 diet to see how it affected his condition. Learn what happened. Hint: it helped.

Butternut Squash Stuffing,
Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 healthy fruit bowl for breakfast.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Photo of Matt Iseman.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman's Battle with RA

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 31, standup comic and American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman finds strength in comedy and community.

Bachelor party.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Bachelor Party Without the Hangover

Your rheumatoid arthritis means planning ahead to avoid flares from too much of a good thing. Here’s how to eat, drink, and be merry at your next dudes’ weekend.

Celebrate ten years.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

The '10 Year Challenge' — RA Style

A decade with RA changes you physically and mentally. And it can alter the way you see your future. Emil shares his personal journey 10 years post-diagnosis.

Man working on home improvement project.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA Isn’t Your Ticket Out of a Home-Improvement Job

That DIY project your partner has not-so-gently suggested you tackle? You can hack it, even with RA. Here’s how to do it without ending up with a monster flare.

Man listening to music through headphones.
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Music Can Make Life With RA Sound Better

Turning on music you love can provide an inspiring soundtrack for exercise, self-expression, and an all-around richer life with rheumatoid arthritis.