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.
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.
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.
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.
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.