Environment and Nature

Over the years of battling RA I noticed that there was a relationship between my living environment and the severity of my disease. If I took time out from the city I noticed a shift in my body for the better.

My wife and I would travel into the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, to reconnect with nature for a few days. This quickly recharged the batteries and calmed the body, mind and spirit.


Have you found a relationship between your pain levels and your living space and/or stress levels? Let me know below.

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Clint Paddison

Clint Paddison has recovered from crippling Rheumatoid Arthitis and now assists others with this disease via the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis, the Paddison Podcast and the blogs on www.paddisonprogram.com

  • Absolutely. I live in the city and when I had a serious knee joint problem I came to my moms place for a couple of weeks. It’s more green and tree-populated out there. Helps a lot.

  • Robyn Whitelake

    Yes yes yes. I had no RA until we moved to suburban Adelaide. After 6 months I woke up with RA and my husband developed Gout – simply awful beyond words!!! Finally I googled our house and found it was sitting on an old industrial site with toxic contamination ……aaaah!!!No need to say we are leaving ASAP back to the beautiful Central Coast of NSW where I am determined to dive into the Paddison program …. just have to survive the move…fingers crossed!