“70% of your immune system is in your gut”

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“I’m in pain right now, what can I do?”

🔬 Discovery Lab

I’ve been running different tests on myself in the quest to get 100% pain free with ankylosing spondylitis. These range from diet to supplements to weird and wacky therapies. See my human guinea pig findings here:

Results Year 1 The AS Starch Free Diet Ankylosing Spondylitis

Year 1 Results

The Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis - Year 2 Results

⭐ Year 2 Results

The Starch Free Diet for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Then vs Now Before and After Ankylosing Spondylitis Diet

Then vs Now

Before and After Using Diet to Manage AS

🕑 Everything You Need to Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis (2 Minute Explainers)

👨‍🚀 Blog: Diary of an AStronaut

Living with AS can be tiring and overwhelming… but there are some incredible (sometimes life changing) discoveries to be made.

Reading someone else’s first hand experiences ‘in the moment’, the good and the bad, can sometimes help.

You are not alone, you can do this.

To the moon, fellow AStronauts!

Autoimmune issues, the power of the social network and air moisture

Autoimmune issues, the power of the social network and air moisture

SI Pain: 1/100 | Rib or Shoulder Pain: 0/100 | Concrete Back: 7/100 The ankylosing spondylitis has largely been great, with no SI joint pain and just a few fringe symptoms in the rib and shoulder. Nothing severe, more just an 'awareness' of those body parts than...

FAST: Heightened senses on day 3 of the fast

FAST: Heightened senses on day 3 of the fast

SI Pain: 1/100 | Rib Pain: 0/100 | Knee Pain: 3/100 Concrete Back: 7/100 Today was the last day of my fast. I felt pretty good but definitely the mood takes a hit on day two... and today is day 3. I'm kind of fine but also not. I'll unpack that a little... Physically...

Create an Ankylosing Spondylitis Wellness Plan That Works For You

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We’ll build it using 3 core principles of the AS autoimmune diet (and then tailor it)

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Many, including me, have experienced a 90% – 95% reduction in pain

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It’s free and step-by-step, just copy my 2 minute template!

Wellness Plan for Ankylosing Spondylitis

⭐ Ankylosing Spondylitis Success Stories

Melinda’s AS Success Story

Melinda’s AS Success Story

Melinda lives in the South of England, UK. It was 5 years before they received their ‘official’ ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis. They use a low starch diet to manage their AS and most days they are 95% pain free. ⚙️ See Melinda's Wellness Plan here   "I'm able...

Sabrina’s AS Success Story

Sabrina’s AS Success Story

Sabrina Carlson lives in Flagstaff, AZ USA. It was 10 years before they received their ‘official’ ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis. They use animal based starch free diet and lifestyle to manage their AS and most days they are 80-90% pain free. ⚙️ See Sabrina's...

Tommy’s AS Success Story

Tommy’s AS Success Story

Tommy lives in London, UK. It was 19 years before he received an 'official' ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis. He exclusively uses diet and exercise to manage his AS and most days is 90% - 95% pain free. ⚙️ See Tommy's Wellness Plan here   "It felt like AS had robbed...